|South India Pilgrimage Tour Dates||15-28 January 2018|
|A$2790 per person twin share A$750 single supplement land cost only
(including donation to VI)
A$2190 per person twin share for Sangha only
|Route Map of Buddha’s Sites with Geshe Samten|
Geshe Ngawang Samten
Geshe-la was born at Panchamari, MP, India. At the age of nine, he entered the Sera Monastic Institute and took the vows of monk ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Geshe-la completed his studies and attained his Geshe degree at the highest level of a Lharampa, the equivalent of a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy. He taught as a lecturer in the Gelug tradition at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath. Since 2003, Geshe-la has been the main resident teacher at VI.
Vikas Kumar (Local Guide)
Vikas Kumar is a local guide, born and raised in a small picturesque village of Naddi, 10 kilometres north of Dharamsala. Passionate and knowledge about the history and culture of the region, Vikas has worked as a trekking guide for the last 12 years. He has introduced thousands of foreigners to the wonders of the Himalays and now leads groups throughout India and Nepal.
** Please note that you can join tour from Delhi or Bangalore – both have connecting flights from Australia and Singapore
|Dates||15-28 January 2018|
15 January 2018
16 January 2018
17-18 January 2018
Visit the Namdroling Nyingmapa Tibetan Monastery and Golden Temple, located near Kushalnagar,. The monastery is home to hundreds of monks, with the Tibetan settlement being the second largest in India. Overnight Sera Jey Guest House.
19 January 2018
20 January 2018
21 January 2018
22 January 2018
23 January 2018
24 January 2018
25 January 2018
26 January 2018
27 January 2018
The Kanheri Caves in the centre of the park were an important Buddhist learning centre and pilgrimage site sculpted by Buddhist monks between the 9th and the 1st centuries BCE.
28 January 2018
13 nights’ accommodation with breakfast
1. Bangalore to Hyderabad
2. Hyderabad to Aurangabad via Mumbai
3. Aurangabad to Mumbai
Private taxi for all transfers and sightseeing as mentioned below
1. Bangalore airport pickup
2. Pickup from Aurangabad airport to hotel, sightseeing to Ajanta & Ellora & drop off at Aurangabad airport
3. Pickup from Bangalore airport, drop off at Sera Jey Monastery
4. Pickup from Sera Jey Monastery and drop off at Bangalore airport
5. Pickup at Hyderabad airport, sightseeing of Hyderabad, Nagarjuna Sagar, Vijayawara and drop off
at Hyderabad airport.
6. Day trip in Mumbai and drop off Mumbai Airport
All charges related to transport such as toll, parking, fuel etc.
Accompanied throughout tour by English speaking guide Entrance fees
Land cost including single accommodation, airfares, transport and food for Geshe Samten from Bangalore to Mumbai.
Airfares to India
Visas to India
Lunch and Dinner
Extra activities and transport not stipulated in the itinerary
Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs
Tipping (suggested amount A$70 to be paid on arrival)
Compulsory insurance of any kind