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November 2, 2017 – November 11, 2017

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Inclusions: airport transfers, all accommodations, meals as listed, in-country transportation including flight to Delhi, local guide, TVE logistical guide, daily yoga and meditation, tour of local temples, Bolpur Village Experience, Coordination of all volunteer activities, Taj Mahal/Agra Fort tour, visit to Sheroes Cafe, and tips.

Pricing:

$2299 per person on double occupancy
$2699 per person on single occupancy

Registration and final balance due date: August 1, 2017 

Itinerary

November 2 – Travel Day. Arrive to Kolkata International Airport. Meet your Village Experience representative and transfer to hotel. Relax and settle into the your space as the rest of the group arrives throughout the evening.

November 3 – Morning yoga: Opening Circle, Intentions, and Chakra Flo in the morning. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of local temples in the area. We will stop-drop-and-meditate at a temple and kick-start our Journal Journey. Enjoy a local lunch experience. Return to hotel for Group Welcome Dinner in the evening. We will close the evening with Journal Journey time. (meals provided: B,L,D)

November 4 – Drive to Bolpur in the morning. Check into community based tourism hotel supported by The Village Experience. Embark on a village walk to learn about initiatives to keep young women in the village and out of the trafficking rings of the big cities. Enjoy the Saturday Artisan Market, which attracts artisans from all over the region showcasing their goods. Relax & restore after a full day with a Sunset Yin Yoga class, Silent Meditation, Journal Journey time, and group bonding. All meals will be at the Women’s Interlink Foundation Community Center. (meals provided: B,L,D)

November 5 – Spend the morning with local artisans in Bolpur. Enjoy a special yoga class in the afternoon: Grounded in Gratitude and experience a Letting Go Fire Ceremony. Take delight in a cultural dance performance in the evening. (meals provided: B,L,D)

November 6 – Morning yoga: Be Here Now | Slo Flo & Yoga Nidra in the village. After breakfast, drive back to Kolkata and check into hotel. Visit the New Market then enjoy a group Farewell Dinner in the evening. (meals provided: B,D)

November 7 – Morning yoga: Lift Your Spirits / A Flo for Depression and Anxiety. Spend the day with Women’s Interlink Foundation at Nijuloy House. Work on a service project, shop fair trade, and enjoy lunch from their Hospitality Training Program. Return to hotel for dinner, Journal Journey time, and overnight. (meals provided: B,L,D)

November 8 – Morning yoga: Open your Heart to Joy | VIBE Flo™. Spend the day with Women’s Interlink Foundation at Child Care Home. Work on a service project, enjoy yoga and henna activities with the girls, and have lunch onsite. Return to hotel for dinner, Journal Journey time, and overnight. (meals provided: B,L,D)

November 9 – After morning yoga, enjoy a free day to get out and explore Kolkata on your own. There are endless markets and cafes to experience, many temples throughout the city, street food to try, the Potter’s Colony to wander around, and green spaces to sit and reflect on the past week. Allow for Journal Journey time. (meals provided: B)

November 10 – Travel Day. Transfer to airport in the morning to board flight to Delhi. Meet your Village Experience representative upon arrival and drive to Agra. Check into hotel for Yoga Nidra, dinner, Journal Journey time, and overnight. (meals provided: B,D)

November 11 – Sunrise tour and Svadhyaya Meditation & Journal Journey time at the Taj Mahal. Embark on a tour of the Agra Fort. Return to hotel for breakfast and check out. Enjoy a coffee/tea stop at Sheroe’s Hangout to support survivors of acid attacks. This cafe is designed to give acid attack survivors the confidence to show their faces in public after being disfigured. Return to Delhi to catch international flights back home. (meals provided: B)

Flight Reservations

As you make your flight reservations be sure to book your arrival to CCU and
your departure from DEL.

Arrival: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

Departure: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Vaccinations

Visit the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date requirements (www.cdc.gov) and/or speak with a local travel doctor regarding vaccinations.  We also advise that you speak with your doctor regarding a prescription for an antibiotic to combat food and water borne illnesses.

Recommendations for India include:
Hepatitis A
Typhoid

Required Documents:

1) Passport is required
2) Visa is required and must be obtained ahead of time.
Apply online for and e-Tourist Visa (www.indiaonlinevisa.org)
3) Travel insurance
Medical evacuation and repatriation insurance are required.
Trip coverage (cancellation, interruption, etc.) is highly recommended.

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