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Navratri Retreat

Haridwar India (2023 dates TBC)


You are invited to celebrate Navratri in the city of the Goddess - Haridwar, India  

Tour Guides

Amanda Ahern


We will be spending Navaratri Festival (9 Nights of the Goddess) in Johari House, where the practices of this ancient Festival have been carried out for centuries.  

We will be part of this. Including tasting the specially prepared foods for the Goddess (lotus seeds, peanuts and special dishes) Food that brings us closer to our Divine nature. Of course normal meals are also available.

Through our daily routine we will be honoring the 3 main Wisdom goddesses of Yoga - the energy of the Universe in its feminine aspects that live in YOU.


  • The focus of this journey is to........

  • liberate ourselves of inner restrictions 

  • find your true mojo

  • enjoy more clarity, creativity, wisdom 

  • dive into the flow of abundance 

  • embrace your divine Shakti - the creative energy of the Universe  

  • learn how to live that in everyday life when you get home.


                        Trip includes 10 days in Haridwar, 3 days in Rishikesh 


Seema Agarwal

Your travel guides: 

You will be in the hands of the experienced Yoga instructor and Creative Living expert, Amanda Ahern BA, CSYT who is a veteran traveller and has lived and studied in India for many years

This will the 3rd tour Amanda has led in India.

Seema and Anu Agarwal from Spiritual Vacations are dynamic duo mother and daughter team.  

Wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble. They have been leading groups in India for nearly 20 years

Seema Agarwal is the daughter of the famous teacher and prolific writer and Tantra Master Dada Shri Harish Johari.  He built Johari House in Haridwar so that we could come to visit that part of the world and benefit from its many blessings.

 Located just 15 mins from the centre of Haridwar, Johari House is a large Indian home just a stones throw from the banks of the Ganges.

The itinerary is flexible and relaxed with Seema on hand to provide an array of delectable choices for us to choose from each day.  And if you feel to stay at home and just paint, you can.

Or you may feel like having a wander along the Ganges and visit the tiny local temples there, or tour a local ashram and their local handicraft shop.

When you are visiting spiritually charged destinations the company you keep, enriches your experience.

The journey is structured around daily Yoga class, chanting, artistic activities and visits to local goddess temples.... all wonderful ways to cultivate lasting friendships based on shared experiences.

all activities can be creatively recorded in a beautiful Travel Journal...a wonderful memento of your time in India

Activities and adventures include:
  • ​Arrival nights accommodation in Delhi

  • All internal air and ground transport

  • 9 Days of creating a Travel Journal expressing your journey in India through honouring the Goddess in you... painting, writing, mixed media

  • Travel Journal, art supplies

  • Ayurvedic cooking class

  • Local excursions in Haridwar

  • Shopping in the old markets in Haridwar

  • Visits to off the tourist track Goddess Temples

  • Evening Aarati in downtown Haridwar

  • Local Aarati on the banks of the Ganga daily

  • Local Ashrams 

  • Delicious home made seasonal Indian cuisine prepared by our own cooks. 

  • Integrate your daily experiences with a simple Yoga practice - including poses, pranayama

  • and chanting.

  • Rishikesh 3 days enjoying shopping and Ayurvedic treatments

  • local Music school performance

 Series of illustrations on the old pape


14 Days/13 nights - Dehli-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Dehli

$AU3900 OR $US2800 

This amount includes all airfares in India, internal transfers, transport, twin share accommodation and meals in India.

Single accommodation supplement available upon request but may not be available in the Johari House.
You will be in very nice Hotel just 5 mins walk fro
m Johari House.

Does NOT include airfares to and from India, travel insurance

or any treatments.  See Extras

Payment Options:

Contact me for Direct deposit  


Arrange a credit card or PayPal payment 

Click here to arrange deposit of AU$1000 / $US705

Due but April 15, 2019


Click here to arrange

5 x monthly payments $AU800 / $US565

(2.5% Card fees not included)

EXTRAS AVAILABLE not included:-

  • Local Ayurvedic massage 

  • In house treatments including Henna tattoos, facial, manicure, foot and head massage 

  • Fabulous in house Jewellery shopping

  • Palmistry and Astrology sessions 

  • One on one session with Amanda 

  • Daily laundry and ironing service

  • Gifts for Goddess ceremony with local children

  • Personal shopping 

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