Join a Vedic Safari in the Footsteps of Kipling
Our friend, Dr. Jay Glaser, is one of the best physicians we know and uses both Western scientific and Ayurvedic knowledge to heal. Jay lived and studied in India for many years and last year he began taking groups on an India adventure tour that includes panchakarma, an ayurvedic purification treatment which Merri and I have enjoyed twice a year for many years.
This year's trip begins February 25 and runs through March 13, 2004. Here is what Jay says:
"Perhaps you once curled up with The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and dreamed
about the images in its pages: palaces and forts consumed by the jungle that
have turned into the haunts of the tigers and elephants, forbidding snow-capped
Himalayas decked in orchids, temples by the sea, and the gleaming, crimson
desert city of a wealthy Maharaja. Perhaps like me you wondered if you would
ever see these glories of India and Sikkim.
My wife, Danielle, and I are experienced India Scholars and Travelers and we
invite you to join us in experiencing these special places. On our unique tour
you can experience India's hidden gems, her silence and tranquility, her Vedic
and Buddhist roots, the diversity of her natural environments, her roads less
traveled. In contrast, for most visitors to India, the bustle of life and
India's rapid entry into industrialized society dominate the experience.
The India tours we put together allow you the freedom to experience special
places in depth, while using the advantages of a small group for transporting
you in comfort to the finest hotels at the lowest rates.
Our tour in March 2003 was enjoyed by the entire group of travelers, who raved
about the well-planned itinerary, the comforts of the hotels, the knowledge of
their hosts, and the warm feelings of friendship and shared interests among
their fellow travelers.
On this year's tour, you will be visiting sites of importance to anyone
interested in nature, architecture, animals, health, and Eastern culture and
thought. You will also see monuments of immense beauty such as the Taj Mahal and
the palaces of Delhi that should not be missed by any pilgrim to India.
The tour will take you to places and give you experiences that may change your
life forever. You will meet Indian naturalists, scholars, Ayurvedic physicians,
herbalists, saints and river rats. You will be on safari in the world's premier
tiger reserve, trek in the Himalayas, and descend Himalayan whitewater rivers on
During this special tour, you will experience in depth three diverse
environments. The Northern plains of Delhi, Jaipur, and Varanasi provide a
glimpse into a gloried ancient past, a land of kings, conquests and enchanting
architecture. During a trip to Puri on the sea your will be immersed in India's
living Vedic roots at one of her most holy sites, and leave winter behind with a
few days at a beachside spa. Finally, you fly to Sikkim, a forbidden Himalayan
kingdom tucked between Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, and that has only recently
opened up to visitors.
Best of all, working with Indian travel professionals, we obtain unmatchable
prices for their entire tour, ncluding 17 nights with meals at India¼s top
hotels and a 15-day Visit India Airline Pass. All this during the months with
the nicest climate of the year! There has never been a better time for you to
visit the land of the Veda.
See the full itinerary at: http://www.ayurvedamed.com/faq/88/
Prices: $3395 per person double occupancy. This price includes: 17 nights
accommodation in top hotels with meal plans described above,a $550 15-day Visit
India air pass, a $90 air ticket between Bhubaneswar and Kolkata, all surface
transportation by air-conditioned train, deluxe coach or mini coach except in
the Bagdogra-Kalimpong sector where A/C is neither required nor available, all
tours, transfers and sightseeing as per the itineraryand accompaniment of Jay
and Danielle Glaser, who will bring their knowledge of India and Vedic science
plus services of a knowledgeable English-speaking Indian guide and 3 visits to
the Ranthambore National Park, an Elephant ride at Amber Fort Ä Boats in
Varanasi. Also all tours, transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary and an
Indian classical music concert and other cultural events plus river rafting,
farewell dinner and all presently applicable taxes and levies.
Here are details to sign up or get more information.
Jay Glaser, 153 Clinton Road, Sterling, MA 01564 978-422-5044 (phone) 978-422-
8377 (fax) E-mail: caraspencer@AyurvedaMed.com"
Can't make it to India? Why not Join Merri and me at a shaman's healing cave lodge in the Andes. For details go to https://www.garyascott.com/courses/lamirage.html
Until next message may everyday be a trip.