Past Trips

Reviews

This trip was absolutely wonderful! I learned so much about the culture: history, religion, society, yoga, music. The food was fabulous, and the accommodations were excellent. Our group was well cared for the entire time. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I am so grateful for. Thank you Hareesh, Hannah and Yusif for taking us on a magical journey in Mother India.
AM
What an unforgettable experience! I am a yoga therapist and brought my husband along with me, who did not have any interest in going to India at all! Hareesh, Hannah, Yusuf, and Susan took such great care of all of us, and my husband had a wonderful time, of course! The accommodations were fantastic, food was delicious, traveling was comfortable, and the rest of the attendees were positive, accepting, friendly, and fun! The tour was very organized, and consisted of daily yoga with Hannah, and visiting various temples, caves, spiritual sites, and more, and ended with kirtan or satsang with Hareesh nightly. I not only took part in activities that I would never be able to do on my own, I learned so much about life through the beautiful lectures led by Hareesh. My husband and I will definitely be going on retreat again with Hareesh and Hannah. Props to Yusuf, our Indian guide, whose dedication and commitment made this a trip of a lifetime. I cried at the end out of pure gratitude to the trip leaders, So many fabulous memories that make me super excited to go back soon!
This trip was fun and profound--Hareesh and his staff led an awesome journey on all levels--traveling through the real India and making contact with the deep spirit of India, her people and ourselves. The food and accomodations were great and the yoga and tantrik teachings were excellent.
GS
I was a little concerned because of the number of people going. How ever this was never an issue at all. We were all very well looked after from before the trip started to the end. Hareesh, Hannah, Melissa and Yusuf were the perfect guides, teachers, and friends. Lots of powerful learning experiences all the way, combined with laughs, insites, new friends and a lot of love made this trip worth every cent. The best accommodation and delicious food to boot. Can’t recommend travelling with this mob more highly enough. Would love to do it all again.
WD
It was an incredible journey with deep experiences.
This trip was simply amazing in opening myself up to Hareesh's knowledge and teachings. The group was wonderful and India turned out to be a real cultural gem which taught me so many lessons in spirituality in the Hindu culture.
MR
I went in a previous tour with the guide and both expenses were absolutely life changing. This more recent one had much better food throughout the whole trip (may be due that the region was different) not once did i have the overly spicy Indian food (untill the trip ended). The information the facilitator of the tour provides is flawless and a true jewel that not everyone finds out understands in life. The yoga was plentiful and nurturing to all skill levels. The temples visits were VIP and we got to skip the line every time. Tour bus was very clean very safe and never boring. The compassion of the facilitator (all of them) was so wonderful. These trips are one of a kind.
Truly magical and amazing pilgrimage. I will forever cherish the memories made and deep lasting love that resides in my heart.
FR
A truly fantastic trip thoughtfully organised and effectively executed by Hareesh & Briala with wonderfully diverse group of interesting participants. In every way spectacularly better than i could have ever imagined. :-)
This trip felt like the pilgrimage of a lifetime, and I can’t thank Hareesh, Briala and everyone involved enough for the beautiful experience it was for me. Everything flowed so smoothly, and there was a perfect balance of engaging activity with relaxing freetime. The food was incredible, the temples and sacred sites were breathtaking, and the accommodations were beyond all my expectations. It has been difficult to put into words what kind of impact this trip has had on my soul, but if I had to summarize it all briefly I’d describe it as a deep glistening light of devotion that was felt, heard, seen, smelled and tasted in every breath - Pure Love!
CM
This was the best experience of my life .......I loved it!!!
This trip was absolutely superb! Hareesh's knowledge of Sanskrit, Tantrik Shaivism and of Tamil history is so broad and deep that it truly enhances every place we visited. Yusuf and Southern Trails provided such wonderful accommodations in Eco Resorts that made our stays comfortable and enjoyable. I would recommend this trip in a heartbeat to anyone wishing to experience the sacred in southern India!