Kalachakra 2016 at Bodh Gaya – 12T

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“Deluxe Tents @ starting from USD 69/- per person per night on twin sharing including all meals”


34th Kalachakara 2016


Since 1954, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has given 33 Kalachakra Initiations, including four times at Bodh Gaya in 1974, 1985, 2003 and 2012. The Kalachakra teachings in 2012 drew over 200,000 devotees from across the world, which include about 8,000-10,000 Tibetans from Tibet.

The word Kalachakra means cycles of time, and the Kalachakra system presents three such cycles – external, internal and alternative. The external and internal cycles deal with time as we normally know it, while the alternative cycles are practices for gaining liberation from these two.

The initiation to the Kalachakra is one of the most important … because it takes everything into account: the body and the human mind, and the whole external aspect – cosmic and astrological.

 

34th Kalachakara 2016, Bodhgaya

14 – 25 January 2016 – BodhGaya, Bihar, India

“Deluxe Tents @ Kalachakra starting from USD 69/- per person per night on twin sharing including all meals.

Package Price starting from USD 719/- per person “

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Day 1: Arrive at Delhi
Day 2: In Delhi
Day 3: Delhi – Varanasi
Day 4: Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Day 5: ( 14 - 25 January, 2016 ) Kalachakra at Bodhgaya
After Kalachakra: Bodhgaya – Varanasi
Departure: Varanasi – New Delhi
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Package Inclusions : Package Exclusions :
  • Recommended stay at the camp is 3 Nights.
  • Biggest advantage of the camp is its location. Kalachakra venue few kilometers away.
  • Unaccountable photography opportunities.
  • 35 to 40 mobile Luxury tents are majestically erected on the private camping ground.
  • Each tent is fitted with twin beds, mattresses, carpeted flooring , side tables, chairs, a centre table, luggage rack, lounge chairs or Mudda chairs, attached washroom, WC with running water, sink with running water, hot showers in the morning & evening.
  • Tent is also fitted with an adequate lights and a charging point to recharge batteries. Adequate generator back up is available to run electrical appliances.
  • Breakfast, Lunch / Dinner will be served in a large Royal Dining Tent. Morning and evening tea will be served in the lounge.
  • Camp will have Reception tent with lounge facilities, Public toilets & 24×7 Security guards.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips, gratuities
  • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature
  • Any item not specified under cost includes
  • Travel Insurance

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Essential information on Travel to India, including information regarding Visa, Currency, Health requirements, safety etc. Our travel guide to India (below) covers a lot of common questions, which almost all travelers to India seek answers for.

Climate

Temperatures in India vary through the year and are different in North and South India. The winter months from November to March, are usually pleasant all over India with day time temperatures in North India averaging around 20-25 degree Celsius and at night between 5-10 degree Celsius. The summer months from April to June are increasingly hot almost everywhere in the country. During this period temperature is routinely up to 40 degree Celsius. India receives majority of rainfall between June and September. The peak tourist season in India runs from October to April, being the cooler months……. but, travelling to India during summers has certain advantage of lower prices, fewer crowds and better animal sightings in National parks and sanctuaries.

Clothing

December and January can be chilly in the north, and woolen sweaters or jackets are recommended. If you are travelling at any other time of the year, or to other parts of India, light cotton clothing will be sufficient. Comfortable and casual are the watchwords. Do bring several sets of clothing, as the roads are dusty and although your vehicle air-conditioned, walking around will get clothes dirty fast! Laundry service is available in all the hotels so you can replenish your supply of clean clothing, and when you need it.

Currency.

The Indian currency is called the “Rupee” and the coins are known as “paisa”, 100 paisa makes 1 Rupee. Coins are issued in denominations of one, two, five and ten rupees. Paper currency notes are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Rupees. You are advised to carry mix of cash and Travellers cheques. Credit cards can be used at almost all the hotels, restaurants and in most of the shops in all major cities; however they have restricted usage in more rural areas. ATM access is available in almost all the cities.

Electricity

The electric current in India operates on 220/240 volts. Electric plug types come in at least two sizes and vary throughout the country, the rounded two or three pronged plug is most commonly used.

Health Information

No vaccinations are required before arrival into India. However, the CDC does advise that you take precautions against malaria. Mosquitoes are generally found outdoors at dusk; hence it is advised to be cautious. Don’t drink water from the tap! While in some of your hotels the water is sufficiently treated to be drinkable, it is better to be safe than sorry. It is also easier to get in the habit of never using tap water for drinking purpose, than to try and evaluate the situation each and every time. It is also recommended that you use bottled water to brush your teeth.

Hotels/Accommodation

The Government has introduced “No-Smoking” legislation for all hotels, restaurants and other public places. The hotels have dedicated smoking guest bedrooms. Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please forward us your request and we will gladly reserve the same for you subject to availability. The Check-in time is 1400 hours and check-out time is 1200 hours at all Hotels.

Insurance:

We strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive travel Insurance policy for your India trip. Insurance should include coverage for personal accident, medical expenses, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of your holiday. You must have adequate insurance to cover you in the event you suffer a medical problem while travelling.

Language:

In India there are 22 National Languages recognized by the Constitution, of which Hindi is the Official Union Language. However, English is also widely spoken.

Passport and Visa Information:

All foreign tourists to India, except Nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, must possess a valid visa. Visas are NOT issued on arrival, EXCEPT to the Nationals of Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Finland, Luxembourg and New Zealand.
Additionally if you are visiting a restricted area – Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands etc., the visa must include permission to visit these places.

A tourist visa is valid for 3 to 6 months. For this you will require an application form, duly filled and accompanied with two passport size photos and your passport. Passports need to be valid for a minimum of 6 months. It is your responsibility to ensure all visa and entry requirements are met prior to your arrival in India. Feel free to email us for any other Visa/travel information on India that you may require.

India restricts re – entering the country within 60 days of your departure. Therefore if your trip requires you to have multiple entries into India you would have to apply for a double/multiple entry Indian visa that carries a remark that you would be re-entering the country within 60 days. To obtain this waiver you would be required provide your tickets and itinerary along with the visa form. Please be aware that it is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain all correct documentation prior to arrival in India.

The visa form can be downloaded from www.indianembassy.org

Safety and Security:

India is generally a safe country, however petty street crime does occur, especially in some cities. In larger cities we recommend you wear as little jewelry as possible and make sure your money is kept in a secure place close to your body. We also recommend you to take taxis, rather than walking at night. Leave your valuables (passport, credit cards, excess cash, and jewelry) in hotel safety deposit boxes wherever available. It would also be advisable to make photocopies of passport, credit card numbers, airline tickets, and keep a record of your traveller’s cheques. These documents should be kept in a safe place separate from the originals. When travelling on trains, clients may wish to take extra precautions with their finances by using money belts.

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, representatives and drivers, a tip is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, tipping inspires great service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across the Indian Sub-continent. You are free to tip as per your wish, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Should you be dissatisfied with the services provided by your local guide, representative, driver or tour leader, please let us know straightaway, so corrective action can be taken.

Visiting places of Worship:

When visiting places of worship, women should have their upper arms covered, and skirts or trousers should be at least mid-calf length. Men should avoid shorts. Do carry an extra pair of socks in your handbag as you will also need to remove your shoes when entering sacred locations. Try to ensure that your shoes be easy to slip off and on for your convenience.

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