Santiniketan

West Bengal, India | 2-10 March 2019

Rejuvenate in Santiniketan, India

Join us for a week long enriching experience in this vast expanse of tropical greenland.

Learn from master artisans, exploring rich cultural practices and performances, relish in healthy vegetarian foods, daily yoga and meditation from a local yogis… need we say more?

Santiniketan at a glance

A small town near Bolpur north of Kolkata and a UNESCO heritage site, Santiniketan offers a vast expanse of tropical greenland and is home to musicians and artisans alike.

Our magic potion

Complete enrichment where Soulscape serves as an incubator for you to enhance your mental, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental and physical well being.

Desi style excursions
Learn from expert pottery makers
Healthy, organic, vegetarian meals
(and cookery lessons too)
Explore rich cultures
Yoga from the real yogis
Digging out local treasures for you
Creative workshops from local experts
Plenty of space for yourself
Cottages made of indigenous materials

Included in your experience

  • Hassle-free as we plan every little detail from your arrival to your departure
  • Transaction-free leaving you no ‘extras’ during your Soulscape experience as we pay mutually agreed and fair renumeration to all our collaborators, and advise against tipping
  • Dedicated one to one support before, during and after your Soulscape experience
  • 7 nights stay in Santiniketan in your own private double room
  • All ground transport during your experience, including airport transfers on the 10th and 18th of November
  • Abundant natural space to free your mind and body to wander, heal, dream
  • Exclusive access to lesser known places
  • Immersive learning from local craftsmen, artists and experts
  • Experience local cultures from the inside (rather than an outsider)
  • Daily yoga and meditation from a genuine, experienced and friendly Indian yoga expert
  • 3 daily healthy, organic and local Ladakhi vegetarian meals plus drinks and snacks to keep you nourished
  • Small groups – we never have more than 10 participants at a Soulscape experience and you have complete control over your level of interaction
  • Ethical travel experience where we make more sustainable choices and believe in building relationships with local communities rooted in honesty and respect.

Got a question?

Or email us at hello@tosoulscape.com

I felt like I was drowning in everyday life… today I feel so much more like myself.
Haleh W.
India, Soulscape 2017

Accommodation

7 nights in a cottage made from indigenous materials in Santiniketan.

Available dates

  • 2 – 10 March 2019
  • November 2019 – Dates TBC

Your wellbeing investment

£3,000 per person

Secure your place with the option of paying just a 20% deposit.

 

This includes everything for 7 days – excluding your flights.

Ready to join us?

Useful info

Airport: Closest airport is Kolkata.

Several airlines fly direct to India (all pretty good). Our recommendation is to fly with Air India (let your experience begin in flight :)

We’ve found that the following price comparison website offer the best deals:

You’ll need to apply for a Tourist Visa before your trip:

https://www.e-visaindia.org.in

Documents needed:

1. A clear and coloured scanned copy of the Page of Passport which holds the personal details.

  • Format – PDF
  • Size – Maximum 2 MB

A digital photograph taken by a digital camera or phone camera with the head in the centre of the picture and a light coloured background.

  • Format – JPEG
  • Size – Maximum 2 MB

 

Important note: some areas in India have been declared as Restricted Areas. Good news is that you won’t be passing or visiting any of the protected areas during the Soulscape experience.

However, if you are planning on staying longer and visiting any of the restricted areas then you must get a PROTECTED AREA PERMIT.

  • Clothing: As different parts of India have varying outlooks to clothing from super liberal to conservative we suggest you bring along comfortable and light cotton clothing (tops, trousers, capris, long and standard shorts)
  • You’ll need some clothes you don’t mind getting mucky in
  • A jacket for cooler evenings
  • Books, games
  • Trainers / sneakers / comfy shoes you can walk around and do exercise in
  • Hat/Cap
  • Hand sanitiser

It’s time to switch off folks.

We aren’t going to allow the use of mobile devices or laptops. Please turn them off once you’re with us. In case of emergency, you will be able to contact a Soulscape team member who will give you access to the very patchy internet in the area.

Our experiences are limited to no more than 8-10 people.

Interaction wise, feel free to do your own thing, knowing that there’ll be a bunch of us around most of the time (and Indians love chatting and mingling – so no time is a bad time).

In July, days are warm at 25 degrees celsius and evenings are cooler at 12 degrees celsius.

Soulscape experiences are transaction free. The only things that aren’t included during the 7 days you’ll be with us are any personal expenses like shopping.

If you want to keep some cash on you then do note that the Indian Rupee is a restricted currency – only available in India. We recommend that you bring some cash with you and get it exchanged while in transit in Delhi or after reaching Leh.

Some people get vaccinated and some don’t. If you’re unsure, go visit your local GP or travel clinic.

India is 5 hours ahead of the UK. For example, when you are flying to Leh from Europe you lose time, and gain time when flying back.

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We’d love to hear them. Email the team at hello@tosoulscape.com

If you reach Delhi a few days sooner or want to continue travelling after the Soulscape experience then drop us an email at hello@tosoulscape.com and we can help you plan your itinerary.

Namaste – hello

Aap kaise ho? – how are you?

Main theek hu – I am fine

Mujhe khana chahiye – I want food

Main shakahari hu – I am vegetarian

Ye kitne ka hai? – how much is this?

Mujhe madad chahiye – I need help

Come join us

Santiniketan, India

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