United Christian Ashram Tour 2017

United Christian Ashrams

United Christian Ashrams 2017

 

 

 

Your Invitation to a Missional Encounter with India and the Sat Tal Christian Ashram

Starts on September 25 – October 11, 2017

NEW DATES with a savings of $1000 per person double occupancy

Dear Friends:

This is an opportunity for you to consider a trip of a lifetime United Christian Ashram Tours 2017 – a visit to India and a ten-day stay at the Sat Tal Christian Ashram founded by missionary evangelist, E. Stanley Jones nearly to 90 years ago. As Jones worked to indigenize Christianity in India, he established the Christian Ashram movement, modeled on his experiences in Gandhi’s and Tagore’s ashrams. Jones believed that the Christian faith, as a universal faith, benefits from using indigenous forms to express its message. Jones would describe the Ashram as a kind of forest school for learning, meditation and prayer and he intended that the Ashram would be a group fellowship focused on Jesus, and that it would operate as a miniature Kingdom of God. Details of the daily Sat Tal Ashram program will be forthcoming.

The setting of Sat Tal Ashram (see pictures below) is in a several hundred acre pine forest with lakes and at an altitude of about 4000 feet. The lodging is comfortable, somewhat spartan and beautifully Indian. The daily meals are nutritious and simple. Hiking trails abound and you may well be accompanied by monkeys! Day trips to nearby “hill stations” where you may be able to see the Himalayan snows will also be offered.

Following your time at Sat Tal, our group will explore some of the great historic sites of the country including the Taj Mahal, Corbett Animal refuge, Jaipur, Udaipur and innovative educational and cultural programs. The proposed itinerary is attached. We will accompanied by our Travel Passion guides, who provided us exceptional services on our 2015 trip to Sat Tal and beyond.

India is a land of great variety, contracts, color and movement. Everywhere one turns there is new interest and excitement. This will be an opportunity to see its powerful emerging economy and reassuring to see the world’s largest democracy at work.

We call this a missional tour. For example, we will see the fruits of evangelism over the past 200+ years. Moreover, the Church in contemporary India plays an important role and we will see how the church has become indigenized in its Indian setting and this should afford insights into local ethnic church development in North America.

We are offering you options for this tour: The main tour is for those who wish to participate in the complete tour, including the Sat Tal Christian Ashram, visits to legacy mission projects in North India, and India’s Golden triangle of exceptional tourist sites. However if you wish to only attend the Ashram or only go on the trip to South India or if your schedule does not permit participating in the full trip, our Travel Passion colleagues will personalize your itinerary.

We are offering you four options for this tour:

Tour #1 is for those who wish to participate in the complete tour, including the Sat Tal Christian Ashram, visits to legacy mission projects in North India, India’s Golden triangle of exceptional tourist sites, 20 days,

Tour #2 – The Sat Tal Christian Ashram only, 12 days,

Tour #3: Sat Tal and legacy mission sites, 15 days,

Tour #4 India’s Gold Triangle, includes New Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur, 9 days.

There is an optional tour available for those who wish to visit South India, the home of the backwaters of Kerala.

In a word, a great experience awaits you. You will probably never be quite the same again. We invite you to consider this opportunity and this spiritual adventure.

Dates: Core Trip – September 25 – October 11, 2017

Approximate Cost: Main Tour Package Price on double occupancy is $2100. All gratuities are included! This price does not include RT airfare from the US/Canada – India.

Take a look at the hotels where we will stay

Jesus is Lord!

E. Stanley Jones

E. Stanley Jones

Who is E. Stanley Jones?

E. Stanley Jones (1884–1973) was a 20th- Century Methodist Christian missionary and author. For more than half a century, Dr. E. Stanley Jones proclaimed the Gospel of Christ and applied it to men’s personal, social, national, and international problems as they arose on every continent and among all cultures. He was probably the world’s best-known and longest-tested Christian missionary and evangelist. He moved among statesmen and among leaders without portfolios as counselor, friend and worker for peace and goodwill. He helped hundreds of thousands, from village outcasts in India to molders of public opinion in America, Japan, Europe and India. For more information on E. Stanley Jones, please visit: www.estanleyjonesfoundation.com and www.christianashram.org

 

Your Tour Guides

Dr. Anne Mathews-Younes

Dr. Anne Mathews-Younes is the President of the E. Stanley Jones Foundation (www.estanleyjonesfoundation.com) which is dedicated to preserving and extending the legacy of the late E. Stanley Jones whom blessed millions of people around the world with his preaching, teaching and prolific spiritual writings. She has also served as the Vice-President of the United Christian Ashrams Board, a spiritual retreat organization founded by E. Stanley Jones.

Dr. Anne Mathews-Younes book, Living Upon the Way: Selected Sermons of E. Stanley Jones, was published in 2008. Anne can be reached at anne@estanelyjonesfoundation.com.

 

Rev. Tom Albin

Rev. Tom Albin is currently the Executive Director of the North American Christian Ashram movement and Dean of the Upper Room Chapel and Ecumenical Relations in Nashville, Tennessee. Tom co-led with Anne the Ashram’s most recent missional adventure to India in 2015.

Tom answered God’s call to ministry and was ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church in the spring of 1977. From 1977-78 he attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, earning a M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies before traveling to England in September of 1978 to begin the first of four years of doctoral study at Cambridge.

From 1982-1985, the Rev. Albin served as an associate pastor in a church of more than 5,000 members. He later accepted the invitation to develop a program in Christian Spiritual Formation at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

Tom’s academic interests lie in the areas of spiritual formation, Wesley studies, historical theology, mission and evangelism. Tom can be reached at Talbin@christianashram.org.

For more information and to receive a detailed itinerary, kindly contact Anne at

anne@estanleyjonesfoundation.com

or amathews1@verizon.net; cell: 240 328 5115

Tour Itineraries

The E. Stanley Jones Foundation and the United Christian Ashram are proud to present these tours in partnership with Travel Passion-India Inc.

Tour #1:

United Christian Ashram (UCA) INDIA Tour Itinerary – September 25th to October 11th 2017 – 16 Nights / 17 Days – including 7 nights / 8 days in Sat Tal Ashram (Oct 2nd to 9th 2017)

Day 1 – Sept 25 (Mon) : Arrival New Delhi from USA – All Participants will arrive by different flights – airport pickup included

Arrive New Delhi International airport and proceed for the immigration. After clearing your immigration & customs proceed to the exit gate, here you will meet the Travel Passion Inc. representative, holding a placard displaying your group name (UCA India Tour). Please look for the rep. The representative will escort you to Jaypee Vasant Continental http://www.jaypeehotels.com/vasant-continental/

The rest of the day will be at leisure to explore on your own. Meals Included: Lunch at local restaurant or hotel + Buffet Dinner at the Delhi hotel. Overnight in Delhi. 

Day 2 – Sept 26 (Tue) : Delhi Sightseeing

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. At 09:30 AM, you will be picked up from the hotel for an interesting tour of Old Delhi. Your first stop is Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; the famous Chandni Chowk bazaars, once the shopping arcade of Mughal royalty. Take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow and colorful lanes of old market. Also visit the marble domes and slender minarets of the Jama Masjid. Lunch at the local restaurant (Chor Bizarre of Broadway hotel). Visit the Humayun’s tomb, forerunner to Taj Mahal and visit the Qutab Minar. Drive past to the India GateParliament House & President’s HouseMeals Included: Buffet Breakfast + Lunch at local restaurant + Buffet Dinner at Delhi hotel. Overnight in Delhi. 

Day 3 – Sept 27 (Wed) : Delhi to Jaipur by Deluxe Bus (Approx 5 / 6 hrs drive)

After breakfast, the group will leave for Jaipur by bus. Arrive and check in to Fortune Select Metropolitan https://www.fortunehotels.in/jaipur-fortune-select-metropolitan.dh.41Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Delhi hotel + Lunch at local restaurant + Buffet Dinner at Jaipur hotel. Overnight in Jaipur. 

Day 4 – Sept 28 (Thu) : Jaipur Sightseeing 

In the morning, enjoy an excursion to the hilltop at the Amber Fort on an elephant ride. Enjoy the architecture, lattice screens, and paintings colored with jewel dust. Later we will drive pass the old city of Jaipur for a photo stop at the palace of the winds. Next visit City Palace, a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. The City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. Also visit the Jantar Mantar, this is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. The observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Later, enjoy the Shopping in the pink city. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Jaipur + Lunch at local restaurant + Buffet Dinner at Jaipur hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.  

Day 5 – Sept 29 (Fri) : Jaipur to Agra via Abheneri Step Well by Deluxe Bus (Approx 5 / 6 hrs drive)

After breakfast, the group will leave for Agra by bus. En route visiting the Abheneri Step Well. Lunch at the midway restaurant. After lunch, continue drive on to Agra. Arrive and check in to The Jaypee Palace  http://www.jaypeehotels.com/convention-center Afternoon the group will visit the Agra Fort, reminiscent of the glorious and sorrowful Mughal reign. We will visit an amazing marble factory to experience the creation of fine inlaid stonework and translucent marble native to the region. The craftsmen of Agra are still renowned for the exquisite marble-inlay work that has made Agra’s monuments famous. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Jaipur hotel + Lunch at midway restaurant + Buffet Dinner at Agra hotel. Overnight in Agra. 

Day 6 – Sept 30 (Sat) : Agra to Lucknow by Deluxe Bus (Approx 6 / 7 hrs drive)

At sunrise, visit one of the Wonders of the World, the famous Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays), poetry in marble and a symbol of eternal love. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, the group will leave for Lucknow by bus. Arrive and check in to the  Lebua Lucknow http://www.lebua.com/lebua-lucknow. Visit Nurmanzil Psychiatric Center, Central Methodist Church, Drive by Lal Bagh Inter-College, Lal Bagh Church, Lucknow Christian College and Isabella Thoburn College. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Agra hotel + Packed Lunch from Agra Hotel + Buffet Dinner at Lucknow hotel. Overnight in Lucknow.

NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WHO WISH TO JOIN THE UCA TOUR IN LUCKNOW, WILL STAY ONE NIGHT IN DELHI (SEPT 29 to 30, 2017) AND FLY TO LUCKNOW NEXT DAY (SEPT 30th)…

Day 7 – Oct 01 (Sun) : Lucknow to Bareilly by Deluxe Bus (Approx 7 / 8 hrs drive)

After breakfast, the group will leave for Bareilly by bus. En route stop at Sitapur to see the Mabel Lossing Jones School and the Methodist Girls Hostel. Packed Lunch from Lucknow hotel. Later, continue drive on to Bareilly by bus. Arrive Bareilly and check in to the Hotel Sobti Continental – http://www.sobticontinental.com/bareilly/bareilly-hotel.php /Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Lucknow hotel + Packed Lunch from Lucknow hotel + Buffet Dinner at Bareilly hotel. Overnight in Bareilly. Note: This day, after dropping the group at Bareilly hotel, the bus will drive back to Delhi and cars will report at the Bareilly hotel for the onward tour. 

NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WHO WISH TO DO SATTAL TOUR ONLY – WILL DRIVE TO BAREILLY FROM DELHI BY CARS ON OCT 01st ….

Day 8 – Oct 02 (Mon) : Bareilly to Sattal by Cars (Approx 3 / 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, visit the Warne Baby Fold, Clara Swain Hospital, and Chapel, Methodist Girls Hostel 1869, Methodist Inter College, 1869 Bishop Mondal Inter College, Butler Memorial. Later, the group will leave for Sattal by cars. Arrive and check in to the Sattal Christian Ashram –http://www.sattalchristianashram.org. Group settles into their rooms. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Bareilly hotel + Lunch & Dinner at the Ashram. Overnight in Christian Sattal Ashram. 

Day 9 – Oct 03 (Tue) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram with breakout groups for those participating in Sat Tal Ashram and Estate work projects. Groups can mix for morning worship and vespers etc. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. Optional Tour – Day excursion to Nainital or Bhimtal.

Day 10 – Oct 04 (Wed) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. Optional Tour – Day excursion to Almora for those wishing to participate. 

Day 11 – Oct 05 (Thu) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. 

Day 12  – Oct 06 (Fri): Sattal 

Sat Tal – 6 am trip to Gagar to see the Himalayan Snows (weather permitting). Optional – Sightseeing in Nainital and shopping. Return to Ashram by 5 pm for Vespers.

Day 13 – Oct 07 (Sat) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. Optional Tour – Day excursion to Ranikhet for those wishing to participate. 

Day 14 – Oct 08 (Sun) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. 

Day 15 – Oct 09 (Mon) – Sattal to Corbett National Park by Cars (Approx 3 / 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, the group will leave for Corbett National Park by cars. Arrive and check in to the  The Golden Tusk http://thegoldentusk.com/. Afternoon free to explore on your own and enjoy the facilities at the resort. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Sattal Ashram + Buffet Lunch & Dinner at Corbett resort. Overnight in Corbett. 

Day 16 – Oct 10 (Tue) : Corbett to Delhi by Cars (Approx 5 / 6 hrs drive)

Early morning at 6 AM, enjoy a jeep safari in to the Wildlife Park. Return to the resort for breakfast. After leisurely breakfast, the group will leave for Delhi by cars. Arrive and check in to the Jaypee Vasant Continental http://www.jaypeehotels.com/vasant-continental/   . Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast at the Corbett resort + Lunch at the midway restaurant + Buffet Dinner at the Delhi hotel. Overnight in Delhi. 

Day 17 – Oct 11 (Wed) : Delhi Departure OR Go an extension trip to South India

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the New Delhi International airport to board the flight to back home. Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast at Delhi hotel. End of our services…. 

Our net per person REVISED prices are in United States Dollars for UCA INDIA – MAIN TOUR – SEPT / OCT 2017 on SINGLE OCCUPANCY / DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING Basis on FULL BOARD basis (Room + All Meals) and Air-conditioned Transportation for 16 NIGHTS / 17 DAYS : 

 

MAIN UCA INDIA TOUR PRICE FROM SEPT 25th TO OCT 11th 2017 (17 DAYS) – TWIN SHARING ROOM means Double/ Twin room for 2 persons in one room INCLUDING GRATUITY 

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 2100 per person based on 15-19 paying pax

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :         US$ 1950 per person based on 20-29 paying pax 

 

SUPPLT for SINGLE OCCUPANCY (Additional Cost) :   US$ 950 per person – for person who would like to stay in a single room 

 

 Our prices include the following for UCA India – MAIN Tour :

  • Meet & Greet at the New Delhi airport on arrival.
  • Hotel accommodation on Single Occupancy / Double / Twin sharing basis at the hotels mentioned in the above tour itinerary. 
  • Buffet Breakfast at the hotels as specified in the tour itinerary. 
  • Buffet Lunch at the local restaurants / hotels specified in the tour itinerary.  
  • Buffet Dinners at the hotels specified in the tour itinerary. 
  • All transferssightseeing toursoverland drives and vehicle at the disposal as per the tour program by AC DELUXE Bus (40 seater) for Delhi Sightseeing Tour + Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Lucknow-Bareilly. AC Toyota Innova Cars (5 pax in one car) – Pickup from Bareilly hotel to Delhi hotel including Sattal trip, we will provide and chauffer driven cars will be at disposal during stay in Sattal Ashram. 
  • Services of Accompanying Tour EscortManager (Juniper Manchanda) for the entire tour program.. 
  • Services of Local English Speaking Guides during the sightseeing tours as per the tour itinerary in Delhi, Jaipur & Agra only. 
  • Entrance Fees at the monuments & museums as per the tour itinerary in Delhi, Jaipur & Agra only.
  • Rickshaw ride (sharing basis) in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.
  • Elephant ride failing Jeep ride (sharing basis) at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Jeep safari (sharing basis) in to Corbett National Park.
  • 01 Bottle of Mineral Water Per Person, Per Day during the tour.
  • All currently prevailing taxes on the hotels, transport and Govt. service tax 9%.

 

Our prices DO NOT include the following :              

  • Any Meetings, Lectures, Dialogues, Honorarium, Gratuity etc.
  • Any International Airfares, India VISA, Travel Insurance etc. 
  • Any room category not mentioned above or Any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.   
  • Any Early check in / late check-out will be subject to the room availability of the day, at any of the hotel. 
  • Any personal expenses like telephone call, laundry, shopping, table drinks, fee for the cameras/video camera at the monuments / museums etc. 
  • Any additional expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in the trip due to circumstances beyond our control such as airline & railway delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions (mechanical breakdown) and other conditions like sickness, natural disasters, wars etc. 
  • Liability for insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents, damage or loss of goods.  
  • Any services / meals other than specified above.

 

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION Policy of the above tour : 

  •  Regarding International / Domestic Flight Tickets – Need Full Advance Payment at the time of issuing the tickets along with the passport copies.
  • To process the booking on definite/ guaranteed basis for the hotels & transportation, need 50% payment in advance by mid April 2017.
  • Balance & Final 50% payment by August 2017 as per the total invoice amount.  
  • Cancellation 60 days prior 25% of the total package price.
  • Cancellation 45 days prior 50% of the total package price.
  • Cancellation 30 days prior 75% of the total package price.
  • Cancellation 15 days prior 100% of the total package price.
  • Any amendments of dates for a guaranteed reservation within 90 days may invite retention as per the cancellation policy.

PARTIAL SATTAL TOUR of UCA INDIA Tour Itinerary – September 28th to October 11th 2017 – 11 Nights / 12 Days – including 7 nights / 8 days in Sattal Ashram (Oct 2nd to 9th 2017)

Day 6 – Sept 30 (Sat) : Arrival New Delhi – airport pickup included

Arrive New Delhi International airport and proceed for the immigration. After clearing your immigration & customs proceed to the exit gate, here you will meet the Travel Passion Inc. representative, holding a placard displaying your group name (UCA India Tour). Please look for the rep. The representative will escort you to Jaypee Vasant Continental http://www.jaypeehotels.com/vasant-continental/. Rest of the day will be at leisure to explore on your own. Meals Included: Buffet Dinner at the Delhi hotel. Overnight in Delhi. 

Day 7 – Oct 01 (Sun) : Delhi to Bareilly by Deluxe Bus (Approx 6 / 7 hrs drive)

After breakfast, the group will leave for Bareilly by cars. Arrive Bareilly and check in to the Hotel Sobti Continental – http://www.sobticontinental.com/bareilly/bareilly-hotel.php /Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Delhi hotel + Lunch at the midway restaurant + Buffet Dinner at Bareilly hotel. Overnight in Bareilly. (Probably the Hotel Sobti Continental)

Day 8 – Oct 02 (Mon) : Bareilly to Sattal by Cars (Approx 3 / 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, visit the Warne Baby Fold, Clara Swain Hospital, and Chapel, Methodist Girls Hostel 1869, Methodist Inter College, 1869 Bishop Mondal Inter College, Butler Memorial. Later, the group will leave for Sattal by cars. Arrive and check in to the Sattal Christian Ashram –http://www.sattalchristianashram.org. Group settles into their rooms. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Bareilly hotel + Lunch & Dinner at the Ashram. Overnight in Christian Sattal Ashram. 

Day 9 – Oct 03 (Tue) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram with breakout groups for those participating in Sat Tal Ashram and Estate work projects. Groups can mix for morning worship and vespers etc. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. Optional Tour – Day excursion to Nainital or Bhimtal.

Day 10 – Oct 04 (Wed) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. Optional Tour – Day excursion to Almora for those wishing to participate. 

Day 11 – Oct 05 (Thu) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. 

Day 12  – Oct 06 (Fri): Sattal 

Sat Tal – 6 am trip to Gagar to see the Himalayan Snows (weather permitting). Optional – Sightseeing in Nainital and shopping. Return to Ashram by 5 pm for Vespers.

Day 13 – Oct 07 (Sat) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. Optional Tour – Day excursion to Ranikhet for those wishing to participate. 

Day 14 – Oct 08 (Sun) : Sattal

Full day at the Sattal Christian Ashram. All Meals & overnight stay at Ashram. 

Day 15 – Oct 09 (Mon) – Sattal to Corbett National Park by Cars (Approx 3 / 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, the group will leave for Corbett National Park by cars. Arrive and check in to the The Golden Tusk http://thegoldentusk.com/. Afternoon free to explore on your own and enjoy the facilities at the resort. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Sattal Ashram + Buffet Lunch & Dinner at Corbett resort. Overnight in Corbett. 

Day 16 – Oct 10 (Tue) : Corbett to Delhi by Cars (Approx 5 / 6 hrs drive)

Early morning at 6 AM, enjoy a jeep safari in to the Wildlife Park. Return to the resort for breakfast. After leisurely breakfast, the group will leave for Delhi by cars. Arrive and check in to the Jaypee Vasant Continental http://www.jaypeehotels.com/vasant-continental/. Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast at the Corbett resort + Lunch at the midway restaurant + Buffet Dinner at the Delhi hotel. Overnight in Delhi. 

Day 17 – Oct 11 (Wed) : Delhi Departure OR Go an extension trip to South India

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the New Delhi International airport to board the flight to back home. Meal Included: Buffet Breakfast at Delhi hotel. End of our services…. 

SAT TAL PARTIAL TOUR 1 – PRICE FROM SEPT 30th TO OCT 11, 2017 (12 DAYS) – TWIN SHARING ROOM means Double/ Twin room for 2 persons in one room INCLUDING GRATUITY

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1440 per person based on 15-19 paying pax

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1350 per person based on 20-29 paying pax 
 

SUPPLT for SINGLE OCCUPANCY (Additional Cost) :   US$ 700 per person – for person who would like to stay in a single room

NOTE: Any increase due to Govt. policy in hiking the Service Tax on the hotel, transportation services will be charged accordingly….

 

Our prices include the following for UCA India – Partial SATTAL Tour :

  • Meet & Greet at the New Delhi airport on arrival.
  • Hotel accommodation on Single Occupancy / Double / Twin sharing basis at the hotels mentioned in the above tour itinerary. 
  • Buffet Breakfast at the hotels as specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Buffet Lunch at the local restaurants / hotels specified in the tour itinerary.  
  • Buffet Dinners at the hotels specified in the tour itinerary.
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours, overland drives and vehicle at the disposal as per the tour program by AC Toyota Innova Cars (5 pax in one car).
  • Services of Accompanying Tour Escort/ Manager (Juniper Manchanda) for the SATTAL tour program.. 
  • DELHI HOTEL for one night from Sept 30th to Oct 1st 2017 on room + breakfast + dinner.
  • 01 Bottle of Mineral Water Per Person, Per Day during the tour.
  • All currently prevailing taxes on the hotels, transport and Govt. service tax 9.00%.

 

Our prices DO NOT include the following :              

  • Any Meetings, Lectures, Dialogues, Honorarium etc.
  • Any International Airfares, India VISA, Travel Insurance etc. 
  • Any room category not mentioned above or Any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.   
  • Any Early check in / late check-out will be subject to the room availability of the day, at any of the hotel. 
  • Any personal expenses like telephone call, laundry, shopping, table drinks, fee for the cameras/video camera at the monuments / museums etc. 
  • Any additional expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in the trip due to circumstances beyond our control such as airline & railway delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions (mechanical breakdown) and other conditions like sickness, natural disasters, wars etc. 
  • Liability for insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents, damage or loss of goods.  
  • Any services / meals other than specified above.

 

EXTENSION TRIP – SOUTH INDIA TOUR (TAMILNADU & KERALA): October 11th to 17th 2017 – 6 nights / 7 days

 

Day 17 – Oct 11 (Wed) : Delhi / Chennai by flight

After breakfast, transfer to the Delhi airport to board the flight to Chennai. On arrival at the Chennai airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the My Fortune Chennai http://www.fortunehotels.in/my-fortune-chennai.dh.47. Visit the Fort Museum, San Thome Church and Kapaleeshwar Temple. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Udaipur hotel + Lunch on flight + Buffet Dinner at Chennai hotel. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 18 – Oct 12 (Thu) : Chennai to Pondicherry by road (Approx 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry. Arrive and check in to the Palais De Mahe – http://www.cghearth.com/palaisdemahe. Visit the Church of Scared Heart of Jesus, Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Chennai hotel + Lunch and Dinner at Pondicherry hotel. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 19 – Oct 13 (Fri) : Pondicherry to Madurai by road (Approx 5-6 hrs drive)

After early breakfast, drive to Madurai. Arrive and check in to The Heritage Madurai – http://www.heritagemadurai.com/. Afternoon visit the Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Gandhi Museum and Sri Meenakshi Temple. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Pondicherry hotel + Lunch and Dinner at Madurai hotel. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 20 – Oct 14 (Sat) : Madurai to Periyar by road (Approx 4-5 hrs drive)

After breakfast, drive to Periyar. Arrive and check in to the Spice Village – http://www.cghearth.com/spice-village. If time permits, visit the plantations of tea, cardamom and pepper. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Madurai hotel + Buffet Lunch and Dinner at Periyar hotel. Overnight in Periyar.

Day 21 – Oct 15 (Sun) : Periyar to Kumarakom by road (Approx 3-4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom, famous for it’s bird sanctuary. Arrive and take a boat-ride to a lovely resort (Coconut Lagoon – http://www.cghearth.com/coconut-lagoon) on an island on the backwaters of Vembanad Lake, one of the largest salt-water lakes of India. Day at leisure in Kumarakom. Cruise into the backwaters are available at the resort. Enjoy the thrill of the boat rides on the lush backwaters under sky-blue skies amid swaying palms, truly an experience straight out of a Jim Conrad novel. Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Periyar hotel + Buffet Lunch and Dinner at Kumarakom hotel. Overnight in Kumarakom.

Day 22 – Oct 16 (Mon) : Kumarakom to Cochin by road (Approx 2 hrs drive) / Cochin / Mumbai by flight

After breakfast, drive to Cochin airport to board the flight to Mumbai. Met upon arrival at Mumbai airport and transfer to Hotel Waterstone http://www.waterstoneshotel.com/. Afternoon tour of Mumbai, includes Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines & Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhawan (where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay) and then to Dhobi Ghat (open laundry). Meals Included: Buffet Breakfast at Kumarakom hotel + Lunch at local restaurant + Buffet Dinner at Mumbai hotel. Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 23 – Oct 17 (Tue) : Mumbai Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Mumbai International airport to board the flight to back home. End of our services.

 

Our nett per person prices are in United States Dollars for UCA INDIA – EXTENSION TOUR – OCT 2017 on SINGLE OCCUPANCY / DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING Basis on FULL BOARD basis (Room + All Meals) and Air-conditioned Transportation for 06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS : 

 

TWIN SHARING ROOM means Double/ Twin room for 2 persons in one room

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1975 per person based on 02-03 paying pax

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1750 per person based on 04-05 paying pax

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1680 per person based on 06-07 paying pax 

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1645 per person based on 08-10 paying pax 

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1590 per person based on 10-15 paying pax 

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1555 per person based on 16-19 paying pax 

Package Price on TWIN Sharing Basis                  :           US$ 1495 per person based on 20-29 paying pax 

 

SUPPLT for SINGLE OCCUPANCY (Additional Cost) :   US$ 850 per person – for person who would like to stay in a single room

 

NOTE: Any increase due to Govt. policy in hiking the Service Tax on the hotel, transportation services will be charged accordingly….

 

Package Inclusion :

  • Meet & Greet at the Chennai airport on arrival.
  • Hotel accommodation on Single Occupancy / Double / Twin sharing basis at the hotels mentioned in the above tour itinerary. 
  • Buffet Breakfast at the hotels mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Buffet Lunch at the local restaurants / hotels specified in the tour itinerary.  
  • Buffet Dinners at the hotels specified in the tour itinerary.
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours, overland drives and vehicle at the disposal as per the tour program by AC Toyota Innova Car / Micro Bus / Mini Bus / Large Bus for the tour.
  • Services of Local English Speaking Guides during the sightseeing tours as per the tour itinerary in Chennai, Pondicherry, Madurai and Mumbai only.
  • Entrance Fees at the monuments & museums as per the tour itinerary in Chennai, Pondicherry, Madurai and Mumbai only.
  • Domestic Airfares for the sectors – Delhi / Chennai (Oct 11th 2017) + Kochi / Mumbai (Oct 16th 2017).
  • 01 Bottle of Mineral Water Per Person, Per Day during the tour.
  • All currently prevailing taxes on the hotels, transport and Govt. service tax 9.00%.

 

Our prices DO NOT include the following :                             

  • Any International Airfares, India VISA, Travel Insurance etc. 
  • Any room category not mentioned above or Any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.   
  • Any Early check in / late check-out will be subject to the room availability of the day, at any of the hotel. 
  • Any personal expenses like telephone call, laundry, shopping, table drinks, fee for the cameras/video camera at the monuments / museums etc. 
  • Any additional expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in the trip due to circumstances beyond our control such as airline & railway delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions (mechanical breakdown) and other conditions like sickness, natural disasters, wars etc. 
  • Liability for insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents, damage or loss of goods.  
  • Any services / meals other than specified above.

 

 

Payment Schedule & Visa Information

For the payments, below are our bank details for your reference.

Bank Name – INDUSIND BANK LTD
Branch Name – Preet Vihar, Vikas Marg, New Delhi – 110092, India
Account Name – TRAVEL PASSION INC.
Current Account Number – 2000-0325-9478
IFSC Code – INDB0000031
MICR Code – 110234005

Payment by credit /debit cards through Paypal is acceptable, but there would be additional 5% (Paypal Fee) on the total amount. NOTE: Any increase due to Govt. policy in hiking the Service Tax on the hotel, transportation services will be charged accordingly.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION Policy of the above tour :

If you wish Travel Passion to arrange for your International / Domestic Flight Tickets – Need Full Advance Payment at the time of issuing the tickets along with the passport copies.

  • Regarding International / Domestic Flight Tickets – Need Full Advance Payment at the time of issuing the tickets along with the passport copies.

 

To process the booking on definite/ guaranteed basis for the hotels & transportation, need 50%

payment in advance by April 30, 2017.

  • Balance & Final 50% payment by August 2017 as per the total invoice amount.  
  • Cancellation 60 days prior 25% of the total package price.
  • Cancellation 45 days prior 50% of the total package price.
  • Cancellation 30 days prior 75% of the total package price.
  • Cancellation 15 days prior 100% of the total package price.

Any amendments of dates for a guaranteed reservation within 90 days may invite retention as per the cancellation policy.

Visa Information

INDIA E-VISA – https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html – Please log on to further details.

Important Information

Our net per person Travel Passion prices does not include airfare to and from India and  all prices are in United States Dollars for the ESJF/UCA INDIA 2017 Trip.

All participants in tours are asked to provide a deposit of $150 made payable to the E. Stanley Jones Foundation (10804 Fox Hunt Lane, Potomac, Maryland  20854) by April 15, 2017 which will secure your place. This deposit is refundable if you are unable to make the trip.

 

 Still not convinced?

Read on for some great testimonials from past travelers

Testimonials

Barbara-Hubbard-VirginiaBarbara Hubbard, Virgina
God- led and loved- filled were my past six days and five nights at the Sat Tal Christian Ashram! What an Amazing experience this first ashram of my life has been. The meals of delicious food prepared and served by such kind and thoughtful people, were opportunities for fellowship. The morning sessions and the evening chapel sessions were opportunities for learning, for greater understanding and for prayer. The one-day Christian Ashram, led by the UCA was Incredible! Starting it off with the audio of Brother Stanley speaking was perfect, and every aspect of the Ashram that followed was informative and moving. The small groups, the healing service and the lovely communion service were very special. Even though I will leave tomorrow morning, the Sat Tal Christian Ashram, its Lovely people who work here, and its various programs will stay in my heart and in my prayers.

Frank-HubbardFrank Hubbard
I came on this United Christian Ashram tour to understand more about India and the Christian ashram concept that Brother E. Stanley Jones founded, I have heard much about the Sat Tal Ashram from Sister Anne Mathews Younes, (Bishop) Brother James, Sister Eunice Mathews and from needing books by these four brothers and sisters in God. I was blessed to grow my knowledge and faith through presentations and prayers. I was able to expand the definition of my neighbor (my brother and sisters in the Kingdom of God) and learn new ways to serve them. Two quotes that will guide me most are: 1. Not to be served but to serve. 2. Not to bring the Kingdom of God but to be The Kingdom of God. I return to my normal routine trying to understand these percepts and to live them.

Susan Talley Washington D.C USA
My stay at Sat Tal Ashram has offered me many blessings. My most cherished experience was having the opportunity to worship on fellowship with the many different Indians who joined our group at the Ashram. I am also grateful with the different Indians who joined our group at the Ashram. I am also grateful for the assistance and patience The Ashram Staff; they made the visit very comfortable and joyful. I also found the opportunity to renew myself spiritually. Best is all it gave me the chance to get to know the other members of our group. This was a special time for me for which I will always be thankful.

Return home with your beautiful memories of The Incredible India!

For further assistance/ clarification on the ESJF/UCA Tour 2017, please feel free to contact:
Anne Mathews Younesamathews1@verizon.net
Tom Albintalbin@christianashram.org
Juniper Manchandajuniper@travelpassioninc.com
Sayyed Sarfaraz Uddinsarfaraz@travelpassioninc.com

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