Kolkata & Varanasi 

Featuring Co-Founder Belinda Carlisle 

November 30th - December 12th 2021

$3300 Per Person All Inclusive*


*Price includes

  • 5 star western style hotel accommodations in Kolkata at the luxurious Oberoi Grand Hotel and in Varanasi at the peaceful Fern Residency Hotel. All rooms are double occupancy. For single occupancy add $350 to price. 

  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 

  • Roundtrip flight from Kolkata to Varanasi 

  • Private cars for in country travel including airport pickup and drop off 

  • Local guides and translators 

  • $800 Donation to Animal People Alliance (Tax Deductible for US Residents) 

Not Included

  • Flights to and from India 

  • Indian Visa 

  • Travel Insurance 

  • Any vaccinations required for travel 

Belinda will join the group for a couple days during the trip for a few meals, excursions or informal meetings to discuss our work and her love of India. 

Payment Details 

  • $500 Non Refundable deposit to reserve space is due by April 31st 2021. If we cancel the trip due to covid travel restrictions, your deposit will be refunded. 

  • Remaining balance due by August 1st 2021 

  • US Residents can claim $800 donation as tax deduction  

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Sample Itinerary

  • Nov 30th - Arrive /Rest 

  • Dec 1st & 2nd - Visit our partner animal shelter and spend the day volunteering with the animals (dogs, cows, donkeys, birds etc) 

  • Dec 3rd & 4th - Join Belinda on visits to our street treatment project and get to know our hardworking staff and watch them in action. 

  • Dec 5th - Travel to Varanasi 

  • Dec 6th to 8th - explore the ancient city of Varanasi. Walk along the legendary Ganges river, visit temples, see the sunset ceremony, shop at unique markets or relax at the hotel. 

  • Dec 9th - Travel back to Kolkata 

  • Dec 10th - Spend day visiting the shelter where some of our staff grew up to learn about the issues facing women and girls in India. 

  • Dec 11th - Explore the city of Kolkata, Visit temples and palaces, finish up your shopping at tribal markets or relax at beautiful tea houses, coffee shops or the hotel. 

  • Dec 12th - Depart for home

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