2025 January/February “In Yogananda’s India Footsteps” + Kumbh Mela Tour (Luxury)

All Inclusive Price: $5490* Stay at 5* & best available hotels


Sandhya Pande and her Company, Network Tours, are offering their 2025 January/February signature “India Footsteps Tour” to include a lifetime experience of attending the once in 12 years “Kumbh Mela 2025” at the “Sangam’ in Prayagraj/Allahabad, India. The tour is specially designed for devotees who want to visit the AOY sites and stay in luxury 5* hotels / best available boutique hotels in smaller cities. Enjoy top of the line Indian hospitality.


The tour highlights include:

-visit to all the Yogananda’s spiritual sites as mentioned in AOY.

– stays at 5* and best available boutique hotels

– one full day return visit to Kumbh Mela 2025 from Varanasi. (Prayagraj/Allahabad)

– site seeing around New Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi/Sarnath Buddhist Shrine, Lord Krishna’s birthplace,  boyhood home, Keshvananda Ashram (contemporary of our Guru) and Taj Mahal in Agra.

-All-inclusive price of “In Yogananda’s Footsteps India Luxury Tour” is US $5490 on double sharing.

– Extra for taking a Single room: US $2250.

– If you opt to stay at YSS Ashrams instead of at hotels, we will offer a very special price of US $3290.



19 Jan – 21 Jan. 02 Nights Delhi: Arrive in Delhi and stay at top-of-the-line luxury 5* Hotel. Visit popular heritage sites in Delhi. Take a remarkable cycle rickshaw ride in the old market. Meditate      at the YSS Kendra.

21 Jan – 23 Jan. 02 Nights Ranchi YSS Headquarters: Fly from Delhi to Ranchi. Stay at 4* Deluxe Hotel near YSS Ranchi Ashram. Spend two lovely days in the beautiful ambiance of the YSS Ranchi   Ashram — headquarters of YSS and retreat center. Participate in all daily ashram activities including group energization and meditation.

23 Jan – 27 Jan. 04 Nights Kolkata – YSS Daksineswar: Fly from Ranchi to Kolkata. Stay at 5* hotel for four nights(25 minutes drive from YSS Dakshineswar Ashram). Visit Sri Yukteshwarji’s ashram site in Serampore. Visit Paramahansa Yogananda’s boyhood and family home in Kolkata, Dakshineswar’s Kali Temple, Boat ride to Belur Math to visit Rama Krishna’s Mission,  Mother Teressa’s Kolkata home and convent, Swami Vivekananda’s home, and the Sharda Maa Ashram—headquarters of her spiritual organization for women and the realization of Swami Vivekananda’s dream. Participate in daily YSS Ashram activities including group energization and meditation.

27 Jan – 30 Jan. 03 Nights Varanasi/Kumbh Mela: Take morning flight from Kolkata to Varanasi. Stay at 5* hotel for 03 nights. Take two boat rides in Varanasi—one at sunset and the other at sunrise—on the River Ganges. Meditate at Anandamaoyi Maa’s ashram and visit Lahiri  Mahasaya’s family home. Participate in the renowned Ganga Arti and enjoy a walking tour of the oldest holy city in the world. Visit the World Heritage Buddhist Site at Sarnath. Drive from Varanasi to Prayagraj to participate in the Kumbh Mela 2025. Take a holy dip at the Sangam on the auspicious day of Mauni Amavasya.

30 Jan – 31 Jan. 01 Night Delhi (night stop enroute to Dwarahat): Take flight from Varanasi to Delhi. Stay at Luxury hotel in Delhi.

31 Jan – 04 Feb. 04 Nights Dwarahat YSS Ashram: – Take flight to Pantnagar and then drive to Ranikhet via visit to Neem Karoli Baba’s Kainchi Ashram (guru and inspiration of Baba Ram Dass). Stay at 4* boutique hotel in Ranikhet (01 hrs drive from Dwarahat YSS Ashram). Spend 02 full days at YSS Ashram. Participate in ashram activities and visit Babaji’s Cave.  Enjoy the wonderful view of the high Himalayas at sunrise and sunset.

04 Feb – 05 Feb. 01 Night Delhi: Drive to Pantnagar and take flight to Delhi. Stay overnight in Delhi at a 5* hotel. 

05 Feb – 06 Feb. 01 night Agra. Mathura/Brindavan, Agra: Visit Lord Krishna’s birth place, boyhood home Brindavan, Keshvananda’s Ashram (Katyayni Temple) – contemporary of our Guru and Monument of Love – The Taj Mahal. Stay at a 5* luxury hotel in Agra. Drive back from Agra and take flight back home or do personalized tailor made extension tours.

Minimum group of 04-08 persons.  


# Accommodation in 5-star luxury & best available boutique hotels on        double sharing basis

# Meals – Breakfast at the hotel and lunch during the tour / YSS Ashrams.

# Two (2) bottles of pure drinking water every day

# Transportation by A/C coach and cars inclusive of all taxes, parking, & toll fees

# Six (6) domestic airline flights in India

# Services of well experienced spiritual guide and escorts who have served many SRF devotees.

# Day Trip by private car to The Prayagraj Triveni Sangam to participate in the Kumbh Mela 2025

# Two (2) boat rides on the River Ganges in Varanasi

# Cycle rickshaw rides in Delhi and Varanasi

# All applicable taxes


#Expenses of a personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls, internet usage, souvenirs, etc.

# Medical insurance (required) or travel insurance (recommended)

# Donations to YSS ashrams and monks

# International airfares & India Visa cost

Please contact our USA representative Mr. Shambhu Misra at arsim.shambhu@gmail.com or Mr. James Aram at jparam@gmail.com or Sandhya Pande at sandhyapande@nettoursindia.com to register.

A personalized itinerary with daily schedules will be provided to each traveler in advance after registration. Please register with an initial deposit of USD 2500.

We look forward to taking care of all your needs on the “In Yogananda’s Footsteps India Tour” with attendance at the Kumbh Mela 2025 !!!!!!

Best regards.

Jai Guru.!!!!!

Shambhu Misra – USA Representative. call +1.714.528.4552

James P Aram – USA Representative. call +1 530.588.3864 Sandhya Pande – India Representative. call +91 981.111.1266


“I’ve gone to India 4 times, the last 3 trips were SRF/YSS pilgrimage. Six of us from NY went in 2017 and the group chose to use Network Tours for all of our travel arrangements and everything worked perfectly. Sandhya is a YSS devotee but first and foremost she is a wonderful person and a very experienced, totally professional business owner with a very successful travel agency based in New Delhi. Good luck! Jai Guru! – Bill and friends, New York USA – January’2018″ – (group member of the India Footsteps Luxury Tour 2017-18).



“I often tell friends and the monks at the temple of our Incredible India Tour and they asked us about what tour we went with”. – Tom Flynn. January 2023 Tour.

“Thanks again for the amazing adventure to India – we had such a special time”

Muriel Bianchi – January 2023 Tour.

“On our group tour all the guides were amazing and I was thrilled with the seamless sequence of heart

opening Guruj based, sacred-travel events based around the foot-steps of Yogananda. Jai Guru”

Lori – January 2024 Tour.

“Excellent tour overall. We were very pleased with the coordination, places we visited and with the guides. Highly recommended tour company – Thank you” Rafaelina and Eugene Ruiz. – In the Footsteps – February 2019.

” I’ve gone to India 4 times, the last 3 trips were SRF/YSS pilgrimage. Six of us from NY went in 2017 and the group chose to use Network Tours for all of our travel arrangements and everything worked perfectly. Sandhya is a YSS devotee but first and foremost she is a wonderful person and a very experienced, totally professional business owner with a very successful travel agency based in New Delhi. Good luck! Jai Guru! – Bill Siegel January’2018″

“Prasad was our shepherd. We could never have successfully completed this tour without him. Your team guided us safely and with very helpful information and lots of patience and goodwill. Thanks to all of your for this tour – Susan Bettmann , Vermont , USA – October Footsteps Group Tour 2017”

“Thank you Network Team. You all did a great job making this one of my most memorable travel experiences. I will come back to India. Thank you great job !!!!! Jai Guru !!!!! – Tm Boettcher, California , USA – October 2018”

The Tour deserves the highest rating for the pilgrimage travel. Our group of 18 were treated like family. Got the best care. Prasad our main guide is now part of our greater family as well as Debashis and others who shared their love and hearts. My heart is now in India. I hope and dream it is possible to return again and I must say this group of travelers also became one loving family. Thank you Sandhya, Ajay, Balbir for the perfect plan for the travel. Namaste – Jai Guru” – Deborah Sioux Thorup (Chico CA 95973, USA) – January 2016.

“ I really enjoyed the tour. All my needs were met. There was a lot of variety at first. I enjoyed going to and learning what I could about the different religions. At the end though too many temples all else was great. Thank you so much for getting this together. It was a great trip and people I will always remember with heartfelt love” – Susan Woods (Newada City, USA) –January 2016.

” Dear Sandhya, Thank you and your great team (Prasad and Ajay did a great job indeed) so very much for offering me and our SRF devotees group an wonderful journey in India! It was one of the most meaningful and uplifting journey of my life to visit your fascinating country that I miss already.

The group members were very pleased, as you can see from their messages of appreciation that you received already. I was very pleased to meet you in person also.

I hope that we can work together in the future again. With gratitude and best wishes, Dan Pricop – Tour Leader of SRF Group Kumbh Mela 2013″

“Dear Sandhya, I was a member of Dan Pricop’s recent tour group. I’m dropping a note simply because I failed to adequately express my deep appreciation for your services during our brief meeting the other night.

Most of all, words can’t describe my immense pleasure with the entire trip. I don’t recall ever experiencing such a sustained period of joy, awe, and deep appreciation for the culture and history around me. To make that so, your staff did a superb job of arranging and orchestrating all the events, connections, and presentations by the guides. I don’t know how you did it all for the price we paid, but I know everyone in the group was equally impressed and greatly appreciative.

It will take some time for my heart and mind to integrate the experience of the past three weeks. I tried to come to India without expectations other than to expect the unexpected. I did have, however, a great many positive imaginings about this trip. I truly can say all were happily and vastly exceeded!

Thank you for making my dream trip to India a reality, and please know that I will eagerly and heartily recommend Network Tours to everyone I can.

Sincerely, J. Aram” with Rinnie and our team members.

“Dear Sandhya Josef and I are eternally grateful for your loving help. We would not be traveling to India as often or as happily as we do if you were not helping us. Ajay and Prasad are wonderful to work with . Please know we are ever grateful, send our love, gratitude and blessings so that this year is the best one yet for family, work and God!” – Judy Szamos !!!! October 2018.

Judy Szamos, California , USA