T&C's and FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to have vaccinations, supplements, or medicine?
Please speak with your Doctor about the possible required or recommended vaccinations, ie hepatitis A and typhoid if it feels right for you.
You DO NOT currently have to be vaccinated for Covid to enter into India, there are currently also NO quarantine periods required also.
This website can also be of assistance when deciding which vaccinations might be best for you - India Vaccination Requirements: Do I need a vaccine to travel to India? (ivisa.com)
Leading up to the Yatra please begin to take probiotics to assist the gut in staying healthy during your time in India. Whatever prescription medications you are required to take at home, please continue to take them while in India, and bring along enough to last for the entire duration of the Yatra.
*Please see our T&C's for Covid related vaccination questions.
What's the weather like?
It will be mild to hot weather in India in October. The temperature ranges from 31 degrees to 18 degrees Celsius. As we will also be in Dharamshala in the mountains it can cool down quite a bit in the evening, getting as low as 6 degrees. Please check the weather before leaving.
What should I wear in India?
Our modest yogi clothes usually does the job! Good walking shoes and a hat or sun visor are a must. For women, please dress modestly with respect for the culture. It is preferred to not wear tank tops and halters or shorts. Also when traveling through India it is best not to wear tight or transparent clothes that show too much skin or your underarms. Instead wear loose fitting graceful clothing such as Indian Kurtas. Long skirts are also a good option. This is to not only show respect for the culture but to also not draw unwanted attention to yourself. For men, we suggest not to wear tank tops. Kurta shirts and T-shirts are fine. You will be doing a lot of Kundalini Yoga and meditation so we prefer white or light colored clothing. Also, head coverings are highly recommended. Be sure to bring a swimsuit as you can go in the river & swim at some of the resorts.
All of the meals we provide are vegetarian. Any further specific food allergies and needs should be shared with a group leader ahead of time.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months
Do I need a Visa to enter India?
You do require a Visa to enter India. Apply for your own Indian tourist visa, you can apply online or go directly to your country’s Indian consulate, Pls check India’s visa conditions for the county you are departing from.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
Yes, Travel Insurance is an absolute must. Comprehensive Travel Insurance is recommended.
How do I meet up with the Group once I get to Rishikesh?
The Rishikesh hotel is around a 50 min drive from Dehradun /Rishikesh Airport, please ensure you’ve advised us of your flight details so that we can ensure a driver will meet you at airport, you will then be transported to the Hotel. Please book your flights accordingly. The earlier you book your return flights the cheaper the flights will be.
Our Terms and Conditions:
Your agreement is with Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. Enrolment in and payment for a trip shall constitute acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this document. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. All contracts with Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys are made subject to the terms of these booking conditions. We reserve the right to change these booking conditions at any time prior to you making a booking.
Cancellation by Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys
Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys reserves the right to modify or cancel the Retreat at any time. If we cancel the Retreat you are entitled to a 100% Refund of all costs paid by you to Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys (excluding processing fees). Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys is not liable for any cancellation or change cost or penalties incurred on other travel arrangements, including air travel, that may be affected thereby. Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party have made outside our Retreat and which are affected by our cancellations.
Cancellation by You
Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys understands that sometimes things happen outside your control which leads to Cancellations. If you are unable to join the Retreat after booking, please contact us as soon as reasonably possible. Our Cancellation Policy is as outlined below:
20% of Total Retreat Cost retained by Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys if you Cancel before 61 Days of Retreat Start Date
50% of Total Retreat Cost retained by Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys if you Cancel within 60 to 46 Days of Retreat Start Date
75% of Total Retreat Cost retained by Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys if you Cancel within 45 to 31 Days of Retreat Start Date
100% of Total Retreat Cost retained by Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys if you Cancel within 30 Days of Retreat Start Date
- We believe it is your choice as to whether or not you choose to vaccinate against Covid 19. At the time of publishing this retreat webpage vaccination against Covid 19 is not mandatory to enter India. This is an ever changing virus however, so please be aware that it is your responsibility to adhere to any/all vaccination requirements to exit or reenter your home country. We are unable to provide refunds due to your vaccination status, quarantine restrictions or Covid 19 status.
- Currently travelers entering India will need to present a negative PCR test on arrival. The test cannot be older than 72 hours before their arrival in India. People who have a full vaccination schedule against COVID-19 are exempt from taking the test as long as they carry a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Children under 5 are also exempt from testing.
- All international travelers have to complete a India Self Declaration, a health form that provides the Indian government with the necessary information to assess the risks related to the pandemic. You can find further information and a form here - India Vaccination Requirements: Do I need a vaccine to travel to India? (ivisa.com)
- Airlines and other transport providers may also have separate requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply at all times with these requirements. No refunds will be given due to your failure to comply with these requirements. You will be responsible for any resulting additional costs including travel and accommodation. We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitisers you require. Please follow all health instructions whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are holidaying with us. To travel with us, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Cancellation due to Force Major Events
Force Majeure Event means any event or circumstance beyond the control of Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journey's, including but not limited to: (a) an act of god (such as earthquake, flood, fire, explosion, landslide, lightning, action of the elements, force of nature, washout, typhoon, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami, storm or storm warning or natural disaster); (b) industrial disputes, work ban or other labour dispute or difficulty; (c) acts of terrorism, political unrest, war or threat of war, riots or civil strife; (d) failure or delays to scheduled transportation and the closure of airports or ports; (e) pandemic, epidemic or health risk; (f) governmental and administrative actions (including closure of borders and travel warnings and restrictions).
Where a trip is terminated mid-trip due to a Force Major event, if we provide you with any alternative services or assistance (such as hotels or travel) then you agree to pay for these costs.
Early Return, Illness or Absence
Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure.
*If we are unable to offer a refund for all or part of your cancellation your Travel Insurer may cover this cost. ie. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You are responsible to make the claim to your insurer.
Other Important Information
Any items and matters not referred to above, including, entry to some Temples; airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees; additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Trip Managers, Local Guides, Drivers and other ; laundry; phone calls; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.
If you have any dietary requests, allergies or any other special request, please advise us at the time of booking. Although we will endeavor to pass any reasonable requests on to the relevant supplier, this is not confirmation that the request will be met. All requests are subject to availability. All meals provided by us are Vegetarian.
Media and your Image
You agree that our Staff or Representatives may take photographs and/or video of you while you are on the Retreat and that these may be used in our brochures, advertising, publicity material or Social Media channels without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or video. You may choose not to participate in photograph and/or videos taken by us by notifying us at the start of the trip.
if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control.
Disclaimer of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys shall not be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the trip participant. Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys recommends that each guest obtains baggage insurance. After return at the end of the trip, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Trip Managers, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on the Retreat are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys are subject to the terms and conditions specified by Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. The released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise.
Additional risks may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by, train, bus, car, truck, aircraft and other means, animals, forces of nature, unrest, differing levels of sanitation, differing safety standards, risks associated with water, drinks, food, plants, insects and animals, diseases and transmission of disease to you or members of your family or party, accident or illness in areas of difficult evacuation or poor medical facilities, acts of governments; all occurring during the trip or while coming to or returning from the trip. You are voluntarily participating, knowing there are risks. You agree to accept any and all risks. You release and discharge Kundalini Yoga Spirit Journeys, its r personnel from, and agree not to make a claim against any of them for, any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, or traveling during, and in any and every way participating in a trip, even where caused by negligence of any of these released and discharged persons and entities. This release and discharge of liability, assumption of risk and agreement not to make a claim is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.