The Indian Subcontinent has long since been associated with spirituality, having spawned four of the world’s great religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
It is home to a staggering number of rituals, festivals and traditions that, for generations, have inspired awe and amazement in the foreign spectator. While many travellers are keen to visit a ‘retreat’ as part of their trip, it is possible to get an spiritual insight into the Subcontinent simply by being present there. This might be through taking in a prayer ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges or witnessing the devotional dances of Buddhist monks at a tsechu in Bhutan.
There are endless opportunities for those who are interested in the spirituality of the Indian Subcontinent and we have included a few ideas below.
Jain devotee, Ranakpur, Rajasthan
Devotee on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi
Devotees on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi