relativelyLocal offers various programs in spiritual travel guiding throughout North India, leading mindful trekking trips, yoga retreats and pilgrimage tours, as well as offering trip planning advise and Hindi/ English translation services.
This is where is all comes together, where I get to share with You all I’ve learned from all my amazing experiences in this beautifully orchestrated chaos we call “Incredible India”.
Having lived and traveled throughout Northern India, off and on since her first trip December 2000 – May 2001, and continuously since January 2010, Nicole has been experimenting with playing host and tour guide to her guests including hosting a camp during the Maha Kumbh Mela. Her fluency in Hindi, ability to navigate via trains, buses, shared jeeps and off the beaten foot paths as well as negotiate your socialization with local society, will ensure your not only the time of your life but also a “throw the lonely planet book out the bus window” insider’s journey through Northern India most first timers rarely get to experience.
I have connections with various desi (Indian)/ videshi (foreigner) friendly ashrams and home-stays, drivers, guides and porters throughout both Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand as well as Allahabad and Varanasi in Uttarpradesh. Being bi-lingual (Hindi/English) and connected with Juna Akhara, I easily host camps during the Kumbh Melas and lately guide small groups locally in Haridwar (Mansa Devi, Maya Devi, Chandi Devi, Harkipauri, darshan with various local sadhus / mata jis, etc.) and Rishikesh (Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Neelkant Mandir, Jhilmil Gufa, Vishist Gufa, Kunjapuri, etc) as well as trekking (Char Dhams, Vasudhara, snowboarding in Auli etc. – soon will begin in the Pindari Glacier area of Kumaon – after 2016 Ujjain Kumbh Mela).
I also have done field production work, simultaneous translation for interviews and location scouting for film and video projects throughout North India.
Meanwhile currently I manage the booking and curriculum development at YogAnga Retreat at Santosh Puri Ashram.
Some of the Destinations in North India where I can take you:
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