If you go to places where masters have lived, the vibrations there will quicken your realization. That is the value of pilgrimages to holy places.

The masters’ divine vibrations are still there, just as strong as when they were physically present.

Those who are in tune will feel that presence. But first, one has to meditate and prepare himself.

—Paramhansa Yogananda

The goal of Ananda Pilgrimages is to bring you to places of high spiritual vibrations, then help you relax and open your heart to receive the blessings that saturate those places. Meditating with a group of your fellow pilgrims in these holy spots reinforces their spiritual power.

Traveling as a group will also give you access to places not available to individual tourists. Having someone take care of all the travel logistics means that you can concentrate on the goal of your pilgrimage: spiritual transformation.

Ananda pilgrimages begin their day with a meditation. While in a bus to the holy spot of the day, we chant and tell stories. We meditate and pray upon arriving to the shrines. There are social times, as well, but the overall tone of the pilgrimages is inward; one of communion and meditation.

We’ve never had a pilgrimage that was not deeply inspiring, no matter what the destination. Pilgrims come mentally prepared to receive inspiration, to be changed from within. Forgotten are the preoccupations and monotonies of daily life. The insights and experiences we gain on pilgrimage stay with us long past the trip itself.

Our pilgrimages are open to seekers of all spiritual paths.

Ananda leads pilgrimages to the holy places associated with the lives of saints in India, Italy, and U.S.

The benefit of pilgrimage to holy places is not because of their rich history, but for the fact that divine blessings can be experienced when visiting them. Their very soil is impregnated with a higher consciousness.

—Swami Kriyananda

Contact Information

Ananda Pilgrimages
14618 Tyler Foote Road, #109
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 478-7656

Phone: +91-98990 14209 and +91-0124-405-9550


Truly life-changing, like no other trip I’ve ever taken. This pilgrimage surpassed my expectations in terms of blessed fellowship, destinations, accommodations, activities, food — everything.

—P.H., North Carolina

Since the pilgrimage I’ve felt a new lightness of being — a new lease on life, spiritually. Meditation is easier and more enjoyable. Time flies when I meditate. When I hear a chant, I find myself immersed completely in it — I feel I could sing all day!

—J. T., New Delhi