Plan Your Dream Trip to India

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Everything you need to plan the trip to India that you’ve always dreamed of, in one place…

Introducing the Plan Your Dream Trip to India e-Course! 


Have you Dreamed of Travelling to India for as Long as you can Remember?

Do you imagine yourself sitting along the banks of the gently lapping Keralan backwaters, afternoon chai in hand, gazing up at India’s iconic architecture, wandering desert towns and seeing incredible wildlife?

Do you gaze at pictures of romantic forts, lake palaces, dream of driving out on a misty morning in search of tigers and wildlife, or finding a connection to your greater self, that India seems to offer up so perfectly?

Maybe you’ve been wanting to visit India for as long as you can remember, or maybe someone else you’re travelling with has been. Maybe a trip to India has been thrown onto you, and you’ve no idea where to even begin!

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But, Wait a Minute…

You’ve decided you’re going to India. Great. You start to research but emerge a couple of hours later completely overwhelmed, and not a little freaked out. 

Does this sound familiar? 

I’ve been there too. 

Is India even safe? 

Where should I start? 

I want to see the Taj Mahal, but I want to see less touristy places too… but I don’t have months either… help! 

Am I going to get sick in India?

What about my family? Can I travel alone in India?

Where can I visit if I don’t have months on end?

What about scams? Am I going to get ripped off?

If you’re anything like us, planning a first-time trip to India can feel more than a little daunting. 

After deciding I wanted to travel to India, alone, for the first time, I started to seriously question myself. Were all the nay-sayers right? Where should I even go? How can I book tickets for all those train journeys I want to take? 

Travel to India is quite unlike any other country, and – I think – far more rewarding. Even for experienced travellers. 

Travel to India requires pre-planning and preparation, whereas in other countries it’s much easier to just go with the flow. 

Travel to India needs patience, research, and a helping hand!


Introducing the Plan your Dream Trip to India e-Course!

Make your India trip a reality in just 6 weeks!

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What you Need to Know Before you Visit India

India is many things, one thing it is not is a country you can just turn up in. Uncover your perfect planning timeline, where to go and when, and what to do before you even leave home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][gem_icon pack=”elegant” shape=”circle” size=”large” centered=”1″ icon_elegant=”e01c” color=”#3c3b3d”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Plan the India that’s Right for YOU

Are you fed up of reading about all of the same places in India? Want to see the “Golden Triangle” but also get away from the crowds? Have no idea where to even begin? We’ll help you decide exactly where is right for YOU – whether you’re travelling solo, with family, on a budget or looking the high end luxury that India does so well.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][gem_icon pack=”elegant” shape=”circle” size=”large” centered=”1″ icon_elegant=”e01c” color=”#3c3b3d”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Craft your Perfect India Itinerary

Learn about all the different types of accommodation in India and how to choose what’s best for you, from historic havelis and world class hotels to simple home and farm stays (and everything in between). Choose the best transport in India for you, learn how to book it, and how to travel India safely. Get real time feedback on your draft itinerary![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1578163355394{background-color: #3c3b3d !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Is this Course Right for You?

This course is designed for anyone planning their trip to India, especially those in the beginning stages of planning their trip, or if you don’t even know where to begin planning!

Have you wanted to travel to India for ages but keep putting off making the first step? This is your chance to commit to making that dream a reality, and feel supported each step of the way.

This course is perfect for first time and repeat travellers to India of all ages, budgets and styles of travel – we’ll help you create the perfect trip for YOU. 

This trip is perfect for those who want to plan their own travel in India, or make informed decisions about hiring local guides once you’re there in India, vs travellers who are going on group tours to India. 

If you’re fed up of reading about all the same places in India and want to go a step deeper and off the beaten path in India, then this is definitely the course for you. Yes, the Taj is amazing, but there’s SO much more to India than that. Let us show you.


What You’ll Learn

Learn exactly what you need to plan before you leave for India. 

Travel around India safely, understand the local culture, know what to look out for, and the best hacks for making local travel in India easy and hassle-free!

Understand the best places to visit for YOU. The places that everyone goes to in India are not necessarily the best! We’ll help you uncover options you may not have even thought of to get the most out of your India experience. 

Go from overwhelmed to stress-free! Get your India trip sorted, in just six weeks, fully supported… leaving you free to enjoy your trip.

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Hi, I’m Ellie Cleary

Five years ago I fell in love with travelling in India, although in reality my love affair with India began long before that. It took me years to muster the courage to actually travel to India, despite being an experienced traveller, and I’ll never forget the experience of that first visit to India: Everything everyone told me to expect, and everything I was completely unprepared for.

Since 2015, I’ve returned to India many times, solo, with friends, and lived in Mumbai for a year after meeting my fiancé (who is Indian). Together, we run the award-winning Soul Travel Blog and Soul Travel India, which is dedicated to helping you experience the India you’ve dreamed of.

This course is packed full of all of the information and resources I wish I’d had for my first trips to India.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Planning your Dream Trip to India doesn’t have to be Hard Work

Take advantage of our easy to follow content, week-by-week lessons & tasks to help make your trip a reality, including our incredible support:

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  • Get important feedback on your Draft India Itinerary
  • Dedicated, Private Facebook Community just for students, supported Monday-Friday
  • Weekly tasks break down planning into manageable chunks and help you take the action you need
  • Gain inspiration from fellow travellers also planning their trips to India
  • Leave fully ready for India with our Planning and Pre-Departure Checklists

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What you’ll Learn, Week by Week

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What you Need to Know Before you Visit India

  • Visas, Flights and Insurance
  • When is the right time for you to visit India
  • Trip Planning timeline & checklist

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Planning the Trip to India that’s Right for YOU

  • How to decide where to visit in India, even if you’re short on time
  • How to get off the beaten path (and away from the crowds)
  • Travel Budgets & Styles (includes Budget Calculator)
  • Family travel, solo travel, volunteer travel and independent vs guided travel
  • Day Tours & Activities – Do you need to take them?

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Craft your Perfect India Itinerary

  • Learn all about accommodation in India: Historic Havelis, Homestays, Yoga retreats, hotels and everything else. 
  • Find out which type of accommodation is best for you. 
  • Create your first itinerary draft and share it within our private Facebook group for feedback from the Soul Travel India team. 

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Learn to Navigate India – Like a Pro! 

  • Trains, planes and auto…rickshaws (or private drivers)! All about how to travel around India
  • Learn the best apps, tools and tricks for planning your travel around India (and how to avoid getting ripped off)
  • Avoiding taxi & other transport scams in India
  • Everything you need to know about travelling by train in India
  • Getting the best value out of day tours, activities and transfers in India

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Get Under the Skin of India

  • Local culture & customs in India
  • Food, diet and staying healthy in India (aka avoiding Delhi belly, and what to do if you feel unwell)
  • Safe travel in India for all travellers, plus essential travel advice for female travellers in India
  • Money & communication in India
  • What to do if things don’t go according to plan

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Get Ready for India!

  • Essential language Cheatsheet: Hindi & Indian English 
  • Finalise your itinerary with all the feedback and information so far
  • Packing Checklist, tips and tricks
  • Pre-Departure Checklist
  • Ready to Go! 


Why Should you Invest in this Course?

You might be thinking, this course sounds nice, but surely I can find this information myself, for free? And the answer is yes, you’d be able to find at least some of the information online – that’s if you have weeks of available hours on end to trawl through search engines and blogs. Do you have that time? Is that information accurate and up to date? 

The other thing we’ve noticed, over the last four years of writing about India is that everybody writes about the same places. There’s a dime a dozen articles out there about visiting the Taj Mahal, or things to do in Delhi. 

But the India that exists beyond these cliched “top 10’s” and tourist hotspots is far more interesting. Once you start searching for places to visit in -say- Karnataka, information is much harder to find. 

We believe that everybody should experience the India that’s right for them. Yes, visit the Taj, but also get a taste of village life in India, or journey into India’s beautiful mountains and forests. Get off the beaten track and discover India beyond the tourist cliches crowds. 

We call it – Getting under the Skin of India – and the memories will last a lifetime. 

Plan your Dream Trip to India includes all the information you need to do just that, in one place, through easy to follow video lessons, downloadable PDF’s that you can take with you, and weekly tasks that make you take action towards making that trip to India a reality.

So, what are you waiting for?

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Plan your Dream Trip to India – Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about the course? It may be answered below:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”When is the Best Time to Take This Course?”]Plan Your Dream Trip to India is designed to be taken as soon as you have decided (or are deciding) to travel to India. We recommend taking the course asap to take full advantage of all the time (and stress) it will save you in the planning process![/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”How are you Qualified to Help me Plan my Trip to India?”]Over the last five years, I’ve spent a total of 1.5 years travelling and living in India, over multiple journeys to different parts of India, travelling solo, with groups, on tours and with my Fiancé (who is Indian).

I know what it’s like to wonder what to do when my train arrives somewhere new in the middle of the night. I know what it’s like to try and work out how to get from A to B when everyone is telling me different things. And I know the experience of travelling in India as a foreigner as well as travelling as a local (and the two are VERY different things).

On, we (Ravi + I) have been writing about travel in India and helping others plan their trips to India through our blog and Facebook Group. We also both have professional backgrounds in the tourism industry (with 14 years combined experience), so we know how booking travel works.

Soul Travel Blog and our work has been featured by Lonely Planet, the New York Times, and in 2020 has been nominated by Outlook for the national Responsible Tourism Awards in India, under the ‘Best Communicator’ Category.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”How Long Will the Course Take Me?”]The course has been broken up into modules over six weeks to help you set time aside each week and make your trip to India a reality. Weekly tasks help you stick to the schedule! If you miss a week, don’t worry – you’ll have access to the material as long as the internet exists, so you can catch up.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”How Long will I have Access to the Course For?”]You’ll have access to the course indefinitely – or at least as long as the internet still exists ;-)[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”I’ve Been to India Before – Is this Course Suitable for me?”]Even if you’ve been to India before (and especially if you were part of a group or tour) there’s likely to be plenty of information you didn’t have access to last time! The course is especially designed for people taking their first or second trip trip to India, independently.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”I’m not Sure if I should do a Group Tour. Will this Course Help me?”]Yes – this course will help you understand if you feel comfortable planning your own trip to India and what’s involved – or if you’d rather take a tour. If, however you’ve already decided to take a group tour, you may not need the course.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”Can I do the Course Faster than in 6 Weeks?”]We’ve seen that the best results are achieved when the course is broken down week by week, to allow you to take action and refine your planning over time, and we generally don’t recommend doing the whole course at once as it can be a lot of information.

If for an exceptional reason (such as leaving sooner for India) you want access to more modules up front, please drop us an email to request that. (Please note that if you have chosen to pay in two installments, you will not be able to access beyond week 3 of the course until we have received your second payment).[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”What’s Your Refund Policy?”]We know you’re going to love Plan your Dream Trip to India, but if for any reason you change your mind about your purchase, you have up to 48 hours from purchasing the course to request a full refund, no questions asked. Simply email us.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row]