Dalbir’s India: Sacred Space and Sacred Travel
I was born, raised and continue to live in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab India. Also known as the ‘City of Bliss’, Anandpur Sahib is the birthplace of the Sikh Khalsa. Here at the foothills of the Himalayas and at the foot of the great Ganges River, millions of pilgrims come annually to experience the deep richness of its culture and spirit.
As a teenager, at my Khalsa school, I was inspired by a foreigner, a Sikh minister, who visited my school and taught me yoga and meditation by Yogi Bhajan, a master of Kundalini yoga and white tantric yoga.
I was very interested to know more about these foreigners who frequently visited my ‘City of Bliss’ and to learn even more about the teachings that I had been brought up with all my life.
These foreigners were coming to have a deeper experience of the Guru and I enjoyed discussing this with them. This became my education, one of inquiry and illumination based on those that came before. I opened my heart and my home to these people.
It was through this sharing that Dalbir’s India was gifted and created as a place to link others to experience a deeper and richer understanding of the spirituality and the sacredness that is so often passed over in the modern day traveller’s guidebook. It is an India off the grid but once experienced it is never forgotten.
This rich land of Sikhs, Saddhus, and Saints became my passion and I found that I could mix easily with all types of people and places. I speak Punjabi, Hindi and English fluently and I am able to elucidate even further on the Sikh, Hindu, Muslim and Sufi traditions. I am well acquainted with their sacred and historical sites. I have developed relationships and trust between people embroiled in their own unique lives. It is India at its height, filled with a depth that can only be shared
by staring deeply into the eyes of India without blinking.
In addition to this informal education, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Defense Studies, History and Political Science and a Bachelor of Education degree from Kashmir University. It is here that I developed a deep love for the beauty of Kashmir and a longing to share this with others.
As a travel adviser, guide and for those looking for a deep cultural experience, I have lead tours and expeditions in Northern India. It is my desire to share and serve with a deeper understanding of the spiritual life and those living divinely.
I have lead tours uniquely suited to the interests of my clients. I have created
specific photographic tours revealing the intimacy of sacred life and allowing such intimacies to be captured in photographs.
I have been recommended by the BBC and other foreign journalists and photographers.
As the owner of Dalbirsindia, I would be honored to serve and provide as your travel adviser, planner and manage your cultural trip. Together, we can create an intimate yatra, pilgrimage, tour or photographic journey uniquely suited to you. Please contact me for more information.
phone: country (+91) 9815696476