‘What a truly remarkable experience. The initial idea of going to India itself was incredible, but this trip in particular offers an insight that you simply wouldn’t get if you travelled as a tourist. Some of the sites we saw, the shine of Nizamuddin for example were real eye openers’ RPE student Joe Lee

Once every two years Religion, Philosophy and Ethics students will travel to India to experience first-hand the richness and diversity of India’s religious landscape.

On our first trip we focused upon religious diversity in Delhi and students visited the Swaminarayan Akshardham, the Bahai Lotus temple and the Sufi shrine of Nizamuddin as well as the Grand Mosque, the central Jain temple and the city’s main Sikh Gurdwara.

We then travelled to the foothills of the Himalaya and experienced the nightly arti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges in the holy pilgrimage town of Haridwar. From there we travelled still further north to the ancient holy town of Rishikesh where we ate with Krishna devotees and visited the world famous Beatles Ashram as well as indulging in a little Yoga.