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Application for the 6th Return to Roots trip in 2020

Zoroastrian Return to Roots is pleased to announce the opening of applications for Return To Roots 6 tentatively scheduled for March 7th to 22nd, 2020.

Applications from any part of the world, including Indian born and based participants, are encouraged.

All applicants need to fulfill all three of the following conditions. These terms are non-negotiable.

  • Applicants to be between the ages of 22 and 35 years old as of March 1st, 2020.
  • At least one parent of the applicant is a Zarathushti
  • All applicants have had their Navjote/Sudreh Pushi ceremony performed and are practising Zarathushtis

The itinerary will respect local customs and traditions of the religious and cultural institutions we visit in Mumbai and Gujarat and be customized accordingly to accommodate and include all our applicants.

Before you begin the application process please read through our FAQ Section to address common questions and criteria for application.

Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis. The first round of decisions are expected to be made by October 31, 2019, and you will be informed as soon as possible. If you require an expedited decision due to work commitments and acquiring enough leave for the tour please let us know.

Applications close on February 15, 2020.

Due to the peak tourist season in India during that time, we urge participants to apply early, so airfare etc, can be locked in and booked as early as possible.

We encourage applicants to apply before the deadline and approach one’s local community members and associations for funding and sponsorship.

If you have any questions prior to applying, please email

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