January 21 – February 6, 2018
Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. Staying at excellent hotels, your small group, limited to just 24 guests, travels the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput. Start your 17-day tour in the Indian capital touring Old Delhi and New Delhi. Continue to the “pink city” of Jaipur, known for its pink sandstone buildings, and enjoy a home-hosted dinner with a multi-generational Rajasthan family. Spend two nights at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve, taking game drives in search of the Bengal tiger, then embark on a camel safari in Kalakho to meet the Meena tribespeople. Travel to Agra to visit the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Conclude your exploration in the holy city of Varanasi, and visit nearby Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites. An optional 5-day/4-night guided post-tour extension to Nepal is also available.
Trip Type: Land