Classic India - Wildlife and Ancient Sites

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Highlights

• Travel by train to Agra
• Discover Ranthambore National Park
• Explore Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
• Visit the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho and Fatehpur Sikri
• Experience the sunrise on the Holy Ganges River in Varanasi
• Discover Pushkar, Camel Safari
• Visit 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Fact File

• 21 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in New Delhi
• All meals included
• Includes 3 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2

 

Few countries can match the splendor of India, an ancient culture imbued with exotic traditions. A beautiful land of world-class sites, both natural and man-made, awaits you. From the plains to the rugged Himalayas, India is one of the world's great travel destinations. Our program highlights the famous sites of the north as well as lesser-known, but equally fascinating sites such as Ranthambore National Park.

In New Delhi, we tour India's regal capital, then travel to Varanasi to witness the rituals of bathing, prayer and funerals on the Holy Ganges River as they have been performed for thousands of years.

In Khajuraho, we visit the exquisitely carved temple complex, then journey to Orchha for a local home experience. We board the train to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal - one of the most sublime structures ever built. We visit the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, and journey to Ranthambore National Park, one of India's most important tiger reserves.

The highlight for many participants of November departures is the Pushkar Camel Festival, one of India's greatest events. Watch as men gather to trade, ride and race camels within a carnival-like setting. It is truly a spectacle not to be missed! Throw in the color of Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan for a truly wonderful adventure.

FROM: $6995

DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY

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Accommodations

Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some rough/dusty roads and long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi
Day 2: City Tour of New & Old Delhi
Day 3: To Varanasi, Evening Ceremony on the Ganges
Day 4: Varanasi, Sunrise on the Holy Ganges River,Visit Sarnath,
Day 5: Khajuraho
Day 6: Orchha, Local Home Experience
Day 7: Amermahal Palace, Train to Agra
Day 8: Agra - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb
Day 9: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Day 10: Ranthambhore National Park
Day 11: Ranthambhore National Park, Safaris
Day 12: To Jaipur
Day 13: Jaipur - Amber Palace Fort, Astronomical Observatory & City Palace
Day 14: To Pushkar
Day 15: Pushkar Sites or Camel Festival
Day 16: To Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort
Day 17: Villages of Bisnois, Ranakpur Jain Temple, to Kumbhalgarh
Day 18: Udaipur - Khumbal Garh Fort and Culture Show
Day 19: Udaipur - City Palace, Sunset Cruise
Day 20: New Delhi - Cultural Experience
Day 21: Depart New Delhi
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