Icons Of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond With Kathmandu

07/17/2019 through 03/13/2020
07/17/2019 through 03/16/2020
Globus

Discover India-a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage-and Nepal, birthplace of Buddha and home to some of the world’s most dramatic scenery. On this India and Nepal tour, you’ll visit some of the region’s most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences. You’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You’ll get the chance to see this amazing structure at sunrise, plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone.

Remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. You’ll enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family-an out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. Another tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives in an open-air safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger.

In Nepal, sightseeing is spread over two leisurely days. Visits include Hanuman Dhoka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess, a child thought to be the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess. You’ll also journey to Patan and Bouddhanath, Nepal’s largest stupa.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular India and Nepal tour. If you’re a traveler looking for a new adventure, this is the vacation for you!

Included Features:

DELHI
Visit Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; [LF] rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration

AGRA
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, Agra Fort by [LF] tonga, and Fatehpur Sikri

BHARATPUR–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Travel by train

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives

JAIPUR
[LF] Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal

NEPAL
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Hanuman Dhoka, the Temple of Kumari, and Boudhanath; excursion to Patan including Durbar Square; Host service during your stay

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi, India
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Day 2 Delhi
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Day 3 Delhi – Agra
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Day 4 Agra
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Day 5 Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore National Park
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Day 6 Ranthambore
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Day 7 Ranthambore – Jaipur
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Day 8 Jaipur
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Day 9 Jaipur – Delhi
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Day 10 Delhi – Kathmandu, Nepal
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Day 11 Kathmandu
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Day 12 Kathmandu. Excursion To Patan
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Day 13 Kathmandu
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