Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Nepal
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. The 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—another 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, 4-wheel-drive 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!
DELHIVisit Qutub Minar, Humayan’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; [LF] rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstrationAGRA Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by [LF] tonga, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri BHARATPUR–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARKTravel by trainRANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Three game drives by open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicleJAIPUR [LF] Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, and the City Palace & MuseumNEPAL 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
American breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 6 dinners including a welcome dinner in Delhi and home-hosted dinner in Jaipur
NOTES:Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.