GLOBUS 2023: Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Varanasi (ODE)
13 Day Tour from Delhi to Delhi
How do you express your eternal devotion to the love of your life? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan enlisted the help of more than 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to erect a towering white marble mausoleum in honor of his wife who died during childbirth. A sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, is just the beginning of your love affair with India. Beyond India's most sparkling jewel lies a priceless gem mine of experiences you'll treasure for a lifetime. Hop in a rickshaw for a ride through Delhi's centuries-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, sit down for traditional Indian cuisine in the home of a noble family in Jaipur, and embark on three thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger. A mosaic of memories awaits on this radiant tour of India. Immerse yourself in the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities when you add a Monograms vacation to Varanasi to your tour of India. A sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River to watch the striking ritual of devotional bathing along the river's edge is one of many unforgettable experiences found in this city.
|Offer valid through 3/31/2022|
|Day 1||Delhi||Welcome to India! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.|
|Day 2||Delhi||DELHI Orientation drive includes the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. [LF] Rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, Delhi's famous bazaar. Visit to Qutub Minar. Welcome dinner includes an Indian cooking demonstration with a local chef. (B,L,D)|
|Day 3||Agra||DELHI Visits to Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Afternoon drive to Agra. AGRA Free time this evening. (B,L) |
|Day 4||Agra||AGRA Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal and visit to Agra Fort. [LF] Visit a marble workshop. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Agra with a tour of the ancient village of Kachhpura. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.|
|Day 5||Ranthambore National Park||AGRA Visit to Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).BHARATPUR Train trip to Ranthambore National Park. RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening. (B,L,D)|
|Day 6||Ranthambore National Park||RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Morning and afternoon game drives in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. Visit to Dastkar Bazaar, a nonprofit that supports local traditional craftspeople. (B,L,D)|
|Day 7||Jaipur||RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Morning game drive in the park. JAIPUR Free time this afternoon before [LF] dinner in a local Indian noble family home with sari- and turban-tying demonstration. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Jaipur||JAIPUR Visits to Amber Fort, City Palace and its museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Delhi||JAIPUR Free time this morning before your flight to Delhi.DELHI Free time this evening. |
|Day 10||Varanasi||DELHI Fly to Varanasi.VARANASI Evening guided sightseeing to witness the Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the Ganges River. (B)|
|Day 11||Varanasi||VARANASI Sunrise boat ride to watch local religious ritual-the Hindus' devotional bathing in the Ganges. Free time this afternoon. (B)|
|Day 12||Delhi||VARANASI Free time this morning before your flight back to Delhi.DELHI Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 13||Delhi||Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)NOTE:Please note that some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 13, and you will need to depart for the airport the prior evening (Day 12) or just after midnight (Day 13).|
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