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Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Southern India

About India

Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. On this India tour, visit some of its most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences. Of course, 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 plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II, 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 also 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.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this marvelous India tour. You’ll also visit Mumbai, home to “Bollywood,” and Cochin, where you’ll take a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala to witness life along the scenic and serene waterways. If you’re a traveler looking for a new adventure, this is the vacation for you!

City Highlights

MUMBAISightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Gateway of India, a Dhobi Ghat, Hanging Gardens, Mumbai Museum, and Mani Bhavan; Host service during your stay; Cochin Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Hill Palace Museum, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, and St. Francis Church; walking tour of Jewish quarter; cruise the backwaters of Kerala; Host service during your stay 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, and Agra FortBHARATPUR–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 Mahali, and the City Palace & Museum

Meals

American breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 6 dinners including a welcome dinner in Delhi and home-hosted dinner in Jaipur

Notes

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.

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