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India – Timeless Land of the Taj Mahal & Wild Tigers

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Discover a kaleidoscope of colors on this journey to India’s most famous sites. Marvel at the stark contrast of the white Taj Mahal surrounded by its lush green gardens and blue reflecting pool, gaze upon the Pink City of Jaipur so named for its uniquely painted pink buildings, and explore the Amber Fort and its opulent halls made of red sandstone and marble. India’s striking colors extend from the man-made world to the natural at Ranthambhore National Park, where the visually arresting orange and black striped tiger can be bet seen stalking through the underbrush of the park. After this strip to India you will feel like you are seeing the world in color for the very first time!

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Your journey begins as you board your overnight flight to Delhi, India’s capital and political hub. Settled seven times over the centuries, this ancient city has something for everyone: history, architecture, religion, shopping and cosmopolitan culture. Next day, discover Old Delhi, a labyrinth of streets crowded with rickshaws; the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; the Red Fort; and Raj Ghat, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi, view Qutab Minar built in the 12th century, Emperor Humayun’s tomb, India Gate, the Presidential Palace, Parliament and the Secretariat buildings, an interesting blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture. Nestled in the heart of Delhi, close to the diplomatic enclave, your luxury Hotel boasts modern facilities and a resort like feel with luscious greens and magnificent waterscapes. Boasting 390 elegantly designed rooms and suites; 8 outstanding dining and nightlife destinations, the much-acclaimed Spa Oasis and salon, state of the art fitness center, and the iconic swimming pool, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience staying here. THE GRAND NEW DELHI.

(Meals Aloft; B,D)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email for more information and a pricing estimate.

  • Flight between Jaipur and Delhi.
  • Train transfers from Bharatpur to Ranthambhore.
  • Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
  • Breakfast daily and other meals as specified in itinerary, as well as Welcome and Farewell dinners (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Services of highly qualified English-speaking cultural guide throughout, as well as local guides.
  • Wildlife viewing in Ranthambhore by canter or jeep.
  • Sightseeing in air-conditioned motor coaches.
  • All applicable hotel and lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
  • All entry fees.
  • Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
India is best visited during winter – October through March. During this time, there’s hardly ever any rain, and the days are warm – not hot – while the evenings are cool. During summer, it can be very hot, which is also the time of the monsoons, with a substantial amount of rainfall. It can be foggy in Delhi during the winter months. For our South India program, for best viewing of wildlife at Nagarahole, April/May is recommended, when the elephants congregate at the banks of the lake and can be seen in massive herds. It is warm, but the wildlife viewing warrants it. For our Wild India program, the parks close between June and mid-October when temperatures can soar to 120 degrees. For our Little Tibet program, this part of India is best visited June through September. Because of the high elevation and winding mountain roads, driving the rest of the year could be treacherous and it will be quite cold. June through September, the average temperature ranges from the low 60’s at night, to the high 80’s during the day. Delhi at this time of year will be quite hot and possibly rainy – temperature could be around 100 degrees.