Join art historian Kirtana Thangavelu on this in-depth tour that maximizes your sightseeing time with a carefully-planned itinerary, expert local guides, and three flights within India. Enjoy the luxury and convenience of traveling for five nights aboard the new, luxurious Palace on Wheels train; spend two nights each at five 5-star hotels; and spend one memorable night at a deluxe tented camp. Experience the famous and colorful Pushkar Fair, one of India’s largest camel, horses, and cattle fairs; plus two camel safaris in the desert. Discover masterpieces of Indian architecture and art, visiting eleven UNESCO World Heritage sites, including many of the world’s most magnificent royal tombs, extraordinary rock-cut cave temples and art, and spectacular fortress palaces. Explore India’s diverse and splendid cultural heritage through visits to important Jain, Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic monuments in and around Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and the metropolises of Delhi and Mumbai. Marvel at rock-cut temples in Elephanta, Ajanta, and Ellora; the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri; the astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar; Mughal monuments such as Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, and the Taj Mahal; and much more. Limited to just twelve guests!
Tour Prices per person (16 nights)
Double Occupancy (10-12 participants) $12,945
Double Occupancy (7-9 participants) $13,745
Single Supplement $5,895
Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required (limited availability). With fewer than 12 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.