Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. But first, stop off in Dubai, spend time discovering its many souks (markets), and explore the city on your own. Then, head to India, visit some of its most famous sights, and experience some of its fascinating rituals. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan from 1631-1648 AD as a memorial to his beloved wife. Plus, visit 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. </BR></BR>The remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. On this India tour, 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 give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger. </BR></BR>If you’re interested in the different religions in India, you’ll get a chance to learn more. Visit Sarnath, the “Cradle of Buddhism,” where Buddha first spoke of his philosophy. In Varanasi, board a boat to watch the Hindu’s devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge. </BR></BR>These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular India—with Dubai—tour. It’s a dream vacation!

City Highlights

DUBAISightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Jumeirah Mosque, the spice souk, and the gold souk; Host service during your stayDELHIVisit 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 & MuseumVARANASI Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the ghats for the Ganga Aarti; boat ride on the Ganges to see the Hindu bathing ritual; excursion to Sarnath; Host service during your stay

Meals

American breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 8 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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