India

 Incredible India

Born to Explore
India: Good Karma

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the mystical land of India to explore its ancient yet vibrant traditions. His mission—to perform a “sewa” or good deed at the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, a Sikh temple known for feeding thousands.  At the world-renowned Kalakshetra Foundation, he experiences the magic of Indian music and dance and discovers why they’re considered holy arts.  Meet an artist who paints holy elephants and find out why Indian pottery is an age-old craft.

WE CAN PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME

seasons

The best time to go to India is in the Dry Season, November-March.

High season is November-March and the shoulder season is

September-October and April.

weather

While nobody can predict the weather, follow the link below to find the most up-to-date forecast to plan ahead.

accommodations

The accommodation across India will be in hotels. Given the
difference between US and Indian standards, we are starting
with 5* Indian hotels, equivalent to a 4 star hotel in the US.

food

Indian food varies by region, but is full of local flavors and reflects the cultural diversity of the land. Note:travelers with certain allergies including dairy and spices may not enjoy this trip. Please be aware that it is common for foreigners to experience some stomach discomfort/sickness on their first trip to India.

activities

India Activity Level = Easy
 

Please note that some travelers may find the heat and extreme humidity

a challenge.

optional philanthropy

Sewa at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

family trips

This trip can be adapted for families and groups very well. Please note that children should have the approval of their doctor's approval in advance of planning

as there may be significant

vaccines required.

visas/vaccines

Center of Disease Control and Prevention website, as well as the
U.S. State Department website for further information.

INDIA CLASSICAL ADVENTURE

Golden Triangle and Udaipur
9 Days / 8 Nights

Pricing Starting at
$2,800 PER PERSON*

Day 1

Arrive in New Delhi at Indira Gandhi International airport and meet your VIP representative on the aerobridge. You will clear customs and collect your baggage before being transferred to your hotel to settle in.
Includes Accommodation

Day 2

After breakfast, you will meet your guide for a 4-hour morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and a rickshaw ride through narrow alleys and lanes in Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and largest trading markets of the country.
Accommodation, Breakfast

Day 3

Today, you will engage in an optional philanthropic experience--a "sewa"(helping). You will visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a live Sikh temple still in active worship. Developed in opposition to the caste ridden and ritualistic forms of Hinduism, Sikhism is a religion built foundation of “sewa” – socially responsibility irrespective of a person’s community standing. Thus, every Sikh Temple has the famous community kitchen, where it is considered a privilege to assist cooking the food and serving a simple meal to pilgrims, the economically challenged or a visitor.
Accommodation, Breakfast

Day 4

After breakfast, you will be driven to Agra, home of the world-famous Taj Mahal. In the afternoon, you will visit the Agra Fort, built in red sandstone, including magnificent palaces, halls and gardens and in the late afternoon, you will visit the Taj Mahal at sunset before enjoying a curated tour of Agra by night.
 Accommodation, Breakfast

Day 5

In the early morning, you will visit the Taj Mahal again for sunrise ahead of the tourists. After breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur, land of the Maharajas (Royals of Rajasthan). Known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is an exuberance of color, dance and traditional arts and crafts.
Accommodation, Breakfast

Day 6

After breakfast, you will visit the Amber Fort, built in the 16th Century and continue your tour to the Anokhi Museum to interact with local craftsmen and learn how to print your own "block print" on a cloth from the masters. In the evening, you will visit Birla Mandir, a fascinating white marble temple of Jaipur that is brightly lit up in the evenings, when priests perform the holy 'aart' ceremony at
the temple.
Accommodation, Breakfast

Day 7

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a one-hour flight to Udaipur. Udaipur, called the 'City of Lakes' and 'Venice of the East' is an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan and dates back to 1567AD. It is a rich and beguiling tapestry of lakeside palaces, forts, temples, havelis and gardens, reflecting the varied influences of the centuries. After checking into your hotel, you will enjoy a private cooking class followed by dinner.
Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

After breakfast, you will proceed on a half day city tour starting with the City Palace, on the banks of Lake Pichola, and continue to Saheliyon-ki-Bari [Garden of the maids of honor], a small ornamental garden which was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies used to come for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants. In the evening, you will enjoy a private boat cruise on Lake Pichola, visiting the Jagmandir Island and taking in the heady lakeside vistas.
Accommodation, Breakfast

Day 9

You will have a free morning to relax and explore Udaipur on your own before an afternoon flight back to Delhi and connecting home.
Accommodation, Breakfast,

INCLUSIONS: Accommodation / Daily Breakfast / Optional Sewa at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib / Airport transfers / Entrance fees
to all monuments, road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, taxes / English-speaking guides for all of the sightseeing tours and
excursions / All currently applicable taxes


EXCLUSIONS: International Air / Domestic Flights / Insurance / Visas (if required) / Gratuities / Lunch, Dinner, and Alcohol / Personal
Expenses

EXTENSION
TIGER SAFARI IN RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

3 Days / 2 Nights

Pricing Starting At
$1,600 Per Person*

EXTENSION
SUNNY BEACHES

OF GOA

4 Days / 3 Nights

Pricing Starting At
$500 Per Person* 
   

EXTENSION
YOGA RETREAT (ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS)

4 Days / 3 Nights

Pricing Starting At
$1,700 Per Person*

EXTENSION

VARANASI FOODIES DELIGHT

3 Days / 2 Nights

Pricing Starting At
$1,000 Per Person* 
   

 

*The "starting at" pricing is a per person estimate of the land arrangements only based on double occupancy. Please note that
international flights and insurance are always excluded and booked separately.


Exact pricing will be possible following a tailored quote that will include exact dates, number of travelers and specific itinerary. In general, pricing is subject to availability, currency exchange rate fluctuations and hotels may change their pricing at any time.

 

Groups of 4+ travelers may have better pricing and may or may not include credit card fees as noted.


The total cost of the core trip and the extensions will be quoted in Indian Rupees (INR) and the above amounts are an estimate
in USD.


Payment by credit card will be an additional fee. Payment by wire transfer will only incur bank fees.


For international air and domestic/regional flights, please contact us for current pricing.


Insurance quotes are available for American and Canadian travelers.

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