Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Southern India & Varanasi 2020
17 Day Tour from Mumbai to Delhi
Starting at $3,529
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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 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 the Prince of Wales, 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. Remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. You’ll 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—an 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 safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger. 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 interested in the different religions in India, you’ll get a chance to learn more in Varanasi. Here, board a boat to watch the Hindu’s devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge. You’ll also witness the spritiual Gagna Aarti ceremony in the evening along the river. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this marvelous India tour. It’s an amazing vacation!
Destination & Sightseeing
|SOUTHERN INDIA: MUMBAI||Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Gateway of India, a Dhobi Ghat, Elephanta Caves, Mumbai Museum, and Mani Bhavan; Host service during your stay;|
|COCHIN||Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Chinese Fishing Nets and Kerala Folklore Museum; walk through the Jewish quarter; cruise the backwaters of Kerala; Host service during your stay|
|DELHI||Visit Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; [LF] rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration|
|AGRA||Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri|
|BHARATPUR–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK||Travel by train|
|RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK||Three game drives|
|JAIPUR||[LF] Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal|
|VARANASI||Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the ghats for the Ganga Aarti; boat ride on the Ganges to see the Hindu bathing ritual; Host service during your stay|
- 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.
Sightseeing vehicle in Mumbai, Cochin, and Varanasi. Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
MEALSAmerican breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 5 dinners including a welcome dinner in Delhi and home-hosted dinner in Jaipur
|Mumbai||Cochin||Delhi||Agra||Ranthambore National Park||Jaipur||Delhi||Varanasi|
Nariman Point Mumbai India
The hotel, delivers a memorable experience for guests - from excellent amenities to warm and friendly service. Apart from the 555 well appointed rooms, the hotel features multiple restaurants, a bar, spa and a state of the art fitness center. A comfortable and invigorating experience awaits every time you visit Mumbai.
Bristow Road, Willingdon Island Cochin India
Breathtaking views of the serene Man Sagar Lake and the striking Aravalli range welcome guests to this hotel situated en route to Jaipur's famous Amber Fort. The hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant serves an elaborate a 'la carte menu and extensive buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Windsor Place, New Delhi Delhi India
Ideally located in the heart of New Delhi, the luxurious Le Meridien New Delhi stands tall over the historic landscape of Lutyen's Delhi. The hotel features a sophisticated and modern design, and sweeping views of New Delhi.
Tajnagri Scheme Agra India
The Trident, Agra is set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, and built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. The hotel is literally, a stone's throw away from one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
Sawai Madhopur Rajasthan India
Situated adjacent to the famous Ranthambhore National Park, Sawai Vilas is the one stop destination for an authentic jungle experience. Set in an area of green belt, and surrounded by lush woodlands, Sawai Vilas is a perfect luxurious getaway amidst a rustic surrounding.
Amber Fort Road Jaipur India
Breathtaking views of the serene Mansagar Lake and the striking Aravalli range welcome guests to this hotel situated en route to Jaipur's famous Amber Fort. The hotel's multi cuisine restaurant serves an elaborate a 'la carte menu and extensive buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Asset No 2; Aerocity Hospitality Dist, IGI Airport Delhi India
This modern hotel is located adjacent to the airport and within walking distance to the Aero metro station, offering convenient access to the city.
Nadesar Palace Ground Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Varanasi India
Featured among the top hotels in the city, The Gateway Hotel Varanasi is nestled amidst 40 acres of lush gardens. Enjoy their outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurants and bar. De-stress with their rejuvenating Spa therapies. Inspired by the principles and practices of yoga and yogic lifestyle, the unique experiences infuses your mind, body, and soul with positive energy.