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Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Varanasi 2022

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Itinerary

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Tour Itinerary

How do you express your eternal devotion to the love of your life? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan enlisted the help of more than 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to erect a towering white marble mausoleum in honor of his wife who died during childbirth. A sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, is just the beginning of your love affair with India. Beyond India’s most sparkling jewel lies a priceless gem mine of experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Hop in a rickshaw for a ride through Delhi’s centuries-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, sit down for traditional Indian cuisine in the home of a noble family in Jaipur, and embark on three thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger. A mosaic of memories awaits on this radiant tour of India. Immerse yourself in the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities when you add a Monograms vacation to Varanasi to your tour of India. A sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River to watch the striking ritual of devotional bathing along the river’s edge is one of many unforgettable experiences found in this city.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA.
    Welcome to India! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
  2. Day 2
    DELHI.
    DELHI Orientation drive includes the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. [LF] Rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s famous bazaar. Visit to Qutub Minar. Welcome dinner includes an Indian cooking demonstration with a local chef. (B,L,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    DELHI–AGRA.
    DELHI Visits to Humayun’s Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Afternoon drive to Agra.
    AGRA Free time this evening. (B,L)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  4. Day 4
    AGRA.
    AGRA Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal and visit to Agra Fort. [LF] Visit a marble workshop. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Agra with a tour of the ancient village of Kachhpura. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

    Meals: Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK.
    AGRA Visit to Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
    BHARATPUR Train trip to Ranthambore National Park.
    RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening. (B,L,D)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK.
    RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Morning and afternoon game drives in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. (B,L,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    RANTHAMBORE–JAIPUR.
    RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Morning game drive.
    JAIPUR Free time this afternoon before [LF] dinner in a local Indian noble family home with sari- and turban-tying demonstration. (B,D)

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    JAIPUR.
    JAIPUR Visits to Amber Fort, City Palace and its museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner. (B,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    JAIPUR–DELHI.
    JAIPUR Free time this morning before flying to Delhi.
    DELHI Free time this evening.
  10. Day 10
    DELHI–VARANASI.
    DELHI Fly to Varanasi.
    VARANASI Guided sightseeing to witness the Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the Ganger River. (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    VARANASI.
    VARANASI Sunrise boat ride to watch local religious ritual—the Hindus’ devotional bathing in the Ganges. Free time this afternoon. (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    VARANASI–DELHI.
    VARANASI Free time this morning before flying back to Delhi.
    DELHI Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    DELHI.
    Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

    NOTE:
    Please note that some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 13, and you will need to depart for the airport the prior evening (Day 12) or just after midnight (Day 13).
    Meals: Breakfast
Countries Visited

India

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Inclusions

Game drives take place in open-air safari vehicles.
Meals:
American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

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It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

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BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

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Accommodations

2022 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2021.

Delhi: Le Meridien New Delhi
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.
Address:
Windsor Place, New Delhi
Delhi , India
Agra: Trident, Agra
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.
Address:
Tajnagri Scheme
Agra , India
Ranthambore National Park: Sawai Vilas
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.
Address:
Sawai Madhopur
Rajasthan , India
Jaipur: Trident, Jaipur
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.
Address:
Amber Fort Road
Jaipur , India
Delhi: Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
This modern hotel is located adjacent to the airport and within walking distance to the Aero metro station, offering convenient access to the city.
Address:
Asset No 2; Aerocity Hospitality Dist, IGI Airport
Delhi , India
Varanasi: Taj Ganges, Varanasi
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.
Address:
Nadesar Palace Ground Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi , India

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