Past Travel

Journey to Northern India

Diwali and the Festival of Lights
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Wed, October 23, 2013 - Fri, November 08, 2013

India exists at a remarkable crossroads of the modern world intersecting with life as it has been lived for millennia. It is a place like none other, and one that travelers never forget.

From the capital city of New Delhi to the breathtaking vistas of Rajasthan, take in this colorful and mind-boggling country. Admire the magnificent work of Mughal architecture at the Taj Mahal; take an elephant ride at Amber Fort; discover the opulent forts and palaces of Jaipur; and visit the "Blue City" of Jodhpur on the edge of the Thar Desert.

Discover a rural and remote part of India on our jeep excursion in Rohet. Experience Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and marvel at the romantic lake city of Udaipur.

Witness the Hindu rituals in Varanasi and take a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges.

Learn from local experts about modern India during guest lectures. Optional extension to the Pushkar Camel Fair is available.

Travel Cost: 

15-24 persons $4,995, per person, based on double occupancy
10-14 persons $5,495, per person, based on double occupancy
Single room supplement $1,595

“Very well organized….the sites were beautiful.”
-Judith Ahrens, 2011 Journey to India

“The briefing by the American ambassador was excellent!”
-Sharon Russell, 2011 Journey to India

“I enjoyed our fast-paced journey – felt like an immersion in Indian culture, religion, food and philosophy!”
-Carol Burkhart, 2011 Journey to India

“Arvind’s (guide) knowledge, intellect, and humor was outstanding.”
-Sharon Wright, 2011 Journey to India

“Our guide Arvind challenged the group the whole trip – and was passionate about everything!”
-Tom Burkhart, 2011 Journey to India