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


  • 16 days

  • India

tour : ODY5

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£3,406pp

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£3,288pp

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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.

Start your travels in Dubai, where among the world’s tallest buildings await the world’s loftiest experiences. Add a Monograms vacation to glitzy Dubai to your tour of India to experience the city’s Old World markets and world-class shopping, sweeping sand dunes and dazzling beaches, and traditional Bedouin villages and futuristic vibe.

Cap off experience in Asia and 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.

Small Group Discovery

Each Globus Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

DUBAI.

Day
1

Arrive in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Welcome to Dubai! Hotel check-in is available mid-afternoon.

DUBAI.

Day
2

DUBAI Guided sightseeing with visits to the spice souk and gold souk. Walking tour through Bastayika Quarter. Visit Burj Khalifa and ascend to the At the Top observation deck. Free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBAI.

Day
3

DUBAI Full day at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBAI–DELHI, INDIA.

Day
4

DUBAI Fly to Delhi.
DELHI Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DELHI.

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DELHI–AGRA

Day
6

DELHI Visits to Humayun’s Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Afternoon drive to Agra.
AGRA Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

AGRA.

Day
7

AGRA Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal and visit to Agra Fort. LF Visit a marble workshop. Free time this afternoon and evening.
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 included:

  • Breakfast

AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK.

Day
8

AGRA Visit to Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
BHARATPUR Train trip to Ranthambore National Park. RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK.

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

RANTHAMBORE–JAIPUR

Day
10

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

JAIPUR.

Day
11

JAIPUR Visits to Amber Fort, City Palace and its museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

JAIPUR–DELHI.

Day
12

JAIPUR fly to Delhi.
DELHI Free time this evening.

DELHI–VARANASI.

Day
13

DELHI Fly to Varanasi.
VARANASI Guided sightseeing to witness the Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the Ganger River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VARANASI.

Day
14

VARANASI Sunrise boat ride to watch local religious ritual —the Hindus’ devotional bathing in the Ganges. Free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VARANASI–DELHI.

Day
15

VARANASI Free time this morning before flying back to Delhi.
DELHI Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DELHI.

Day
16

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Game drives take place in open-air safari vehicles.

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