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Day 10: Ranthambore/Kalakho We depart early
for Kalakho, where we embark on a camel cart safari
to meet local Meena tribespeople in their homes:
huts of mud, with walls decorated with floral and
animal designs. Tonight we enjoy a traditional folk
dance performance. B,L,D
Day 11: Kalakho/Agra En route to Agra today,
we stop in the ancient village of Abhaneri to see
the fortified Chand Baori step well (c. 800), whose
3,500 steps descend some 13 stories into the ground.
Continuing on, we reach the ancient Mughal strong-
hold of Agra early this afternoon. After lunch on our
own, we visit Itimad-ud-Daulah, the two-story marble
“Baby Taj” that inspired the Taj Mahal. Dinner to-
night is at our hotel.
Day 12: Agra This
morning we visit the
Taj Mahal, the magnificent tomb built by
Emperor Shah Jahan
in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.
Then we take an Indian
cuisine cooking lesson
and enjoy the results
for lunch. Later: imposing Agra Fort. B,L
Day 13: Agra/Delhi/Varanasi We depart by coach
this morning for Delhi, where we board a late afternoon flight to Varanasi, the holiest city in Hinduism.
We dine tonight at our hotel. B,L,D
Day 14: Varanasi/Sarnath Before breakfast today,
those who wish can join in a private yoga session. Then
we visit nearby Sarnath, where the Buddha first taught
after achieving enlightenment. One of Buddhism’s
four holiest sites, Sarnath draws pilgrims from the
world over. We see some of the temples and stupas
then tour Sarnath Museum, housing a superb collection of Buddhist artifacts from excavations here.
Mid-day we return to our hotel; lunch is on our own.
Late afternoon we attend a traditional aarti ceremony:
as we cruise along the Ganges, we watch as devout
Hindus offer their lit lamps to the deities. We dine
tonight at our hotel. B,D
Day 15: Varanasi Early this morning we return to
the Ganges where Hindu pilgrims perform their rituals
along the ghats (steps) leading to the river. We visit
several ghats by boat as we experience for ourselves
the spiritual aura of the hallowed Ganges waters.
Then we return to our hotel with time to rest before
this afternoon’s walking tour and private performance
of classical sitar. Tonight we celebrate our journey at
a farewell dinner at our hotel. B,D
Day 16: Varanasi/Delhi We fly this afternoon to
Delhi, where the evening is at leisure. B
Day 17: Return to U.S. Early today we transfer to
the airport for our return flight to the U.S.
Bengal tigers roam Ranthambore.
Your Tour Price Includes
• Round-trip air transportation from listed cities; all flights
• 15 nights’ accommodations in Deluxe, Superior First Class,
First Class, and unrated hotels
• 32 meals: 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
• Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
• Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
• Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
• Luggage handling for one bag per person
• Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and
hotel porters, and all drivers
• $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys
Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)
2017/2018 Tour Dates and Prices
including international airfare and all taxes, surcharges, and fees
2017 2017 2018 2017
Oct 1 Oct 19
Oct 8 Nov 5 Jan 11 Oct 23+
Nov 12 Nov 30 Jan 18 Oct 25+
2018 2018 Jan 29 2018
Mar 18 Mar 1 Feb 8 Feb 17**
Mar 22 Mar 8 Feb 15 Feb 18**
Boston, New York, $4,587 $4,787 $4,887 $5,187
Houston, Los Ang, $4,787 $4,987 $5,087 $5,387
San Fran, Seattle
Char,Cincinnati, $4,987 $5,187 $5,287 $5,587
Cleve, Mia, Minn,
Orl, Phil, Tampa
Denver,Detroit, $5,087 $5,287 $5,387 $5,687
Phoenix, Port (OR)
Please call if your city is not listed or for land only prices.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and
include airline taxes, surcharges, and fees of $892, which
are subject to change until final payment is made.
Single travelers please add $1,695 Sep 25, Oct 23, Oct 25,
2017; Feb 17, Feb 18, 2018; $1,395 all other dates. Your
$375 deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to
departure. All 2017/2018 tour prices above (excluding
airline taxes, surcharges, and fees) are guaranteed.
*Dussehra Festival; +Pushkar Camel Fair; **Nagaur Camel
Business Class upgrade on round-trip Trans-Atlantic flight:
$4,995 per person
Please note: This trip involves considerable walking,
as well as some lengthy coach rides. You should be in
good physical condition to enjoy the tour to its fullest.
We encounter historic forts and palaces in Rajasthan.
“PEACE IS ITS OWN REWARD.”
– MAHATMA GANDHI
Special Festival Departures
These select departures will be 19 days in duration, with
the two additional nights spent at the festival – after the
stay in Delhi and prior to arriving in Jaipur.
Dussehra Festival (Sep 25, 2017) Celebrates the joyful
conclusion of the nine-day Hindu festival of Navarati. We
spend two nights at a nearby hotel.
Pushkar (Oct 23, Oct 25, 2017) and Nagaur Camel
Fairs (Feb 17, Feb 18, 2018) Lively and exotic Hindu
gatherings, with animal trading, feasts, and traditional
sports and entertainment. We spend the two nights at a
nearby resort hotel. Your Tour Price Includes
• Air transportation Varanasi/Kathmandu inclusive of airline
taxes and fees
• 4 nights’ accommodations: 2 nights in Kathmandu at
Crowne Plaza Soaltee (Superior First Class); 2 nights in
Nagarkot at Club Himalaya Nagarkot (Superior First Class)
• 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
• Extensive sightseeing, including Pashupatinath shrine
(UNESCO site); Boudhanath monument; colorful Bhaktapur,
“city of Devotees;” Swayambhunath Temple; royal city of
Patan; and Kathmandu and environs
• Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
• Private motorcoach transportation
• Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters,
and all drivers
Please note that guests on this extension will leave the India tour
on Day 16 at the conclusion of the Varanasi stay.
5 days/4 nights for $995 total price
Single Supplement: $295
Absorb the beauty of the Himalayan
kingdom – and the warmth of its people – on this
special journey featuring sacred shrines, royal cities,
and indigenous lifestyles.