Whether that means culinary experiences, architectural studies, or even searching for tigers, is entirely up to you. In New Delhi, we can discover symbols of power past and present, from the 16th century Humayun tomb to the 20th century Parliament House, where India’s government still meets. In Agra, we find the iconic, exquisite Taj Mahal, testament to ancient love and architectural prowess. Rajasthan, known as the “land of kings,” is home to the delightful walled city of Jaipur, the tiger preserve at Ranthambore as well as the forbidding, windswept Thar Desert, still dotted with nomad villages.
India’s religious traditions come alive in Varanasi, where visitors worship the goddess Ganga along the sacred river ghats and in nearby Sarnath, the deer park where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Rishikesh, too, offers lessons on Indian spirituality – here, a traditional crematorium is marked by an eternal flame that is said to have been burning for 4,000 years.
• Agra • Udiapur • Tiger Safari • Jaipur • Jaisalmer Forts
• Palaces • Camel Safari