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Mystical India with Ranthambore Tiger Preserve 2025

November 30 - December 16, 2025
Length: 17 days
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Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. While staying at excellent hotels, we travel the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput. We also search for elusive Bengals at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve, and absorb the holiness of Varanasi.

Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Tour Highlights

  • In bustling Delhi, the apex of the country’s renowned Golden Triangle, encounter the fascinating sights of Old and New Delhi.
  • Visit legendary Jaipur, one of the great cities of the Rajput, known for its pink sandstone buildings.
  • Enjoy a home-hosted dinner with a Rajasthani family in Jaipur.
  • Stay for two nights near Ranthambore National Park, once a royal hunting ground, and take game drives in search of elusive Bengal tigers and other wildlife.
  • Embark on a village walk in pastoral Kalakho to meet local Meena tribespeople in their homes.
  • Stop in ancient Abhaneri to see the Chand Baori step well, an architectural marvel with 3,500 steps.
  • In Agra, savor a travel highlight with a visit to the sublime Taj Mahal as well as imposing Agra Fort, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • In the holy city of Varanasi witness Hindu pilgrims performing their rituals on the Ganges River, then travel by river to attend a traditional aarti ceremony.
  • Visit Sarnath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, to see the temples and stupas and tour the museum with its superb collection of Buddhist artifacts.
  • Absorb the beauty of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal on a special journey with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.

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