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Program #21347RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Sep 10 — Sep 16, 2014

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Day One: Wednesday, September 10 - Depart for India
Depart From: Depart for overnight flight to India.

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Suryaa New Delhi is a 5 Star Deluxe Hotel located in the heart of New Delhi, a mere 35 minute drive from the International Airport & adjacent to Delhi's business districts - Nehru Place, Pragati Maidan-International Trade Fair venue, Okhla & Noida Export Promotion Zone.

Contact info:
New Friends Colony
New Delhi, 110 025 India
phone: +911126835070
web: www.thesuryaanewdelhi.com/

Room amenities: Satellite TV, CD Player, DVD Player, In-Room Movies, Coffee Maker, Mini-Refrigerator, Mini Bar, Wi-Fi Internet, Phone with Voicemail, Bathrobe, Hairdryer, Bathtub, In-Room Safe, Air Conditioning & Iron/Ironing Board

Facility amenities: Laundry/Dry Cleaning, Multi-lingual Staff, Administrative Services, Concierge Services, Barber/Hair Stylist, Business Center, Currency Exchange, Fax, Gift Shop, Room Service, Health Club, Indoor Pool, Health Spa/Massage, Outdoor Pool, Hot Tub, ATM & Safe Deposit Box

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: n/a
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for more information.


Day Two: Thursday, September 11 - Evening Arrival / Light Dinner
Note: Group flight arrival is usally in the late afternoon. But the time you go through immigration and transfer to your program hotel, it could be between 6-7pm at the earliest.

Arrive To: Group arrives to Delhi in the evening. Transfer to hotel for check in.

Dinner: Light dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Suryaa New Delhi

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Suryaa New Delhi is a 5 Star Deluxe Hotel located in the heart of New Delhi, a mere 35 minute drive from the International Airport & adjacent to Delhi's business districts - Nehru Place, Pragati Maidan-International Trade Fair venue, Okhla & Noida Export Promotion Zone.

Contact info:
New Friends Colony
New Delhi, 110 025 India
phone: +911126835070
web: www.thesuryaanewdelhi.com/

Room amenities: Satellite TV, CD Player, DVD Player, In-Room Movies, Coffee Maker, Mini-Refrigerator, Mini Bar, Wi-Fi Internet, Phone with Voicemail, Bathrobe, Hairdryer, Bathtub, In-Room Safe, Air Conditioning & Iron/Ironing Board

Facility amenities: Laundry/Dry Cleaning, Multi-lingual Staff, Administrative Services, Concierge Services, Barber/Hair Stylist, Business Center, Currency Exchange, Fax, Gift Shop, Room Service, Health Club, Indoor Pool, Health Spa/Massage, Outdoor Pool, Hot Tub, ATM & Safe Deposit Box

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: n/a
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for more information.


Day Three: Friday, September 12 - Old Delhi / Rickshaw ride / New Delhi / Gandhi Sm...
Note: Rickshaw ride is through an extremely crowded market. Jama Mosque has a lot of steps.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Discover Old Delhi. Drive by the Red fort and then take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk that ends in Jama Masjid with a visit to the Mosque.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon, discover New Delhi. Drive past India Gate and Government buildings. Continue to Gandhi Smriti and learn about Gandhi and his philosophy.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Suryaa New Delhi

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Trident, Agra, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. The Hotel is literally, a stone's throw away from one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Contact info:
Fatehabad Rd.
Agra, 282 001 India
phone: +91 562 223 5000
web: www.tridenthotels.com/agra/index.asp

Room amenities: Central A/C, Internet Access, Direct Dial Telephone, Tea & Coffee Maker, 24 hr. Room Service, Satellite TV, Electronic Safe, Hairdryer, Voltage 110-220

Facility amenities: Bar, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Jogging Track, Business Center, Currency Exchange, Laundry Service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Saturday, September 13 - Delhi / Coach to Agra / Sunset with a view of the...
Note: This is a 4-5 hour drive with stops along the way.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Explore Qutub Minar, a great masterpiece of Mughal architecture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has survived the ravages of time impressively. Then, check-out of hotel and depart for Agra. En-route, engage in a presentation on “Mugul History” by your group leader.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue to hotel for check in. Then in the late afternoon, view the Taj Mahal from Metab Bagh.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Trident Hotel Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated near the renowned Amber Fort and overlooking the Mansagar Lake. The rose coloured facade of the hotel is reminiscent of traditional Rajasthani architecture.

Contact info:
Amber Fort Road
Opposite Jal Mahal
Jaipur, 302 002 India
phone: +91 141 267 0101
web: www.tridenthotels.com/jaipur/index.asp

Room amenities: Central A/C, Internet Access, Dual Line Telephones, Tea & Coffee Maker, 24 Hr. Room Service, Electronic Safe, Hairdryer, Voltage 110-220

Facility amenities: Bar, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Business Center, Currency Exchange, Laundry Service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Five: Sunday, September 14 - Taj Mahal / Agra Fort / Coach to Jaipur
Note: Both the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort involves a lot of walking and some uneven steps. The drive from Agra to Jaipur is approximately a 5-6 hours drive with stops.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Before breakfast, set out in the early morning to explore the Taj Mahal. Take some time to explore the exquisite grounds and view the highly decorated inside chamber. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then continue to Agra Fort. Originally planned as an impregnable military structure by Akbar, the Agra Fort, over a period of time, acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Then head off to Jaipur.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue to Jaipur. En route, participate in a presentation on the caste system, given by your Study Leader. Upon arrival check into your hotel and relax until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Trident Hotel Jaipur

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated near the renowned Amber Fort and overlooking the Mansagar Lake. The rose coloured facade of the hotel is reminiscent of traditional Rajasthani architecture.

Contact info:
Amber Fort Road
Opposite Jal Mahal
Jaipur, 302 002 India
phone: +91 141 267 0101
web: www.tridenthotels.com/jaipur/index.asp

Room amenities: Central A/C, Internet Access, Dual Line Telephones, Tea & Coffee Maker, 24 Hr. Room Service, Electronic Safe, Hairdryer, Voltage 110-220

Facility amenities: Bar, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Business Center, Currency Exchange, Laundry Service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Six: Monday, September 15 - Jaipur / Amber Fort / Janta Manar
Note: Amber Fort will require walking on uneven stones and some steps.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). This five storied wonder has a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Continue on to Amber Fort, a example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glass work complemented by exquisite wall paintings.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Jaipur with City Place and Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. Then continue to the city Bazaar and take in the hussle and busy of Jaipur city.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Trident Hotel Jaipur

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Tuesday, September 16 - School visit / Transfer to Delhi / Fly to Kolkata
Note: Driving time from Jaipur to Delhi is approximately 5-6 hours depending on traffic. All participants on the extension, including Program Only, are provided with the flight from Delhi to Kolkata. Please do not book this flight on your own.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Explore a local village of Jaipur and visit a secondary school supported by Road Scholar with opportunities to interact with the students there.

Lunch: Early family hosted lunch. Your program ends after lunch in Jaipur.

Afternoon: Transfer back to Delhi for your flight to Kolkata to start your main program 21260. Please note that this flight coincides with the flight for the main group. Your arrival in Kolkata is a late night arrival around 10pm, so there is no programming, just a hotel overnight.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Evening: Evening flight with the main program to go to Kolkata. Note, everyone on the extension is provided with this flight. Please do not book your own flight from Delhi to Kolkata if you are Program only and you are taking this extension.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Flights during the program

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