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Program #19869RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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 Oct 26 — Oct 31, 2013

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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 One: Saturday, October 26 - Welcome to Delhi
Afternoon: Afternoon arrival in Delhi.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

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 Two: Sunday, October 27 - Old Delhi and the Legacy of Gandhi
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Then, depart for an excursion to Old Delhi. Drive past the Red Fort, and then go on a bicycle rickshaw ride around the heart of Chandini Chowk, - named for the silver merchants - navigating narrow alleyways, and a bustle of people, to end at Jama Masjid, the largest Muslim mosque in India. Continue on to the Raj Ghat - the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Drive past the India Gate, Parliament house and the Rashtrapati Bhawan (Delhi). India Gate is constructed as a memorial and was built in the memory of 90,00 soldiers who laid down their lives during world war I. Today, it stands as a popular hang out spot for locals, where can you can watch monkeys perform, enjoy a camel ride, blow soap bubbles all over the lawns, play with balloons and just experience the vividness of India come alive.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Lodging: Suryaa New Delhi

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

Description: The hotel is within walking distance of the Taj Mahal, set in a quiet landscape of gardens.

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

Room amenities: 138 rooms with central air-conditioning with individually controlled thermostat, mini-bar, electronic safes, tea- and coffee-making facility, direct-dial telephones with dataport connection, Internet access, satellite television, hair dryer. Nonsmoking rooms available.

Facility amenities: Restaurants and Bars, outdoor swimming pool, barber shop, beauty salon, concierge desk, gift shop, safety deposit box, laundry service, foreign currency exchange, and business center.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Monday, October 28 - Depart for Agra / The Monuments of the Moghul Emp...
Note: Transfer to Agra will take about 4 1/2 hours with rest stops.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, visit Qutb Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surrounding archaeological area of this site contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art (built in 1311), and two mosques, including the Quwwatu'l-Islam, the oldest in northern India, built of materials reused from some 20 Brahman temples. Then depart to Agra.

Lunch: Lunch en route to Agra.

Afternoon: En route, your Study Leader presents an overview of Indian History. At the mausoleum and tomb of the mighty Akbar, the third Mughal Emperor -the son of Emperor Humayun, and the grandson of the Mughal Emperor Zaheeruddin Muhammad Babur, the ruler who founded the Mughal dynasty in India - discover the legacy of Sikandra and the Moghuls. The tomb has three-storeyed red sandstone minarets displaying wondrous inlay work of marble on the four corners of the building. 'Langurs', black-faced monkeys have found a safe haven in the beautiful gardens surrounding the mausoleum and often stray to the walkways too. The construction of the mausoleum was begun by Akbar but completed in 1613 by his son, Emperor Jehangir. Continue your drive to Agra. Upon arrival in the late afternoon, check in and relax for the rest of the evening.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Lodging: Trident Hotel Agra

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

Description: The hotel is within walking distance of the Taj Mahal, set in a quiet landscape of gardens.

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

Room amenities: 138 rooms with central air-conditioning with individually controlled thermostat, mini-bar, electronic safes, tea- and coffee-making facility, direct-dial telephones with dataport connection, Internet access, satellite television, hair dryer. Nonsmoking rooms available.

Facility amenities: Restaurants and Bars, outdoor swimming pool, barber shop, beauty salon, concierge desk, gift shop, safety deposit box, laundry service, foreign currency exchange, and business center.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, October 29 - Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Breakfast: In the hotel upon return from the Taj Mahal.

Morning: Set out pre-dawn to watch the rising sun bathe the pristine white marble of the Taj Mahal in warm hues of gold, ochre and orange. Take some time to explore the exquisite grounds and view the highly decorated inside chamber. Next, visit 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.

Lunch: Observe a cooking demonstration in a private home, then feast on the meal specially prepared for you.

Afternoon: Depart for Itmad Ud Daula and Mehtab Bagh to view Taj Mahal. Itmad- Ud - Daula is the first tomb in India built entirely with white marble. Mehtab Bagah translated as "Moonlight Garden" rests in front of the Taj. The octagonal pool in the centre of the terrace would reflect the image of the Mausoleum and thus the garden would provide a setting to view the Taj Mahal.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Lodging: Trident Hotel Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Nestled between the throbbing city of New Delhi & the business hub of Gurgaon, spread over sprawling 7 acres, Mapple Emerald is a bustling Business & leisure hotel. With well appointed rooms, lush green lawns, spacious banquet halls & state of the art conference facilities - it has a plethora of options to host any indoor/outdoor event.

Contact info:
National Highway - 8, Rajokri, New Delhi
Rajokri
New Delhi, India
phone: +91 .11.2566.1661
web: www.mapplehotels.com/city-newdelhi/overview.asp?links=jd1&htID=7

Room amenities: Mini bar/tea coffee maker, An electronic safe, LCD & hairdryer, Hi-speed internet

Facility amenities: Business center, Banquet Halls, Meeting Rooms, Gymnasium, Foreign Exchange assistance, Doctor on call

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact program provider for price.


Day Five: Wednesday, October 30 - Fatehpur Sikr / Drive to Delhi
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Depart to Delhi. En route, explore Fatehpur Sikr, the deserted sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. A variety of architectural styles are found, since craftsmen representing many schools were employed. Originally planned as the capital, a shortage of water compelled Akbar to abandon his plans.

Lunch: En route.

Afternoon: Check into day room before your early morning flight home.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Evening: Late evening transfers to the airport for your early morning flight home.

Lodging: Mapple Emerald Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Six: Thursday, October 31 - Return flight home
Arrive To: Arrival back home.


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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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12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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