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The Best of India: Treasures of the North and South

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Program #18716RJ
21 Days | 20 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.
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Laura McCourt Nov 17, 2014 at 02:52 PM

I've just signed up for the Jan 30th trip and am interested in staying over a few days, visiting Ellora caves. If anyone has done/or has already made arrangements for this extension, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks,
Laura
Karen Glaser Nov 17, 2014 at 05:50 PM

Hi Laura - We are going on the December 1 trip leaving November 20. I have arranged to fly to Ellora to stay for 4 days. I can let you know how it was upon our return. Since they are relatively close to Dehli - why not?


Jean Kroll Nov 11, 2014 at 04:23 PM

I have a peanut allergy and also cannot tolerate curry. Does anyone know if that is a problem?
Nancy D Nov 11, 2014 at 05:20 PM

I have recently returned from this tour. There are multiple curry dishes at every meal. The food is a big part of the india experience. There are so many different curry flavour. Also, some are hot and some are not. I'm not sure what you would have to eat besides rice and flatbread type foods. There is not much in the way of fresh salad. Peanuts are a common cooking ingredient in the south.
Nancy D Nov 11, 2014 at 05:22 PM

I would suggest contacting road scholar directly with your dietary issues.
Jean Kroll Nov 12, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Thank you for resoonding
Jean Kroll Nov 12, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Responding.


Karen Glaser Nov 06, 2014 at 04:23 PM

MaryEllen; look forward to meeting you. Dan and I are not getting this vaccination.
Karen
Mary Ellen Lyons Nov 06, 2014 at 04:34 PM

Carter and I have decided not to get the Japanese Encephalitis vaccination either. We are looking forward to this trip and meeting new fellow travelers. Have you enjoyed other RS programs? We are RS fans; this is our 16th program! Eager to meet you. Any chance you are flying out of NYC?
Karen Glaser Nov 07, 2014 at 08:57 AM

Good Morning Mary Ellen: We are flying out of Portland Oregon via Amsterdam. Actually Dan and I will be arriving a week early to explore Dehli and the caves at Elorra. I am very excited about this trip and would love to talk with you about all your RS adventures! Any tips you would like to share? Karen and Dan
Karen Glaser Nov 07, 2014 at 08:57 AM



Mary Ellen Lyons Nov 03, 2014 at 04:28 PM

My husband and I are enrolled in the Dec 1 2014 India North and South program. RE: Immunizations...how many of you past and future participants either got or plan to get the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine prior to the trip? Thanks!
Judith Wylie Nov 04, 2014 at 08:45 AM

I went on this trip Feb. 2014. Many of the group spent a great deal of money on immunizations. I had a flu shot and TDAPP, both of which were free at the Health Department. Our guide confided in me that he felt that was all that was necessary.
Mary Ellen Lyons Nov 04, 2014 at 06:38 PM

Thanks for your info! We appreciate it!


Marshal Blumstock Nov 01, 2014 at 03:30 PM

Laurie & I will be on the upcoming Feb.20 2015 trip.We are very excited. I traveled throughout India in 1980. It is the most fascinating country I have ever visited. Anyone on this trip wish to connect?


Karen Glaser Oct 31, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Gayle- thank you for the advice! any more tips you could share?


Gayle Ashton Oct 24, 2014 at 02:05 PM

I took this trip a year ago. Loved it! Would go again.

My two bits of advise: don't bring lace-up shoes (too much effort to remove and lace as many venues prohibit shoes), don't eat anything off the menu without checking with your host (the couple that got sick were former India xpats who ate what had not given them problems in the past and learned that their stomach bio had reverted to developed country status).

All the food offered by the program was fine.


Arthur Lieb Oct 18, 2014 at 08:16 PM

Our group in February 2014 had 10. Quite a comfortable group.


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