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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.
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Georgeann Knoles Dec 07, 2014 at 07:57 PM

We would appreciate suggestions on sightseeing for up to five days in Delhi before the March 15-April 4, 2015 Best of India program starts. We have only been to Mumbai & Cochin in India before during a cruise. We would probably be more interested in touring places during the day and be back at our hotel by dinner. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Susan Baker Dec 01, 2014 at 10:44 PM

We are taking the Feb. 5-25, 2015, North to South India trip. I will appreciate any advice a previous participant about what kind of attire is appropriate for February travel -- jacket, scarf for women, type of shoes, skirts or slacks for women?????
Rhoda Draws Dec 01, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I took the trip in March-Feb. of this year. Light jacket and a scarf fine for the north, You'll need loose cotton tops and shorts or "pajama" pants for the South...pretty hot and humid. I bought a loose cotton blouse and custom-made "pajama" pants in Jaipur. Shoes should be easy to slip on and off, due to requirements of most temples. and mosques

Judy Berger Nov 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I'm going on the Feb 20-March 12 trip and am looking for a roommate. I'm very physically active and practice yoga regularly. I love music (sing professionally) and speak Spanish. Live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jewish. Retired professional in health care and philanthropic education. Politically progressive, love to read, travel, and make new friends from around the work. Looking for a generally compatible person who doesn't snore loudly.
Frances Wolff Nov 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Judy. I originally signed up for the Feb 20-Mar 12 trip and was also looking for a roommate. I changed my date to Dec. 2015 for reasons too complicated to state, but would consider changing back. I am a retired University librarian and was a hippy type in a former life. I am also a singer/songwriter, active, love to read, travel and am politically progressive and am Jewish. I can't however guarantee the non-snoring as I have lived alone now for many years after divorce so I don't know (and my cat didn't seem to care). I might be able to "get it together" to go on this trip - there is only the one spot open which is for a shared roommate which must be you. My name is Francie Wolff and I'm from Springfield, Missouri and you can find me on Facebook. my email is (my son and family live in Monterey CA)
Frances Wolff Nov 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

ps I would love to find a yoga/meditation retreat to attend before or after!
Judy Berger Nov 24, 2014 at 02:41 AM

Sounds great. I've just sent you a personal email.

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.
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


Karen Glaser Nov 06, 2014 at 04:23 PM

MaryEllen; look forward to meeting you. Dan and I are not getting this vaccination.
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: 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?
Judy Berger Nov 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I'd love to, Marshal. I'll be on that trip. It's my first India adventure and I'm very excited too. I'm staying over 2.5 weeks afterwards for ayurvedic treatments and to deepen my yoga practice at an ashram in Trivandrum. Can't wait for the whole thing! yoga.
Marshal Blumstock Nov 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

My e-mail is I also skype and do facetime. Look forward to hearing from you.

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