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18 Days | 17 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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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Marlene Gleason Jan 04, 2014 at 12:37 PM

See the group at JFK on 1/26. Marlene and Kyra from Oregon

Aurelia Strupp Dec 22, 2013 at 03:51 PM

Aurelia Strupp, "Rhea"
I'm joining the January 27 trip, traveling on my own from Madison WI to New Delhi arriving before the group flight. Excited about seeing the Taj (a long time dream) and many other sites of India. I'm retired and enjoy traveling.

Benedicte Valentiner Nov 23, 2013 at 09:22 PM

Hello there, I shall be on this trip out of Delhi January 27, 2014 - coming up from Colombo, Sri Lanka. I live in Santa Fe, NM and am retired from U.S. government (U.S. Senate and Mgr. Blair House, D.C. etc.) Am looking forward to my 5th Roadscholar adventure (China, SE Asia, Silk Road and Sri Lanka) and am grateful for earlier feed back below which is very helpful.
Benedicte Valentiner

Bonnie Lindauer Apr 22, 2013 at 11:18 PM

For computer use,what kind of wall plug adopter do I need? (I'm not referring to power adaptor, but a receptacle type to accept US plug, for example, into a recessed area that takes round prongs). If you know, where could that kind of wall plug receptical be bought? Some hotels in Korea provide it at no charge.

Charlene Price Apr 20, 2013 at 07:46 PM

My wife and I are considering this trip but since it will be our first trip to India I would appreciate any comments or thoughts on whether other options would be preferable. The riverboat portion of this particular itinerary is attractive to us. Your recommendations would be appreciated.
Ann Muhs May 31, 2013 at 01:22 AM

My husband and I took this trip in 2012 and if you go to http://myheartofindia.shutterfly.com/ you will see the photo book I made of the riverboat portion. We loved the trip.

Alan Siegle Aug 01, 2012 at 08:14 PM

I will be on the Mighty Brahmaputra: Taj, Tribes and Temples trip January 27, 2013.

I would like some feedback from people who have taken this trip previously.

Thanks for your help.

Ann Muhs Dec 27, 2012 at 09:48 PM

We were on the first trip, Feb 2012, and it was great. You can check out my shutterfly book on the river part of the trip at http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AbMWrRm3bNGTsI
Ann Muhs Dec 28, 2012 at 09:44 PM

Alan, The only time we saw the Himalayas was when we flew in to Assam. If you copy the http address I gave on the 27th and paste into your browser you should be able to open the photo book I made and see what Assam is like. Ann
Ann Muhs Dec 29, 2012 at 02:30 PM

Alan, We did not have any rain and the weather was not real hot and cooler in the evening. We did not see any tigers but did see claw marks on a tree and on some rhinos.You are on a platform that is level with the elephants back so it is not hard to get on and off. I am sure you will love the trip.
Ann Muhs Jan 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Alan, it is always good to have clothing to layer. I was just looking at temperatures at (;30 am on 1/20/13 in Dehli, jaipur and Agra were 46-55 degrees and Majuli, Assam was 59. There was not a lot of humidity in Assam. I usually had long sleeves to avoid sunburn but I could alway roll them up. We did take Malarone for Malaria prevention but we never saw a mosquito or other bugs. There was one day we put on insect repellant but I don't remember where it was. You will be lucky if you have Shagzil Khan for a leader. He is very good. If it is he, please say Hi from Ann and Barry for me.
Ann Muhs Jan 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Alan, Please let me know how you like the trip. My husband and I are going back to India Feb 11 with a different organization.

Margretta Dahms Apr 01, 2012 at 04:54 PM

Why does day 1 indicate travel from the US to India without a departure location or time?

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