The Best of India: Treasures of the North and South

Dive into the vibrant culture of India, discovering its grand cities, sacred monuments and exquisite gardens on this unique academic adventure.
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Program No. 18716RJ
22 days
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At a Glance

Traverse India on a comprehensive journey that takes you from the Golden Triangle capitals of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in the north to the frescoed fortress of the “Tiger of Mysore” and the bayou-like Kerala backwaters in the south, learning customs and traditions from locals and absorbing India’s history from experts who know it best.
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Let's Go!
Walking up to two miles a day over sidewalks and roads that are often broken and uneven; some stairs are unavoidable. A few bus rides up to 5 hours long with sightseeing and rest stops along the way.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy home hosted dinners with local Indian families.
  • Watch as the sun rises and sets over the marble domes of the Taj Mahal.
  • Explore and enjoy the tranquility of the Kerala backwaters on a houseboat.
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Shagzil Khan
Shagzil Khan is a licensed national group leader recognized by the Indian Government Ministry of Tourism and Culture. His passion for his homeland is evident in how he shares his knowledge and insight. Shagzil also holds a master's degree in Islamic history, history of religion and comparative religions in India. Beyond the degrees and studies, Shagzil enjoys long distance road biking, sports and cultural events, comedy and spending time with his wife and three children.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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