A Spiritual and Cultural Journey: India’s Golden Triangle and Holy Ganges River
Discover some of the world’s most iconic landmarks with experts and sail a modern riverboat along the Ganges River to vibrant cities, religious sites, ancient palaces and the Taj Mahal.
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Program No. 21644RJ
22 days
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At a Glance

Experience the treasures of India's "Golden Triangle" -- Delhi, Agra and Jaipur -- with local experts. Then fly to Kolkata and board a modern riverboat to discover the Ganges River, which to Hindus is more than a waterway. Delve into the spiritual meaning of this river on a voyage to its hidden places, plus experience its vital importance in day-to-day life. Disembark and journey to Bodhgaya and Varanasi, some of the holiest sites in India.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; including uneven terrain and down slopes without stairs or handrails. Bus rides of up to 3-6 hours, with rest stops along the way.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the energy of Old Delhi on a rickshaw ride then visit the Sikh Temple, one of the most prominent Sikh houses of worship.
  • See the Taj Mahal at sunset and sunrise and explore its exquisitely decorated interior chambers.
  • Sail a modern riverboat along the Ganges River, visiting the ruins of long forgotten villages, temples and rural India.

General Notes

Most activities on this program will be held in conjunction with Road Scholar program #21260 India’s Holy Ganges River: Rituals, History and the Sacred City of Varanasi. Your group leader will be available for individualized attention during activities for both groups.
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