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
21 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
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 stops along the way for bathroom breaks.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Observe and learn about the daily rituals that people perform at ghats along the Ganges River.
  • See the Taj Mahal at sunset and sunrise and explore its exquisitely decorated interior chambers.
  • Experience the energy of Old Delhi on a rickshaw ride then visit the home where Gandhi spent the last days of his life in New Delhi.