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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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 Sikh Temple, one of the most prominent Sikh houses of worship.
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Prakash Detha
Mr. Prakash Detha was born and brought up in the village of Borunda, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Prakash received his BA in history in 1985 from Rajasthan College Jaipur and his MA in history in 1987 from Rajasthan University Jaipur. His work experience includes training with BBC television in London, freelancing as a documentary filmmaker and researcher at Folklore Institute of Rajasthan, and leading groups for 10 years with Road Scholar programs. Currently, Prakash is focusing on folk music, organic farming and leading educational programs.
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