23866
India

Authentic India: From the Golden Triangle to the Ganges River

Experience the cultural and spiritual treasures of India's "Golden Triangle" and life along the Ganges River on a riverboat voyage during the off-season when the crowds have thinned.
Program No. 23866RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
4,299
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE

At a Glance

Local markets. Regal temples. Intricate architecture. Rich traditions. Discover India in all its cultural and spiritual glory during the off-season after the seasonal swell of tourists has subsided. Your discoveries begin with in-depth explorations of India's "Golden Triangle"— Delhi, Agra and Jaipur — alongside local experts. Then, step aboard a modern riverboat to experience life along the Ganges River, a sacred waterway to Hindus and a lifeline to the millions who live on its banks. Compare and contrast age-old traditions with modern society as you learn about women’s issues, Gandhian philosophy, trade challenges and more from locals along the way.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day in hot temperatures; including uneven terrain and down slopes without stairs or handrails. Bus rides of up to 3-6 hours, with 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 ...

  • See the Taj Mahal at sunset and explore its exquisitely decorated interior chambers.
  • Attend fascinating presentations on contemporary women’s issues, from education to inheritance, as well as the relevance of “Gandian thoughts” in modern society.
  • Experience the living culture of India as you explore Sikh temples and riverside villages.
Featured Expert
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Prakash Detha
Mr. Prakash Detha was born and brought up in the village of Borunda, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Prakash received his bachelor’s in history in 1985 from Rajasthan College Jaipur and his master’s 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.

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

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