Mystical and spiritual, India is a land of rich contrasts. Explore its multifaceted culture as you travel through the classic Golden Triangle and east to Varanasi, stopping in Kalakho where local Meena tribespeople invite you into their homes.

Starting at: $5,287 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The iconic Taj Mahal  Detail of archway within the Amber Palace, Jaipur  The Amber Palace, overlooking Jaipur  Courtyard in the City Palace Museum of Jaipur  The City Palace Museum, Jaipur  Ancient observatory in Jaipur  The newly restored Palace of the Winds in Jaipur  Women at a temple in northern India. Credit: Linda Currie  Traditional Indian market. Credit: Linda Currie  Father and son in Rajasthan. Credit: Linda Currie  The elusive Bengal tiger, Ranthambore National Park  The Taj Mahal, Agra  Detail of inlaid stone at the Red Fort in Agra  Entrance to Agra's Red Fort, seat of Mughal power for generations  Pavilion inside the Red Fort in Agra  Detail of stonework on the Qutab Minar minaret, Delhi  Qutab Minar, India's tallest minaret, Delhi  Statue of Buddha at Sarnath, one of Buddhism's four holiest sites  The ghats along the Ganges River, Varanasi  Holy man along the Ganges River

Mystical India

The Golden Triangle and Varanasi With an Optional Extension to Nepal

17 days from $5,287 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Mystical and spiritual, India is a land of rich contrasts. Explore its multifaceted culture as you travel through the classic Golden Triangle and east to Varanasi, stopping in Kalakho where local Meena tribespeople invite you into their homes.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Of all the overseas trips we've taken, this trip ranks right at the top. Smithsonian did an outstanding job of balancing sites and activities with learning. We saw and did so much but we learned even more. We'll always remember India.

- Ron Z.

I have wanted to visit India all my life and, therefore, had very high expectations. This trip far exceeded all those expectations. It was everything I hoped for and more! 

- Brenda S.

India is not only mystical, but it is memorable, and magic. An initial visit only whets one's desire to return to experience the unique physical and spiritual senses over and over again.

- Kenneth N.

I am so happy I saw India with the Smithsonian. It has such a rich and extraordinary history, and Smithsonian was the way to go! 

- Previous Journeys Traveler

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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare: Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,287 - - Double
$6,782 - - Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,487 - - Double
$6,982 - - Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,687 - - Double
$7,182 - - Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland (OR)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,787 - - Double
$7,282 - - Single
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Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,195 - - Double
$5,690 - - Single
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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare: Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,487 - $1,295 Double
$6,982 - $1,640 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,687 - $1,295 Double
$7,182 - $1,640 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,887 - $1,295 Double
$7,382 - $1,640 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland (OR)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,987 - $1,295 Double
$7,482 - $1,640 Single
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Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,395 - $1,295 Double
$5,890 - $1,640 Single
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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare: Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,487 - $1,295 Double
$6,982 - $1,640 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,687 - $1,295 Double
$7,182 - $1,640 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,887 - $1,295 Double
$7,382 - $1,640 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland (OR)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,987 - $1,295 Double
$7,482 - $1,640 Single
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Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,395 - $1,295 Double
$5,890 - $1,640 Single
Ask us a Question

SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare: Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,287 - $1,295 Double
$6,782 - $1,640 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,487 - $1,295 Double
$6,982 - $1,640 Single
Ask us a Question
Tour cost including airfare: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,687 - $1,295 Double
$7,182 - $1,640 Single
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Tour cost including airfare: Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland (OR)
Tour cost including airfare:
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,787 - $1,295 Double
$7,282 - $1,640 Single
Ask us a Question
Land Only – Tour Cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,195 - $1,295 Double
$5,690 - $1,640 Single
Ask us a Question

SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare from Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,387 - $1,095 Double
$6,882 - $1,440 Single
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Tour cost including airfare from Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,587 - $1,095 Double
$7,082 - $1,440 Single
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Tour cost including airfare from Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,787 - $1,095 Double
$7,282 - $1,440 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland (OR)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,887 - $1,095 Double
$7,382 - $1,440 Single
Make a Reservation
Land Only – Tour cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,295 - $1,095 Double
$5,790 - $1,440 Single
Make a Reservation

SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.


Tour cost including airfare from Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,387 - $1,095 Double
$6,882 - $1,440 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,587 - $1,095 Double
$7,082 - $1,440 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,787 - $1,095 Double
$7,282 - $1,440 Single
Make a Reservation
Tour cost including airfare from Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Portland (OR)
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$5,887 - $1,095 Double
$7,382 - $1,440 Single
Make a Reservation
Land Only - Tour cost not including airfare
Price Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,295 - $1,095 Double
$5,790 - $1,440 Single
Make a Reservation

Price Notes

Please call if your city is not listed. Price includes airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees, which are subject to change until final payment is made. Please call if your city is not listed. Business Class upgrade on round-trip international flight: $5,195 (subject to change). Air inclusive prices include airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees of $892, which are subject to change until final payment is made. Program based on a maximum of 24 participants.

Please note: This trip involves full days of sightseeing and significant amounts of walking. You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to its fullest.