Special ValueThis 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.
OverviewJoin this new custom-crafted tour that blends North and South India in a single journey, weaving the sub-continent's cultural heritage into a comprehensive and magical adventure. From North to South, India beckons with colors of infinite richness, sounds of enduring spirituality, and sights of unending wonder. Beginning with the royal palaces of Rajasthan in the North and concluding with a two-day houseboat tour in the South in Kerala, you'll experience the marvelous – and mystifying – land of India.
Smithsonian ExpertThroughout this tour, travel in the company of an exceptional Smithsonian Study Leader. Rita Sodha has a Ph.D. in art history and is a lecturer in the department of art history at the University of Baroda, India. Rita will be on the November 11 departure. Minhazz Majumdar is a writer and curator of Indian art, and co-founder of the Earth & Grass Workshop, an organization promoting arts and crafts as livelihood. Minhazz will be on the February 3 departure.
Special HighlightsExperience the sublime Taj Mahal at sunrise.Discover Udaipur’s City Palace and the Rajasthani folk art collection at the Lok Kala Museum.Embark on a camel safari through the dunes of the Thar Desert.Explore Mumbai, India’s most populous city.Cruise through Kerala’s backwater canals aboard a traditional Indian houseboat for two days.Attend a performance of Kathakali dance in Kochi.
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World Heritage sitesThis expedition visits these World Heritage sites:
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- Qutab Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
- The Red Fort Complex, Delhi
- Jantar Mintar, Jaipur
- The Agra Fort, Agra
- The Taj Mahal, Agra