Journey through India: From Royal Rajasthan to Kerala


Enjoy a grand adventure that blends the north and south of India in a single journey, weaving the sub-continent's cultural heritage into a comprehensive and magical experience.

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 The legendary Taj Mahal in Agra  Sunset over the Taj Mahal  Everyday life plays out near the majestic Taj Mahal  The old and new world: Lord Krishna. Credit: Joydeep Mukherjee  Pavilion inside the Red Fort in Agra  Detail of stonework on the Qutab Minar minaret, Delhi  Qutab Minar, India's tallest minaret, Delhi  Detail of inlaid stonework at the Taj Mahal  The Palace of Winds in Jaipur  Traditional Indian market. Credit: Linda Currie  The Amber Palace, overlooking Jaipur  Inside the Merhangarh Fort, Jodhpur  The City Palace Museum, Jaipur  Detail of archway within the Amber Palace, Jaipur  Courtyard in the City Palace Museum of Jaipur  The "Blue City" of Jodhpur with Mehrangarh Fort on the hilltop  Kathakali dancers, a traditional Kerala art form  Jantar Mantar, the open-air observatory in Jaipur  School children  Jain Temple in Ranakpur  Architectural detail of the City Palace Museum, Udaipur  View of Lake Pichola from the City Palace Museum, Udaipur  Traditional fishing nets over the Kerala Canal  Houseboat along the Kerala Canal  Camels of the Thar Desert  Women at a temple in northern India. Credit: Linda Currie  Father and son in Rajasthan. Credit: Linda Currie  Detail of inlaid stone at the Red Fort in Agra  Entrance to Agra's Red Fort, seat of Mughal power for generations
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Experts

Rita Sodha

Rita Sodha

Nov 17 - Dec 6, 2014

Rita Sodha is a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Baroda’s Faculty of Fine Arts. With a Ph.D. in art history, Rita is an expert on Indian painting and has published several articles on contemporary art in India. With a degree in painting, Rita has conducted workshops on the technique of enameling, tie and dye, patchwork, and quilting, and she designs soft furnishings for customized interiors. She also studied the sitar at the University of Baroda’s Faculty of Performing Arts. Rita looks forward to sharing her love of Indian art, music, history, and culture with Smithsonian travelers.

Doranne Jacobson

Doranne Jacobson

Feb 2 - 21, 2015

As an anthropologist specializing in the study of India, Doranne Jacobson has greatly enjoyed exploring the complexities of South Asian cultures for many years. Doranne is Director of International Images, a consulting firm. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and has lived a total of more than six years in India, conducting extensive research on social change and gender roles. She speaks Hindi, India'’s national language, and is the author of many books and articles on India. She is also a widely-published photographer. She has led many highly successful tours to India and other parts of Asia.