Travel through Rajasthan as you visit the best of Northern India by land and train, including Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.

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 The ethereal Taj Mahal  A cabin aboard Royal Rajasthan on Wheels  Mehrangarh Fort, overlooking the blue city of Jodhphur  Interior view of the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhphur  Fresco in Jodhpur  The City Palace overlooking Lake Pichola, Udaipur  Courtyard of the City Palace, Udaipur  Architectural details, City Palace courtyard, Udaipur  The elusive Bengal tiger, Ranthambore National Park  Amber Palace, perched on the hill in Jaipur  Detail of architecture at Jaipur's Amber Palace  Amber Fort courtyard, Jaipur  The courtyard of the City Palace Museum in Jaipur  The newly restored Palace of the Winds in Jaipur  Ancient observatory in Jaipur  The legendary Taj Mahal in Agra  Red Fort, Agra  Architectural detail from the Red Fort, Agra  White Throated Kingfisher, Keoladeo Ghana National Park  Egret, Keoladeo Ghana National Park  The dining car of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels  Hospitality in the bar car

Journey Through India's Rajasthan

Featuring the Palace on Wheels Train

13 days from $11,450

Travel through Rajasthan as you visit the best of Northern India by land and train, including Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.

or Call 855-330-1542

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All my Smithsonian Journeys have been excellent, but Northern India's Royal Rajasthan belongs in a class by itself: a challenging, endlessly fascinating trip that visits ancient histories and cultures.

- John T.


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Feb 9 - 21, 2019 Departure
Jonathan GoldbergBelle

Jonathan GoldbergBelle

Dr. Jonathan GoldbergBelle serves as Senior Director of International Programs at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He holds a Ph.D. in South Asian Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin with a focus on the study of the great epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, both in their classical and present day forms.  Dr. GoldbergBelle remains a student of South Asian Literature, particularly contemporary fiction, and of Asian Philosophy and Religion.  His most recent university courses include “Colonial and Post-Colonial Identity in South Asia”, “The Pacific War: World War II in East Asia”, and “Spaces of Encounter in East Asia”.The itinerary for this program lends itself to discussions on the Mughal and Rajput legacies and the transformation of India through the colonial period to becoming the world’s largest democracy.  The visit to Varanasi provides the backdrop to conversations on Buddhism and Hinduism.  And, of course, with Dr. GoldbergBelle’s interest in literature he will be illustrating his lectures with poetry and stories from one of the world’s longest continuous cultural traditions. Dr. GoldbergBelle has been in the field of International Education for over 30 years.  He has organized and led study programs to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  Most recently, he has taken groups to China, Korea, Japan, India, Thailand and Viet Nam.