Northern India & Nepal
Earth Journeys… created by Tauck and BBC Earth. From the Arabian Sea to the Himalayas, from the ultramodern architecture of New Dehli to the forests of Bandhavgarh National Park in India and Chitwan National Park in Nepal, our unique experiences show you the incomparable cultural diversity, compelling history, and spectacular natural beauty of the subcontinent – Nepal and Northern India amaze you. One of our most popular trips immerses you in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring custom-made BBC Earth on-tour film vignettes and when the opportunity arises, the use of field equipment. Set off on game-viewing safaris in search of the elusive tiger… fly over the landscapes of Mt. Everest on a flightseeing tour… visit a Buddhist monastery in Kathmandhu… discover the architecture of Bhaktapur, along the ancient trading route from Nepal to Tibet… feel the spiritual passion of the Taj Mahal, poetry in marble… explore the Heritage section of Mumbai… wander awestruck among the eye-opening Hindu temples of Khajuraho… and enjoy an unusual opportunity to join in hands-on community projects as a volunteer in places where there is need, working with local villagers to improve their lives, forging friendships across cultures.
Earth Journey – created with BBC Earth, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Himalayas & Mount Everest flightseeing, Agra & the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho temples, safaris in Bandhavgarh & Chitwan national parks, Q&A with Sherpa climber, village volunteer opportunity, exploring Mumbai's Heritage area
Spotlight on India
Timeless cities… thousands of years of compelling history. Breathtaking architecture, like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Dramatic, sun-drenched landscapes… a rich mix of local cultures and cuisines… and age-old spiritual traditions on the ghats along the River Ganges. From bustling Delhi to mystical Varanasi and the "Pink City" of Jaipur, to Udaipur, the "City of Lakes," northern India invites you to discover these treasures on an 11-day trip perfect for the traveler with less time to spend. Experience contrasting images of the capital, Delhi, old and new. Sail on the Ganges in Varanasi to witness holy men "putting the river to sleep." Travel to Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal… which you can see from your hotel room! Celebrate India's culture and cuisine among Jaipur's pavilions and palaces at a special Maharajah evening in Jaipur. Spend three nights at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, voted Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Hotel." Throughout, you'll enjoy accommodations in some of the world's top-rated hotels… dine on local specialties… and discover the heart and soul of India in a way you never dreamed possible!
Multiple-night stays at hotels consistently on "world's best" lists, including The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra (with Taj Mahal views from your guest room) and The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur; a boat ride on the Ganges in Varanasi to witness spiritual traditions; special Maharaja evening in Jaipur; sari and turban demonstration in Udaipur
A Portrait of India
India, Past and Present, plays out in architectural wonders, royal feasts, ceremonies steeped in age-old traditions and opulent palaces, some reborn today as luxury Oberoi hotels unrivaled anywhere… Indulge in services and sights reserved for royalty as you explore New Delhi… experience sacred rituals of Varanasi on the river Ganges… find eternal love at the Taj Mahal and a fairy-tale city at the Red Fort of Agra… be mesmerized by Marahajah gems in Jaipur, a jeweled lake in Udaipur, the art of living in Kerala and Mumbai's multi-faceted modern-day metropolis.
Enjoy Taj Mahal views from your hotel, visit the Amber Fort, experience sacred rituals of Varanasi on the river Ganges… see the Marahajah gems in Jaipur, enjoy multiple-night stays at three hotels ranked among the "World's Best" hotels by Travel + Leisure readers – The Oberoi Udaivilas, The Oberoi Rajvilas and The Oberoi Amarvilas, a Maharajah evening in Jaipur featuring dinner and entertainment, exclusive visit to the home of a Keralan chef for a cooking demonstration and dinner, cruise on a traditional thatched-roofed rice boat, Kathakali and Mohiniattam dance performances & a martial arts demonstration, lesson in the art of dressing in a sari or turban
India & Bhutan, Heart of the Himalayas
New for 2019! Find your personal Shangri-La on this journey of peak life experiences through ancient civilizations and the world's most majestic mountains. Spend eleven nights discovering the cultures and people of India's Golden Triangle from Delhi to Agra, Jaipur, and Udaipur, then fly across the Himalayas for six nights in the peaceful mountain kingdom of Bhutan, where life is officially measured by a Gross Happiness Index! Experience the Taj Mahal at sunrise… the romance of Udaipur set on myriad lakes… sacred ceremonies on the Ganges… Bhutan's cliffside Tiger's Nest Monastery, where body and spirit renew… awe-inspiring views of the snowy Himalayas from Dochula Pass and the air… green mountain valleys where Buddhism determines everything, from art and archery to government and business. In both countries, you'll meet the locals, from monks, nuns, and farmers to one of Udaipur's leading families. Learn more at cultural music and dance performances, at insider talks and demonstrations, and over local cuisines that fill your senses. You'll fly from city to city in India, and also explore by boat, hot air balloon, and auto-rickshaw!
A visit to the Taj Mahal (and views from your hotel); sari & turban demonstration and auto-rickshaw tour in Udaipur; visit to the Amber Fort and a Maharajah evening in Jaipur; evening and sunrise boat rides to experience revered traditions in Varanasi; six nights in premier hotels in Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro; choice of a hike to Bhutan's Tiger's Nest Monastery or a tour of historic Paro Dzong; Tauck Exclusive lectures on "Gross National Happiness"; private visits with the residents of a Bhutanese nunnery
Northern India… Timeless cities… thousands of years of compelling history. Breathtaking architecture, like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Dramatic, sun-drenched landscapes… a rich mix of local cultures and cuisines… and age-old spiritual traditions on the ghats along the River Ganges. From bustling Delhi to mystical Varanasi and the ?Pink City? of Jaipur, to Udaipur, the ?City of Lakes,? Tauck invites you to discover these treasures on an 11-day North India tour perfect for travelers with less time to spend. Experience contrasting images of the capital, Delhi, old and new. Sail on the Ganges in Varanasi to witness holy men ?putting the river to sleep.? Travel to Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal… which you can see from your hotel room! Celebrate India?s culture and cuisine among Jaipur?s pavilions and palaces at a special Maharajah evening in Jaipur. Spend three nights at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, voted Travel + Leisure?s ?World?s Best Hotel.” Throughout, you?ll enjoy accommodations in some of the world?s top-rated hotels… dine on local specialties… and discover the heart and soul of India on our popular North India tour!