12 Day Kaleidoscope of India

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately paced program has a few long travel days with five to eight hours driving between cities and one early wake-up call between 4 and 5 am for sightseeing in Varanasi. Some days will require walking for extended periods of time walking over uneven terrain, travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. Air pollution is a problem in many of India's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The usage of a bandana or, light scarf might help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-New Delhi, New Delhi-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Khajuraho-Varanasi & Varanasi-New Delhi
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights New Delhi
    • 2 nights Jaipur
    • 2 nights Agra
    • 1 night Khajuraho
    • 2 nights Varanasi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • Raj Ghat, memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation and site of his cremation
  • Rickshaw ride along the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty
  • Amber Fort with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the most perfect architectural monuments in the world
  • Tour the exquisite Khajuraho Temples declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Boat ride at dawn on the Ganges to witness the solemn sunrise ceremonies

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately paced program has a few long travel days with five to eight hours driving between cities and one early wake-up call between 4 and 5 am for sightseeing in Varanasi. Some days will require walking for extended periods of time walking over uneven terrain, travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. Air pollution is a problem in many of India's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The usage of a bandana or, light scarf might help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for India
Depart for India

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in New Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: New Delhi

DAY 3, Tuesday - Old & New Delhi City Tour
Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation and site of his cremation and to Jama Masjid, the largest and best-known mosque in India. Stop for photos at the famous Red Fort, then continue along the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty, on a cycle rickshaw. Then, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks, and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple, and then drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Arrive at Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the incredible journey in India that awaits you. Afterward, begin your discovery of Indian cuisine at a hotel restaurant
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Travel to Jaipur
Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to Bhandari Jewelry: Jaipur's centuries-old craft community, world-renowned for its quality and design. Bhandari Jewelry, third generation gemologists, offers a spectacular array of gems, available loose or uniquely set in gold and silver, plus local handicrafts, stone and marble carvings, and paintings. Then, visit a bargain-filled bazaar before dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Amber Fort & Jaipur City Tour
Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at Jaipur Handicrafts, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery, and paintings. Fabrics in all colors and texture are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes, and armory. On the way back, stop at the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you're entertained by performers in traditional attire as they execute various interesting dance moves on the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments
Optional: Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Travel to Agra via Abhaneri
Visit Birla Mandir Temple before departing Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. If time allows, you may visit a local school. The rest of the evening is at leisure to enjoy the delights of this splendid city
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Saturday - Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
A memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period; considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. Afterward, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then, browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, travel to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones. Spend the evening at leisure
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Travel to Khajuraho
This morning transfer to the railway station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Jhansi. After lunch in Jhansi, continue to Khajuraho, site of the world-famous Khajuraho Temples with their erotic carvings, dating back to the Chandela Dynasty. Dinner is in Khajuraho
Overnight: Khajuraho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Chandela Dynasty Temples of Khajuraho, Flight to Varanasi
Begin the day with a tour of the exquisite Khajuraho Temples, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Although over 1,050 temples were created, there are only 20 exquisite sculptures left today. Just a few of the sculptures you will see are the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple to Lord Shiva, the Bharatiya Temple, with its 11-headed sculpture of Vishnu and the Vamana Temple dedicated to the dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu. After lunch, depart this treasure trove in the afternoon on a flight to Varanasi, built on the banks of the sacred River Ganges. For centuries, pilgrims have come here for blessings and purification in the holy waters. In the evening, participate in the optional Sacred Prayer Ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat on the Ganges River, lit with oil lamps and candles illuminating the river. Here, you can witness the unique "Aarti" ceremony. The atmosphere is lively and bright - this is truly a not to be missed experience
Optional: Evening Sacred Prayer Ceremony at the Ganges River (PM)
Overnight: Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Tuesday - Ganges Boat Ride, Hindu Temples Visit & Sarnath Sightseeing
Rise before dawn for a boat ride on the Ganges to observe the solemn sunrise ceremonies. Witness the riverbanks humming with activity as Hindu devotees perform their rituals on the "ghats" (steps) and offer prayers to the rising sun. Then, on to Bharat Mata Temple with its marble relief map of an undivided India, Durga Temple, and Benaras Hindu University. After the early morning tour, return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, visit the shopping district. A stay in Varanasi would not be complete without a stop at leading silk weavers, Mehta Silk. Browse beautiful silk brocades, scarves, sarees and decorative household items, all crafted by highly skilled weavers. Leisure time for shopping in the bustling bazaars before driving to Sarnath, the holy city where Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. The major events of Buddha's life are depicted in colorful wall paintings. Visit the Deer Park, Museum and Buddhist Temple. Tonight, bid farewell to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Flight to New Delhi
Depart Varanasi this evening and return by plane to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for India
Depart for India

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in New Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: New Delhi

DAY 3, Thursday - Old & New Delhi City Tour
Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation and site of his cremation and to Jama Masjid, the largest and best-known mosque in India. Stop for photos at the famous Red Fort, then continue along the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty, on a cycle rickshaw. Then, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks, and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple, and then drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Arrive at Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the incredible journey in India that awaits you. Afterward, begin your discovery of Indian cuisine at a hotel restaurant
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Travel to Jaipur
Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to Bhandari Jewelry: Jaipur's centuries-old craft community, world-renowned for its quality and design. Bhandari Jewelry, third generation gemologists, offers a spectacular array of gems, available loose or uniquely set in gold and silver, plus local handicrafts, stone and marble carvings, and paintings. Then, visit a bargain-filled bazaar before dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Amber Fort & Jaipur City Tour
Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at Jaipur Handicrafts, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery, and paintings. Fabrics in all colors and texture are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes, and armory. On the way back, stop at the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you're entertained by performers in traditional attire as they execute various interesting dance moves on the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments
Optional: Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - Travel to Agra via Abhaneri
Visit Birla Mandir Temple before departing Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. If time allows, you may visit a local school. The rest of the evening is at leisure to enjoy the delights of this splendid city
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Monday - Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
A memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period; considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. Afterward, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then, browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, travel to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones. Spend the evening at leisure
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Travel to Khajuraho
This morning transfer to the railway station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Jhansi. After lunch in Jhansi, continue to Khajuraho, site of the world-famous Khajuraho Temples with their erotic carvings, dating back to the Chandela Dynasty. Dinner is in Khajuraho
Overnight: Khajuraho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Chandela Dynasty Temples of Khajuraho, Flight to Varanasi
Begin the day with a tour of the exquisite Khajuraho Temples, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Although over 1,050 temples were created, there are only 20 exquisite sculptures left today. Just a few of the sculptures you will see are the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple to Lord Shiva, the Bharatiya Temple, with its 11-headed sculpture of Vishnu and the Vamana Temple dedicated to the dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu. After lunch, depart this treasure trove in the afternoon on a flight to Varanasi, built on the banks of the sacred River Ganges. For centuries, pilgrims have come here for blessings and purification in the holy waters. In the evening, participate in the optional Sacred Prayer Ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat on the Ganges River, lit with oil lamps and candles illuminating the river. Here, you can witness the unique "Aarti" ceremony. The atmosphere is lively and bright - this is truly a not to be missed experience
Optional: Evening Sacred Prayer Ceremony at the Ganges River (PM)
Overnight: Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Thursday - Ganges Boat Ride, Hindu Temples Visit & Sarnath Sightseeing
Rise before dawn for a boat ride on the Ganges to observe the solemn sunrise ceremonies. Witness the riverbanks humming with activity as Hindu devotees perform their rituals on the "ghats" (steps) and offer prayers to the rising sun. Then, on to Bharat Mata Temple with its marble relief map of an undivided India, Durga Temple, and Benaras Hindu University. After the early morning tour, return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, visit the shopping district. A stay in Varanasi would not be complete without a stop at leading silk weavers, Mehta Silk. Browse beautiful silk brocades, scarves, sarees and decorative household items, all crafted by highly skilled weavers. Leisure time for shopping in the bustling bazaars before driving to Sarnath, the holy city where Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. The major events of Buddha's life are depicted in colorful wall paintings. Visit the Deer Park, Museum and Buddhist Temple. Tonight, bid farewell to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Flight to New Delhi
Depart Varanasi this evening and return by plane to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Saturday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for India
Depart for India

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in New Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: New Delhi

DAY 3, Sunday - Old & New Delhi City Tour
Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation and site of his cremation and to Jama Masjid, the largest and best-known mosque in India. Stop for photos at the famous Red Fort, then continue along the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty, on a cycle rickshaw. Then, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks, and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple, and then drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Arrive at Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the incredible journey in India that awaits you. Afterward, begin your discovery of Indian cuisine at a hotel restaurant
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Travel to Jaipur
Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to Bhandari Jewelry: Jaipur's centuries-old craft community, world-renowned for its quality and design. Bhandari Jewelry, third generation gemologists, offers a spectacular array of gems, available loose or uniquely set in gold and silver, plus local handicrafts, stone and marble carvings, and paintings. Then, visit a bargain-filled bazaar before dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Amber Fort & Jaipur City Tour
Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at Jaipur Handicrafts, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery, and paintings. Fabrics in all colors and texture are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes, and armory. On the way back, stop at the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you're entertained by performers in traditional attire as they execute various interesting dance moves on the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments
Optional: Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Travel to Agra via Abhaneri
Visit Birla Mandir Temple before departing Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. If time allows, you may visit a local school. The rest of the evening is at leisure to enjoy the delights of this splendid city
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
A memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period; considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. Afterward, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then, browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, travel to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones. Spend the evening at leisure
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Travel to Khajuraho
This morning transfer to the railway station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Jhansi. After lunch in Jhansi, continue to Khajuraho, site of the world-famous Khajuraho Temples with their erotic carvings, dating back to the Chandela Dynasty. Dinner is in Khajuraho
Overnight: Khajuraho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Chandela Dynasty Temples of Khajuraho, Flight to Varanasi
Begin the day with a tour of the exquisite Khajuraho Temples, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Although over 1,050 temples were created, there are only 20 exquisite sculptures left today. Just a few of the sculptures you will see are the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple to Lord Shiva, the Bharatiya Temple, with its 11-headed sculpture of Vishnu and the Vamana Temple dedicated to the dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu. After lunch, depart this treasure trove in the afternoon on a flight to Varanasi, built on the banks of the sacred River Ganges. For centuries, pilgrims have come here for blessings and purification in the holy waters. In the evening, participate in the optional Sacred Prayer Ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat on the Ganges River, lit with oil lamps and candles illuminating the river. Here, you can witness the unique "Aarti" ceremony. The atmosphere is lively and bright - this is truly a not to be missed experience
Optional: Evening Sacred Prayer Ceremony at the Ganges River (PM)
Overnight: Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Sunday - Ganges Boat Ride, Hindu Temples Visit & Sarnath Sightseeing
Rise before dawn for a boat ride on the Ganges to observe the solemn sunrise ceremonies. Witness the riverbanks humming with activity as Hindu devotees perform their rituals on the "ghats" (steps) and offer prayers to the rising sun. Then, on to Bharat Mata Temple with its marble relief map of an undivided India, Durga Temple, and Benaras Hindu University. After the early morning tour, return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, visit the shopping district. A stay in Varanasi would not be complete without a stop at leading silk weavers, Mehta Silk. Browse beautiful silk brocades, scarves, sarees and decorative household items, all crafted by highly skilled weavers. Leisure time for shopping in the bustling bazaars before driving to Sarnath, the holy city where Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. The major events of Buddha's life are depicted in colorful wall paintings. Visit the Deer Park, Museum and Buddhist Temple. Tonight, bid farewell to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Flight to New Delhi
Depart Varanasi this evening and return by plane to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance

Enjoy the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a popular local restaurant. You’ll be entertained by performers in traditional attire as they re-enact stories of a past era with dance and music. This is a typical folklore show, not to be construed as a professional performance. Included will be an amateur puppet show, dancing with props and audience participation. Transfers to and from the venue are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2020 $29.00
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Evening Sacred Prayer Ceremony at the Ganges River

Travel this evening to Dasawamedh Ghat on the Ganges River, aglow with oil-lamps and candles. Here, witness the unique collective prayer known as the "Aarti" ceremony and watch as the floating oil lamps illuminate the river. A group of priests perform the choreographed musical ritual with lamps, incense, and conch shells in perfect harmony, making their offerings to the deities. The entire atmosphere at river side is lively and bright and is a not-to-be-missed experience.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Although a unique experience in the Ganges river, cremations are an important element in the Hindu religion. This tour may pass a Ghat where cremations are taking place.

Day #9 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2020 $19.00
Evening Sacred Prayer Ceremony at the Ganges River Thumbnail
Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance

Enjoy the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a popular local restaurant. You’ll be entertained by performers in traditional attire as they re-enact stories of a past era with dance and music. This is a typical folklore show, not to be construed as a professional performance. Included will be an amateur puppet show, dancing with props and audience participation. Transfers to and from the venue are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2020 $29.00
Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance Thumbnail
Evening Sacred Prayer Ceremony at the Ganges River

Travel this evening to Dasawamedh Ghat on the Ganges River, aglow with oil-lamps and candles. Here, witness the unique collective prayer known as the "Aarti" ceremony and watch as the floating oil lamps illuminate the river. A group of priests perform the choreographed musical ritual with lamps, incense, and conch shells in perfect harmony, making their offerings to the deities. The entire atmosphere at river side is lively and bright and is a not-to-be-missed experience.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Although a unique experience in the Ganges river, cremations are an important element in the Hindu religion. This tour may pass a Ghat where cremations are taking place.

Day #9 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2020 $19.00
Evening Sacred Prayer Ceremony at the Ganges River Thumbnail
Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance

Enjoy the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a popular local restaurant. You’ll be entertained by performers in traditional attire as they re-enact stories of a past era with dance and music. This is a typical folklore show, not to be construed as a professional performance. Included will be an amateur puppet show, dancing with props and audience participation. Transfers to and from the venue are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2020 $29.00
Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance Thumbnail
Evening Sacred Prayer Ceremony at the Ganges River

Travel this evening to Dasawamedh Ghat on the Ganges River, aglow with oil-lamps and candles. Here, witness the unique collective prayer known as the "Aarti" ceremony and watch as the floating oil lamps illuminate the river. A group of priests perform the choreographed musical ritual with lamps, incense, and conch shells in perfect harmony, making their offerings to the deities. The entire atmosphere at river side is lively and bright and is a not-to-be-missed experience.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Although a unique experience in the Ganges river, cremations are an important element in the Hindu religion. This tour may pass a Ghat where cremations are taking place.

Day #9 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2020 $19.00
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Treasures of Sri Lanka, January 2019
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As usual, Gate 1 did not disappoint. Sri Lanka was fabulous... with an abundance of friendly people, fabulous landscape and micro climates. It was rich in history and spirituality (Budha and Hindu temples everywhere) make this island very interesting to discover. I would be interested in expanding my exploration into the Northern part of Sri Lanka sometime in the future. I need to find out where in the world I will travel to in 2020...

Tamara R. Citrus Heights, CA
8 Day Golden Triangle of India, February 2019
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We had a great time. Gate 1 looked after us magnificently and our guide Jimmy was so informative, funny and ever so obliging. I would definitely travel with Gate 1 again.

Wendy T. New South Wales, Australia
Treasures of Sri Lanka, November 2018
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It was a fantastic trip. Heshan our guide was knowledgeable and nice. Fantastic food and wonderful country.

Douwe D. Flagstaff Hill, Australia
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, October 2018
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Our trip was wonderful. Our small group of 19 people was perfect. I have never been on a trip where everyone got along so well, nobody wanted to leave. This was due mostly to our guide Jimmy. He had to be the best guide I have ever encountered in my 40 years of traveling . His two assistants were as good also. They made our trip memorable, exciting and so much fun. We will surely recommend this trip to others. Also we will be using Gate 1 again.

Wanda R. Hallandle Beach, FL
Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan, October 2018
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Simply wonderful. Nepal is bustling with activity, with smells, with life! Most enjoyable were the walkabouts through Bhaktapur, and Tharu village in Chitwan National Park which allowed us to chat with the locals and have a closeup look at the way they live. The dinner, home visits and the conversations about life in Nepal were priceless. Bhutan is more than amazing! It’s pristine environment and culturally rich history is fascinating. I loved the dress-up in traditional Bhutanese dres. The hike to Tiger’s Nest, is wonderfully rewarding ... At first sight, Tiger’s Nest was blanketed with clouds, but as the clouds lifted it was breathtaking and hastened our steps. Thanks to our guides Rajesh (Nepal), and Dawa (Bhutan) and our drivers who did a stellar job in ensuring everything went smoothly!

Joy T. Sandys, BM
Spiritual Southern India, September 2018
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I have traveled on small group tours quite often, but this surpassed all expectations. Our guide in India was outstanding and the group I traveled with have all said they would travel again with her. I will certainly be booking through Gate 1 again.

Robert G. Vermont South, Australia
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, October 2018
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My friend and I enjoyed our trip to India and Nepal with Gate 1. This was due primarily to our tour guide “Viney." Gate 1 has an excellent representative. I am also a tour guide (in Arizona) and have worked with many other guides. Viney is one of the very best ... He was very knowledgeable and shared India’s history and culture with us - just what I wanted to learn on this trip. It was due to this experience that I will be planning another Gate 1 adventure in the near future.

Barbara R. Scottsdale, AZ
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, October 2018
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It was an amazing experience for both India and Nepal. Our guide Kapil was a delight, he was a wealth of information, humorous and attentive to everyone. I would definitely travel with Gate 1 again.

Margaret C. New York, NY
Incredible India & Nepal, September 2018
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It was wonderful!!! The sites were beautiful, the guides were knowledgeable and the hotels were great!! My daughters and I really enjoyed the trip!!

Cecilia B. Palo Alto, CA
Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan, September 2018
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The trip was wonderful. Our two tour managers put their hearts in it and made our trip a life time experience ....The tour guide in Nepal was very thoughtful to prepare the masks for us when walking through the dusty city ...

Christine L. Augusta, GA
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, June 2018
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Our trip to India was fantastic ! I'm more than happy with Gate1 and with your organized trips. India is our 3rd trip with Gate1 and I don't have one single thing to complained ... I personally would not be able to organize my own time better. Gate1 vision of traveling and seeing world is fantastic for people who likes to travel . Your tour guides makes trips really enjoyable and memorable . We arrived back to Canada and India was way more then just amazing trip.

Aleksandra V. Ontario, CA
10 Day Golden Triangle of India (Sunday Departure), May 2018
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Our trip to India was incredible! Our tour guide, Jimmy, was attentive, helpful, personable, reliable, and approachable. His assistant and bus driver were also very helpful throughout the trip. I didn't know much about India and booked the trip because my friends found a great package. I was a little nervous since the culture is very different; however, all my doubts were gone once we arrived and met the Gate 1 team and our group. Everything exceeded my expectations and I wish we had more time in India. I will most likely book anther trip with Gate 1 in the future. Thanks again for an unforgettable trip.

Estefania P. Parkland, FL.
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, May 2018
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Hi there, The India trip was so amazing, everything ran smoothly, I was impressed with how organized and detailed every aspect was. Jimmy, our tour guide did a fantastic job!

Anastasia S. Los Angeles, CA
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, April 2018
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Our trip was everything we hoped for and more! Our tour guide Seema Singh was delightful and very organized. She was extremely knowledgeable about history and current events. She kept us on schedule and added other things such as an Indian wedding, which was delightful! She also gave great suggestions for things to do on our free time. I would suggest everyone sign up for the optional tours as they were all an added bonus to the trip. The motor coach in India was so nice, as was the driver and assistance. The food was so good, only too much of it! I loved trying all the new items...As for the hotels The Trident chain was so nice! We felt very cared for by the staff and the beauty and cleanliness of the hotels were so welcome after our long days. Our guide in Nepal Sanjay Nepal was great also. He has a great sense of humor, knowledge of his country and was flexible in his schedule which we had to be to see Mt Everest...We have traveled with Gate 1 before and will do so again. I tell everyone "Call Gate 1!"

Marilyn R. Tooele, UT
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, April 2018
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It was wonderful. Gate 1 always does a great job. I especially loved the hotels and the ideal locations! Mandu, the tour guide was EXCEPTIONAL!! He was very helpful, caring and informative.

Rose L. Alameda, CA
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, April 2018
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Highlights of my trip were Seema the guide, she was excellent. The bus was comfortable and the hotels (most of them were 5 star in my book. Plenty of opportunities for meals and all travelers were well taken care of. BUT the best of all was all the wonderful sites, history, culture, religions and philosophies. It was an education bar none. I definitely got my monies worth and more.

Jeanne J. Shoreline, WA
Incredible India & Nepal, April 2018
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The trip was amazing! What a wonderful and unique experience. We were awash in an explosion of cultural sights, sounds, emotions, and immersions...What made the trip especially memorable was all the people to people interaction. From riding on a rickshaw through the streets of Delhi, to visiting a local village in Nepal, to having dinner with a Tibetan refugee family, to interacting with children at a local school in Chitawan. That's what's so great about discovery tours: small groups and lots of interaction with people!

Mike G. Lansdale, PA
15 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, March 2018
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Trip was amazing! Our guide, Neelam, was fantastic. Hotels and food were great. Everything went smoothly and seemed well organized. I'm going to look at Gate 1 first the next time I'm ready for another vacation!

Spring Valley, CA
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, March 2018
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Trip was excellent, loved India, great guide and incredible bus driver! Gate1 does a really good job and I will definitely go on more of your tours!

Susan J. Henderson, NV
13 Day Classic India with Ranthambore, March 2018
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Really enjoyed my 13 day India tour...Everything exceeded my expectations- hotels and coach transport were top notch and the historic buildings around the Golden Triangle and in Mumbai were wonderful. But the highlight for me (even slightly better than the Taj Mahal) was seeing a tiger up close in Ranthambore. I'm very impressed with Gate 1 tours and am considering another holiday with them.

Glenda C. Bawley Point, NSW, AU
Treasures of Sri Lanka, March 2018
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We had a wonderful trip to Sri Lanka, everything went smoothly. Stayed in superb hotels, food was really good, and really appreciated the food and beverage package. Nipuna the tour manager along with Ravi the bus driver were first class. Would like to have stayed in Nuwara Eilya an extra day. Gate 1 Travel is the best.....our second trip with you and hopefully not the last.

Susan Y. Maleny, QLD, AU
Spiritual Southern India, February 2018
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We had a great time on your trip into India and will be looking for more of your interesting trips in the future. Thanks again to your Guide, Driver and his assistant for making it a very memorable trip for us.

Vicki P. Emu Plains, NSW, AU
Spiritual Southern India, February 2018
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Our trip was a great success. Our guide Jay was very good, very passionate and knowledgeable about the subjects and good fun too. The hotels were all good and I enjoyed the restaurants we were taken to...I greatly enjoyed seeing the traditional dancers, seeing how bronzes are made, the silk weavers and much more...I would certainly not hesitate to travel with Gate 1 again.

Christina C. Calico Creek, QLD, AU
13 Day Classic India with Ranthambore, February 2018
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Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to India. Have nothing but praise for Gate 1 travel from my first communication with you here in Sydney and for all who made my travels enjoyable. The organisation was exceptional with no worries for me. My tour leader, Sony Singh, was very impressive, efficient, and approachable. Another Gate1 trip should be on the horizon.

Heather G. Lake Heights, AU
12 Day Kaleidoscope of India, February 2018
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Our trip was fabulous! We are so pleased with Gate 1 and are looking forward to another adventure with Gate 1. Our guide in India was just terrific. We feel lucky to have gotten Manish Nagar for our trip. We are recommending Gate 1 to family and friends who are interested in travel.

Susan P. Mesa, AZ
15 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, February 2018
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We had a wonderful time. I did a lot of research before we left on the historical aspects of the areas in India and Nepal which we were going to visit. And as always, it was more beautiful in person. Our guide Kapil was just the right blend for our group. Knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. Keeping a group that large happy, interested, and moving in the right direction must be a challenge. And he did it with seemingly no effort.

Edward B. N Chesterfield, VA
15 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, February 2018
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My trip was fantastic!. The tour director in India did and exceptional job. I learned a lot from her not only about the history the culture at the religion of India but also know developments in the country. She did an excellent job of managing the entire tour and made it a very memorable experience. Her knowledge was incredibly impressive. Anil The tour director in Nepal Did an outstanding job. Incredibly knowledgeable and exceeded any expectations I had. I had such a great time that when I return home I started to look at other Gate 1 tours.

Joffre M. Brightwaters, NY
Spiritual Southern India, January 2018
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The India vacation was excellent. My wife and I had a wonderful time and it was all due to the professionalism of the tour guide Seerdar and his staff. He was very knowledgeable, looks out for the safety of his group. It was amazing how the driver could maneuver his large bus through those narrow streets. Thank you and your team for making our vacation worthwhile. Kudos to Gate1!!!!

Lakeram A. Queens Vlg, NY
Treasures of Sri Lanka, February 2018
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This was one of the best trips ever with gate1. Denver was a super guide with lots of knowledge and little extras that made it special. Fabulous animal sightings and great excursions.

Joan S. Nobleboro, ME
Spiritual Southern India, January 2018
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It is the most wonderful trip we had. Our guide jairaj is the best. The itinerary is very good. What a surprise to find south India so interesting. The resort hotels were awesome. My friends all ask why south India? What is there to see? Now after all our photos and stories, they are lining up to come and experience. I would be interested in other parts of India is it is proven as good.

Lily C. Vancouver, BC, CA
Spiritual Southern India, January 2018
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Awesome. My trip was awesome. And it was a spiritual journey. India is the most fascinating country on Earth. For the first time in my life I was not ready to go home. This was my third visit to India with Gate1 and I am already thinking about a fourth. Our guide, Sridar was amazing. His patience and diplomacy with our group is worthy of a raise! I can't thank you enough for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful adventure.

Stephen R. Akron, OH
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, January 2018
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Our trip to India and Nepal met every expectation. I appreciated the diversity of experiences and the range of backgrounds and experiences of our fellow-travelers. The pace was just right...Our tour guide, Viney, was sensitive to the group's needs and provided the logistical and interpretive support we needed. Toward the end of the trip we fit in more cultural exposures with a bit less attention to temples and monuments, which was most welcome. This was our fifth trip with Gate 1 and I suspect it won't be our last.

Bill M. W Hyannisport, MA
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, January 2018
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The Golden Triangle India tour was fantastic. Made even better by an outstanding tour manager, Aperna Thakur. Just reinforces my choice of Gate 1 for my tours—good prices, top-rated hotels, access to important sites, good restaurants on the road, reasonable bathroom stops and knowledgeable, friendly hard-working tour managers. Kudos to everyone!

Rochelle M. Honolulu, HI
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, November 2017
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Great! Good guides, great stops, nice group of people, well-worth the cost.

Sara P. Maineville, OH
12 Day Kaleidoscope of India, November 2017
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Our Tour Guide, Kapil expertly presented, supervised, educated, and entertained us. We were lucky to have him. We’ve already been singing praises. Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.

Adam F. New York, NY
12 Day Kaleidoscope of India, November 2017
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My trip was my dream come true, totally exceeded everything I dreamed India to be, it could not have been any more perfect. Our tour guide Sameer made the trip what is was. He went above and beyond to make my trip so beautifully spiritual, which is what I wanted it to be. Gate 1 is amazing, I am so pleased and so happy and feel so at peace and fulfilled knowing my dream came true...Thank you!!!!

Diane L. Wast Palm Beach, FL
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, October 2017
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Our trip was perfect! Everything was organized very well. The hotels, the restaurants were beyond any praise. Our guide was the best. Thanks to him we fell in love with this beautiful country India forever! And Gate1 travel! Keep it up! We love you and for our next trip we plan to go with your company!

Irina G. San Diego, CA
13 Day Classic India with Ranthambore , November 2017
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Thank you so much for providing us with the most exceptional India tour, and Tour guide in "Bhanu Mishra". My family had reservations about me travelling alone to India however I felt totally safe & well looked after in the Tour Manager / Guide's capable hands. It was my first "Gate1 Tour" & the itinerary was very well planned out, however the service, primarily because of Bhanu was a standout! Bhanu's care & attention to detail on the "Gate1 Classic India Tour" was extraordinary! His knowledgeable explanations, spiritual insights, stories, analogies & jokes I shall remember with great fondness ......( The whole 29 tour group was in raptures at his professionalism, calmness, & intelligent explanations to any question we asked of him) a true Gate1 treasure!

Nila O. Northwood, NSW
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal , October 2017
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India was everything we hoped and more. The culture, the energy, the chaos, the beautiful people, the architecture of the ancient sites, the TRAFFIC, and the itinerary were incredible. We loved it!! Gate 1 does a great job with choosing hotels that exceeded our expectations. We also loved Nepal and the differences between the two countries was noticeable. Nepal had a peacefulness that we really enjoyed especially after ending our trip of India in Varanasi. Great trip!!

Paul C. Decatur, IL
11 Day Kaleidoscope of India , September 2017
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Karen and I had the most marvellous time in India. The way the tour was organised was faultless. The hotels were fabulous especially the Jaypee Palace in Agra and the Eros Hotel in New Delhi. Food was wonderful too. And then there was our tour guide Seema. If we could give her 12 out of 10 we would. She was an absolute delight, so well informed and helpful. We learned so much of India’s history and political make up from her. What a treasure, Gate 1 should be very proud to have her. This was our first guided tour but I’m sure you will be seeing us again.

Clifford D. Stawell, Australia
9 Day Golden Triangle of India , September 2017
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It was great. Excellent tour guide, beautiful attractions, nice hotel, tasty food and was way beyond our expectations. Thanks Gate 1 Travel, looking forward to the next trip.

Greta L. Tallahassee, FL
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, August 2017
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I had an amazing experience!!! I am so glad I chose to travel with you guys. Davinder was an amazing tour guide/manager. I would love to do more tours with him and you guys.

Miosotis C. Bronx, NY
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, July 2017
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It was absolutely fantastic! We enjoyed every minute of it. Prashant, our guide, was great and helped us every minute of the way. Will definitely travel with Gate 1 Travel again.

Maria G. Ocala, FL
8 Day Golden Triangle of India , June 2017
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It was amazing. Taj Mahal exceeded expectations. The Trident and Novotel Aerocity were fantastic. Tour guide Harsh was excellent. We are singing the praises of Gate 1 to anyone who will listen.

Sandra K. NSW, Australia
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, April 2017
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Hands down a fabulous vacation overall. Our third vacation with your company and they just keep getting better. Our guide, Sameer, provided a life changing experience that we will never forget. He is wonderful in every way! Whomever picks your guides should receive accolades as they make the entire experience memorable.

Laura C. Chicago, IL
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, April 2017
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The sights were very enjoyable and truly rewarding. The hotels were perfect, the tour manager and bus staff were extremely helpful. A truly memorable experience of lifetime.

Kevin S. Phoenix, AZ
8 Day Golden Triangle of India, April 2017
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The trip was fantastic. We all had a great time. We saw and experienced so much in such a short space of time. Our guide Mansi was wonderful, as were all our fellow travellers. 10 out of 10 to Gate 1 Travel. I would have no hesitation in recommending this trip to everyone.

Michael W. QLD, Australia
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal , April 2017
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Fantastic. Gate 1 - staff, accommodations , value, local tours and experiences offered exceeded my expectations. Our guide, Vir was outstanding. Because of the reputation of your company, I will even give you credit for the wonderful people that were in the group. There wasn't one person that didn't enrich the travel experience. It was a positive experience for not only our group, but for the nationals whose path we crossed along the way. There was such a respectful tone of appreciation toward the country and her people that we were able to reflect it each time we left the bus. Good people insure good outcomes. From the booking staff to the drivers, it was a delight. This was my first Gate 1 experience and I will start saving for the next. I can't think of anything that could have been done to make this better. Well done.

Catherine L. Berkeley Spgs, WV
8 Day Golden Triangle of India, April 2017
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This was our first Gate 1 holiday so we were somewhat unsure how it would go having had good and bad travel experiences with other organised tours. However our local guide Bhanu was fantastic and we covered a lot of things in the seven days we had in India. The holiday was good value and the hotel accommodation, bus, and tourist sights were just right. All of the travel group got along well. It was also nice to have a nonstop flight both ways. We are looking forward to our upcoming Gate 1 Vietnam holiday and are confident that it will achieve the same high standards.

Christopher B. NSW, Australia
9 Day Golden Triangle of India , March 2017
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Trip was great. The accommodation was good, the guide excellent. I can recommend Gate 1 to anyone.

Joseph V. Claremont, CA

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