18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Udaipur to Mumbai.


Accommodation Details:
Hotel check out for a day use room is 10 PM.

Triple rooms at Trident Agra Hotel, Trident Udaipur Hotel and Trident Nariman Point Hotel will be accommodated in a single room & twin room.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately paced program has a few long travel days with five to eight hours driving between cities. Expect some early wake-up calls around 4 to 5 AM in Ranthambore and Udaipur for sightseeing and intra-flights. Some days will require walking for extended periods of time, walking over uneven terrain and travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. Open-air vehicles will be used in Ranthambore National Park for Safari activities on roads that are often rough and bumpy. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. 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 use of a bandana or light scarf may help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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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: Udaipur-Mumbai, Mumbai-Kathmandu & Kathmandu-New Delhi
  • 16 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights New Delhi
    • 2 nights Agra
    • 2 nights Ranthambore
    • 2 nights Jaipur
    • 1 night Jodhpur
    • 2 nights Udaipur
    • 1 night Mumbai
    • 3 nights Kathmandu
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 26 meals: 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 dinners with wine
  • 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

  • View the imposing India Gate War Memorial in New Delhi
  • View Raj Ghat, cremation site and memorial to Mahatma Gandhi
  • Qutab Minar Victory Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Taj Mahal, the most perfect architectural monument in the world
  • Safari in Ranthambore National Park, previously hunting grounds of the Maharajas
  • Visit the Amber Fort with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors
  • View the Mehrangarh Fort, called the "Citadel of the Sun"
  • Visit Udaipur’s spectacular City Palace, creation of marble and granite
  • Stand before the commanding Gateway to India Arch in Mumbai
  • Explore rural Nepal’s temples, villages and mountain vistas
  • Visit Durbar Square, home to some of Asia's finest architecture

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately paced program has a few long travel days with five to eight hours driving between cities. Expect some early wake-up calls around 4 to 5 AM in Ranthambore and Udaipur for sightseeing and intra-flights. Some days will require walking for extended periods of time, walking over uneven terrain and travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. Open-air vehicles will be used in Ranthambore National Park for Safari activities on roads that are often rough and bumpy. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. 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 use of a bandana or light scarf may 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, Monday - Depart for India
Depart for India

DAY 2, Tuesday - 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, Wednesday - Old & New Delhi
Wake up this morning to the incredible journey in India that awaits you. Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Raj Ghat, memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation and site of his cremation. Drive past the massive Red Fort, a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. Then, ride a cycle rickshaw along the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. The tour continues to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks and gardens. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qutub Minar, the world's tallest brick minaret and the 20th-century Birla Temple, honoring the Hindu goddess of wealth. Drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Tonight, return back to the hotel, and attend an orientation meeting with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - New Delhi to Agra, Taj Mahal
Morning visit to Akshardham Temple, it is a beautifully ornate structure carved by 7,000 sculptors out of pink sandstone and white marble with over 20,000 statues, floral motifs and exquisite carved pillars made of stone that epitomizes the spirituality and beauty of the country's rich Hindu culture. This architectural masterpiece, built along the river Yamuna, lies in an area of over 100 acres with beautiful gardens, water fountains and carved pavilions. Afterwards, on to Agra and the astonishing Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved queen. This is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22-year period; regarded as the finest example of Mughal design in the world
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah & Agra Fort
This morning, visit the red sandstone Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Next, drive to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semi-precious stones. Afterwards, stop at Kalakriti Marble, whose founding family was inspired by the Taj Mahal to become a 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. Afterwards, you'll be able to browse their decorative items. Tonight, celebrate "love" at an optional evening performance of Mohabbat-e-Taj; a series of plays that portrays the intense love of the Shah Jahan for his wife and depicts the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal era
Optional: Mohabbat-e-Taj Show (PM)
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Agra to Ranthambore National Park
Depart Agra to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Here, you visit the Chand Baori step well, fortified on all sides, one of the oldest and largest in India dating back to the 8th or 9th century. This unique idea, conceived by the early natives to function as a water reservoir, is situated adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, the goddess of joy and happiness. After lunch, drive to the Ranthambore National Park region, one of the largest and most renowned national parks in Northern India, the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Time to enjoy the beautiful new surroundings. Dinner together tonight at the hotel
Overnight: Ranthambore
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Ranthambore National Park Safari
Set out this morning on an early morning drive to the wildlife sanctuary at Ranthambore National Park. A local naturalist guide joins you in your park-assigned Jeep or Canter vehicle as you begin your search for elusive tigers as well as hyenas, jackals and foxes. The park is dotted with structures, including a huge hilltop fort that reminds you of a bygone era. Ranthambore National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and in 1974 it gained the protection of "Project Tiger." The park is truly a wildlife enthusiasts and photographer's dream, most famous for its tigers and one of the best locations in India to see these majestic predators in their natural habitat. Have lunch at the hotel, with time to relax before the evening safari that is sure to thrill you. Return to the lodge in time for dinner together - a great opportunity to compare your wildlife stories
Overnight: Ranthambore
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Travel to Jaipur
Travel to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. Arrive in this glorious city, with its colorful stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it's nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted this unique color in 1876 to celebrate the first visit of the Prince of Wales to Jaipur. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces en route to the hotel. Visit the world-famous Raj Mandir Cinema, a popular symbol of Jaipur with its astonishing meringue-shaped auditorium, ever-changing colored lighting and a symmetrical shaped exterior, after a stroll through Jaipur's bargain-filled bazaar
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Amber Fort and Highlights of Jaipur
Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles, with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. On the way, drive past the Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" with its lacy ornamental façade accented by delicate latticework and honeycomb windows. Arrive at the Amber Fort and ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, view the breathtaking panorama of Jaipur's original city walls and Maotha Lake. Enjoy some refreshments while 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. This afternoon's tour includes the beautifully preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory with its ingenious instruments, and the opulent City Palace, a former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of paintings, costumes and armory. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant where you'll be entertained by performers in traditional attire performing dance moves to the rhythm of accompanying musical instruments
Optional: Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Jaipur to Jodhpur
Arrive in the blue-hued old city of Jodhpur, which lies at the foot of the massive Mehrangarh Fort that dominates the skyline. Begin with a visit to the Jaswant Thada Memorial, built in 1899 out of the finest marble in honor of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. Afterwards, ascend to the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, built in 1459 of burnished red sandstone, often called the "Citadel of the Sun." This fort, one of the most impressive in all of Rajasthan, is acknowledged as one of the best preserved forts in all of India. Tonight, enjoy dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Jodhpur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Ranakpur en route to Udaipur
This morning, depart Jodhpur for Udaipur. On your drive, stop in Ranakpur to visit one of the Jain's holiest pilgrimage centers and the Jain Temple, dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, crafted of pure white marble with more than a thousand columns. See the magnificent views of the surrounding landscape before departing for Udaipur, known as the "City of Lakes" and celebrated for its fairy-tale marble palaces that seem to rise from the waters of Lake Pichola. Arrive at your hotel in Udaipur late in the afternoon. Tonight, explore the city's culinary scene
Overnight: Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Udaipur City Tour & Lake Pichola Boat Ride
Begin the day with a tour of Udaipur. Visit the spectacular City Palace, a soaring creation of marble and granite perched on the lake's edge. This extravagant palace complex, the largest in Rajasthan, blends medieval, European, and Chinese architecture and is richly decorated with glittering Belgium mirrors. The serene setting of the Sahelion-ki-Bari gardens is your next stop, with its lovely fountains, lotus pools and marble elephants. Spend the afternoon at leisure before departing on a sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola
Overnight: Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Saturday - Flight to Mumbai (formerly Bombay)
Free time this morning for individual explorations. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. Tonight, share wonderful memories of your journey in India at a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Mumbai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Explore Mumbai, Flight to Nepal
Begin your tour of Mumbai at the commanding Gateway to India Arch, built to commemorate the 1911 royal visit of King George V. Ironically, 24 years later, the last British regimen marched through the Arch while leaving India following the country's independence. Continue to Dhobi Ghat, where dirty laundry from all over Mumbai is brought to a massive open-air laundry and painstakingly hand washed by the "dhobis" (washermen) in endless rows of concrete troughs fitted with flogging stones. It provides an unforgettable glimpse into the workings of the city and unlike anything you have ever seen. Stop at the Mani Bhavan Mahatma Gandhi Museum, where Gandhi's movement was launched in 1942 and the serene ISKCON Temple. Drive through colonial Mumbai with its many buildings, structures and historical monuments still remaining from the colonial era. Evening flight to Kathmandu. Arrive and transfer to your hotel
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Monday - Rural Nepal Excursion
Venture into rural Nepal this morning and enjoy visits to Dhulikhel and Bhadgaon. Begin with Dhulikhel, a Newari town, where you will see spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains, on a clear day. In the centre of the old town, view temples adorned with wood carvings, fine examples of traditional Newari craftsmanship. Afterward, drive to Panauti, one of the oldest towns in Nepal. The tour continues with a stop at Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur), an ancient Newar city founded in the 9th century. Here, you will see the royal residential quarter of King Bhupatindra Malla and the Nyatapola Temple. Finally, located on the banks of the Bagmati River, the Pashupatinath Temple, the most important Hindu site in all of Nepal. Tonight, dinner is on your own or join the optional tour Traditional Nepalese Dinner
Optional: Traditional Nepalese Dinner
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Tuesday - Kathmandu City Tour
Early in the morning, join the optional Mount Everest Flightseeing. Enjoy a flight on a small aircraft with a window seat for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain on earth. View the iconic landmark of Katmandu, the great stupa of Swayambhunath, with the eyes of Buddha painted on all four sides. Next Durbar Square, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases some of the most impressive architecture in Central Asia, with more than 50 palaces, pagodas, and temples. The square is home to the Royal Palace complex with its gilded doorway and the 16*century Taleju Temple, which honors a form of the Goddess Durga. Continue to Boudhanath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage center and home to one of the world's largest Buddhist stupas It's believed to mark the site where Shiva worshipped in the form of Lingam (only Hindus are permitted entrance). Afternoon is free for individual explorations or, join the optional Half Day Patan City Tour. Known as Latipur or the "City of Beauty", Patan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is filled with Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments exhibiting skillful carvings. Dinner tonight is at your hotel
Optional: Mount Everest Flightseeing (AM)
Optional: Half Day Patan City Tour (PM)
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 17, Wednesday - Flight to New Delhi
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore on your own. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at the hotel with your Tour Manager and newfound friends
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 18, Thursday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Mohabbat-e-Taj Show

The Kalakriti Theater is the venue for this vibrant dance drama depicting a 17th century Mughal era love story that defines the Taj Mahal. Watch and listen (in a choice of languages by headset) as Shah Jahan and Queen Mumtaz Mahal profess their love for one another, and he creates the Taj Mahal in her memory. You will see the most realistic replica of the monument existing today. Animated action, brilliant costumes and powerfully resonant vocal performances.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Oct 2020 - 01 May 2021 $39.00
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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 with folk 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 3 hours.

Day #9 01 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2021 $29.00
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Traditional Nepalese Dinner

This evening savor an authentic Nepalese meal at a traditional style restaurant accompanied by a cultural program including local ethnic dancing along with traditional music while you enjoy your dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #15 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Apr 2021 $37.00
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Half Day Patan City Tour

Today, enjoy a city tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the "City of Beauty", designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is filled with Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments exhibiting skillful carvings, which makes it especially attractive for breathtaking photos. Visit Patan Durbar Square, a cluster of fine pagoda temples and stone statues, also serving as the economic hub of the city. At every step, you’ll see a magnificent piece of art or an image of a deity, testifying to the consummate skill of Patan's anonymous artists. The ancient palace of the Malla kings and the stone baths associated with various legends and episodes of history are especially interesting stops, along with the stone temple of Lord Krishna and the Royal Bath (Tushahity) with its intricate stone and bronze carvings.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #16 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Apr 2021 $41.00
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Mount Everest Flightseeing

Enjoy an early morning flight on a small aircraft, with a window seat, for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain peak on earth. You will be able to view some of the most incredible, and famous sights that Nepal has to offer. This is weather permitting so tour might be delayed or an alternative day may be scheduled.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #16 01 Sep 2019 - 30 Apr 2021 $239.00
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11 Day Kaleidoscope of India, February 2020
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We thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. The tour guide Mancey was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, helpful, kind, considerate and thoughtful We would certainly recommend her as a guide. Hotels and food were also good.

Jenny & Daryl S. New Lambton, Australia
13 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, February 2020
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The trip was wonderful. Our guide Bhanu was incredible, hotels spectacular and experience exotic. Gate 1 finds a way to pack a lot of history, culture and interesting facets of the country along with amazing events that bring the group together. While not within your control, the weather was perfect! We have traveled abroad for over 20 years and are so glad we found Gate 1 just a few years ago. Gate 1 is the best.

Katie & Joe B. Tampa, FL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of India, January 2020
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India can only be truly comprehended by someone who has been there — the intensity, the extremes, the beauty ... Winter is the best time to go. I recommend it highly, but for seasoned travelers; it is NOT for the faint of heart! Gate 1 provided a great way to see it. Our guide Kapil was excellent, as were the brave (!!!) drivers.

Victoria L. Asbury Park, NJ
Spiritual Southern India, January 2020
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The trip was fabulous. Went off without a hitch. I’ve been on several Gate 1 tours and I’d rate Raj as the best guide I’ve encountered. His energy, enthusiasm and flexibility made the trip a pleasure.

Kathleen M. Hopkinton, NH
Spiritual Southern India, January 2020
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The trip was great! The guide was very professional and the driver and assistant were all very helpful. India is amazing. Thanks to Gate 1 !

Hsiao-Ju C. Dural, Australia
Spiritual Southern India, January 2020
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My trip was wonderful! Jay was a great tour leader and gave such breath and scope to the experience. India is an incredible country to explore and the Small Group Spiritual Tour of Southern India was a perfect introduction to this vast and complex country. I don’t think my senses have ever been so stimulated. I look forward to booking another tour to explore the northern part of the country and Nepal.

Myra A. Newton, MA
Treasures of Sri Lanka, January 2020
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It was great! Sri Lanka and her people welcomed us with open arms. Our tour guide, Heshan, along with our driver, Susantha, and his assistant, Thilina, were all excellent. Well done!!!

Joanne J. Los Angeles, California
Spiritual Southern India, January 2020
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It was a great trip.. really enjoyed our group, our leader, Srini, and the sights and the Indian people. They were so friendly and always wanted to have their pictures taken with us. And they didn’t mind if we took pictures of them. The temples were unbelievable, and the stops we made along the way, on driving days, were great. Visited rubber farm, coconut fiber rope family business, batik making, spice garden, cashew roasting, paper making factory,... I could go on and on.. waiting for a good sale to book another trip in 2021..

Michele K. St. Charles, IL
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, January 2020
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It really was INCREDIBLE! Our guide Bhanu was the absolute best!! Saw more than I expected; loved the food & restaurants, was more than pleased with hotels & their locations; learned about the Indian culture and traditions. Made lots of new friends and brought home tons of wonderful memories and souvenirs!

Randy K. Memphis, TN
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, December 2019
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The trip was very enjoyable and very informative. We have been on other Gate 1 trips before but may I say that our Tour Manager Bahnu was the best guide ever, He should be commanded for his knowledge and insight towards the history of India and also their beliefs.

Fernando R. West Hills, CA
Spiritual Southern India, November 2019
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Amazing....Radhika was an exceptional tour leader. Great accommodations and food throughout the trip. Good weather and well traveled people to make this a great experience.

Susie M. Phoenix, AZ
11 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, November 2019
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I had the most rewarding holiday and have no complaints. Our guide, Kapil was outstanding, best I have ever had the pleasure to travel with. His care and people skills are outstanding. He is a great asset to Gate 1, don't lose him!!!!!!!

Elizabeth C. Gilston, Australia
India, Nepal & Bhutan, Tradition & Majesty, October 2019
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The trip was great! Our expectations were exceeded! Our tour managers, Aparna in India, Neraj in Nepal, and Sangay in Bhutan were fabulous. All did an extraordinary job and are very well informed. This was our second trip with Gate 1. We would recommend Gate 1 to anyone!

Charles L. Fresno, CA
Incredible India & Nepal, October 2019
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Trip was great. Our guide Avash was also great. One of the best tour managers' we have ever had. Really made the trip amazing.

William H. Sheridan, WY
Spiritual Southern India, October 2019
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I had an amazing trip in India. Rajesh ( Raj ) the tour guide was exceptional, knowledgeable, and fun. He was very patient, and professional with the group. He made the tour interesting and enjoyable. Siva the bus driver was fantastic, we all felt very safe with him. Bala the assistant was so helpful, making sure all of our needs were met with a smile every day. The hotels were first rate, and the food was delicious. This was my first trip with Gate 1, and I could not have imagined a better experience. With warm regards from a happy, and satisfied traveler. Can’t wait for my next trip with Gate 1.

Raynell C. Dunedin, FL
Treasures of Sri Lanka, October 2019
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The trip was wonderful. Our tour manager Shyam was excellent. His caring, knowledge of the country and attention to detail enhanced a wonderful experience.

Betty G. Fair Lawn, NJ
Spiritual Southern India, September 2019
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It was great. I enjoyed it very much. I would recommend to anyone who is going to travel abroad for a two-week vacation. Our tourist guide was very knowledgeable and energetic. I dare to say one of the best among all the best guides in Gate 1 family.

Branda K. Edmonton, Alberta
Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan, September 2019
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We had a great time, Bhutan was a wonderful experience. Our tour director, Leki, was well organized with regard our daily schedule of activities and seat rotation. It was an interesting and educational tour.

Susanna M. Alexandria, VA
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, September 2019
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India was a fantastic experience and we must admit, a real eye-opening experience. Our guide, Bnanu, was the best tour guide we have ever had! He went above and beyond the call of duty. Can’t wait to book our next adventure with Gate 1.

Linda S. Mount Pleasant, SC
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, May 2019
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Just arrived back from a 10 Day Tour of India’s Golden Triangle. Gate 1 Travel took all the work out of negotiating this confusing country. Each location has been carefully selected for safety and pleasure. The bus was comfortable, air conditioned and filled with bottomless clean bottled water, a must in India! Clever seating arrangements were rotated daily. Poised, professional, and knowledgeable you should consider yourself fortunate if Mansi is your tour guide. A strong female in a male dominated culture/country, she made the entire trip enjoyable and interesting. She is gifted with total recall and a magical memory, pulling endless stats and facts during her breathless talks. She also discussed her personal life bringing us even closer to this different culture. Not sure how she remained so composed with a couple difficult travelers. However, she took care of everyone’s needs and stayed with us for the entire journey. For all this I thank you. Gate 1 Travel will now be my first choice when selecting tours for this world traveler.

Kevin S. Harbor City, CA
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore, April 2019
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The trip to India was quite an experience. No other country would have such contrasts between rich and poor, modern and very old, different religions and varying landscapes. The forts, castles and maharajas estates were fabulous. The food was good. The folks on the tour as well as the tour director were great.

George S. Oak Brook, IL
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, April 2019
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What a wonderful trip to India! We enjoyed it tremendously and had a great time. The selected hotels exceeded our expectations. Vinny, our tour manager was outstanding and went way and above his way to make sure all our needs were met for the entire group. The history of India was awesome and made it so interesting during our road trips that made driving to each city such a joy. I want to also thank the driver and assistant for getting us to each destination in a safe manner and always made sure we were able to stop and take the time for the group to get pictures of the best sites along the way. Gate 1 is my only choice of travel now. You guys are the greatest! Looking forward to my next trip soon this year.

Adislado M. Austin, TX
Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan, March 2019
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It was the best trip I ever took, only the Patagonia trip was comparable! Bhutan is such a special place and I have only superlatives to say about it, the whole world should see it! Gate 1 did a great job with the itinerary, the pace, the hotels; very smart how the hikes were placed in the program and how we had the time to acclimatize; the tour directors, both Anup and Sangay were awesome (which I have to say, is always the case with Gate 1). Looking forward to our next adventure with Discovery!

Anca T. Maplewood, MN
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, March 2019
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It was absolutely fantastic. The colors and the culture were amazing. Banhu was an outstanding tour manager. He kept everything informational and entertaining. I learned a lot about Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Indian/Nepal customs and way of life. Looking forward to my next trip to Kenya in July!

Colleen L. Towanda, PA
11 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, March 2019
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Our trip to India and Nepal was fantastic. The 9 days were packed with beautiful and interesting places and experiences. Our tour director, Devendar, took great care while imparting his knowledge of the history, culture and people in India and Nepal, while Suresh told us all about the places and people in Kathmandu. We did the optional Everest flight which was very beautiful and exciting. This was our 3rd Gate 1 tour, hopefully not our last.

Caroline H. New South Wales, Australia
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, March 2019
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Seeing the Taj Mahal has been on my bucket list for years. My gate one tour manager Sandeep, made India come alive for me. He provided history of the area and many stories at each site we visited which made you feel more connected. He set the stage for our visit to the Taj Mahal with the moving story of its construction. Experiencing the Taj Mahal was magical and something I will never forget thanks to Sandeep. This trip was just a taste of India but made me want to see more of the country. Thank you Gate one and Sandeep for a magical week in India.

Patricia P. Hitchcock, TX
Spiritual Southern India, February 2019
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It was a great trip. Southern India was fantastic, with such a small, intimate group, great accommodations, and fabulous guide, all went brilliantly.

Cedric R. Fredericksburg, VA
Treasures of Sri Lanka, February 2019
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Terrific, as usual! We’re now in double digits with traveling with Gate 1! Shyam, our guide, was superb. He conveyed his love of country, gave a good explanation of each day’s activities, and made sure everyone in the group was satisfied. He’s a gem. Also, his helper, Rohan, was great, and the driver did a terrific job. We were very pleased with the hotel selections and the itinerary. We have 2 more tours scheduled with Gate 1 this year. Keep up the good work!

Ronald R. Chicago, IL
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore, February 2019
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Our trip was fantastic.The hotels, the program, the food, the security, the bus, the driver and the assistant were all excellent. However, the most amazing of all was our guide, Aparna. Unbelievable knowledge, passions and organizing skills. She made our trip unforgettable. Gate 1 did it again This was our third time with Gate 1 and all were great trips We are looking forward to the fourth in Ireland this summer.

Stamatios V. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Spiritual Southern India, February 2019
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One of the best trips of my entire life! Thank you for everything Gate 1, a truly lovely experience.

Dan H. Chicago, IL
13 Day Deluxe India, February 2019
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Fantastic! We loved our fellow travelers, loved the trip, and our tour manager Mansi was the best. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip!

David W. Briarcliff Manor, NY
Treasures of Sri Lanka, February 2019
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Our trip was wonderful! We loved Sri Lanka. Our guide Shyam was the best. He handled everything, and made the trip very informative and fun. Gate 1 is a great company. We’ll be back!

Gail E. Sacramento, 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
11 Day Kaleidoscope of India, February 2019
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India was AMAZING!!! Absolutely loved it. Our guide Kapil was fantastic and had us all laughing all the time. Yet again, Gate 1 has been a really great company to travel with.

Lara S. New South Wales, Australia
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
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, January 2019
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Our tours were wonderful. Our guides on both tours were superb and each made our experience so much more enjoyable. Monish on the Triangle tour is a 10+++++ And, Pok on the Thailand tour was equally talented!!! They both shared much of themselves with us while doing the impossible task of managing our groups. I can’t express how much they both enhanced our experience!!!!!!! The sights and the cultural experiences were sooooo much more enjoyable with those two as our guides. Our hotels and meals were also very well chosen!

Dean W. Lone Pine, CA
Treasures of Sri Lanka, January 2019
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We had a great time in Sri Lanka! We enjoyed all the activities and learned a lot about the history and culture of the country. We look forward to our next Gate 1 trip in March.

Elizabeth H. Kingwood, TX
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
Treasures of Sri Lanka, November 2018
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We had a very nice holiday in Sri Lanka. This was our first trip with Gate 1 and we are 100% satisfied with the superior standard of hotels you chose for us. The itinerary was varied and interesting, changing between nature and culture. Our guide, Heshan, was excellent, very helpful and very knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna. The coach was always clean and fresh flowers were put on our seats daily. The couch driver and the assistant were excellent, and worked well as a team to get us safely through the chaotic traffic in Sri Lanka cities. Overall, very memorable and positive experience. We will definitely use your company in the future and recommend you to our friends.

Jessica L. Queensland, Australia
India, Nepal & Bhutan, Tradition & Majesty, November 2018
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We had a great trip. Everything went perfect. The guides were excellent. Some of the best we’ve experienced. Don’t let them get away. Transportation, hotels and food were all great!

Richard M. Bettendorf, IA
14 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, October 2018
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My husband and I had a wonderful trip, due in large part to our guide, Kapil. He had an extensive knowledge of the history of India and ensured that we were well received in all of our stops. The hotels were all of a high quality as were the buses used to transport us. He endeavoured to make our trip memorable, especially as it was the time of the Diwali Festival. He included us in some of the local celebrations. He was an excellent advertisement for Gate 1 Travel.

Ian D. Aspley, Australia
Spiritual Southern India, October 2018
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It was a great trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable about everything which was appreciated. The accommodations and food were fantastic. The sights were wonderful. A fantastic trip in every possible way!

David O. Florence, MA
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, October 2018
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Both trips were excellent. Our guide in India and Thailand were superb. I have no complaints about either trips. The itinerary was good, the hotels were excellent, the bus was clean, the driver kept us safe and the bus boy was really good. During the trip, we were looked after really well. We will definitely be booking with your company again.

Mary M. Red Deer, Canada
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, October 2018
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I really enjoyed this trip. It is the trip that has taken me the furthest out of my comfort zone and to the most exotic place I have been to date. I didn't know what to expect ... I loved the trip. The Indian people always returned my smile and they seemed happy. I enjoyed myself and came away with the impression of a beautiful country filled with history and natural beauty. I give a lot of the credit to our guide, Shalendra, for helping us on the tour understand the culture and way of life. This man was extremely knowledgeable about the places we visited. He came from the region we were visiting and his love for his province and people came through again and again. He also spoke with us on the tour about their way of living, politics and helped us understand that the western ideas are very different than the Indian perspective. I cannot say enough good things about Shalendra and give him full credit for making our trip so enjoyable. I feel I truly saw India with all its' flaws and beauty ... This trip really gave me a feel for the country without asking me to give up my western comforts. The hotels were spectacular, the itinerary kept us moving ... It really allowed me to see India in its natural state. I am thrilled with my trip... I cannot say enough good things about this trip. I will certainly travel with Gate 1 again, particularly to these exotic places as I always felt safe with our guide.

Mary B. Quebec, Canada
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
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
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
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
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
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

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