Jewels of Nepal & India
November 29 – December 14, 2005
Discover this subcontinent, rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. See Bangkok’s Grand Palace, a golden labyrinth that epitomizes the grace and beauty of Thailand, enjoy the breathtaking Himalayas, and explore Nepal through the ancient public buildings of Kathmandu’s Durbar Marg. Visit the medieval city of Bhaktapur followed by an elephant–back safari in Nepal’s renowned Royal Chitwan Park, home of the revered Bengal tiger and rare Indian rhinoceros. In Delhi, venture through the massive Red Fort, enormous Jama Masjid Mosque, and Raj Ghat, the site of Ghandi’s cremation. Visit the Taj Mahal, the famous Mughal monument that is the architectural embodiment of India. In Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, explore the landmarks of the city’s royalty—the Palace of Winds, Royal Observatory, and City Palace Museum. Finally, visit the romantic city of Udaipur, whose exotic fairytale palaces represent the very definition of Rajput whimsy.
Estimated Price: $5,795 Plus Airfare