Geringer Global Travel has introduced its Luxury Adventure and Cultural India Journey, an exclusive 18 day/17 night trip said to “balance urban culture, iconic heritage sites, and rural adventure in some of India's most unique locations”.
Beginning in the metropolis of Delhi, this trip takes travelers on a cultural odyssey through the heritage sites of Agra, the national park of Ranthambore, the palaces of Jaipur, the rural town of Nimaj, the landscape of Jaisalmer, the village of Rohet and the vista of Udaipur.
The package includes luxury accommodations, site entrance fees, all transport services, guided English tours, some meals, and cultural activities. Save $600 per couple when booking by March 1.
Highlights of the package include: visit to the Nizzamuddin tomb of one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, accompanied by a local NGO in Delhi; a jeep safari into the National Park Reserve of Ranthambore in pursuit of the tigers; a Bishnoi village safari in Jodhpur and learn about conservation practices from the “world’s premier ecologists”; hot air balloon ride; and a leisurely boat ride along Lake Pichola and later join a local artist for a drink and discussion about contemporary art in Udaipur.
The first two days will be spent in Delhi, where travelers will immerse themselves in a blend of modern and ancient India, from visiting the Raj Ghat memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi to taking an NGO-guided tour of the Nizzamuddin basti, a medieval colony containing the tomb of a Muslim Sufi mystic. On the third day, visitors depart for Agra, where they will spend two days exploring the city and the Agra Fort. After a brief excursion to the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri on the fifth day, travelers come to Ranthambore national Park. On the seventh day, the trip comes to Rajasthan's capital, the pink city of Jaipur.
On the eleventh day, the trip departs for the locale of Jaisalmer, where guests will stay at The Serai, a luxury tent complex including air-conditioned suites, a swimming pool, spa, lounge areas and organic gardens. On the thirteenth day, travelers depart for Rohet, stopping in route to visit the Mehrangarh Fort at Jodphur. After a brief visit to the white marble Jain temples at Ranakpur, the journey at last ends in Udaipur.
Travel between January 6 to March 31, or October 1 to December 22.