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Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Dubai and Kathmandu

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 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Dubai
 Trip Finishes
Kathmandu
15 Day Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Dubai and Kathmandu Itinerary (Globus)
Countries Explored: United Arab Emirates India Nepal
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Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
24
Trip Style
Small Group
Trip Code
ODY4

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus 15 Day Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Dubai and Kathmandu. Add a 3-night stay in Dubai to experience the city’s Old-World markets and world-class shopping, sweeping sand dunes and dazzling beaches, and traditional Bedouin villages and futuristic vibe. Among the world’s tallest buildings await the world’s loftiest experiences.

How do you express your eternal devotion to the love of your life? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan enlisted the help of more than 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to erect a towering white marble mausoleum...read more in honour of his wife who died during childbirth. A sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, is just the beginning of your love affair with India. Beyond India’s most sparkling jewel lies a priceless gem mine of experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Hop in a rickshaw for a ride through Delhi’s centuries-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, sit down for traditional Indian cuisine in the home of a noble family in Jaipur, and embark on three thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger.

Next, you’ll travel to fascinating Kathmandu, Nepal. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Nepal’s iconic capital city, including a visit to the historic seat of royalty at Hanuman Dhoka. Visit the residence of the Living Goddess at Temple of Kumari, and travel to Bouddhanath—one of the world’s largest stupas and the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Marvel at the Hindu and Buddhist sites in Patan’s Durbar Square. A mosaic of memories awaits on this radiant tour of Dubai, India, and Nepal.

Itinerary

Hello, Dubai! Welcome to Dubai. Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.

Dynamic Dubai Sightseeing with your Local Guide begins with a walking tour through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter. Next, explore the souks (markets), including the spice souk with its aromas of exotic spices, and the gold souk with its 220 glittering shop windows. Lastly, visit Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Here, ascend to the At The Top observation deck on the 124th floor for spectacular views and a presentation on Dubai's history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Free to Wander Enjoy a full day at your leisure. (B)

FREE TIME TIPS - EXPLORE MORE: Take a day trip to Abu Dhabi or consider an exciting desert safari that ends with a barbecue dinner under the stars. This and other optional excursions throughout your tour are available at My Account.

Today, fly to Delhi, capital of India. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Delhi Delights. Today's sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Then, visit Jama Masjid and take a rickshaw ride through a local bazaar. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of free time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a cooking demonstration and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef. (B/L/D)

LOCAL FAVOURITE - MARKET HIGH: Hop on a rickshaw and explore Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs-from silver and saris to spices and electronics.

Remembrance & Worship. This morning, visit Qutub Minar, the world's tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening. (B/L/D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT -: A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE As Delhi's largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship), Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is known as much for its religious significance as for its splendid architecture. The grand edifice is built in the Sikh architectural style, while this magnificent house of worship is made using stunning white marble below its commanding golden dome.

Moghul Monuments. Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable Taj Mahal. After a bit of down time, travel to Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT - LOVE REMEMBERED: Explore the extravagant Taj Mahal, a marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth.

By Road & Rail. Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a train bound for Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger! (B/L/D)

The Game is Afoot. Today, explore Ranthambore National Park on morning and afternoon game drives in an open-air safari vehicle. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax. (B/L/D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT - WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: In addition to Bengal tigers, Ranthambore National Park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. Take the opportunity to spot them all on guided game drives today.

Jaunt to Jaipur. Today, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and it's been known as the "Pink City" ever since. (B)

FREE TIME TIPS - EXPLORE MORE: Enjoy a fascinating walk mingle and talk with the locals while sampling some of the region's culinary delights; try pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa, and sweets from some of the city's most popular street food vendors.

Jewels of Jaipur. Today, visit the amazing Amber Fort in the morning. After lunch, visit Jantar Mantar and explore the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes. Lastly, visit a local vocational training program for children. Tonight, enjoy a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family, followed by a sari-and turban-tying demonstration. (B/L/D)

LOCAL FAVOURITE - CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE: Ladli is a training program teaching orphaned and destitute children valuable skills to keep them off the streets. Here, learn about the project while interacting with the children and helping them practice their English skills.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT FORMIDABLE FORTRESS: Visit the legendary Amber Fort, known as the "Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan," built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors.

You're Going to Kathmandu. Today, fly to Kathmandu (via Delhi), Nepal's capital city. (B)

City Sights. Join your Local Guide for morning sightseeing starting with a visit to Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B/L)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT - LIVING FAITH: Discover the mysteries of the Temple of Kumari where the Living Goddess resides. Here, the manifestation of the Divine Mother is believed to live in the young girl who embodies The Energy - all riches, strength, beauty, and knowledge of the creator of the Universe. The temple is said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree, featuring a 4-pillar hall from which sounds emanate from string and percussion instruments. A mysteriously beautiful sight!

Powerful Patan. Today, travel with your Local Guide to Bouddhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to Patan, formerly known as Lalitpur (City of Beauty). Here, stop in Durbar Square, the city's centre of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. (B/L)

Safe travels until we meet again! Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect holiday—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! On safari, you’ll enjoy the expertise of a safari guide in open-air safari vehicle.

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners

  • Dubai Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (Superior First-Class)
  • Delhi Le Meridien New Delhi (Moderate Deluxe)
  • Agra Trident, Agra (Superior First-Class)
  • Rajasthan Sawai Vilas (Superior First-Class)
  • Jaipur Trident, Jaipur (Superior First-Class)
  • Kathmandu Vivanta Kathmandu (Superior First-Class)

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
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