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Itinerary

 
January 2/3 A group flight on Singapore Airlines departs San Francisco at 12:05 am on January 2nd and arrives in Delhi late evening January 3rd. We are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel in Delhi.
January 4 Morning at leisure, afternoon visit to Qutab Minar and Mahatma Gandhi memorial. Welcome group dinner.
January 5
 
City tour of Old Delhi, India gate and Humayunís Tomb and afternoon departure (private motorcoach) for Jaipur, the Rajasthani city of pink stone.
January 6 Early morning visit to majestic Amber Fort (via elephants) and guided tour of courtyards and gardens. Afternoon free for shopping in Jaipurís famous markets, visit the solar observatory or city palace and museum.
January 7 Visit to Fatephur Sikri en route to Agra.
January 8 Morning visit to Taj Mahal with many opportunities to observe the sunís effect on the white marble monument to love.
January 9 Train departure for Gwalior and afternoon bus to Khajuraho. Evening sound and light show at temples.
January 10 Tour of Khajuraho and afternoon departure for Varanasi, holy Hindu city on the banks of the River Ganges. Evening visit to main ghat for the evening arti (prayer) ceremony.
January 11 Sunrise boat tour of Varanasi followed by visit to old walled city, Durga Temple and Mother India temple. Optional afternoon visit to nearby Sarnath, where the Buddha is believed to have preached his first sermon.
Evening free for shopping or watching evening arti (fire prayer ceremony) at main ghat.
January 12 Late morning departure for Chennai and private bus transport to Auroville, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Orientation to guest house and welcome dinner. Optional evening chanting with Sylvia Nakach.
January 13 Day for rest, yoga, meditation and sacred chants.
January 14 Visit to Chidambaram, site of Shiva Nataraja, the dancing cosmic Shiva.
January 15 Day of rest at Auroville. Yoga, meditation and sacred chanting. Visit Matrimandir.
January 16 Visit to Pondicherry, home of Sri Aurobindoís ashram and afternoon lunch/beach at seaside restaurant. With a population of 700,000 and situated on the Bay of Bengal, this international city has numerous cafes, bookstores, shops and restaurants (many featuring French cuisine).
January 17 Early afternoon departure for Mamallapuram, boulder strewn city with exquisitely carved temples on the Bay of Bengal. Walking tour of temples.
January 18 Optional morning visit to bird sanctuary. Afternoon visit to temples at Kanchipuram.
January 19 Day at leisure. Evening transfer to Chennai airport and late evening departure.
January 20 Late morning arrival back in San Francisco

[This trip is operated by CIIS, San Francisco; all bookings are undertaken on the basis of their terms & conditions]

Delhi, Jaipur, Agra (Taj Mahal), Gwalior, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Chennai, Auroville / Pondicherry

 

Small group tour - 19 Days

2 - 20 January, 2018

Tour Cost $5,299
Los Angeles Departures +$100
Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas & Denver departures +$175
 

Trip costs include:

Roundtrip international airfare via Singapore Airlines

Domestic flights in India

9 nights, 4 star hotel accommodation in India as per the itinerary

Daily breakfasts during first week

Welcome dinner in Delhi and farewell dinner in Mamallapuram

7 nights lodging in Guest House in Auroville and three meals per day

Local transport in India by air conditioned vehicle with driver

English speaking local guide during city tours and sightseeing

Local taxes on the above

Not included are visa fees, travel insurance, personal expenses of all kinds, meals other than those indicated.


Ancient monuments at Orchha


Sacred bathing ghats, Varanasi

 


Temple at Mammalapuram

 
 
   

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