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Land Journey

India & Bhutan, Heart of the Himalayas

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Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro
Heart of Himalayas India Bhutan Guided Tour
Tiger's Nest, Paro Taktsang, Bhutan

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Tour Overview

Experience with tauck

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! Lectures on Bhutan's "Gross National Happiness" philosophy and Buddhism

 

Multiple-night stays at three hotels ranked among the 15 "World's Best" hotels by the readers of Travel + Leisure – The Oberoi Udaivilas, The Oberoi Rajvilas and The Obero Amarvilas, with unparalleled views of the Taj Mahal

 

tauck value includes

 

On-Tour Air (6 flights)

 

Six nights in Bhutan's premier Aman hotels - in Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro

 

Three nights in the "City of Lakes", Udapair, including a sari & turban demonstration and an auto-rickshaw tour of the city's spice and vegetable markets

 

Two nights in Jaipur, highlighted by a visit to the Amber Fort and a Maharajah evening featuring dinner and entertainment

 

Evening and sunrise boat rides on the River Ganges to experience revered, centuries-old traditions in Varanasi

 

Choice of a spectacular leisurely hike to Bhutan's Tiger's Nest Monastery or a tour of historic Paro Dzong

 

Private visits with the residents of a Bhutanese nunnery and local farmers

 

A demonstration of archery, Bhutan's national sport

 

Tours of the National Arts & Crafts School, Buddha Dordenma Temple, and a Thimphu Dzong in Thimphu

 

Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted

 

47 meals; gratuities to local guides, taxes, service charges and admission fees

Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

3
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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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On our India and Bhutan trip, culture and history blend to create a journey of a lifetime.

Experiences of a lifetime

A journey of peak experiences through ancient civilizations and the world’s most awe-inspiring mountains.... discover the cultures and people of India’s Golden Triangle, then fly across the Himalayas to the mountain kingdom of Bhutan, where life is officially measured by a Gross Happiness Index... 

Experience the Taj Mahal at sunrise… the romance of Udaipur reflected in its many lakes… sacred ceremonies on the River Ganges… Bhutan’s cliffside Tiger’s Nest Monastery, where body and spirit renew… and green valleys where Buddhism determines everything, from art and archery to government and business. Unique experiences include your choice of a hike to Bhutan’s Tiger’s Nest Monastery or exploration of Tiger’s Nest base and Paro Dzong; visits with residents of a Bhutanese nunnery and local farmers in Punakha; and in Varanasi, a boat ride along the River Ganges to witness the spiritual “putting the river to sleep” and sunrise ceremonies. Enjoy multiple-night stays at three hotels ranked among the 15 “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure – The Oberoi Udaivilas; The Oberoi Rajvilas; and The Oberoi Amarvilas (with unparalleled views of the Taj Mahal); and stay at Punakha Lodge, Amankora incorporating a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse with views across an orange orchard and rice terraces. Read Less

Discover the Taj Mahal

Day 5

A timeless monument to love...

You could say that India’s Taj Mahal is so famous that it needs no introduction… but it’s so compelling a destination that it’s hard not to talk about it. Considered the greatest achievement of Indo-Islamic architecture, this exquisite, domed, white marble mausoleum complex in Agra was commissioned in 1632 and completed two decades later as the tomb and memorial of Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Constructed at a cost that would be upwards of USD $825 million today, it ranks among history’s most expensive declarations of love. Along with touring it with a local guide, you’ll also see it from your hotel room!

Discover the Taj Mahal

Day 5

A timeless monument to love...

You could say that India’s Taj Mahal is so famous that it needs no introduction… but it’s so compelling a destination that it’s hard not to talk about it. Considered the greatest achievement of Indo-Islamic architecture, this exquisite, domed, white marble mausoleum complex in Agra was commissioned in 1632 and completed two decades later as the tomb and memorial of Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Constructed at a cost that would be upwards of USD $825 million today, it ranks among history’s most expensive declarations of love. Along with touring it with a local guide, you’ll also see it from your hotel room!

Discover the Taj Mahal

Day 5

A timeless monument to love...

You could say that India’s Taj Mahal is so famous that it needs no introduction… but it’s so compelling a destination that it’s hard not to talk about it. Considered the greatest achievement of Indo-Islamic architecture, this exquisite, domed, white marble mausoleum complex in Agra was commissioned in 1632 and completed two decades later as the tomb and memorial of Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Constructed at a cost that would be upwards of USD $825 million today, it ranks among history’s most expensive declarations of love. Along with touring it with a local guide, you’ll also see it from your hotel room!

Discover the Taj Mahal

Day 5

A timeless monument to love...

You could say that India’s Taj Mahal is so famous that it needs no introduction… but it’s so compelling a destination that it’s hard not to talk about it. Considered the greatest achievement of Indo-Islamic architecture, this exquisite, domed, white marble mausoleum complex in Agra was commissioned in 1632 and completed two decades later as the tomb and memorial of Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Constructed at a cost that would be upwards of USD $825 million today, it ranks among history’s most expensive declarations of love. Along with touring it with a local guide, you’ll also see it from your hotel room!

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You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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