Experience Rajasthan Like a Maharajah on an Exclusive Escorted Luxury Tour from Geringer Global Travel

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Join India tour specialist Susan Geringer and guide Durga Singh who is from India’s royal Mandawa family, on an exclusive small-group escorted 15-day tour of Rajasthan.

Geringer Global Travel is introducing an exclusive new 15-day tour of Rajasthan

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In the spirit of the Maharajas, Geringer Global Travel is introducing an exclusive new 15-day tour of Rajasthan, guided by Durga Singh Ji, a Rajasthani native and hotel proprietor who is from India’s royal Mandawa family! This once-in-a-lifetime trip, which will also be accompanied by Indian specialist and company founder Susan Geringer, offers a small party of travelers (maximum group of twelve) an intimate look into India’s complex dynastic history as seen by journeying though Rajasthan, its “Land of Kings,” while staying at special accommodations.*

The escorted tour will arrive in India on October 6, 2014. Pricing begins at $5,780 per person*, double, and includes all meals, domestic flights, transfers, monument entrance fees, and 14-night accommodations at five-star hotels and heritage/boutique hotels.** International airfare, guide's and driver's gratuities and cancellation insurance not included.

Highlights Include:

  •     View the Taj Mahal, iconic monument to enduring love, by light of a full moon;
  •     Enjoy a gala welcome dinner and special performance by Manganiyar musicians at Dera Mandawa;
  •     Visit Ajmer’s Mayo College, known as the “Eton” of India for its impressive alumni of Indian royals;
  •     Embark on a camel safari from Manwar Tented Camp to see the desert tribes;
  •     Attend a private music recital by Nawab Khan playing the santoor (traditional Indian string instrument);
  •     Visit SADHANA, a center near Delwara for empowering village women

Drawing on Durga Singh Ji’s vast store of knowledge, guests will gain insightful commentary into the history and culture of India’s most iconic monuments, cities and villages. Travelers will explore the famed Indian cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, the golden city of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and the “city of dawn,” Udaipur, gazing in awe at the wonders built by Islamic Mughal dynasty who reigned over the area for centuries. The influence of these dynamic emperors (Akbar, Humayun, Shah Jahan, etc.) can still be traced in the culture and customs of Rajasthan yet nowhere is their legacy more in evidence than in the breathtaking sites of the Taj Mahal, the Red, Amber and Meharangarh Forts, the Chandni Chowk bazaar and the Palace of the Winds. Travelers will also have the chance to experience village and tribal life by staying at the Chattra Sagar Luxury Tented Camp located in Nimaj, and the Manwar Tented Camp in the midst of the Great Thar Desert.    

Additionally, Durga Singh Ji’s extensive royal connections enable him to curate special experiences for his guests, from musical recitals, to village safaris, to behind-the-scenes institutional tours that will enhance the India experience. Prepare to be entertained royally with a gala dinner and a special performance by a troup of seven Manganiyar musicians upon arrival at Dera Mandawa, Durga Singh Ji’s own boutique heritage hotel. Enjoy safaris by camel and elephant, attend a cooking demonstration, relax on a private boat cruise through the waters of Lake Pichola and enjoy a visit to SADHANA, a center for empowering village women. Travelers may also enjoy visiting Durga Singh Ji’s own alma mater, the Mayo College in Ajmer, an elite boarding school known as the “Eton of India” which counts Indian royals among its alumni!

For more information: http://geringerglobaltravel.com/small-group-north-india-tour/.

*Pricing begins at $5,915 per person (double) if paying by check. Pricing for solo travelers starts at $7,999 per person

**Hotels Include: The Claridges (New Delhi), ITC Mughal (Agra), Dera Manadawa (Jaipur), Chhattra Sagar (Nimaj), Manwar Tented Camp (Manwar), Surya Garh (Jaisalmer), Ratan Vilas (Jodhpur), Rawla Jojawar (Jojawar) and Hotel Devi Garh Hotel (Delwara).

About Geringer Global Travel

Susan Geringer, owner of Geringer Global Travel, is an experiential India travel specialist creating custom itineraries and tours to India and the Subcontinent. Frequently traveling to India, Susan is able to keep a constant pulse on new properties, hidden gems, and discovering unique experiences that make her clients’ itineraries even more exciting. To understand a foreign culture, Geringer Global Travel feels there is nothing more important than one-on-one interaction with the local people for a chance to join them in their everyday lives. Susan is a member of ASTA, New York City Chapter as well as the New York City Chapter of PATA (Pacific Asian Travel Association).

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