Event Price 
$7,495 (per person, double occupancy; land only)

Join us on an enchanting discovery of India, one of the oldest and most diverse civilizations in the world. Visit awe-inspiring monuments, explore bustling cities, and get lost in local villages and markets. Begin in Mumbai, home to India's financial and business centers, and explore rich colonial architecture, colorful bazaars, stunning temples, and fascinating culture. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the ancient Buddhist Ajanta Caves and the Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain Ellora Caves, built thousands of years later. Immerse yourself in the markets and historic monuments of Old Delhi, and explore New Delhi, the fast-paced, cosmopolitan capital that pays tribute to India's rich past, yet boasts modern architecture and sites of political importance. Explore Humayun's Tomb, and take a rickshaw ride through the bustling city streets to Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi. A highlight awaits at the annual Pushkar Camel Fair where the desert come alive as traders and visitors descend upon one of India's largest cultural events. The fair blends a traditional Indian livestock trading mela with a religious and cultural festival. Continue to the royal city of Jaipur, often called the "Pink City" for the pinkish tint on the city's stone buildings. Visit Hawa Mahal, also known as the "Palace of Winds," an unusual structure honeycombed over 900 niches and windows. Continue to Agra and marvel at two of India's most famous architectural jewels, the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world completed in 1648 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Day 2: Mumbai City Tour
Day 3: Mumbai / Aurangabad
Day 4: Aurangabad / Delhi
Day 5: Delhi City Tour
Day 6: Delhi / Agra
Day 7: Agra / Jaipur
Day 8: Jaipur City Tour
Day 9: Jaipur / Pushkar
Day 10: Pushkar
Day 11: Pushkar / Delhi (via Jaipur) / Depart for US

Optional 4 night post tour: Backwaters of Kerala
Optional 3 night post tour: Golden Temple of Amritsar
Optional 2 night post tour: Tigers of Ranthambore

**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**

Type of activity 


Dirk Vandewalle

Diederik (Dirk) Vandewalle (PhD Columbia, 1988) is Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, former chair of its Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business. His research and teaching focus on comparative economic development in Emerging Economies, economic reform in the Arab Gulf states, North Africa, and Asia. He is editor of several books and edited volumes on Libya and North Africa, and is writing a manuscript on the economic emergence and prospects of the Arab Gulf countries, based on research from his most recent Fulbright Regional Research Award in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (2005-2006). He has written numerous articles on economic development issues in the Arab world, and received, in addition to two regional Fulbright research awards, a Social Science Research Council Award for research in Morocco and Yemen. He was political advisor to the first UN Special representatives in Libya in Spring 2011, and field director of the Carter Center's observation team in Libya in 2014. He is on the editorial board of several scholarly publications, and lectures and consults widely in policy and academic settings in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. He has led over a dozen Dartmouth Alumni trips to places like India, China and Tibet, Myanmar, South and western Africa.

Operator Name 
Immersion Journeys