Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. Our small group tour limited to just 24 guests allows us to stay at excellent hotels and travel the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput. Start the tour in lively Delhi touring both Old Delhi and New Delhi. Continue to the "pink city" of Jaipur, one of the great cities of the Rajput known for its pink sandstone buildings and enjoy a home-hosted dinner with a multi-generational Rajasthan family. Spend two nights at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve, then embark on an afternoon camel safari in Kalakho to meet the Meena tribespeople in their homes. Travel to Agra to visit the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal as well as Agra Fort. Conclude your exploration with three nights in the holy city of Varanasi.
Day 1: Depart U.S. for Delhi, India
Day 2: Arrive Delhi
Day 3: Delhi
Day 4: Delhi
Day 5: Delhi / Jaipur
Day 6: Jaipur
Day 7: Jaipur / Sanganer
Day 8: Jaipur / Ranthambore
Day 9: Ranthambore
Day 10: Ranthambore / Kalakho
Day 11: Kalakho / Agra
Day 12: Agra
Day 13: Agra / Dehli / Varanasi
Day 14: Varanasi / Sarnath
Day 15: Varanasi
Day 16: Varanasi / Delhi
Day 17: Return to U.S.
Optional 5-day Post-Tour Extension: Nepal
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Intermediate. Appropriate for active people in good health. Activities may include all-day sightseeing, possibly on difficult or uneven terrain, accessing zodiac crafts, multiple hotel stays, hot or humid climates, and/or multiple time zone changes.
David Kotz '86 is the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science. After receiving his A.B. in Computer Science and Physics from Dartmouth in 1986, he completed his Ph.D in Computer Science from Duke University in 1991 and returned to Dartmouth to join the faculty. He and his wife Pamela Jenkins Adv'99 were Fulbright Fellows to India 2008-09, living in Bangalore with their three children while traveling and lecturing widely around the country.
He served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences from 2009-15, and as the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies from 2004-08. In 2013 he was appointed to the Healthcare IT Policy Committee, an advisory committee to the US Department of Health and Human Services. His research interests include security and privacy in healthcare information technology, particularly mobile and wearable technology. He has published over 100 refereed papers and is currently the lead investigator on a $10m grant from the National Science Foundation to develop Trustworthy Health & Wellness technology (see thaw.org).