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  • Jul 27, 2009 · 12:00 PM

Are you curious and adventurous? Do you enjoy exploring new cultures? What about luxury? Then this is a trip for you!

Of course there is the Taj Mahal -- in itself worth a journey -- but there is so much more! This amazing trip allows you to engulf yourself in Indian culture and experience the famous sprituality of the region. We will visit temples and forts, taste cuisine and absorb the smells of life. There will be opportunity for adventure (trekking, mountain biking, ballooning, paragliding, rafting, and so many more) -- all under the calm presence of the ancient Himalayas. You will travel in style -- and stay at top hotels & mountain resorts of the region. This will be an experience of a lifetime! Adventure: Surround yourself with the mystique of mighty peaks of western Himalaya ranges and breathe in the incredible diversity of this region. This unique adventure takes you to lofty hill stations of the colonial British and provides an alluring setting for a variety of activities including trekking, mountain biking, ballooning, paragliding, and rafting. Up for a new adventure? How about zorbing? Never heard of it? You'll be one of the few, if not the only one of your friends who have ever climbed into a human-sized inflatable plastic hamster ball and rolled down the hill. Don't worry, specialists will catch you at the bottom so that you don't roll all the way to Punjab!

Culture: The exotic nature of Indian culture cannot be emphasized enough! From people through customs and cuisine -- the possibilities are endless! While the rest of the world is quickly becoming westernized and losing it's authenticity, the same cannot be said about India -- the ancient culture is still very much alive. The colors, the smells, the music and dance -- all engulfed in a uniquely spiritual atmosphere of temples and rituals. Of course there is the Taj Mahal -- and it lives up to its renewned reputation. We will also have an opportunity to visit the amazing Golden Temple in Amritsar. Finally, India is a place of refuge for Dalai Lama -- and this trip allows you to visit the city which is now his home in exile. Experience it before globalization makes its impression. And let's not forget the shopping. India is famous for its crafts and textiles -- pashmina shawls so fine that you could thread them through a ring on your finger. Luxury: Enjoy this wonderful adventure in luxury of the best hotels India has to offer. Many of our accommodations are heritage properties once used by Maharajas as residences -- and have been restored and updated with all modern comforts and amenities. Most hotels are destinations in and of themselves -- inviting you to spend relaxing hours by the swimming pool, walk in the fragrant gardens, and enjoy unique massage and spa treatments. It really doesn't get any better than that!

Trip Overview: This amazing trip offers fantastic opportunities for exploration for both, adventurous and cultural enthusiasts. Expand your horizons and gain new perspectives by exposing yourself to sights and people, philosophies and adventures, food and shopping. Learn about the history of an ancient culture and imagine yourself in times long gone. Be unique, be different, take advantage of this trip of a lifetime.

* Date: July 27 - August 8, 2009 (13 days, 12 nights)
* Deposit: $800 (non-refundable)
* Full trip price: $2,828
* Private Room: Additional $700

(price does not include airfare)
*Additional 5% service charge for Credit Cards

(price does not include airfare)
*Additional 5% service charge for Credit Cards

Balance due 30 days before travel
Because we are largely staying in high end suites or in boutique hotels it is important that you register early as most locations have only 8-10 suites/rooms of this class and will sell out in advance.
Special Offers

- Group Discount: Special prices for groups of 2, 4 or 6+. Bring your friends and save hundreds of $$$!
- Register for both India trips: Save $800!!!

Question? Call[masked] or e-mail [masked]

Important Travel Information

- Visa: You must have a Indian Visa for this trip. Click Here for Visa details and cost.
- Flights: Book your flight to arrive in the late afternoon or evening of 7/27/09 and departing late night on 8/08/09.

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