This suggested 11-day trip, starting at $1,759 per person, double

Geringer Global Travel is
offering a fully customizable and authentic trip to India, combining local
family home stays with accommodations at charming bed and breakfasts and
intimate boutique properties in Delhi,
Agra, Jaipur, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jodhpur, and Udaipur. In a home away from home, guests will enjoy the warm
hospitality of Indian families, immerse themselves in local knowledge, indulge
in rich, home cooked regional cuisines, and visit India’s most fascinating
sights. This suggested 11-day itinerary, priced at $1,759 per person, double, is
valid October 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012.*


1-3: Delhi – Agra

journey will begin with a home stay at Thikana, an intimate family property
nestled in the quiet and relaxing neighborhood of Gulmohar Park in South Delhi.
The hosts, Atul and Sheetal Bhalla, create a comfortable environment to make
your stay as memorable as possible. On day two, guests will explore the sights
of Delhi including the Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Chandni Chowk. On day three, guests will drive to Agra
and check into Col. Lamba’s Indian home stay, hosted by a retired army officer
from the Punjab Regiment. From this property guests can see the glories of the
Taj Mahal very clearly. In the afternoon, sightseeing will include a visit to
the Agra Fort and a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal.


4-6: Jaipur – Mandawa

The next morning, guests will
visit the Imperial ‘ghost city’ of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Jaipur. Upon
arrival, guests will check into Dera Mandawa, a charming boutique property
located in the heart of Jaipur. This historic estate built in 1890 is hosted by
Thakur Durga Sing, a modern traditionalist delighted to share his activities of
rain water harvesting with his guests. On day five, guests will embark on a full
day city tour of Jaipur visiting the Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
On day six, guests will head to Mandawa, an ancient feudal settlement in
Rajasthan and home of a royal castle. Decorated with frescos of famous merchants
from the region, Mandawa is a veritable open
gallery. Guests will stay at Mandawa Haveli, a majestic architectural
marvel combining old world charm with the finest of present day


Day 7-8: Bikaner –

After breakfast guests will
drive to Bikaner in north Rajasthan, a
city dotted with scores of sand dunes and known for having the
best camel riding in the world. After checking into the Vijay Guest
House, guests will explore Junagarh Fort and the Jain Temples of
Bhandeshwar and Sandeshwar. On day eight, guests will drive to
Johdpur to be welcomed at Mohan Niwas, a home stay built
by the father in law who was part of the Maharajah family of
Johdpur. Sightseeing in Jodhpur includes the
Meherangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada.


Day 9-10: Udaipur

route to Udaipur, guests will visit the Ranakpur Jain Temples before checking
into Devra, a privately owned five acre estate in the tranquil Aravali Hills
with views of an 800-year old temple. Host, Major Durga Das, a former officer of
the Indian elite Armoured Corps and of the premier nobles, is delightful company
for bird watching or walks around the estate. His wife, Jyoti, is a fantastic
cook and prepares beautiful meals for guests. In the evening guests will enjoy
an enchanting boat cruise on Lake Pichola. On Day 10, sightseeing will include Jagdish
Temple and a visit to the City Palace, one of the
largest palaces in the world.


11: Udaipur – Delhi

This day is free to relax or explore on your own until
your flight to Delhi.


This suggested itinerary starts
at $1,759 per person, double occupancy and includes: accommodations for 10 nights on twin sharing basis;
daily buffet breakfast; all domestic transportation; rickshaw ride in Old Delhi;
elephant ride in Jaipur; boat ride in Udaipur; entrance fees as per itinerary;
English speaking guide; all current applicable taxes.


*Prices valid October 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012.
Blackout Dates: December 20, 2011 – January 5, 2012.


About Geringer Global Travel

Susan Geringer, India Travel and Tour Specialist, is the
owner of Geringer Global Travel, a travel company specializing in custom
itineraries to India and Beyond. Susan has been to over 50 countries, but India
holds a special place in her heart and soul. Considered a second home to her,
she is extremely passionate about India and her enthusiasm for the country is
infectious. Her first visit to India was in 1980. Susan travels to India about
four times per year to discover new places and hidden gems to make her clients’
itineraries even more exciting. Susan is on the India Ahoy Advisory Board, a
division of Make My Trip in India, an Executive Board member for the New York
City Chapter of PATA (Pacific Asian Tourism Association) and a New York ASTA
member. Geringer Global Travel is an IATAN endorsed agency.


For more information visit: www.geringerglobaltravel.com.
Reservations and information can be obtained from Susan Geringer at (877)
255-7438, (203) 216-7106 or susan@geringerglobaltravel.com.

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