Geringer Global Travel is giving travelers a chance to explore northern India’s enchanting rural villages and bustling cities with its 13-day Beauty and Buddhism journey. This trip can be completely customized and combines cultural immersions in local villages, visits to ancient Buddhist monasteries and palaces, along with rafting and optional camel riding excursions.
The suggested itinerary starts in the city of Delhi with a tour of both Old Delhi and New Delhi. Sightseeing includes the Parliament House, the Red Fort (the seat of the Moghul Empire) and Humayun’s Tomb, just to name a few. The next three days are spent in Leh, the capital city of Ladakh, which is a historical trans-Himalayan transit point for caravans of the bygone Silk Route. Other highlights include visits to the Nubra Valley, Agra and the imperial “ghost city” of Fatehpur Sikri.
Pricing starts at $1,939 pp dbl land-only through Sept. 30. For more information, call (877) 255-7438 or visit geringerglobaltravel.com.