Mystical India

Ride rickshaws through Chandni Chowk market

Arrive in India’s hyperactive capital and tour Delhi. See the 16th-century Tomb of Humayun, Qutb Minar tower, and India Gate. Arrive at a Sikh temple and explore Old Delhi, visiting the Gandhi Memorial and the Smriti museum dedicated to the Indian icon. Travel to the “Pink City” of Jaipur and the village of Sanganer to see the villagers’ traditional artisanal industries. Then dine in one of their multigenerational Rajasthani family homes.

In tranquil Kalakho, embark on a camel cart safari to meet local Meena tribespeople and enjoy a traditional folk dance performance. En route to Agra, stop to see the Chand Baori stepwell with its 3,500 steps. Tour the Taj Mahal and imposing Agra Fort, both UNESCO sites. Before ending your journey back in Delhi, take an Indian cuisine cooking lesson.

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Trip Name: Mystical India
Date: Feb. 22–Mar. 10, 2018
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: from $4,987 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare included from select cities.

IU experts who inspire

Joining you on this trip is Dr. Sarita Soni, IU Professor Emerita of Optometry. She served IU as Associate Vice President for Research and IUB as Vice Provost for Research. She received IUB Provost’s Medal in 2014.

Dr. Soni received her Ophthalmic Optics degree from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Manchester, England and her OD degree and MS degree in Pathology from Indiana University. 

She has travelled all over the world for work and pleasure. She continues to have a research relationship with faculty at Elite School of Optometry and at Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital in Chennai, India.


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