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North India with the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Nov 13-30, 2020

18 days | India | Cultural Explorations

India enthralls, mystifies, and enchants its visitors. Through our deep connections with the country we’ve created what we think is an ideal introduction to some of the most compelling sights in the north of the country.

We begin with a good look at dynamic Delhi and then set off to Amritsar to see the fascinating medieval city and the spectacular Golden Temple. The sacred city of Varanasi has been the religious capital of India for more than 2,000 years. Built on the banks of the Ganges River, it is the ultimate place of pilgrimage and an important seat of learning. The banks of the Ganges bustle with activity, as throngs of people come for ritual bathing, yoga, and to offer blessings. We travel to the Taj Mahal, an iconic site that will take your breath away. Waiting for the sun to rise, we’ll be rewarded with a kaleidoscope of delicate pinks and oranges playing on the pristine white marble dome.

Then it’s onward by comfortable private coach to explore the locus of the country’s most glamorous past in the finest forts, palaces, gardens, and cities of Punjabi, Mughals and Rajput culture. Rajasthan is so photogenic it’s hard to know where to look. Our drives take us past yellow fields of mustard, meandering cows, camel-drawn carts and painted elephants, bangled women in lime, saffron, and scarlet carrying silver urns of water on their heads, and pink-turbaned gents leading bullock carts. Jodhpur is a jumble of blue cubism presided over the mighty Mehrangarh Fort. Jaipur, an enthralling chaos with the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort. A highlight of our trip is the time we spend at the Pushkar Camel Fair, a spectacle on an epic scale, amidst mystics and musicians against a soundtrack of pujas (prayers) and devotional songs. A recent traveller of ours couldn’t resist naming the whole spectacle ‘Camelot’.

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Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$7875 + C$300 donation to WAG
Group Size:
18 - 20 participants
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What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as described in the itinerary; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities and entrance fees; five internal flights as listed in the itinerary; all internal transportation by air-conditioned private coach; airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; daily bottled water on the coach; gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals plus taxes; fully escorted by Bill and Sherry Glanville and an experienced local tour director.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Delhi
2Delhi city tour and welcome dinner
3Fly to Amritsar
4Explore the magnificent Golden Temple in Amritsar
5Fly back to Delhi
6Fly to Varanasi
7Explore Varanasi, India’s holiest city
8Fly to Delhi and drive to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal
9Explore Agra
10Drive to Jaipur via the UNESCO site of Fatehpur Sikri
11Explore the forts and palaces of the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur
12Markets of Jaipur and Dera Amber Elephant safari
13Drive to Pushkar’s colourful Camel Fair
14Continue driving to Jodhpur
15Spice markets and the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort
16Drive to Udaipur, stopping at temples of Ranakpur
17Cruise Lake Pichola and explore Udaipur’s City Palace
18Return to Delhi, connect with flights home
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Your Tour Leader

Sherry Glanville is a member of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Volunteer Associates. As a painter, Sherry’s travel interests focus on art and its place in the lives of people from other cultures. Bill Glanville has travelled extensively professionally and personally for over 40 years. As a team, Bill and Sherry have coordinated and hosted 14 travel tours for WAG.

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Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$7875 + C$300 donation to WAG
Group Size:
18 - 20 participants
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as described in the itinerary; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities and entrance fees; five internal flights as listed in the itinerary; all internal transportation by air-conditioned private coach; airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; daily bottled water on the coach; gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals plus taxes; fully escorted by Bill and Sherry Glanville and an experienced local tour director.

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