India The Golden Triangle

Discover the wonders of India’s Golden Triangle region along with its rich Jewish history. Your trip to India is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.
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Dates:
02-12 January 2023
Price:
$3500 per person

India The Golden Triangle

Discover the wonders of India’s Golden Triangle region along with its rich Jewish history. You will explore Delhi and Mumbai, where you will visit synagogues dating back to the 19th century. Experience world-renowned attractions including the Taj Mahal, ancient fortresses and palaces, and India’s vibrant array of local bazaars. You will be immersed in an authentic cultural experience in the exotic locales of Kerala and Rajasthan, meeting locals, and exploring the terrain on a camelback safari. A live traditional Indian dance performance and Bollywood movie screening will give you a greater glimpse into the fascinating local cultural heritage. Shabbat will be spent in Pushkar - a colorful, bustling village filled to the brim with Israeli backpackers. Your trip to India is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Additional Information

Day
Date
Location
Departure / Arrival Time 
Monday
Mumbai Airport Arrival
Tuesday
Mumbai
Wednesday
Jodhpur
Thursday
Jodhpur
Friday
Pushkar
Saturday
Pushkar
Sunday
Jaipur
Monday
Jaipur
Tuesday
Agra
Wednesday
Delhi
Thursday
Delhi depart Departure
What's included?
  • Three delicious glatt kosher meals per day, including packed lunches for day tours.
  • A complete touring itinerary with a local English-speaking guide.
  • Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned coach bus.
  • Kosher Traveler’s exclusive program and a complete Shabbat program (see itinerary below for details).
  • All entrance fees for sites on the tour itinerary.
  • 1 Domestic flight as per itinerary (Mumbai – Jodhpur)
  • 10 nights at 4 and 5-star rated accommodations
What's not included?
  • International flights - please be in contact with Ronnie Abramson of Ambassador Tours regarding special pricing for international flights to get to the tour's meeting point. Ronnie can be reached at +972-50-531-4500 or roni@ambassadortours.co.il.
  • Travel insurance - comprehensive travel & health insurance is compulsory.
  • Tips for local guides and service providers, $10 per person/per day.
  • Entry visa if required.
Itinerary

Day 1, Monday: Arrival and Mumbai

  • Welcome! Check-in and enjoy the hotel facilities. 
  • Discover the story of Mumbai's dabbawallas and their amazing food delivery network.
  • Tour the famous sites: The Hanging Gardens, a Jain temple, Mani Bhavan (the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi), Gateway of India (a monument built during the British Raj), and Spice Market (Mirchi Galli) located in Crawford Market.

Day 2, Tuesday: Mumbai

  • In the Kalwa Slum, meet children learning at Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM) and learn about the local medical clinic and safe drinking water project. Take a rickshaw ride to GPM women’s cooperatives: soap recycling, paper recycling, and kitchen for GPM meals. 
  • At the Prince of Wales Museum, see captivating Tibetan and Nepali art and Indus Valley artifacts dating back to 2000 BCE.
  • Tour the Gandhi Museum.
  • Participate in a Jewish Heritage Tour of Knesseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (also known as Fort Jewish Synagogue).
  • Step inside the Magen David Synagogue and the Tiphereth Israel Synagogue.
  • Visit Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai’s fascinating, open-air laundry place.
  • Be amazed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways in Mumbai.
  • Take in the sights at Colaba market.

 

Day 3, Wednesday: Jodhpur 

  • After breakfast, we will board the flight (1 hr 40 min) to Jodhpur. 
  • Visit a Bishnoi village to learn how this Vaishnavite sect, living in western Rajasthan on the fringe of the Thar desert, have for centuries been conserving the flora and fauna to the extent of sacrificing their lives to protect the environment. 
  • The Royal Fortress provides a breathtaking lookout point of the city. Below the fort is the market of Jodhpur, Sadar, which is one of the most colorful variegated markets of Rajasthan. 

Day 4, Thursday: Jodhpur      

  • Take a guided tour of the most magnificent fort in Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh Fort, which contains several palaces, galleries, and a museum. 
  • View the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph made of white marble, built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. 

Day 5, Friday: Pushkar 

  • Relax during the 4 hour flight to Pushkar
  • Tour the main bazaar of Pushkar, a popular site for Israeli tourists (the average Israeli tourist stays in Pushkar for an average of two weeks!) and a great place to buy souvenirs, clothes, and crafts. 
  • Time to prepare for Shabbat.
  • Join the Chabad House of Pushkar for Shabbat meals and prayers, a unique experience of usually tens or hundreds of Jews from all over the world, gathered together to celebrate Shabbat. 

Note: Alcoholic beverages, meat, chicken, and fish products are not allowed in Pushkar.

Day 6, Shabbat: Pushkar        

  • Attend Shabbat prayers and enjoy Shabbat meals at the Chabad House. 
  • After the Shabbat meal, take a walking tour of Pushkar.
  • Motzei Shabbat- view a Rajasthani dance performance of a Kalbelia dance.

Day 7, Sunday: Pushkar and Jaipur 

  • Take a step back in time with a historical journey on camelback, beginning in the desert villages surrounding Pushkar and experiencing ancient life as it was centuries ago.
  • Relax during the 3-hour drive to Jaipur.
  • Tour Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and known as the “Pink City” because the old walled city was constructed in pink-colored sandstone. 
  • In the evening, enjoy a Bollywood movie shown at the Raj Mandir, an impressive movie theater. 

Day 8, Monday: Jaipur

  • Ride an elephant up to the architectural masterpiece of Amber Fort. 
  • Tour of Jaipur.
  • Visit Rajput City Palace and the museum.
  • Be awed at Jantar Mantar, the world’s biggest stone observatory.
  • Take in the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal), a five-storied architectural wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade, overhanging windows with lattice screens, domes, and spires. 

Day 9, Tuesday: Agra 

  • Relax during the 4.5-hour drive to Agra.
  • Visit a stepwell on the drive to Agra.
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most admired architectural masterpieces. 

Day 10, Wednesday: Agra and Delhi

  • Tour the Agra Fort, a walled royal city located 2.5 miles from the Taj Mahal. 
  • Relax during the drive to Delhi (4 hours).
  • Take a rickshaw ride on a busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road, and the Chandni Chowk, aka Moonlight Square. 
  • See Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial.
  • Visit to the Chabad house of Delhi, located in the Main Bazaar area.

Day 11, Thursday: Delhi departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel and flights home. 

Bring Spending Cash: Although some areas accept credit cards, the primary currency across India is cash - especially once you reach the more rural parts of India. To avoid extra hassles, bring plenty of cash for shopping. Many of the city bazaars are a shopper's paradise, and you do not want to miss out!

Dress Conservatively: India's culture is conservative, so plan ahead when you're packing your bags. Bring scarves and long pants for covering arms and legs when visiting religious sites and opt for regular t-shirts in lieu of V-necks. 


  • Mumbai
  • Jodhpur
  • Pushkar
  • Jaipur
  • Agra
  • Delhi

Pricing

Hotel Accommodation

We will be staying at the highest standard available in each location. The photo is for illustration purposes only.
Pricing
$3,500. Single Room Supplement: $1000

Price Per Person

$2,995. Single Room Supplement: $575.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

There is a $500 per person deposit required to confirm your reservation. 

  • Full payment is required 60 days before departure. 
  • Comprehensive travel insurance covering trip cancellation and medical emergencies is mandatory at the time of reservation.
  • No refund for cancellation within 60 days of departure.
  • Kosher Travelers recommends Egert & Cohen Insurance for your Travel, Health, Luggage & COVID-19 insurance needs. You may contact Tali +972-2-622-7999 ext. 125 or 052-769-9406 or tali@egertcohen.co.il. You may also sign up for insurance online at https://www.egertcohen.co.il/travel/signup-kosher-travel.asp. 
  • Travelers are required to show proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 at the time of reservation.
  • If the tour is canceled because a minimum number of participants was not reached, you will receive a FULL refund.

*Program description and itinerary are subject to change due to weather conditions and seasons. 

Visas to India

For details regarding your Visa requirements, go to: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html.

If you would like someone to cut the red tape and assist you in obtaining a visa, there is someone in Israel who will smooth out the process for a fee. For information, contact ddvisa@netvision.net.il.If you would like someone to cut the red tape and assist you in obtaining a visa, there is someone in Israel who will smooth out the process for a fee. For information, contact ddvisa@netvision.net.il.

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