Embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant heart of India’s Golden Triangle. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the majestic forts of Jaipur, and the timeless beauty of Agra’s Taj Mahal, each destination offers a unique glimpse into India’s rich history, culture, and heritage. Join us as we explore the must-visit attractions and hidden gems of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Pushkar, uncovering the magic and allure of these iconic Indian destinations.

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Welcome to Delhi, the dynamic capital city that seamlessly blends ancient traditions with modernity. Explore the historic lanes of Old Delhi, where bustling bazaars and magnificent monuments await at every turn. Marvel at the majestic Red Fort, soak in the spiritual ambiance of Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), and take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk to the spice market. Don’t miss the serene beauty of Humayun’s Tomb and the other architectural marvels here in India’s capital city.


Step back in time to the Mughal era as you visit the enchanting city of Agra, home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – the iconic Taj Mahal. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of this timeless monument as it shimmers in the golden light of dawn. Explore the grandeur of Agra Fort, wander through the intricate gardens of Mehtab Bagh, and discover the exquisite craftsmanship of Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb. Don’t forget to sample the local delicacies and shop for exquisite handicrafts at the bustling markets of Agra, before bidding farewell to this magical city.

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Welcome to the Pink City of Jaipur, where regal palaces, ancient forts, and vibrant bazaars beckon travelers from around the world. Explore the majestic Amber (aka Amer) Fort, perched atop a hill overlooking the city, and marvel at the intricate architecture of Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. Discover the opulent interiors of the City Palace, stroll through the colorful lanes of the Johari Bazaar, and witness the magical sunset from the iconic Nahargarh Fort. Finally, don’t miss the chance to savor authentic Rajasthani cuisine and shop for traditional handicrafts at the bustling markets of Jaipur.

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Journey to the enchanting city of Jodhpur, aka the blue city, where towering forts and palaces stand as a testament to the city’s royal legacy. Explore the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, perched on a rocky hilltop, and marvel at the panoramic views of the city below. Discover the intricately carved chambers of Umaid Bhawan Palace, and wander through the narrow lanes of the vibrant old town. Don’t miss the chance to sample the local delicacies, shop for exquisite textiles and handicrafts, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this captivating city.


Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Rajasthan lies the sacred town of Pushkar, revered by pilgrims and travelers alike for its spiritual significance and vibrant atmosphere. Explore the tranquil shores of Pushkar Lake, where pilgrims come to bathe in the holy waters and seek blessings at the ancient temples that line its banks. Discover the colorful chaos of the bustling bazaars, where you can shop for everything from traditional textiles and jewelry to ornate handicrafts and spiritual souvenirs. Don’t miss the chance to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the Pushkar Camel Fair, where thousands of camels converge for a week-long celebration of culture, tradition, and heritage. The Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the main attractions we plan this trip around so you can rest assured that you’ll be exposed to this one-of-a-kind spectacle on my Colors & Culture of India experience.


As we bid farewell to the enchanting cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Pushkar, we carry with us memories of a journey filled with history, culture, and unforgettable experiences. From the majestic monuments of the Mughal era to the vibrant markets and spiritual sanctuaries of Rajasthan, each destination has left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds. Join us again as we continue to explore the wonders of India’s Golden Triangle and uncover the magic and allure of this incredible land.

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore an amazing part of India on my upcoming Colors & Culture of India experience. Incredible India isn’t just a tag line, it’s a reality.


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For more than 15 years, I've been organizing and leading small-group cultural tours around the world. These trips are specifically designed for active Baby Boomers and have all been 5-star rated and reviewed by my past clients.

Just some of the locations I continue to lead trips to include Antarctica, Cuba, Mexico's Copper Canyon, Cambodia, India, Vietnam, and throughout the Mediterranean (Spain, Italy, France, Portugal) and others (Armenia & Georgia and Finnish & Swedish Lapland).

During these trips, I love to share off-the-beaten-path locations and unique experiences, such as olive oil and caviar tastings, wine and spirit tastings, foodie tours and market walks, cooking classes and demonstrations, and when possible, I always introduce my clients to the local people, often getting into their homes and places of business to see how they live and work. We use expert local guides to be our interpreters, offer local history, answer questions, and provide us with insights into the local customs and more.

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