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Nancy Huntley
Springfield, IL

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Wellesley, MA

Love your company and feel like we get excellent value.

Eugene & Carol Simpson
Raleigh, NC

The small group (20) was perfect.

Jacqueline Meyer
Foster City, CA

Love small group tours.  Odysseys does it right!

Kathy Root
Grafton, OH

I loved the small group...I felt safe and well cared for.

Deborah Miles
Denver, CO

Odysseys is our #1 choice for group travel.

Karin Knutsen
Chagrin Falls, OH

It was a truly first-rate experience in every way.

Enid & Jerry Liess
Annandale, VA

Each of our four tours with you has been outstanding!

Howard Sosne
Raleigh, NC

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Doug Bates
The Villages, FL

First-rate tour. Odysseys Unlimited came highly recommended.

Carol & Michael Ferraris
Massapequa Park, NY

The small group is wonderful and the quality of tour directors is exceptional.

Bill Jones
Vancouver, WA

All that was advertised was delivered. Consider this tour to be a real value as to sites visited, itinerary, hotels, and travel between sites.

Susan & Paul Krupp
Georgetown, TX

Odysseys does everything with style, but without pretension. Beautiful meals and hotels. Excellent guides.

Barbara Schoetzau
New York, NY

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Seattle, WA

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Williamstown, MA

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Shepherdstown, WV

It was the best value in travel we’ve ever had. It was a wonderful experience.

Trish Merrill & Mac White
Austin, TX

This was my 7th trip with Odysseys and they keep getting better and better.

Merle Frank
Miami, FL

Love the small group format and the ease of traveling with arrangements made for us.

Ken & Carolyn Helm
Newburgh, IN

Tour exceeded my expectations having never taken a group tour. An excellent experience – can’t wait for my next one!

Ronni Goldberg
New York, NY

Absolutely the best bang for the buck – organization, quality, consistency.

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Dallas, TX

Because of the group size and outstanding guides, you make travel easy for us!

Sharon Irwin & John Akamatsu
Kent, OH

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Small Group Tour Highlights
  • Tours of Old and New Delhi
  • Home-hosted dinner with Jaipur family
  • Magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Two-night stay at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve
  • Meena tribal home visit
  • “Pink City” of Jaipur
  • Holy city of Varanasi
  • Pilgrimage site of Sarnath temple and museum
Day-by-Day Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Delhi, India

Day 2: Arrive Delhi We arrive in India’s hyperactive capital late evening and transfer to our hotel.

Day 3: Delhi After a morning at leisure followed by a briefing about the journey ahead, we set out to discover Old Delhi. Our first stop is Qutb Minar, the 379-step tower dating to 1192. We continue on to Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to the Indian icon; and pass by India Gate, the majestic arch honoring the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting alongside the British in World War I. Late this afternoon we return to our hotel, where tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner together. B,D

Day 4: Delhi We encounter more of this pulsating city today, beginning at Raj Ghat, the simple black marble slab honoring Mahatma Gandhi. After stopping for photos at Lal Qila, the Red Fort complex of palaces, we visit a Sikh temple followed by lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon’s sights include the red sandstone and marble Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque; and the colorful Chandni Chowk market, where we ride rickshaws. Then the remainder of the day is free for further exploration and dinner on our own. B,L

Day 5: Delhi/Jaipur Today we travel by coach to the “pink city” of Jaipur, one of the great cities of the Rajput, with historic forts, palaces, and gardens, and now a UNESCO site. We reach our hotel late afternoon. B,L,D

Day 6: Jaipur Our first stop is the stunning Hawa Mahal, the elaborately carved pink sandstone “Palace of the Winds.” We continue on to Amber Fort, built by the Kachhawah Rajputs as their capital from 1037 to 1728; Jantar Mantar, the open-air observatory; and City Palace Museum, housing the magnificent art collections of the Maharajahs of Jaipur. B,L

Day 7: Jaipur/Sanganer This morning we visit the village of Sanganer to see traditional block printing and handmade paper industries. Later we see local life up close as we explore an outdoor market. Tonight we are dinner guests in the home of a multi-generational Rajasthan family. B,D

Day 8: Jaipur/Ranthambore We travel today to Ranthambore National Park, the former hunting ground of the Maharajah of Jaipur and now a 512-square-mile natural preserve that is home to hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and of course, Bengal tigers. This afternoon we take our first game drive through the park. B,L,D

Day 9: Ranthambore We take both morning and afternoon game drives today to see not only game (though tiger and leopard sightings are not guaranteed), but also picturesque ruins of forts and palaces. B,L,D

Day 10: Ranthambore/Gadoli  We depart early for Kalakho, where we set out on a village walk to meet local Meena tribespeople in their homes. Tonight we enjoy a traditional folk dance performance. B,L,D

Day 11: Gadoli/Agra En route to Agra, we stop in the ancient village of Abhaneri to see the fortified Chand Baori step well (c. 800 CE), whose 3,500 steps descend some 13 stories into the ground. Continuing on, we reach the ancient Mughal stronghold of Agra, where this afternoon we visit Itimad-ud-Daulah, the two-story marble “Baby Taj” that inspired the Taj Mahal. B,D

Day 12: Agra This morning we visit the Taj Mahal, the magnificent tomb built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Then we take an Indian cuisine cooking lesson and enjoy the results for lunch. Later: imposing Agra Fort. B,L

Day 13: Agra/Delhi/Varanasi We depart by coach this morning for Delhi, where we board a late afternoon flight to Varanasi, Hinduism’s holiest city. B,L,D

Day 14: Varanasi/Sarnath Before breakfast today, those who wish can join in a private yoga session. Then we visit nearby Sarnath, where the Buddha first taught after achieving enlightenment. One of Buddhism’s four holiest sites, Sarnath draws pilgrims from the world over. We see some of the temples and stupas then tour Sarnath Museum, housing a superb collection of Buddhist artifacts from excavations here. Late afternoon we attend a traditional aarti ceremony: as we cruise along the Ganges, we watch as devout Hindus offer their lit lamps to the deities. B,D

Day 15: Varanasi Early this morning we return to the Ganges where Hindu pilgrims perform their rituals along the ghats (steps) leading to the river. We visit several ghats by boat as we experience for ourselves the spiritual aura of the hallowed Ganges waters. Then we return to our hotel with time to rest before this afternoon’s walking tour and private performance of classical sitar. Tonight we celebrate our journey at a farewell dinner at our hotel. B,D

Day 16: Varanasi/Delhi We fly this afternoon to Delhi, where the evening is at leisure. B

Day 17: Return to U.S. Very early this morning we transfer to the airport for our return flight to the U.S.

Please note: This trip involves considerable walking, as well as some lengthy coach rides. You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to its fullest.

Special Festival Departures

These select departures will be 19 days in duration, with the two additional nights spent at the festival – after the stay in Delhi and prior to arriving in Jaipur.

Nagaur Camel Fair (Jan 23, 2023); Pushkar Camel Fair (Oct 29, 2022; Nov 16 and Nov 18, 2023) Lively and exotic Hindu gatherings, with camel trading, feasts, and traditional sports and entertainment. We spend two nights at a nearby tented camp (Nagaur); or at a nearby resort (Pushkar).

B = Breakfast included L = Lunch included D = Dinner included

Tour Price Includes
  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities; all flights within India
  • 15 nights’ accommodations in Deluxe, Superior First Class, First Class, and unrated hotels
  • 32 meals: 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
  • $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)
2022 Tour Dates & Prices

2022 Tour Dates & Prices
including international airfare and all taxes, surcharges, and fees

Nov 27
Boston, New York$4,687
Chicago, Dallas,
Houston, Los Ang,
San Fran, Seattle,
Washington, DC
Atlanta, Baltimore,
Char, Cincinnati,
Cleve, Mia, Minn,
Orl, Phil, Tampa
Denver, Detroit,
Phoenix, Port (OR)

Please call if your city is not listed or for land only prices. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include airline taxes, surcharges, and fees of $792, which are subject to change until final payment is made.

Single travelers please add $1,495. Your $475 deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure. All 2022 tour prices above (excluding airline taxes, surcharges, and fees) are guaranteed.

Business Class upgrade (subject to availability) on round- trip Trans-Atlantic flight: $4,195 per person

2023 Tour Dates & Prices

2023 Tour Dates & Prices
including international airfare and all taxes, surcharges, and fees

Mar 5
Oct 5
Oct 8
Oct 19
Jan 19
Feb 9
Oct 26
Nov 2, 9
Nov 30
Dec 7
Jan 23*Nov 16^
Nov 18^
Boston, New York$4,687$4,887$5,187$5,387
Chicago, Dallas,
Houston, Los Ang,
San Fran, Seattle,
Washington, DC
Atlanta, Baltimore,
Char, Cincinnati,
Cleve, Mia, Minn,
Orl, Phil, Tampa
Denver, Detroit,
Phoenix, Port (OR)

Please call if your city is not listed or for land only prices. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include airline taxes, surcharges, and fees of $792, which are subject to change until final payment is made.

Single travelers please add $1,795 Jan 23, Nov 16, Nov 18; $1,495 all other dates. Your $475 deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure. All 2023 tour prices above (excluding airline taxes, surcharges, and fees) are guaranteed.

*Nagaur Camel Fair; ^Pushkar Camel Fair

Business Class upgrade (subject to availability) on round- trip Trans-Atlantic flight: $4,195 per person

    Taj Palace, New Delhi / Days 2-4 / Deluxe

    Surrounded by six acres of lush greenery in Delhi’s Diplomatic Enclave, the  Taj Palace, New Delhi features contemporary décor accented by marble and brass. The 422-room hotel offers four restaurants, two bars, and a lounge; fitness center with Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and spa treatments; outdoor pool; beauty salon; and laundry service. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, internet access, TV, and phone.

    Jai Mahal Palace by Taj, Jaipur / Days 5-7 / Deluxe

    A certified environmentally-friendly hotel and the former home of maharajahs and the prime minister of Jaipur, the 255-year-old Jai Mahal Palace by Taj sits amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped Mughal gardens. The hotel has several restaurants and lounges, safe deposit boxes, laundry service, badminton, croquet, and an outdoor pool. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, internet access, TV, and phone.

    Sawai Madhopur Lodge – IHCL SeleQtions, Ranthambore / Days 8-9 / First Class

    Built in the 1930s by Indian royalty, the Sawai Madhopur Lodge – IHCL SeleQtions is located just a short distance from Ranthambore National Park. The rustic-style lodge offers a restaurant and bar, croquet, badminton, and outdoor pool. Each of the 30 air-conditioned guest rooms has private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, internet access, TV, and phone.

    The Clement Village Retreat, Gadoli / Day 10 / Not rated

    Off the beaten track of rural Rajasthan sits the The Clement Village Retreat, a rustic yet comfortable haven of guest cabins set amidst a series of traditional villages. Sitting on the banks of a seasonal “monsoon” lake, the camp offers a unique opportunity to witness how much of India lives, away from the cities. During our stay we visit a local school, take a camel safari, and meet local Meena tribespeople in their homes. Along with a restaurant, gardens and bonfires add to the retreat’s ambience. Air-conditioned guest cabins have private bath with hot and cold running water and hair dryer. This remote location has no telephone service.

    Courtyard Marriott Agra, Agra / Days 11-12 / Superior First Class

    Ideally located near the Taj Mahal, the Courtyard Marriott Agra offers a range of amenities.  The hotel boasts four dining options (including an all-day coffee shop and deli), fitness center, outdoor pool, laundry and dry-cleaning services, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Air-conditioned guest rooms are among the largest in Agra and feature private bath with hairdryer, coffee- and tea-making facilities, in-room safe, minibar, TV, and phone.

    Taj Ganges, Varanasi / Days 13-15 / Superior First Class

    Set amidst 40 acres of landscaped lawns, the Taj Ganges offers a host of amenities including a restaurant, coffee shop, and bar; laundry and dry cleaning services; astrologer; outdoor pool, croquet, badminton, and yoga; and spa services. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, in-room safe, internet access, TV, and phone.

    Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Delhi / Day 16 / Deluxe

    The 270-room Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is conveniently located near the airport and the local business district.  Hotel amenities include two restaurants, bar, and café; complimentary Wi-Fi internet access; laundry and dry cleaning services; fitness center with spa; and outdoor swimming pool.  Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, minibar, TV, and phone.

    The Soaltee Kathmandu, Kathmandu / Extension / Superior First Class

    The 282-room Soaltee Kathmandu stands amidst 11 acres of gardens in the shadow of the Himalayas. The hotel offers several restaurants and a bar; safe-deposit boxes; fitness center with sauna and steam bath; outdoor pool; and laundry and dry cleaning services. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, internet access, TV, and phone.

    Club Himalaya Nagarkot, Nagarkot / Extension / Superior First Class

    Club Himalaya Nagarkot sits at 7,200 feet and commands spectacular panoramic views of the valley and of the snowcapped Himalayans, particularly at sunrise or sunset. The hotel offers several restaurants and bar, rooftop observatory, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa with sauna and massage treatments, and library. Each of the 52 air-conditioned guest rooms features private bath with hair dryer, private balcony, TV, and phone.

Ratings are based on the Hotel & Travel Index, the travel industry standard reference. Unrated hotels may be too small, too new, or too remote to be listed.
Post-Tour Extension


6 days/4 nights for $1,395 total price
Single Supplement: for $375

Absorb the beauty of the Himalayan kingdom –­ ­and the warmth of its people – on this special journey featuring sacred shrines, royal cities, and indigenous lifestyles.


Your Tour Price Includes
  • Round-trip air transportation Delhi/Kathmandu, inclusive of airline taxes and fees
  • 4 nights’ accommodations: 2 nights in Nagarkot at Club Himalaya Nagarkot (Superior First Class); 2 nights in Kathmandu at The Soaltee Kathmandu (Superior First Class); day room in Delhi
  • 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing, including Pashupatinath shrine (UNESCO site); Boudhanath monument; colorful Bhaktapur, “City of Devotees;” Swayambhunath Temple; royal city of Patan; and Kathmandu and environs
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation
  • Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers

Please see the Accommodations tab for hotel information.

A visa is required for this extension. Odysseys Unlimited will provide information about visa requirements upon reservation.

Tour Directors
Ramesh Acharya

Tour Director – Nepal Extension


Girish Bakshi

“Charming, knowledgeable, and attentive to each person’s needs. Couldn’t have a better guide than Girish.”
Lois & Joel Seiden
Sarasota, FL

Padmaja Bharti

“Padmaja was the best! She was very knowledgeable and above-and-beyond helpful.”
Michele Vercoutere
Santa Monica, CA

Shailesh Chauhan

“Great guy and tour director. Very kind and helpful in all situations. So knowledgeable and shared great information and insights.”
Dedee & Irv Cygler
Charlotte, NC

Krishna Kunwar

Tour Director – Nepal Extension
“…Krishna was truly outstanding and went way beyond the call of duty; he is truly one of a kind the way he helps individual travelers.”
Claude Bernasconi
Scotts Valley, CA

Rashid Latif

“Rashid was professional, personable, and most accommodating to our wants – a perfect representative of Odysseys’ high standard for tour guides.”
Walter J. Novak
Tolland, CT

Niraj Maharjan

Tour Director – Nepal Extension
“Both guides [were] very professional. Gave us a sense of comfort that wouldn’t have been possible without them.”
Clete Willems
Bonita Springs, FL

Dheerendra Singh Nathawat

“Singh was over-the-top amazing in every way – his knowledge of India was simply incredibly – no question went unanswered. Fabulous personality! …We were so fortunate to have him as our Director.”
Carol Caswell
Philadelphia, PA

Sanjay Nepal

Tour Director – Nepal Extension
“Very personable – enjoyed his humor & describing customs of Nepal – excellent guide.”
Nancy Whitfield
Hobart, WI

Binaya Rana

Tour Director – Nepal Extension
“Calm, kind, adventurous, supremely helpful.”
Carol Morganski
Columbus, OH

Ritu Sharma

“Ritu is a wonderful tour guide. She is very knowledgeable about India and made India come alive for us. She is very attentive to everyone’s specific needs. Ritu is fun-loving and flexible.”
Patricia Murphy
Danville, CA

Anup Shrestha

Tour Director – Nepal Extension
“Anup Shrestha was also very kind and knowledgeable. I was the only guest on the Nepal Extension tour, so he offered to customize my experience to include more hiking (as I had hoped). I appreciated that.”
Valerie Wagner
New York, NY

Rajir Shrestha

Tour Director – Nepal Extension
“[They were both] exceptionally committed to the individual needs of the travelers; really seemed to care about us.”
Elaine Bohlmeyer
Forest Grove, OR

Suresh Shrestha

Tour Director – Nepal Extension


Aditya Singh

“I’ve traveled with groups for decades, Aditya Singh is among the best tour directors I’ve ever experienced. His intelligence, timing/pacing, wit, empathy, and grace are just some of the attributes that come immediately to mind. He showed us India in such a personal and close up manner. He encouraged us to be courageous and get closer to our subjects. We never felt rushed, always felt safeguarded, and always stimulated with the sights, sounds, and energy of the places we visited.”
MaryBeth Mullen
Silver Spring, MD

Arvind Singh

“His knowledge regarding sites, religion, etc., was fabulous but his local and cultural insights were really key to my experience there. His grace and calmness, humility and humor made the experience a real pleasure.”
Gail Ely
Asheville, NC

Karanveer Singh

“Karanveer is probably the best tour director that any of us ever had … He is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his country, so kind and patient with us, always assuring our comfort and our needs (and wants) are taken care of. I highly, highly recommend him … He is a gem!”
Marianne Seaborne
San Luis Obispo, CA

Destination Insight
Suggested Reading for Your Vacation

Stanley Wolpert
Wolpert’s reflections on India – its religion and philosophy, its art, culture and politics – make for a literate, succinct primer.

Giles Tillotson, Mary Beard (Editor)
Taj Mahal
An enlightening pocket guide to the myth, meaning and legends of the celebrated tomb, “the queen of architecture.”

Salman Rushdie (Editor), Elizabeth West (Editor)
Mirrorwork, 50 Years of Indian Writing 1947-1997
A selection of 20th-century Indian prose, both fiction and non-fiction, compiled by Salman Rushdie and featuring work by Jawaharlal Nehru, R.K. Narayan, Satyajit Ray, Amit Chaudhuri and Vikram Seth. Published in celebration of India’s 50 years of independence.

Anuradha Chaturvedi (Editor)
Eyewitness Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
With chapters on Taj Mahal, Amber Fort Palace, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Red Fort and dozens of other highlights for the traveler, this compact, gorgeously illustrated guide to Delhi and its environs features 900 color photographs, maps and site plans.

National Geographic Maps
India Northwest Adventure Map
A double-sided full color map of Northwest India at a scale of 1:1,400,000 with good shaded relief, topographic detail, roads, waterways and basic travel information.
Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Two sides. 20 x 31 inches.

Omkar Koul
Lonely Planet India Phrasebook
A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.

Fiona Caulfeld
Love Delhi
Packaged in very fashionable locally woven cloth, this beautifully made, discerning guide captures the soul of the city, pointing with authority to neighborhoods, shops, markets, restaurants and attractions. A labor of love by the Bangalore-based Fiona Caulfield and friends. Third edition.

Piers Moore Ede
Kaleidoscope City, A Year in Varanasi
Whether he is attending Ramalila – the city’s annual performance of the Ramayana, talking to members of the caste who man the cremation ghats along the Ganges or simply searching for the best mithai, or sweet, in town, Ede presents a vibrant, kaleidoscopic portrait of contemporary Varanasi.

Rana Dasgupta
Capital, The Eruption of Delhi
A fascinating look at sweeping economic changes in Delhi. Dasgupta examines how the influx of wealth into the city has spawned excess and gangsterism.

William Dalrymple
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Dalrymple infectiously interweaves his own experiences over a year in Delhi with its art, architecture, history and literature.

Andrew Robinson
India, A Short History
Robinson’s inviting introduction to India chronicles the rise and fall of the India’s kingdoms and its eventual economic decline, which led to the British subjugation of the Mughal Empire in the mid-19th century.

Elisabeth Bumiller
May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons, A Journey Among the Women of India
A wonderfully written and fascinating portrayal of Indian women from Bollywood stars to Indira Gandhi to prostitutes. It’s an insightful portrait of the country as seen through the eyes of its women.

Simon Denyer
Rogue Elephant, Harnessing the Power of India’s Unruly Democracy
An astute examination of contemporary Indian politics and economics. Simon Denyer, former Indian bureau chief for the Washington Post, writes on the crisis of confidence in the world’s largest democracy.

Edward Luce
In Spite of the Gods
Luce tackles the challenges and reality of the world’s largest democracy with insight and balance in this portrait of a nation in transition.

Diana L. Eck
Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India
Tremendously useful for the traveler, this rigorous guide explains the significance and meaning of Hindu temples, festivals and ritual. Darsan, which translates as “seeing,” reveals religious expression in India.

Anne McLean (Translator), Julio Cortazar
From the Observatory
Cortazar explores the relationship between the sea and the cosmos and waxes poetic about humanity, using black-and-white photographs of an 18th century observatory in Jaipur as a launch pad for his musings.

Monisha Rajesh
Around India in 80 Trains
A terrific account of Rajesh’s epic four-month, 25,000-mile journey to the India of her youth. She begins in her hometown of Chennai, chugs up the Konkan Coast, watches for tigers in Ranthambore and survives Mumbai’s chaotic local lines.

Mohandas K. Gandhi
Gandhi, An Autobiography, or the Story of My Experiments with Truth
There is no substitute for reading Gandhi in his own simple, direct prose. A highly recommended glimpse into the personality and life of this remarkable figure.

Eric Newby
Slowly Down the Ganges
In 1963, the author and his wife set out an 1,200-mile voyage down the Ganges River. The title could apply as easily to the ruminative attitude Newby takes towards his journey as to the many mishaps which bedevil the quest.

Chandrahas Choudhury (Editor)
India, A Traveler’s Literary Companion
Each of these 14 stories evokes place and landscape, providing an excellent introduction both to contemporary writers and to India’s diverse cultures and history.

Salman Rushdie
Midnight’s Children
Crowned Best of the Booker in 2008, Rushdie’s greatest novel is a madcap, comic take on the birth of modern India in all its splendid and unexpected manifestations.

Valmik Thapar
Tiger, Soul of India
This lavish tribute features 250 color photographs, examples of art over the ages and engaging essays by tiger wallah Thapar, who has spent 30 years observing tigers.

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