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By Josh Kahn

Renowned luxury tour operator, Pacific Delight Tours (, is expanding its product portfolio with the new air-inclusive Dreams of India & Nepal 11-day program, starting at $3,499 per person, based on double occupancy.
The tour begins in the remarkable city of Delhi with visits to the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, Raj Ghat, as well as Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Highlights include a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk - the colorful market of the old city - with additional stops at historic monuments and temples to round out guests' stay in Delhi.

Photo: Jama Masjid (photo courtesy of India Tourism)


In Samode, guests will spend a memorable night in a luxuriously-furnished, air-conditioned, tented encampment in the romantic garden paradise of Samode Bagh, nestled on twenty acres of beautiful grounds nearby Samode Palace. While in Samode Village, travelers will experience an authentic camel cart ride.

In the picturesque "Pink City" of Jaipur, travelers will enjoy a jeep ride up to Amber Fort, a marvelous example of Rajput architecture, decorated in intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork, overlooking Maota Lake. Travelers will visit the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved queen. The monument is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture combining elements of Persian, Ottoman, Indian and Islamic architectural styles. A visit to Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a drive through the city to witness the local life and bustling bazaars complete participants' time in Agra.

The world-famous Taj Mahal (photo courtesy of India Tourism)
After an air transfer from Delhi to Kathmandu, Nepal, travelers will visit the Temple of the Living Goddess as well as Swayambhunath, a 2,000-year-old Buddhist stupe. Participants will also visit Dubar Square and its array of temples, the Palace of 55 Windows and Nyatapola Temple built by King Bhupatindra Malla.
This World of Difference® Escapade experience provides travelers with two nights in Delhi's Crowne Plaza Hotel, one night at Smaode Bagh, two nights in Jaipur's Park Prime Hotel, two nights at the Raddison Hotel in Agra and two nights at Hotel Himalaya in Kathmandu. The tour also includes transpacific air with Air India (via JFK), intra-Asia flights, guaranteed land transportation with two passengers, initial arrival and departure transfers, English-speaking guides, nine breakfasts, one lunch, seven dinners and the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. The program starts at $3,499 per person, based on double occupancy. Transpacific airfares include all government taxes, fees and airline surcharges. There is a single supplement available starting at $499.
For more information or to book, consult your local travel agent, contact Pacific Delight Tours at 800-221-7179, or visit
Pacific Delight Tours
For 43 years, Pacific Delight Tours has been America's leading tour operator to China and Asia. Among numerous industry awards, the luxury tour operator is a proud winner of the TravelAge West WAVE Award from 2008-2013, the 2009 Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Award, and the 2008, 2009 and 2012 travAlliancemedia Leisure Travel Leadersreaders' choice awards for Best Tour Operator in Asia. The company is also a proud member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).
Pacific Delight remains dedicated to providing unparalleled luxury vacation experiences for its discerning clientele. The company's long-standing reputation within the travel agent community is a testament to its unrivaled quality assurance, extensive expertise and top-notch customer service.
Reservations, brochures and information can be obtained from travel agents and Pacific Delight Tours, telephone: (800) 221-7179 or (212) 818-1781; website: