Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

January 1 – 16, 2022 | Malcolm David Eckel
An adventure into remote areas of eastern India – from Bodh Gaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment to Patna where a casket believed to contain the Buddha’s ashes was found, to the great city of Kolkata, to Bishnupur’s Laterite Hindu temples, to the Buddhist Golden Triangle of the East, to the intricately carved Jain caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, and to the Sun Temple at Konârak.

Tour India’s Gujarat & Rajasthan

Tour India’s Gujarat & Rajasthan

January 7 – 24, 2022 | Cynthia Packert
Far Horizons offers 14 participants an extraordinary 18-day tour through Gujarat and Rajasthan: Explore ornate palaces, desert fortresses, Jain sanctuaries, nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the cities of Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Khimsar, Pushkar, and Jaipur.

North India: Gods, Temples and Archaeology

North India: Gods, Temples and Archaeology

February 10 – 24, 2022 | Michael Fisher
Journey from Mumbai to Agra to Delhi to Jaipur and see nine UNESCO World Heritage sites: the rock-cut temple caves of Ellora and Ajanta; Khajaraho’s sensuous sculptures; the glorious Taj Mahal; Agra’s Red Fort; the splendid Fatehpur Sikri; the Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur; and in Delhi, Mughal Emperor Humayun’s Tomb and the14th century Qutab Minar complex.

South India Tour: Temples and Traditions

South India Tour: Temples and Traditions

January 24 – February 9, 2022 | Paula Richman and Michael Fisher
Join Far Horizons on this unusual journey to out of the way areas. Experience fragrant tea plantations to many-hued spice markets, vividly painted and ornate temple facades to the serene backwaters of Kerala. And along the way, visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi, Malabalipurum and one of the Greatest Living Chola Temples.

Sri Lanka Tour: Resplendent Land

Sri Lanka Tour: Resplendent Land

August 13 – 30, 2021 | Robin Coningham
Circle the lovely island of Sri Lanka and see six UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Old Town of Galle, Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple, Anuradhapura, and the Sacred City of Kandy. A highlight will be the Esala Perahera Festival where elephants process through the streets accompanied by a cacophony of percussionists pounding traditional drums, dancers clanging finger cymbals and the rhythmic thumping of mock sword battles.

Central Asia Silk Road Tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

Central Asia Silk Road Tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

September 20 – October 7, 2021 | Jenny Rose
‘Silk Road’ – the very phrase conjures up images of camel caravans heavily laden with precious goods, slowly moving along barely-visible tracks through an endless desert. Conquered by names engraved in history books – Alexander the Great, Genghiz Khan,Tamerlane – Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan are where empires were born.