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MAX India: Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur, and Udaipur

  • 28 Mar 2019
  • 13 Apr 2019
  • India


MAX INDIA FOR $1,644.00! (16 Days)

Mar. 28 - Apr. 13, 2019

RT Air:  SFO - Delhi:  $578.00

Hotels:  $666.00 if you share:  $1,231.00 single occupancy

Tour Leader:  $100

MAX:  $100 for members;  $250 for Non-Members

DELHI, TAJ MAHAL, JAIPUR, AND UDAIPUR

STAY AT WORLD'S #1 HOTEL:  +$302/room

(normally, $1,100 USD)

A Dream Destination for Gay Men!

INFORMATIONAL DINNER:  SAT, FEB. 2, 7 PM.

RSVP  PHIL WALKER:  phil@askphilwalker.com

"The most incredible trip of our lifetimes!" 
-MAX India Tour members, 2018

WHY INDIA?

If you are like many, you think India is expensive to travel to, difficult to travel in, poverty-ridden, barren, and unhealthy.  As the MAX 2018 India Travel Group will tell you, you could not be more wrong.

The MAX 2019 India trip is filled with 5-star hotels for $100 per night, sights such as the Taj Mahal (truly, the most beautiful building in the world), restaurants selected by our Indian Food Blogger, handsome Indian men, tea in a Maharajah's palace, cooking class in an Indian home, your own Tour Guide and drivers, a doctor traveling with our group, cocktails served poolside by turbaned waiters, and the smells of roasting meat and spices as you dine on the roof of the world's number one hotel listening to sitar music while gazing through the night sky at the lake below and illuminated palaces above.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE AND EXPERIENCE:

Join us for the amazingly inexpensive markets of Delhi for fabrics, lacquer boxes, jewelry, fashions; candlelight rooftop dining overlooking the illuminated ruins of a fort; a sunrise breakfast overlooking the Taj Mahal; a moving day decorating, bathing, and riding elephants; a hair-raising rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi; our stay at a 1300's Indian fort restored to a hotel by a gay couple (this is spectacular and known to few Americans); the world's Number 1 Hotel--the Taj Lake Palace; temples; holy men; new gay friends; Delhi's 1 gay club; the sites for Octopussy and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; twilight lake cruises; the Pink City; the City of Lakes, Sufi music; and meeting gay locals.

Of all our experiences in India, one of the most rewarding was meeting the local gay men.  I have found that many handsome gay Indians in their 30’s love older gay men! 

EXLUSIVE DINNERS WITH AMAN NATH AND PRINCE MANVENDRA SINGH GOHIL

During the trip, the travel group will be visiting with two India gay rights leaders, Aman Nath and Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil. 

Aman Nath and his partner, Francis Wacziarg, restored the Neemrana Fort outside Delhi into a magnificent jewel hotel dating from the 1300's (the travel group will be staying there).  The renovation was so successful that they went on to restore and own 25 additional hotels across India.

In addition to restoring hotels, Aman joined 5 others in June 2016 to challenge the Colonial-era Indian law that outlawed homosexuality – Section 377.  In 2018, the Indian Supreme Court unanimously declared the law unconstitutional and legalized homosexuality in India.

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is a long-time friend of MAX.  MAX hosted a fundraiser for him in 2017 to help support his opening of the first LGBT Center in India.  Prince Manvendra is the first Indian royal to come out as gay.  He has been featured on The Oprah Show two times as well as the BBC and India Times.  Prince Manvendra now spends his time traveling the globe highlighting the struggle of all gay people for freedom.

The travel group will enjoy an afternoon tea with Aman Nath and a number of his friends in Delhi and will dine with Prince Manvendra in Udaipur.

The travelers will hear the amazing experiences of these two gay rights pioneers and what Western gay men can do to help our gay brothers and sisters in India.

WHAT OUR LAST GROUP SAID:

         "Spectacular!"  "Absolute best trip of my lifetime!"

You can have this experience too.  See Delhi (the Capital), Agra (Taj Mahal), Jaipur (the Pink City), and Udaipur (City of Lakes).  We will also visit Neemrana Fort Hotel--a secret treasure known only to locals--a fort from the 1300's renovated to a hotel by 2 gay Indians (they now have 25 hotels in India).   

HOW IT WORKS:

We let you know what flights and hotels to book.  You do the bookings yourself on Expedia, Orbitz, or Hotels.com.    Then, we arrange a guide and driver to take us to the sites each day.  (This costs $30 per person per day in addition to the fees above.)   Most of our Tour Hosts are gay.  They do all negotiating for us in Hindi, arrange transportation for us around the city, show us where the gay spots are, introduce us to friends, and tell us about gay life in India.  Our Food Guide, Singh, is a food blogger who knows all the great restaurants of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.  You will have one of the greatest meals of your life at Spice Route in the Imperial Hotel, dine on incredible northern Indian food at Pinch of Spice, and have cocktails and smoke hooka while listening to Sufi music overlooking Delhi's evening sky.  We will arrange all of these for you.

Phil Walker will be your Tour Leader.  He visited India twice in 2018.  He loves India.  It shows as the 2019 trip incorporates all the special finds he and the group made in 2018.   We even travel with our own doctor who takes care of any medical needs you have.  (On our last trip, no one needed his help.  The water in all the hotels is filtered.  Everyone's stomach was fine.)  You can't beat having your own doctor, the experience, or the price. 

For those who are interested, an informational dinner will be held at the home of Phil Walker in San Francisco on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 7 p.m.  Photos will be shown of the most recent trips.  All questions will be answered.  Just email Phil at phil@askphilwalker.com.  He will confirm your place and send details on the dinner, send you the full itinerary for the trip, and send you several videos of the last trip so you can see what you will see, where you will stay, where you will eat, and what you will experience.

"This will be the trip of a lifetime.  I promise."   --Phil Walker


For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver.

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