Pacific Delight Debuts Gluten-Free Tour of India

Taj mahal on a bright day in Agra, India
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Pacific Delight Tours will debut a tour of India’s gardens and palaces for travelers requiring a gluten-free diet, including those with celiac disease and those who maintain the diet as a lifestyle choice. Departing September 21, 2018, this tour includes 12 days exploring Old and New Delhi, the city of Chandigarh in India’s Punjab region, the “Pink City” of Jaipur in the heart of the Rajasthan desert, and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal.

Plus, guests will enjoy accommodations at the luxury hotels, resorts and spas of the Oberoi Group throughout India.

Tour participants will dive into the destination’s culture beginning with an express train to Chandigarh to explore the gardens and architectural landmarks designed by the famed architect Le Corbusier. A gluten-free cooking class at Oberoi Sukhvilas Hotel affords an opportunity for guests to refine their gluten-free culinary skills. The setting is ideal for enjoying the hotel’s spa, including India’s Aryuvedic treatments (optional).

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In Jaipur, touring the Palace of Winds, walking through an ancient astronomic observatory designed by a child prince, and meeting with a Rajasthani royal for high tea are among the highlights. Guests will also soft trek through an exotic bird sanctuary in Bharatpur and visit the deserted palaces of the “Ghost City” of Fatehpur Sikri before arriving in Agra, where participants will explore the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Throughout the journey, visitors will be enjoy authentic Indian cuisine which utilizes cream, yogurt or chickpea-based gram flour to thicken sauces in lieu of wheat flour, in addition to Indian breads prepared from lentils—all strictly gluten-free under the guidance and supervision of India’s leading celiac support group.

The tour is priced at $5,880 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes: round-trip economy group airfare from New York’s JFK via Emirates; local intra-India flights; deluxe accommodations; sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with English-speaking guides; all meals gluten-free; the services of a gluten-free dietician throughout India; taxes and service charges. Passport and visa fees are not included.

A business class upgrade is available from $4,700 per person, while travelers who wish to arrange their own flights may join the tour in India; the land-only price is $4,900 per person, double occupancy.

For more information, visit www.pacificdelighttours.com.

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