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Explore the world's oldest democracy and the land of the Taj Mahal.

Discover yourself why a visit to India inspired John to write his bestselling novel, Beneath a Marble Sky.

This outstanding itinerary is highlighted by visits to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites—including the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, and Agra Fort. In addition to exploring some of India’s greatest forts, temples, and museums, tour participants will enjoy everything from riding elephants for an afternoon to taking an Indian cooking class to witnessing the scenic beauty of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The small group will often stay at former castles and forts that have been converted into award-winning hotels. Lead tour guide John Shors will show participants many of the sites brought to life in his internationally bestselling novel, Beneath a Marble Sky. Cities visited will include New Delhi, Agra, Udaipur, and Mumbai. For tour dates, and to see a complete itinerary, please contact John.

From our adventures in India:

Here are a few memories that guests of John Shors Travel made while in India.

What our guests say...

“Reading John Shors’ books, and then traveling with him to the places he writes about, brought his stories to life as he shared his insights, knowledge, and passions. It was a life-affirming and exhilarating experience to hear him describe and explain, share and enjoy, his many inspirations. Traveling with him was an adventure and a one-of-a-kind vacation. The variety of activities and the personalized touches John added, as we journeyed together, created memories that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.”

Roberta Knox

“Traveling with John Shors—who is the most considerate and detail-oriented guide ever—created the most personal, effortless, and worry-free travel experience that I could have asked for. Each day as I enjoyed the land and people around us, I never worried about questions like ‘What will we do tomorrow?’ or ‘Where will we go, or what will we eat, or will we be safe?’ because John had taken care of everything. His knowledge and thoroughness allowed me to appreciate each setting in all of its beauty, and I felt like I was walking through his novels, which added a new and unique dimension to my journey. His presence gave our trip an extra, special meaning that would have been impossible to experience without his guidance.”

Frits Huijskens

“I have been inspired to travel to two Asian countries because of John’s books. After reading Dragon House, and learning that proceeds from his book went to Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, I traveled to Vietnam to see for myself the street kids of Vietnam. John not only painted the picture perfectly of the needs of these misplaced children, but is actively helping them through awareness and financial support. When the chance came to travel with John to India on a literary tour of the places in India that appear in Beneath a Marble Sky, I jumped at the opportunity. This time instead of a camera crew, I brought my daughter so that she could experience John’s storytelling and exceptional skills as a travel guide. He made everyone on the trip feel safe, important, and fulfilled. We can’t wait for the next big adventure!”

Lori Daniel - Producer CNN

“Despite having a well-organized and planned itinerary, John was willing to make several adjustments to accommodate individual requests made by members of our group. He also gave us a nice mix of options and was quite flexible with his plans.”

Dennis Farrell
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