CME & Cultural Tour of Northern India: Rajasthan & the Golden Triangle 

Feb 14 - Mar 2, 2015

Group Medical Director: 

Dr. Joanne Holtby, North Bay, On.

“In addition to exploring the fantastic sights of Northern India, our group visited local hospitals and clinics to learn more about how medicine is practiced in India as well as in the SOS Children’s village in Jaipur and the Mother Teresa charity Mission in Agra.”  

Dr. Serge Puksa, Hamilton - North India, 2011

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Welcome to fascinating India...

Where will you find a more colourful land? The sights and sounds will excite you; the palaces, forts and old walled cities will thrill you; the varied and exotic scenery will captivate you and the warm and smiling people will charm you. Many images, but few are more powerful than the heritage of the Moghul Empire in Rajasthan where much of our tour is baseda legendary land defined by the patchwork of kingdoms and principalities that were, till independence, ruled by maharajas, rajas, ranas and rawals. From the cackle of it’s colour charged towns and cities to the luminous splendour of it’s sun-kissed desert and it’s forts and palaces (several of which have been converted into splendid Heritage hotels and our accommodation will include some of these), Rajasthan is romantic and historic India wrapped in gaudy royal robes where bards still roam the countryside, picking out complex tunes on single-stringed instruments, and sing of heroic battles, chivalry and sacrifices.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the political and cultural capital of bustleing Delhi, a captivating combination of ancient and modern with no shortage of museums, momuments and other opportunities to learn and immerse yourself
  • Wander the historic forts of the blue city, Jodhpur, a jewel on the edge of the Thar Desert
  • Stroll the banks of Lake Pichola and gaze upon the intricate lake-side temples and palaces as beautiful Udaipur builds up around you, historically considered the most romantic city in all of India 
  • Get lost in the winding market streets of the holy city of Pushkar, don't forget to look past the colourful textiles and saris every once in a while to admire the temples hiding behind the busy shops and vendors
  • Complete the "Golden Triangle" with visits to India's absolute must-see's: vibrant Jaipur and its magnificent palaces and temples like the Amber Fort, and finally the greatest of all romantic gestures, Agra's Taj Mahal

CME Program / Group Medical Director: Dr. Joanne Holtby, North Bay, On. 

(15+ CME hours focused on Health and Healing; Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Presentations by local practitioners in several of the local healing techniques such as on Ayurvedic medicine, Therapeutic yoga, Allopathic practices, and Acupuncture 
  • Tours of local medical facilities including hospital visits in Delhi, Jodhpur and Jaipur
  • Visits to an S.O.S Children’s Village and Mother Theresa’s Charity Mission in Agra
  • Academic Conference in Jodhpur featuring keynote presentations by Dr. Joanne Holtby on Stress Reduction Strategies and Mindfullness

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

  Price includes:

  • International round-trip flights from Toronto to Delhi, India on Air Canada (connector fares available from other Canadian cities)
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers 
  • Modern, air conditioned coach transportation
  • 14 nights first class hotel accommodation
  • 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Soft drink/water with meals (in local restaurants)
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums
  • Jeep safari to Bishnois Villages
  • Jeep safari in Deogarh
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • Elephant/Jeep ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride in Jaipur
  • Visit to Taj Mahal including Tonga (horse & carriage) ride from parking to Taj Mahal
  • Academic program and visits to local medical facilities as indicated in the itinerary
  • All admission fees (except those noted)
  • Fully escorted tour including services of local English speaking cultural expert and guide
  • Porterage at hotels

 Price excludes:

  • Beverages
  • Gratuities for guide 
  • Entry visa for India (should be obtained prior to arrival)
  • Travel insurance – please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip cancellation / interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through doctors-on-tour – please check for further details in our brochure.

Useful Links and Files (Click below to download!)

North India CME - Feb 2015 - Flyer

North India CME - Feb 2015 - Detailed Brochure

REGISTER NOW! To register for this program please download, print and complete the registration form below. Please mail, fax or scan the form (by e-mail) to the address on the form.

North India CME - Feb 2015 - Registration Form

If you have any difficulties in printing the registration form, please e-mail us at and we will send you a form in different format.


And for additional insight into our North India program, check out Dr. Mel Borins' articles in The Medical Post and Canadian Family Physician below featuring doctors-on-tour!

Medical Post - Awash in Colour in India with doctors-on-tour

Canadian Family Physician - Traditional Medicine in India 

Our recommended RBC Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the RBC Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.

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