What Travelers Say


  • My tour to South India with Nathan [Katz] was spectacular – truly one of my favorite trips ever. We saw sights we never would have imagined. Nathan’s insights and historic perspective gave us a better understanding of the people and places we encountered. It gave such meaning to everything we saw and experienced. He imparted a love of India that is still with me today.
    Nina Piken, Boston, MA, who toured with Prof. Nathan Katz twice, to North India and South India
  • In a country as vast as India with its myriad social, cultural and religious nuances, it was a blessing to have Nathan [Katz] guide us. His expertise is a real joy and enables participants to experience a depth of understanding that would not be possible with tour leaders that don't know and love India as he obviously does. An unforgettable trip – truly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Esther ‘Terry’ Manzo, Durham, NC, participant in Prof. Nathan Katz’s ‘Religions and Cultures of South India’ tour
  • My tour to India with Prof. Katz was one of the most memorable trips I have ever taken. His knowledge of the country, his selection of cities, and his personal relations with the people and places we visited made the trip to India perfect.

    Dr. Raul Moncarz, Miami, FL, who participated in a South India tour with Prof. Nathan Katz
  • Every day was a new and exciting adventure. Visiting Indian Jewish communities was especially meaningful. Thank you for the most wonderful trip ever!

    Dr. Alan & Cindy Lewin, Miami, FL, on the 2016 'INDIA: My Second Home' tour
  • Thank you for a wonderful trip and having the pleasure of being with you in your 'Second Home.'

    Ruth Stern, Ocala, FL, on the 2016 'INDIA: My Second Home' tour
  • India is fabulous in and of itself, but the interactions we had with Jewish community members were what made the trip so unforgettable. Thank you for a once-in-a-lifetime trip!
    Dr. Michael Troner, Miami, FL, on the 2017
  • Such a wonderful trip! We really felt like we got to experience India like an insider.
    Shari Gluckstadt, Englewood, NJ, on the 2017 'INDIA: My Second Home' tour

India: My Second Home

India is known for yoga, the Taj Mahal and mysticism. But what you may not know is that it has a long history as the most hospitable Jewish home in all of the Diaspora. With no experience of persecution, Jews found in India a haven that allowed them to freely practice their faith and contribute to every sphere of the society. Travel with INDIA: My Second Home and you’ll see the major sights of bustling Mumbai, the port city of Kochi, the cultural center of Kolkata, the capital of New Delhi, and mystical Agra. Highlights will include the fabled Taj Mahal, Gateway of India, Gandhi Memorial, Elephanta Island with its 5th century rock-cut temples, several UNESCO World Heritage sites, and so much more. Make new friends and learn new traditions at Shabbat services and dinners in Mumbai and New Delhi, explore rural Jewish settlements, tour Kochi’s beautiful 16th-century synagogue, the oldest in the Commonwealth of Nations, and enjoy person-to-person dialogues as you meet and get to know Indian Jews and their neighbors. Delight in cultural performances and be transported back in time by cruising through Kerala’s scenic waterways. Experience the magical mosaic that is India!

‘See the major sights of bustling Mumbai, the port city of Kochi, the cultural center of Kolkata, the capital of New Delhi, and mystical Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Meet and get to know Indian Jews and their neighbors. Experience the magical mosaic that is India!’

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Handpicked Hotels

5-Star deluxe accommodations in air-conditioned rooms with private bath, double occupancy

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Jewish Experiences

Exclusive programs with the Jewish communities of Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi

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Kosher Meals

All meals kosher or vegetarian (special buffet breakfast, plus lunch and dinner daily)

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