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: intricate carvings on huge temples, fields of lush green tea, villages with their own unique styles, wonderful dance and theater performances. But the amazing thing was to have Nathan’s insights and historic perspective to gain 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 through the many carefully-chosen sights we toured. Nathan's teaching skills are a real joy and enable participants to experience a depth of understanding that would not be possible with tour leaders that didn't know and love India as he obviously does. It was 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
  • There is no better guide for a Jewish-interest tour of India than Prof. Nathan Katz. He not only knows India inside out, with all its intricacies and subtleties, but is universally acknowledged as the Father of Indo-Judaic Studies. With his solid grounding in Indic philosophies and religions and his encyclopedic knowledge of Judaism and Indian Jewish communities, this tour is an invitation to a life-changing experience.

    Prof. Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Indo-Judaic researcher at Gautam Buddha University, New Delhi, India
  • My trip to India with Prof. Katz was one of the most memorable educational trips I have ever taken. His knowledge of the country, his selection of cities, and his personal relations with the people and institutions 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

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 British Commonwealth, 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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