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Cincinnati Zoo goes to India


Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens has been rated the #01 attraction locally and holds the enviable distinction of being one of the top zoos in the nation, as per the Zagat Survey. Child Magazine ranks it as the 10 best zoos for kids, not to forget the fact that it attracts over one million people who visit the award-winning exhibits and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. It truly represents Cincinnati!

As part of its 2010 travel adventure programs, Cincinnati Zoo is going to India on October 31, 2010. Since, it’s a program escorted by the Zoo naturalists, it tends to be more adventurous, friendly and fun. The Zoo staff is very knowledgeable and well-traveled.


A trip to India doesn’t need to be over emphasized. India is a country where there is a fusion of great culture, history, magnificent display of colors, finger-licking cuisine, the diversity, which you could cherish for a long time and the friendly people whose generosity, would make you visit this great country again and again. It is a country where different faiths and religions co-exist side by side. India is a wealth and mixture of ancient and modern civilizations. It is something which everybody, at least once dreams to make in their life times! This is one of those great opportunities for folks, who can’t make it on their own, especially the elderly or seniors, could get the services and expertise of the zoo staff, who are well versed.


The itinerary in India starts at New Delhi, the majestic capital city, renowned for its great architecture and being the metropolitan hub of India’s political headquarters. Going through with all the excitement, you head over to relish historic old Delhi’s charm and visit India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid and also pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi, at his final resting place (Samadhi) at Rajghat. The excitement continues with a worthwhile visit to get a taste of wildlife in India. That’s right, you are next going to visit the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh state, the world’s largest wildlife sanctuary on 4x4 vehicles, which was the central theme and inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s world famous novel, later turned movie, “The Jungle Book.” Kanha is famous for its elegant tigers, leopards and many other exotic wild animals. You get to end the trip with a visit to India’s proud monument and one of the world’s seven wonders, the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan as a token of love for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.


For reservations and additional information on travel programs, please contact Christina Anderson at (513) 487-3318. e-mail: zootravel@cincinnatizoo.org. You can download the India itinerary from the zoo’s website. Individual bookings are still open. It’s still not late, hurry! Shukriya.


Note: “Shukriya”, in Hindi, India’s national language means thank you.

 

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