Travel Dates: October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 Book this vacation by September 15, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 10,300 and save up to 10 % off your trip price!
Join us inside regal India at luxurious palace hotels and resorts. Discover the vibrant culture, glorious cuisine and ancient traditions of North India’s famous cities where Maharajahs and Emperors ruled. End your vacation on the golden shores of Goa, soaking in the contrasting laid-back vibe, colonial charm and warm tropical sun.
This offer is not valid for travel between 20 December 2018 and 10 January 2019.
Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.
City Highlights of Delhi This is from activity post Visit the imposing Red Fort and impressive Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple; ISKCON Temple; explore Chandini Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; Parliament Street, Parliament Museum, Lodhi Gardens; National Museum, Bangla Sahib; enjoy views of Delhi best on a Metro journey; experience a plenitude of cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful ‘Dilli Haat’, an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar. This is from activity post
Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
Highlights of Agra Romance at sunrise and sunset and have your audience with the white marble Mughal mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, grandly overlooking the Yamuna River, during your full day tour of Agra. Head to the lesser known Mehtab Bagh for prime viewing of the world’s greatest monument of love. The Taj Mahal is not the only UNESCO World Heritage site to explore in Agra - you can witness the divine red sandstone Agra Fort, also a player in this renowned undying love story. If you wish, discover this fabled city with a ride in a decorated tonga (horse drawn carriage) and enjoy a visit to a local market!
(Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Taj Mahal closed on Fridays)
Visit to Fatehpur Sikri Discover the former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri that was built and founded in the 1500s by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This was a planned imperial city that would bring leaders of many religions together as Akbar held ideals of a syncretistic faith. Unfortunately just ten years after completion the city was deserted due to drought and water shortages. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this half day tour is a very popular stop en route from Agra to Jaipur.
(Half Day, Private Activity en route to Jaipur; Fitness Level: Easy)
Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan.
Highlights of Jaipur Wander into regality during your full day tour! Explore Amber Fort, a fabulous sandstone fort complex that overlooks the city. Visit Albert Hall, the state museum of Rajasthan with its vast collection of interesting regional Indian artifacts. Observe the aesthetically beautiful honeycombed façade of Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Discover the architecturally rich City Palace with its many regal courtyards, temples and pavilions, and Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna, situated in the heart of the old city. Head to the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, which acts to preserve the traditional Indian technique of hand block textile printing and boasts numerous beautiful examples. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)
Udaipur is the City of Lakes! Tucked away in the heart of the forested Aravalli Hills, this regally romantic city has always stood out from Rajasthan’s other desert cities with its network of manmade lakes.
Exclusive Boat Ride on the Gangaur (Taj Lake Palace) Experience royal Rajasthan on a luxurious riverboat ride aboard the historic Gangaur. The nearly hour-long trip is arranged exclusively for you by the Taj Lake Palace heritage property. Luxuriate in the regal experience of riding on this 150-year-old vessel owned by the royal Maharanas of Udaipur. You could also enjoy a fine dining experience aboard the Gangaur, complete with a sumptuous dinner and refreshing cocktails, amid panoramic views of a spectacular medieval city. The heritage boat can accommodate a select group of guests for cocktails and dinner. (Half Day; Duration: 1 hr, Time of Day: Evening; Private Activity, Fitness Level: Easy).
Highlights of Udaipur Cruise into the City of Lakes and soak up historic culture. Tour the 16th century City Palace, a flamboyant and towering structure sitting on a hilltop and one of the largest palaces in the state, boasting spectacular views and an intriguing museum. Explore 17th century Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna. Discover Saheliyon ki Bari, the ‘Garden of Maids’, which boasts lush lawns, stunning lotus pools, marble pavilions and even elephant-shaped fountains! Head to the crystal gallery to witness the world’s largest private collection of crystal. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay during British colonial rule, has welcomed travelers from around the world for centuries.
Highlights of Mumbai Venture to the waterfront and witness the historic Gateway of India, built during the British rule. Drive by the world’s most expensive real estate along Marine Drive, also known as the Queen’s Necklace, as the streetlights resemble a string of pearls at night. Discover the plethora of colonial architecture including the High Court, Mumbai University, Flora Fountain, Asiatic Library, Prince of Wales Museum, Municipal Corporation Building and the fascinating, fully-functioning Victoria Terminus Railway Station. Whilst the building is closed to the public, you can glimpse the Parsi Tower of Silence with its circling vultures. Unwind amidst the topiary of the Hanging Gardens, or in Kamala Nehru Park and Horniman Circle. Learn more about Mahatma Gandhi at Mani Bhavan, a museum and reference library. (Duration 4 hours).
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 15 nights.
Economy flights for all sectors : Jaipur – Udaipur, Udaipur – Goa via Mumbai, Goa – Mumbai
The following train journeys in the highest class available : New Delhi – Agra (Gatimaan Express – Departure 0810 hrs, Arrival 0950 hrs)
All activities as listed :
Delhi: Highlights of Delhi
Agra: Highlights of Agra
Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur
Udaipur: Exclusive Boat Ride on the Gangaur (Taj Lake Palace)
Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur
Mumbai: Highlights of Mumbai
All airport and hotel transfers
A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
Fees and taxes
Book this vacation by September 15, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 10,300 and save up to 10 % off your trip price!