(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Aravali Hills, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai
This is the ultimate luxury tour of India. Begin in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. During private touring, experience highlights such as the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and Qutb Minar, the Lodi Gardens, and a rickshaw ride through the colorful bazaars of Old Delhi, as well as upscale shopping districts.
Transfer to Agra for a spellbinding visit to the Taj Mahal, the world’s greatest monument to love. Also explore Agra Fort and local markets. Stay in the lavish Oberoi Amarvilas in a room with an uninterrupted view of the Taj.
Proceed to Ranthambore National Park, one of the world’s finest wildlife sanctuaries, home to tigers, leopards and crocodiles. Enjoy several game viewing excursions while staying at a luxury tented camp surrounded by lemon and mango trees.
Next, spend two nights in the Aravali Hills at Amanbagh, a luxurious resort in a walled compound in the Rajasthan countryside. A guaranteed highlight of your visit to India, touring includes an early morning visit (with yoga, if desired) at abandoned ruins in the region and a safari tour to local villages (including a visit to a home for tea).
Continue to nearby Jaipur, Rajasthan’s great “Pink City.” See the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas—hill forts, palaces, the observatory, gardens, temples and havelis (courtyard mansions)—surrounded by stark desert. If desired, ride an elephant to Amber Fort. Marvel at the luminous saris of indigenous tribal women and the bright turbans of Rajasthani men. Explore medieval backstreets and browse bazaars selling textiles, leatherwork, woodblock prints, perfume, jewelry and Jaipur’s traditional blue pottery.
Spend three nights in Udaipur, India's most romantic city, at the beautiful Oberoi Udaivilas. Cruise Lake Pichola and walk through picturesque backstreets, shop for local folk art, tour the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, the Saheliyon Ki Bari Garden, and browse the local bazaars. On a day excursion outside the city, perhaps tour the spectacular Jain temples of Ranakpur, where relief carvings cover every surface, including over 1,400 pillars.
The tour concludes with two nights in exciting Mumbai (Bombay), India’s economic capital and the home of the Bollywood film industry. Tour the city’s cultural attractions, bazaars and most interesting neighborhoods, and take a private boat ride to the Elephanta Island Caves—inside are extensive Hindu stone sculptures linked to the cult of Shiva.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Full-day private tour of Old & New Delhi
Delhi - Agra
Transfer to Agra for overnight. Private tour of Agra and Taj Mahal
Agra - Ranthambore National Park
Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, if desired. Transfer to Ranthambore for two nights at luxury tented camp. Afternoon wildlife viewing
Ranthambore National Park
Morning and afternoon wildlife viewing
Ranthambore - Aravali Hills
Private transfer to the countryside for 2 night stay at Amanbagh
Private touring, including yoga breakfast at ruins and special Rajasthani feast dinner with classical Indian musician
Aravali Hills - Jaipur
Private transfer to Jaipur for 2 nights. Afternoon private touring
Private city touring including elephant ride and visits to bazaars
Jaipur - Udaipur
Private transfer to Udaipur, with touring en route
Private city touring, including meal at private home
Private excursion to Jain Temples at Ranakpur or visit local temples and gourmet lunch at a palace
Udaipur - Mumbai
Private airport transfer and flight to Mumbai (Bombay) for 2 nights. Afternoon private city touring
Morning private excursion to Elephanta Island Caves. Afternoon private city touring
Private transfer to airport
The Leela Palace New Delhi or The Imperial New Delhi
The Oberoi Amarvilas
The Oberoi Vanyavilas
The Oberoi Udaivilas
The Taj Mahal Palace or The Oberoi Mumbai
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