(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Aravali Hills, Udaipur
This tour is an ideal introduction to India, featuring Delhi, the Taj Mahal, and the highlights of Rajasthan. Enjoy comprehensive private sightseeing by day and lavish accommodation by night.
Begin with an overnight stay in Delhi with time at leisure to relax after your long flight and enjoy the luxurious facilities of your hotel, or begin private city touring if desired.
Continue 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.
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 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.
Conclude with two nights 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.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay
Delhi - Agra
Transfer to Agra for overnight. Afternoon private tour of Agra and Taj Mahal
Agra - Aravali Hills
Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, if desired. Private transfer to the countryside for 2 nights
Private touring, including morning visit to ruins and village safari. Special private Rajasthani feast tonight with classical Indian musician
Aravali Hills - Jaipur
Private transfer to Jaipur for 2-night stay. Afternoon private touring
Private tour of Jaipur, including local markets, elephant ride and shopping
Jaipur – Udaipur
Private transfer to Udaipur for 3 nights, with touring en route
Private city tour, including boat ride on Lake Pichola
Private excursion to Jain Temples at Ranakpur or visit local temples and gourmet lunch at a palace
Udaipur - Delhi
Private transfer and flight to Delhi for 2 nights. Afternoon with guide and driver at disposal for flexible touring
Delhi Full-day private tour of Old & New Delhi
Private transfer to airport
The Oberoi Gurgaon (first stay)
The Imperial New Delhi (second stay)
The Oberoi Amarvilas
The Oberoi Udaivilas
Per person (double occupancy)
Optional surcharge for regional business class flights (when available):
From $460 per person
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