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Discover India: Taj Mahal & Mumbai

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A journey from the India’s old capital city to the new cosmopolitan capital. Visit pristine lakes, magnificent forts and grand palaces that showcase the best collections of Indian art, architecture, and history. This tour covers the best of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Mumbai.

Visit the grand Taj Mahal that immortalizes the memories of a lost love. Watch amazing palaces go by on your lake cruise.

11 Days, 10 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai ✦  Customizable Private Tour

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Early Morning at Taj Mahal, Agra

Impressive Architecture from a Majestic Past

Famous for its many historical monuments and the architectural skills involved, each major historical monument possesses great history and its own unique identity. The many past rulers have left behind numerous amazing forts, beautiful palaces, and fine architecture. Many royal palaces and ancient forts are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Delicious Food

In addition to its world renowned attractions, North India is also famous for snacks and finger foods. Food on the streets or in restaurants are both very tasty and delicious. In the megapolis of Mumbai, migrants from the rest of India brought their culinary treasures with them. You’ll get to sample a smorgasbord of cooking styles and street food that reflects this cosmopolitan city.

PARSI FOOD
India is the worlds largest producer of mangoes, with hundreds of varieties.
Spice Market. Inhale the aromatic atmosphere in the labyrinthine spice market.
Shop for red chilis, yellow turmeric, green cardamoms and more!

A Singular Shopping Experience

The best way to explore the alluring liveliness of India is to go shopping in the colorful chaos of the local markets. Be dazzled by the many choices of spices, funky souvenirs, sparkling jewelry, wood carvings and other handmade handicrafts. Local bazaars are tourist attractions all on their own.

    1

    Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)

    Welcome to India! Upon arriving in Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.
    2

    Delhi | Old and New Capital City

    Delhi is the capital of modern India. It has also been the capital of at least seven previous civilizations as well as the British Raj, and each have left behind a trail of monuments.
    Explore the beautiful chaos of both Old and New Delhi, including Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar with a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk and visit Khari Baoli (Spice Market). Next is Humayun’s Tomb of the Mughal Emperor. Photo op at Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s Residence) and India Gate. Visit the most prominent Sikh temple, Bangla Saheb Gurudwara, and sharing one of the 25,000 meals served in the temple.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

    JAMA MASJID
    Largest mosques in India built between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees.

    HUMAYUN'S TOMB
    This tomb has the significance of being the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. 

    SPICE MARKET
    Inhale the aromatic atmosphere in the labyrinthine spice market.

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    Delhi – Agra | Leaning Tower, Moonlight Garden

    After breakfast, visit Qutab Minar - the world’s tallest brick tower and then a photo op at Lotus Temple.
    Drive to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. We will witness a breathtaking, fully symmetrical sunset view of the Taj Mahal from across the river at Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden).
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    QUTAB MINAR 
    Built to celebrate Muslim dominance. See the world’s tallest brick tower with its 'natural' tilt.

    SUNSET AT TAJ MAHAL
    A magical experience! The colors of the buildings change with distance and sun.

    4

    Agra | The legendary Taj Mahal

    An early morning start for a sunrise visit to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631. Then breakfast.
    Visit Agra Fort (Red Fort), a 16th-century Mughal fortress which also contains the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It offers splendid views across the river towards the Taj Mahal. Let’s size up the Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb, the "Baby Tāj”, a Mughal era mausoleum.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    TAJ MAHAL
    Catch a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the most beautiful building in the world.

    AGRA FORT
    A representative of the Mughal architectural tradition. 

    ITMAD-UD-DAULA TOMB
    Described as a "jewel box", and regarded as the inspiration for the Tāj Mahal.

    5

    Agra - Jaipur | Life In the Desert

    En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory), which has been deserted for over four centuries. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore.
    Stop in the village of Abhaneri to see Chand Baori, which is the largest and deepest step well in the world. This incredible well has a staggering 3,500 steps and is 13 stories deep.
    We continue the drive to Jaipur, the bustling capital of Rajasthan.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    FATEHPUR SIKRI 
    City of Victory where architectural styles converged into a new strain.

    CHAND BAORI
    Built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. 

    THE OLD CITY OF JAIPUR
    Founded in 1727, it's famously known as “Pink City” for its trademark building color. 

    6

    Jaipur | The Pink City of Jaipur

    Visit the stunning 16th century Amber Fort - a sprawling Rajput construction, perched on a hillside overlooking the dusty plains, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples below.  Reaching its summit on a jeep (or request an elephant ride during reservation), we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior grounds including Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) with its interior embellished with reflective glass tiles.
    Visit Jaipur's City Palace, an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City with a series of temples, pavilions, gardens and palaces. Jantar Mantar, an ancient open-air astronomical observatory and UNESCO world heritage site.
    Enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. See Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), it’s high screen wall allowed the women of the royal household to observe street life without being seen.
    If we have time, we'll marvel at a 16th century step well near Kheri Gate. The step well serves as the community well, gathering place and swimming hole.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
     

    ROYAL PALACES OF THE PAST
    Glimpse into the past to see the fine architecture that past royals resided in.

    Amer Fort USA to India Tour

    AMBER FORT
    The historic 16-century site that overlooks the picturesque Maota Lake in Jaipur.

    HAWA MAHAL (WIND PALACE) 
    Lattice windows for royal ladies to observe street life without being seen.

     
    7

    Jaipur – Udaipur | City Tour

    Early morning air flight to Lake City of Udaipur. Udaipur has one of most romance settings in Rajasthan snuggling tranquil Lake Pichola and the purple ridges of the Aravalli Range. Fantastical palaces, temples, traditional mansions; and colorful, bustling bazaars dot the city and timeless streets.
    We take a morning city tour of this walled city renowned for its palaces. We start with the 16th century granite and marble City Palace. This is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and is made up of eleven different mahals (palaces). Part of the palace is now a museum.
    Continue to Sahelion-ki-Bari (Garden of the Maidens) and the Jagdish Temple.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    UDAIPUR CITY PALACE
    Check out the balconies, cupolas towering and arches that blend medieval European and Chinese architecture.

    Udaipur City Palace in the Mewar Dynasty

    UDAIPUR CITY PALACE
    Mosaics depicting royal weddings in the Peacock courtyard.

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    Udaipur-Mumbai | Cruise on Lake Pichola

    Morning cruise on Lake Pichola with unforgettable views of several palaces. Along the eastern banks of the lake lies the City Palace. Two beautiful sights are two islands, each with a palace: Jag Mandir (Lake Garden Palace) dating from 1620 as a summer resort and pleasure palace for the royal family, and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), an eighteenth-century granite and marble palace surrounded by gardens, fountains, pillared terraces and columns line its courtyards.
    Afternoon flight to Mumbai.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    RELAX ON A LAKE PICHOLA CRUISE
    Enjoy the view of Rajasthan’s largest palace built in 16th century.

    LAKE PALACE
    A former summer palace of the royal dynasty of Mewar.

    9

    Mumbai | Elephanta Island Tour, Evening Food Tour

    This morning we cruise across the harbor to explore the amazing Elephanta Island and its famous caves, with carvings and sculptures dating back to 550 A.D.
    Afternoon is free.
    We will end today with a Mumbai street food tour.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    ELEPHANTA ISLAND
    Stone carvings of Three-Faced Shiva.

    STREET FOOD
    Sample some of the most delicious Indian street food to soak in the real flavors of the city. Sink your teeth into these local treats.

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    Mumbai | City Tour

     Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is a sprawling metropolis on the Indian Ocean. It is the financial capital of India. Begin a one-day tour starting at the Gateway of India, a monument that commemorates the landing of King George V and Queen Mary. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum which houses many interesting artifacts. Drive down the seaside on Marine Drive to see the Hanging Gardens.
    Next, head to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi’s home from 1917 to 1934. It is now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma. Enjoy a photo stop at the dhobi ghats, India's largest open-air laundry where workers pick up, wash, dry and deliver thousands upon thousands of pieces of clothing every day. The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of Mumbai. Take a stroll through the bustling Crawford Market, Mumbai's most famous marketplace and the first building in the country to be lit by electricity in 1882. We’ll drive past the Victoria Terminus (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    THE GATEWAY OF INDIA
    This top tourist attraction is an arch-monument overlooks the Arabian Sea.

    VICTORIA TERMINUS
    A historic, British-designed terminal train station to mark 50-years ruling of Queen Victoria. An UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    TAJ MAHAL PALACE HOTEL
    Built in 1903, this is India's first luxury hotel and a harbor landmark.

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    Mumbai | End of Tour

    After breakfast the tour ends. Hotel check-out and transfer to Mumbai airport (BOM).  Please provide details of your flight home so we can schedule your airport transfer.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
     
    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotel Information

    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class 
    DelhiFlorenceCall
    AgraUtkarshCall
    JaipurParadiseCall
    Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. 

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing 

    PRIVATE TOURS, Daily departures except for Tuesday.
    YearTour DatesComfortPremiumLuxury
    2019Jan 11 to Mar 31CallCallCall
    2019Apr 1 to Sep 30CallCallCall
    2019Oct 1 to Dec 15CallCallCall
    2020Jan 11 to Mar 31CallCallCall
    2020Apr 1 to Sep 30CallCallCall
    2020Oct 1 to Dec 15CallCallCall
     

    Price Details

    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
    • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

    Deposit

    • A deposit of $500 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is DEL (Delhi International).
    • ‣ The nearest departure airport is BOM (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport).
    • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • ‣ Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels