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Discover India: Taj Mahal & Mumbai

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$2440

This journey takes you on a path from India’s old capital city to its new cosmopolitan capital. On the way we 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. Then dive deeper into the culture with a meal at a Sikh temple and discover the sweet and savory street food in Mumbai. Watch amazing palaces go by on your Lake Pichola cruise, it’s simply mesmerizing!

11 Days, 10 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

 

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

TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

 ✦ Customizable Private Tour 
  • Delhi City Tour
  • Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Cycle Rickshaw at Chandni Chowk Bazaar
  • Spice Market
  • Humayun’s Tomb*
  • Lunch at Sikh Temple
  • Qutab Minar*
  • Taj Mahal*
  • Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden)
  • Agra Fort*
  • Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb
  • Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory)
  • Chand Baori Step Well
  • Jaipur City Tour
  • The Walled City of Jaipur*
  • Amber Fort*
  • Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors)
  • Jaipur City Palace
  • Jantar Mantar*
  • Kheri Gate Step Well
  • Udaipur City Tour
  • Udaipur City Palace
  • Sahelion-ki-Bari (Garden of the Maidens)
  • Jagdish Temple
  • Lake Pichola Cruise
  • Elephanta Caves*
  • Mumbai Street Food Tour
  • Mumbai City Tour
  • Gateway of India
  • Prince of Wales Museum
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Mani Bhavan (Gandhi’s Museum)
  • Haji Ali Dargah Temple
  • Crawford Market

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Taj Mahal at sunrise

GLIMPSE INTO THE MAJESTIC PAST

The many past rulers have left behind numerous amazing forts, beautiful palaces, and fine architecture which are now UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each historical monument possesses great history with its own unique identity.

CRUISE ON THE ROMANTIC LAKE PICHOLA

Sail on the tranquil lake and admire the sumptuous pink-hued palaces and lakefront hotels overlooking the water. Pass by royal palaces on the islands surrounded by gardens, fountains and pillared terraces. No wonder, Udaipur is India’s most romantic city.

UDAIPUR CITY PALACE
Udaipur is on the shore of Lake Pichola. The City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace built in 16th century.
Panipuri consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water, tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas on the glass for Indian wedding.

STREET-FOOD LIFESTYLE

You’ll get to sample a smorgasbord of cooking styles and street food that reflects this cosmopolitan city visiting your tour guide’s favorite food places. In Mumbai, migrants from the all over India have brought their culinary treasures with them.


1

Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)

Upon arriving at Delhi airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest 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 on 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 share one of the 25,000 free meals served daily 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. 

BANGLA SAHEB GURUDWARA
A magnificent white-marble Sikh temple, topped with glinting golden onion domes. Sikh hymns waft over the tranquil compound.

3

Delhi – Agra | Qutub Minar, 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 watch 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
Qutub Minar tourist attraction

QUTUB MINAR
A 12th century soaring Afghan-style victory tower and minaret of intricately carved sandstone.

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

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

4

Agra | The legendary Taj Mahal

Early morning, sunrise visit of the legendary Taj Mahal which was 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. Then let’s size down to see 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 of reflective glass tiles.
Visit Jaipur’s City Palace, an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. Then Jantar Mantar which is 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. Photo op at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), its 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
 
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.

City Palace, Chandra Mahal Vacation Trip

CHANDRA MAHAL, JAIPUR
Visit one of the palaces in City Palace that is the home of the current Maharajah.

7

Jaipur – Udaipur | City Tour

Early morning air flight to Lake City of Udaipur. Udaipur has one of most romantic 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 its 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. Then we 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.

8

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 was 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.
The 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

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

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.

10

Mumbai | City Tour

Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the financial capital of India. Our tour starts at the Gateway of India, a monument that commemorates the landing of King George V and Queen Mary. Next, we visit the Prince of Wales Museum which houses many interesting artifacts. Then a drive down the seaside on Marine Drive to see the Hanging Gardens.
Next, we 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 thousands of pieces of clothing gets processed in and out every day. The 19th century Haji Ali Dargah is an Indo-Islamic shrine located on an offshore islet that seems to float like a sacred mirage off the coast (not accessible during high tide or religious events). 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 then drive past 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

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.

11

Mumbai | End of Tour

After breakfast the tour ends. Hotel check-out and transfer to Mumbai airport (BOM).
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

We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.
Destination Comfort Class  Premium Class  Luxury Class 
Delhi Redfox Aerocity
Agra Mansingh Palace
Jaipur Golden Tulip
Udaipur Hilltop Palace
Mumbai Zuhu Plaza
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.
Year Tour Dates Comfort Premium Luxury
2020 Oct 1 to Dec 20 $2,440 $2,705 $3,345
2021 Jan 5 to Mar 31 $2,440 $2,705 $3,345
2021 Apr 1 to Sep 30 Call Call Call
2021 Oct 1 to Dec 20 Call Call Call
 

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, and ultra-luxury hotels 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 $300 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure date.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

Flight Add-On

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is DEL (Indira Gandhi International Airport).
  • ‣ 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