Luxury Group Tour - Journey of the Senses

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From the moment you step off the plane and into the warm Indian air, you will feel a joyful flutter in your heart, a calmness in your mind, and an awakening of your senses. Fresh fragrance lingers in the air and as you breathe it in you are pleasantly roused as only welcoming scents can do. As the divine, sweet sounds of the music of India kisses your ears you will be swept away by an indescribable pleading from your heart to never be without such enchanting sounds again. Your eyes are delighted at the kaleidoscope of colour which teasingly sways for them at every turn on this captivating journey. Your taste buds will be privy to some of the most ancient secrets of cuisine as you savour your way through each day, always wondering how tomorrow could be any better… but then it is. This journey will quiet your mind, rejuvenate your spirit, rouse your senses, and stir your soul to the point that you will feel as though you have been born again as a receptor of everything splendid and divine.

Explore India and feel the magic that will change your life

Tour Highlights

  • Emotions stir as the heartwarming aspects of the Indian culture are revealed through unique, authentic, and magnificently beautiful cultural experiences throughout the tour.   
  • Witness the breathtaking transformation of the Taj Mahal as the sun rises over the majestic Mughal structure taking it from the splendour of the night to its magical presence at daybreak.
  • In Agra you will feel the passion of Shah Jahan & Mumtaz in the adaptation of their love saga in the musical play entitled Shah Jahan O-Mumtaz.
  • Take an exhilarating bicycle rickshaw ride through the historic back lanes of Old Delhi.
  • Travel like a Maharaja upon the seat of the majestic elephant who will deliver you to the top of Amber Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Delight fills the air as you enjoy dinner and a cultural folk dance performance in Jaipur.
  • Upon a camel you will take the peaceful journey through the desert to the most enchanting camp for an evening of tribal Rajasthani dancing and campfire dinner.
  • Enjoy the memorable moments and striking scenery as you cruise upon the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • See the Dhabbawallas secure 100’s of lunchboxes on their bicycles to be delivered all over the city. Featured in the movie The Lunch Box.

Tour Inclusions

  • International round-trip airfare
  • 14 Nights First class accommodation
  • Escorted transfers
  • All Meals: Breakfast, Lunch  & Dinner
  • Soft drinks, sodas, mineral water tea and coffee during meals
  • All sightseeing entrance fees including all monuments as well as elephant and camel safari fees
  • Luxury, air conditioned coach throughout the tour
  • All 03 Sector Domestic flights within India
  • Private elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Knowledgeable, fully licensed English speaking tour guide throughout the tour

Tour Exclusions

  • Personal expenses, laundry, bar bills, phone bills, etc.
  • Any other sightseeing other than mentioned in program
  • Services other than in our inclusion
  • Gratuities – $225.00 CAD per person must be paid after your arrival in India directly to your tour director. These basic gratuities will cover tour escorts, luggage handling, porters, restaurants, drivers and other members providing services during your tour. Applies to group tour only.

Day 1: Depart Canada

Depart Canada for India. Your international flights

Depart Canada for India. Your international flights includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment.

Day 2: Arrival in India -New Delhi

Welcome to Incredible India. On arrival at Indira Gandhi international airport you will be greeted by our Explore India representative who will transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the hotel.

Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi


No.1, Man Singh Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/the-taj-mahal-hotel-new-delhi/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=The-Taj-Mahal-Hotel-New-Delhi&utm_medium=Local
+91 11 6656 6162

The Taj Mahal Hotel is a five-star deluxe hotel located in the very heart of New Delhi. On Number One Mansingh Road, it stands as tribute to timeless hospitality and service, complementing the broad leafy boulevards of Delhi’s chief architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Its proximity to the seat of government, the city’s diplomatic corps, and entertainment, heritage and business districts has furthered the hotel’s reputation as the epicentre of the capital. Prominent landmarks – India Gate, the Presidential Palace and the National Museum – are a short 10-minute drive away.

The glorious Mughal architecture, dramatic façade of pink Dholpur sandstone, impeccable gardens and pool give it the ambience of a luxurious in-city haven.

All around, grandeur meets understated elegance. Antiques, priceless art, and traditional accents & colours are impeccably woven together with contemporary style and modern amenities. Stay in our 292 luxurious rooms and grand suites, all of which offer stunning aerial views of Delhi’s historic skyline, or at our one-of-a-kind Presidential Suite, all perfected to host dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe.

  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi
  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi
  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

Day 3: Delhi

We will start our tour with a visit the house of Mahatma Gandhi, a place where Mr. Gandhi’s epic life ended on January 30th, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi lived in this house from September 9th, 1947 until his death, and the house is home to many treasures and memorial items from the last 144 days of his life. The House was acquired by the Government of India in 1971 and was converted into a National Memorial of Gandhi, “Father of the Nation” and was opened to the public on August 15, 1973. As you walk through Gandhi’s home it’s as though you feel the majesty of his presence still alive, a truly fascinating and memorable step back in time that will leave you with a quiet stillness but a lifted heart. The building and the landscape have been preserved to the lush beauty that filled the eyes of the beloved teacher and will impress you as well as you stroll the grounds.

Next, we will visit the Sikh Temple locally called Gurduwara Bangla Sahib. This is the most prominent Sikh Temple, of worship, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, and the pond inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar”, whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as “Amrit’’

After lunch visit to UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s tomb. The second Mughal Emperor of India. The tomb was built by his widow, Biga Begum in 1569-70, 14 years after his death, at a cost of 1.5 million rupees. It was later used for the burial of various members of the ruling family and contains some 150 graves. It has aptly been described as the necropolis of the Mughal dynasty.
After our visit we will return back to our hotel for a small break before we leave for our welcome dinner followed by traditional India dance and music.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi


No.1, Man Singh Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/the-taj-mahal-hotel-new-delhi/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=The-Taj-Mahal-Hotel-New-Delhi&utm_medium=Local
+91 11 6656 6162

The Taj Mahal Hotel is a five-star deluxe hotel located in the very heart of New Delhi. On Number One Mansingh Road, it stands as tribute to timeless hospitality and service, complementing the broad leafy boulevards of Delhi’s chief architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Its proximity to the seat of government, the city’s diplomatic corps, and entertainment, heritage and business districts has furthered the hotel’s reputation as the epicentre of the capital. Prominent landmarks – India Gate, the Presidential Palace and the National Museum – are a short 10-minute drive away.

The glorious Mughal architecture, dramatic façade of pink Dholpur sandstone, impeccable gardens and pool give it the ambience of a luxurious in-city haven.

All around, grandeur meets understated elegance. Antiques, priceless art, and traditional accents & colours are impeccably woven together with contemporary style and modern amenities. Stay in our 292 luxurious rooms and grand suites, all of which offer stunning aerial views of Delhi’s historic skyline, or at our one-of-a-kind Presidential Suite, all perfected to host dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe.

  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi
  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi
  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

Day 4: Delhi

In the morning we will take a tour through Delhi as we venture toward our first stop, Old Delhi. We begin exploring Old Delhi by visiting the Jama Mosque, a royal mosque built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1656. We then ride a bicycle rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi that houses the spice market and jewelers lane. After that we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Red Fort. We also visit Raj Ghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s final journey. Later, we will enjoy lunch.

After Lunch we will visit the UNESCO world heritage site Qutab Minar, located in the district of South Delhi, this magnificent monument in red and buff sandstone is the highest tower in India. Built in the early 13th century, the surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art (built in 1311), and two mosques, including the Quwwatu’l-Islam, the oldest in northern India, built of materials reused from some 20 Brahman temples. We will enjoy an evening dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi


No.1, Man Singh Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/the-taj-mahal-hotel-new-delhi/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=The-Taj-Mahal-Hotel-New-Delhi&utm_medium=Local
+91 11 6656 6162

The Taj Mahal Hotel is a five-star deluxe hotel located in the very heart of New Delhi. On Number One Mansingh Road, it stands as tribute to timeless hospitality and service, complementing the broad leafy boulevards of Delhi’s chief architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Its proximity to the seat of government, the city’s diplomatic corps, and entertainment, heritage and business districts has furthered the hotel’s reputation as the epicentre of the capital. Prominent landmarks – India Gate, the Presidential Palace and the National Museum – are a short 10-minute drive away.

The glorious Mughal architecture, dramatic façade of pink Dholpur sandstone, impeccable gardens and pool give it the ambience of a luxurious in-city haven.

All around, grandeur meets understated elegance. Antiques, priceless art, and traditional accents & colours are impeccably woven together with contemporary style and modern amenities. Stay in our 292 luxurious rooms and grand suites, all of which offer stunning aerial views of Delhi’s historic skyline, or at our one-of-a-kind Presidential Suite, all perfected to host dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe.

  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi
  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi
  • The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

Day 5: Delhi – Varanasi

After Breakfast we will take a short flight to the holy city of Varanasi. Varanasi is formerly known as Benares, the city that illuminates. It is the religious capital of Hinduism and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Before transferring to our hotel, we will explore Sarnath, the site where Buddha preached his first sermon. After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gayathe, Buddha went to Sarnath and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the ‘Wheel of the Dharma’. It is one of the most holy sites because in this place the stream of the Buddha’s teaching first flowed. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 16th century BC to 12th century AD. We will visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple & the museum. Later, we will return to the hotel where we will enjoy a late lunch.

In the early evening we will go to the banks of the Ganges to witness the devotional ceremony of Aarti performed by devout Hindus. Afterwards, we will return back to hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi

The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi


Nadesar Palace Ground, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
https://gateway.tajhotels.com/en-in/ganges-varanasi/
+91 542 666 0001

The ancient temple city of Varanasi has yet another landmark in The Gateway Hotel Varanasi. Featured among the top 5 star hotels in the city, The Gateway Hotel Varanasi is nestled amidst 40 acres of lush  gardens at a convenient distance (about 45 minutes drive) from the airport.

  • The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
  • The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
  • The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
  • The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi

Day 6: Varanasi – Agra

A memorable day ahead as we leave early in the morning to board our boat for a ride along the Ganges to see the bathing Ghats (river bank) & cremation site. We will watch the sunrise on the riverfront from a boat which can be a moving spiritual experience as you witness the worship and sites along the river. Life on the Ghats is bound by an endless string of rituals and the ever-changing aspects of the river and the wide landscapes throughout the area have fascinated visitors from all over the world. You will become entranced by the sights and sounds of those worshipping in this amazingly beautiful, mysterious, and ancient place. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast we leave for the airport for our flight to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, we are welcomed then we will check-in into the hotel and have lunch.

The Love Story of The Taj Mahal, Live Play/Musical Performance: In the early evening you will enjoy a musical play which depicts the saga of love between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Feel the sorrow of Shah Jahan as he holds his beloved wife Mumtaz as she takes her last breathe, thus, crippling his heart forever but is the impetus for Shah Jahan to build the magnificent Taj Mahal. The lavish lifestyle of the Mughal era in the 16th century and the hardships of the artisans who worked for 22 years to create the breathtaking monument are portrayed in this whimsical drama of love, sorrow, and devotion.

Later, we will enjoy a Thali dinner. Thali, which means a round platter to serve food, is an Indian meal comprised of an assortment of various dishes all served in small bowls called katori, which are placed on a round tray. The idea behind a Thali is to offer all the 6 different flavours of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy all on one plate.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Trident Agra Hotel, Agra


Fatehabad Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-agra
+91 562 223 5000

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.

  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Day 7: Agra

We start our day at sunrise with a visit to one of the most incredible monuments ever built, the Taj Mahal. Built between 1631 and 1648, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim architecture in India and is universally one of the most admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage. This most famous monument of love was built by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

After breakfast, we will continue our visit with a tour of the city of Agra and then visit the Red Fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structures.

After lunch we will visit an amazing marble factory to experience the creation of fine inlaid stonework using the best of translucent marble native to the region. The craftsmen of Agra are renowned for the exquisite marble-inlay work that has made Agra’s monuments famous. Dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Trident Agra Hotel, Agra


Fatehabad Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-agra
+91 562 223 5000

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.

  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Day 8: Agra – Jaipur

After breakfast we will start our drive to Jaipur, otherwise known as the ‘Pink City’, one of the few cities in India which was a planned city. Jaipur sits in the pink coloured Rajasthani hills and also gets its name from its pink, lime-plastered buildings. Jaipur owes its foundation and careful planning to the great warrior, astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. In 1727, with Mughal power on the wane, Jai Singh decided to move down from his hillside fortress nearby Amber to a new site on the plains. He laid out the city with surrounding walls and six rectangular blocks, according to the principles of town planning set down in Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. We will stop for lunch at the heritage resort Bahartpur.

After Lunch we will continue our drive to Jaipur, the origin of Jaipur’s nickname becomes immediately apparent as we enter the old city walls and greet the pink-colored buildings that rise at every turn. Before our arrival to the hotel, we will have an opportunity to visit a textiles and block printing organization.

This evening, we will enjoy dinner in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur


Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/
+91 141 660 1111

Step into a 270-year-old Indo-Saracenic architectural masterpiece set amidst landscaped Mughal gardens at Taj Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur.At this luxury heritage hotel, you experience unparalleled opulence with tantalising comforts. With its blend of heritage, elegance and luxury, you experience an exclusive royal lifestyle at this hotel.

  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Day 9: Jaipur

After breakfast we venture to the outskirts of Jaipur where we will be greeted by elephants ready to transport us up the steep hill to the magnificent Amber Fort. Later, we proceed for a city tour of Jaipur and stop for a photo at the Hawa Mahal, the “Palace of the Winds.” This incredible building was built to allow the royal ladies of the palace to discretely watch the grand processions along the main street. Next, we visit the City Palace Museum which has a priceless collection of antiques, costumes, and armory of the Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiseled handles. We then continue to the Jantar Mantar Observatory which was built in the early 1700s by Maharaja Jai Sing II, the great warrior-astronomer to which this city owes its name. Later we have lunch at ITC Rajputana.

After lunch we will go to the Jewel Emporium which has been in business for over 170 years. This store has been selected for you so you may see the quality of the precious stones and the craftsmanship which has made Rajasthan famous for its traditional jewelry. As well, you can go behind the scenes and learn how these beautiful works of art are created.

Evening Elephant Safari & Dinner: You will meet your travel companion, the majestic elephant, who will take you on a peaceful journey through the valley to the valley camp which is situated behind the hills of the famous Amer Fort. In the land of Maharajas at Dera Amer, we are greeted at the sprawling lawns by a Royal Military Brass Band before being escorted to the outdoor dining camp where you will be entertained by Rajasthani music and dance while having a wonderful, home cooked dinner. This is a beautiful setting in the wilderness of a reserved forest without any urban settlement. The main occupation in the nearby area is farming.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur


Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/
+91 141 660 1111

Step into a 270-year-old Indo-Saracenic architectural masterpiece set amidst landscaped Mughal gardens at Taj Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur.At this luxury heritage hotel, you experience unparalleled opulence with tantalising comforts. With its blend of heritage, elegance and luxury, you experience an exclusive royal lifestyle at this hotel.

  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
  • Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

Day 10: Jaipur - Jodhpur

After breakfast we drive 5 hours to Jodhpur and along the way you’ll be amused by the countryside with its camel carts, trucks, cows, buffalos, and the odd elephant or two. Jodhpur is a historic city whose origin dates to the year 1459 AD. Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City, an apt name as most houses in the old city are shades of blue. This is particularly noticeable on the north side of the town, known as Brahmpuri noted for the many Brahmins that live there. On our arrival in the hotel we will enjoy lunch at Latitude restaurant.

After lunch we will check-in to our rooms and have time to relax. Later in the afternoon we will enjoy an Auto Rikshaw ride and visit the market around the Clock Tower area on foot, Jodhpur’s busiest marketplace.

In the evening we will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur


5, Residency Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/hari-mahal-jodhpur/
+91 291 243 9700

We have all the entertainment and connectivity options that today’s traveller seeks. Become a part of our world. Feel the pulse of an international business and conference destination. Stroll across 6 acres of the hotel and its lush garden. Soak in this 21st century fantasy palace. Feel like you’re in an oasis in the middle of the desert. Experience the buzz.

  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Day 11: Jodhpur

After breakfast we will start with a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city visiting Mehrangarh Fort. The Fort crowns a rocky hill that rises 400 feet above the surrounding plain and appears both to command and to meld with the landscape. One of the largest forts in Rajasthan, it contains some of the finest palaces and has many priceless relics of Indian courtly life preserved in the museum. For over five centuries the Mehrangarh Fort has been the headquarters of the senior branch of the Rajput clan known as the Rathores. The Fort and its palaces were built over a period of 500 years, following the foundation, in the mid-15th century. Next, we visit Umaid Bhawan Palace, the largest residence in the world, built by Maharaja Umaid Singh (1929 – 1942) and named after him. This exquisite palace is also known as Chittar Palace because of the local chittar sandstone used in it. It is a splendid example of Indo-colonial and art deco architecture of the 30s. After lunch we will return to our hotel for a short break before we depart for the evening.

In the evening we will proceed for an exclusive camel safari in the Osian village which is about an hour drive. You will be entertained by a local village dance called Kalbelia and treated to an incredibly delicious home cooked dinner as you soak up the desert views and enjoy the comfort of the campfire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur


5, Residency Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/hari-mahal-jodhpur/
+91 291 243 9700

We have all the entertainment and connectivity options that today’s traveller seeks. Become a part of our world. Feel the pulse of an international business and conference destination. Stroll across 6 acres of the hotel and its lush garden. Soak in this 21st century fantasy palace. Feel like you’re in an oasis in the middle of the desert. Experience the buzz.

  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Day 12: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur

After breakfast we leave on a 6 hour drive to Udaipur. On our way we will stop to visit the 12th Century temple Ranakpur Jain. This marvellous feat of architecture is built from intricately sculpted marble. There are 108 carved pillars, each carved in its own unique design. This cluster of temples is truly a site to see, have your camera ready. We will enjoy lunch at Kings Abode which is nestled in the majestic wilderness of Ranakpur. After Lunch we will continue our drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival we will check-in at Shiv Niwas Palace Where royalty has always felt at home,  The crescent-shaped palace was built in the early 20th century, in the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh (period of reign: 1884-1930), and has been meticulously maintained and preserved.  The palace was reserved exclusively for visiting dignitaries and guests of the House of Mewar. Today it is a Grand Heritage Palace for guests, combining the elegance of the last century with modern 21st century amenities. After settling in, take in the magnificent views of the Lake Palace and Jag Mandir from the hotel’s courtyards.

The city is surrounded by the lush Aravalli Hills and situated along the sapphire-hued waters of Pichola Lake, Udaipur has a romance unlike anywhere else in India. A city that combines glamour with refined beauty, Udaipur, with its iconic landmarks Lake Palace and City Palace, has a magnificent splendour about it that you will feel every moment of your visit. Whether you are browsing the galleries or ancient bazaars or enjoying a boat ride on the tranquil steel blue waters of Pichola Lake, you will feel as though you are a character in a beautiful fairy tale. Founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1567, Udaipur became known for its Mughal miniatures, an art form which you can see at the City Palace Museum. Dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur

Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur


Trident Road, Near Pichola Lake, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur
+91 294 243 2200

Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast spread that ensures a flying start to your day, before stepping out to explore the sights and discover the rich history of Udaipur. No five star, royal hospitality is quite complete without a lavish feast. The hotel’s main restaurant, Aravalli, serves authentic dishes from the Kingdom of Mewar, known for its fine cuisine.

  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur
  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur
  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur
  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur
  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur

Day 13: Udaipur

After breakfast we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the City Palace, a conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharanas and where you will notice how the palace manages to retain surprising uniformity of design. Next, we head to the Crystal Gallery which has a rare collection of Osler’s crystal ordered from England by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877. We then visit the Garden of the Maids of Honour locally called Saheliyon ki Bari, which has retained all its traditional charm. It was designed in the early 18th Century for the ladies to linger in and enjoy. After lunch we will return back to our hotel for some leisure time where you may wish to indulge yourself at the spa or pool before we leave for our evening activity.

In the early evening embark on a boat cruise on the placid, mystical waters of Lake Pichola, a beautiful evening and a great photo opportunity as the sun sets behind the tranquil hills.

Cooking class with a local family: You will join a well-known Rajput family in their home to learn some great techniques in Rajasthani Indian Cuisine. The in-house chefs will explain various techniques and share secrets of how to use Indian spices for all your favourite dishes. The evening will culminate in a lovely dining experience where you will be able to enjoy the delectable feast.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur

Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur


Trident Road, Near Pichola Lake, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur
+91 294 243 2200

Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast spread that ensures a flying start to your day, before stepping out to explore the sights and discover the rich history of Udaipur. No five star, royal hospitality is quite complete without a lavish feast. The hotel’s main restaurant, Aravalli, serves authentic dishes from the Kingdom of Mewar, known for its fine cuisine.

  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur
  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur
  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur
  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur
  • Trident Udaipur Hotel, Udaipur

Day 14: Udaipur – Mumbai

Early in the morning we will head to Udaipur airport for our 1 hour flight to Mumbai. Formerly known as Bombay, it is the fourth most populated city in the world. The city was part of the kingdom of Ashoka, a famous king of medieval India.
Upon arrive we will be transferred by coach to Dhobi Ghat. A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman who collects laundry which he washes and presses before returning it to your doorstep. The quality in which the laundry is returned is outstanding, even from a Westerners perspective, however, he earns a meager living out of his hard work. The “laundries” are called “Ghats” which are rows upon rows of concrete washing pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone.
After our visit we will proceed to our iconic hotel ‘’The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower’’.

After Lunch we will go to the boat jetty at the Gateway of India for a one hour boat ride to the famed Elephanta Island. Elephanta Island is the site of the magnificent Elephanta caves, containing beautiful carvings, sculptures, and a temple to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. The island, being a commercial, military and religions centre for centuries also has traces of early Buddhist culture. Here, Indian art has found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly the huge high reliefs in the main cave.

In the evening, we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai

Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai


Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400001 India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-mahal-tower-mumbai/
+91 22 6665 3000

Experience a signature blend of old school luxury and contemporary elegance at the Taj Mahal Tower, our 5 star hotel, which soars above the Mumbai harbour, looking out at the dramatic panorama of the Arabian Sea and the historic Gateway of India.

  • Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai

Day 15: Mumbai

After breakfast we have the opportunity to tour Dharavi, also known as the Slum Dog Millionaire Tour. The tour of Dharavi consists of the commercial and residential areas. In the residential areas you will get a sense of the good nature of the people as you experience their community. You will also learn more about the problems in the residential areas as well as the conditions in which the people live and the problems they face. The commercial area is quite fascinating to see as you experience industry in the slum with their system of recycling, food and baking preparation, sewing centres, a soap factory and more. They all take place in small rooms, which you will see as we pass through the maze of small gullies. We will make a brief stop at Victoria station to see Dhabbawala, (one who carries the Lunch box), whose job is to carry and deliver freshly made food from home in lunch boxes to office workers. More than 200,000 lunches per day are picked up from the homes of business people and delivered to their office by the Dhabbawalas. Tiffin is an old-fashioned English word for a light lunch, and sometimes for the tin box it is carried in. Though the work sounds simple, it is actually a highly specialized trade that is over a century old and which has become an integral part of Mumbai’s culture. Around 5000 Dabbawallas, who come from remote villages in Mumbai, comprise this unique network to deliver the lunches around the bustling city every day. We will have lunch at Veda Restaurant.

After lunch we will make a brief stop to see the architecture in the area as well as the busy Crawford Market shopping area.
We will enjoy our farewell dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai

Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai


Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400001 India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-mahal-tower-mumbai/
+91 22 6665 3000

Experience a signature blend of old school luxury and contemporary elegance at the Taj Mahal Tower, our 5 star hotel, which soars above the Mumbai harbour, looking out at the dramatic panorama of the Arabian Sea and the historic Gateway of India.

  • Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai

Day 16: Depart for Canada

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