Privately Guided Tour - Private Luxury Tour of India

Privately Guided Journey | Starting from $9,575 CAD

Valid from October to March

India is a country of beautiful extremes and you are about to experience the absolute best and most captivating aspects of this beguiling land on this private tour. Glimpses of this enchanting land are revealed to you in Delhi as you discover the beauty of the people and the bustling city they live in. From there you are whisked to another world when you enter the ancient and most holy city in India, Varanasi, often referred to as Benaras. As Mark Twain put it ‘Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together’. What Twain doesn’t mention is the overwhelmingly moving and spirit infused feeling that surrounds you as you move through this amazingly divine city to eventually find yourself on the sacred Ganges River pondering life and death in all its magical glory. This feeling of ultimate love and devotion is a nice foundation as you move to the majestic yet worldly story of the greatest symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. As you walk through the entrance gate in anticipation of casting our eyes upon this incredible structure, you are not prepared for this vision as the radiant beauty unveils herself before your eyes. The sweetness of this place seems to manifest as an energy that seeps into your soul and soothes your heart. As you move closer to the Taj Mahal you are stunned at how many photos you have seen but nothing like your eyes are capturing at this incredibly memorable moment. You feel as though you have stepped back in time as you stroll the grounds and feel the love of this beautiful space. Next, your adventurers’ heart is awakened as you begin your quest for tigers and wildlife at Ranthambore National Park before setting off to explore the most elaborate and stunning palaces and forts of India. This tour will inspire, amaze, delight, and educate you each day and, once home, you begin to realize the tremendous warmth in your heart that came home with you from India.

Tour Highlights

Tour Inclusions

  • Throughout the journey, stay in first-class hotels.
  • Services of our most knowledgeable English speaking tour guides during your sightseeing tours.
  • While on board you will enjoy the great comfort of a luxury Toyota Crysta with extended leg room and comfort
  • All taxes and porterage services at hotels are included
  • Airport transfers between the airports to your pre-booked hotels are included
  • Meals as per the outlined program including special events dinners
  • Soft drinks, mineral water, snacks during sightseeing tours and long drives
  • Entrance fees to all monuments including all boat rides, elephant rides and other activities mentioned in the outlined program

Tour Exclusions

  • Internal flights, personal expenses such as porter, tips, laundry, bar bills, phone bills, etc.
  • Any other sightseeing other than mentioned in program will charge extra.
  • Services other than in our inclusion.

Day 1: Arrival in India (New Delhi)

Welcome to Delhi, a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling Havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by an Explore India representative at Delhi’s airport and he will escort you to your hotel. (Immediate check-in has been confirmed)

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 2: Explore Gandhi House, Humuyan's Tomb and Sikh Temple

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel you will be greeted by an Explore India Manager in the hotel lobby and you will start the morning with a visit to the house of Mahatma Gandhi. This house is the place where Mr. Gandhi’s epic life ended on 30 January 1948. Mahatma Gandhi had lived in this house from 9 September 1947 to 30 January 1948. Thus, the hallowed house treasures many memories of 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 the Father of the Nation and was opened to the public on August 15, 1973. Next, you will visit The Sikh Temple locally called Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. This is the most prominent Sikh Temple of worship and is known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru and the pond inside its complex.

Then on to the UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s Tomb, Humayun was 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.

Later in the evening, we will enjoy dinner in the heart of Connaught place one of the largest financial, commercial and business centres in New Delhi. The main commercial area of the new city, during the time of the British Raj, its environs occupy a place of pride in the city and are counted among the top heritage structures in New Delhi. It was developed as a showpiece of Lutyens’ Delhi with a prominent Central Business District.

Meals: Breakfast, 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 3: Old Delhi, Rickshaw Ride, Jama Mosque & Qutab

After your breakfast at the hotel you will start the morning tour by exploring 17th Century Old Delhi, visit the Jama Mosque, the royal mosque built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1656. We will take a bicycle rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandini Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi that houses the spice market and jeweler’s lane and then proceed to Old Delhi for Heritage walk – Disengage yourself from the rest of the world and walk the streets of Shahjanabad (Chandini Chowk) with your guide. Discover and experience the real Delhi that you will not find in the guide books. You get an insight into the history and heritage of India, discover the lifestyle and age old practices of locals and see more in few hours that most see in months. The area is also home to several old temples, shrines, mosques, and old Havelis (An old private mansion in the old city in which single family is living from generations). Also visit the largest spice market in Asia.

In the afternoon you 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.

Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, 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, Akshardham Temple & Gardens

After your breakfast at the hotel, we will start the morning tour by visiting Buddha Garden, a lover’s dream as this park features well-manicured sprawling lawns and an array of flowers blooming in all the colours of India. This relatively new park in Delhi is a great place to visit away from the bustling city centre and also offers a glimpse at how the locals enjoy a space like this. The garden was built to commemorate the 2500 year of Lord Buddha’s attainment of Nirvana, indeed, this tranquil space captures the essence of the peacefulness Buddha recognized. The significance of the garden lies in the fact that the sapling of the original Bodhi tree that Buddha sat, has been brought all the way from Sri Lanka and transplanted at this incredible spot.

Later, visit Lodhi Garden, set in the heart of the one of the best residential districts of Delhi. Spread over 90 acres, this garden is now modified as a park. The Lodi Gardens have many species of trees, a Rose Garden with more than 200 varieties of roses, and a Green House, where plants are stored. Some of the prominent varieties of trees in this garden are neem, eucalyptus, chinar, chir, deodar and others.

Later visit Akshardham Temple, The term ‘Akshardham’ is derived from two words ‘Akshar’ and ‘Dham’, where ‘Akshar’ means the eternal and ‘dham’ means ‘abode’. The temple is the quintessence of the Indian rich legacy, traditions, ancient architecture and everlasting spiritual messages. The grand structure, lush gardens, exhibitions and various other attractions peer into the heritage of India in all its aspects and insights. The temple complex showcases the Indian heritage through various exhibitions.

Meals: Breakfast
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 | The Sacred Ganges (By Flight 1.5 HRS)

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Delhi airport for your flight to Varanasi, the religious capital of Hinduism formerly known as Banaras during British Raj. This is one of the world’s most ancient cultures and oldest living city of India and home to one of the worlds’ most time-honoured and mysterious cultures dating back 5000 years. Its present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna & Asi.

  • Hindus believe the banks of the Ganges is the most sacred place on earth to die.
  • Up to 300 people are cremated at the sacred site every single day to liberate their souls to find nirvana and be reborn.
  • It is believed anyone who dies in Varanasi breaks the cycle of death and rebirth and achieves nirvana (moksha).

Legend says that the flames of the funeral pyres at Manikarnika Ghats have been burning for some 3,000 years

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel In the early evening you will take a close look at the banks of the Ganges to witness the devotional ceremony of Aarti performed by thousands of devout Hindus, listen to the chanted prayers, the rhythmic drumming fill the air, and the bells from temples across the holy Ganges.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi

Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi


Over Darbhanga House Ghat, Near Munshi Ghat, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
http://www.brijrama.com/
+91 91294 14141

Conveniently perched on the river bank, on the Darbanga Ghaat, is the Brijrama Palace, one of the oldest landmarks of the city. The history of the palace dates back to the year 1812, in which it was built by Shridhara Narayana Munshi’ the then minister for the estate of Nagpur. In 1915, the Brahmin King of Darbhanga (Bihar) ‘Rameshwar Singh Bahadur’ acquired the palace and the Ghat also came to be known as Darbhanga Ghat.The first sight of the hotel is its historical elevator, installed in 1918, built to help the Darbanga king climb the second floor of the palace, also boasts of being the first elevator of India. The architecture and the design of the palace are directly influenced by the erstwhile ruling dynasty of the Marathas. The sandstone walls and pillars graced with Maratha art accentuate the palace architecture. Also, you may notice, a betel leaf runner along the roof corners of the walls- a signature pattern followed by Marathas during the ancient time.

  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi
  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi
  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi
  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi

Day 6: Varanasi | Bathing Ceremony & Sarnath

This morning after breakfast at the hotel – you will leave for a boat ride on the Ganges to see the bathing Ghats (river bank) & cremation site. You will watch the sunrise on the riverfront from a boat; this can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Life on the Ghats is bound in an endless string of rituals; ever-changing aspects of the river and the wide landscapes throughout have fascinated visitors from all over the world.
Return to the hotel for breakfast.

In the afternoon, enjoy a guided excursion to Sarnath, a centre of Buddhist learning and the buried Buddhist city where Buddha preached his first sermon. After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, the Buddha went to Sarnath and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park and set in motion the ‘Wheel of the Dharma’. It is one of the most holy sites as it is believed that in this place the stream of the Buddha’s teaching first flowed. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from the 16th century BC to the 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple & the museum. At the museum is the Ashok Pillar with its four guardian lions, used as independent India’s national emblem.

This evening experience the uniqueness of the city with the Heritage Walk Tour of Varanasi, which focuses on projecting the heritage, beauty and unchanged lifestyles from centuries ago. This aspect of the city, which is hidden and not many people get to see, will be yours to explore. The history behind all these treasures have been contributed and innovated by the great saints, poets, literary figures and musicians of the city. So many wonderful structures express the past and present civilization, beyond anybody’s imagination. This phenomenon is the key of India’s successful co-existence.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi

Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi


Over Darbhanga House Ghat, Near Munshi Ghat, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
http://www.brijrama.com/
+91 91294 14141

Conveniently perched on the river bank, on the Darbanga Ghaat, is the Brijrama Palace, one of the oldest landmarks of the city. The history of the palace dates back to the year 1812, in which it was built by Shridhara Narayana Munshi’ the then minister for the estate of Nagpur. In 1915, the Brahmin King of Darbhanga (Bihar) ‘Rameshwar Singh Bahadur’ acquired the palace and the Ghat also came to be known as Darbhanga Ghat.The first sight of the hotel is its historical elevator, installed in 1918, built to help the Darbanga king climb the second floor of the palace, also boasts of being the first elevator of India. The architecture and the design of the palace are directly influenced by the erstwhile ruling dynasty of the Marathas. The sandstone walls and pillars graced with Maratha art accentuate the palace architecture. Also, you may notice, a betel leaf runner along the roof corners of the walls- a signature pattern followed by Marathas during the ancient time.

  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi
  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi
  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi
  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi

Day 7: Varanasi - Agra (Flight 1 Hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Varanasi airport to board your flight for Agra. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

In the evening, enjoy a live show, a fascinating play that depicts the saga of love and a memorable journey into history of Taj Mahal. The drama portrays the Mughal era in the 16th century. It is a series of plays depicting the true and immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz Mahal, his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; and the hardship of the artisans who worked for 22 years to create the most precious specimen of craftsmanship.

Meals: Breakfast
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 | Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

We start our day at sunrise with a visit to one of the most incredible monuments ever built in the world, The Taj Mahal which is a mausoleum made of white marble, the monument of love. It was built between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

Return to hotel for breakfast, will continue our sightseeing tour with a visit to Agra Fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, 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,

Later visit Mehtab Bagh the park, originally built by Emperor Babur as the last in a series of 11 parks on the Yamuna’s east bank. View the Taj in the early evening when its white marble and minarets turn pink under the setting sun.

Meals: Breakfast
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 9: Agra - Bharatpur - 60 KM to Sawaimadhopur (By Train Approx. 3 HRS)

After an early breakfast at the hotel you will leave for Ranthambore National Park. Our first stop is to visit Fatehpur Sikri a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. This was the old capital of the Moghuls, see the graceful buildings including the Mosque, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other palaces that are still preserved in their original glory.

Later, explore the bird sancturary on foot or on a bicycle rickshaw. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is often referred to as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, and has one of the most diverse bird life in the country. Two-thirds of the park lies under water and the remaining one-third is covered with dry deciduous forests and extensive grasslands. Later enjoy lunch at the Udai Vilas Palace in Bharatpur. In time you are transferred to the Railway Station to board your train for Sawai Madhopur, the distance will be covered in about 2 ½ hours. Meet and assist upon arrival, transfer to the hotel followed by the dinner.

Ranthambore National Park is the true den of the tigers, near the confluence of the lakes namely Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Milak Talab. Apart from the Bengal Tiger, other animals can also be inhabited like the Sloth Bear, Jackals, Marsh Crocodile, Leopard, Gazelle, Indian Hare, Porcupines, Jungle Cat, Sambhar, Chinkara, Mongoose, Nilgai, Wild Boar and Monitor Lizards. The park is also equally rich in flora trees like Banyan, Dhok, Mango and Pipal are in abundance. The landscape of the park is dominated by shallow lakes, gentle slopes and plateaus. Birds can also be seen in huge numbers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan

Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan


Ranthambore National Park Road, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/sawai-madhopur-ranthambore/
+91 74622 25155

There’s a new roar in Sawai Madhopur. Less than 3 kilometres from the Ranthambore railway station. Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the only heritage hotel, is one of the best resorts in Ranthambore. The original lodge was built over 80 years ago and not much has changed.

  • Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan
  • Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan
  • Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan
  • Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan

Day 10: In Search of the Royal Bengal Tiger

Your day will begin with pre-dawn coffee and biscuits before setting off on an early morning game drive by private jeep with an accompanying naturalist in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Return for your breakfast.

In the afternoon, you will return to the park for another game drive, ending our day just before sunset.
Dinner is at the hotel.

Time permitting: visit the women’s craft village to see the unique talents of displaced villagers used to generate income for this region. What started out in a tiny room in the Sherpur village has now become an organization that has provided new means of livelihood to these villages.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan

Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan


Ranthambore National Park Road, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/sawai-madhopur-ranthambore/
+91 74622 25155

There’s a new roar in Sawai Madhopur. Less than 3 kilometres from the Ranthambore railway station. Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the only heritage hotel, is one of the best resorts in Ranthambore. The original lodge was built over 80 years ago and not much has changed.

  • Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan
  • Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan
  • Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan
  • Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Rajasthan

Day 11: Ranthambore - Ramathra Village (60 KM / 2 HRS)

After breakfast we will drive to Ramathra, the quaint township of Ramathra is a pristine travel destination in the state of Rajasthan, It lies at the base of the hill, hosting the celebrated Ramathra Fort which sees just a trickle of tourists all year. Visitors to this serene place spend their time exploring the grandiose Ramathra Lake that is excellent for bird-watching. You will revel in the simple country life offered here in this delightful desert township.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Ramathra Fort

Ramathra Fort


Day 12: Explore Ramathra | Village

After breakfast you will explore Ramathra village; a small hamlet of farmers and herders where you will have the opportunity to interact with these simple villagers. You will get a glimpse of their daily life as the farmers tend to their crops and animals.

The afternoon is at your leisure to explore and relax.
The highlight of this evening is a demonstration of Rajasthani Ghumer dance, followed by a dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Ramathra Fort

Ramathra Fort


Day 13: Ramathra - Jaipur (170 KM / 4 HRS)

After a leisurely breakfast drive to Jaipur. The city of Jaipur owes its names, foundation and its 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 at nearby Amber to a new site on the plains. He laid out the city, with its surrounding walls and six rectangular blocks, according to the principles of town planning set down in Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. Upon arrival check in at your hotel.

In the evening, enjoy watching a stunning spectacle of music, light, and sound in a performance of light with folklore narratives which paints the unique story of the 600-year-old royal fort.

Meals: Breakfast, 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 14: Jaipur & Amber Fort

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Amber Fort, ascent (by jeep) to the fort. Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.

Later enjoy your afternoon at Eleday Elephant Farm. Eleday is a unique and inspiring experience; spend an afternoon full of adventure with these beautiful & magnificent creatures.

Meals: Breakfast, 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 15: Jaipur & Maharaja's City Palace

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Later you will visit the City Palace – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. Next, view the Jantar Mantar which is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory, consisting of outsized astronomical instruments, is still in use. Hawa Mahal – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-story structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Later in the day enjoy shopping in the colorful bazars of this amazing ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast, 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 16: Jaipur - Jodhpur (350 Km / 7 HRS)

After breakfast at the hotel leave for Jodhpur, 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 for the many Brahmins that live there. Arrive and check-in at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur

Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur


Tunwar ji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
http://www.raasjodhpur.com/index-jodhpur.html
+91 291 263 6455

RAAS is Jodhpur’s first boutique hotel. Our signature look was born from the fusion of modern and ancient styles and the courtyard has become a tranquil haven away from the bustle of Jodhpur’s old town.

The hotel comprises four original buildings with three additional contemporary structures, influenced by and contributing to its cultural past as part of the Walled City. The new buildings are modern and contemporary in their use of space and light; and yet grounded in tradition. Indeed, each of its structures is adorned with intricate architectural carvings in the iconic Haveli style of the 18th century, juxtaposed against modern designs and patterns. Jodhpur’s red sand-stone unites the new with the old, as modern designs add an exciting and fresh dimension to the region’s age-old stone carving industry. The magnificent pol, along with the staff quarters and guardhouse, makes a stunning entry to the hotel.

The whole complex is overlooked by Mehrangarh, an awe-inspiring 15th century fort looming 400 feet above the Jodhpur skyline. When lit up in the evenings, the views are simply breathtaking and, like virtually every home here, almost every room in the hotel enjoys the most spectacular view of the fort, rated in 2008 by Time Magazine as “Asia’s Best Fortress”.

  • Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur
  • Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur
  • Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur
  • Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur

Day 17: Jodhpur

visiting Mehrangarh Fort situated at an altitude of about hundred meters. 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 preserves in its museum many priceless relics of Indian courtly life. For over five centuries Mehrangarh has been the headquarters of the senior branch of Rajput clan known as the Rathores. The Fort and its palaces were built over period of 500 Years following the foundation in the mid-15th century.

Next, 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.

In the afternoon we will visit the ancient town of Mandore which boasts one of the most beautiful gardens which tells the story of a bygone era. Over the centuries, Mandore served as the capital of many Jodhpur kings, and even witnessed several invasions from different dynasties, including Muslin rulers of Gujarat and Malwa. Eventually, the town was left in ruins following abandonment, however, The Mandore Gardens have stood the test of time. Now, The Mandore Gardens is a thriving area where you can visit beautiful lawns surrounding stunning structures of red sandstone buildings as well as intricate carvings, pillars, tall spires, and elaborate sculptural embellishments. The Hall of Heroes is a must see as the beautiful images and rock statues seem to come to life as the brilliance of the Rajput heroes adorn the walls. The Temple of 33 Crore Gods is also a spot in the garden you cannot miss as the beautiful images of the Hindu deities portray the marvelous artistry of that period.

In the evening you will enjoy an Auto Rickshaw ride like the locals do and visit the market around Clock Tower area on foot, Jodhpur’s busiest marketplace.

Accommodation: Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur

Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur


Tunwar ji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
http://www.raasjodhpur.com/index-jodhpur.html
+91 291 263 6455

RAAS is Jodhpur’s first boutique hotel. Our signature look was born from the fusion of modern and ancient styles and the courtyard has become a tranquil haven away from the bustle of Jodhpur’s old town.

The hotel comprises four original buildings with three additional contemporary structures, influenced by and contributing to its cultural past as part of the Walled City. The new buildings are modern and contemporary in their use of space and light; and yet grounded in tradition. Indeed, each of its structures is adorned with intricate architectural carvings in the iconic Haveli style of the 18th century, juxtaposed against modern designs and patterns. Jodhpur’s red sand-stone unites the new with the old, as modern designs add an exciting and fresh dimension to the region’s age-old stone carving industry. The magnificent pol, along with the staff quarters and guardhouse, makes a stunning entry to the hotel.

The whole complex is overlooked by Mehrangarh, an awe-inspiring 15th century fort looming 400 feet above the Jodhpur skyline. When lit up in the evenings, the views are simply breathtaking and, like virtually every home here, almost every room in the hotel enjoys the most spectacular view of the fort, rated in 2008 by Time Magazine as “Asia’s Best Fortress”.

  • Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur
  • Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur
  • Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur
  • Hotel RAAS, Jodhpur

Day 18: Jodhpur - Sardargarh (By Drive 190 KM / 4 HRS)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Sardargarh, one of the magnificent forts of Rajasthan. It is an extravagant creation by men of a bygone era. Placed amidst the mountains and deep forests of Chuppun, Sardar Singh, one of the most powerful Dhodhias, built the Sardargarh Fort from 1738 to 1743. You can see the ramparts of the Sardargarh like a great ship anchored at sea long before you get close to the gigantic walls soaring high above the village of Lawah. Sardargarh Fort, situated 94km north of Udaipur.

Evening excursion to a remote village to see a gypsy tribe and go on an exclusive wilderness safari.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sardargarh Heritage Hotel

Sardargarh Heritage Hotel


Sardargarh, Rajasthan 313330, India
http://www.sardargarh.in/
+91 2908 254 591

Sardargarh is one of the magnificent battle forts of Rajasthan with a 300 year history. It is now an all-suite hotel offering a reflection of the history and culture of a bygone era.

The fort still retains its medieval underground infrastructure – passage systems, rooms, halls, granaries and stores which are open to guests. With breath-taking views of the lake and the Aravallis, Sardargarh offers guests an exceptional experience of the heritage of the land ranging from folk music, art and farm-to-table cuisine.

  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel
  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel
  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel
  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel

Day 19: Sardargarh

After breakfast, enjoy a local train ride into the Aravalis –An adventurous ride with the locals into the Aravali ranges through old tunnels from the time of the British Raj. See temples and monkeys along the way.

The rest of the day at leisure for your independent activities.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sardargarh Heritage Hotel

Sardargarh Heritage Hotel


Sardargarh, Rajasthan 313330, India
http://www.sardargarh.in/
+91 2908 254 591

Sardargarh is one of the magnificent battle forts of Rajasthan with a 300 year history. It is now an all-suite hotel offering a reflection of the history and culture of a bygone era.

The fort still retains its medieval underground infrastructure – passage systems, rooms, halls, granaries and stores which are open to guests. With breath-taking views of the lake and the Aravallis, Sardargarh offers guests an exceptional experience of the heritage of the land ranging from folk music, art and farm-to-table cuisine.

  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel
  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel
  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel
  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel

Day 20: Sardargarh - Udaipur (By Drive 90 KM / 2 HRS)

After breakfast, proceed to Udaipur also known as the ‘City of Lakes,’ or the ‘Venice of the East,’ and is a major city municipal-corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. Arrive and check in at your hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure for your independent activity.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur


Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-lake-palace-udaipur/?utm_medium=Local&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Taj-Lake-Palace-Udaipur
+91 294 242 8800

Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, is the most romantic hotel in the world. It was built in 1746 as the pleasure palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II

Taj Lake Palace is one of the most recognisable residences in the world , since it has been featured in many films and TV serials, most notably, Octopussy and The Jewel in The Crown.

  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Day 21: Udaipur | Jag Mandir Island | Cooking Class

After breakfast you will enjoy a sightseeing tour visiting City Palace, a conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharanas; the palace manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design. Then head to the crystal gallery, which has a rare collection of Osler’s crystal ordered from England by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877. Next, you will visit the Garden of the Maids of Honor locally called Saheliyon ki Bari, which has retained all its traditional charm. It was designed in the early 18th Century for the ladies Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, cruise on the placid, mystical waters of Lake Pichola. You will explore this glimmering lake, the mountains and the city against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset.

Enjoy Udaipur heritage walk, Udaipur’s most beautiful streets and sites. You can wander in the hidden alleyways, meet locals and various artisans engaged in jewelry making, pottery and bamboo craft. Learn about popular legends, living heritage and religious beliefs of this charming town.

In the later afternoon enjoy cooking, along with dinner, and spend an interesting, educational and social evening with your host, Raskshita, a Rajasthani and Indian cuisine expert, and her husband. They serve love and hospitality along with the food to their guests. They belong to the Royal Rajput community. We will first start with a visit to the local market to buy fresh vegetables and fruits and other ingredients with Rakshita. Then she will provide us with a wonderful cooking demonstration, followed by the dinner we have all helped to prepare. Rakshita has her own style of cooking and selection of utensils to be used for different preparations.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur


Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-lake-palace-udaipur/?utm_medium=Local&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Taj-Lake-Palace-Udaipur
+91 294 242 8800

Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, is the most romantic hotel in the world. It was built in 1746 as the pleasure palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II

Taj Lake Palace is one of the most recognisable residences in the world , since it has been featured in many films and TV serials, most notably, Octopussy and The Jewel in The Crown.

  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Day 22: Udaipur - Delhi (By Flight 1 HRS)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Udaipur airport for your flight Delhi.

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity


Aerocity Hospitality District Asset Area 4, Delhi 110037, India
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/delap-jw-marriott-hotel-new-delhi-aerocity/
+91 11 4521 2121

The JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity welcomes business and leisure travelers here to India with 5-star luxury, carefully chosen amenities and world-class service. Located adjacent to Indira Gandhi International Airport, our hotel features exceptionally large accommodation with ultra-comfortable bedding and marble bathrooms, as well as 24-hour room service and modern technology. Choose among several outstanding on-site restaurants, including an all-day diner, K3, Modern Japanese at Akira Back and Playground for the perfect evening. Book an indulgent treatment at Quan Spa, which is operational round the clock or relax at the all-weather outdoor pool and sip a refreshing drink. Additional amenities at our 5-star hotel include a modern fitness center and around 30,000 square feet of immaculately appointed venue space – including one of the largest ballrooms in New Delhi. And if you need anything, please ask our hotel team who will be happy to assist you.

  • JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
  • JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
  • JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
  • JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

Day 23: Delhi - Home

In time you are transferred to the international airport Terminal–3 for your flight home.

You choose when to go

This is a privately guided journey. Contact us on how to book this tour.

Talk to a Travel Specialist


Call us at 1.877.900.2797 or fill the form below.

Book with Confidence

All small-group journeys are guaranteed to operate at its maximum guest limit, and if the price goes down after you book, we’ll refund the difference.

Safeguard your Journey

Ask about how you can protect your journey with our Travel Protection Program.