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Luxury India Spectacular Tour Package by Explorient

A Private India Tour – Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Jaipur, Mumbai

 13 Days / 12 Nights  – Tour Code (INS)

Land Only – Departs Daily


Taj Mahal, Luxury India Tour & Vacation Package


This incredible 12-day journey takes you to the exotic lands of India in style. Your expedition begins with Delhi, the capitol of India and the Empress of Indian cities with a fascinating history and a stimulating present. Having served as the seat of power for a number of dynasties, its unique mix of ancient ruins, historical landmarks and omni-present colonial buildings never cease to amaze the visitor.  Then, embark on a time capsule to Varanasi, a land known for its spirituality where civilization centers around the sacred Ganges River lined with a steady stream of devotees performing rituals from dawn to dusk.  Proceed to Agra, the city known for the famous monument of love – the magnificent Taj Mahal, arguably the most perfect architectural monument in the world.

Continue on to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve where your unforgettable Jungle Safari awaits. Besides its spectacular scenery, Ranthambore is most known for being the planet’s last frontier for the highly endangered Bengal Tigers.  Ranthambore boasts a sanctuary of lakes and rivers hemmed by steep, high crags and provides a congenial habitat for leopards, tigers, sloth bear, ‘chital’ and sambar deer and a myriad of water birds. Up next, Jaipur – where the enduring charisma of the past blends with the throbbing vitality of today. Highlights of the city includes the Royal Observatory of Jantar Mantar, City Palace and Hawa Mahal made of Pink Sandstone. Your India expedition concludes in the most vibrant cities in all of India. Mumbai was once comprised of seven islands inhabited fishermen and later emerged as a significant trading town. Today, Mumbai is acclaimed as commercial and entertainment capital of India.

From the old to the new, modern skyscrapers to centuries-old monuments, inspiring culture to invigorating wildlife. They’re all here. Your most unforgettable India Journey awaits.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Air & Ground Transportation within India per itinerary
  • 12 nights hotel accommodations per itinerary
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Private Tour throughout: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional Guides

DELHI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Shangri-La Eros | The Claridges (Deluxe) OR The Oberoi New Delhi (Premium)
  • Full-day private city tour of Old and New Delhi

VARANASI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Taj Gateway Varanasi (Deluxe) OR Taj Nadesar Palace (Premium)
  • Half-day excursion to Sarnath
  • Morning boat ride on the Holy Ganges river and city tour of Varanasi

AGRA (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at ITC Mughal Agra (Deluxe) | Oberoi AmarVilas (Premium)
  • Visits to the Taj Mahal* and the Agra Fort

RANTHAMBHORE TIGER RESERVE (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Taj Sawai Lodge (Deluxe) OR Oberoi VanjaVilas (Premium)
  • Lunches and Diners provided during stay
  • 3 Jungle Safaris to the Park with a Naturalist

JAIPUR (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at ITC Rajputana | The Trident Jaipur (Deluxe) OR Oberoi RajVilas (Premium)
  • Extensive sightseeing per itinerary including elephant ride to Amber Fort

MUMBAI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at the Trident Nariman Point (Deluxe) | The Oberoi Mumbai (Premium)
  • Excursion to Elephant caves* and half day city tour

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The Agra Fort


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Lotus Temple, Delhi

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, be met by your personal guide and transferred to your hotel for your next 2 nights’ accommodations.

Day 2 Delhi
Your journey of India begins with old Delhi. Visit the Red Fort, a 300-year-old walled city built of red sandstone dating back from the very peak of the Mughal power in 1648. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Drive past Kotla Firoze Shah, ruins of an old fort of the 14th century followed by a visit of Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Afterwards, proceed to New Delhi, the new capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyens.  Drive past the Presidential Palace, Rashtrapati Bahaman, the impressive Rajpath to the World War I memorial arch, and India Gate. Enjoy visits to Old Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and the ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque.  Overnight in Delhi. (B)

Day 3 Delhi / Varanasi
Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Sarnath, a large complex of ruined monasteries covering the area north of the stupas belonging to the Kushan and Gupta period some dating back to 3rd B.C. (B)

Day 4 Varanasi
Early an early morning boat trip on the holy River Ganges.  The Gange is the river of India, which has held India’s heart captive and drawn uncounted millions to her banks since the dawn of history.  It has long been considered the holiest of all rivers by Hindus and worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism where many former provincial and imperial capitals have been located on its banks throughout India’s history. Your two-hour journey spans three miles down the Ganges offering an inspiring glimpse of rural life in India. Here, you will witness the daily rituals prevalent throughout India during the Aryan age dating back 3,000 years.  Return to Varanasi city for additional sightseeing. Visit Bharat Mata Temple, Emperor Aurangazeb’s Mosque, Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and Durga (Goddess of Power) Temple popularly known as the Monkey Temple . Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 5  Varanasi / Delhi / Agra
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, proceed to Agra by road (approx. 4.5 hours). Overnight in Agra. (B)

Day 6 Agra
Enjoy an early morning visit of TAJ MAHAL (Closed on Fridays). With its incredible lacy white grandeur the Taj Mahal is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. In memory of his wife the great Mughal emperor Shah Jehan constructed this most extravagant and incomparable monument built for love.  Later visit Agra Fort, situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, Agra Fort is yet another another monumental mission accomplished by the great Mughal visionary Emperor Akbar. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 7 Agra / Bharatpur / Ranthambhore
Transfer to Bharatpur for a 2.5-hour train to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. visiting the abandoned red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri
en-route (time permitting). Travel to Ranthambore by Train. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your resort. (B)

Day 8 Ranthambhore
Enjoy a full day jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park with a park ranger.  Ranthambore has for over a century been one of the most sought after hunting grounds for tiger on the Indian subcontinent. Over the past decades, Ranthambore has become internationally known as an exciting hub for research and conservation of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger.  Overnight at the resort. (B)

Day 9 Ranthambhore / Jaipur
Enjoy a morning jungle safari followed by an afternoon drive (approx. 4.5 hrs) to Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur. (B)

Day 10 Jaipur
Enjoy a morning visit of Amber fort, the former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. Ascending the fortress seated on an elephant’s back, wander around the beautiful palaces and visit the Shiladevi temple with its exquisite marble carvings and silver door.  Visit the open-air royal observatory “Jantar Mantar”, with its gigantic, astronomical instruments; the City Palace and Hawa Mahal.  Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure to relax, shop and explore Jaipur on your own. (B) ***Note: Elephant ride is subject to availability and local conditions****

Day 11 Jaipur / Mumbai
Morning transfer to airport for your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, be met and commence sightseeing of the city visiting the Gateway of India. Drive past the Victoria Terminus,  the most remarkable example of Victorian Gothic architecture in India opened during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Year. Visit the Hanging Gardens and Jain Temple before checking in at your hotel. (B)

Day 12 Mumbai
Morning excursion to Elephanta caves (closed on Mondays) with an one-hour boat ride through the forested island of Elephanta, one of the most atmospheric places in Bombay. Populated only by a small fishing community it makes a wonderful contrast to the seething claustrophobia of the city. One of the highlights here is the unique cave temple excavated between the 5th and 8th centuries whose massive Trimurti Shiva sculpture is a fine example of Hindu architecture. Return to the city and enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 13 Depart Mumbai
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

 

PRICE CHART

2017/18 Price Chart (Price valid through March 31st, 2018)

Hotel Accommodations

Twin Sharing

Single Supplement

LS HS LS HS

Deluxe

3,995 4,675 1,575 2,265

Premium

6,325 8,585 4,245 6,325

Tour requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes all entrance fees, domestic air taxes, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Prices exclude transpacific airfares, personal expenses, gratuities to guides, drivers and bell persons
  • Low Season (LS): April 16 – September
  • High Season (HS): October – April 15
  • *Taj Mahal in Agra closed on Fridays. Elephant Caves in Mumbai closed on Mondays
  • All flights, hotels and land arrangements are subject to availability at time of reservation.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Delhi_ShangrilaEros_T

Delhi – Shangri-La Eros

Delhi - The Claridges Hotel

Delhi – The Claridges Hotel

New Delhi - The Oberoi Hotel

New Delhi – The Oberoi Hotel

Varanasi - Taj Gateway Hotel

Varanasi – Taj Gateway Hotel

Varasani - Taj Nedesa Palace

Varasani – Taj Nadesa Palace

Agra - ITC Mughal Hotel

Agra – ITC Mughal Hotel

Agra - Oberoi Amarvillas

Agra – Oberoi Amarvillas

Rathambore - Taj Sawai Lodge

Rathambore – Taj Sawai Lodge

Ranthambhore - Oberoi Vanjavillas

Ranthambhore – Oberoi Vanjavillas

Jaipur - ITC Rajputana Hotel

Jaipur – ITC Rajputana Hotel

Jaipur - Trident Hotel

Jaipur – Trident Hotel

Jaipur - Oberoi Rajvillas Hotel

Jaipur – Oberoi Rajvillas Hotel

Mumbai - Trident Nariman Point

Mumbai – Trident Nariman Point

Mumbai - Oberoi Hotel

Mumbai – Oberoi Hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extensive private sightseeing of Delhi & New Delhi including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Old Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and the ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque
  • Private excursion to Sarnath and the Gange river in Varanasi
  • Private visits to the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort in Agra
  • Jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Extensive private sightseeing in Jaipur including Amber fort, Shiladevi temple, “Jantar Mantar”, the City Palace and Hawa Mahal
  • Extensive private sightseeing of Mumbai

Price Starting From: $3,995




TESTIMONIALS

“I don’t know how I can thank you for your effort and time that you have put in for a travel arrangement…Hotels were incredible, guides were excellent and the driver who was with us all the time was a magician behind the wheel. Again, thank you so much. You were wonderful!”

Dr. Gerard Endler

November 2017 (India)