Classical India

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $9,095
  • Length: 15 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: South and Southeast Asia, India
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Tour Description

Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime luxury exploration of the wonders of the subcontinent. Visit three breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New and Old Delhi, the capital of the Mughal empire. See the Taj Mahal from your terraced deluxe room and tour the famous mausoleum in both morning and evening light. With expert guides and naturalists, track the elusive Bengal tiger on a luxury wildlife safari in Ranthambhore National Park. In Udaipur, savor the sunset and spectacular royal palaces from a traditional boat on your private cruise around Lake Pichola. Take a private rickshaw ride around the colorful old walled city of Jaipur - then return to your royal accommodations at the luxurious Rambagh Palace. From Mumbai, take a cruise to view intricate rock cut temples of Elephanta Island. Experience the best of India in the style of the Maharajahs on this classic journey.

  • Take in the fantastic colors of the Taj Mahal at sunset and sunrise from your balcony room in Agra
  • Explore the ancient, winding bazaars of old Jaipur and Delhi by rickshaw
  • Sail on a private cocktail cruise on Lake Pichola
  • Track the Bengal tiger on a safari adventure in Ranthambhore National Park
  • Enjoy an elephant ride outside Jaipur ending in a private gala dinner in the Aravali Forest
  • Sleep like royalty in the former palaces of Maharajahs in both Jaipur and Udaipur

Itinerary

DAYS 1 - 4

New Delhi, India

Arrive in New Delhi in the late evening on Day 2 and discover its multi-faceted heritage. Hindu fortress, a Mughal tomb and an Islamic mosque all reflect its cultural richness. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Explore the Old City on an authentic rickshaw ride around the Chandni Chowk.

Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

DAYS 5 & 6

Agra

Travel to Agra to experience the Taj Mahal. Get pampered at the Amarvilas Hotel and delight in spectacular views overlooking the famed mausoleum. Watch the changing colors of the Taj Mahal and its elegant dome by moonlight.

Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

DAYS 7 & 8

Fatehpur Sikri Ranthambhore

Explore Fatehpur Sikri, the magnificent fortified capital of the Mughal Empire. In Ranthambhore National Park - the overgrown remains of an 11th-century fort give this spectacular wilderness its name - seek out the elusive Bengal tiger in its natural environment.

Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore

DAYS 9 & 10

Jaipur

The majestic capital of Rajasthan is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills. Enjoy your luxurious accommodations and explore the beauty of this unique city. Travel to the Amber Fort and its famous palace where light becomes effervescent from thousands of tiny mirrors adorning the walls and ceilings. A highlight of your stay in Jaipur is an elephant safari in the area surrounding the camp of Dera Amer. After a welcome drink and feeding the elephants, guests are seated two per elephant and sent on a picturesque walk following a local tribal guide. Pass by village hutments, fields, medieval fortress (lit by mashals at night) and monuments finally arriving at the camp situated in the middle of the forest to a grand welcome and private dinner.

The Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

DAYS 11 & 12

Udaipur

Udaipur is a vibrant city with a glorious past. Amid green hills on the banks of Lake Pichola, ascend to one of several pure white marble palaces and find the magnificence of the East. Visit an array of spectacular temples and beautifully designed gardens. Enjoy an evening cocktail cruise on Lake Pichola.

Taj Lake Palace or Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

DAYS 13 & 14

Mumbai

Indulge in your luxury hotel in Mumbai. Enjoy a cruise to Elephanta Island, and then see the sights including Victoria Railway Station, Crawford Market, the Hanging Gardens and Flora Fountain.

Taj Mahal Palace Tower, Mumbai

DAY 15

Mumbai Depart for Home

In the early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Departures

Pricing Information

October 26, 2011

From $9,095.00 per person double occupancy.

From $4,300.00 single room supplement.

November 2, 2011

From $9,095.00 per person double occupancy.

From $4,300.00 single room supplement.

November 16, 2011

From $9,095.00 per person double occupancy.

From $4,300.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
  • Three meals per day, including our unique Dine-Around program that lets you enjoy any restaurant you choose with à la carte dining, or relax with room service when available*
  • A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
  • Local sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides with unparalleled knowledge, including entrance fees for places visited
  • Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your journey
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
  • Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
  • TheTravcoAssist Travel Protection Plan, including emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage for injury or illness, and 24-hour Worldwide Live Travel Assistance through Travel Guard Assistance

*Due to remote or undeveloped locations on some journeys, accommodations may not always meet Western standards. Dine-Around opportunities will be limited in remote or unsecured locations.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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