Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India

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Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India



Tour Description:

Explore India’s greatest treasures as you visit the
timeless Taj Mahal, seek the graceful Bengal tiger and
witness a holy rite beside the sacred Ganges — all
while staying in royal palaces-turned-luxury-hotels.

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Dates & Pricing

Wednesday 05 Oct 22 — Tuesday 18 Oct 22Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
Sunday 09 Oct 22 — Saturday 22 Oct 22Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
Sunday 16 Oct 22 — Saturday 29 Oct 22Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
Wednesday 19 Oct 22 — Tuesday 01 Nov 22Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
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Wednesday 02 Nov 22 — Tuesday 15 Nov 22Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
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Sunday 27 Nov 22 — Saturday 10 Dec 22Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
Wednesday 14 Dec 22 — Tuesday 27 Dec 22Starting at $12,495 Get a Quote
Wednesday 21 Dec 22 — Tuesday 03 Jan 23Starting at $12,995 Get a Quote
Sunday 15 Jan 23 — Saturday 28 Jan 23Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
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ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Mumbai, India
Arrive in Mumbai, where an A&K representative meets and transfers you to your iconic hotel.

Day 2 - Mumbai
Explore the city’s classic sites, including the Gateway of India, an 85-foot-high arch whose design reflects India’s Muslim and Hindu traditions. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum and Mani Bhawan, a museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. Next, see the Dhobi Ghat, the largest open-air laundry in the world and a wonderfully colorful spectacle to behold. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 4 - Udaipur
Fly to Udaipur and settle into your stunning palace hotel set in the middle of scenic Lake Pichola. Relax this afternoon before embarking on a private cruise past Jag Mandir, a marble palace on an island in Lake Pichola. Then, admire the vibrant sunset from your island hotel on a Scenic Sundowner followed by dinner. The next morning, visit the stunning City Palace, a marble complex that offers unforgettable views of the lake and its surroundings. Continue to the Crystal Gallery in Fateh Prakash Palace. Stroll through the Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honor) before returning to the hotel.

Day 6 - Jaipur
Fly to Jaipur and check in to your hotel, the former residence of the Maharajah of Jaipur. Later, explore the City Palace, a unique and arresting complex of several palaces, pavilions, gardens and temples. Located within the palace’s gates is the Mubarak Mahal, or “Auspicious Palace,” which contains textiles including the royal formal costumes, Sanganeri block prints, Kashmiri pashminas and silk saris. Then, visit Jantar Mantar, an open-air array of astronomical instruments. The next day, view the Palace of the Winds — built so the women of the royal household could observe street life without being seen. Proceed to explore the beautiful Mughal-style Amber Fort. This red sandstone and marble palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities. Visit the Gyan Museum, exploring its private collection of antiques and art. Visit Digantar Vidyalay to interact with the students at an innovative school supported by A&K Philanthropy. Discover the Bazaars of Jaipur, taking in the vibe of local life and shopping for keepsakes from your journey. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Day 8 - Agra
Drive to Agra, observing the colorful rural life of Rajasthan on your journey. Upon arrival, catch your first glimpse of the breathtaking Taj Mahal from your luxurious room. Visit the Taj Mahal in the late afternoon, as the setting sun bathes it in a soft orange glow. Return the next morning, when the rising sun lends a warm pink tint to its marble face. Visit the Agra Fort, once the prison of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal after the death of his beloved wife.

Day 9 - Panna National Park
Depart by express train to Jhansi. After lunch, continue to remote Panna National Park, a haven for India’s wildlife, and check in to your wilderness lodge. Then, on an A&K-exclusive experience, meet with a member of the nomadic Pardhi community to learn about their role in the continuing effort to repopulate Panna National Park with the majestic Bengal tiger.

Day 10 - Panna National Park
Rise early this morning for a game drive in Panna National Park aboard a four-wheel-drive vehicle, spotting crocodiles or perhaps the elusive Bengal tiger. Learn how a successful conservation program has grown the park’s tiger population, increasing the odds of a sighting. Return to the lodge to savor a Chef ’s Table experience featuring an Indian cooking demonstration, as your lodge’s chef prepares local delicacies for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to Pashan Garh for dinner.

Day 11 - Khajuraho & Varanasi
Drive to Khajuraho to see all of life — joy, love, divinity, war — depicted in detail on every inch of its 85 Hindu and Jain temples. Then, fly to Varanasi, a city of more than a thousand temples and shrines, sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. At dusk, beside the Ganges River, witness the aarti ceremony. Chanted prayers and rhythmic drumming fill the air as you watch lantern-bearing priests bid the gods and goddesses a restful slumber.

Day 12 - Varanasi & Delhi
Rise early for a private sunrise cruise on the Ganges River to observe activity along the ghats (stone steps leading down to the river), where locals and pilgrims cleanse themselves, literally and spiritually. Later, fly to Delhi for a farewell dinner.

Day 13 - Delhi
Visit the great Jama Masjid, the most important mosque in India. Completed in 1656, its two minarets each stand 131 feet tall. Then, Ride Like a Local by rickshaw through the narrow alleys and stalls of Chandni Chowk bazaar, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Like Jama Masjid, it dates to the era of Shah Jahan and today is a vital part of everyday life here — frequented by locals and a must-see destination for visitors. After lunch, tour New Delhi, including Humayun’s Tomb, the last resting place of an esteemed 16th-century Mughal emperor and an architectural precursor of the Taj Mahal.

Day 14 - Depart Delhi
Transfer to the airport early this morning for your flight home, or begin your post-tour extension to Kathmandu.