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Highlights of India

10 Days from $1,850 per person

Style: Value | Pace: Active

Discover India’s wealth of history, culture and color as you visit some of India’s most famous sights and hunt for tigers at Ranthambore.

 

Travel to Asia often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

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Discover India’s wealth of history, culture and color as you visit some of India’s most famous sights and hunt for tigers at Ranthambore.

 

Travel to Asia often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

  1. Welcome to India! Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow guests for a welcome briefing and dinner.

    meal(s):Dinner
    hotel:Taj Dwarka
  2. This morning visit Old Delhi, which was once the capital of the Mughal Empire with its stunning masterpieces of architecture. See the Red Fort which served as the residence of the emperors for 200 years. Later visit the Jama Mosque, another example of magnificent Mughal architecture and also one of the largest mosques in India. Hop onto a rickshaw to explore Old Delhi and get a closer look at the locals going about their daily business. Afterward continue to New Delhi by coach and drive past several government buildings before arriving at Humayun's Fort for a visit. Later return to the hotel to spend an evening at leisure.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  3. Today discover Delhi at your own pace or perhaps choose to join an optional Old Delhi Food Tour followed by a visit to Qutub Minar.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  4. After breakfast travel on to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. On arrival check-in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure or perhaps venture out and explore the local market.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Clarks Amer
  5. Choose to make an early start with our Optional Experience and observe a typical morning for many Hindus which includes temple prayers and the daily shop. Return to the hotel for breakfast and rejoin your fellow travelers for a visit to the Amber Fort, which was once the residence of Rajput rulers and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. After visiting this architectural wonder, make a brief stop at the Palace of Winds, built to enable ladies of the royal household to watch city life without being seen from outside. Spend the afternoon at leisure or perhaps join an optional heritage walking tour. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Today wave goodbye to Jaipur and continue on to the Ranthambore National Park. On arrival check-in to your hotel and after lunch, join a game drive in this wildlife reserve which was once a hunting ground of the ‘Maharajas.' The park is famous for its tigers and due to conservation efforts, the tiger population has stabilized if not increased here. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day as well as other wildlife including wild boar, deer, hyenas, monkeys, leopards and around 300 species of birds. Later this evening dinner is at the hotel.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Ranthambore Heritage Haveli
  7. Start the day with an early morning park visit followed by breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure and after lunch venture out into the park for a final visit. Aside from the wildlife there are also many ruins of bygone eras scattered around as well as the majestic 1000-year-old Ranthambore Fort located on top of a hill overlooking the park. Later return to the hotel for dinner.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. After breakfast at the hotel continue your Indian adventure with a journey to Agra by road. Make a stop en route for lunch at a local restaurant in Bharathpur and on arrival in Agra check-in to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure or consider taking an optional trip to Agra Fort. This evening perhaps join our optional dinner as a farewell to your fellow travelers some of whom might be extending their trip on to Varanasi the following day.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Clarks Shiraz
  9. Make an early start this morning with a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise when its white marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints. It is located on the banks of the River Yamuna and was built by Mughal Emperor in 1632 in memory of his beloved queen. Return to the hotel for breakfast and a morning at leisure. This afternoon travel to Delhi and on arrival check-in to the hotel.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Taj Dwarka
  10. Transfer to Delhi International Airport for your onward flight.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued upon entry to the country.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Breakfast Daily Breakfast Daily
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
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Meal Summary

9 Buffet breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Delhi - Visit Jama Mosque, Humayun's Fort and see the Red Fort
  • Jaipur - Visit the Amber Fort and view the Palace of Winds
  • Ranthambore - Visit Ranthambore National Park
  • Agra - Visit the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal at sunrise
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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to India must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. U.S. passport holders traveling to India will also need an entry visa.  We will send you application forms to complete to obtain your visa prior to departure. Visa costs and entry requirements can change at any time. Please visit travel.state.gov to learn more.

  • The currency in India is the Rupee.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in India. We recommend bringing a combination of credit and debit cards; it is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as fraudulent charges.

  • One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is sampling the local cuisine. On your trip you’ll discover an abundance of regional dishes and local traditions.  Consumption of beef is considered taboo in India. Staples include lentils, rice, potatoes and flatbread served with spiced vegetables, sauces, and chutneys.

  • We suggest bringing breathable, loose-fitting clothing that can be layered to stay comfortable throughout your trip. Sturdy walking shoes are important for sightseeing excursions; a hat, lightweight jacket, and shawl or scarf could also come in handy. Keep in mind that your shoulders and legs should be covered at religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • It is appropriate to leave 5-10 percent gratuity at restaurants in India.  Restaurants in Dehli and Mumbai will sometimes include a service charge in the bill, in which case there is no need to leave an additional tip.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend the equivalent of $4 per person/per day for your driver and $6 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is the equivalent of 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Delhi

Old Delhi Food Tour and Visit Qutub Minar - Full day

Traditionally the old walled city of Delhi housed people from various parts of India who all had their own style of cooking, adapting the local, and imported ingredients to suit their own tastes. On this tour discover some of these ancient recipes, still sold from street stalls as well as visiting the markets with their sacks of spices and nuts, edible sheets of silver and local pickles. Although the area is crowded it is impossible to miss out on the fascinating culture which exudes from every corner with the many small temples, shrines and old mosques. End the tour at one of the few remaining havelis of the old city and meet the owner with his wife, mother and children. Their roof terrace provides a wonderful view over the city. Enjoy lunch at the haveli before leaving to visit Qutub Minar; a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the tallest brick minarets in the world.
Adult Price: $45 

Visit Nizamuddin Village

Nizamuddin is a 14th-century village which up grew around the shrine of one of the Sufi saints. Today this predominantly ‘urban village’ with over 20,000 residents is also known for its congested narrow lanes, tombs, pilgrims, cuisine, spiritual music, bustling markets and mosques. Take a walk around this fascinating area with our guide, a member of the Hope Project which helps the poor with education and health. Learn about the history and sights of the community and visit the stepwell and the tomb of Mirza Ghalib, often referred to as India’s Shakespeare. The walk will end with a magical visit to the main Dargah, the revered tomb of the saint which is hidden away in a tangle of bazaars selling rose petals and offerings.
Adult Price: $30 

Jaipur

Live Like A Local—Temple Prayers and the Daily Shop

Religion and food are two very important aspects of life as a Hindu. On this tour, you will experience a typical morning of many Hindus living in Jaipur starting with a puja at one of the most important Krishna Temples in the country which is dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Krishna and is part of the City Palace complex. Admire the chandeliers which illuminate the traditional Indian paintings and the gold-painted ceiling. Every morning hundreds of people gather to pay their respects to Lord Krishna by performing private rituals and chanting en-masse which is a fascinating spectacle to watch. This is followed by a visit to the adjacent fruit and vegetable market where you can witness some fierce bargaining taking place.
Adult Price: $25 

Heritage Walking Tour

There is no better way to learn about a country’s culture than through its people. Our walking tour takes you into the heart of the old city of Jaipur where you will see the people at work and going about their daily lives. Witness the countless different professions in the area; from gem polishing to bangle-making and the finest embroidery to traditional tie-&-dye. There are flower markets, silver bazaars and numerous street food stalls including world-renowned pickle makers. The welcoming locals will be happy for you to watch them at work and to answer any questions you may have.
Adult Price: $30 

Agra

Agra Fort Visit

Visit the impressive Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. It was built in 1565 and was the main residence of four generations of influential Mughal emperors until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. It contains a maze of buildings, forming a city within a city, including vast underground sections, though many of the structures were destroyed over the years. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
Adult Price: $34 

Farewell Dinner

Join your fellow guests for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant serving authentic Mughlai and Indian cuisine. The décor of the restaurant is classic style with Mughlai architecture and they specialize in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The meal consists of three courses and will include local delicacies such as Kebabs, Paneer with Potatoes, Poppadums, Chicken Curry, Dhal and Assorted Vegetables served with rice and Naan Bread. There will also be a dessert and 2 drinks per person included with a choice of red or white local wine, beer or a soft drink.
Adult Price: $15 

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.