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Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India 2019


14 days from $9,995

Limited to 18 guests

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

A&K Advantages

Experience the glorious Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset

Stay in former palaces, including iconic royal residences such as the lavish Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and the grand Rambagh Palace in Jaipur

Set out on a private safari in Panna National Park, home to the elusive Bengal tiger

Enjoy a Scenic Sundowner after a private sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur

Observe priests performing an Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Holy Ganges

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Mumbai, India
DAY 2
Mumbai | The Gateway of India
DAYS 3-4
Udaipur | Cruise to Jag Mandir
DAYS 5-6
Jaipur | The Amber Fort
DAYS 7-8
Agra | Visions of the Taj Mahal
DAY 9
Panna National Park | Into the Wild
DAY 10
Panna National Park | Tiger Tracking
DAY 11
Khajuraho & Varanasi | India’s Holiest City
DAY 12
Varanasi & Delhi | Private Sunrise River Cruise
DAY 13
Delhi | Exploring the Old & the New
DAY 14
Depart Delhi

Extend Your Journey

Pre-Tour Extension: Kerala & Kochi 5 days from $2,795 Learn More
Post-Tour Extension: Nepal & Kathmandu 4 days from $1,595 Learn More
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Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature India & the Taj Mahal. Priced from $9,295.

DAY 1
Arrive Mumbai, India

Arrive in Mumbai, perhaps from your pre-tour extension. On arrival, an A&K representative meets and transfers you to your iconic hotel.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
DAY 2
Mumbai | The Gateway of India

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.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAYS 3-4
Udaipur | Cruise to Jag Mandir

Fly to Udaipur and 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, before arriving at your romantic hotel, set in the middle of Lake Pichola. The next morning, journey out of town for an excursion to Delwara and visit two important temple complexes — Eklingji, dedicated to Shiva, and deserted Nagda, built to honor Lord Vishnu. After lunch, return to Udaipur and stroll through Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honor) before returning to your hotel. Later, embark on a private cruise past Jag Mandir, a marble palace on an island in Lake Pichola.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Day 3); Breakfast, Lunch (Day 4)
DAYS 5-6
Jaipur | The Amber Fort

This morning, 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 for the women of the royal household to 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.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Day 5); Breakfast, Lunch (Day 6)
DAYS 7-8
Agra | Visions of the Taj Mahal

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.

The Oberoi Amarvilas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 7); Breakfast, Dinner (Day 8)
DAY 9
Panna National Park | Into the Wild

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.

Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10
Panna National Park | Tiger Tracking

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 enjoy an Indian cooking demonstration, as a chef prepares local delicacies for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11
Khajuraho & Varanasi | India’s Holiest City

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.

The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12
Varanasi & Delhi | Private Sunrise River Cruise

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.

The Oberoi, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 13
Delhi | Exploring the Old & the New

Visit the great Jama Masjid, the most important mosque in India. Completed in 1656, its two minarets, made from red sandstone and white marble, each stand 131 feet tall. Then, set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through the carts 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.

The Oberoi, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 14
Depart Delhi

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

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature India & the Taj Mahal. Priced from $9,295.

Pre-Tour Extension: Kerala & Kochi

Pre-Tour Extension: Kerala & Kochi

5 days from $2,795

Single Supplement from $1,295

Internal air from $575

Mumbai/Kochi/Mumbai

DAY 1

Arrive in Mumbai, India, where you are transferred to your hotel.

Taj Santacruz, Mumbai
DAYS 2-3

Fly to Kochi, and then travel overland to Alleppey, where you board a boat to your accommodation in Kumarakom. This evening, enjoy dinner. The next day, witness the prolific bird population along Vembanad Lake. Cruise to Spice Plantation Farmhouse for lunch with its owner.

Kumarakom Lake Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 2) Breakfast, Lunch (Day 3)
DAY 4

Drive to Kochi and see the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Fort Kochi. Tonight, enjoy a Kathakali dance performance at a theater.

Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Kochi
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5

Drive to the Kochi airport and fly to Mumbai.

Meals: Breakfast

Post-Tour Extension: Nepal & Kathmandu

Post-Tour Extension: Nepal & Kathmandu

4 days from $1,595

Single Supplement from $995

Internal air from $725

Delhi/Kathmandu

Day 1

Fly from Delhi to Kathmandu, Nepal. Transfer to your hotel and, if time allows, explore.

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Day 2-3

Set out to see Durbar Square and Taleju Temple. Continue to Swayambhunath, one of the world’s oldest Buddhist shrines. The next day, see Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal. Walk with Tibetan pilgrims at Boudhanath stupa. Explore Bhaktapur, the “City of Devotees.” View Mount Everest by air. Tonight, gather for dinner.

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 3)
Day 4

Transfer to the airport to depart Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast


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  • Dec 17 - Dec 30
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  • Dec 19 - Jan 01
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,075
Mumbai/Udaipur/Jaipur; Khajuraho/Varanasi/Delhi

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 12:00 p.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: end of sightseeing at 5:00 p.m. on Day 13.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India — Pushkar Fair Departures
Oct 27–Nov 11, Oct 29–Nov 13, Nov 1–16, Nov 3–18

Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature India & the Taj Mahal. Priced from $9,295.


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