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Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India 2020


14 days from $9,995 per person

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 private safaris in Panna National Park, home to the elusive Bengal tiger, and enjoy an exclusive talk on conservation by a member of the local Pardhi community
  • 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 | Design Your Day
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

Nepal & Kathmandu Post-Tour Extension 4 days from $1,595 per person Learn More
Explore Dubai: Stopover Package 3 days from $1,795 per person 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.

Special Pushkar Fair Departures Available | Experience vibrant Pushkar Fair on select departures: Nov 11, 13; Nov 16, 20.

DAY 1
Arrive Mumbai, India

Arrive in Mumbai, where 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 this morning 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, followed by a Scenic Sundowner and dinner at your hotel. 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 your hotel.

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

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, in the morning, 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. 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.

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, Agra
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. Then, 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 Bengal tiger, an exclusive insider access moment.

Pashan Garh, Panna National Park
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, Panna National Park
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.

Taj 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.

Special Pushkar Fair Departures Available | Experience vibrant Pushkar Fair on select departures: Nov 11, 13; Nov 16, 20.

Nepal & Kathmandu Post-Tour Extension

Visit Kathmandu’s temples and squares, and behold Mount Everest by air.

Post-Tour Extension: Nepal & Kathmandu

4 days from $1,595 per person

Single Supplement from $995 per person

Internal air from $775

Delhi/Kathmandu

Available to add to select departure dates. 
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Day 1

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

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu
Days 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

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.

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3 days from $1,795 per person

Single Supplement from $1,195 per person

Hotel Options:

Park Hyatt Dubai, from $1,795 | Single Supplement from $1,195
Taj Dubai, from $1,895 | Single Supplement from $1,195
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, from $2,195 | Single Supplement from $1,495

International air not included.

3 Days

Fly to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

Park Hyatt Dubai
Taj Dubai
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2) Breakfast (Day 3)


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2020
  • Jan 08 - Jan 21
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  • Feb 19 - Mar 03
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,150
Mumbai/Udaipur/Jaipur; Khajuraho/Varanasi/Delhi

This journey contains some active elements.

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

Nov 16–Dec 1, Nov 20–Dec 5

Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India — Pushkar Fair (Alternate Route) Departures

Nov 11–Nov 26, Nov 13–Nov 28

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

Special Pushkar Fair Departures Available | Experience vibrant Pushkar Fair on select departures: Nov 11, 13; Nov 16, 20.


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