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Tailor Made India: Hidden Gems of Rajasthan & Punjab


15 Days from $9,595

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Ideal for returning guests seeking a deeper dive into the wonders of India, this journey explores farther afield to reveal remote leopard habitats, stunning temples and enchanting cities.

A&K Advantages

Venture off the beaten path to reveal India’s hidden wonders in Delhi, Jodhpur, Jawai, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Amritsar, enjoying stays in distinctive boutique accommodations along the way

Visit Jodhpur’s magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, pausing in villages perched on the edges of the great Thar Desert

Embark on morning and afternoon game drives from Suján Jawai Leopard Camp

Take in the grandeur of the great Jain temple at Ranakpur, a stunning architectural marvel of marble pillars, spires and domes

Explore the colorful markets and bazaars of Jaipur, India’s “Pink City”

Uncover the many facets of Amritsar as you explore its Golden Temple and sample its delicious Punjabi cuisine

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE DELHI, INDIA
Day 2
DELHI | ARCHITECTURAL ICONS
Day 3
DELHI | MOSQUES & MARKETS
Day 4
JODHPUR | MEHRANGARH FORT
Day 5
JODHPUR | TRIBAL TRADITIONS
Day 6
JAWAI BANDH | INTO THE WILD
Day 7
JAWAI BANDH | LAND OF LEOPARDS
Day 8
RANAKPUR | PILLARS OF THE JAIN TEMPLE
Day 9
UDAIPUR | FASCINATING TEMPLE COMPLEXES
Day 10
JAIPUR | THE PINK CITY
Day 11
JAIPUR | LOCAL FARMING LIFE
Day 12
AMRITSAR | HALLOWED GROUND
Day 13
AMRITSAR | TRADITIONS OF FAITH & COUNTRY
Day 14
DELHI | A PARTING GLIMPSE
Day 15
DEPART DELHI

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Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE DELHI, INDIA

Upon arrival in Delhi, you are met and transferred to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

The Lodhi, New Delhi
Day 2
DELHI | ARCHITECTURAL ICONS

Begin your exploration of Delhi at Humayun’s Tomb, an architectural precursor of the Taj Mahal. Then, take in the striking Qutub Minar, an ornate minaret jutting up from Quwwatul-Islam Masjid, the first mosque in India. Continue on to the India Gate, a triumphal arch towering more than 130 feet. Then, drive along the broad ceremonial boulevard of Rajpath (King’s Way), and see the presidential residence of Rashtrapati Bhawan.

The Lodhi, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
DELHI | MOSQUES & MARKETS

Today, begin with a visit to the great Jama Masjid, the largest and most important mosque in India. Move among locals engaged in daily prayer, taking in the Mosque’s two minarets, each over 130 feet tall. Then, set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through the narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk bazaar — one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi, frequented by locals and visitors alike. Next, view the red sandstone walls of the Red Fort and the sacred site of Raj Ghat, a simple platform of black marble marking the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948.

The Lodhi, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
JODHPUR | MEHRANGARH FORT

Fly to Jodhpur and begin the day’s explorations at Mehrangarh Fort, which stands atop a rocky cliff, some 400 feet above the city. Enter one of its seven fortified gateways, touring its museum and palaces. Descending toward town, stop at Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph remembering the former maharajas and maharanis of Jodhpur. After lunch, travel outside the city to your exclusive fort hotel.

Mihir Garh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
JODHPUR | TRIBAL TRADITIONS

Set out to explore a Bishnoi village and experience rural Rajasthan’s legendary history and customs. Witness a traditional medicinal ceremony; visit with a family of potters as they demonstrate their craft; and see the phenomenal pattern work created by local weavers of traditional rugs. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Mihir Garh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
JAWAI BANDH | INTO THE WILD

After breakfast, set out on a short drive to your safari camp in Jawai, a secluded wilderness tucked among the Aravalli Hills. After settling in, embark on a game drive exploring this pristine enclave where leopards roam freely and humans live in harmony with the land.

Suján Jawai Leopard Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
JAWAI BANDH | LAND OF LEOPARDS

Today, continue your wild exploration with morning and afternoon game drives. Venture out into the vast scrublands and granite hills beyond in search of leopards and other exotic species. Encounter the local Rabari herdsmen, an indigenous people who live at one with their surroundings.

Suján Jawai Leopard Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
RANAKPUR | PILLARS OF THE JAIN TEMPLE

This morning, embark on one last game drive for a final chance to spot the elusive leopard. Later, take a short drive to Ranakpur and explore its Jain Temple, an ornate, 15th-century structure boasting five spires, 20 domes, 29 halls and 420 pillars. Continue on to your lodge and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner at your boutique lodge.

The Mountbatten Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
UDAIPUR | FASCINATING TEMPLE COMPLEXES

After breakfast, drive outside of the city to Delwara and the temple complex of Eklingji and Nagda, to explore its more than 100 temples dedicated to Shiva and Lord Vishnu, and savor the tranquil atmosphere of prayer time. Transfer to your hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

RAAS Devigarh
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
JAIPUR | THE PINK CITY

This morning, fly to Jaipur. Later in the afternoon, set out to explore the “Pink City,” named for its use of local pink plastered stone. Tour the City Palace, a complex including the ornate Mubarak Mahal palace. Next, visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century, and drive past the spectacular Hawa Mahal.

Suján Rajmahal Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Day 11
JAIPUR | LOCAL FARMING LIFE

Today, explore Jaipur’s Amber Fort, one of the finest examples of a fort palace, built similar in style to the surrounding, richly decorated Mughal courts. Then, make the short journey to Dera Amer, a private Rajput farm. After meeting your hosts, saddle up for a camel ride exploring the nearby landscape. Next, enjoy an al fresco lunch overlooking an elephant polo field. Finally, visit a local market to bargain hunt among its colorful stalls.

Suján Rajmahal Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12
AMRITSAR | HALLOWED GROUND

This morning, fly to Amritsar by way of Delhi. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon, visit the Golden Temple, hallowed ground and sanctuary to the Adi Granth, a sacred Sikh text.

Taj Swarna, Amritsar
Meals: Breakfast
Day 13
AMRITSAR | TRADITIONS OF FAITH & COUNTRY

After breakfast, return to the Golden Temple to see its community kitchen and learn how it serves some 35,000 pilgrims a day. Continue on to visit Jallianwala Bagh, Rambagh Gardens, Khalsa College and the Hindu Durgiana Temple. Later this afternoon, drive to the Wagah border to witness the changing of the guards, an elaborate ceremony filled with pomp, circumstance and national pride. This evening, return once more to the Golden Temple and witness the Palki Sahib, a nightly ceremony venerating the Adi Granth as its carried in procession from the temple to the Akal Takht, seat of the Sikh parliament.

Taj Swarna, Amritsar
Meals: Breakfast
Day 14
DELHI | A PARTING GLIMPSE

Enjoy some free time to explore Amritsar before heading to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Meals: Breakfast
Day 15
DEPART DELHI

This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Browse Delhi’s Finest Museums

Take in Delhi’s finest exhibits as you join your guide for an exploration of the National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Natural History Museum, Railway Transport Museum and Nehru Memorial Museum.

Explore the Art of Printmaking

Explore the fading art of traditional printmaking at Anokhi Museum. Learn how inked blocks are laid and pressed by hand, producing a unique look and feel unmatched by any contemporary method.

A&K Philanthropy Visit: Deepalaya School

Meet the children of the A&K Philanthropy-sponsored Deepalaya School as you sit in on their class session and chat with their teachers.

Varanasi Post-Tour Extension

Tailor Made Varanasi

3 Days from $1,795

Internal Air From $625

Internal Air Routing: (Delhi / Varanasi / Delhi)

Day 1
ARRIVE VARANASI

Fly to Varanasi, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. As dark falls this evening, gather on the banks of the Ganges River to witness the Aarti, a sacred Hindu ceremony of light. Take in the sounds of chanted prayers and rhythmic drumming as priests bid the gods and goddesses a restful slumber amid the soft glow of lanterns reflected in the river.

Nadesar Palace
Day 2
SARNATH | SACRED GROUND REVEALED

Rise early for a private sunrise cruise on the Ganges, watching as locals and pilgrims perform spiritual cleansing rituals from ghats (stone embankments). After breakfast, explore the buried Buddhist city of Sarnath, a highly revered site where the Buddha is believed to have delivered his first sermon. Next, explore the ruins of a former Buddhist monastery, imagining the throngs of monks who once silently walked its halls. Continue on to browse the nearby museum of Buddhist art and sculpture, concluding your day at the Ashoka pillar of Sarnath, India’s national icon.

Nadesar Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
DEPART DELHI

Fly to Delhi, where you have time to relax in the comfort of your dayroom before your departure flight.

The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Meals: Breakfast


Priced from $9,595 in January 5 - April 30, 2018

Priced from $9,895 in October 1 - December 20, 2018

Internal air from $1,945 (Delhi / Jodhpur; Udaipur / Jaipur / Delhi / Amritsar / Delhi)

Journey not available May–September, 2018.

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy for 2018. Internal and international air is not included in program pricing and is available on request. Additional supplements may apply for travel over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability.

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