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Signature India & the Taj Mahal 2018


15 Days from $8,795

Private Journey

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, on this dynamic independent itinerary.

A&K Advantages

Discover India at its most authentic, from vibrant cities and bustling markets to wild game reserves and sacred temples

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

Experience India by water in three destinations: Mumbai Harbour to Elephanta Island, Udaipur's Lake Pichola and along the holy Ganges River in Varanasi

Enjoy a two-night stay in Panna National Park, home to the elusive Bengal tiger

Explore the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Mumbai, India
Day 2
Mumbai | Enter the Gateway of India
Day 3
Mumbai/Udaipur | Temples & Palaces
Days 4-5
Udaipur | Cruise to Jag Mandir
Days 6-7
Jaipur | The "Pink City"
Days 8-9
Agra | Monuments of Emperors
Day 10
Panna National Park | Into the Wild
Day 11
Panna National Park | Tracking Tigers
Day 12
Khajuraho/Varanasi | India’s Holiest City
Day 13
Varanasi/Delhi | Sunrise River Cruise
Day 14
Delhi | Exploring the Old & the New
Day 15
Depart Delhi

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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
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Day 2
Mumbai | Enter the Gateway of India

After a morning at leisure, explore the city’s classic sights, 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. See the Dhobi Ghat open-air laundry.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
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Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
Mumbai/Udaipur | Temples & Palaces

Cruise Mumbai Harbour to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see its renowned temples, carved directly out of the basalt rock. Later, fly to Udaipur and check in to your palace hotel.

Taj Lake Palace
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Meals: Breakfast
Days 4-5
Udaipur | Cruise to Jag Mandir

Visit the City Palace, a marble complex of palaces and galleries overlooking the lake. Take a tour of the Crystal Gallery in Fateh Prakesh Palace, and stroll through Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honor). Later, take a cruise to Jag Mandir, a palace on an island in Lake Pichola. The following day, set out to see the Eklingji and Nagda Temples, pausing for lunch at Lebua Devi Garh Fort Palace.

Taj Lake Palace
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Meals: Breakfast (Day 4); Breakfast, Lunch (Day 5)
Days 6-7
Jaipur | The "Pink City"

Fly to Jaipur and check in to your hotel, the former residence of the Maharajah of Jaipur. Explore the City Palace, a unique and arresting complex of palaces, pavilions, gardens and temples. Then, visit Jantar Mantar, an open-air array of astronomical instruments. The next day, view the Palace of the Winds, built so 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 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.

Rambagh Palace
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Meals: Breakfast (Day 6); Breakfast, Lunch (Day 7)
Days 8-9
Agra | Monuments of Emperors

Travel to the “ghost city” of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue to Agra and your luxury hotel, catching your first glimpse of the breathtaking Taj Mahal from your window. Pay your first visit to the masterpiece the next morning, when the rising sun lends a warm pink tint to its marble face. Continue to the Agra Fort. Return to the Taj Mahal in the late afternoon, as the setting sun bathes it in a soft orange glow.

The Oberoi Amarvilás
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 8); Breakfast (Day 9)
Day 10
Panna National Park | Into the Wild

Depart by express train to Jhansi, and continue overland to remote Panna National Park, checking in to your wilderness lodge.

Pashan Garh
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Panna National Park | Tracking Tigers

After a morning at leisure to enjoy your luxurious surroundings, set out on a game drive in a 4x4 vehicle, spotting crocodiles, deer or perhaps the elusive Bengal tiger.

Pashan Garh
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Meals: Breakfast
Day 12
Khajuraho/Varanasi | India’s Holiest City

This morning, drive to Khajuraho to see its profusely sculpted Hindu and Jain temples. Fly to Varanasi, a city sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike. At dusk, head to the banks of the sacred Ganges River to witness the entrancing Aarti ceremony.

The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13
Varanasi/Delhi | Sunrise River Cruise

Rise early for a sunrise cruise on the Ganges River, seeing where the locals and pilgrims cleanse themselves on the ghats. Fly to Delhi and check in to your hotel.

The Oberoi, New Delhi
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Meals: Breakfast
Day 14
Delhi | Exploring the Old & the New

Visit the great Jama Masjid, and set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk bazaar. After lunch, tour New Delhi, viewing the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, and visiting Humayun’s Tomb, which prefigures design techniques later perfected in the Taj Mahal.

The Oberoi, New Delhi
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 15
Depart Delhi

Transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast


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