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Signature India & the Taj Mahal 2021


14 days from $9,295 per person

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 sacred Ganges — all while staying in royal palaces-turned-luxury hotels.

A&K Advantages

  • Stay in former palaces, including iconic royal residences such as the lavish Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and the grand Rambagh Palace in Jaipur
  • Embark on a sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola, your palace hotel seemingly floating on the water beneath an orange-hued sky
  • Behold the glorious Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset
  • 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
  • Observe priests performing an aarti ceremony on the banks of the Holy Ganges in Varanasi
  • Experience the diverse appeal of India’s great cities, from colorful, fast-paced Mumbai, the innovative commercial heart of the country, to Delhi, a center for politics and, with its enduring British influence, a blend of old and new

Itinerary at a Glance

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

This morning, explore the city’s classic sights, including Victoria Terminus Station and the Gateway of India. Then travel to the Churchgate Railway Station to observe local dabbawallas at work as they prepare to deliver hundreds of thousands of home-cooked meals to working professionals throughout the city with astonishing accuracy. This afternoon, visit Mani Bhawan, a museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. Finish today’s exploring with a photo stop at the Dhobi Ghat open-air laundry, a wonderfully colorful spectacle to behold.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
Udaipur | Cruise to Jag Mandir

Today, fly to Udaipur and check into your palace hotel. Enjoy lunch and the early afternoon at leisure. Later this afternoon, cruise past Jag Mandir, a marble palace on an island in Lake Pichola.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
Udaipur | Temples & Palaces

Visit the City Palace, a marble complex of palaces and galleries overlooking the lake; tour the Crystal Gallery in Fateh Prakash Palace; and stroll through the gardens at Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honor). After lunch at a local restaurant, return to your hotel. Enjoy the late afternoon at leisure.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Jaipur | The Pink City

Fly to Jaipur and check in to your hotel, the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Then, 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, before returning to your hotel.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Jaipur | Design Your Day

Today, 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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch, and afterward, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

Tour 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.

Explore the Bazaars of Jaipur, taking in the variety of goods and myriad colors.

Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Days 7-8
Agra | Monuments of Emperors

Set out for Agra, stopping en route to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri and Bharatpur for lunch. Upon arrival in Agra, check in to your luxury hotel, catching your first glimpse of the breathtaking Taj Mahal from your window. The next morning, make a first visit to the masterpiece to watch how the rising sun lends a warm pink tint to its marble face. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort, once the prison of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal after the death of his beloved wife. Visit the Taj Mahal once more this evening, as the setting sun bathes it in a soft orange glow.

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 7); Breakfast (Day 8)
Day 9
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, Panna National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10
Panna National Park | Tracking Tigers

Today, set out on morning and afternoon game drives in a 4x4 vehicle, spotting crocodiles, deer 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.

Pashan Garh, Panna National Park
Meals: Breakfast
Day 11
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.

Taj Ganges, Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12
Varanasi | Sunrise River Cruise

Rise early for a sunrise cruise on the Ganges River, seeing where the locals and pilgrims cleanse themselves on the ghats. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city, including a visit to the Bharat Mata temple, a site devoted to a unified India and the mother goddess that personifies its national identity. Later, fly to Delhi and check in to your hotel.

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

Visit the great Jama Masjid, and set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk bazaar, one of the busiest and oldest markets in Old Delhi. After lunch, tour New Delhi, viewing the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, and visiting Humayun’s Tomb, the last resting place of an esteemed 16th-century Mughal emperor, which prefigures design techniques later perfected in the Taj Mahal.

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

Transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

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3 days from $1,995 per person

Single Supplement from $1,195 per person

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

 

Accommodations:

Taj Dubai from $1,995 | Single Supplement from $1,195
Palace Downtown from $2,295 | Single Supplement from $1,595
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai from $2,295 | Single Supplement from $1,595
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach from $2,495 | Single Supplement from $1,695

International air not included.

3 Days

Fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture; visiting the Spice Market and the colorful shops at 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.

Taj Dubai
Palace Downtown
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2); Breakfast (Day 3)


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

  • 2021
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  • Mar 07 - Mar 20
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  • Dec 22 - Jan 04
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,250
Mumbai/Udaipur/Jaipur; Khajuraho/Varanasi/Delhi

Minimum Age: 10 years

This journey contains some active elements.


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