Private luxury tours in India

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Luxury India Tours

Introduction to India
(10 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur

Essence of India
(13 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

India's Golden Triangle
(7 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Exclusive India
(15 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Amanbagh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

Family Tour of India
(11 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Mumbai

Highlights of India
(13 Days)
Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

India in Style
(17 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Hyderabad

Introduction to Southern India
(8 Days)
Mumbai, Kochi (Cochin), Backwaters of Kerala

Journey Through India
(21 Days)
Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambore safari, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad

Romantic India
(15 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Goa, Mumbai

Best of Rajasthan & Beyond
(16 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai

Best of Southern India
(13 Days)
Chennai, Kochi (Cochin), Backwaters of Kerala, Hyderabad, Mumbai

Ayurveda & Yoga Tour of India
(12 Days)
Delhi, Himalayas, Goa, Mumbai

Art & Temples of India
(18 Days)
Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho & Panna National Park, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Mumbai

Culinary Tour of India
(13 Days)
Delhi, Udaipur, Mumbai, Chennai

Multi-country Tours

Best of Bhutan & India
(18 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

Highlights of India & Nepal
(13 Days)
Delhi, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Agra, Jaipur

Southern India & Sri Lanka
(12 Days)
Mumbai, Cochin, Backwaters of Kerala, Colombo, Cultural Triangle, Galle

Best of India & the Maldives
(15 Days)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Maldives


Highlights of India

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

This private India tour is an ideal combination of the most popular and interesting destinations in the country, including Delhi, Varanasi, the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan and Mumbai. It features private touring and accommodation at the most luxurious hotels and palace resorts in India.

Begin in Delhi, the vibrant capital of India. During private touring with your expert local guide, experience the best of Old and New Delhi: ride a rickshaw through bustling markets and bazaars overflowing with spices, bangles and saris; browse fashionable districts filled with galleries and boutiques selling beautiful Indian crafts and decorative items; tour historic attractions and UNESCO sites such as the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutb Minar and Jama Masjid; and visit the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Crafts Museum or other specialty museums. Other options include culinary touring, personalized shopping tours, visiting the Lodhi Gardens and more.

Next, visit Varanasi (Benares), one of the oldest cities in the world, and, as the spiritual center of the Hindu world, a major Indian pilgrimage site. Enjoy a private boat ride on the Ganges River to see daily rituals along the ghats (stone steps), and watch a fascinating aarti religious ceremony involving fire, incense and chanting along the river. Also visit renowned silk shops in Varanasi’s old town, and take an excursion to Sarnath, where the faithful believe the Buddha gave his first sermon. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange visits to master silk weavers.

Continue to Agra to visit the spellbinding Taj Mahal, the world’s greatest monument to love. During a private tour, learn about the history of the ornate marble mausoleum, and admire the incredible craftsmanship of inlaid stone decorations and carved marble screens. Also visit local marble studios, markets and Agra Fort. Stay at the beautiful Oberoi Amarvilas in a room with an open view of the Taj, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue to Jaipur, the famed Pink City of Rajasthan. During private touring see the highlights of the vast City Palace, admire the beautiful carved sandstone facade of the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Wind), and walk around the sculpture-like structures of the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One day, visit Amber Fort, an impressive hilltop fortress and UNESCO site, and see its spectacular Sheesh Mahal, a room covered in dazzling mirror mosaics. Jaipur is also known for bazaars, shops and decorative arts, and there will be time to experience the top boutiques, woodblock print studios, jewelry stores, markets and museums. If desired, also experience the city’s beautiful cafes and other architectural highlights. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange visits to local philanthropic projects. One evening, enjoy a fascinating aarti religious ceremony at a white marble Hindu temple.

Next, fly to Udaipur, a beautiful city built around lakes and hills. During private touring, enjoy a private cruise on Lake Pichola, tour the City Palace and Jagdish Temple, visit Saheliyon Ki Bari Garden, see decorative arts highlights, walk through whitewashed backstreets, browse local bazaars, and visit local studios specializing in miniature paintings and folk art. One day, take a private excursion to see interesting local temples and enjoy a memorable lunch in an 18th-century palace with amazing views. Another day, Artisans of Leisure will arrange an insider culinary experience at the home of a prestigious local family. During leisure time, enjoy the luxurious facilities at the lavish Udaivilas resort.

Conclude in exciting Mumbai (Bombay), the economic capital of India and the home of the Bollywood film industry. During private touring, explore the lively food and art scene, walk along the waterfront, visit the most interesting neighborhoods to browse boutiques or stop in cafes, visit Crawford Market, tour top cultural attractions such as Prince of Wales Museum and UNESCO-listed Victorian architecture, walk through bazaars dedicated to flowers and jewelry, tour contemporary art galleries or see Dhobi Ghat, a famous open-air laundry. Upon request, we can also arrange Jewish touring or in-depth culinary touring in Mumbai. One day, take a private boat ride to Elephant Island and the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO-listed site of rock-cut Hindu cave temples. Artisans of Leisure can also make reservations at Mumbai’s top restaurants or tickets for Bollywood shows.

 

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
VIP arrival assistance. Private transfer to hotel for 2-night stay
Day 2 Delhi
Full-day private tour of Old & New Delhi
Day 3 Delhi - Varanasi
Private transfer and flight to Varanasi for overnight stay. Private city touring and visit to Sarnath
Day 4 Varanasi - Agra
Morning private boat ride on the Ganges and city touring. Private transfer to the airport for flight to Agra. Afternoon visit to the Taj Mahal as time permits
Day 5 Agra - Jaipur
Sunrise private Taj Mahal visit, if desired. Private transfer to Jaipur for 3 nights. If desired, visit Fatehpur Sikri en route
Day 6 Jaipur
Full-day private tour
Day 7 Jaipur
Private touring and shopping
Day 8 Jaipur - Udaipur
Private transfer to airport for flight to Udaipur. Private transfer to the hotel for 3 nights. Private cruise on Lake Pichola
Day 9 Udaipur
Full-day private city tour, including meal at private home
Day 10 Udaipur
Full-day private flexible touring and shopping or private excursion to nearby temples and gourmet lunch at a palace
Day 11 Udaipur - Mumbai

Private transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour. Evening Bollywood movie

Day 12 Mumbai

Full-day private city tour, including boat ride to Elephanta Island

Day 13 Depart Mumbai
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Delhi: The Leela Palace, The Oberoi New Delhi or The Imperial New Delhi
Varanasi: Nadesar Palace
Agra: The Oberoi Amarvilas
Jaipur: Rambagh Palace, The Oberoi Rajvilas or SUJAN Rajmahal Palace
Udaipur: The Oberoi Udaivilas
Bombay: The Taj Mahal Palace or The Oberoi Mumbai

Cost
$17,560 Per person (double occupancy)