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


Exclusive India

(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Amanbagh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

The ultimate private luxury tour of India, this itinerary features the most interesting and spectacular experiences in the country, including private touring of the Taj Mahal, a private wildlife safari in Rajasthan, private visits to top UNESCO World Heritage sites, and accommodation at India’s best hotels and palace resorts.

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.

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.

Next, visit Ranthambore National Park, a wildlife reserve famous for Bengal tigers. During private game drives among the open grasslands, forested hills and rugged canyons of the park, look for tigers, leopards, langurs and other resident animals, and see the UNESCO-listed ruins of Ranthambore Fort, a former royal hunting lodge in the hills. There will also be time to visit local villages or enjoy cultural activities at the resort.

Continue to the exclusive Amanbagh, a luxurious Mughal-style resort on expansive grounds in the Rajasthani countryside that’s sure to be a highlight of your India tour. Experience the best of rural Rajasthan during activities such as visiting atmospheric medieval ruins, visiting villages, hiking in the Aravalli Hills, or private yoga in the countryside. One night, enjoy an elaborate multicourse Rajasthani meal accompanied by live traditional music.

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.

Continue 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 - Agra

Private transfer to Agra for overnight. Private tour of Agra and Taj Mahal

Day 4 Agra - Ranthambore National Park

Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, if desired. Private transfer to Ranthambore for 2 nights at luxury tented camp. Afternoon private wildlife viewing

Day 5 Ranthambore National Park

Morning and afternoon private wildlife viewing

Day 6 Ranthambore - Aravali Hills

Private transfer to the countryside for 2-night stay at Amanbagh

Day 7 Aravali Hills

Private touring, including breakfast at ruins (with option for yoga, if desired), village visits and special Rajasthani feast dinner with classical Indian musician

Day 8 Aravali Hills - Jaipur

Private transfer to Jaipur for 2 nights. Afternoon private touring

Day 9 Jaipur

Full-day private city touring and shopping

Day 10 Jaipur - Udaipur

Private transfer to the airport for flight to Udaipur for 3 nights. Afternoon private boat ride on lake

Day 11 Udaipur

Full-day private city tour, including meal at private home

Day 12 Udaipur

Full-day private flexible touring and shopping or private excursion to nearby temples and gourmet lunch at a palace

Day 13 Udaipur - Mumbai   

Private airport transfer and flight to Mumbai (Bombay) for 2 nights. Afternoon private city touring. Evening Bollywood movie

Day 14 Mumbai

Morning private excursion to Elephanta Island Caves. Afternoon private city touring

Day 15 Depart Mumbai

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Delhi: The Leela Palace, The Oberoi New Delhi or The Imperial New Delhi
Agra: The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranthambore: The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Aravali Hills: Amanbagh
Jaipur: Rambagh Palace, The Oberoi Rajvilas or SUJAN Rajmahal Palace
Udaipur: The Oberoi Udaivilas
Mumbai: The Taj Mahal Palace or The Oberoi Mumbai

Cost
$21,570 Per person (double occupancy)