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


Culinary Tour of India

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Udaipur, Mumbai, Chennai

On this private culinary tour, explore the flavors of three of India’s most gastronomically intriguing regions—the tandoori and naan of the north, the seafood and coconut milk dishes of the west, and the dosas and stews of the south—while staying in the most luxurious hotels and enjoying private touring of the cultural highlights of each destination.

Begin in Delhi, the vibrant capital of India. One morning, visit a local market, followed by a private cooking lesson. Also walk through a fragrant spice market, and, if desired, sample snacks at a street stall (your guide will suggest the best and safest places). During private cultural touring with your expert local guide, experience the best of Old and New Delhi: ride a rickshaw through bustling markets and bazaars overflowing with 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 personalized shopping tours, visiting the Lodhi Gardens and more.

Continue to Udaipur, a beautiful city built around lakes and hills. One day, Artisans of Leisure will arrange an insider culinary experience at the home of a prestigious local family. During private cultural 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. Another day, take a private excursion to see interesting local temples and enjoy a memorable lunch in an 18th-century palace with amazing views. During leisure time, enjoy the luxurious facilities at the lavish Udaivilas resort.

Next, visit exciting Mumbai (Bombay), the economic capital of India and the home of the Bollywood film industry. Rise early one morning to see fishing boats hauling in their catch, and watch the city come alive at the fish auction and wholesale vegetable markets. Enjoy a private cooking lesson of Parsi, Goan or seafood dishes. Also, help a Mumbai dabbawala (delivery man) sort and deliver tiffin lunches to office workers. During private cultural 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. Also 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.

End in Chennai (Madras), the seaside capital of Tamil Nadu. Visit a local market with an expert culinary guide, and learn about the history and culture surrounding south Indian cuisine. Select ingredients, and learn about Indian herbs and spices such as cardamom, coriander, turmeric and ginger. During a private cooking lesson, learn to make several typical south Indian dishes, such as dosas and coconut chutney. During private cultural touring, learn about the history of Chennai, and see beautiful colonial architecture. One day, take a private excursion to two of the most important and impressive temple complexes in southern India: Kanchipuram, a major Hindu pilgrimage site with more than 100 active temples, and Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), a UNESCO World Heritage Site of amazing rock-cut sculptures and temples created in the seventh and eighth centuries.

This tour can be customized based on individual culinary interests.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Delhi

VIP arrival assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Delhi

Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Delhi

Morning private market visit and cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour

Day 4 Delhi – Udaipur

Private transfer to airport for flight to Udaipur. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 5 Udaipur

Full-day private city tour, including hands-on cooking demonstration and lunch with a local family. Sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola

Day 6

Udaipur

Private excursion to nearby temples, including gourmet lunch at palace

Day 7 Udaipur – Mumbai

Private transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 8 Mumbai

Early morning tour of fish auction and wholesale markets. Private cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour

Day 9 Mumbai

Morning private dabbawala experience. Afternoon boat ride to Elephanta Island

Day 10 Mumbai – Chennai

Private transfer to airport for flight to Chennai. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 11 Chennai

Morning private market tour and cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour

Day 12 Chennai & environs

Full-day private excursion to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram

Day 13 Depart Chennai

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Delhi:

The Leela Palace, The Oberoi New Delhi or The Imperial New Delhi

Udaipur:

The Oberoi Udaivilas

Mumbai:

The Taj Mahal Palace or The Oberoi Mumbai

Chennai:

The Leela Palace or Park Hyatt Chennai


Cost
$12,975 Per person (double occupancy)