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


Introduction to Southern India

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Mumbai, Kochi (Cochin), Backwaters of Kerala

This private tour is a great introduction to Southern India. 

Begin 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 [Remove for culinary tour.] 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.

Next, fly to Kochi (Cochin), an evocative harbor town in the state of Kerala that stretches across islands and peninsulas on the edge of the Arabian Sea. During private touring, experience the city’s rich history as a major port for Portuguese, British, Dutch, Chinese and Jewish traders. Walk through historic Fort Kochi, and see highlights such as St. Francis Church, Paradesi Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace and the Chinese fishing nets. Perhaps browse for antiques at local boutiques, or peruse fragrant spice shops. One evening, enjoy a performance of Kathakali dance, a local art form involving colorful makeup, elaborate costumes and stylized movements.

Then, transfer to a waterfront resort in Kumarakom, the perfect base for exploring the Backwaters of Kerala, a vast network of lagoons, canals and lakes. One day, take a leisurely private cruise through the picturesque backwaters past palm trees and rice paddies, and see villagers going about their daily lives. Also enjoy ample time to relax at your resort, and perhaps indulge in Ayurvedic treatments, a specialty of southern India.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Mumbai

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Mumbai

Full-day private tour. Evening Bollywood visit

Day 3 Mumbai

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

Day 4 Mumbai – Kochi (Cochin)

Private transfer and flight to Cochin for 2 nights

Day 5 Kochi (Cochin)

Full-day private tour. Evening dance or martial arts performance

Day 6

Kochi (Cochin) – Backwaters of Kerala

Private transfer to Backwaters of Kerala and lake resort for 2 nights

Day 7 Backwaters of Kerala

Half-day cruise through the backwaters
*Upon request, an overnight on a houseboat can be arranged

Day 8 Backwaters of Kerala – Depart Cochin

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Mumbai: The Oberoi Mumbai or The Taj Mahal Palace
Cochin: Taj Malabar or Brunton Boatyard
Backwaters of Kerala Kumarakom Lake Resort

Cost
$8,780 Per person (double occupancy)