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


Best of Rajasthan & Beyond

(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai

Journey through magical Rajasthan, as well as the highlights of Delhi, Agra and Mumbai on this in-depth private luxury tour. Stay in the region’s most luxurious and romantic historic palace hotels, and tour the most interesting attractions, including hill forts, palaces, markets, villages, caravan stops, sand dunes and more.

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.

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 deeper into the Thar Desert to Jaisalmer, an ancient city and former stop for silk and spice caravans. Stay at a luxury desert camp and spa, and enjoy activities such as a camel ride through the sand dunes, touring haveli mansions in the backstreets of Jaisalmer and visiting spectacular Jaisalmer Fort, a giant sandcastle-like fortified hill town that rises above the arid plains.

Next, visit Jodhpur, the fabled Blue City. Stay at the legendary Umaid Bhawan Palace, an enormous sandstone royal residence and resort surrounded by acres of gardens. Tour Mehrangarh Fort, an impressive hill fort, and take in views of the blue houses of Jodhpur’s old quarter far below. There will also be ample time to enjoy the spectacular hotel.

Continue to Udaipur, a beautiful city built around lakes and hills. En route, see interesting local temples and enjoy a memorable lunch in an 18th-century palace with amazing views. During private touring in Udaipur, 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, 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 touring of Old and New Delhi

Day 3

Delhi - Agra

Private transfer to Agra for overnight stay. Afternoon private touring, including Taj Mahal

Day 4 Agra - Jaipur

Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, if desired. Private transfer to Jaipur for 3 nights. If desired, visit Fatehpur Sikri en route

Day 5 Jaipur

Full-day private tour

Day 6 Jaipur

Full-day private touring and shopping

Day 7 Jaipur – Jaisalmer

Private transfer to airport for flight to Jodhpur. Private arrival transfer to Jaisalmer for 2 nights

Day 8 Jaisalmer

Full-day private tour

Day 9 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Private transfer to Jodhpur for 2 nights. Evening private tour of spice market

Day 10 Jodhpur

Full-day private tour, including excursion to local village

Day 11

Jodhpur - Udaipur

Private transfer to Udaipur for 3 nights. Tour Jain Temples in Ranakpur en route

Day 12 Udaipur

Full-day private city touring, including meal at private home and private boat ride on lake

Day 13 Udaipur

Full-day private city touring

Day 14 Udaipur - Mumbai

Private transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Arrival private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Evening Bollywood movie

Day 15 Mumbai

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

Day 16 Depart Mumbai

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Delhi:

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

Agra:

The Oberoi Amarvilas

Jaipur: Rambagh Palace, The Oberoi Rajvilas or SUJAN Rajmahal Palace
Jaisalmer:   The Serai Jaisalmer
Jodhpur:   

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Udaipur: The Oberoi Udaivilas
Mumbai:    

The Taj Mahal Palace or The Oberoi Mumbai


Cost
$18,715 Per person (double occupancy)