India, Nepal and Bhutan Highlights

15 days from $7,815 per person*
  • Soar high above Mount Everest for a birds-eye view of the region.
  • Hike to the spectacular floating Taktsang monastery.
  • Embark on a thrilling river rafting adventure down the Trishuli River.
  • Led by private guide, enjoy a tour of the Taj Mahal.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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A profound sense of calm envelops your mind and body as you soar just 200 meters above the icy peak of Mt. Everest in a private plane.

The Himalayas are undoubtedly the planet’s most spectacular phenomena, and you’ll experience all the natural grandeur and rich cultural heritage of this remote region. In India, you’ll marvel at the Red Fort and its fine examples of Indian artwork that date back to 1193, explore the vast City Palace of Jaipur, visit the ancient ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, and enjoy a private guided tour of the magnificent Taj Mahal. In Nepal, you’ll catch a birds-eye-view of Everest, gaze in awe at the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhunath stupa, and explore the lowland on a river rafting expedition. In Bhutan, you’ll discover the impressive 12th-century Changangkha Lhakhang temple, hike to Cheri monastery, and climb to the stunning cliff-side Taktsang monastery perched 900 meters above the lush valley.

While the natural sights of this incredible region are hard to surpass, this excellent trip does not neglect the deep spiritual and cultural tides that run through these mysterious lands. You’ll play with local children, learn the ancient arts of traditional healing, meditate with monks in centuries-old monasteries, and stroll weekend markets crowded with talented local artisans. And you’ll do all this while staying in a premium selection of the region’s finest hotels as a team of private guides and drivers ensure your comfort throughout. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Delhi
    Delhi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative(3)
    • Airport Meet & Greet
  • Day 2 Delhi
    Delhi
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Old & New Delhi Tour - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
  • Day 3 Delhi to Jaipur
    Delhi to Jaipur
    • Delhi - Jaipur [5.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - Bazaars, Cuisine and Crafts of Old Jaipur (2.5hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
  • Day 4 Jaipur
    Jaipur
    • Tour - Private - Amber Fort & City Palace, Observatory and Hawa Mahal (approx. 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
  • Day 5 Jaipur to Agra
    Jaipur to Agra
    • Jaipur - Agra [Via Fatehpur Sikri (5 - 6 hours)] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Agra to Delhi
    Agra to Delhi
    • Tour - Private - Taj Mahal & Fort - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Agra - Delhi [4 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 7 Delhi to Kathmandu
    Delhi to Kathmandu
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative(3)
    • Delhi - Kathmandu [Direct, 1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(2)
    • Private - 1/2 d Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Budhanath - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(2)
  • Day 8 Kathmandu
    Kathmandu
    • Mount Everest Flight (1 hr) - Vehicle/Driver/Flight/Assistance
    • Tour - Private - Half Day Patan & Swayambhunath - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 9 Kathmandu
    Kathmandu
    • Tour - Shared - Rafting Tour (3 hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 10 Kathmandu to Paro to Thimphu
    Kathmandu to Paro to Thimphu
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(2)
    • Kathmandu - Paro [Direct, 2hrs] - Economy
    • Visa Fee - Visa Fee Included
    • Supplement - Guide/Vehicle
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Paro - Thimphu - Vehicle/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Explore Thimphu - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Thimphu
    Thimphu
    • Tour - Private - Cheri Monastery, Thimphu Valley & Weekend Market - Vehicle/Guide
    • Supplement - Guide/Vehicle
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Thimphu to Paro
    Thimphu to Paro
    • Thimphu - Paro [via Semtokha Dzong] -
    • Supplement - Guide/Vehicle
    • Tour - Private - Explore Paro
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13 Paro
    Paro
    • Tour - Private - Taktsang Monastery & Dumtseg Lhakhang - Vehicle/Guide
    • Supplement - Guide/Vehicle
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14 Paro to Delhi
    Paro to Delhi
    • Supplement - Guide/Vehicle
    • Transfer - Private - Depart Airport - Vehicle/Guide
    • Paro - Delhi [Direct, 2.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative(3)
  • Day 15 Delhi
    Delhi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative(3)
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Day 1: Delhi

Relax and enjoy an airport transfer in a private vehicle, with driver, and English-speaking assistant.

For your added comfort, your English speaking representative will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Taj Palace (City Center) (5*)

Quite like a gracious hostess epitomizing the elements of an exquisite art; Taj Palace effortlessly wears the mantle of being one of the finest hotels in New Delhi. Commanding 6 plush acres of New Delhi’s prestigious diplomatic enclave, Taj Palace is the favored destination of distinguished world travelers, head of states and international conferences. Located in the very heart of the Indian capital, the location and unrivalled service are quintessentially Taj. The hotel is only a few minutes’ drive from both the airport and the city center and is near to most of the embassies in New Delhi.

Qutab Minar, Delhi
Qutab Minar, Delhi
Taj Palace
Taj Palace

Day 2: Delhi

Spend the day on a privately guided full day tour of Old and New Delhi which boasts spectacular monuments and holy sites. The city of New Delhi was designed in the typically British colonial style, with tree-lined avenues and colonial bungalows. This tour takes you to the Laxminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu temple, and the famous Gate of India, which is a 42-meter high War Memorial Arch. On route you drive past the Parliament House, the secretariat buildings and the Vice Regal Palace that is now the official residence of the President of India. Visit the Red Fort which was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, when he moved his capital from Agra to bring prestige to his reign. Its wall is 1.5 miles long, and varies in height from 60 to 110 feet. At 72.5 meters, the Qutab Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Surrounding the building are many fine examples of Indian artwork dating back to 1193. Afterwards view the Humayun's tomb, which is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture dating to the Slave Dynasty (1268-1287 AD). The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. This style of mausoleum is similar to the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Accommodation: Taj Palace (City Center) (5*)
India Gate
India Gate

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Jaipur. The drive takes approximately 5 and half hours.

From its creation in the year 1727, the royal families and nobles of Jaipur patronized the craftsmen and artisans of the city. These traditions continue to this day and as a result modern day Jaipur is considered by many as the craft capital of India. Traditional methods are still used to produce many valuable and highly prized items. Using skills passed down through generations, artisans and master craftsmen can be seen in the areas of Ghat Darwaza and Vishveshwar ji.  On this fascinating evening walk mingle and talk with the locals whilst sampling some of the region's culinary delights; try pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa and ladoo from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewelers and silversmiths, gold painters and tie dying experts. The iconic Hawa Mahal also called the Palace of the Winds is the meeting point at which this two and a half hour walk begins.

Accommodation: Jai Mahal Palace (5*)

The Jai Mahal Palace is set amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped Moghul gardens, and dates back to 1745 A.D. A masterpiece in the Indo Saracenic style of architecture, it blends spotlight-grabbing opulence with tantalizing comforts that transport guests to a world of Rajasthan magnificence. It is located downtown, close to the main shopping center and historical monuments.

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar
Jai Mahal Palace
Jai Mahal Palace

Day 4: Jaipur

Spend the day today in the company of a knowledgeable English speaking guide as you tour the Amber Fort and City Palace of Jaipur, the iconic Observatory and the Hawa Mahal.  The magnificent Amber Fort was established in 1592, and remained the citadel of the Kachhawaha rulers right until they moved their capital to Jaipur in 1727. Maharaja Man Singh I created this imposing monument on the remains of an ancient 11th century fort. Since the first half of the 18th century, the City Palace has been the abode to the rulers of Jaipur. The sprawling expanse of the breathtaking palace is a superb harmony of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Part of the palace has been converted into a museum, open to the public, while a section - Chandra Mahal - still remains the home of today’s maharaja.  The Observatory of Jaipur is inscribed on the World Heritage List as "an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period". Within it, the Jantar Mantar is a collection of massive astronomical instruments, built of local stone and marble. Each instrument carries an astronomical scale marked on the marble inner lining, and bronze tablets were also employed.  Built in 1799, the whimsical Hawa Mahal - Palace of Winds - which adjoins the Palace has become quite the city icon, with its ornate facade in pale pink, tiered baroque like build, projecting ‘jharokha’ windows and balconies with perforated screens. These were designed so that the mysterious veiled ladies of the harem could look down upon the colourful and bustling bazaars below, remaining hidden themselves. Overlooking busy streets, it offers great views of the city.

Accommodation: Jai Mahal Palace (5*)
Amber Fort Interior Courtyard
Amber Fort Interior Courtyard

Day 5: Jaipur - Agra

Relax on your transfer from Jaipur to Agra in a private vehicle with driver. On the way, you will visit the ancient ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. This area was built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, and was known as the "City of Victory", and the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples boasts uniform architectural style, which includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.

Accommodation: ITC Mughal (5*)

Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture, the property boasts the 'Khwab Mahal' wing - Palace of Dreams. The opulent rooms and suites that resemble Miniature Palaces recreate a paradise for the contemporary Mogul- full of splendor and perfection which was the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
ITC Mughal
ITC Mughal

Day 6: Agra - Delhi

Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a private tour of Taj Mahal, the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble. This great monument of red sandstone dominating a bend in the river Yamuna, two kilometers northwest of Taj Mahal was constructed by the Mughals during 1565-1571.

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Delhi. The drive takes approximately 4 hours.

Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity (5*)

The unmatched JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity offers world class guestrooms and 5 star amenities. Each space in the hotel accommodation features an aesthetically pleasing design, high-speed Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TVs and exclusive concessions for a relaxing escape. Indulge the senses at Quan Spa, embodying a true oasis with intriguing décor and a tranquil atmosphere. Maintain health goals at the hotel in New Delhi, India, with access to the heated outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. Indulge in the restaurant with a delicious dish prepared by the chefs. The JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity will truly make guests stay pleasant and memorable.

Agra Fort
Agra Fort
JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity
JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity

Day 7: Delhi - Kathmandu

Relax and enjoy an airport transfer in a private vehicle, with driver, and English-speaking assistant.

Enjoy your flight from Delhi to Kathmandu. The flight duration is approximately 90 mins.

For your added comfort, your English Speaking Assistant will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your assistant will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your English Speaking Assistant for a transfer between the city center and the airport with a private driver and vehicle. 

Bhaktapur is world renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture and indigenous lifestyle. The ancient city is 14 km from Kathmandu and is also variously known as the "City of Culture", the "Living Heritage" and "Nepal’s Cultural Gem". Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square is the gem not only of Bhaktapur, but also of the entire nation. The most fascinating structure here are the world-renowned 55 Window Palace, Golden Gate, Big Bell, Siddhi Laxmi Temple, Shiva Temple.

Pashupatinath literally means ‘the god of all animals’ and is one of the Avatars of Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is not only the holiest Hindu pilgrimage in Nepal but also one of the holiest destinations in the entire world. Situated 5 km east of Kathmandu on the banks of sacred Bagmati River, lies the temple of Lord Shiva Pashupati Nath, with its two tiered golden roof and silver doors.

The stupa of Budhanath lies 8 KM east of Kathmandu. On this colossal and ancient stupa, one of the biggest in the world, are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels.

Accommodation: Dwarika`s Heritage Hotel (5*)

This landmark boutique hotel is made from terra cotta and intricately carved wood and is considered one of the most outstanding hotels in Nepal. The Dwarika Hotel is just a 10-minute drive away from the city of Kathmandu. It is also close to the Royal Golf Course in Kathmandu Valley. Guests can explore the nearby bazaars, as well as the Tibetan Handicraft Center, Swayambhunath Temple, and the temples and pagodas of Patan. The restaurant serves a 22-course Newari feast, and also has Friday night barbecues. With its unique and intricate beauty, the romantic five-star hotel is ideal for anyone who wants to experience Nepal’s rich and artistic atmosphere.

Kathmandu Stupa
Kathmandu Stupa
Dwarika Hotel
Dwarika Hotel

Day 8: Kathmandu

Experience the most cost effective and popular flight for experiencing the Himalayan range to Mount Everest from Kathmandu. This is an hour flight of breath taking views of scenic beauty of the mighty mountains. The Everest flight is a sparkling clear journey across the world’s highest peaks including Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak (8848 meters) and other ranges of Himalayas – Gauri Shankar (7134 meters) Nuptse (7855 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Amadablam (6812 meters), Chamlang (7319 meters), Makalu (8463 meters) and Cho Oyu (8201 meters) to name a few including the Roof of the World the Tibetan Plateau.

IMPORTANT: For safety, the flight does not fly at a very close distance to Mount Everest. The flight flies away from 5 nautical miles. This is carried out for all other operating airlines and helicopters. The clarity of Mount Everest depends on the visibility of the flying moment.

Visit Patan's museum which exhibits cover a long span of Nepal's cultural history and some rare objects are among its treasures. They belong both to Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Most of the exhibits have been cast in bronzes and have Gilt Copper repose work, for which Patan is famous.The golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhunath stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all those who ascend the worn stone steps. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and is at the source of the Valley's mythical beginning.

Accommodation: Dwarika`s Heritage Hotel (5*)
Mt. Everest
Mt. Everest
Patan Museum
Patan Museum

Day 9: Kathmandu

This trip is ideal for easy going and luxurious travelers who want to travel in the lowlands of Nepal, whilst experiencing the excitement of river rafting. The Trishuli River is one the closest waterways near to the city of Kathmandu and passing roadways, and as such has become the most rafted river in Nepal. The rapids along this route are fairly small, with the exception of a few of grade 3 swells. This rafting trip starts at around 9.30 and stops at noon or so for lunch. Your lunch is a dry picnic style meal with drinking water provided and purified by iodine or boiling, all day long. After lunch, there will be 2 or 3 hours of time allotted to enjoy more rafting. It has only been recently that the roar of Nepal’s mighty rivers has fallen upon public ears. The immense vertical drop between glaciers high in the Himalaya and the flood plains of the low-land terrain region makes for some of the best and most scenic white-water runs on earth.

Accommodation: Dwarika`s Heritage Hotel (5*)
Trisuli River Rafting
Trisuli River Rafting

Day 10: Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu

Meet your English Speaking Assistant for a transfer between the city center and the airport with a private driver and vehicle. 

Enjoy your flight from Kathmandu to Paro today. The flight duration is approximately two hours.

Upon arrival in Paro, you will be required to present two passport photos to the immigration official for your Bhutan visa (included), which will be stamped into your passport. Once you pass through customs your guide and driver will be waiting for you.

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

You will be met on arrival at Paro airport by our local guide. Once you have completed all airport formalities, you will begin your drive toward Thimphu. This is a scenic journey and takes roughly 1.5 hours. On arrival in Bhutan's modern capital, you will check in at your hotel.

Visit the Changangkha Lhakhang, built in the 12th century, this is the oldest temple in Thimphu. It is hovering over a ridge above Thimphu, near Motithang. Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo who hailed from Tibet chose this site to build this Lhakhang. The Lhakhang houses Chenrizig, an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation of Avolokitesawara. The prayer books in this Lhakhang are larger than the usual Buddhist texts. You can purchase some of the world’s most beautiful postage stamps, collector’s items and postcards at face value from the general post office, and you will also see the Bhutan National Bank. Next head to a local arts and crafts school, to visit with some local children, and then carry on to the Traditional Medicine Institute where ancient healing arts are still practiced. Finally, visit the Motithang Takin Preserve, which is a local wildlife reserve. Later, if time permits, take a stroll through the main streets to see the interesting Himalayan artifacts and textiles that make Bhutan famous.

Accommodation: Taj Tashi (5*)

Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi is a gateway to a land steeped in mythology and magic. The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old world’s last remaining strongholds, as yet unspoilt by civilization. In the charmed isolation of the Himalayan heights, Bhutan’s ancient and alluring ways of Mahayana Buddhism continue on richly intact to this day, and permeate every aspect of Bhutanese life and art. In keeping with the enchanting surrounds, the hotel is a blend of Bhutan’s Dzong architecture and modern design. Adorned with classical hand-drawn Buddhist murals, its 66 elegant guestrooms afford guests striking highlights of the region’s art and colour, along with breathtaking views of the mountains that rise above the Thimphu valley.

Thimphu
Thimphu
Taj Tashi, Thimphu
Taj Tashi, Thimphu

Day 11: Thimphu

After breakfast begin your day of sightseeing with a visit to the weekend market to see local people selling and purchasing their staples. The market also has a few souvenir shops for visitors. Then embark on a drive 12 km north of Thimphu where you will participate in an hour long hike to Cheri Monastery. There will be enough time for individual contemplation, journaling, meditating, etc while visiting the monastery. Later, drive back to the hotel or to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon observe traditional paper making from Daphnia and Edgeworthia shrub, and have a chance to purchase some beautiful writing sets from the factory. Next, visit the Handicraft Bazaar, a new project initiated by the Government that promotes locally produced handicrafts. Buy stunning kiras which can be used as bed covers or wall decoration, jewelry and much more.  Finally, visit Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honor the memory of Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, popularly known as the Father of Modern Bhutan. A multi-storied Stupa will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism. Finish up back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Taj Tashi (5*)
Memorial Chorten
Memorial Chorten

Day 12: Thimphu - Paro

This morning, set off for Paro after an early breakfast and en route visit Semtokha Dzong, “the place of profound tantric teaching”, which stands on a hill a few kilometers out of town. On arrival in Paro, check in at your hotel.

After lunch today, you will visit Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower, which now houses Bhutan’s National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore, such as the legend of the four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount Sumeru and other cosmic mandalas. Along the way you will also see the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of 108 temples built in the Himalayas by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. In the evening visit a traditional farmhouse for an opportunity to interact with a local family and gain insight into the local lifestyle and cultures.

Accommodation: Nak-Sel (4.5*)

Naksel, a community-based project that is eco friendly and Energy Saver efficient, blends the heritage of traditional Bhutanese architecture and the comfort of modern amenities. Elaborate hand-carved pillars and beautiful stonework exemplify the essence of Bhutan while tapered mud-brick walls provide insulation and restful silence.

Paro
Paro
Nak-Sel
Nak-Sel

Day 13: Paro

Today you will embark on an excursion to view the spectacular and famous Taktsang monastery. The trail to the monastery climbs through beautiful pine forest with many trees festooned with Spanish moss and the occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. The hike will take you past a small cafeteria if a break is needed.  Built in 1600’s, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. It is believed that, in the 8th century Guru Rimpoche, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tigress to subdue a demon. Guru Rimpoche is believed to have meditated here for three months and this place is considered as a ‘Mecca’ for Buddhists. Lunch will be served at the cafeteria. After the hike, you will visit Dungtse Lhakhang. The uniqueness of this temple lies in the fact that it is in the form of a chorten, one of the very few that exists in Bhutan. The lhakhang was built in 1421 by the famous Tibetan lama, Thongten Gyelpo (1385-1465) who was also known as Changzampa or the builder of iron bridges. It is believed that a demoness was terrorizing the Paro valley and the very hill that the temple is built on turned out to be the demoness’s head. So he built a chorten shaped temple over the demoness’s head or the hills to overpower her, as chortens most of the time play the part of a nail that immobilizes a demon. This evening, once back to your hotel, you can take a leisurely guided walk of the town of Paro.

Accommodation: Nak-Sel (4.5*)
Taktsang Monestery
Taktsang Monestery

Day 14: Paro - Delhi

Your guide will escort you to the airport for departure from Paro.

Fly today from Paro to Delhi. Approximate flight time 2.5 hours.

Relax and enjoy an airport transfer in a private vehicle, with driver, and English-speaking assistant.

Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity (5*)

Day 15: Delhi

Relax and enjoy an airport transfer in a private vehicle, with driver, and English-speaking assistant.

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Taj Palace (City Center) (5*): Delhi

Quite like a gracious hostess epitomizing the elements of an exquisite art; Taj Palace effortlessly wears the mantle of being one of the finest hotels in New Delhi. Commanding 6 plush acres of New Delhi’s prestigious diplomatic enclave, Taj Palace is the favored destination of distinguished world travelers, head of states and international conferences. Located in the very heart of the Indian capital, the location and unrivalled service are quintessentially Taj. The hotel is only a few minutes’ drive from both the airport and the city center and is near to most of the embassies in New Delhi.

Taj Palace
Taj Palace

Jai Mahal Palace (5*): Jaipur

The Jai Mahal Palace is set amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped Moghul gardens, and dates back to 1745 A.D. A masterpiece in the Indo Saracenic style of architecture, it blends spotlight-grabbing opulence with tantalizing comforts that transport guests to a world of Rajasthan magnificence. It is located downtown, close to the main shopping center and historical monuments.

Jai Mahal Palace
Jai Mahal Palace

ITC Mughal (5*): Agra

Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture, the property boasts the 'Khwab Mahal' wing - Palace of Dreams. The opulent rooms and suites that resemble Miniature Palaces recreate a paradise for the contemporary Mogul- full of splendor and perfection which was the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty.

ITC Mughal
ITC Mughal

JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity (5*): Delhi

The unmatched JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity offers world class guestrooms and 5 star amenities. Each space in the hotel accommodation features an aesthetically pleasing design, high-speed Internet access, 40-inch flat-screen TVs and exclusive concessions for a relaxing escape. Indulge the senses at Quan Spa, embodying a true oasis with intriguing décor and a tranquil atmosphere. Maintain health goals at the hotel in New Delhi, India, with access to the heated outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. Indulge in the restaurant with a delicious dish prepared by the chefs. The JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity will truly make guests stay pleasant and memorable.

JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity
JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity

Dwarika`s Heritage Hotel (5*): Kathmandu

This landmark boutique hotel is made from terra cotta and intricately carved wood and is considered one of the most outstanding hotels in Nepal. The Dwarika Hotel is just a 10-minute drive away from the city of Kathmandu. It is also close to the Royal Golf Course in Kathmandu Valley. Guests can explore the nearby bazaars, as well as the Tibetan Handicraft Center, Swayambhunath Temple, and the temples and pagodas of Patan. The restaurant serves a 22-course Newari feast, and also has Friday night barbecues. With its unique and intricate beauty, the romantic five-star hotel is ideal for anyone who wants to experience Nepal’s rich and artistic atmosphere.

Dwarika Hotel
Dwarika Hotel

Taj Tashi (5*): Thimphu

Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi is a gateway to a land steeped in mythology and magic. The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old world’s last remaining strongholds, as yet unspoilt by civilization. In the charmed isolation of the Himalayan heights, Bhutan’s ancient and alluring ways of Mahayana Buddhism continue on richly intact to this day, and permeate every aspect of Bhutanese life and art. In keeping with the enchanting surrounds, the hotel is a blend of Bhutan’s Dzong architecture and modern design. Adorned with classical hand-drawn Buddhist murals, its 66 elegant guestrooms afford guests striking highlights of the region’s art and colour, along with breathtaking views of the mountains that rise above the Thimphu valley.

Taj Tashi, Thimphu
Taj Tashi, Thimphu
Bedroom
Bedroom

Nak-Sel (4.5*): Paro

Naksel, a community-based project that is eco friendly and Energy Saver efficient, blends the heritage of traditional Bhutanese architecture and the comfort of modern amenities. Elaborate hand-carved pillars and beautiful stonework exemplify the essence of Bhutan while tapered mud-brick walls provide insulation and restful silence.

Nak-Sel
Nak-Sel
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  • Richard B. — July 15, 2016 — India & Area

    Guides and especially drivers were very good, indeed.

  • Alicia H. — June 30, 2016 — India & Area

    Each of my guides was absolutely wonderful, making a whirlwind tour feel well-paced and meaningful as well as providing interesting historical/cultural insights and offering excellent shopping and restaurant recommendations. In particular, Sanjil made sure I got all of the best photo angles of the Taj Mahal. Vivek was an amazing story-teller who went above and beyond to make Udaipur come alive, and Indrajeet was an excellent teacher of India's many religions and cultural traditions. The Oberoi hotels were unbelievable; I have never stayed in more luxurious accommodations or experienced more attentive service! This tour was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • William C. — May 19, 2016 — India & Area

    Mahipal, our driver for 10 days, was absolutely excellent. My wife has had 3 previous neck surgeries, and cannot ride in a bumpy vehicle. Mahipal was careful to make our travel as smooth as humanly possible. Thank you! Sunita Singh was excellent in arranging everything we needed, as well as our driver.

  • Sherri W. — May 18, 2016 — India & Area

    The choice of hotels and the guides selected for each city were very knowledgeable. We especially liked Rotan in Jodhpur, Gowinda in Jaipur, Iqbal in Agra and Mr Satya Gupta in Deli. They were all very patient, humorous, and happened to be willing photographers. They even made restaurant suggestions for local places outside the hotel. Great versatility. Our driver, Mr. Ronnert Singh, navigated those tough Indian roads safely and flawlessly. We've taken a few tours but quite frankly Kensington was one of the best.

  • James H. — May 18, 2016 — India & Area

    The pacing was well thought out. It's about as easy as you will ever do, i think, touring for a month in India. The Oberoi Hotels were uniformly excellent.

  • Diana D. — May 12, 2016 — India & Area

    Just arrived back from a spectacular 13-day visit to Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. Sunita Singh of Kensington put together a perfect itinerary to give us a taste of Indian sights, sounds, people and culture and the hotel bookings exceeded our expectations. Everywhere we went we were met by the local Kensington representatives, who more than handled any request we came up with. We felt well cared for throughout the trip. The local guides selected by the local Kensington representatives were knowledgeable about their home city and they were very flexible and accommodating in seeking to make the trip special. Since we were driven in a private van from Udaipur to Jodhpur to Jaipur to Agra and back to Delhi, we could not have been in better hands. Our driver was spectacular. The trip was a success and we could not be happier. Thank you Kensington for a very special trip.

  • Shane V. — May 12, 2016 — India & Area

    Kensington Tours prepared an excellent Grand Tour of India for me prior to the wedding of my friends in Hyderabad. I certainly had a greater knowledge of the people and cultures by the time I arrived there. Your representatives met me at the airports or hotels and made sure that the guide and driver support was continuous. A professional organization with outstanding results. And, we even saw the elusive tigers in Ranthambore National Park! Thank you!

  • Preston W. — May 12, 2016 — India & Area

    What a wonderful journey, Dr. Ajay Singh was a delightful, his knowledge was fantastic. Mahendra Sharma was the same too. Fun to be around and travel with. The rest of the guides Vineet Goyal and Dolly were very good too.

  • Colleen M. — May 18, 2016 — India & Area

    A wonderful itinerary, incorporating sites I did not request and was not familiar with, but which were outstanding and exactly what we wanted. Clearly Sunita Singh understood what we wanted and she applied her knowledge and experience to planning our trip. The accommodations were an adventure in themselves. All our guides and drivers were first class. But I would like to especially commend our guide and hotel in Kathmandu. They were unparalleled in excellence. Thank you so much.

  • Albert L. — May 18, 2016 — India & Area

    Absolutely a wonderful trip. The itinerary planned by Kensington was comprehensive and it gave us the feeling that we had really experienced many areas of India in only a few weeks. The planning was meticulous and the accommodations were first rate.The guides were knowledgeable, courteous and most helpful in all situations.Travel in India was well planned and since Kensington responded to the conditions of the local areas, there was a good balance between activity and rest. This was our second trip with Kensington and we recommend them with enthusiasm for a trip of a lifetime.

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