India Explorer

10 days from $3,165 pp*
  • Visit the Taj Mahal and Jaipur’s Amber Fort.
  • Float down the Ganges in a private boat before dawn in Varanasi.
  • Take a rickshaw ride through the Old Town in Delhi.
  • Private transfers and tours throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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There’s only so much you can see and do in a vast and culturally diverse, country such as India in a short period of time. On this trip, first-time travelers to India can experience the amazing sights offered by the three cities that are known as India’s classic triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The additional highlight is Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, and the oldest in India itself. To say that it is drenched in history and spirituality is, probably, an understatement.

Start your trip in Delhi, where tradition and modernity live happily side by side. The heart of Old Delhi is a 400-year old tangle of lanes with colorful bazaars, complemented by vibrant temples, the towering minaret of Qutab Minar, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Red Fort. The Taj Mahal, a magnificent example of Mughal architecture, crafted entirely from white marble, represents an image known to, virtually, anyone who ever dreamed of traveling to India. En route to Jaipur, we stop at Fatehpur Sikri, described as a ghost town, but its architectural grandeur reminds you that it was once the imperial capital of the Mughal dynasty. A tour through Jaipur reveals an impressively large and varied display of colors. Admire the striking mix of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture of the City Palace and let your private guide explain the fascinating precision of the giant sundial next door at the 'The Observatory'. The number one attraction, of course, is the Amber Fort, a breathtaking construction of red sandstone and marble.
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Varanasi promises something a little different. It is one of the holiest places in all of India and takes you on a genuine spiritual journey. Keep an open mind and appreciate the connection people have with the Ganges. Hindus believe that taking a dip in the holy river will wash their sins away, and that to die in Varanasi – and be cremated by the banks of the Ganges - will liberate them from the cycle of death and rebirth. Taking a boat ride along the holy river at sunrise when the whole place is bathed in a magical dewy glow, you can see a fascinating variety of activities being played out along the river bank: people taking a dip fully-clothed, others doing laundry by banging clothes and bedsheets on the stone stairs, holy men sitting on a rock in deep meditation, hawkers plying their trade and boatmen enticing potential customers onto one of their boats. The scenery along the ghats – the stone stairs leading down to the water – is astonishing. It's one of the most amazing experiences you might have on this trip.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Delhi
    Delhi
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
  • Day 2 Delhi
    Delhi
    • Private Tour - Full Day Old & New Delhi Tour - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 3 Delhi to Jaipur
    Delhi to Jaipur
    • Private Transfer - Delhi - Jaipur [(5.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Bazaars, Cuisine and Crafts of Old Jaipur (2.5hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Jaipur
    Jaipur
    • Private Tour - Amber Fort, City Palace, Observatory & Hawa Mahal (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 5 Jaipur to Agra
    Jaipur to Agra
    • Private Transfer - Jaipur - Agra [Via Fatehpur Sikri (5 - 6 hours)] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 Agra
    Agra
    • Private Tour - Taj Mahal & Agra Fort - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Delhi to Agra to Varanasi
    Delhi to Agra to Varanasi
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
    • Private Transfer - Agra - Delhi [(4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Delhi - Varanasi [(1.5 hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Ganges Ghats Evening Aarti Ceremony - Boat/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Varanasi
    Varanasi
    • Private Tour - Half Day: Varanasi on Foot - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Visit to Manikarnika Ghat - Rituals of Death (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Varanasi to Delhi
    Varanasi to Delhi
    • Private Tour - Ganges Boat Ride - Boat Ride/Guide
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Varanasi - Delhi [(1.5 hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
  • Day 10 Delhi
    Delhi
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
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Day 1: Delhi

For your added comfort, an English-speaking airport representative will be waiting for you outside the customs area for you with a sign with your name on it for your added comfort on arrival. The representative will help you meet up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Le Meridien (City Center) (5*)

Through the lenses of art, design, fashion, and cuisine, Le Méridien New Delhi creates an ambience that encourages guests to embark on journeys of discovery. The hotel is situated two kilometers from Rashtrapati Bhawan, the home of the President of India; the Presidential Palace; Parliament House; and the commercial hub of Connaught Place. A great location, set amidst the most alluring shopping and entertainment districts in New Delhi. approximately 30 minutes away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport  and five minutes from the New Delhi railway station.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Qutab Minar, Delhi
Qutab Minar, Delhi
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Le Meridien
Le Meridien

Day 2: Delhi

The contrasts between Old and New Delhi are striking – Old Delhi boasts spectacular UNESCO World Heritage monuments and holy sites, whereas New Delhi was designed in a typically British colonial style, with manicured tree-lined avenues and colonial bungalows. Meet with your private guide and driver to spend the day exploring the contrasts between the two sides of the city, and an overall orientation of the city’s finest sites. Start with the Laxminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi, and the first large-scale Hindu Temple built in Delhi. Drive past the impressive India Gate, a famous 137-foot-high War Memorial Arch that is reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Red Fort, the captivating historic fort that served as the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years. It was constructed as the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s new capital, Shahjahanabad when he moved his capital from Agra to bring prestige to his reign. The sprawling fort is 1.5 miles long and ranges in height from 60 to 110 feet. The architecture bears a resemblance to Agra Fort. Next, visit Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world at 239 feet in height. The minaret is surrounded by many buildings that are fine examples of Indian artwork dating back to 1193 and forms the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Humayun’s Tomb, a complex of Mughal-style buildings dating to the Slave Dynasty of 1268-1287 AD. The complex is the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India, and the mausoleum is built in a similar style as the Taj Mahal in Agra. At the end of the day, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Le Meridien (City Center) (5*)
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's Tomb

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

Meet your private driver and settle in for a transfer from Delhi to Jaipur. Approximate drive time is 5.5 hours.

The creative energy and ingenuity of Jaipur have long been a drawing point of the city, a lasting legacy of skilled craftspeople and artisans. From the founding of the city in 1727, the royal families and nobles of Jaipur have patronized the craft capital of India, and through their sphere of influence, many valuable and highly prized items can still be found. Using skills passed down through generations, artisans and master craftsmen can be seen in the areas of Ghat Darwaza and Vishveshwar ji. Starting in front of the iconic Palace of the Winds, set out on foot with your private guide and spend a colorful evening walking through the city’s bazaars, mingling and chatting with store vendors and locals alike, and sampling some of the region’s notable culinary favorites. Taste pakoras, aloo tiki, samosas and ladoo from a selection of the city’s most popular street food vendors that have been carefully vetted for quality and hygiene standards. Stroll along and poke your head into local artisans’ workshops to observe the painstakingly careful craftsmanship of jewelers and silversmiths, gold painters and tie-dying experts. At the end the 2.5-hour walk through the bazaars, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Samode Haveli (Heritage) (4*)

Unexpected and charming, Samode Haveli is a self-contained, intimate, heritage hotel, hidden deep in the folds of the busy streets of old Jaipur. A nobleman's urban abode restored to perfection, the Haveli emerges, as if from nowhere at the end of a narrow lane - an oasis of serenity in the depths of the lively city. Whenever you come to visit the treasures of Jaipur, this is the hotel you will want to make your home. As a quintessential Indo-Saracenic regal residence, Samode Haveli is seeped in history and tradition, and yet offers its guests contemporary luxuries and the impeccable hospitality and courtesy that are the signature style of the Samode group of hotels.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Colorful Bangles at the Local Market
Colorful Bangles at the Local Market

Day 4: Jaipur

Meet your private guide and driver at your hotel, and spend the day exploring some of Jaipur’s iconic monuments. Begin the day with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the magnificent hilltop Amber Fort, also known as the Amer Fort. Originally established in 1592, Maharaja Man Singh I created the imposing citadel on the remains of an earlier 11th-century Jaigarh Fort, and it remained under the control of Kachhawaha rulers until they moved their capital to nearby Jaipur in 1727.

From here, continue to the City Palace, a breathtaking 18th-century royal residence to the rulers of Jaipur. Wander through the sprawling complex and visit areas that have been converted to a museum illustrating the harmony of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Part of the palace, Chandra Mahal, is the home of the current Maharaja and is off-limits.

After the palace, continue to the adjacent Observatory of Jaipur, known as Jantar Mantar. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest sundial. The massive astronomical instruments were built from local stone and marble and is a monument to 18th-century architectural innovations during the Mughal period. End with a visit to the red and pink sandstone Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds. Jaipur’s iconic monument sits adjacent to the opulent City Palace and is adorned in an ornate pale pink façade with a tiered baroque-like build.  The original design was intended to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and public festivals in the streets below without being seen, in observance of the strict rules of “purdah”, which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings. The 953 small windows called “jharokhas” are decorated with intricate latticework and offer spectacular views of the city. At the end of the day, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Samode Haveli (Heritage) (4*)
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar

Day 5: Jaipur - Agra

Meet your driver and settle in for a private transfer from Jaipur to Agra, with a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned ghost city, along the way. Meet with a local guide in Fatehpur Sikri to explore the ruins. Constructed during the second half of the 16th-century by Emperor Akbar, the "City of Victory" served as the capital of the Mughal Empire for approximately 14 years, until the capital was moved to Punjab and the city was later abandoned. The well-preserved complex of monuments and temples reflects the Hindu and Muslim architectural styles of the time, and houses one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. After your visit to the abandoned city, continue by private vehicle to Agra. Approximate travel time is 5-6 hours including touring. 

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Agra (4*)

Positioned within walking distance of the Taj Mahal, the Radisson Blu Hotel Agra boasts an ideal location for travelers. The hotel is 35 minutes from Kheria Airport, 15 minutes from the railway station and three hours from New Delhi, making it easy to explore all that this beautiful area has to offer. Guests enjoy everything from flat-screen televisions to complimentary high-speed, wireless internet access at the hotel. With on-site dining and leisure services such as an on-site spa, the Radisson Blu Hotel Agra has everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Day 6: Agra

A stunning monument to love, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Taj Mahal has captivated the hearts and minds of travelers for centuries. Meet your private guide and driver for a private tour of this exquisite example Mughal architecture, crafted entirely out of white marble. Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who passed away during childbirth, the iconic mausoleum rises above a well-manicured garden. The inside of the Taj Mahal is equally stunning, with elaborate inlay work comprised of precious and semi-precious stones.

After your leisurely exploration of this New 7 Wonders of the World, continue by car to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, a red sandstone fort built on a bend of the Yamuna river. The Mughal Dynasty fort served as the main residence of the emperors until the capital was shifted to Delhi, and is an impressive monument with a rich architectural history. Emperor Shah Jahan was once imprisoned inside of Agra Fort, and the tower of his imprisonment offers views of the Taj Mahal in the distance. At the end of the visit, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Agra (4*)
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Agra Fort
Agra Fort

Day 7: Delhi - Agra - Varanasi

Meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

Meet your driver and settle in for a private transfer from Agra to Delhi. Approximate driving time is 4 hours.

Board a flight with direct service from Delhi to Varanasi. Approximate flight duration is 1.5 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English-speaking assistant.

The Aarti Ceremony is a devotional Hindu ritual performed at dusk on the banks of the Ganges, using fire as an offering to, the affectionately referenced, Maa Ganga, goddess of the holiest river in India. Varanasi, also known as Benares and Kashi (City of Life), is one of the three holy cities - Rishikesh and Haridwar are the other two - where this event happens every day. Usually, a small oil lamp made of clay adorned with a candle and flowers is lit and floated down the river. It's a beautiful sight that takes place every sunset at the holy Dasaswamedh Ghat. Young Hindu priests, all draped in saffron-colored robes, perform the highly choreographed ritual on an elevated stage facing the river. Clouds of incense fill the air, while priests chant and wave incense sticks in elaborate patterns or circle large flaming lamps that create a magnificent spectacle of colors against the darkened sky.

The ritual lasts a little less than an hour, after which your private guide takes you to a waiting boat and boatman to experience Varanasi’s night views as observed from the river. The most important and, a potentially unsettling one, is to see the burning funeral pyres you encounter on the way. You can witness cremations as your boat floats gently past, revealing a ritual that is memorable in its rawness, simplicity, and completeness. It is helpful to hear your guide explain the Hindu believe that if a deceased’s ashes are laid to rest in the Ganges at Varanasi, it allows their soul to be transported to heaven and thus escape the cycle of rebirth. A tour with an intriguing close-up view of a quintessential Varanasi experience.

Accommodation: Taj Ganges

The Taj Ganges is set amidst 40 acres of lush green gardens, just 21 kms (45 mins drive) from the airport. The hotel is the veritable haven of peace and tranquility in this crowded, ancient temple city. The hotel is 6 kms away from the city center or the commercial hub of Varanasi, also commonly known as The Chowk. The hotel is constructed in the holy Swastik shape (The Swastika is an ancient symbol which re-presents good fortune and blessing). Taj Gateway offers recently renovated & refurbished world-class contemporary rooms & suites with choice of views ranging from the lush green gardens or the swimming pool. The hotel has 130 rooms divided in four categories - Standard Rooms, Executive Rooms, Executive Suites and Deluxe Suites.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Aarti Ceremony Lamps
Aarti Ceremony Lamps
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Varanasi
Varanasi

Day 8: Varanasi

The story of Varanasi and its full flavor should be experienced in different ways. A boat ride on the Ganges before dawn is a must, but so is a walking tour around the city. Varanasi is one of the holiest places in all of India and takes you on a genuine spiritual journey. Keep an open mind to appreciate the connection people have with the Ganges. Hindus believe that taking a dip in the holy river will wash away their sins, and that to die in Varanasi - and be cremated by the banks of the Ganges - will liberate them from the cycle of death and rebirth. As a result, the ghats, those stone steps leading down to the river bank against a fascinating background of majestic palaces, exquisite temples, and shrines, are an incredibly important part of all that is Varanasi, many named after a different deity and specific ceremonies. Manikarnika Ghat, for example, is famous for its daily cremations while Hanuman Ghat is devoted to Hanuman, the Monkey God. But there is also a bustling and intriguing life unfolding when you step into the narrow, sometimes puzzling, alleys with vegetable vendors, spice merchants and many other trades sharing tight, but colourful spaces that suddenly open up to an old marketplace, past the odd temple or shrine and, quite frequently, a curious cow or bull. The cultural and religious diversity on display is astonishing, including the Bengali Tola, settled by people from Bengal and a place where you can see washer men wash and lay out clothes to dry. Your private guide, usually, leaves the historic ritual bathing site called Dashaswamedh to the end, a perfect way to conclude this walking tour.

"One can survive everything nowadays, except death." In India dying is accepted as a part of life, and when one dies, there are a multitude of rituals and ceremonies that need to be performed. This experience takes you to the Manikarnika Ghat to take a look at the various death rituals passage that the Hindus perform. Hindus, who carry out a myriad of rituals in their lifetime, believe that humans are reborn according to their karma and hence, perform many death rituals to ensure that the soul rests in peace. You may wonder why Hindus burn or cremate the body instead of burying it. The answer lies in the belief. Here, your tour guide will introduce you to the history and mythology associated with this Ghat. You will get to understand the rites and see the inner workings of this unique place. This experience is expected to last approximately 4 hours including travel time.

Accommodation: Taj Ganges
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Varanasi and the Ganges
Varanasi and the Ganges
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Puja Offering
Puja Offering

Day 9: Varanasi - Delhi

Mark Twain once said this about Varanasi "Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together." A tiny glimpse of what he was talking about can be gleaned from a boat ride on the river at dawn, one of the things that everybody should do here. Hindus believe in a cyclical life cycle and, as a result, birth and death dominate the rituals of daily life, especially in Varanasi. The city’s physical layout reinforces this belief. The entire city sits west of the Ganges, the side of the setting sun, but faces east, the side of the rising sun. Strong symbolism for the city’s association with death, because of its reputation as the Hindu cremation center, as well as rebirth and new life.

Plan for an early start of your private tour just before dawn, and let your guide take you to the river to meet your boat and boatman. At sunrise, travelling in the east-facing direction offers orange and honey-hued views that are quite magical. As you slowly journey past them, the stone steps known as ghats that line the Ganges, begin to fill up with people and you can observe an amazing variety of activities. Descending from the city down the riverbank, these ghats - there's almost a hundred of them - were built to allow people easy access to the river during both the wet and dry seasons. Every morning, hundreds of people splash around or take a holy dip by submerging themselves three times in a row to wash away their sins. But that's just one aspect of daily life unfolding in front of you. The Ganges takes care of laundry too, clothes and bedsheets being banged on the rocks and hung out to dry on make-shift washing lines. People wade into the water fully clothed, women in their bright saris, while saffron-clad holy men sit on rocks meditating or practicing yoga. Buffaloes, cows and dogs all make an appearance on the steps to drink, and take a dip, hawkers ply their trade, while boatmen are walking up and down to entice people for a ride on the water. Seen from your boat, it is an explosion of colours the likes of which you will have rarely seen. Many other rowing boats are soon traveling in either direction, breaking up the sun’s golden reflection in the water. Coupled with all the colourful sights and rituals, an early morning on the holy river feels truly magical and spiritual. 

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English-speaking assistant.

Board a flight with direct service from Varanasi to Delhi. Approximate flight duration is 1.5 hours.

Meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport (4*)

The Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport is located four kilometers from Delhi Airport and adjacent to the Aerocity metro station. The hotel is ideal for business, leisure and transit travelers. There is a variety of dining and leisure options to make guests stay comfortable, including dining outlets, 24-hour room service, free Internet access, contemporary rooms and leisure facilities. The guestrooms are quiet and peaceful for a sound sleep experience.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mystic Rowing Boat on the Holy Ganges River
Mystic Rowing Boat on the Holy Ganges River
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport

Day 10: Delhi

Meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Le Meridien (City Center) (5*): Delhi

Through the lenses of art, design, fashion, and cuisine, Le Méridien New Delhi creates an ambience that encourages guests to embark on journeys of discovery. The hotel is situated two kilometers from Rashtrapati Bhawan, the home of the President of India; the Presidential Palace; Parliament House; and the commercial hub of Connaught Place. A great location, set amidst the most alluring shopping and entertainment districts in New Delhi. approximately 30 minutes away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport  and five minutes from the New Delhi railway station.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Le Meridien
Le Meridien

Samode Haveli (Heritage) (4*): Jaipur

Unexpected and charming, Samode Haveli is a self-contained, intimate, heritage hotel, hidden deep in the folds of the busy streets of old Jaipur. A nobleman's urban abode restored to perfection, the Haveli emerges, as if from nowhere at the end of a narrow lane - an oasis of serenity in the depths of the lively city. Whenever you come to visit the treasures of Jaipur, this is the hotel you will want to make your home. As a quintessential Indo-Saracenic regal residence, Samode Haveli is seeped in history and tradition, and yet offers its guests contemporary luxuries and the impeccable hospitality and courtesy that are the signature style of the Samode group of hotels.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Samode Haveli
Samode Haveli

Radisson Blu Agra (4*): Agra

Positioned within walking distance of the Taj Mahal, the Radisson Blu Hotel Agra boasts an ideal location for travelers. The hotel is 35 minutes from Kheria Airport, 15 minutes from the railway station and three hours from New Delhi, making it easy to explore all that this beautiful area has to offer. Guests enjoy everything from flat-screen televisions to complimentary high-speed, wireless internet access at the hotel. With on-site dining and leisure services such as an on-site spa, the Radisson Blu Hotel Agra has everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Radisson Blu Agra
The Radisson Blu Agra

Taj Ganges : Varanasi

The Taj Ganges is set amidst 40 acres of lush green gardens, just 21 kms (45 mins drive) from the airport. The hotel is the veritable haven of peace and tranquility in this crowded, ancient temple city. The hotel is 6 kms away from the city center or the commercial hub of Varanasi, also commonly known as The Chowk. The hotel is constructed in the holy Swastik shape (The Swastika is an ancient symbol which re-presents good fortune and blessing). Taj Gateway offers recently renovated & refurbished world-class contemporary rooms & suites with choice of views ranging from the lush green gardens or the swimming pool. The hotel has 130 rooms divided in four categories - Standard Rooms, Executive Rooms, Executive Suites and Deluxe Suites.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Taj Gateway
The Taj Gateway
India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Taj Gateway Interior
Taj Gateway Interior

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport (4*): Delhi

The Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport is located four kilometers from Delhi Airport and adjacent to the Aerocity metro station. The hotel is ideal for business, leisure and transit travelers. There is a variety of dining and leisure options to make guests stay comfortable, including dining outlets, 24-hour room service, free Internet access, contemporary rooms and leisure facilities. The guestrooms are quiet and peaceful for a sound sleep experience.

India Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Joshua J. — April 09, 2018 — India & Area

    This is my third trip with Kensington, and as always, friendly, perfect and terrific from start to finish. The team is tremendous. I recommend Kensington constantly, and cant wait for my next adventure.

  • Sam B. — March 01, 2018 — India & Area

    Kensington helped everything run so smoothly and accommodated for desired changes. The drivers were so helpful and friendly.

  • Dennis P. — February 25, 2018 — India & Area

    This trip was one of my bucket list items. Kenny assisted in planning the trip and he was excellent, especially since I modified many things and had many questions. He was always responsive and helpful! He helped ensure I had the best time.

  • Marina P. — January 09, 2018 — India & Area

    Absolutely perfect adventure with Kensington! Jennifer helped us map out and plan a wonderful trip to India. Our guides and drivers were excellent!

  • Bonnie Carroll — August 14, 2017 — India & Area

    The trip was FABULOUS! We are now loyal Kensington converts - you took care of everything, and each day unfolded with new surprises and adventures! They were made aware (by Kensington??) that it was our shared birthday trip (my 60th!) and so each Oberoi really outdid themselves in doing special birthday celebrations! Wow, amazing! Just overwhelming!

  • Pamela L — August 22, 2017 — India & Area

    Everything was great, when we wanted to change something they were very good at doing so. I was more than satisfied. Thanks for a wonderful trip.

  • Bruce Rubin — August 14, 2017 — India & Area

    I loved working with Kenny and all the people at Kensington Tours. I loved how easily everything flowed during our journey. Your people were mostly wonderful with a few who simply showed up. We had a few hotel rooms that were less than perfect but in the case of Varanasi I mentioned my displeasure and the room was immediately changed. Many of the hotels were as luxurious as promised and the service was impeccable. We truly loved our trip and would happily use your services again and recommend them to our friends.

  • Renee Martin — August 14, 2017 — India & Area

    Really great experience! The quality and the individuality of how our tour was designed was perfect! Would definitely like to do another tour with Kensington!

  • 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!

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