India Explorer with Taj Hotels

10 days from $4,040 per person*
  • 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 luxurious accommodations from the Taj 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
    • Activity - 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 [6 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Bazaars, Cuisine and Crafts of Old Jaipur (2.5hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Jaipur
    Jaipur
    • Private Tour - Amber Fort, City Palace, Observatory & Hawa Mahal (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Jaipur to Agra
    Jaipur to Agra
    • Private Transfer - Jaipur - Agra [Via Fatehpur Sikri (5 - 6 hours)] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Agra
    Agra
    • Private Tour - Taj Mahal & Agra Fort - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • 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
    Taj Ganges (B) (Superior Room )
  • Day 8 Varanasi
    Varanasi
    • Private Tour - Half Day: Varanasi on Foot - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Visit to Manikarnika Ghat - Rituals of Death (2-3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Taj Ganges (B) (Superior Room )
  • 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 in the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it. 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: Taj Palace New 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.

India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Qutab Minar, Delhi
Qutab Minar, Delhi
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Taj Palace
Taj Palace

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 get an overall orientation of the city’s finest sites. Arrive in Old Delhi and drive past the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Red Fort. To truly experience the delightful chaos of the city, get on a cycle rickshaw for an exciting ride through its narrow lanes. The Old City walls wrap around Chandi Chowk, an ancient market that continues to thrive to this day. Take in the electrifying energy around you; expose your senses to the enticing colors and exotic scents of cardamom and allspice, and watch local men sip their tea at deliciously fragrant chai stands. A walk through Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest spice market, provides for unforgettable memories.

In the afternoon, drive past the impressive India Gate and the Secretariat Building on the way to Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world. The minaret is surrounded by a complex of buildings providing fine examples of Indian artwork dating back to the twelfth century, and it has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day with a visit to yet another UNESCO-recognized site, the Humayun’s Tomb. Explore this series of Mughal-style buildings, the first example of this type of architecture in India. At the end of the day, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Taj Palace New Delhi
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  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 six 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: Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace has been home to generations of royals. Built in 1835 Rambagh was converted into a palace in 1925 and became the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The ‘Jewel of Jaipur’ as it is fondly called, remained the home of the Jaipur royal family until 1957, when it was first converted into a luxury hotel by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. But it wasn’t until 1972 that Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces took over the reins. It is now the ‘jewel in the crown’ among the authentic palaces of the Taj in India. In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality, the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. The Rambagh Palace Hotel features on Conde Nast Traveller USA's Gold List 2012, as well as the 2012 T+L US Top 500 World's Best Hotels List, the Asia Category, with a score of 92.34, was the first runner up in the second edition of the T+L India's Best Awards 2013 in the category of Best Heritage Hotel, India and judged the #1 Luxury Hotel in India by Lonely Planet in 2012.

India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Colorful Bangles at the Local Market
Colorful Bangles at the Local Market
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar

Day 4: Jaipur

Following an early breakfast, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel and spend the day exploring some of Jaipur’s most iconic monuments. Begin the day with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the magnificent hilltop Amber Fort. The Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Maotha Lake. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the numerous mirrors, lighting up the entire room. Continue to Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds. The monument is adorned in an ornate pale pink facade 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.

Next, visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh ll in the 18th century. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest sundial. The massive astronomical instruments were built from local stone and marble and the monument pays homage to 18th-century architectural innovations during the Mughal period. 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. End your day with a private transfer back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Rambagh Palace
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal

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: Tajview Hotel

Gracious interiors, personalized service and the Tajview Hotel's unique style are complemented by Agra's glittering monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Set amidst six acres of landscaped gardens, this tranquil retreat is an ideal spot for a business or leisure stay, offering a magnificent view of The Taj Mahal from most rooms. The Tajview offers a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines, serving traditional and contemporary favorites. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's recreation activities including swimming pool, dart games and a fitness center.

India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  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: Tajview Hotel
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  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 (B) (Superior Room )

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 with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Aarti Ceremony Lamps
Aarti Ceremony Lamps
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Varanasi
Varanasi

Day 8: Varanasi

The story of Varanasi and its full flavor should be experienced in different ways. Varanasi is one of the holiest places in all of India and it takes you on a genuine spiritual journey. Today, explore this fascinating city on foot, accompanied by your expert private guide. Keep an open mind to appreciate the connection people have with the Ganges. Winding through the streets and popping out onto the riverside will give you an insider’s look at the symbiotic life of the riverside people of Varanasi. Eventually you will end up on Bengali Tola, the street of the Bengalis, visiting hidden Mother Goddess Kali shrines and the vistas of life along the riverside. The tour ends at the historic ritual bathing site called Dashaswamedh, the ten-horse sacrifice ghat. Bengalis have immigrated to Varanasi for hundreds of years and eventually a settlement of riverside priests and shopkeepers sprung up. They are immortalized in the Academy Award winning filmmaker Satyajit Rays Apu Sansar (The World of Apu). With few changes in these historic lanes over the years you too may slip into the world of Apu!

"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. If you chose to complete your experience in the daytime, you will get to participate in a small puja at the Sankata Devi Temple (the goddess of sorrows and a demon slayer). Depending on your preference and interest, today’s tour will last approximately 2-3 hours.

Accommodation: Taj Ganges (B) (Superior Room )
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Varanasi and the Ganges
Varanasi and the Ganges
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Puja Offering
Puja Offering

Day 9: Varanasi - Delhi

Mark Twain once described Varanasi as "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 experiences that every visitor to Varanasi should have. Early this morning, accompanied by your private guide, discover India’s spirituality from another perspective — by taking an unforgettable sunrise boat ride on the Ganges, floating past ghats as worshippers begin to appear on the banks. Varanasi's unique culture is associated with the river Ganges, where life and death intermingle. The living flock the ghats to pray with the belief that bathing in the waters of the sacred river would result in the remission of their sins, while the ashes of the dead are scattered in the water to break the cycle of reincarnation and let the soul rise to enlightenment.

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: Taj Mahal (City Center)

At the heart of New Delhi, lies, arguably, the most distinguished address in India's capital. On Number One Mansingh Road stands a tribute to timeless hospitality and service, The Taj Mahal Hotel. It complements the broad boulevards and leafy splendour of Delhi's chief architect, Edwin Lutyens. Indeed, it is the one address, visiting dignitaries and heads of state prefer, given its stateliness and security, its original culinary innovations, and the air of quiet, restrained luxury that permeates every aspect of a visitor's stay. Central to The Taj Mahal Hotel's prominence is its old-world grace and charm, blended effortlessly with contemporary comforts and amenities. In its unique blend of warmth and welcome and assiduous attention to service, The Taj Mahal Hotel is a true ambassador of the Taj hospitality experience.

India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Mystic Rowing Boat on the Holy Ganges River
Mystic Rowing Boat on the Holy Ganges River
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Taj Mahal Hotel
Taj Mahal Hotel

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.

Taj Palace New Delhi : 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.

India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Taj Palace
Taj Palace

Rambagh Palace : Jaipur

Rambagh Palace has been home to generations of royals. Built in 1835 Rambagh was converted into a palace in 1925 and became the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The ‘Jewel of Jaipur’ as it is fondly called, remained the home of the Jaipur royal family until 1957, when it was first converted into a luxury hotel by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. But it wasn’t until 1972 that Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces took over the reins. It is now the ‘jewel in the crown’ among the authentic palaces of the Taj in India. In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality, the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. The Rambagh Palace Hotel features on Conde Nast Traveller USA's Gold List 2012, as well as the 2012 T+L US Top 500 World's Best Hotels List, the Asia Category, with a score of 92.34, was the first runner up in the second edition of the T+L India's Best Awards 2013 in the category of Best Heritage Hotel, India and judged the #1 Luxury Hotel in India by Lonely Planet in 2012.

India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Palace Room
Palace Room

Tajview Hotel : Agra

Gracious interiors, personalized service and the Tajview Hotel's unique style are complemented by Agra's glittering monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Set amidst six acres of landscaped gardens, this tranquil retreat is an ideal spot for a business or leisure stay, offering a magnificent view of The Taj Mahal from most rooms. The Tajview offers a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines, serving traditional and contemporary favorites. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's recreation activities including swimming pool, dart games and a fitness center.

India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Taj Gateway
Taj Gateway

Taj Ganges (B) (Superior Room ): 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.

Taj Mahal (City Center) : Delhi

At the heart of New Delhi, lies, arguably, the most distinguished address in India's capital. On Number One Mansingh Road stands a tribute to timeless hospitality and service, The Taj Mahal Hotel. It complements the broad boulevards and leafy splendour of Delhi's chief architect, Edwin Lutyens. Indeed, it is the one address, visiting dignitaries and heads of state prefer, given its stateliness and security, its original culinary innovations, and the air of quiet, restrained luxury that permeates every aspect of a visitor's stay. Central to The Taj Mahal Hotel's prominence is its old-world grace and charm, blended effortlessly with contemporary comforts and amenities. In its unique blend of warmth and welcome and assiduous attention to service, The Taj Mahal Hotel is a true ambassador of the Taj hospitality experience.

India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Taj Mahal Hotel
Taj Mahal Hotel
India Explorer with Taj Hotels Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Garden Lounge
Garden Lounge

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.
  • Diana C — April 29, 2019 — India & Area

    We had an amazing experience. Our guides in Agra and Delhi were excellent. We had a wonderful driver who was with us from Dehli to Agra, and again in Agra and Delhi. We felt well taken care of with all the greeters and assistants at every step of our journey. We felt safe and well cared for from the pick up at the cruise terminal in Mangalore until our drop off at the door of the cruise terminal in Mumbai. I have already recommended Kensington to all the jealous fellow cruisers on our ship, and many times since our first Kensington tour in Africa. You never disappoint!

  • Aparna M — December 22, 2018 — India & Area

    What an organized, well put together company! From the moment I reached out online to the last minute details even a day or two before our trip, Kensington took care of my every need and created the perfect itinerary, with attention to every single detail. My main destination expert, Katie was absolutely incredible, capturing our most favorite interests and activities in this trip. She listened to me, asked for my preferences and priorities and passions and put together the most fabulous trip that was personalized just for us! She even incorporated personal time for us to spend with family as part of the itinerary. From the moment we got off the plane to the moment we boarded our return flight back home we were never left to struggle and we were well cared for throughout the entire 2 week trip. My local Kensington contact Chhaya was also wonderful, periodically checking on me by phone to ensure that our every need was met. The company situated every detail of our trip and we felt well cared for and situated in every town we visited. It was an incredible experience that we will remember forever and I will always seek Kensington for our experiential trips around the world. Thank you for an absolutely phenomenal journey Kensington!

  • Frances H — December 31, 2018 — India & Area

    The Kensington experience was beyond professional. We were treated like VIPs everywhere we went. I have never been treated so well on any trip before. Their attention to detail is excellent and responsive to our last minute changes was greatly appreciated. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime to India.

  • Paul M — February 14, 2019 — India & Area

    We were extremely pleased with the careful attention to service details by Kensington and its representatives. After seeing large tour buses of tourists on our India trip, we appreciate even more the value of small and nimble groups. The guides and driver were first-rate and were willing to accommodate minor changes to the schedule to fit our interests.

  • Sandra A — January 31, 2019 — India & Area

    Everyone was wonderful to work with. The trip was wonderful, and we learned so much about history and culture. The drivers and guides were great! The best thing was that we never felt out of touch. Sagrika Bisht was lovely and always available. She provided us with her contact details and checked up on us throughout the trip to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. Our driver, Pyar was wonderful and always there for us. He made us feel very safe on the busy streets. We always felt KT was there with us overseeing everything. The welcome gift prepared was lovely and Laura did a great job planning. She helped pick out things to do and see and we truly appreciate her!

  • Elizabeth P. — January 28, 2019 — India & Area

    The trip overall exceeded our expectations! The organization, tours, guides, and accommodations were all very good.

  • Kenneth D. — January 19, 2019 — India & Area

    Jennifer May did a fantastic job in preparing the logistics for our almost month long trip to India and Sri Lanka. Everything went smoothly without any problems. The hotels were great as were the itinerary and the guides.

  • Margarita C. — June 24, 2018 — India & Area

    Melissa Stankovich, our Destination Expert, was excellent from beginning to end. Courteous, knowledgeable, and prompt with her responses to our queries.

  • Glendora P. — June 26, 2018 — India & Area

    The most outstanding personnel for our trip to India was Jaggi the driver. He was professional, warm and very accommodating. The guide in Jaipur was also first rate.

  • Karen K. — January 15, 2019 — India & Area

    Kensington and Mark, our Destination Expert, did a fantastic job and I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone as well as use them again. Thank you Mark for a great trip!

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