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The shadows dance across the intricate sandstone and marble carvings as you extend a hand to touch the cold stone walls of temples that date back to AD 734.

Here at Eklingji, you’ll stroll the vast maze of 108 ancient temples that were built to propagate the blessings of Lord Shiva as your private tour guide reveals the rich tapestry of historic stories that breathe life into this most spiritual of destinations. You’ll also explore modern Mumbai, Rajasthan’s majestic white City Palace; encounter the Red Fort and haunting Humayun’s tomb in Old Delhi; spend time in the picturesque mountain village of Delwara; marvel at the elaborate sculptures of the Jain temples in Jodhpur; explore awe-inspiring Amber Fort and the City Palace of Jaipur; feel the weight of Varanasi's spirituality, and visit the impressive Taj Mahal and the haunting ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri in Agra.

Stay at some of India's finest premium hotels that span modern architectural marvels to impeccably restored heritage hotels. And an army of expert local guides, private drivers and helpful assistants are ever-present to help you get the most out of this remarkable journey.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Mumbai
    Mumbai
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Airport (Arrival) - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
  • Day 2 Mumbai
    Mumbai
    • Tour - Private - Full Day in Mumbai (6hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 3 Mumbai to Udaipur
    Mumbai to Udaipur
    • Transfer - Airport (Arrival) - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
    • Air - Mumbai - Udaipur [Direct, 2 hrs] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - City Palace, Crystal Gallery - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Udaipur
    Udaipur
    • Tour - Private - Eklingji & Nagda Temples - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Boat Ride (90 min) - Boat/Guide
  • Day 5 Udaipur to Jodhpur
    Udaipur to Jodhpur
    • Transfer - Private - Udaipur - Jodhpur [via Ranakpur Temple (7 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 6 Jodhpur
    Jodhpur
    • Tour - Private - Fort, Ummaid Bhawan Palace - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Villages of Jodhpur Tour (2 hours) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 7 Jodhpur to Jaipur
    Jodhpur to Jaipur
    • Transfer - Private - Jodhpur - Jaipur [5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - Bazaars, Cuisine and Crafts of Old Jaipur (2.5hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 8 Jaipur
    Jaipur
    • Tour - Private - Amber Fort & City Palace, Observatory and Hawa Mahal (approx. 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 9 Jaipur to Agra
    Jaipur to Agra
    • Transfer - Private - Jaipur - Agra [Via Fatehpur Sikri (5 - 6 hours)] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Agra
    Agra
    • Tour - Private - Taj Mahal & Fort - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Agra to Delhi to Varanasi
    Agra to Delhi to Varanasi
    • Transfer - Private - Agra - Delhi [4 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Air - Delhi - Varanasi [Direct, 1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 12 Varanasi
    Varanasi
    • Tour - Private - Sarnath Ruins - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Ganges Ghats Evening Aarti Ceremony - Boat/Guide
  • Day 13 Varanasi
    Varanasi
    • Tour - Private - Ganges Boat Ride - Boat Ride/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Half Day: Varanasi on Foot - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Visit to Manikarnika Ghat - Rituals of Death (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 14 Varanasi to Delhi
    Varanasi to Delhi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Varanasi - Delhi [Direct, 1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
    • Tour - Private - Shopping in Delhi (3-4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 15 Delhi
    Delhi
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Old & New Delhi Tour - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 16 Delhi
    Delhi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
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Day 1: Mumbai

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.

You will be welcomed at the Mumbai Airport by an English speaking representative and transferred to your accommodation by private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Palace (5*)

The history of Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Palace are dramatically intertwined. The hotel is Mumbai’s first harbour landmark (built 21 years before the Gateway of India) and the site of the first licensed bar in the city. For more than a century, the Taj has played an intrinsic part in the life of the city, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Today it is a Leading Hotel of the World and favourite destination for discerning business travellers.  A treasure-trove of invaluable memorabilia, there is a story to tell behind every pillar, a landmark deal in every boardroom, and a storied celebration under every awning. Come be a part of the legend.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mumbai
Mumbai
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taj Mahal Palace
Taj Mahal Palace

Day 2: Mumbai

This full day tour of Mumbai is the best way to experience the city at your own pace. The tour covers all the must-see places on any traveler’s itinerary including visits to the Gateway of India, St. Thomas Cathedral, Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay University and the Oval Maidan, Town Hall, Victoria Terminus, Crawford Market, Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhavan the home of Gandhi, Malabar Hill and the Hanging Gardens and finally Dhobi Ghat.

Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Palace (5*)
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Victoria Terminus
Victoria Terminus

Day 3: Mumbai - Udaipur

You will be welcomed at the Mumbai Airport by an English speaking representative and transferred to your accommodation by private vehicle and driver.

Enjoy your flight from Mumbai to Udaipur today. The flight duration is approximately two hours.

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

Today visit the majestic white City Palace built in granite and marble. The palace complex is surrounded by crenellated fort walls, and overlooks Pichola Lake. The Garden of the Maids of Honor is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks. Constructed for forty eight young ladies-in-waiting sent to the royal house as part of the dowry, the garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants. The Crystal Gallery in the Fateh Prakash Palace features a breath taking collection of crystals including tables, sofa sets, a dining table, dressers, fountains, beds, and an exquisite jewel studded carpet.

Accommodation: Fateh Prakash Palace (5*)

With distinctive turrets and majestic domes, Fateh Prakash Palace is a Grand Heritage Palace built along the shores of Lake Pichola. Named after one of Mewar dynasty's greatest rulers, Maharana Fateh Singh, the palace is a repository of exquisite chandeliers and rare paintings, unique crystal and crockery collections. Each suite at Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur is decorated with original portraits and period furniture, which have been in the family for generations. Dine at one of the hotel's exquisite restaurants and take part in the various recreational activities throughout the resort.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Udaipur City Palace
Udaipur City Palace
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fateh Prakash Palace
Fateh Prakash Palace

Day 4: Udaipur

Today travel to Eklingji, located about twelve miles north of Udaipur, featuring a complex of 108 ancient temples, carved from sandstone and marble. The main temple was built in 734 AD to propagate the blessings of Lord Shiva. Afterwards continue on to Nagda, known for its 10th century temples. The Jain temple of Adbudji is essentially ruined, but it still displays interesting architecture. Visit the Sas Bahu temple that has fine intricate carvings. There are also some small temples submerged in the nearby lake.

Enjoy a boat ride at Lake Pichola.

Accommodation: Fateh Prakash Palace (5*)
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Eklingji
Eklingji
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lake Pichola Boat Ride
Lake Pichola Boat Ride

Day 5: Udaipur - Jodhpur

This morning meet your driver for a private transfer to Jodhpur covering distance of 270 kilometers. Enroute visit Ranakpur Jain temple. Ranakpur boasts some of the most exquisite Jain temples in the country famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures. It is one of the holiest Jain sites in India. Nestled on the banks of the river Maghai and sequestered by mountains, Ranakpur's beauty is accentuated by its seclusion. The main Chaumukha (four faced) temple was built in 1439 and is dedicated to the first Enlightened One, Adinatha Rishabdeva. An inscription in it traces its origin to the reign of Rana Kumbha. Erected on a raised platform, it is surrounded by 66 subsidiary shrines. It has 1444 beautifully carved pillars, of which no two are alike.

Accommodation: Taj Vivanta Hari Mahal (5*)

Spread over six acres of lush, landscaped gardens, Taj Hari Mahal Hotel Jodhpur is placed close to the city markets. With its Marwar style architecture and Moghul-inspired domes, enameled murals, slender columns and grand interiors, Taj Hari Mahal truly exudes an exquisite ambience of a prosperous palace. Guests can experience the grandeur and luxurious comfort of a bygone era, as they immerse themselves in any of the 93 guest rooms including suites. You can dine at any of the two restaurants that serve a wide variety of Chinese, Rajasthani and continental cuisine in a warm and pleasant atmosphere. The extensive recreational facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis court.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jodhpur
Jodhpur
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taj Hari
Taj Hari

Day 6: Jodhpur

Let your guide take you on a tour of the most magnificent building in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort, constructed in 1459. The fort is situated on a lofty height of 400 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its territorial boundaries, there are several palaces, which are known for their intricate carvings and sprawling courtyards. Jaswant Thada lies to the left of the Mehrangarh fort complex. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Umaid Bhawan Palace is built of marble and pink sandstone.

Travel by jeep to the Bishnoi community where you visit traditional villages to see the local handicrafts such as shoe making, durries, pottery and hand weaving. Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the villagers - men in their traditional attire, and women in clad with ancestral jewelry. Enroute observe and photograph wildlife. You may be able to spot black buck, chinkaras, and peacocks as they freely move through the countryside.

Accommodation: Taj Vivanta Hari Mahal (5*)
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jodhpur Villages
Jodhpur Villages

Day 7: Jodhpur - Jaipur

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

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jai Mahal Palace
Jai Mahal Palace

Day 8: 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 façade 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*)
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal

Day 9: 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.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  ITC Mughal
ITC Mughal

Day 10: Agra

Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a private tour of the Taj Mahal, the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals.  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. You should also visit Agra Fort, which is 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.

Accommodation: ITC Mughal (5*)
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Agra Fort
Agra Fort

Day 11: Agra - Delhi - Varanasi

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

Enjoy your flight from Delhi to Varanasi. The flight duration is approximately 90 minutes.

Meet your transfer with your private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide, between the airport and Varanasi Hotel

Accommodation: The Taj Gateway Ganges (4.5*)

The Taj Gateway hotel 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 centre 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 Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Varanasi
Varanasi
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Taj Gateway
The Taj Gateway

Day 12: Varanasi

Take a private guided tour of Sarnath. Located 5 miles from Varanasi, the site is the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment. Sarnath is one of four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by Buddha himself for pilgrimage. Amongst the ruins is the Dharmekh Stupa, an impressive 128-foot high, and 93-diameter large structure. It was constructed by the Emperor Ashoka in 249 BCE. There are also several other Buddhist erections that were added between the 3rd and the 11th century BC.  Take a walk around the grounds and also take time to enjoy the museum.

The Aarti Ceremony is a Hindu ritual where light or fire is offered to the deities.  Each Lamp wick is soaked in ghee or purified butter and lit, whilst songs of praise are sung in front of the deities. "Aa", means "towards", and "Rati" can be translated to "the highest love for God" in Sanskrit. Almost all the Hindu worship rituals involve the ceremony of Aarti. Perhaps the first mentioning of the Ceremony of Aarti in India can be found in the Rig Veda, which is considered to be the earliest scripture of Hinduism. This evening Aarti Ceremony is an absolutely wonderful sight from the Ganges River. This tour includes a boat ride to experience the magical ceremony from the water.

Accommodation: The Taj Gateway Ganges (4.5*)
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sarnath
Sarnath
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Aarti Ceremony Lamps
Aarti Ceremony Lamps

Day 13: Varanasi

Glide along the famous and holy Ganges waterway in a private boat accompanied by an expert guide. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi attract tourists and pilgrims of all ages for the opportunity to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one's sins. Pilgrims and tourists alike can be seen swimming and bathing immediately next to the funeral pyres of the riverside temples. This is a somewhat surreal experience and only for those with a strong constitution.

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, as you tour through the city you will end up on Bengali Tola, the street of the Bengalis, where you will be visiting the hidden Mother Goddess Kali shrines, and the vistas of life along the riverside. The tour continues to the historic ritual bathing site called Dashaswamedh, or the ten-horse sacrifice Ghat, the perfect way to conclude this walking city 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: The Taj Gateway Ganges (4.5*)
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mystic Rowing Boat on the Holy Ganges River
Mystic Rowing Boat on the Holy Ganges River
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Varanasi and the Ganges
Varanasi and the Ganges

Day 14: Varanasi - Delhi

Meet your transfer with your private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide, between the airport and Varanasi Hotel

Enjoy your flight from Varanasi to Delhi today. The flight duration is approximately 90 minutes.

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

Shopping in Delhi can be utterly extravagant, or amazingly inexpensive. India’s capital city is among the most exciting places to buy textiles (fabric as well as ready to wear clothes), jewellery, shoes, bags, leather, carpets, handicrafts, traditional and contemporary Indian art and curios. Several leading designers have boutiques and showrooms in Delhi. The city has many different shopping areas. Each market has a distinctive ambiance, and adds its own flavor to the experience of shopping. Old Delhi’s by-lanes offer some amazing opportunities for shopping, including fabrics, jewellery, and spices. Janpath is a great place for bargain hunting, with kiosks selling cotton clothes, curios, silver jewellery and brassware. CCIE is a good ‘one-stop shop’ to explore for handicrafts from different parts of India. On Baba Kharak Singh Marg, there are several state handicraft emporiums, which provide an opportunity to see the wide range of woodcarving, painting, sculpture and other arts of India. Other shopping options include the upscale shops at Hauz Khas Village, the outdoor market at Dilli Haat, and cheap Indian and Western wear at Lajpat Nagar/Sarojini Nagar. There are also several upscale shopping malls and designer boutiques that have come up in different parts of the city. The tour also takes into account the fact that different markets are closed on different days of the week.

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 Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Qutab Minar, Delhi
Qutab Minar, Delhi
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Le Meridien
Le Meridien

Day 15: 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. 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: Le Meridien (City Center) (5*)
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Gate of India
Gate of India

Day 16: Delhi

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

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

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The Taj Mahal Palace (5*): Mumbai

The history of Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Palace are dramatically intertwined. The hotel is Mumbai’s first harbour landmark (built 21 years before the Gateway of India) and the site of the first licensed bar in the city. For more than a century, the Taj has played an intrinsic part in the life of the city, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Today it is a Leading Hotel of the World and favourite destination for discerning business travellers.  A treasure-trove of invaluable memorabilia, there is a story to tell behind every pillar, a landmark deal in every boardroom, and a storied celebration under every awning. Come be a part of the legend.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taj Mahal Palace
Taj Mahal Palace

Fateh Prakash Palace (5*): Udaipur

With distinctive turrets and majestic domes, Fateh Prakash Palace is a Grand Heritage Palace built along the shores of Lake Pichola. Named after one of Mewar dynasty's greatest rulers, Maharana Fateh Singh, the palace is a repository of exquisite chandeliers and rare paintings, unique crystal and crockery collections. Each suite at Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur is decorated with original portraits and period furniture, which have been in the family for generations. Dine at one of the hotel's exquisite restaurants and take part in the various recreational activities throughout the resort.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fateh Prakash Palace
Fateh Prakash Palace

Taj Vivanta Hari Mahal (5*): Jodhpur

Spread over six acres of lush, landscaped gardens, Taj Hari Mahal Hotel Jodhpur is placed close to the city markets. With its Marwar style architecture and Moghul-inspired domes, enameled murals, slender columns and grand interiors, Taj Hari Mahal truly exudes an exquisite ambience of a prosperous palace. Guests can experience the grandeur and luxurious comfort of a bygone era, as they immerse themselves in any of the 93 guest rooms including suites. You can dine at any of the two restaurants that serve a wide variety of Chinese, Rajasthani and continental cuisine in a warm and pleasant atmosphere. The extensive recreational facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis court.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taj Hari
Taj Hari

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.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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.

India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  ITC Mughal
ITC Mughal

The Taj Gateway Ganges (4.5*): Varanasi

The Taj Gateway hotel 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 centre 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 Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Taj Gateway
The Taj Gateway
India Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Taj Gateway Interior
Taj Gateway Interior

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 Grand Tour Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Le Meridien
Le Meridien

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

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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  • 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!

  • 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.

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