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India Private Journey 2020

9 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe


Itinerary
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Day 1 Arrive Delhi, India
Arrive in Delhi, the capital of India, where you are met and transferred to your luxurious hotel.
 
Day 2 Delhi | Architectural Triumphs
After a morning at leisure, head out to explore the city and the sights of New Delhi, starting with Humayun’s Tomb — one of the architectural triumphs of the Mughal Empire, its design influenced by the Taj Mahal. Next, visit Qutub Minar, one of the first mosques in India, and then view Rashtrapati Bhavan, former lodge of a viceroy of India, and the current home of India’s president. Drive past India Gate, a memorial to Indian soldiers who died in World War I, as well as the Parliament House and two churches noted for their architecture, before returning to your hotel. (Breakfast)
 
Day 3 Delhi | Ride Through the Old City
Today, discover Old Delhi, driving past the stunning Red Fort before arriving at the 300-year-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, which you explore like a local via rickshaw. Roam through its narrow lanes experiencing the mélange of scents, sights and sounds amid vendors offering jewelry, spices, leather, and fruits and vegetables. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and stop at the tranquil Raj Ghat, a simple yet moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. (Breakfast)
 
Day 4 Agra | Sunset at the Taj Mahal
After a leisurely breakfast, journey overland to Agra and settle into your hotel. Then, explore this bastion of Mughal heritage, starting with a visit to the beautiful 14th-century Agra Fort, richly decorated in marble and mosaic. Later, visit the peerless Taj Mahal at sunset to observe how it subtly changes colors in the waning light. (Breakfast)
 
Day 5 Agra & Jaipur | The Pink City
Rise early, if you wish, and visit the Taj Mahal again, to see how the rising sun lends a warm tint to its marble face. Then journey to Jaipur, stopping en route to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri, India’s royal ghost town. Once the capital of Emperor Akbar, it stands today as an unpopulated 16th-century city with palaces, mosques, tombs, courts and hidden passageways. Continue to Jaipur, called the Pink City for the extensive use of local pink stone on its buildings, where you check in to your lodge located in the surrounding countryside and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
Day 6 Jaipur | Secrets of the Amber Fort
This morning, visit Albert Hall, which is now the Central Museum, to see its displays on Rajasthani village life through costumes, pottery, woodwork and brassware. Continue to the Anokhi Museum where you discover the art of traditional printmaking. Learn how inked blocks are laid and pressed by hand, producing a unique look and feel unmatched by any contemporary method. Next, explore the magnificent Amber Fort, one of the finest examples of a fort palace in India, built in a style similar to the richly decorated Mughal courts surrounding it. Note how architectural elements of defense and ornamentation blend seamlessly along the ramparts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, wander through Jaipur’s colorful local market with your guide or return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
Day 7 Jaipur | Behind the Scenes City Palace Visit
Experience Jaipur today, starting in the Old City with the intricately designed City Palace — a massive, sprawling mix of Rajput and Mughal architecture, complete with courtyards and gardens. Step behind the scenes to see a section of the palace that remains closed to the general public. Later, proceed to the Jantar Mantar, with its collection of futuristic structures and astronomical instruments designed by Sawai Jai Singh, founder of Jaipur. Stop for photos at the iconic Hawa Mahal; known as the Palace of the Winds, it was built for the women of the royal household to observe street life without being seen. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 8 Jaipur & Delhi | Rural Village Visit
After breakfast, visit a local village near your lodge where you have the opportunity to interact with villagers, see their homes, and learn about their daily routines and lifestyle. This afternoon, fly to Delhi where you are transferred to your hotel for an evening at leisure. (Breakfast)
 
Day 9 Depart Delhi
Rise early to transfer to the airport for your departing flight. (Breakfast)
All This Included
Experience the best of India’s famed Golden Triangle, including Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, as you gaze upon the timeless Taj Mahal, ramble by rickshaw through lively Chandni Chowk bazaar, and explore the lavishly decorated Amber Fort, on this luxurious and unforgettable private journey.
  • A Private Itinerary Just for You and Your Companions
  • English-Speaking Local Guides
  • Private Sightseeing
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • Entrance Fees and Taxes
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support 
Highlights
  • Marvel at the Taj Mahal, seeing this UNESCO World Heritage Site in a magical light at both sunrise and sunset
  • Retreat to The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge, a former Maharaja hunting lodge, set in Jaipur’s picturesque hill country
  • Delve into the history of India’s Pink City, with stops at the City Palace, the honeycombed Hawa Mahal, and the nearby grand UNESCO World Heritage site, Amber Fort
  • Explore the highlights of Old and New Delhi – pausing to admire architectural triumphs such as Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India
  • Ride like a local via rickshaw through the colorful stalls of a 300-year old market in Old Delhi
  • Uncover the fading art of traditional printmaking at the Anokhi Museum in Jaipur
Accommodations
Delhi: Taj Palace, New Delhi
Agra: Taj Hotel & Convention Centre
Jaipur: The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge
Notes
  • Jaipur/Delhi Internal Air: Economy class from $285.
  • Solo traveller pricing available upon request.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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