INDIA & THE TAJ MAHAL
Welcome to Northern India, home to prestigious maharajas, majestic forts, glittering palaces, and divine cuisine. Northern India is a land of sand dunes, jungle, camel trains, wild tigers, glittering jewels, vivant colors, and succulent curries. The tranquility of the old cities, the bustle of ancient bazaars, and the lively culinary scene – have more than enough to offer. Dive deep into traditions, history, and great food.
Trip Summery: India & The Taj Mahal | 7 Days
Trip Dates: Year Round
Group Size: Max 16 participants
Prices From: $3800 per person
Dates & Prices:
Trip Price $3800
Single Room Supplement + $300
4-Day Extension to Rajasthan + $1600/person
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All inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight, lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides, all activities, and 2 meals per day. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included.
This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with the wildlife and cultures of India, while experiencing all the historical and culinary highlights along the way.
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- Visit the three dynamic cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, known as the Pink City, the Blue City, and the White City.
- Guided Sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal and evening tour of Agra Fort.
- Visit the beautiful Palace of Winds and Amber Fort in Jaipur
- Take a majestic evening Boat Ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur & Guided Tour of City Palace
- Visit Spice Markets, walk through the Spice Bazaars, & learn the art of making perfect indian breads & curries
- Morning visit to Ranakpur Jain Temple and scenic drive through Aravalli Hills, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.
Itinerary | 7 Days
Day 1-3 New Delhi | Agra: We will meet in New Delhi on the afternoon of Day 1 and spend the afternoon exploring the bustling spice markets and food bazaars. We will visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and embark on rickshaw rides exploring Old Delhi. In the evening, we will enjoy a welcome dinner, showcasing a variety of Indian cuisine. In the morning we will wake up and begin our journey to Agra. Once in Agra, we will have a guided tour of the city center and the Agra fort, the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire. Wake up early for a sunrise tour of the breathtaking Taj Mahal. We will arrive at the Taj Mahal in time to see the sprawling pools, garden, and spectacular monument be bathed in glorious light and color. After a tour of Taj Mahal, we will enjoy a hearty breakfast and be on our way to Jaipur. Accommodation: The Maiden New Delhi | Trident Agra
Days 4-6 Jaipur: In Jaipur all your senses will be brought to an extraordinary new level — with the tastes and smells unique to this region of Indian cuisine and the visual wonders that will allow you to capture jaw-dropping photographs. From local markets to elaborate palaces, we’ll immerse ourselves in the rhythm of this busting city. From there we will embark on a journey traveling up to Amber Fort, where we will spend the afternoon exploring the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls that are filled with beautiful paintings and mirrors. We’ll get lost in the sunburnt forts, maneuver the bustling bazaars on winding streets, and learn new culinary skills. Accommodation: Pearl Palace Heritage | Shahpura House Jaipur
Day 7 Jaipur: Enjoy your last breakfast in India before checking-out of the hotel, and continuing onwards to Delhi to catch your international flights back home (or extend your trip with one of our extension options below).
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Optional 4-Day Extension to Rajasthan
Days 7-8 Jodhpur: We’ll move onto Jodhpur, a city to make every adventurer's heart soar. With its turquoise buildings, navy roads, and topaz passageways, this city holds unparalleled beauty, color, and contrast around every corner. We’ll spend our days exploring Mehrangarh Fort being immersed in the vibrant textile and spice markets and catching golden hour from the tops of the vibrant blue buildings that dot the city. Here we will have the opportunity to better understand Northern India culture & cuisine through guided visits to Hindu & Jain Temples and delicious dining experiences. Accommodation: Kothi Heritage | Indana Palace Jodhpur
Days 8-10 Udaipur: Our journey will bring us to Udaipur, a stunning lakeside city curled into the hills where we can finish honing our cooking skills and review the photographs from our adventure. After dining on the delicious masalas and samosas, we will take a sunset boat tour on Lake Pichola, floating in the reflected lights and color from the temples and palaces, as well as have an in-depth tour of the history of this centuries-old city. Our journey will come to an end with a delicious Parting Dinner at the Natraj Restaurant - world famous for it's delicious Rasjasthani Thalis. Accommodation: Madri Haveli | Trident Udaipur