Introduction
Watching the sun's first rays tint the Taj Mahal saffron and coral? Or walking with a goatherd on a quiet country lane. As we look back on India, we never can decide which was more memorable. India is fantastical—and we visit sumptuous palaces and temples for the photogenic proof. India is intensely human too, but visitors who only see the raucous cities miss the point. So we arrange one-of-a-kind countryside walks that introduce you to villagers and rural life...as well as descendants of royal families, sari- and turban-tying experts, and eminent naturalists. India is a rush of mind-bending contradictions. (Think: swaying on camelback in Pushkar.) Most of all, our beloved India is epic. And that's where Classic Journeys comes in with a thoughtful, well-edited itinerary that handles the complex logistics and frees you to absorb an amazingly broad wealth of experiences.
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - DELHI
We meet in Delhi (1 night). After a walking tour of the Old City, we switch to rickshaws for a ride around India’s largest mosque. We may sample street food in the Chor Bazaar, but save room for tonight’s dinner in a private home.

DAY 2 - AGRA
In Agra (1 night), we’re not content just to see the Taj Mahal—our hotel overlooks it for uncrowded access at dusk and dawn.

DAYS 3-4 - JAIPUR
Then we take the road to Jaipur (2 nights) through the villages of Rajasthan. On elephant back, we’ll visit the Amber Fort and pause for refreshments at a farmhouse.

DAY 5 - PUSHKAR
After our drive to from Jaipur to Pushkar, we’ll walk to Pushkar Lake, view the Ghats and explore shops before our camel ride. After, we'll retreat to our luxury encampment (1 night).

DAY 6 - DEOGARH
The city's main landmark is Deogarh Mahal (1 night), a 17th century palace. We'll board a small rural train for a ride from Phulad to Kamblighat to take a look at everyday life in this remote region. 

DAYS 7-8 - UDAIPUR / DEPART
In Udaipur (2 nights), the Venice of the East, we’ll stroll from our gleaming hotel to explore the city’s white marble palace complex. Then we shop the spice and vegetable markets with a chef, followed by a cooking lesson in her kitchen. On our final day, we part company in Udaipur.
Picture yourself...
  • Exploring rustic villages and holy cities
  • Traversing countryside trails via camel and elephant
  • Scouting bustling bazaars with a local chef
India
Culture + Walking
9 Days / 8 Nights
Starting Point: Delhi – hotel lobby at 9 am – (Your airport transfer on arrival into Indira Gandhi International Airport is included in the trip price.)

Ending Point: Udaipur – hotel lobby or airport (transfer included)

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Guest Reviews
“I thought Abby was exceptional in every way. Extremely intelligent and knowledgeable--able to communicate-always good-humored. It was a small group--just 5--so we developed a very positive personal relationship.”
John S., Chicago, IL

“Pari is an excellent guide. Very knowledgable about the area's culture, history, religions and politics, and able to communicate his knowledge very effectively. He seems anxious to cater to our every need and request.”
Roger G., Little Rock, AR

“We are still basking in the glow of our incredible India experience! We were so well cared for from the moment of our arrival. We savored every moment, from the crowded cities through the beautiful countryside, and feel that we truly learned about the history, culture, and realities of daily life of this very beautiful country.”
Nancy M., New York, NY

“That phone call to Classic Journeys provided me with a great vacation, new friends, good food, fantastic memories and many possibilities of future travel.”
Melinda S.

“We loved the well-organized days, the wonderful hotels, and having a guide that cared about each one of us. On each Classic Journeys trip we have taken, we experienced what it is like to live in that country.”
Paul and Barbara S.

India
Culture + Walking
9 Days / 8 Nights

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Dec 28, 2018-Jan 7, 2019$6695.00$3395.00
Jan 27-Feb 4, 2019$5995.00$2595.00
March 13-21, 2019$5995.00$2595.00
November 1-9, 2019$5995.00$2595.00
Dec 28, 2019-Jan 5, 2020$6695.00$3395.00


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Visa Information
All U.S. citizens need a valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose. U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 60 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization. The cost is $62. 
What's Included
  • Accommodations for 9 days and 8 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners and 1 cooking instruction.
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
India
Culture + Walking
9 Days / 8 Nights
India is a large country and the weather changes depending on the region you visit. We have arranged for our trips to India during the best weather periods. During this time, the days are cool and may be sunny but the evenings are cold.

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Your trip is free when you organize a Classic Journeys trip with 10 or more travelers (including you).
 
 
Hotels
Shangri-La Eros Delhi

In the heart of New Delhi, this luxurious 5-star hotel is an elegant oasis. Sprawling lawns surround it, and many of the tasteful contemporary Asian-style rooms offer grand views of the city's historic district. Facilities include a lovely pool.

Oberoi Amarvilas

Just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, all rooms and public areas in this fine resort offer breathtaking views. Inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, it has been ranked in the top 10 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure.

Tree Of Life Resort & Spa

Nestled in the Aravalli hills near Jaipur, this lovely retreat consists of 14 luxury villas scattered across a 7-acre property. Each generously sized villa features a domed bathroom and overlooks a private pool or garden.

Orchard

The Royal Tents of Orchard – luxurious pavilions with private baths and air conditioning – sit amid rose fields and fruit groves near the site of the Pushkar camel market. The property’s organic gardens yield produce for the eco-camp’s kitchens.

Deogarh Mahal

The main landmark of Deogarh, this 17th century palace-hotel towers over the town. Each unique room preserves the building’s original architecture. Dinner on the grand terrace with sunset as your backdrop is an unforgettable experience.

Oberoi Udaivilas

On the banks of Lake Pichola, this extravagant hotel sprawls across 50 acres with sapphire pools, vivid gardens and amazing views. Rooms are a distinctive blend of local style and contemporary amenities. Arrange an over-the-top afternoon tea.

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