Introduction
Watching the sun's first rays tint the Taj Mahal saffron and coral? Or walking with a goatherd on quiet country lanes? As we look back on our luxury tour of 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: "safaris" into the jungle habitat of tigers, New Delhi, and the Thar Desert.) Most of all, our beloved India is epic. And that’s where Classic Journeys comes in with a thoughtful, well-edited itinerary package that handles the complex logistics of India travel and frees you to absorb an amazingly broad wealth of experiences.
Picture yourself...
  • Exploring rustic villages and holy cities
  • Traversing countryside trails via camel and elephant
  • Scouting bustling bazaars with a local chef
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 - RANTHAMBHORE
A hunting lodge (2 nights) is our base for walks and game drives at Ranthambhore National Park, the world’s best-known tiger preserve.

DAYS 5-6 - 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 7 - PUSHKAR
After a flight to Jodhpur, we’ll go for a camel ride before returning to our colonial-style luxury encampment at Osian (1 night) and an evening with local dancers.

DAY 8 - DEOGARH
From the beautiful hamlet of Narlai (1 night), we’ll take a fascinating walk into the Aravalli Hills to meet the native tribespeople at home in their small rural village.

DAYS 9-11 - UDAIPUR / DELHI
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 Delhi.
India
Cultural Walking Adventure
11 Days / 10 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: Delhi – 6 pm (Your airport departure transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport is included on the evening of day 11)

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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.

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Go a little off the grid
The ultimate luxury when you choose adventure travel on vacation in India is escaping the crowds. On all of our tours we get to the places the turisti don’t go.
Our small groups offer more options
Fewer guests give us more flexibility in Classic Journeys’ way of adventure travel. India unfolda at your pace with alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.
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
November 5-15, 2016$6995.00$3595.00
Dec 28, 2016-Jan 7, 2017$6995.00$3995.00
Jan 28-Feb 7, 2017$6095.00$2595.00
March 5-15, 2017$5995.00$2595.00
Oct 24-Nov 3, 2017$6995.00$3595.00
Dec 28, 2017-Jan 7, 2018$6995.00$3995.00
  • 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, 7 lunches, 9 dinners and 1 cooking instruction.
This trip includes one internal flight which is priced separately from the land tour. The total cost for the internal flight is from $235 per person based on departure date.
India
Cultural Walking Adventure
11 Days / 10 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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Arrange for 6-full paying friends to travel together and receive 25% off one trip.
 
 
Hotels
Shangri-la 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 the rooms and public areas in this fine resort offer breathtaking views of the monument. Inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, it has been ranked in the top 10 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure.

Taj Sawai Madhopur

Located amidst 12 acres of lush gardens, this 70-year-old hunting lodge exudes a rustic, earthy charm and an air of history. Long-ago ministers as well as royals accompanying the Maharaja 'roughed it' in these spacious and comfortable rooms.

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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The ultimate luxury when you choose adventure travel on vacation in India is escaping the crowds. On all of our tours we get to the places the turisti don’t go.
Our small groups offer more options
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