Introduction
Watching the sun's first rays tint the Taj Mahal saffron and coral? Or walking with a shepherd on a quiet country lane. As you look back on India, you can decide which was more memorable. India is fantastical—and you’ll visit sumptuous palaces and temples for the Instagrammable 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, farmers and rural life...as well as descendants of royal families, sari- and turban-tying experts, and artisans. India is a rush of mind-bending contradictions, from the aromatic clangor of local markets to the deep serenity of some of the world’s most lavish hotels. Most of all, your 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
You meet in Delhi (1 night). After a walking tour of the Old City, you switch to rickshaws for a ride around India’s largest mosque. You 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), you're not content just to see the Taj Mahal—your hotel overlooks it for uncrowded access at dusk and dawn.

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

DAY 5-6 - DEOGARH
The city's main landmark is Deogarh Mahal (2 nights), a 17th century palace. You'll board a 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, you’ll stroll from your gleaming hotel to explore the city’s white marble palace complex. Then you shop the spice and vegetable markets with a chef, followed by a cooking lesson in her kitchen. On your final day, you part company in Udaipur.
Picture yourself...
  • Exploring rustic villages and holy cities
  • Traversing countryside trails
  • 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, 2019-Jan 5, 2020$6695.00$3395.00
Jan 25-Feb 2, 2020$5995.00$2595.00
Dec 26, 2020-Jan 3, 2021$6695.00$3395.00


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Internal Air
This trip includes an internal flight, which are priced separately from the land tour. The total cost for the internal flight is approximately $325 per person.
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.
What's Included
  • Accommodations for 9 days and 8 nights
  • 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
• Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
• Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
• Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
• All land transportation during the trip
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).
 
 
Accommodations
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.

Samode Haveli

Built by various rulers over many centuries, the former royal residences are now deluxe rooms and suites. Each room in Samode Haveli is unique and has a distinctive character which reflects the rich history and culture of Samode.

Hotel Devshree

This luxury hotel has been constructed in a traditional haveli style with deep verandahs, courtyards of Rajput architecture and influence. The interiors are airy and spacious, and the décor has a contemporary twist. Bedrooms offer views of the gardens.

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.

India
Culture + Walking
9 Days / 8 Nights

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