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 you look back on India, you may have trouble deciding which is more memorable. India is fantastical—and you 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 you will go on 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. What’s more, on this Special Edition departure, you will be immersed in the vibrant festival known as the Pushkar Camel Fair, an immersive cultural event like no other. 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. 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, 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
We take the road to Jaipur through the villages of Rajasthan. Then we’ll visit the Amber Fort and pause for refreshments at a farmhouse.

DAY 5-6 - PUSHKAR
After our drive to from Jaipur to Pushkar, we’ll walk to Pushkar Lake. These two remarkable days includes the Pushkar Camel Fair, a cultural celebration like no other. After, we'll retreat to our luxury encampment.

DAYS 7-8 - UDAIPUR / DEPART
In Udaipur, 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
  • Experiencing the Pushkar Camel Fair
  • Scouting bustling bazaars with a local chef
India & The Pushkar Camel Fair
Special Edition
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
“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

“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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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 1-9, 2019$5995.00$2595.00
November 19-27, 2020$5995.00$2595.00


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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.
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.
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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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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.

Greenhouse Resort

The Greenhouse is a luxurious boutique resort in the holy town of Pushkar. With a majestic location & spectacular view of hills, Greenhouse pampers its guests with its best hospitality.

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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