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.
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.
Starting Point:Delhi – 9:00 am – Hotel lobby
Ending Point:Udaipur – – Hotel lobby or airport
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- 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
- 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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