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10 Day Luxury India With Taj Hotels Small Group Tour

10 Day Luxury India With Taj Hotels Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days

Expect a memorable stay throughout with hotels often centrally located, with creature comforts and unique features.
Hotel stars are based on local ratings provided and the expected standard may differ depending on the destination. Hotels listed within the itinerary are indicative of the typical hotel we intend to use for that package but is subject to change.

Accommodation
5 Star
Small Group Tour
994 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small group tour up to 16 guests only
✓ Incredible sightseeing including guided tours of New Delhi, the magnificent Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur and majestic Amber Fort, the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort in the Blue city of Jodhpur, visit a colourful rural Rajasthani village, explore Udaipur, one of India’s most picturesque cities
✓ 7 nights accommodation in luxury 5 star hotels by Taj
✓ 2 nights Inspiring Stay in an historic Heritage Hotel in rural Rajasthan (May & June departures will have an additional 2 nights at a Taj hotel)
✓ Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour

✓ Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
✓ Airport transfers included on the first and last day
✓ Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide
✓ Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

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Itinerary

Hotel
Taj Mahal New Delhi or Similar

Welcome to Delhi. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building, after which you will be transferred to your hotel (check-in time 1400 hrs / early check-in is subject to availability).

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds – the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast-spiralling skyscrapers, the remnants of a bygone time, in the form of its many monuments, stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. Delhi is a food-lovers haven and has something to please every palate. There is an unlimited variety available across cuisines, across price-brackets and across experiences – from street food of North India to international cuisine and from roadside dhabas to fine-dining – Delhi has it all.

Rest of the day is at leisure to unwind and relax in the comforts of your hotel.

Arrival airport transfers are included as part of your package. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Please note: if you are arriving early and have made your own arrangements prior to your tour commencing, airport transfers will not be included. However, if you are purchasing pre-nights accommodation as part of your Inspiring Vacations package, airport transfers will still be provided to the starting hotel.

Hotel
Taj Mahal New Delhi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your hotel to kickstart your day.

Embark on a captivating guided tour of New Delhi, which reflects the enduring legacy of the British colonial era. Begin with a memorable photo stop at the imposing India Gate, followed by a scenic drive past the iconic Parliament buildings and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President. Explore the nearby "Agrasen ki Baoli," a historic step well that adds to the charm of this area.

Next, pay a visit to Gandhi Smriti, the place where Mahatma Gandhi spent his last 144 days, now transformed into a revered National Memorial (please note that it is closed on Mondays). Your journey continues to Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the final resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It stands as the earliest and most distinctive representation of the Mughal architectural style that later became synonymous with the dynasty.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in a guided tour of Old Delhi's Shahjahanabad. Stroll past the majestic Red Fort and along the bustling main street of Chandni Chowk. You'll have the chance to observe the exterior of the Jain temple, pay a visit to a Sikh temple, and savour the sights and sounds of Paranthe Wali Gali, Kinari Bazar, and the vibrant Spice Market of the Old City (expect this to take approximately 2-3 hours). For those interested, indulge in the flavours of local snacks at one of the renowned street food stalls.

After this enriching sightseeing experience, return to the comfort of your hotel.

Tonight enjoy an included welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel
Tajview Hotel Agra or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Following breakfast, we travel in air conditioned comfort to the Mughal city of Agra, home of the infamous Taj Mahal (230 kms / approx. 5-6 hours). Upon reaching Agra, proceed to your Taj hotel for check-in, allowing you to refresh and rejuvenate. 

Later in the day, savour the delights of a guided tour of Agra.  The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, forts and palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire. 

Enjoy a guided tour of the massive Agra Fort followed by an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of the local bazaars.

Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening.

Hotel
Jai Mahal Palace or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Early this morning, proceed on a spectacular sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal, celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. Emperor Shah Jahan built this exquisite white marble mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. The monument was commissioned in 1631 and took 20,000 artisans, 22 years to complete. Witness the dramatic interplay of light as the sun rises and casts its golden rays over the pearl white tomb, recreating the magic of the Taj.

Return to your hotel for Breakfast.

Later you will be driven to the pink city of Jaipur (a journey of 265 kms / 7 hours drive approx.). En- route stopping at the ancient town of Abhaneri. Visit the spectacular step well and take a short walk in the village. 

Jaipur, one of the most enticing places in India, is nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills. It is known as ‘the pink city’ as its prominent buildings are washed in this colour. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur is steeped in Rajput history and is characterised by sites such as the City Palace with its astronomical Observatory, Hawa Mahal and the beautiful Amber Fort. Jaipur is a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller.

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in to your Taj hotel where the remainder of the day is free to relax.

Hotel
Jai Mahal Palace or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

An exciting day awaits you as you begin your sightseeing tour with a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with carved lattice screens, domes and spires. 

The town around Amber Fort consists of beautiful small temples and a step well called Panna Meena. Amer was a flourishing settlement originally occupied by the Meena tribe. Explore this atmospheric ancient town as you pass numerous local shops selling traditional sweets, historic temples, havelis, and water harvesting structures amidst the natural beauty of Aravali mountain range with your guide. Continue your sightseeing tour with a visit to the fabulous Amber Fort.

Situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city, surrounded by fortified battlements, Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the moat lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area. At the foot of the hill you will be taken by jeep up to the main gate. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace, famous for the excellence of its design and decoration

This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Explore the exquisite City Palace, a synthesis of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles, consisting of an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces. The Museum has a collection of Rajasthani costumes and an armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles.

 Following your sightseeing tour, return back to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Hotel
Rohet Garh or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today we travel to the heart of Rajasthan, land of the kings, for a two night Inspiring Stay.

Note: Rohet Garh Fort is closed May & June. These departures will stay 2 nights in Jodhpur at Taj Hari Mahal or similar

Rohet Garh Fort is situated in the state of Rajasthan in India just outside the city of Jodhpur. The Rohet fort is a classical heritage structure and one of the major landmarks in the city of Jodhpur. The fact that it has been in the possession of a family of distinguished noblemen for over 15 generations indicates a deep-rooted connection to tradition and heritage.

Skillful redesign has transformed this property into a heritage gem with unparalleled charm. Nestled beside a serene lake and enveloped by picturesque rural landscapes, it stands as a sanctuary of tranquillity. Vast lawns and meticulously maintained gardens beckon a myriad of birds and graceful peacocks, welcoming you to an oasis where the symphony of bird songs reigns supreme. A splendid swimming pool, accompanied by four delightful pavilions, tempts you to indulge in a revitalising swim. Often, dinner is served poolside, accompanied by the enchanting melodies of folk musicians, adding an extra layer of magic to the evening ambiance. An exquisitely furnished lounge, peaceful verandas, and terraces boasting awe-inspiring vistas offer idyllic settings for relaxation.

Hotel
Rohet Garh or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at your hotel.

Today's adventure takes you on a scenic 40-minute drive to the Blue City of Jodhpur. Your journey commences with a visit to the serene Jaswant Thada, an elegant white marble memorial dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Built in 1899, this cenotaph is accompanied by the royal crematorium and three additional cenotaphs in close proximity. The site is adorned with exquisite marble lattice work, and the terrace in front of the cenotaphs offers splendid panoramic views.

Continue your exploration with a visit to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, one of Rajasthan's most splendid forts, which majestically overlooks the city from its elevated hilltop position. This sprawling fort, still under the custodianship of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, stretches over 5 kilometres and stands 125 metres high, making it an imposing and awe-inspiring structure. The fort is accessible through seven impressive gates, leading into a complex of courtyards and opulent palaces. These palatial residences, adorned with intricately carved panels and latticed windows, bear evocative names such as Sukh Mahal (Pleasure Palace), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), and Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Inside, you'll discover a remarkable collection of regal artefacts, including palanquins, elephant howdahs (used during royal processions), miniature paintings, musical instruments, costumes, and exquisite furniture.

This afternoon, experience a unique jeep safari to visit traditional Bishnoi villages and learn about the Bishnoi people. Bishnois are the people known for green living, wildlife protection and eco conservation.

Hotel
Taj Fateh Prakash Palace or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning, we will drive towards the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur ( 210 kms / approx. 6 hrs). En route, we’ll stop at Ranakpur to visit the intricate friezes and sculptures of this amazing Jain Temple. The main shrine of Adinath, with its 1444 exquisitely carved columns is the largest and most complex Jain temple in the country. 

Continue to Udaipur, capital of the kingdom of Mewar, one of the oldest surviving dynasties in the world, established around 1567 A.D. Udaipur is a rich and beguiling tapestry of lakeside palaces, forts, temples, havelis and gardens, reflecting the varied influences over the centuries.

Upon arrival your evening is free to soak up the ambience of this beautiful city. Your lake front hotel offers magical views, especially at sunset.

Hotel
Taj Fateh Prakash Palace or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, embark on a half-day exploration of the enchanting City of Lakes - Udaipur.

Your journey commences with a visit to the majestic City Palace, situated atop a hill along the serene banks of Lake Pichola, enclosed by battlement walls. Constructed in 1567, this architectural marvel consists of four major palaces and numerous minor ones, all seamlessly integrated into a single grand façade. The primary entrance is through the magnificent triple-arched gate, known as the Tripolia, constructed in 1725. Passing through this gate, you'll discover a labyrinth of courtyards, corridors, and lush gardens.

In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the picturesque waters of Lake Pichola.

This evening enjoy a special final night dinner at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to Udaipur Airport for your included flight back to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) where your trip comes to an end.

We hope you have been inspired by the beauty of India.

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Note: the included flight from Udaipur is scheduled to arrive into Indira Gandhi International Airport as late as 4:20pm. 

Inclusions

  • Small, intimate group experience – no more than 16 people
  • Incredible sightseeing including guided tours of New Delhi, the magnificent Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur and majestic Amber Fort, the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort in the Blue city of Jodhpur, visit a colourful rural Rajasthani village, explore Udaipur, one of India’s most picturesque cities
  • 7 nights accommodation in luxury 5-star hotels by Taj
  • 2 nights Inspiring Stay in an historic Heritage Hotel in rural Rajasthan (May & June departures will have an additional 2 nights at a Taj hotel)
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day
  • Included internal flight in economy class from Udaipur to New Delhi
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide 
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary

  • Delhi - Enjoy a city tour in Old and New Delhi including the bustling bylanes of Chandni Chowk
  • Delhi - UNESCO listed Humayun’s Tomb
  • Agra - Witness the world’s most revered monument of love, the Taj Mahal 
  • Agra - Explore majestic Agra Fort
  • Jaipur - Admire the Jaipur’s hilltop citadel - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur -  see the Palace of Winds and visit the City Palace Museum
  • Rohet Garh - jeep safari to a traditional village
  • Jodhpur - View the Blue of Jodhpur from the ramparts of magnificent Mehrangarh fort
  • Udaipur - Enjoy a half-day tour of the 'City of Lakes', including the City Palace
  • Udaipur - Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola

Inspiring Stays

  • Stay 2 nights at the magnificent Heritage Hotel, Rohet Garh, located in rural Rajasthan, dating back to 1622 AD (excludes May & June departures)

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $3,040.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

 Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Group Size
Minimum: 2
Maximum: 16

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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