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Luxury Series:
EJI's Classical India - 14 Days
 

DelhiAgra Fatehpur Sikri Ranthambore Tiger Reserve JaipurUdaipur  •  Ranakpur Mumbai (Bombay)

DAY 1 - Departure 
Depart for Delhi, India.

DAY 2 - Delhi  
Arrive Delhi. A representative from Exotic Journeys will meet you in the arrival lounge and escort you to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Delhi is a city of immense past. Seven mighty empires have risen, ruled the sub-continent & fallen here. It is dotted with hundreds of landmarks and has accumulated a tremendous heritage of art, architecture and culture. New Delhi, the present capital of the largest democracy in the world, is the creation of world famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Attractions include, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, Red Fort- a Massive fort built by master builder Shah Jahan; Jama Masjid- the largest mosque in Asia; Jantar Mantar- the medieval observatory designed & built by Maharajah Jai Singh of Jaipur; the 16th century tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun; Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Shantivana- the cremation site of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Overnight at:
Taj Mahal, New Delhi
The Oberoi
The Leela Palace

DAY 3 - Delhi
City tour of New and old Delhi visiting  Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Chandini Chowk, Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Rashtrapati Bhawan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, National Museum and Baha'i Temple.

Overnight at:
Taj Mahal, New Delhi
The Oberoi
The Leela Palace

DAY 4 - Delhi - Agra
Transfer to Agra.

Agra is globally known as city of Taj Mahal. But this royal city has many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal Architecture. The crowning glory of the city is obviously the Taj, a monument to love and imagination that represent India to the world. The Mughal Emperor built the incomparable Taj Mahal as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal, exemplify Islamic architecture, in its purest form. The tombs are encased in white marble which are decorated with flawless sculptures and inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy cut from precious gems. Below the Dome, in a chamber, lie the mortal remains of Shah Jahan and his queen, reminding of their undying love. Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world - is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world.

Among the other monuments that Agra takes pride in is the Agra Fort, a massive fort built by three Mughal Emperors, Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjhan.

Overnight at:
Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra 
ITC Mughal

DAY 5 - Agra
Today you will explore the epic Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itemad-ud-daula, marble factories and colorful local bazaars. 

Overnight at :
Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
 
ITC Mughal

 
DAY 6 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri  - Ranthambore Tiger Reserve 

Depart for Ranthambore Tiger Reserve en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the medieval capital of Mughal Emperor, Akbar. It was built in the 16th century to serve as capital of the vast Mughal empire but abandoned after 13 years.

Visit Diwan - i - Am, Diwan - i - Khas, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and the tomb of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti.

After visiting the well preserved ghost city, you will be transferred to Ranthambhore.

Overnight at :
Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore

Sawai Madhopur Lodge by Taj

DAY 7 - Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Morning and afternoon jungle safari. 

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve extends to over 220 square miles of forest with numerous valleys and flat hills in a picturesque surrounding. The tiger and leopard are the main predators found here. It is also home to cheetah, sambers, and the blue bull, found only in India. While our stay here, we will have several jungle excursions accompanied by a resident warden to view and photograph the wildlife.
 
Overnight at :
Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore

Sawai Madhopur Lodge by Taj

DAY 8 - Ranthambore - Jaipur 
After morning jungle safari, transfer to Jaipur - popularly known as Pink City.

Jaipur: Jai Singh -a prince, soldier, planner and astronomer founded the rose pink capital city in 1728. The beautifully planned city is a tribute to the king considering that western world perhaps had very few-planned city in the eighteenth century. The observatory-Jantar Mantar- is an excellent example of the marvelous precision in astronomical calculators built in solid concrete. The City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and -ughal art and architecture. Now a museum, it has fine collection of sculpture, carpets, paintings, manuscripts and armory. Jaipur's colorful bazaars, sandstone pink buildings, magnificent palaces reflect the past glory of this remarkable town.

A short drive from Jaipur is AMBER FORT, perched atop a hill. Within its precincts are Sheesh Mahal or chamber of mirrors - reputedly the best in the world, Victory Hall and Pleasure Palace. The fort is reached by riding an elephant or by jeep.

Overnight at :
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

 
DAY 9 -
Amber Fort - Jaipur 
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance to the fort.

City tour visiting Haw Mahal - the Palace of Winds, the facade of which is all pink windows and filigree screens, the Jantar Mantar - the largest and best preserved 18th century stone observatory, the City Palace - still the home of the former royalty of Jaipur housing an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons and local bazaars.

Overnight at :
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

 
DAY 10 -
Udaipur 
Transfer to Udaipur by car. Udaipur is interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and fountains. The Maharana’s Palace is the largest of its kind. It is remarkable for octagonal towers, brilliant multicolor mosaics of inlaid tiles, inlaid mirror work and exquisite paintings. Sahelion ki Bari is a fascinating garden, adorned by Lotus pool, a marble throne and finely sculptured cenotaphs. 
City tour in the afternoon.
 
Overnight at :
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur 
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

The Leela Palace, Udaipur

 
DAY 11 -
Udaipur - Ranakpur 
Morning excursion to Ranakpur. The cluster of temples at Ranakpur made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It may surprise visitors that these temples were built in 1460 but are so well preserved and the marble still sparkles. The main temple is supported by 1444 pillars, none of which are similarly carved. These temples house statues of Mahavira and other Jain saints.

Sunset cruise on Lake Pichola, Udaipur.

Overnight at :
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur 
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

The Leela Palace, Udaipur

DAY 12 - Mumbai (Bombay) 
Fly to Mumbai.

The afternoon city tour will include Hanging Gardens, Tower of Silence, Kamla Nehru Park, Gateway of India, National Museum, Crawford Market, Malabar Hills, Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple.

Overnight at:
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.
The Oberoi, Mumbai

The Leela
 

DAY 13 - Mumbai (Bombay) 
Morning boat excursion to Elephanta Island Caves- the 7th century cave temples carved out of a hill rising from the Arabian Sea.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at:
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.
The Oberoi, Mumbai

The Leela


DAY 14 - Mumbai - Homebound

Transfer to airport.
Depart on your onward journey..


Itineraries are designed with current flight schedules and remain subject to adjustment / change.

Highlights :
  • Private and personal tour.
  • Accomodation in iconic luxury hotels.
  • Private escorted airport transfers.
  • Private escorted sightseeing
  • Private escorted excursions
  • Personal English speaking licensed local guides.
  • Personal chauffeur and car.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Entrance fee to monuments in the itinerary
  • Concierge service.
  • Services of a professional tour manager.
  • Sunset and Sunrise visit of Taj Mahal.
  • If your travel dates match, moonlight visit of Taj Mahal.
  • Sunset cruise on Lake Pichola.
  • Jungle Safaris at Ranthambhore.
  Departure Dates - 2017
         
January
6 13 20 27  
February
3 10 17 24 31
March
3 10 17 24 31
April
7 14 21 28  
           
September
1 8 15 22 29
October
6 13 20 27  
November
3 10 17 24 31
December
1 8 15 22 29
           
  Departure Dates - 2018
         
January
5 12 19 26  
February
2 9 16 23 30
March
2 9 16 23 30
April
6 13 20 27  
           
September
7 14 21 28  
October
5 12 19 26  
November
2 9 16 23 30
December
7 14 21 28
           
October 1 To April 15
Luxury Tour:
Classical India
Price Per Person
Double Occupancy
$ 5,875.00
Single Room Occupancy
$ 10,300.00
Airfare - Tour Itinerary
$ 685.00
International Airfare *
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April 16 thru September 30
Luxury Tour:
Classical India
Price Per Person
Double Occupancy
$ 4,195.00
Single Room Occupancy
$ 7,080.00
Airfare - Tour Itinerary
$ 685.00
International Airfare *
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Sample International airfares:  
Business Class: From $ 3200.00 
Call for current airfare.

Sample International airfares
Economy Class: From $ 800.00
Call for current airfare.

Airport Security fee, fuel surcharges and taxes not included.

Land Prices are guaranteed at the time of booking. Airfares are guaranteed only when ticketed. International airfares are from Chicago, New York and Newark. Airfares from other cities and other airlines are available upon request. 
 

           Exotic Journeys, Inc., Online Travel Agency, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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