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Palatial India Tour for the Experiential Traveler

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PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $4999+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Appreciate all that India has to offer with private tours and transfers while staying at some of the most luxurious accommodations in the country
  • Admire India’s most picture-perfect work of architecture and one of the world’s most iconic symbols of love and devotion, the Taj Mahal
  • Stroll the magnificent rooms and chambers, observe the various intricate ivory, mirror and glass work of the Amber Fort of Jaipur
  • Sail Lake Pichola and admire the marble palaces of pure white that glisten like fairy castles in the setting sun
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Tour Overview

In honor of Yampu’s 20th anniversary, our experts want our travelers to experience India like a royal with our latest trip, Palatial India Tour for the Experiential Traveler!

Starting at $4,999, travelers will visit the country’s most distinguished architectural marvels and palaces, hand-picked by our experts, from Delhi to Udaipur.

Along with exceptional experiences, our travelers will be traveling in Yampu style. Enjoy the wonders of India with private assistance, transfers, and tours with the top of the line accommodations that have been personally inspected by our elite team of Tour Consultants.

If you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side, be sure to check out Maharajah in Style; Luxury India Tour for the Experiential Traveler with Tiger Safari!

Also, ask us about possible trip extensions to Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan to add further to this exceptional experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(NOTE: Trip must be booked as is by February 28th, 2019 and travel completed by April 15th, 2019. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Certain blackout dates apply. Please contact us for more information)*

 

 

Inclusions
7 nights’ accommodation on Twin share at the hotels mentioned above.
Daily breakfast at the hotel as per the program.
Transport using an air-conditioned TOYOTA INNOVA as per the itinerary.
Services of English Speaking locally appointed guide during sightseeing as per the itinerary.
Entrance fee to monuments as per programme.
Rickshaw ride in Delhi.
Elephant ride to visit Amber Fort in Jaipur.
Boat ride on Lake Pichola by common boat
All presently applicable taxes.
Exclusions

Expenses of personal nature like personal gratuities, telephone charges, laundry, spa activities, drinks, etc.
Any meals (Lunch & Dinner) not mentioned in the program.
Beverages during meals.
Tipping to the guide, restaurants, driver and handyman.
Any airfare, visa fee, airport tax and any kind of insurance.
Any Camera / Video Fees at the monuments.

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Package Price: $4999
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to New Delhi

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

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Day
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Arrival in New Delhi

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to hotel. Depending on arrival time, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to hotel. Depending on arrival time, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Tour of New Delhi

Here see the Red Fort, recognized as the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk; the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars.


Also visit Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), Chandni Chowk, and the bustling and colorful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial center of Delhi in the old time and see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts, and Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat has a simple memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, marking the spot where he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 1948. A commemorative ceremony is held here every Friday. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Lal Nehru, was also cremated to the north of the memorial at Shanti Van (Forest of Peace). The area is now a beautiful park laden with trees. The Zinat-ul Masjid (Most Beautiful of Mosques) towers over the Raj Ghat.


After the metro ride continue to visit New Delhi to visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. In 1199, Qutub-ud-Din raised the Qutub Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. Humayun's tomb, which was built by emperor Humayun's wife, took eight years to complete and is regarded as an example of the early Mughal architecture. The emperor's wife, Begai Begum, was buried in the tomb and the structure is the first of its kind built in the center of a well-planned garden. The combination of white marble and red sandstone was a great influence on later Mughal architecture. It is generally regarded as a prototype of the famed Taj Mahal of Agra.


The drive meanders along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate. At the center of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate, an Arc-de-Triomphe like Archway in the middle of a crossroad. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the North-western Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. The foundation stone was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The Presidential House is a palatial building built on an area of 330 acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, originally as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now the official residence of the First Citizen and the Parliament House.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (price not included) to enjoy a fine dinner at the Veda Restaurant, a lavishly designed nouvelle cuisine curry house that offers a fusion of traditional Indian food with a modern spin. A second option is a visit to Akshardham, a unique, yet stunning monument that boasts 234 elaborately carved pillars, 9 decorative domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars (towers of Hindu architecture), stone elephants sculptures, and 20,000 murtis (Hindu images portraying Divine spirits). Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more information.
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4

Delhi - Agra

Begin with a drive to Agra that will take approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Then proceed for a sightseeing tour of the stunning Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.


The area around the Taj Mahal is a protected area and the parking is approximately one kilometer away from the monument. Here disembark and board battery buses to the Taj.


That magnificent monument of love - The Taj Mahal, was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 22 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori.


In the impressive Agra Fort, be taken through the chambers of this royal residence. Driving through the city, witness the local life and bazaars and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Agra Fort is officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort is often described as a walled palatial city and as the most important fort in India. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here. It contained the largest state treasury and mint. It was visited by foreign ambassadors, travelers and the highest dignitaries who made history in India.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (cost not included) to a showing of Mohabbat The Taj, a live show with a touch of Bollywood comes highly recommended. This 80 minute presentation is a charming way to top off the day at the Kalakriti Auditorium. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more details.

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5

Agra - Jaipur

Drive approximately 4-5 hours to Jaipur. En route, stop to enjoy an excursion to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, the once imperial city of the Mughal dynasty that was mysteriously deserted years after its inception. This ornate city was built with such grandeur that words do not do justice to the glorious atmosphere created by its buildings. Once arrived, check in and have some time to relax before a sound and light show at the city’s Amber Fort.


The Amber Fort was originally built by the Meenas in the town they consecrated to Amba, the Mother Goddess, whom they knew as Gatta Rani or Queen of the Pass. Built over the remnants of an earlier structure, the palace complex which stands today was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh, Commander in Chief of Akbar's army and a member of the Emperor's inner circle of nine courtiers, in 1592. The initial structure of the fort was entirely completed by his descendant, Jai Singh I. Amber was modified by successive rulers over the next 150 years, until the Kachwahas shifted their capital to Jaipur during the time of Sawai Jai Singh II.


The sound and light show at the Fort was scripted by the noted lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar for which superstar Amitabh Bachchan will lend his baritone. The one-hour show, which will be in English, will blend the visual splendor of a light show with the gripping historical narrative surrounding the Amber Fort's history.
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6

Amber Fort and Half Day City Tour

This morning return to the Amber Fort for a half day excursion. Strolling the magnificent rooms and chambers, observe the various intricate ivory, mirror and glass work. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour that will begin at the City Palace Museum, followed by a visit to Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726), and great photographic opportunity at the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds – a spectacular five storied, honeycomb styled building exemplifying superb Rajput artistry.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (price not included) of an evening elephant experience with a chance to feed these gentle creatures.
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7

Jaipur – Udaipur

Begin the drive south from Jodhpur to Udaipur. This is approximately a 6-7 hour drive.

The city of Udaipur or the city of `sunrise’ combines real beauty with a picturesque association of a great and glorious past. The legendary Ranas or kings of this state traced their ancestry back to the sun! It stands in a valley, amidst green hills on the banks of the wide, steel blue lake Pichola and is regarded as the most romantic spot in India. On little islands in the lake, from the waters edge, rise marble palaces of pure white that glisten like fairy castles. Crowning the ridge, in which the city clusters, along the shore of the lake, stands the massive palace of the Maharana.


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Tour of the City Palace Museum & Lake Pichola

This morning will begin by visiting the City Palace Museum. The museum preserves the architectural extravagance of the palace; the granite and marble balconies, lavish arches and cupolas and octagonal towers that offer fine views of the surrounding lake and city. Adjacent to the north entrance lies the Jagdish Temple. Lavishly designed and enshrined with stone images of Krishna, this is celebrated as the city’s largest temple. Then, visit Sahelion Ki Bari, a remarkable garden once designed for the royal ladies of the palace.
Later in the afternoon, relax on a boat cruise upon the serene Lake Pichola. See the fascinating Jagmandir Island Palace. Before returning to the hotel, there will be time to peruse through the open air markets that sprawl behind the City Palace.


Note: Yampu recommends a tour of the Crystal Gallerey (price not included), which displays a breathtaking collection of crystal items, including tables, sofa sets, dressers, fountains and even beds comes highly recommended. Horseback riding (price not included) through the peaceful nature and stunning landscape outside of the city is also offered. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more details.
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Flight Home

Transfer to the Udaipur airport for a connect flight for Delhi & then transfer to international terminal to connect flight home.

Transfer to the Udaipur airport for a connect flight for Delhi & then transfer to international terminal to connect flight home.

Delhi, India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Places You'll See

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    Delhi

    Home to India’s largest mosque, the Red Fort, Delhi is abundant in historical artifacts and cultural events. Visit the Baha’i Lotus Temple, a beautiful building in the shape of a lotus bud, or the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. To get a real taste of area, take a food tour to experience the local cuisine. Or take a peaceful morning walk in the Lodhi Garden.

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    Agra

    Visit the famous Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the world, in Agra. Take a guided tour through the immense, white marble mausoleum, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife, a true monument of love. While in Agra, also visit the Agra Fort, mainly constructed from sandstone, it’s more of a palace than a defense structure.

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    Jaipur

    Nicknames the Pink City, Jaipur is home to several enticing attractions. Visit the Amber Fort, once the royal palace for the Kachwahas, and see the impressive evening light show. Explore the massive City Palace inside the old city. Take a peaceful stroll through one of the many gardens, or purchase some unique souvenirs at the city center bazaar.

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    Udaipur

    Famous for its lakes, palaces, and romantic backdrops, Udaipur has even been the setting for several movies. Visit the Udaipur City Palace, comprised of small and big palaces, museums, and gardens. Enjoy the peacefulness of the undeveloped Badi Lake or the beautiful Dudh Talai rock and fountain garden.

Hotel Options

5 Star Properties

Bengaluru : The Oberoi – deluxe Room

Jaipur : Rambagh Palace – Palace room

Luxury Properties

Agra : Amarvilas

Udaipur : Taj Lake Palace (Luxury Lake View Room)

Testimonials

Raymond L.

Traveled November 2017

We had an amazing 2 weeks in India

We had an amazing 2 weeks in India. Karen Butler did a fantastic job of setting up hotels, tour guides, drivers, and visits to many places all the while accommodating a wedding we needed to attend in the middle. We had a blast and would use Yampu and Karen again.

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Jim

Traveled November, 2016

Trip has been great!

Trip has been great!

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Nick C.

Traveled January, 2016

We are greatly enjoying our trip in India

We are greatly enjoying our trip in India, placed through Yampu in the USA. Our driver, Haroun Kahn, is absolutely fantastic. His driving is excellent and he has been helpful directing us to good places to eat, etc.

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