PRIVATE INDIA TRAVEL: PALACES, TEMPLES & TIGERS

PRIVATE CLASSIC JOURNEY

MUMBAI | JAIPUR | SAWAI MADHOPUR | AGRA | KHAJURAHO | BANDHAVGARH | VARANASI | DELHI


Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.​

Premier Option: The Taj Mahal Palace - Luxury Grande Sea View Room; Meals: B
Standard Option: Trident Nariman Point - Superior Room; Meals: B


Day 2: Mumbai
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Afternoon explore the city with a drive past the University of Mumbai, High Court, Flora Fountain, Victoria Terminus, Crawford Market, Continue down Marine Drive, Malabar Hill and the Jain Temple. Visit the Hanging Gardens, drive past the Tower of Silence and enjoy a photo stop at Dhobi Ghats. Continue on to visit Mani Bhawan and a photo stop at the Gateway of India

Premier Option: The Taj Mahal Palace - Luxury Grande Sea View Room; Meals: B
Standard Option: Trident Nariman Point - Superior Room; Meals: B


Day 3: Mumbai - Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the airport. Fly Mumbai / Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and proceed to the hotel. Afternoon enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the local bazaars. Witness the evening prayer ceremony at the Birla Temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Premier Option: Rambagh Palace - Palace Room; Meals: B D
Standard Option: Shahpura House - Suite; Meals: B D


Day 4: Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit Amber Fort with an elephant ride* / jeep ride (*Subject to availability). Afternoon explore the city including a photo stop at Hawa Mahal, a visit to the City Palace, museum and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Cooking demonstration followed by dinner at Sankotra Haveli
Overnight at the hotel.

Premier Option: Rambagh Palace - Palace Room; Meals: B D
Standard Option: Shahpura House - Suite; Meals: B D


Day 5: Jaipur - Ranthambore

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Sawai Madhopur (Approximately 4 hrs driving time). Arrive and proceed to your resort. Enjoy lunch at the resort. In the evening, enjoy a Jungle Safari (Duration of approximately 3 hrs). Dinner at the resort. Overnight at the resort.

Premier Option: Sher Bagh - Luxury Tent; Meals: B L D
Standard Option: Ranthambore Kothi - Standard Room; Meals: B L D

Day 6: Ranthambore

Enjoy and early morning Jungle Safari (Duration of approximately 3 hrs). Return to the hotel for breakfast
Visit the local Dastkar Center. Lunch at resort. In the evening, go for another Jungle Safari (Duration of approximately 3 hrs). Dinner at the resort. Overnight at the resort.

Premier Option: Sher Bagh - Luxury Tent; Meals: B L D
Standard Option: Ranthambore Kothi - Standard Room; Meals: B L D


Day 7: Train from Sawai Madhpur Station to Bharatpur and drive to Agra
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the railway station to board the Jan Shatabdi train [Sawai Madhopur / Bharatpur (0705 / 0923)]. Arrive Bharatpur and drive to Agra. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Continue to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, you will be transferred to the hotel. Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.

Premier Option: The Oberoi Amarvilas - Premier Room w/Balcony; Meals: B
Standard Option: Trident - Deluxe Garden View Room; Meals: B


Day 8: Agra
Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Morning visit Agra Fort. Visit a marble inlay unit. Afternoon at leisure. Evening proceed to Kalakriti to witness Mohabbat the Taj Show at 1830 hrs. Overnight at the hotel.


Premier Option: The Oberoi Amarvilas - Premier Room w/Balcony; Meals: B
Standard Option: Trident - Deluxe Garden View Room; Meals: B


Day 9: Agra – Jhansi – Orchha - Khajuraho
Early breakfast at the hotel or boxed breakfast. Transfer to the railway station to board the Bhopal Shatabdi Train Agra / Jhansi (0811 / 1045). Arrive Jhansi and drive to Orchha (Approximately ½ hr driving time). Explore the Orchha Palace and other sites. Continue to Khajuraho (Approximately 3½ hr driving time). Arrive and proceed to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Premier Option: The Lalit Temple View - Temple View Room; Meals: B
Standard Option: Radisson Hotel - Deluxe Room; Meals: B


Day 10: Khajuraho
After breakfast at the hotel, morning visit the Western Temple complex including the Kandariya Mahadev Temple and the Lakshman Temple. Continue to the Eastern Temple complex and visit the Parsvanath Temple. Visit the Southern group of temples including the Duladeo Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple. Evening witness the Sound and Light Show (1830 / 1930). Overnight at the hotel.

Premier Option: The Lalit Temple View - Temple View Room; Meals: B
Standard Option: Radisson Hotel - Deluxe Room; Meals: B


Day 11: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
After breakfast at the hotel, drive from Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh (Approximately 6 hrs driving time). Arrive and proceed to the resort. Rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner at the resort. Overnight at the hotel.

Premier Option: Samode Safari Lodge - Villa; Meals: B D
Standard Option: Bandhav Villas - Villa; Meals: B D

Day 12: Bandhavgarh
Morning game drive (Approximate timings: 0530 – 0930). Return to the resort for breakfast. Afternoon game drive (Approximate timings: 1430 – 1730). Lunch and Dinner at the resort. Overnight at the resort.


Premier Option: Samode Safari Lodge - Villa; Meals: B L D
Standard Option: Bandhav Villas - Villa; Meals: B L D


Day 13: Bandhavgarh
Morning game drive (Approximate timings: 0530 – 0930). Return to the resort for breakfast. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch and Dinner at the resort. Overnight at the resort.


Premier Option: Samode Safari Lodge - Villa; Meals: B D
Standard Option: Bandhav Villas - Villa; Meals: B D


Day 14: Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Varanasi
At 0600 hrs depart for Khajuraho. Boxed breakfast from the hotel. Arrive at the airport. Fly Khajuraho / Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and proceed to the hotel. Evening proceed to the ghats to witness the aarti ceremony. Overnight at the hotel.

Premier Option: Nadesar Palace - Palace Room; Meals: B
Standard Option: The Gateway Hotel - Standard Room; Meals: B


Day 15: Varanasi
Early morning enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges. Return to your hotel for breakfast. En route up from the ghats go past Varanasi’s Golden Temple – The Vishwanath Temple. Morning explore the city including a visit to the Bharat Mata Temple. Enjoy a heritage walk & enjoy a close up view of the lives of the local people. Afternoon visit Sarnath & its museum. Overnight at the hotel.


Premier Option: Nadesar Palace - Palace Room; Meals: B
Standard Option: The Gateway Hotel - Standard Room; Meals: B


Day 16: Varanasi - Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out time is 1200 hrs. Transfer to the airport. Fly Varanasi / Delhi. Arrive Delhi and proceed to the hotel. Day use room booked until departure. Late night transfer to the airport for your flight back home or onward journey.

Premier Option: Pride Plaza Hotel - Deluxe Room; Meals: B
Standard Option: Pride Plaza Hotel - Deluxe Room; Meals: B

       Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the local bazaars.

  • Witness the evening prayer ceremony at the Birla Temple.

  • Cooking demonstration followed by dinner at Sankotra Haveli

  • Jungle Safari in search of the elusive Tiger

  • Visit Marble inlay unit 

  • Sunrise and Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal

  • Explore the Orchha Palace and Khajuraho

  • Enjoy a heritage walk & enjoy a close up view of the lives of the local people.

  M-F: 9:00-5:30 EST

Toll free: 888-5-SAFARI

e-mail: tours@desnasafaris.com

2017 PRICING DETAILS:

PREMIER OPTION:
APRIL - SEP: Starting from $9,695.00 per person. 
OCT  - DEC: Starting from $11,845.00 per person


STANDARD OPTION:
APRIL - SEP: Starting from $3,875.00 per person.
OCT - DEC: Starting from $4,995.00 per person

INTERNAL AIRFARE: 
$235.00 per person (Subject to change)

LENGTH: 17 Days/16 Nights


Supplements may apply for travel during holiday period


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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, please contact us for Single Supplement or Sole Traveler pricing.