Grand Tour of India
2 nights Delhi - 2 nights Varanasi - 1 night Agra - 2 nights Jaipur - 1 night Bikaner - 1 night Manvar - 1 night Jodhpur - 1 night Rawla Jojawar - 2 nights Udaipur - 1 night Mumbai
Grand Tour of India
Departure Cities & Prices (USD)
New York, Boston
$4199 $3999
San Francisco
$4399 $4199
Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami
$4599 $4399
Los Angeles, Cleveland, Orlando, Detroit, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Oklahoma
$4699 $4499
This Price is valid for selected Departures through January & February 2023.
Other 2022 & 2023 dates available at an extra cost
Price per person in double occupancy; Single supplement USD 1699.
Includes: International and domestic Flights, hotels w/breakfast + 2 lunches & 3 dinners,
sightseeing, entrance fees, transfers, and all taxes.

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What's included
Grand Tour of India Flights  Flights
Tour Package to India Flights  Flights
  • International flights, we offer departures from most major cities in the USA and Canada. Required valid Canadian or American passport with blank pages. Valid for six months past your return date.
Grand Tour of India Accommodations  Accommodations
Tour Package to India Accommodations  Accommodations
  • Two nights WelcomHotel Dwarka New Delhi or similar.
  • Two nights Varanasi Taj Ganges Hotel or similar.
  • One night ITC Mughal Luxury collection Agra Resort or similar.
  • Two nights ITC Rajputana Luxury collection Jaipur Hotel or similar.
  • One night Bikaner Lallgarh Palace Hotel or similar.
  • One night Manvar Desert Camp or similar.
  • One night Jodhpur Indana Palace Hotel or similar.
  • One night Rawla Jojawar Heritage Hotel or similar.
  • Two nights The Trident Udaipur Hotel or similar.
  • One night The Trident Nariman Point Mumbai Hotel or similar.
Grand Tour of India Meals  Meals
Tour Package to India Meals  Meals
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Two Lunches.
  • Three Dinners.
Sightseeing of Grand Tour of India  Included Sightseeing
Tour Package to India Sightseeing  Included Sightseeing
Delhi:
  • Dehli City Tour: Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Minaret Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Sikh-Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Temple, etc.
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk.
Varanasi:
  • Sarnath Museum & local silk-weaving workshop.
  • Morning boat ride on River Ganges & yoga class.
  • Rickshaw ride on the banks of the river Ganges.
Agra:
  • Sunrise at Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.
  • Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity Orphanage.
  • Mohabbat-e-Taj Show.
  • The amazing history of the Taj Mahal.
Jaipur:
  • Hawa Mahal & elephant ride to Amber Fort.
  • City Palace Museum & Jantar Mantar Observatory.
  • Mehandi (Henna) show & Jaipur Rickshaw ride.
Bikaner:
  • Junagarh Fort.
  • Bhandasar Jain Temple.
  • Bazaar Tuk-tuk ride.
Manvar:
  • Thar Desert camp-site overnight.
  • Desert Camel & Jeep Safari.
Jodhpur:
  • Mehrangarh Fort.
  • Jaswant Thada, & Clock Tower Market.
Rawla Jojawar:
  • Bishnoi village visit by Jeep Safari.
  • Rajasthan picturesque short train journey.
Udaipur:
  • Udaipur City Tour: City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple, & Sahelion Ki Bari.
  • Bagore Ki Haveli dance show & Rajasthani cooking class.
  • Lake Pichola scenic boat cruise.
Mumbai:
  • Mumbai City Tour: Victoria Terminus Railway Station, Prince Wales Museum, Marine drive, Gandhi's home, & Malabar Hill.
  • Photo stop at the Gateway of India.
  • Shopping at Colaba Market/Fashion Street.
Privately Guided Sightseeing.
Grand Tour of India Services & Fees  Services & Fees
Tour Package to India Services & Fees  Services & Fees
  • Meet and assist representative services.
  • Transfers to and from your flights.
  • Tourist sites entrance fees and taxes.
Not included:
  • India Tourist Visa Fee, to be obtained online at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in.
  • Customary tips.
  • Advance airline seat selection fees and check-in luggage fees when applicable.

Itinerary

Board your International flight to Delhi, India.
You need a valid Canadian or American Passport with blank pages, it must be valid for six to eight months from your exact return date. For passport holders of different nationalities, please contact your local consulate for information on entry requirements.
American and Canadian passport holders can apply for a tourist visa online at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
Our representatives will meet you and transfer you to your hotel upon arrival in Delhi.
India Accommodations
ITC WelcomHotel Dwarka New Delhi or similar
India Meals
No meals
After breakfast at the hotel, you will spend the day exploring India's capital. This tour combines panoramic driving and walking visits to the must-see destinations in Delhi.
In the morning, visit Old Delhi and drive past the Red Fort to see Rajghat, a memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Then continue to see Jama Masjid, the largest Mosque in India, built by Mughal Shah Jahn, who also built the Taj Mahal. Before lunch, enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad that is now a picturesque bazaar.
After lunch, you will continue your Delhi City Tour to visit Minaret Qutub Minar, a historical monument combining Hindu, Arabic, and Persian arts.
Your next stop is Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first structure to use red sandstone on a large scale and the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.
Next, drive past the President's House - the official residence of the President of India and the Parliament House, a unique circular building that houses all the ministers & Secretarial Buildings, to visit Sikh-Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Temple, one of the largest temples in the country.
Before returning to the hotel, you will stop in the heart of New Delhi to take in the India Gate, built to commemorate the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.
India Accommodations
WelcomHotel Dwarka New Delhi or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. Varanasi is India's holiest Hindu city and the oldest inhabited city in the world. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
After a brief rest, you will head to Sarnath, where Buddha preached his first sermon to his disciples. Tour some of the Buddhist temples and the Sarnath Museum (Closed on Fridays), housing some of the great treasures of Indian Buddhist art.
Afterward, stop by a local silk-weaving workshop before taking a cycle rickshaw ride to Ghat for the ancient ritual of 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Ganges.
India Accommodations
Varanasi Taj Ganges Hotel or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
Before breakfast, early in the morning, you will embark on a boat ride on the Ganges River to watch the famous Ghats (riverbank) come to life. You will see pilgrims and locals alike take a holy morning bath in the sacred river.
After the boat ride, you will attend a yoga class at the Ghats' Yoga Centre before visiting the famous Hindu temples.
Return to hotel in time for breakfast and some time at leisure.
In the afternoon, take a walking tour of this world's oldest living city, Varanasi. This tour will explore the architecture and legends on the riverfront and crowded city lanes.
India Accommodations
Varanasi Taj Ganges Hotel or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Varanasi's airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport; Depart by road to Agra.
Once in Agra, you will check into the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Mohabbat-e-Taj Show In the evening, witness the romantic and eternal love story behind the origin of the Taj Mahal. Depicting the love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal in typical Bollywood song, dance, and theatre form, this is a live show where over 80 talented artists will perform this love story with creative dance performances. Performed in Urdu and Sanskrit, English commentary is available through headphones.
India Accommodations
ITC Mughal Luxury collection Agra Resort or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
Before breakfast, visit the Taj Mahal and see the sunrise. Built of white marble in 1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This enchanting ivory-white mausoleum is one of the world's most admired romantic monuments of India's Mughal era. *Taj Mahal is closed Fridays*
Afterward, return to the hotel for breakfast. Later depart for visits to Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity for Orphanage.
Built in 1565 with a view of his beloved wife's mausoleum from a balcony in the Musamman Burj Tower, the Agra Fort was where Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned until his death. Agra Fort has 2.5 km of enclosure walls with two beautiful white marble Mosques, the Pearl Mosque and the Nagina Masjid.
Before visiting Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity for Orphanage, feel free to ask your guide for things the charity needs if you want to contribute. Once at the orphanage, you can tour the orphanage and spend time with the nuns, kids, and those left behind by society. You will witness the selfless acts taken up by Mother Teresa and the nuns who follow her and the unconditional love and nurturing that the nuns share with the kids and the elderly.
In the afternoon, you will leave Agra behind for Jaipur.
India Accommodations
ITC Rajputana or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, you have a full day of tours before you.
Your first stop of the day is at the Palace of Hawa Mahal (the Palace of the Wind); this is a magnificent sample of Rajput architecture built for the ladies of the royal household. Next is an elephant ride up to Amber Fort. Built in 1592 by Maharaja Raju Man Singh, it's a beautiful red sandstone and marble complex that combines Hindu and Rajput features.
In the afternoon, visit the City Palace Museum, home to the Maharajah. This imposing palace built in the 19th century combines Mughal and Rajput styles and now hosts a fascinating collection of weapons and royal customs.
After the museum, tour the Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century. You will see an equinoctial sundial, meridian, hemispherical measuring instruments, and other devices used to uncover the secrets of the celestial sky.
As your tour wind down, you will experience a Mehabdi (Henna) demonstration and take a rickshaw ride in the old town of Jaipur to visit the handicraft shops.
Overnight in Jaipur.
India Accommodations
ITC Rajputana Luxury collection Jaipur Hotel or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, leave Jaipur and drive to Bikaner.
Once in Bikaner, you will check into the hotel and visit Junagarh Fort in the city center. Built with red sandstone and marble in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, kiosks, and windows.
Next, visit the famous marble Bhandasar Jain Temple dedicated to the 13th Trirthankra. With 1444 carved marble pillars, distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets, and cupolas, this temple rises majestically from the slope of a hill. It's said to be the most spectacular temple in the Jain faith.
As the day draws to a close, take a tuk-tuk ride through the picturesque bazaar, then walk through the old town to explore its narrow streets and take the opportunity to visit some ancient havelis.
India Accommodations
Bikaner Lallgarh Palace Hotel or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, your next stop on your tour of India is Manvar - Rajasthan's famous Thar Desert that stretches to the border with Pakistan and where camels continue to play an important of everyday life. Several unique communities inhabit the desert with rich traditions passed down through generations.
Upon arriving in Manvar, check into the deluxe Rajasthani tents at Manvar Desert Camp (fully equipped) and prepare to head out on an unforgettable Camel and Jeep Desert Sunset Safari. You will discover the fabulous sunset in the desert and the tribal villages surrounded by sand dunes before returning for a sumptuous desert dinner with musicians bringing the evening desert night to life.
India Accommodations
Thar Desert Manvar Camp or similar
India Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
After having breakfast in the hotel, make your way to Jodhpur, also known as the "Blue City". En route, you will pass through the heart of the remote and enchanting valley of the Arvallis, with its tiny villages and beautiful scenery.
In the afternoon, take a tour of the Mehrangarh Fort and imagine the lives of the Maharajahs in olden times. Now a museum, it houses one of the largest collections of palanquins, elephant howdahs, cradles, manuscripts, miniature paintings, costumes, and weapons from every period of history.
Afterward, visit the Jaswant Thada. Built in 1899 by Maharajah Sardar Singh, this beautiful marble building was the traditional burial venue for Jodhpur's rulers and an exquisite architectural landmark of Jodhpur.
End your day with a walk around Clock Tower Market for a taste of the daily life of the locals.
Overnight in Jodhpur.
India Accommodations
Indana Palace or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast, make the trip to Rawla Jojawar. A small and friendly village in the Pali district of Rajasthan, Jojawar is a taste of authentic Rajasthani rural life. To the east are Aravalli hills and scrub forests dotted with small farms. You'll come across plenty of rabaris, the indigenous camel herders and shepherds who have settled in the surrounding area, going about their daily routines.
In the afternoon, take a Jeep Safari to visit a small village of a Rabari community. The Rabari, also called the Rewari or Desai, are an indigenous tribal caste of nomadic cattle and camel herders and shepherds. See the village's daily life and the artistic embroidery passed down through generations of Rabari women, expressing their creativity, aesthetics, and identity.
India Accommodations
Rawla Jojawar Heritage Hotel or similar or similar
India Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
After breakfast, you will be driven to Phulad Railway Station for the short train journey to Kamlighat station. Once at the station, you will see the mechanisms and maintenance of the train as well as how the train changes directions.
This scenic train ride will pass through the ghats with views of old bridges, tunnels, and foothills of the Aravallis range. It will cut through some of the most inhospitable and untouched terrains, a picturesque journey through a relatively unexplored part of Rajasthan.
Deboard the train at Kamlighat and continue to Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes. With its beautiful mountain views and picturesque Lakes, Udaipur is the second most visited city in Rajasthan after Jaipur.
Upon arrival, you will check-in at the hotel and have some time to rest before a cultural dance show at Bagore Ki Haveli in the evening.
India Accommodations
The Trident or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, you will set off on a Udaipur City Tour to explore the vast and exquisite City Palace of the Maharana with its famed Crystal Gallery, see the Fateh Sagar Lake, and visit the Jagdish Temple.
The last stop before lunch is the small but full of historical value Garden of the Maidens (Sahelion Ki Bari). Built in the 18th century with a lotus pool and elephant-shaped fountains by the Maharana Sangram for the Queen and her royal maidens, it's an oasis of green in the dry lands of Rajasthan. Before leaving, don't forget to visit the small museum with many ancient paintings.
In the afternoon, take a scenic boat cruise on Lake Pichola. From the boat, you can take in views of the City of Udaipur in the middle of the Rajasthan desert and the breathtaking views of the Jag Mandir Palace, also known as the Lake Palace.
In the evening, enjoy an authentic cooking class and demonstration followed by dinner.
Overnight in Udaipur.
India Accommodations
The Trident Udaipur Hotel or similar
India Meals
Breakfast & Dinner
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to the airport for your flight to Mumbai.
Once in Mumbai, you will check in to your hotel and have some time at leisure.
In the afternoon, tour the city of Mumbai. Your first stop on this tour is the Victoria Terminus Railway Station, known for its Victorian/Gothic styles based on late-Italian model architecture. Next, tour the Prince Wales Museum, which showcases several collections of ancient artworks, sculptures, and artifacts.
On your drive to Mani Bhavan, the home of Gandhi and the upmarket residential area of Malabar Hill, you will drive past Marine Drive, Chowpatty beach, and continue past the Mumbai High Court, Rajabai Clock Towers, and Mumbai University.
Enjoy a short stop to take in the Gateway of India, a colossal structure constructed in 1924 that overlooks the Arabian Sea. End your day with some shopping at Fashion Street - Colaba market.
India Accommodations
The Trident Nariman Point Mumbai Hotel or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to Mumbai's airport for your flight home.
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