Arrive in Delhi. The world’s fourth-largest city is home to a host of historic
monuments, breathtaking palaces, fascinating museums, bustling markets,
delicious restaurants and much more.
Spend the day with a private guide and driver exploring the myriad treasures
New Delhi has to offer. Take in the beauty of the city’s government buildings,
explore Humayun’s Tomb (predecessor to the Taj Mahal) and visit the Qutb Minar,
a soaring 238-foot-high ancient Islamic monument.
Old Delhi and Agra
Spend the morning exploring the walled city of Old Delhi with your private guide.
Wander through the region’s winding and exotic bazaars before visiting the Jama
Masjid, India’s largest mosque; and the Red Fort, a palace and residence of many
Mughal emperors. Later in the morning, take a scenic drive to Agra and visit the
Agra Fort, a red sandstone wonder. In the evening, see the
stunning Taj Mahal itself, where you can watch as the colors of the
sunset reflect off white marble walls.
Agra and Jaipur
See the Taj Mahal at sunrise to avoid the crowds and explore the lush gardens
and serene reflecting pools in peace. Later, take a scenic drive to Jaipur,
known as the Pink City for its distinctly colored buildings. En route to Jaipur,
visit Fatehpur Sikri, a 400-year-old town that boasts one of the best preserved
collections of Mughal architecture in India.
Spend the day at leisure taking in Jaipur’s many forts, monuments, temples and
gardens or simply relax at your hotel.
Visit the breathtaking Amber Palace, a magnificent fort with spellbinding views
of Maota Lake. Then, explore the City Palace. Located in the heart of the Pink
City, the sprawling complex houses a museum, numerous royal residences and the
fascinating Jantar Mantar observatory. A hub for arts and crafts such as block
printing, stone carving, painting and more, Jaipur’s markets and shops are also
worth a visit.
Take a four-hour journey to Rajasthan. Known as the Land of Kings, this beautiful
countryside is comprised of golden sand dunes, lush forests and exotic wetlands.
Take a guided village and farm tour to learn about the area’s rural traditions.
You will be driven through the scenic countryside to Jodhpur. Set in the stark
landscape of the Thar desert, the Blue City is known as much for its breathtaking
forts and palaces as it is for its marvelous shopping and local cuisine. After
resting at your hotel, explore the city via rickshaw or head to the main bazaar,
a busy shopping area where you can purchase beautiful fabrics and other handmade curios.
Spend the day taking in the sites at your leisure with a knowledgeable private
guide. Stop by the Mehrangarh Fort, which houses a museum and several palaces;
and the Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the world’s largest private residences.
A private guide and driver will take you to the Rajasthani countryside, where you
will explore Bishnoi village, a sheepherding community that will give you a glimpse
into India’s rural ways of life.
Known for its turquoise reefs; warm, deep blue waters; and pristine white sand
beaches, the Maldives is the perfect place to relax at the end of your trip.
You can simply relish in the area’s picturesque mornings, bright days and breezy
nights or engage in the many activities on offer. Take a private diving lesson
and see thousands of species of fish or learn to surf from a local expert.
Excursions to nearby islands are also a great way to take in the local flavor.
Depart the Maldives
Board a flight home at a nearby airport.