17 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Goa

2 Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Jaipur, 2 Ranthambore, 1 Kota, 2 Udaipur, 1 Mumbai & 2 Goa
Flights NYC-Delhi, Mumbai-NYC, 14 nights first class accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing, Hotel porterage, All transfers, 21 meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners, Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach, Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout, Entrance fees per itinerary
Price Includes
Special Features
  • Taj Mahal
  • Elephant-back ride to Amber Fort
  • Ranthambore Jungle Safari Tours
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Tuesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for India. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2: Wednesday - Arrive in Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 3: Thursday - Old & New Delhi City Tour
This morning, starts with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager. Later this morning, enjoy a tour of Old Delhi, an ancient historical city with more than 60,000 identifiable monuments. Visit the Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the Jama Masjid, Indias largest mosque, and the famous Red Fort. Enjoy a rickshaw ride around Old Delhi. This afternoon, tour New Delhi. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Qutab Minar, the worlds tallest brick minaret (spire) and the 20th-century Birla Temple, which honors the Hindu goddess of wealth. Drive past India Gate, the former Viceroys Palace, and the Indian Parliament House and Presidential Palace. ( B )
DAY 4: Friday - Travel to Agra
This morning, travel to the medieval city of Agra. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day to explore Agra on your own. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. ( B, D )
DAY 5: Saturday - Taj Mahal - Optional Tour , Agra
This morning, visit the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen Mumtaj Mahal. This monumental construction, which took 22 years to complete (1631-53), is most famous for its imposing white-marble dome, and is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture in the world. Later enjoy an afternoon visit to Agra Fort, the original red sandstone fort built by Moghul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The Forts maze of courtyards, marble mosque, and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire.

Toninght free at your leisure or choose our OPTIONAL tour (Dinner at Local Agra Restaurant with Magic Show) see things you wont believe with your own eyes before being treated to the local flavors of Agra cuisine. ( B )

DAY 6: Sunday - Travel to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri
Travel to Jaipur via the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Here you will view the Bulund Darwaza, which is said to be the tallest gateway in the world. Explore the well-preserved buildings of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Panch Mahal Palace and the white marble tomb of the famous Sufi saint - Shaik Salim Chishti. Continue to Jaipur, the famed Pink City of India. The entire city was painted its unique pink color in 1876 to celebrate the visiting Prince of Wales. While the color pink was originally chosen to mimic the red sandstone used prominently in Mughal architecture, it has come to represent the welcoming hospitality of Jaipur. Enjoy the balance of the day exploring Jaipur on your own. For a more lively scene, independently visit the citys colorful bazaar, filled with vendors selling everything from sacks of spices to personal electronics and flowers. ( B )
DAY 7: Monday - Optional Tour, Jaipur
This mornings excursion takes you to the 16th century Amber Fort. Ascend the hill to the fort on the back of an elephant and admire views of Jaipurs original city walls and the Maotha Lake below. In the afternoon, tour Jaipur, including visits to the observatory of Maharaja Jaisingh and the museum at the Maharaja City Palace. Drive past the 18th -century Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds"), which has a streetside facade of 953 small windows designed to circulate wind throughout the palace, thus giving the palace its name.

Toninght free at your leisure or choose our OPTIONAL tour (Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Show) enjoy the local flavors of a neighborhood restaurant. During or after your dinner, you will be entertained by performers, in their traditional attire, as they re-enact stories of a time past with dance and music. Transfers to and from the venue are included. ( B )

DAY 8: Tuesday - Travel to Ranthambore
After breakfast travel to Ranthamore National Park. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and enjoy lunch and the balance of the day leisure. Dinner will be served this evening in the hotel. ( B, L, D )
DAY 9: Wednesday - Ranthambore Jungle Safari Tours
Early morning, wild animal sanctuary by Canter vehicle. Here you will have the opportunity to see a variety of animals, such as tigers, panthers, leopards, spotted and barking deer, wild boar, antelopes and birds. Enjoy lunch at the hotel before returning back to the jungle for an evening safari tour. ( B, L, D )
DAY 10: Thursday - Travel to Kota
After breakfast drive to Kota. Upon arrival check in to your hotel. Later this afternoon, proceed for Kota city tour. Visit the City Fort Palace and Museum, This evening enjoy dinner in the hotel. ( B, D )
DAY 11: Friday - Travel to Udaipur via Chittaurgarh
This morning travel to Udaipur via the historical city of Chittaurgarh. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. ( B )
DAY 12: Saturday - Udaipur City Tour
This morning enjoy a guided city tour of Udaipur that visits the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Saheliyon ki Bari. Afternoon at leisure. This evening enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. ( B )
DAY 13: Sunday - Flight to Mumbai
After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a guided, city tour of Mumbai. Visit includes Dhobi Ghat, Jain Temple, Mani Bhawan, Gate of India and a drive through colonial Mumbai. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner in your hotel. ( B, D )
DAY 14: Monday - Flight to Goa
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for an afternoon flight to Goa. Ruled by the Portuguese for over 450 years, the Portuguese-influenced state is renowned for its world heritage architecture, places of worship, and beaches. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. You may choose to spend the afternoon in Panjim, the state capital of Goa. Panjim is a charming city on the left bank of the Mandovi River that has beautiful Latin-styled red-tiled roofed houses, well laid gardens, cobbled streets, statues, and avenues lined with trees. Visit the heart of the city at Church Square, Adilshahi Palace, Campal - a picturesque riverside boulevard, or one of the numerous cafes. ( B )
DAY 15: Monday - Full Day in Goa
Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a half day city tour of Goa. Visit the expansive old Portuguese Fort Aguada with its 4-storey lighthouse, the oldest of its kind in Asia, Dona Paula, and the notable Churches in Old Goa - a UNESCO Word Heritage Site, and Panjim city. The rest of the day is at leisure. You may choose to visit one of Goas many beaches, such as Colva Beach, or head to the commercial capital of Margao to visit its grand colonial mansions, the Closed Market, municipal building and garden, or one of the numerous churches and temples. ( B )
DAY 16: Wednesday - Optional Tour, Flight to Mumbai/USA
Enjoy the morning at leisure. You may choose to visit one of Goas museums, such as the Goa State Museum, which is well known for its collection of Hindu and Jain artifacts and scriptures, the Naval Aviation Museum the only one of its kind in India, or the Wax Museum in Old Goa. Later this afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. You will arrive in time to connect for your departure flight back to New York.

After that you can choose our OPTIONAl tour (Half Day Spice Plantation Visit) Take the opportunity for an enlightening tour of a spice plantation, where you will learn more about the various Indian spices and their importance in everyday culture. The plantation produces many of Goas fantastic aromatic spices and you will have an opportunity to learn about the wealth and wonders of nature at the spice farm. These plantations are developed to make the optimum use of available natural resources including water, land, solar energy, and organic manures which make the spices both cost effective and environment friendly. The growing procedures for some of the species will be briefly described to you and afterward, enjoy a lunch at the farm with a large variety of delicious Goan dishes. Hotel pick up and off is provided. Tour duration is approximately from 4 - 5 hours ( B )

DAY 17: Thursday - Arrive USA
Arrive USA.

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Udaipur to Mumbai, Mumbai to Goa, and Goa to Mumbai.
  • Hotel check out for a Day Use Room is 10:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night. 
  • Hotel rooms in India cannot comfortably accommodate 3 adults; therefore, a double, plus a single room configuration should be purchased.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
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Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.