Taj Mahal India

Colors of India

Dates: January 30- February 10, 2024

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A warm welcome by 1.3 billion hosts- enjoy their hospitality and ready smiles! Bask in a monument to everlasting love with a visit to the Taj Mahal; experience a slice of Delhi, the former seat of the British Raj in India and the current capital of India. Stroll the ramparts of the famous fort built by the mighty Mughals and soak in the colors and dynamism amidst a myriad of cultures that makes up India.

Costs & Inclusions

Ground Cost (double occupancy): $6,500 per person 
Single room supplement: $2,550

Cost Includes: 

  • Luxury accommodations.
  • Lunches and indicated.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner, including house wine, local beer and soft drinks.
  • Airport transfers, tours and excursions as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All domestic flights indicated in the itinerary.
  • All monument entry fees.
  • English-speaking guide/tour manager.
  • Pre-paid gratuities to guide(s), driver(s) and restaurants for pre-arranged meals.

Optional Pre-Tour: January 26-30, 2024
Mumbai & the Ajanta & Ellora Caves

Visit the vibrant city of Mumbai and the world's largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site: the Ajantra and Ellora consist of ancient Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples and rock carvings. 

$1,695 per person (double occupancy)/ $550 single room supplement

Extension Pricing Includes: 

  • Accommodations as indicated with daily breakfast, tour of Mumbai, tour of Ajantra and Ellora caves, all local flights (economy class.)
  • Gratuities and other meals are not included.

Optional Post-tour: February 10-14, 2024
Varanasi & Khajuraho

An immersion in India's holiest city located on the banks of the Ganges. In Khajuraho- visit the famous historic eastern and western temple complexes built around 900 AD.

$1,755 per person (double occupancy)/ $590 single room supplement

Extension Pricing Includes: 

  • Accommodations as indicated with daily breakfast, guided tours with English-speaking guide, all local flights (economy class.)
  • Gratuities and other meals are not included. 


Arrive to Delhi: meet on arrival and be transferred to your hotel. 

The historic tour begins at Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Drive past the magnificent Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. 

The 12th century Qutab Minar is a gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234 ft– a engineering marvel back in the day. Visit the mausoleum of emperor Humayun which was a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. The tour will also stop at India Gate, the President’s Residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings - an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture. 

Afternoon visit the National Gallery of Modern Art (closed on Monday’s), the Gallery has a repertoire exhibits by contemporary Indian artists. The gallery was earlier the palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It exhibits around 4,000 Indian paintings, sculpture and graphic art dating from the mid-19th century to the present day. 

All meals included.

Depart for Agra- home of the famous Taj Mahal.

Visit the Agra Fort. This fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and notable for its blending of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles.

unset visit to the famous Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, this is a tribute of love for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument is an amazing feat of human industry and a perfect example of beauty, symmetry and aesthetics. 

Breakfast and lunch included. 

After breakfast drive to Jaipur with a stop at Abhaneri Stepwell- one of India’s largest and deepest wells and a key water source. Step wells were a prominent feature in arid, desert environments and the main source of water for travelers and local villages for miles around. Their intricate designs signified the prominence and wealth of the region and were often commissioned by local kings.

Arrive in Jaipur popularly known as “Pink City”. Jaipur is considered India’s first planned city where there is a clear segregation between residential and commercial areas. If time permits, the guide will take you on a walking tour through the historic markets and alleys where you will begin to get a sense of the urban design.      

Breakfast and lunch included.

Visit the Amber Fort which is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace, with its rugged, time- ravaged walls and fascinating palaces inside. Walk the ramparts of this imposing structure. Once you reach the top, you will get unobstructed views of the city below and the hills in the distance.

The City Palace is the former residence of the royal family and now a museum. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the old city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the Armory Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry. Stop at Jantar Mantar, one of the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. The observatory has seventeen large instruments, many of them in working condition. 

Breakfast and lunch included.

*Due to animal cruelty concerns, Immersion Journeys refrains from offering elephant-backed rides while ascending and descending Amber Fort.

Located near the India/ Pakistan border, it is also known as the City of the Gold thanks to the locally mined yellow sandstone that gives it a dull gold finish from where it gets its name. Named after its founder Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king in 1156 AD, “Jaisalmer” means “the Hill Fort of Jaisal”.

Breakfast and lunch included. 

Tour the Jaisalmer Fort. Built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajputs, is situated on Trikuta Hill and has been the scene of many battles over many centuries. The fort is also the few “living forts” complete with temples, hotels, schools and shops.

Later visit some of the important havelis (mansions) of Jaisalmer built by wealthy traders. Many depict images and sculptures that reflected their passions and folly’s such as the Nathmalji-ki-Haveli whose facade is intricately covered with flowers, birds, elephants, soldiers, a bicycle and even a steam engine. 

Breakfast and lunch included.

Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and has a long history of battles and prosperity. Located on the strategic Delhi – Gujarat Road the town prospered as a trade route. Today, Jodhpur is world renowned for its fashion, polo team and destination wedding venues thanks to its backdrop.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Visit the Mehrangarh Fort perched on a 37 meter high hill. Built by Rao Jodha, this fort is today one of the best museums in the country and has galleries that include elephant howdahs, palanquins, paintings, woodcraft, textile and more. The base of the Mehrangarh hill, is surrounded by houses painted blue, to signify that Brahmins live in them. These days there are still a significant number of painted homes and it is these that give the city its name – The Blue City of Jodhpur.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Depart for Udaipur stopping at Ranakpur to visit the famous Jain temples. This temple complex is a beautiful example of Jain architecture and has with over a thousand uniquely carved marble pillars. 

Udaipur is considered one of the most romantic places in the world and studded with lakes and ‘floating’ palaces, set amidst rolling hills.

Breakfast and lunch included.

On this excursion, visit the City Palace complex. Built along the banks of the Lake Pichola, this is a series of palaces that have been in existence since the city was founded and contains collections from the royal wardrobe, paintings, carriages, armory and more. Walk the quaint streets and end up in the imposing Jagdish temple. Unlike the temples at Ranakpur which are much simpler in design, the Jagdish temple has intricate carvings and dedicated to Lord Vishnu (the Preserver in the Hindu trinity of gods). 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Morning at leisure. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Udaipur airport to connect flight to Delhi. On arrival check in at a hotel near the airport. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast included.


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