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Highlights
  • Visit  the India Gate, inscribed with the names of 85,000 fallen soldiers, and Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • The president’s residence, situated at the opposite end of the broad, garden-laden, ornamental pondflanked Rajpath .
  • Travel by luxury train evoking the splendor of the bygone era of maharajas
  • Embark on a safari adventure in Ranthambore National Park in search of the elusive Bengal tiger
  • Visit the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra as it changes in the light of day
  • Stay in iconic hotels, many former palaces
  • Visit Bishnoi Village in Jodhpur to witness an opium ceremony and interact with a local potter.

This trip has been discontinued. Instead see

India: Treasures of North India

Northeast India: Tribal India

Essential India

 

 


Experience India's bygone era, travelling by elegant luxury train,searching for the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park, exploring the bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar and witnessing the beautiful Taj Mahal.

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Abercrombie & Kent Travel Reviews & Ratings
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Value
4.3 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
4.3
India: Royal Palaces & a Luxury Train

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HS

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The perfect way to experience African wildlife. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
This is a luxury small group safari. 12 people, two land rovers. We spent the arrival night in a hotel in Arusha, two of the nights during the safari in hotels, and the rest of the nights in the luxury camp. The hotels were all good. The food was good, not great. The luxury camp is a two room canvas tent containing a queen size bed or two doubles. then there is a dressing area leading to the "bathroom" which is a toilet seat on a box over a hole in the ground. There is a shower stall in which they fill a canvas bag with hot water from the fire. They will not begrudge you a refill if you want to take your time. The day starts early in the dining tent with breakfast. then it is off to the land rovers to begin the safari. The guides from all the different safari's communicate to share where the most sought after animals are to be found. You will absolutely be up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, wildebeest, ostrich, zebra, hyrax, and the bird life. You will also see Water buffallo and hippos, but is best not to get close to them. and you will see plenty of Cheetah and some Rhinos, but usually from afar.

Lunch is usually conducted picnic style in the park. Our A&K picnics were the envy of every other group. Then it is touring until sunset.

When you get back to camp there is a camp fire going and the head guide will present a lecture, while everyone enjoys some much needed libations, of which there is great variety and unlimited quantity. Then dinner in the dining tent, and after dinner back to the campfire for more libations, and usually to review everyone's pictures from that day.

The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You will actually miss them on your last day. I had a great time and heartily recommend this safari and A&K.

The best part is being inside the game park all day and night. You really dont want to be going back to a hotel, but to stay out in nature.

Some tips: There is a generator in the camp so you may recharge your electrical items every day. They can also launder your clothes. Things to bring: plenty of strong repellent to deter the horse flies, do not skimp on memory cards for your camera, be sure to have a telescopic lens for your camera, a good pair of binoculars with good magnification, a flashlight, a device to view your photos on, a device to copy your photos onto. Dont forget a sweater, its cold at Ngorongoro Crater. For your digestive happiness, I had good results taking probiotic and charcoal capsules every day. You can see my pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUJWDur
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An excellent trip June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took a trip to Jordan and Oman planned through our travel councillor and A&K. We chose this upmarket company and certainly had an upmarket holiday. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. We saw all the amazing sights, were given excellent tour guides and the accommodation was 5 star all the way. They included a couple of unusual accommodation choices too such as a rather posh tent in the desert and an Eco tent at the turtle reserve in Oman.
Would fully recommend this whole tour and A&K.
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GD

Does Not Recommend

Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Recently had a holiday booked with Abercrombie and Kent which was so disappointing we left 5 days early and the rest of the family left 3 days early. The way that A&K dealt with the situation and with us as guests was unprofessional and the property manager we dealt with on site was rude and antagonising. We have had numerous holidays with A&K before and never have we had an experience like this. It has been constant excuses and no apologies. We will never travel with them again and have advised our extended family, friends and industry contacts to do the same.
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Recommends

Abercrombie & Kent June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Nothing could be more seamless or well planned than trips with A&K, however many times one changes one mind, they always manage it. Wouldn't travel to Egypt without them

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Photo Safari — Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Magnificent photo safari to Kenya and Tanzania.
Luxurious accommodations, well informed guides who could answer most any questions our little group could think of, and unbelievable photo opportunities.
We saw the migratory crossing. Hippos grazed at night by our elevated tents. A rhino walked right past us on one drive. A leopard posed for us on another. We saw a lion eating a kill not 25 feet away from us one afternoon. We even watched young bull elephants play-fighting. The drivers really knew which routes to take whether we set out cross country or kept to the more traveled areas.
It was the experience of a lifetime.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi, India

Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Hotel

Arrive in Delhi by late-night flight. After clearing customs and immigration, meet your A&K representative and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: New Delhi | Planned City

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Hotel

Spend the morning at leisure. Then, set out on an afternoon city tour of the planned city of New Delhi, starting at Humayun’s Tomb, an early example of Mughal architecture. Surrounded by formal gardens, it affords panoramic terrace views. Continue to the soaring Qutub Minar tower and Quwwat-ul Islam Masjid, India’s first mosque. Then, see the India Gate, inscribed with the names of 85,000 fallen soldiers, and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president’s residence, situated at the opposite end of the broad, garden-laden, ornamental pondflanked Rajpath. This evening, join fellow guests for cocktails, followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Old Delhi | Bustling Bazaar

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Begin the day exploring Old Delhi, seeing the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Ride Like a Local by taking a rickshaw ride through the bustling main street of Old Delhi to the historic, labyrinthine Chandni Chowk bazaar, its narrow lanes filled with clothing stalls, jewelry stores and sweet shops. Change gears and visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, board the Maharaja Express train for Agra.

Day 4: Agra | The Taj Mahal by Train

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Arrive in Agra in the early morning, and visit the stunning, romantic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum that immortalized Shah Jahan’s last wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Adorned with a mosaic of semi-precious stones and calligraphy verses from the Koran, the Taj Mahal is breathtaking whether viewed from up close or afar. After a Champagne breakfast, you may spend the morning at leisure, or choose to visit a beautiful marble tomb or the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri. After lunch on the train, you may opt to see the 14th-century Agra Fort, a fort palace that melds defensive and decorative architectures. Return to the train and depart for Ranthambore.

Day 5: Ranthambore & Jaipur | Tale of Two Cities

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive in Ranthambore, and take a game drive in search of the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park. Return to the train and proceed to the “pink city” of Jaipur, where you see the Mughal-influenced Amber Fort, the original capital of Kachwaha Rajput. Witness an elephant polo match, and sit down to dinner. Then, board the train to return to Delhi.

Days 6-7: Jodhpur | History Unfolds

Meals: (Day 6) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Meals: (Day 7) Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Umaid Bhawan Palace  

Arrive in Delhi and bid farewell to the Maharaja Express. Fly to Jodhpur and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, explore the city, seeing the majestic, cliff-side Mehrangarh Fort. Proceed to the marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and other Maharajas of Jodhpur. The following day, drive to visit Bishnoi Village to witness an opium ceremony and interact with a local potter. Return to Jodhpur, and spend the remainder of the day at leisure, perhaps at the Sadar Bazaar, where vendors sell glass bangles and rugged, camel-leather slippers.

Days 8-9: Udaipur | Tranquil Waters & Historic Sites

Meals: (Day 8) Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Meals: (Day 9) Breakfast,Lunch

Accommodation: Taj Lake Palace  

Drive through Aravalli Hills to the temples at Ranakpur. After lunch, settle into your hotel. This evening, attend an exclusive dinner with folk entertainment. The next morning, see the City Palace, Crystal Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari. Then, embark on a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres cruise onboard an antique royal barge, replete with a floating show kitchen.

Days 10-11: Mumbai | Awe-Inspiring Architecture

Meals: (Day 10) Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Meats: (Day11) Breakfast,Lunch

Accommodation: The Taj Mahal Palace  

Fly to Mumbai to see the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as well as the Dhobi Ghat outdoor laundry. Continue to Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. Tonight, meet fellow guests for farewell cocktails, followed by dinner. The next morning, board a boat at Bombay Harbor to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 12: Depart Mumbai

Transfer to the airport and board your international flight.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 11,995

Price Per Day:

$ 1,000 per person
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 5,995
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • All accommodations
  • Meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary
  • A&K Tour Director
  • Hotel taxes and gratuities throughout, except to the Tour Director.
Trip Excludes
  • A&K’s Guest Protection Program; international and internal airfares, unless otherwise noted.
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses.
Meals Included:

10 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, 8 Dinner

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 18
Limited to 18 Guest
Start City
Delhi
End City
Mumbai

Age Notes

Min. Age: 10

Trip ID#: indroyabe

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