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Why are our journeys different?

Best Tour Directors: Your Accompanying Tour Director is a top-rated guide, and also serves as your travel assistant, handling all your needs and other aspects of your travels, and solving any issues that may arise. They will be more than happy to customize your day to include any preferences you may have, and leave out what you don’t feel like doing.

Cultural Immersion: Your touring will always include cultural experiences, even as you drive from one attraction to another, and at each attraction itself. Your Tour Director will fascinate you with insights on what you are seeing on an ongoing basis.

 You have two luxury lodging options on our India tours. Guests can choose to stay at Oberoi Hotels and Resorts at each destination with an Oberoi Hotel, or select India’s best hotels as curated by our founder based on his experiences.

 We Value Your Time: Since our inception in 2004, one of Easy Tours primary goals has been to give our guests the most for their time. Among other things, this means that we design our itineraries so that our guests spend the least possible amount of time in tedious, boring travel. In large cities this means that your Tour Director may suggest a choice between starting your day a little early, or after the rush hour ends. Our local expertise enables us to schedule itineraries without ever using no-frills airlines with poor legroom and service, or poor on-time records, unless such a flight is the only short nonstop option.

VIP Airport Concierge Services: You will be privately escorted through all airports for all your flights, including your international arrival and departure.

Great Food is an essential part of Great Travel: Our tours will almost always include options between the best local cuisine, as well as great western and other fare. The best chefs in each city practice their trade at your lodging, and where you will dine.

 Environment and Travel App: When Easy Tours was born in 2004, we were pioneers in using technology to reduce waste and environmental harm. From the beginning, we have only used electronic communication, including e-contracts, with all our guests. Despite this, we have always provided more information than almost any competitor, by e-mail, on our website, and in the guest’s secure personal area on our web-portal. Today, besides all the above, we provide our guests extensive tour and destination related information on an app, that can also be used to immediately communicate with our support staff.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Arrive at Delhi

Your VIP airport greeter will introduce you to your Accompanying Tour Director or an Easy Tours Travel Facilitator.

Most flights arrive either in the evening or at night, and we recommend that our guests consider arriving a day earlier as this allows you to recuperate from jetlag, and serves as insurance against international flight delays and cancellations. Additional night(s) can be added when you are finalizing your international flights.

You are greeted as soon as you exit your plane and you will now be escorted through the complete arrival process, including immigration, baggage claim, and customs. Your VIP airport greeter will introduce you to your Accompanying Tour Director or an Easy Tours Travel Facilitator.

You are now driven to your top-ranked luxury hotel and assisted with your check-in. Check-in is available from 3 pm onward – slightly earlier arrivals may be able to get an earlier check-in, or you can park your baggage with the bell desk and use the hotel facilities until check-in. The iconic Oberoi Delhi recently underwent a two-year hotel closure while undergoing a complete and exhaustive rebuild, including the installation of the Indian capital’s most sophisticated ventilation and air filtration system. Your suite at the Delhi Oberoi includes access to the exclusive Resident’s Lounge with its associated benefits.

The next day’s plans are briefly reviewed and, if you so desire, you are given an introduction to the features, tools, and functions on the Easy Tours App, which can be downloaded on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Day 2 – Delhi. (B,L)

Most flights arrive either in the evening or at night, and we recommend that our guests consider arriving a day earlier as this allows you to recuperate from jetlag, and serves as insurance against international flight delays and cancellations. Additional night(s) can be added when you are finalizing your international flights.

You are greeted as soon as you exit your plane and you will now be escorted through the complete arrival process, including immigration, baggage claim, and customs. Your VIP airport greeter will introduce you to your Accompanying Tour Director or an Easy Tours Travel Facilitator.

You are now driven to your top-ranked luxury hotel and assisted with your check-in. Check-in is available from 3 pm onward – slightly earlier arrivals may be able to get an earlier check-in, or you can park your baggage with the bell desk and use the hotel facilities until check-in. The iconic Oberoi Delhi recently underwent a two-year hotel closure while undergoing a complete and exhaustive rebuild, including the installation of the Indian capital’s most sophisticated ventilation and air filtration system. Your suite at the Delhi Oberoi includes access to the exclusive Resident’s Lounge with its associated benefits.

The next day’s plans are briefly reviewed and, if you so desire, you are given an introduction to the features, tools, and functions on the Easy Tours App, which can be downloaded on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Day 3  

Delhi

Visit Qutab Minar

The Leela Palace

Very near your lodging is the magnificent tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, which will be your first stop this morning. Delhi has such an abundance of amazing monuments that this Tomb Complex (1562 A.D.) does not quite get the acclaim that it deserves.

A five-minute drive will take you to the gorgeous Lodi Gardens. Spread over 90 acres of extremely expensive real estate in the heart of New Delhi, this massive verdant garden area has ancient trees, lush landscaping, and beautiful flower beds surrounding an interesting collection of royal tombs from the 15th & 16th century. A large number of birdlife is also found here.

From the gardens you will enjoy a walk (driving is an option) through an affluent area of New Delhi, ending up in the Lodi Art District. Delhi may not be famous for its street art and murals, but the large amount of street art found all over this upscale part of the city will both surprise and delight you. The subject matter ranges from quirky to distinctly ethnic Indian, and there will be surprises around every corner. You will now break for lunch.

Throughout your tour, when lunch is not included, your Tour Director will recommend choices between highly rated restaurants nearby that serve Indian or western cuisine, all where good hygiene is practiced. Your Tour Director will also assist you in getting seated, and, if you so desire, make recommendations for local specialties.

After lunch you are driven to the awe-inspiring 12th century Qutab Minar, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delhi has over 500 ancient structures strewn over its vast expanse, with many of them in various states of disrepair. In terms of amazing achievements of man from almost a millennium ago, the Qutab Minar is unmatched in its architectural brilliance and longevity.

Qutab Minar
This 240 ft tall medieval tower is a symbol of victory and a spectacular example of Persian architecture with intricate carvings and gorgeous inlaid calligraphy. There is a winding stairway inside the tower that goes up all the way to the balcony at the very top of the tower – unfortunately, this is no longer accessible for visitors.

Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of the Quwat-ul-Islam Mosque, stands the legendary 2500-year-old Iron Pillar. The pillar stands 23 feet and 8 inches tall, weighs about 7000 pounds, and has inscriptions that are still legible to a great extent. This massive cast iron structure is said to have been moved from its distant cave shelter to Delhi around the 12th century, and since then has withstood the ravages of Delhi’s weather (and recent pollution) without rusting.

Next you will be driven to the Hauz Khas Complex. The lake in the complex was created by Delhi’s rulers in the 13th century, and it is surrounded by structures from the same period, including an Islamic seminary, a tomb, a mosque, and various other pavilions. Enjoy a walk through this ancient oasis before heading back to your hotel

Optional Home Dining & Cooking Lesson: Before returning to your hotel, you can choose to be driven to an experience that many of our guests really enjoy while in Delhi. You will be hosted by an accomplished chef and her family at their home. A delicious dinner and conversations will follow, and cooking lessons are included. You will be asked about this option soon after reserving your tour.

Day 4  

You are assisted with your check-out from your hotel in the mid-morning and you are driven to Agra on North India’s best highway, an elevated tollway that does not permit much of India’s chaotic road traffic to impede your journey. No pedestrians, cows (or other livestock), bicycles or other two-wheel traffic is permitted, and you will be able to see the fertile farmlands and rural activity surrounding the tollway. Arrive Agra and there is break for lunch at a popular local restaurant. After lunch, you are driven to your hotel, where you will be assisted with your check-in at your iconic luxury resort. Easy Tours includes an upgraded room with a private balcony that overlooks the Taj Mahal, framed by the lush gardens and trees of the Amarvilas. Please note that all Oberoi Vilas Resorts offer multiple experiences, including private cooking lessons with their master chefs. These can be reserved by us, or at the resort.

Afternoon – you will visit the first red sandstone fort of North India, the Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1565 by India’s greatest Mughal ruler, Emperor Akbar. Its royal audience halls, immense stone courtyards, marble mosque and the private royal chambers give us a glimpse of the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. There are unique views of the Taj Mahal from a section of the fort, including the room where Emperor Shah Jahan’s infamous son and successor, Aurangzeb, imprisoned his father during the latter years of his life.

Day 5 

Enjoy a sunrise visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the incomparable Taj Mahal. Morning is the best time to experience it during most of the year, except for some years during which morning fog in late December and most of January can affect photography. Since it is more expensive for Indian tourists to enter at that early hour, the massive monument and its surrounding Mughal gardens have a lot fewer visitors than the rest of the day. The world’s greatest monument dedicated to love is obviously a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Taj Mahal was completed by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 A.D. as a memorial to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. This spectacular white marble mausoleum was created by about 22,000 skilled craftsmen, many of whom were brought here from far away nations, and it took twenty two years to complete.

As the rising sun’s rays illuminate the precious stones inlaid in the marble, they will gleam momentarily and change colors. When you experience the Taj Mahal with an Easy Tours’ Tour Director who shares unique insights into its innumerable facets, some of their passion for this masterpiece may rub off on you.

Return to your resort after this and enjoy breakfast. You are assisted with your check-out from your resort and then you are driven to the Chand Baori stepwell at Abhaneri, located just off the highway to Jaipur, before you turn into the countryside towards Ranthambore. A packed meal from the Oberoi Amarvilas is included for the first part of your journey, and we recommend enjoying this before you arrive, or as soon as you arrive at the stepwell.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/india-beautiful-stepwells-spc/index.html. The massive 10th century Chand Baori stepwell is one of the most impressive in all of India and is located next to a charming Rajasthani village. The depth of the stepwell is that of a modern 7 story building, and there are stairs (no longer accessible to visitors) leading down to the bottom from three of the 100 foot plus wide (35 meters) sides of the opening – the stairs significantly add to the symmetry and visual beauty of the structure.

Day 6 Jaipur. (B,L)

Start your day with an excursion to the Amber Fort and Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located a little ways away from Jaipur. After 25 years of construction, this awe-inspiring complex was completed in 1599 AD. You will be driven to the back entrance of the main complex, thereby avoiding a long ascent. Easy Tours does not offer elephant-back ascents up the ramparts of the complex as many of the elephants are not well taken care off. There are nonprofits and other organizations that care for elephants in the Jaipur region, and in many other parts of India. A half day elephant experience at such a center, with no riding, is an option this afternoon.

Your Tour Director will regale you with the history of the various structures as you take in the amazing workmanship of the craftsmen who created them. Return to the valley beneath the fort/palace complex and you will now enjoy one of the two experiences listed below, which you will be asked to select soon after reserving your tour.

Option 1: Elefantastic Experience: Very near the Amer Fort and Palace Complex is Jaipur’s premier ethical elephant experience. Upon your arrival at the camp, you will be served lunch and, after lunch, enjoy an experience with its resident elephants. You can assist in bathing, feeding, and applying safe decorative colors, as well as learn about the steps being taken by the organization to further the cause of protecting these magnificent animals.

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Option 2: Sanganer Excursion: Enjoy an excursion to the small town of Sanganer just south of Jaipur’s border. On the way to Sanganer you will stop at the Trident Hotel (owned and operated by the Oberoi Group) for lunch. Sanganer is home to a large home-based textile printing industry. There are hundreds of families that work on these crafts in their homes, and you will visit a few of them and watch as they skillfully transform plain white cloth into beautiful designs. Sanganeri printed fabrics became popular in the 16th and 17th centuries in much of Europe and they were one of the major exports of the East India Company. Dyeing of Sanganeri printed textile is done by using natural vegetable colors and the finished cloth initially emits a very pleasant smell.

Sanganer is also famous for its Calico printed bed covers, quilts and saris. In Calico printing, the outlines are first printed, and then the color is filled in. Bold patterns and colors are popular. They are printed repeatedly in diagonal rows. Doo Rookhi printing is also famous here. In this technique, artists print on both sides of the cloth. Sanganeri prints are famous for their delicate floral sprigs.

After the textile printing exploration, you will visit the facilities of families that are involved in making handmade paper. This fascinating process has been going on in Sanganer for almost 300 years. While you are here you have the option to visit Sanganer’s ancient Jain temple, Shri Digambara. This large fascinating house of worship is purported to be well over a millennium old and there is a plethora of Jain statues to be found here.

Day 7 Jaipur (B).

Begin your exploration of the walled pink city of Jaipur. You will start with a visit to Jantar Mantar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a fascinating stone observatory built in 1728. Among other instruments, it includes a massive stone sun dial that is accurate to within 2 seconds. After the observatory comes a photo opportunity at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Wind).

Continue the tour with an exploration of the City Palace, the royal residence that was built in a delightful blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. A part of this massive complex is still occupied by the Royal family and is not accessible to the public. Your Tour Director will regale you with stories of royalty as you admire their trappings. This immense complex also houses a number of museums that include displays of armor, miniature paintings, and a large and impressive collection of ancient royal garments and accoutrements.

Next you will take a stroll through the great Jaipur bazaar in the heart of the pink city and watch the locals as they shop for pretty much everything a consumer can possibly want. You will break for lunch at a time of your choice as a couple of decent dining options are nearby. In this atmospheric and crowded bazaar, street sellers of vegetables, fruit and other goods occupy the curbs with their displays. There are stores selling spices, nuts, flowers, toys, footwear, hardware, and a lot more is mixed in with street food vendors and brick and mortar eating establishments. Byzantine alleys lead into inner courtyard shops, where the experienced locals shop for items at slightly lower prices.

From here you are driven to the outskirts of Jaipur to the ancient Hindu pilgrimage site of Galtaji in the Aravalli Hills. The complex of temples here is collectively known as the Monkey Temple because a large tribe of monkeys lives here and believes they own the complex. The complex of temples has several ponds that are fed by springs on the hilltops, and Hindu pilgrims consider taking a dip in these to be purifying. The monkeys agree and swim around the main pond with reckless abandon, and many of them can be seen diving into the pool from various vantage points.

Monkeys are everywhere, and they are obviously in-charge! For someone not used to their social behavior and grooming practices and rituals, observing them can be fascinating.

Those who want to enjoy a medium uphill trek can accompany their Tour Director to the small hilltop Sun Temple to enjoy surrounding views.

Guests who want to do so will be driven back to your lavish Palace for a late afternoon of relaxation. Jaipur is India’s shopping mecca for all sorts of exquisite hand-crafted items, fabrics, carpets, as well as jewelery, and those who are interested in shopping can have their Tour Director serve as a personal shopper until the late evening.

Day 8 Jaipur – Delhi. (B)

Although your Tour Director and chauffeur driven vehicle are available to you this morning if you desire to explore more, you may want to enjoy the first part of this morning at leisure to experience the amazing facilities of your palace. You are assisted with your check-out at 11:30 am and you can choose to get a packed lunch from the palace, or stop for a snack in Jaipur, before you are driven to Delhi Airport, which is located right off the Jaipur Delhi highway just as you enter the city. There are two options on this day of the tour, and your choice will be influenced by your international flight departure, or whether you want time at a world-class oceanfront resort. Island and Ocean resort choices are given below the regular departure options.

THE FOLLOWING DEPARTURE OPTIONS ARE OFFERED FOR GUESTS NEEDING GUIDANCE ON THIS SUBJECT. Please note that most international flights depart from India’s airports either late at night or very early in the morning.

Departure Option 1: International Flight from Delhi: Check-in requirements for premier classes is 2 hours before the flight departure, and 3 hours for coach. If you leave Jaipur by 12:30 pm, barring unforeseen circumstances, you will miss heavy traffic and the drive will take four hours. We recommend leaving Jaipur at least 6 hours before your required check-in time, and we do not drive in the dark. A couple of miles before you reach the Delhi airport exit, you can get off the highway and visit the Oberoi Gurgaon’s (located right next to the highway) restaurants or bar.

Depending on the time of your flight, you may also be able to go into Delhi and do some people watching at one of the city’s middle-class bazaars – your Tour Director will offer options. At the appropriate time you will be driven to the airport, where, before bidding you farewell, your Tour Director will assist you in connecting you with your Airport VIP Services Representative, who will escort you through check-in, customs and immigration.

If your flight is very late at night or early in the morning, a night at the Oberoi Gurgaon can be added, and your Tour Director will bid you farewell after assisting with your check-in. You will then check-out at the appropriate time (your room is available until noon on the next day) and a luxury Oberoi vehicle will transfer you to the airport where you will board your international flight. At the airport the Oberoi Airport Representative will connect you with your Airport VIP Services Representative, who will escort you through

Lodging Details

Destinations Lodgings Rooms/Suites All Suites Presidential Suites
Delhi
The Leela Palace
Royal Club Parlour Room
Executive Suite
Luxury Suite
Agra
The Oberoi Amarvilas
Premier Room with Balcony
Deluxe Suite
Luxury Suite
Jaipur
Rambagh Palace
Historical Suite
Royal Suite
Grand Royal Suite

Inclusions 

  • VIP Airport Services during International arrival and departure
  • Accompanying Tour Director to assist you throughout your on-tour flights and drives
  • Daily breakfast at all the hotels
  • 3 Lunches
  • Optional Cooking Lessons & Dinner with an Expert Chef at her Home at Delhi
  • Both Sunrise and Sunset visits to the Taj Mahal
  • Hotel check-in is at 3 pm and checkout is at noon for almost all the hotels
  • All transfers and sightseeing by personal upscale vehicle
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all vehicles, except for remote regions
  • Bottled water during sightseeing/excursions and other drives.

Exclusions

  • International Travel
  • Expenses of a personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, drinks etc.
  • Meals other than those specified above
  • Travel insurance, visa etc.
  • Camera fees – still and video

Dates & Prices

Oct 1st – 20th Dec / 5th Jan – 14th Apr

Occupancy Rooms/Suites All Suites Presidential Suites
Double Occupancy
$4999
$7999
$15999
Single Occupancy
$8999
$10999
$19999

April 15th – September 30th

Occupancy Rooms/Suites All Suites Presidential Suites
Double Occupancy
$3999
$6999
$14999
Single Occupancy
$7999
$9999
$18999

Travel Supplement

Mode of Travel Airfare
Standard Airfare
$2999
Private Jet throughout the Journey
$5999

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