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India's Golden Triangle, Udaipur & Mumbai


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Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

$12,690 CAD
Includes On-Tour Air
Journey Type
Time of Year
Jan - Feb, Oct
Cities & Landmarks
New Delhi, Agra, Udaipur, Varanasi, Jaipur, Mumbai
Spotlight on India Guided Tour
Taj Mahal


Uniquely Tauck



Multiple-night stays at three hotels ranked among the 15 "World's Best" hotels by the readers of Travel + Leisure – The Oberoi Udaivilas, The Oberoi Rajvilas and The Oberoi Amarvilas (offering unparalleled views of the Taj Mahal), as well as the flagship Oberoi Mumbai, set along a scenic urban coastline known as the Queen's Necklace.




On-Tour Air (4 flights)


Three nights in the "City of Lakes," Udaipur, including a sari & turban demonstration and an auto-rickshaw tour of the city's spice and vegetable markets


Two nights in Jaipur, highlighted by a visit to the Amber Fort and a Maharajah evening featuring dinner and entertainment


Two nights in Mumbai, with guided visits to heritage landmarks


Boat ride on the River Ganges, providing an opportunity to experience revered, centuries-old traditions in Varanasi





Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Experiences of a lifetime

Northern India... Timeless cities... thousands of years of compelling history. Breathtaking architecture, like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Dramatic, sun-drenched landscapes... a rich mix of local cultures and cuisines... and age-old spiritual traditions on the ghats along the River Ganges.

Along the Golden Triangle – from bustling Delhi to mystical Varanasi and the "Pink City" of Jaipur, to Udaipur, the "City of Lakes," – and finally to glorious Mumbai, city of wealth, slums, and Bollywood, Tauck has crafted a 13-day grand tour of India perfect for travelers with less time to spend. Experience contrasting images of the capital, Delhi, old and new. Sail on the Ganges in Varanasi to witness holy men "putting the river to sleep." Travel to Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal... which you can see from your hotel room! Celebrate India's culture and cuisine among Jaipur's pavilions and palaces at a special Maharajah evening in Jaipur. Spend three nights at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, voted Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Hotel," and two nights at the Oberoi Mumbai, on a scenic bay in the commercial heart of the city. Throughout, you'll enjoy accommodations in some of the world's top-rated hotels... dine on local specialties... and discover the heart and soul of India! Read Less

Prayer rituals along the Ganges

"Putting the river to sleep" in Varanasi

The ancient city of Varanasi, set along the banks of the sacred River Ganges, has been an important destination for pilgrims seeking purification in the river's waters since the 6th century BC. Visiting this spiritual city, board a boat to witness the unforgettable evening prayer spectacle along the Ganges, as hundreds of pilgrims line the steps into the river to chant, pray and "put the river to sleep" with hundreds of floral offerings and lighted candles.

The incredible Taj Mahal

A timeless monument to love...

You could say that India's Taj Mahal is so famous that it needs no introduction… but it's so compelling a destination that it's hard not to talk about it. Considered the greatest achievement of Indo-Islamic architecture, this exquisite, domed, white marble mausoleum complex in Agra was commissioned in 1632 and completed two decades later as the tomb and memorial of Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Constructed at a cost that would be upwards of USD $825 million today, it ranks among history's most expensive declarations of love. Along with touring it with a local guide, you'll also see it from your hotel room!

A private cruise on Lake Pichola

In Udaipur, enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola by private boat

One of several artificial fresh-water lakes created over the centuries to supply water for drinking and irrigation in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Lake Pichola dates to the 14th century and is named for the nearby village of Picholi. The lake predates the city of Udaipur, which was later founded along its shores – and is today aptly dubbed the "City of Lakes." Your cruise by private boat is a perfect way to view not only the city of Udaipur, but the lake itself and its four islands dotted with palaces, mansions, temples, ghats and ornamental arch bridges.


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Small ship cruising reinforced that we prefer River Cruising because the rooms on the small ship are too small. We paid a premium upgrade for our room and were disappointed in the small room. Don't know what the upgrade price gave us--would not like to see what we would have had if we hadn't paid the upgrade price.

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The one place we loved was "The Giant's Causeway". One of the most beautiful places we have seen. If the Blarney Castle were not located at Cork, there would no reason to visit Cork. The electric train at Isle of Man was fun, but once you made it to the top, we were informed that it is usually "foggy" and you can't see anything.

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