best of india

Best of India

Few countries in the world stimulate the five senses with as much intensity as India. From the buzzing energy of Delhi and the abundance of crafts in Jaipur to the solemn beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India’s many regions offer larger-than-life experiences that are spectacular in very different ways. This itinerary makes an approachable trip out of a complex and layered destination that can otherwise become overwhelming. It offers ample time to explore lavish palaces, immerse yourself in Hindu culture and see all the highlights of India’s major cities—Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra—with an insider’s perspective.

A spot on this trip may be reserved with a nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the total trip cost, with full payment due May 15, 2023.

What to Expect

Hear more about this trip from our founder Melissa Biggs Bradley below:

This packaged itinerary combines the best of Indagare’s destination expertise and insider intel. Itinerary highlights include:

  • Immerse yourself in the beauty and inspiration of India through once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra—the perfectly balanced itinerary for a first-time India visitor.
  • Gain context through expert-guided architecture and history-focused tours that showcase the most iconic monuments of India, including palaces, forts, temples and gardens.
  • Enjoy special guided shopping experiences in markets, ateliers, boutiques and workshops that will allow you to peruse an incredible array of jewelry, home goods and textiles, featuring both traditional and innovative interpretations intended to give you a glimpse of the richness and diversity of Indian craftsmanship.
  • Check an item off of your travel wish list with a guided sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, with prime photography opportunities.
  • Bring royal history and fantasy to life through accommodations at India’s most indulgent properties, including the Rambagh Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Taj Lake Palace—former palaces that have since been restored and transformed into hotels.
  • Enjoy meals at such special locations as historic palaces, as well as India’s best restaurants.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions to other areas of India including bustling Mumbai and spiritual Varanasi; Bhutan; and beyond. Plus: you’ll be guided through the new travel landscape by our most trusted local partners, and you’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

Contact our team at to inquire about customizing this trip for your small group or private experience, over dates of your choosing.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For more information and questions, please reach out to our team at

  • When
    October 8 – 18, 2023
  • Length
    11 days / 10 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Ultimate Indulgers , Style Mavens , Art Lovers
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    October 8 – 18, 2023
  • Length
    11 days / 10 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 10 travelers
  • From


  • Accommodations at The Imperial Hotel, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Taj Lake Palace, Rambagh Palace and the Oberoi Amarvilas. Indagare can arrange accommodation upgrades, subject to availability.
  • All meals and beverages, as indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities included in the itinerary
  • VIP airport assistance
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground and an Indagare representative, who will accompany you
  • Scheduled airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as transfers throughout India, in small luxury vehicles
  • Domestic air transfers in Economy Class, as indicated in the itinerary
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)


  • International air transportation to and from India
  • Optional activities and trip extensions, as well as additional transfers. Please note that spa treatments are not included.
  • Meals and premium beverages not included in the itinerary
  • Personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Covid testing fees and trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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