Jewels of India

Greaves Tours offers travelers a journey through India’s most popular cities

By: J.L. Erickson

Luxury tour operator Greaves Tours is offering a 12-day, 10-night Jewels of India Tour offering travelers a journey through India’s most popular cities, including Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, and Delhi, the country’s political capital.

The small-group tours a maximum of eight travelers and commissionable at 10 percent include accommodations at Oberoi Vilas properties offering spa and rejuvenation facilities. Tours feature personalized service and local guides versed in the history, customs and language of the region.

The tour includes the first two-and-a-half days in Mumbai (Bombay) include exploring the sites of the capital, including its Victorian architecture before an afternoon flight to Udaipur, where travelers will stay three nights at Oberoi Udaivillas and tour the lakeside city, temples and city palace. A full-day excursion also takes in the Jain Temples at Rajasthan.

In Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, travelers will stay two nights at Oberoi Rajvilas before driving the next day past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and continuing to Amber, ascending to this hilltop fort on elephant back.
An early-morning drive to Agra via the deserted city of Fatepurh Sikri ends with a stay at Oberoi Amarvilas near the Taj Mahal, where visitors can take a dawn visit to the site.

Tours are priced from $5,466 per person, double, excluding international airline tickets, meals except where noted on the itinerary, travel insurance and gratuities.

Departure dates are Oct. 7, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.