(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur & Aravali Hills, Jodhpur, Udaipur
This exciting tour features spectacular resort hotels, private touring of the cultural highlights of Rajasthan, stunning landscapes, and game viewing at one of India’s leading wildlife preserves. It’s ideal for first-time travelers to India or anyone interested in the country’s most exclusive, insightful and relaxing experiences.
Begin in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. During private touring, experience highlights such as the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and Qutb Minar, the Lodi Gardens, and a rickshaw ride through the colorful bazaars of Old Delhi, as well as upscale shopping districts.
Transfer to Agra for a spellbinding visit to the Taj Mahal, the world’s greatest monument to love. Also explore Agra Fort and local markets. Stay in the lavish Oberoi Amarvilas in a room with an uninterrupted view of the Taj.
Continue to Ranthambore National Park, one of the world’s finest wildlife sanctuaries. Stay at the luxurious Aman-i-Khas, a luxury tented camp, and enjoy wildlife safaris to see tigers, leopards, crocodiles and more.
Spend two nights in the Aravali Hills at Amanbagh, a luxurious resort in a walled compound in the Rajasthan countryside. A guaranteed highlight of your visit to India, touring includes an early morning visit (with yoga, if desired) at abandoned ruins in the region and a safari tour to local villages (including a visit to a home for tea).
Continue to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s great “Pink City.” See the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas—hill forts, palaces, the observatory, gardens, temples and havelis (courtyard mansions)—surrounded by stark desert. If desired, ride an elephant to Amber Fort. Marvel at the luminous saris of indigenous tribal women and the bright turbans of Rajasthani men. Explore medieval backstreets and browse bazaars selling textiles, leatherwork, woodblock prints, perfume, jewelry and Jaipur’s traditional blue pottery.
Next, visit Jodhpur for a stay at the legendary Umaid Bhawan Palace, a sprawling Art Deco masterpiece. Tour Mehrangarh Fort, take in views over the blue houses of the old quarter and visit a nearby village to learn about local herbal remedies and indigenous crafts.
Fly to Udaipur, India's most romantic city, at the beautiful Oberoi Udaivilas. Cruise Lake Pichola and walk through picturesque backstreets, shop for local folk art, tour the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, the Saheliyon Ki Bari Garden, and browse the local bazaars. On a day excursion outside the city, perhaps tour the spectacular Jain temples of Ranakpur, where relief carvings cover every surface, including over 1,400 pillars.
Conclude with a night in Delhi and enjoy last-minute shopping and sightseeing.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Full-day private tour of Old & New Delhi
Delhi - Agra
Transfer to Agra for 1 night. Afternoon private touring and visit to Taj Mahal
Agra - RanthamboreNational Park
Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, if desired. Transfer to Ranthambore for two nights at luxury tented camp. Afternoon wildlife viewing
Morning and afternoon wildlife viewing
RanthamboreNational Park – Aravali Hills
Private transfer to the countryside for a two-night stay at Amanbagh
Private touring, including morning visit to ruins and village safari. Special private Rajasthani feast tonight with classical Indian musician
Aravali Hills - Jaipur
Private transfer to Jaipur for 2 nights. Afternoon private tour
Private full-day tour, including elephant ride and shopping
Jaipur - Jodhpur
Private transfer to Jodhpur for 2 nights
Full-day private tour. Evening tour of spice market
Jodhpur - Udaipur
Private transfer and flight to Udaipur for 3 nights. Introductory city tour this afternoon
Private city tour, including boat ride on Lake Pichola
Private excursion to Jain Temples at Ranakpur or visit local temples and gourmet lunch at a palace
Udaipur - Delhi
Private transfer and flight to Delhi for overnight stay. Private car and driver at disposal for afternoon shopping or sightseeing
Private transfer to airport
The Leela Palace New Delhi, The Imperial New Delhi
or The Oberoi Gurgaon
The Oberoi Amarvilas
Umaid Bhawan Palace
The Oberoi Udaivilas
Per person (double occupancy)
Optional surcharge for regional business class flights (when available):
From $235 per person
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