Essence of India

Departs Daily on a Private Basis (10 Days)

Tour Summary

Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Udaipur

This fantastic introduction to India combines the three cities of the ‘Golden Triangle’ with a couple of days in Ranthambore National Park. Journeying in a loop from Delhi, you’ll tick off highlights including the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the forts and pink-hued palaces of Jaipur. With three game drives in Ranthambore, we’ll go in search of the park’s elusive Bengal tigers, as well as looking out for leopards, sloth bears, monkeys and all manner of birdlife. Gaze upon the Pink City of Jaipur so named for its uniquely painted pink buildings, and explore the Amber Fort and its opulent halls made of red sandstone and marble. Our escorted tours to India are accompanied by tour managers throughout, so they’re ideal for first time visitors

Tour at a Glance

• A compact but extensive itinerary allowing you to really experience the beauty and romance of Rajasthan and North India
• Explore the cultural and architectural highlights of Delhi.
• Watch the sunset over the iconic grandeur of the Taj Mahal and explore the magnificent Agra Fort
• Go tiger tracking on safari and seek out sloth bears in the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park
• Go on a rickshaw ride through Jaipur with the Pink City Rickshaw and Bollywood night.
• Venture up to the hilltop Amber Fort with elephant Ride, City palce and Observatory.
• Discover Udaipur, the Venice of the East

Best Time to Go

Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March


You will be met on arrival and whisked to The Oberoi New Delhi, one of the most exclusive hotels located in the heart of New Delhi, overlooking the lush greens of the Delhi Golf Club and the World Heritage Site of Humayun's tomb. You will relish the levels of service and comfort that you would expect from one of world’s best luxury hotel groups and you can enjoy a personalised butler service whilst staying at the hotel.

Jump in a Rickshaw for a full day exploring both Old and New Delhi, you will soak up all the ambience as you are guided through Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s main market area, passing through narrow lanes full of bustling shoppers. The smell of spices will prevail as you pass an array of different sights and sounds with the chance to stop in at a Spice Market in Khari Baoli street. You will then arrive at the Jama Masjid, the largest Mosque in India which was constructed in 1658. Your tour concludes at Humayun’s tomb which was built in the 16th century and an excellent example of early Mughal architecture and design, as the while stopping and seeing varying sites along the way.
The Oberoi New Delhi

After breakfast, drive to the love city of India, Agra on the Expressway (approx. 4-hour drive).
Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at the hotel.

After a short relax, enjoy a decorated horse-drawn carriage ride to the fabled Taj Mahal - UNESCO World Heritage Site, the legendary Mughal monument built in the 17th century. The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and stands tall as a memorial to the beloved queen of Emperor Shah Jahan. The spectacular white marble mausoleum is well-complimented by the sprawling gardens, royal audience halls and private chambers.
The Oberoi AmarVilas

Next drive south east for just under six hours to Ranthambore National Park, where you will be spending the following two nights. In recent years, the tiger population has been growing thanks in part to the positive effect which controlled and sustainable tourism has had on the key tiger parks. Not only that, you will see a myriad of other wildlife, from leopards, sloth bears, deer and diverse birdlife. In the centre of Ranthambore is an impressive ancient fort, and sometimes you see the tigers sunning themselves on ancient temples. Here we have included daily safaris for you to explore this beautiful area of the world and the hope of spotting a tiger or two!
The Oberoi VanyaVilas

After early Break-fast at leisure, we will start our another great journey to Jaipur. 'The "Pink City" capital of Rajasthan. We will have lunch on highway Motel and late afternoon check- in at hotel. In the late evening we will witness Bolly Wood Cinema to watch a movie at Raj Mandir.
Second day After The morning breakfast, we will Set Forth to a visit to Amber Fort. A Lake at the entrance of The Fort gives It a heavenly feeling. Those who want to enjoy a Maharaja Style Trip, can take a Ride of the Elephants decorated with colors and other ornamental Items. The fine use of the marble carvings, mirrors, and other decorative Items. In the Architecture of the Fort make It all the more attractive & appealing. The delightful colored artwork on the walls, pillars and ceiling of the Fort make It an artist's heaven. We then move to the Palace Areas of the City, Taking a halt at the JalMahal on the way visit the impressive City Palace,begun in 1729 and still inhabited by the royal family.
We would visit the Jantar Mantar, a fascinating medieval observatory. The afternoon is left free for personal exploration or to arrange a visit to one of Jaipur's justly famous gem stores.
The Oberoi RajVilas

We will begin our drive to the beautiful city of Udaipur. Set around a series of stunning artificial lakes, Udaipur is known as the 'City of Lakes' and is also recognised for its lavish royal residences.
Second day, we will visit the awe-inspiring City Palace. Well known as one of the biggest palaces in Rajasthan, the palace is a grand building set on the banks of Pichola Lake. Though construction began in the late 1500s, under the orders of Maharana Udai Singh II, the palace was added to and tinkered with for a further 400 years, as his successors came and went. Today this monumental complex consists of 11 palaces surrounded by courtyards, balconies, towers and gardens, and is famed fort
Udai vilas Palace

After breakfast, depart for New Delhi to catch your flight for the onward destination.

Tour Inclusion

• Accommodation at the Oberoi hotels
• Daily Breakfast at the hotels
• Meals included at Ranthambore Vanyavilas
• Private chauffeur- car for airport transfers, sightseeing & inter-city drives
• Services of English-speaking guides for private city tours/sightseeing
• Entrance fee for monuments as listed in the itinerary
• All game drives by open Jeeps at Ranthambore
• 2 Exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in Ranthambore park
• Domestic Flights / Train during the Tour
• All Government taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate road taxes
• If group above tour guide for entire tour

Tour Exclusion

• International Flight
• Travel insurance & Visa
• Camera charges (Video/Still)
• Personal Expenses (tips, porterage, phone, internet, beverages)


It is time to call it a day and mark an end to the exciting India holiday.

Your Tour Ends Here!!!

Note: You have an option to travel by air from Jaipur to Delhi (flight cost extra). If you prefer air travel, let us know at the time of booking. Otherwise, we will book standard road travel service.

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