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A rich tapestry of life, vibrant colour, tranquil countryside and mind-blowing beauty, all whilst staying in some of the most exclusive properties we have handpicked just for you. This is the ultimate trip through Rajasthan taking you to all our best kept secrets, all the while experiencing next level service and luxury. Epic excursions with outstanding drivers and knowledgeable guides for a seamless journey through the mesmerising beauty of India leaving you speechless at every turn.
• 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 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
• Abundant flora and fauna of Jawai Area
• Take in the majestic palace forts of Jodhpur and explore the heritage havelis and colourful market.
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
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 Lunch we drive to the area of Jawai Dam and visit the village of Bera, which is home to the Rabari shepherds, a nomadic tribe of cattle herders. This area is also home to a big, but very shy cat - the elusive leopard. The leopard roams in the wild here, which makes for an exciting safari. In the afternoon we will go for a village walk to meet the Rabari shepherds and learn about their history and traditions. If time allows, we will go for an evening safari.
We enjoy both an early morning and afternoon jeep safari to explore the wildlife. The area of Jawai boasts vast and varied vegetation and wildlife including the elusive leopard, the crocodile, the ever so mischeivous hyena, the mighty bluebull, the graceful pelican, the greylag goose
The Sujjan Jawai Camp
This morning we will depart Jawai and drive to Jodhpur, otherwise known as the 'Blue City', or the Gateway to Thar, due to its position right on the edge of the eponymous desert.
Jodhpur we'll take a guided tour of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, built in the 15th century. Situated on a high rocky outcrop that overlooks the walled city, from here you can see the iconic azure shade that the city's buildings have been painted. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and is still run by the Jodhpur royal family. Within its thick, sturdy walls lie numerous palaces and courtyards, as well as an 18th-century Rajput garden.
Second day After early Break-fast we will start a excursion to Bishnoi` s villages for half day.
After morning break-fast we will leave for half-Day excursion to Bishnoi Villages: A jeep drive through the countryside-a conducted tour of village inhabited by a unique comminity-Bishnois!
Meet them in their homes and talk to them. The vegetarian community the best friend and protector of the flora and fauna conceding spiritual allegiance to twenty and nine tenets of the 15th century legendary Guru Jambheshwar (Jambhoji)- Spot the herds of black buck around the Bishnoi’s settlements freely and fearlessly running about. Gorgeously clad women folk and head geared charming men are compellingly and invitingly interesting for a dialogue. Evening a walk in busy market of Jodhpur known as Clock Tower / Sadar Bazar .
Opium ceremony is a unique customary feature besides the cottage craftsmanship of the potters and weavers.
Meharngarh Fort, Jashwant Thada, old town walk Cooking class and Bishnoi village
Hotel : Umaid Bhawan Palace
After breakfast, depart for New Delhi to catch your flight for the onward destination.
It is time to call it a day and mark an end to the exciting India holiday.
Your Tour Ends Here!!!
• Hotel Accommodation at the listed 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
• International Flight
• Travel insurance & Visa
• Camera charges (Video/Still)
• Personal Expenses (tips, porterage, phone, internet, beverages)
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