Our Incredible Rajasthan with exclusive stays in Oberoi, Taj and Leela lets you discover the cultural jewel of India - Rajasthan at its best. From fairy-tale palaces, royal forts to buoyant festivals and thrilling wildlife encounters, it has all. While the royal Forts, Palaces and Havelis of Rajasthan keep you amazed, enjoy exotic stays in the Oberoi, Taj and Leela Hotel stays that definitely add more grandeur to the tour. Though this itinerary has been much-loved by our previous guests, it’s completely flexible. We can tweak in the tour as per your interests, so that your journey to India is unforgettable.
Arrive at Delhi Airport. Our representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Leela Palace Hotel followed by check-in. The Leela Palace Hotel will make you feel like a modern-day maharaja. The interiors of this hotel range showcase ornate crystal chandeliers, decadent fresh flowers, antique-style furniture and every room, is a paradise of exotic indulgence. If you wish to explore, your chauffeur is always on hand. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed with Delhi sightseeing tour with first visit to Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. Visit Chandni Chowk – oldest, biggest bazaar of Old Delhi. Walk up to Fatehpur Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride till Red Fort. Here our driver will meet you and drive past Red Fort to reach Rajghat, a memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. An eternal flame burns on one side of this memorial. Visit the Humayun Tomb - first garden-style tomb of India. The main highlight of this tomb, inspired by Persian architecture, is the four garden squares with water passage channels surrounding the tomb. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - residence of the President of India and India Gate - an archway built in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I. Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 to mark the beginning of Muslim rule in India. Overnight stay at Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, drive to Agra. On reaching, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel followed by check-in. The Oberoi Amarvilas located close to the iconic Taj Mahal. It is is a landmark of royalty and elegance as all of its rooms offers breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal and beautiful glimpses of the MugHal splendor. This 5-star hotel enjoys an unrivalled position among the other heritage hotels in Agra. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel in Agra.
Early morning visit to Taj Mahal - the most beautiful monument symbolic of love, dedication and purity. It is the 7th wonder of the world. This wondrous edifice came to life in 1631 which is now recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India. The spectacular sunrise views at the Taj Mahal is something you can’t afford to miss when in Agra. The Taj Mahal reflects different shades as it reflects pinkish shade in the morning, milky white in the evening and glittery gold in moonlight. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Visit the Agra Fort, known as the Red Fort of Agra as it resembles the Red Fort in Delhi. It is a massive fort made of red sandstone and this is how, it got its name. While exploring the fort, visit its splendid attractions that include the Palace of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Aam), Hall of Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas), Nagina Mosque (Gem Mosque), Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) etc. Visit the 16th century Jahangir Palace built by Emperor Akbar. It was the former Zenana (private residence) of the royal Mughal women and Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir (son of Akbar), stayed her till her death. Head to the Tomb of I'tim?d-ud-Daulah whose structure resembles like that of a jewel box placed in a garden. It is also sometimes regarded as “Baby Taj”. It was the first tomb in India that was made purely of white marble. Return to the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel to rest for the day.
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambore. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It is a 16th century historic town built by Emperor Akbar (3rd Mughal ruler of India). It offers various attractions that depict the grandeur of Mughal architecture and the rich lifestyle of Mughal dynasty. Though it was a short-lived capital of the Mughals, this town offers glimpses of stunning monuments built during the reign of Mughals in India. The gateway to this city - the Buland Darwaza - is one of the major attractions here as it is said to be the highest gateway in the world. Continue drive to Ranthambore. On reaching, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge followed by check-in. The Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge is the only hotel in Ranthambore that is acrredited with the heritage status. It has huge historical significance as it was the was a former hunting lodge of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh of Jaipur. Overnight stay at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge in Ranthambore.
The Ranthambore National is a wide expanse of wilderness in Ranthambore. It is a favored spot for avid travelers and photography enthusiasts. It is renowned as one of the topmost places in India with the highest number of Bengal tiger spottings. It also comprises of a years-old Ranthambore Fort, overlooking the entire sanctuary, built in 944 AD. Head for an early morning Ranthambore Wildlife safari where you will soak in the natural beauty and rich wildlife including Leopards, Jackals, Gazelle, Boars etc. - especially Tigers. As per 2014 census, there are about 62 tigers present here. Also, watch animals moving around freely around the lake in this national park. After a thrilling safari ride, return to the hotel. Settle in for breakfast. Day free at leisure. Later in afternoon, proceed with evening safari to Ranthambore National Park and continue exploring this natural habitat of various wild animals. Overnight stay at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge in Ranthambore.
After breakfast, proceed with a drive to Jaipur. It is known as the Pink City of India since most of the buildings of this city display use of pink stone at a grand scale. It is the first planned city of early India and the largest city of Rajasthan. This centuries-old city is a must visit for history buffs, Indian food lovers and shoppers. On arrival, our representative will transfer you to the Oberio RajVilas Hotel followed by check-in. The Oberoi Rajvilas is a widespread paradise dotted with perfectly-manicured gardens, trees and birdlife. The design of the hotel is inspired from the traditional pink lime plaster walls of the historic city and its interiors are beautifully embellished with Mughal arches, gold leaf frescoes, elevated domed ceilings, magnificent crystal chandeliers and lots more. Simply put, it is one of the finest symbols of the charm of Rajasthan and a perfect idea for those looking for an ultimate royal experience of Rajasthan. Day free at leisure or explore the bazaars of Jaipur famous for carpets, jewellery, embroidered clothing, brassware, blue pottery, handicrafts, leather items, lac bangles and lots more. Overnight stay at Oberio Rajvilas Hotel in Jaipur.
After breakfast, head to Amer Fort. It is a hill fort built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh. This fort displays various prominent monuments like private halls, pavilions, private chambers for the King and the Rajput women. It stands as a testimony to the golden era of Rajput rule in Jaipur. The reflection of this fort falling on the Maota Lake, is truly captivating. Enjoy an Elephant ride here to and fro the fort. Next visit the City Palace. It is the royal Palace of Jaipur located on the banks of Pichola Lake. It boasts former private and public meeting chambers of the Kings, giant silver vessels, courtyards, beautifully-designed gateways, intricately-carved private chambers of the King and much more. Visit the Jantar Mantar - an astronomical observatory that features the World’s largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. End the day with visit to Hawa Mahal - the Palace of the Winds. This is a five-storey palace built in the year 1799 during Rajput era in Jaipur. The main highlight of this palace is the intricately-designed 953 windows adorned with beautiful latticework. Overnight stay at Oberio Rajvilas Hotel in Jaipur.
After breakfast, head for a drive to Jodhpur. En route, enjoy a visit to the enchanting Ranakpur Jain Temple made of entirely pure white marble. It is a 15th century temple built by a wealthy Jain merchant. The most interesting feature of this temple is its 1,400 pillars that are carved differently from each other. Also, the natural settings of the temple adds a magical charm to it. Continue drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is also called the Blue city of Rajasthan as the walls of the houses in Jaipur are drenched in bright blue colour. This city has a magnetism of its own. On arrival, our company representative will chauffeur you to the Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal in Jodhpur followed by check-in. Soak in the charming ambiance of this 21st century fantasy palace, situated amidst a desert. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal in Jaipur.
After breakfast, your Jodhpur sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort. This 117-ft high hill fort built in 1459 A.D was Rao Jodha (founder of Jodhpur city). It encompasses various palaces, historical sites and seven massive gateways built by the royal victories signifying various victories.
Next, visit the Jaswant Thada built in 1899. It is a white marble cenotaph adorned with beautiful latticework. Enjoy walking through the lanes of the Jodhpur city. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Rajasthani dinner with beautiful views of the Mehrangarh Fort at backdrop. Return to the Hotel Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal to rest for the day.
After breakfast, whisk away to the offbeat 15th century Narlai village located deep into the Aravalli mountain ranges. It is a perfect destination to witness the traditional village life of Rajasthan. One of our favourite places to stay in Rajasthan, Rawla Narlai is a 17th century fort turned into a heritage resort that still retains its rustic charm. The interiors of the rooms are inspired from traditional Rajasthani regalia and are surrounded by blooming frangipanis and bright pink bougainvillea. The warm hospitality and modern amenities will definitely make your experience wonderful. Upon arriving in Narlai, relax for some time, enjoy activites according to your interests. This luxury hotel also offers free and paid excursions for bird-watching at the lake or going for a village walking tour. Overnight stay at Rawla Narlai in Rajasthan.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and head for a drive to Udaipur. En route, enjoy a visit to the enchanting Ranakpur Jain Temple made of entirely pure white marble. It is a 15th century temple built by a wealthy Jain merchant. The most interesting feature of this temple is its 1,400 pillars that are carved differently from each other. Also, the natural settings of the temple adds a magical charm to it. Continue drive to Udaipur. Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, it is a city filled with pristine lakes, fascinating Havelis, vibrant bazaars and an ancient ambiance. On arrival, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel followed by check-in. The Oberoi Udaivilas is an opulent hotel surrounded by a beautiful lake that looks like something straight from a fairytale. In 2015, it was voted as the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine in US. Later, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola to reach the Lake Palace - an 18th century white marble fort that speaks volumes of the opulence & elegance of the bygone era of Udaipur. Return to the Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel to rest for the day.
Your guided Udaipur sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Vintage Car Museum that exhibits an impressive car collection of the Maharaja of Udaipur. Spend time clicking photographs here with the amazing vintage cars here. Later, visit the 18th century City Palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola. It attracts tourists for its captivating marble-work, mirror and silver work, wall paintings and murals etc. Within the City Palace’s complex is the Crystal Gallery that houses an exclusive collection of crystals that are believed to be 110 years old. Head to the Bagore ki Haveli. It is an 18th century Haveli that has now been converted into a Museum. The costumes of the royal Kings, rose water sprinklers, Mewar paintings, peacocks made of colored glass pieces, jewellery boxes of the royal women are a few major attractions here.
Next, visit the Jagdish Temple - a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (preserver of the World) and later, head to Sahelion ki Bari. En route, visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal known for having a remarkable collection of Rajasthani Folk Art. On reaching, walk through the neatly-maintained gardens of Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens) that was a leisure spot of King Rana Sanga and the royal women of Udaipur. In the evening, spend time at the Fateh Sagar Lake - a tranquil lake famous for its sunset views or you can enjoy a cultural dance show “Dharohar” at the Bagore Ki Haveli. Return to the Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel to rest for the day.
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Udaipur Airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi Airport, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Delhi Airport to board your flight back home.
|Duration||:||14 Nights / 15 Days|
|Starting price||:||3225 Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Narlai - Ranakpur - Udaipur|