North India in Style
An ideal 12 day luxury holiday, combining the historically and culturally rich capital city of New Delhi, with Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, the pink city of India, Ranthambore, the most sort after Tiger sanctuary in India with Udaipur, the Venice of the East. The hotels used on this tour are the ultra luxury ‘Vilas’ properties of Oberoi hotels group which have continually received the highest accolades from around the world, with countless awards for the way in which these hotels have revolutionized the luxury hotel experience in India.
Late evening: On arrival by your international flight, meet and greet at the airport by our representative and transfer to The Oberoi hotel for immediate check-in.
After a relaxed breakfast enjoys a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and the bazaars of Chandni Chowk on a cycle rickshaw. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of New Delhi, designed by the eminent Sir Edward Lutyens. Drive past the India Gate, Rajpath, and bustling Connaught Place. A visit is also made to Qutab Minar, essentially a massive tower built to proclaim the arrival of Islam in the 11th century, Humayun’s tomb which is considered to be the precursor to Taj Mahal and a carpet emporium.
Today after a relaxed breakfast you will be driving to Agra (4 hrs) and on arrival check in at the beautiful Amar Vilas. Rest of the day free to enjoy the in-house amenities.
Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up for the most awaited visit to the world famous and one of the seven wonders of the world - TAJ MAHAL. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! Probably for Taj Mahal, the axiom is just the other way round. The Taj is the beauty personified! The Taj displays its different moods through its varied shades. The Taj has as many shades as any kind of beauty can ever have! It is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, golden when the moon shines and the intermediary variants during different hours of the day and during different seasons in a year.
Return back to the hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Agra Fort built by four generation of Mughal Emperors who occupied this fort as their capital city. Visit the Diwan-E-Aam (public audience) and Diwan-E-has(private audience) along with the residential quarters and Musamman Burj where Emperor Shah Jehan was held captive during his last days by his son Aurangazeb.
Afternoon free to visit an emporium to check out some marble artifacts.
After an early breakfast drive South West towards Ranthambhore (5 hrs), one of the national parks. On the way visit the deserted city also called the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. Worth visiting is the tomb of Saint Salimuddin Chisti. On arrival in Ranthambhore, check in at a Vanja Vilas, the luxury jungle resort of the Oberoi group. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the resort facilities. (You have the option of visiting Tribal women help center).
Today you will be enjoying two-game rides in the park. Under the Project Tiger, this park remains the last refuge of the Royal Bengal tiger. Catch a glimpse of the king of the jungle. This natural habitat is also home to other predators, gazels, wild dogs, wild boars, reptiles, birds and wide varieties of trees and plants.
Today morning after a relaxed breakfast drive to Jaipur (4 hrs) and on arrival, assistance at the time of check-in at Raj Vilas. Rest of the day to relax and enjoy the facilities of the property. If you are game for a walking tour of the city or watching a Bollywood movie at the famous Raj Mandir theatre. We can arrange it.
Today morning your appointed guide will meet you at the hotel. You will visit the Amer Fort, the 17th-century capital city of Jaipur rulers. Ascending the fort on an elephant back will an experience. Also, visit the City Palace and the Observatory. The evening is at leisure to let the exhilarating experience of today to seep in.
Today morning drive to the lake city of Udaipur (7 hrs) and on arrival in Udaipur, check in at ultra-luxurious Udai Vilas on the banks of Lake Pichola. Rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, you will proceed for a city tour with your guide. Start the day with the visit to the Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Later you will be visiting the City Palace and Garden of Maids. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride in Lake Pichola docking at Jag Mandir for refreshments and for the photo opportunity.
Today you have the full day at leisure. You may want to take a miniature painting tour, visit vintage car museum or indulge in a fun-filled turban tying friendly competition. We will be delighted to arrange for these optional tours.
Today you bid adieu to the city and fly to Mumbai or Delhi. On arrival, you would connect your onward flight home with some wonderful memories to cherish.
Accommodation at the Hotels mentioned in the program | Daily Breakfast at the hotels, except Jungle resorts where all your meals are included | Train Tickets wherever applicable | English speaking Local guide for sightseeing tours as mentioned in program | All transfers, sightseeing & excursions by private AC Toyota Fortuner SUV | Jungle safari in the National Park as per program | Entrance fees for all monuments during sightseeing tours | Mineral water bottles in your vehicle [02 bottles each day] | Wet tissues in your vehicle | Meet and Greet assist at all arrival and departure transfers | Local India mobile phone with chip during the journey | WiFi available in your vehicle during the journey | Flower bouquet and garlands on arrival in India | Picnic Hamper available in the car [Juice, Coke cans, Chips, Biscuits etc] | Indian National daily newspaper during the journey | DVD player with movie titles in your vehicle on select journeys | All currently applicable taxes | Road taxes, parking fee, Fuel charges and interstate taxes at all airports
Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Telephone, Alcoholic, Camera, Medical, Airport departure Fees etc | Meals other than those specified above | Insurance, Visa fees | International or Domestic Airfare | Any Tips / Porter charges