Luxury Palaces of India
Live like a Maharaja and stay in some of India's most beautiful and opulent palaces. Highlights include the 475 year old Samode Palace, the Maharaja of Jaipur's Rambagh Palace and Udaipur's stunning Lake Palace.
Days 1 & 2: Delhi You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The following day, visit the 17th century Jama Masjid mosque and enjoy a rickshaw ride to the spice market. See the community kitchen at the Sikh Golden Temple feeding 10,000 devotees daily. See the Gandhi Museum, India Gate and try a metro ride to the central markets of Connaught Place. This evening see a live Bollywood musical.
Day 3: Delhi > Agra Drive to Agra. Enjoy a sunset tour of the Taj Mahal.
Day 4: Agra > Samode Travel to Samode village and check in at the 475 year old Samode Palace. This evening, take a sunset village walk and camel safari.
Day 5: Samode > Jaipur Drive to Jaipur and check in at the Maharaja of Jaipur's Rambagh Palace, seen in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films.
Day 6: Jaipur Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Admire the Rajasthani architecture of Amber Fort, enjoy a photo stop at the Jal Mahal water palace and see the Astronomical Observatory, 1700 AD City Palace, a royal family residence, and walk through the colourful bazaar to see the iconic faÃ§ade of the Palace of Winds. There is a cooking class this evening followed by tribal dances.
Day 7: Jaipur > Jodhpur Train to Jodhpur and check in at Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Day 8: Jodhpur Visit Mehrangarh Fortress and walk through the blue washed old city. Meet a priest family at a Krishna Temple, see ancient step-wells, the clock tower and bazaar. Visit the tribal village of Bishnoi to watch sacred welcoming rituals.
Day 9: Jodhpur > Udaipur Drive to Udaipur and check in at the iconic 1743 Lake Palace.
Day 10: Udaipur A walking tour of the old town will introduce you to medieval bazaars, flower markets, the 16th century Udaipur Palace & Crystal Gallery towering over Lake Pichola. Visit the Salhelyion Ki Bari maidens garden before time for shopping in Bada Bazaar. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise, tribal dancing and music.
Day 11: Udaipur Transfer to Udaipur airport.
• Tailor made journey with local English speaking guides • 10 nights' accommodation in palace hotels • Transfers by air-conditioned car • Train Jaipur > Jodhpur • Entrance fees • Local taxes • 10 breakfasts • 1 dinner
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Surcharges may apply over certain holidays, enquire for more information. Some dates not available due to festivals or other activities.
Surcharges may apply over certain holidays, enquire for more information. Some dates not available due to festivals or other activities.