Luxury Palaces of India
Embrace your inner royal and stay in some of India's most beautiful hotels and opulent palaces. The Palace of Winds, Jagdish Temple and Mehrangarh Fort are just some of the highlights of your journey while you can add on the Taj Mahal before or after your tour for the total Rajasthani experience.
Day 1: Delhi You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi > Samode This morning visit Old Delhi including the historic mosque of Jama Masjid and take a rickshaw into Chandni Chowk bazaar. Visit the Sikh temple Sis Ganj Gurudwara and stop for photos at Red Fort. Drive to the small village of Samode and check into your Palace Hotel.
Day 3: Samode > Jaipur After a leisurely morning to explore the palace and village independently, transfer to Jaipur to check into your next royal palace. Later this afternoon watch the sun set over the water palace of Jal Mahal in Man Sagar Lake.
Day 4: Jaipur Make your way up to Amber Fort and view the mirror palace Sheesh Mahal and Royal Courtyards inside. Next we visit the Maharaja's City Palace and Museum as well as Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. This afternoon, choose between visiting an elephant care farm when you can feed and bathe elephants in a safe environment or visit the local bazaar and a photo stop outside Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds.
Day 5: Jaipur > Jodhpur Drive to the blue coloured city of Jodhpur and on to your next royal palace hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore this living museum.
Day 6: Jodhpur Visit Mehrangarh Fortress standing high above the city, the royal cenotaph Jaswant Thada built in 1899 as a memorial to Jodhpur's Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Walk through the maze of the Old Town to the clock tower and Sadar Bazaar. This afternoon take a jeep to the local Bishnoi Village to interact with the tribespeople, experience their lifestyle and see their fine artwork and pottery making skills.
Day 7: Jodhpur > Udaipur Drive to the royal lake city of Udaipur and check into your next palace hotel. The afternoon is at leisure in this wonderful city.
Day 8: Udaipur Visit the Maharaja's City Palace and Museum, explore the Hindu Jagdish Temple and the Royal Garden of Maidens Sahelion Ki Badi. Later visit the local markets and join a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Day 9: Udaipur Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
• Tailor made journey with local English speaking guides • 8 nights' accommodation in your choice of hotel category • Transfers by air-conditioned car • Entrance fees • 8 breakfasts • Local taxes
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Surcharges apply over Christmas, New Year and other holidays. Some dates not available due to festivals or other activities. Add on Agra either before or after your tour if you wish to include the Taj Mahal (cost additional). Taj Mahal closed on Fridays. Single prices are available on request as they depend on the number travelling.
Surcharges apply over Christmas, New Year and other holidays. Some dates not available due to festivals or other activities. Add on Agra either before or after your tour if you wish to include the Taj Mahal (cost additional). Taj Mahal closed on Fridays. Single prices are available on request as they depend on the number travelling.