- A gift when you book your tour with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India’
- International flights included
- VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
- Useful gift is given to you on arrival
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Private car & driver for all road transfers
- Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
- Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
- Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
- Full day sightseeing of New & Old Delhi
- Half day sightseeing of Agra City
- Sunset visit to Taj Mahal (can be swapped for Sunrise visit)
- Sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri
- 4 safaris in Ranthambore NP
- Full day sightseeing of Jaipur
- Visit Amer Fort with Elephant ride.
- Optional extra – A special day with elephants in Jaipur
- Optional extra – Sunrise Baloon ride over Amer Fort in Jaipur
- Stay at the splendid Samode Palace
- Stay at Neemrana Fort Palace built in the 15th Century
Our Tour features the following locations
DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.
AGRA: Known for its stunning architecture, exotic history, and magical views, the Taj Mahal attracts as many as 7 million visitors each year, and for a good reason. It is, after all, the monument of love! This iconic landmark is one of the main reasons why people from all over the world visit Agra, but the city is also brimming with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mughal mausoleums, tombs, a beautiful fort and ancient bazaars. You’d expect to feel underwhelmed due to all that hype, but this magical city is everything you expect it to be.
FATEHPUR SIKRI: Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire for just 10 years, but it still presents a massive complex of temples, monuments, and mosques, which make it a historical delight, one of the greatest feats of Indian architecture. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located at a distance of just 40 kms. from Agra. Popular attractions include the Diwan-I-Am (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-Khana-I-Khaas (Hall of Private Audience), Turkish Sultana’s House and the Treasury. Fatehpur also hosts Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
RANTHAMBORE NP: Considered to be one of the best national parks in India to see the Bengal tiger in its natural habitat, and ideally accessed either by train from Delhi or fits in nicely during a Golden Triangle tour between Agra and Jaipur. Ranthambore National Park presents a secluded oasis full of tropical dry deciduous forests and some of the most beautiful creatures you’ll ever see. Other sightings include leopard, jackal, Indian wolf, sloth bear, fox, blue bull antelope, sambar deer, chital, langur, crocodiles and an incredible variety of birds. Safaris are restricted to the mornings and evenings, so you have enough time to explore the surrounding area, visit 10th-century fortresses, discover abandoned settlements or simply enjoy the amenities offered by your luxury resort. Don’t forget to capture vivid images of your experiences, for Ranthambore is also considered to be a photographer’s dream. It presents incredible wildlife sightings, offers luxurious accommodation and also has adequate internal transportation facilities. The Tigers sighted here have found their ways to several books and movies as have the countless ruins and structures surrounding the park.
JAIPUR: The Pink City, the largest city of Rajasthan, is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. This city was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II and is India’s first planned city. It is known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city. The Pink City stands out as one of the most spectacular and vibrant destinations on the planet, its rich lineage, striking culture and beautiful architecture painting a vivid picture of Indian society. Missing out on The City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh or the Amber Fort is a big no-no, but make sure you reserve time for those chaotic bazaars and delicious cuisines. Jaipur is also known for its traditional handicrafts and unique souvenirs such as camel-leather slippers. The John Madden 2012 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (You can link this to your Best Marigold tour) stole our heart presenting India in an entirely new light, one that suddenly catapulted some of its more exotic destinations like Udaipur and Jaipur to instant stardom.
SAMODE: Discover the cobbled lanes and ancient alleyways of Samode village, with hidden frescoes and beautifully created windows, stroll past golden mustard and cauliflower fields, explore a time-trapped village. Explore the local market, stopping by the little shops where you will see the bangle maker, the cloth merchant, the gemstone expert.
A mesmerising town that is best known for its stunning Samode Palace, a fairytale that boasts mural-lined walls, mirrored hallways and countless antiques and treasures. Other places worth exploring in Samode are the 16th century Mughal garden at Samode Bagh. The historic pink city of Jaipur is just an hour’s drive away.
NEEMRANA: Neemrana is a beautiful heritage hotel, emerging out of the blue as a towering symbol of vitality in the heart of bareness. A great fortress, bathed in the jewel-encrusted rays of the Rajasthani sun, stands tall between two emerald green mountains, echoing the richness of Rajput tradition.
Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.
The Imperial Hotel – Delhi
The Imperial Hotel New Delhi is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India’s history, and stands witness to the birth of the capital city of New Delhi.
Amarvilas – Agra
The Oberoi Amarvilas enjoys an unrivalled position, just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal. Each of our rooms affords uninterrupted views of this ancient monument to love, while elements of the layout and design pay homage to its Mughal splendour
Ranthambore NP – Sher Bagh
Sher Bagh is an ultimate luxury safari camp resort consisting of 12 luxurious tents located on the borders of the world–renowned Ranthambhore National Park. Inspired by the Safari encampments of the 1920s, preferred by Princes and Grand Seigneurs of the time, each tent is furnished with 19th-century ‘Campaign Style’ furniture and has all the comforts you could wish for on safari.
Jaipur – Samode Haveli
Samode Haveli was built 175 years ago it was then the residence of the rulers of Samode at that time and is still occupied by their descendants today, who have converted their home into a luxury hotel. The Haveli is a traditional Indian mansion set in a verdant garden with apartments arranged around a series of intimate courtyards. The former royal apartments are now deluxe suites and rooms where each room has its own character but now with modern amenities. Then we have the new courtyard rooms which look out on the lovely pool, fountain courts and gardens of the old Havel.
Samode – Samode Palace
This 475-year-old Palace can be found in the small village of Samode located just an hours drive from the capital city of Jaipur. It has played host to celebrities, and royalty and you to can join this list of discerning travelers. In the evening sip cocktails on the terrace garden with folk music to accompany you. Dine at one of two restaurants that offer a choice of Royal Indian delicacies or Asian and European fare. Wake up to the quiet dawn with just the sound of birds and peacocks. Take a walk in the village during the day or take a gentle healing massage at the spa. Samode Palace weaves its magic on you and leaves lasting memories.
Neemrana – Neemrana Fort Palace
Built in 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is among India’s oldest heritage resorts. It is Rajasthan’s closest palace from New Delhi, located just three hours away on the Delhi-Jaipur highway. Sitting on a majestic plateau, concealed in a horseshoe formation of the billion-year-old Aravalli ranges. From 1986, the old ruins of this Fort-Palace have been sensitively restored and reconstructed. The rooms are furnished with an eclectic mix of traditional Indian and colonial furniture, antiques and objets d’art. Most rooms have private balconies or terraces.
Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.
Add on a few nights at the 5 star Amanbagh en route Jaipur to Delhi Situated in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills and built, haveli-style, using soft sandstone and pale pink marble, Amanbagh is a regal garden estate
River wildlife – Chambal Sanctuary Just 1 hour from Agra, come here to see the Gharials’ and the lovely Gangetic Dolphins’. The National Chambal Sanctuary is a 400 km stretch of the river Chambal
Add an extra day in at Jaipur and learn to cook Indian food with a local family Contrary to popular belief, Indian food is not just about curry and chilies; it’s diverse, delicious and not as difficult to cook as you might think.