From the bustling cities of Delhi and Agra, immersed in the history of the Mughal Empire, fly north and discover the spectacular mountain scenery and centuries-old culture of Ladakh. This short private journey explores some of India's classic historical sites and monuments, combined with a stay in the luxurious Ultimate Travel Camp in Ladakh. The town of Leh is home to fascinating monuments and ancient monasteries that continue to preserve the traditional art forms, fairs and festivals of the area.
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Overnight flight from London to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic / Jet Airways. (N)
Arrive in Delhi in the morning and transfer to your accommodation. Rest of the day at leisure. Stay 2 nights at the Taj Mahal Hotel. (N)
Rise early and travel by train to Agra. On arrival visit the huge Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the iconic Taj Mahal, built over 20 years by 20,000 craftsmen and labourers. After your visit return to Delhi by road. (B)
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Leh. On arrival transfer and check in to the Chamba Camp Thiksey, part of the Thiksey monastery where you will stay 3 nights. Rest of the day at leisure. (B,L,D)
Day at leisure to enjoy the spectacular surroundings. (B,L,D)
Early this morning visit Thiksey Monastery to witness morning prayers. Later in the day depart for a tour of Leh including a visit to Leh Palace before watching the sunset from Shanti Stupa. (B,L,D)
This morning bid farewell to the land of the lamas as you transfer to Leh airport for your flight back to Delhi. This afternoon take a tour of New Delhi visiting sights including the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb, followed by a drive past the President's Residence, the Parliament House & India Gate. Stay overnight at the Taj Mahal Hotel. (B)
Drive to Jaipur and check in to your accommodation. Rest of the day at leisure. Stay 2 nights at The Rambagh Palace. (B)
Full day's sightseeing in Jaipur including a visit to the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace & Jantar Mantar Observatory.(B)
Drive south to the lake city of Udaipur and stay 2 nights at the Taj Lake Palace. (B)
Morning tour of the City Palace and the Jagdish Temple. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)
Morning transfer to the airport. Fly to London via Delhi with Virgin Atlantic / Jet Airways (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The Chamba Camp, Diskit
With inspiring views of the ancient Diskit monastery, the imposing snow-capped mountains and the rugged landscape acting as the backdrop, the intimate and stylish Chamba Camp, Diskit offers exclusive tented accommodation.
Each of the four spacious, luxurious tents is elegantly decorated in traditional style, featuring an outdoor sit-out area and private butler service.
The lounge tent has a collection of books on Ladakh covering its historic monuments and the region's cultural history, while sumptuous meals are served in the dining tent - the award-winning restaurant offers recipes from the chef's family, interspersed with fusion...
The Rambagh Palace was once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and is a fine example of grand and ornate Rajput palace architecture. Situated close to Jaipur city centre, the palace is spread over 47 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. There are 106 bedrooms, and the public areas of the property have retained their traditional theme and palace atmosphere. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, two restaurants and the famous Polo...
The Taj Lake Palace Hotel, originally known as Jag Niwas, was built in 1754 by Maharana Jagat Sigh II as his summer palace. Today this former pleasure palace is a luxury hotel like no other in the world, set on an island in the middle of Udaipur’s Lake Pichola. Here you may relax amidst slender marble carved columns, filigree screens and fountains. The hotel has 81 rooms, a small swimming pool, 2 restaurants and a...
Located in the lush greens of Lutyen’s New Delhi and a member of Leading Hotels of the World, the Taj Mahal offers 300 rooms including 27 suites. Facilities at the hotel include a shopping arcade and swimming pool, while golf and tennis can be arranged on request. Meals can be taken at the hotel’s three restaurants: Machan, a 24-hour eatery; Haveli, with north-west Indian cuisine; or The Emperor’s Lounge, Delhi’s most celebrated Chinese restaurant serving authentic Sichuan and Cantonese...
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