Journey back in time, to a bygone era of pomp & luxury, and experience the opulence and extravagance of the Royal Houses of Deogarh, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and the colonial jewel of Delhi.
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Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the Haveli Dharampura for 2 nights. (N)
Explore the myriad charms of Old and New Delhi on a guided tour. Shah Jahan founded the city in 1648 and the famous Red Fort in the heart of Old Delhi was once the most opulent fort of the Mughal Empire. Your tour includes a visit to Rashtrapati Bhava. (B)
Take a morning flight to the pink city of Jaipur for a before transferring to Shahpura House for a 2-night stay. Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the city independently. (B)
Today discover the ancient Rajput capital of Amber. In the morning you will visit the imposing Amber Fort before exploring Jaipur's exquisite City Palace, observatory & local bazaars in the afternoon. Enjoy an evening drink at the Rambagh Palace's iconic Polo Bar. (B)
Morning drive to small town of Nimaj for an overnight stay at the luxurious Chhatra Sagar tents. Lakes are rare in this region but the Chhatra Sagar overlooks the beautiful Nimaj Lake, teeming with birds. (B ,L, D)
Morning at leisure to walk in the surrounding area or to venture out for birdwatching and into the surrounding villages by jeep. Afternoon drive to Jodhpur for 2 nights at Ajit Bhawan, a beautiful red sandstone structure. (B, L)
Morning excursion to visit the Mehrangarh fort, set high on a hill overlooking the city, inside are some of the most intricately ornamented palaces. Afternoon at leisure to relax or walk around the streets of Jodhpur, one of the most vibrant and colourful Rajasthan cities. (B)
Visit the Jain temple complex at Ranakpur where despite being nearly 500 years old, the temples are in almost perfect condition. The central Chaumukha Temple has 29 halls supported by 1,444 carved marble pillars. Continue to Narlai for an overnight stay at Rawla Narlai and stepwell dinner. (B, D)
Morning visit to the impressive Kumbhalgarh fort. Towering above the landscape at 3,568 feet, the surrounding walls extend to 23 miles and it is said to be the longest in the world after the Great Wall of China. Continue to Deogarh for 2 nights at Dev Shree. (B)
Day at leisure to enjoy a scenic train ride, a village jeep safari or rest by the pool. (B)
Visit the temples at Nathdwara en route to Udaipur for 3 nights at the Amet Haveli. Nathwara is a centre of the Krishna worshipping community of Gujarati merchants who are followers of Vallabhacharya (15th century). The Shreenathju temple is one of the richest Hindu temples in India. (B)
Explore the beautiful lakeside town of Udaipur including the magnificent City Palace and Arts & Frames - an art gallery dedicated to contemporary and traditional art. You will also visit the Jagdish temple, where there is an impressively carved image of Lord Vishnu, to whom the temple is dedicated. (B)
Day at leisure to enjoy the Amet Haveli and the surrounding area. (B)
Early morning flight from Udaipur to Mumbai to
connect with your flight home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
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The Ajit Bhawan was originally built for Maharaja Ajit Singh, the younger brother of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, in the 1920's. A red sandstone structure, it features arched windows, carved balconies, cupolas and a quadrangle with exquisitely carved latticework. Accommodation is provided in 39 air-conditioned cottage rooms and 11 deluxe rooms located around the swimming pool. Breakfast and lunch is served in the restaurant while dinner is served in the garden with a selection of Indian and Continental cuisine...
Situated between Jaipur and Jodhpur, Chhatra Sagar was built as a hunting lodge for the Nimaj Estate. The site comprises 11 tents situated on a dam overlooking the Nimaj reservoir. The tents have breathtaking views, and are all tastefully designed with interiors echoing Persian motifs in brilliant blues and pinks. Each tent has an en suite bathroom and own private sit-out overlooking the...
Set on a hillside, Dev Shree is located on the edge of the Ragho Sagar lake, offering views of the waters that are home to a large variety of migratory birds in the winter season. The house was built in traditional haveli style with deep verandas, Rajput-style courtyards and spacious interiors. The property has just five rooms, which offer views of the gardens while some have private sit-outs and/or bay windows known as 'gokhras'. Meals are prepared using fresh local produce and have a local Mewari influence. The chefs draw up the menu daily taking guests' preferences into account. A variety of activities are on offer including nature walks, yoga and culinary workshops.
Features: 5 rooms, restaurant, central courtyard, veranda, yoga facilities.
Room amenities: Private sit out and/or large bay windows and en suite...
Located on the northern banks of Lake Pichola, the Amet Haveli is a heritage hotel. All rooms are elegantly decorated and restored in keeping with the Rajput architectural style. The restaurant offers scenic views of the lake and the city palace.
Features: 20 rooms, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, courtyard and restaurant
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, tea and coffee facilities, safe, minibar,...
An ancient palace set at the foot of a hill dotted with caves and temples, the Rawla Narlai has been converted into a heritage property by its owner, the Maharaj of Jodhpur. The hotel has a warm and homely atmosphere, a delightful garden, and the charming rooms are all individually stylized from references to the village’s...
Originally the residence of the scions of the Shekhawat clan of Rajputs, Shahpura House is set in a relatively quiet residential area in downtown Jaipur. This converted hotel with its colourful Shekhawati frescoes and domes reflects the fusion of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal-style architecture. Each of the 38 individually decorated rooms and suites are simply furnished and tastefully decorated by combining traditional features with essential modern amenities. Facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, a rooftop restaurant, which is open for dinner, a well-stocked bar serving Indian wines and liquor, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering a selection of treatments and...
The Haveli Dharampura, located in Old Delhi, offers the old-world charm of a restored haveli combined with the modern amenities of a superior standard hotel. This boutique property features tastefully decorated rooms, inspired by a royal Mughal theme. There is a rooftop terrace where guests can dine in the evening with views of some of Delhi's architectural wonders including Jama masjid and the Red Fort.
Features: 13 rooms, multi-cuisine restaurant, rooftop terrace, spa, shisha room, art gallery, library, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, tea & coffee facilities, safe, hairdryer, minibar, en suite...
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