The earliest reference to Agra can be found in the epic Mahabharata. It was in the...Read more >
Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Jaipur via Mumbai with British Airways. (N)Days 2: Jaipur
Afternoon arrival in Jaipur. A former capital of the Rajput empire, Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Transfer to Shahpura House for 3 nights. Evening aarti ceremony at a local Hindu temple. Welcome drink and dinner with the group. (D)Day 3: Jaipur
Morning tour of Amber Fort, Anokhi Museum and Panna Meena ka Kund stepwell. After lunch, explore the City Palace, home of the present maharajah, the fascinating Jantar Mantar observatory and local bazaars. View the exterior of the iconic Hawa Mahal, or ‘Palace of the Winds’; the five-storey structure with over 900 latticed windows was designed to allow royal women to observe street festivals without having to reveal themselves to the public. (B, D)Day 4: Jaipur
Day at leisure to relax by the hotel pool, explore Jaipur’s many bazaars or take a sunrise balloon ride over the peaceful countryside*. Alternatively, visit the craft village of Sanganer, famous for textile printing, its handmade paper industry and exquisite Jain temples*. (B, D)Day 5: Ranthambore
Morning aarti ceremony at a local Hindu temple. Travel to Ranthambore National Park for 2 nights at Hotel Abhyaran. Once the private hunting ground of royalty and a fine example of tiger conservation efforts, the park is celebrated for its tiger population, currently estimated to be 80, including 18 cubs. Afternoon at leisure or visit the rural village of Devpura, home to the beautiful Blackbuck deer. Visit a local tie and dye textile artist to see the Bandhini and Lehriya artworks*. (B, L, D)Day 6: Ranthambore
Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris. (B, L, D)Day 7: Agra
Take the train from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur. Enjoy lunch at the exquisite Laxmi Vilas Palace before visiting the ancient citadel of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Agra. Afternoon visit to Agra Fort. Overnight at Tajview Agra (premium Taj view room). (B, L, D)Day 8: Delhi
Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Travel to Delhi where you will spend 2 nights at the Taj Palace. This afternoon, explore Humayuns tomb and the magnificent red sandstone edifice of Qutb Minar. (B, D)Day 9: Delhi
Morning tour of Old Delhi including the Jama Masjid mosque and Chandni Chowk. Lunch at Haveli Dharampura overlooking Old Delhi. Drive through Lutyens’ New Delhi passing Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. Rest of the day at leisure to relax at the hotel or explore the local markets. Optional visit to Akshardham temple for the sunset water show*. (B, L, D)Day 10: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport for a direct flight to London with British Airways. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Take the train from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur and continue to Agra visiting the ancient citadel of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Afternoon visit to the Agra Fort. Overnight at Tajview Agra (premium Taj view room). (B, D)Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.* Optional activities
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The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra is a modern first-class hotel conveniently located only a short drive from the Taj Mahal. Some of the rooms on the higher floors offer views of the majestic marble mausoleum itself. Set within 3 hectares of landscaped gardens, the hotel has a restaurant serving traditional Indian and Chinese meals accompanied by live dancing or music performances. The rooftop terrace provides a small oasis from the buzz of the city of Agra below and offers views of both the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Features: 100 rooms, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, spa, gym, tennis court, 2 restaurants, bar, rooftop terrace. Room amenities: Television, writing desk, hairdryer, safe, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, en suite bathroom. Some of the rooms offer views of the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Palace is spread out over two and a half hectares of lush gardens in New Delhi. Guestrooms are spacious and elegantly designed with subtle touches of Mughal-era influence. Guests have a wide variety of dining options to choose from, including several multi award-winning restaurants.
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 massages.
Located on the outskirts of Ranthambore, surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and lush countryside, Hotel Abhyaran offers immaculate rooms, a large garden and fantastic dining. The vast swimming pool has wonderful views of the surrounding area and is a perfect place to watch the sunset over the hills. Excursions into the local village can also be arranged.
Low season from £2295 per person
High season from £2395 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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