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(N)Day 2: Delhi
Transfer to the Oberoi Maidens for 3 nights. (N)Day 3: Delhi
Explore the myriad charms of Old and New Delhi with a walking tour from the hotel. 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 Bhavan. (B)Day 4: Delhi • Agra
Travel by train to visit the sublime Taj Mahal and Agra fort on a day trip from Delhi. (B)Day 5: Fly to Jaipur
Morning flight to Jaipur for a 2-night stay at Shahpura House. Afternoon at leisure or explore the city independently. (B)Day 6: Jaipur
Morning visit to the imposing Amber fort. Afternoon exploration of Jaipur’s exquisite City Palace, observatory and local bazaars. Enjoy an evening drink at the Rambagh Palace’s iconic Polo Bar. (B)Day 7: Barli
Morning drive to Barli for an overnight stay at Fort Barli, a palace property. (B)Day 8: Jodhpur
Morning village safari visiting the local market, rural homes and age-old cenotaphs adorned with frescoes. Afternoon drive to Jodhpur for 2 nights at Raas Jodhpur. (B)Day 9: Jodhpur
Morning excursion to visit the Mehrangarh fort. Afternoon at leisure to relax or walk around the streets of Jodhpur, one of the most vibrant and colourful Rajasthani cities. (B)Day 10: Ranakpur • Narlai
Morning visit to the exquisite Jain temples 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 a stepwell dinner. (B, D)Day 11: Deogarh
Morning visit to the impressive Kumbhalgarh fort. Towering above the landscape at 3,568 feet, the surrounding walls extend to 23 miles. It is said to be the longest in the world after the Great Wall of China. Continue to Deogarh for 2 nights at the family run Relais & Chateaux Dev Shree. (B)Day 12: Deogarh
At leisure to enjoy a scenic train ride, village 4×4 safari or rest by the pool. (B)Day 13: Nathdwara • Udaipur
Visit the temples at Nathdwara en route to Udaipur for 3 nights at the Fateh Prakash Palace. Nathdwara 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)Day 14: Udaipur
Explore the beautiful lakeside town of Udaipur including the magnificent City Palace and Arts & Frames, a gallery displaying both contemporary and traditional art. (B)Day 15: Udaipur
Day at leisure to explore the area. (B)Day 16: Fly home to Delhi
Fly to Delhi and stay overnight at the Pullman Aerocity. (B)Day 17: Fly home
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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 in the heart of Jodhpur, this stylish boutique hotel with 40 rooms and suites has one of the best locations in the city. The gorgeous rooms at Raas combine ethnic Indian design with contemporary style and many of the rooms offer magnificent views of the Mehrangarh fort. This small hotel comprises four beautifully restored old buildings in Jodhpur's 'rose-red' sandstone and the two restaurants between them serve continental and Indian cuisine.
Conveniently located adjacent to both the international and domestic airport terminals, the Pullman is a modern, comfortable hotel with large rooms. There is also a large shopping mall in close proximity with several restaurants. The rooms are contemporary in design with a good selection of amenities. There are two restaurants, one serving Indian and international cuisine and an Asian restaurant that specialises in Vietnamese and Thai food.
Built in 1903, the Maidens Hotel is a jewel of colonial architecture set within three hectares of emerald-green lawns and has retained its old-world charm through the years. The hotel is conveniently located 24km from the airport and 10km from Connaught Place, Delhi's main shopping and commercial centre. Rooms are spacious and well-appointed, featuring all the amenities of a modern international hotel.
A 300-year-old former palace, Fort Barli has been restored to its former glory in the form of a delightful heritage property offering just eight rooms. All of the rooms have their own distinctive character and feature antique furniture original to the fort and traditional Rajasthani decor. The restaurant serves delicious Rajasthani cuisine, as well as some western favourites.
Fateh Prakash is a royal residence decorated in the traditional style in the heart of Udaipur overlooking Lake Pichola. A durbar hall, antique furniture and an extensive crystal gallery all keep the ancient charm of the palace alive. The hotel consists of nine suites in the former state rooms and the Dovecote Wing. Guests staying at the Fateh Prakash Palace have full access to the facilities of the nearby Shiv Niwas Palace, including swimming pool and restaurant.
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 facilities.
Low season from £3975 per person
High season from £4185 per person
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