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Journey back in time, to a bygone era of pomp and luxury, experiencing the opulence and extravagance of the royal houses of Deogarh, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and the colonial jewel of Delhi.
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Transfer to the Oberoi Maidens for 3 nights. (N)
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)
Travel by train to visit the sublime Taj Mahal and Agra fort on a day trip from Delhi. (B)
Morning flight to Jaipur for a 2-night stay at Shahpura House. Afternoon at leisure or explore the city independently. (B)
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)
Morning drive to Barli for an overnight stay at Fort Barli, a palace property. (B)
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)
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)
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)
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)
At leisure to enjoy a scenic train ride, village 4x4 safari or rest by the pool. (B)
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)
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 at leisure to explore the area. (B)
Fly to Delhi and stay overnight at the Pullman Aerocity. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
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