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(N)Day 2: Delhi
Transfer to the Novotel Aerocity for an overnight stay. (N)Day 3: Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa in the semi-arid Shekawati region known as India’s open-air art gallery. Stay at Castle Mandawa for 2 nights. (B)Day 4: Mandawa • Nagaur
Explore the many colourful mansions around Mandawa and hear the stories behind the magnificent frescoes. Enjoy a typical Mandawa lunch. Drive to Nagaur for a 2-night stay at the magnificent Ranvas. (B, L)Day 5: Nagaur
Relax by the swimming pool. Take a guided tour of the museum, palaces and halls in the Ahhichatragarh fort. Visit nearby temples, walk on the ramparts or stroll around the gardens. (B)Day 6: Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur for a 2-night stay at Raas with its magnificent views of Mehrangarh fort. (B)Day 7: Jodhpur
Explore the delights of the blue city, its impressive fort and myriad of bazaars. (B)Day 8: Kumbalgarh
Travel to Kumbalgarh for a 2-night stay in Kumbha Bagh overlooking Kumbalgarh fort. (B)Day 9: Kumbalgarh
Spend the day exploring the 15th-century fort, noted for having the second largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. (B)Day 10: Bhainsrorgarh
Travel to Bhainsrorgarh for a 2-night stay at Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel. (B, D)Day 11: Bhainsrorgarh
Take a boat ride to the river island, hike to the ninth-century Badoli temples or take a sunset 4×4 safari. (B, D)Day 12: Bundi • Ranthambore National Park
Continue to Ranthambore and spend 2-nights at Tree of Life Kipling Lodge. En route, explore Taragarh fort, exotic stepwells and the murals of Bundi Palace. (B, D)Day 13: Ranthambore National Park
Morning and afternoon wildlife drives in search of tigers. (B, L, D)Day 14: Jarar
Travel to Jarar for a 2-night stay in Chambal Safari Lodge. (B, D)Day 15: Jarar
Take a private boat safari on the Chambal river, home to the endangered gharial, the red-crowned roof turtle and the Ganges river dolphin. Visit Bateshwar, the sleepy town on the banks of the river Yamuna and have tea on the terrace of an old haveli. (B, L, D)Day 16: Agra • Delhi
Travel to Delhi, visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra fort en route. Overnight stay at the Pride Plaza. (B)Day 17: Fly home
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
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On the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, overlooking the idyllic Aravalli Hills and surrounded by lush fields and trees, Tree Leaf Kipling Lodge is a warm throwback to the old-world charm and hunting lodges that once inspired Rudyard Kipling. Rooms are comfortable and spacious, and come with a private garden or terrace while the large courtyard is the perfect spot to dine alfresco.
Features: 16 rooms, restaurant, swimming pool, library, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, mini-fridge, safe, tea & coffee facilities.
The brainchild of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Ranvas, the 18th-century pleasure palace, is set within the ramparts of the Ahhichatragarh Fort. Superbly restored to its former glory, Ranvas today features 10 elegantly furnished havelis. Each of the havelis is of different size, individually designed and decorated in keeping with the original theme, using artifacts from the surrounding area with subtle changes to the original design to add essential modern conveniences. Each haveli comprises up to three rooms and features a private courtyard and an outside living area. Facilities at Ranvas include a swimming pool and two restaurants, a dedicated spa and a library.
Located in the heart of Jodhpur, this chic, stylish boutique hotel with 39 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 is complete with 2 restaurants serving Continental and Indian cuisine, pretty gardens and a swimming pool.
Pride Plaza Hotel offers a comfortable stay just 2.5 miles from Delhi International airport. Guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa as well as modern amenities.
Features: 385 rooms, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, spa, fitness centre, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, minibar, television, hairdryer.
Conveniently located adjacent to both international and domestic airport terminals, the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is a large comfortable hotel in close vicinity to several excellent restaurants and shopping malls. Guestrooms are spacious and contemporary in design with all the amenities you would expect from a modern hotel. The restaurant serves multi-cuisine dishes and the 2 bar / lounges (including one pool side) are excellent places to relax in the evenings.
Features: 670 rooms, restaurant, 2 bar / lounges, swimming pool, Wi-Fi
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities.
In the shadows of the majestic Aravallis hills, over 1,000 metres above sea level and close to the Kumbhalgarh fort, the Kumbha Bagh is an all-suite property that combines regal magnificence with contemporary amenities. Rooms are adorned with luxurious features and fittings, and offer superb views of the surrounding verdant region of rural Rajasthan. The restaurant serves regional, national and international cuisine to cater for every taste.
Features: 25 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities.
Hotel Castle Mandawa is located in the centre of the Shakhawati region offering an ideal base from which to discover the legacy of the 18th century frescoes that adorn the ‘Havelis’ of Mandawa. With canopied balconies and turreted battlements, it offers old world charm as well as modern comforts. The highlight of a stay is a royal repast where guests dine under the stars entertained by a Rajasthani fire dancer.
The Chambal Safari Lodge stands in the midst of a 35-acre plantation of large shady trees. The lodge consists of eight independent cottages with small covered verandas, built on raised red sandstone platforms in the woodland. All the cottages have en suite bathrooms. Great care has been taken to use locally sourced materials and craftsmen as much as possible. In keeping with the eco-friendly approach, the lodge does not use electricity generators and has limited electric connections. The kitchens serve home-cooked meals with fresh, organically grown ingredients. Most of the produce is from the lodge's own farm or is procured directly from the local farmers.
Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel, dating from the 18th century, has been lovingly restored and converted into a beautiful boutique property with just 5 guest rooms. It is located on a cliff top, overlooking the Chambal river, in a quiet part of rural Rajasthan and is accessible from Udaipur, Jaipur or Ranthambore National Park. Each guest room is tastefully furnished featuring an en suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning and a balcony with views over the river and the surrounding valley. The dining room has a terrace for al fresco dining in the warmer months and it offers local Indian cuisine. From the property there is much to see and do including visiting the Baroli Temples, having a picnic at the Hinglai Garh Fort, exploring the towns of Bundi and Kota, going on a wildlife tour in the Mukundara National Park and relaxing on an old styled boat on the Chambal river.
Low season from £3375 per person
High season from £3515 per person
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