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Fly to Delhi. Arrive the following day and transfer to the historic Maidens Hotel (Deluxe Suite) for 2 nights. Late afternoon tour of old Delhi including a visit to Chandi Chowk bazaar by rickshaw. (N)Day 3: Delhi
Witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Presidents Palace, then take a walk at India Gate, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who fought in the first world war. Continue to Qutb Minar to marvel at the 13thcentury obelisk. This evening, prepare some local dishes at a cookery class in an Indian home. Eat what you prepare while enjoying an evening of stories and traditions. (B, D)Day 4: Agra
Take a 2-hour train ride from Delhi to Agra. Transfer to the Trident Agra for 2 nights (interconnecting Deluxe Rooms). Afternoon at leisure. Evening Kalakriti dance performance. (B)Day 5: Agra
Rise early to see the sun rise over the Taj Mahal. Visit Agra Fort and a wildlife sanctuary that cares for rescued dancing bears and elephants. This evening, sample savoury snacks on a ‘chaat crawl’ around Agra’s best street food stalls. (B)Day 6: Ranthambore National Park
Drive to Bharatpur (1.5 hours) and take a rickshaw ride around the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. Travel by train to Sawai Madhopur and transfer (30 minutes) to Sawai Vilas for 2 nights. Explore Ranthambore Fort with its resident monkeys and breathtaking views. (B, D)Day 7: Ranthambore National Park
Seek out tigers, sloth bears and monkeys on a 4×4 safari. Other wildlife to look out for includes sambars, panthers and marsh crocodiles. Afternoon at leisure or visit a local village and school to learn about rural life. (B, L, D)Day 8: Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur and visit the Dera Amer elephant camp. Feed and walk with the elephants before enjoying dinner at the camp. Transfer to Trident Jaipur for 2 nights (Deluxe Room). (B, D)Day 9: Jaipur
Explore the ‘Pink City’ including Amber Fort, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. (B)Day 10: Deogarh
Optional early morning balloon ride over rural Jaipur. Travel by road to Deogarh for a 2-night stay in the idyllic, family run Dev Shree. (B)Day 11: Deogarh
Take a scenic 1.5-hour train ride on a metregauge railway, mixing with the local villagers who join the train as it traverses the Aravalli hills. Or take a tour of the local village, trying you hand at a potter’s wheel and watching local artisans at work. (B)Day 12: Udaipur
Travel to Udaipur, visiting Kumbhalgarh Fort en route. Stay 3 nights at Fateh Garh. (B)Day 13: Udaipur
Spend a leisurely day visiting the City Palace, Hathi Pol bazaar and the lakeside setting of Udaipur. Late afternoon boat ride on Lake Pichola to explore the island palace, Jag Mandir. (B)Day 14: Udaipur
Take a bike ride through the local villages surrounding your hotel. Afternoon at leisure followed by an evening stargazing session. (B)Day 15: Delhi
Fly to Delhi for an overnight stay at Pride Plaza (B)Day 16: Fly home
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
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The Trident is located at the base of Amber Fort, 15 minutes' drive from the heart of Jaipur. It is a modern hotel, carefully designed to reflect the style and atmosphere of Jaipur and all rooms have modern facilities with views of either Lake Mansagar or the Aravalli hills. The restaurant offers both Asian and European cuisine which can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the pool.
The Trident Agra is set in beautiful gardens and is only a short distance away from the Taj Mahal. This luxury hotel is built of red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, and is designed around a landscaped central courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. Trident features an informal, multicuisine brasserie as well as an alfresco Italian restaurant.
Just 10 minutes from the gates of Ranthambore, shadowed by the idyllic Aravalli Hills, the Swai Villas offers 60 comfortable standalone villas spread over 2.5 hectares of verdant garden. Rooms are elegantly designed, spacious and safari themed with thoughtful touches and amenities. The dining room serves an array of delicious regional, national and international dishes.
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.
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.
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 £3365 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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