Experience the princely state of Rajasthan, a magical mix of history, romance,
rugged natural beauty and traditional arts and crafts. This vast desert province
was home for centuries to the opulent Rajput princes. Their magnificent forts
and palaces remain a legacy of this rich historical area. Today these grand
residences have opened their doors to discerning travellers.
Travel back in time with this palace based journey. Stay at Udaipur’s
264-year-old Taj Lake Palace, a dream of white marble and mosaic,
probably one of the most romantic hotels in the world, the Umaid
Bhawan Palace, perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur,
the ‘Jewel of Jaipur’, as the Rambagh Palace is fondly called, and the
Samode Palace, one of India’s most charming and romantic hotels.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to the legendary Imperial Hotel for a stay of two nights.
Day 2: Delhi
A full day tour of Old and New Delhi takes in the Red Fort, Raj Ghat and one of India's largest mosques, Jama Masjid. After lunch, continue to India Gate, Humayun's Tomb and the largest stone tower in India, Qutab Minar.
Day 3: Delhi – Udaipur
Transfer to airport for flight to Udaipur. Visit the ornate City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sajjan Niwas Garden. Overnight at the Taj Lake Palace in the centre of Lake Picola.
Day 4: Udaipur – Jodhpur
This morning is at leisure before flying to Jodhpur. Transfer to the lavish Umaid Bhawan Palace, last of the great palaces of India.
Day 5: Jodhpur – Jaipur
Tour of the Blue City of Jodhpur, visiting the imposing Meherangarh Fort, prior to travelling by road to Jaipur. Overnight at the Rambagh Palace, the ‘Jewel of Jaipur'.
Day 6: Jaipur – Samode
Visit Jaipur's sights, including the City Palace, the Astrological Observatory, Palace of the Winds and Amber Fort, approaching the gates on the back of a brightly coloured elephant. Travel by road in the afternoon to the Samode Palace for a one night stay.
Day 7: Samode – Agra
After breakfast, visit the beautifully painted Durbar Hall before touring Samode. Journey by road to Agra. Overnight at the Hotel Oberoi Amarvilas.
Day 8: Agra – Delhi
Morning tour of Agra, visiting the legendary Taj Mahal and the majestic Agra Fort with its marble palaces. This afternoon return to Delhi. Overnight at the Imperial Hotel.
Day 9: Delhi
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.