LUXURY TOUR OF NORTH INDIA
Duration : 12 Nights & 13 Days
Destination : Mumbai - Udaipur - Devigarh - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Agra - Delhi
Accommodation : Luxury / Modern / Heritage Hotels.
Best Time to Visit : October to June
Journey Type : Group & Private Journey
Experience the mystery of a land filled with a diverse culture and history on a bespoke travel package tailored just for you. Erstwhile India was a land of Mughals and Maharajas, of opulence and grandeur, of superlative architecture, unparalleled art and an evolved culture. Stroll through the courtyards and stay in the most luxurious and beautiful palaces, former homes of kings. Start your Escorted tour of India from the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai, it then takes you to mesmerizing Udaipur, also known as the 'Venice of the East.' You will be treated like royalty during your stay in the uber-luxurious boutique hotel Devigarh which has been exquisitely restored in a contemporary style fusing traditional and modern architecture. You will enjoy a thrilling excursion in the jungles of the Ranthambore National Park famous for the Royal Bengal Tigers. Finally, you will follow the popular Indian circuit of the Golden Triangle of connecting the national capital Delhi with pink city Jaipur and Agra, the city of the Taj.
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Get a warm traditional welcome at the Mumbai International Airport by our travel representative who will then accompany you to the luxury hotel and help you with the check-in. The city of Mumbai known as Bombay earlier was a bustling seaport, today it is the heart of India's finance, fashion and Bollywood industry. The city is an amazing paradox of ancient monuments and modern skyscrapers as well as sandy beaches and massive slums all co-existing in harmony.
While in Mumbai on your exciting trips to India, you will stay at the iconic sea facing Hotel Taj Mahal Palace and Tower. This ultra-luxurious hotel has played host to kings, eminent dignitaries, world leaders and even the freedom fighters of India at one time.
After breakfast, you will proceed for a full day excursion through the street of Mumbai. You will start with Gateway of India, an iconic landmark overlooking the splendid Arabian Sea known as the entrance point of India. Enjoy scenic view on the Marine Drive which arcs along the shore of the Arabian Sea in a long boulevard. Dazzling with hundreds of streetlights at night, it often reminds one of a 'Queen's Necklace.'
You can also visit the serene Kamla Nehru Park in the heart of the busy city. Enjoy a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach from the Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill. Explore the heritage building of Prince of Wales Museum with a splendid faade and exquisite artifacts relating to the rich and diverse history of India.
You will be amazed by the Dhobi Ghat, a 140 year old open air Laundromat service which receives more than half a million clothes for cleaning every day. You can also drive through the busy Crawford Market and the beautiful Flora fountain. In the evening you are free to shop and explore the Mumbai markets.
Have a hearty breakfast before you set off for the airport for your flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival in Udaipur, you will be assisted with your hotel transfer and check in. You will stay in one of the most stunning hotels in the world, the ultra-luxurious Taj Lake Palace in the midst of Lake Pichola.
Udaipur also known as the city of lakes is one of the most beautiful of all Indian cities. Its placid lakes, grandiose palaces, heritage havelis, serene waterfronts and bustling bazaars make it a very romantic destination. In the evening, you will enjoy a cruise on the shimmering Lake Pichola surrounded by seductive lights of ancient palaces and their dancing reflections.
After breakfast, you will set out through the colorful streets of Udaipur. Where you can venture into a bygone era at the beautiful and historic City Palace, situated on a ridge overlooking the azure waters of the tranquil Lake Pichola. You will visit the Saheliyon-ki-bari which is a celebration of the art of landscape gardening on a princely scale.
After a delicious lunch you will drive 1.5 hours to Devigarh Palace, an 18th century fort nestled in the Aravali hills. It has been lovingly restored into an all suite luxury hotel with an emphasis on design and detail. You will be assisted in your check in into this hotel. Spend a leisurely evening in Devigarh Palace.
Spend the day relaxing in your luxurious hotel suite with a beautiful scenic view of the Aravali hills out of the window in the heritage hotel. Go for soak in the stunning pool or rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with an Ayurvedic massage. You are free to explore the surrounding areas and the village of Delwara on your own. You can also enjoy an invigorating trek up the nearby hills. You will spend a sumptuous night at Devigarh Palace.
Have a hearty Breakfast and set out to the airport for your flight to Jaipur. Our team member will be at the airport to welcome you on arrival to assist you with your hotel transfer and check in. While in Jaipur You have the option to stay at either the erstwhile royal home of Jaipur kings, the Taj Rambagh Palace or the ultra luxurious Oberoi Rajvilas.
The city of Jaipur is a marvellous synthesis of architectural influences - Hindu, Jain, Mughal. It is a well planned city of yore, with monuments and buildings constructed with rose-coloured terra cotta which gives it the sobriquet 'Pink City'. The bustling Jaipur bazaars are filled with bangles, textiles, handicrafts and jewellery.
After a comfortable night in your luxury accommodation, breakfast you will leave for a morning excursion to the magnificent Amber Fort where Rajputana history and culture still resonate in its majestic ramparts rising steeply along the contoured hillsides. Here elephants will carry you in stately splendour through high gateways.
In the afternoon, You get to weave through the vibrant and lively streets of the Jaipur and visit the pink sandstone Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, the City Palace museum and the 18th century observatory, Jantar Mantar on your bespoke north india tour
After breakfast, you will drive 3-4 hours to reach Ranthambhore National park. On arrival, you will be assisted with your check in into the Oberoi Vanya Vilas Wildlife Resort. This resort is an opulent getaway nestled in the lap of nature, at the edge of the forest, enveloped by quaint hills.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in India. The former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, it is famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers and some other wildlife. Enjoy an adrenaline pumping afternoon jungle safari in a four wheel drive jeep with a naturalist.
Early morning, you will take an adventurous jeep safari with a naturalist to spot a large number of bird species and wild animals roaming in their natural environment. After breakfast you will explore the old Ranthambhore Fort in the jungles of the national Park. In the afternoon you will take part in another jungle excursion into a different region of the park in your four drive exclusive jeep with naturalist.
You will go for an early morning safari with a naturalist in the Ranthambore jungles rich in biodiversity and perfect for wildlife safari and birding. Later you will be transferred to the railway station to board your train which will take you to Bharatpur in 2.5 hours. There you will be picked up by our chauffeur driven car and taken to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
The ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri or the "city of victory" is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This famous deserted town was Mughal Emperor Akbar's capital for a span of only sixteen years. The fortified city which is a alluring blend of Indo-Islamic architectural styles will transport you to the intriguing Mughal era. On arrival in Agra, you will stay overnight at the luxury hotel Oberoi Amarvilas.
The city of Agra, the quintessence of the grand Mughal era, to this day stands as the embodiment of royal splendour, imposing architecture and power. It is home to the world renowned Taj Mahal-one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal is often described as a 'dream in marble' and an enduring monument of love.
Early morning, you will be enchanted by the glorious Taj Mahal shimmering in the sunrise. After breakfast visit the massive Red Fort of Agra on the banks of the River Yamuna. Soak in its Mughal style of art and architecture. You will also see I'timad-ud-Daulah, the tomb which is often described as a 'Jewel Box.' In the afternoon you can walk around the busy local markets to shop for artifacts and marble handicrafts as souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones.
In the evening you will behold the Taj Mahal glowing in the sunset. Later you will drive 5 hours to Delhi, the capital city of India and the cultural hub of the country.
The cosmopolitan city of Delhi will win you over with its traditional markets, delicious local food and breathtaking architecture of temples and monuments steeped in several eras of history. In fact, from Old Delhi's Red fort and Jama Masjid mosque to New Delhi's chic art galleries and nightclubs, Delhi showcases the best of India. Your overnight stay will be at The Imperial Hotel.
After breakfast you will proceed for a full day sightseeing tour. You will enjoy the unique experience of taking a local cycle rickshaw ride to view the majestic Red Fort, to see Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques of Asia and to explore the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. You will enjoy your drive through the wide roads and well planned buildings of Lutyens Delhi's which include the grand Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's residence) and the famed archway India Gate which is a war memorial.
After lunch you will behold the tall victory tower of Qutub Minar. You will also visit Humayun's tomb, a sublime monument said to have been the inspiration for TajMahal.
You will be transferred to the Delhi International Airport for your flight to onward destination.