WHY YOU SHOULD GOIntrigue and adventure awaits in Rajasthan. Indulge in a sunset elephant ride, and take a unique look at ancient forts at sunrise. The adventure’s not done yet as you explore secret tunnels and turrents, before finishing up in the spectacular city of Udaipur.
Bordered by the Thar desert and seeped in history, Rajasthan is an Indian state full of intrigue and adventure. All of our trips our individually tailored but this 12-night experience takes you from the bustling centre of Delhi to the historic cities of Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. We are the experts when it comes to India and will enhance every trip with our insight, privileged access and faultless knowledge. This trip through Rajasthan weaves through the cultural beauty and natural splendour of the palaces, customs and fortresses that vividly reflect the classic image of popular India – a must for an India traveller.
Arriving in the bustling city of Delhi, rest your head in the height of luxury at The Imperial before embarking on a day to witness the ‘real India’. Jump aboard the Shatabdi Express and head to the iconic city of Agra where you will stay in the stunning Amarvilas. Uncover the secrets of Agra Fort and of course, no trip to India would be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal, where you can wrap yourself up in the romanticism of this momentous testament of love as you watch the sun creep up behind it.
Next, to Jaipur where you’ll be struck by its wide streets, elaborate architecture and grand palaces. On your way, uncover the architectural wonder of Fatehpur Sikri before settling down at the luxurious and historic hotel Samode Haveli which will be your base for three nights. It is from that your privately guided tour of the city will start. In your free time, choose to relax by the mirror-like pool of your hotel, or want to shop? No problem. We’ll provide you with a personally designed itinerary to suit your interests. One evening you’ll be taken in a private vehicle to Dera Amer for an elephant ride, followed by an exclusive dinner, now how’s that for extraordinary?
Get high in Jodhpur
The sprawling city of Jodhpur is well known for its blue buildings and long hours of bright sunshine, and it’s your next port of call. A scenic journey will bring you to your drop-off point, where a tuk-tuk will take you into the walled city and to your hotel. Brand new design hotel Raas, which sits under the majestic Meherangarh Fort (one of the most impressive in the world) will be your home for two nights.While staying at the only hotel in the old town, we highly recommend you explore the fort on foot or head through secret tunnels and see turrets, parks and gardens to create your own magical India tale. Simply stunning. After all this excitement, you will have built up quite an appetite, so make the most of the restaurants recommended by the Black Tomato concierge, and tuck into sumptuous local cuisine in town.
Palatial spas in Udaipur
Once you’ve experienced the delights of Jodhpur, you’ll be collected for a long scenic drive to Udaipur for three nights of palatial splendour. Devi Garh is not only our favourite super-luxe palace-turned-hotel, but also a fantastic spot for more action: here you can chose to borrow mountain bikes and kites for flying, or enjoy the spa and practise yoga in its birthplace. We’ll include an exclusive boat ride along the tranquil Lake Pichola during your final relaxing days and let you explore the wonders of Udaipur at your leisure, before you, reluctantly, catch your flight home.