Experience the story behind the end of an empire and birth of two nations that changed the world. Embark on a journey following in the footsteps of the last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten and the historic events that unfolded around India’s independence in the late 40’s.
This bespoke journey to India promises to take you to experience British colonial architecture, history and storytelling. Explore the elements of the great British legacy left behind in Rajasthan.
- Walk the grand hallways of Viceroy House (President’s Palace) on a guided tour of Delhi
- Explore the rich British architecture of the Luytens zone of Delhi
- Visit places of interest to Lord Mountbatten including the Coronation Park Regal Cinema
- Take high tea at Khatu Haveli, Jaipur in the company of the Colonel (The Real Marigold Hotel)
- Visit the film locations of Viceroy’s House in and around Jodhpur
- Take lunch at Mountbatten Lodge en route to Udaipur
This 12-day holiday focuses on The British Raj in India taking in the Palaces of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Boasting some of the finest residences in the world, experience Rajput hospitality at its best.
Starting in Delhi, you will be met airside by our dedicated team in India. They will ensure a seamless escort into Delhi with ample time to explore the capital. Discover the city with a resident guide - who knows the best kept secrets of the city. Visit the Regal Cinema where India’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru and British India’s last Governor General Lord Mountbatten visited. Now closed, take a walking tour around the site and the associated market.
Arrive in style in Jaipur, collected by the Taj’s very own vintage 1939 Pontiac. This is also the best way to photograph the city. Check into the Rambagh Palace, once the home of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The hotel epitomises old world charm and is part of the city’s rich history. Walk the rooms of this historical hotel, amongst the rich textures, opulent furnishings and exquisite art. Explore Jaipur with our local private guide, and visit the City Palace after closing, visiting the normally off limits Royal Quarter and free from the crowds.
Marvel at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, a truly impressive piece of architecture. Staying a stone’s throw from the Old City stay at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. This hotel was used extensively for filming the recent movie “Viceroys House”. The hotel staff are more than happy to show you around the film sites on a guided tour.
There is a wealth of exclusive complimentary offers extended to anyone confirming this trip, ranging from VIP meet and greet at Delhi airport, a bottle of bubbly on arrival, upgraded room categories, a spa voucher each to indulge at any one of the hotel spas, and a complimentary Indian speciality meal whilst resident at Umaid Bhawan Palace. Valid for travel to India up until the 30th September 2018.
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