If finding the perfect balance between culture and indulgence is important on holiday then this is the trip for you. Undeniably, Rajasthan is utterly romantic, as well as bursting with history, colour and vibrancy. We challenge you to find any other destination, which packs the cultural punch of Rajasthan whilst at the same time treating you as royalty and creating magical moments of serendipity.
- Visit the Taj Mahal – the world’s best known love story
- Travel around the streets of Jodhpur in a custom-made rickshaw with an expert guide
- Dine like royalty with high tea on the private terraces of the City Palace
- Take an exhilarating night safari in search of leopard in the Thar Desert
- Ride in a vintage car from Udaipur to Sahelion ki Bari
The seamless experience starts as soon as you step foot in India with Meet and Greet on arrival in Delhi ensuring a smooth arrival. The Leela Palace, a suitably palatial residence in Delhi will be home for the first two days of this 14 day Rajasthan holiday.
Discover the treasures of Delhi on a walking tour - explore majestic architecture, climb up minarets, walk ancient alley ways, sample your way through the food stalls and Asia’s biggest spice market at Khari Baoli with a resident expert.
As India is synonymous with train travel, a visit to this country would not be complete without a first-hand experience of the historical railway. Escorted by a local guide board the first- class Shatabdi Express direct to Agra. The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most significant and beautiful buildings in the world. This architectural masterpiece was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Travel by car into the countryside to stay at the sumptuous Aman Bagh This outstanding spa hotel, in the heart of rural Rajasthan, provides a wonderful retreat from sightseeing to relax, unwind, and indulge. Hop on a bicycle or take an open top jeep ride, yoga inside the ruins of Bhangarh, ride a camel out to sleepy villages.
Whilst in Jaipur, visit the classic sites whilst avoiding the crowds. With special permission take high tea on the terraces of the royal quarters of the city palace. Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise – its blue pottery, textiles and jewellery are world famous. The best shopping experiences often found in the city’s old bazaars. Walk through the markets with a shop owner and private guide, Ummed Singh, who is something of a celebrity in the city.
Depart Jaipur with a lighter wallet, travelling to the blue city of Jodhpur. This charming city is famous for Jodhpur breeches and the exotically blue Brahmin buildings, many which congregate around the magnificently perched Mehrangarh Fort. Travel via custom-made rickshaw to see the city from a local’s view point or for the adventurous see the fort from the sky via an exhilarating zip wire.
Leave the city behind, entering the region of the Thar Desert, and leopard territory. The sublime oasis of Jawai Leopard Camp is a chic bespoke tented camp offering exceptional wildlife experiences. The camp is small enough to feel personalised throughout with excellent service and sublime food, and offers exciting game drives to see leopard in the wild.
End the holiday on a high, literally. A helicopter safari above Udaipur will give the best view of this city of lakes, majestically surrounded by the Aravelli Hills. Back on solid ground, hop aboard a vintage car and drive past the iconic sites of Udaipur. Stay in style at the Leela Palace, a luxurious hotel unparalleled in Rajasthan with picture perfect views across Lake Pichola to the City Palace.
This luxury itinerary is perfect for anybody planning the ultimate romantic journey through India.
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