Grand Palaces & Hotels of India

Tour: Grand Palaces & Hotels of India
Places Visited
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Highlights –
1. Stay at World’s Leading Palaces &hotels.
2. Rikshaw ride through narrow streets of Old Delhi.
3. Local train ride.
4. World famous Taj Mahal.
5. Spotting Royal Bengal Tigers.
6. Boat Ride at Lake Pichhola.
7. Pink city Jaipur city and local market.
8. Pearl City of Hyderabad.
9. Indian cuisines and culture.
17 days from
Price Includes
✔ Accommodation (12 nights) in amazing World’s leading hotels.
✔ Meal Plan – Bed & Breakfast unless specified.
✔ All transportation by air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle.
✔ All entrances fee and guide during sightseeing as per itinerary.
✔ Exclusive game drives in Ranthambhore NP.
✔ Specialist Naturalist during Game drives.
✔ Exclusive private Boat ride in Udaipur.
✔ Domestic flight fromUdaipur to Mumbai to Hyderabad (Economy Class)
✔ All current applicable taxes. (Subject to change)

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi
On arrival, after clearing immigrations, you will be met by Mysteries of India’s representative and escorted to your hotel.
Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India, is a fusion of ancient and modern. Standing at the western end of the Gangetic Plain, it is a vibrant city rich in culture, architecture, beautiful gardens and human diversity. Its rich history is reflected in magnificent monuments, in museums and in galleries.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


The Imperial

The Claridges

 


The Oberoi

JW Marriott

Day 2 – Delhi
Today you start your day with Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Mosque), Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) and its nearby markets, India Gate and drive past the Presidents Palace and Parliament.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


The Imperial

The Claridges

 


The Oberoi

JW Marriott

Day 3 – Delhi to Agra
Post breakfast drive to Agra. Check in at hotel.
Agra was the capital of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi’s empire from 1501. It passed to the Mughal’s soon after and in 1526 Emperor Babar transformed Agra, giving it a unique character and beauty. A great patron of the arts, he made changes to the culture and life-style of his people, which in turn brought forth some of the finest craftsmen, artists, statesmen, warriors and nobility ever seen in this part of India.
Afternoon at leisure. Later enjoy Taj Mahal visit by Sunset.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Oberoi Amarvilas

Trident Agra

Day 4 – Agra
Its worth waking up bit early to visit Taj Mahal by Sunrise.
Return to hotel for breakfast.
Later proceed to visit Agra Fort and Baby Taj.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


The Oberoi Amarvilas

Trident Agra

Day 5 – Agra – Bharatpur – Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhore NP)
Morning drive to Bharatpur Railway station to board your train to Sawai Madhopur. Upon arrival you will be received at the station and transferred to your hotel.
Check in at hotel.
Ranthambore National Park encompasses nearly 400 sq km of dry deciduous forest. The park’s name derives from the fortress of Ranthambhore (built in 944 AD), which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The forests around the fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur.
Afternoon enjoy the game drive by exclusive private gypsy in the park.
The park’s mammal list includes tiger, sambar, cheetal, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara, langoor, leopard, sloth bear, hyena and jackal. There are many species of reptiles and amphibians including python, cobra and other snakes, fresh water crocodile, monitor lizard and tortoises. Walking is prohibited inside the park.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Oberoi Vanyavilas

Khem Vilas

 


Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Sher Bagh

Day 6 – Ranthambhore NP
Morning & Afternoon game drives by exclusive private gypsy.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Oberoi Vanyavilas

Khem Vilas

 


Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Sher Bagh

Day 7 – Ranthambhore to Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Check in at hotel.
Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan and owes its name, planning and foundation to the Maharaja Jai Singh II. In 1727 he decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to the plains, and thus Jaipur was conceived. It is also known as the “Pink City”, derived from the pink painted sandstone from which the buildings in the old walled city are constructed.
Rest of the day at leisure or explore the local market.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Taj Rambagh Palace

Oberoi Rajvilas

 


Raj Palace

Samode Haveli

Day 8 – Jaipur
Today you will be exploring the Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal ( Palace of Wind) and observatory.
Rest of the day at leisure or explore the are on own.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Taj Rambagh Palace

Oberoi Rajvilas

 


Raj Palace

Samode Haveli

Day 9 – Jaipur to Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Arrive and check in to hotel.
Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rajput clan called the Rathore, founded the Bustling desert city of Jodhpur in 1459. It became the centre of the Rathore Kingdom known as Marwar, and lies in the heart of Rajasthan and on the edge of the Thar Desert. The massive fort dominates the city, topping a rocky hill that rises in its centre.
Rest of the day at leisure. Or Explore the local market.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace

Ratan Vilas

 


Ajit Bhawan

Raas Jodhpur

Day 10 – Jodhpur
Today city tour includes a visit to Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada.
Mehrangarh Fort: Perched on a 125 m high hill the fort was founded in 1459. It is both impressive and formidable in both its location and construction.
Jaswant Thada : The graceful white marble cenotaph is the memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, and was built in 1899.
Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the Palace facilities.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace

Ratan Vilas

 


Ajit Bhawan

Raas Jodhpur

Day 11 – Jodhpur to Ranakpur to Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur Jain Temples.
Udaipur, the ‘City of Dreams’ also known as the Venice of the East, is interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and fountains. It is often referred to as the most romantic city in India.
Check in at hotel.
Evening exclusive boat safari in Lake Pichhola.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


The Oberoi Udaivilas

Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

 


Taj Lake Palace

Day 12 – Udaipur
Morning enjoy the city tour including the City Palace & Museum, Jagdish Temple and the Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the maids of honour).
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and views.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


The Oberoi Udaivilas

Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

 


Taj Lake Palace

Day 13 – Udaipur to Mumbai (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight to Mumbai.
On arrival, you will be met by Mysteries of India’s representative who will escort you to your hotel.
Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the gateway to India in the days of the British Raj, is today India’s commercial capital. The city dates back to around the first century AD, when the area consisted of seven islands separated by the sea. In 1661 the Portuguese presented the port and islands of Bombay to the British, and in 1668 the East India Company leased all of the islands from the British Government for £10.00 in gold per year.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Mahal Palace & Towers

The Oberoi

Day 14 – Mumbai
Morning visit to Gateway of India and Elephanta Island.
Afternoon City tour including Princes of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat and Marine Drive.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Taj Mahal Palace & Towers

The Oberoi

Day 15 – Mumbai to Hyderabad
Transfer to airport for your flight to Hyderabad. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
The 400-year-old city of Hyderabad, once the Nizam’s Capital now It is often called the ‘Gateway to the South’ offering a fascinating panorama of the past. It is truly a blend of fairy tale and the earthy, a pot-pourri of the old and the new. The city is endowed with rich culture and heritage and presents an amalgam of old-world charm together with the ebullience of growth and enterprise.
Afternoon experience the old city while visiting Char Minar and ancient market Laad Bazaar.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Taj Falaknuma Palace

Taj Krishna

Day 16 – Hyderabad
Morning sightseeing include Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs and Salarjung Museum.
Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the Palace.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


Taj Falaknuma Palace

Taj Krishna

Day 17 – Hyderabad – Home
Transfer to airport in time to board your flight back home.

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