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India’s Royal Heritage

Uncover North India's treasures on our 21 day tour starting in Delhi and explore the mighty landmarks India has to offer before ending in magical Udaipur.

21 Day
From (AUD)
$ 17,790
  • 2017/2018 Delhi > Delhi

    Unveil the true soul of North India

    Golden, blue and pink cities, lake palaces, great deserts, impressive forts and mighty temples, the stunning tapestry of North India will enthral and delight even the most experienced of travellers.

    Gain a deeper understanding of the breadth and majesty of North India as you uncover the Royal Heritage of the region. Explore the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur, take in the view from the top of the 13th century Mehrangarh Fort or have a true Rajasthani desert adventure atop a camel near the ‘Golden City’ of Jaisalmer. Enjoy an extended three night stay in Udaipur, the magical city of lakes, where you stay in the extraordinary Taj Lake Palace Hotel. Venture deep into Rajasthan, possibly the most romantic and mythical state on the sub-continent and stay in characteristic forts and hunting lodges in the smaller towns of Nagaur and Narlai. Be at home in palaces in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and the search for the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park. North India will capture your heart with its colour, splendour and brilliance.

    Tour Code:

    INDD

    Duration:

    21 Days

    Departure City:

    Delhi

    Return City:

    Delhi

  • 21 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Delhi
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      We welcome you to North India with a traditional floral garland and red tikka before arriving at your grand colonial Special Stay for the next two nights in Delhi.

    • Day 2 - Delhi
      Highlights:
      Haveli local family lunch

      Explore Old Delhi and India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Dazzle your senses on a rickshaw ride through Asia’s largest wholesale spice bazaar before undertaking a heritage walk through Delhi’s oldest streets and finishing with a traditional lunch in a haveli with a local family. Later visit the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, Humayan’s Tomb.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Delhi > Agra
      Highlights:
      Sundowners overlooking Taj Mahal

      Drive past the India Gate and Presidential Avenue before continuing to Agra stopping en-route at the tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah, known as the Baby Taj. In Agra, your luxurious Special Stay hotel, is only 600 metres from the magnificent Taj Mahal.

      Sundowners

      Gather for an evening drink with canapés to overlook and appreciate the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose from Esphahan, or the buffet at the Bellevue. Alternatively try the Peshawari restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Agra
      Highlights:
      Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

      Marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise with its shimmering marble domes and towers. Later discover the World Heritage-listed Agra Fort.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Agra > Ranthambore National Park
      Highlights:
      Fatehpur Sikri

      Explore the World Heritage-listed site of Fatehpur Sikri en-route to Bharatpur. Board a train to travel to Ranthambore National Park and settle into your luxury tent for a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Ranthambore National Park
      Highlights:
      Game drives with Naturalist

      Accompanied by an expert wildlife naturalist, search for the elusive Bengal tiger during private morning and afternoon game drives.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Ranthambore National Park > Jaipur
      Highlights:
      Castle Kanota

      Drive to Jaipur also known as the ‘Pink City’, stopping for lunch at the Castle Kanota, the setting for the Viceroy Club in the film ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, whilst dinner is in a restored haveli. Stay for two nights in Jaipur.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Jaipur
      Highlights:
      Enrich - morning tea at Royal Residence

      Explore the City Palace and the World Heritage-listed Jantar Mantar, an 18th century observatory.

      Enrich

      Savour the opportunity of a lifetime by taking refreshments inside the residence of the Royal Family of Jaipur, an area not normally accessible to other tourists.

      View the magnificent Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Later ride a cycle rickshaw through the old city to visit different artisan communities.

      Sundowners

      This evening conduct a guided heritage and champagne tour of Rambagh Palace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 9 - Jaipur > Samode
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Camel Polo

      Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Book a hot air balloon flight over Jaipur. Additional expense, must be pre-booked to guarantee availability.

      Begin the day exploring the striking hilltop Amber Fort.

      Enrich

      Witness a wonderful and exclusive camel polo match before enjoying a BBQ lunch.

      Drive through the smaller country roads to your hotel in Samode, arriving in style in camel carts.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Samode > Nagaur
      Highlights:
      Nagaur Fort

      Pass small villages and towns driving to Nagaur and your magnificent hotel, located within the original fort perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert.

      Enrich

      Conduct a guided exploration walk around the fort before enjoying an exclusive dinner in an especially prepared setting within the fort itself, dressed in your personal turbans and saris.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Nagaur > Jaisalmer
      Highlights:
      Jaisalmer city tour

      Continue west into the desert of Rajasthan to Jaisalmer, known as the ‘Golden City’ and for its many intricate havelis. Undertake an orientation walk visiting the well-known Patwon-ki Haveli and Salim Sing-ki-Havelis. Enjoy a two night stay in Jaisalmer.

      FreechoiceDining

      Dine on international fare at Nosh or try Legends of Marwad.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Jaisalmer
      Highlights:
      Enrich - sunset Lakhana dunes

      Visit the 800-year-old Jaisalmer Fort and the Gadsisar Sagar Tank.

      Enrich

      Undertake a camel sunset trek across the Lakhana sand dunes before enjoying a torch lit music and dance performance.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Jaisalmer > Dechu (Tented Camp)
      Highlights:
      Evening under the stars

      Begin our return east and drive to Dechu to spend a wonderful evening under the stars at a luxury tented camp.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Dechu > Jodhpur
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Undertake a jeep safari through nearby villages or venture to Khichan, which is the migratory home to the Demoiselle Cranes of Eurasia and Mongolia.

      Continue to the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur and marvel at the Mehrangarh Fort from your room at your boutique hotel located inside the old walled city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 15 - Jodhpur
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Mehrangarh Fort

      Choose from a variety of heritage walking tours to discover the history, architecture, bazaars and culture of the ’Blue City’.

      Enrich

      Accompanied by the museum curator, enjoy a glass of champagne overlooking the city before continuing on an exclusive and private walking tour of Mehrangarh Fort. Dinner is at the Fort providing an outstanding vantage point over the city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Jodhpur
      Highlights:
      Sundowners Umaid Bhawan Palace

      After a leisurely morning, stop for lunch at the Bal Samand Lake Palace before checking into your Special Stay for the night, the majestic home of the Royal family, the Umaid Bhawan Palace.

      Sundowners

      Accompanied by a heritage guide, enjoy a tour with a glass of champagne of the palace itself.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 17 - Jodhpur > Narlai
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Candle-lit well dinner

      See the rural tribal hamlets whilst driving to the small village of Narlai. Settle into your hotel a former hunting lodge. Later take a walking tour of the village before enjoying a drink with a member of the local royal family.

      Enrich

      Take a bullock cart ride to tonight’s dinner venue and enjoy a delicious Indian dinner in a candlelit 1,100-year-old well. Uniquely romantic.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Narlai > Ranakpur > Udaipur
      Highlights:
      Leopard safari

      Rise early to watch sunrise over the lake on your jeep safari in hope to view a leopard on their morning prowl. Stop at Ranakpur to visit the intricate head Jain Temple before arriving in Udaipur, also known as the ‘City of Lakes’ and your magnificent three night Special Stay. Tonight relax in the palace gardens whilst watching the evening cultural show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 19 - Udaipur
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Undertake a local cooking class or venture into the streets for a heritage walk. Alternatively take an Indian miniature painting class and a garden and lake tour.

      Dinner tonight affords picturesque views of the lake and your iconic hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Udaipur
      Highlights:
      Lake Pichola sunset cruise

      Explore the intricate maze of rooms, stairs and hallways of the impressive City Palace. Later relax on a cruise on Lake Pichola at sunset before indulging in your sumptuous private Mewar Terrace farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Udaipur
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Bid farewell to India as you fly to Delhi (please book onward flights after 9.00pm). Alternatively you can use your included flight to fly from Udaipur to Mumbai for a post-tour extension.

      Meals included: Breakfast