Explore the wonders and mystery of India
in unparalleled comfort and luxury, Expressly designed for the discerning
traveller, this tour offers exclusive accommodations at the Oberoi Resorts
and hotels, renowned worldwide for their impeccable style and beauty. Enjoy
the understated elegance of The Oberoi in New Delhi, the best that India's
Capital has to offer. Marvel at the uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal from
the comfort of your room at the Amarvilas Hotel in Agra. Experience the
thrill of a tiger sighting from the luxury of your jungle camp in
Ranthambhore. Inspired by traditional Rajasthani architecture, the Rajvilas
Resort in Jaipur has been universally acclaimed and extensively featured by
the Architectural Digest. The splendor of the Udaivilas Resort in Udaipur on
the shores of Lake Pichola, invokes memories of a bygone era. The Oberoi
Towers in Bombay is a testimonial to modern India, Next to space travel, no
destination offers as much excitement and diversity, as does India! And now
you can do all this in great style!
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive in India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted with
a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to The Oberoi (Premium Room).
Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
Enjoy a tour of Delhi today. Drive along Rajpath, the capitals broadest
avenue, for a look at Parliament, the Presidents House and India Gate. Visit
the Qutab Minar, Birla Mandir, a colorful and modern Hindu temple. Among
your stops are the Red Fort, a spectacular fortified complex built by Shah
Jahan, with its Pearl Mosque, palaces and audience chambers; Raj Ghat-the
memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi, the father of modem India; the Ashoka
Pillar and the mile long Chandani Chowk Bazaar. Overnight The Oberoi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra
Drive to Agra (203 kms / 4hrs), home of the Taj Mahal a love sonnet
composed in marble. Explore the 16th century Agra Fort, with its
battlements, apartments, gardens and halls of audience. Enjoy an extended
visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal and wintees the transformation as the
monument reflects the warm glow of sun set. Overnight at Amarvils Hotel
(Deluxe room ).
Day 04 : Fathepur Sikri
This morning's excursion brings you to the abandoned city of Fatehpur
Sikri. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, this ghost town is
remarkably well preserved and presents a perfect synthesis of Muslim and
Hindu art and culture. The sculptured columns bear mute testimony to this
gallant experiment to unite the two races. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 05 : Agra - Ranthambore
An early morning visit to the Taj Mahal presents an opportunity to admire
this dream in marble as it welcomes the rising sun. Drive ( 240 kms / 6 hrs
) to Ranthambhore, the remains of a thousand year old fortress. Today
leopards and tigers prowl the ruins. This afternoon enjoy your first game
drive. Your luxury camp is located on the private reserve of the local
Maharajah. Overnight at Vanya Vilas Jungle camp (Superior tent).
Day 06 : Ranthabhore Game Reserve
Ranthambbore is one of the few preserves where the nocturnal camera tigers
may be seen in daylight. Almost hunted to extinction by the local royalty
and their British overloads, the population of the Bengal tiger is slowly
increasing thanks to the efforts of "Projects Tiger" and the World
Wildlife Fund. You'll take thrilling game drives in the morning and evening
to scour the jungle for wildlife.
Day 07 : Ranthambhore - Jaipur
After a morning game drive you leave for the "Pink city" of
Jaipur (130 / 3 hrs) where the old city is surrounded by a massive wall
pierced by magnificent doorways. Your tour of Jaipur takes you to Hawa Mahal
or "Place of Winds". Continue to City Palace, with its latticed
balconies, tiny windows cupolas country yards and arched entrances. A stop
at the ancient observatory concludes the tour. Raj Vilas Palace Hotel
Day 08 : Amber Fort Excursion
You are transported back in time today, riding like royalty atop elegantly
draped and painted elephants, up into the high mountain fortress of Amber, a
superb example of Rajput architecture, with its complex of palaces, temples
and ornate apartments. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 09 : Jaipur - Udaipur
Morning fly to Udaipur. Tour this famous" City of Lakes," known
as one of the most picturesque and romantic city or India and maybe the
world. Visit City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids; and the
folklore museum where you can see a presentation of the string puppet show
typical to this area. Overnight at Udaivilas Luxury Resort.
Day 10 : Ranakpur Excursion
Today's excursion brings you to the beautifully sculpted Jain temples of
Ranakpur. The intricately carved white marble is so well preserved it belies
the temple's 500 years. The temple dedicated to the Sun God is famed for its
erotic sculpture. Lunch at Maharani Bagh, a mango grove and the private
gardens of the Maharana of Jodhpur.
Day 11 : Udaipur - Mumbai
Fly to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India's most cosmopolitan city. Your tour
of Mumbai includes the British-built arch "Gateway of India,"
Mumbai landmark; the Hanging Gardens and the affluent community of Malabar
Hills; the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi
Memorial Museum and Jain Temple.Overnight at Oberoi Towers. (Superior room)
Day 12 : Elephanta Caves
Cruise across the harbor to Elephanta Island and its famous caves, filled
with carvings and sculptures dating back to 550 A.D. The afternoon is at
leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. Late evening transfer to
international airport for flight back home. (Hotel Checkout 12 : hrs).
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