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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Honeymoons, Wildlife & Safari, Cultural & Immersive

Rajasthan is sometimes unfairly looked over as a wonderful honeymoon destination, with many feeling there is too much hustle and bustle and chaos for it to be truly suitable. We completely disagree, and with a carefully  constructed itinerary, you only have two nights in a city (one in Mumbai and another you have a room overlooking the Taj Mahal, so that doesn’t really count). You get to delve into the countryside, into the off-the-beaten track rural heartlands where India just becomes so utterly beautiful.  Begin by flying to Bombay (now called Mumbai), and staying for a night. We suggest heading to a roof-top bar for cocktails as the sunsets and then trying out one of the city’s amazing restaurants. Stay for the night at the top hotel, the Taj Mahal. Fly up to Udaipur, Rajasthan’s most picturesque city and stay here for three days, perfect just to sit back and relax after the wedding. You’ll stay overlooking the lake at The Oberoi Udaivilas, often voted as one of the best hotels in Asia and a superb place to begin the honeymoon in style. Fly to Jaipur and head into the surrounding countryside for two nights at Amanbagh, another exceptional hotel. They can even set up dinner in an old temple that can be coated in candles as you sit down to a gourmet al fresco dinner. Wander through the villages and farmland, seeing a timeless India that modern life simply hasn’t reached. Drop down to Ranthambore National Park for two days of safari. The park is famous for its excellent tiger sightings and you’ll stay at a luxury tented camp. Hop on the train to Agra (a little honeymoon adventure in itself) and stay for a night. Your room will have a balcony overlooking the Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz in the 17th century. See the Taj at sunrise, before driving directly to Delhi Airport (no need to see the city on a honeymoon) and flying the relatively short distance to Muscat where you can spend three nights or longer in the luxury Chedi Hotel on the beach.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£5790
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Amazing honeymoon combining an element of culture, history, wildlife and beaches
  • The itinerary takes you away from the madding crowd, staying in incredible rural locations
  • Spend three nights in the 18th century Devi Garh Fort Palace
DaysLocationHotel
Day 1 Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace
Day 2-4 Udaipur Devi Garh Fort Palace
Day 5-6 Amanbagh Amanbagh
Day 7-8 Ranthambore National Park Sher Bagh
Day 9-10 Agra The Oberoi Amarvilas
Day 11-14 Muscat The Chedi

Suggested Hotels

Day 1

Taj Mahal Palace

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel one of Mumbai’s most iconic buildings, and one of India’s most luxurious hotels. Located right on the harbour next to the Gateway to India, the Taj Mahal is quite simply the best address in town.

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Day 2-4
Devi Garh Fort Palace, Udaipur | Luxury Hotels in India | Millis Potter Travel

Devi Garh Fort Palace

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Devi Garh Fort Palace is simply spell-binding; an 18th century fort with chic, stylish and contemporary minimalist interiors giving it the ultimate blend of old and new.

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Day 5-6

Amanbagh

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Amanbagh is simply divine; a rural luxury resort located about two hours from Jaipur, offering both tranquil relaxation and a glimpse into the traditional way of life you will find in the villages that surround the hotel.

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Day 7-8
Tented Suite Exterior, Sher Bagh, India, Ranthambore

Sher Bagh

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Sher Bagh is a luxury tented camp located in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan in India offering a truly wonderful safari experience.

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Day 9-10

The Oberoi Amarvilas

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The opulent and elegant Oberoi Amarvilas is by far the best hotel in Agra, with all the exceptional rooms offering exceptional views of the Taj Mahal.

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Customise Your Itinerary

We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

Idea 1

This itinerary uses the very best hotels and we can alter the itinerary if you want to reduce the budget. A good alternative for Amanbagh is Samode Palace just north of Jaipur.

Idea 2

Instead of flying to Muscat for the beach element, we can offer the Maldives, Goa, Dubai or Sri Lanka for instance.

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