Best for: Ultimate Luxury Holidays, Cultural & Immersive
India simply has some of the finest hotels in the world, former palaces that have been lovingly restored and turned into luxury hotels. Add to that some of the most impressive scenery and sights you could imagine, a chance to see tigers in the wild, and a culture that simply can’t be compared anywhere else, and you find a destination that is utterly fascinating and never forgettable. India is at its best when you mimic the regal splendour of old, dipping into immersive experiences before retreating back to splendour each night. This luxury india tour will always be tailored to your particular interests, but this is our way of truly indulging in the destination. Begin in Delhi at the Imperial, the city’s ‘Grand Dame’ and where we suggest a Deco Suite, perfect the the leisure traveller, and not too large to be overwhelming. Head off into the city with an exclusive private guide, showing the hidden side to the city and opening closed doors that other tourists don’t get to see. We suggest driving to Agra (naturally we will provide a luxury vehicle and personal chauffeur) where you stay at Amarvilas, overlooking the Taj Mahal. We suggest a Luxury Suite, located at each end of the hotel and offering by far the best views of the Taj (you even get a bathtub with a view of the Taj!). Opt for a private dinner on tour terrace at sunset with the Taj as a backdrop, and explore this amazing monument with the best guide in Agra who will bring the amazing stories about its construction to life.
We then suggest heading down to Ranthambore National Paro for a spot of wildlife. As it’s a fairly long drive or train journey, we can offer up a private air charter to make the travel as painless as possible. Stay at the divine Aman-i-Khas, a luxury tented camp offering African safari style accommodation and a perfect base to head in on safari. It goes without saying, we will ensure private game-drives with a superb naturalist.
You’ll then maybe needing a little mid-tour R&R and suggest moving to Aman-i-Khas’ sister property, Amanbagh, about a three hour drive away. Amanbagh is a luxury hotel, located far off-the-beaten track in rural Rajasthan. This gives you a totally different way of seeing India, the charming villages with sari-clad women going about their daily lives and men in the fields, still working with bullocks. Back at the hotel, you have a villa with a private pool for added comfort, and the facilities include a spa, pool and superb food. We suggest opting for a private al fresco dinner in an old temple, coated with candles and being served up the most amazing cuisine. Three nights here will give you a chance to sit-back and allow India’s rural charm to come to the fore before you head back into the bustling cities.
Jaipur is next, just a two-hour drive away, and one of India’s most interesting cities. Stay in the Rambagh Palace, built by the Maharajas of Jaipur and now one of India’s most exclusive hotels. Here we suggest staying in our favourite suite, the Princes Suite. Spend two nights in Jaipur (or longer if you want), where we will arrange private access to the Maharaja’s rooms at the City Palace and an immersive private tour of the city.
Fly to Udaipur, the most picturesque of all Indian cities, and a stay at India’s most well-known luxury hotel, The Lake Palace. Here, our favourite suite is the Khush Mahal that has the best views back over the City Palace and is said to be the most romantic hotel room in the world. We’ll arrange a private boat on the lake for dinner on the first night, and a visit to the impressive 18th century Devi Garh Fort Palace on the second night, to dine on the ramparts complete with accompanying sitar player. Needless to say, you can explore the city on a walking tour with your private guide, uncovering the hidden delights of Udaipur. You then fly to either Delhi or Mumbai for your onward flight home, or opt to extend your time in India or beyond.
- The most induglent, luxury journey through Rajasthan that you can do
- Stay in the most interesting suites in a blend of opulent palaces, wildlife lodges and luxury hotels
- Have the very best private guides and transfers in luxury vehicles
- See the country through a variety of immersive, experiential tours
|Day 1-2||Delhi||Imperial Hotel (Deco Suite)|
|Day 3-4||Agra||The Oberoi Amarvilas (Luxury Suite)|
|Day 5-7||Ranthambore National Park||Aman-i-Khas (Luxury Tent)|
|Day 8-10||Amanbagh||Amanbagh (Pool Pavilion)|
|Day 11-12||Jaipur||Rambagh Palace (Princes Suite)|
|Day 13-15||Udaipur||Lake Palace Hotel (Khush Mahal Suite)|
|Day 16||Mumbai Airport||Fly Home|