The Story

Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Longer Journeys, Cultural & Immersive, Historical

We understand there are so many amazing destinations in the world, and that India might be a once-only trip. It is a huge country with so many amazingly diverse highlights, and if you have time on your hands you can see a little more. This is obviously just a suggested outline, and we can adapt your itinerary to your particular interests.  The route takes you from Delhi out to Varanasi before flying down to see the interesting Chandela Temples of Khajuraho. Pass through the sleepy town of Orchha and onto Agra (you might want to stop at Gwalior too). See Agra and the Taj Mahal,  before dipping down to Ranthambore National Park for a spot of wildlife and to hopefully see tigers in the wild. Next, work back up to Jaipur to see the capital of Rajasthan, packed with forts and palaces and interesting bazaars. We feel getting the blend right between town and country is important on a Rajasthan holiday, so spend a night in Nimaj as the beautiful Chattra Sagar overlooking a lake. Continue to Jodhpur, known as the ‘Blue City’, another wonderful Rajasthani city to visit. Drive south, through villages known for Bishnoi tribes and down to Jawai, set in a stunning location in the Aravalli Hills. For wildlife lovers, the are is superb for spotting leopard and for those who like culture, the villages are very much quintessential rural Rajasthan. You then arrive at your final Rajasthani city, and the most picturesque, Udaipur. Finally, end your time in Mumbai (which was Bombay) before returning home.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • LOCATION:
  • £4295 - £8495
    Silver Gold
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • Extensive private tour of northern India taking in all the major highlights
    • Have private drivers and guides throughout
    • Stay in characterful hotels
    • Tweak and change any element

    Day 3-4

    Gold: Nadesar Palace

    Day 5

    Gold: Pashan Garh

    Day 12

    Gold: Chattra Sagar
    Silver: Chattra Sagar

    Day 13-14

    Gold: Umaid Bhawan Palace
    Silver: Raas

    Day 15-16

    Gold: Jawai Camp
    Silver: Rawla Narlai

    Day 17-18

    Gold: Taj Lake Palace Hotel
    Silver: Bujera Fort

    Day 19-20

    Gold: Taj Mahal Palace
    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1-2 Delhi Claridges Delhi The Imperial Hotel
    Day 3-4 Varanasi Nadesar Palace
    Day 5 Khajuraho Pashan Garh
    Day 6-7 Agra ITC Mughal The Oberoi Amarvilas
    Day 8-9 Ranthambore Khem Villas The Oberoi Vanyavilas
    Day 10-11 Jaipur 47 Jobner Bagh The Oberoi Rajvilas
    Day 12 Nimaj Chattra Sagar Chattra Sagar
    Day 13-14 Jodhpur Raas Umaid Bhawan Palace
    Day 15-16 Rural Rajasthan Rawla Narlai Jawai Camp
    Day 17-18 Udaipur Bujera Fort Taj Lake Palace Hotel
    Day 19-20 Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1-2

    Claridges Delhi

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Claridges has a great location in the heart of Delhi, a chic 1950s era hotel with a superb lawn and personalised service.

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    Day 1-2
    Imperial Hotel, Delhi, India

    The Imperial Hotel

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Imperial Hotel is Delhi’s most iconic luxury hotel and is located in the heart of Connaught Place. Featuring elegant art deco and colonial design, it simply is the best address in town.

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    Day 3-4
    Nadesar Palace, Varanasi, India | Luxury Boutique Hotel | Millis Potter

    Nadesar Palace

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Nadesar Palace is luxury boutique hotel located in Varanasi that during its history was used by the officers of the East India Company and as a guesthouse of the Maharaja of Benares (Varanasi).

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    Day 5
    Pashan Garh, Panna, India

    Pashan Garh

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Pashan Garh is a luxury wildlife lodge located in Panna National, close to the wonderful Chandela Temples of Khajuraho and is set within 190 acres of private jungle.

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    Day 6-7
    ITC Mughal, Agra, India

    ITC Mughal

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The ITC Mughal is a comfortable international hotel located close to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens featuring Mughal style water gardens and fruit trees.

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    Day 6-7

    The Oberoi Amarvilas

    $ $ $ $ $  

    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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    Day 8-9
    Khem Villas, Ranthambore, India

    Khem Villas

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Small, boutique and charming, Khem Villas is a delightful and affordable eco-friendly retreat located beside Ranthambore National Park in India.

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    Day 8-9
    The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore, India

    The Oberoi Vanyavilas

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Oberoi Vanyavilas is a wonderful luxury tented camp in Ranthambore National Park, India, offering 25 en-suite and air-conditioned tents.

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    Day 10-11

    47 Jobner Bagh

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Jobner Bagh is a stylish guest house located in the pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan offering comfortable rooms and suites.

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    Day 10-11

    The Oberoi Rajvilas

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Oberoi Rajvilas is a luxury resort located just outside of Jaipur in Rajasthan and is set within thirty-two acres of landscaped gardens surrounding and 18th century Hindu temple.

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    Day 12
    Chattra Sagar

    Chattra Sagar

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Chattra Sagar is a luxury tented camp, perched on a 100-year old dam mid-way between Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

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    Day 12
    Chattra Sagar

    Chattra Sagar

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Chattra Sagar is a luxury tented camp, perched on a 100-year old dam mid-way between Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

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    Day 13-14
    Raas

    Raas

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Raas is a chic boutique hotel located right under Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan and is a stunning blend of old-world charm and modern design.

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    Day 13-14

    Umaid Bhawan Palace

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Umaid Bhawan Palace towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur in Rajasthan and is one of India’s most opulent and grand hotels.

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    Day 15-16
    Rawla Narlai, Rajasthan, India

    Rawla Narlai

    $ $ $ $ $  

    A hidden gem, Rawla Narlai makes for an ideal off-the-beaten track stop between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan is close to Kumbulgarh Fort and Ranakpur Temples.

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    Day 15-16

    Jawai Camp

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Jawai is a luxury tented camp located mid-way between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan and comprises just eight sumptuous tents.

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    Day 17-18

    Bujera Fort

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Bujera Fort overlooks the ‘Venice of the East’; the magical city of Udaipur. Bujera is a charming boutique hotel with just 14 stylish rooms.

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    Day 17-18
    Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India | Luxury Palace Hotel | Millis Potter Travel

    Taj Lake Palace Hotel

    $ $ $ $ $  

    For many guests, a stay at the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur is a result of a life-long ambition, and the reality certainly doesn’t disappoint.

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    Day 19-20

    Taj Mahal Palace

    $ $ $ $ $  

    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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    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 is a long itinerary and we can alter it to fit in with the time you have in India.

    Idea 2

    If you have even longer, maybe include a visit to the desert city of Jaisalmer.

    Further Itinerary Suggestions

    Rajasthan in Depth

    Delhi - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Narlai - Udaipur - Barli - Ranthambore - Ramathra - Agra - Gurgaon  

    If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

    22 days from £4530 p. p.