The Story

Best time to go: October - April, but Oberoi have excellent offers during the summer
Best for: Slow Travel, First Time Visitor, Ultimate Luxury Holidays

The Oberoi Hotel group certainly knows how to wow you, as each of their ‘vilas’ hotels were designed to replicate former, grand Maharaja palaces. Mr Oberoi opened them in Agra, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, and Udaipur, alongside their existing hotels in Delhi and Mumbai. They are strikingly opulent, with sophisticated, classical interiors.

The Oberoi Hotel Experience

Service at Oberoi Hotels is second-to-none and the cuisine superlative. They continually win worldwide awards for being some of the best hotels, and the feedback is always glowing. What you get is a consistency across all hotels, ensuring that after a day travelling between them, you know what you can expect.  This is the perfect solution if you aren’t so sure about staying in traditional heritage hotels or palaces that don’t always live up to the service or quality standards.

We can of course mix and match different hotel styles on any tailor-made holiday to India if you feel you want some variety. That said, Oberoi knows how to entice you, and the more nights you stay in Oberoi Hotels mean that you get a far better deal. During the summer months from April to the end of September, this gets even better (April and September are generally outside of traditional monsoon months, so well worth considering).

Delhi

Back to the itinerary, and we can, of course, tailor any element of the routing. Begin with two days in at The Oberoi New Delhi. After spending the first day at leisure when you arrive and then head out on your second day with the finest private guide to give you your first experience in India. We love to show you beyond the main sights, and this might mean a walk down the bustling back streets and markets. There are a range of ways to do this, and we will always tailor your time in Delhi to your own preferences.

Agra (with the potential addition of Ranthambore National Park)

You can then travel to Agra, either by train (two hours), or driving via Sikandra (four hours) where the Mughal Emperor Akbar was buried and has a superb tomb. Most people only stay in Agra for a night, but why not spend two as you’ll have a balcony overlooking the Taj Mahal at The Oberoi Amarvilas, and what’s not to love about that? You’ll see more about the day-to-day detail below, but the itinerary moves onto Jaipur, about a five-hour drive from Agra.

At this stage, you can tie in a visit to Ranthambore National Park, to see tigers, before rejoining the itinerary at Jaipur. The Oberoi Vanyavilas is a superb luxury tented wildlife lodge.

Jaipur

In Jaipur, we suggest three nights at The Oberoi Rajvilas, so you can have a chance to enjoy the hotel and also see what the city has to offer. We will throw in some more unusual experiences such walking in through the tribal villages close to Amer Fort and an immersive walking tour of the artisan areas of the city. The final detail can be developed before you travel depending on your interests.

Udaipur

Fly down to Udaipur where The Oberoi Udaivilas overlooks Lake Pichola and the floating palace at the centre. Again, three nights here offers you the chance to see the city (which takes about half a day), and lot’s of time just to sit back, relax and feel like it is truly a holiday. The expansive gardens of Udaivilas are amazingly conducive to this, and some guests even spend four or five nights here. You can then fly out back to Delhi or Mumbai and connect with an international flight, or continue your tour in India.

Possible Extensions

Some guests like to continue their time in India, and we could look at extending your stay at Oberoi hotel in Shimla, the Wildflower Hall. Some guests like to combine a beach stay to conclude in Goa, or Kerala.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£2495
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

Highlights

  • Stay in luxury Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, ensuring a level of consistency in accommodation
  • Have your own private driver and guides throughout
  • Explore the main highlights of Rajasthan without delving too far off-the-beaten track
  • Perfect for a first-time visitor to India
DaysLocationHotel
Day 1-2 Delhi The Oberoi New Delhi
Day 2-3 Agra The Oberoi Amarvilas
Day 4-6 Jaipur The Oberoi Rajvilas
Day 7-9 Udaipur The Oberoi Udaivilas
Day 10 Mumbai Airport Fly Home

Suggested Hotels

Day 1-2
The Oberoi New Delhi, Luxury Hotel in Delhi with Millis Potter Travel

The Oberoi New Delhi

$ $ $ $ $  

The Oberoi New Delhi is an iconic luxury hotel located overlooking Delhi Gold Course and Humayun’s Tomb, and it is within easy reach of all of Delhi’s main sights. Recently refurbished, The Oberoi New Delhi is the epitome of style and sophistication.

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Day 2-3

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 4-6

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 7-9
Luxury Oberoi Tour - Millis Potter - Udaivilas

The Oberoi Udaivilas

$ $ $ $ $  

The Oberoi Udaivilas is a luxury resort and is located on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur and overlooks the Lake Palace.

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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

You can add a wildlife element between Agra and Jaipur by staying in The Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore National Park

Idea 2

Consider an extension to the former British hill station of Shimla where you find two Oberoi Hotels, the Cecil and Wildflower Hall

Idea 3

Consider a beach stay the end your tour of Rajasthan. Goa is an easy distance away, but also the Middle East, Sri Lanka or the Maldives are possibilities

Idea 4

The Oberoi New Delhi is currently undergoing a renovation, so we can opt for another centrally located hotel whilst you are in Delhi.

Richard & Louise Pryer, February 2018

Marcus at Millis Potter is very knowledgable regards their destinations has intimate and valuable knowledge. He was very enthusiastic & put together an amazing 3+ week trip touring Rajasthan in March 2018, listening to what we thought we wanted & providing several options both terms of price and luxury and suggesting numerous experiences to truly understand the culture and lovely people. We booked with just over a month to departure (our normal last-minute decisions) and our trip truly delivered ALL & MORE that was briefed and suggested by Millis Potter. All the details were worked out & visas arranged for us at the outset. All the tours & experiences were amazing and the guides all arranged by Marcus and the TEAM were fantastic. Even when things went a bit belly up for a few days (our fault not hotels) the next stop hotels and transport were rescheduled and rearranged by local managers who looked after us really well and Marcus thoughtfully called just to double check to see if we needed anything else. Thanks very much, Millis Potter & Team :)) Great Service, Great Trip, we will definitely book with you again.

Further Itinerary Suggestions

Classic Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

Perfect for a first-time visitor to India, delve into the classic highlights of Rajasthan; marvelling at the Taj Mahal, heading out on a tiger safari, exploring the hidden side to the bustling cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, and also having time to experience Rajasthan’s magical rural heartlands.

13 days from £2935 p. p.

The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jawai - Udaipur  

Delve a little deeper into Rajasthan on a private tour that perfectly blends the colourful cities with rural charm, staying in lovely boutique hotels as you travel.

15 days from £2795 p. p.