9 Day Royal Escape
Experience the opulent side of India with this 9-day itinerary. Staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in the country, you’ll have the chance to tour some of India’s cities and see all the wonderful sights that they have to offer. The various palaces have to be the stand out feature of this itinerary; regardless of whether you have a personal interest in architecture or not you are sure to be blown away by the intricate beauty of the buildings, this combined with their cultural and historical significance makes them amazing places to visit. Let yourself be swept up by the elegance and grandeur of India’s royal heritage.
PriceFrom £2,729 per person based on two adults sharing a room
Best time to go
The best time to visit India is during winter when the monsoons are over, and temperatures are bearable.
Day 1: UK Departure
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Delhi.
Day 2: Taj Palace Hotel (B)
Upon arrival you'll meet your guide and be transferred to the opulent Taj Palace Hotel where you'll spend your first 2 nights. The hotel is renowned for its first class service and excellent facilities; you’re sure to feel like royalty during your stay.
Day 3: Taj Palace Hotel (B)
For your first full day you’ll spend the entire day touring Old and New Delhi with highlights including the 17th century Jama Masjid, bustling Chandni Chowk, a rickshaw ride, and the Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Key destinations in New Delhi have to be the 12th century Qutab Minar, the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, the Presidential Palace, India Gate, Parliament House and the secretarial buildings. The tour is an incredible experience that allows you to see some of Delhi’s greatest sights and architectural achievements.
Day 4: Rambagh Palace (B)
On your fourth day you will be driven to the city of Jaipur where you will stay for 2 nights at the Rambagh Palace, a hotel known for its exceptional design and luxury. Jaipur is the capital of the province of Rajasthan and is known for its art and crafts, jewellery, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures, so be sure to pick up some souvenirs while here.
Day 5: Rambagh Palace (B)
On day five you’ll embark on a full day tour of Jaipur. There is so much to see and do in Jaipur, and this tour ensures you get to take in as much as possible. Just a few of the highlights include visiting the picturesque Hawa Mahal, also known as the palace of winds, and a visit to the capital of Amber to see Amber Fort. You’ll continue to the City Palace where you’ll find exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards and then on to the Jantar Mantar observatory where you’ll get to see a variety of interesting astronomical instruments including the world’s largest stone sundial.
Day 6: Umaid Bhawan Palace (B)
Today you will be driven to the city of Jodhpur. Once you arrive you’ll check in to the Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the world’s largest private residences, where you’ll stay for 2 nights. Jodhpur is often referred to as the Blue City, the reasons for which will become abundantly clear when you arrive in clusters of charming blue hued buildings.
Day 7: Umaid Bhawan Palace (B)
Today you’ll have a chance to explore Jodhpur with a half-day tour of the city. You’ll get the opportunity to see a variety of sights including the Mehrangarh Fort with its palaces and museum and the beautiful pillared marble memorial, Jaswant Thanda. However, you choose to spend the rest of the day is up to you.
Day 8: Taj Palace Hotel (B)
On day eight you’ll fly back to Delhi where you’ll return to the Taj Palace Hotel to spend your final night.
Day 9: Departure
Transfer to Delhi airport for your flight to the UK.
All flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and activities as specified.
Transfers, meals and activities not specified, visas, insurance, gratuities and items of a personal nature.
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