A Taste of India
Intoxicating, thrilling and a marvel to behold, India teems with incredible sights and extraordinary experiences. This tour takes you to some of its top places, starting in the capital city of Delhi for tuk-tuk tours and rickshaw rides, then onto Agra for none other than the resplendent Taj Mahal. Continue to the temple complex at Fatehpur Sikri, before hot-footing it to Ranthambore where Tiger safaris and luxury tented living await. Your Rajasthan discovery then continues at the ornate city of Jaipur, culminating with palace visits and a boat ride over the lake in Udaipur, for a fitting finale to this magical experience of India.
Fly from London to Delhi where, on arrival, you’ll be transferred to your New Delhi hotel, The Imperial. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and settle into this award-winning luxury resort.
Your first full day in India’s capital city is spent exploring the highlights of New Delhi by tuk-tuk. Discover the exquisite architecture of Raisina Hill, the India Gate War Memorial, Humayun's Tomb – dating back to 1570, and the Sikh temple of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. In the afternoon, hop on the metro to Old Delhi for a rickshaw ride through the wonderfully chaotic Chandni Chowk Market.
This morning, take the Gatimaan Express train from Delhi to Agra where you’ll get your first glimpse of the astonishing Taj Mahal, and Agra Fort. Having checked into The Oberoi Amarvilas in the afternoon, you can return to the Taj Mahal once more to experience its magnificence at sunset; truly captivating.
Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be driven to Fatehpur Sikri, an impressive collection of red sandstone temples and monuments from the 16th-century. Following your tour, travel by rail from Bharatpur to Ranthambore, where you will be transferred to The Oberoi Vanyavilas.
The next couple of days can be filled with exciting game drives into the neighbouring Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, leaving early in the morning before breakfast, and in the afternoon too. Relish the chance to witness Royal Bengal Tigers going about their day to day, as well as countless bird and plant species as you go.
During your downtime at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, you might like to hit the spa for a relaxing Ayurvedic treatment, enjoy a yoga class in the resort’s leafy grounds, or head up to the observation tower for champagne sundowners with sweeping views.
Ranthambore – Jaipur
Savour a final game drive and breakfast at your luxury safari camp, before preparing to depart for Jaipur. It’s a four-hour drive to the city and your home for the next two nights, The Oberoi Rajvilas.
This morning, discover the mesmerising Amber Fort, built in the 16th century in red and white sandstone with a mix of architectural styles. The afternoon will then be spent visiting Jaipur’s City Palace, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and various vibrant markets.
Jaipur – Udaipur
Relish a morning at leisure in Jaipur, whether heading out to explore more of its many gems or simply relaxing at The Oberoi Rajvilas. You will be taken to Jaipur Airport in the afternoon for a flight to Udaipur and transfer to The Oberoi Udaivilas.
Prepare for a day out and about in Udaipur, starting at the regal City Palace and Museum. Step through the many palaces that make up this complex, before continuing on to the Crystal Gallery and local markets. Unwind during an afternoon at leisure, then head out on a boat ride across Lake Pichola to marvel at the city from the water.
Udaipur – Delhi
On this final full day in India, tuck into breakfast at the hotel and take your morning at leisure, ahead of a late afternoon or evening flight from Udaipur to Delhi.
Transfer from your airport hotel in Delhi to the departures terminal, taking an early morning flight back to London, and home.