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Itinerary:  Luxury India Holiday

 

Tour Highlights

Luxury Accommodation
Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal
Three World Heritage Sites
Ranthambore - Premier Tiger Park
One village excursion in Amanbagh on camelback per person
One Rejuvenating anti jet lag massage per person in Delhi
Travel by Private Car
Private Guide for Sightseeing

Overview

This luxury tour blends all that is best in the Subcontinent and is ideally suited to the first-time visitor who is short on time and wants to do it in the finest way possible as well as experience the Indian country side.

Here we find the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri - names which echo the former glory of the Mughal empire and luxury resorts which form the nucleus of the tour. Ranthambhore National Park has made a come back and now has nearly six breeding tigresses making sighting a good possibility if you stay for two or three nights. Experience rural Rajasthan at the luxurious Amanbagh resort, in Ajabgarh. The Amanbagh provides an unique luxury holiday, because of the history and rural ambience. Accommodation is in the most luxurious boutique hotels and camps. These include the sheer opulent Aman-I-Khas tents in Ranthambore , the serene Amanbagh and The Oberoi run Amarvilas where rooms have views of the Taj Mahal. Amarvilas is the perfect retreat to end this Luxury India holiday, with its grand spa and royal ambience. Each of the hotels chosen is award winning thus ensuring that your India holiday is your finest ever. Welcome to India !


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Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to The Lodhi New Delhi a luxury Hotel for overnight.


Day 2 - Delhi

Full day city sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.The Old Delhi or Shah Jahanabad, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the first half of the 17th Century. This old city is a dense network of narrow alleys and tightly packed markets and houses. We visit from outside the largest of the Delhi’s monuments  The Red Fort, or Lal Qila.
Next is the modern area of Central New Delhi, with its wide tree-lined avenues and solid colonial buildings,which has been the seat of the central government since 1931. At this hub the royal mall, Rajpath, runs from the palatial Rashtrapati Bhawan, in the east, to the India Gate war memorial, in the west. Rashtrapati Bhavan is the former Viceregal Lodge, now the official residence of Indian’s President. It is the best example of Lutyen’s expansive, imperialist vision, built- of red sandstone in the Indo-Saracenic (eastern baroque) style. It is a masterpiece of symmetry, discipline, silhouette and harmony.
 

Day 3 - Delhi / Agra

Drive to Agra (200 Kms, 4-5 hours) and stay at Oberoi Amarvilas (one of the best luxury hotel in india). Afternoon city sightseeing of Agra city. Visit the Agra Fort on the Western bank of the River Yamuna, This magnificent fort dominates the centre of the city. The Taj Mahal - To the Poet Tagore it was “a tear on the face of eternity”, a building to echo the cry “I have not forgotten, I have not forgotten, O beloved”. It time permits visit I’timad-ud-Daulah – It is a tomb built for Ghiyas Beg, a Persian who had obtained service in Akbar’s court. He received the title of I’timad-ud-Daulah (Pillar of Government). 


Day 4 - Agra / Bharatpur / Ranthambhore

Drive to Bharatpur station (55 Kms, 1-2 hours) to board train to Ranthambhore. Met on arrival and transferred to Hotel Aman-i-khas. Evening jungle excursion by jeep with naturalist.


Day 5 - Ranthambhore

Morning and evening jungle excursions by open top Vehicle with naturalist. Visit the Ranthambore fort on one of the days during the stay. Overnight at Aman-i-khas a luxury lodge.


Day 6 - Ranthambhore / Amanbagh

Morning drive to Amanbagh Resort (150 Kms, 4 hrs). Evening at leisure.


Day 7 - Amanbagh

Day at leisure. Overnight at Amanbagh Resort


Day 8 - Amanbagh / Delhi / Departure

Morning at leisure. Later drive to Delhi airport (220 Kms, 5-6 hours) for flight to onward destination.


Suggested Adaptations to this tour

You can replace Agra with Jaipur

October to March

 

TOFTThe Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
The Lodhi New Delhi
The Oberoi Amarvilas
Aman-i-khas
Amanbagh Resort

The Lodhi New Delhi

The Lodhi, New Delhi is a grand, luxury resort in India responding to a contemporary lifestyle, with personalized and exclusive guest experience to please discerning travelers.  The Lodhi rises nine stories, houses 39 rooms and is luxuriously appointed with private plunge pools. The spacious, airy guest rooms surround a pretty central courtyard. Local artisan decor is showcased in this New Delhi resort's guest rooms, such as handmade rugs, Khareda stone, rich dark timber panels, traditional Jaali screens, mingling with modern entertainment amenities. A king-size bed, writing desk, mini bar and spa bathroom complement room offerings. It has a restaurant, outdoor plunge pool, well stocked bar, spa and a state of the art gym


The Oberoi Amarvilas

Enjoy the luxury of your own private view of the greatest monument to love. Wake up to the glorious sight of the Taj, bathed by the first rays of dawn. Watch her sparkle by day as the sun shines on her architectural perfection. Allow yourself to be swept away by her romance at dusk. Let the nights be filled with the magic of the Taj by moonlight.

The Oberoi Amarvilas is located 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and all rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument. Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort is a splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors that take you back to an era of Emperors and Princes. An interlude at The Oberoi Amarvilas is truly unforgettable

 

Aman-i-khas

Aman-i-Khás is an exclusive wilderness camp set in the rugged hills of Rajasthan on the outskirts of Ranthambhore National Park. The park offers opportunities for sighting leopards, tigers and deer. The luxury tents are set in a quiet rural area that borders one of the finest tiger reserves in the world. The camp operates from October until the end of June – the best period for wildlife spotting.

There are six accommodation tents. Each echoes a rich Mughal style with “rooms” separated by cotton drapes. The tents, set on a concrete plinth, measure 108sq m, and are identical in design. They are constructed of canvas and supported by a steel frame with the interior walls and ceilings draped in fine cotton.

There are three additional tents – making nine in all. The Dining Tent at Aman-i-Khás is furnished with tables and chairs. Meals are often served in different locations throughout


Amanbagh Resort

Amanbagh rests within a walled enclosure and its fertile soil, watered by a nearby lake, supports an exotic garden of statuesque palms, aged eucalyptus and fruit trees, frangipani and lawns of manicured jade green – a dramatic contrast to the surrounding rugged terrain of the Aravalli Hills. Styled after the grandiose architecture of the Moghul era, Amanbagh pays homage to Rajasthan’s golden age through its elegant, unique interpretation of a grand haveli, or nobleman’s palace. The use of local materials for the period details and lavish interiors incorporate floors of softly-hued pink marble of makrana, and domed cupolas and inner courtyards of pale smooth sandstone.

Amanbagh is a secluded and sumptuous retreat, offering visitors the opportunity to discover and explore the fascinating remnants of Rajasthan’s extraordinary history, as well as the colourful culture and wildlife that flourishes today.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi
Day 3 - Delhi / Agra
Day 4 - Agra / Bharatpur / Ranthambhore
Day 5 - Ranthambhore
Day 6 - Ranthambhore / Amanbagh
Day 7 - Amanbagh
Day 8 - Amanbagh / Delhi / Departure

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