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February, March, April & November

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INDIA’S TOP UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE WILDERNESS AND CULTURAL SITES

This tour takes to India’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries and reserves, both in Western and the Eastern regions. First Stop is Ranthambore Park with its tiger population making a recovery and varied primate species. After spending days viewing the best that Western Indian forests have to offer, the architectural and cultural glory of India is unveiled at Pink city of Jaipur and Land of Taj Mahal – Agra with its Mughal influence. Next head for Assam – home of the mighty Brahmaputra River and tea estates after a night in Delhi. Here we visit Kaziranga sanctuary, home to the critically endangered one horned rhino and a day excursion to the endangered Hoolock Gibbon Sanctuary.  This tour offers the wildlife enthusiast fabulous wildlife experiences in some of the most stunning natural surroundings in the world.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
• Visit World Heritage Sites –Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, Agra Fort , Taj Mahal and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
• Visit Premier Tiger Reserve – Ranthambore
• Visit Kaziranga National Park – refuge for the One Horned Asian Rhino
• Visit a Hoolock Gibbon Sanctuary – the only ape in the Indian subcontinent
• Insiders tour of Old Delhi by eco friendly cycle rickshaw
• Transport by comfortable air conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle
• Elephant backed game safari in Kaziranga Park
• Private guides for sightseeing tours
• Day travel by Indian Railways – the most popular mode of transport
• Visit Galta Ji temple Jaipur – Location for award winning documentary “Monkey Thieves” and host to a large troop of Rhesus macaques

Hotels in this Itinerary

  • Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga

    Situated on the periphery of UNESCO World Heritage site - The Kaziranga National park - Diphlu River Lodge provides guests with a never-before intimacy with the natural world. Established in 2008, the lodge was purposely built to blend into the surrounding foliage and terrain. Its thatch-and-bamboo cottages on stilts are inspired by the simple architecture of Mishing tribal homes and the unique weaves and artifacts that adorn the lodge are handmade by local artisans. There are 8 individual cottages and 4 semi-detached cottages. The raised cottages are made of natural materials like bamboo and wood, topped with thatched roofs to blend in with the forest surroundings. The large verandah offers some great views and is the perfect place to watch for birds or to scan the opposite bank for wild animals. The smaller verandah overlooks lovingly tended farmland and is an appealing location for al fresco breakfasts.

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  • Four Points by Sheraton, Agra

    Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Agra is located just 2 kms away Agra from the famous and magnificent Taj Mahal. Each room here will provide you with a minibar. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes. You can enjoy city view from the room. Extras include bed linen and ironing facilities. At Four Points by Sheraton Agra you will find a fitness center. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage. Dining options include Oasis, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, Stop by Henry’s, a lounge bar where alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and The Roof Top where guests can enjoy sumptuous grilled option with a view of the Taj Mahal.

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  • ITC Mughal, Agra

    Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture, it now boasts of a brand new Royal Mughal Suites. This luxury hotel in Agra comprises of 233 opulent rooms and suites, recreating a paradise for the contemporary Mogul- full of splendour and perfection which was the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty. True to its stately inspiration, ITC Mughal expresses the untrammelled luxury of a royal refuge, with its 5-star luxury accommodation, acres of gardens that bear the mark of the paradisiacal landscaping typical to Mughal gardens with the use of water channels, fruit and flower bearing trees and shaded walkways.

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  • Khem Vilas, Ranthambore

    Khem Vilas is built on land that Goverdhan Rathore purchased in 1989 and converted into a wilderness area planting indigenous trees and creating open grasslands and small water bodies, spread over an area of 10 acres. Khem Vilas is a nature lovers paradise. It is common to see jackals, jungle cats, hyenas, desert fox, hares etc. within the camp grasslands. As it is close to the park one can sometimes see pug-marks of leopards, tiger and bears that have passed by and sometimes if one is lucky one may even get to see them near the camp. Guests view all kinds of birds from the flocks of White Throats among the grasslands to the Sparrow hawks hovering in the sky, the Black Winged Kites in the trees and the Moore Hen near the water hole. Accommodation is divided into three categories and designed keeping in mind that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication; great pains have been taken to use locally sourced materials and skills. The camp is designed to provide an authentic experience that is unfussy, functional yet special. The peace and tranquillity offered at camp is unlike that of any other place in Ranthambhore.

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  • Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

    Located only 600 meters from the Taj Mahal stands Amarvilas, the Oberoi Groups luxury resort. Here discerning travellers can now appreciate the fabulous Taj Mahal while enjoying world-class luxury. The hotel has been designed to give guests uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal from all 106 guest rooms and suites. The lobby, bar and tea lounge also offer spectacular views of the world-famous monument. Elaborate gardens, terraced lawns and fountains, reflecting pools and pavilions complement the classical architecture of the hotel. The rooms at Amarvilas uphold the famed Oberoi tradition of luxury and comfort. The distinctive ambience combines old-world charm with state-of the-art conveniences. Each room has an entrance foyer, leading to a walk-in closet and the living area. Burma teak flooring and hand knotted rugs create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The elegantly appointed interiors include an Indian style bed covered with hand woven fabrics, a richly inlaid desk, a luxurious lounge chair with an ottoman, and a marble inlaid coffee table. The bathrooms are luxuriously equipped in white marble and turquoise glass panels, with a separate shower cubicle and a large vanity counter holding deluxe toiletries. All rooms also have the most modern conveniences such as voice mail, a data port for computers, satellite television, digital videodisc players, and in-room electronic safes.

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  • Oberoi Vanya Vilas, Ranthambore

    Edging the forested enclaves of Rajasthan's famous Ranthambhore National Park this luxurious jungle resort offers healing and resuscitation with a world class spa and wilderness experiences. Liveried staff, a welcoming swimming pool, a gym and 25 plush luxury tents with spacious bathrooms with shower stalls and free-standing tubs, a private sun deck, cable TV, broadband Internet, well-stocked mini-bars and controlled room temperatures, put the resort in the premier league of luxury escapes. Classy accommodation, fine company and luxury jungle safaris at Vanya Vilas give it top billing for the worldly-wise traveller every time.

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  • Rajvilas, Jaipur

    The Oberoi Rajvilas is a unique way to experience Jaipur, one of India’s most vibrant and exotic destinations. A luxury resort with its own distinctive character, it revives the gracious lifestyles of India’s legendary Rajput princes. Recreating the magnificence of princely Rajasthan, in a beautiful fort setting, with Jaipur as its backdrop. The Oberoi Rajvilas is set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan. Rooms, luxury tents and villas with private pools are clustered around private courtyards in a richly embellished fort setting. At the Oberoi Rajvilas superb attention to detail creates a soothing blend of warm, effortless service and harmonious spaces. The Banyan Tree Spa (proven performer of spa treatments from Thailand) at the resort offers a range of spa treatments backed by a compliment of world-class, state-of-the art amenities and traditional Indian hospitality. For those looking for a chilled-out sojourn the pleasures are all in the details of this stunning property with its landscaped gardens and Mughal-Rajasthani architectural features interleaved with the best modern-day comforts that money can buy.

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  • Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

    The Rambagh Palace is an architectural masterpiece that's elegance personified. Spread over 47 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the Rambagh Palace is centrally located, near the main shopping area and the historical monuments. Once home to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace is now one of the Leading Hotels of the World. This is one of the first palaces to be converted into a heritage hotel. This airy, cream-color palace is relaxing and wistfully romantic, down to the peacocks strutting across the lawns and the arcaded back patios. The palace has 106 rooms that allow guests to relax in the lap of regal luxury. Every room and suite reflect a world of royalty with its exquisite antiques, rich tapestry and paintings from an era gone by. Pick from the best multi-cuisine and Indian restaurants in Jaipur, two bars and several venues and menus. Other facilities include Indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty parlour, travel desk, shopping arcade, bank, safe deposit lockers and doctor-on-call, sports like tennis, squash, badminton, table tennis, croquet, billiards and mini-golf, laundry service and 24-hour room service.

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  • Samode Haveli, Jaipur

    A popular retreat for visitors to Jaipur, this beautifully restored haveli, run by the descendants of Rawal Sheo Singhji, a Prime Minister in the royal court of Jaipur, promises a royal but intimate and friendly sojourn. The 22 guestrooms, a stunning array of rich furnishings and textures, come equipped with contemporary in-room comforts. The lavish settings of the Sheesh Mahal leave you spell-bound with its elegance and artistic splendour. The spacious Maharaja and Maharani suites are enhanced by their plethora of frescoes and mirror mosaics. While away the languid hours by the pool or the Jacuzzi or arrange for an Ayurvedic massage or a round of golf- then savour the delights of the cultural offerings over drinks and dinner in the central courtyard in the evenings.

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  • Sher Bagh, Ranthambore

    Sher Bagh is a pioneering, tented camp of 12 luxurious tents nestling on the borders of the world–renowned Ranthambhore National Park. Inspired by the safari encampments of the 1920s, preferred by Princes and Grand Seigneurs of the time, each tent is furnished with 19th century 'Campaign Style' furniture and has all the comforts you could wish for on safari. Sher Bagh promotes sustainable tourism, is ecologically friendly, provides high levels of service and a faultless Ranthambhore experience. Sherbagh is also a member of Relais & Châteaux in India.

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  • The Imperial, Delhi

    From the time The Imperial opened its doors in the 1930s, when India was beginning to write the last chapters of its saga on independence, there was little space in New Delhi for an Indo- British rubbing of shoulders. The Imperial provided such a space. The Imperial is a fine confluence of a rich historical past and contemporary international appeal. After many restorations, it has managed to preserve its charm, and exudes its former glory. Expect to be impressed with the elegant lobby, with inlaid marble floors, three story atrium, Italian fountains, and British Raj lithographs. Rooms at the Imperial retain the regal flourishes of a wondrous past. High ceilings, large comfortable chairs, impeccable decor and cheerful room service & comforts of more modern world, like TV, telephone, channel music, air-conditioning. The original Frasers and Daniells paintings and the tavern named after them, the symbolically baptized “1911” restaurant and bar, the Royal ballroom were the places where have met and are still as popular today. The Hotel is a jewel of architecture and its location in the heart of the city makes it the ideal venue for tourists around the world.

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  • The Leela Palace, Delhi

    A majestic palace designed in the architectural style of Lutyens’ Delhi, The Leela Palace, offers unparalleled luxury combined with state-of-the-art technological guestroom facilities providing guests with superlative services and the very best in traditional Indian hospitality. The hotel exemplifies the splendid tradition, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi with the serene ambience of a personal palace. The 260 oversized guestrooms and suites, equipped with the most advanced in-room comforts, are the largest in the city. Apart from its extravagant offerings and opulent environs, the hotel also features a 6,500-square-foot spa by ESPA, a heated infinity pool on the rooftop, a whisky and wine bar and a tea lounge making it the perfect destination for discerning travellers. Guests at The Leela Palace New Delhi can choose from an array of five superlative restaurants and lounges. The Qube is housed in a glasshouse and features ‘live kitchens’, with chef preparing international cuisine, pizzas in a wood—fired oven and wok—fried specialities. Indian specialities are the highlight at the Jamavar, whilst the iconic New York restaurant Le Cirque opens its first Asian restaurant on the 10th floor of the hotel, with Italian cuisine and wonderful views over the Chanakyapuri skyline. Megu, featuring modern Japanese cuisine and sushi complete the culinary choices, with The Library Bar providing a unique and a relaxing sitting for a drink or meeting in stylish surroundings.

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  • The Oberoi, Delhi

    Located in New Delhi, India’s capital city, The Oberoi, New Delhi reflects the city’s spirit in a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. Located close to the city centre near business, commercial and shopping districts, the luxury hotel overlooks Delhi’s prestigious Golf Club on one side and the heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb on the other. Exquisite interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine combine to make this the Capital’s most graceful and elegant hotel. The award-winning hotel is ideal for business travel or holidays to explore the cultural wonders of Delhi. The hotel has 220 rooms and suites inspired by Lutyens' New Delhi design, with authentic furnishings and handpicked artwork. All feature large picture windows which frame unmatched views of Delhi Golf Course on one side and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Humayun's Tomb on the other. All accommodation radiates luxury.

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