Bursting with brilliant color, rich history and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, India offers a magical setting for a journey for two. From Jaipur to Jaisalmer, experience the enchanting allure of Northern India with our hand-selected excursions and accommodations. Admire the Taj Mahal at sunrise, one of the world’s most enduring testaments to love. Luxuriate in a restored Rajasthani palace and travel back to a long-ago era of romantic elegance and opulence. Escape to a tented camp and relax in refined luxury in the middle of the wilderness. Sip champagne in lush gardens, indulge in couple’s spa treatments, and share intimate candlelit dinners together. During the journey, if you wish, hire a personal photographer to capture your most memorable moments.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
Upon arrival in India, you will be met and whisked away to your luxury hotel. Take today to relax and savor a couple’s spa treatment before your adventure begins.
Explore the buzzing sights and sounds of Delhi today, from Chandni Chowk, a bustling market overflowing with spices and teas, to Masjid i Jahan Numa, one of the oldest mosques in the country. Visit Delhi’s largest Sikh temple, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Meal sharing is a vital component of Sikhism and the temple’s kitchen churns out thousands of meals a day for the community. For an authentic experience, join the temple kitchen and learn how to make chapati bread, a staple in India. Next, take part in a tea tasting session with a master at a historic English-style tea parlor. If you wish, engage in a cooking experience with a local host or opt to go on an evening street food tour and sample the local flavors.
Check out this morning and depart for Agra, where you will be staying at the Oberoi Amarvilas, one of the country’s most luxurious hotels. Visit the Red Fort, an impressive 16th century Mughal fort built from red sandstone. Later, see the Taj Mahal, the world's most famous monument to love, for the first time against the glow of the sunset. This evening, if a full moon, join a Taj Mahal moonrise viewing if you wish.
Rise early to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise, a special time when the white-marbled beauty is particularly alluring and the pink light is ideal for photos. After breakfast, depart Agra for Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Along the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri, an ancient city that was once the capital of the Mughal empire. In Jaipur, elevate your welcome to a ceremony fit for royalty at Rambagh Palace, the former palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur and where you will be staying. Think rose petal showers, beautifully decorated camels, horses and elephants, and traditional Rajasthani attire and music, all to celebrate the momentous occasion ofyour arrival. Upon check in, relax.We recommend a private heritage walk led by Rambagh Palace’s butlers. Listen as they regale you with anecdotes and stories of the palace’s past royal residents and legendary guests. Indulge in an ancient healing spa treatment together before retreating to the lush palace gardens for ice-cold champagne and an intimate candlelit dinner.
This morning, if you wish, rise early to float over Jaipur’s forts, palaces and mountains in a hot air balloon before enjoying a lavish breakfast spread. Alternatively, go for an early morning hike in the Aravalli Mountains and engage with local villagers. Explore Jaipur’s vibrant markets brimming with local artisan crafts, from perfumes to textiles. Visit Hawa Mahal, known as Palace of the Winds, and explore the courtyards and grounds of City Palace, a regal complex that Jaipur’s royalty has declared home since the mid-18th century. We recommend a champagne tour of the private royal quarters. Take in a Bollywood movie tonight at Raj Mandir Cinema, a classic Jaipur theater built in an art deco style.
Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into the Oberoi Udaivilas, a stunning property. This evening, enjoy a romantic sunset cruise on Lake Pichola and float past bygone havelis and gardens. We recommend cocktails on Jag Mandir Island, a 17th century palace with gardens floating in the middle of the lake. Following cocktails, enjoy a candlelit poolside dinner at Oberoi Udaivilas, accompanied by live traditional music, if you wish.Or choose to dine beneath the private lakeside pavilion overlooking Udaipur’s resplendent City Palace. Later, opt to hop on a rickshaw and weave through narrow streets to experience a cultural performance held at Bagore ki Haveli, an old style courtyard.
Today, embark on a city tour of Udaipur. Visit City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan, and tour Jagdish Temple, and Monsoon Palace.Peruse colorful spices such as cumin, cardamom, turmeric and mustard seed at the exotic spice and vegetable market.Stroll through Sahelion Ki Bari Garden, known as the Garden of the Maidens. Created for a queen of Udaipur, the early 18th century garden features beautiful fountains, marble statues, and a lotus pool.After touring, return to your hotel and delve into the ancient practice of astrology with a reading, if you wish.If it is adventure you seek, opt to go paragliding.This evening, dine at a charming local restaurant with a view of moonlit Lake Pichola and City Palace.
This morning, depart Udaipur for Jawai, and stop at a Jain temple along the way. Check into Sujan Jawai, a luxury tented camp set in the wilds of Rajasthan. We suggest staying in the lavish Royal Tented Suite, a haven for two and the ultimate in luxury, with its own private heated swimming pool, private butler, private jeep, and stunning views of the granite hills. Check in and head out on an afternoon safari drive in a 4x4 outfitted to traverse the dramatic landscape with ease. The main draw at Jawai is the graceful leopard. Be on the lookout for hyenas, crocodiles and antelope, as well as migratory birds, including flamingos, sarus cranes and raptors. This evening, after sundowners, we suggest a private dinner under the starry sky.
Rise early for morning yoga in a secluded location. After breakfast, go on a guided leisurely hike and greet the herdsmen who respectfully share the land with the indigenous wildlife. Later, set out on another safari drive in search of more local wildlife. Opt to go bicycling and, with a guide, explore the local flora and fauna at your own pace. End the day with a sunset vintage jeep ride, if you wish. Take advantage of the phenomenal glowing light and cruise through the countryside toward Jawai Lake, where you may pause and admire the spectacular view.
After an elaborate breakfast spread, transfer to Jodhpur. Upon arrival in the Blue City, check into Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent heritage hotel and the former residence of the royal family of Jodhpur. Freshen up before perusing the city bazaars for local treasures. Upon your return, we suggest a heritage walk through Umaid Bhawan Palace. Relax and retreat to the spa for a couple’s spa treatment before dinner.
This morning, visit Chokelao Bagh and Mehrangarh Fort. Perched high above Jodhpur, the colossal fort offers fantastic views of the city. Spend the afternoon relaxing and, if you are interested, witness a traditional puja ritual. A religious ritual, a puja consists of different elements, including meditation and chanting. We suggest dining on the palace grounds tonight against a backdrop of moonlit domes and turrets.
Your final stop is Jaisalmer, a striking 12th century desert city built with yellow sandstone. Check into Sujan Serai, a tented camp surrounded by desert landscape. Soak in the romance of this starkly beautiful setting as you cross the sandydunes on a camel safari and experience a desert drive. End the day with a brilliant sundowner setup in the Thar Desert.
Discover Jaisalmer today. Tour intricateJain temples and privatehavelis. Take the opportunity to explore a nearby village populated with a caste of world-class Rajasthani folk musicians and gain insight into their lives and culture. This evening, we recommend a desert bush dinner under the stars where you will be serenaded by musicians in a private location.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the the airport. Fly to Delhi and transfer to your onward flight home.
Located near the heart of Chanakyapuri, the city’s diplomatic enclave, the Leela Palace New Delhi is a five-star luxury hotel in the Indian capital. Its 260 rooms and suites combine traditional Indian opulence with sleek contemporary decor and amenities in typical Leela luxury. Dining options include the striking glass-house Qube,offering an eclectic global menu and show kitchens, overlooking the Leela’s gardens; Jamavar for traditional Rajasthani and north Indian cuisine; and new outposts of the acclaimed restaurants Le Cirque (French and Italian) and Megu (Japanese). The Library, meanwhile, is a sophisticated retreat for cocktails, fine whiskeys, cigars, and a collection of first-edition books. The ESPA spa offers a range of Western, Oriental and Ayurvedic-influenced health and beauty treatments, as well as a café, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, relaxation lounge, finishing studio, roof terrace, and sauna, steam and drench rooms. The Leela is approximately a 30-minute drive from Indira Gandhi International airport (DEL).
A symbol and staple of elegant Indian hospitality, The Oberoi, New Delhi is a ultra-luxe urban oasis of sophistication and world-class service. An iconic landmark in the New Delhi skyline, this historic hotel enjoys sweeping views of the Delhi Golf Course and Humayun’s Tomb, overlooking crystal blue waters, palm trees and a spectacular white, marble lotus fountain in the glamorous entrance. With incredible restaurants offering up delicious cuisine from around the world, a wide variety of spacious and luxurious suites and a world-class spa, The Oberoi is more than just a hotel - it’s a destination. As an added bonus, for the most discerning of business guests, many suites offer private office spaces and meeting rooms, in addition to the extra level of service offered in Business Travel Plus.
Located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, the Oberoi Amarvilas offers views of this romantic monument from each of its 109 guest rooms and suites, as well as the property’s lobby, bar and lounge. With a nod to Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort features terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors. Room and suite amenities include a separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, lavish marble bathrooms with deluxe toiletries. The Amarvilas is also home to two restaurants, Bellevue and Esphahan, which serve fine international and Indian cuisine. Complementing the grandeur of the Mughal era is the spa that befits the self-indulgence of royalty, with holistic treatments based on Ayurveda and ancient Thai and western massage techniques, as well as beauty and body treatments. Other facilities include a swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
Until recently, the spectacular Rambagh Palace was the home of Jaipur royalty. The almost 200-year-old hotel is considered one of the great palace hotels of India, and is world-renowned for its beautiful architecture, its vast gardens and its 79 magnificent rooms and historical suites. The Survana Mahal is the hotel's grand dining room and serves delicious Indian cuisine and international fare is available in the Rajput Room. The hotel's famous Polo Bar, the lounge of choice for local society, is decorated with the trophies and polo memorabilia of the late Maharaja of Jaipur. Rambagh Palace offers guests indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, croquet and a fitness center. The business center has broadband Internet access, wi-fi access and secretarial services. Ayurvedic therapy and massages can be arranged in the Palace Salon or in the privacy of your room. Taj Rambagh is approximately 20 minutes from the airport (JAI).
Nestled along the beautiful Lake Pichola, The Oberoi is designed after the majestic Indian palaces of yore that litter the Mewar region: grand pavilions and domes, decorated with frescos and adorned with artifacts stun the senses, while top quality service lends a touch of regality to your travels. Many of the 90 rooms, designed to evoke the history and culture of Rajasthan, have terraces that open on to semi-private swimming pools; suites include private swimming pools and outdoor dining pavilions. Dining options include: Chandni, an upscale Indian restaurant; Suryamahal, for European, Mediterranean and Thai dishes; and Udaimahal, a dining experience approximating the opulence of maharajas. The Udaivilas has a business center, an excellent Oberoi spa, two pools and a sports complex. The hotel is a 40-minute drive from Dabok Airport (UDR).
Lying at the heart of an untrammeled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free, is SUJÁN’s JAWAI Leopard Camp. Designed by the owners, Anjali and Jaisal Singh, JAWAI Leopard Camp represents a style that combines subtle opulence with abundant adventure; a vigorous rendition of camping at its finest. They strongly believe in conservation but without compromising comfort. JAWAI Leopard Camp has 10 luxurious tents, each with plenty of space and privacy that rest encapsulated in a landscape surrounded by craggy granite formations of caves, kopjes, Anogeissus scrub and winding sand river–beds.Not only is there wildlife viewing but there is bird watching, hiking, private guided tours and even cooking classes. JAWAI Leopard Camp is set in the heart of rural Rajasthan, approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Udaipur and just over 3 hours from Jodhpur.
One of the great palaces of India, the yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan was completed in 1943 after 15 years of construction. While Umaid Bhawan is now open to guests, members of the Singh royal family still live in a wing of the palace. The sixty-four rooms and suites of the Umaid Bhawan are divided into five categories; all rooms include wi-fi, LCD televisions, electronic safes, and even a selection of bath mixes, including milk baths and detoxification baths. Dining options include the storied Risala, which serves the finest Indian and Continental English cuisine, and was built to commemorate a victory by a local cavalry regiment in World War I; Pillars, an attractive, casual eatery set on a verandah; the Sunset Pavilion, an outdoor restaurant which serves barbecued and grilled cuisine from around the world; and the Trophy Bar. Other amenities include a business center, billards tables, a tennis and squash court, a fitness center, a Spa, and even a series of shops and boutiques.
The Serai is a luxury boutique hotel in Jaisalmer. This luxury desert camp and spa is set on 30 acres of indigenous desert scrub in the Great Thar Desert. There are twenty-one canvas tents divided into three categories, each with their own verandah, drawing room, spacious air-conditioned bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The six Luxury Tented Suites have in addition, a private walled-in garden with a plunge pool. For the ultimate desert escape, there is the Royal Suite, which boasts its own separate private spa, pool, and lounge tents. Amenities include a pool, lounge and dining tents and a Spa with four treatment tents created by Raison d’Etre, one of the world’s leading spa companies. The Serai is about a one-hour drive from the airport to the Serai, and a one-hour drive from the property to the city of Jaisalmer.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, daily breakfasts and full-board at Jawai Leopard Camp. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including lunches & dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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