- Luxury Experiences
- Beyond India
Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
On arrival our representative shall meet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to hotel. Overnight hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast, you will start the day with sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Highlights of sightseeing would be Jama Masjid – built between 1644 and 1656 is the largest mosque in India , the Red Fort – a fortress palace built by Emperor Shah Jahan is a UNESCO world heritage site, India Gate – War Memorial of 82,000 Indian soldiers who sacrificed their life in First World War, the Parliament – the headquarters of the government apartment, Qutub Minar , the tallest minaret of 73 metres of bricks in the world, the Mausoleum Humayun, Gandhi Memorial , erected in memory of father of the nation, Laxminarayan temple (Hindu Temple), and a Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple). Fort is one of the most important historical monuments of India, embodies the long period of Indian history, a symbol of architectural beauty and power of the ruling dynasties of India. Evening you come back to relax the comfort of your Hotel.
Experience 1: During your visit to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, you will watch and if willing, join the voluntary group who are cooking the food called “langar” and served free to devotees of all cast and creed.
Experience 2: During your visit to old Delhi, you will enjoy a rickshaw ride around Chandni Chowk, oldest shopping street in Delhi.
Experience 3: You can ask to visit Akshardham Temple, the largest Hindu temple complex in the world intricately carved with flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and deities. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi-Alsisar
After early breakfast, you will drive in your personal chauffeur driven car to Alsisar, a semi desert of Shekhawati called “open air” art gallery of Rajasthan. You will check in to Alsisar Mahal (Palace), the 17th century palace of the Thakurs of Alsisar, unfolds treasures of history the moment you enter into super deluxe room to feel erstwhile Rajasthani Royalty. The wood paneling of doors and alcoves with original artwork creates a royal charm and imperial lifestyle. Handpainted walls and ceilings, rich furnishings and fine tapestry complemented by calming views make the living in these rooms a very special retreat. In the evening you will be taken for Heritage walk to explore magnificent havelis and cenotaphs. Some of the havelis are covered inside out with frescoes and painted wall of the village looks like storybooks. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Alsisar – Bikaner
Morning embark on a tour of Bikaner City, visit the Junagarh Fort, built in 1611 AD. The palaces worth visiting are Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, and Bijai Phool Mahal. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast depart by surface Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is a tiny jewel in the heart of the Thar, the Great Indian Desert. On arrival check into hotel. Evening explore around this magnificent fort city. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort – built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, Sun Gate. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon–Ki-Haveli – some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and lattice work of breath taking intricacy, Lodurva – A masterpiece of architectural grandeur. In evening, you will drive to sand dunes at Jaisalmer which are soft, golden and long. The most sublime experience is to sit at the dunes, feel the softness of the sand and breath in the best nature.
Experience 4: Specially arranged Dine and Dinner amidst lanterns and torches with special butlers serve you Wine and Dine as per your taste.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 7: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Morning depart by surface to Jodhpur. Arrive and check-in to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 8: Jodhpur
Morning half-day enjoy the city tour covering Mehrangarh fort – unsurpassed in beauty & grandeur, it is one of the largest forts in India. Innumerable palaces in the fort, interspersed with sprawling courtyards, are intricately carved Jaswanthada – The 19th century royal cenotaph, a creation in white marble Clock tower – The timely treasure of Jodhpur. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Experience 5: You will see live demonstration of tying rajasthani turban at the Meherangarh Fort… a true delight.
Experience 6: Evening visit at the clock tower market on a horse cart.
Day 9: Jodhpur – Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur. en-route visit Ranakpur temples – the pilgrimage centre of Rajasthan a few of the numerous temples are Chaturmukh temples. Arrive and check into Lake Palace. Evening walk around the local bazaar to view the lifestyle of the local people. Overnight stay.
Experience 7: You will visit a private collection of antiques, furniture and miniature paintings.
Day 10: Udaipur
Morning city tour of Udaipur covering – Saheliyon–Ki–Bari – The garden for the maids of honour of the queen. Jagdish temple – dedicated to Lord Vishnu & approachable by a broad flight of steps, the shrine is a rectangular platform on the lines of Indo-Aryan style of architecture, City Palace – located aside of Lake Pichola & Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum). Evening Boat ride at Lake Pichola (subject to water level in the Lake). Overnight stay.
Experience 8: Evening Boat ride to Lake Pichola.
Experience 9: Cultural show at Bagore ki Haveli in the evening.
Day 11: Udaipur – Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar. On arrival Pushkar transfer to the Hotel. In the evening Start Sightseeing Tour of Pushkar, Visit Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake and Ghats. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Pushkar – Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. On arrival Jaipur transfer and check-into the Hotel.
Day 13: Jaipur
After breakfast, you will go to Amber and its famous palace. Riding on elegantly caparisoned elephants, we approach the palace in the traditional way. The high gateways allow us to enter on these broad-backed animals. Inside, we will find lavish courtyards, beautifully decorated halls and the Chamber of Mirrors.
Later sightseeing tour of Jaipur city, visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory, which is equipped with instruments of astonishing size and precision, including a 90 foot high sun dial which is remarkably accurate, We will also see the ornate and elaborate Palace of Winds, the Hawa Mahal, a famous landmark of Jaipur and the City Palace museum.
Experience 10: In evening explore the ‘Bazaars’ in the old city on a Rickshaw.
Day 14: Jaipur – Samode
After Breakfast proceed to royal village SAMODE.
Samode according to the Rajputana Gazetteer of 1879 was a large and flourishing town. The Zamidars (landlords) of Samode – the principal thakurs of the state of Amber were the Nathawat clan from Chomu, a branch of the house of Amber, tracing their relation to the Jaipur Maharaja the fabled Prithviraj Singhji the 17th prince of the house of Kacchwaha Rajputs. Gopal Singhji one of his 12 sons was awarded Samode, a noble feudatory of the Amber & Jaipur principality. It was among the wealthiest territories in the Amber kingdom. The Zamidari eventually passed within the clan to the hands of Behari Das, a Rajput warrior in Mughal Service. After 6 generations in the hands of his descendants Samode was relinquished to the Raj.
The 400-year-old SAMODE PALACE has a wealth of frescoes, many of them depicting religious subjects. The highlight is a vast DURBAR HALL.
Take a walk of the Rajasthani village or take a camel cart ride.
Overnight will be at Samode.
Day 15: Samode – Agra
Morning drive to Agra 235 Kms. 5 hrs. drive approx. en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (Old Deserted town of Mughal Dynasty) Jama Masjid, The Buland Darwaza, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. On arrival at Agra check into the hotel
Experience 11: Spend your evening enjoying the amazing Mohabbat The Taj show that depicts the romantic love story of Emperor Shajahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in the famous theater Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center. You will be blown away by the creative dance and dramatic lighting with the 12’ x 12’ Taj Mahal replica as well as the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal Empire. (Closed in the months of May, June and July)
Day 16: Agra – Delhi
Today morning we shall take you for a city tour covering -Taj Mahal – a poem written in white marble, the most extravagant monument ever built for love, Red Fort – a visit to the fort in ‘Agra’ is a must since so many of the events which lead to the construction of the Taj took place here, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb – The tomb is of particular interest since many of its design elephants overshadow the Taj
Afternoon we shall drive you to Delhi 205 Kms. 5 hrs. drive approx. On arrival transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
In the evening enjoy farewell Dinner from the compliments of Vilasa Luxury.
Day 17: Delhi (Departure)
As per your flight timings transfer to the International airport to board the flight for your onward destination.
Hotels Envisaged or similar
|DAY||CITY||Hotel / Room Category||16Nights|
|Day 01/03||Delhi||The Imperial – Imperial Room||02|
|Day 03/04||Alsisar||Alsisar Mahal – Deluxe||01|
|Day 04/05||Bikaner||Laxmi Niwas Palace – Deluxe Room||01|
|Day 05/07||Jaisalmer||Suryagarh—Pavillion room – In Summers / The Serai – Tented Suites – In winters
|Day 07/09||Jodhpur||Umaid Bhawan Palace – Palace room||02|
|Day 09/11||Udaipur||Taj Lake Palace—Luxury Room||02|
|Day 11/12||Pushkar||Pushkar Palace —Suite||01|
|Day 12/14||Jaipur||Rambagh Palace – Palace Room||02|
|Day 14/15||Samode||Samode Palace – Deluxe Room||01|
|Day 15/16||Agra||The Oberoi amarvilas – Premier room||01|
|Day 16/17||Delhi||The Imperial – Imperial Room||01|
Tour Cost: per person in USD
|No. of Pax||01 Oct’17 till 14 Apr’18(Except 20 Dec’17 – 05 Jan’18)||15 Apr’18 till 30 Sep ’18|
|02 Paying Pax ( Twin Sharing basis)||US$ 9200 Per person||US$ 5830 Per person|
|Single Room Supplement||US$ 6165 Per Single room Extra||US$ 2870 Per Single room Extra|
1. Total 16 nights programme in based on abovementioned hotels.
2. Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis.
3. All transfers, tours and excursion as per itinerary using:
4. Services of an Accompanying English Speaking Guide cum Escort throughout the tour.
5. Entrance fees to sites and monuments mentioned in the Itinerary for one visit only.
6. Elephant Ride at Amber Fort-Jaipur (Subject to availability).
7. Boat Ride at Lake Pichola Udaipur.
8. Dinner at sand & dunes Jaisalmer.
9. All the experiences mentioned in the Itinerary.
10. Assistance on arrival at hotel for smooth Check-in.
11. All taxes, tolls, parking fees and service tax.
Cost does not include
Special Value Add ons – Courtesy “VILASA LUXURY”