Luxury Rajasthan Revisited

Suggested Itinerary

14 Days From £6,995

Overview

Focused around the opening of Rajasthan's most luxurious new properties, this unique itinerary takes you on an opulent journey of culture and history through the romantic state of Rajasthan.

Explore the Mughal and Raj monuments of Delhi and enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes talk from a local historian, before travelling to the wonders of Agra. Go on a responsible walk in support of USAID to a unique viewpoint of the Taj Mahal and explore Agra Fort, before being transported back in ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay in Rajasthan's new and hotly-anticipated luxury properties
  • Gain a greater insight into Rajput history with an exclusive talk by a specialist historian
  • Support USAID on a guided walk to a special sunset viewpoint of the Taj Mahal, away from the crowds
  • Delve into rural life in local villages and farms, meeting with different communities
  • Experience a temple puja in one of the oldest temples in Fort Barwara
  • Savour some of India's greatest culinary delights and meet with local artisans

Suggested Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival into Delhi, you will be greeted by your Wild Frontiers representative and transferred directly to your hotel for check in. We have several exceptional restaurant recommendations which offer the best of the best of Indian cuisine, please discuss with us and we can make reservations on your behalf.

The Lodhi

DAY 2: DELHI

DAY 2: DELHI

Start your day by exploring the fascinating Old Delhi area, where you will walk past old crumbling havelis, see vibrant street food stalls, visit the famous Jama Masjid mosque and wander through colourful markets. Continue to the imposing Red Fort, one of the most important buildings of Mughal architecture from that period. In complete contrast to the medieval Old Delhi, New Delhi stands in formal splendour; a city of wide boulevards offering ever-changing perspectives of Lutyens' landscaped city. Highlights include Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate and Humayun's Tomb, architecturally considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, as well as a visit to the Sikh temple of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, where you can also visit the community kitchen where thousands are fed delicious food every day. This evening you will be met at your hotel by one of our specialist historians for an informal talk on the History of Rajputana. The talk has been designed to give you an historical insight into Rajputana nobility and their forts and palaces, some of which you will visit during your trip.

The Lodhi
Breakfast

DAY 3: DELHI - AGRA

DAY 3: DELHI - AGRA

This morning you will be transferred to Agra, a journey of approximately four hours. This afternoon your guide will then take you to visit the magnificent Agra Fort, built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. This fortified citadel overlooks the banks of the Yamuna River, and served as the headquarters of the Mughal Empire when Agra was its capital. Continue on to a less-visited part of Agra to then enjoy a Mughal heritage walk through the farming community of Kachhpura, led by a USAID-trained specialist guide. The walk ends with some refreshments on the rooftop of a local home where you can enjoy watching the sunset and catch a glimpse of the beautiful Taj Mahal across the river in the far distance.

The Oberoi Amarvilas
Breakfast

DAY 4: AGRA - BARWARA

DAY 4: AGRA - BARWARA

Early this morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken by your guide to the iconic Taj Mahal for sunrise. This is an extraordinary time of day to visit, as the soft sunlight hits the exquisite marble relief work and semi-precious stones, resulting in a stunning blend of light and colour. The Taj Mahal is considered one of the greatest achievements of Indo-Islamic architecture, and no matter how many times you have seen images of this spectacular edifice, nothing can prepare you for its sheer magnificence. Return to your hotel for breakfast, after which you will be collected from your hotel and driven to Fort Barwara, a 14th century Rajput complex of palaces, temples and a fort. The journey should take around six hours, depending on road conditions.

Six Senses Fort Barwara
Breakfast

DAY 5: BARWARA

DAY 5: BARWARA

Today you will have time to rest and relax, before embarking on a fascinating heritage walk to explore the historical part of this fort. Get to know the local culture, traditions, myths and associated rituals as you peel back the layers and delve deeper into the rich history of Fort Barwara, which was constructed in the 14th century by the Chauhans and later conquered by the Rajawat Dynasty in 1734. On this walk, you will explore these stories and other interesting anecdotes about the Rajputana architecture. At the same time, learn about the sensitive use of horticulture where only endemic flora is used to recreate the beauty of the lost wild landscapes of Rajasthan. This evening you will then get the chance to experience a temple puja, taking place in one of the oldest temples in the area. Located in the Zenana Mahal, the heritage wing of our 14th-century Fort, the temple is dedicated to Radha and Krishna. Aarti is performed as a mark of worship to seek blessings from God and welcome guests. A Tika ceremony, tying of auspicious thread and sprinkling of Ganga water is performed after the priest sings a short Bhajan, which is a meditative experience.

Six Senses Fort Barwara
Breakfast

DAY 6: BARWARA - JAIPUR

DAY 6: BARWARA - JAIPUR

This morning you will be transferred to Jaipur, a journey of around three hours. After checking into your hotel, this afternoon you will discover the bazaars, cuisines and crafts of Old Jaipur on a walking tour. It's a great way to explore the crafts capital of India as you meet with locals and learn about the rich artistic and culinary traditions of this fascinating city.

The Leela Palace Jaipur
Breakfast

DAY 7: JAIPUR

DAY 7: JAIPUR

This morning you will visit the stunning Amber Fort, the Rajput masterpiece perched high on a hillside just outside of Jaipur city centre. After visiting Amber Fort you will be driven a little outside of Jaipur to explore the countryside - visiting villages and farms where you can meet with local villagers and learn more about rural life in this area. The brief excursion will end with a leisurely shikar picnic in a peaceful setting. The picnic will be organised in the way it was done centuries ago when the local royalties ventured out for shikar in the wilderness.

The Leela Palace Jaipur
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: JAIPUR

DAY 8: JAIPUR

Your morning starts with a short drive into the old city and a stop at the Palace of Winds, the iconic building which represents most people’s image of this city. From here you’ll visit the fascinating and beautifully ornate City Palace Museum, as well as Jantar Mantar, the UNESCO listed Royal Observatory. Make sure to look out for the renowned photographer Tikam Chand as you pass the Palace of the Winds - here on Jaipur's busy streets you can have your portrait taken with a 150-year-old camera, the most beautiful and original souvenir you could ever ask for.

The Leela Palace Jaipur
Breakfast

DAY 9: JAIPUR - NIMAJ

DAY 9: JAIPUR - NIMAJ

This morning you will be driven to Nimaj, a journey of around four hours. In the late nineteenth century, Thakur Chhatra Singh of Nimaj, a powerful noble of the desert kingdom of Marwar (Jodhpur), decided to dam a seasonal stream flowing through his estate. His vision was to create a water reservoir which would harvest the monsoon rains. It was an ambitious project and a great drain on his resources, but Thakur Chhatra Singh remained true to his vision. The dam was completed in 1890 and changed the dry scrub into prime agricultural land. Farmers struggling for sustenance on parched lands were invited by Thakur Chhatra Singh to settle around the reservoir, named Chhatra Sagar in his memory. The area has now developed into a lush green oasis with wide open spaces and enchanting views, and is now home to a stunning luxury camp that you will call home for the next two nights.

RAAS Chhatrasagar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: NIMAJ

DAY 10: NIMAJ

Chhatrasagar is great place to engage in the local options offered by the property. Accompanied by a member of staff, enjoy a walk through a nearby village and farm, taking in the vast grazing pastures and fields of wheat, mustard, cotton and chillies. You will get a chance to meet the villagers, visit their homes and watch farmers, potters and silversmiths plying their trade. You will also walk around the village, where you will be able to stop to meet and chat with various locals along the way. Another option is the bird watching tour, where you will be able to enjoy a nature walk around the lake. The provided binoculars will give you a chance to spot some of the 200 species of bird that can be found here.

RAAS Chhatrasagar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: NIMAJ - UDAIPUR

DAY 11: NIMAJ - UDAIPUR

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the beautiful lake city of Udaipur, a journey of 5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Along the way, you will have the chance to stop for a cup of tea and to take photographs in order to break up the journey. On arrival in Udaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel, a stunning property set on the banks of Udai Sagar Lake, located just outside the city of lakes.

Raffles Udaipur
Breakfast

DAY 12: UDAIPUR

DAY 12: UDAIPUR

This morning your local guide will take you to visit the highlights of this beautiful city. Explore the City Palace, which was built in 1559 A.D and sits on the edge of Lake Pichola, the Jagdish Temple and the Garden of the Maid's Honour, and spend some time exploring the city’s backstreets where you can meet with local tradesmen and artisans. Later this evening enjoy enviable views, on a private boat tour of Lake Pichola, for gorgeous sunset views of the historic city and famous Lake Palace.

Raffles Udaipur
Breakfast

DAY 13: UDAIPUR

DAY 13: UDAIPUR

This final day is free to relax or explore at leisure, or take your pick of the generous range of spa treatments at the hotel. We have a wonderful array of recommendations for you, from boutique shopping to exclusive meetings with local artisans or chefs, so please discuss options with us based on your interests.

Raffles Udaipur
Breakfast

DAY 14: DEPART UDAIPUR

DAY 14: DEPART UDAIPUR

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Flexible booking conditions regarding transfers and cancellations

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Book With Confidence

We understand that flexibility is now a key factor when booking a holiday, and we believe our Covid Promise and Covid Viable Test provide that.

We believe these terms and conditions for making a booking are amongst the most generous in the travel industry right now, and we hope they will give you the confidence, when you feel ready, to go ahead and book your next adventure.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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