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£4545

Rajasthan Royals

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited dates/availability)

A unique and unashamedly luxurious tour, this is a revelation of Rajasthan’s glory days, seen through the eyes of the Maharajahs, and staying in their regal palaces and smaller royal residences, as we visit the region’s cities and villages, landmarks and landscapes

From sun-baked deserts to serene lake waters, from manicured gardens to untamed jungles, from Raj era forts to ancient temples, this eye-opening tour touches every aspect of Rajasthan and, rather than simply visiting the palaces of the past, it gives you an insider experience of the maharajah mansions, staying in those now transformed into fine heritage hotels. Beginning among the colonial monuments of    cosmopolitan Mumbai, the tour takes us to lake shores in the innately elegant enclave of Udaipur, to the awe-inspiring Jain Temple of Ranakpur, and the peaceful retreat of rural Rohet village. In the red dunes of the Thar Desert, we visit Bikaner, the home of warrior kings. Steep streets, stepped alleys, and blue hued houses nestle beneath Jodhpur’s imposing fort; and the Amber Fort dominates the landscape on the edge of the ‘pink city’, Jaipur. From here, we tour to the groomed gardens of Samode, and contrast them with the wilderness of Dholpur’s Chambal wildlife sanctuary. In Agra, the opulent Taj Mahal is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World; and a day of discovery in Delhi charts its chequered history.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Mumbai  - 1 night
  • Udaipur  - 2 nights
  • Rohet  - 2 nights
  • Khimsar  - 1 night
  • Bikaner  - 2 nights
  • Jaipur  - 3 nights
  • Samode  - 1 night
  • Dholpur  - 2 nights
  • Delhi  - 2 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Wildlife
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 5 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • 13 Dinners Included
  • Historic Hotels

A unique and unashamedly luxurious tour, this is a revelation of Rajasthan’s glory days, seen through the eyes of the Maharajahs, and staying in their regal palaces and smaller royal residences, as we visit the region’s cities and villages, landmarks and landscapes

Notes:

This is a full itinerary with some visits on foot with uneven surfaces and inclines.

Heritage properties rarely have lifts and rooms can vary in size and décor.

Accommodation

Taj Mahal Palace - Mumbai

This 5-star hotel is Mumbai’s first harbour landmark and was featured in the BBC 2 series 'Hotel India' focused on life behind the scenes at India's oldest and most famous hotel. Overlooking the Gateway of India with a panoramic view of the bay with restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 560 rooms with the perfect blend of rich history and modern convenience with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Fateh Prakash Palace - Udaipur

Owned by the Royal family the palace boasts a favoured location on Lake Pichola and next to the City Palace. The Durbar Hall is one of the main features of the hotel where in 1909 Lord Minto, the Viceroy of India, laid its foundation stone. History is laid throughout the palace with miniature paintings, portraits, period furniture and armoury of the Mewar dynasty. Terrace restaurant overlooking the lake, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 65 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.

Rohet Garh - Rohet

Rohet Garh, a heritage hotel is situated on the banks of a lake with manicured gardens. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 34 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Heritage Khimsar Fort - Khimsar

Spread over eleven acres of lawns, orchards and courtyards, Khimsar Fort was established in the 15th century by a descendent of the house of Jodhpur. Part of the fort is still residence to the Karamsot Rathor of direct lineage. Restaurant, bar, coffee shop, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 85 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Brij Gaj Kesri Hotel - Bikaner

A beautiful manor house set in 16 acres is built over five levels with three ornate drawing rooms a courtyard. Hosting an impressive exhibition of contemporary art and artefacts, vegetarian restaurant, a café, swimming pool, beautiful gardens and WiFi (free). Bedrooms decorated in an art deco style, tea and coffee making facilities. Please note that the restaurant does not serve non vegetarian food.

Jai Mahal Palace - Jaipur

Designed with an Indo Saracenic style of architecture, this heritage hotel is located downtown, close to the historical monuments. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 100 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Samode Bagh Hotel - Samode

Samode Bagh is a heritage hotel and the garden retreat of the Samode Royal family (featured in Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens). Designed in the Char Bagh style it is one of the oldest functioning Mughal gardens of Rajasthan. Restaurant, pool and WiFi (free). 44 luxury tented air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Raj Niwas Palace - Dholpur

The heritage hotel, Raj Niwas Palace is known for its red colour sandstoneand once home to generations of Royals. Restaurant, pool and 26 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities.

Taj Mahal Hotel - Delhi

The Taj Mahal, New Delhi, is a 5-star hotel which has been recently renovated and provides timeless appeal with contemporary charm. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel offers a unique vantage point with views of the leafy boulevards of Lutyens Delhi and is close by to all of Delhi’s historic sites. The hotel offers 6 restaurants including a wine bar, wellness centre with outdoor pool and gardens. Hotel rooms have private facilities plus air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi and a TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

Extension Options

North Goa Extension

Relax on the Arabian Sea and explore Goa’s Portuguese heritage.

Taj Fort Aguada - Goa

This 5-star hotel is located in North Goa over 42 acres and along the Sinquerim to Calanute stretch of beach. Restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 143 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

The Claridges Hotel - Delhi

Right where New Delhi meets Old Delhi, The Claridges Hotel is in a peaceful area, only a 10 minute walk to the serene Lodi Gardens yet still close to shopping centres, markets and the famous India Gate. The hotel extends a warm welcome and offers a several dining options, a bar, swimming pool, gym and spa. The rooms are a blend of classic and contemporary styles and provide air-conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, mini bar and safe.

Shimla & Amritsar

The former colonial summer capital and the Golden Temple.

Hyatt - Amritsar

A 4-star hotel with restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 248 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Oberoi Cecil - Shimla

A celebration of the elegance and grace of the Colonial era in the Queen of Hill Stations, located amidst the majestic Himalayan ranges, The 5-star Oberoi Cecil, a Grand Heritage hotel, is a part of Shimla's rich colonial history. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 75 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka - Delhi

A 5-star airport hotel with 4 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 250 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

October
October 11 (Friday)
  • No Single Supplement
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 16 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 13 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: Oct

Flight Options
  • London-Mumbai/Delhi-London British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
  • Emirates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available based on 2+ people
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
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  • £650
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £49
Extension Options
  • North Goa Extension - 6 nights (6 nights)
  • £1750
  • Single Supplement
  • £625

  • Shimla & Amritsar Extension - 2024 (6 nights)
  • £945
  • Single Supplement
  • £315

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