6N/7D Golden Triangle Luxury Tour with Oberoi Hotels

Elephant ride to Amber Fort Jaipur

City Palace jaipurThe Delhi Jaipur Agra travel circuit, popularly known as the Golden Triangle, attracts more tourists than any tourist destination. The mesmerizing beauty of the Taj, the Rajput splendor of the “Pink City”, and the curious mix of Old and New Delhi are more than enough to satisfy any world traveler, and yet bring them back for more.

Our tour of Golden Triangle lets you experience India at some of the best resorts of the world. It covers Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in North India and is a must for those visiting India for the First time. In this tour you will visit formidable forts, stunning palaces, museums, monuments, colorful bazaars, enjoy traditional Indian cuisine and experience the famous Indian hospitality. Combined with impeccable service delivery and Oberoi luxury hotels, this tour delivers a rich memorable holiday in India.

Duration: 6N/7D

Tour Plan: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

This  tour plan includes accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers and taxes. All other experiences like sightseeing tours, spa therapies, meals and domestic air travel or road transfers mentioned in the below itinerary are available at an additional cost and our experienced travel management team can assist you with the same.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1 – Delhi

Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to The Oberoi, Gurgaon.

The Oberoi Gurgaon The Oberoi Gurgaon
The hotel room is available for immediate check-in on arrival.

Day 2 – Delhi – Jaipur

Morning: Depart by road for Jaipur.

Afternoon: A tour of the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’ and the fascinating observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728.

City-Palace-Jaipur

Jantar Mantar jaipur

Hawa Mahal jaipur

Evening: Experience the traditional ‘Aarti’ (prayer) at the ancient Shiva Temple within the hotel followed by a rejuvenating spa therapy at the Oberoi Spa.

rejuvenating spa therapy at the Oberoi Spa The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 – Jaipur

Morning: Yoga session at the hotel.

Afternoon: A visit to the Amber Fort. Spend rest of the day shopping in the city for gem stones, silver jewellery and hand painted textiles.

Jaigarh-Fort-Jaipur

Evening: An insight into Rajasthani culture and its past by a historian.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 – Jaipur – Agra

Morning: Depart for Agra by road. On arrival in Agra, check in at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

Luxury Room The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

Afternoon: Visit Agra Fort (a World Heritage Site) and Itmad-ud-Daulah, regarded as an imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal.

Red Fort Agra

Evening: Get an insight into the legacies of the Mughal Empire by a historian.

Taj View from The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – Agra

Morning: Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Taj-Mahal

Afternoon: Visit Fatehpur Sikri (a World Heritage Site) – a perfectly preserved ancient city built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar

Fatehpur-sikri-agra

Evening: At leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 – Agra – Delhi

Morning: Depart by road for Delhi.

On arrival in Delhi, check in at The Oberoi.

The Oberoi Delhi The Oberoi Delhi

Explore famous landmarks in Old and New Delhi. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Qutub Minar.

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Qutub-Minar-delhi

Evening: At leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7- Delhi

Early morning: Transfer to the airport for your onward destination.

The programme mentioned in the suggested itinerary for each location is indicative of what you can do during your stay with us. However, our experienced travel specialists will assist in customizing your itinerary to suit your personal requirements.

Our travel concierge can also assist you with the following:

  • Inter city transfers by surface or air.
  • Sightseeing excursions escorted by an expert guide with thorough knowledge of the region, its history, secrets and places of interest.
  • Spa appointments and dietary preferences.
  • The offers can be tailored to enable stays in suites including travel in a private aircraft.

Optional – Add on Tours

Like this tour? We will be glad to customize it to your requirements. You can ask us to add a night here and there, add activities, more sightseeing or even combine Two or more tour plans for a truly spectacular experience of India.  Please visit Contact Us page to submit your query. We will work it all and send a quote to you. If you have a query, let us know. We will be happy to answer.

6N/7D Kerala Luxury Tour

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Elephant Camp periyarAptly known as God’s Own Country, Kerala needs to introduction. One of the hottest tourist destinations in the recent time, Kerala has risen sharply on global tourist map. We bring to you the highlights of this amazing land including the cosmopolitan city of Cochin, the sanctuary of Periyar, the tea country of Munnar, the serene backwaters of Kumarakom and of course, the famous beaches of Kovalam.

Duration: 6 Nights/ 7 Days

Tour Plan:  Cochin > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

This popular tour of South India is great for those who have limited time but great expectations. This tour starts at Cochin and includes sightseeing.

From Cochin we take you to Periyar which is famous for spice plantation, wildlife and Periyar Lake, where we will take a boat ride. From Periyar we will travel to Kumarakom, where we will enjoy a waters cruise at the exotic resort situated on the picturesque Vembanad Lake. At Alleppey we will check into House Boat and enjoy the afternoon cruising through the backwaters, canals & coir villages.

Travel Plan Details:

Day 01 Arrive Cochin

Cochin-International-Airport

Upon arrival in Cochin new name Kochi you will be met and transferred to hotel. Afternoon free to relax or to do your own activities.

Marine-Drive-Kochi

Overnight:  hotel in Cochin

Day 02 Cochin

At 0900 hrs you will be taken for morning city tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Net, Mattanchery Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church. Afternoon free to relax

Kochi chinese fishnets in twilight Kochi, Kerala. Fort Kochin, K

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Overnight :  hotel in Cochin

Day 03  Cochin / Periyar (195 kms, 5 hours drive)

At 0845 hrs you will be driven from Cochin to Periyar (a few miles away from civilization, there is a place, the abode of many rare animals, birds and plants in the western ghats in Kerala, the land of green magic) and checkin at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax.

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Overnight :  hotel in Periyar

Day 04  Periyar 

At 0630 hrs, you will be taken for a Boat ride (public boat sharing with other passengers) to view wildlife on the bank of Periyar Lake.

Periyar-Lake-Boat-Ride

At 1130 hrs you will taken for spice plantation tour.

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Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight :  hotel in Periyar

Day 05  Periyar / Kumarakom (135 kms, 3 hours drive)

At 0945 hrs you will be driven from Periyar to Kumarakom – a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and checkin at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax.

Kumarakom

Overnight :  Hotel in Kumarakom

Day 06  Kumarakom / Alleppey (20 kms, 30 minutes drive)

At 1130 hrs you will be driven from Kumarakom to Alleppey Jetty Point (when someone steps aboard a Kettuvallam, they step back into history, for these “moving masterpiece” have been plying the inland waterways of southwest India for untold centuries) and checkin at house boat.

house boat

Your houseboat will move slowly thru’ narrow canals & backwater where you will see paddy fields, temples, churches, coconut palm trees, island etc.

Kumarakom-House-Boat

Overnight :  houseboat in Alleppey

Day 07  Alleppey/ Cochin (90 kms, 2 hrs drive)

At 1000 hrs your houseboat will reach Jetty point and then driven from Alleppey to Cochin Airport.

Like this tour? We will be glad to customize it to your requirements. You can ask us to add a night here and there, add activities, more sightseeing or even combine Two or more tour plans for a truly spectacular experience of India.  Please visit Contact Us page to submit your query. We will work it all and send a quote to you. If you have a query, let us know. We will be glad to be of assistance.

8N/9D Golden Triangle Luxury Tour with Oberoi Hotels

India Gate

Jal Mahal Jaipur

An 8N/9D tour of the famous Golden Triangle gives you more time to observe and relax while enjoying your holiday.

The Delhi Jaipur Agra travel circuit, popularly known as the Golden Triangle, attracts more tourists than any tourist destination. The mesmerizing beauty of the Taj, the Rajput splendor of the “Pink City”, and the curious mix of Old and New Delhi are more than enough to satisfy any world traveler, and yet bring them back for more.

Our tour of Golden Triangle lets you experience India at a leisurely pace at some of the best resorts of the world. It covers Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in North India and is a must for those visiting India for the First time. In this tour you will visit formidable forts, stunning palaces, museums, monuments, colorful bazaars, enjoy traditional Indian cuisine and experience the famous Indian hospitality. Combined with impeccable service delivery and Oberoi luxury hotels, this tour delivers a rich memorable holiday in India.

Duration: 8N/9D

Tour Plan: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

This  tour plan includes accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers and taxes. All other experiences like sightseeing tours, spa therapies, meals and domestic air travel or road transfers mentioned in the below itinerary are available at an additional cost and our experienced travel management team can assist you with the same.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1 – Delhi

Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to The Oberoi, Gurgaon.

The Oberoi Gurgaon The Oberoi Gurgaon

The hotel room is available for immediate check-in on arrival.

Day 2 – Delhi

Morning: Visit the walled city of Old Delhi, Guarded by the Red Fort (a World Heritage Site) built in 1648. Its narrow alleys are dotted with countless landmarks including India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid and the legendary marketplace of Chandni Chowk that stocks everything from spices and perfumes, to jewellery and dress materials.

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Evening: Enjoy a massage at the Oberoi Spa.

rejuvenating spa therapy at the Oberoi Spa

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 – Delhi – Jaipur

Morning: Depart by air for Jaipur (1 hour flight). On arrival in Jaipur, transfer to The Oberoi Rajvilās.

The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur

Afternoon: A tour of the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’ and the fascinating observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728.

City Palace jaipur

City-Palace-Jaipur

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Evening: Experience the traditional ‘Aarti’ (prayer) at the ancient Shiva Temple within the hotel followed by a rejuvenating spa therapy at the Oberoi Spa.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 – Jaipur

Morning: Yoga session at the hotel.

Afternoon: A visit to the Amber Fort. Spend rest of the day shopping in the city for gem stones, silver jewellery and hand painted textiles.

Jaigarh-Fort-Jaipur

Elephant ride to Amber Fort Jaipur

Evening: An insight into Rajasthani culture and its past by a historian.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – Jaipur – Agra

Morning: At leisure.

Afternoon: Depart for Depart for Agra (approximately 6 hours drive) The Oberoi Amarvilas.

The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra Luxury Room The Oberoi Amarvilas AgraEvening: Get an insight into the legacies of the Mughal Empire by a historian.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 – Agra

Morning: Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Taj-Mahal

Afternoon: Visit Fatehpur Sikri (a World Heritage Site) – a perfectly preserved ancient city built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar.

Fatehpur-sikri-agra

Evening: At leisure.

Taj View from The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – Agra – Delhi

Morning: Visit Agra Fort (a World Heritage Site) and Itmad-ud-Daulah, regarded as an imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal.

Red Fort Agra

Afternoon:Depart for Delhi (approximately 3 hours drive) The Oberoi.

The Oberoi Delhi The Oberoi Delhi

Evening: At leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 – Delhi

Morning: Tour of the historical sights of Delhi, including India Gate, Qutab Minar (a World Heritage Site) and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the grand residence of the President of India, designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyen.

India Gate

Rashtrapati Bhawan

Qutub-Minar-delhi

Evening: Visit Dilli Haat, a contemporary art and crafts market that offers a wonderful collection of Indian handicrafts.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 – Delhi

Early morning: Transfer to the airport for your onward destination.

The programme mentioned in the suggested itinerary for each location is indicative of what you can do during your stay with us. However, our experienced travel specialists will assist in customizing your itinerary to suit your personal requirements.

Our travel concierge can also assist you with the following:

  • Inter city transfers by surface or air.
  • Sightseeing excursions escorted by an expert guide with thorough knowledge of the region, its history, secrets and places of interest.
  • Spa appointments and dietary preferences.
  • The offers can be tailored to enable stays in suites including travel in a private aircraft.

Optional – Add on Tours

Like this tour? We will be glad to customize it to your requirements. You can ask us to add a night here and there, add activities, more sightseeing or even combine Two or more tour plans for a truly spectacular experience of India.  Please visit Contact Us page to submit your query. We will work it all and send a quote to you. If you have a query, let us know. We will be happy to answer.

10N/11D North India Luxury Tour with Oberoi Hotels

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Luxury Tours IndiaOur tour of North India lets you experience India at a leisurely pace at some of the best resorts of the world.

Duration: 10N/11D

Tour Plan: Delhi – Udaipur – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

This  tour plan includes accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers and taxes. All other experiences like sightseeing tours, spa therapies, meals and domestic air travel or road transfers mentioned in the below itinerary are available at an additional cost and our experienced travel management team can assist you with the same.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1 – Delhi

Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to The Oberoi, Gurgaon.

The Oberoi Gurgaon The Oberoi Gurgaon

The hotel room is available for immediate check-in on arrival.

 Day 2 – Delhi – Udaipur

Morning: Spend the morning relaxing in your room or enjoy a massage at the Oberoi Spa.

Oberoi Spa

Afternoon: Depart by air for Udaipur (1 hour 35 minutes flight). On arrival in Udaipur, transfer to The Oberoi Udaivilās.

The Oberoi UdaivilāsThe Oberoi Udaivilās Room

Evening: Visit the Bada Mahal Wildlife Conservatory, a natural home to peacocks, wild boar and spotted deer, located adjacent to the hotel. Visit the 200 year old hunting lodge of the Maharanas of Udaipur and witness frescoes done in the ‘Gotai’ style using lime and marble paste.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 – Udaipur

Morning: Yoga session at the hotel, followed by a tour of the city including a visit to the magnificent City Palace, the Museum and the grand 400 year old Jagdish Temple devoted to Lord Vishnu.

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Afternoon: Shopping excursion followed by an Ayurvedic massage at the Oberoi Spa.

Evening: A candlelit dinner overlooking the Lake Pichola.

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Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 – Udaipur

Morning: After breakfast, visit the Chittorgarh Fort (approximately 3 hours drive). The most important bastion of Rajput power, its occupation was the primary objective of any would-be ruler.

Chittorgarh Fort
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – Udaipur – Jaipur

Morning: Depart by road for Jaipur (approximately 6 hours drive) The Oberoi Rajvilās.

The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur

Evening: Relax at the hotel and take an insight into Rajasthani culture and its past by a historian.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 – Jaipur

Morning: Yoga session at the hotel followed by a tour of the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’ and the fascinating observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728.

City Palace jaipur Jantar Mantar jaipur Hawa Mahal jaipur

Afternoon: A visit to the Amber Fort.

Elephant ride to Amber Fort Jaipur

Evening: Spend the day shopping in the city for gem stones, silver jewellery and hand painted textiles.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – Jaipur – Agra

Morning: At leisure.

Afternoon: Depart for Depart for Agra (approximately 6 hours drive) The Oberoi Amarvilas.

The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra
Luxury Room The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra
Evening: Get an insight into the legacies of the Mughal Empire by a historian.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 – Agra

Morning: Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Taj-Mahal
Afternoon: Visit Fatehpur Sikri (a World Heritage Site) – a perfectly preserved ancient city built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar.

Fatehpur-sikri-agra
Evening: At leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 – Agra – Delhi

Morning: Visit Agra Fort (a World Heritage Site) and Itmad-ud-Daulah, regarded as an imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal.

Red Fort Agra
Afternoon: Depart for Delhi (approximately 3 hours drive) The Oberoi.

The Oberoi Delhi The Oberoi Delhi
Evening: At leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 – Delhi

Morning: Visit the walled city of Old Delhi, Guarded by the Red Fort (a World Heritage Site) built in 1648. Its narrow alleys are dotted with countless landmarks including India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid and the legendary marketplace of Chandni Chowk that stocks everything from spices and perfumes, to jewellery and dress materials.

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Evening: Enjoy a massage at the Oberoi Spa.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 – Delhi

Early morning: Transfer to the airport for your onward destination.

The programme mentioned in the suggested itinerary for each location is indicative of what you can do during your stay with us. However, our experienced travel specialists will assist in customizing your itinerary to suit your personal requirements.

Our travel concierge can also assist you with the following:

  • Inter city transfers by surface or air.
  • Sightseeing excursions escorted by an expert guide with thorough knowledge of the region, its history, secrets and places of interest.
  • Spa appointments and dietary preferences.
  • The offers can be tailored to enable stays in suites including travel in a private aircraft.

Optional – Add on Tours

Like this tour? We will be glad to customize it to your requirements. You can ask us to add a night here and there, add activities, more sightseeing or even combine Two or more tour plans for a truly spectacular experience of India.  Please visit Contact Us page to submit your query. We will work it all and send a quote to you. If you have a query, let us know. We will be happy to answer.

10N/11D Rajasthan Luxury Tour with Taj Hotels

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Luxury Tours IndiaThis is Rajasthan at its luxurious best. The tour covers Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur which are the most popular tourist destinations in the royal state of Rajasthan. Visit forts and palaces, connect with people, discover a colorful culture and a lifestyle bigger than life itself.

Jaipur – the Pink City, as it is known across the world, is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India’s first planned city. Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travelers.

The Blue City of Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is called the Gateway to Thar, as it is literally on the edge of the Thar desert. It is also called the Sun City as the sun shines almost every day of the year.

Udaipur – the City of Lakes,  is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This ‘Venice of the East’ has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it worth visiting.

Traveling like royals, you will be staying in some of the most luxurious hotel and palaces. Ranking amongst world’s finest; each hotel has a remarkable legacy which leaves you awestruck.

Duration: 10N/11D

Tour Plan: Delhi – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Mumbai

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
You will arrive Delhi and will be transferred to Taj Mahal Hotel for 2 nights’ stay. It is a deluxe hotel, centrally located in the heart of Delhi.

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taj mahal hotel delhi luxury room
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Day 2: Delhi
In the afternoon visit the bazaars of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi as well as Jamia Masjid, the largest mosque in India, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara and Rajghat – the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. The afternoon sightseeing tour visits the beautiful buildings of New Delhi, built by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, and the historic Qutub Minar and Humayun’s tomb.

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Day 3: Jaipur
Today morning you will drive to Pink City of Jaipur and stay for 2 nights at the magnificent Rambagh Palace.

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The palace has been home to generations of royals for over 2 centuries. In 1925, it became residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It remained the home of Jaipur royal family until 1957, when it was 1st converted into luxury hotel by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II.

The palace grounds are spread over 47 acres. The palace offers 79 rooms including suites, which were the personal chambers of the former Maharaja. Every room and suite has been done up to reflect the world of royalty with exquisite antiques, rich tapestries and paintings.

The guests can relax at exclusive tented Jiva Grande Spa which offers traditional Indian rejuvenation therapies and Signature Jiva Spa experiences.

Rambagh Palace Jaipur Room

The exclusive royal butlers ensure that all your needs are met and they can assist you with competent advice on anything ranging from a historical introduction to the palace, to selection of cuisines, setup of private dinners, customized spa treatments and shopping excursions in Jaipur.

The Rambagh Palace is located just 11 kms from the airport and is near all main shopping areas, historical monuments and forts and all the unique markets of Jaipur.

Rambagh Palace Jaipur Pool

Wished ever a Vintage ride – do fulfill your wish as we take you around the historical settings of the palace or a drive thorough the city in 1 vintage car collection of the royalty. To choose from the options are an old Pontiac(1939),Ford(1936) or Plymoth 1937) – experience the drive from the past.

Jaipur has had long and colorful association with elephants and it is one of the only places in the world where you can witness and participate in this exclusive sport POLO to be played on elephants throughout the year and we at Rambagh Palace can organize the same at your wish.

At Rambagh Palace, we offer distinctive dining experience, serving mouth watering medley of traditional and contemporary favorites of Indian and international cuisines, with folk entertainment at Rambagh lawns.

Rambagh Palace Jaipur Restaurant

Day 4: Jaipur
Today morning you will visit Amber Fort. The fort can be ascended on elephant’s back. Afternoon you will visit monuments of Jaipur including the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Observatory and the museum.

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Day 5: Jodhpur
Driving further west into this desert state, you will arrive at the Blue City of Jodhpur. Your stay for next two nights is arranged at Umaid Bhawan Palace – rated as the best hotel in the world and the largest private residence in the world. This landmark hotel is one of the city’s must see places.

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Day 6: Jodhpur
Today you will visit the magnificent Mehranagarh Fort – one the most majestic forts in Rajasthan. Also visit the Jaswant Thada.

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Day 7: Udaipur
Today you drive to Udaipur visiting the intricately carved Ranakpur Jain temple en route. Your stay for next two nights is arranged at Lake Palace – an utterly romantic palace hotel in the world.

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Day 8: Udaipur
In the morning visit the impressive City Palace, the biggest palace complex in Rajasthan, the beautiful gardens of Sahelion-ki-Bari, and the Jagdish Temple.

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Day 9: Mumbai
A short flight brings you to Mumbai – the city that never sleeps. You will spend next two nights at iconic Taj Mahal Hotel. This legendary hotel with unmatched location by Arabian sea is a landmark in city.

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Day 10: Mumbai
The day is spent exploring the maximum city – with an excursion to Elephanta Island, Dhobi Ghat and tour of city’s markets and museums.

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Day 11: Mumbai
Today your Royal Rendezvous comes to end when you fly back home.

Note: You can add Agra – city of Taj Mahal between Delhi and Jaipur by adding one more day in tour.

Like this tour? We will be glad to customize it to your requirements. You can ask us to add a night here and there, add activities, more sightseeing or even combine Two or more tour plans for a truly spectacular experience of India.  Please visit Contact Us page to submit your query. We will work it all and send a quote to you. If you have a query, let us know. We will be happy to answer.

12N/13D North India Luxury Tour with Oberoi Hotels

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Luxury Tours IndiaOur tour of North India lets you experience India at a leisurely pace at some of the best resorts of the world.

Duration: 12N/13D

Tour Plan: Delhi – Udaipur – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

This tour plan includes accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers and taxes. All other experiences like sightseeing tours, spa therapies, meals and domestic air travel or road transfers mentioned in the below itinerary are available at an additional cost and our experienced travel management team can assist you with the same.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1 – Delhi

Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to The Oberoi, Gurgaon.

The Oberoi Gurgaon The Oberoi Gurgaon

The hotel room is available for immediate check-in on arrival.

 Day 2 – Delhi – Udaipur

Morning: Spend the morning relaxing in your room or enjoy a massage at the Oberoi Spa.

rejuvenating spa therapy at the Oberoi Spa

Afternoon: Depart by air for Udaipur (1 hour 35 minutes flight). On arrival in Udaipur, transfer to The Oberoi Udaivilās. The hotel room is available for immediate check-in on arrival.

The Oberoi UdaivilāsThe Oberoi Udaivilās Room

Evening: Visit the Bada Mahal Wildlife Conservatory, a natural home to peacocks, wild boar and spotted deer, located adjacent to the hotel. Visit the 200 year old hunting lodge of the Maharanas of Udaipur and witness frescoes done in the ‘Gotai’ style using lime and marble paste

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 – Udaipur

Morning: Yoga session at the hotel, followed by a tour of the city including a visit to the magnificent City Palace, the Museum and the grand 400 year old Jagdish Temple devoted to Lord Vishnu.

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Afternoon: Shopping excursion followed by an Ayurvedic massage at the Oberoi Spa.

Evening: A candlelit dinner overlooking the Lake Pichola.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 – Udaipur

Morning: After breakfast, visit the Chittorgarh Fort (approximately 3 hours drive). The most important bastion of Rajput power, its occupation was the primary objective of any would-be ruler.

Chittorgarh Fort

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – Udaipur – Jaipur

Morning: Depart by road for Jaipur (approximately 6 hours drive) The Oberoi Rajvilās.

The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur

Evening: Relax at the hotel and take an insight into Rajasthani culture and its past by a historian.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 – Jaipur

Morning: Yoga session at the hotel followed by a tour of the City Palace and the fascinating observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728.

City Palace jaipur

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Afternoon: A visit to the Amber Fort.

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Elephant ride to Amber Fort Jaipur

Evening: Experience the traditional ‘Aarti’ (prayer) at the ancient Shiva Temple within the hotel followed by a rejuvenating spa therapy at the Oberoi Spa.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – Jaipur

Morning: Visit Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’.

Hawa Mahal jaipur

Spend rest of the day shopping in the city for gem stones, silver jewellery and hand painted textiles.

Evening: Learn how to prepare exotic Indian dishes from our chef.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 – Jaipur – Agra

Morning: At leisure.
Afternoon: Depart for Agra (approximately 6 hours drive) The Oberoi Amarvilas.

The Oberoi Amarvilas AgraLuxury Room The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra
Evening: Get an insight into the legacies of the Mughal Empire by a historian.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 – Agra

Morning: Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Taj-Mahal

Afternoon: Visit Fatehpur Sikri (a World Heritage Site) – a perfectly preserved ancient city built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar.

Fatehpur-sikri-agra

Evening: At leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 – Agra – Delhi

Morning: Visit Agra Fort (a World Heritage Site) and Itmad-ud-Daulah, regarded as an imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal.

Red Fort Agra

Afternoon: Depart for Delhi (approximately 3 hours drive) The Oberoi, Gurgaon.
Evening: At leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 – Delhi

Morning: Tour of the historical sights of Delhi, including India Gate, Qutab Minar (a World Heritage Site) and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the grand residence of the President of India, designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyen.

India GateQutub-Minar-delhiRashtrapati Bhawan
Evening: Visit Dilli Haat, a contemporary art and crafts market that offers a wonderful collection of Indian handicrafts.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 – Delhi

Morning: Visit the walled city of Old Delhi, Guarded by the Red Fort (a World Heritage Site) built in 1648. It’s narrow alleys are dotted with countless landmarks including India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid and the legendary marketplace of Chandni Chowk that stocks everything from spices and perfumes, to jewellery and dress materials.

Red-Fort

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Evening: Enjoy a massage at the Oberoi Spa.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 – Delhi

Early Morning: Transfer to the airport for your onward destination.

The programme mentioned in the suggested itinerary for each location is indicative of what you can do during your stay with us. However, our experienced travel specialists will assist in customizing your itinerary to suit your personal requirements.

Our travel concierge can also assist you with the following:

  • Inter city transfers by surface or air.
  • Sightseeing excursions escorted by an expert guide with thorough knowledge of the region, its history, secrets and places of interest.
  • Spa appointments and dietary preferences.
  • The offers can be tailored to enable stays in suites including travel in a private aircraft.

Optional – Add on Tours

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13N/14D Offbeat Rajasthan Luxury Tour

Rajasthan Desert Festival

sam-sand-dunes-jaisalmerA startled black-buck, the bewitching smile a village belle, the lined face of a tribal chief, the ruggedness of Thar, miles of golden sands, loping on a camel back romance rides with you This tour invites both the first time visitors and those wanting to explore this beautiful state more. Covering almost all the important sites of Rajasthan the tour is rich in cultural and historical experiences. The accommodation is carefully chosen boutique hotels, heritage palaces, fort hotels at amazing locations.

This 13N/14D tour combines the rural hamlets in Eastern Rajasthan with the more popular cities of Jaipur and Udaipur and villages of Rohet and Khimsar. Over two weeks, see the impressive Chitra Sala or Picture Gallery atop Bundi’s Taragarh fort, take a Bishnoi village safari outside Jodhpur, go bird watching and experience village life around Karauli. Also visit romantic Udaipur – the City of Lakes and Jaipur as well as the iconic Taj Mahal and the monuments of Delhi.

Tour Plan:  Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ramathra – Bundi – Udauipur – Ranakpur Rohet Garh – Bishnoi – Jodhpur Khimsar – Jaipur – Delhi

Detailed Travel Plan

Day 1: Welcome to Delhi

Welcome to the political and Cultural Capital of India … Delhi. Traditional welcome at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

Red-Fort

Explore Delhi on a full day sightseeing tour. Start with a tour of Old Delhi in the morning; enjoying a cycle rickshaw ride in the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk followed by a visit to the Jama Masjid and the Raj Ghat. In the afternoon, drive past the impressive buildings of Lutyen’s New Delhi and visit the Humayun’s tomb and the lofty Qutub Minar.

Qutub-Minar-delhi

Day 3: Agra

Rise early morning to take the express train to Agra ; stay one night. Visit the impressive Agra Fort, followed by a visit to the ornate tomb of Itamud-ud-Daula. Enjoy a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset to marvel at one of the world’s great monuments in a glow of pink and yellow hues.

Taj-Mahal

Day 4: Fateh Pur Sikri

An hour’s drive from Agra, visit Akbar’s deserted Mughal capital city at Fatehpur Sikri laden with beautiful buildings. In the afternoon, drive through marble and stone quarries of the Daang Plateau to Ramathra, stay two nights

Fatehpur-sikri-agra

Day 5: Ramathra

Relax in the midst of the wonderfully rustic surroundings, take a village walk, explore the expansive ruins of the fort or take a boat ride in the lake to see a wide variety of migratory and local birds.

Ramathra-Fort-Heritage-Hotel

Day 6: Bundi

Take a short drive southwards to Bundi one of Rajasthan’s hidden gems, for an overnight stay. Visit the sprawling Taragarh Fort which houses a spectacular multi-storeyed palace. Inside, the former royal apartments hold a collection of vibrant early-17th-century murals.

bundi-rajasthan

Day 7: Udaipur

Drive to Udaipur visiting the Chittaurgarh Fort – the largest in India and a UNESCO World Heritage site en route; stay two nights.

Chittaurgarh-Fort

Day 8: Udaipur

The sightseeing in Udaipur is set around the City Palace – a complex of 11 palaces, all with intricate stone work and interiors featuring glass mirror and ornamental tiles. Visit the gardens of Sahelion Ki Bari, the old city and the Jagdish Temple.

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Day 9: Ranakpur Rohet garh

Heading westward today, traverse the Aravalli Hills to Ranakpur, the home of an intricately and painstakingly carved Jain Temple complex. Drive to the outskirts of Jodhpur; stay two nights.

ranakpur-jain-temple

Day 10 : Bishnoi

Experience a village safari this morning by jeep driving into the surrounding desert, where Bishnoi, Bhil, potters’ and weavers’ villages nestle amid the khejri trees and acacia scrub. The afternoon is at leisure.

Bishnoi

Day 11 : Jodhpur Khimsar

Drive to Jodhpur for a half day sightseeing tour focussed on the majestic Mehrangarh, one of India’s most fabulous forts. Also visit the Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph and take a walk through the Sardar Bazar to see its Clock Tower that dates back to 1912. Drive on to rural Khimsar for an overnight stay. In the late afternoon, wander into the village to witness the rural way of life, rent a bike, or ride on a camel cart.

mehrangarh-fort-jodhpur

Overnight at the camp in Sam.

Day 12 : Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur ; stay two nights.

Day 13 : Jaipur

Start your morning sightseeing with the 17th century hilltop Amber Fort and the sparkling Mirror Palace. In the afternoon visit the City Palace & Museum and the 18th century Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. Drive through the busy bazaars for a photo stop at the recently restored Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in Jaipur.

City-Palace-Jaipur

Day 14: Jaipur – Delhi

Early morning flight to Delhi for your onward journey.

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10N/11D India Wildlife Luxury Tour with Taj Safari Lodges

Kanha-National-Park
Tiger India

This is Indian Wildlife Tour in Style. This short and crisp tour combines the finest National Parks in the central India with the best jungle lodges in India. These are park offer variety of terrain, flora and fauna with Tiger as the main draw. Taj group has taken the wildlife accommodation to a whole new level with supreme luxury, attention to details, sublime location, and amazing wildlife experience in customized vehicles. Â Weave teamed up with the Taj Group India’s leading five-star hotel chain to offer a 11-day luxury tour through the country’s wild heart.

Duration: 10N/11D

Tour Plan: Delhi – Pench – Kanha – Bandhavgarh – Panna – Delhi

This Eleven day Tiger safari in India covers all four of Central India’s Tiger reserves i.e Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna. This wildlife tour of India is based on using the finest accommodation throughout, in Delhi, you stay at the Imperial hotel, Delhi’s most exclusive luxury hotel, and while on safari, at the Taj safari lodges in Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01: – Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi International Airport.

Delhi : A bustling metropolis and a city of 14 million inhabitants, is also India’s capital. A near perfect blend of the ancient and the modern, Delhi, consisting two parts Old & New Delhi, is a city with something for everyone. From Forts and monuments that are almost 500 years old, to modern shopping malls, nightclubs and golf courses, Delhi truly is India’s crown jewel.

Red-Fort

Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will present you with a welcome pack including all necessary documentation and arrange your transfer to The Imperial hotel for check-in. No activity is scheduled today, since most of the International flights arrive into India close to midnight only.
Imperial Hotel Janpath
The Imperial :- The Imperial Hotel, one of Delhi’s best known luxury Hotels is also one of the oldest hotels in Delhi .Built in 1933, it has a somewhat unconventional style & design; a mixture of Victorian and old colonial with a playful dosage of art deco. The hotel, which is centrally located on Janpath, is set in beautiful gardens and its facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a shopping arcade, permanent in-house art galleries and a variety of restaurants.
Imperial-Hotel-Janpath

Day 02: Delhi

This morning you are collected from your hotel for full day tour of Old and New Delhi.

The tour of the 17th-century old city includes the great mosque of Jama Masjid, The main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk (“Moonlit Street”). Drive past Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Humayun’s Tomb : – The tour of New Delhi includes the Humayun’s Tomb, the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Drive down the spectacular Rajpath (“the Kingsway,”) passing the India Gate (the memorial built to commemorate the unknown soldiers,) the President’s House, and the House of Parliament. Enjoy a brief respite from the otherwise bustling city at Birla Mandir, a modern and colourful Hindu temple.

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Evening at leisure to perhaps venture out and discover the city or its many restaurants on your own.

Day 03 : – Delhi – Nagpur – Pench

This morning you will be met by our representative and escorted from your hotel to airport to board flight for Nagpur.

Upon arrival at Nagpur airport you will be met and drive to Pench National Park. (90 kms/02 hrs), the first of the four National parks that you visit as a part of your luxury safari in India.

Pench : Pench Tiger Reserve, located in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is the 19th Project Tiger Reserve and has been one of the best-kept secrets among wildlife enthusiasts who have long been acquainted with and bedazzled by its immensely varied flora and fauna. No wonder the area providing a backdrop for it’s animal character dominated by fairly open canopy of mixed forest, predominantly teak, with open grassy patches, the park with its undulating land boasts the highest density of herbivores in any Indian park. The population of cheetal, or spotted deer, is particularly high and there is also abundance of sambar and nilgai.

Pench-National-Park

Visitor cannot fail to be amazed by the mighty gaur or Indian bison, which shares its home with such diverse creatures as wild boar, sloth bear, dhole, and mongoose and jungle cat. As its name implies, the park is also home to the illusive Royal Bengal Tiger and the equally shy leopard. The bird life has been described by visitors as some of the best in India and among the 250 or so species are malabar pied hombills, painted stork, long-tailed shrikes, kingfishers, blue jays and birds of paradise as well as crested serpent eagles, changeable hawk eagles and vultures. The picturesque Pench River, which winds it’s way through the park, is a magnet for all birds, particularly during the winter migration when the area teems with visitor including Brahmini ducks and batheaded geese. Lying on the southern slopes of the satpura ranges, the tiger reserve covers just over 757 sq kms and is two hours by road from Nagpur. While still known locally as Pench National Park, it’s name was changed in November 2002 to Indira Priyadarshni Pench National Park in honour of the Late Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. The Park is open from 1st October till 30th of June every year.

Upon arrival check-in to the Taj Safaris Baghvan Lodge.

 Taj-Safaris-Baghvan-Lodge
Taj Safaris Baghvan Lodge: A product of the recent partnership between CC Africa (now called &Beyond) and the Taj Group, the Bagh Van offers the ultimate in luxury, as far as lodge accomodation in Pench is concerned. The name Baghvan draws its inspiration from one of India’s iconic symbols, the Bengal tiger (bagh – tiger and van – forest). Pronounced baagh-vun, this charming lodge is located on the edge of Pench National Park . The Bagh Van has 12 stand alone suites, each charming individual suite has a contemporary bungalow feel with a cheeky 50’s ambiance. All suites have a spacious air conditioned bedroom with private shaded sit-outs.

Bedrooms all have a Jharokha (wooden latticed bay window) that filters the soft early morning light and covered inter-leading link takes guests to generously proportioned bathrooms with double vanity, separate w.c, indoor and outdoor showers. Leisure facilities at the Bagh van include a large Swimming pool, and large common guest areas, where talks and film shows on wildlife are held almost daily.

Afternoon Game ride into the Pench National Park. Safaris in Pench are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Overnight at the Lodge

Day 04: Pench

Pench-National-Park

Early morning & evening game safaris into the Pench National Park. Safaris in Pench are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Those of our guests, who have been lucky to sight a Tiger at close range (and most have) have said, that, the image will always remain in their memory, as a high point of their tiger safari in India.

Day 05: Pench – Kanha

This morning you drive to Kanha (160 kms/05 hrs.)

Kanha situated in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the picturesque Kanha National Park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s unforgettable classic Jungle Book. The romance of the Kanha National Park has not reduced over time-it is still as beautiful.

Kanha-National-Park

Kanha National Park : – The park was created in 1955 by a special law and, since then, it has dedicated itself in preserving a variety of animal species. Many endangered species have indeed been saved here. Today Kanha is among the few most scenic and beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia. This ‘Tiger Country’ is the ideal home for both predator and prey. By far the most striking features of this region are the open grassy meadows, where sighting blackbuck, swamp deer, sambhar and chital is common. And, if one can transcend into time, a barefooted Mowgli would perhaps come padding along the dusty trail, for this is the land of Kipling’s Jungle Book.

Kanha is perhaps one of the best parks for sighting tigers .Of the numerous Tiger reserves in India, that are preserving this ferocious beast, but nowhere can you see them as often, and as regularly as in Kanha National Park.

The main wildlife attractions in the park are Tiger, Bison, Gaur, Sambhar, Chital, Barasingha, Barking Deer, Black Deer, Black Buck, Chousingha, Nilgai, Mouse Deer, Sloth Bear, Jackal Fox, Porcupine, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Python, Pea Fowl, Hare, Monkey, Mongoose, Tiger and Leopard.

The birds species in the park include Storks, Teals, Pintails, Pond Herons, Egrets, Peacock, Pea Fowl, Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowl, Partridges, Quails, Ring Doves, Spotted Parakeets, Green Pigeons, Rock Pigeons, Cuckoos, Papihas, Rollers, Bee-eater, Hoopoes, Drongos, Warblers, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Finches, Orioles, Owls and Fly Catchers.

swamp-deer

However, if one animal species were to represent Kanha, it would probably be the barasingha, or the swamp deer. The barasinghas at Kanha are unique, being the hard ground variety, which populate the large open tracts of grass amidst the forests of teak and bamboo. Twenty years ago, the barasingha was faced with extinction but some desperate measures including the fencing-off of some animals helped save them and again the air in Kanha bugle with their rutting calls.

Upon arrival check-in to the Taj & Beyond Banjaar Tola.

Taj-Beyond-Banjaar-Tola

Taj & Beyond Banjaar Tola : Taj Safaris’ third jungle safari lodge is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, directly overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. The luxurious, yet lightweight, ensuite tents have been designed in a contemporary style with pressed bamboo wall panels, gorgeous bamboo floors, and locally crafted furniture hewn from the timber of exotic Indian trees. The intimate camp, is set in 90 acres of lush green property. The lodge has a café at the entrance, dining decks on the river side, and a swimming pool.

Evening game safari into Kanha National Park. Safaris in Kanha are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

Day 06: – Kanha

Kanha-National-Park

Early morning & evening game safaris into the Kanha National Park. Safaris in Kanha are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

Day 07: Kanha – Bandhavgarh

Early morning game safari into the Kanha National Park. Safaris in Kanha are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Later, drive to Bandhavgarh (250 kms/06 hrs).

Bandhavgarh-National-Park

Bandhavgarh : Bandhavgarh National Park, situated in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, has established a reputation as one of the best places in India to observe Tigers. The 105 square kilometers of park area, open for tourists is reported to have over 25 tigers. Like many Tiger reserves in India, the area was formerly the hunting reserve of a Maharaja and contains much evidence of its royal associations, most spectacular being the ruins of a huge hilltop fort which dominates the centre of the reserve.

The Sal Forest which predominates in the Park is replaced by mixed forests at the higher elevations in the hills and there are also expanses of grassland and bamboo in the north. The core of the reserve is hilly and dominated by the ancient natural fort which towers to an impressive 800 metres above the forest. The Fort too is worth a visit. Bandhavgarh being an arid region, water is always attractive to wildlife and the presence of pools and streams in the reserve is one of the reasons it is so favoured by both game and predators. Although Tigers are the star attraction at Bandhavgarh the list of other mammals and birds that have made Bandhavgarh their home , is very impressive too .The list of birds includes such species as Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Plumheaded Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and Asian Paradise Flycatcher among a total of over 250 species recorded in the district. Tigers and the more rarely seen Leopards, have no shortage of prey in the reserve.

Bandhavgarh-National-Park-Spotted-Deer

The Spotted Deer or Chital is a favourite item on the Tiger menu and several thousand of these delightful deer inhabit the park. Other species found here in varying abundance include; Chinkara, Chowsinga, Wild Boar, Sambar, Muntjac and Nilgai. The Asian Bison or Gaur last sighted as a small herd in 1998, the animal is now conspicuous by its absence since. A closely monitored programme of the reintroduction of the Gaur is planned within couple of years. A hunting pack of wild dogs may also be seen on occasions. Mammal sightings always require a degree of luck, particularly when the species is essentially nocturnal or reclusive but each outing in the reserve will at least provide a chance to meet one of the rarer inhabitants such as Sloth Bear, Indian fox, Jackal, Wolf, Ratel, Striped Hyenas, Jungle Cat or Indian Pangolin. More predictable are the sounders of Wild Boar rooting among the vegetation, Indian Hares, the lively little Palm Squirrels which seem to be constantly in a state of agitation, and several members of the mongoose tribe. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaques are also plentiful, the former enjoying an elevated view of the forest as they devour their favourite leaves and often the first creature to bark out a warning at the appearance of a Tiger below.

Upon arrival in Bandhavgarh, check in to the Taj CC Africa Mahua Kothi.

Taj-Beyond-Mahua-Kothi

Taj & Beyond Mahua Kothi : A product of the recent partnership between CC Africa and the Taj Group, the Mahua Kothi offers the ultimate in luxury , as far as lodge accommodation in Bandhavgarh is concerned. The twelve charming suites or Kutiyas (jungle village huts) are newly built in the 40 acre grounds of the renowned tented camp formerly known as Churhat Kothi. The original Kothi (homestead) comprising the guest areas remains and has been extensively renovated, but the guest accommodation is all brand new. Those familiar with CC Africa’s standards when it comes to Game lodges , would no doubt know what to expect here — the best accomodation , top class services , gourmet cuisine and the best naturalists.

Day 08: In Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh-National-Park-Safaris

Early morning & evening game safaris into the Bandhavgarh National Park. Safaris in Bandhavgarh are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

Day 09: Bandhavgarh – Panna

Early morning game safari into the Bandhavgarh National Park. Safaris in Bandhavgarh are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

Later drive to Panna (200 kms / 03 hrs).

Royal Bengal Tiger at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Panna : Panna Tiger reserve is the 4th Project Tiger reserve situated in the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. Panna Tiger Reserve encompasses 543 square kilometres of varied habitats and extends along the river Ken which flows north to join the Yamuna River, a tributary of the mighty Ganges. The region, which is famous for its diamonds, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and thanks to the recent conservation efforts has now become one of the premier Tiger Reserves in the country. The magnificent king of predators has become increasingly easy to observe at Panna as the population grows and other rare species such as Leopard and Wolf may also be seen by the fortunate visitor.

Herds of Spotted Deer, Nilgai, Chinkara and Sambar inhabit the reserve forming the principal prey species for the Tigers. The former hunting preserve of the Panna family, the park comprises large tracts of riverine forest providing perfect cover for both predators and prey. Panna Tiger A Gharial sanctuary along the river Ken near the spectacular Raneh Falls is an added attraction where we may be lucky to see a number of these endangered fish eating crocodiles basking on the muddy banks. For keen birders, over 200 species of birds have been identified in Panna Tiger Reserve and visitors are likely to encounter more than 100 species around the reserve to augment the mammal observations. A good variety of birds of prey includes the Black-shouldered Kite, Crested Serpent Eagle, White-eyed Buzzard, Shikra, and several species of Vulture along with of course the Malabar Pied Hornbill, Black-headed Oriole, and a selection of flycatchers, babblers and warblers.

Upon arrival check-in to the Taj CC Africa Pashan Garh.

Taj-CC-Africa-Pashan-Garh

Taj CC Africa Pashan Garh : Taj Safaris’ fourth jungle lodge, Pashan Garh, meaning ‘stone house’, draws inspiration from the dry-packed stone houses of north-central India. The 12 luxury stone cottages, located a mere 12 km from the park entrance, are spread out along a small stream, and are surrounded by 190 acres of private jungle wilderness. They are set atop a small hill, with magnificent views over the forest and a large nearby waterhole, which has been host to numerous tiger and resident antelope sightings.

The overall design of Pashan Garh is stony and rough hewn, with white marble, leather furniture, and ebony and chocolate highlights. Each room has been created using dry-packed stone and features dramatic carved wooden ‘jaalis’ (intricate Indian shutters) that filter the soft morning light. The guest areas celebrate Haveli design, with a spacious central courtyard. The interiors are contemporary mix of chocolate linens, block-printed black silks, celadon cottons and cotton lace chandeliers.

Day 10 : Panna – Khajuraho – Delhi

Early morning game safari into the Panna National Park. Safaris in Panna are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

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Later drive to Khajuraho (35 kms/01 hrs) to board flight for Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport you will be met and transferred to hotel The Imperial for check-in.

Day 11 : Depart Delhi

Your India wildlife tour ends with a transfer to the Delhi International airport in time to board flight home.

Like this tour? We will be glad to customize it to your requirements. You can ask us to add a night here and there, add activities, more sightseeing or even combine Two or more tour plans for a truly spectacular experience of India.  Please visit Contact Us page to submit your query. We will work it all and send a quote to you. If you have a query, let us know. We will be happy to answer.

14N/15D South India Luxury Tour

Kathakail-dance
South India Festival

Matching its North counterpart shoulder-to-shoulder, this tour brings forth the great diversity of South India. This tour is immensely popular with those who have been to North India and want to sample a different part of this amazing country. Starting with the lavish palaces and intricately carved temples of Karnataka, this roller coaster ride takes you past hill-stations of Ooty and Coonoor to tranquil backwaters of Kerala before mesmerizing you with the grand and exquisite temples of Tamilnadu.

Duration: 14N/15D

Tour Plan: Bangalore – Hassan – Mysore – Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Alleppey – Cochin

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01 : Bangalore
Arrive at Bangalore. Meet and assist at the airport. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Bangalore’s botanical gardens before touring the ancient Bull Temple and Tipu Sultan’s Palace. Then transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Bangalores-botanical-gardens
Day 02 : Bangalore – Hassan
Drive to Chikmagular (139 kms / 4 hrs) and transfer to Hotel. In the afternoon we visit the temples at Halebid, one of the greatest examples of Hindu architecture in India, whose walls are covered with detailed friezes of the life and times of the Hoysala rulers. Our tour continues in Belur with the victory temple, Cheenakesvara, crowded with exquisitely filigreed pillars.

temples-at-Halebid

Day 03 : Hassan – Mysore
Drive to Srirangapatnam and visit the opulent Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, occupied briefly by the future Duke of Wellington in 1799. Continue to the chairing city of Mysore ( 125 Kms/ 3 Hrs.). Our tour includes the Mysore Palace whose rooms are a kaleidoscope of colour.

Palace-of-Tipu-Sultan

Day 04 : Mysore
A relaxing start to the day as we ascended Chamundi Hill – the Climb is said to improve one’s karma – for Panoramic views of the city and the giant statue of the Nandi bull. Day is free for leisure at the local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05 : Mysore – Chennai
Morning is free for leisure. In the afternoon, board the modern Shatabdi Express for our train journey to Chennai, train # 2008, Shatbadi Exp, Dep at 14:20 hrs and arr at 21:35 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Chennai – Mahabalipuram
Chennai is a bustling city with a relaxed and friendly character. Our tour commerce in the area around the 17th century Fort St. George, taking in St. Mary’s Church where Clive of India was married, before a visit to the Government Museum to view the Chola bronzes.

St.-Marys-Church-Chennai

Finally we visit San Thome Catherdal, said to house the remains of the apostle. Thomas who is reputed to have brought Christianity to India in the 1st century AD. The afternoon, drive to Mahabalipuram, 55 kms and 1 1/2 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

San-Thome-Catherdal-chennai

Day 07 : Mahabalipuram – Tanjore
After breakfast, visit the place, where the legendary Pallava Kings Commissioned a range of temples. The most famous is the shore temple, romantically weathered by wind and sea. Later proceed driving to the great Chola Capital – Tanjore (290 kms / 6 Hrs).

shore-temple

Day 08 : Tanjore
Our Exploration of Chola architecture continues with the Bridhdiswara Temple built in 1010. With a dome carved from a single piece of granite weighting over 80 tonnes, this magnificent temple is now a World Heritage Monument. In the afternoon we examine the temple of Airavatesvara at Darasuram whose decorative friezes portray mythological stories.
Bridhdiswara-Temple-tanjore
Day 09 : Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai
This morning drive to Trichy (56 kms / 1½ hrs) sightseeing concentrate on the spectacular temple architecture near Trichy at Srirangam. Set on an island in the Cauvery River within seven concentric walled Courtyards, the Sri Ranganathaswami Temple is one of the largest complexes in India. We take time to stroll though the local village before driving to Madurai (131 kms / 3 hrs.).

Sri-Ranganathaswami-Temple-1

Day 10 : Madurai – Thekkady (Periyar)
Madurai, an Ancient and traditional town is dominated by the colorful and lively Minakshi Temple whose thousand-pillared hall is crowded with exquisitely carved columns. We explore the ruined Thirumalai Nayaka Palace before departing to Thekkady (140 kms/3 hrs).

Thirumalai-Nayaka-Palace

Day 11 : Thekkady
Enjoy morning and evening game viewing in the wildlife sanctuary of Periyar where elephant, sambar, bison and spotted deer may be seen during our lake cruise.

Periyar-Lake-Boat-Ride

wildlife-sanctuary-of-Periyar

Thekkady is renowned for its spices, and the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper and a multitude of other spices scent the air as we explore a spice garden.

Thekkady-spice-gardens

Day 12 : Thekkady – Kumarakom
The drive to Kumarakom (130 km / 4hrs) negotiates some of India’s most stunning scenery. From the sea of clouds over the Cardamom Hills we descend into the lush backwaters of Kerala to Kumarakom. Later visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Kumarakom-Bird-Sanctuary

Day 13 : Kumarakom – Houseboat
Morning free for leisure. Later board the houseboat, from Kumarakom to Alleppey, Staying in this moving palace is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, dinner next day breakfast and tea snacks will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place.Dinner and Overnight in the houseboat.

houseboat kerala

Kumarakom-House-Boat

Day 14 : Alleppey – Cochin
After breakfast, disembark the houseboat, and drive to Cochin, 90 kms and 01 hrs. Cochin is a curious blend of medieval Portugal, Mercandle Holland and an English country village, set on the exotic Malabar coast. Morning tour of the opulent Mattancherry Palace, a gift from the Portuguese to the Raja of Cochin. The place has a collection of remarkable 16th century murals painted on wooden walls.

mattancherry-palace-kochi

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin

In the old Jewish quarter we visit the ancient Synagogue. Later the warehouse and shops provide us with some of the best shopping in India. We conclude our visit with the Church of St. Francis and the tomb of Vasco Da Gama. In the evening there is an opportunity to experience the renowned Kathakali dance at a local hall.

Day 15 : Cochin Out
Morning free time at the local market for shopping. Late evening transfer to airport for onward destination. (Hotel Checkout 12:00 Hrs)

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15N/16D Luxury North East India Tribal Tour

Apatani-Tribals

Nagaland-Tribes

This exploratory ‘off the beaten track’ tour takes you into the Northeast of India – a relatively unexplored and unspoiled part of India. We witness a fascinating Myoko or Boori Boot festival of Apatani tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. Best known for its eponymous tea, we explore Assam and see the Ahom ruins at Sibsagar and take a boat ride on the mighty Brahmaputra River to visit the Vaishnavite monasteries at Majuli, one of the largest riverine Islands in the world. The neighboring Nagaland is home to many tribes, each with its own traditions, language and attire. There is an added attraction of Kaziranga – one of the finest national parks in India, famous for the one horned rhino.

Duration: 15N/16D

Tour Plan: Kolkata – Tezpur – Itanagar – Ziro – Majuli – Sibsagar – Mon – Jorhat – Kaziranga – Kolkata

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: ARRIVE KOLKATA

You will arrive Kolkata and stay for 2 nights. Just a short walk away is the new market which you can explore in your free time.

Chowringhee Kolkata

Stay at The Oberoi Grand Kolkata.

The Oberoi Grand Kolkata Room

Evening: Spa!

The Oberoi Grand Kolkata Spa

Day 2: KOLKATA

A full day is spent exploring this charming metropolis, starting off with an early morning visit to the colourful flower market followed by a boat ride on the Hooghli River. The afternoon’s sightseeing includes the Victoria Memorial, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Indian Museum – one the largest museums in India.

Kolkata-Victoria-Memorial Hooghly Riversunset cruise on the river Hooghly

Day 3: KOLKATA – GUWAHATI – TEZPUR

A short flight will bring us to Guwahati – the capital of Assam. We will drive to Tezpur for an overnight stay. Tezpur, also known as Sonitpur or City of Blood, is associated with the legend of princess Usha, the daughter of King Bana and prince Anirudha, the grandson of Lord Krishna for their eternal love and romance. The great mythological war believed to have been fought between Hari (Lord Krishna) and Hara (Lord Shiva) and as a result the whole city was said to have been drenched in blood. We explore the city in the evening.

Mahabhairav-Temple-Tezpur-Assam

Day 4: TEZPUR – ITANAGAR

Today we drive to Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh – the land of rising sun. We stay here for the night. In the afternoon, we visit The Buddhist Gompa of Itanagar. This is a new but beautiful yellow – roofed shrine rising from well-maintained grounds behind which a Banyan tree planted by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. You get a beautiful view of the Itanagar city from the temple grounds.

The-Buddhist-Gompa-of-Itanagar

Day 5: ITANAGAR – ZIRO

Today morning, we drive to Jiro (usually spelled and pronounced as Ziro by the tourists). On the way to Ziro, we visit Local market run by Nyishi tribal women selling local produce of fruits and vegetables, handicrafts, jewellery and textiles. We also see Naharlagun – the Satellite city of Itanagar.

Nyishi-tribal-women

We arrive Ziro in the evening and check-in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Situated in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, Jiro is the plateau of Apatani Tribe. There are currently no known written records of the history of the Apatani tribe, although it is speculated that, throughout their history, the Apatani had a democratic system of running the society. The village council was known as the Bulyang. They are of Tibetan origin; their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family. Most Apatanis are loyal followers of the Donyi-Polo faith, who pray to an array of spirits and souls for blessing. When a misfortune occurs, they believe that it is caused by certain spirits, and thus they make appeasement sacrifices of chickens and mithuns. The dress of the Apatanis is elaborate and colourful, yet simple in style.

Apatani-Tribals

Tattooing and the stuffing of large nose plugs were once popular among the women. Originally, this practice started because the women wanted to look unattractive to males from neighbouring tribes!

Arunachal Tribals

Day 6: ZIRO

Today we have a full day to explore the tribes. We can also plan the dates to coincide with Myoko festival – the biggest festival of Apatani tribe. This festival is celebrated to propitiate the Gods for good harvest and usually happens in late March. The first day and the last day of the festival is particularly interesting. We can also plan the tour around Boori Boot festival which happens in early February.

Myoko-Festival

Day 7: ZIRO – MAJULI ISLAND

Today we will undertake a longish drive to Bogibill ghat where we will take a public ferry to cross Brahmaputra River to reach Majuli Island. We stay here for two nights.

Majuli-Island

Day 8: MAJULI ISLAND

Majuli is the largest fresh water mid-river deltoid island in the world. It is situated in the upper reaches of Brahmaputra River in Assam. With a population of about 160 thousands, majority of them tribal, Majuli is endowed with rich heritage and has been the abode of the neo-Vaishnavite culture. The island is a bio-diversity hotspot and has rich ecology with rare species of flora and fauna.

majuli

For the past five centuries, Majuli has been the cultural capital of Assam. The main depositories of cultural and spiritual heritage are the Sattras, which are just like Gurukul (hermitages) of yore. Here up to 400 celibates’ stay for life preserving spiritual and cultural heritage, renouncing worldly desires. From the time of the great Vaishnavite renaissance of 14th and 15th century, under Srimanta Sankardeva, Srimanta Madhab Deva and other saints this island became the seat of Vaishnavite religion, art and culture. The famous Satriya Nritya (dance) and Ankiya Bhaona (traditional drama) have got a global acclaim. Majuli is also famous for Tribal Folk Culture and Heritage. It is said to be the cradle of Missing and Deori cultures. Explore in and around Majuli.

Majuli

We have the full day to visit various satras. The most notable are Samuguri Satra, famous for mask making; Uttar Kamalabari, the oldest Satra and Unauiti Satra, the biggest Satra. We also visit the Missing tribal village.

Day 9: MAJULI ISLAND – SIBSAGAR

Today morning, we will take a ferry out of Majuli Island to Nimatighat.  You will then drive to Sibsagar.

Shivsagar

Sibsagar was the capital of the Ahom rulers from 1228 to 1826. Sibsagar got its present name from Sibsagar tank, excavated by the Ahom queen Ambika. The tank was named after her husband, Shiva Singha. Sibsagar tank is also known as Borpukhuri, meaning a big lake. Shiva Dol, Vishnu Dol and Devi Dol are the three temples on the banks of Sibsagar. We stay in Sibsagar for the night and visit the Talatal Ghar and Rang Ghar – the Royal Observatory along with Sibsagar tank and temples around it.

Day 10: SIVSAGAR – MON

Today we will drive to Mon. The drive is through pristine tea gardens. We stay in Mon for two nights.

Mon

Day 11: MON

Longwa-village

Today we will visit the tribal villages around Mon. We drive to Longwa village, close to Myanmar border. Longwa is one of the biggest villages in the region with some portion of the village lying in India and some in Myanmar. The village is controlled by a chief called as “Angh”. Half of the house of the chief falls in India and the other half in Myanmar. The villagers have dual citizenships of India and Myanmar! We will visit the village and learn about their culture. The tribe is skilled in making exquisite handicrafts. In the afternoon, we will visit another tribal village of Hongpoi Village. This tribe is called Konyaks and have peculiar tattoos.

Hongpoi-Village

Day 12: MON – JORHAT

Today we will drive to Jorhat. It was the last capital of the Ahom Kingdom and home to many historical monuments of Assamese culture. Jorhat is renowned for tea production and has one of the largest tea research centres in India. We spent the night in a tea planter’s bungalow.

Assam-Tea-Factory

Day 13: JORHAT – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Today we drive to famous Kaziranga national park. A famous reserve on the banks of the Brahmaputra, Kaziranga National Park is home to the one-horned rhino. Also to be found in the swamps and tall grass are buffalo, swamp deer, hog deer, tiger and wild elephant. We will begin our jungle experience with an afternoon safari in the park.

Kaziranga

Day 14: KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Another day is spent exploring the park. We will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the park. There is an option to do elephant safari in the morning.

Kaziranga

Day 15: KAZIRANGA – GUWAHATI – KOLKATA

Today we will drive to Guwahati airport for the short flight back to Kolkata where we stay for the night.

Stay at The Oberoi Grand Kolkata

Day 16: DEPART KOLKATA

You will be transferred to airport in time to board your flight back home!

Suggested Extension

The Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya

Extend this tour to neighbouring state of Meghalaya to see villages of Khasi tribe and the Living Root Bridges. Meghalaya, meaning the Abode of Clouds, owes its name to the prodigious humidity drawn over its hills from the Bay of Bengal. The state, sandwiched between Assam and Bangladesh, boasts one of the highest rainfalls anywhere on earth.

The Khasi Hills on the South West receive the lion’s share of the downpours and the village of Cherrapunjee is notorious for receiving an average of 12m rainfall per year – twenty times more than London! A detour to this fascinating, predominantly tribal region is definitely worth. We will also see the so-called Living Bridges which the locals use to cross the river and its tributaries below Cherrapunjee. By training roots of ficus elastic trees over the water, they’re able to create spans which are able withstand the rigors of the Meghalayan climate. A revealing fact is that the bridges take more than a generation to make; responsibility for their upkeep often passes to the eldest daughter in this matrilineal part of the world!

Like this tour? We will be glad to customize it to your requirements. You can ask us to add a night here and there, add activities, more sightseeing or even combine Two or more tour plans for a truly spectacular experience of India.  Please visit Contact Us page to submit your query. We will work it all and send a quote to you. If you have a query, let us know. We will be happy to answer.