Luxury India Itinerary

India: Heritage, Hospitality and Unmatched Grandeur

A land of opulent palaces, exquisite cuisine, and ancient traditions, India presents itself as a haven for visitors, where tradition meets luxury. This journey centres around Northern India, offering a captivating blend of its heritage, hospitality, and unmatched grandeur.  

Beginning in Delhi, where the ancient culture of Old Delhi and grandeur of New Delhi, make for a rewarding visit exploring historical wonders like the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. A private guide will take you through the iconic Taj Mahal, and the 16th century Agra Fort (aka the other Red Fort), as well as Itimad-ud-Daulah, to admire the evolving architectural styles. 

Moving onto Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ offers a regal retreat, with sights such as the City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar to visit. Enjoy the bustling markets and local artisans, while outside the modern city are the extraordinary Amber Palace and gigantic Jaigarh Fort. 

After a drive to the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur, enjoy a glass of chilled champagne, looking out from the ramparts as the city’s lights come on. Jodhpur captivates with the grandeur of Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace, and adventurous spirits will explore Jawai, a hidden gem, where leopards roam free amidst stunning landscapes. 

Last stop Udaipur, ‘City of Lakes’ and ‘City of Sunrise’. Its magnificent palaces overlooking serene waters, boat rides on Lake Pichola and the colourful bathing ghats contribute to an unforgettable final experience on your journey. 





From GBP £8,530 USD $10,411 pp excl. flights


13 days


8 hours 30 mins from London
13 hours 40 mins From NYC


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Jodhpur is the original home of several famous Rajasthan dishes. The list includes mawa ki kachori (Indian pie with nuts) and dal bati churma (lentil soup and bread) as well as deserts such as malpua (Indian pancakes) and besan ki barfi (aromatic flour cake).

The Itinerary

Sunrise at the Taj Mahal  

Taj Mahal

Arriving at this great monument, the ethereal morning light shimmers on its marble and jewel-rich inlays. Your guide will also take you to the lovely Itimad-ud-Daulah, illustrating the development of architectural design that led to the Taj Mahal, and you can visit Agra Fort, the magnificent building where Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal, spent the last years of his life, imprisoned.

Excursions from Jawai

From Jawai you can choose to explore the stunning landscape on horseback, bicycle or take a walking safari with an expert tracker from the Rabari tribe, who have walked this land for centuries. At the end of the day you can relax with spa facilities and, for serious foodies, you can spend time with chefs in their farm gardens learning about the different flavours of the region.

Jodhpur Half Day City Tour

Built high on a rocky cliff, the views from the Mehrangarh Fort stretch across the plains as far as the Mewari fort at Kumbalgarh. Beside a fortified gateway are handprints of 15 Jodhpur queens who immolated themselves on their husbands’ funeral pyres. Leaving the fort and its museum, meander through narrow alleyways, past local colourful houses, the market and bustling shopping district.

Afternoon Shared Jeep Safari

This is your chance to spot leopards as you board a customized jeep with a specialist wildlife guide. Together you’ll explore the stunning scenery, watching out for these elusive cats. It’s not all about the leopards though – you may also see yena, wild fox, sloth bear, eagle owls, pythons and crocodiles, with a range of bird species from pelican and flamingo to laggar falcons and tiny bulbuls.

Sunset boat trip on Lake Pichola

As the sun sets, relish in a private boat trip on the Lake, visiting Jagmandir Island and the colourful bathing ghats. Afterwards, we suggest a final dinner at the hotel’s LOYA restaurant, leading you on a culinary journey from the foothills of the Himalayas to the flat terrain of Punjab and snow-laden Kashmir. What a way to end your day, and your Indian experience.

Amber Fort

Starting in Amber village, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a ruined fort and hidden shrines, then proceed to the Amber Fort, perhaps the finest of all the fort palaces, it reflects the opulence and elegance of the nearby Mughal courts. The Rajputs built their forts high on hills giving them lookouts over the surrounding area and protection from invading armies, so views here are spectacular.

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Where to stay

Nothing but the best. On this suggested India itinerary these are our handpicked, tried-and-tested choices.

The Imperial, Delhi

The Imperial has been a landmark of New Delhi since it was built in 1931 and is ideally located at the heart of the city.

There are several excellent in-house restaurants and stylish bars as well as an outside terrace. Set in beautiful gardens with a lovely pool, the hotel makes an excellent city base from which to explore the sights of Delhi. The hotel has a wealth of fascinating history and artefacts to be enjoyed on their daily historical tours.


The Oberoi, Amarvilas, Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas is easily the finest hotel in Agra. The service is faultless and, cleverly designed to reflect the architecture of the Moghuls.

Its domed reception rooms, sunken gardens and bedrooms are inspired by the rich jewel colours of lapiz and jade. Perhaps the best feature of the hotel, however, is the uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal enjoyed from every room.


Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Originally built in 1835 as a royal residence for the queen's handmaiden, it was later transformed into a majestic palace by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur.

Today, the hotel offers a range of exquisitely designed suites and rooms, each offering modern amenities while maintaining their historical charm, as well as renowned restaurants, rejuvenating spa treatments, and leisurely walks through the beautiful gardens.


RAAS, Jodphur

Situated at the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort, RAAS has been cleverly constructed out of existing traditional structures and contemporary architecture.

It is a welcome addition to the city's portfolio of luxury hotels. Offering style and luxury in an intimate setting, the calls to prayer that echo from the nearby mosque only add to the exquisite ambience that makes RAAS a true favourite in this ancient city.


Sujan Jawai, Jawai

JAWAI's luxurious, contemporary tents are set in an extraordinary landscape comprising craggy granite formations, winding sand riverbeds and Anogeissus scrub.

Spend your days on game drives with an informed driver-tracker and naturalist, head to Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Temple or relax in the spa. Tents have private decks with spectacular views and there are incredible sites for private dining, including breakfasts in the bush, picnics in the wild and luncheons by the lake.


Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

This breathtakingly beautiful hotel was built in the 18th century as a summer palace for Maharana Jagat Singh II.

Appearing to float magically on the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola, it is one of the most iconic hotels in the world. Accessible only by boat, you are welcomed with a regal arrival, setting the tone for an unforgettable experience of fine dining, rejuvenation and adventures.


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