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The Taj Mahal at sunsetTourism in India tends to fall into two camps: there are the spiritual seekers, searching for enlightenment and the ‘real’ India, or there’s the other end of the spectrum and those seeking the sumptuous splendor of India. Here at Paradizo, it’s the latter we’re most interested in!

As the marketing slogan tells us, India is incredible. With its rich cultural heritage, varied landscapes, majestic monuments, colourful cities, ‘mind, body and soul’ retreats and, let’s not forget, the delicious food, there’s something to please everyone. Currently, India is a hot destination and there are some excellent luxury travel operators offering highly exclusive private tours, where every comfort has been considered. A visit to India is a truly unique experience, where precious memories of  a ‘beyond expectations’ vacation can be created and treasured.

India is a vast country and it’s not easy to know where to start – but this luxury 12 day guided private tour, from experts Luxury India Holidays (who pride themselves on abiding by the Indian saying:  ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’, which means guests are treated like gods in India) would be an excellent place to start.

Royal Escape: A Guided Private Tour of India in 12 Days

Royal Escape
The destinations included in this luxury private tour are popularly known as Land of the Kings. All the destinations included in the tour showcase India’s glory through opulent havelis, majestic Palaces, magnificent forts and fascinating heritage hotels. Colorful fairs and festivals are also major attractions, with the traditional and cultural practices of celebration bringing ancient India to life. The tour includes: 2 nights in Delhi, 2 nights in Jaisalmer, 1 night in Jodhpur, 2 nights in Udaipur, 2 nights in Jaipur and 1 night in Agra and day use room at a hotel in New Delhi suburbs on last day.

The tour, day-by-day:

Day 1, arrival Delhi
Assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport followed by transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day2, Delhi
In addition to its Historic interest and role as the Government center, Delhi is a major travel gateway. It is one of India’s busiest entrance points for overseas airlines, the hub of the North Indian travel network and a stop on the overland route across Asia. During breakfast tour briefing by Luxury India Holidays staff, followed by full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Places to visit include…

• Take Metro train from nearest metro rail head to reach to Old Delhi.
• In between enjoy the rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
• Raj Ghat
• Jama Masjid
• To have an experience of authentic Mughalai food, enjoy the Lunch at Kareem’s restaurant in Old Delhi
• Qutub Minar
• Humayun’s Tomb
• India Gate
• Drive past the Government building lining the Jan Path.
• In evening attend the ceremony at one of the Sikh Temples – Bangla Sahib.

After visit, spend the time by shopping around. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3, Delhi to Jodhpur
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the flight for Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur airport, drive straight to Jaisalmer, “island in the sand”, as it is also known. Lying at the extreme edge of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is a tiny jewel in the heart of the Thar, the Great Indian Desert. Once the capital of the Bhati Rajputs, the medieval city rises in a sea of sand on a low range of hills surrounded by a stone wall three miles around- a towering vision in delicate yellow hue-only infrequently broken by green oasis. On arrival, check into hotel.

• Evening explore around this magnificent fort city. Overnight stay.

Day 4, Jaisalmer
After breakfast commence half day city tour of Jaisalmer. Places to visit include:

• Gadisagar Lake
• Jaisalmer Fort which has numerous Jain Temples and Palaces
• Nathmal Haveli
• Patwa Haveli

Afternoon is at leisure.

• Evening drive to Sam, 30 minutes out of Jaisalmer, to witness the magnificent sunset of the mighty dunes.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5, Jaisalmer/Jodhpur
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, once the capital of the state Marwar. Jodhpur is built tumbling down a low sandstone hill, right on the edge of the great Thar Desert. On arrival, have a half day city tour of Jodhpur. Places to visit include:

• Mehrangarh Fort
• Jaswant Thada
• Ummaid Bhawan Palace

Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6, Jodhpur/Ranakpur/Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur.

En route visit of Ranakpur. It is famous for Jain Temples at Ranakpur. These temples are dedicated to Adinath and date back to the beginning of 15th century… Made up of 29 halls supported by 200 different pillars, this temple has 20 domes which constitute the complex roofing.

• At  noon visit these temples.

Later continue drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 7, Udaipur
After breakfast, half day city tour. The Places of visits include:

• The Maharana’s City Palace standing on the edge of the lake Pichola.
• The Sahelion ki Bari is a good example of the art of landscaping.
• Afternoon enjoy exclusive boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit Jag Mandir while having boat ride.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8, Udaipur/Jaipur

• Enjoy the cooking demo in the evening.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9, Jaipur
Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan still looks cradled and well protected. Jaipur takes its name from Maharaja Jai Singh, who in the early 1700s became the King of Amber at the age of 13. He soon added architect and astronomy to his credentials. He designed the bulk of his new capital, with its exquisite buildings of rose colored terra cotta, thus giving it the name of “the pink city” with pink and orange the dominant colors, the effect is magic at dusk.

• After breakfast drive to Amber fort. Enjoy an elephant ride while going up the fort.

In the afternoon, have a half day city tour of Jaipur. Places to visit include:

• City Palace
• Jantar Mantar
• Hawa Mahal (From out side only)

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10, Jaipur/Abhaneri/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra
From here continue drive to Agra a further 36 kms from here. Upon arrival, check into hotel.

Later, visit the Kalakriti Theatre that highlights the famous play of Shah Jahan & his wife Mumtaz Mahal… An Experience of Love.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11, Agra/Sikandra/Delhi
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal. Agra was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and even today it seems to linger in the past. Not surprising, for the Mughal emperors with their passion for building, endowed the city with some of the finest structures in the world.

• Early morning visitto the Taj Mahal. Also enjoy the horse carriage ride.

After the visit, return back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast check out and continue with the visits for the rest of the monuments in Agra, which include:

• The Red Fort
• The Itmad-ul-daulah

After visiting these monuments, start driving towards Delhi. En route visit Sikandra. On arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for farewell dinner (without drinks) on fixed menu / buffet basis. After dinner provide in time assisted departure transfer to the International airport to connect the flight for onwards journey.

Day 12, Delhi Departure

Back home to treasure the precious memories gathered en route.


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