Be transported to an unforgettable destination that showcases culture, history and tradition complimented with the perfect balance of opulence and luxury. The Splendours of India will take you on a journey through 10,000 years of preserved Indian culture in all its grandeur and magnificence. Explore Indian culture in Delhi, delve into the delights of Jodhpur, be enchanted by the beauty of Jaipur, explore Ranthambores jungle and behold one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra. Add to this, medieval temples, magnificent forts, the worlds’ oldest city and an enviable selection of handpicked exclusive experiences, you will see why this 15-day luxury tour is part of The Travel Specialists 50th Anniversary Gold Collection.
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be transferred to your hotel, Le Meridian. You will be taken on a sightseeing tour of New Delhi in the afternoon, where you will visit sights including the President’s house, the India Gate and the 12th century Quatab Minar. Spend the next two nights at THE IMPERIAL HOTEL. (B)
Day 2 Delhi
After breakfast you will be taken on a guided tour of Old Delhi where you will drive past the Red Fort, visit Jama Masjid and visit Raj Ghat & Humuayun’s tomb.
Day 3 Delhi - Udaipur
After breakfast you will be transferred to Delhi airport where you will board your flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival at Udaipur you will be transferred to your hotel, OBEROI UDAIVILAS where you will have the rest of the day at leisure and spend the next two nights. (B)
Day 4 Udaipur
After breakfast you will be taken on a morning city tour where you will visit City Palace, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna. Later you will visit the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. You will also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari gardens and fountains before taking an evening boat ride at Lake Pichola by shared boat (water level is subject to weather conditions).
Day 5 Udaipur - Jaipur
Following breakfast you will drive to Jaipur, popularly known as the “pink city”, with lunch en route followed by check in at your hotel, OBEROI RAJVILAS where you will stay for the next two nights. (B)
Day 6 Jaipur
After breakfast you will begin your tour of Jaipur with an excursion to the Amber Fort with a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal (also known as the Palace of Winds). In the afternoon you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of the Maharaja’s City Palace, the former Royal residence, afterwards, you will visit the Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. (B)
Day 7 Jaipur - Ranthambore
After breakfast you will be driven to Ranthambore and check in to OBEROI VANYAVILAS where you will stay for two nights. In the afternoon you will visit the wildlife sanctuary by an exclusive canter. This safari presents the opportunity to spot the spectacular residents of this wildlife haven, including leopard, monkey, sloth bear, many species of birds and the magnificent Bengal tiger. After your wildlife safari you will return to the hotel for your overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 8 Ranthambore National Park
Today, you will experience another safari in the Ranthambore National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Ranthambore - Agra
Today you will have an early morning transfer to Sawai Madhopur railway station to board your train to Bharatpur. Upon arrival in Bharatpur you will be driven to Agra where you will visit Fatehpur Sikri before arriving at OBEROI AMARVILAS where you will spend the next two nights. (B)
Day 10 Agra
After breakfast you will visit the world famous Taj Mahal, followed by the Agra Fort. (B)
Day 11 Agra - Khajuraho
This morning, you will take the train from Agra to Jhansi. Upon your arrival at Jhansi you will be greeted and driven to Khajuraho for an overnight stay at the THE LALIT. (B)
Day 12 Khajuraho- Varanasi
After breakfast, you will visit the Khajuraho temples and then transfer to Khajuraho airport to board your flight to Varanasi. From Varanasi airport you will be transferred to TAJ NADESAR PALACE where you will spend the next two nights. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 13 Varanasi
Today you will take an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges, where you will see the bathing and cremation sites. The boat ride takes you to Manikarnika Ghat and back. You will then return to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you will visit the Deer Park where Sarnath Buddha preached his first sermon.
Day 14 Varanasi - Delhi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival you will be taken to JW MARRIOTT AEROCITY where you will have the rest of the day at leisure and spend the night at the hotel. (B)
Day 15 Depart Delhi
The morning you will be transferred to Delhi Airport to board your onward flight. (B)