Meet our local representative on arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to Oberoi New Delhi Hotel
Day 2 – Morning tour of Chandni Chowk*
You stay at Oberoi New Dehli Hotel in a Premier Room for two nights - Breakfast Included
The Oberoi New Delhi reflects the city’s spirit in a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. Located close to the city center near business, commercial and shopping districts, the luxury hotel overlooks Delhi Golf Club on one side and the heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb on the other. Exquisite interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine combine to make this the Capital’s most graceful and elegant hotel. The award winning hotel is ideal for holiday travellers to explore the cultural wonders of Delhi.
*This morning take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk which was once the grandest of markets in India. Even though today Chandni Chowk appears choked with congestion, it retains its historical character. You will visit The Jama Masjid, the Friday congregational mosque, known as the largest and glorious mosque in India. It was the last architectural extravaganza of the Mughal Emperor; Shahjahan built in the year 1656 AD. After lunch (to be paid directly) you will drive through Lutyen’s Delhi, past Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate and the Old Secretariat to visit the Qutub Minar the world\'s tallest brick minaret and Humayun’s Tomb which was the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent and the complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
You stay at Oberoi Amarvilas in a Premier Room for one night - Breakfast Included
The city of Agra flourished under the patronage of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan and attracted artisans from Persia and central Asia. Agra is where Emperor Shah Jahan engraved his immortal love for his Empress in marble, the Taj Mahal. Agra is still famous for handicrafts products such as inlay work on marble, carpets, jewellery, zari and embroidery work. Oberoi Amarvilas offers a most memorable experience, located just 600 meters from the magnificent Taj Mahal, considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, which you will explore late afternoon when the light is just perfect for photography. Later you will be taken for guided sightseeing of the Taj Mahal to view it by sunset. Said to be one of the most elegant and harmonious buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal is the manifestation of the wealth and luxury of Mughal art as seen in its architecture, garden design, painting, and calligraphy.
Day 5 – Morning guided tour of Amber Fort; Afternoon guided tour of Jaipur City
You stay at Oberoi Raj Vilas in a Premier Room for two nights - Breakfast Included
Founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur is where modernity and tradition exist side by side. The walled city, vibrant with colours, houses the City Palace, an astronomical observatory and a bustling bazaar where artisans fashion puppets, silver jewellery, lac bangles and other handicrafts in their workshops. At a short distance is the Amber Fort Palace at Amber. Enroute you will also stop at Fatehpur Sikri. This historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century and served as the empire\'s capital from 1571 until 1585. Though the court took 15 years to build, it was abandoned after only 14 years because the water supply was unable to sustain the growing population. It is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recreating the magnificence of princely Rajasthan, in a beautiful fort setting, with Jaipur as its backdrop; The Oberoi Raj Vilas is set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan. All rooms have large four poster beds and sunken marble baths overlooking private walled gardens. Air-conditioned luxury tents have embroidered interior canopies, old style baths and outdoor decks.
Day 5. This morning you enjoy a guided visit of stunning Amber Fort (optional activity without the elephant ride as we do not recommend using elephants at the fort; to be paid directly). Amber Fort is located 11 km from Jaipur. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur. Amber Fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery. In the afternoon, you will be taken for guided sightseeing of Jaipur city which includes: City Palace - The City Palace, a wonderful combination of Mughal and Rajput forms of architecture, is now partly a museum housing miniature paintings, manuscripts, Mughal carpets, musical instruments, royal costumes and weapons, giving invaluable insight into Jaipur\'s royal past. Some of the instruments at the astronomical observatory are still used today to forecast the weather and the turns of nature. Hawa Mahal - The focal point of the city of Jaipur is the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a five storey high Baroque- like structure built to enable the veiled ladies of the harem to observe the street scenes below and remain unnoticed.
Day 7 – Morning tour of City Palace; Afternoon tour of Ranakpur Jain Temples
You stay at Oberoi Udai Vilas in a Premier Room for two nights - Breakfast Included
Delicate, feminine and elegant, Udaipur is known by many names – City of Sunrise, Jewel of Mewar and City of Lakes. Undoubtedly one of India’s most romantic cities, it nestles between the glassy waters of its famous lakes and the ancient Aravelli Hills. Although it is one of Rajasthan’s largest cities, modern Udaipur manages to retain a charming small town vibe. At the heart of Udaipur lies the serene Lake Pichola, with the old city sprawled along its east bank. Adorning the banks of Lake Pichola and standing witness to the historic City Palace, the Oberoi Udai Vilas captures all the romance and splendour of a royal era. Rooms with terraces that open on to semi-private swimming pools present exquisite views and are a unique feature of Udaivilas. Magnificently decorated suites with private swimming pools and outdoor dining pavilions are exclusive retreats. Insider’s Tip- If you like a customized tailor made suit in India, call the royal family tailor and he can deliver a suit within 24 hours.
Day 7. Enjoy a morning tour of City Palace, built by the Maharana Udai Singh. It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in the Rajputana Agency and its last capital. The Palace was built in a flamboyant style and is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles.
Continue with an afternoon tour of Ranakpur Jain Temples (approximately 2 ½ hours). Near the village of Sadri lies the Ranakpur temple complex, one of the biggest and most important clusters of Jain temples in India that is worth seeing. Nestled in the Aravalli Range, Ranakpur is a mere 90 kms from Udaipur. The Chaumukha temple or four faced temple is the main temple in the complex and dates back to the 15th century. Built in 1439, this huge, beautifully crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, no two of which are alike. Within the complex are two other Jain temples, Neminath and Parasnath - the former with a black image of Parsvanatha in the sanctuary and erotic carving outside.
Road transfer from Nagpur Airport to Kanha National Park (± 5 hours)
You stay at Banjaar Tola Kanha Tented Camp in a Luxury Tent for four nights - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
At Banjaar Tola Kanha Tented Camp their passion is to share their knowledge and understanding of the Indian jungle and its inhabitants with their guests. The highly trained naturalists will do their utmost to delight guests with a choice of the following activities: twice daily game drives, guided nature walks, and tiger viewing from elephant back. Just 18 lightweight air-conditioned tented suites are spread out along the riverbank and into the sal forest. Contemporary, flowing shapes, canvas walls and roofs, and immense glass doors that let in the Indian sky create an atmosphere that is light and ethereal. Kanha National Park was one of the first areas to be protected under Project Tiger, aimed at preserving this magnificent animal, and remains a renowned conservation area. This picturesque reserve boasts the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species. Lush sal and bamboo forests are interspersed with vast grassy meadows known as maidans, while the Banjaar River, which forms the park’s southwestern border, provides a steady water source for the abundant wildlife. A huge population of various deer and antelope, including the extremely rare barasingha, supports a large number of tiger, leopard, jackal and wild dog. Explore the sal and bamboo forests of Kanha National Park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of the specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. Explore the meadows, or maidans, where scores of grazing herbivores attract tiger, leopard and wild dog to the edges of the clearings. On an afternoon drive, the wildlife is settling down for the night or having a final drink at the Banjaar River or the many perennial streams that run through the park. Watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calling of jackal getting ready for the hunt.