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Luxury India - Past and Present

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India is a land of mystery, enchantment and beauty.  From the moment you set foot in India, the traditional ‘Namaste’ gesture – two hands joined together in Welcome – will greet you.  This greeting extends the warmth, hospitality and respect that make a journey to India so memorable.

This luxury embellished itinerary blends history, heritage, culture and with a combination of selected Oberoi and Taj Luxury hotels, known for its unique character, charm and impeccable services, portray modern India in a majestic manner.

Let us guide you through this colorful land, fascinating villages and desert vistas in this private journey.

India is a country that can’t be explained; it must be experienced.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India. Arrive anytime.

Day 2: Delhi
Tour of Old & New Delhi including Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Quatab Minar. Welcome Dinner.
Day 3: Agra
Visit the magnificent Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and Taj Mahal.
Days 4 - 5: Jaipur
View the beautiful Pink city, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar.
Day 6: Jodhpur
Tour the holy city of Pushkar, the Forts of Jodhpur.
Days 7 - 8: Udaipur
Visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple in the Aravali valley and cruise on Lake Pichola.
Days 9 - 10: Mumbai (Bombay)
Visit the famous Gateway of India and the sculpted Elephanta Caves.
Day 11: Mumbai
Depart anytime.

World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO:

Delhi: Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Red Fort
Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur: Jantar Mantar
Mumbai: Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)

 

Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India’s Capital city!

You will be met at the airport and welcomed with a traditional Indian greeting. Assistance will be provided and you will be escorted to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to relax.

Overnight at The Oberoi, New Delhi.
 

Day 02: Delhi

Morning after breakfast, sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Among some of the most interesting highlights of your city tour of Old and New Delhi are the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, and Cycle Rickshaw ride thru Chandni Chowk Market at Old Delhi Area and Raj Ghat and the Government Buildings, a drive through the majestic Rajpath to the India Gate, the Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutab Minar.           
Welcome dinner.

Overnight at The Oberoi, New Delhi.

 

Day 03:  Delhi – Agra (205 kilometers – approximately 5 hours)

We will depart for Agra and upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra city which includes: Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 – 1573 with its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers. Most of the buildings originally built by Akbar were destroyed and were replaced by his grandson Shah Jehan. The only surviving structure from Akbar’s period apart from the solid sand stone ramparts and the gateway is the Jehangir Mahal. It is the biggest private residence in the complex and its architecture indicates strong influences from Hindu overtones.  Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, this beautiful mausoleum is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Built in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. The building was conceived as a garden tomb with the mausoleum rising at the far end of the complex with the river Yamuna flowing below. Beneath the dome are the cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jehan.

Overnight at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
 

Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur   (240 kilometers – approximately 6 hours)

This morning we will travel to Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Mughal India. Among the principal attractions of Fatehpur Sikri are the large audience halls, palaces, the Mosques, the tomb of Salim Chishti, The Panchmahal, and the Buland Darwaza, Which is among the biggest gates in Asia.  Upon arrival check-in at your hotel.

Overnight at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.
     
Day 05: Jaipur

Proceed on an excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandirof the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Take a ride on gaily decorated elephant to the ramparts of the Fort.
Later sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Among the principal sights are the Jantar Mantar of the Observatory, The Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal, the City Palace & Museum. Jaipur is also a major center of precious and semi-precious stones, jewellery, cotton textiles and the typical Blue Pottery.

Overnight at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.

 

Day 06: Jaipur – Pushkar – Jodhpur (295 kilometers – approximately 6 hours)

We will drive to Jodhpur en route visiting the Holy City of Pushkar, visiting the Holy Lake and the one of the two Brahma Temples in India. Continue your drive and upon arrival check in at your hotel.

Overnight at The Taj Hari Mahal, Jodhpur.

 

Day 07: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur

This morning we will proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city.  Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Later visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens.

In the afternoon we will drive to Udaipur (290 kilometers – approximately 6 hours) en-route visiting Ranakpur Jain Temples, built in the 15th century situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali.  Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque.  Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture.  There are 1444 pillars in the temple different from each other. The magic of light and shade is awe-inspiring. Upon arrival check-in at your hotel.

Overnight at The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur.

 

Day 08: Udaipur

Explore Udaipur visiting the City Palace – a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake. A conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens.
The main entrance is through the Triple arched gate “Tripolia” with eight marble porticos; the Jagdish temple- built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo–Aryan temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images; the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, which houses an interesting collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, paintings, the Saheliyon ki Bari with its many fountains.

A highlight of your trip to Udaipur is a sunset boat cruise on the beautiful placid Lake Pichola. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces including the beautiful city palace, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. There are two island palaces, The Jagmandir and Jagniwas and also the beautiful Lake Palace sits on an island in this lake. Boat rides, which originate from the City Palace jetty (known as Bansi Ghat), are a popular way of exploring the natural beauty of Udaipur.

Overnight at The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur.
 

Day 09: Udaipur – Mumbai (Bombay)

Your morning flight will take you to Mumbai. Assistance will be provided upon arrival and you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day free for you to explore. Domestic flight not included.

Overnight at The Oberoi, Mumbai.

 

Day 10: Mumbai

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSPZHE4ljPgEDcnGgdzJezG9ir_1LsoXX1eBNjYmE_ZGceC8BmdVisit the Gateway of India and cruise to Elephanta Island, the site of the magnificentElephanta caves, containing beautiful carvings, sculptures, and a temple to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. These caves are thought to date back to the Silhara Kings belonging to the period between 9th - 12th centuries. With the Brahminical resurgence during the reign of Gupta dynasty in 3rd century AD, these great cave dedicated to Lord Shiva exploded into existence at Elephanta. Legends and history suggest that the great warrior prince of Chalukya dynasty Pulkesin ll raised the shrine to celebrate his victory. Historians also suggest that the Kalchuri King Krishnaraja built these caves in 6th century AD.

Afternoon City tour of Mumbai city visiting Prince of Wales Museum (closed on Mondays), Victoria Terminus, Fish Aquarium, Jain Temples, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines and Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru Park and Marine drive.

Overnight at The Oberoi, Mumbai.

 

Day 11: Depart Mumbai

Morning breakfast at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own. A departure transfer is included for your flight to your next destination. Contact us to extend your trip to South India where its distinct culture sets it apart from the rest of the country. Relax in a houseboat along the palm-fringed backwaters or visit the beautiful beaches, explore the tea plantations or escape the summer heat at one of the hill stations. 

End of Tour.

 

Check-in / Check-out: 12 noon.

Luxury Hotels / Great Locations

Night 1,2 The Oberoi, New Delhi New Delhi
Night 3 The Oberoi  Amarvilas Agra
Night 4,5 The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur
Night 6 Taj Hari Mahal Jodhpur
Night 7, 8 The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur
Night 9, 10 The Oberoi, Mumbai Mumbai
 

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Tour includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and daily breakfast basis for 10 nights at all luxurious hotels.
  • Assistance on arrival/departure at airport/hotels by our representatives.
  • Welcome dinner on Day2
  • All transportation using one air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Services of a locally appointed English speaking guide for sightseeing tours.
  • Cycle Rickshaw Ride through Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort/Jaipur.
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola/Udaipur.
  • Motor launch to Elephanta Caves/Mumbai.
  • 25 percent discount on Spa Treatments in The Oberoi hotels
  • Complimentary Yoga sessions (available only at selected hotels)
  • Currently applicable taxes and entrance fees to the monuments.
     

Contact us for special airfares from your hometown to India. To ease the effects of jet lag,do consider travelling to India a day earlier and we can arrange an additional night or two. Let us know if you want to extend your stay in India and it is also advisable to purchase Travel Insurance. If accommodations are not available on your requested dates alternate itinerary or dates will be recommended.

Call us at 1-800-333-0909 / 1-585-272-0380 or email us at tours@travelease.com for more details on this exclusive tour. We will be happy to work with you to modify this itinerary to suit your personal budget and needs. This itinerary is based on these exclusive luxury Heritage hotels. Deluxe / superior properties are also available upon request with our exceptional services.

 

 

Tour Map:

 

Accomodations:

Nights 1 - 2:  The Oberoi, New Delhi.  Capital of India    

The hotel is located in the city center near government offices, shopping, financial and business district. It is about 30 minutes from the airport. The rooms offer a panoramic view of the Delhi Golf Couse on one side and Humayun’s Tomb, a World Heritage site on the other. Pamper yourself in their Spa and take advantage of their well-equipped gymnasium or indoor/ outdoor swimming pools. The guest rooms are beautifully decorated with a minibar, DVD player, Internet connections, electronic door lock and safe. There are 3 restaurants Threesixty, Travertino, and Taipan that offer a variety of cusines. The Oberoi Patisserie and Delicatessen where you can enjoy your choice of beverage – tea, coffee or vintage wines. There is also a 24 hour in room dining service and business center.

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Night 3:   The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Indulge with your own private view of the greatest monument of love at The Oberoi Amarvilas. Located only 600 meters from the Taj Mahal. Wake up to the glorious sights of the Taj Mahal and watch her sparkle throughout the day! Fusing Mughal and Moorish architecture, this property is a rich spread of reflection pools, terraced lawns, and fountains with interiors that are flourished with sandstone floors, French doors and pavilions reminiscent of former times. Your guest room features Burma Teak flooring, marble bathroom, minibar, electronic safe, Wireless Internet access, 24 hour business center and room service. Visit the Bar and enjoy your favorite beverage on its terrace with a breathtaking view of the Taj Mahal. The two restaurants are Bellevue – serving international cuisine and Esphahan serving traditional Indian cuisine.

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Nights 4 – 5: The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

The Oberoi Rajvilas is a unique way to experience Jaipur with distinctive character which revives the gracious lifestyles of India’s legendary Rajput princes. Located five miles outside Jaipur and surrounded by 32 acres of beautiful gardens, pools and fountains is an oasis of elegance and luxury. All rooms have regal four-poster beds with sunken marble baths looking into its own private walled ornamental garden. Separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, mini-bar, wired internet access and LCD TV with satellite. Rejuvenate yourself with a holistic treatment at the Oberoi Spa with a yoga session. The Resort has two floodlit tennis courts and a five-hole pitch and putt golf course. Relax and unwind in the Rajwada Library Bar with an intimate setting, collection of rare books, old manuscripts and serving signature cocktails, fine wines and liquors. There are 2 gourmet restaurants, Surya Mahal with local artisans performing live instrumental Indian music and Raj Mahal serving regional delicacies from diverse parts of India.

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Night 6:  Taj Hari Mahal, Jodhpur   Rajasthan, India

The Taj Hari Mahal, Jodhpur is built in a stylish architecture with Moghul-inspired domes, enameled murals, slender columns and grand interior, is spread over six acres of lush, landscaped courtyards. The rooms feature original wall paintings, luxurious garden or pool view, electronic safe, mini bar, wireless internet and pillow choice. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, sauna, steam room and a 24 hour fitness center. 
Modern Rajasthani and Continental dishes can be enjoyed at Latitude, which also features live traditional musical performances. Authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines are served at The Good Earth. Cocktails are available at Ola Bar the Rajasthani art inspired Lounge bar.

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Nights 7 - 8: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

An enchanting boat ride across Lake Pichola transports you to the ceremonial welcome that awaits you at the resort. The Oberoi Udaivilas sits on the shores of Lake Pichola showcasing the rich heritage of the Mewar region of Rajasthan with its rambling courtyards, gentle rippling fountains, reflecting pools, decorative domes and verdant gardens.  The guest rooms each with a private walled courtyard, handcrafted furniture, LCD TV, minibar and more welcome amenities. Two heated outdoor swimming pools, well equipped gymnasium and The Oberoi Spa, a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation awaits you. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the City Palace and Lake Pichola while enjoying your favorite beverage at The Bar. Fine international cuisine is served at the informal 30s style Suryamahal or the specialty Indian restaurant Udaimahal. Guests can enjoy in the dining courtyard Chandini with traditional music and dance performances in the evening. This resort with its magnificent setting combined with its royal service will make your holiday a memorable journey.

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Nights 9-10: The Oberoi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

The Oberoi, Mumbai is located in the city’s business district of Nariman Point and close to South Mumbai’s shopping and entertainment areas at the end of Marine Drive. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the hotel has been completely redesigned for contemporary style and luxury. The rooms are luxuriously furnished with internet access, HDMI hub, mini bar and electronic safe.

Recreational facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a fitness center and a full service Oberoi Spa open 24 hours. The Champagne Lounge with amazing views offers High Tea and varieties of champagne and other beverages while watching the sunset.  The Eau Bar is the place to relax and enjoy your favorite beverage any time of the day with a local jazz band. There are 3 restaurants Fenix with its all day dining servicing global cuisine or Vetro which serves authentic Italian cuisine or Ziya a signature Indian restaurant under the direction of a Michelin starred chef.

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