Golden Age luxury

Throughout this very special small group tour of India you will encounter the extraordinary richness and opulence of the country's past. You'll visit the vast palaces, impregnable forts and dazzling, decorated havelis of Rajasthan, and along the way will stay in spectacular heritage hotels - many of which were once the seats of ruling maharajas, and some still home to their present-day descendants. From Delhi's Raj-era glories and Agra's monument to love, to the wooded Aravali Hills, Udaipur's lakes and the desert landscapes - and starlit skies - of Jodhpur and Bikaner, and finally to the jungle retreat of Vanaashyra, this is a holiday crammed with unforgettable highlights and unique experiences.Extend your holiday and visit Goa, with white sand beaches backed by swaying palms, is a perfect ending to your holiday. It’s a charming blend of Portuguese and Indian cultures, laid back, green and generally untouched by mass tourism.

Highlights

  • Stay in some truly spectacular, luxurious heritage hotels
  • Discover the sights of Old Delhi by rickshaw
  • Spend seven nights in a beachfront resort in Goa
  • Visit Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • Enjoy a boat safari on the Chambal River
  • Explore Jaipur's Amber Fort, famous Observatory and City Palace
  • Enjoy two jeep safaris and village walks
  • Discover Udaipur on a guided tour and enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola
  • Visit Ranakpur's astonishing Jain temples
  • See Jodhpur's stupendous Meherengarh Fort
  • Experience an 'Arabian Nights' adventure under Bikaner's desert sky
  • Discover Bhangarh's extraordinary ruins

Inclusions

  • 21 nights' accommodation staying in historic heritage and five-star hotels in Delhi (1 night), Dholpur (2), Jaipur (2), Deogarh (1), Udaipur (2), Jodhpur (2), Bikaner (1), Alsisar (1), Vanaashyra (2) and Goa (7)
  • Breakfast each day, four lunches and dinner each evening
  • Return scheduled flights to Delhi via Doha, returning from Goa via Doha
  • Gatimaan Express train Delhi-Agra
  • Air-conditioned vehicle transfers and travel
  • The services of a Tour Manager in India