Experience the extraordinary as you travel through exotic India staying in some of the finest hotels in the country.
The multi-award winning Oberoi hotel chain offers exclusive and luxurious accommodation in some of India’s most scenic locations. Travel in style as you discover the beauty of the Taj Mahal and the grand palaces and forts of Rajasthan.
- Experience India whilst staying at the finest hotels in the country
- Stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas which features sweeping views of the Taj Mahal
- Go on a tiger safari in Ranthambore from the stylish Oberoi Vanyavilas
- Wander the pleasure gardens and sumptuous pavilions of The Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur
- Enjoy unparalleled luxury at The Oberoi Udaivilas, on 50 acres by Udaipur’s romantic Lake Pichola
Exotic India with Oberoi Hotels
10 days/9 nights
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to The Oberoi, Gurgaon located just 15 minutes from Delhi’s airports, and half an hour from central Delhi. This elegant hotel is an urban sanctuary set on 9 green acres, with high ceilings and open spaces bathed in natural light.
Enjoy a full day tour of Old and New Delhi including the vibrant Chandni Chowk bazaar (closed Sun), Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial), Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Jama Masjid. B
Morning departure by road to Agra (5 hrs) via the Tomb of the Great Emperor Akbar at Sikandra. Afternoon tour of the magnificent Agra Fort before a sunset visit to the beautiful Taj Mahal (closed Fri). Overnight at the luxurious Oberoi Amarvilas featuring breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal, rich interiors, terraced lawns, fountains, reflecting pools and pavilions. B
Optional sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal (additional cost) before breakfast at hotel. Depart by train for Ranthambore stopping at Fatehpur Sikri en route. The Oberoi Vanyavilas is India’s leading luxury jungle resort at the edge of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Sumptuous guest tents feature embroidered canopies, slipper bathtubs and private walled gardens. BLD
Morning and afternoon game drives searching for tigers and other interesting wildlife in the beautiful Ranthambore National Park. BLD
After a morning safari, drive to the romantic Rajasthani capital of Jaipur (4 hrs). Check in to The Oberoi Rajvilas, an exquisite resort set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with arches, colonnades, pavilions and tented ceilings hung with silks. Afternoon visit to the City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory. B
Tour of Jaipur including the Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds and an optional walk through the busy and colourful market area of the Old City. B
Morning departure by road to Udaipur, the ‘City of Lakes’. Stop en route at Shahpura Bagh, a grand 120 year old estate (see p30), for lunch before continuing south. Overnight at the Oberoi Udaivilas on the scenic banks of Lake Pichola. BL
After breakfast, visit the City Palace, the 17th-century Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and the Saheliyon-ki-Bari gardens. B
Tour ends Udaipur
Morning at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight (not included). B
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Rajasthan and North India Overview
Why visit Rajasthan & North India? This is one of the most visited and famous areas of India, renowned for its dramatic history, romantic desert cities, ancient and mysterious temples, massive hilltop forts and colourful desert peoples, as well as the most beautiful building in the world, the Taj Majal.
When is the best time to go to Rajasthan & North India? The best time to visit Rajasthan is October to mid April. Clear blue skies and a moderate to slightly chilly temperature (particularly Dec – Jan) make these months the perfect time to visit. From mid April to mid June it becomes very hot followed by the onset of monsoon rain. The monsoon continues until early August. August and September are warm to occasionally hot in the day with cool evenings.
What can I combine Rajasthan with? The vibrant city of Varanasi situated on the banks of the holy Ganges River and the temples of Khajuraho with their exquisite carvings and erotic sculptures.
Ho do you get to Rajasthan? Fly into Delhi and then travel by air, road or rail to cities such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, Agra or Varanasi .