Explore the wonders and mystery of India in unparalleled comfort and
luxury. Expressly designed for the discerning traveler, this tour offers
exclusive accommodations at the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, renowned
worldwide for their impeccable style and beauty.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
tonight India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted by
our representative with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to The
Oberoi New Delhi.
Day 02 : New Delhi Sightseeing
After a leisurely morning, embark on a tour of New Delhi. Drive along
Rajpath, the capital's broadest avenue, to view the Parliament House,
President's House, India Gate. Visit the Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and
Birla Mandir, a colorful and modern Hindu temple. Enjoy a welcome dinner
at the Bistro restaurant with a presentation of Indian music and dance.
Overnight at Delhi.
Day 03 : Old Delhi Sightseeing - Agra
This morning tour Old Delhi. Among your stops is the Red Fort, built by
Shah Jahan, Raj Ghat a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar and the
mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. In the afternoon drive to Agra, en route
stopping at Sikandra, to visit the tomb of Emperor Akbar. Check-into the
The Oberoi Amarvilas. Overnight at Agra.
Day 04 : Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Sightseeing
This morning's excursion brings you to Emperor Akbar's 16th century
abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. This ghost town is remarkably well
preserved and presents a perfect synthesis of Muslim, Hindu and Jain
architecture. The sculptured columns bear mute testimony to this gallant
experiment to unite Hindus and Muslims. Afternoon return to Agra to
explore the 16th century Agra Fort, with its battlements, apartments,
gardens and halls of audience. Enjoy an extended visit to the
magnificent Taj Mahal and witness the transformation as the monument
reflects the warm glow of sunset. Overnight at Agra
Day 05 : Agra - Ranthambhore
An early morning visit to the Taj Mahal presents an opportunity to
admire this dream in marble as it welcomes the rising sun. Later, depart
by train to Ranthambhore, the remains of a thousand year old fortress,
today a wildlife sanctuary, where leopards and tigers prowl. This
afternoon enjoy your first game drive. Your luxury camp is located on
the private reserve of the local Maharajah. Overnight at The Oberoi
Day 06 : In Ranthambhore
Ranthambhore is one of the few preserves, where the nocturnal
camera-shy tigers may be seen in daylight. Almost hunted to extinction
by the local royalty and their British overlords. The population of the
Bengal tiger is slowly increasing, thanks to the efforts of "Project
Tiger" and the World Wildlfe Fund. You'll take thrilling game
drives in the morning and evening to scour the jungle for wildlife.
Overnight at Ranthambhore.
Day 07 : Ranthambhore - Jaipur
a morning game drive, leave for the "pink city" of Jaipur,
where the old city is surrounded by a massive wall pierced by
magnificent gates. Your tour of Jaipur takes you to Hawa Mahal or "Palace
of Winds," and continues to City Palace, with its latticed
balconies, tiny windows, cupolas, courtyards and arched entrances. A
stop at the ancient observatory concludes the tour. Overnight at The
Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.
Day 08 : Amber Fort Excursion
Today, you are transported back in time, riding royally atop elegantly
draped and painted elephants, to the mountain fortress of Amber,a superb
example of Rajput architecture, with its complex of palaces, temples and
ornate apartments. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at jaipur.
Day 09 : Jaipur - Udaipur
This morning fly to Udaipur, and tour this famous "City of Lakes,"
known as one of the most picturesque and romantic cities of India and
maybe the world. Visit City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids
and the folklore museum where you can see a presentation of the string
puppets typical to this area. Overnight at The Oberoi Udaivilas,
Day 10 : Ranakpur Excursion
Today's excursion brings you to the beautiful 15th century sculpted
Jain temples of Ranakpur. The intricately carved white marble temple of
Adinath, is perhaps the most well-preserved and impressive examples of
Western Indian Temple architecture. The temple dedicated to the Sun God
is famed for its erotic sculpture. Stop for lunch at Maharani Bagh, a
mango grove and private gardens of the Maharana of Jodhpur. Overnight at
Day 11 : Udaipur - Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India's most cosmopolitan city.
Today's tour of Mumbai includes the British-built arch "Gateway of
India," Mumbai's landmark; the Hanging Gardens and Malabar Hills,
where Mumbai's rich and famous live; the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi
Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple.
Overnight at The Oberoi Mumbai.
Day 12 : In Mumbai
Cruise across the harbor to Elephanta Island and its famous caves,
filled with carvings and sculptures dating back to 550 A.D. The
afternoon is at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. Late
evening, transfer to international airport for flight back home.