You will be received by a member of our team at the modern Delhi airport and driven to The Imperial , situated in the heart of Luytens’ Delhi. The Imperial brings you the opulence of the British era blended with modernity. Soak in the ambience of your room. The décor is a mix of French Art Deco and Victorian. Your amazing bed welcomes you as you sink in comfortably to rest.
Visit the seat of power, the Presidential Palace and the Parliament of the largest working democracy in the world. After visiting the beautiful Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutab Minar you will return back to the Imperial. You may wish to experience the Imperial Spa. As international ratings go, it is among the best Spas east of Greenwich.
As for the food, Spice Route is one restaurant we would suggest to try the delicacies at the Imperial. The restaurant is rated as one of the top 10 restaurants of the world.
You will stay at Rass Haveli a luxury hotel right in the heart of the blue city. The Raas Jodhpur has maintained the truly authentic color and feel of the red sandstone city of blue walls. The RAAS haveli gives you a true “organic feel” in its construct and services. Being a 200 year old haveli, the inventory is limited to a lucky few who book in advance. And they get to enjoy the superb food & beverage that the RAAS chef prepares with aromatic spices. You can also enjoy private destination dining at your chosen spot.
In fact, Mihir Garh creates your own kingdom for you. When you look around, you get the feeling that everything belongs to you! And within the property, there are 9 suites each with plunge pools, Jacuzzis… this is as exclusive as it gets! Beds are decorated in local traditional bright pastel colours that liven up the soul and the spirit like the medieval local Rajput adventure warriors on horseback. Often in the tapestries and wall hangings you would see hand worked tiny mirrors that reflect this very spirit. Your private area, your personal suite consists of 1700 ft² or 158m² of Gargantuan space which also includes the sit out with your private plunge pool looking out into the distance.
After leisurely breakfast, you would proceed for an experience of Rajasthan rural life, where in you would be driven to a native village The little mud houses, the turban clad men, the shy, beautiful women, dressed in their traditional costumes .The market with its rich display of wares, will certainly bewitch you. To make this experience, even more intimate, the guests visit the homes of the village folks and share a slice of their life.
Optionally one can choose for the SHIKAR DINNER
The Shikar Dinners take you back to the days of the Raj, when Shikar (hunting) was the sport of the day. This led to many a night spent out in the wilderness, waiting in the dim moonlight of the Thar Desert. At Mihir Garh, you get taste of this feeling of seclusion and solitude in the starlight. The sounds of the desert to entertain and the crackling of the bonfire to keep warm in the winter nights, you can enjoy the soft tunes of the Rajasthani folk musicians and feast on a traditional Indian barbecue dinner. You can lose yourself to the endless expanse of nothingness when the world is only as large as the glow of your bonfire and ponder on the mysteries of life as you look at the starry skies while lying back on a camel cart which takes you home …
In the afternoon, you will be driving to leopard country. You will be at a fantastic modern camp The Jawai built for the express purpose of visiting leopard country. You will be staying at large, modern and luxurious tents that are created with canvas, stainless steel and leather accoutrements. Enjoy the super luxurious spacious tents, the powerful hot showers and your own private swimming pool right next to your own private veranda from where you have an unobstructed view of the spectacular wilderness around.
As the sun goes down, enjoy the beautiful changing of the colours around you.
At night, after the embers have died down, look up at the sky and see the galaxy where we belong. It is a strong philosophical moment!
When you arrive in Udaipur, you will realise that the reputation of this city is well deserved. You will arrive at the beautiful lakeside and from the jetty, you will be taken to your romantic abode of the Taj Lake Palace. For nearly three centuries, the Lake Palace has been the Eden of pleasures and pampering for the Kings, Queens, the elite and classy aristocrats. Enjoy the moment as flower petals shower on you from the heavens. Check in to your historical suite and enjoy the fantastic décor, the historical frescoes and the fabulous view of the lake Pichola, the Aravali hill ranges beyond and a fantastic sunset in the evening! Relax and soak in the moment. Roger Moore was probably doing the same some 35 years ago during the shooting of James Bond!
In the evening, go island hopping! Take your private boat to the next island and have a drink on the terrace as you see the sun go down behind the hills. If there was paradise on earth, this is where it is.
You will be staying at the luxury tents – hand–stitched canvas tents reflect the style of the 1920s and evoke nostalgic sensibilities of life on safari during the heyday of the Raj. Take a stroll in the park in the evening with the pathways lit up by flaming torches or enjoy sunset champagne moment with your beloved. These are moments that belong to you. Relish them.
Ranthambore is a beautiful forest with exciting flora and fauna that will entice you through your entire game drive. The terrain is varied and you will enjoy the beauty as the early morning sun breaks through the trees. When you get back to hotel a typical Suajn breakfast awaits you. While you have free time at the hotel enjoy the facilities available at the hotel or you may simply laze easy by the pool enjoying your favourite book. These are moments of relaxation before your second safari in the woods in the afternoon.
Fatehpur Sikri – a 15th century court built by Emperor Akbar, abandoned after just 14 years. Upon arriving in Agra check in at The Oberoi Amarvilas, a marvellous hotel which is ranked amongst the top 10 hotels in the world. As you roll in the beautiful driveway lined with verdant trees, at night lit up by flaming torches in typical Mughal style, you will immediately feel like an Emperor being welcomed. Built in complete Mughal Emperor’s style, you would feel the opulence surrounding you in the intricate architecture, in the delicate décor, in the refined cuisine and the cultural dancing ladies who will sing their hearts out in the evening on the terrace near the all-weather swimming pool. And to top it all, you can look at the magnificent Taj Mahal sitting right from your room, in your bed with your beloved. All rooms and suites afford an uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal.
After Lunch you would leave for Delhi with your chauffer. Check in at Hotel The Lodhi.