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    Delhi—home to several empires—Turkish, Mughal and British; Agra—seat of Mughal power well into the 17th century and Jaipur—the Pink City, built by Maharajah Jai Singh, designer of several observatories. These three cities provide a vivid illustration of the culture that developed under Delhi’s Turkish sultans, Agra’s Mughal emperors and Jaipur’s Rajput kings, who finally made peace with the Mughals. Discover blissful India with visit to Ananda in the Himalayas, a true spa destination nestled in the Himalayas. Ananda in the Himalayas is a spa resort where everything is dedicated towards restoring one’s balance and it aims to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul of every person who steps through its door.

    Code: Ultra Luxury (Personal concierge tour)

    Duration: 10 Nights

    Destinations: Delhi (3), Jaipur (2), Agra (1), Delhi (1) & Ananda in the Himalayas (3)

    Theme: Heritage, Cuisine & Rejuvenation

    Experience Highlights:

    • Romantic journey by a Private Helicopter.
    • Rickshaw ride through the colorful bazaars of Delhi.
    • Visit to UNESCO World sites like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb & Qutab Minar in Delhi.
    • Visit places of religious interest – Temples, Mosque & Gurudwara.
    • Savor Indian Cuisine with Royalty / Fine Restaurants / Indian homes.
    • Elephant Ride to the Amber Fort.
    • Trip to heritage monuments of Jaipur and visit to its unique shopping centers.
    • Relaxing massages therapies.
    • Visit to UNESCO world heritage sites of Agra like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
    • Enjoy Saga of the Taj, a theatrical music performance at Kalakriti in Agra.
    • Rejuvenation experience at Ananda.
    • Life changing experience, Aarti on the Ganges in Haridwar.
    • Welcome and farewell dinners.

    Contact us for reservations & more details. All Experiences can be tailor-made to suit your interests and travel preferences…

    Day 01: Arrive in Delhi, India 
    Arrive at Delhi International Airport.

    Delhi remains one of the oldest surviving cities in the world today. It is in fact, an amalgam of eight cities, each site being built in a different era by a new dynasty/ruler. Today the remains of forts, palaces and buildings are spread across the city, hence adding to its character. Delhi through its 1000-year-old history has evolved into a culturally secular city – absorbing different religions, diverse cultures, both foreign and indigenous, and yet functioning as one organic entity. It was known for its riches – both material and cultural – foreign travelers were hypnotized by it – books have been written on it since time immemorial, poets have loved it and Kings and Emperors have fought over it.

    Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, your personal concierge and extended a warm welcome! Drive through the Diplomatic Enclave to arrive at the hotel. Assistance with check in and presentation of welcome pack including all necessary documentation as well as the travel plan. Your personal concierge will be available 24x7 to ensure that you are well looked after throughout your India Experience. Enjoy rest of the day / night at leisure.

    Spend three nights at ‘The Leela Palace’ in ‘Junior Suite’.

     
     
    Day 02: In Delhi 
    Late morning, your personal concierge joins you for sightseeing tour of New Delhi. This is a landmark year, for the capital city, New Delhi as it celebrates 100 years of being the capital of India. Drive past the stately multitude of colonial buildings of New Delhi and arrive at Humayun’s Tomb, the first of garden-tomb concept built by Mughal dynasty that later on became inspiration for building of several monuments including the Taj Mahal. Take a walk in the gardens of this grand monument, where ancient trees and broken ruins pose as lush adornments to the sandstone glow of the mausoleum. Continue to see Lotus Temple dedicated to the Bahai religion, a recent architectural marvel.

    At lunch savor the Signature Menus by an Indian Celebrity Chef. A wonderful blend of fusion Indian to traditional Indian food can leave the gastronomes wanting more!

    Also visit Qutub Minar, one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India. Once the defining landmark of Delhi, it is still standing tall with its graceful lines and staggering height, as well as the many monuments in the complex surrounding.

    On arrival at the hotel enjoy a relaxing massage therapy to rejuvenate you.

    This evening, your personal concierge takes you for a fantastic culinary experience with a Royal Family: after a cooking demonstration of one of the exotic dish from the princely house, enjoy dinner with the erstwhile royal family and then transfer to your Hotel.

    Meals :: B L D
     
     
    Day 03: In Delhi 
    After breakfast, this morning enjoy an escorted heritage walk in the historic Lodhi Gardens- a real haven of tranquility and peace from the hustle and bustle of Delhi. Spread over 90 acres, it contains architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhis, a Pathan dynasty.

    Experience this contrast as you drive past the stately India Gate, a soldier’s memorial and the other magnificent Lutyen’s buildings witnessing the modern day grandeur of Delhi and then arrive at Old Delhi- pulsating with energy and color, the hustle and bustle of thronged bazaars and laced by a maze of narrow lanes which twists and turns between tall, leaning houses full of sights, sounds and aromas of the Indian sub-continent. Begin sightseeing tour with a visit to Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) and then take a Rickshaw ride through the by-lanes of the old walled city. During the Rickshaw ride enjoy a Visit to Gurdwara Sishganj Sahib (Sikh Temple), Paranthe Wali Gali (Indian stuffed bread street) and Dariba Kalan (The street of Gold and artificial Jewelry).

    After this, drive past the imposing Red Sandstone structure of Red Fort, on the western bank of the river Yamuna. Built in red stone, The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan started the construction of this massive fort in 1638, after which he shifted the capital from Agra to Delhi.

    Enjoy lunch at one of the oldest Delhi restaurant, Savor an array of kebabs, a sumptuous experience to love!

    Continue your tryst with Delhi and drive onwards to visit the newly built lavish Akshardham Temple. The grand, ancient-style, intricately hand-carved stone temple was built by 11,000 artisans over five years, opened in 2005.

    Enjoy rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    In the evening, we take you for a welcome dinner at an upscale city restaurant and to witness the city’s night life. Return to your hotel after a memorable evening.

    Meals :: B L D
     
     
    Day 04: Delhi - Jaipur 
    After breakfast, proceed for private road transfer to Jaipur (about 06 hours drive).

    Upon arrival at Jaipur, you will be welcomed in traditional Rajasthani style culminating with garlands, Aarti and Tika. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City because of the terra-cotta-colored lime plaster that coats the old part of the city's walls, buildings, and temples. Often the color is considered a resplendent expression of hospitality.

    Enjoy your award winning exclusive resort over lunch and rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    This evening drive through the hustle bustle of the Old City, use time for shopping and make a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Proceed to enjoy elephant safari and authentic dinner at a camp run by a local family. The camp is situated at the foothills of the Aravali Range and surrounded by the wilderness of a reserved forest, it offers an evening in the comforts of an exclusive environment, rustic yet luxurious.

    Spend two nights at ‘The Tree of Life’ in ‘Luxury Pool Villa’

    Meals :: B L D
     
     
    Day 05: In Jaipur 
    After breakfast, visit the Amber Fort on elephant back, we recommend getting there early before the hoards descend. This is one of the most fascinating of the Indian forts comprising the Palace of Mirrors, Hall of Public Audience and the beautiful gardens, all of which give a glimpse into the majesty of days gone by. Also visit Artchill, a gallery displaying Indian art that can leave anyone spellbound.

    Enjoy a photo stop at Jal Mahal, the monsoon palace of the Jaipur Maharajas, and if you are lucky a Child Magician will show up to charm you all the way to patronized his private show only for you’. Afternoon, enjoy Lunch at a centrally located Haveli offering personalized service in an authentic setting with its understated luxury, antique furniture, furnishings and original work-of-art.

    Later proceed for a visit of City Palace whose several courtyards and gardens provide wonderful contrast to its many palatial structures including Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal and the Sri Govind Dev temple. Also visit Jantar Mantar- the Observatory, a world heritage site. It incorporates multiple buildings of unique geometrical forms, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurements.

    On arrival at the hotel enjoy a relaxing massage therapy to rejuvenate you. You can choose the private beds by the pool in your Villa or the hotel SPA.

    This evening enjoy a romantic dinner at a hillock Restaurant, where people can relate to what they have read in the books about golden era of the ‘Kachwaha Rajputs of Jaipur’- the glamour of the past, old silver furniture, paintings, chandeliers, finest crockery, cutlery, glassware and linen. The food is from the Royal Kitchens of Rajasthan and other thikanas of Jaipur, served in traditional style.

    Meals :: B L D
     
     
    Day 06: Jaipur - Agra 
    After breakfast, proceed by surface to Agra with your personal concierge. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri which was the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign from 1571 till 1585 and regarded as the crowning glory of his architectural legacy.

    Upon arrival, your Concierge assists with check-in at the hotel.

    Agra is globally renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. But this royal Mughal city has, in addition to the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture. Enjoy leisure time before proceeding to the Taj Mahal.

    Early evening, visit Taj Mahal and stay till sunset, to view the glowing light of sun over its opaque white dome. Drive to the west gate of monument in a horse driven carriage. Visit the beautiful monument, Taj Mahal built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1560, in loving memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Enjoy the Saga of the Taj (a musical play) before returning to the hotel for dinner at famous Espahan Restaurant, Amarvilas.

    Spend one night at ‘The Oberoi Amarvilas’ in ‘Premier room with balcony’.

    Meals :: B D
     
     
    Day 07: Agra – Delhi 
    Enjoy a champagne breakfast at the balcony of your hotel room. Later proceed to Mehtab Bagh and Agra Fort. The view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh is undoubtedly stunning.

    The Agra Fort, occupying a dominant site on the bend of River Yamuna, the high walled red-sandstone structure was built by Akbar between 1565 and 1573 and thereafter structures within it were added by successive emperors.

    Dive to Delhi by private transport. Enjoy light snack box en-route, pre-packed by the hotel especially for you. Upon arrival in Delhi your concierge will assist in check in at the hotel.

    Enjoy dinner at the hotel at Spice Route restaurant, one of the finest pan Asian cuisine restaurants in the hotel and savor the most delectable specialties.

    Spend one night at ‘The Imperial’ in ‘Art Deco Suite’.

    Meals :: B L D
     
     
    Day 08: Delhi – Haridwar – Narender Nagar 
    Morning proceed to railway station with your personal concierge to board train for Haridwar. Your personal butler serves you breakfast on board. On arrival, you will be transferred by a private car to Narender Nagar (approx 2 hours). You can instantly feel the healing touch in the air as you drive through the scenic terrain.

    Spend three nights at ‘Ananda in the Himalayas’ in Valley View room. Breathtaking view and surroundings, is an understatement!!

    Discover blissful India with visit to Ananda in the Himalayas, a true spa destination nestled in the Himalayas. Ananda in the Himalayas is a spa resort where everything is dedicated towards restoring one’s balance and harmony with India’s age old Ayurvedic & Yoga therapies. It aims to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul of every person who steps through its door.

    Meals :: B
     
     
    Day 09: In Narender Nagar 
    Set amidst some 40 hectares of unspoiled natural terrain, Ananda overlooks the sacred Ganges River and Rishikesh Valley, and is housed in the former palaces of a maharajah and viceroy. To compliment the unparalleled majesty, of the Himalayas, the buildings have been restored to their original glory, complete with Moorish, Italian renaissance and Indian architecture. Ananda is a true destination spa, birthplace of India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, is the inspirational wellspring of the spa’s treatment and therapies.

    Days free to relax and enjoy the spa treatments.

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    Day 10: In Narender Nagar 
    Days free to relax and enjoy the spa treatments.

    In the evening drive with your private concierge to witness the Aarti Ceremony at the Ganges.

    The “AARTI”, is normally sung at the conclusion of any religious ceremony or puja, or simply by itself each morning and evening as a joyous celebration to the Supreme within us and without. The lighting of the lamps for the Aarati has a manifold significance. On the one hand it denotes the light of spiritual knowledge, the illumination of truth. On the other hand, when camphor is used as the fuel to light up the lamps, the camphor eventually burns out and disappears without a trace. This signifies the total destruction of the ego in the light of true knowledge or - the illumination of the self in union with the Universe.

    The Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh is an unforgettably spiritual experience. Performed each evening at sundown at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, on the banks of the holy river Ganges, it is an event to gladden the heart, feed the soul and create harmony with the elements. Fire, Water, Earth, Air combine in perfect synergy during this ritual and leave you with a feeling of having witnessed perfection.

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    Day 11: Narender Nagar to Delhi to Haridwar 
    Morning is free to relax and enjoy the spa treatments.

    Late afternoon meet up with your personal concierge and transfer to the helipad to meet your luxurious private Helicopter, for a quick 60-minute romantic flight that brings you back to Delhi. Enjoy a choice of beverages as you make headway amidst the clouds.

    On arrival, you will be transferred to the Radisson Blu airport hotel where you have a room for wash and change (for a few hours). You are hosted farewell dinner by us at an upscale authentic Indian restaurant before proceeding to the airport in time to board flight for home. Enjoy the flight back home reminiscing Vibrant India Experience, longing to return again soon!!

    Meals :: B D
     
     
    Contact us for reservations & more details. All Experiences can be tailor-made to suit your interests and travel preferences…
    Day City Hotels Room Category
    1DelhiThe Leela PalaceJunior Suite
    2DelhiThe Leela PalaceJunior Suite
    3DelhiThe Leela PalaceJunior Suite
    4JaipurTree of LifeLuxury Pool Villa
    5JaipurTree of LifeLuxury Pool Villa
    6AgraAmar VilasPremium Room with balcony
    7DelhiThe ImperialDeco Suite outside facing
    8Narender NagarAnanda in the HimalayasValley View
    9Narender NagarAnanda in the HimalayasValley View
    10Narender NagarAnanda in the HimalayasValley View
    Contact us for reservations & more details. All Experiences can be tailor-made to suit your interests and travel preferences…
    :: Glimpse of Nepal

    Home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, this landlocked country offers picturesque mountain scenery and many opportunities for trekking and climbing enthusiasts, as well as a rich blend of Buddhism and Hinduism, masked folk dances and colorful festivals for those with a cultural inclination.

    Duration: 4 Nights

    Destinations: 1 Night Delhi, 3 Nights Kathmandu (Nepal)

    Theme: Heritage & Adventure

    :: Jaipur – ‘Loving It’

    Extend a night in Jaipur and experience more of the Pink City or your SPA resort in a romantic seclusion. In the evening enjoy dinner with the Royal Family after a sky ballooning experience.

    Duration: 1 Night

    Destinations: 1 Night Jaipur

    Theme: Adventure & Local Flavor

    :: Tiger Trail

    A wildlife experience at Ranthambore takes you through dense wild jungles and brings you face to face with tigers, herd of elephants and colorful birds. The back drop of the ancient Fort and cluster of the largest banyan trees in the country are an added sight.

    Duration: 1 Night

    Destinations: 1 Night Ranthambore

    Theme: Wildlife

    Contact us for reservations & more details. All Experiences can be tailor-made to suit your interests and travel preferences…