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    5000 years of history and legends come to life in Rajasthan. Many of India's iconic sights are in Rajasthan, a northwestern province in India. When you explore this region by private jet, you save hours of flying and driving, and you have the opportunity to view Rajasthan’s fantastically diverse terrain at leisure. pink Escapes takes you through the Taj Mahal in Agra, the pink-hued city of Jaipur, the fairy tale city of Udaipur, the ruins in the Thar Desert and many other awe-inspiring destinations that will leave you spellbound.

    Code: Ultra Luxury

    Duration: 13 Nights

    Destinations: Delhi (3) – Agra (2) – Jaipur (2) – Alwar (2) – Udaipur (2) - (Ranakpur) – Jaisalmer (2) - Delhi

    Theme: A Private Jet Tour, Experience the Luxury (Heritage, Culture & Cuisine)

    Experience Highlights:

    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites—Red Fort, Qutab Minar & Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, Taj Mahal & Agra Fort in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.
    • Take a camel ride to explore the desert that surrounds Jaisalmer and a horse or elephant ride outside Alwar and Jaipur
    • Visit the Jain temples of Ranakpur
    • Exclusive massage treatments.
    • Most fascinating Culinary Experiences
    • Enjoy the company of Local Hosts over dinner
    • Enjoy a balloon ride in Jaipur to get an aerial view of the pink city
    • Visit Alwar, known for the Bala Qila and the Ajabgarh; Bangarh; the Narayani Temple
    • Visit several temples, a mosque and a Gurdwara, as well as several historic forts
    • A unique desert camp experience
    • Interact with Rajasthan’s villagers, city folks and royalty
    • Enjoy a romantic boat ride on Udaipur’s Lake Pichola
    • Visit the havelis of Jaisalmer

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

    Day 1: Arrive in Delhi, India 
    Arrive at Delhi International Airport and make a brief stop at the VIP lounge.

    Delhi, the administrative and political capital of India, is a major tourist attraction and a perfect start for a holiday in India, because of its rich heritage and cultural past, revealed in its monuments, parks, Government buildings and other places of interest. Delhi’s attractions range from forts and monuments dating back a thousand years to modern shopping malls, nightclubs and golf courses, as well as a wide range of cuisines to suit every taste.

    Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, your personal concierge will meet you to extend a warm welcome. Drive through the Diplomatic Enclave to arrive at your hotel, The Imperial, check in to the well appointed Deco Suite. The representative will provide assistance with check in to your suite and will also present a welcome pack including all necessary documentation as well as the travel plan. Enjoy the rest of the day / night at leisure.

     
     
    Day 2: Delhi 
    This morning, your personal concierge picks you up from your hotel to go to an Ashram for an introduction to and a session of Yoga. Return to the hotel for a leisurely breakfast and leisure time. Visit Humayun's Tomb, a 16th century monument, which is often considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Proceed to the Lotus Temple, dedicated to the Baha’i religion and considered an architectural delight.

    Continue your tryst with Delhi, by visiting the Qutab Minar, the tallest stone minaret which was a part of the first mosque in India, dating back to the 12th century. Enjoy high tea in the opulent surroundings of the Leela Palace Hotel. Take a walk in the Lodhi Gardens, to view the monuments created by the Pathan rulers of Delhi in the 15th and 16th centuries.

    On arrival at the hotel enjoy a relaxing massage (Up to one hour) to rejuvenate you.

    This evening, we take you for a welcome dinner at an Indian Restaurant, one of the most interesting restaurants in the city, nestled in one of the posh areas of South Delhi. Enjoy an array of interesting Indian dishes in an amazing modern setting – providing insight into the night life of Delhi.

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    Day 3: Delhi 
    After breakfast, tour Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple in Delhi, followed by Old Delhi, with your private concierge. Admire the Red Fort, one of the most opulent Mughal forts, built by the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in the 17th century. Visit the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, and ride a rickshaw in Chandni Chowk, one of the busiest shopping areas of Delhi. Proceed to Rajghat to view the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation. Continue to enjoy lunch at one of the city's oldest restaurants, famous for its delectable cuisine and its interesting setting.

    Drive through Connaught Place, designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens in the early 20th century, as a shopping arcade for the elite and known for its circular design and the many fabric, textiles and handicrafts shops, as well as noted art and antiques galleries. Visit major monuments, parks, gardens and government buildings including India Gate, the national monument, followed by the Houses of Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhawan, all of which were designed by Lutyens and his partner, Henry Baker, as a testament to the power of the British Raj. Ironically, India gained its independence not long after the last phase of this world-famous and much-studied urban development was completed in 1930s.

    This evening your personal concierge takes you to a Royal home for dinner, to witness Indian hospitality at its best, enjoy a conversation with the members of the Royal family whilst feasting on traditional Royal recipes that have traveled the course of several centuries. Return to your hotel after a memorable evening.

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    Day 4: Delhi - Agra 
    After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy an interesting and enlightening consultation with Ma Prem Usha, the world-famous astrologer, to gain insights into your life and destiny.

    Spend the rest of the morning shopping at the Santushti Complex. Visit Anokhi, which is known for its hand-blocked cotton fabrics and clothing and lunch at Basil and Thyme Restaurant, a favorite within the complex.

    In the afternoon, take your luxurious private jet, for a quick 40-minute flight to Agra, home of the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the great manmade wonders of the world. Check in to the opulent Oberoi Amarvilas hotel, which has stunning views over the famous monument’s minarets and domes. Spend some time at leisure before proceeding to the Taj Mahal in the early evening, to watch it glow as the sun sets. Your expert private concierge will apprise you on Taj’s architectural history and give you a private tour of the grounds.

    Enjoy a relaxing massage at the hotel SPA before dinner at the hotel’s elegant Esphahan restaurant.

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    Day 5: Agra 
    Enjoy a champagne breakfast at the balcony of your hotel room and enjoy the spectacular view of the Taj as the sun is rising.

    Visit the Agra Fort, an imposing citadel built by Emperor Akbar and added to by his descendents in the 16th and the 17th centuries. The fort boasts numerous lovely mosques and palaces, such as Jehangiri Mahal, Khas Mahal and Musamman Burj. It was in the Burj that Shah Jahan was imprisoned and eventually died. Visit the Marble Factory, to see the world-famous exquisite inlay work for which Agra is famous, followed by a visit to Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s tomb, which is considered as yet another precursor to the Taj, after Humayun’s Tomb.

    Enjoy lunch at the Chinese restaurant at ITC Mughal.

    Visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar, which was the Mughal capital for a brief 14 years. It was built in honor of Salim Chishti, a well-known Sufi saint, who blessed the emperor and predicted that he would have a son. Fatehpur Sikri blends Indian and Islamic elements, to reflect Emperor Akbar’s personality and style of governance. However, the site was abandoned after fourteen years, due to water shortages. Conservation efforts began during Lord Curzon’s period of office as viceroy and have continued since then.

    For dinner, you will be served a private Mughal feast in a pavilion overlooking the hotel gardens with a view of the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the distance.

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    Day 6: Agra - Jaipur 
    Rise for an early breakfast, and then fly 45 minutes to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, known as “the pink city” because of its hallmark pale-pink stucco architecture. The city owes its name, foundation and careful planning to the great warrior-astronomer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II (1693 - 1743). At your hotel, the-Tree of Life SPA Resort, you will check in to a well appointed pool villa, surrounded by gardens, courtyards, Jacuzzi and private massage beds.

    Make a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, which dates to 1799, when it was built to allow the ladies of the royal court of Jaipur to view a public parade and spectacle. Although the building appears to be five stories tall, it is actually only one or two rooms deep, with an interior courtyard in the center. The side of the building facing the street is a highly ornate sandstone screen of several hundred windows that catch the breeze, and cool the palace.

    Tour the City Palace Museum with your personal concierge, where highlights include miniature paintings, royal costumes, musical instruments and Mughal-style carpets. Adjacent to the City Palace is the very impressive Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the early eighteenth century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The complex of fourteen massive astronomical instruments and structures was a wonder of science when originally built. Today the Samrat Yantra, a huge sundial, can be used to tell local time up to the accuracy of two seconds.

    Lunch is at the Rambagh Palace’s Suvarna Mahal restaurant, where the menu is drawn from the kitchens of Rajasthani aristocracy, followed by a short rest.

    Enjoy a romantic hot air balloon ride, a breathtaking aerial tour of the Pink City.

    Go shopping – Jaipur is famous for its textiles, precious stones and pottery. Continue for dinner with a local Rajput family, that organizes elephant, horse and camel safaris in the jungle, using their beautiful home and camp as base. Use this as an opportunity to interact with local farmers in the village. Enjoy dinner around the bonfire, savoring the most authentic Rajasthani delicacies in a personalized environment while the elaborate bar serves the most exotic cocktails in a rustic yet luxurious atmosphere.

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    Day 7: Jaipur 
    Visit Amber Fort, a 30-minute drive by private car from your hotel. Amber was the ancient capital of this region until 1727, when the rulers moved their court to Jaipur. Learn about Ganesh Pol, the imposing gateway to the former royal apartments; the magical Sheesh Mahal, a chamber decorated with thousands of mirror fragments; the Jas Mandir, a magnificent private audience hall; and the ornately carved silver doors at the entrance to the Shila Devi Temple, from your guide. View Jal Mahal, located in the center of Man Sagar Lake—this palace was used for picnics and duck shoots by the royal family.

    Enjoy lunch at ITC Rajputana. Visit the Albert Hall Museum situated in the Ram Niwas Gardens. This museum offers a splendid display of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, a combination of European style with traditional Indian elements and contains a rich collection of paintings, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colorful crystal, jewelry and furniture. The rare pottery and carpet collection is famous. Visit the Birla temple at sunset, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort, Lakshmi.

    On arrival at the hotel enjoy a relaxing massage therapy.

    Enjoy an exclusive dinner laid out for you by the private Pool of your villa and reminisce the experiences so far as you feast on the delicacies.

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    Day 8: Jaipur - Alwar 
    Depart in the morning with your Private Concierge by a private car for a trip to Alwar, Rajasthan (1.5 hours). Alwar, a former princely state that reached its height of importance in the 18th century, is off the beaten path and rarely visited by tourists on the typical Rajasthani itinerary. The Amanbagh is an oasis of luxury and comfort in this remote area. Visit the several interesting historic and architectural sites located nearby on excursions from the hotel.

    Bala Qila, an ancient fort perched high on a hill above the city of Alwar, provides beautiful views. Originally built in the 10th century as a mud structure, it was expanded and improved over the centuries by the Mughals and Jats. Today, the fort comprises six gates, 15 large and 51 small ornate towers surrounding the frescoed palace of Nikumbh Mahal.

    The picturesque Ajabgarh Fort is known as the “place of mysteries” with its marble fronted temple and well-preserved courtyard of twenty-four pillars. The area around the fort was a hunting ground for the local nobility in the 10th century. Bangarh, the remains of the 17th-century princely city, is close by—it is of great archaeological importance, since it contains the spectacular ruins of palaces, temples, bazaars and formal gardens. Bangarh was deserted overnight just a generation after its completion, because of a curse put on the city by a spurned suitor of the local maharani.

    View the Narayani Temple, the most sacred pilgrimage site for the people of Alwar, and the site of the first sati, or immolation by fire, in northern India. Near the temple is a spring, unusual in this arid region, which is considered holy by the locals.

    Enjoy outdoor cocktails and a musical performance at the Amanbagh before dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. The Amanbagh offers a wonderful regional Indian menu as well as continental choices.

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    Day 9: Alwar 
    Enjoy breakfast on Amanbagh’s outdoor terrace, overlooking its spectacular pool and striking Mughal-inspired architecture. Spend the morning relaxing at Amanbagh by the pool, or with a spa treatment or massage. The spa therapists are also trained in the art of traditional henna body painting. Have a private kitchen tour and cooking demonstration with the Amanbagh chef before lunch at the hotel.

    Go by horse, camel or elephant to Madar Baba Ki Chattri. The 360-degree panorama of the surrounding countryside is spectacular, especially at sunset, and the site is dominated by the tomb of the Prince, Maharajah Baktawar Singh, who died in 1815. His mistress committed suicide here after the Prince’s death.

    In the evening, relax with cocktails on the resort’s open-air roof deck, before having a special meal served to you on your own private terrace.

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    Day 10: Jaipur - Udaipur 
    After breakfast at Amanbagh, drive to Jaipur (1.5 hours). On the way to Jaipur, stop for tea and refreshments at a remote tribal village of the Meena clan, who have maintained distinct customs as a result of their isolated living.

    Meet your jet for a short flight to Udaipur (45 minutes). Your driver will meet you at the airport and take you into the city in a vintage car. Situated on the edge of the picturesque Lake Pichola, Udaipur is called the “fairy tale city” for its many ornate marble buildings, and is the capital of the Mewar region of Rajasthan. You will stay at the spectacular Taj Lake Palace Hotel, which is located on a small private island in the middle of Lake Pichola. A private boat will ferry you to the hotel for check-in.

    After lunch, visit the City Palace with your Private Concierge, the largest palace in Rajasthan, which has been continuously added to by the rulers of Udaipur since the 16th century. The highlights of the City Palace include the Tripolia entrance gate built in 1713, and the Chandra Mahal, famous for its beautiful columns, fretwork windows and marble reliefs of Rajput women.

    Walk from the City Palace to Fateh Prakash, which contains a magnificent durbar, or ceremonial hall, an excellent portrait gallery and the famous gallery of crystal furniture and chandeliers.

    The Jagdish Temple is in close proximity to the City Palace-- you can walk there through the narrow streets of Udaipur and look into the many shops and galleries along the way. The Jagdish Temple was constructed in the first part of the 17th century and dedicated to Lord Jagannath.

    Dine privately this evening on the roof of your hotel with a special menu of your choice. You may opt to have local musicians entertain you while enjoying one of the best views in Udaipur.

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    Day 11: Udaipur 
    Breakfast at the Lake Palace is served at Jharokha, an all-day restaurant in a 17th-century white marble palace with 100 windows overlooking the lake.

    Visit the Jain temple complex at Ranakpur (one hour’s drive), considered among the most important temple sites in northern India, and one of the five great holy places of the Jain faith. Jainism, founded in the 6th century BC, is a based on a doctrine of non-violence toward all living beings. Jains are strict vegetarians and avoid harming any living organism. Note that no leather is allowed on the premises.

    The magnificent Adinath Temple, where an exterior of simplified marble blocks gives way to interior spaces of white marble so intricately carved that they must be examined closely to appreciate their fine detail, dominates Ranakpur. This construction is symbolic of the Jain belief in the insignificance of outward display and the importance of a rich inner life.

    Lunch is at rustic Resort. Enjoy an array of Indian breads freshly prepared by local women on primitive wood fire stoves.

    Visit the Kumbhalgarh Fort, a massive 15th-century structure with 22 miles of protective wall, built along a strategic point on the border of the Marwar and Mewar regions. Kumbhalgarh was the most impregnable fort in all of Rajasthan. View the 19th-century Badal Mahal, with its painted chambers, as well as the 15th-century Neelkantha Temple, which is still in use today, located within the fort.

    In Udaipur, take a private boat for a romantic champagne sunset cruise around Lake Pichola, which is surrounded by a ring of hills. Soak in the stunning views of Udaipur’s architecture, and the surrounding countryside.

    Finish your boat trip on the other side of the lake, as you stop for dinner at The Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel. Feast on Indian specialties with the lights of Udaipur twinkling in the distance.

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    Day 12: Udaipur - Jaisalmer 
    Meet your jet for a short flight to Jaisalmer (40 minutes – 1 hour). Jaisalmer is an ancient fortified city at the edge of Rajasthan, in the depths of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City” for the yellow-gold color of the local sandstone, it is crowned by a fairy-tale, 12th-century fortress hovering above the city on a high plateau. The rulers of Jaisalmer, bolstered by their city’s importance as a trading stop on overland caravan routes, were the last of the princely clans to submit to British colonial rule.

    On arrival in Jaisalmer, drive by jeep into the desert, where you will meet your personal camel caravan and drivers for a trek into the Thar along these ancient trading routes. Ride into the desert, stopping at spectacular dune fields, oases, and the remote villages of the camel herders. Visit a family for tea and snacks, and learn about their lives in this arid region.

    Check in at The Serai, with its luxurious tents, and enjoy lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring your beautiful surroundings. Take a camel ride in the early evening, and enjoy a glass of champagne in the wilderness. Camp this evening in the heart of the dunes, and feast on a meal of regional specialties prepared for you.

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    Day 13: Jaisalmer 
    Return to Jaisalmer by jeep and check in to the small, but tastefully appointed Killa Bhawan Hotel, in a historic haveli inside the fort itself.

    Start your city tour of Jaisalmer with a visit to the fort built by Maharawal (Maharaja) Jaisal in 1156 AD. This fort, one of the oldest in Rajasthan, is situated on a triangular mound 76 meters above ground level. It thrusts skywards out of the surrounding barren landscape.

    Have lunch and a cup of tea on the hotel’s lovely terrace as you take in the splendid views of the surrounding city and landscape.

    Visit the Jain temples of the 11th century, located around Gadisar Tank, a scenic rainwater lake and a spectacular avian life. The lake is an idyllic spot for outings.

    Visit some of the havelis, homes of the area’s wealthy traders and court officials, such as the Salim Singh ki Haveli, a five-story masterpiece of intricately carved sandstone, topped with a colonnaded terrace and cupolas. The Nathmalji ki haveli was built for a former prime minister of Jaisalmer and is decorated with a dizzying array of carvings, including birds, elephants, flowers, soldiers and even bicycles and a steam engine. The most famous are the Patwon ki Haveli, a row of elegantly sculptured and ornamented havelis. Take a short drive to the ramparts of the cenotaphs and enjoy the glow in the low-angled light as the sun sets.

    We take you for dinner at the Trio restaurant, outside the ramparts, where the simple setting belies the excellence of the cuisine – some say it is one of the best restaurants in Rajasthan.

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    Day 14: Jaisalmer - Delhi 
    Spend the morning at leisure. Meet your jet for the return flight to Delhi from Jaisalmer (1 hour 45 minutes - 2 hours), and fly home from Delhi. On arrival, visit some bustling malls and then proceed to Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, where you have a room to wash, change and rest.

    Today we host farewell dinner for you at one of the best Indian Restaurants in the city serving delectable kebabs and authentic curries.

    You will then be taken to the airport, to catch your flight back home.

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    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 ImperialDeco Suite
    2DelhiThe ImperialDeco Suite
    3DelhiThe ImperialDeco Suite
    4AgraThe Oberoi AmarvilasPremier Room with Balcony
    5AgraThe Oberoi AmarvilasPremier Room with Balcony
    6JaipurTree of Life - Resort & SPALuxury Pool & SPA Villa
    7JaipurTree of Life - Resort & SPALuxury Pool & SPA Villa
    8AlwarThe AmanbaghGarden Haveli Suite
    9AlwarThe AmanbaghGarden Haveli Suite
    10UdaipurTaj Lake PalaceLake View Palace Room
    11UdaipurTaj Lake PalaceLake View Palace Room
    12JaisalmerThe SeraiLuxury Tented Suite
    13JaisalmerKilla BhawanHeritage Suite
    14DelhiRadisson BluRoom for wash and change
    Contact us for reservations & more details. All Experiences can be tailor-made to suit your interests and travel preferences…
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    Contact us for reservations & more details. All Experiences can be tailor-made to suit your interests and travel preferences…