India

Indian Opulence: A Luxury Small-Group Tour

Discover incredible India on this cultural nine-day, luxury small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Beginning in Delhi, tick off amazing experiences such as the Taj Mahal and stay in world-class luxury accommodation as you travel through Agra, Ranthambore National Park, and the “Pink City” of Jaipur. In Agra, enjoy both sunrise and sunset tours of the Taj Mahal. Take a rickshaw ride in Old Delhi and explore its iconic Jama Mosque before a guided tour of Humayun’s Tomb and a colourful Dilli Haat market visit in New Delhi. Go in search of the elusive Bengal tiger during game drives in Ranthambore National Park and visit the ornate Amber Fort in Jaipur before being treated to a private tour of the stunning City Palace, taking in rooms otherwise closed to the general public. Enjoy eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of New Delhi, a night at the ITC Mughal in Agra - just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambhore and three nights at the multi award-winning Fairmont in Jaipur. Also included is daily breakfast and a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants, a domestic flight from Jaipur to Delhi, private airport transfers in Delhi, expert English-speaking guides, insider experiences, private transportation, plus all sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary.

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9 Days
TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants
  • Sunrise and sunset tours of the Taj Mahal
Calendar
9 Days
VIP UPGRADE - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Upgraded room types, offering ultra-luxe accommodation, plus Shangri-La and Fairmont club access
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants
Calendar
9 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants
  • Sunrise and sunset tours of the Taj Mahal
Calendar
9 Days
VIP UPGRADE - SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Upgraded room types, offering ultra-luxe accommodation, plus Shangri-La and Fairmont club access
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants
Calendar
12 Days
TWIN SHARE EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants
  • Sunrise and sunset tours of the Taj Mahal
Calendar
12 Days
VIP UPGRADE - TWIN SHARE EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Upgraded room types, offering ultra-luxe accommodation, plus Shangri-La and Fairmont club access
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants
Calendar
12 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants
  • Sunrise and sunset tours of the Taj Mahal
Calendar
12 Days
VIP UPGRADE - SOLO TRAVELLER EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Upgraded room types, offering ultra-luxe accommodation, plus Shangri-La and Fairmont club access
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants

Take an eye-opening luxury nine-day tour through India, experiencing the country’s famed hospitality and opulent hotels, iconic monuments such as the Taj Mahal, Jama Mosque and Amber Fort, plus come face to face with beautiful Bengal tigers at Ranthambore National Park.

What You’ll Love…

The Accommodation – Experience India’s most opulent hotels, including a royal stay at Nahargarh Ranthambhore

Begin your tour in five-star comfort at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel in New Delhi. Located in the heart of the CBD, this stunning property boasts five award-winning restaurants and bars, plus a fully equipped gym and tranquil Shangri-La CHI Spa. Enjoy world-renowned, signature Shangri-La luxury in a spacious Grand Deluxe Room with L’Occitane toiletries.

In Agra you will be perfectly positioned near the Taj Mahal at ITC Mughal, Agra – A Luxury Collection Hotel, set amidst 24 acres of sprawling gardens. Choose to dine across five bars and restaurants, make use of The Royal Spa and swimming pool or simply enjoy the luxurious comfort of your Mughal Chamber room.

A palatial sanctuary awaits you at Nahargarh Ranthambhore, a fascinating hotel built in a style reminiscent of the royal retreats that formerly housed Maharajas. Stretching across acres of land and encompassed by lush wilderness, this is one of the most indulgent properties in Rajasthan, just moments from incredible wildlife experiences and safaris. Experience world-class dining with a dinner at The Grand Dining Hall included. Replete with fine intricate mirror work and regal charm, this incredible restaurant offers an exquisite experience of dining like a royal.

Revel in timeless luxury at the multi-award-winning Fairmont Jaipur, an ode to the “Pink City” with its opulent décor inspired by the Mughal dynasty and royal Rajputs of yore. Guest services include a spa and four bars and restaurants.

The Experiences – Visit the Taj Mahal and go in search of Bengal tigers during game drives through Ranthambore National Park

Begin your Indian experience in Delhi, where you will explore Old Delhi, home to some of the city’s most magnificent monuments. Visit Jama Mosque, one of the largest mosques in India, and take an iconic rickshaw ride. Founded as the walled city of Shahjahanabad in 1639, Old Delhi was once filled with mansions and nobles and continues to be regarded as the symbolic heart of Delhi.

In New Delhi, try some of India’s best Kashmiri food – famed for its use of spices and dishes such as duma aloo spicy potatoes and yakhni meat in yoghurt – and experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Gandhi’s Smriti, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and a guided tour of the President's Palace by a local historian. At Dilli Haat, a colourful outdoor market, admire everything from intricate jewellery and ceramics to beautiful rich textiles.

Travel to Agra, where you will experience the stunning Taj Mahal at both sunrise and sunset. Built by the Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan, of the Mughal dynasty, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, it is considered the world’s most famous monument of love.

At Ranthambore National Park come closer to the stunning Bengal tiger with morning and afternoon game drives, guided by an expert naturalist. Alongside the tigers, keep watch for leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, jackals and sloth bears, as well as an abundance of birdlife.

In Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City”, you will have the option of joining a sunrise hot air balloon ride (charges apply) before exploring this unique city. Visit the 16th-century Amber Fort, known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim elements, and stop by the Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds”. This pink palace is considered the finest example of Rajput architecture.

A specially curated private tour of Jaipur’s City Palace awaits, covering areas closed to the general public. Visit a collection of private rooms and discover them in detail, away from the crowds.

Your Tour Includes:

  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation, including two nights at the stunning Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, located in the heart of the New Delhi, one night at the ITC Mughal in Agra – set over 24 acres of manicured gardens just moments from the Taj Mahal, two nights at the opulent Nahargarh Ranthambore – reminiscent of the former royal retreats that once housed the Maharajas, and three nights surrounded by timeless luxury at the award-winning Fairmont Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences at award-winning restaurants
  • Sunrise and sunset tours of the Taj Mahal
  • Rickshaw ride through the market streets of Old Delhi
  • Tour through the President’s Palace and the Mahatma Gandhi Museum in new Delhi, guided by a local historian
  • Morning and evening safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park, accompanied by an expert naturalist guide
  • Guided tour of the private areas of the City Palace in Jaipur, visiting rooms usually closed to the general public
  • Visit to the ornate Amber Fort in Jaipur, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece of Hindu and Muslim influences
  • Tuk-Tuk ride through the colourful bazaars of Jaipur, offering everything from spices and textiles to precious gems and antiques
  • Domestic flight from Jaipur to Delhi
  • Private return airport transfers
  • Expert English-speaking guides, insider experiences, private transportation, plus sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary

Udaipur Extension – Spend three days in the City of Lakes staying in a former royal palace overlooking Lake Pichola

Extend your time in India with a three-day trip to Udaipur, also known as the “City of Lakes”. Formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, this beautiful city is home to the tranquil Lake Pichola and charming, timeless streets housing opulent palaces, temples and traditional haveli residences.

Take a sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola, a stunning artificial lake with island palaces, and visit the incredible City Palace, a conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharana.

Marvel at the Crystal Gallery, which houses a rare collection of Osler crystals, and visit the Maharana Vintage and Classic Car Museum. Learn the art of blending rich spices to create perfectly balanced favours at a Rajasthani cooking class, hosted by a local in one of the beautiful Udaipur homes.

Delve deeper into Udaipur’s history at Eklingji temples, believed to be the ruling deity of the once Princely State of Mewar. The beautifully sculpted temple complex includes 108 temples, with the main building dating back to the 15th century.

Your extended tour includes three nights at the Fateh Prakash Palace, a former royal palace still owned by the royal family and part of the City Palace complex set on the banks overlooking the famous Lake Pichola.

Your Udaipur Extension Also Includes:

  • Three nights of royal luxury at the Fateh Prakash Palace, the former Palace of the Maharana Fateh Singh, built at the turn of the 19th century
  • Daily breakfast and special dining experiences
  • Domestic flight from Jaipur to Udaipur
  • A sunset boat cruise on the famous Lake Pichola
  • Guided tours of the City Palace and Crystal Gallery
  • Indian cooking class in a local home, followed by lunch
  • Visit to the Eklingji Temples and the ruins of Nagda

VIP Package – Indulge with upgraded rooms at all hotels plus Shangri-La and Fairmont club access

At Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel in Delhi, stay in a Horizon Club Deluxe Room, offering panoramic views of the city and exclusive services at the Horizon Club Lounge. Located on the 19th floor of the hotel, the Horizon Club Lounge offers upgraded guests complimentary evening cocktails and snacks, all-day soft drinks, a wake-up service with hot drinks delivered to your room, daily breakfast in the club lounge, ironing and shoe-shine services and more.

At ITC Mughal, Agra – A Luxury Collection Hotel, you will be upgraded to a Royal Mughal Suite. Part of the exclusive ‘Khwab Mahal’ or Palace of Dreams section of the hotel, these luxurious suites offer a generous living area and separate bedroom. Also enjoy privileged lounge access with daily cocktails and hors d'ouvers served in the evening.

At the Nahargarh Ranthambore live like royalty in a Super Deluxe Room, much larger in size and featuring antique furniture, intricately carved four-poster beds and modern amenities.

Indulge with a Fairmont Gold Room at the Fairmont Jaipur with exclusive Gold Lounge access. Throughout the day, benefit from complimentary tea and coffee, an honour bar, a daily royal afternoon tea experience, evening canapés, and VIP breakfast served in the lounge every morning.

Extension VIP Package: At Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur, enjoy an upgrade to a Dovecote Premier Suite, offering a palatial bedroom and living area, a lake view and indulgent jacuzzi.

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Delhi on your chosen tour start date.

Valid for select departure dates:

*LOW SEASON *

9 May 2020

23 May 2020

6 June 2020

20 June 2020

HIGH SEASON

3 October 2019

26 October 2019

15 February 2020

27 February 2020

7 March 2020

21 March 2020

28 March 2020

11 April 2020

25 April 2020

3 October 2020

17 October 2020

22 October 2020

7 November 2020

21 November 2020

12 December 2020

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Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers – surcharges apply).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels or similar:

Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi (Deluxe Room) (Horizon Deluxe Room*)

ITC Mughal – A Luxury Collection Hotel, Agra (Mughal Chamber) (Royal Mughal Suite*)

Nahargarh Ranthambore, Ranthambore (Standard Room) (Superior Deluxe Room*)

Fairmont Jaipur, Jaipur (Fairmont Room) (Fairmont Gold Room*)

Extended Tour Only:

Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur (Dovecote Room) (Dovecote Premier Suite*)

*VIP upgraded room types

Maximum Room Capacity: Two adults, using double or twin bedding.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats. Please note that we do a lot of walking around historical sites and use public transport at times to travel between sites and to/from our hotel so please be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes.

Your passport must be valid at least SIX months beyond the return date of your intended stay overseas.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights, visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and anything not listed on the itinerary are not included with this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Package cannot be split.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Please Note: Disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

Luggage allowance per person is 20kg maximum(15kg maximum for Jaipur to Udaipur flight) (unless otherwise stated) to allow for ease of transport on the journey.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

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