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Remarkable East

India In Style

An In Style Tour

13 Days | September 2018 | Limited to 12 passengers

India In Style is a contemporary tour mixed with a touch of India’s royal past and snapshots of its mighty empires. Stay in grand hotels that have witnessed the shaping of India’s independence, and in palaces where its last maharajas resided. A luxurious holiday featuring the country’s best accommodation and time to enjoy it, with select sightseeing and activities. Including massages, champagne heritage tours, casual cooking classes, a round of golf, and jeep safaris with afternoon tea in the countryside, palm readings, high tea, antique shopping and the Taj Mahal – this is an once-in-a-lifetime tour of India that will make you the envy of others.

Tour Highlights

India In Style is an once-in-a-lifetime tour. Stay in India’s most remarkable luxury accommodation grand palaces and heritage hotels and see the country’s most memorable and significant sights. Travelling to fewer places with longer stays at each location, and plenty of time to enjoy the outstanding accommodation, this tour has a leisurely pace. Featuring easy sightseeing, space for shopping and relaxing, and some of India’s best contemporary restaurants and boutiques. Discover an India you will never forget.

  • Experience a 3-night stay at the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
  • See first-hand the world-renowned Taj Mahal
  • Stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, with views of the Taj Mahal from every room
  • Enjoy 3 nights at The Imperial in Delhi, one of India’s most significant historic hotels
  • Stay with the descendants of Indian royalty in Rajasthan's countryside
  • Take a champagne heritage tour at Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Experience contemporary Indian cuisine with dinner at Masala Library
  • Play golf at Delhi Golf Club or enjoy an Indian cooking class and lunch in a private home
  • Indulge with High Tea and a palm reading in Jaipur
  • Explore Mehrangarh Fort in the blue city of Jodhpur
  • A leisurely paced tour

India 14 Days

September 2018

  • LEGEND
  • Number of nights
  • Journey by plane
  • Journey by vehicle/train
  • DESTINATIONS / DAYS
  • Delhi (arrival)
  • Delhi, 3 days
  • Agra, 1 day
  • Jaipur, 3 days
  • Deogarh, 2 days
  • Jodhpur, 3 days
  • Delhi (departure)

Delhi

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel, The Imperial. This elegantly restored Art Deco heritage hotel was designed to be one of the grand monuments of New Delhi. Today, it’s one of the nation’s finest heritage hotels and one of our favourite places to stay in all of India.

Overnight at The Imperial, Delhi

Delhi

Enjoy breakfast on the light-filled verandah at The Imperial before exploring Delhi’s known and lesser-known parts. Lose yourself in the chanted prayers at a Sikh temple and be amazed at the workings of the kitchen preparing meals for devotees. Visit Jama Masjid and discover Old Delhi by rickshaw and on foot with an expert local guide. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beautiful facilities at your hotel.

Overnight at The Imperial, Delhi

Delhi

Play golf at one of India’s championship courses today, or discover the secrets of Indian cuisine with a private cooking class. Delhi Golf Club is set on grounds that also feature 16th century monuments and peacocks that freely roam the greens. Alternatively, be hosted for a cooking demonstration and lunch by a well-to-do family in a private home. In the afternoon visit Khan Market, a shopping precinct popular for its small boutiques and trendy stores. Experience contemporary India tonight with a three-course dinner at Masala Library.

Overnight at The Imperial, Delhi

Delhi — Agra

Travel by train to Agra, the seat of power of the Mughal Empire under three of its great emperors. Visit Agra Fort, an impenetrable red sandstone fortress and World Heritage-listed monument. Our luxury hotel here is The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, and its rooms with a view you are unlikely to forget. Located just 600 metres from the Taj Mahal, every room has uninterrupted Taj Mahal views. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this stunning hotel and soak up the view.

Overnight at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Agra — Jaipur

Visit the world’s greatest monument to love, the iconic Taj Mahal, as the sun rises, and hear the heart-breaking tales of its construction. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at The Oberoi Amarvilas, before continuing to Jaipur by vehicle. The capital of Rajasthan and India’s pink city, Jaipur is steeped in royal history and legend.

Overnight at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

Jaipur

Discover Jaipur’s ancient craftsmen and its contemporary boutiques today. A walking tour through the vibrant central market will reveal artisans and traditional craftsmen whose patrons were Jaipur’s royal rulers. Alternatively, you can choose to visit Amber Fort. Later, relax and enjoy your hotel facilities, or visit some of Jaipur’s modern boutiques and stores with optional curated shopping. The city is known for its textiles, jewellery and crafts. Tonight we experience more of the contemporary side of Jaipur with dinner at Bar Palladio, a place where Jaipur’s modern and affluent come for tapas-style meals and cocktails.

Overnight at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

Jaipur

Linger over breakfast this morning, before exploring select Jaipur sights. Visit Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory and marvel at its towering yellow concrete instruments, see the City Palace and Hawa Mahal. In the afternoon, cakes, sweets and savoury delicacies will be served for us during an exclusive high tea at our hotel. One of Jaipur’s renowned palm readers will divine your future this evening, with a magical and light-hearted palm reading at our hotel before dinner.

Overnight at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

Jaipur — Deogarh

Journey by vehicle to Deogarh and for the next two nights stay with the descendants of Indian royalty in Rajasthan's countryside. Dev Shree is a new boutique property with wide verandahs, marble floors and pretty courtyards of Rajput architecture and influence. Our hosts at Dev Shree, Shatrunjai and Bhavna, will welcome us to their property and introduce us to their community, providing us with a more personal experience of India. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Dev Shree, Deogarh

Deogarh

A full day to relax or to discover the surrounding area. There’s the option of yoga on the verandah, guided by a local instructor, for those who wish to gently stretch, and the nearby village and artisans to discover on foot. In the afternoon, venture into the surrounding countryside on a jeep safari and stop en route for afternoon tea at sunset.

Overnight at Dev Shree, Deogarh

Deogarh — Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur, the blue city of Rajasthan. For the next three nights luxuriate at Umaid Bhawan Palace, repeatedly crowned the world’s best hotel. Be showered with rose petals as horns sound upon your arrival. Ascend the lush, red-carpeted stairs of this grand palace and pause for a moment to gather your first impressions. Palace butlers will serve you sparkling wine. Settle in upon arrival. Later, a champagne heritage tour will reveal the history of the palace and the stories of its residents.

Overnight at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Visit Jodhpur’s striking Mehrangarh Fort — one of India’s largest forts, unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur. Later explore the old city and its lively bazaars with a stroll around the central clock tower. Antique warehouses are waiting to be explored for those looking for treasures, or simply return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Our party will surely linger over dinner tonight on the rooftop terrace at Raas, with its remarkable fort views.

Experience the Jodhpur Martini, a traditional martini with an infusion of chilli, and Umaid Bhawan’s signature cocktail, when our group meets for pre-dinner drinks tonight at the exclusive Trophy Bar, only open for palace guests. The Maharaja of Jodhpur himself has been served this martini.

Overnight at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Delve deeper into the blue-hued city this morning, with a guided walking tour of Jodhpur’s residential heart. Visit ancient temples, discover step wells and hear the local legends that form part of this city’s inner workings. Later, return to your palace and be pampered with an included massage at the hotel’s spa. Celebrate our final evening with a gala dinner.

Overnight at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Jodhpur — Delhi — Onward destination

Your journey through India In Style concludes today. Savour a final breakfast at Umaid Bhawan Palace, before transferring to the airport for a domestic flight to Delhi and connecting international flight.

India In Style

$13,385 per person twin share, $4,780 single supplement

  • Fully escorted from Delhi by Lincoln Harris
  • English-speaking Indian guide from Sep 17 until final departure
  • Return economy class international flights ^
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts and dinners including: 01 set menu dinner at Masala Library, Delhi; 01 dinner at Raas, Jodhpur
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach for all transfers, sightseeing and touring
  • Internal flight: Jodhpur—Delhi

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