Discover some of India's finest monuments, forts and palaces including the Taj Mahal. Through this seven-day tour you will stay in boutique heritage hotels owned and operated by scions of royal families; enjoy a gala dinner, folk music and dances; and even see tigers in their natural habitat, as well as rare species of migratory birds at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
Day 1 : Jaipur [B, D]Pick up from your hotel in Jaipur at 7:00AM and transfer you to our hotel for check-in and breakfast. After breakfast, leave at 8:15am with your guide for Fort Amber. Afterwards visit Palace of Winds, the City Palace and the Albert Museum. Later on return to the hotel for lunch and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening you can take a complimentary Ayurvedic massage before we proceed to Kalwar Castle, which is located 11 miles (19 kilometers) from Jaipur. At Kalwar Castle, the owners - a former highly decorated General of the Army and his wife - will host a BBQ dinner and a light-and-sound show. After the entertainment, we will return to hotel for the night.Day 2 : Jaipur [B, D]Take an excursion to Chand Baori, an amazing 8th-century step-well, and the Temple of Harsha Mata, the goddess of happiness. You will return to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon visit the Birla Temple and stroll through the colorful jewelers' bazaars of Old Jaipur. Return to your hotel for a gala dinner on the hotel roof-top with unlimited beer, wine and cocktails. Enjoy succulent mutton kebabs and sumptuous buffet dinner. For entertainment you will see a puppet show and watch a folk performance.Day 3 : Kishangarh - Pushkar [B, D]Early morning leave for Kishangarh, located 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Jaipur, to check into the Phool Mahal Palace. You will visit the studio where artists make beautiful miniature paintings on silk. In the late afternoon we will proceed to the temple town of Pushkar, view aarti being performed at the Brahma Temple and walk around the sacred lakes. will return to the hotel for a live demonstration on making chicken biryani and have dinner.Day 4 : Kishangarh - Ranthambore National Park [B, D]Early morning leave for the Ranthamore Tiger Sanctuary. Take a jeep safari in the thick forests of the sanctuary. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 5 : Ranthambore National Park - Bharatpur [B, D]Take a jeep safari before breakfast. Return to your hotel and leave for Bharatpur. After a four-hour drive check in to the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace. Lunch at the hotel. At 3pm we will visit the Bird Sanctuary. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 6 : Bharatpur - Karauli [B, D]Leave for Karauli and check in to the Ramathra Fort, a palace hotel owned by the former raja of Karauli. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Day 7 : Karauli - Agra [B, D]Early morning leave for Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal. Along the way you will see Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit Taj Mahal and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. After dinner you will be dropped off at your hotel in Agra. The tour ends in Agra.