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14 Days
Availability : 2019 / 2020
Any
Mumbai, India
Min Age : 5+
Max People : Private Tour | No Limit
A Stately Visit - Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Mihir Garh, Jaipur, Agra, Mathura, Delhi

Embark on a voyage fit for a royal Maharaja of India’s past on the Resplendent Raj Tour. This all-encompassing journey into the heart of the imperial world of ancient India covers the bustling financial center of Mumbai, the royal state, Rajasthan, and the capital, New Delhi. Your 14-day visit will take you through some of India’s finest gems, where you will see well-known landmarks, as well as lesser-known heritage treasures. Marvel at the world’s largest open-air laundromat at the Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, stay in an ornate traditional Rajasthani palace while relaxing your senses with a full-body massage, sleep under a canopy of stars overlooking one of India’s oldest walled cities, and indulge in traditional cuisines, handicrafts, and natural wonder. Allow yourself to be dazzled by the jewel of India, the Taj Mahal, and learn from the locals about wildlife preservation and sustainability. Enchantment, lush gardens, and stately, award-winning palace hotels await you aboard the Resplendent Raj, a tour into India’s royal past.

Tour Highlights
  • Award Winning Hotels
  • A Village Safari
  • Indian Spa Treatments
  • Visiting Krishna's Birthplace
  • Special Yoga Sessions
  • Visiting the Taj Mahal
  • An Elephant Ride
  • Special Wine Dinners
  • A Horse Ride

Price Includes

in USD
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Personal Tour Guides
  • Monument Entrance Fees
  • Private Car with a Driver
  • Breakfast Everyday & Other Special Meals
  • All Tour Activities Listed in the Details

Price Excludes

  • International Air Fare
  • Tips
  • Private Expense

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • A Gourmet Snack Basket
  • Bottled Water
Itinerary

Day 1Your Journey Begins - Arrive in Mumbai

Upon touching down in the bustling, financial centre of India, you will be greeted by your Trikon representative, who will transport you from airport to the stunning Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai. Here, with sea-facing views, let the calming undulations of the ocean lull you to sleep, as you relax on your first night.

Meals Included: (Dinner)
Accommodation: The Oberoi, Mumbai – “Best Hotel in the World, 2014 – Institutional Investor,USA,
The World’s Best Hotels”

Day 2Explore Mumbai's Gems

Mumbai is well-known for its eclectic mix of modernity with culture, so enjoy your tour of the city’s most famous spots. Today we’ll begin our day with an excursion to the Elephanta Caves. These famous caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a beautiful wonder of rock-carved temples. After touring the caves, we will return to Mumbai for a comprehensive city tour that includes the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), The Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill, the Gandhi Museum, and the Prince of Wales Museum. We’ll also take a tour around the world’s largest open-air laundromat, the famous and incredible Dhobi Ghat. Following this, we’ll visit Crawford Market, an energetic marketplace where you can find anything from food to fabric to toys. Next up is Flora Fountain, and the gorgeous Marine Drive, a semi-circle surrounding the island city’s harbour, also known as the Queen’s Necklace, coined for the way the streetlights form a dazzling “U” or a diamond necklace shape, at night.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3The Royal Treatment Begins - Fly to Udaipur

After a delicious breakfast, we board a flight to Udaipur, a lake-city in the heart of Rajasthan, known for its maharajas, princely estates, and havelis. Upon check-in, relax your senses with a one-hour spa treatment at the hotel’s wellness spa which focuses on nourishing your life force and helping you to feel more connected. Nestled in the Aravalli Hills, The RAAS Devigarh Hotel is an 18th century palace, showcasing the beauty and charm of old-world Rajputana with decorative styles and landscaped gardens. The ornate compliments minimalism to create a simultaneously soothing and vibrant atmosphere. Your sumptuous dinner will be served with a bottle of house wine, so that you may soak in the ambience and unwind.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Dinner)
Accommodation: RAAS Devigarh – Described as the “The setting for a fairy tale” by Conde Nast, this 18th century Palace sits on top of a hill in the Aravalli Range.

Day 4Udaipur Unwrapped

Today we begin with an early breakfast, followed by a visit to Udaipur’s elaborate City Palace which took nearly four centuries to construct. After touring this imposing facility, you get to see Jagdish Temple. As one of the most famous attractions in Udaipur, this Hindu temple is a sensational work of art. Next, we will have lunch before visiting Saheliyon ki Bari. This attraction is a collection of formal gardens originally designed for the enjoyment of a group of women that accompanied a member of the royal family to the palace as part of a dowry. After enjoying the gardens, we will head to the Aravalli Mountain Range to visit rural villages, local shrines, and the tranquility of the pastoral countryside. You will then be transported back to your hotel to settle in for the night.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5Udaipur to Jodhpur

Today we begin the drive into Jodhpur, another city rich in historical culture and royal folklore in Rajasthan. Upon our arrival, we will visit the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. After passing through the seven exterior gates, you will be greeted by stunning palaces, galleries, and places of worship. A thorough tour of the awe-inspiring complex will see us into the evening, where we will check-in to the RAAS Jodhpur, the city’s first boutique hotel. A bottle of wine awaits you at dinner, where you can escape to the courtyard for a tranquil haven away from the flurry of Jodhpur’s old town. Marvel at the hotel’s intricate architectural carvings in the iconic haveli style of the 18th century. Similar to its sister in Udaipur, the RAAS Jodhpur has juxtaposed modernity with traditional design, to create a fresh dimension in an ancient walled city. Take a dip in the magnificent pool, while looking up at the Mehrangarh Fort’s looming presence just outside the hotel. The spectacular views, the stunning architecture and the breathtaking design awarded this hotel in 2008 by Time Magazine, “Asia’s Best Fortress”.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Dinner)
Accommodation: RAAS Jodhpur

Day 6A Journey through Jodhpur

Day 6 begins with a closer look at the city of Jodhpur and a mingle with its residents. Here, you will catch a glimpse of regional rural life and have a chance to peruse the local bazaars in search of trip mementos. After lunch, we will visit the majestic Jaswant Tada. This marble edifice with lattice screens is truly an architectural marvel. Next, we will escort you on the Rajasthan Village Walk where you will see the beauty of the Thar Desert and its surrounding lakes. Here, you will also see local craftsmen, potters, weavers and blacksmiths hard at work designing their masterpieces and representing the warmth of their community culture. The evening will be one for rejuvenation, with a spa session back at the hotel.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7Village Safari in Mihirgarh

Today we have a special tour planned, one in the heart of rural Rajasthan. A land is nothing without its people, and so we celebrate and honour the folk that have lived on these lands for centuries. Our village safari is the renowned Mihir Garh’s signature experience, enabling guests to feel the pulse of this desert state. We will explore the little mud houses, the turban clad men, the shy and beautiful women, dressed in their traditional wear. To really get a feel for the place, we will visit the homes of the village folks, where we will learn about the land, the wildlife and the ecologists, the Bishnoi people, who are doing work to protect the surrounding nature, and the survival of native species like the Black Buck Antelope. We will also have a chance to meet the Raikas (shepards), the Pliwals (the Brahmin farmers), and the Meghwals (weavers).

Following this culturally rich afternoon, we come back to House of Rohet, a stunning fort-like Relais & Chateaux property, in what looks like an enchanting desert oasis. Their eco-conscious design, plunge pools, private terraces, and delectable cuisine all make for an indulgent experience of serenity and splendour. We will spend the night counting stars while dining al fresco.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Dinner)
Accommodation: House of Rohet- “Winner of 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Day 8Live like a Royal - Welcome to Jaipur

After a tranquil sleep, you will awake to a delightful breakfast. We will then depart for Jaipur, or what is fondly known as the “Pink City.” Upon arrival we will check in and stretch our legs with an hour-long horse ride along the river bed. Relive the royal days of the Shekhawati Dynasty, riding like warriors of old, on a fascinating trail along the river bed and the old shelter of Bishangarh. The journey will take you to the 500-year-old Hanuman temple which is located right next to an old dam built by the villagers to collect water from the river Madhuveni, the oldest river in the area, that once flowed along the periphery of Bishangarh village. Relish the fresh air of the Aravalli Hills, tour the organic garden that belongs to the saint who takes care of the temple, and enjoy a light picnic at a very old abandoned shelter.

Our eventful afternoon will be followed by a sumptuous poolside dinner at the stunning Alila Fort Hotel. Here, you will truly live like a royal, with luxurious rooms, a beautiful courtyard, and a princely estate. Perched on top of a granite hillock in the midst of the vast expanse of the Aravalli Range, you will be overlooking havelis, villages and temples, closer to the stars than to the land below. This legendary heritage hotel is a 230-year old warrior fort, one of India’s most unique properties. With sustainability at the forefront of the design, the architects embraced the original structure and its place in history, using its distinctive features to bring character and sensation to the new hotel. Local traditional materials were used in its construction, an attempt to connect the new elements with its original roots.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Dinner)
Accommodation: Alila Fort – “A Stunning Architecture Influenced by Mughal and British Design Aesthetics”

Day 9Journey through Jaipur

Your sixth day will start with a delicious Indian breakfast. The stunning Amer Fort is next on the tour circuit, where you will have a chance to take a memorable elephant ride. Recount your favorite displays over lunch before we visit the Palace of Winds (known locally as Hawal Mahal). Next, if you’ve ever wondered what the largest stone sundial looks like, you’ll get your chance when we stop at Jantar Mantar. Here you will see a premier assortment of astronomy devices that are surprisingly effective, despite having been created centuries ago. You’ll be served light snacks before returning to your hotel. Before that, save room on your camera for Jal Mahal (the famous water palace) and for amazing city views from Nahargarh Fort.

Meals Included: (Breakfast)

Day 10The Jewel of India - Taj Mahal

Today we begin our passage into Agra, the chaotic city that houses the incredible Jewel of India – the Taj Mahal. A long-awaited destination, you are sure to be utterly enchanted and in awe of the impressive structure. The marble tomb that was constructed out of undying love, this gift from a man to his beloved wife is surrounded by lush gardens, inky pools, and stunning carvings that hold tales of an unimaginable time. En route to the Taj Mahal, we will make a stop at Abhaneri, a wonderful little village that hosts an incredible stepwell and an ancient temple. We will then explore Agra Fort, another incredible fortified former residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. Tonight, we stay in Oberoi Amarvilas for a night of relaxation and calm.

Meals Included: (Breakfast)
Accommodation: Oberoi Amarvilas – “Ranked India’s #1 Hotel Resort by Travel + Leisure 2018”

Day 11Drive into Delhi (En route Mathura)

We begin Day 11 with a drive into the country’s bustling capital – New Delhi. En route, we will make a stop in Vrindavan at the Mathura Iskcon Temple. This city and this temple are incredibly sacred for Hindus, as it is the birthplace of their god, Krishna. Feel the holy vibes surround you in this religious town, and take in the spirit of the country’s most revered place. After our stop, we will continue on toe Delhi, where we will take some time to sightsee, the many parliament buildings that are imposing, ancient and still in use. Our day will conclude with dinner at Indian Accent, a delicious fine dining restaurant that spins a contemporary twist on traditional Indian cuisine. Tonight, we will stay at the Oberoi Delhi, where you can relax and have an early night.

Meals Included: (Breakfast)
Accommodation: Oberoi Delhi – “2019 IT List Travel + Leisure USA”

Day 12The Capital

After a delicious breakfast, we begin our first full day in the capital. One of the city’s most iconic gems is the incredible Lotus Temple. A religious shrine for the people of the Baha’i faith, this giant lotus replica is a true wonder and a beacon of peace. After our morning visit here, we will wander through the grounds at Qutub Minar, a minaret at an impressive, towering height, followed by a visit to Hauz Khas Village for some shopping. Lunch will be followed by a tour of the colonial areas of Delhi. Political enthusiasts will marvel at the symbolic representations of power visible around this region. India Gate and the presidential residence (Rashtrapati Bhwan) will be followed with a delectable Ayurvedic dinner and a tranquil nature walk.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 13The Last Wonder

Beat the day’s heat with a cool, early morning yoga experience before another wholesome breakfast. The palatial Red Fort is our first stop of the day. This lovely structure is fittingly titled, due to its baked earthen coloring. Switch from awe to excitement as you leave the mighty Red Fort and head toward the renowned Chandni Chowk bazaar. Let the aromas, sights and sounds tease your senses. Ride a rickshaw in town and delight in an extraordinary Mughal luncheon. After your dining experience, we will visit the magnificent Akshardham Temple. As this is our final tour stop for the day, this is the perfect opportunity for you to conclude your day with peaceful introspection.

Meals Included: (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 14The Soujourn Concludes

Wake to your last day in the chaotic, charming, amazing country that is India. After check-out, board your flight to Mumbai, where you will connect for your flight home. The beauty, the essence and the life as a royal will forever stay with you, and we hope to see you again!

Meals Included: (Breakfast)

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Client Testimonials

Exceptional! Truly a memorable experience.

A Gambino

A wonderful trip showcasing India’s rich past. We loved each and every hotel during our stay and would love to come back for another trip soon.

S Pompeo

Simply amazing! Unique activities and awe inspiring hotels. Well done team Trikon.

H Watson