Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in DELHI

Arrive at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport where you will be met and transferred to The Manor Hotel. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing in New Delhi and at the end of an exciting afternoon you will be treated to a 15 minute head and foot Massage at The Manor Hotel.

New Delhi Sightseeing: A touch of Faith, Philosophy & British India 

We will visit the Qutab Minar, as well as the mosques, mausoleums and ruins of forts that lie around it. Later we visit Humayun’s tomb - the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble – one of the finest examples of the garden tomb and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. We drive to one of the most colonial parts of New Delhi called Raisina Hill, past Rashtrapati Bhawan, the present residence of the President of India and visit Lutyen's magnum opus, the India Gate, a war memorial arch. We then drive past a Sikh place of worship called a Gurdwara or Temple. This shrine is the scene of constant devotional music, whose ethereal tones are relayed throughout the entire complex. Food is serviced in the kitchen of the Gurudwara 24 hours to all visitors without any distinction for caste, creed, colour or religion. All people – high or low, rich or poor sit in the same queue. Approximately 40,000 visitors share meals every day.

Overnight: The Manor Hotel

Day 2: DELHI

We leave early morning by coach for Lodhi Gardens to indulge in an hour of Yoga (optional), guided by an expert Yoga practitioner, after which we will return to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast we proceed to our unique and chaotic, yet fascinating experience of Old Delhi.

Visit the mighty Red Fort followed by “cycle rickshaws” through the lanes of “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy Avenue heading west from the Fort. Chandni Chowk literally means “moonlit crossroads” and an area which best represents the “super-Oriental”- the glory and the guile; the grandeur and the grime, with its crowded bazaars, twisting lanes, maze of small streets strange aromas,  the pungent odour of Oriental spices, the cries of shopkeepers and “rickshaw- walas” and the clatter and whirr of furious industry. The thrill of being driven through the narrow, winding lanes is a memorable experience. This is perhaps one of Delhi's most populated areas and the largest marketplace.
Conclude the tour with Raj Ghat – Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. Lunch at Chor Bizarre which is a very special experience.
This afternoon is dedicated to “retail therapy”. A local “Delhi-ite” will show you interesting places to buy art, fabric, carpets - A shoppers delight!

Overnight: The Manor Hotel 

Day 03: DELHI

Enjoy another optional early morning yoga session, after which we will experience an hour long Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Massage, with special herbal oils made from a centuries old formula. 
The afternoon is at leisure  - perhaps take in another round of shopping with your private and personal shopper to advise and assist. 
In the evening enjoy a meal at The Wazwan - a true gourmet's glimpse into the realms of a cuisine and a culture that cannot be replicated anywhere else out of Kashmir. The ceremonial Wazwan is served in intricately carved platters called 'taramis' as you sit on comfortable cushions.

Overnight: The Manor Hotel

Day 04: DELHI – AGRA 

We will depart by road for Agra and upon arrival check in at hotel Trident.

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Agra city is a virtual gateway to a world of discovery. It is the city that created the most extravagant monument ever built for love and has been witness to the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal monarchs - Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan; all of whom lavished their love and riches on this fabled city, to transform the land into one of the greatest centers of art, culture, learning and commerce. 

In the afternoon we visit the Agra Fort, who's construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1565 when he was just 23 years of age. Within the fort are several fascinating buildings – the Pearl Mosque built of marble, the Hall of Public Audiences, the Hall of Private Audiences where the famous "peacock throne" was kept, the Octagonal Tower, the Jehangir Palace built by Akbar for his son Jehangir and the Khas Mahal, a beautiful white marble structure used as a private palace.

Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal 

Overnight: Trident Hotel

Day 05: AGRA – JAIPUR 

Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal to see this monument by the light of the rising sun. It is said that the world is divided into two parts; those who have seen the Taj Mahal and those who have not. 
As we leave Agra, we will be driving to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri, an exquisite city of red sandstone, built by Akbar the Great in 1569. Its forts, palaces and mosques were abandoned 14 years after its creation due to political reasons, yet have been so well preserved to this day. One can visualize the splendour and glory of a bygone era, as Fatehpur Sikri radiates a true sense of faith and belief in oneself and in God. Even today, people visit a shrine within the complex to pray for a better life. 
We proceed to Jaipur and check-into The Tree of Life Resort & Spa.

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Jaipur, known as The City of Royalty, was one of the first examples in the world of city planning. The 250 year old city is a startling blend of forts and palaces, of teeming markets, shops and transport of every kind, from cars to camels! Jaipur today, is the capital of Rajasthan with a population of over 1.5 million people, and is called the “Pink City”, due to the law that all the buildings in the old city must be painted a deep saffron-pink. It is especially known for its arts and crafts: jewellery, enamel work, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures. Above everything, Jaipur is an extraordinary colourful place. Jaipur is also a city of polo which is played on horseback, elephants and at times on bicycles!

This evening, enjoy a traditional Indian ladies indulgence! Beautiful henna application on your hands will leave you feeling like a queen. Watch and learn how to drape the most elegant outfit, the sari.

Enjoy a three course dinner at the resort this evening.
Overnight: Tree of Life Resort & Spa (Luxury Garden & Spa Villa)

DAY 6: JAIPUR

Early morning yoga session, after which our sightseeing starts with a  visit to the highly ornamented Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. Built in 1799 this palace has no less than 953 little windows and balconies. It is a stunning example of Rajput artistry and was originally built to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life in the streets below through delicately honeycombed sandstone windows.

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In the afternoon we enjoy a fascinating Village Visit - enjoy a walk in the neighboring village and visit the local school. The Tree of Life Resort has adopted the local school and is working towards making the children computer literate by providing computers and training. Efforts to teach them basic English are also being made.

A sunset ceremony with a priest will add a sacred aspect to your stay here. Chanting “shlokas” from the sacred Hindu texts, the priest can bless you and will explain the basic tenants’ of the Hindu religion. 

Overnight: Tree of Life Resort & Spa 

DAY 7: JAIPUR

Optional Yoga session in the morning
Today we will be viewing the Amber Palace in Amber, the former capital of Jaipur state stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts. To add to the spirit of adventure and royalty, we ascend the hill on elephant back (subject to availability).
After our elephant ride, we enjoy a spa experience at the hotel with your choice treatment, proceeded by an optional hot air balloon ride.

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This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration with the chef. He will create a authentic Indian meal for you to watch being cooked, and later enjoy eating. Copies of the recipes will be available for you to take home.

Overnight: Tree of Life Resort & Spa 

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Day 08: JAIPUR

The day is at leisure. Relax or enjoy a unique shopping experience in Jaipur.
This evening is a real highlight - Dinner with your Elephant!

A short drive from The Tree of Life Resort brings you to the foothills of the Aravali range. Sitting atop a beautifully decorated elephant you will travel up the hillside through dense vegetation filled with a multitude of birds. If you are lucky, you might also spot a wild panther. Returning to the base after approximately an hour, enjoy dinner in the company of your elephant. A perfect finale to your stay at this beautiful resort.

Overnight: Tree of Life Resort & Spa 

 

Day 09: JAIPUR – ROHET 

Depart early this morning to drive to Rohet (near Jodhpur). A few stops along the way to stretch your legs will ensure a comfortable journey.

Rohet is situated on the banks of a lake and set in the midst of rural surroundings, Rohetgarh is a haven of peace and tranquility. Sprawling lawns and manicured gardens, which invite a multitude of birds and dancing peacocks, herald your entry into this oasis where the bird song is the only sound you will hear. A superb swimming pool with four charming pavilions entices you for a refreshing dip. Rohet Garh is a leading Heritage Hotel, where the experience goes far beyond the high walls of the Garh (Fort). It is a home first and a hotel after.
Check-in and explore the intriguing surroundings of the hotel.

Overnight: Rohetgarh (Suite)

Day 10: ROHET and JODHPUR

Enjoy a morning city tour of Jodhpur. The largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur, Jodhpur stands at the edge of the Thar Desert. The tour includes Meherangarh Fort - one of the most impressive & formidable in all of fort-studded Rajasthan and the Jaswant Thada – site of the Royal Cenotaphs.
In the afternoon, enjoy an exciting safari to the village of the famous “Bishnoi” tribe who are well known lovers of nature & staunch environmentalists.
Also visit the local people who make their living from weaving the most exquisite rugs.

Overnight: Rohetgarh

Day 11: ROHET – JODHPUR (40 kms/01 hrs drive approx) onwards to Delhi

Check out and drive to Jodhpur airport to board your flight to Delhi. 

15h10: Upon arrival in Delhi; you will be met & transferred to the hotel Radisson BLU

Farewell Dinner at The Great Kebab Factory. Transfer to Delhi airport to board your flight for homeward journey.