The Royal Sojourn is a blend of some of the finest cities in India – Delhi, Agra and Udaipur. It covers Delhi, which is a treasure trove of tradition and trends. From the Taj Mahal to the massive Agra Fort, Agra is one of India’s distinguished destinations. The most romantic city in India, Udaipur is a kaleidoscope of fairy tale palaces and lakes which make this program a trip of a lifetime!
Day 1: Arrive Delhi "
Welcome to Delhi! Transfer to your hotel where you will experience Indian hospitality as you are greeted with a traditional welcome – an ‘aarti’ ceremony. In the evening, we recommend an ‘Exclusive Dinner at the Olive Bar & Kitchen’.
Day 2: Delhi "
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a guided tour of Delhi, a bustling metropolis which is in fact really two distinct cities – the colorful bazaars and Mughal architecture of Old Delhi contrast with the formal splendor of Lutyen’s New Delhi. Tour highlights include Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Government Buildings, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. During the tour of Old Delhi we suggest you embark on an exciting ‘Treasure Hunt’ through the narrow streets on various ancient modes of transportation, navigating your way with the help of some exciting clues, culminating at a local restaurant for lunch. For a very special experience tonight, you have the option of participating in a ‘Bollywood Extravaganza’.
Day 3: Delhi • Sikandra • Agra "
Today, you can either drive to Agra enroute visiting Sikandra, where you visit the Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar or you can take a charter flight directly to Agra. On arrival, you will transfer to your hotel where you will be accorded a traditional welcome. The city of Agra is the quintessence of the grand Mughal era with its imposing architecture and royal grace. In the afternoon, proceed on a visit to Agra Fort, a royal imposing structure with walls of red sandstone built by Emperor Akbar. In the evening, you have the option of participating in a grand ‘Mughal Theme Gala Dinner’, wearing the traditional attire of the Mughal Courts.
Day 4: Agra • Udaipur "
Early this morning, proceed on a spectacular sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday). Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, this stunning mausoleum is a symphony in white marble. A tribute to eternal love, it was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Following your visit to the Taj Mahal, you can relish a delicious ‘Champagne Breakfast’ at the Taj Khema. Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Udaipur where on arrival you will be greeted with a ‘Grand Royal Welcome Procession’ at your hotel. Udaipur, the ‘City of Lakes’ is the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, one of the oldest surviving dynasties in the world. It is a rich and beguiling tapestry of serene lakeside palaces, massive forts, ornate temples, havelis and manicured gardens, reflecting the varied influences of the centuries. A royal evening awaits you as you participate in ‘The Night of the Courtesans (Mujra) at Zenana Mahal’, the former palace of the royal ladies.
Day 5: Udaipur "
Following a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a visit to the beautiful City Palace which stands atop a hill on the banks of Lake Pichola, surrounded by crenulated walls. Built in 1567, the complex is composed of four major palaces and several minor palaces that form a single facade. In the evening, you will relive a scene from the famous James Bond film ‘Octopussy’ which was shot on location here, as you participate in the ‘Octopussy Gala Evening at Jag Mandir Island’.
Day 6: Udaipur • Delhi "
Bid farewell, as your magical journey comes to an end. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi where on arrival you will check into your hotel. Later, drive to the airport for your onward flight back home.