Mark Twain captured the essence of India when he described it as a land "all men desire to see". Whether it's attending a royal costume ball, playing elephant polo, or experiencing a thrilling tiger safari, India promises an unmatched adventure. Imagine whizzing through vibrant cities in a tuk-tuk, unwinding in luxurious spas with ayurvedic treatments, and losing yourself in colorful bazaars filled with exotic spices. Each experience in India is a blend of ancient tradition and exhilarating adventure. We extend "An Invitation to India" to explore its mystical allure, from serene retreats to spirited adventures, and breathtaking monuments to exquisite handicrafts. Here, every visit is a festival of cultural riches. 'Atithi Devo Bhava'—The Guest is God. Welcome to India, where wonders await at every turn!

The Itinerary

(DAY 1) ARRIVAL IN DELHI

• 04:00 Hrs: Meet and greet at the airport - our representative will escort you the hotel
• 05:00 Hrs: Check-in at The Leela Palace, Delhi
• 12:00 Hrs: Meeting with the guide at the afternoon to discuss the details of the trip
• 13:00 Hrs: Time free for Lunch
• 15:00 Hrs: Proceed to visit to Humayun’s Tomb OR visit Bangla Sahib (details below)
• 16:00 Hrs: Drive past the Lutyens' Delhi offering a glimpse into the colonial architecture and grandeur of the city • Drive past Rajpath, Parliament house, India Gate
• 17:00 Hrs: Conclude your drive by heading towards Connaught Place, a bustling commercial and entertainment hub
• 19:00 Hrs: Return back to the hotel and relax
• 20:00 Hrs: Dinner at Indian specialty restaurant Jamavar at The Leela Palace • Overnight stay
OPTIONAL ALTERNATIVE
• 15:00 Hrs: Proceed to visit Bangla Sahib Gurudwara OR Indulge in the cultural immersion ceremony at the hotel that is patent of The Leela ritual every evening after sunset (between 18:00 - 19:00 hrs approx)
• 16:00 Hrs: Evening Hi Tea Royal Club Lounge from 16:00hrs to 18:00hrs.
• 18:00 Hrs: Head back to Leela Palace & enjoy the cocktail hours at the library bar 1800-1900 (Once during the stay)
• 21:00 Hrs: Enjoy Cordial Hours from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the Club Lounge on the 9th floor NOTE: Complimentary group Yoga session from every Wednesday to Sunday at 07:30 hrs to 08:15hrs. BANGLA SAHIB Visit Delhi’s largest Sikh temple, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Meal sharing is a vital component of Sikhism and the temple’s kitchen churns out thousands of meals a day for the community. This is where architectural elegance meets spiritual serenity beneath its shimmering golden dome. As you stroll around the tranquil waters of the sarovar, the urban noise fades into a backdrop of peaceful chants and rhythmic prayers. Delve into the communal spirit of the Langar, where volunteers serve thousands daily, providing a warm, shared meal that epitomizes the Sikh principle of egalitarian service. Whether you're drawn by faith, architecture, or the pursuit of peace, Bangla Sahib offers a profound glimpse into Delhi's soul. For an authentic experience, join the temple kitchen and learn how to make chapati bread, a staple in India!

(DAY 2) DELHI TO JAIPUR BY DRIVE 250 KMS/05 HRS

• 08:00 Hrs: After breakfast, Check out from The Leela PalaCe, Delhi
• 09:00 Hrs: Drive to Jaipur, the capital City of Rajasthan (approximately 5-6 hours drive). Stop enroute at Starbuck for a quick coffee (its 3.5 hrs away from Delhi)
• 14:00 Hrs: Check-in at Rambagh PalaCe, Jaipur
• 14:30 Hrs: Time free for Lunch
• 16:00 Hrs: Proceed to visit City Palace & Observatory Deck
• 17:00 Hrs: In the evening, explore a textile shop for a shopping experience (details below)
• 19:00 Hrs: Return back to the hotel and relax
• 20:00 Hrs: Dinner and overnight stay at Rambagh Palace.
JAIPUR TEXTILE EXPLORATION As you wander through the enchanting streets of Jaipur, consider indulging in a textile shopping adventure—an optional yet highly recommended experience for those captivated by traditional crafts. Venture into the heart of the city's vibrant markets, where the art of textile-making comes alive. Explore stalls brimming with hand- blocked prints, each piece a testament to the meticulous skills of local artisans. Feel the unique textures of silk and cotton that have made Jaipur a haven for fabric enthusiasts around the world. Enhance your visit by partaking in a hands-on saree draping and turban tying session. Learn the intricate art of wrapping a saree or skillfully folding a turban, cultural practices steeped in tradition and elegance. This interactive experience not only offers a colorful glimpse into Rajasthan’s rich cultural heritage but also gives you a personal connection to the timeless fashion of this storied region, perfect for an afternoon of leisurely exploration and cultural immersion.

(DAY 3) - JAIPUR EXPLORATION
• 09:00 Hrs: Have breakfast at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
• 10:00 Hrs: Visit the majestic Amber Fort and enjoy elephant ride at the Amer
• 12:00 Hrs: Return back to the hotel and relax
• 20:00 Hrs: Dinner and overnight.
BLUE POTTERY & MEHANDI (HENNA ART) Try your hand at painting or shaping pottery under the guidance of skilled craftsmen. This hands-on experience provides insight into the meticulous craftsmanship and artistic heritage of Jaipur's Blue Pottery, offering a memorable and culturally enriching encounter for those interested in traditional Indian crafts. Our host for the day will be Mr. Gopal Saini, who has been teaching students the art of Blue Pottery since the 90s, in India as well as Germany & the US. Make your plate, a little wall hanging, or even a small vase. Design it in any way you like and watch the oxides give birth to beautiful turquoise colors on your canvas.he later evening will be free to shopping. Not to miss! We have a special treat for the ladies in the evening with some traditional Mehandi art!

(DAY 4) - JAIPUR TO RANTHAMBORE - BY DRIVE 180 KMS/ 4 HRS
• 08: 00 Hrs: After breakfast, check out from Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
• 09:00 Hrs: Drive to Ranthambore (approximately 3-4 hours drive)
• 13:00 Hrs: Check-in at Six Senses Fort Barwara, Ranthambore
• 17:00 Hrs: Day will be free for Yoga or Spa Experience
• 20:00 Hrs: Dinner and overnight stay at Six Senses Fort Barwara (sharing exclusive dining locations within the resort in the slide below). EXPERIENTIAL DINING AT THE SIX SENSES
Immerse yourself in the regal ambiance of Six Senses Fort Barwara in Ranthambore, where dining transcends the ordinary, becoming a lavish affair steeped in history and luxury. Here, experiential dining is crafted to transport you back to the era of maharajas. Savor gourmet meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, each dish a celebration of Rajasthan’s rich culinary traditions. Dine under the stars on the fort’s ramparts, overlooking the tranquil landscapes that once served as hunting grounds for royalty. Or, choose an intimate dinner in the ancient, beautifully restored cellars where flickering torches and subtle fragrances of rose and sandalwood enhance every bite. This extraordinary setting, combined with impeccable service and exquisite flavors, ensures a memorable gastronomic journey through the heart of Rajasthan.

(DAY 5) RANTHAMBORE - SAFARI EXPERIENCE 0400 Hrs: Wake up early for a morning safari in Ranthambore National Park. Explore the wilderness and try to spot tigers and other wildlife.
• 10:30 - 11:00 Hrs: Return to the hotel for breakfast and relaxation
• 18:00 Hrs: Evening proceed for a private puja ceremony and a meeting with the priest in a aged old temple within the premises of Hotel
• 18:30 Hrs: Time free for Spa / Leisure activities
• 20:00 Hrs: Dinner and overnight stay at Six Senses Fort Barwara.

(DAY 6) RANTHAMBORE TO AGRA - BY ROAD 300 KMS/5 HRS
• 07:00 Hrs: After breakfast, check out from Six Senses Fort Barwara, Ranthambore
• 07:30 Hrs: Drive to Agra (approximately 5-6 hours drive)
• 12:00 Hrs: Check-in at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
• 13:00 Hrs: Time free for lunch.
• 15:00 Hrs: Embark on a vibrant journey as you ride a decorated rickshaw accompanied by the lively beats of the Dhol before your visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra. Your very personal India experience!
• 15:30 Hrs: Experience the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal
• 17:00 Hrs: Return back to the hotel and relax
• 20:00 Hrs: Dinner and overnight stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

(DAY 7) - AGRA SIGHTSEEING
• 10:00 Hrs: Have your Breakfast at the hotel Time till noon free for spa / leisure
• 16:00 Hrs: Late afternoon visit Agra Fort and explore its historical significance
• 18:30 Hrs: Return back to the hotel
• 19:00 Hrs: Private astrologer session at the hotel
• 20:00 Hrs: Evening Dinner and overnight stay at Oberoi Amarvilas
STARS ALIGNED AT THE TAJ: A CELESTIAL ENCOUNTER AT OBEROI AMARVILAS
For you staying at the Oberoi Amarvilas, a special encounter awaits that promises to intertwine the mystical with the luxurious. We have arranged for an esteemed astrologer to visit directly at their hotel, offering an exclusive and personal experience under the starlit Agra sky. This unique session will allow you to delve into the ancient art of Indian astrology, exploring the cosmic influences on your lives and futures. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Taj Mahal, visible from the comfort of your suite, this experience blends celestial guidance with the enchantment of one of the world’s most romantic monuments. The astrologer will provide tailored readings and insights, using traditional methods to map out the stars at your time of birth. This intimate celestial guide is not only a window into your personal journeys but also a deeply cultural experience, adding another layer of wonder to your stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas.

(DAY 8) - AGRA TO DELHI BY ROAD 200 KMS/4 HRS
• 08:00 Hrs: After breakfast, check out from The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
• 09:00 Hrs: Drive back to Delhi (approximately 4-5 hours drive)
• 13:00 Hrs: Check-in at The Leela Palace, Delhi
• 16:00 Hrs: After relaxation, proceed for a spiritual journey to the magnificent Akshardham Temple
• 18:00 Hrs: Evening meet home grown Indian designer boutique stores for shopping
• 19:00 Hrs: Savor an exquisite dining experience at Indian Accent
• 21:00 Hrs: Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay at The Leela Palace Delhi
OPTIONAL ALTERNATIVE
Indulge in the cultural immersion ceremony at the hotel that is patent of The Leela ritual every evening after sunset (between 1800 - 1900 hrs approx)
• 16:00 Hrs: Evening Hi Tea Royal Club Lounge from 16:00 Hrs to 18:00 Hrs
• 18:00 Hrs: Head back to Leela Palace & enjoy the cocktail hours at the library bar 1800-1900 (Once during the stay)
• 21:00 Hrs: Enjoy Cordial Hours from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the Club Lounge on the 9th floor NOTE: Complimentary group Yoga session from every Wednesday to Sunday at 0730 hrs to 0815hrs.

(DAY 9)- DEPARTURE FROM DELHI
Check out from The Leela Palace, Delhi. Transfer to the airport in order to take your flight back home. Dont forget to carry memories along!

Included Services

• Accommodation based on 2 rooms as per mentioned room categories (we are arranging to share videos of all the room sets for Leela Delhi + Jaipur & Six Senses Ranthambore)
• Daily Breakfast at residing hotels
• All meals at Six Senses Ranthambore (Full Board)
• All transfers & sightseeing by Mercedes V Class
• Accompanied Russian-speaking guide cum escort with the guest
• One Dinner at Indian Accent Restaurant, New Delhi
• One Dinner at Indian specialty Jamavar restaurant of Leela Palace Delhi
• One Private Jeep Safari in Ranthambore (By Six Senses, not the regular operated safari) – please note that we must book the safari at least 2 weeks prior as the slots are very restricted & controlled by the Ministry of Forest
• All monument entrances as per mentioned sightseeing
• All taxes

Excluded Service

• Any airfare/train fare
• Any meals apart from those mentioned above
• Any tips/gratuities
• Any cost on personal expenses
• All those not mentioned under the inclusion field


This tour is available for 11.000 USD from October to May. Contact LCC DMC Minar Travels India for further information.

 

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