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Rajasthan's rich diversity - LUSCIOUS

The LUSCIOUS tour is a cocktail of Rajasthan delights and luxury hideaways - an indulgent exploration of this vibrant state. The perfect antidote to life in the concrete jungle, LUSCIOUS helps you slow the hectic pace right down, letting you unwind with spectacular scenery, stunning forts and palaces and landmark luxury hotels.

You'll travel through a variety of landscapes and hopefully be introduced to some of the diverse wildlife of the region – including leopards and tigers!

LUSCIOUS is a 12-day tour starting in Jodhpur, visiting Rohet (Mihir Garh), Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bundi, Ranthambore (Sawai Madhopur) and finishing in Jaipur with transfer to Delhi.

For a detailed day-by-day summary of this tour, please click below

  • You will arrive in Delhi on day one of your luxury Rajasthan tour, and then get a connecting flight straight to Jodhpur where we will be waiting to take you to your hotel, right in the heart of the old city. This haven of tranquility amidst the bustling city is the perfect place to relax after a long trip, so sit back, maybe enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool before we take you out on a walk around the busy markets at dusk. This is the most lively time of the day, full of locals shopping and the many stalls with their goods ranging from spices and sweets to fabrics, clothes and household goods.

    Dinner will be served back at the hotel, you can choose for a more intimate dinner in the lavish dining room or have your meal on the roof terrace with views up to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort.
  • You'll have time for a slow start and leisurely breakfast on day two before you make your way up to the Jaswant Thada – the beautiful royal cenotaphs. The next stop is the imperious Mehrangarh Fort which sits high on the rocky outcrop that is completely consumed by the fort and overlooks the whole of the “Blue City”.  The panorama is dotted with blue houses, painted in indigo and hence giving Jodhpur its alternative title. In the distance the majestic, art-deco Umaid Bhawan, home to the erstwhile royal family of Jodhpur, crowns the horizon.

    You can choose to have lunch at the fort, or at a small rooftop restaurant where the food is excellent and the atmosphere very laid back. 

In the afternoon you have the option to visit the Umaid Bhawan museum, or head back to your hotel for a massage and to make the most of the pool.

    Dinner is once again served at your hotel, with a range of modern Indian as well as international dishes... all perfectly presented and full of rich flavours.
  • On day three of your luxury Rajasthan tour you'll make the short hop to Rohet, where the landscape begins to turn to desert. It's only a 45 minute drive, so it's a relaxed morning and today you'll have the chance to experience riding on Mawari horses (bred by the hotel's owner) and to visit some of the many villages in the area with a local guide. As well as getting an insight in to the life of rural Rajasthanis you can take part in an opium ceremony and enjoy an al fresco lunch served in the middle of a small lake - you'll be spoiled for choice.
  • You can start day four with a private yoga lesson, or just skip straight to breakfast, after which we'll be heading to Ranakpur. The drive takes a little over two hours, stopping along the way to take in the expansive views. After check-in and lunch, you'll visit the famous Jain temple complex where you can marvel at the 1444 individually carved marble pillars and the intricately detailed devotional works that adorn the main temple. Be sure to make a wish underneath the moon carving (also referred to as 'the tree of life') and say a prayer before you leave.

    The evening begins with one of our favourite activities on the luxury Rajasthan tour... a leopard safari with Thakur Devi Singh. Late afternoon we'll be heading out to the rugged terrain of Bera where these elusive  big cats still live in the wild. Devi Singh will take you out in his jeep to their territory so you can watch them, sometimes at close proximity. It's definitely a moment where you should have your camera on standby.

    You'll end the day with a delicious dinner, expertly prepared by Devi Singh's wife and the chance to hear more leopard-related anecdotes and how conservation efforts are helping maintain the dwindling numbers.
  • Day five starts with the drive to Udaipur, stopping along the way to visit the 11th century temples at Eklingji. Only a few of them have been restored and are now accessible to the public, but many more are still hidden away in the surrounding hills waiting to be re-discovered. After check in and lunch at your palace hotel you can enjoy a massage, and relax in the opulent surroundings or by the  pool with its stunning vistas. Take a guided walk through the nearby village and meet some of the very friendly local children who are in “training” to become guides when they grow up.

    There are several equally beautiful settings for dinner within the hotel.
  • No need for an early start on day six as you'll have the entire day to explore Udaipur. The city itself is quite compact and brusting with life... from the ghatts which lead down the Lake Pichola to the small streets around City Palace and an array of shops and galleries. 

The City Palace, ancestral home of the Mewar dynasty is yet another fine example of the exuberance of Rajasthan's royal houses.

    You'll be having lunch at the new Leela Palace, a modern hotel that pays diffident homage to the regal heritage of Udaipur. Indian or international cuisine, accompanied by an extensive selection of wines from the walk-in chiller (the sommelier can provide an excellent suggestion) make sure this meal will be nothing less than decadent.

    In the afternoon you'll take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, stopping off at the Jagmandir Island and with an opportunity to get a little closer to the infamous “floating palace” - made famous by the James Bond film Octopussy. Now an elegant, luxury hotel, it's closed to non-residents, but  still impressive from the outside.

    Time for a quick look around the Jagdish temple before we take you to one of the best rooftop restaurants in Udaipur where you can enjoy the finest Rajasthani cuisine and unparalleled views over the lake, palaces and skyline.
  • Day seven of your luxury Rajasthan tour and we'll be leaving Udaipur and heading to Chittorgarh en route to Bundi. Chittor is a place of epic tales of heroes and heroines, conquests and sieges. Covering about 700 hectares, this massive complex is more of a history park and luckily it's possible to drive between the various points of interest, which include the towers, palaces, temples and stepwells.

    After lunch we'll continue to Bundi, a small, sleepy town that typifies life in Rajasthan outside the major cities. It retains and unspoiled feel about it as it's yet to make it on to the “tourist trail” but still has plenty of little hidden gems.

    In the evening you can catch a movie at the neighbouring cinema or go for a walk through the narrow streets where you'll find all manner of stalls selling local delicacies and snacks. We'll show you our favourite place to get Aloo Tiki – delicious fried potato cakes covered in an array of tasty sauces.

    End the day with a relaxed dinner by the pool, a glass of wine and brilliant views of the Taragarh Fort which is illuminated at night.
  • After breakfast on day eight you'll have a chance to uncover the beautiful City Palace of Bundi. Smaller than most of it's counterparts across the state, this palace has a more intimate and 'lived in' feel – and our local guide brings to life the history of the building and its former royal occupants. You'll see vibrant wallpaintings that show life in the royal court over the centuries and how a group of macaques have inhabited one of the courtyards for over three hundred years.

    The next stop – after a climb up the hill leads you to the abandoned Taragarh Fort. Overgrown and a virtual ruin, there is plenty to see in the complex which once served as a military stronghold as well as a summer residence for the royal family. You get a real sense of adventure as you explore the various spaces – some of them functional, some of them ceremonial, such as the halls of audience. Best of all, the numerous outposts and bastions have fantastic views far in to the distance, on all sides.

    Back to the hotel for lunch, and afterwards you can go to Kshar Bagh – the cenotaphs of the Maharajahs of Bundi. On some of the cenotaphs, you'll notice the sati memorials – testament to the wives and concubines who would have joined their royal masters on their funeral pyres.

    You can also visit the Sunseh Palace on the edge of a lake covered in water lilies. It was here that Rudyard Kipling wrote parts of his book Kim – who's opening sequence is set in the Taragarh Fort. Alternatively head back to the hotel for a dip in the pool before dinner.
  • Day nine , and tigers are top of the bill. After breakfast you'll head in the direction of Ranthambore National Park. After checking-in at the luxury tent resort and lunch, you'll head straight in to the park by jeep for your first safari – where your driver and 'spotter' will help you try to spot a tiger. As you drive between watering holes you'll cross some fantastically varied terrain, all the while listening out for the tell-tale warning calls that signal the presence of a tiger.

    If you're unlucky and don't see a tiger then we have a second safari lined up for the next morning, so all is not lost. In any case there's plenty of other interesting wildlife to be seen in the park.

    Back at the camp, share tiger stories with fellow guests and the staff, indulge in a massage or just relax by the campfire in anticipation of a balanced and delicious meal prepared with fresh ingredients from the organic gardens.
  • Tigers are most active in the morning when temperatures are cooler and so an early morning safari is often the best way to see these creatures. And that's exactly what you will be doing on day thirteen, with another jeep ride in to Ranthambore.

    You'll have a chance to have late breakfast and a short nap (if required) when you get back, and we'll leave around 11am on the two-and-a-half hour drive to Rajasthan's capital, Jaipur. 

After checking in to your design hotel, we'll go and explore the Royal Gaitor – cenotaphs of the Maharajahs of Jaipur before a late lunch, and then on to the Amber Fort – the nectar coloured sandstone edifice that formed the foundations of modern Jaipur.

    You'll get chance to experience the sunset views at the neighbouring Jaigarh Fort, before returning to the hotel for dinner.
  • We'll spend most of day eleven in and around the old city of Jaipur – a maze of small streets, markets and countless vendors selling just about everything you can imagine. Just about the quickest and easiest way to get through the narrow streets is by tuk-tuk (also known as an auto-rikshaw) so you can get a real feel of life in this busy capital.

    You can determine the pace, depending on how much (or little) you would like to see. Among the real highlights within the walled city are the City Palace, Palace of Winds and the Jantar Mantar or royal observatory. 

    After lunch back at your hotel, well head over to the Monkey Temple followed by a brief visit to the Hathi Goan...a village where the working elephants and their mahouts live. You can stand back and watch while these gentle giants – affectionately known as “jumbos” splash and play in the water- or if you're feeling a little more adventurous then jump in and help scrub!

    In the early evening we recommend a walk through the markets before you swap street level for a stylish rooftop restaurant, where you'll be able to see just how sprawling modern Jaipur is. Afterwards we can arrange drinks at one of our favourite bars.
  • Day twelve  is the last day of your luxury Rajasthan tour so depending on your flight schedule you'll have breakfast at the hotel, and the option to see more of Jaipur (the Birla temple and Albert Hall), or perhaps do some last minute shopping, and then transfer by car to Delhi for your international flight.

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