Delhi, Alwar, Rathambore National Park, Jaipur, Udaipur
At a Glance
Plunge into the vast vistas as you drive through rural India, stopping at local markets and watching the colourful daily life of Rajasthan
Immerse yourself into the buzz of Delhi taking a Rickshaw through Chandni Chowk and visiting the Jama Masjid Mosque, Rajpath & Humayun's Tomb
Search for the Bengal tiger on privately guided safari tours through the lush Ranthambore National Park
Serene luxury at every turn, staying at the only two Aman properties in India you will be treated with sublime service and outstanding touches of opulence
Let the splendour hit you as you arrive at the floating Taj Lake Palace, one of the most romantic hotels in the world in a truly unique setting
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more colour to the landscape.
October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.
A rich tapestry of life, vibrant colour, tranquil countryside and mind-blowing beauty, all whilst staying in some of the most exclusive properties we have handpicked just for you. This is the ultimate trip through Rajasthan taking you to all our best kept secrets, all the while experiencing next level service and luxury. Epic excursions with outstanding drivers and knowledgeable guides for a seamless journey through the mesmerising beauty of India leaving you speechless at every turn.
Fly to Delhi
Days 1-3: Delhi
You will be met on arrival and whisked to The Oberoi New Delhi, one of the most exclusive hotels located in the heart of New Delhi, overlooking the lush greens of the Delhi Golf Club and the World Heritage Site of Humayun's tomb. You will relish the levels of service and comfort that you would expect from one of world’s best luxury hotel groups and you can enjoy a personalised butler service whilst staying at the hotel.
Jump in a Rickshaw for a full day exploring both Old and New Delhi, you will soak up all the ambience as you are guided through Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s main market area, passing through narrow lanes full of bustling shoppers. The smell of spices will prevail as you pass an array of different sights and sounds with the chance to stop in at a Spice Market in Khari Baoli street. You will then arrive at the Jama Masjid, the largest Mosque in India which was constructed in 1658. Your tour concludes at Humayun’s tomb which was built in the 16th century and an excellent example of early Mughal architecture and design, as the while stopping and seeing varying sites along the way.
Accommodation: The Oberoi New Delhi (2 nights)
Days 3-5: Alwar, Rajasthan, India
Leave the exuberance of Delhi behind you and enjoy a private scenic drive south to the rural countryside of Alwar, a stunning area set in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills. You will be staying at the luxurious Aman property Amanbagh, set within an oasis of greenery that is in stark contrast to the arid plains and craggy hills which surround it. Spend time soaking up the tranquil setting of your opulent Pool Pavilion, with your own private pool and garden, relish the world-renowned Aman spa and mouth-watering delectable cuisine.
Amanbagh concierge can organise a multitude of activities for you in the surrounding countryside including visits to forts, temples and villages, yoga and meditation by a lake, private dinners and even a ‘Sunset Cow Dust Tour’.
Accommodation: Amanbagh (2 nights)
Days 5-7: Ranthambore National Park
Delve in to the majestic Rathambore National Park, rich in wildlife and one of the best places to spot Bengal tigers in the wild. Private twice daily guided safaris will take you through this lush park, home to crocodiles, leopards, jackals, sambar deer and some 300 species of birds, but it is the elusive Bengal tiger for which it is best known.
For more Aman luxury you will be staying at the very special Aman-i-Khas, a luxurious tented experience with all the comforts and exceptional service one would expect from a property in the Aman family of hotels. Aman-i-Khas is one of those rare properties that can really stir the emotions with its beauty and splendour. Here you can rest your mind and body and let the renowned Aman hospitality, luxurious accommodation and beautiful location take you on a journey of revival and discovery.
After epic days exploring this ancient land cool off in the classic stepped swimming pool, or take advantage of the expertise of the Aman spa staff, then gather around the splendid fire pit to hear of the day’s sightings whilst enjoying a drink as the sun sets over the hills. Bliss!
Accommodation: Aman-i-Khas (2 nights)
Days 7-9: Jaipur
Be treated like royalty as you head to the city of Jaipur. A totally unique stay just for you at Rajmahal Palace, run by the Royal Family of Jaipur, from the moment you arrive you will feel like a guest of the Maharajah. Staff will ensure your stay is totally unique, whether that's by arranging a private viewing at City Palace or a visit to the Royal Polo Grounds. This 18th century royal palace boasts an enviable location in the centre of Jaipur and is set amongst stunning gardens. The style here is unique and bold with rooms decorated in dazzling pinks and bright turquoises, embellished with striking wallpapers, and adorned with fabulous family photos.
Explore the Pink City of Jaipur including the iconic City Palace, Amber Fort and more. The hotel can arrange a private tour of the city palace, or even tickets to a royal box polo match. After a day full of adventures, return to the palace for a delectable afternoon tea, taken either in the living room or under a colourful Rajasthani umbrella in the garden. For added indulgence, unwind with a relaxing massage in the palace spa.
Accommodation: Rajmahal Palace (2 nights)
Days 9-11: Udaipur
Be blown away by the sheer beauty and unique location of Taj Lake Palace, the world-famous luxury hotel that sits exclusively within the Lake Pichola in Udaipur, reached only by boat. Probably one of the most romantic hotels in the world, Udaipur’s 250-year old Taj Lake Palace offers you a unique blend of serenity and opulence. The splendour will hit you as arrive as the palace appears to float on the still waters of Lake Pichola, built in the 18th century on a natural foundation of four acres of rock by Maharana Jagat Singh II. Luxury suites are adorned with elegant old-world artefacts, furniture and glass mosaics giving a truly opulent feel.
Despite being on its own small island, you won’t be at a loss for facilities with its beautiful swimming pool, Jiva spa and two restaurants offering both Indian and international cuisine. Personally curated experiences can be arranged, showing you the best kept secrets of this region bursting with culture. Explore the labyrinthine streets of this Rajasthani town and the surrounding countryside by vintage car up into the hills to enjoy a sublime dinner on the Open Terrace Restaurant at Chunda Palace which has amazing views down into Udaipur and the Lake Palace.
Accommodation: Taj Lake Palace (2 nights)
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