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Do you dream of experiencing two different destinations on one exotic holiday? On an incredible 17 night adventure, you can travel to both India and the Maldives for an all-immersive taste of the Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean. On a journey that excites the senses and tempts the imagination, you'll begin in India's vibrant capital, New Delhi, before travelling to Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur and Udaipur for a truly cultural experience. Afterwards, you'll be jetting off to ultimate beach paradise on Emboodhu Finolhu Island, located in one of the largest natural lagoons in the world!

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 1 night at the 5 star Taj Palace
  • 1 night at the 5 star ITC Mughal, Agra
  • 2 nights at the 5 star The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
  • 2 nights at the 5 star Jai Mahal Palace
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Hotel Lakend
  • 1 night at the 5 star Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
  • 7 nights at the 5 star Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to India

The anticipation is over and you're finally on your way to India! After changing flights in Dubai, you're now on your way to New Delhi, India's eclectic capital city! Once you've landed in India and collected your luggage, you'll be met by your private chauffeur and taken to the Taj Palace, a luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of the city. As you take a refreshing swim in the hotel's spacious swimming pool, you can't wait for your India adventure to begin.

Day 2
1 Night at the Taj Palace

Set amongst six acres of beautiful, lush gardens, Taj Palace is an oasis in the heart of New Delhi, a 5-star hotel offering you true luxury on your holiday to India. With Taj's signature Jiva Spa, a spacious outdoor swimming pool and 6 sensational restaurants, you can fully unwind in the hotel after a day spent exploring the city.

Day 2-3
New Delhi

With only one night in New Delhi, you must make the most of your time in this vibrant city on your India holiday! 

What better way to explore the city than on an Old Delhi Rickshaw and Food Tour? Travelling in an iconic Rickshaw ridden by a local expert, you'll head to the mighty Red Fort complex on your India holiday, a UNESCO site once built in the 17th century during the Mughal era. As you learn about the history of the city, weaving through the streets of Chandini Chowk, you'll soon be arriving at culinary paradise: the bustling Chandni Chowk Market. Home to sizzling street food stalls and spice-infused restaurants, your tastebuds will be tantalised as you try Indian food like no other, inhaling the sensational aromas of the many dishes on offer! If you want to include this activity in your itinerary then one of our luxury travel specialists can organise this for you! 

Day 3
Road transfer from New Delhi to Agra

You've enjoyed your first night in India, but you're itching to head further south to Agra, home of the world-famous Taj Mahal. After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast at the Taj Palace, you'll be met by your private chauffeur who will take you to the ITC Mughal Mughal, Agra, a luxury escape in the heart of the city! Once you've unpacked, you can't wait to get outside and explore... 

Day 3
1 Night at the ITC Mughal, Agra

The ITC Mughal Agra is your gateway to the Taj Mahal. With architecture styled in the elaborate Mughal design and set amongst 24 lush gardens, the hotel is a place of tranquility and opulence. After wandering through the expansive grounds, you can choose to take a swim in the refreshing outdoor pool or enjoy a soothing treatment in the hotel's revitalising wellness centre. 

Day 3-4

The pinnacle of Agra, the Taj Mahal has become the symbol of India, perhaps the most recognisable of all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the Yamuna river, Agra is a populous city scattered with the architectural remnants of the Mughal Empire. 

Now you're here, you must visit the Taj Mahal! Included in your itinerary, you will visit this incredible mausoleum at the most beautiful time of day: sunset. With a private guide, you'll wander through the shimmering marble inner walls as you learn about it's history, before taking a picture on the iconic Princess Diana bench, truly romantic if you're on a honeymoon in India. 

There's more to Agra than the Taj Mahal; Agra Fort is a red sandstone citadel built between the years 1565 and 1573 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, and is a must-see on your India holiday. Also included in your itinerary, you'll feel like you've been transported back in time as you cross the moat and through the citadel's gates for an expert-led guide of the fort, learning about the three powerful emperors who lived in the palace. 

Day 4
Road transfer from Agra to Ranthambore

You've been blown away by the Taj Mahal, but there's much left to see on your India adventure! You'll be met at your hotel by your private chauffeur to begin your journey to the spectacular Ranthambore National Park. But first, you'll be able to visit the majestic Fatehpur Sikri as part of your journey, an abandoned sandstone city from the Mughal era built in the late 16th century. Included in your itinerary, you can step back in time as you wander through this Indo-Islamic masterpiece before enjoying a decadent lunch at the Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace. After an incredible lunch, you'll be taken to Bharatpur Railway Station for your connecting train to Ranthambhore. As the spectacular Indian scenery passes you by, it won't be long until you've arrived in Ranthambhore and are being taken by your private chauffeur to the luxury Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort!

Day 4
2 Nights at the Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort

The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort is the best place to stay if you want to explore Ranthambore National Park. A luxury wildlife resort, you can experience immersive Jungle Drives in the Tiger Reserve before unwinding with sensual treatments at the Oberoi Spa, tucked away in the jungle surroundings. Staying in a canopied luxury tent, you'll feel fully-connected with nature as you enjoy a dining experience under the stars. 

Day 4-6
Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is home to an abundance of exotic creatures, from tigers and leopards to sloth bears and macaques. Located in the state of Rajasthan, this spectacular national park offers some of the best safaris in India. 

It's only natural that you'll want to head straight into this beautiful wilderness; included in your itinerary are three jeep safaris into the Ranthambore National Park in the morning and afternoon for the ultimate all-rounded safari experience. With an expert local guide, you'll have the opportunity to encounter the iconic Bengal Tiger in the wild, as well as seeing the magnificent 10th-century Ranthambore Fort surrounded by ancient temples and mosques. As you pass crocodile-filled lakes and monkeys swinging through the trees on your India holiday, make sure to grab your camera and capture these remarkable animals in their natural habitat! 

Day 6
Road transfer from Ranthambore to Jaipur

You've seen some extraordinary wildlife in Ranthambore National Park, but you're now looking forward to experiencing Jaipur, known as India's 'Pink City'. You'll be met at your hotel by your private chauffeur, who will take you to the next destination on your India journey. Once you've arrived at the Jai Mahal Palace, why not take a refreshing swim in the hotel's outdoor pool or feel like Indian royalty as you wander through the 18 acres of landscaped Mughal gardens?

Day 6
2 Nights at Jai Mahal Palace

Built in 1745, Jai Mahal Palace is a beautiful piece of Jaipur's history, once the residence of three of India's prime ministers. Spread across 18 acres of landscaped Mughal gardens, this spectacular palace is the perfect place to explore Jaipur. After a day spent exploring, you can feel rejuvenated in the Jiva Spa or relax in the outdoor pool. 

Day 6-8

India's 'Pink City', Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, a historic city of palaces, fortresses, and tantalising street food. 

Where to begin? Included on your India holiday is a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site the Amber Fort; in a private jeep, you'll travel to this hilltop fortress away from the crowds. Once there, you can wander through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls before feasting your eyes on the incredible views across Jaipur. 

To fully immerse yourself in the vibrancy of Jaipur, there's no better way to see the city than through the eyes of a local. On a city tour of Jaipur, you'll get to explore the awe-inspiring City Palace, visit Jaipur's Jantar Mantar observatory and wander through the city's eclectic street markets. Afterwards, you'll be able to taste authentic Rajasthani cuisine with a local family and watch as a sumptuous fragrant feast is prepared before your eyes on your India holiday! 

Day 8
Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur

You've had a culturally-immersive time in Jaipur, but you're now excited to head to Udaipur on your India holiday, also known as 'the Venice of the East'. You'll be met by your private chauffeur who will take you to the airport for a short domestic flight to Udaipur. Once you've landed and collected your luggage, you'll be met by your next private chauffeur who will take you to the Hotel Lakend, a luxury hotel overlooking the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake!

Day 8
2 Nights at Hotel Lakend

Hotel Lakend is located on the beautiful Fatehsagar Lake in Udaipur and is a place of romance, luxury and Indian splendour. With stunning rooms overlooking the lake, you can feast your eyes on 'the Venice of the east' before enjoying ancient Ayurveda wellness therapies at the hotel's spa. 

Day 8-10

Udaipur is just beautiful. A city founded in 1559, Udaipur is surrounded by a series of artificial lakes and is home to many lavish Indian palaces. If you're on a honeymoon in India, this is the place to be. Think romance, serenity and secluded bliss. 

To jump straight into the history of this marvellous city on your India holiday, you will begin your adventures in Udaipur with a City Palace Tour, a sprawling complex of 11 palaces overlooking the glistening Lake Pichola. Afterwards, you'll visit the Jagdish Temple, triple-storey temple is located just outside the royal palace, before heading to Saheliyon Ki Bari, the 'Garden of Maids'! 

For a truly romantic afternoon in India on your honeymoon, you can enjoy a boat trip on Lake Pichola. One of the biggest and oldest lakes in Udaipur, you'll glide across the sparkling water, admiring the ornate palaces and other historical landmarks that stand majestically on the banks of the river. All of these incredible experiences are included in your itinerary! 

Day 10-11
Fly from Udaipur to Male

You loved every minute of Udaipur, but you're now heading back to New Delhi for one last night before flying off to pure beach paradise in the Maldives! You'll be met at your hotel by your private chauffeur who will take you to the airport for a short domestic flight back to the capital. Once you've landed, you'll be taken to the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity for a final night in India to rest up and relax! 

After a much-needed rest in New Delhi, you're excited to head to the Maldives and experience secluded island paradise! You've had an incredible time in India and you take one last look at the bustling streets of New Delhi as you're taken by your private chauffeur to the airport. Once you've boarded your flight, you'll be on your way to the warm water of the Indian Ocean! After you've landed in Male, the capital of the Maldives, you'll enjoy a short 15-minute speedboat journey to the 5-star Taj Exotica Resort & Spa!

Day 11
7 Nights at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is situated in the South Male Atoll and is a 5-star tropical hideaway, covered with tropical palm trees and long stretches of white-sand beaches. With a renowned spa, romantic torch-lit dinners and a selection of secluded beach and overwater villas, this is a true luxurious paradise in the Indian Ocean. 

Day 11-18
The Maldives

Located on one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa prides itself on its watersports offerings; and during your stay, you'll be encouraged to discover the unique marine life of the region with dedicated snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. Offering a personalised service bespoke to you, you'll receive the very best Indian hospitality throughout your stay, including unique private dining experiences to ancient wellness practices at Jiva Spa.

Day 19
Fly from Male to UK

Your time in the Maldives has sadly come to an end! After a fantastic holiday in both India and the Maldives, you'll now be packing your bags and getting ready for your return journey back to the UK. After catching your domestic flight back to Male, you'll soon be boarding a flight to Dubai, where you'll then catch your connecting flight back to the UK. As you take to the skies, you think dreamily of the time you had in the Maldives and India, and you can't wait to start planning your next luxury adventure. Wherever you choose next to go, one of our luxury travel specialists will be ready to curate your next tailor-made itinerary...

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 1 night at the 5 star Taj Palace
  • 1 night at the 5 star ITC Mughal, Agra
  • 2 nights at the 5 star The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
  • 2 nights at the 5 star Jai Mahal Palace
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Hotel Lakend
  • 1 night at the 5 star Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
  • 7 nights at the 5 star Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
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