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6 HOTEL STAYS
12 DAYS, 11 NIGHTS
per person, including transfers
(based on two people sharing)
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- Stay in the best Mr & Mrs Smith luxury and boutique hotels throughout
- Earn your stripes tiger-spotting in Ranthambore National Park
- Temple-hop in Delwara
- Moon over Mehrangarh Fort
- Take high tea in private at the Pink City’s Grand Palace
- Retreat to a legendary Rajput-style tented camp
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Days 1–2: Delhi
New Delhi is a delirious whirl of colour and noise: swirling saris and piled-high market stalls, cows holding up traffic, horn-honking tuk-tuk drivers… On landing, you'll be whisked to grand New Delhi to check in at your sleek luxury hotel.
SettingSerene South Delhi
RoomLodhi Deluxe Room
Fans of elegantly-executed minimalism will adore the hallmark style of ideally located New Delhi base The Lodhi hotel, your home for two nights. This shining stone monolith is softened with jaali panels and reflecting pools; it overlooks the Lodhi gardens and sits a 10-minute walk from Connaught Place.
Smith ExtraA jet lag or foot massage each for two guests on arrival
Private tour of New Delhi
Private tour of Old Delhi
Days 3–4: Ranthambore National Park
After a train ride through the lush greenery of India's interior, you’ll arrive at Ranthambore National Park, home to the whole Jungle Book crew. Here’s your critter-collecting checklist: Indian hare, mongoose, marsh crocodile, gazelle, five-striped palm squirrels, long-eared hedgehogs and snub-nosed marsh crocs… And the animals only get more fantastical from there.
StyleWild at heart
You'll stay for two nights in the kingly comfort of luxury camp Aman-i-Khás, a creature-comfort-packed tented hotel on the edge of Ranthambore National Park. Inspired by Maharajas' lavish hunting parties of old, the hotel is made up of 10 luxurious tents on the edge of tiger-spotting territory. Butler service, afternoon G&Ts and marble tubs add to the regal feel of what might be the world’s chicest safari.
Smith ExtraA camel safari for two, including sunset drinks
Days 5–6: Jaipur
Your next stop, Jaipur: dubbed India’s Pink City for its buildings’ blush hues, no rose-tinted shades are required here. It's a heady mishmash of ornate buildings, dramatic step wells and vivacious markets.
StyleAll that glitters
SettingFairytale desert fort
You'll feel like the Maharajas (and ranas) of old, checking in to Samode Palace for two nights. Once the home of Samode's ruling family, this is your chance to try the lifestyle of Indian nobility on for size: swan through the gardens, glide through the glittering mirrored halls and spend hours swapping between the day spa and marble-lined outdoor swimming pools.
Smith ExtraAn escorted tour of Samode village, plus high tea in the gardens at Samode Bagh
Take high tea in the City Palace
Tour of Amber Fort
Day 7: Chhatra Sagar
Your journey from Jaipur will take you through expansive farmland and animal-roamed wilds to lakeside Chhatra Sagar for a night of glamorous camping.
HotelChhatra Sagar Tents
SettingThe beautiful and the dam
Chhatra Sagar Tents overlooks a 100-year-old dam and reservoir, where wildlife and birds come to quench their thirst. Each marquee has a veranda, a concrete bathroom and decor inspired by local textiles. During British Colonial times, this luxury camp was quite the swinging spot; a private hunting reserve fit for the titled, it maintains its blue-blooded refinement today.
Days 8–9: Jodhpur
Scintillating city Jodhpur is a vibrant outpost that was once the seat of the powerful Rathore clan, whose roots stretched back to 470AD.
StyleAchingly hip haveli
SettingShadow of Mehrangarh
Staying at 18th-century haveli Raas Jodhpur for two nights, you get an eyeful of the city’s main attraction: Mehrangarh Fort is handily located opposite. However, this stay offers far more than views: poolside butlers, lush gardens and rooms in sandstone pink and periwinkle blue.
Smith ExtraA fruit basket. Guests staying two nights or more also get a heritage tour; for three-night stays, you'll also get a cooking class and dinner set-up (food and drinks extra). For four nights or more, return transfers and a bottle of wine are thrown in.
Private tour of Mehrangarh Fort
A little extra…
Days 10–12: Delwara
Watch for when the views change from green to ochre, and you’ll know when you’ve arrived at Udaipur-set spot Delwara. True to its name, which means Town of the Gods, it once had more than 1,000 temples.
StyleModernised Maharaja’s keep
Welcome to the Town of the Gods, where there's a temple at every turn. Here, you’ll check in to former fortress Raas Devigarh, now a luxury stay with a view-blessed pool. Indian-minimalist in style – which still embraces maximalist touches – elegant modern rooms have gilded decor and the odd palm-tree print.
Smith ExtraA guided heritage walk around the palace with a glass of sparkling wine
Cycle and city tour of Delwara and Udaipur
When to go
Summers in Rajasthan last from April to June and are are scorching hot with temperatures rising up to 48°C during the day. You’ll find the Monsoon season (July to September) far more manageable with temperatures between 21 and 35 degrees, and refreshing down pours every now and then.
Book return flights from Delhi, and on your way back, catch a connection from Maharana Pratap Airport to Delhi. Our Smith24 team are on hand day and night to arrange your travel, if needed. Train tickets and all domestic transfers by luxury air-conditioned car – with your own English-speaking driver – are included.
With safaris, cycling and walking tours on offer, be sure to bring a suitably robust pair of shoes and trousers. You’ll want something a little more fashion-forward and glamorous for sundowners in the grand hotels, and easy, breezy city wear for your urban boltholes.
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