Regal India: Featuring Palace Hotels by Taj11 days & 10 nights,
Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur & Hyderabad
On this journey through India, travel back in time to a bygone era of pomp and luxury. Experience the legendary extravagance of the royal houses of Hyderabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur and the vibrant colonial jewel of Mumbai. Live the life of a king or queen as you savor delicacies from royal kitchens; explore bustling bazaars that once housed the private jewelers and craftsmen of the maharajahs, and pamper your mind, body and soul in one of the palace spas.
Day 1Arrive Mumbai
Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel.Taj Mahal Palace - 3 Nights
Absorb the spirit of the city as you enjoy a walk through the exciting art district, visiting the Prince of Wales Museum, the Bhau Daji Lad Museum and the bustling old bazaars in Bhuleshwar. Accompany your expert guide on a tour of some of the most unique and venerated sites of the city: the ancient Banganga Temple Complex and the charming village of Khotachiwadi where you have the opportunity to interact with families whose ancestors were among the first inhabitants of the city.Taj Mahal Palace (B)
Today, you will visit some of the most well-known city landmarks, including the Asiatic Library (Town Hall), the Horniman Circle, the Cathedral Church of St. Thomas, Mumbai University and the famous Rajabai Clock Tower.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to continue your explorations of the city, do some shopping or just relax and enjoy the amenities of your luxury hotel.Taj Mahal Palace (B)
Day 4To Udaipur
Continue your journey through India to the Lake City of Udaipur. Surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and dotted with palaces, Udaipur is an oasis in the desert of Rajasthan. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your palace hotel. Soak up the beauty of the picturesque environs surrounding the Lake Pichola, and treat yourself to a royal experience at the spa in the middle of the serene lake.Taj Lake Palace - 2 Nights (B)
Step back in time to visit the magnificent City Palace and walk through the old city, exploring the winding lanes and bustling bazaars of the magical city of Udaipur. This evening, enjoy a private boat ride on Lake Pichola.Taj Lake Palace (B)
After breakfast this morning, bid farewell to Udaipur and embark on a full-day journey by road through the desert landscape to the Blue City of Jodhpur. Stop en route to visit the Ranakpur Temple, one of the largest and most important Jain temple complexes in India.Umaid Bhavan Palace - 2 Nights (B, L)
Begin your day with a visit to impressive Mehrangarh Fort. The fort museum displays an extensive collection of paintings, thrones and weapons. Get a taste of rustic Rajasthani life on a village safari to Bishnoi, and keep your eyes open for the black buck, chinkara and migratory birds that are often seen in the countryside. Later this afternoon, pay a visit to some of the local craftsmen in their traditional workshops.Umaid Bhavan Palace (B)
Day 8To Hyderabad
This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hyderabad, the City of Pearls. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to one of India's finest palace hotels, the Taj Falaknuma, a 19th-century royal palace known as the "Mirror of the Sky."
The afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the amenities of your palace home.Taj Falaknuma Palace - 3 Nights (B)
Day 9 - 10Hyderabad
Discover the hidden treasures of this fabled city of the Nizams over the next two days. Visit the architectural wonder of Golconda Fort, part of which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the crowded lanes of the famous Charminar market and marvel at the rich artifacts displayed at the various palace museums. A visit to Hyderabad is incomplete without sampling its rich cuisine, so you will celebrate your journey with a gala dinner at one of the Nizams favorite restaurants.Taj Falaknuma Palace (B, D)
Day 11Depart Hyderabad
After breakfast this morning, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight.(B)