Disembark Silver Shadow and transfer to Singapore International Airport for your flight to Delhi. Here you will be fast-tracked through immigration and transferred to the Oberoi Gurgaon. As an arrival amenity you will have a one hour complimentary massage or facial at the Oberoi’s 24 hour spa. You can avail this at any time during your transit here. An exclusive buffet dinner will be available upon arrival.
This morning, visit the National Gallery of Modern Art. You will be guided through the collection by Kishore Singh, an advisor to several galleries, currently curating exhibitions for the Delhi Art Gallery. Later you will also see one of the earliest examples of a Mughal Garden Tomb: Humayun’s Tomb. The tomb, the surrounding monuments and the gardens have been restored to their former glory. Enjoy lunch at the OTW Restaurant at the Lodhi Hotel. After lunch, continue your tour with a drive past the houses of Parliament, the India Gate and the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace before arriving back to the Oberoi Gurgaon. In the evening, join a talk by a leading historian introducing you to India and the adventures that lie ahead, followed by a special welcome dinner.
You will transfer to the domestic terminal for your private flight to Ranthambore National Park while your baggage is taken by road to the camp. While you sip your welcome beverage you will be briefed on the camp and its facilities. During the mid-afternoon you will have your first game drive, looking for tigers and other animals the park is famous for.
Continue to explore Ranthambore National Park. You will visit the park in specially designed 4x4s during the early morning and during the afternoon accompanied by an experienced and very talented tracker. His stories of his encounters with tigers are spellbinding and he has an unsurpassed knowledge of the park.
Fly to Jodhpur in your private plane. On arrival you will be transferred by vintage cars to the magnificent Umaid Bhavan Palace, your home for the next two nights. In the afternoon gather in the central courtyard to meet with the tailors with the option of having outfits made to order for dinner at the fort the following day. Bangles, embroidered shoes, turbans and accessories for you to pick up as complimentary gifts at a bazaar specifically set up for this occasion. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure until we gather for a special dinner at a private venue with stunning views of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the Old City for a curated walk through the winding lanes, stopping to see the many crafts that flourish within the walls of the Old City. Among the specialists and specialties you will see puppeteers, tie and dye textiles, and gold jewelry. Lunch will be arranged at a private venue near the stepwell. Returning to the hotel you are free to use the spa and try on your clothes which have been tailored and delivered to your room. Later, vintage cars will take you to Mehrangarh Fort. You will have a private curated champagne tour of the fort, led by Karni Singh, the curator of the collection. This will be followed by an elegant sit down private dinner on the ramparts of the fort with stunning views over the city.
In the morning, private charter flight to Jaisalmer. Your destination today is Suryagarh, a wonderful luxury hotel and spa close to the historical city of Jaisalmer, epitomizes elegance and luxury in the desert town of Jaisalmer. It exquisitely combines contemporary with medieval. On arrival at Jaisalmer airport, you will transfer by road to your hotel. While in the Great Indian Desert, you will explore partly by jeep and partly on camels. One of the sites will be the abandoned and haunted village of Kuldhera, but you will also be visiting some of the settlements and seeing the wildlife that inhabits this desert. After sunset cocktails at the dunes, you return to an elegant bush dinner laid out at a private venue.
Today you will visit the remote and charming desert town of Jaisalmer. The color of this classic desert fort built of sandstone, a UNESCO World Heritage site, looks almost tawny during the day and softens to an almost honey gold at sunset. You will also visit the exceptional Havelis of Jaisalmer, to see the subtle fusion of the Rajasthan and Islamic schools of architecture. You return to your hotel in the afternoon of leisure enjoying the pool and spa. This evening you will have a grand party under the clear desert skies with a private concert by Manganiyars – the legendary bards of the desert- over cocktails, canapes and dinner.
This morning, a champagne breakfast will be laid out for you in the herb garden. Later, your private flight will take off from Jaisalmer. On arrival in Delhi’s domestic terminal, you will have individual transfers to the international terminal and will be assisted with departure formalities and taken to the lounge until it is time for you to be escorted to the gate for the departure of your international flights. For longer transits, deluxe suites will be available at the Oberoi Gurgaon.