New Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – New Chandigarh
Our India Wellness Tour invites you to get your body and spirit aligned through indulgent Ayurvedic therapies, whilst dipping your toes into the best of north India along the way. Kick things off in the bustling capital city of Delhi, where you’ll combine souk-like spice markets with crumbling Mughal architecture. Move on to the romantic city of Agra to soak up the Taj Mahal in its most zen-like light; pearlescent pink at sundrise. Continue to the Pink City of Jaipur where you’ll spend time with elephants, soak up splendid architecture, and embark on a yoga session. The experience culminates with a three-night stay at the Oberoi Sukhvilas, a dedicated spa resort on the edge of the Siswan forest, which affords a sincere and meaningful wellness experience for those seeking inner balance.
Arrive in Delhi (stay at the Oberoi, New Delhi)
Your India Wellness Tour kicks off upon landing in Delhi airport, where a member of our team will be waiting to greet you and accompany you to the Oberoi, New Delhi. The remainder of the day will be yours at leisure to relax, settle in and recover from your journey. The swanky Oberoi New Delhi is perfect for those who’re seeking excellent service with a range of facilities and is one of the capital’s best luxury hotels. Having recently re-opened after an extensive two-year renovation, the Oberoi boasts the most luxurious rooms in the capital and state-of-the-art clean air technology. Depending on the time of your arrival, if after having freshened up you’re feeling active and would like to begin exploring, your chauffeur is always available. On the other hand, you may prefer to take it easy and indulge in a treatment at the Oberoi spa. Compliments of Indian Excursions, take advantage of a 25% saving on all spa treatments throughout your India Wellness Tour.
Explore the best of the capital today on a guided tour. Whilst sightseeing would be very much flexible to you on the day and can be tweaked with your guide to best suit your tastes, we’d recommend beginning in bustling Old Delhi with a walk through the souk-like bazaars; nearby, Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest spice market, is a riot of colour. Other highlights would include the Sikh Temple, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and the Lotus Temple. After a busy day of sightseeing, we’d suggest dining at the Oberoi this evening, though we have a number of suggestions in the city if you’d like to dine out (favourites include Indian Accent and Bukhara).
Delhi to Agra (stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra)
This morning you’ll proceed to the next stop on your India Wellness Tour – Agra, home of the magnificent Taj Mahal, and the exquisite Oberoi Amarvilas. Following a guided tour of Agra Fort, retire to your Premier Room with its very own private terrace overlooking the Taj Mahal in all its glittery goodness. Even the spa overlooks the monument so you can indulge in a treatment whilst appreciating this once-in-a-lifetime view.
Agra to Jaipur, via Fatehpur Sikri (stay at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur)
Rise early this morning and visit the Taj Mahal in its most beautiful light at sunrise (if you’re not a morning person, you are very welcome to visit at sunset the previous evening, this would be tailored to best suit your preferences). After having returned to the hotel for breakfast and rest, later you’ll proceed to the Pink City of Jaipur, so called as its prominent buildings are all washed in a salmon hue. On the way, we’d recommend a stop at Fatehpur Sikri – an intriguing 15th-century Mughal capital, abandoned after just 14 years. When arriving in Jaipur later today, a member of our team would be waiting to welcome you at the Oberoi Rajvilas – one of India’s most spectacular luxury hotels. There are not many hotels in the world where check-in involves a brightly painted elephant and a fragrant shower of rose petals, but then again the Oberoi Rajvilas does not settle for anything less than spectacular! Being located on the quieter outskirts of Jaipur amongst peaceful sprawling gardens, it’s the perfect complement to our India Wellness Tour.
A full day of guided sightseeing in the Pink City, today. Begin the day at the splendid Amber Fort, later taking in the City Palace, the Jantar Mantar observatory, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Later we’d recommend visiting Dera Amer for an unforgettable evening with elephants. Dera Amer is a peaceful spot on the rural outskirts of Jaipur, where guests are invited to spend time with these magnificent creatures, helping bathe and feed them, before taking a gentle ride together at sunset. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, we have a number of other unique excursions available, from private cooking classes to hot air balloon rides.
Day six of your India Wellness Tourinvites you to relax and indulge in the facilities at the Oberoi Rajvilas. Complimentary morning yoga sessions are available and we’d recommend catching the evening puja (prayer) ceremony at the 250-year-old temple resting within the grounds. Of course, if you’d like to head out to explore further or do a bit of shopping, your driver is always on hand.
Jaipur to New Chandigarh (stay at the Oberoi Sukhvilas, New Chandigarh)
For the highlight of your India Wellness Tour, you’ll be boarding a flight to New Chandigarh to spend three nights at the Oberoi Sukhvilas. One of the most exciting hotel openings in India in recent years, the Oberoi Sukvhilas is a luxury spa resort surrounded by over 8000 acres of protected natural forest. The spacious accommodation is arranged in small clusters, affording an intimate experience. Rooms are light and elegant, combining traditional Indian aesthetics with state-of-the-art technology. The dedicated spa area offers a range of therapies, steam, sauna, Turkish hammam and Roman baths.
Day 8, 9
In New Chandigarh
Relax and enjoy the wellness facilities on offer at the Oberoi Sukhvilas.
New Chandigarh back to Delhi, depart
This morning you may choose to fly (1 hr) or drive (5 hrs) back to Delhi, where your India Wellness Tour concludes. Here, a room at the Oberoi Gurgaon is yours to freshen up in, followed by dinner at their award-winning restaurant, Amaranta. You’ll then be chauffeured to the airport for your early hours departure. Alternatively, if your flight is departing in the morning, we can always reserve a room through the night for you. This would be tailored to best suit your international flight arrangements.
2018/19 Guide price:
₹359,000 ($5285; £3979) pp
Our journeys are inclusive of accommodation with breakfast, a private car with driver throughout, experienced guides, entrance tickets and excursions. Also included is a saving of 25% on all spa treatments, compliments of Indian Excursions. In other words, we offer a seamless and hassle-free experience where the only thing you need to worry about is soaking up the sights and enjoying the wellness facilities at your luxury hotels! This indicative cost is based on a couple travelling between October 2018 and March 2019, sharing a double or twin room. The cost would reduce significantly during the low-season months of April to September, whilst it would be noticeably higher during the peak Christmas and New Year period.
The India Wellness Tour we’ve described here is merely a starting point to share a flavour of the possibilities. Whilst this is a route much-loved by our guests, every detail is flexible and would be designed around you. For example, you might like to continue down to the romantic city of Udaipur for a stay at the Oberoi Udaivilas (in that case, do check out our Oberoi Hotel Luxury Rajasthan Tour). This itinerary also pairs well with our luxury Shimla tour. For inspiration, we’d recommend taking a look through our Insider’s Guide to Oberoi Hotels in India, by clicking here. All our tours are private and tailor-made to complement your tastes and interests – the itinerary described above is really just a starting point and together we can refine it into your ideal Indian wellness experience.
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