Our suggested India with SUJÁN Luxury Hotels tour offers an unconventional yet super-stylish journey through the highlights of Rajasthan. The experience begins on your arrival in the Pink City of Jaipur, where the fabulous SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace is your base for drinking in the splendid forts and palaces of India’s most vibrant city. A short flight to Jaisalmer’s next, where you’ll spend three glorious nights in a luxury tent at The Serai; think sunset camel rides, champagne on the dunes, and a privately guided tour of the thousand-year-old fort. Your journey concludes with a stay at the group’s newest addition: SUJÁN Jawai. It’s a luxury camp amongst untouched wilderness where you can spend your days spotting leopards on safari (your gorgeous tent, private butler and very own plunge pool await your return!).
India with SUJÁN Luxury Hotels is an ideal escape for those who’d enjoy a heady mix of history, architecture, culture, wildlife and stunning natural surroundings while having the opportunity to switch off and relax amongst truly comfortable accommodations. We feel it’d be perfect for someone who previously dipped their toes into India and would like to return for a more immersive experience. However, it also makes for a fantastic family holiday (what child wouldn’t be excited about camping, leopard spotting, and camel riding?!). With all our tours being private and tailor-made, this is merely a suggestion, and the itinerary can be tweaked or completely transformed to best suit your tastes. For example, we can add a stop in the capital city of Delhi, a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra, or both.
In a nutshell: 11 days, 3 SUJÁN luxury hotels, infinite memorable experiences. And, as a little thank you from Indian Excursions, we’ll treat you to a complimentary upgrade at a SUJÁN of your choice.
SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace is one of the most exciting hotel openings in India in recent years (click here to read about our recent stay). However, one would be wrong to call it new. Dating back to 1729, it was formerly the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and boasts a colourful history. Now under the management of SUJÁN luxury hotels*, the palace was recently renovated by leading Indian designer Adil Ahmad and is now bursting with bold colours, bespoke furniture, and 46 types of custom-made wallpaper adorning the walls. Former guests inspire each of the 14 rooms and suites; from Queen Elizabeth II to Lord Mountbatten and Jackie Kennedy. *Update 31/08/20: this property is no longer managed by SUJÁN. We understand the royal family of Jaipur are now managing the Rajmahal Palace. We will soon be returning to the property to ensure it meets the same high standards.
Later, continue to Dera Amer to spend a memorable evening with elephants. It’s a magical place on the outskirts of the city, where you can spend time up close with elephants by helping to feed and bathe them, before taking a gentle walk together through the surrounding forest at sunset (Dera Amer do not encourage rides). If meeting elephants isn’t your thing, this can certainly be removed or replaced. Perhaps with a private cooking class or a special dinner recommendation. For those who are interested in spending time with elephants, Dera Amer is a fantastic and ethical place to do it.
One of our top 10 luxury camps in India, SUJÁN The Serai is an oasis in the desert. It sprawls across a hundred acres of a private estate on the edge of the Thar. Inspired by the royal caravan sites of yesteryear, each of the stunning tents have a terrace, a sitting room with writing desk, air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom (click here to read about our recent stay). The Luxury Tented Suites boast a private plunge pool – perfect for relaxing in with a G&T while you soak up the desert sky above.
Our India with SUJÁN Luxury Hotels itinerary is merely a starting point to share a flavour of the possibilities. While this is a route much-loved by our guests and us, we’ll design every detail around you. If that long drive from Jaisalmer to Jawai turns you off, a couple of nights in the Blue City of Jodhpur en-route is an ideal way to connect the dots. We recommend staying at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace – fit for royalty, the Maharaja himself still lives here in a private wing! Similarly, a stay in Agra can be slotted in before Jaipur if you’d like to visit the Taj Mahal. You might also find our Ultimate Luxury India Tour inspiring. All our tours are private, and tailor-made to complement your taste and interests. In essence, the itinerary described above is just a starting point, and together we can refine it into your ideal Indian experience.
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