Experience Rajasthan, one of India’s largest and most colourful states, with a three-night stay at Amanbagh in a Haveli Suite, and another three nights at Aman-i-Khás in an elegant Mughal-inspired tent.
Departure from New Delhi Airport by Car to Nizamuddin Train station for a further train journey to Sawai Madhopur Train. Arranged train tickets for Air-conditioned shared compartment for 4 persons. Scheduled train journeys are chaperoned by Amanresorts’ staff. Complimentary transfer from Sawai Madhopur train station to Aman-i-Khas and the journey will take about 20 minutes drive. Train Journey is approximately 5 hours.
Staying in Aman-I-Khas tents is like luxury camping with 1600 sq. ft. of floor space to every tent. The interiors are a delight of luxury, simplicity and style. From draped cotton partitions and king size beds, to majestic daybeds and sunken baths, it is quite natural to feel that you have arrived in a forgotten world.
In late afternoon, get on a camel back gets true feeling of the extraordinary terrain encircling Aman-i-khas. Your journey by camel can take you to a small hilltop where you can enjoy snacks and drinks while watching the sunset.
Start your day early and enjoy the famed safari at Aman-i-Khas with the hotel naturalists. The morning safari leaves the camp between at around 6am and returns between 9:30am.
The Ranthambore National Park in south-eastern Rajasthan is amongst the finest places in the world to see wild tigers. The park is named after one of India’s largest and most beautiful forts which stand majestically in the heart of the jungle. Today, Ranthambore is home to about 50 tigers, a couple of hundred crocodiles and over 350 species of birds, including a large variety of migrants from as far off as Europe and Siberia, who make it their home during the winter, it is an ornithologist’s paradise. Also roaming the scrub woodlands and rolling hills are leopards, civets, jungle cats, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer.
In the afternoon, take another game drive as different times of the day highlights different characteristics of the park and the diversity of the ecosystems. This would also increase your chances to sight the Tigers at the park. Apart from the tigers, there is much to keep your eyes open for.
Trek to Khandar Fort in morning, one of Rajasthan’s most dramatic and probably most forgotten ruins. This fort towers over “the blue city” of Khandar. With a history of a 1000 years, today little is known about this Majestic Fort. This adds to the magic of the fort as very few tourists care to visit. Perched on a mountain 1000ft above the plains it remained unconquered for generations.
Half day experience with a scenic 1 ½ hour drive. The guided trek begins above the village of Khandar and winds its way up an ancient stone road to the summit where you will pass through a series of ancient stone gates. You will find yourself atop a mountain and within the ancient walls of a forgotten world. The plateau on which the fort is built is littered with fascinating ruins of palaces, homes, temples and step wells. Nature has taken back what the ancient Indians turned into the royal gardens of the Maharajah. Today these ruins remain where it was build a millennium ago.
A guided excursion to the Ranthambore Fort in afternoon, would explain the reason for the fort to be designed in such a way and the entire story of the King who ruled last. One of the oldest in the country, it is believed to have been built in the 8th century, the fort is dotted with the remains of barracks used by the garrison that used to protect it, beautiful Jain and Hindu temples, the tomb of a Muslim saint, palaces, chatris and reservoirs. The Fort’s circumference is over three miles with sheer cliffs on three sides.
Start your journey to Amanbagh via Jaipur. The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains its character and history…a beautiful fusion of yesteryear and modernity. Visit Amber fort, The fort is build with white marble & red stones. Thereafter proceed for a half day tour of the “Pink City”, visiting the City Palace with its museum, is still the home of the Maharaja of Jaipur. On show are an extensive collection of art, carpets, textiles and weapons, all beautifully preserved.
Drive past Hawa Mahal, the palace of winds, its five storey facade decked with no less than 593 finely screened windows and balconies. The day you may like to take a walk through Jaipur’s traditional markets, set amidst the memorable backdrop of Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob’s vernacular architecture Walk through the colorful fruit and vegetable markets and bustling alleyways of original havelis, still inhabited by merchant families in the old part of the city. The markets of the magnificent city are also famous for jewellery.
Visit Bara Khambhi Temple for Evening Aarti A Hindu temple which borders Amanbagh; you might notice the morning and evening chants or devotional songs while residing in Amanbagh however if you wish to be a witness of the worship ceremony your PM will organize short drive or a walk.
Visit Bhangarh the Abandoned City. Start your day with a Drive of 12 kilometers taking approximately fifteen minutes on an open jeep with the hotel historian into the abandoned city of Bhangarh which was built in mid 15th century by the rulers of Jaipur. Bhangarh is a site of great archaeological importance and according to the villagers the historic site is haunted and popularly known as “ghosts of Bhangarh” One legend has it that this now uninhabited city of once magnificent bazaars, palace, gardens, temples and bathing pools was deserted overnight.
Cow Dust Tour A great way to experience rural Rajasthan is to head out at sunset anytime of the year in one of Amanbagh open jeep during the peak hour when cows are led home along the dusty road and last sunrays refracts through the dust they leave in their wake.
After breakfast at Amanbagh, start your journey for the famous temple dedicated to the incarnation of Lord Shiva, Neel- Blue, Kanth-Throat. Situated a little high on the plateau, the view keeps getting better as we climb. Neelkanth is also a sight of the 7th century remains of a Jain temple with a 25ft. tall statue.
At 2:00pm, Neelkanth temple Town followed by visit to Narayani Mata Temple visit
Departure from Amanbagh to Delhi via Agra sightseeing Depart early morning from Amanbagh for a 3.5 hour drive to Agra to visit the monument of Love called “Taj Mahal”. Upon arrival in Agra, you will be taken for a visit to this magnificent monument. If you require, we can offer assistance in reserving a table for lunch in a good restaurant in Agra.
After lunch, our drive either to the hotel in New Delhi or straight to the New Delhi Airport based on your schedule or itinerary.
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7-day journey includes
- full board
- guaranteed room upgrade at Amanbagh
- a choice of one activity at each resort
At Amanbagh, choose from:
- A cow dust tour
- Somsagar trek
- A 60-minute full-body massage (Maharaja/Maharani)
- Or roof top Chhatri dinner experience
At Aman-i-Khás, choose from
- A jeep safari into Ranthambore National Park
- Ranthambore Fort excursion
- 60-minute full-body massage (Aman Raj)
- Or a forest dinner experience