Glam Girls lux travels & Rickward design studio invites you to join our
Décor Tour Rajasthan
TEN days of splendour DELHI 2nights, UDAIPUR 2nights, and JAIPUR 5nights
10 – 19 NOVEMBER’2023
Discover bejewelled Rajasthan with us….
Art deco delights, old heritage Palaces, shocking pinks, fading into antique roses, the velvets, the block printing, the inlay antique furniture, brass, the crystal chandeliers, the jewels, the saffron petals, the brash, and the smell of the marigolds. Welcome to Rajasthan, India.
Our tour starts off with two nights at the delightful Imperial Hotel. The iconic heritage hotel wrapped in the colonial elegance takes you back in time, making a fabulous impression – best address in Delhi.
Delhi – City of Dreams November 10 & 11
Come prepared to be enchanted by the City of Delhi . There is so much to see and do…Chandni Chowk – crowded Indian Bazaar, Indian Gate, Red Fort, Old Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb, India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid, Khan Markets, plus much more will keep us fully engaged – we’ll have time to pop into some amazing boutiques, to start our shopping off well. Welcome dinner tonight. Aah! We’ll visit the iconic Sabyasachi flagship store, as well as an iconic tailor who can expertly copy you that perfect summer dress or jacket in a day! They’ve been doing that since 1962, and never disappoint! We know of some amazing home décor stores in Delhi .. just saying…
India is regarded as a shoppers’ paradise, and the capital city Delhi steps right up to make sure that everything and anything you want is within easy reach, (if you know where to look!)
The wedding season, November through to January, can see up to 20,000 weddings held in one day. The brides, grooms and their abundant entourages have beauticians, t, hairdressers, personal trainers booked solid in preparation for the big day. We’re sure to encounter a wedding or two, hopefully we may even scour an invite to one! PS…Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
accommodation – Delhi – Imperial Hotel 2 nights
Udaipur – City of Lakes
Short one hour flight from Delhi has us in Udaipur – the Venice of the East. Check into Bujera Fort Hotel for two nights – Udaipur’s only boutique hotel and a gem of a place, this truly gorgeous, small, friendly and welcoming, décor inspired creation by interior designer Richard Hanlon and Trish McFarlane will be home for two nights – it is pure delight!
Visit the City Palace, shop for antique handbags – tea at new Raffles hotel, cruise Lake Pichola to an unforgettable dinner – Princesses?
Think 350year old Haveli filled to the brim with old textiles, pashminas, fabrics, umbrellas, handbags, embroideries, wooden horses, and much more!
It is not just a city. It’s a feeling. It’s a feeling with a different meaning for every individual that visits this amazing city. Its a clean city, its a healthy city to live in, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, the city of lakes Udaipur is located around azure water lakes and is hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravallis. The famous Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur. In 1983 the James Bond film Octopussy, was filmed here, Udaipur also has an amazing City Palace which we’ll visit.
accommodation – Udaipur – Bujera Fort 2 nights
Jaipur – Royal Pink City
We’re on the move again… an hour short flight has us in Jaipur. Oh my!! With FIVE days up your sleeve, you can choose how you best want to experience Jaipur. You can choose to burn the candle at both ends, and leave no stone unturned, or take the opportunity to spend some ‘me-time’ by the pool, and/or luxuriating with a spa treatment or two. Or maybe a combination of the both. It’s your holiday, so you write the script!
Jaipur requires 5 days to discover – we’ve got it.
Jaipur is a city of great beauty in Northern India, capital of Rajasthan State – referred to as the Pink City – we think it’s no coincidence that Pink is the colour of love. Jaipur is an easy city to fall in love with, which is why we have allocated FIVE glorious days to discover her charms. She is a city that bewitches with her beautiful jewellery, her vivid colour, her noise, her flower markets filled to the brim with the fresh smells of marigolds. She hustles, and bustles, her intricate Palaces and spicy street foods, yes, her list goes on and on. Of course, she is well known for her astounding crafts that have been nurtured over centuries by skilled artisans, handed down generation after generation. Her beautiful pieces ranging from fine paintings, outstanding jewellery, gorgeous textiles – both block printed and embroidered and of course, Jaipur’s famous blue pottery. We would be surprised if you could leave empty – handed. Giles Tillotson writer and lecturer on Indian architecture and history.
We’ve included visits to the brand new Villa Palladio, as well as Bar Palladio and Café Palladio, most Instagrammable spots! Ooh, and The Johri Hotel – tick, tick.
Gem Palace, Boutique Shops, Johri Bazaar, Hot Pink, IDLI, Amrampali, Andraab, plus many other hidden shopping gems – we’ll also visit Bridget Singh a block printer delight.
Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, Amber Fort, Flower Market, and hunt down a photographer with his 150year old Zeiss camera. – shu! Ps.. much, much, more to discover b t w – antiques, silks, cottons oooh!
This Indian trip is one we’ll be relaxing, and enjoying a spa treatment or three.. it’s your treat time!
accommodation – Jaipur – Raas Rajmahal
FIVE nights at RAAS Rajmahal Jaipur ! Rajmahal Palace was built in 1729. Jaipur’s rose-tinted Rajmahal Palace, an Art Deco–inflected abode that was once home to the city’s Maharaja, is done up in a riot of color—with 46 gorgeous bespoke wallpapers, from fuchsia to mint green, giving the whole place the feel of a Wes Anderson set. The hotel has been transformed into an eclectic playground for design buffs. Raas Rajmahal 5 nights
“Jaipur was made for bustle. The crowd, the commerce and the commotion were all part of the plan. It’s founders always intended it to be the busy shopping destination, that it remains today. The streets were made broad and straight so that as many people as possible could reach the shops, as quickly as possible; and if they seem a bit overloaded these days, that is a measure of the runaway success of the founders’ vision”. Giles Tillotson – writer, lecturer
This tour is limited to EIGHT and will sell out. Secure your spot TODAY
USD$5780 twin share
USD$2611 single supplement
Finest boutique accommodation carefully chosen for beautiful design & Indian charm.
All transfers, incl. flight Delhi/Udaipur, flight Udaipur/ Jaipur and road transfer Jaipur/Delhi (trust us, with your bags groaning from all the shopping, you will thank us for this inclusion.)
Airconditioned transport in safe secure vehicle, with our own dedicated driver.
Three special meals – welcome dinner Delhi, special occasion dinner Udaipur & farewell dinner Jaipur.
Local guides in cities visited Gratuities, entrance fees, service fees, & taxes
Not Included :
International airfares, insurance, meals not mentioned, laundry, room service, telephone calls, etc.
More about Elisha
Elisha is an interior design enthusiast, who has her own design practice. She loves working with clients and encourages them to use bright and bold colours and textiles at any opportunity to create homes that are uniquely their own. Given her love of block printed textiles, and hand crafted ceramics, it is not surprising that she fell hard for India when she first visited with Glam Girls Lux Travels in 2019 (she may or may not have been scheming hard to get back ever since! Elisha was smitten with India’s beautiful buildings, with their lavish decorative details and gorgeous textiles and has vowed to return to India, this time, with an empty suitcase! She feels privileged to work with Jean in hand selecting the beautiful hotels, that will delight all, with their beautiful decorations.
More about Jean
Jean’s wanderlust for India was first tasted back in 2007, and since then India continues to call her name, loudly and often! If you ask her what it is exactly about India that she loves, she’d be hard to pin-point it exactly. I suspect it stems from way back when she visited the Oriental Plaza in South Africa, the country of her birth. She smiles now as she remembers those crunchy samosas, she first tasted, and the piles of fabrics she would take home – she adores a comfy cushion or three! Jean’s first ‘Girls Only’ tour to India was in 2013, and since then has introduced many new friends, to her beloved India. Jean has a thick ‘black book’ of the best shops to find the best bargains, across Rajasthan – and she can’t wait to taste those delicious potato samosas, again! She waits you, at the Imperial Hotel – Delhi.
Why we love India
Warmth of her people, the beauty of the country, the wild pace, the unforgettable smells, delicious food, the shopping.. the Palace accommodation. Amazing light – the energy, the sounds, the buzz, making friends, pure joy, indulgent humanity, centuries old history, Indian art décor, bright, clashy, flashy colours, roses that smell, crystal chandeliers, the bling, and the gold, the jingal, and the jangle of an arm full of bangles, the finest of silks, and the peacocks strutting, amazing biryani, masala omelette, garlic naan, the very talented designers, Aravalli mountains, the flurry of the pigeons, honking of horns, masala Chai, and old Monk Rum – oh India xx
We look most forward to meeting you in India xx
Be in touch to put your name onto our long list of prospective travellers, already! Or to get a copy of our itinerary, and booking form.
Elisha – firstname.lastname@example.org