Exclusive The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Movie tour
Duration: 10 days
Itinerary At Glance:
Directed by John Madden featuring legendary Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson. British retirees citizens travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. They found it less Luxurious than advertised slowly over the time Marigold hotel started charming them in an unexpected way. Our Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Tour of India is blessed on the footsteps of the movie in India and includes a stay in the same Marigold hotel whose real name is Ravla Khempur hotel in Udaipur. Our Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Tour Itinerary is Inspired by best of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies in India and informative BBC documentaries that followed after that. On this The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Film Location you can witness rich cultural of India on your Delhi Agra Jaipur Udaipur tour with Marigold hotel stay tour or marigold hotel tours. You will kick off with Sightseeing of both New and Old Delhi, See iconic Taj Mahal and Magnificent Agra fort in Agra, Stunning tour of Pink city of India Jaipur and Exploring unexplored parts of Udaipur along with Khempur village tour which is real selling point of this movie, Post completion of this tour you will also see several changes in yourself too, what shown in movie you can experience in real on this tour. Khempur is a small village situated 50kms from Udaipur, Hotel Ravla Khempur is in this village only whose name changed to Hotel Marigold in the movie. Kempur tourism is real example of rural tourism in India, here you can see rural life of India from nearby and rural India is real India.
Itinerary at Glance:-
Day 01:- Delhi arrival and Pick up
On arrival in Delhi at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Post immigration formalities meet and greet our representative outside Exit gate#5 on your marigold hotel tours, later transfer to pre-booked hotel in Delhi. Stay overnight at a hotel in Delhi.
Day 02:- Delhi Sightseeing tour
Post Delicious breakfast, we explore both Old and New Delhi on marigold tours india. First go for an old Delhi tour and Take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar and discover highlights of the old city by visiting largest and oldest mosque in India - Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat-the site of Gandhi’s cremation and where an eternal flame now burns 24*7 in his honour, Take outside tour of Red Fort a Unesco site in Delhi. Post Lunch, go for sightseeing of New Delhi starts with Raj Path tour, Visit India Gate monument, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament house (from Outside) and later visit Another two UNESCO world heritage sites Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar in Delhi. Post tour of Place to visit in Delhi, return back to your hotel for a relaxing stay in Delhi.
Day 03:- Delhi to Agra (230kms/4hrs)
Post yummy breakfast at hotel, proceed to Agra on your india marigold hotel tour. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel in Agra, First go for Afternoon tour of Massive Agra fort built by Red Stone and is Unesco site in Agra. Later post lunch enjoy an evening tour of the Magnificent Taj Mahal which is India’s most visited and iconic attraction. The monument is built of white marble from Makrana in Rajasthan and was constructed by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife and is the most fantastic monument dedicated to love that the world has ever seen, Taj Mahal is another and most beautiful UNESCO world heritage site in Agra. It is a one of the out of the world experience to watch the mesmerising sunset over this romantic site-we get to witness this before we return to our hotel. If time permits visit Mehtab Bagh in Agra. Stay overnight in Agra.
Note :- Taj mahal closed on friday
Day 04:- Agra to Jaipur via Abhaneri and evening tea at CASTLE KANOTA
In this morning after a healthy breakfast in Agra, checkout from hotel and drive to Jaipur en-route visit Abhaneri which is 156kms from Agra, On your Delhi-agra-jaipur with Abhaneri or Golden Triangle tour with Abhaneri. Abhaneri which is famous for ancient Chand Baori stepwell. On the way visit the village of Abhaneri and admire the priceless beauty of Chand Baori step well, which famously featured in the blockbuster film ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’. It is the most visited stepwell in India and Is Most famous for its unique architectural style which includes a deep four-sided well with a large temple on the backside of the building, It is made of more than 3500 narrow steps and startling 13 storeys. Chand Baori is an ancient stepwell of Rajasthan constructed just opposite to sacred Harshat Mata Temple in the 800 AD, the stepwell was built by Chanda of the famous Nikumbh Empire with keeping mind of solving the water crisis at that time. Post Abhaneri tour or Chand Baori proceed to next destination Jaipur. The city earned its nickname when the Old City was painted pink by then Maharaja to welcome the Prince of Wales (soon to be King Edward VII) to Jaipur in 1876. Relax and enjoy the sights as we travel, then enjoy a authentic luscious dinner of Rajasthani cuisine on arrival. Stay overnight at a hotel in Jaipur. Hotel Narayan Niwas
Day 05:- Jaipur city tour
Post hygienic breakfast at hotel in Jaipur, Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Jaipur on your marigold hotel holiday tours, beginning with a visit to the impressive Amber Fort. This palace isBuilt over four tough layers and sits beside the shining Maota Lake. We arrive at the site by jeep and explore this huge Palace UNESCO site in Jaipur which is situated on the outskirts of Jaipur city, before continuing to a local flower market. Then, we explore Jal Mahal situated in the middle of Man Sagar lake, take a selfie outside of Hawa Mahal, Later visit the City Palace and visit its well preserved museum of regal clothing and textiles. Then we continue to the another UNESCO site in Jaipur is Jantar Mantar which is a space observatory. This evening, explore the hustling and bustling local bazaar and take part in a traditional cooking demonstration class at your hotel. After you have finished cooking dinner, enjoy feasting on our delicious creations. Stay overnight at a hotel in Jaipur. Hotel Pearl Heritage
Day 06:- Jaipur to Udaipur
Early morning after breakfast start 6th day of your Real Exotic Marigold Hotel Tour by proceeding to Udaipur. On arrival in the Udaipur city by evening, if possible try some Indian chai hot tea from a local street vendor, before we go to enjoy a thrilling tuk-tuk ride through the city’s congested lanes of Udaipur, stopping by to the most important sites. You can relive the scene from the Popular ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ as we stop at a lakeside restaurant for a drink - the same way as Evelyn and Madge do in the film. Later in the evening we drove out of the city to enjoy a stunning sunset view and panoramic view of Udaipur city from the hill-top iconic Monsoon Palace. This remarkable site was featured in 1983 in hit James Bond film ‘Octopuses’, starring legendary Roger Moore. Stay overnight at a hotel in Udaipur. Hotel Jagat Niwas Palace
Day 07:- Udaipur city tour & Udaipur to Khempur village (43kms/1hr)
This morning post mouthwatering breakfast at hotel in Udaipur, Start 7th day on your The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Film Tour package. First start your tour with enjoying a boat ride on Lake Pichola this morning for witnessing breathtaking views of the forested Aravalli Mountains range. You will have free time to roam around the four islands on this lake, Later we proceed to the famous Khempur village tour which is 42kms away from Udaipur. This village is real home to the original ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, where most of the iconic movie was filmed. On arrival we check-in to this iconic hotel whose real name is the Ravla Khempur hotel and enjoy an evening stroll with our professional guide through the village. Stay overnight at The best exotic Marigold Hotel. This Night stay going to be with you as a lifelong memory. Ravla Khempur hotel
Day 08:- Full stay free for Ravla Khempur hotel stay, Khempur village (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Early in the morning take a traditional and iconic oxen cart ride to see Khempur village and its surrounding area to experience the relaxed pace of village life. Khempur village is the brand ambassador of rural tourism in India and ecotourism in India, situated approx 50kms from Udaipur city which is district headquarter, spread over an area of 1048 hectares of land and has a population of approx 2038 peoples, this village has around 485 houses. On your Kempur Village tour you will see real rural India life from nearby and you can understand local tradition and culture better. Post tour return to hotel have you tempting breakfast at Ravla Khempur hotel. Rest of the day free for Relaxing. In Evening watch your favourite Movie " The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" at the real location of the film. Evening enjoy Dinner. Stay overnight at a Ravla Khempur hotel in Udaipur. Ravla Khempur hotel
Day 09:- Udaipur to Delhi (By Flight)
This morning post tasty breakfast at the hotel, it's time to say goodbye to this iconic The Best Exotic Marigold hotel and check out from the hotel and drive to Udaipur international airport to board the flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi pick up and drop to Delhi hotel, rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight in Delhi
Day 10:- Delhi Departure
Today after appetizing breakfast at hotel in Delhi, your Indian adventure with Hotel Exotic Marigold tour package comes to an end - unlike the characters shown in the film, you have a plane to catch! your tour ends with an included drop to the Delhi international airport as per your flight timing. Return home with lifelong memories of India and Exotic Marigold hotel tour in India.
- Khempur - stay in the real life at Magnificent ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and explore the eco friendly rural village and best example of Rural tourism in India
- Udaipur - ride on a tuk-tuk to go through the narrow lanes and watch the stunning sunset views from the Monsoon Palace.
- Lake Pichola in Udaipur- cruise on the Pichola lake on a romantic Udaipur tour and enjoy beautiful views of the Aravalli Mountains range.
- Agra - Explore a UNESCO-listed Agra fort, built from beautiful red sandstone.
- The Taj Mahal - witness the beauty of legendary white marble monument which is India’s most visited site and an extravagant symbol of love.
- Delhi - take a guided tour of India’s capital city which includes Old And New Delhi tours.
- Jaipur - tour highlights of the Pink City and Capital city of Rajasthan state which includes Amber Fort, the City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
- Abhaneri - admire the iconic Chand Baori which is India's biggest step well, which climbs down 13 stories to the water's edge.
- 5 nights in 3-4 star heritage hotels including 2N at 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' in Khempur.
- 3N Delhi and 1N Agra stay in 4-5 star centrally located hotels.
- 10 breakfasts and 5 dinners.
- Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 6 or more)
- Touring of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur.
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi, boat ride on Lake Pichola, tuk tuk ride in Udaipur, buffalo cart ride in Khempur and cooking class in Jaipur.
- Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 10.
- Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at Delhi,Agra, Jaipur & Udaipur.
- All relevant transfers and transportation
- Daily breakfast at coffee shop or restaurant at the hotel.
- 02 Dinner at Jaipur Hotels.
- 03 Dinner at Udaipur Hotels.
- Min 02 pax or Single per with single supplement
- 1-4 persons Air-conditioned large car such as Toyota Innova or similar
- 5-10 persons Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler Luxury or similar
- Meals Not Mentioned In The Itinerary
- Anything Not Mentioned In The Inclusions.
- Entry Fees To Monuments And Palaces.
- Anything Not Mentioned In The Inclusions.
- International flight Ticket, Personal Travel Insurance, Telephone Call. •
- Laundry Service, Bottled drinks, Meals, your personal expenses. •
- Tips for staff, guide & driver, Insurance for any loss & damage. •
- Any other expenses/service not mentioned in the inclusions
- Porterage At Hotels And Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
- All Items Of Personal Nature.
Tips : Tipping is a common custom and we always suggest our travelers to comply. No tip is compulsory, however in case of good services rendered; it is advisable to pay by a few rupees (driver / guide). For example, 200 rupees can be left in restaurants (depending on the bill amount), between 300 and 500 rupees per day per person for a good driver.
Check-in Time :
Throughout the trip, we request all our hotels prepare rooms in time as per your arrival time, especially if you are reaching the hotel prior to normal check-in time. (In India, normal check-in is at 12:00 hrs, check-out is at 10:00 hrs). This may not be always possible to manage early check-in for you; in that case you won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, you can store your luggage and explore the new destination.
03 Nights in Delhi :- Hotel Golden Grand / Connaought or Similar
01 Night in Agra :- Hotel Clarks Shiraz or Similar
01 Night in Jaipur :- Hotel Narayan Niwas or Similar
01 Night in Jaipur :- Hotel Pearl Heritage or Similar
01 Night in Udaipur :- Hotel Jagat Niwas Palace or Similar
02 Nights in Ravla Khempur :- Hotel The Best Exotic Marigold or Similar
Jagat Niwas Palace Udaipur view .A fabulous view from the rooftop of Jagat Niwas Palace, Udaipur
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (FOR THE ELDERLY AND BEAUTIFUL)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in real life , the Ravla Khempur, is not actually located in Jaipur. It’s over 200 miles away on the outskirts of Udaipur, nestled in the countryside. It is 17th century property which offers 12 en-suite rooms, all of which have an equestrian touch (the owner, Hemant Singh, is a horse enthusiast).
Showers at some hotels only have hot water at peak times (usually morning and evening). Outside of these times you may need to speak to reception to obtain hot water.
If you have any issues with your room, please speak to the hotel and your travel agent so that the problem can be addressed without delay.
(Please note that hotel names are subject to availability as per your booked dates but the alternate hotel which will be provided in case of non availability of above hotels , that will be of similar category )
THE VICEROY CLUB – CASTLE KANOTA
Castle Kanota, built in 1872 and it is spread over 8 acres of land, was the venue for the Viceroy Club and several of Celia Imrie and Ronald Pickup’s scenes in the film. It’s located outside Jaipur capital city of Rajasthan, about half an hour’s drive away. This hotel offers 18 spacious rooms and a built-in museum, all decorated in a traditional heritage style and evoking the grandeur of princely Rajasthan. Castle Kanota is locate at peaceful neighbourhood you can use it as base to explore the Pink City, or those who like to stay more centrally can visit this place for high tea, sundowners or a special dinner. Viceroy Club Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
THE SECOND BEST MARIGOLD HOTEL
Hotel Pearl Palace in Jaipur, was the venue for the Second Best Marigold Hotel, and it was voted as India’s ‘Most Romantic Hotel’ by Trip Advisor users in 2015. Colourful rooms, and raise the bar for budget digs in India. The properties rooftop restaurant, Peacock, is one of the most popular in Jaipur.
UDAIPUR (Jagat Niwas Palace)
In the film at one point all the characters travel to Udaipur. This fairy-tale like city, dotted with marble palaces and lakes surrounded by a ring of hills, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559. Udaipur is a romantic city is dominated by the massive City Palace, which overlooks Lake Pichola and its dreamy island palaces, including the Lake Palace seen in the film. The Lake Palace is more than 250 years old, and now it is one of the luxury hotel run by the Taj group. Some scenes were also shot at the Jagat Niwas Palace, where the characters had rooftop drinks.
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