After a tranquil night at the beautiful Oberoi Agra, we awake at sunrise to beat the crowds, and marvel at the sight of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. A magnificent ivory marble mausoleum, it truly is a sight to behold. A symbol of love between a Maharaja and his Maharani, being in its presence is a memory that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
Our second stop was the enchanting Pink City, Jaipur. We spent our mornings visiting the flower markets, and seeing the sellers going about their business. We explored the terracotta pink backstreets with our guide and were shown historic havelis, offering a glimpse at local life. A trip to Jaipur wouldn’t be complete without a visit to City Palace, the exquisite residence of the king of Jaipur and one of our favourite places in the city. After a long day exploring in the 40-degree heat, we set off back to our sanctuary, one of the oldest and most treasured properties in the “Pink City”, the historic Sujan Rajmahal Palace. An enclosed oasis, secluded in pristine gardens, the Rajmahal Palace exudes a sense of history and old-world glamour. Over the decades this remarkable Palace has hosted Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and Jackie Kennedy.