Ultimate Rajasthan

Overview

Rajasthan is steeped in history, and its culture, architecture and natural heritage are second to none in India. This tour showcases the spectacular fortress city of Jodhpur at the edge of the Thar Desert, the golden city of Jaisalmer with its sand dunes and Bikaner, the medieval walled city. Stay in palace hotels, enjoy a camel safari in the desert, see magnificent sunsets and discover a whole new world on this amazing journey through Rajasthan.

Itinerary

DAY 1: DELHI

On arrival at Delhi airport you will be met and transferred to your HOTEL by private vehicle.

DAY 2: DELHI

After breakfast you will be taken on a full day tour of Old and New Delhi. Drive past the Red Fort and visit Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India. Explore the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and drive past the Presidential House, Parliament House and India Gate. This evening will be at leisure to enjoy the local cuisine. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 3: DELHI – MANDAWA

Today, you will be driven to Mandawa. See some of the finest painted Havelis (private mansions) in the region. Here you will visit the medieval fort, walk around the Havelis and see the residential buildings of Mandawa – built in typical Rajasthani style. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 4: MANDAWA – BIKANER

After breakfast, you will continue on to the desert city of Bikaner. With wide-spread sand dunes, wonderful natural sites, marvelous palaces, wildlife sanctuaries and archaeological treasures, the city offers over 500 years of culture and heritage. Check in at your hotel, before an afternoon tour of the city visiting the Junagarh Fort and Junagarh Palace. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 5: BIKANER – KHIMSAR

In the morning you will be driven to Khimsar, located in the famed Thar Desert. The afternoon will be at leisure. Witness a beautiful desert sunset during an evening camel cart ride to the sand dunes. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 6: KHIMSAR – JAISALMER

Today, you will be taken on a tour of Khimsar, visiting Khimsar Fort with its diverse architecture. Later, you will be transferred to Jaisalmer, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and is surrounded by sand dunes. It is home to the spectacular Golden Jaisalmer Fort, towering nearly 100 meters high over the city. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 7: JAISALMER

After breakfast, embark on a city tour and walk up one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan, where about a quarter of the old city’s population resides. In the afternoon, you will head to the Khuri and Sam Sand Dunes for a camel safari into the desert. Experience the rich desert culture and witness a sunset over the golden city. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 8: JAISALMER – JODHPUR

After breakfast, you will be driven to Jodhpur, famous for its amazing architectural splendours such as the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, as well as exquisite handicrafts and vibrant festivals. On arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 9: JODHPUR – DEOGARH

Today you will be taken on a tour of Jodhpur. The tour will start at the Mehrangarh Fort, which has a high stone wall that protects the well–fortified city. Later you will visit Jaswant Thada, before being transferred to Deogarh by private vehicle. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 10: DEOGARH – UDAIPUR

After breakfast, you will be taken on a safari by jeep around Deogarh, nestled among one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges – the Aravallis. En route to Udaipur you will stop at Ranakpur, to visit the beautifully carved marble Jain Temples, before continuing on to Udaipur. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 11: UDAIPUR

After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Udaipur. You will visit Jag Mandir Palace, the City Palace Museum, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon-ki-Bari. In the evening you will be taken on a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 12: UDAIPUR – PARSOLI

This morning, you will be transferred by road to Parsoli. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a jeep safari around the town for a rare glimpse into the rich and colourful life of rural India, as well as visiting the Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 13: PUSHKAR

In the morning you will be driven to Pushkar, which is surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the fourth. This city is a famous location for the annual Pushkar Fair – a religious and cattle fair. Check into your hotel on arrival and enjoy an afternoon visit to the Pushkar Lake and famous Brahma Temple. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 14: PUSHKAR – JAIPUR

After a leisurely breakfast you will travel to Jaipur, the Pink City and capital of Rajasthan. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 15: JAIPUR

Today you will visit the 17th century Amber Fort, before a visit to the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and local markets. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 16: JAIPUR – AGRA

After breakfast you will be driven to Agra, visiting the magnificent ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Agra Fort, before checking into your hotel. Overnight at your HOTEL. (B)

DAY 17: AGRA – DELHI

Enjoy a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. You will then be transferred to Delhi airport for your onward flight. (B)

 

Hotels
CITYSUPERIORLUXURY
DelhiLe MeridienThe Oberoi
MandawaThe Desert ResortCastle Mandawa
BikanerNarendra BhawanLaxmi Niwas Palace
KhimsarKhimsar Sand Dunes VillageKhimsar Fort
JaisalmerFort RajwadaSuryagarh Palace
JodhpurAjit Bhawan PalaceTaj Umaid Bhawan Palace
DeogarhDeogarh MahalDeogarh Mahal
UdaipurJusta SajjangarhOberoi Udaivilas
ParsoliLake Nahargarh PalaceLake Nahargarh Palace
PushkarHotel Jagat PalaceRawai Pushkar
JaipurHilton JaipurThe Oberoi Rajvilas
AgraTaj Hotel & Convention CentreThe Oberoi Amarvilas

Accommodation Options

Includes

• 16 nights twin share accommodation with breakfast daily

• All sightseeing, excursions and transfers using AC vehicles

• Services of local English speaking guides

• Entrance fees at monuments

• Camel cart/jeep ride in Khimsar

• Village jeep safari in Deogarh

• Camel ride in Jaisalmer

• Boat ride in Udaipur

• Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi

• All current applicable taxes

NOTE: Daily departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers travelling together.

Subject to change without notice.

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