- Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) as per above mentioned hotels or similar on Bed & Breakfast basis
- Arrival/departure transfer & sightseeing with private air-conditioned vehicles
- Tours as per programme
- Services of English speaking local guides for sightseeing as per above program
- Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
- Elephant/Jeep Ride at Amber Fort Jaipur
- Boat ride in Udaipur
- Camel ride in Jaisalmer
- Entrance fees to momuments
- Assistance at airport and hotels by our representatives
- All presently applicable taxes
- 24 hrs Emergency Helpline Number
Above mentioned costs do not include any International Air fare, airport tax, Visa fee, unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, grauity tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.
Day 1: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel your hotel, day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi. (Meals: No Meals)
Day 02: Delhi
Explore the historic city of Old Delhi including the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Rajghat and a rickshaw ride through the silver street in Chandani Chowk. Afternoon visit to New Delhi, Humayun`s Tomb, Bhai Temple, Qutab Minar, India gate and government buildings. Overnight in Delhi (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 03: Delhi – Agra (205 kms)
This morning set off to visit the majestic Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 in memory of his Queen Mumtaj Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a masterpiece fashioned from white marble and India’s most grandiose and world renowned monument (Closed on Friday). Visit also includes the magnificent Agra Fort, marble cutting centre and bazaar. Overnight in Agra (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (240 kms)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Imperial capital of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar and built in red sandstone during the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikri was completely deserted 15 years later due to water scarcity. Overnight in Jaipur (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 05: Jaipur
Take a morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort situated on a ridge outside Jaipur City and enjoy the elephant ride for the climb up to the main gate. Tour continues in the afternoon, visiting the Pink City and including the City Palace, still home to the Maharaja, Hawa Mahal “Palace of the Winds”, and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory which hosts a vast collection of astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to the hotel. And in the evening enjoy a Bollywood movie at the Raj Mandir, an Art Deco style cinema. Overnight in Jaipur (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 06: Jaipur – Churu (205 kms)
Drive to Churu “Shekhawati region” and on arrival check-in at hotel. Churu is a 450-year old town and home to the Marwaris, India’s most successful business community since the time of the Mughals. The town is adorned with fabulous mansions (havelis) with beautiful fresco paintings, and our guide will give us a fascinating insight into the lives and culture of the Marwari, and get to know the people and the legacy they left behind. Overnight in Churu (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 07: Churu – Bikaner (180 kms)
Drive to Bikaner and on arrival check-in at hotel. Our afternoon tour takes us to Junagarh Fort where we’ll explore the various palaces within the fort and admire their elaborated decor. Overnight in Bikaner (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 08: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 kms) After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer and check-in at our hotel on arrival. Rest of the day is left at leisure. Overnight in Jaisalmer. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 09: Jaisalmer
Tour the rich and beautiful palaces and “Havelis” of Jaisalmer shimmering against the vastness of Thar desert. Sightseeing in Jaisalmer includes Patwon Ki Haveli , Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmalji Ki Haveli and the small oasis of Gadi Sagar just outside the fortified wall of the city. We take an afternoon excursion to Kanoi known for its enormous sand dunes, and we also enjoy a unique camel ride experience. Overnight in Jaisalmer. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 10: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (285 kms)
Today set off to Jodhpur, gateway to Thar desert, famous for its magnificent forts, stately palaces and grand buildings. Rest of the day is left free. Overnight in Jodhpur (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 11: Jodhpur
Today we set off to Jodhpur, gateway to Thar desert, famous for its magnificent forts, such as the Mehrangarh Fort, stately palaces including the Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) and Sheesha Palace (Mirror Palace), and our next stop is Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs. A walk through the “Blue City” is a must and our city explorers will help us discover this enchanting jewel and iteract with the locals. Overnight in Jodhpur (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 12: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur (285 kms)
Drive to Jojawar visiting en-route, Ranakpur temple complex (opens at 12:00 hours). Ranakpur is home to the 15th century Chaumukh Jain temple, one of the most beautifully sculpted temples in India. Arriving in Udaipur, day is left at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur Meals: Breakfast)
Day 13: Udaipur
We start our morning city tour of Udaipur with the City Palace complex, which towers majestically above Lake Pichola. This palace complex is the largest in Rajastand and the private residence of the Maharana of Mewar, and visit the museum which contains a rare collection of exquisite artefacts. We then wander through the markets and bazaars to get a feel of the city and visit Jagdish Temple and the charming Garden of the Maids of Honour. In the evening take a boat ride on the Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 14: Udaipur – Delhi
Transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi and on arrival in Delhi transfer the hotel. Rest of the day is left free. Overnight in Delhi (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 15: Delhi
Transfer airport for onward journeys
Delhi, Colonel’s Retreat • 3 Star -Every comfort and amenity, wrapped in elegance, Colonel’s Retreat is New Delhi’s best-kept secret. A great favourite with business travellers and overseas tourists alike, we offer our guests a truly comfortable, elegant place to stay. Colonel’s Retreat has been lovingly created by people who are frequent global travellers themselves and who take pride in maintaining the highest world-class standards of hospitality.
Agra, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel • 4 Star – Our Agra hotel is under three kilometers from the Taj MahaL, you can enjoy the famous landmark from our infinity pool. Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula, and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Airport are all within 13 km. Enjoy a treatment in our spa and take advantage of our 24-hour fitness centre.
Jaipur, Alsisar Haveli • Heritage – Over the past five centuries, Maharajas of Rajasthan have enjoyed the timeless grandeur of this magnificent and stately setting. Situated in the heart of Jaipur, Alsisar Haveli is an appealing treat with a regal ambience and a great restaurant offering Rajasthani specialties.
Churu, Malji Ka Kamra • 3 Star – Malji Ka Kamra is a restored haveli from the 1920s located in Shekhawati and beautifully reinvented with modern furnishings and amenities while retaining its original characteristics. All suites feature original murals and period architecture, air-conditioning, handmade king-sized beds and ensuite bathroom. The restaurant offers delicious home-cooked vegetarian meals with local Marwari influence.
Bikaner, Lallgarh Palace Hotel • 4 Star – Built in 1896, this palatial hotel in an Indo-Saracenic-style sandstone building is 2.3 km from the Karni Mata Temple and 2.6 km from the Junagarh Fort. The elegant rooms feature marble floors, intricately carved wood furniture and ceiling fans, plus TVs, minibars and tea and coffee makers. They also have sitting areas and safe.
Jaisalmer, Hotel Rawal Kot •4 Star – Perched on a rocky incline and seemingly rising out of the rocks, Hotel Rawal Kot is a traditional and charming haveli. And while the setting and architecture exudes old world charm, this Rajasthani experience is infused with contemporary standards and facilities. Rooms and tents are tastefully appointed and feature air conditioning, fan electric kettle, flat-screen TV/cable channels.
Jodpur, Ratan Vilas • Heritage – Once the private home of Maharaj Ratan Singh, Ratan Vilas is a charming heritage hotel, still own by the family. Built in 1920, this architectural marvel, offers an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant serving Indian and continental specialities. Rooms are elegantly decorated with modern amenities, air-conditioning, satellite TV, seating area and a minibar. Free Wifi is available throughout the hotel.
Udaipur, Jagat Niwas Palace • Heritage – Situated on the eastern banks of the famous Lake Pichola, Jagat Niwas Palace is an early 17th century haveli (mansion) featuring traditional Mewar architecture. It provides Ayurvedic massages, horse riding and folk puppet shows upon request. Free Wi-Fi is available. Rooms feature typical Indian decor and antique furnishings overlooking Pichola Lake.
Delhi, Novotel New Delhi Aerocity Hotel •4 Star – Adjacent to both international & domestic airport terminals, the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is well connected through the Airport Express Line, just 5 minutes away. Modern and comfortable, the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity offers an exceptional culinary experience comprising of Indian, Asian and European flavours coupled with an impeccable ambience.
At a Glance
Guided Tours or Private Journey · 15 Days / 10 Nights from £1555 pp
- Starts: Delhi Ends: Delhi
- Departs: Any day
- Hotel Rating: 3/4 star & Heritage hotels
- Tour Guide: Yes – guided by local tour guide
- Meals: Daily Breakfast
- Visiting: Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Churu, Bikaner, Jaisalmer Jodhpur, Ranakpur & Udaipur
- Countries: India
Rajasthan, home and playground of the Maharajas and gateway Thar desert! Explore the magnificent Taj Mahal, take an elephant ride up to gates of the impressive Amber Fort and wonder around City Palace in Jaipur, still home to the Maharaja. Ghost cities and elaborated temple complexes, fortresses and palaces this tour offer an insight to the wealth and sophistication of this extraordinary culture.