Colourful Rajasthan

(15 Days / 14 Nights)

Colourful Rajasthan

Forts, Havelis, Palaces, Hunting Lodges and Castles of erstwhile rules are symbolic for Rajasthan. These properties were later on converted into hotels retaining the same charm and decor with extraordinary collection of antiques. Visit Rajasthan to stay at these magnificent Heritage Hotels and experience the impeccable tastes of the kings and noblemen.

DESTINATIONS

Jodhpur
Kumbhalgarh
Ranakpur
Udaipur
Pushkar
Delhi
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Rohet
Kumbhalgarh
Ranakpur
Udaipur

Tour Overview

Day 01

Arrive Delhi

Arriving Delhi, you will clear customs and immigration. Leaving the airport, you will be met by our representative, holding a placard with your name on it in the arrival lounge. Arrival transfer to hotel. Assistance for check-in will be provided. After check-in overnight at hotel.
Day 02

Delhi

After breakfast full day city tour of Delhi which is India's bustling capital city. First of all visit India Gate which is a famous war memorial at the east end of Rajpath. Also visit Gandhi Smriti. The residence of industrialist BD Birla has been converted into a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, where he used to stay during his visits to Delhi. Gandhiji was assassinated here on his way to offer customary evening prayers. Later on drive past President's House, Parliament House & Secretariat Building. Afternoon visit Lotus Temple(Bahai Temple) which is the newest most extravagant architectural wonder of the Bahai faith, located in Kalkaji, south of Delhi. Then, visit the beautiful Akshardham temple. The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. Later on visit Qutab Minar which is 72.5 m in height and has a mosque at the base. It is a magnificent structure whose construction started in 1199 by a Muslim King Qutab-ud-din Aibak (after whom it was named) and was finished by his heir IItutmish. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Day 03

Delhi - Agra

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and you will be met by our representative, holding a placard with your name on it at the exit. Arrival transfer to hotel Taj Vilas. After check-in rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. Car and driver will be at your disposal. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 04

Agra

Early morning visit the Taj Mahal which is India’s most fascinating and beautiful masterpiece. The Taj is most enthralling in the quietness of early morning. This glorious monument is at its best under the early morning sun. It is the best time to click pictures as not only is the light wonderful but it’s relatively less crowded too. With the rising Sun the white marble changes its color and hues and it is excellent for photography. After breakfast visit the sprawling Agra Red Fort which is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. Later on visit Itmad-ud-daula which has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because Itmad-ud-Daula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. In the evening, head to Mehtab Garden for a unique view of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna river! Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Day 05

Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Bharatpur – Jaipur

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and visit Fatehpur Sikri - Built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. Also visit visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. You will enjoy a Rickshaw ride inside the Sanctuary for Bird Watching. Later on continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check-in into hotel Redfox Jaipur. Overnight at hotel..(Breakfast)
Day 06

Jaipur

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Jaipur which is an exuberance of color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts. Morning we take you to Amer Fort - The royal family's residence at Amber is only 11 km away. Ascend on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated. An elephant will spare you the trouble of climbing up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room. Afternoon covering Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds," one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. The City Palace which is blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the palace. Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh, whose passion for astronomy was even more notable than his prowess as a warrior. A visit to the colorful bazaar of Jaipur has been arranged. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 07

Jaipur– Khimsar

After breakfast check-out and drive to Khimsar - which is steeped in history. Founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer this is the starting point of the great Indian Desert. The founder of the castle which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi. On arrival check-in into Hotel Khimsar Fort

In the afternoon visit Khimsar village where you can see the traditional lifestyle of the local people and their colorful handicrafts and textiles. Enjoy shopping in the market at Khimsar. Rest of the evening free to relax at your hotel. You have an option to relax and pamper yourself with an Kerala aromatherapy massage by expert masseurs. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 08

Khimsar – Jaisalmer

After breakfastcheck-out from the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer - The Citadel City. On the way we pass camel carts, vibrant and colorful Rajasthani women carrying produce to the market, and men sporting brightly colored turbans usually sitting groups just passing the time of the day. On arrival check in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. OR you can explore the local markets for shopping. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 09

Jaisalmer

After an early breakfast start to explore Jaisalmer, much of which still remains inside the walls of the fort. Everywhere you go, the Jaisalmer is ever present and adds a wonderful warmth to the place, even though it's already in the desert! We will show you the palace inside the fort and the Jain temple. Later on take a guided walk around the old city where there are many havelis, all adorned with fine carvings in the local stone. The complexity of the lattice work - all hand-carved is sometimes defies belief.

In the late afternoon we have arranged Sunset camel ride to the Sam Sand Dunes. A trip to Jaisalmer is in incomplete without this visit to most panoramic Dunes of Sam, where the wind is unceasingly carving out scenic patterns on this desert sand. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 10

Jaisalmer – Jodhpur

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur - The Desert enchantment. On the way frequently stopping to click images and refreshment. Arrive Jodhpur and check-in into hotel.

In the afternoon half day city sightseeing of Jodhpur city which is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country. Covering Mehrangarh fort which is one of the largest forts in India. Also visit Jaswanthada - The 19th century royal cenotaph and the museum located in the Umaid public gardens. After that a visit Ummed Bhawan Palace. A part of Umaid Bhawan Palace houses a well-maintained museum, displaying an amazing array of items belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family - weapons, antiques & fascinating clocks, crockery and trophies.

In the evening again visit Mehrangarh fort which offers and amazing exotic view of setting sun for photography. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 11

Jodhpur – Rohet – Kumbhalgarh

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Rohet where the landscape begins to turn to real desert.Enjoy a half day Jeep Safari to explore Bishnoi villages.

Later on continue drive to Kumbhalgarh. On arrival check-in into hotel. After check-in visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, the impregnable stronghold of the Rajputs Kumbhalgarh fort towers much ahead of its contemporary citadels in its elegance and structural brilliance. Prettily placed in strategic location this fort is often referred as the eye of Mewar. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 12

Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur – Udaipur

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and driver to Ranakpur. Visit Ranakpur Jain Temples complex, one of the biggest and the most important cluster of Jain temples in India.

Later on drive to Udaipur, the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar - The City of Dreams which is perhaps the most romantic city in Rajasthan. On arrival check-in into hotel.

In the evening we have arrange a boat ride on the Lake Pichola which is one of the prime attractions of Udaipur. The lake is known for the palace build amidst the lake. The lake was built by Maharana Udai Singh II. It was made basically for defence purpose. Cradled amongst hills, gardens, havelis, temples and ghats, Lake Pichola is the picturesque spotlight of Udaipur. The beauty of the lake and its surroundings can only be felt by seeing it, which increases many folds during sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 13

Udaipur

After breakfast we proceed on a tour of this "Lake City". Udaipur which is a cool oasis in the dry heart of Rajasthan. It is probably the most romantic city in a state where every city has some romantic or exotic tale to tell. Visit City Palace - the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The huge city palace towering over the Lake Pichola is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Though it is a conglomeration of buildings built by successive rulers, it manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design and affords very fine view of the lake and the city from the upper terraces. Then, visit Jagdish Temple, 16th century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. We’ll drive past Fateh Sagar Lake with a visit to Sahelion-ki- Bari, garden of the maids-of-Honor. Also visit Pratap Memorial, Atop the Moti Magri or prarl hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana. 

In the afternoon a guided walk through the nearby village and meet some of the local children who learn English simply by meeting guests and can't wait to explain everything they know about their village.Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 14

Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Pushkar

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Chittorgarh. The sprawling hilltop fort of Chittorgarh epitomises the whole romantic, doomed ideal of Rajput Chivalry. Visit Chittorgarh Fort - The indomitable pride of Chittorgarh, the fort is a massive structure with many gateways built by the later Maurya rulers in 7th century A.D. Also visit other palaces and visit that very spot where Rani Padmini committed Johar

Later on continue drive to Pushkar - the city of Brahma. On arrival check-in into hotel. After check-in visit the most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site.Rest of the day free to relax and soak the atmosphere of this scenic town. Walk around in the colorful markets and hike to Savitri temple to catch breathtaking views. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 15

Pushkar - Jaipur - Delhi (Departure)

After breakfast check-out and drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to airport to catch flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and catch International flight for onward journey.(Breakfast)

All Trips Include:

  • 14 Nights hotel accommodation on twin share basis.
  • Double bedded roomwith private bath or shower & hotel taxes.
  • Daily breakfastin hotel as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Air-conditioned Private Car with an expert driver as per the itinerary.
  • All transfersand sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes, All State Taxes, All transport related Expensesand Driver Services.
  • Assistanceby our representative at the International airport on arrival as per the itinerary.
  • Services of a local English speaking guide for city sightseeing in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur & Udaipur.
  • City sightseeingin as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrancesto the monuments & museums as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Elephant ride upto the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Camel Ride by sunset to Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Half day Jeep Safari to nearby Bishnoi villages from Rohet.
  • Early morning visit of Taj Mahal as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Park Entrance & Rikshaw Ride in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
  • Evening boat ride on the Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
  • Complimentary Mineral water during the surface travel.
  • All other excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All taxesandservice charges.

Note:

– International/domestic Airfare. – Meals and beverages not listed in itinerary. -Movie/video camera fee at monuments. – Tips and gratuities. -Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, portage etc. – Any other service that has not been included into “cost inclusions”.

 

Hotel Selection

 

City Premium Package Standard Package Economy Package
New Delhi Shangri-La Holiday Inn Aerocity Redfox Jaipur
Agra ITC Mughal Courtyard by Marriott Taj Vilas
Jaipur Taj Jai Mahal Palace Marriott Hotel Red Fox
Khimsar Khimsar Fort Khimsar Fort Khimsar Fort
Jaisalmer Suryagarh Gorbandh Palace Pleasant Haveli
Jodhpur Indana Palace Devi Bhawan The Kothi Heritage
Kumbhalgarh The Aodhi The Aodhi The Aodhi
Udaipur Fateh Prakash Palace Karohi Haveli Sarovar Hotel
Pushkar The Westin Pushkar Resort Pushkar Palace Jagat Palace

Also Available on request:

  • This tour is ex-Delhi. If you are arriving from a different destination, we can help you arrange the flight to and from Delhi.
  • Learn to Cook local Recipes from a well known Chef.
  • An Ayurvedic Massage.
  • Early morning Yoga lesson.

 

Testimonial:

Dear Anil,
Better late than never! I want to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful tour you arranged for us. Everything was what we expected and more. It was very special to meet you personally. We fell in love with your country and its people . Wish we could have seen even more. We are so very sad for what has happened this last week, we were glued in front of TV and could hardly believe what we saw. Our thoughts are with you and hope it does not effect tourism too much. Somehow India seems to always be able to bounce back.

Please send our very best regards to our dear Shaintan, Deepo and all the other people who assisted us. A very Happy festive season to you and your family.

Rosemarie Jeffrey
South Africa

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