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Highlights of Rajasthan

Duration
14 Days
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US$ 2,671

Experience India through Delhi’s exciting chaos, Agra’s Taj Mahal, Ranthambore’s tigers and other animals, Jaipur’s fortress and palace, Osian’s desert, Jodhpur’s bazaars, and Udaipur’s lakeside beauty. It's all part of an unforgettable journey through Rajasthan.


This 14-day small group adventure ensures a group size of no more then 16, allowing you to enjoy the grandeur of iconic monuments in Delhi and Agra, along with the beauty of Rajasthan’s majestic hilltop forts. You'll even have a chance to ppot wildlife from a jeep in rugged Ranthambore National Park and delight in the region’s sumptuous cuisine.

On arrival in Delhi, meet up with your tour guide and have a welcome drink and a briefing. Visit colourful Old Delhi teeming with masses of people on its narrow, winding back streets. You'll also visit the beautiful Jama Masjid Mosque. Then head for New Delhi to see the impressive India Gate on the Rajpath, the Presidential Palace, and Humayan’s Tomb where a number of former emperors are buried. Enjoy a street food walk and a visit to a Sikh temple.

The following day travel by road to Agra, a name synonymous with the famous Taj Mahal. No visitor will be disappointed by the magnificence of this edifice and the surrounding gardens. It is an outstanding stark white marble monument built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 as a memorial to his beloved wife who died during childbirth. Also visit Agra Fort, an imposing red brick structure built by Akbar the Great.

Your next stop, Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most renowned animal parks in the country. Originally the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, it is now a major wildlife sanctuary, especially famous for its tigers. Have a morning and a late afternoon safari in an open cantor (a large open top bus perfect for animal viewing). The park is home to other animals besides tigers such as leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, and exotic birds.

Continue the next day by road to Jaipur. On arrival, visit the interesting Jantar Mantar old time observatory. The following morning, travel to the imposing Amber Fort perched high on a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside. Returning to town, spend time at City Palace and see the Palace of Winds.

The next morning brings you to Nimaj, a traditional Rajasthan country town known for its handicrafts and where you will stay in a centuries-old palace. Enjoy a cooking demonstration here before visiting Osian, an ancient town on the Thar Desert, where you'll enjoy a camel ride over the late afternoon dunes and experience the amazing sunset. Visit the Bishnoi villages and see the local wildlife before your journey continues.

Jodhpur contains an old walled city and the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, perched high on a hill. Enjoy a stroll through the local bazaars and spice markets to experience some local flavour. Continue on by road to Udaipur, possibly India’s most beautiful city with an attractive location on three lakes. Sightseeing here includes the magnificent City Palace, a cruise on serene and Lake Pichola while viewing the palaces on the shores of the lake.


 

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Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,671

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Day 1

Arrive Delhi

Welcome to Delhi! Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to the hotel. Overnight at The Suryaa (or similar).

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

The Suryaa New Delhi

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    The Suryaa New Delhi



    This is a luxury hotel with many amenities. It is located close to the business district, but shopping malls and other recreation facilities are all nearby, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers alike. mp0408 The hotel is located 8 kilometres from …

    This is a luxury hotel with many amenities. It is located close to the business district, but shopping malls and other recreation facilities are all nearby, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers alike. mp0408 The hotel is located 8 kilometres from the city centre and is a 40-minute drive from the airport. Luxurious, spacious and comfortable room with Ergonomic Work Desk, In Room Electronic Safe, 32 Inch Plasma LCD, Usage of Gym & Outdoor Pool, Fruit Basket on arrival.

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Day 2

Delhi

Begin your day with a riverside visit to Red Fort, an elegant citadel in red sandstone. Experience Old Delhi on an exciting rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk. Visit Khari Baoli Spice Market and Parathey wali gali to taste the local food. Later walk to Jama Masjid and Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib. After Old Delhi, experience New Delhi including Humayuns Tomb and Lodhi Art district. Overnight at The Suryaa (or similar). (B)

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Day 3

Delhi/Agra

Agra Fort is a massive, 2.5 km long structure considered the predecessor of the Delhi Red Fort.Learn about the art of marble inlay "Parchin kari" introduced in India in the 17th century by the Mughals. Overnight at Tajview Agra (or similar).

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Duration1 Night
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Tajview Agra

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    Tajview Agra



    Gracious interiors, personalized service and The Gateway Hotel's unique style are complemented by Agra's glittering monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Set amidst six acres of landscaped gardens, this tranquil retreat is an ideal spot for a business or leisure stay, offering a magnificent view …

    Gracious interiors, personalized service and The Gateway Hotel's unique style are complemented by Agra's glittering monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Set amidst six acres of landscaped gardens, this tranquil retreat is an ideal spot for a business or leisure stay, offering a magnificent view of The Taj Mahal from most rooms.

    Facilities

    • Badminton Court
    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Watersport Activities

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Day 4

Agra/Abhaneri/Ranthambore National Park

Admire the beauty of Taj Mahal at sunrise, the world-renowned wonder built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife. On the way to Ranthambore, visit Chand Baori step well in Abhaneri, one of deepest and largest in India. Continue to Ranthambore National Park which is one of the largest and most famous national parks in North India. Overnight at Tree Leaf Kipling Lodge (or similar).

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Duration2 Nights
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Tree of Life Kipling Jungle Lodge

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    Tree of Life Kipling Jungle Lodge


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    • Air Conditioning
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • In-Room Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry

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Day 5

Ranthambore National Park

Early morning, enjoy a safari in the national park. After breakfast, visit a social project founded by six women united to protect India’s traditional artisans. Take an afternoon safari in the national park. Overnight at Tree Leaf Kipling Lodge (or similar). (BD)

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Day 6

Ranthambore to Jaipur

Jaipur is known as the Pink City thanks to the colour of its building. Jantar Mantar has a collection of architectural and astronomical instruments. Enjoy a Pink Rickshaw ride, a community organization where the rickshaw is driven by well-trained women from the low-income areas of Jaipur. Overnight at Alsisar Haveli (or similar). (B)

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Duration2 Nights
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Alsisar Haveli - A Heritage Hotel

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    Alsisar Haveli - A Heritage Hotel



    The hotel lies tucked away at the heart of pink city, Jaipur, just 17 km away from the airport.ore than five centuries ago, the grandson of Maharaja Udaikaran of Amer, Rao Shekhaji, founded the sub-clan popularly known as 'Shekhawat'. This haveli is owned by this …

    The hotel lies tucked away at the heart of pink city, Jaipur, just 17 km away from the airport.ore than five centuries ago, the grandson of Maharaja Udaikaran of Amer, Rao Shekhaji, founded the sub-clan popularly known as 'Shekhawat'. This haveli is owned by this branch of the Kachawa clan of Rajputs. The descendants of the family have restructured and refurbished their old mansion (haveli) into a modern day heritage hotel to give guests a feel of the Raj days. Tucked away at the heart of the pink city, Jaipur, the hotel brings back to life the grandeur of the old days and is a memorable and regal Rajasthani experience for guests. Facilities at the air-conditioned establishment include a lobby, bar, restaurant, and room and laundry services.

    The hotel has 47 full deluxe rooms and suites. Those who stay in this hotel will find no other equal to its ambiance or style, which is the most memorable and pleasant experience. Antique furniture and medieval Rajasthani-style fabrics charmingly enhance the royal experience. Each room is en suite with a shower and bath. Facilities include a satellite/cable TV and Internet access.

    The hotel features a recreation area and an outdoor swimming pool so that guests can freshen up.

    Guests can wine and dine in the multi-cuisine restaurant with a beautiful dining room with real gold inlay work on the walls, and the well-stocked bar with a large selection of modern drinks.

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Day 7

Jaipur

Early morning, visit the "milk market" and interact with farmers selling milk. Stop for photos at the beautiful Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds". Enjoy a cup of tea at one of the best chai shops in Jaipur. Take an exhilarating Jeep ride to majestic Amber Fort, a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture set in picturesque, rugged hills. Evening walking tour through the Old Bazaar. A farewell dinner with a local Indian family will give you a chance to interact with them and get to know the Indian culture more closely. Overnight at Alsisar Haveli (or similar). (BD)

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Day 8

Jaipur to Khejharla

Go back in time 400 years and visit the ancient Khejarla fort. Hop on board a Jeep for a Village Safari and enjoy a cultural experience in the best of the Rajasthani villages. Continue to visit Durga temple. The best time to visit this temple is during sunset when the views over the vast stretches of open land is very good. Also enjoy a short session of Henna tattoo. End your day with nice cooking demonstration followed by dinner. Overnight at Fort Khejarla (or similar). (BD)

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Duration1 Night
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Khejarla Fort

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    Khejarla Fort



    Situated in a rural setting, the 400-year-old, Fort Khejarla offers guests an enlivening experience. The stunning red sandstone monument is a mesmerizing example of the architecture of the Rajputs. The rugged exterior contradicts an inner paradise with a striking blend of art and architecture leaving …

    Situated in a rural setting, the 400-year-old, Fort Khejarla offers guests an enlivening experience. The stunning red sandstone monument is a mesmerizing example of the architecture of the Rajputs. The rugged exterior contradicts an inner paradise with a striking blend of art and architecture leaving one with a magnificent aura! The spellbound grandeur of the Fort offers picturesque settings, latticework friezes, and intricate Jharokas that at once transports you back in time to experience the majesty of a long-gone era of valor and chivalry.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Bar
    • Child Friendly
    • Game Room
    • Library
    • Room Service
    • Spa and Wellness Centre

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Day 9

Khejarla to Manvar Desert Camp

After breakfast drive to Manvar, nestled in the natural beauty of the great Thar Desert. In the evening, take a camel safari through the desert and enjoy sunset drinks at the dunes. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight at Manvar Desert Camp (or similar). (BLD)

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Duration1 Night
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Manvar Desert Camp and Resort

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    Manvar Desert Camp and Resort



    Manvar is an ideal base to explore Indian desert life, culture, wildlife and landscape of breathtaking beauty. It offers a stark and contrasting desert experience. On one hand is the Manvar Desert Resort, built in traditional desert village style with eco-friendly innovations. On the other …

    Manvar is an ideal base to explore Indian desert life, culture, wildlife and landscape of breathtaking beauty. It offers a stark and contrasting desert experience. On one hand is the Manvar Desert Resort, built in traditional desert village style with eco-friendly innovations. On the other hand, and even more precious in today's commercialized world - lies Manvar Camp a tented camp seven kilometers from the resort in the midst of the Thar desert, a rare sanctuary of pristine beauty, tranquility and solitude.

    Within Manvar's timeless horizons, you will find yourself one with nature.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Child Friendly
    • Free breakfast
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant

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Day 10

Manvar/Jodhpur

A morning Jeep safari will take you to explore a nearby Bishnoi village. The journey into the desert is an opportunity to experience village life at close quarters against the captivating beauty and tranquility of the vast desert. After safari drive to Jodhpur, the "Blue City." Overnight at Ranbanka Palace (or similar). (BL)

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Duration2 Nights
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Ranbanka Palace Heritage

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    Ranbanka Palace Heritage



    Ranbanka Palace Heritage was built as the turn of the last century for Maharajadhiraj Sir Ajit Singh ji, this magnificent sandstone building captures the prevalent colonial influences of its time and immerses them in the echoes of another bygone era. Ranbanka Palace is a heritage …

    Ranbanka Palace Heritage was built as the turn of the last century for Maharajadhiraj Sir Ajit Singh ji, this magnificent sandstone building captures the prevalent colonial influences of its time and immerses them in the echoes of another bygone era. Ranbanka Palace is a heritage hotel in Jodhpur and is the only property in the blue city to be acknowledged as a 'Classic Heritage Hotel' by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. It aced every stringent requirement for this prestigious category. The palace has 80 rooms that include Royal Suites, Luxury Suites, Club Rooms, and Deluxe rooms. Each room compliments the character of the Palace.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa

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Day 11

Jodhpur

Visit majestic Mehrangarh Fort, a palace intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows exquisitely wrought from red sandstone. Enjoy a walking tour down to the bazaar to explore the hidden heritage of the medieval Jodhpur. Overnight at Ranbanka Palace (or similar). (B)

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Day 12

Jodhpur/Ranakpur/Udaipur

Ranakpur is a remarkable complex of Jain temples and is one of the five main holy palaces of the Jain sect. Continue to Udaipur, a fascinating destination known as the "City of Lakes." Overnight at Hotel Fateh Niwas (or similar). (B)

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Duration2 Nights
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Fateh Niwas

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    Fateh Niwas



    Fateh Niwas is a strategically located property in the city, offering a cultural experience in an antiquated setting. Enjoy breath-taking views of The City Palace, Jagmandir, Monsoon Palace, Lake Pichola and the Aravalli hills from the roof top pool and restaurant. Reliving the Antiquated- An …

    Fateh Niwas is a strategically located property in the city, offering a cultural experience in an antiquated setting. Enjoy breath-taking views of The City Palace, Jagmandir, Monsoon Palace, Lake Pichola and the Aravalli hills from the roof top pool and restaurant.

    Reliving the Antiquated- An ideal venue for weddings and events in Udaipur amongst recreated ruins of old temples. Fateh Niwas has 4 different venues with 2 swimming pools and a conference hall.

    Facilities

    • Garden
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Parking
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • Rooftop Pool
    • Swimming Pool
    • Terrace

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Day 13

Udaipur

Visit the City Palace on the bank of the Pichola Lake. Walk through the small shops in the Bazaar in the old city. Further down the road, is famous Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the evening, board a boat ride on picturesque Lake Pichola for a scenic view of the lake, mountains, and important historical monuments dotted along the lakeside or submerged within the lake. End your day with a nice farewell dinner at a rooftop restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Fateh Niwas (or similar). (BD)

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Day 14

Depart Udaipur

After breakfast, tarnsfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

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DEPARTURES:

2020: Mar 15; Sep 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 22; Dec 6
2021: Jan 17; Feb 14, 28; Mar 14

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night comfortable tented camp accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding jeep safaris and rickshaw touring)
  • Small group touring and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • National Tour Leader added with minimum of 10 travellers
  • Ranthambore National Park jeep safaris
  • Return group transfers from airport to accommodation

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Camera fees
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Park fees unless stated
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

DOCUMENTATION:

For visits to Ranthambore National Park, scanned colour copies of passports are required and must be submitted one month prior to departure.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire. 

Selected departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 guests, please check with our Asia experts on the relevant dates. It is compulsory to have comprehensive travel insurance to participate on this trip. 

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