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14 Nights
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Unleash your inner maharaja on this unforgettable Royal Rajasthan tour! Immerse yourself in the vibrant capital, Delhi, and the architectural wonders of Jaipur, the Pink City. Embark on a regal journey through Rajasthan, exploring the majestic forts of Bikaner, a former trading center. Next, delve into the golden sands of Jaisalmer, the “Golden City,” where you’ll spend a magical night beneath the stars in a luxurious desert camp. Stand in awe of Jodhpur’s imposing Mehrangarh Fort and experience the charm of a unique stay at a rural heritage hotel, offering a glimpse into traditional Rajasthani life. Find serenity at Ranakpur’s intricately carved Jain temples and lose yourself in the beauty of Udaipur’s shimmering lakes and majestic palaces. Seek spiritual solace in the holy city of Pushkar before concluding your royal adventure with a visit to the timeless Taj Mahal in Agra, a monument to love that transcends time.

Departure & Return Location

New Delhi International Airport

Departure Time

Price Includes

  • 13-night accommodation on sharing double/twin room basis with breakfast
  • 01-night accommodation in desert camp on sharing double occupancy with half board basis
  • Jeep ride at Dunes
  • Cultural folk show with dinner at camp
  • Complete transport in AC vehicle with driver
  • Local English or Spanish speaking tour guide for sightseeing as per program
  • Some remote or offbeat locations might not have Spanish speaking guides available
  • Accompanying guide from 10 pax onwards
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi market
  • Jeep ride for uphill & downhill at Amer Fort Jaipur
  • Tuk Tuk ride in Bikaner
  • Audio Guide in Ranakpur
  • Village visit at Rural Heritage Stay
  • Sunset boat ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • Presently applicable taxes

Price Excludes

  • Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Meals other than those specified in ‘package costs includes’
  • Entrances to monuments & activities
  • Camera or video fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Anything not in package costs includes

Complementaries

  • Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands at New Delhi International Airport
  • 02 water bottles per person per day
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Delhi

Following a warm reception at the airport with fresh floral garlands by a representative or guide, guests will be transferred to their hotel. The representative will assist with check-in procedures upon your arrival at hotel. (Check-in times differ by hotel, but are typically between 1400 and 1500 hours.)

Overnight at the hotel in Delhi. 

Day 2Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Delhi. 

The tour begins with a visit to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a serene Sikh temple. Take in the spiritual atmosphere and witness the community kitchen where volunteers selflessly serve meals. Next, embark on a drive past India Gate, a grand war memorial and prominent government buildings, showcasing the city’s modern architecture and historical significance. Stop at Laxmi Nayarayan Temple, also known as Birla Temple, built by the industrialist Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Proceed to Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the tallest brick minaret in the world. Explore the intricate carvings and the surrounding archaeological complex. Drive to Humayun’s Tomb, the most perfectly proportioned and captivating of Delhi’s mausoleums, the monument that strongly influenced the Taj Mahal. A photography stop at Lotus Temple, a stunning Bahá’í House of Worship known for its distinctive lotus flower-inspired architecture and serves as a place of meditation and prayer for people of all faiths.

Overnight at the hotel in Delhi. 

Day 3Delhi - Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Old Delhi and then drive to Jaipur. 

Starting your tour with visit to Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial complex. Visit Jama Masjid, one of India’s largest mosques, and immerse yourself in its architectural splendour. Rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, absorbing the lively atmosphere and local life. Chandni Chowk (old Delhi market) one of the oldest and busiest markets, offering a kaleidoscope of colors, flavors, and cultural diversity, where narrow lanes are lined with shops selling spices, textiles, jewellery, and street food. Steeped in history, this bustling market provides a vibrant glimpse into Delhi’s rich heritage and serves as a delightful maze for exploration. A walk in the aromatic spice market, a sensory delight with its colourful array of spices and herbs. A photography stop at the Red Fort while you drive past the grand monument.

On arrival in Jaipur, check in and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 4Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Amer & Jaipur City. 

We start with Amber Fort. Uphill & downhill by Jeeps at the fort. Amber (pronounced Amer) is at a distance of about 11 kilometres from Jaipur. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the bastion of the Kachwahas of Amber. The palace is a beautiful melange of Hindu and Mughal styles. The contrast between the harsh exterior and the inviting interior couldn’t be more surprising. During downhill, visit a very heritage structure – Panna-Meena ka kund, which is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall.
We will make our way back to the city, en-route we will stop at Jal Mahal, Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. Short stops at the Jewel & Carpet Workshops in Jaipur are must to witness how the local artisans create marvels from raw materials.

Later in the second half of the day, visit Jantar Mantar, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. It contains sixteen geometric devices, designed to measure time, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun.
City Palace, A beautiful fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture, the palace is still home to the last ruling royal family which lives in a private section of the palace.  The City Palace Complex includes the Mubarak Mahal (the palace of reception) and the Maharani’s Palace (the palace of the queen).
Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal.

Evening free time for Jaipur local markets. Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur. 

Day 5Jaipur - Bikaner

Breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bikaner. On arrival in Bikaner, proceed to visit the Karni Mata Temple & Camel Breeding Farm . 

The Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok is a beautiful structure made of stone and marble, inside which resides an image of Karni Mata. The image is decorated with a ‘mukut’ (tiara) and garlands. The images of her sisters and the sisters of Avad Mata give her company on either side. The temple is known the world over for the presence of kabas (rats) that roam freely within the temple precincts.
The National Research Centre on Camel is 8 kilometres from the city. This camel research and breeding centre is the only one of its kind in Asia. The centre is spread out over 2000 acres of semi-arid land and is managed by the Government of India.

Later, check-in at the hotel. Evening, tuk-tuk ride in Bikaner market with a visit to Jain Temples. 

Take a tuk-tuk ride in the market of Bikaner. Bikaner markets are very famous for spices, local namkeens (snacks) & havelis. Go around hoping in markets in your tuk-tuk, also visit a local Jain temple, famous for its leaf painting, frescos etc. This temple attracts many pilgrims from around India from Jain community.

Overnight at the hotel in Bikaner. 

Day 6 Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and visit Junagarh Fort, followed by a drive to Jaisalmer.

Junagarh fort is an impregnable bastion that holds the distinction of having never been captured. It was constructed in 1588 AD by Raja Rai Singh, one of Emperor Akbar’s most distinguished generals. The fort complex houses some magnificent palaces constructed in red sandstone and marble and visitors can feast their eyes on an attractive assortment of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows.

On arrival in Jaisalmer, check-in and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 7Jaisalmer - Desert Camp

Breakfast at the hotel, visit Jaisalmer city and then drive to your desert camp. 

Proceed with sightseeing of Jaisalmer Fort, The Jaisalmer Fort also goes by the name Sonar Quila (Golden Fort) as it rises from the desert itself and seems to become one with the golden hues of the sand. The setting sun adds its own magic and shrouds the fort with mystique. The fort is constructed in the classic style of the royals by local craftsmen. Jain Temples Of Jaisalmer, located inside the Jaisalmer Fort date back to the 12th and 15th centuries. The temples are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdevji, famous Jain hermits known as ‘Tirthankars’ (wise teachers who taught people how to attain nirvana).

Havelis of Jaisalmer.

Salim Singh Ki Haveli, This haveli was built in the first half of the 18th century and a part of it is still occupied by descendants of the original residents. The high arched roof is supported by carved brackets designed in the shape of peacocks. Patwon Ki Haveli, Among the largest and the most elaborately carved havelis in Jaisalmer, this five-storey structure sits proudly in a narrow street.

Late afternoon, sunset jeep ride at the sand dunes. Dinner with folk dance show at the camp. Overnight at the desert camp. 

Day 8Desert Camp - Jodhpur

Breakfast at the hotel & transfer to Jodhpur. 

On arrival check-in at the hotel, later walking tour of Old Jodhpur, and around clock tour.

A short walking tour (or additionally tuk-tuk) in the old town in Jodhpur, walk across the local bazaar & find the clock tower surrounded by the local life in Jodhpur.

Overnight at Jodhpur. 

Day 9Jodhpur - Rural Stay

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Jodhpur. Later, drive to your rural stay. 

Mehrangarh Fort, Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a hill which is 125 metres above Jodhpur’s skyline is the Mehrangarh Fort. This historic fort is one of the most famous in India and is packed with history and legends. Mehrangarh Fort still bears the imprints of cannonball attacks courtesy the armies of Jaipur on its second gate. Jaswant Thada, This milky white memorial built towards the end of the 19th century as a tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh is a huge tourist attraction. Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur, invested well in his state. Next visit Umaid Bhawan Museum, The museum displays glass, porcelain wares, memorabilia, information nailed on the building along with unique charms like the stuffed leopards and a huge symbolic flag.

On arrival, check in and then proceed for village visit. 

Overnight at the heritage rural stay. 

Day 10 Rural Stay - Ranakpur - Udaipur

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Udaipur. En-route visit Ranakpur Temple. 

At the foot of a steep wooded escarpment of the Aravalli Hills, Ranakpur is one of India’s biggest and most important Jain temple complexes. It’s 75km northwest of Udaipur, and 12km west of Kumbhalgarh as the crow flies (but 50km by road, via Saira). The main temple, the Chaumukha Mandir (Four-Faced Temple), is dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar (depicted in the many Buddha-like images in the temple), and was built in the 15th century in milk-white marble.

On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening, sunset boat ride at Lake Pichola. 

Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake. This one was built by one of the Maharanas of Udaipur to enjoy the sunset on the lake. It is also a sanctuary catering to a variety of birds, including tufted ducks, coots, egrets, terns, cormorants and kingfishers.Three of the numerous lakes found in the vicinity of Udaipur which connect with the Pichola lake and the Swaroop Sagar Lake connected by an arched bridge built by Maharana Swaroop Singh (1842-1861) which in turn connects to the Fateh Sagar Lake, the crystal watered lake in the midst of tree lined hills and the smaller Arsi Vilas.

Overnight at the hotel in Udaipur. 

Day 11Udaipur

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Udaipur with Crystal Gallery & Vintage Car Museum. 

Udaipur city tour comprises of visit to Sahelion-ki-Bari, which is good example of the art of landscaping, a beautiful garden was built for the 48 maidens meant to be a part of the dowry of the princess. Arrive at City Palace, Standing on the edge of the Lake Pichola and built by Maharaja Udai Singh, the gorgeous City Palace is a marvel in marble. Majestically set on a hill, it is accentuated with balconies, towers and cupolas along with superb views of the lake and the city that can be admired from the upper terraces.

Later, a short walk to the Jagdish Temple, lets you immerse in local life & get great pictures. 

Imagine entering into a hallway inside a Palace that has some of the most exclusive & alluring collection of crystals that you have ever seen. Doesn’t it sound magical? That’s exactly what Crystal Gallery In Udaipur has in store for you. Nestled inside the Fateh Prakash Palace, a heritage property, which has been converted into a hotel, is the Crystal Gallery which boasts of the largest private collection of crystal in the world.

The luxury and grandiose lived and managed by the royal families of Udaipur is worth noticing. Adorned with explicit beauty and history, Udaipur is the storehouse of several items of historical significance. One such place to visit is the Vintage and Classic Car Museum. The museum showcases some of the most exquisite collection of royal antique cars which make it a heritage site, which is worth exploring.

Overnight at the hotel in Udaipur. 

Udaipur city tour comprises of visit to Sahelion-ki-Bari, which is good example of the art of landscaping, a beautiful garden was built for the 48 maidens meant to be a part of the dowry of the princess. Arrive at City Palace, Standing on the edge of the Lake Pichola and built by Maharaja Udai Singh, the gorgeous City Palace is a marvel in marble. Majestically set on a hill, it is accentuated with balconies, towers and cupolas along with superb views of the lake and the city that can be admired from the upper terraces.

Later, a short walk to the Jagdish Temple, lets you immerse in local life & get great pictures. 

Imagine entering into a hallway inside a Palace that has some of the most exclusive & alluring collection of crystals that you have ever seen. Doesn’t it sound magical? That’s exactly what Crystal Gallery In Udaipur has in store for you. Nestled inside the Fateh Prakash Palace, a heritage property, which has been converted into a hotel, is the Crystal Gallery which boasts of the largest private collection of crystal in the world.

The luxury and grandiose lived and managed by the royal families of Udaipur is worth noticing. Adorned with explicit beauty and history, Udaipur is the storehouse of several items of historical significance. One such place to visit is the Vintage and Classic Car Museum. The museum showcases some of the most exquisite collection of royal antique cars which make it a heritage site, which is worth exploring.

Day 12Udaipur - Pushkar

Breakfast at the hotel, and drive to Pushkar. On arrival, check in at the hotel & proceed for sightseeing of Pushkar. 

Start your tour in Pushkar with a visit to Brahma Temple, nestled in the picturesque Pushkar valley beyond the Nangaparvat and Anasagar Lake, the Brahma temple holds a special place in the hearts of Indians. It is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. According to Hindu scriptures, the sacred Pushkar Lake is described as ‘Tirtha Raj’, the king of all pilgrimage sites. No pilgrimage is considered to be complete without a dip in in the holy Pushkar Lake.

Overnight at the hotel in Pushkar.

Day 13Pushkar - Agra

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Agra.
On arrival check in to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 14Agra - Delhi

Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal at early hours. After the visit, return to the hotel for daily routine & breakfast. 

Later, check out and proceed to visit Agra Fort & Marble workshop.

Post sightseeing of Taj Mahal, return to hotel for breakfast & daily routine.

Agra Fort: Built by Akbar in 1565 A.D, this Fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the Fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas etc.

Drive to Delhi. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 15Departure

Departure transfer to airport for flight back home or onwards destination. (breakfast subject to time availability)

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