Vibrant Rajasthan

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10 Nights
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and majestic forts of Rajasthan on this unforgettable tour! Explore the bustling capital, Delhi, and the architectural wonders of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Journey through Rajasthan’s colorful cities, each with its unique charm: Jaipur, the Pink City, Jodhpur, the Blue City known for Mehrangarh Fort, and Udaipur, the romantic city of lakes and palaces. Witness the serenity of Ranakpur’s Jain temples, carved from immaculate white marble. This tour promises a kaleidoscope of experiences – history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture!

Departure & Return Location

New Delhi International Airport

Maharana Pratap Udaipur Airport

Departure Time

Price Includes

  • 09-night accommodation on sharing double/twin room basis with breakfast
  • 01-night accommodation on sharing double/twin room basis with breakfast with dinner
  • 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
  • 01 exclusive jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Sunset boat ride in 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 - Agra

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Old Delhi. 

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.

Later, drive to Agra (200kms/4hours). On arrival check in to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 4Agra - Ranthambore

Sunrise visit of the Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal was built by a grief stricken Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is phenomenal not in its beauty alone that shines forth, but in the deep planning and design that went into its making, and the ethereal idea of immortalizing love. Delicate carvings in marble vie with gorgeous pietra dura for attention.Lapis-lazuli, Cornelian, Mother of pearl, Agate and Emerald are inlaid in floral and geometrical patterns in the marble itself. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)

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

Later, check out and proceed to visit Agra Fort & Marble workshop.
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 Ranthambore. On arrival, check in, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ranthambore. 

Day 5Ranthambore - Jaipur

Early morning jeep safari at Ranthambore National Park. Return to the hotel for breakfast and rest. 

Check out and drive to Jaipur. En-route visit the Abhaneri Stepwell. 

Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It extends approximately 30m (100ft) into the ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India.

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

Day 6Jaipur

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 7Jaipur - Jodhpur

Breakfast at the hotel & transfer to Jodhpur. 

On arrival check in at the hotel and overnight at Jodhpur. 

Day 8 Jodhpur

Breakfast at the hotel, and proceed for sightseeing of Jodhpur.

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.

Walking in the old town & around clock tower. 

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 the hotel in Jodhpur. 

Day 9Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Udaipur (250kms / 5hours). 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.

Overnight at the hotel in Udaipur. 

Day 10Udaipur

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.

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.

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

Overnight at the hotel in Udaipur. 

Day 11Departure

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

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