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Complete Rajasthan

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22 Days From £4,910

Overview

Recapture some of the romance and adventure of India’s golden age with a journey through the colourful landscapes of the fabled “Land of Kings”. Steeped in the legacy of the Mughal emperors and the Rajput princes, you’ll travel in style through the heart of rural Rajasthan, to experience the character and charm of some of the oldest cultural heritage on the Subcontinent. From the bustling streets of Delhi, where you will be served a home-cooked lunch in an old haveli, you’...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy guided heritage walks through Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur
  • Support USAID on a guided walk to a special sunset viewpoint of the Taj Mahal
  • Have your photograph taken on a 150-year-old camera on the streets of Jaipur
  • Go tiger tracking on safari and search for sloth bears in the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park
  • Stay inside the grand Ahhichatragarh Fort in Nagaur and soak up this amazing palace and stunning frescoes
  • Explore the lakeside city of Udaipur on a sunset boat cruise and enjoy a walking tour of the old city's lanes and markets

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive into Delhi airport this morning and rest at the hotel. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore New Delhi, a complete contrast to the medieval Old Delhi. It's a city known for its formal parks, magnificent parliament building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate. Also Humayun's Tomb, architecturally considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, and stroll through the tranquil Lodi Gardens nearby.

Haveli Dharampura
Breakfast

DAY 2: DELHI

DAY 2: DELHI

This morning you will get the chance to explore the vibrant streets of Old Delhi by foot and by rickshaw. Discover some of the capital's most fascinating hidden treasures as you step behind the scenes into some of the area's quieter temples and havelis, learning about the rich history of this old Mughal capital and observing daily life in the heart of the old city. Enjoy some culinary delights as you go, before being presented with the ultimate feast as you are welcomed into one of the oldest family-run havelis in the city to enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch.

Haveli Dharampura
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: DELHI - AGRA

DAY 3: DELHI - AGRA

This morning you will transfer to Agra, where on arrival you will have lunch at the empowering Sheroes Hangout Café, an establishment which supports women who have been victims of acid attacks and are fighting to stop acid attacks in India. This afternoon your guide will take you to visit the magnificent Agra Fort, before you continue on to a less-visited part of Agra to then enjoy a Mughal heritage walk through the farming community of Kachhpura, led by a USAID-trained specialist guide. The walk ends with some refreshments on the rooftop of a local home where you can enjoy watching the sunset and catch a glimpse of the beautiful Taj Mahal across the river in the far distance.

Trident Agra
Breakfast

DAY 4: AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - BHARATPUR - RANTHAMBORE

DAY 4: AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - BHARATPUR - RANTHAMBORE

Early this morning you will visit the iconic Taj Mahal for sunrise. This is an extraordinary time of day to visit, as the soft sunlight hits the exquisite marble relief work and semi-precious stones, resulting in a stunning blend of light and colour. After some breakfast, set off to Bharatpur, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri on the way. On arrival to Bharatpur, board a local train for your exciting journey through the countryside, ending in Ranthambore for the evening.

Khem Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: RANTHAMBORE

DAY 5: RANTHAMBORE

Today you will explore the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park going in search of the Bengal Tiger, as you are taken on a morning and afternoon game drive, accompanied by a naturalist. Ranthambore National Park is centred around the 10th century Ranthambore Fort, and is one of India’s most picturesque parks, home to the elusive tiger, as well as many other species of wild animals including sloth bears, chital deer, wild boar, caracal, monkeys, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, jungle cats, Indian Fox, and numerous species of birds, providing fantastic wildlife viewing experiences.  

Khem Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR

DAY 6: RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR

This morning you will journey from the wilds of Ranthambore to the colourful streets of Jaipur, where you can spend your afternoon walking through some of the old city’s backstreets and admiring the many arts and crafts this city is so famous for.

Narain Niwas Palace Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 7: JAIPUR

DAY 7: JAIPUR

Today you will have a tour of Jaipur, visiting the fascinating old Royal Observatory built by Jai Singh II, which houses the largest sun dial in the World, the City Palace Museum, the Palace of the Winds and its impressive facade and finally the stunning Amber Fort, which is a 9km drive from the city. Make sure to look out for the renowned photographer Tikam Chand as you pass the Palace of the Winds - here on Jaipur's busy streets you can have your portrait taken with a 150-year-old camera, the most beautiful and original souvenir you could ever ask for.

Narain Niwas Palace Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 8: JAIPUR

DAY 8: JAIPUR

Early this morning, rise with the sun with the Pink City Rickshaw Company, going behind the scenes of every day Jaipur, making the most of the quieter hours as you are taken from flower markets to temples to tea stalls. This tour offers the perfect opportunity to respectfully observe daily life whilst also supporting a form of tourism that also strives to empower women in the area.  Later this afternoon take a culinary journey through the backstreets of Jaipur, stopping by favourite spots amongst many locals and visiting the food market, gaining a deeper understanding of Jaipur’s rich culinary history and the ingredients used in Rajasthani cooking.  

Narain Niwas Palace Hotel
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9: JAIPUR - PUSHKAR - NAGAUR

DAY 9: JAIPUR - PUSHKAR - NAGAUR

Continuing across the desert landscapes of Rajasthan today, stop for lunch and enjoy the eclectic atmosphere of Pushkar, a city of Hindu shrines and hippy hangouts, nestled beside the shores of a sacred lake. Three hours to the west of here lies the inimitable charms of Nagaur Fort, a luxurious heritage property, set within the 5th century Ahhichatragarh Fort, that offers an unforgettable experience.

Ranvas Nagaur
Breakfast

DAY 10: NAGAUR

DAY 10: NAGAUR

Spend today exploring the historic Ahhichatragarh Fort, an exquisitely restored fort known for its stunning architecture and unique frescos, We also recommend a sunrise or sunset stroll around the perimeter of the fort’s ramparts and to head into town during the day to visit local markets and shrines. The evenings are magical as you can enjoy a sundowner and the delicious traditional cuisine and hospitality in equal measure, out in the open air with a backdrop of oil lamps in this peaceful oasis.

Ranvas Nagaur
Breakfast

DAY 11: NAGAUR - BIKANER

DAY 11: NAGAUR - BIKANER

Today you will transfer to the city of Bikaner. Along the way, you will have the chance to stop for a cup of tea and to take photographs. On arrival at Bikaner, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure and free to explore the old city of Bikaner.

Narendra Bhawan
Breakfast

DAY 12: BIKANER

DAY 12: BIKANER

Today enjoy a tour of the impressive fort of Bikaner, before exploring the backstreets of Bikaner's old town, passing grand Rampuria Havelis, visiting its lively spice and vegetable market and the impressive Jain temple. Later explore the Karni Mata shrine, better known as the Rat Temple, for its thousands of 'holy' rats and the Prachina Museum.

Narendra Bhawan
Breakfast

DAY 13: BIKANER - JAISALMER

DAY 13: BIKANER - JAISALMER

Today you will set off west towards the Thar desert to Jaisalmer, stopping en route at the town of Phalodi, where you will visit a group of impressive local temples. When you arrive in Jaisalmer you will have free time to enjoy this amazing and impressive Jaisalmer Fort.

Killa Bhawan
Breakfast

DAY 14: JAISALMER

DAY 14: JAISALMER

Today you will have a full day city tour of Jaisalmer and the surrounding area. The day will start with a visit to Gadisar Lake with its old temples built between the 16th and 19th centuries, you will then visit the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort, with its bustling market, daily life, famous architecture and the Jain temples within it. The evening will be free to enjoy the sunset on the dune with sundowners.

Killa Bhawan
Breakfast

DAY 15: JAISALMER - JODHPUR

DAY 15: JAISALMER - JODHPUR

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the blue city of Jodhpur. En route you have the opportunity to visit the charming Mandore gardens and cenotaphs. On arrival at Jodhpur, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure and free to explore the old city of Jodhpur.

Ratan Vilas
Breakfast

DAY 16: JODHPUR

DAY 16: JODHPUR

Today you will visit the majestic Meherangarh Fort, stopping at the royal cenotaph Jaswhat Thada en route. The Meherangarh Fort sprawls across a 125m high-hill, and is entered through a series of seven gates built by the reigning Jodhpur Maharajas who each extended to the fort over the centuries. You will then be taken down to the old city to visit the central bazaar which sprawls from the clock tower.

Ratan Vilas
Breakfast

DAY 17: JODHPUR - NARLAI

DAY 17: JODHPUR - NARLAI

Driving into the beautiful landscapes of the Aravalli Hills today you head for the majestic setting of the Rawla Narlai, a sumptuous 17th century retreat that once served as a hunting lodge for the Jodhpur royal family. Surrounded by forested hills and rocky outcrops, a walk up to the top of the Elephant Hill this afternoon provides the perfect spot from which to enjoy a big-sky sunset, before savouring a magical 1100-year-old step-well dinner, brought to life by dimly lit oil lamps.

Rawla Narlai
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 18: NARLAI

DAY 18: NARLAI

Today is at leisure. Why not go on a dawn jeep safari this morning, to search for the elusive leopards that prowl the granite outcrops? There is also the opportunity for optional horse-riding excursions and guided tours around the nearby town. Alternatively, you may just prefer to spend the afternoon relaxing beside the pool, before heading down to the lake to enjoy tea and a chance to spot the storks, spoonbills and kingfishers that find the lake a popular attraction.  

Rawla Narlai
Breakfast

DAY 19: JODHPUR - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR

DAY 19: JODHPUR - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR

A beautiful drive through the stunning countryside brings you to the spectacular 15th century Jain temple of Ranakpur, home to 29 elaborate halls and over 1,400 intricately carved pillars. Continuing on through the Aravalli Hills to Udaipur, the rest of the day then provides a chance to explore Rajasthan's majestic Lake City on foot, before an evening spent enjoying the views out towards the magnificent Lake Palace from the rooftop of your lakeside haveli.

Trident Hotel Udaipur
Breakfast

DAY 20: UDAIPUR

DAY 20: UDAIPUR

Embark on a morning city tour of Udaipur, the Lake City, as your local guide takes you to visit the highlights of this beautiful city including the City Palace, which was built in 1559 A.D and sits on the edge of Lake Pichola, the Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari gardens, before retiring to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free to either relax at the hotel or explore the fascinating old city full of colourful markets, street food stalls, tradesmen and artisans, shops and cafes. Later this afternoon you will be taken on a sunset boat cruise on the Lake Pichola, passing by Jag Niwas Island, which is home to the famous Lake Palace Hotel.

Trident Hotel Udaipur
Breakfast

DAY 21: UDAIPUR

DAY 21: UDAIPUR

Today you have free to enjoy Udaipur at your own leisure. We can arrange a tour through the backstreets to see its various artisans and lesser-known temples, a meeting with a miniature painter to learn more about this ancient craft and make your own souvenir or a bike ride through rural scenery to a picturesque lake for a romantic picnic. We can also arrange a rickshaw ride with the Old City Rickshaw Company, an amazing initiative aimed at providing innovative employment opportunities for women from low-income households in and around Udaipur.  

Trident Hotel Udaipur
Breakfast

DAY 22: DEPART UDAIPUR

DAY 22: DEPART UDAIPUR

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Simple

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

COMPLETE RAJASTHAN (22 DAYS) £4,910

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

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This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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