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Rajasthan in Style

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17 Days From £9,995

Overview

Capturing the romance and adventure of India’s golden age, this remarkable cultural journey takes you across the landscapes of India’s colourful “Land of Kings”, where you will enjoy the hospitality and comforts of some of the most luxurious, historical and exclusive hotels in India; including Taj Lake Palace, Rambagh Palace and The Imperial.

Let the romance of India bring you closer as you embark on leopard safaris, village visits and boat cruises, and see ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay in luxurious palaces and grand forts, home to Rajput royalty
  • Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes champagne tour of Meherangarh Fort, hosted by the museum’s curator
  • Search for leopards on jeep safaris and enjoy a private candlelit dinner overlooking a lake
  • Delve into daily rural life in the villages and remote countryside of Ajabgarh and Delwara
  • Learn about India’s culinary delights with a local family in a private cooking class and dinner
  • Support USAID on a guided walk to a special sunset viewpoint of the Taj Mahal, away from the crowds

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

On arrival into Delhi you will be greeted by your Wild Frontiers representative and transferred directly to your hotel for check in. We have a number of exceptional restaurant recommendations which offer the best of the best of Indian cuisine, please discuss with us and we can make reservations on your behalf.

The Imperial

DAY 2: DELHI

DAY 2: DELHI

Start your day by exploring the fascinating Old Delhi area, where you will walk past old crumbling havelis, see vibrant street food stalls, visit the famous Jama Masjid mosque and wander through colourful markets. Continue to the imposing Red Fort, one of the most important buildings of Mughal architecture from that period. In complete contrast to the medieval Old Delhi, New Delhi stands in formal splendour; a city of wide boulevards offering ever-changing perspectives of Lutyens' landscaped city. Highlights include Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate and Humayun's Tomb, architecturally considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, as well as a visit to the Sikh temple of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, where you can also visit the community kitchen where thousands are fed delicious food every day.  

The Imperial
Breakfast

DAY 3: DELHI – AGRA

DAY 3: DELHI – AGRA

This morning you will transfer to Agra, a journey of approximately 4 hours. This afternoon your guide will take you to visit the magnificent Agra Fort, built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. This fortified citadel overlooks the banks of the Yamuna River, and served as the headquarters of the Mughal Empire when Agra was its capital. 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.  

The Oberoi Amarvilas
Breakfast

DAY 4: AGRA – AJABGARH

DAY 4: AGRA – AJABGARH

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 the magnificent fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After spending time at the site, you will then be transferred to a luxurious hotel in the gorgeous rural setting of Ajabgarh, near Sariska Tiger Reserve. This evening you will be treated to a romantic candlelit dinner at a Chattri, an old memorial, overlooking a lake.  

Amanbagh Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 5: AJABGARH

DAY 5: AJABGARH

This morning wake early for a private yoga session at the hotel, the perfect way to start the day. Following breakfast, you will go on an excursion to Bhangarh, considered one of the most haunted forts in India. The 17th century fort was built by Diwan Madho Singh of the Jaipur royal family, whose successor is believed to have cursed the site. Then head out on a jeep safari through the rural villages and countryside, where you will stop for a beautiful sunset before returning to the hotel.

Amanbagh Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 6: AJABGARH - JAIPUR

DAY 6: AJABGARH - JAIPUR

This morning after a leisurely breakfast, you will transfer to Jaipur with your driver, a journey of approximately 2 hours. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring Jaipur’s magical backstreets filled with a wonderful array of boutique shops and restaurants.

Rambagh Palace
Breakfast

DAY 7: JAIPUR

DAY 7: JAIPUR

This morning you will visit the stunning Amber Fort, the Rajput masterpiece perched high on a hillside just outside of Jaipur city centre. This afternoon you will discover the bazaars, cuisines and crafts of Old Jaipur on a walking tour. It's a great way to explore the crafts capital of India as you meet with locals and learn about the rich artistic and culinary traditions of this fascinating city.

Rambagh Palace
Breakfast

DAY 8: JAIPUR

DAY 8: JAIPUR

Your morning starts with a short drive into the old city and a stop at the Palace of Winds, the iconic building which represents most people’s image of this city. From here you’ll visit the fascinating and beautifully ornate City Palace Museum, as well as Jantar Mantar, the UNESCO listed Royal Observatory. 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.  

Rambagh Palace
Breakfast

DAY 9: JAIPUR – JODHPUR

DAY 9: JAIPUR – JODHPUR

Today you will be picked up from your hotel in Jaipur and transferred to Jodhpur, a medieval desert town dominated by the towering and spectacular Meherangarh Fort. After some time to relax and freshen up, this evening you will arrive at Mehrangarh Fort just as it is closing to the public and experience a very special behind the scenes tour, hosted by the museum’s curator. As twilight descends on the historic fort of Jodhpur, sip on a chilled glass of champagne and venture through various rooms and galleries whilst being told tales of sacrifice and extraordinary events of adventure, ending with an al-fresco dinner on the terrace restaurant which looks up to the turrets and ramparts of this famous ancient fort, a truly mesmerizing experience that will surely be a highlight of your trip.

Raas Jodhpur
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10: JODHPUR

DAY 10: JODHPUR

Explore the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur on foot as you wander through the undiscovered areas of the city, taking in sights of unexplored lakes and temples that ooze splendid architecture as well as monuments, sweet shops and landmarks that are authentic to the city. You can experience markets and places that are over 100 years old before sampling highly renowned Jodhpuri lassi shots or learning how to make luscious Jalebis. After relaxing this afternoon, you will then be welcomed into a family home in Jodhpur for a wonderful evening of culinary delights and cultural exchange as you learn the basics of Indian cooking and enjoy a delicious meal with your hosts.

Raas Jodhpur
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11: JODHPUR - JAWAI 

DAY 11: JODHPUR - JAWAI 

After breakfast, you will be collected and driven to Jawai, a journey of approximately 2-3 hours. Spend some time taking in this beautiful setting from the hotel before embarking on an afternoon game drive to spot leopards in the scrub forests of Jawai.  

Jawai Leopard Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: JAWAI

DAY 12: JAWAI

Along with your expert guide, you will be taken on an early morning and afternoon game drive to continue your search for the beautiful leopards that roam this area, in addition to learning more about the diverse flora and fauna. Spend some time relaxing at the camp, which also offers some wonderful additional excursions, giving you the chance to explore the nearby villages and temples by bicycle, enjoy a guided bird-watching walk, or even take part in a private cooking class in camp.

Jawai Leopard Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: JAWAI – DEVIGARH

DAY 13: JAWAI – DEVIGARH

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Devigarh, taking approximately 3 hours. Stop en route to visit Ranakpur, home to a beautiful fifteenth century Jain temple made up of 29 halls and 1,444 intricately carved pillars. Check into your stunning accommodation, set within a wonderfully restored 18th century palace, surrounded by the Aravalli Hills.  

Devigarh By Raas
Breakfast

DAY 14: DEVIGARH

DAY 14: DEVIGARH

This morning you will discover traditional village life in the area. Explore the local village of Delwara and learn more about the daily activities of the farmers and artisans and visit a potter studio and home. Stop for a snack overlooking Ghadela Lake and a cup of tea at a street stall. The rest of the day you are free to relax before visiting the sacred temple of Eklingi, dedicated to the Lord Shiva and known for its marble carvings, and Nagda, 7th century temples that are now in ruin.  

Devigarh By Raas
Breakfast

DAY 15: DEVIGARH - UDAIPUR

DAY 15: DEVIGARH - UDAIPUR

Continue the journey through the Aravalli Hills to Udaipur, known as the city of lakes. Take a boat ride to your hotel, an island palace built by a prince in 1746. Take in this incredible accommodation's historic features and enviable views before going on a private boat tour of Lake Pichola, for gorgeous sunset views of Udaipur.  

Taj Lake Palace
Breakfast

DAY 16: UDAIPUR

DAY 16: UDAIPUR

This morning your local guide will take you to visit the highlights of this beautiful city. Explore the City Palace, which was built in 1559 A.D and sits on the edge of Lake Pichola, the Jagdish Temple and the Garden of the Maid's Honour, and spend some time exploring the city’s backstreets where you can meet with local tradesmen and artisans. This final afternoon is then free to relax or explore at leisure. We have a wonderful array of recommendations for you, from boutique shopping to exclusive meetings with local artisans or chefs, so please discuss options with us based on your interests.   

Taj Lake Palace
Breakfast

DAY 17: DEPART UDAIPUR

DAY 17: 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

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

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

RAJASTHAN IN STYLE (17 DAYS) £9,995

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 in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
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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