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Rajasthan Explored

16 Days

Rajasthan is a place where all of India’s wonderful colour and heritage comes together. From desert sand dunes to wooded hills and picturesque lakes, glittering palaces and imposing forts, vivid saris and turbans, busy towns and quiet villages, camels, elephants and tigers, harsh sunlight and the cool evening breeze - all are here in abundance.

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Tour Highlights

  • Stunning Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur
  • Tiger-spotting at Ranthambore National Pak
  • Magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise
  • Elephant ride at Amer Fort near Jaipur
  • The picturesque lake city, Udaipur
  • Camel ride through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer
  • Flexible tailor-made booking options

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The magnificent forts of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Jaipur bear testament to the battles that once raged across this desert land, whilst the romantic palaces in Udaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and the world-famous Taj Mahal offer a glimpse of a softer side to the rich history of this part of India.We begin at Nawalgarh in the Shekhawati region, remarkable for its colourfully painted havelis (large traditional houses), and an ideal place to explore by bicycle. Travelling west to the desert towns of Bikaner and Jaisalmer we’ll gain insight into the Rajasthani way of life. A highlight of the trip is the camel journey across the shimmering sands of the Thar Desert, camping under the stars and visiting temple ruins and remote villages.

Our itinerary takes in the three royal capitals of Rajasthan – Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur – each with its own glittering palaces, temples, and impressive forts rising high above the city skyline.

There is also a chance to see the magnificent tigers and other wildlife at Ranthambore National Park before we travel to Agra for the Taj Mahal, calling in at the one-time Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri on the way, and on to Delhi.

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    Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.

  • DAY 01 - Delhi

    Arrive Delhi and drive to Nawalgarh; reach there and check-in to hotel, evening free

    Arrive at the international airport of Delhi. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome), our KVT’s representative would assist you at the airport; then board the vehicle and drive to Nawalgarh (Distance: 270Km approx.). Nawalgarh is the biggest town in the Shekhawati region and was founded by Thakur Nawal Singh in 1737. Nawalgarh is popular for its fresco and havelis and considered as the Golden city of Rajasthan. We reach Nawalgarh and check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for us to relax and discover the city.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 02 - Shekhawati

    Cycle tour of Nawalgarh in Shekhawati region and evening is free

    This day we explore Nawalgarh on bicycle; we visit Nawalgarh Fort, The Fort was built by Thakur Nawal Singh in 1737 but now the fort has been disfigured by the modern accretion. After that we visit Podar Haveli, It has been turned into a museum. The haveli was built in 1902 by Mr. Anandilal Podar; the murals have been carefully restored to their original glory. The museum also exhibits wedding costumes of different communities of Rajasthan and to explore city. Evening is free for us to relax at the hotel.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 03 - Bikaner

    Morning free time and afternoon drive to Bikaner

    Morning we have free time to explore the local market and get a chance to understand the culture. In the afternoon we drive to Bikaner (Distance: 220km approx.); Bikaner is the popular desert city and was founded by Rao Bika; it is located northwest of Jaipur, the capital of Indian state Rajasthan. Reach Bikaner and check-in to the hotel, evening is free for us to relax and discover the nearby area of the city.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 04 - Jaisalmer

    Sightseeing of Bikaner and later drive to Jaisalmer

    Today we do the sightseeing tour of Bikaner; we start with Junagarh Fort, it was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1593; it houses number of beautiful Palaces, Temples and Pavilions, which are richly decorated. In the afternoon we drive to Jaisalmer (Distance: 335km approx.), Jaisalmer was founded by a Rajput King Maharawal Jaisal Singh in the year 1156. Jaisalmer is often called as ‘The Golden City’ and it rises from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage, the city is dominated by the Jaisalmer Fort which is also known as ‘Sonar Quila’ (Golden Fort). We reach Jaisalmer and check-in to the hotel.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 05 - Jaisalmer

    Sightseeing of Jaisalmer, including Khaba Fort for Camel Safari

    This morning we proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer city; we start with the old town of Jaisalmer and visit Jaisalmer Fort, it was built by a Rajput King Maharawal Jaisal Singh in the year 1156. The Fort is now a World Heritage Site and is the only "Living Fort" in India. The Fort ramparts have an enchanting narrow lanes dotted with some lovely Havelis (Mansions), Palaces and beautiful sculptured Jain Temples. Then we visit magnificent Patwon Ki Haveli in the heart of the town. It is the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer Havelis and is virtually the showpiece of Jaisalmer's legendary architectural wealth. Afterwards we drive down 40km from Jaisalmer to Khaba Fort to take the Camel safari on the Sand Dunes while the sun is setting down.

    Overnight Camp

  • DAY 06 - Jaisalmer

    Full day camel safari in the Thar Desert

    This day we enjoy camel safari in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer. We must take an advantage of camel back safari which is a once in a lifetime experience and one will remember it for coming years. A thrilling experience travelling through a region known as Thar Desert, which till date remains virtually isolated from the rest of the world. A completely different world altogether waits for us and we camp under the desert stars for the night.

    Overnight Fixed Camp

  • DAY 07 - Jodhpur

    Drive to Jodhpur and afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort

    Today we drive to Jodhpur (Distance: 300km approx.); it is the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Reach Jodhpur and check-in to the hotel, in the afternoon we visit the Mehrangarh Fort also known as Majestic Fort; one of the most impressive and formidable structures in India. It is an architectural marvel which spreads over an area of around 5km; this imposing structure overlooks the city of Jodhpur.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 08 - Udaipur

    Drive to Udaipur and en-route visit Ranakpur Jain Temple

    Morning we leave Jodhpur and drive towards Udaipur (Distance: 270Km approx.) as we start to climb into the Aravalli hills, which separate the desert from the cultivated parts of Rajasthan. Udaipur is also often called as ‘Venice of the East’ and also known as ‘Lake City’ or ‘City of Lakes’. En-route we visit Ranakpur Jain Temple; it is home to a very beautiful and one of the biggest and most important Jain temple complexes of India which is one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. We continue our drive and will arrive in the beautiful lakeside town of Udaipur. Evening is free for us to relax at the hotel.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 09 - Udaipur

    Sightseeing of Udaipur and evening optional boat ride on Pichola Lake

    Today we do the sightseeing tour of Udaipur city; we start with the City Palace an intriguing collection of buildings contributed by various Maharanas (Kings) after Udai Singh and built in the year 1725. Later we visit Jagdish Temple, the Indo-Aryan temple built in the year 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh, is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images. In the afternoon, we visit Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of Maids of Honour) is an ornamental garden built by Maharana Sangram Singh for his daughter and the Ladies of the Queen's court. Late afternoon an optional boat ride on Pichola Lake can be arranged.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 10 - Jaipur

    Drive to Jaipur en-route stop at Kishangarh

    Morning after breakfast we drive to Jaipur en-route stop & visit Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh, is an impressive palace located by the side of Gundalao lake. The palace is the bright example of glorious past of Rajasthan and its art & rich architecture. In the year 1870 Maharaja Prithee Singh had constructed Phool Mahal Palace as his monsoon retreat and has now been converted into a boutique hotel for tourists. Continue towards Jaipur, (Distance: 394km approx.), Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City and is the colorful capital of Rajasthan with its rich cultural heritage and colorful past. It is now one of the most important heritage cities in India; reach Jaipur and check-in to the hotel and relax.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 11 - Jaipur

    Full day sightseeing of Jaipur

    After breakfast, we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, 11 km away from Jaipur. Famous for its massive Amber Fort, Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later, we proceed to the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was specially built as a high screen wall so that the women of royal household could observe the street festivities while nobody can see them from outside.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 12 - Ranthambore

    Drive to Ranthambore National Park and evening enjoy a game drive

    Today we drive to Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur (Distance: 180km approx.). Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Indian state Rajasthan. Located at the junction of Aravalli and Vindhya hills range, it is one of the biggest and famous national parks in Northern India. Ranthambore National Park was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973 and it became a national park in 1980. Ranthambore National Park is the site of one of the largest banyan trees in India. Reach Ranthambore and check-in to the hotel. Later proceed for the evening game drive in the Ranthambore National Park. There are two choices of vehicle for going on the safari, an all-wheel drive jeep called a "Gypsy" (which seat up to 6 visitors) or 16 or 20 seater safari bus called a "Canter – a large open truck" on sharing basis.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 13 - Ranthambore

    Morning and evening game drives

    This day we have two game drives in Ranthambhore National Park (either by Jeep or canter). The first game drive will be in the morning and second in the afternoon. Later after the game drives relax at the hotel.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 14 - Agra

    Drive to Agra en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri

    Morning after having breakfast we board the vehicle and drive to Agra en-route visiting the deserted ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri (Distance: 280km approx.). It was formally the capital of the Mughal Empire; this wonderfully preserved ‘ghost town’ was constructed by Emperor Akbar and it reflects his ideals in art, religion and architecture. The mosque is designed to hold ten thousand worshippers. But this magnificence only lasted 14 years, as in 1585 Akbar left Fatehpur Sikri due to lack of water, leaving this city much as we see it today. Late evening arrive Agra and check-in to the hotel.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 15 - Delhi

    Sightseeing of Agra, Later drive from Agra to Delhi

    Early morning we wake-up and visit the beautiful white marble Taj Mahal (remains closed on every Friday) during sunrise. Taj Mahal is a symbol of eternal love which stands on the banks of River Yamuna; it was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. The Taj Mahal is serenely beautiful and never fails to amaze a first time visitor. Then visit imposing Red Fort of Akbar, third of the Mughal Emperors, whose mighty sandstone walls enclose the beautiful white marble Pearl Mosque and the palaces, halls, courtyards and fountains of his sons and successors, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. After the visit we drive to Delhi (Distance: 240km); reach there and check-in to the hotel. Later we visit the local bazaar (market) of Delhi to do shopping and buy some souvenirs.

    Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 16 - Delhi

    Departure transfer to the International airport

    Morning you will be transferred to the Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi to board the flight for back home.

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