17 Days | Trekking 03 Days
Suitable for families with young children
Highest point/ Max altitude
5-7 hours activity per day with steep uphill and downhill sections or high passes. Some days at high altitudes, good level of physical fitness recommended.
By combining culture and history with nature and the great outdoors, this exciting and varied tour gives a unique overview of Rajasthan, the most magical of Indian destinations. Our specially designed program features a great mix of hiking, sightseeing and relaxation, allowing you to experience the best that this exotic corner of India has to offer.
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Everything about Rajasthan fascinates the visitor. From the shimmering sands of the Thar Desert in the west, across the Aravalli hills to the great cities of the eastern plains, this historic Indian heartland captivates with echoes of a glorious past. You’ll encounter a dazzling palette of colours, visit glittering palaces and imposing forts, together with a famously hospitable culture.
We start the tour with a visit to the prominent City of Uttar Pradesh - Agra, followed by a thrilling encounter with wild tigers at Ranthambore National Park. We’ll explore Rajasthan’s rich heritage in Jaipur, the so-called Pink City, and at Pushkar – a pilgrimage site famous for its Brahma temple and holy lake – one of India’s most beautiful locations.
For a completely different experience, we’ll journey into the Thar Desert on a full-day camel safari and spend a cool tranquil night under the stars in a desert camp. Later in the trip, a gentle three-day trek through the rolling Aravalli hills – marked by beautiful meadows, wild forests, plunging waterfalls and an array of birdlife – brings another aspect of Rajasthan into focus. Along the way we will also visit Kumbalgarh Fort and the magnificent Jain temple of Ranakpur. The final leg of our tour journeys south to romantic Udaipur, with its majestic palace and glittering temples ranged around a serene lake.
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 - Agra
Arrive Delhi and transfer to Agra; afternoon sightseeing of Agra
Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Our KVT’s representative will meet you and welcome you at the airport, later board the vehicle and drive towards Agra (Distance: 240km | 4-5hrs drive), upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in. By late afternoon we visit Red Fort of Akbar, 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 In the evening, we have some free time to explore the local Bazaar of Agra or we can relax at the hotel.
DAY 02 - Ranthambore
Sunrise visit Taj Mahal, later drive to Ranthambore en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri
Early morning we visit Taj Mahal during Sunrise (remains closed on every Friday). 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, The Taj Mahal is serenely beautiful and never fails to amaze a first time visitor. Later we drive towards Ranthambore en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri the deserted royal city constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This impressive and well-preserved citadel served as the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585. But this magnificence only lasted 14 years, as in 1585 Akbar left Fatehpur Sikri abandoned due to lack of water. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check-in to the hotel. (Distance: 250km | 7-8hrs drive)
DAY 03 - Ranthambore
Morning and evening game drives in the park
This day we have two game drives in Ranthambhore National Park. The first game drive will be in the morning and second in the afternoon. It is one of India’s tiger reserves under Project Tiger. There is other wildlife, such as several species of monkey, deer, crocodiles, birdlife, and together with the scenery, make the visit worth. 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. Later after the game drives relax at the hotel.
DAY 04 - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur
Today we leave Ranthambore and drive towards Jaipur (Distance: 180km | 4-5hrs drive). Jaipur is the capital of Indian state Rajasthan and Jaipur is also called the pink city. Later in the afternoon we reach Jaipur and check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day is free time to explore the surrounding area or relax at the hotel.
DAY 05 - Jaipur
Sightseeing of Jaipur
This morning after breakfast we start our full day sightseeing of the Jaipur city. In the centre of Jaipur is the City Palace, formerly the residence of the Maharaja it is now a fine museum containing rare manuscripts, paintings, royal garments and weapons. We will visit to the stunning medieval Amber Fort. Our city guide also takes us to the Old Bazaar and the Hawa Mahal, better known as the Palace of the Winds. This five-storey façade with pink colour was built in 1799; the Hawa Mahal was part of the City Palace. Its original intention was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. After having such a beautiful city tour we will return back to hotel.
DAY 06 - Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner and evening free
Morning after breakfast we drive to Bikaner (Distance: 340km approx. | 8-9hrs drive). After such a beautiful long drive we reach Bikaner in the evening and will check-in to the hotel.
DAY 07 - Bikaner
Sightseeing of Bikaner and drive to dessert camp en-route visit rat temple at Deshnoke
This day we do the sightseeing tour of Bikaner; visiting Junagarh Fort, it is an impressive fort built by a Rajput ruler Raja Rai Singh in 1589-1594, the fort has never been conquered though it has been attacked many times. Junagarh Fort is an impressive monument, with huge towers and battlements for defense. It contains 37 palaces and many temples and pavilions. Many of the inner rooms of the palaces are beautifully decorated and painted in traditional style. Then we visit Bhandasar Jain Temple which is dedicated to the fifth Tirthankara, Sumatinath, is considered to be the most beautiful and also the highest. After that we drive towards Desert camp en-route visiting Karni Mata Temple also known as Temple of Rats at Deshnoke, Later arrive at Desert Camp and relax at the camps.
DAY 08 - Bikaner
Full day camel Safari in the Thar Desert
This day we do camel safari for full day as riding on a camel is one of the best ways of appreciating the desert scenery and the surprising amount of desert dwellers and greenery you come across along the way. Flocks of sheep and goats, herded by young boys, are a common sight; the tinkling bells around their necks breaking the desert silence. We may prefer to walk at times leaving the camels to their riders and getting the chance to examine the desert flora and fauna at first hand. Our safari is a real chance to relax and we make many stops to experience the traditional desert life style of the tribesmen.
DAY 09 - Pushkar
Drive from Bikaner to Pushkar
This morning after breakfast we drive to Pushkar (Distance: 260Km approx. | 5-6hrs drive) the holy town of Pushkar is surrounded by hills on three sides and has nearly 400 temples. In the afternoon, we explore this holy town visiting the holy lake, bathing Ghats and Brahma Temple (one of very few temples in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma). The evening is free to wander around and soak up the unique atmosphere of this religious town.
DAY 10 - Pushkar
A hike in the nearby hills, evening free
Today after breakfast we can go for a hike in the nearby hills and explore the surrounding area of Pushkar. Evening is free to relax or wander around the market area.
DAY 11 - Kelwara
Drive to Kelwara (trekking point); reach there and camp near the lake
After breakfast in the morning we start our onward journey to Kelwara, at the foothills of Aravalli range of mountains, which is the starting point of our trek. Aravalli Hills offer some ideal trekking opportunities with dense forests, valleys and rivulets meandering through the countryside.
DAY 12 - Thandi Beri
Trek to Thandi Beri
This morning after breakfast we start trekking from Kelwara to Thandi Beri via Thurwada. The trail goes through local villages and we have good opportunity to watch the tribal villages. Reach our campsite Muchala Mahaveer where we camp for the night. (5-6hrs trek)
DAY 13 - Kumbhalgarh
Trek to Kumbhalgarh
Trek from Muchala Mahaveer to Kumbhalgarh and visit Kumbhalgarh Fort located on a hill and is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh fort. The fort is also a World Heritage Site and it was built in 15th century by the ruler of Mewar Maharana Kumbha. After the visit we trek towards our campsite where we camp for the night. (4-5 hrs. treks).
DAY 14 - Udaipur
A short drive to Phota Deval, then trek to Ranakpur and visit Jain temple there; later drive to Udaipur (3hrs trek)
On the last day of the trek we will take a short transfer by jeep to a village called Phota Dewal to start the final part of the trek up to Ranakpur where the trek ends. We visit the stunning 15th Century Jain Temple at Ranakpur. The main temple, beautifully carved from marble, is dedicated to Adinath. It has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, each delicately carved with a different design. In the late afternoon we drive to Udaipur (Distance: 120km | 2-3hrs drive).
DAY 15 - Udaipur
Sightseeing of Udaipur and an optional boating at Pichola Lake
Udaipur is known as ‘The Pearl of Rajasthan', the ‘City of Sunrise' and ‘Venice of the East', Udaipur is a beautiful place regarded by both Indians and travellers as the most romantic city in India. Situated on the east side of Lake Pichola, the main palace commands an unsurpassed view across the Shimmering Lake to the dusty Aravalli Hills with the luxurious Lake Palace hotel adding to the scene. Lake Pichola has two islands, each with a palace to rival that on the mainland; Jag Mandir and Jag Nivas (the latter is now the Lake Palace Hotel) rise out of their own reflections in the waters of the lake. Udaipur is surrounded by a massive bastion with five gates and dominating the town is the City Palace. The sumptuous apartments are decorated with multi-coloured mosaics, elaborate mirror work and inlaid tiles; half of these can be visited as the current Maharaja still occupies the rest of the palace. We spend the morning visiting the City Palace and Jagdish Temple, with a huge black stone image of Jagannath, an aspect of Lord Vishnu. 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.
DAY 16 - Delhi
Fly to Delhi
This morning after breakfast we will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi meet our KVT’s representative and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel.
DAY 17 - Delhi
Departure transfer to airport
Morning you will be transferred to the Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi to board the flight for back home.
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