RURAL RAJASTHAN WITH TAJ MAHAL
Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Gajner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur - Jawai Camp – Udaipur – Shahpura – Pushkar – Jaipur – Samode - Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi
- Excellent value for money
- Close interaction with local life & wildlife.
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Day 02: Delhi
Day 03: Delhi
Day 04: Drive to Mandawa
Day 05: Morning City tour & Afternoon drive to Gajner
Day 06: Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer
Day 07: Enjoy morning City tour & Evening Desert Safari
Day 08: Drive to Jodhpur & explore village safari
Day 09: Jodhpur
Day 10: Drive to Jawai Leopard Camp to enjoy Jungle Safari
Day 11: Drive to Udaipur
Day 12: Udaipur
Day 13: Udaipur to Shahpura
Day 14: Drive to Jaipur, Enroute visit Pushkar.
Day 15: Jaipur
Day 16: Drive to Samode Village
Day 17: Samode – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Day 18: Morning City tour, later drop to Delhi airport.
Upon arrival in Delhi International airport (Indira Gandhi International), our representative will provide assistance at the airport and will transfer the guests to the hotel. After the check-in formalities, they may choose to rest or to explore the city for the remainder of the day (if they arrive during the day time). Overnight at hotel.
The guests will have a late start on this day. The morning will be free to relax at the hotel after a long journey. They will drive around the capital area, called “Lutyens Delhi” and then visit the Mughals’ architectural gem in Delhi, the Humayun’s Tomb. The day will end a little outside central Delhi at the beautiful religious buildings of Qutub Minar, which date from the onset of Islamic rule in India.Overnight at hotel.
Following breakfast they will go on a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. They will have a photo stop at Red Fort from the outside, and Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. Here they will take a ride in a rickshaw and on the Delhi Metro from Chandni Chowk up to Jor Bagh. Following lunch and a walk around Lodi Gardens, they will head to the National Museum, the government’s impressive collection of artefacts from the annals of India’s long enviable history. Later visit India Gate, War Memorial Museum& drive past from President house & Parliament House. Late in afternoon, proceed to the tranquil meditation hall of the B’ahai House of Worship, also known as the Lotus Temple, built in December 1986 to resemble a budding lotus flower, hence the name. Overnight at hotel.
Following breakfast the guests will be driven to a tiny hamlet in the midst of the desert, Mandawa. Mandawa is famous both for its imposing fort and beautiful Havelis. It is located at the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. They will take a tour of the village Overnight at hotel.
The day will begin a drive to Bikaner. Upon reaching Bikaner at mid-day, they will do a tour of the city with a visit to the Junagarh Fort, one of Rajasthan's most remarkable fort complexes with almost forty bastions punctuating its ramparts. Following the visit they will head to the hotel in midst of a remote area which is a short drive outside Bikaner, in Gajner.Overnight at hotel.
This day the guests will get a late start on this day. They may relax at the palatial hotel and its environs. Afternoon, they will embark on a long a drive to the desert city of Jaisalmer. Once a strategic trading route, this remote desert outpost is dominated by a magnificent fort. They will spend the night in Jaisalmer. Overnight at hotel.
The guests will go on a sightseeing tour of the city of Jaisalmer, beginning with the Jaisalmer Fort. Within the fort, there is a palace and quite a few Hindu and Jain temples. Jaisalmer is replete with the fairy-tale architecture of the Havelis boasting gorgeously carved stone doorways, jail screens and balconies. After the Havelis, they can have lunch. Following lunch, they will go on a camel safari into the timeless dunes of the Thar Desert. Overnight at hotel.
The guests will drive to Jodhpur after breakfast and can have lunch on the way. Upon reaching Jodhpur, they will check-in at the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.Overnight at hotel.
The day will begin with a tour of the Blue City, Jodhpur. The defining feature of this otherwise low-rise cityscape, rising 400 feet above the city, the Mehrangarh Fort is at once colossal and delicate, imposing and organic. After fort, they will visit a clock tower called Ghanta Ghar and the market adjoining it is known for its silver art, textiles and spices. The Jaswant Thada, close to the Clock Tower is an intricately crafted cenotaph was built in 1899 in honour of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Overnight at hotel.
The day will begin with a drive to the Jawai Camp, lying at the heart of an untrammeled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free. Following lunch at the camp, they will go on a Jeep safari into the wilderness to spot the elusive leopard.Overnight at hotel.
The day will begin with another Safari in to the wild. After which they will drive to Udaipur. Udaipur as a city is one of India’s most beautiful sights and is also known as “The City of Lakes”. Focussed around Lake Pichola, palace-cum-hotels are scattered around the city that is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. The guests will enjoy a boat ride in the scenic Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast the guests will embark on a sightseeing tour of the city of Udaipur. On the peaceful banks of Lake Pichola, City Palace stands majestically, boasting panoramic views of the lake and city. Just next to the entrance of the City Palace stands the imposing Jagdish Temple. The beautiful ‘Saheliyon-Ki-Bari’ or the Garden of the Maidens on the banks of the Lake Fateh Sagar is a spectacular getaway. They will then take a trip to the magnificent Shri Eklingji Prabhu Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, it traces its history back to the founding of the Mewar dynasty in the 8th century.Overnight at hotel.
The guests will have a relaxed start on this day and drive to Shahpura. After checking in at Shahpura, they can take a walk in the rustic streets of the town and experience the rural ambience of the place. They will spend the night at Shahpura Haveli.Overnight at hotel.
They guests may have an early start on this day. After check-out and breakfast, they will drive to Jaipur. En route they will stop at Pushkar and walk around the town. They will then proceed to the Pink City, Jaipur where they will spend the night. Those who wish may choose to visit the local markets for which Jaipur is renowned. They may also visit the Raj Mandir Cinema and those who want to watch a colourful Bollywood movie may do so.Overnight at hotel.
The day will begin after breakfast with a visit to the Old City of Jaipur. The guests will see Hawa Mahal from outside and can click some pictures, the grand royal City Palace and the seventeenth century astronomical observatory, the Jantar Mantar, they will head to the grand hill-fort, the Amber Fort. Later, they will have lavish lunch with Elephant ride at JAIPUR. Evening will be free at leisure.Overnight at hotel.
This day, the guests will drive from Jaipur to Samode Palace after breakfast. The 475-year-old palace is a splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture. Now it functions as a luxury hotel where the guests will spend the rest of the day. They will visit the palace, walk around the village and absorb the regal, yet rustic ambience of the place. Overnight at hotel.
After an early breakfast, the day will begin with a drive to Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri or ‘The city of victory’, is one of the best-preserved examples of Mughal architecture in India. This magnificent fortified medieval city was the short-lived capital of the Mughal Empire. After the visit, they will then head to the City of the Taj Mahal, Agra. The evening will be free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
The day begins with a visit to the marvel in marble, the Taj Mahal at sunrise. After breakfast, they will the visit the Agra Fort which is another splendid example of Mughal architecture. They will head back to Delhi after lunch. In Delhi, they will go to the hotel for dinner and wash and change. They will then head to the airport to board their flight back home. They will be assisted by our representative during the departure proceedings.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
- 17 Nights air-condition accommodation on Double / Twin sharing room at proposed hotels.
- Garlanding + Welcome gift upon arrival + one water bottle daily to each traveler.
- Daily Breakfast at hotel as per detail itinerary.
- Dinner while staying in Mandawa, Jawai, Shahpura + Last day in Delhi before departure (04)
- Lunch while staying at Delhi (01), Jaisalmer (02), Jawai Camp (01) & Agra (01)
- Last day hotel for Wash & Change with Dinner before transfer to airport in Delhi.
- Meeting and assistance services on arrival / departure.
- Air – conditioned chauffeur driven Car/Vehicle as mentioned above for city sightseeing, tour, excursion etc. as per above program.
- Cycle Rickshaw ride at the narrow alley of old Delhi.
- Delhi Subway / Metro train ride.
- Camel Ride at Sam Sand dunes in Jaisalmer.
- Evening & morning Jeep Safari at Jawai (for Leopard safari).
- Boat Ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
- Elephant Activities at Dera Amber with lunch, Jaipur.
- English speaking local guide during city tour at all places as per itinerary.
- Monument entrance tickets to one time visit to monument as per itinerary.
- All parking, road taxes, government taxes and driver allowances.
- Tour assistance throughout the tour.
- All presently applicable Government taxes.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Any international and domestic airfare if it is not mention in cost inclusion.
- Transport during free days / any optional tour / Camera Fees at the monuments.
- Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, soft / hard drinks, lunch, tipping etc.
- High season supplements from 20th Dec till 05 Jan.
- Any Porterage services at Airport/Railway Station
- Any other expenses not mentioned above.
**Offered tour price, calculated on standard 4 star hotels, valid till 30th September and applicable for minimum 08 paying persons. Kindly contact us for your query, along with a total number of Adults (12+-year-old) with the total number of kids (5-11-year-old) and approx dates of travelling.
- Delhi – Food walk, Yoga, Akshardham temple fountain show, ayurvedic massage.
- Agra – Mohabbat-e-Taj show, Yoga, Food Walk, Cycle Ride.
- Jaipur – Cooking Class, Food walk, Yoga, Chokhi Dhani, Dye It Yourself (DIY) workshop, Amer Fort – light & sound show.