Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan
Delhi Airport, India - Agra, India
Water Palace Udaipur Rajasthan

Details

14 Days | 13 Nights

Tour Type: Private
Runs: Every Day
Accommodation: 4* Hotels, Heritage Hotels
Minimum Age: 12

Tour Description


Experience the magic of Rajasthan, the mesmerizing land of the Rajput kings. It offers a mystical golden desert, rich wildlife, and magnanimous forts and palaces, as well as vibrant fairs and festivals and multi-colored garb. Furthermore, glorious temples stand as proof of the architectural greatness of the Rajput rulers from the 8th to the 11th centuries, boasting finely sculptured frescoes and multi-tiered spires. The rustic Rajasthan is calling you out for an experience of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • See the famous forts, palaces and Havelis of Rajasthan.
  • Visit the Golden City of Jaisalmer.
  • Enjoy a sunset camel ride in the Thar desert.
  • Admire the magnificent Jain Temples in Ranakpur.
  • Do a boat ride on the romantic Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Visit to the famous Taj Mahal in Agra.
  • Stay with a local family for 2 nights in Jaipur.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi Airport - Delhi Hotel    

Namaskar! Welcome to India. Your Forst & Palaces Tours of Rajasthan begins with a traditional welcome by our representative at the airport. Transfer to your hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.


4* The Muse Sarover Portico or similar
45 mins

Day 2: Delhi Visit - Delhi Hotel    

Today start your full day sightseeing of Delhi. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire in the seventeenth century, and today capital of a country with over a billion inhabitants. Delhi is clearly divided between the old and the new city. In Old Delhi we will visit the largest mosque in India called Jama Masjid. The highlight of the tour is an exhilarating bicycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colorful streets of fabled shopping bazaar, Chandni Chowk (Silver Street). We drive past Red Fort Citadel and reach Rajghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi with nearby two museums dedicated to him too. Afternoon you will visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, well known for Mughal architecture. Overnight stay at hotel.


4* The Muse Sarover Portico or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 3: Delhi Hotel - Alsisar Tour - Alsisar Hotel    

Breakfast and check-out from hotel. Drive 255 km to Alsisar in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. The charm of this small town, surrounded by semi desert, are its Haveli’s, rich patrician houses from the 17th to the 19th century. Admire the colourful frescoes with which these mansions had been decorated inside and outside. Overnight at hotel.


Indra Vilas Heritage or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 4: Alsisar Hotel - Bikaner Visit - Bikaner Hotel    

Pickup from hotel lobby for a long, 4 hours drive to Bikaner, located in the Thar desert. On arrival check-in hotel. Afternoon visit the Junagarh Fort, constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army. The city is also called "Camel Country" because of its camel-breeding farm, you pay a visit today. Stay overnight at hotel.


4* Lallgarh Palace Heritage or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 5: Bikaner Hotel - Jaisalmer Hotel    

Your journey takes you today for 5 hours to Jaisalmer. You will be rewarded with a visit to the so-called Golden City because of its yellow sandstone architecture. Jaisalmer was part of the famous Silk Route. The splendid Jaisalmer Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers. On arrive at Jaisalmer relax and overnight stay at hotel.


4* Rawalkot or similar
Breakfast
5 hours

Day 6: Jaisalmer Tour - Sunset Camel Ride Thar Desert - Jaisalmer Hotel    

After breakfast start your sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Highlight is the 12th century magnificent fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja's Palace and intricately carved Jain temples. Also visit the beautifully and magnificently carved Havelis of Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwon ki Haveli and Gandhisar lake, followed by a visit to the garden complex Barabagh. Afternoon excursion to Sam village for Camel safari during sunset in the Thar desert. Return back to hotel.


4* Rawalkot or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 7: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur Visit - Jodhpur Hotel    

Check-out hotel and drive 235 km to Jodhpur. It is known as Blue City, the colour of many buildings, and a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan. Jodhpur has a number of tourist spots to offer to the travelers including Mehrangarh Fort situated 425ft above city. It had been built by Rao Jodha around 1459 and Jaswant Thada, which is cenotaph built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur in memory of his father. There are many more historical places in Jodhpur which represent the royal past of Rajasthan. Later, you can stroll down the markets of Jodhpur. Stay overnight at hotel.


Devin Bhawan Heritage or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 8: Jodhpur Hotel - Ranakpur Jain Temple - Udaipur Hotel    

Today we drive 3.5 hours towards Udaipur. En route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples, built in the 15th century and situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light and shade is really awe inspiring. Arrive at Udaipur and transfer to the hotel. Udaipur, the 'City of Lakes' is admired for its fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, and gardens among many more. Overnight stay at hotel.


3* Amet Haveli Heritage or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 9: Udaipur Visit - Udaipur Hotel    

After breakfast start to explore Udaipur. Built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. The places of interest include the City Palace which has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars, Zenana Mahal, Fateh Prakash, Durbar Hall and Shambhu Niwas. Also visit Jagdish temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari (queen's resort for the friends). In the evening you will enjoy boat ride on the famous Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.


3* Amet Haveli Heritage or similar
Breakfast
7 hours

Day 10: Udaipur Hotel - Pushkar - Jaipur Homestay    

Early morning take your breakfast and check-out hotel. Drive 4 hours to Pushkar, a pilgrimage site for Sikhs and Hindus. Visit the popular Brahma Temple, dedicated to Brahma, the creator god of Hindus. See also the Pushkar Lake surrounded by several bathing ‘ghats’. The believe is that a bath in the sacred water washes away sins. Later hit the road to Jaipur, another route of 150 km. Free time at leisure. In the evening attend a spiritual arti ceremony at the Hindu Birla Temple. This white marble temple is dedicated to Lakshmi and Vishnu. Homestay with a family in Jaipur.


Homestay
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 11: Amber Fort - Jaipur Visit - Jaipur Homestay    

Take a guided tour of Amber Fort. Set in a picturesque location, Amber is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali are some of the prominent areas of interest. You will be provided elephants to ascend the fort to visit the complex. Back in Jaipur enjoy a city tour. The town was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace (apart of which is the home of the formerly royal family), the Observatory, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Overnight in Jaipur.


Homestay
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 12: Jaipur Hotel - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra Hotel    

Morning after breakfast drive 3.5 hours to Agra, a must visit city on any tour of India. Home of the world famous Taj Mahal, Agra provides avid glimpses of Mughal architecture. To be in Agra is like taking a walk through India's Mughal period history. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned city of Mughals, founded during the reign of Akbar in the 16th century. For a few years it had been the capital of the Mughal dynasty. You see here Jama Masjid with the tallest gateway in the world and the Jodhai Bhai Palace. Overnight stay Agra.


4* Royale Regent or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 13: Taj Mahal - Agra Fort - Delhi Hotel    

Early start to the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 as mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later visit the Agra Fort. The rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. The crescent-shaped fort with its 20-metre high, 2.4-km outer walls contains a maze of buildings that form a small city within a city. In the afternoon you will drive around 200 km towards Delhi. Your last night in India at a hotel.


4* The Muse Sarover Portico or similar
Breakfast
8 hours

Day 14: Delhi Hotel - Delhi Airport    

At an appropriate time you will be transferred to the international airport of New Delhi to board your departure flight and say farewell.


Breakfast
45 mins

Inclusions


  • Meet & greet at the airport.
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola at Udaipur.
  • Sunset camel ride in the Thar desert.
  • Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chowk in Delhi.
  • English speaking guide on day 2, 4, 6-7, 9, 11-13.
  • Private transportation in a/c vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites.
  • 1 airport transfer on departure.
  • 1 airport transfer on arrival.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast in Agra.
  • 2 nights at a family home in Jaipur.
  • 2 nights at hotel with breakfast in Udaipur.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast in Jodhpur.
  • 2 nights at hotel with breakfast in Jaisalmer.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast in Bikaner.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast in Alsisar.
  • 3 nights at hotel with breakfast in Delhi.
  • Elephant Ride at Amber Fort Jaipur.

Exclusions


  •  Airfare. 
  •  Travel insurance. 
  •  Entry visa India. 
  •  Meals and beverage not stated. 
  •  Tips, portage and personal expenses.  

Practical Info


• Rates are not valid in the period 20 Dec 2020 to 10 Jan 2021 and can be provided up in request.
• Check-in time at hotels starts from 14:00, latest check-out time is 12:00 noon.
• Rates are based on the hotels mentioned in this proposal, subject to availability upon booking.
• Rates are communicated subject to the rates known to date (subject to increase in government taxes and entry to monuments without notice).
• We are not responsible for any delay, change or other in the itinerary due to weather conditions, political or local strikes, flight cancellations or unforeseen circumstances. Additional expenses will be billed.
• Our staff is trained to follow hygiene and safety protocols.

How to Book this Tour


- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. We inform you when all services are confirmed. You need to pay then a 50% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 30 days before tour start.
- Cancellations need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows:
• 500 Rupees (around 7 $USD) per person for cancellations made at least 60 days before departure.
• 10% of the total trip price for cancellations made between 35 to 60 days before departure.
• 50% of the total price of the trip for cancellations made 25 to 34 days before departure.
• 75% of the total price of the trip for cancellations made between 16 to 24 days before departure.
• 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations made less than 15 days before departure.
- For refunds we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.
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