With its vivid colors and glittering heritage, Rajasthan is a distillation of most of all that appeals about India. While this trip focuses on spectacular sights of the state; from the fabulous palaces and temples of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur, to lesser-known gems such as Bundi and Chittorgarh Fort, and forays into Ranthambore National Park to spot tigers, to provide a peek into India’s culture, diversity and heritage, it also makes your holiday special by indulging in local activities and gain experiences of the local colour.
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For a dazzling introduction to Rajasthan our tour begins with a two-night stay in Jaipur; a comprehensive sightseeing tour taking in the best that the so-called ‘Pink City’ has to offer: the magnificent City Palace, the interesting Jantar Mantar and the fascinating Amer Fort. After a visit to Pushkar, with its serene and beautiful lake and sacred Bramha temple, we reach another of the state’s great centres - Jodhpur. The rich blue colour of the houses here is best appreciated from Mehrangarh Fort, perched on a rocky outcrop high above the city. En route to romantic Udaipur – many people’s favorite Rajasthani city – we stop to admire the ornate Jain temple of Ranakpur.
Another amazing fort, Chittorgarh, served as the power base of the Rajputs for almost a thousand years. We stop here en route to the delightful town of Bundi, a place where we get a glimpse of real rural India, with its animated markets, atmospheric old palace and a superb sample of the traditional water storage system, ‘bauri’ or the step-well – an essential resource in the semi-arid climate not only to provide water to the neighbouring population but to cool down the place in hot climatic conditions. A thrilling opportunity to see the elusive tiger in one of the best reserves in northern India, Ranthambore National Park, adds nother ‘experiential’ dimension to the trip that culminates in a visit to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in the neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
A special highlight of this tour (unlike other similar tours) is that it provides an opportunity to indulge in ‘off the track’ activities like walking through the local markets, participating in Bollywood dancing workshops, cooking and eating with locals, attending yoga classes, etc. to enhance your experience from the tour.
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 visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
Arrive in Delhi and drive to Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City - 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.
After breakfast drive to Amer to visit massive Amber Fort. After lunch visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Later, visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). In the evening walk the colorful bazaars of the old city, may be, to taste some Indian sweets.
After breakfast drive to Pushkar and check into hotel. Later make a visit to Brahma Temple and Sacred Lake. Late afternoon, set out on a camel safari from the hotel to the sunset point.
Early morning hike to Savitri Temple. Later, drive to Jodhpur. Post check-in and some rest, visit Mehrangarh Fort. Later in the afternoon, participate in an invigorating Zumba workshop.
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. En route visit Ranakpur temple, a marvel in marble. Later drive to Udaipur. In the evening enjoy a beautiful sunset view on serene Lake Pichola.
Today, visit City Palace and Jagdish Temple. Late afternoon, participate in a cookery class for about 4 hours to learn to prepare different kinds of Indian paranthas, tongue-tickling gravies, namkeen pakoras and many Chutneys.
Drive to Bundi; en-route visit grand fort of Chittorgarh. Later, arrive in Bundi, a small town famous for its step wells and water tanks. In the afternoon visit the Bundi Fort.
Today, full day to explore Bundi. Visit the ornate Bundi Fort, Garh Palace and step-well. Evening, walk through the fruit and vegetable market to be a part of the local life.
After breakfast, leave by surface for Ranthambore. Arrive in Ranthambore and check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon leave for first Jungle Safari in the National Park.
Today, early morning go for second safari into the park and return for breakfast. Later, drive down to Agra; en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival in Agra check into hotel.
Today, visit Taj Mahal at sunrise. After breakfast, check out and visit Agra Fort. Later, drive back to Delhi. Afternoon free in Delhi.
Tour concludes. Check-out and transfer to the international airport for onward journey.
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Suitable for families with young children
Highest Point (Max altitude)
Fairly easy 5-6 hours of activity per day. May include some uphill sections, reasonable fitness recommended.
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