We discover India's this colourful desert state and princely domain in style; staying at exclusive heritage hotels and visiting the most popular destinations – Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar and some lesser-known places for a glimpse into Rajasthan’s traditional rural life. However, before experiencing this royalty stunning Taj Mahal gives us goose-bumps.
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Rajasthan has some of the most spectacular palaces and medieval fortresses not to be seen anywhere in the world. This tour takes in many of the best. Before arriving in this scintillating state we set out from Delhi for a two-night stay in Agra for a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Stopping off at the old Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri we reach the Pink City’ of Jaipur - one of Rajasthan’s great urban centres and a historical treasure trove of bejeweled palaces and temples. After an elephant ride to Amer Fort we travel to the holy town of Pushkar, with its beautiful setting around a sacred lake. The barren Thar Desert encroaches into the western part of Rajasthan and is one of the most romantic parts of India: In Khimsar we enjoy a jeep safari to the surrounding villages and Black Buck Reserve. The city of Jodhpur boasts of what is perhaps the finest of all Rajasthani forts, Merangarh, rising high above the blue-painted houses of the city. En route to Udaipur we spend two nights at the little-known town of Deogarh, with its exquisite 17th century palace, our accommodation for two memorable nights. Udaipur, many people’s favourite Indian city, provides a suitably spectacular finale to the tour.
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Arrive Delhi & Afternoon Sight-seeing. Arrive in Delhi in the morning and check in. In the afternoon sightseeing programme visit Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Rajghat (Gandhi Memorial), and India Gate. Overnight Hotel
Delhi – Agra (220 kms;4-5 hrs). In the morning drive to Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, and check into the hotel. In the afternoon visit the colossal Agra Fort, a blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Evening is free. Overnight Hotel
Sight-seeing of Agra. Get up early in the morning today to see Taj Mahal at sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Afternoon is free to explore the local market or visit some more monuments that the city is famous for. Overnight Hotel
Agra – Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (240 kms ;5-6 hrs). This morning drive to Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ and the capital of Rajasthan. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the palace built by the 3rd Mughal King, Mohd. Akbar. Overnight Hotel
Sight-seeing of Jaipur. In the local sightseeing programme of Jaipur visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar (the 18th century observatory) and Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds). Overnight Hotel
Jaipur – Pushkar (180 kms; 04 hrs). Today after breakfast drive to Pushkar, a holy town of the Hindus. In the afternoon visit Brahma temple, Pushkar Lake and local market in the local sightseeing programme. Evening is free. Overnight Hotel
Pushkar – Khimsar (170 kms;4-5 hrs). Early in the morning today take a hike to the top of Ratnagiri Hill to visit the Savitri Temple at sunrise. Later in the day drive to the desert town of Khimsar. Overnight Hotel
Explore Khimsar. Early in the morning enjoy a jeep safari to the surrounding villages and to Black Buck Reserve. Visit the settlements of Gujjar and Kalbelia communities. The afternoon is free to explore and experience village life. Overnight Hotel
Khimsar – Jodhpur (100 kms;03 hrs). In the morning drive to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. In the afternoon visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in the local sightseeing programme. Overnight Hotel
Jodhpur – Deogarh (180 kms;4-5 hrs). This morning drive from Jodhpur to Deogarh, a small town located in the heart of Rajasthan. Afternoon is free to relax. In the evening explore the local area. Overnight Hotel
Excursion by Train. After breakfast enjoy a train ride through the rural countryside of Rajasthan. Experience travelling with the local villagers in non-air-conditioned coaches with wooden berths. Return to the hotel by road. Late in the afternoon go for a bird-watching walk. Overnight Hotel
Deogarh – Udaipur (135 kms;3 hrs). Late morning today drive to Udaipur, the Romantic Lake City as it is also popularly known as. En route visit the Jain Temple Complex at Ranakpur. As there is no programme for the rest of the day, enjoy beautiful sunset view on Lake Pichola. Overnight Hotel
Sightseeing of Udaipur. In the local sightseeing programme of Udaipur visit City Palace, Jagdish temple and Sahelion -Ki-Bari fountain garden. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Pichola lake. Overnight Hotel
Udaipur – Delhi (By Flight). An early morning transfer to the airport in Udaipur to catch Delhi-bound flight. After arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel for check in. Rest of the day is free to explore the city further. Overnight Hotel
Tour Concludes. Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the international airport or any point of convenience in Delhi for onward journey.
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Fairly easy 5-6 hours of activity per day. May include some uphill sections, reasonable fitness recommended.
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