Rajasthan Holidays

Lose yourselves in this fascinating tour of Rajasthan with your private guide and driver. See the golden sands of the beautiful Thar desert, rugged forts, beautiful palaces and serene lakes. Catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal tiger at Ranthambore, enjoy the soulful music and lively Rajasthani dances. This itinerary is an example only, and you may wish to add on more days to slow down the pace. 

Rajasthan Holidays at a glance
  • Day 1 Fly to Delhi
  • Day 2 Arrival Delhi
  • Day 3 Delhi
  • Day 4 Delhi to Agra
  • Day 5 Agra to Ranthambore
  • Day 6 Ranthambore
  • Day 7 Ranthambore to Kota
  • Day 8 Kota to Ajmer
  • Day 9 Ajmer to Pushkar
  • Day 10 Puskhar to Udaipur
  • Day 11 Udaipur to Ranakpur and Jodhpur
  • Day 12 Jodhpur to Jaisalmer
  • Day 13 Jaisalmer
  • Day 14 Jaisalmer to Bikaner
  • Day 15 Bikaner to Jaipur
  • Day 16 Jaipur
  • Day 17 Jaipur departure
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Day 1 Fly to New Delhi

Depart with your choice of airline to New Delhi.

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Day 2 Arrival Delhi

On arrival, your driver and guide will meet you for a private transfer to your hotel.

The rest of the day is for you to relax. Overnight.

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Day 3 Delhi sightseeing

Today, you will enjoy a full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Witness the morning prayers at Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. and visit famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk & Rajghat crimination place of Mahatma Gandhi. After visiting the Old Delhi monuments visit India Gate built in memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives in the 1st World War. Drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb, the mausoleum of Emperor Humayun’s & Qutub Minar.

Take a rickshaw through the old lanes to the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk. Another highlight of your morning tour will be the spectacular Red Fort with its fantastic Pearl Mosque and the stunning audience halls. The Red Fort was built by the famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and the entire fort is made of red sandstone and your morning tour will come to an end with your visit to Rajghat, the Gandhi memorial.

After visiting the Old Delhi monuments visit India Gate built in memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives in the 1st World War. Your tour will also include a visit Humayun’s tomb, a grand structure in red sandstone and white marble and Qutab Minar, a victory tower constructed in the 12th century.

Overnight in Delhi.

 

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Day 4 Delhi to Agra

Leave with your driver for Agra. This afternoon, you will visit Sikandra, the tomb of the greatest Mughal Emperor, Akbar.

Afterwards, visit Agra Fort, the 16th-century Mughal monument situated 2 km from the Taj Mahal. The grand structure of the Agra Fort is made up of red sandstone with enclosure walls, the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan.

This evening, visit the Taj Mahal at sunset. Overnight in Agra.

Distance and journey time: 210 km, 3.30 hrs

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Day 5 Agra to Ranthambore

Wake up early to watch the sunrise at the Taj Mahal. 

Drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park is spread over a vast area of 392 square km and is highly renowned for its tigers, sambar, chital, boar, gazelle, monitor lizards, leopard, hyena, jackal, sloth bear, marsh crocodile, chinkara, nilgai and deer.

Thia afternoon, enjoy the first safari by a canter.

Distance and journey time: 290 km, 6 hrs

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Day 6 Ranthambore

A full day to enjoy two safaris at Ranthambore National Park.

Overnight.

Day 7 Ranthambore to Kota

Drive to Kota, a city situated on the banks of the Chambal River.  In the afternoon, explore the Rao Madho Singh Museum, City Palace and Fort, Jagmandir and Chambal Gardens.

Overnight in Kota.

Distance and journey time: 150 km, 3 hrs

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Day 8 Kota to Pushkar

Leave early by road to Ajmer. The city of Ajmer is noted for the formidable Taragarh Fort which was constructed by Prithviraj Chauhan, the last Hindu King of India.
Continue to Pushkar to see the holy Lake and the famous Brahma Temple which is the only temple in the entire country which has got a deity of Lord Brahma.

Overnight in Pushkar

Distance and journey time: 230 km, 4.30 hrs

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Day 9 Pushkar to Udaipur

A long day ahead on your drive to Udaipur.

Overnight.

Distance and journey time: 260 km, 5 hrs

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Day 10 Udaipur

Udaipur, the City of Lakes, is one of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Udaipur including a visit to the City Palace Complex & Museum, the Crystal Gallery and Jagmandir in Pichola Lake.
This afternoon's excursion will include a trip to the famous temple complex of Eklingji & Nagda built in the 8th century AD. The Eklingji temple complex comprises 108 temples enclosed by high walls and Eklingji is the presiding deity. Another attraction of your afternoon excursion tour will be Nagda in Mewar and the 10th century Sas Bahu Temple which has very fine and intricate carvings including some erotic figures.

Overnight in Udaipur

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Day 11 Udaipur to Ranakpur and Jodhpur

Drive to Ranakpur to visit the magnificent 15th century Jain Temples. Continue to Jodhpur for overnight.

Distance and journey time: 290 km, 5.30 hrs

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Day 12 Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

A morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. The highlight of Jodhpur is the majestic Mehrangarh Fort built by Rao Jodha in 1459. The Fort has a beautiful museum and it contains a number of grand palaces. Visit Jaswant Thada the intricately carved white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.  We suggest lunch at the Umaid Bhawan Palace which is the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jodhpur.

Leave for Jaisalmer for overnight.

Distance and journey time: 290 km, 5 hrs

 

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Day 13 Jaisalmer

A full day to explore the city of Jaisalmer, situated at the heart of Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is popularly known as the Golden City of Rajasthan with ancient palaces, temples and exquisitely carved sandstone haveli's, cobbled medieval streets and ancient Jain temples. Visit the 12th century Jaisalmer Fort which is made of yellow sandstone and then head for the Sam Sand Dunes.

Overnight in Jaisalmer.

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Day 14 JaIsalmer to Bikaner

A long drive to Bikaner with a stop to visit the Karni Mata Temple in Deshnoke on the way. This afternoon, you will visit the Junagarh Fort and the Jain temples at Bikaner.

Overnight in Bikaner.

Distance and journey time: 330 km, 5.30 hrs

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Day 15 Bikaner to Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur for overnight.

Distance and journey time: 350 km, 6 hrs

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Day 16 Jaipur

Enjoy a full day tour of Jaipur including the Jantar Mantar Observatory, built by the astronomer King Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century, the spectacular Hawa Mahal and the city palace museum.

An exciting afternoon excursion tour to the Amber Fort and Palace, one of the finest examples of the grandeur of Rajput architecture. Situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects the fort’s ramparts and terraces, the fort presents a marvellous view. Have dinner at the hotel and enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Overnight in Jaipur

Day 17 Departure

You may catch a flight from Jaipur to Delhi to connect with your homebound flight or return to Delhi by road.

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Highlights

Agra city of the Taj Mahal

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Bikaner: Fort and Desert

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Delhi The City of Djinns

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Jaipur The Pink City

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Jaisalmer: the Golden City in the Thar Desert

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Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort and bazaars

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Pushkar: Camel Fair

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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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Udaipur the Lake city

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Accommodation

Agra, Superior Class
The Trident Agra

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Bikaner, Luxury Heritage
Laxmi Niwas Palace

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Jaipur, Deluxe Class
Samode Haveli

Located within the historic walled city of Jaipur and dating from the 19th Century, this fabulous haveli, or traditional Rajasthan mansion is still occupied by descendants of the former rulers of Samode, who have created from it a luxury heritage hotel of enormous Indo-Saracenic charm.

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Jaipur, Deluxe Class
Trident Hotel Jaipur

Located conveniently for the stunning red sandstone Jal Mahal Palace and historic Amber Fort, the property is set facing the beautiful Man Sagar Lake.

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Jaisalmer, Luxury Tented Camp
The Serai

Set around a private oasis in the serenely romantic Thar Desert, this luxury tented camp recalls the majesty of a traditional Royal Rajput caravan. The 21 tents are a delightful symphony of styles.

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Jaisalmer, Superior Heritage Class
Suryagarh

Set around a serene courtyard among peaceful lakeside gardens, this stunning Rajasthan palace-style property is an oasis of calm at the edge of the historic and romantic Thar Desert.

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Jodhpur, Luxury Heritage Class
Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal

An elegantly domed property built in the Mughal style, the hotel is pleasantly set within its own lush gardens, and conveniently situated for Jodhpur’s attractions.

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Jodhpur, Superior Heritage Class
Ajit Bhawan

A former residence of the Maharajas of Jodhpur, this fabulous early 20th Century princely palace enjoys a stunning setting, and is located conveniently for the Blue City’s attractions.

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New Delhi, Deluxe Class
The Claridges

Located at the elegant heart of Lutyens’ New Delhi, this handsome landmark property fits perfectly within its late colonial-style setting.

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New Delhi, Superior Boutique
The Manor Hotel

Located in the stylish and exclusive Friends Colony, this charismatic luxury boutique property offers warm hospitality in the most elegant of settings.

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Ranthambore National Park, Standard Class
The Pugmark, a wildlife resort

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Udaipur, Standard Heritage Class
Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel

Set idyllically overlooking tranquil Lake Pichola, this stunning heritage property – a restored 17th Century mansion is located an easy walk from Udaipur’s 16th Century City Palace and the fabulous Hindu Jagdish temple, and only 3km from the main railway station.

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Udaipur, Heritage Standard Class
Fateh Garh

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