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You are invited on this luxury heritage journey through timeless Rajasthan, where Maharajahs built forts and lavish palaces towering over desert cities. Many of these palaces have been converted into modern hotels, making India one of the few places in the world where you can still truly live like a king.

• Stay at the Taj Lake Palace, set in a majestic location on Lake Pichola with captivating views of Udaipur and the surrounding Aravalli Mountains

• Savour a delicious dinner, prepared over hot coals at a lamp-lit camp at the Kanoi sand dunes

• For the complete cultural experience, be welcomed into the local people's homes during your village safari in Jodhpur

 

Pricing starts at $3925 per person based on double occupancy and is land only.  Air is additional and passports are required.

Tour prices are land only. All tour specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply. 

 

Itinerary

  1. DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS

    Board your overnight flight (please ask about our great deals).

  2. DAY 2 DELHI, A RICH MELTING POT OF OLD AND NEW

    Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with a delicious meal in the evening.

    Hotel: Trident Gurgaon, Delhi

    Welcome Reception and Dinner

  3. DAY 3 DELHI SIGHTSEEING

    (Relaxed Start) Enjoy a ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Later, drive along the broad Rajpath past the India Gate and Parliament House to visit the Tomb of Humayun.

    Hotel: Trident Gurgaon, Delhi

    Buffet Breakfast

  4. DAY 4 AGRA & THE TAJ MAHAL

    On arrival in Agra, visit the lustrous Taj Mahal, a monument of love and flawless architectural creation, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Afterwards, spend time exploring the famous market - Sadar Bazaar as you make your way through the city to Agra Fort, a powerful fortress of red sandstone. After your tour through the palatial Royal Pavilions and gardens there is free time to relax. Later, walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Enjoy tea and pakoras on a rooftop with exceptional views.

    Hotel: Jaypee Palace, Agra

    Buffet Breakfast, Afternoon Tea

  5. DAY 5 JAIPUR, THE 'PINK CITY'

    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, travel to the historic city of Bharatpur for lunch, before continuing to the ‘Pink City' of Jaipur.

    Hotel: Le Meridien, Jaipur

    Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

  6. DAY 6 JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

    Embark on an early morning walk through this stunning walled city. Meet with local residents to fully experience their culture, traditions and rich heritage in their homes and workshops. Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort, with its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Back in Jaipur, see the 'Hawa Mahal' (The Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and royal observatory.

    Hotel: Le Meridien, Jaipur

    Buffet Breakfast

  7. DAY 7 BIKANER, CAMEL COUNTRY WITH A ROYAL AURA

    Journey northwest to the fort town of Mandawa for lunch. Afterwards, continue to the fortified desert city of Bikaner, known for its camel festival which is celebrated on a grand scale every January. Learn all about this indispensable ship of the desert at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm before reaching your hotel.

    Hotel: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner

    Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

  8. DAY 8 THE SUN CITY, JAISALMER

    (Relaxed Start) Your tour of Bikaner includes the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress comprising of various palaces, pavilions and a museum containing priceless art and antiques. This afternoon continue through the Great Thar Desert to the trade route town of Jaisalmer, crowned by its hilltop fortress.

    Hotel: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

    Buffet Breakfast

  9. DAY 9 JAISALMER SIGHTSEEING

    (Relaxed Start) Embark on a city tour of Jaisalmer, visiting Gadisar Lake and the Fort built in 1156 that is still in use today. Pass by the local market where you can witness desert life at its best. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. No visit to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip into the rippling Kanoi Sand Dunes. Savour a dinner accompanied by the gentle melodies of a local musician.

    Hotel: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

    Buffet Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

  10. DAY 10 THE 'BLUE CITY' OF JODHPUR

    (Relaxed Start) Follow the ancient silk routes to the ‘Blue City' of Jodhpur and your beautiful hotel. Later, journey to Rohet and feel the very pulse of rural Rajasthan on your ‘village safari' where you are welcomed into the homes of the local Bishnoi people to share a slice of their life.

    Hotel: Welcomhotel, Jodhpur

    Buffet Breakfast

  11. DAY 11 EXPLORE MEHRANGARH FORT

    (Relaxed Start) Visit Mehrangarh Fort set on a cliff thirty metres above the city skyline and the white marble Jaswant Thada. Experience a tuk tuk ride through the ancient winding streets before returning to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free to relax.

    Hotel: Welcomhotel, Jodphur

    Buffet Breakfast

  12. DAY 12 UDAIPUR, VENICE OF THE EAST

    Drive to Ranakpur, the temple town of Rajasthan. Explore the elaborate carvings and classic architecture of the sprawling Jain temples, which are regarded as perhaps the best in the country. At lunch, learn from a local chef in our included cooking demonstration. Then, continue through the undulating countryside to Udaipur, the beautiful ‘City of Lakes'.

    Hotel: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

  13. DAY 13 UDAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, sightseeing includes the City Palace complex, the private residence of the ‘King of Kings'. Wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple and Garden of the Maids of the Honour. In the evening, enjoy a boat cruise on the serene waters of Lake Pichola, followed by a special Celebration Dinner with drinks.

    Hotel: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

    Buffet Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

  14. DAY 14 DEPART DELHI

    Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. Check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Delhi. For connecting flights in Delhi, please do not schedule flights before 21:00 from Delhi. For those taking an early morning flight home the following day, and needing to stay overnight at a hotel close to the airport, post-tour accommodation is available and you will be transferred there at the end of the tour.

    Buffet Breakfast




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