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Grand Tour of Rajasthan

India - North India

Thanks to the length of its itinerary, this tour not only allows you to see the real face of Rajasthan but also to experience it! We plunge into a region that is as fascinating as it is colorful.

Travelling in a private vehicle provides the freedom to follow the roads, from the Taj Mahal to Pushkar, via the great capital city of Rajasthan - Jaipur. Far from the hectic life of the city, we're fascinated by astounding landscapes and people of the countryside: sparkling sun rays on the dry desert, mud houses decorated with the statues of Ganesh (the god for luck), women at the wells to collect water, wearing bright coloured clothes, turbaned villagers, temples of mysterious gods...

Enjoy accommodation in old forts converted into hotels. Some of these heritage properties are still occupied by old world lords- the Rajputs who are known for the royal welcome of their guests.

Duration
16 days
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Jean-Baptiste
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After such a trip, Rajasthan will have no secret for you: Havellis, Rajputana, Mewar, impregnable fortress, colorful bazaars and daily scenes of rural life, trust me, this Grand Tour of Rajasthan is a true delight. Spend the night in the house of a Maharaja or camp in Thar Desert are unforgettable experiences! Do not wait any longer!

Your tailor-made trip - North India

Arrival in Delhi
Day 1
Arrival in Delhi

Welcome to India! You are greeted at the airport by your private driver with a "Namaste," welcome in Hindi. After pickup, your travel expert will share with you the latest useful information and tips for your trip. Arrive at your hotel and either start to explore Delhi or have a rest to prepare for your vacation in India. Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.


Old Delhi
Day 2
Old Delhi

Tour Old Delhi today by rickshaw. Originally built as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1639, Old Delhi is busy and chaotic, yet full of historic monuments such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and the Sikh Temple. In addition to the historic sites, also visit several markets including Asia's largest spice market, Khari Baoli. Your guide will show you through the chaos and you will truly get a sense of Delhi's vivacity and why the "Walled City" is its heart. Overnight at Delhi hotel.


Delhi - Jaisalmer
Day 3
Delhi - Jaisalmer

Today board your domestic flight to Jaisalmer, It is nicknamed "the city of gold" because of the golden reflections of its imposing wall rising from the desert. Arrive in Jaisalmer to check in to your boutique haveli hotel that is built on the traditional Jaisalmer haveli architecture; either explore or rest for your full day tour the next day.


Jaisalmer
Day 4
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, the former caravan city, commonly known as the "Golden City" dominates the splendid Thar Desert. Visit the majestic fort, the palace, and the Jain temples. Then, stroll through the busy streets of the lower town and visit the magnificent Havelis. Towards the end of the tour, visit the charming Gadisar Lake and get mesmerized by the awe-inspiring view of the sunset. Overnight in haveli hotel.


Jaisalmer - Thar Desert camel ride
Day 5
Jaisalmer - Thar Desert camel ride

Depart in the morning by jeep through the Thar desert. On the way, visit Amarsagar Jain temple, Bara Bagh cenotaphs, Loduvra, the old capital of the kingdom of Jaisalmer and the abandoned village of Kuldhara. Lunch in the village of Khuri, where you meet the cameleer’s team and their dromedaries (Arabian camel). Leave riding on the dromedaries towards the middle of the desert. Arrive at the camp at sunset. Dinner and camping in the dunes (tents, mattress, sheets and blankets are all provided).


Thar Desert - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Day 6
Thar Desert - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

5 h - 270 km

At dawn, the tranquility of the desert envelops you and the landscape is revealed under the first light of the sun. One of the most beautiful moments of your trip. You will enjoy your breakfast and sip a tasty mix of tea and spices accompanied by a cloud of fresh goat's milk. You leave on camelback from this great Indian desert and return to Jaisalmer by jeep where you take a good refreshing shower. Then, drive to Jodhpur and find your hotel; a mansion, reminiscent of the romance of the bygone era, which has been converted into a hotel by Maharaj Bharat Singh. Take the time to rest after your Safari.


Jodhpur
Day 7
Jodhpur

Wake up in the Blue City! After a good breakfast, you visit the must-see Fort Mehrangarh, one of the oldest and most beautiful forts in Rajasthan. You are impressed by the height of its ramparts and the details of its inner palace. During your visit, you re-live the history of this fortress which has remained impregnable over the centuries. The fort offers you many breathtaking views of the blue city. You descend from the heights of the city crossing the small narrow streets in the middle of Indian life. You will reach the clock tower where the Sardar Bazar is located where you will find a lot of stalls of traditional fabrics, spices and tea. Night at Jodhpur hotel.


Jodhpur - Narlai
Day 8
Jodhpur - Narlai

4 h - 150 km

Today your driver takes you to Narlai, a small authentic village at the foot of the Aravalli Mountains to arrive at your charming heritage hotel. Go for a walk in the village to discover local life. For dinner, you taste the authentic flavour of Rajasthani royalty and hospitality at the 16th-century old Baori, also known as a Stepwell, lit by hundreds of lamps spreading their light under the star-studded sky. Afterwards, you can gather in the courtyard, enjoy a drink with the royal residents who will tell you about the tales and rich history of the locals and the heritage.


Narlai - Train Safari
Day 9
Narlai - Train Safari

4 hours

Take a ride today on a Train Safari. A historic ride through the Aravali mountains, between Marwar Junction & Mavali. Spend a half day on the meter gauge train that still runs through beautiful countryside, especially beautiful after the rain as the waterfalls can be experienced. It is the best way to enjoy the rugged and beautiful countryside! Return and enjoy your heritage hotel for the night. Revel in the splendour and lavishness; an enchanting journey of Royal Rajasthan.


Narlai  – Udaipur
Day 10
Narlai – Udaipur

100 km - 3 hours drive

After lunch, take a beautiful road that winds through the Aravalli Mountains to Udaipur, "the Venice of the East". A fabulous landscape that discovers buffalo wells, fields and ancestral farming techniques. On the way, you visit the Ranakpur Temple, the largest Jain temple in India. Check into your Haveli hotel and have dinner lakeside with a fascinating view of the City Palace. Overnight at haveli hotel.


Udaipur - Lake Pichola
Day 11
Udaipur - Lake Pichola

Explore Udaipur, the “Venice of the East” by boat around the Lake Pichola and surrounded by peaks of Aravalli range. A boat ride on Lake Pichola is worth the experience, see the City Palace, Lake Palace, and the Gangour Ghats. Afterwards, you can also visit the City Palace and the quaint lanes on foot. Overnight at haveli hotel.


Udaipur - Pushkar
Day 12
Udaipur - Pushkar

5 h - 300 km

Drive to Pushkar today, a small peaceful village built around a holy lake, which is also an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus, it hosts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world to purify themselves on the steps of the lake (the ghats). You will certainly see more than one sadhu. recognizable by their painted faces, these people broke all social ties in order to devote their lives to the spiritual quest. Stroll through the narrow streets of this quiet and charming city and visit the Brahma Temple. Night at the hotel.


Pushkar - Jaipur
Day 13
Pushkar - Jaipur

3/4 h - 175 km

After your breakfast, you first drive to Ajmer, where dargah shrines are worshipped by Indian Muslims. A true religious city, its mosques, its courtyards and its shops of religious articles vibrate with this ardent religious fervour punctuating the local life. The tomb of Moinuddin Chisti is also a high place of pilgrimage in India. You arrive at the end of the day at your hotel in Jaipur, "the pink city", capital of Rajasthan. With its rich cultural heritage and colourful past, it is one of the most important heritage cities in India, known for its jewellery gemstone. Night at the hotel.


Jaipur - Ranthambore
Day 14
Jaipur - Ranthambore

150 km - 4 h drive

Start your morning early with a Pink City cycling tour; upon the route, you will stop to climb to the rooftops for a magnificent view of the Palace of Winds, and get to enjoy some chai masala with locals in the morning vegetable market before cycling on to more sights. After cycling, enjoy breakfast back at your hotel before departing with your driver on to Ranthambore.


Ranthambore - Agra
Day 15
Ranthambore - Agra

6/7 hours - 280 km

Morning Safari to visit the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary, which expands over almost 400 sq km of thick foliage. The historical Ranthambore Fort sits regally amidst the valley, hills, tigers and leopards, for which this national park is well known. Afterwards, continue on to Agra. Stop by the Abhaneri Stepwell and upon arrival at your hotel in Agra, get your first glimpse with a magnificent view of the iconic Taj Mahal.


Agra - Delhi
Day 16
Agra - Delhi

4 h - 200 km

Wake up at dawn to witness one of the highlights of your trip! At sunrise, the marble of the Taj Mahal encrusted with precious stones is shaded with golden tones, revealing like a mirage, one of the seven wonders of the world. Be dazzled by the beauty of this tomb which was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in the image of his deceased queen, an enduring monument to love. After breakfast, drive back to Delhi to catch your international flight. Depending on flight time, overnight in Delhi hotel can be added. Our services now come to an end. End of our services.


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Travel terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Accommodation in standard and comfort hotels
  • Morning Old Delhi Rickshaw Tour w/ guide
  • Flight to Jaisalmer
  • Old City Tour w/ guide
  • Jeep Safari in Thar Desert w/ Camel Ride
  • Mehrangarh Fort w/ guide
  • Train Safari
  • Special dinner on arrival to Udaipur.
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Morning Cycle tour of Pink City
  • Morning Safari
  • Sunrise Taj Mahal w/ Guide
  • Shanti Travel Expert assistance 24/7
  • The ground transfers in a private vehicle, with English speaking driver. ***The driver is available up to 8 hours a day and until the sunset at last.

Price does not include

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program without guide
  • Repatriation fees, should they be required
  • Meals (except if mentioned in detailed itinerary)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips

Details

  • Starting from £1355 per person based on 2 travellers
  • Quotation is subject to change according to availability, exchange rates and government tax rise. All the rates mentioned are based on current best available rate and can be modified at the moment of the booking.

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