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This trip gives you the opportunity to discover the wonderful and colourful cities of Rajasthan: Pink Jaipur, Blue Jodhpur and White Udaipur. Sleeping in a Haveli will give your trip a marvellous dimension. Experience and enjoy the life of a Rajasthani Maharaja with this royal heritage tour.
Welcome to India!
Welcome to India. You are greeted at the airport with a warm Namaste. Your travel expert will meet you to discuss all the best travel tips and give you any advice you need for an incredible holiday. Your driver will transport to your relaxing hotel through Deli's bustling streets filled with colour and sound. On arrival to your guesthouse tucked away in a calm locale of South Delhi, the couple who runs this guesthouse will make you feel like family, known for their delicious local cuisine, enjoy dinner on the rooftop terrace and take in the city around you.
Travel to Agra
Today you travel to Agra. Visit the Red Fort a red sandstone fortress, and later palace, is steeped in history, strength, and elegance. Continue on to see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula, also known as the Baby Taj due to is jewel box appearance, rumoured to be the original model for the exquisite Taj Mahal. The walls of the tomb are encrusted in motives of semi-precious stones. Spend the night at your heritage hotel, the only genuine 100 years old heritage hotel operating in Agra, with stunning old European charm and royal beauty. From the rooftop, one can easily get a view of the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, Jama Masjid and many monuments of Agra.
Begin the day watching the glistening sunrise at the Taj Mahal. The sky behind the mausoleum is ablaze in golden apricot colours. Your guide will be there to fill you in on the romantic history of this royal resting place. After breakfast your driver will transfer you to Jaipur, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, the City of Victory, world heritage listed, this was the capital of the Mughal Empire in it’s prime. Check into your guesthouse, with a rooftop terrace that boasts a beautiful view of the Amber Fort. End the evening with an authentic local dinner made from organic produce by the chef.
'The Pink City' of Jaipur by rickshaw
Today you experience 'The Pink City' of Jaipur by rickshaw. Start with the City Palace’s spectacular rose pink archways and then on to the towering Hawa Mahal, also called the Palace of the Winds, with glistening fairy-tale windows. The tour ends at the Jantar Mantar, the Royal Astronomical Observatory, where the giant sun, eclipse and star instruments still stand including the world’s largest stone sundial. Spend the night back at your guesthouse, a peaceful and comfortable place, surrounded by hills.
Jodhpur, 'The Blue City
This morning take a jeep ride to Amber Fort. Built of red sandstone, this fort and former palace offers six distinct sections, each decorated exquisitely with gates, mirrors, mosaics, and sculptures. In the afternoon transfer to Jodhpur, 'The Blue City,' where you will stay the night at a haveli heritage hotel where traditional rooms offer authentic royal ambiance. As you enter through towering, 18th century, wooden doors into the large, cool courtyard, the hustle and bustle of the city falls silent and time appears to have stood still. Exuding history and culture; almost two centuries old, this historical haveli is a living museum, filled with Rajput antiques, weaponry, and treasures.
Today you take a guided tour of Jodhpur. Called The Blue City, it makes for stunning photos. Many of the buildings are painted Jodhpur blue with a large fortress, Mehrangarh Fort, towering over the skyline. The smooth cut cliffs create the illusion that the fort is carved directly into the mountaintop. Spend your time soaking up the atmosphere of landmarks like the Mehrangarh Fort, the quiet oasis of Jaswant Thada the resting place of Maharajahs past, the towering dome of Umaid Bhawan Palace or the clock tower and bustle of Sardar Bazar. Return to your heritage haveli hotel for the evening.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Today you head to Narlai. On the way stop at Ranakpur Jain temple. This impressive temple is not only large it’s intricately carved with stunning detail, of the 1444 marble pillars no two are carved the same way, offering incredible beauty and staggering architecture everywhere you look.
Spend the night in your Narlai heritage hotel, a place filled with class and history and a true snapshot of Rajasthani culture, with meticulously restored architecture and lavish
Stepwell Dinner under the stars
Today you set out to explore Narlai village on foot. This 15th century village is timeless and enchanting. Visit the prominent temples of Lord Shiva and Adinath, which date back to 907AD, to see elaborate ceiling decorations and fine murals.
In the evening enjoy a magical stepwell dinner at your hotel. 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.
Transfer now to Udaipur, stopping on the way at Kumbhalgarh Fort. The long fort frontage continues with a stone wall over 80 km in length. The sand dunes of the Great Indian Desert can be seen from the fort walls and further inside, from the palace top, it is possible to see deep into the Aravalli Range. Check into your haveli hotel in Udaipur, over 300 years old and which belongs to the King of Madri, you’ll be swept away by the interior courtyard, elegant rooftop restaurant and stain glass windows.
Start your day with a boat ride on picturesque Lake Pichola, taking in the beautiful views of the elegant lakeside buildings. The lake changes colour through the day to reflect blue in the morning, gold at noon and exquisite orange at sunset. This is a free day to explore or relax. Maybe explore Jag Mandir Island Palace or return to your hotel have dinner on the rooftop terrace which offers a restaurant with wonderful panoramic views of both the old city and the famous Pichola lake, where lights reflect romantically on the lake surface after the sun goes down.
Flight to Delhi: 1 h 15
Today you take a domestic flight back to Delhi to catch your international departure. If the schedule of your international flight allows, take the opportunity to make the last visits that are important to you or browse the bazaars to bring back gifts and sip a last Chai masala tea. Our services are coming to an end, and we hope you have royal memories to take with you. Do not hesitate to contact one of our North India travel experts who will be happy to answer your questions and your requests, and can make this trip customized to your desires.
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