Tigers, Dunes and Palaces

North India - India - Rajasthan - Your tailor-made trip

Day 1

Welcome to India!
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 Rajasthan trip. Arrive at your hotel and either start to explore Delhi or have a rest to prepare for your in India. If you have time, this evening you can proceed to absorb the Sikh Culture at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, which is a Sikh Temple in central Delhi. Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
Day 2

210 km - 4h by road
Today you set off for Agra. Upon arrival, proceed to visit the impressive Red Fort, the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, known as the 'Baby Taj' and do not forget to glimpse the stunning view of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh. The visit is a great peek into the wonder of Indian architecture before your visit to the Taj Mahal. After sightseeing, relax at your hotel in Agra.
Day 3

250 km - 5/6 h drive
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise before the bustling crowds and enjoy the grandeur and beauty of the iconic monument - a highlight of your Rajasthan trip! After breakfast, we will drive to the Pink City of Jaipur. En route, you can visit the ruined heritage town of Fatehpur Sikri and the magnificent Abhaneri Stepwells. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4

The Pink City
In the morning, set off to explore the Pink City starting with the majestic Amber Fort. In the afternoon, continue to visit the key city monuments such as the Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and the Palace of Winds. You can also enjoy shopping in the colourful local street markets, also known as 'bazaars'. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5

150 km - 4 h drive
In the morning, you will be driven to Ranthambhore and transferred to your hotel. Later in the day, you will enter the stunning Ranthambore National Park, full of exciting flora and fauna, to visit the impressive Ranthambore Fort. Enjoy a leisurely evening at the hotel.
Day 6

Tiger spotting!
Early in the morning, set off for Ranthambore National Park in a Jeep. The biggest national park of Rajasthan shelters a large number of wild animals such as birds, sambar deer, monkeys and tigers. Its small lakes house several crocodiles, makes this park a wholesome adventurous experience. The morning is considered the best time to spot the animals - if you're lucky you might even see some tigers! Return back to the hotel to rest. After lunch, return to the park to continue discovering the animals. (Full board, all meals included).
Day 7

140 km - 4h drive
After breakfast, drive to Bundi. On arrival, you explore the small town of Bundi and visit Taragarh Fort and the Palace which houses some magnificent frescoes relating the life of Krishna. You then walk through the small lively town, punctuated by temples and bazaars.
Day 8

150 km - 4 h drive
In the morning drive to Chittorgarh. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and proceed to visit Chittorgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive forts in Rajasthan, with a bloody and intriguing history. In the evening, why not try some local specialities?
Day 9

120 km - 3h drive
This morning, take a beautiful road that winds through the Aravalli Mountains to Udaipur,  known as "the Venice of the East". Along the way, enjoy the fabulous landscape that hides buffalo wells, fields and ancestral farming techniques. Check-in to your Haveli hotel. In the evening attend a Rajasthani Folk Dance show at Bagore Ki Haveli. You end the day with a lakeside dinner that offers fascinating view of the City Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10

Venice of the East
Explore the highlights of Udaipur, nicknamed the “Venice of the East” by visiting the City Palace, Sahelion Ki Bari and Jagdism Temple. Don't forget to explore the Gangour Ghats situated just a 5-minute walk from the temple. Later in the afternoon, you can take a boat ride on Lake Pichola which is worth the experience.
Day 11

125 km - 3h drive
Today, set off in the direction of the village of Ghanerao, located at the foot of the Aravalli Mountains. Upon arrival check-in to your fort hotel. Stroll through this traditional village with its narrow cobbled streets and rustic whitewashed houses. Don't forget to try the local Rajasthani cuisine in this town to treat your taste buds!
Day 12

The Blue City
Early in the morning set out for Jodhpur, nicknamed "The Blue City". Check-in to your hotel; an Indian mansion, reminiscent of the romance of the bygone era, which has been converted into a hotel by Maharaj Bharat Singh. Later in the day, visit the old town, beginning with the Clock Tower and the Sardar Market.
Day 13

110 km - 2h drive
After a hearty breakfast, you visit the must-see Fort Mehrangarh with your guide, 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. Later drive towards Manvar and your desert camp in the middle of the dunes. Enjoy a camel ride through the desert before settling down to enjoy a hearty dinner and overnight at your very own desert camp.
Day 14

2h drive; 1h30 flight to Delhi
In the morning, leave your magical desert camp and drive to Jodhpur where you will be dropped off at the domestic airport to catch your afternoon flight to Delhi. On arrival, you will be picked up by your driver and brought to your hotel in Delhi. If not too tired, why don't you set out to find some delicious Indian specialities for dinner?
Day 15

Bye bye Delhi!
You have time for one last Masala before your driver takes you to the airport for your flight home. Our services end here.

We wish you a safe flight home and hope you enjoyed your Rajasthan trip!

If you would like to extend your stay, your Shanti Travel Expert will be more than happy to add additional modules to this program.

Travel conditions

  • 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.
  • Local SIM card with calling and internet facilty.
  • Accommodation in comfort hotels with breakfast.
  • Luxury camp stay at Thar Desert on half board.
  • Taj Mahal Entrance fee.
  • Taj Mahal visit w/ guide.
  • Two jeep safaris at Ranthambore National Park Rajasthani. 
  • Folk Dance show at Udaipur. 
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola. 
  • Mehrangarh Fort visit w/ guide. 
  • Camel ride at Thar desert. 
  • Domestic flight between Jodhpur and Delhi.
  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program without guide.
  • Repatriation fees, should they be required.
  • Main meals (except if mentioned in detailed itinerary).
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Tips.
Garance
Garance Travel Expert North India - India - Rajasthan This is a true introduction to India: this Rajasthan trip is perfect for families with children of all ages. The secrets of the jungle, the safari in Ranthambore, the immensity of the Thar Desert and the meeting with the proud Rajasthanis will excite both young and old!
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