Rajasthan, which is a true introduction to India, makes you feel like you’re in the world of the thousand and one Arabian nights. The secrets of the jungle, the immensity of the desert and the encounter with the proud Rajasthanis will astound children as well as grown-ups on this adventurous Rajasthan trip!
With its magnificent & luxurious Maharajas' palaces, its superb fortresses, its elegant “Havelis”, and its proud Rajput lords, Rajasthan is one of the most chivalrous regions in India. On a Rajasthan trip, a mosaic of landscapes await you, from the mildness of the wooded and green Aravalli mountains to the intense arid region of the Thar, its dunes and small villages emerging from the desert.
It’s also an incredible world with its peaceful inhabitants- Rebaris and Bishnois shepherds wearing hugely coloured turbans and the Gadulliya gipsies: nomadic blacksmiths or musicians...
Thanks to your private driver, during your Rajasthan trip you will have the freedom to follow the roads, from the Taj Mahal to Jodhpur, via the pink city- Jaipur. Far from the crowd of the metro cities, you will be fascinated by the amazing landscapes: sunrise on the dry desert where acacias trees seem to dance, lanes paved in stone and mud houses embellished with the statues of Ganesh, which bring luck. You will be amazed by the people of the countryside - women going to the wells, wearing their bright coloured saris, peppers drying in the sun, village festivals and turbaned musicians, temples of mysterious gods...and the list goes on!
A perfect holiday for...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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