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Royal Palaces & Lakes of Rajasthan

$1545

per person

This 13-day tour is a golden treat for everyone! Explore the history of Rajasthan and admire the beautiful features of its ancient royal era. The palaces in India’s Golden Triangle once housed some of the world’s wealthiest of families with lavish lifestyles many can only dream of. Be awed by the magnificent hilltop Mehrangrarh Fort and Amber Fort overlooking the cities below. Visit the amazing royal mausoleums of Taj Mahal and Humayan’s tomb.

The golden sands of the vast Thar Desert in Rajasthan is a true treasure waiting to be uncovered. Take part in a Camel Safari followed by bliss on the stunning lakes. Then be pampered at heritage hotels for a memorable old-world experience.

13 Days, 12 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Deogarh & Udaipur


TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

 ✦ Customizable Private Tour 
  • Delhi City Tour
  • Humayun’s Tomb*
  • Qutab Minar*
  • Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Cycle Rickshaw at Chandni Chowk Bazaar
  • Namaste Dinner
  • Agra Fort*
  • Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb
  • Taj Mahal* 
  • Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden)
  • Fatehpur Sikri* (City of Victory)
  • Keoladeo Ghana National Park*
  • Jantar Mantar*
  • Fabric Block Printing Demo
  • Jaipur City Tour
  • The Walled City of Jaipur*
  • Amber Fort*
  • Sheesh Mahal  (Palace of Mirrors)
  • Jaipur City Palace
  • Kheri Gate Step Well
  • Chokhi Dhani Village
  • Pushkar City Tour
  • Pushkar Lake
  • Brahma Temple
  • Camel Safari
  • Mehrangarh Fort*
  • Jodhpur City Tour
  • Bishnoi Village Safari
  • Deogarh Mahal
  • Ranakpur Temple
  • Deogarh Village Life
  • Udaipur City Tour & Palace Visit

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

MEHRANGARH FORT
Visit this hill top fort and enjoy the view of the walled city and its many iconic blue buildings.

INFLUENCES FROM THE ROYAL FAMILIES

Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most magnificent and largest forts in India. Mehrangarh is still run by the Jodhpur royal family and is packed with history, legends and panoramic views of the Blue City of Jodhpur.

GREAT FOR WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS

Jodhpur is a famous wedding destination, just ask Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra. Let’s not forget the magnificent Taj Mahal being one of the boldest and most romantic gestures that exists on this planet!

young Asian couple having fun at top floor in City Palace, Udaipur, India
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CHARMING OLD-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Step into glorious historic royal palaces to experience the lavish royal lifestyle. Then be pampered at heritage hotels with memorable old-world elegance and luxury. These hotels are furnished with every modern-day convenience coupled with the flawless hospitality of the staff members.


    1

    Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)

    Upon arriving at Delhi airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

    INDIA GATE
    A memorial to the British Indian Army, reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

    Qutub Minar tourist attraction

    QUTUB MINAR
    See the world’s tallest brick tower, can you tell it is tilted?

    2

    Delhi | Old and New Capital City

    Delhi is the capital of modern India. It has also been the capital of at least seven previous civilizations as well as the British Raj, and each has left behind a trail of monuments.
    Tour Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments and best example of Mughal architecture in India. We then visit Qutab Minar - the world’s tallest brick tower, and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. As we travel through both Old Delhi and New Delhi, don’t forget to add photographs of Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House), Parliament House and India Gate to your album.
    Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar on a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk. Followed by our group Namaste dinner.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Welcome Dinner

    JAMA MASJID
    Largest mosques in India built between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees.

    HUMAYUN'S TOMB
    This tomb has the significance of being the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. 

    SPICE MARKET
    Inhale the aromatic atmosphere in the labyrinthine spice market.

    3

    Delhi – Agra | The legendary Taj Mahal

    Departing Delhi, we make our way to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. This is our chance to size down (not up) the Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb, a Mughal era mausoleum often described as a "jewel box" or the "Baby Tāj".  This tomb has often been regarded as the inspiration for the Tāj Mahal.
    Later we visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth. Another must-see, we will view the Taj Mahal from the lesser known, and less crowded, Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden) just across the river.  Experience a breathtaking photo-op with a fully symmetrical view of the Taj Mahal!
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    TAJ MAHAL
    Catch a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the most beautiful building in the world.

    AGRA FORT
    A representative of the Mughal architectural tradition. 

    ITMAD-UD-DAULA TOMB
    Described as a "jewel box", and regarded as the inspiration for the Tāj Mahal.

    4

    Agra - Jaipur | Life In The Desert

    En route to Jaipur we visit the well-preserved former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for over four centuries. We will have a quick photo-op stop at the bird sanctuary of Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Visit Jantar Mantar which is an ancient open-air astronomical observatory and UNESCO world heritage site. Photo op at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), its high screen wall allowed the women of the royal household to observe street life without being seen. Later we watch a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing at a cotton weaving factory.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    FATEHPUR SIKRI 
    City of Victory where architectural styles converged into a new strain.

    THE OLD CITY OF JAIPUR
    Founded in 1727, it's famously known as “Pink City” for its trademark building color. 

    HAWA MAHAL (WIND PALACE) 
    Lattice windows for royal ladies to observe street life without being seen.

    5

    Jaipur | Tour of the Pink City, Step Well, Choki Dhani

    Visit the stunning 16th century Amber Fort - a sprawling Rajput construction, perched on a hillside overlooking the dusty plains, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples below.  Reaching its summit on a jeep (or request an elephant ride during reservation), we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior grounds including Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) with its interior embellished of reflective glass tiles.
    Visit Jaipur's City Palace, a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City with a series of temples, pavilions, gardens and palaces. Enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. If we have time, we'll marvel at a 16th century step well near Kheri Gate. The step well serves as the community well, gathering place and swimming hole.
    We spend the evening at a Rajasthani cultural village, Chokhi Dhani, with traditional performances of dancers & acrobats, snack stalls, paintings, costumes and tasty Rajasthani thali cuisine.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    Amer Fort USA to India Tour

    AMBER FORT
    The historic 16-century site that overlooks the picturesque Maota Lake in Jaipur.

    City Palace, Chandra Mahal Vacation Trip

    CHANDRA MAHAL
    Visit one of the palaces in City Palace that is the home of the current Maharajah of Jaipur

    Jal Mahal Tourist Attraction

    JAL MAHAL (WATER PALACE)
    The curious sight of a beautiful palace floating in the middle of Sagar Lake

     
    6

    Jaipur - Pushkar | Pushkar Lake, Gau Ghat, Camel Safari

    In Pushkar we witness the serious business of livestock trading. There are also plenty of market stalls with local wares on sale, including bracelets, clothing, and fabrics. Our sightseeing today includes Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple. Explore the golden sands of the vast Thar Desert in Rajasthan on your camel safari, a once in a lifetime adventure! The Aravalli Range has sandy fields, small dunes and beautiful hills with mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    Camel Safari, one of the major Tourist Attractions in India desert

    CAMEL
    Camels are the main transportation in the desert

    CAMEL SAFARI
    Explore the Thar Desert on a camel.

    7

    Pushkar - Jodhpur | The Blue City

    After breakfast, depart for Jodhpur. The rest of the day is free. Being on the edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is called the Gateway to Thar and is also known as the Blue City with many houses in the old city in shades of blue.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    Blue City of Jodhpur, Rajasthan

    JODHPUR, THE BLUE CITY OF RAJASTHAN
    The gateway to Thar Desert with iconic houses in shades of blue. A must see city for its history and culture

    8

    Jodhpur | Mehrangarh Fort, Bishnoi

    Today we see the Mehrangarh Fort, which was described by Rudyard Kipling as "the creation of angels, fairies and giants." Explore the old city on tuk-tuks as you pass by local artists, puppet makers and traditional spice markets. Then savor rustic Rajasthani life on a village safari to Bishnoi.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    MEHRANGARH FORT
    Visit this hill top fort and enjoy the view of the walled city and its many iconic blue buildings.

    9

    Jodhpur – Deogarh | Deogarh Mahal, Ranakpur Temple

    Begin with a drive to the charming village of Deogarh. See the Deogarh Mahal which perches on top of the Aravalli Hills. This romantic fortified palace impresses with its marvelous central courtyard and its array of battlements, domes, turrets, overhanging enclosed balcony. Next is a visit to Ranakpur Temple, a famous 15th century Jain temple on the western side of the Aravalli Range. This marble temple has a 48,000 sq ft basement and more than 1,400 exquisitely carved pillars.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    RANAKPUR JAIN TEMPLE
    A quiet reflection in the beautiful marble Ranakpur Jain Temple

    RANAKPUR JAIN TEMPLE COMPLEX
    A famous 15th century Jain temple on the western side of the Aravalli Range.

    10

    Deogarh | Village Tour

    Explore the intricate mosaic of rural and Royal Deogarh in her colorful villages and understand the ancient bond of the feudal lords with their subjects.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    DEOGARH MAHAL
    Be pampered at Luxurious heritage hotels for a memorable old world experience

    11

    Deogarh – Udaipur | Lake Pichola

    Drive to Lake City of Udaipur which is an oasis in the desert of Rajasthan. Udaipur has one of most romantic settings in Rajasthan snuggling the tranquil Lake Pichola and the purple ridges of the Aravalli Range. Fantastical palaces, temples, traditional mansions and colorful, bustling bazaars dot the city and timeless streets.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    UDAIPUR CITY PALACE
    Udaipur is on the shore of Lake Pichola. The City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace built in 16th century.

    12

    Udaipur | City Tour

    We take a city tour of this walled city renowned for its palaces. We start with the 16th-century granite and marble City Palace. This is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and is made up of eleven different mahals (palaces). Part of the palace is now a museum.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    UDAIPUR CITY PALACE
    Check out the balconies, cupolas towering and arches that blend medieval European and Chinese architecture.

    Udaipur City Palace in the Mewar Dynasty

    PEACOCK COURTYAR
    One of the many courtyards inside Udaipur City Palace showcases mosaics of royal weddings.

    13

    Depart Udaipur – Delhi or Mumbai

    After breakfast, the tour comes to an end. Transfer to Udaipur airport and fly to Delhi (DEL) or Mumbai (BOM) international airport for your flight home.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotel Information

    We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.
    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class 
    DelhiCall
    AgraCall  
    JaipurCall
    PushkarCall  
    JodhpurCall  
    DeogarhCall  
    UdaipurCall  
     

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing 

    Private Tour, Daily departure except Wednesday

    YearTour DatesComfort PremiumLuxury
    2020Jan 10 to Mar 31Call$2,140$2,310
    2020Apr 1 to Sep 30Call$1,545$2,020
    2020Oct 1 to Dec 15Call$2,140$2,310
    2021Jan 10 to Mar 31Call$2,140$2,310
    2021Apr 1 to Sep 30Call$1,620$2,120
    2021Oct 1 to Dec 15Call$2,245$2,425

    Private Tour Price Details

    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
    • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

    Deposit

    • ‣ A deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking. Full payment to be made 90 days prior to departure date.
    • ‣ Domestic Airfare - Udaipur to Delhi from $47 or Udaipur to Mumbai from $32. Exact fare varies depending on actual booking date

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest airport is DEL (Indira Gandhi International Airport).
    • ‣ Domestic Airfare (Udaipur to Delhi from $47,  Udaipur to Mumbai from $32) - Exact fare varies depending on actual booking date
    • ‣ Contact us for more details and pricing.
     

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

    Exclusions

    • ‣ International and Domestic Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels