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Royal Palaces & Lakes of Rajasthan

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This 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. Awe at the magnificent hilltop Mehrangrarh Fort, Amber Fort and Chittorgarh 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 are a true treasure waiting to be uncovered. Soak in the history of the desert kingdom by exploring the ancient trading centers, their forts and Jain temples in yellow sandstone. Take part in a Camel Safari and a sunset dinner on the sand dunes followed by bliss on the stunning lakes.

16 Days, 15 Nights: Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra
📣   Special Offer Ends Dec 4         

 

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

TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

 ✦ Customizable Private Tour 
  • Delhi City Tour
  • Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Cycle Rickshaw at Chandni Chowk Bazaar
  • Spice Market
  • Humayun’s Tomb*
  • Mandwa City Tour
  • Bikaner City Tour
  • Junagarh Fort
  • Lalgarh Palace
  • Jaisalmer City Tour
  • Jaisalmer Fort*
  • Bada Bagh (Grand Garden)
  • Sunset Sand Dune Dinner
  • Jodhpur City Tour
  • Mehrangarh Fort*
  • Rajasthani Dinner (at the Fort)
  • Ranakpur Temple
  • Eklingji Temple
  • Nagda Temple
  • Udaipur City Tour
  • Udaipur City Palace
  • Jagdish
  • Sahelion-ki-Bari (Garden of Maidens)
  • Lake Pichola Cruise
  • Chittorgarh Fort*
  • Camel Safari
  • Pushkar City Tour
  • Pushkar Lake
  • Brahma Temple
  • Rajasthani Cultural Village, Chokhi Dhani
  • Jaipur City Tour
  • The Walled City of Jaipur*
  • Amber Fort*
  • Sheesh Mahal  (Palace of Mirrors)
  • Jaipur City Palace
  • Jantar Mantar*
  • Fatehpur Sikri* (City of Victory)
  • Chand Baori Step Well
  • Taj Mahal* 
  • Agra Fort*
  • Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Early Morning at Taj Mahal, Agra

NOTABLE ARCHITECTURE FROM A GLORIOUS PAST

Famous for its many historical monuments and the architectural skills involved, each historical monument possesses great history with its own specific identity. India’s many past rulers have left behind numerous forts, palaces and fine architecture. Many royal palaces and forts are UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

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.

MEHRANGARH FORT
Visit this hill top fort and enjoy the view of the walled city and its many iconic blue buildings.
young Asian couple having fun at top floor in City Palace, Udaipur, India

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!


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

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 have left behind a trail of monuments.
Explore the beautiful chaos of both Old and New Delhi, including Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Experience a bustling local bazaar on a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk and visit Khari Baoli (Spice Market). Next is Humayun’s Tomb of the Mughal Emperor. Photo op at Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s Residence) and India Gate.
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

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 – Mandawa

After breakfast we drive to Mandawa and check-in at your hotel. The afternoon is free. This evening we enjoy a magic show at the hotel.
Mandawa is a busy market town.  It was fortified in the 18th century by the wealthy merchant families of Rajasthan. These businessmen also constructed many havelis (mansions) and commissioned artists to paint the walls with elaborate, unique and richly colored designs.
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   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch
4

Mandawa – Bikaner | Half Day City Tour

After breakfast we explore streets that are lined with richly painted houses, each with its own unique medieval charm. Visit Murmuria Haveli, Harlalka Well, Hanuman Prasea, Goenka Haveli and the Open Air Art Gallery.
In the afternoon we drive to Bikaner for your overnight stay at this 16th century major trading center.
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

PAINTED MANSIONS
Exquisite frescoes showcase folk mythology and travel memories in Mandawa.

EAST MEETS WEST
Travel memories of 18th-Century rich merchant.

5

Bikaner - Jaisalmer | Half Day City Tour

After breakfast, a half-day Bikaner city tour. Bikaner is a fortified city in the desert on the ancient caravan routes that originated from Africa and West Asia.  Visit Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and a Jain Temple. After lunch, check-out and drive to Jaisalmer.
After lunch, check-out. Enter the Thar Desert by road on your way to Jaisalmer which was an important trading center for many centuries.
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    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

JUNAGRAH FORT
A large 16th century fort containing many palaces, temples and pavilions.

PALACES IN JUNAGRAH FORT
Anup Mahal with red and gold lacquered walls, carved balcony windows and carved lattice screens.

6

Jaisalmer | Half Day City Tour, Sand Dune Sunset Dinner

Breakfast and then a half-day Jaisalmer city tour. Visit Jaisalmer Fort (Golden Fort), Bada Bagh, Patwon ki Haveli, the magical Gadisar Lake, a palatial mansion Nathmalji ki Haveli and Jain temples that are architectural dreams in yellow sandstone.
Afternoon excursion to the Silver Gold Sand Dunes of Sam. You’ll be mesmerized by the vast expanse of the golden sands and enjoy a sunset dinner while Rajasthani musicians play haunting tunes. Return to Jaisalmer this evening.
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

JAISALMER FORT
A massive sandcastle rising from the sandy plains like a mirage from a bygone era.

BADA BAGH (GRAND GARDEN)
This garden complex houses chhatris or royal cenotaphs of the Maharajas of Jaisalmer state.

SAND DUNE, THAR DESERT
At sunset the sand gives a golden hue to the surroundings with Rajasthani music to set just the right tone for a romantic experience.

7

Jaisalmer - Jodhpur | Half Day City Tour

After breakfast we check-out and depart for Jodhpur.  Being on the edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is called the Gateway to Thar. It is also known as the Blue City with many houses in the old city in shades of blue.
This afternoon we start our half-day city tour. Visit Mehrangarh Fort which was described by Rudyard Kipling as "the creation of angels, fairies and giants." Within the fort walls are royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms. We also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorial built in 1899. The evening wraps up with a traditional Rajasthani Vegetarian Dinner at Mehrangarh Fort.
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

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

Blue City of Jodhpur, Rajasthan

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

8

Jodhpur - Udaipur | Ranakpur Temple

After breakfast, check-out and drive to Udaipur. En-route we visit Rankapur Jain 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.
Continue 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 its 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  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

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.

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

9

Udaipur | City Tour, Sunset Cruise

This morning we explore the outskirts of Udaipur and visit the fascinating 16th century Eklingji temple complex in Kailashpuri and Nagda (an early Mewar capital).
In the afternoon we take a city tour of this walled city renowned for its palaces. We start with the 16th century granite and marble Udaipur 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.
Then we continue to Jagdish and Sahelion-ki-Bari (Garden of the Maidens). Take a photo whilst wearing a traditional Rajasthani outfit!
Followed by a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola with unforgettable views of Udaipur City Palace, and two palaces on their own islands namely Jag Mandir (Lake Garden Palace) and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace).
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

LAKE PALACE
A former summer palace of the royal dynasty of Mewar.

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.

10

Udaipur | Chittorgarh Fort

Drive to Chittorgarh for a full day excursion.
Visit the massive ruins of Chittorgarh Fort which sits atop a hill that rises abruptly from the plains with defensive walls augmented on all sides by 500 ft cliffs. Return to Udaipur for the night.
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   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

CHITTORGRAH FORT 
Explore the massive Chittorgarh Fort and the Tower of Victory

11

Udaipur - Pushkar | Camel Safari

Check-out and drive to Pushkar today. This afternoon we 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  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch
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.

12

Pushkar - Jaipur | Pushkar Lake, Rajasthani Culture Village

This morning we visit Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake. And then drive to Jaipur. In the afternoon we visit local bazaars and do some shopping.
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

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

13

Jaipur | The Pink City Of Jaipur

A full day city tour. 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 with reflective glass tiles.
Visit Jaipur’s City Palace, an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City with a series of temples, pavilions, gardens and palaces. Jantar Mantar is an ancient open-air astronomical observatory crafted in stone and marble, and a UNESCO world heritage site.
Enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. 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.
  • 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
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

 
14

Jaipur – Agra | Life In The Desert

Check-out and drive Agra. En-route we see Chand Baori in Abhaneri, which is the largest and deepest step well in the world. This incredible well has a staggering 3,500 steps and is 13 stories deep. Visit the ghostly former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory), which has been deserted for over four centuries. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore.
We continue the drive to Agra.
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  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

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

CHAND BAORI
Built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. 

15

Agra | The Legendary Taj Mahal

Wake up early today for a sunrise visit to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz who tragically died in childbirth in 1631. Followed by breakfast.
Visit Agra Fort (Red Fort), a 16th-century Mughal fortress which also contains the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It offers splendid views across the river towards the Taj Mahal. Then let’s size down to visit the Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb, the "Baby Tāj”, a Mughal era mausoleum.
This afternoon is free.
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.

16

Agra – Delhi

After breakfast we drive to Delhi and check-in (day-room) at the hotel.  In the late evening we transfer to Delhi international airport (DEL) 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.  
Destination Comfort Class  Premium Class  Luxury Class 
Delhi Redfox Aerocity
Mandawa Mandawa Haveli
Bikaner Heritage Resort
Jaisalmer Gorbandh Palace
Jodhpur Zone By The Park  
Udaipur Hilltop Palace  
Pushkar Brahma Horizon  
Jaipur Golden Tulip
Agra Mansingh Palace  
Delhi Redfox Aerocity
  • Lemon Tree Aerocity
 

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 

📣   Special Offer 15% Discount Ends Dec 4, 2020. Tours must be Completed by End of 2021. Discount Applies during Booking.

Private Tour, Daily departure except Friday

Year Tour Dates Comfort Premium Luxury
2021 Jan 5 to Mar 31 $3,600 $4,015 $5,250
2021 Apr 1 to Sep 30 $3,330 $3,450 $4,360
2021 Oct 1 to Dec 20 $3,720 $4,060 $5,510
2022 Jan 5 to Dec 20 Call Call Call

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, and ultra-luxury hotels 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 and full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure date.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.
  • ‣ 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