Rajasthan Rural & Regal Tailor-made

India

Rajasthan Rural & Regal Tailor-made

This is a journey of exploration: delve into the life and culture of the people of fascinating Rajasthan. Forts, palaces, awe-inspiring monuments, simple villages all make Rajasthan a vivid and evocative destination. This tour gives a truly comprehensive insight into Rajasthan.

16 days from £3,059.00 per person
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Manvar - Rohetgrah - Rawla Narlai - Udaipur - Mumbai

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Day 1: To Delhi

Fly from Heathrow to Delhi on direct British Airways flight.

Day 2: Delhi

Morning arrival in Delhi. Afternoon sightseeing of Old Delhi including an exhilarating cycle rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid through the bustling Chandni Chowk and it’s back roads, which were the centre of the city Shah Jehanabad in the Mughal times. Finally continue onto the Raj Ghat- Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site, before returning to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Maidens. B

Accommodation: Hotel Maidens

Day 3: To Agra

Morning sightseeing of vibrant New Delhi including the impressive Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and the India Gate. Afternoon drive to Agra. Two nights at Hotel Trident. B

Accommodation: Hotel Trident, Agra

Day 4: Agra

Enchanting dawn visit to the Taj Mahal, an eternal symbol of love. After breakfast visit Agra Fort, where Shah Jehan, imprisoned by his son, spent his last days gazing at his beloved’s Mausoleum. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. B

Day 5: To Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri

Morning drive to Jaipur en route visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. This World Heritage Site still retains its magnificence and grandeur. Also see en route the Abhaneri Stepwell built in 800 AD. Two nights at the Samode Haveli. B

Accommodation: Samode Haveli

Day 6: Jaipur

Morning drive to the outstanding Amber Fort. Don’t miss the Hall of Mirrors – it’s said one small candle could light the whole room with its reflection dancing from mirror to mirror. Afternoon take a city tour visiting the City Palace complex, amazing Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory and the delightful Palace of Winds. B

Day 7: To Mandawa

Morning drive to Mandawa. Afternoon sightseeing of the village with its delightful fresco festooned Havelis once owned by rich Merchants. Overnight at Alsisar Mahal. B

Accommodation: Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

Day 8: To Bikaner

After breakfast drive to Bikaner. Afternoon sightseeing includes the magnificent Junagarh Fort - a mighty bastion protecting the land from both invader and the encroaching Great Thar Desert. Overnight at the Laxmi Niwas Palace. B

Accommodation: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner

Day 9: To Jaisalmer

Morning drive deep into the heart of the desert to Jaisalmer. Two nights at Rawalkot.

Day 10: Jaisalmer

Morning visit the inhabited hilltop fortress and roam the streets finding hidden corners where the delightful frescoes adorn the beautiful merchant houses. Jaisalmer was a strategic town on the ancient caravan routes and is awash with history and intrigue. Afternoon excursion to the Sam sand dunes, watch the sun disappearing on the horizon and experience a camel ride. B

Day 11: To Manvar

Morning drive to Manvar. Afternoon visit a local village to see their unique way of life. Overnight at Manvar Desert Camp. B, L, D

Day 12: To Rohetgarh via Jodhpur

After an early breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Visit the 15th C. Meherangarh Fort soaring above the city, with its delightful insight into the life and times of the ruling family. Also visit the quiet Jaswant Thada - a marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Continue driving to Rohet. Overnight at Rohetgarh Fort. B

Accommodation: Rohetgarh Fort

Day 13: To Rawla Narlai

Morning drive to the charming oasis of Rawla Narlai. In the afternoon wander the streets of the local village. Overnight at Fort Rawla. B

Day 14: To Udaipur via Ranakpur

Morning drive to Udaipur en route visiting the beautifully carved marble 15th C. Jain Temples of Ranakpur. The sensitivity of the carving on the 200 hundred pillars is astonishing. Two nights at Hotel Trident. B

Accommodation: Hotel Trident, Agra

Day 15: Udaipur

Morning sightseeing of Udaipur includes the City Palace Complex, the Jagdish Temple and the leafy Gardens of Maids of Honour- once only open to royal ladies. Afternoon at leisure to explore this captivating city further. B

Day 16: To Mumbai

Morning fly to Mumbai. Afternoon sightseeing of this pulsating city including the Prince of Wales Museum, Crawford Market and Dhobi Ghats. Overnight at The Marine Plaza Hotel

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Accommodation: Marine Plaza Hotel

Day 17: To London

Fly to London Heathrow on British Airways flight.

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Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£3,059.00
Cost includes:
  • International & internal flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast throughout. Full board at Manvar Desert Camp.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL Bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

What our clients say

Please pass on to Indus Travel heartfelt thanks for the holiday of a lifetime. My sisters and I could not have been better looked after from start to finish. Everywhere we visited we felt completely safe and secure with the knowledge that we were being taken care of.

Brenda Frances and Valerie - India Holiday