Taste of Rajasthan - Rajasthan for beginners
12Nights / 13Days covering Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra
Magnificent palaces, camel safaris, colorful cities and quaint desert villages make Rajasthan and her regal history an intriguing place.
Accommodation for 12 nights (on a twin-sharing basis)
Meals: Breakfast in all destinations
All internal flights on economy class (If any)
All standard and special activities through out the trip
All airport and hotel transfers
An air conditioned Vehicle with chauffeur throughout your travel in India
Flexible sightseeing with an English-speaking, Private Local Tour Guide in Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra.
All entrance fees and activities when accompanied by our tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes.
Walking tour of Old Delhi with Rickshaw ride.
Spend most of the nights in beautiful Heritage hotels & expereince the real luxury.
Sun set camel safari at Sum sand dunes at Jaisalmer
Special walking tour of Spice market of Jodhpur city.
Romantic sun set cruise of Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
Evening cultural dance performance at Kalakriti Agra
Visit to beautiful Abhaneri Step well enroot Jaipur with camel cart ride (Seasonal).
Elephant ride at Amber fort, Jaipur
Folk dance performance at Jaipur hotel
Your best friend is your Driver who will be with you through out the trip, avoid commission shopping - politely saying NO to the guide will work. Exploring Food and culture will be your best memory.
Do not forget to tip your driver in the end.
Day 01 :- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02 :- Delhi - Mandawa/Shekhawati.
Drive to Mandawa. Visit the famous Shekhavati villages, full of beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions. This entire area is like an open air gallery. Overnight in Mandawa or one of the Shekhawati villages.
Day 03 :- Mandawa - Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 04 :- Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the Day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 06 :- Jaisalmer
Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 07 :- Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 08 :- Jodhpur - Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight Udaipur .
Day 09 :- Udaipur
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 10 :- Udaipur - Pushkar
Drive to PUSHKAR. Ajmer was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century & is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. In Pushkar, visit the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Overnight Pushkar.
Day 11 :- Pushkar - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Pink city of India, get some orientation of the city and spend time in Jaipur markets indulge in colors and food. Evening free to rest and relax. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 12 :- Pushkar - Jaipur
Morning proceed for city tour of Jaipur visiting the Amber Fort -the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, & the Observatory . Drive past Hawa Mahal& through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 12 :- Jaipur - Agra
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Overnight Agra.
Day 13 :- Agra - Delhi International Airport drop.
Drive to Delhi airport in time to return flight. No hotel.
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A taste of Rajasthan - Exotic route
This tour operates through out the year.
15th April until 15th September every year is considered LOW season, and 16th September until 14th April every year is HIGH season for India.