Land of Maharaja

19 days / 18 nights

Best Season from November till end of March

Rajasthan is the most vibrant and colourful state of India. Vast legacy of Forts & Palaces of erstwhile Maharajas, Rajasthan is adorned by wide spread desert. Colourful dresses of Rajasthani people scintillate the charm of this arid zone. A trip to Rajasthan satiates you with innumerable memories for a long time. This tour is meant for those who like to have some adventure in Rajasthan instead of touring in a bus all the time. Programme includes camel safari in Thar desert, trekking in Aravali Hills and a visit to Wildlife National Park while we make sure not to miss on other fascinating highlights of Rajasthan. We go deep interior of Rajasthan where we meet tribals, artisans at work and the village life. In short this programme offers Rajasthan normal way and much more!

Temple in India

Temple in India

Day 1 DELHI

Arrival in Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Combined sightseeing of Old & New Delhi, visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Shanti Van, Humayun Tomb, President House, India Gate and Qutab Minar. Overnight in Deli

Day 2 DELHI / SHEKHAWATI

Drive 240 km / 6 hr to Mukundgarh. After check in visit Shekhawati region which is famous for its havelis dating back to 18th century. Walls and ceilings and roofs have been painted in vegetable and stone colours so beautifully that some people call it an Open Art Gallery of Rajasthan. Overnight in Shekhawati.

Day 3 SHEKHAWATI / BIKANER

Drive 240 km / 6 hr to Bikaner, a desert town with its superb fort located in the north of Rajasthan. The town has an atmospheric old city and some wonderful Jain temples besides the fort. After check in to the hotel proceed for sightseeing visiting Junagarh Fort, Ganga Jublee Museum and the old market. Overnight in Bikanar.

Jaisalmer Fort Rajasthan

 Day 4 – Day 5 BIKANER / JAMBA

Camel Safari between Bikaner and Jamba through the desert. Overnight in Camp.

 Day 6 JAMBA / JAISALMER

Drive 200 km / 4 hr to Jaisalmer which is one of the last princely bastions in the region. Visit Jaisal Fort, Jain Temples built in 1156 AD and some of the most exotic and magnificent Havelis like Patwon ki Haveli and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Jodhpur Fort Rajasthan

Day 7 JAISALMER / JODHPUR

Drive 330 km / 7 hr to Jodhpur which is one of the most distinctive princely states of Rajasthan. After check in to the hotel we proceed for the sightseeing visiting Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459, Jaswant Thada and Mahamandir. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 8 JODHPUR / RANAKPUR

Drive 195 km / 4 hr to Ranakpur. Afternoon visit Ranakpur Jain Temples, a marvel of Indian architecture. Built in 15th century, there are 1444 pillars in the temples and none of them look alike. Overnight in Ranakpur.

Day 9 – Day 10 RANAKPUR / GHANERAO

Trekking in Aravali Hills which finishes in Ghanerao. Enroute we also visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, a huge stone baston which stands atop the hill and is entered through the spiked gates. Fort wall covers miles over the hill side. Overnight is one night in simple hotel and one night in Ghanerao Royal Castle.

Indian Dancer

Indian Dancer

Day 11 GHANERAO / UDAIPUR

Drive 90 km / 2 hr to Udaipur and visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari – the garden of Maids of honour, Pratap Memorial, Fatehsagar and Lake Pichhola. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 12 UDAIPUR / PUSHKAR

After breakfast drive 270 km / 7 hr to Pushkar which is an important pilgrim centre for Hindus and has a Holy Lake around many bathing Ghats and Brahma temple. Pushkar is world famous for its Camel Fair when the town is thronged with tribal people from all over Rajasthan, pilgrims from all over India, film makers and tourists from all over the world. In the afternoon we walk to Brahma Temple and local market. Overnight in Pushkar.

Jal Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan

Day 13 PUSHKAR / JAIPUR

Early morning walk for about an hour to Savitri temple for the sunrise. The temple is perched atop the hill from where we also get the view of the Pushkar town with Lake and the surrounding desert. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Thereafter drive 150 km / 3 hr to Jaipur which is popularly known as the pink City because of the pink paint applied to the buildings in its old walled city. In Rajput culture pink was traditionally a colour associated with hospitality. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 14 JAIPUR

We proceed for the city sightseeing after breakfast. In the morning we make an excursion to Amber Fort, once capital of the Jaipur State, where you go up the Fort on elephant back. Thereafter, we drive back to the city and visit City Palace, Observatory, Wind Palace and local bazaars. Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Hawa Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan

Day 15 JAIPUR / SAWAI MADHOPUR

After breakfast drive 185 km / 4 hr to Sawai Madhopur. On arrival we have afternoon park ride to visit Ranthambore National Park. The Park is spread over 400 sq km and the wildlife that can be found here include herbivores like deers, sambars, cheetal, bue bull, tiger etc. Chances of seeing a tiger are better due to scanty forest. Overnight in Madhopur.

Day 16 SAWAI MADHOPUR / KARAULI

In the morning we do one round of the Park and thereafter drive 110 km / 3 hr to Karauli, a quaint township founded in 1348. You can experience a serene rural environment here while walking through the village market apart visiting City Palace and Kaila Devi Temple. Overnight in Bhanwar Vilas Palace.

Day 17 KARAULI / FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA After breakfast drive 230 km / 6 hr to Agra, the city of Taj Mahal. Enroute visit the sand stone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival in Agra we visit world famous Taj Mahal which is built by Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. It took 22 years and 20,000 people to build the Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.

Day 18 AGRA / DELHI

Drive 210 km / 5 hr to Delhi. Enroute visit Sikandara Fort which is a splendid mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 19 DELHI / DEPARTURE

Transfer to international airport for onward departure.

Cost per package: from £890.00 GBP per person

Package price includes: accommodation in double/twin sharing room, breakfasts, transport according to the programme, English speaking driver- guide, admission fees for sightseeing spots listed in itinerary, taxes.

Price does not include: international flights, personal travel insurance, optional tips, visa fee (if required), meals not mentioned in itinerary, drinks/other personal expenses.
• Single supplement upon the request.
• Deposit of 20% will be required at the time of confirmation.

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