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Quintessential Rajasthan

Overland tour visiting Taj Mahal and in-depth exploration of Rajasthan in-depth

16

Days

CULTURE

Trip highlights

Visiting the era of the Mughal empire and Sand dunes of Rajesthan

Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, is the quintessential Indian state. The walled cities, forts and palaces are a dramatic reminder of the rich cultural heritage and history of the region. Amazing legends of a bygone era relate to tales of romance and heroism of the Rajput warriors who ruled the region for nearly a thousand years. Our journey passes through the fairytale cities of Jaipur, Jodphur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer as well exploring the lesser known forts and palaces of Bundi, Chittaurgarh and Nimaj. We visit Maharajahs palaces, the ornate Havelis of Shekawati at Mandawa and explore the haunting beautiful sand dunes on a camel safari.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 1: Drive from Delhi – Agra
Travel overland to Agra, home to ’s most famous site, the majestic Taj Mahal. Also visit the nearby Red Fort.

Day 2: Drive to Bharatpur
From Agra, first stop at the fortified Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri. Continuing our journey by road, reach the city of Bharatpur where we visit the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, a World Heritage reserve containing over 350 different species of birds.

Days 3 & 4: Drive to Jaipur
Jaipur is the colourful capital of the state of Rajasthan, a vibrant and exciting town.Visit historic Amber fort, Old Bazaar, Hawa Mahal, better known as The Palace of the Wind.

Day 5: Drive to Bundi
Leave Jaipur in the morning for Bundi, a favorite of Rudyard Kipling. The town has remained one of the better kept secrets of Rajasthan and has a very relaxed atmosphere.

Day 6: Drive to Chittaurgarh
Fort & Udaipur From Bundi, head south towards Udaipur visiting Chittaurgarh Fort, en-route.

Day 7: Drive to Udaipur
The city of Udaipur is built around the shores of Lake Pichola with a wealth of fascinating temples, ornate palaces, and impressive havelis (merchant homes).

Day 8: Drive to Nimaj
Journey to Nimaj, surrounded by fields of millet and wheat fields, mud plastered houses linked by narrow pathways. Nimaj is a fascinating little village and our stay here is one of the highlights of the trip a we overnight in a heritage property full of old world charm. En-route visit Ranakpur temple complex.

Day 9: Drive to Jodhpur
Drive to Jodpur, visiting some of the villages, including Bishnois and Meghwas en-route.

Days 10 & 11: Drive to Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is an ancient trading town resembling a scene from the story of “A Thousand and One Nights”. The inhabitants still live in the narrow paved streets and alleyways of the town’s ancient fort.

Day 12: Drive to Bikaner
From Jaisalmer, drive through the desert to Bikaner in north west Rajasthan.

Day 13: In Jaisalmer
Camel Safari and camp in the desert

Day 14: In Jaisalmer
Camel Safari in the morning and return to Bikaneer for local sights. Overnight hotel

Day 15: Drive to Mandawa
Head off the beaten track to the small town of Mandawa. This small town is one of the most attractive of those in the Shekawati region. The region is noted for its wealthy merchants homes, with intricate decorated murals inside and outside of these homes.

Day 16: Drive to Delhi
It is about 5 hours of drive from Mandawa to Delhi. Arrive in the early afternoon and drop off at the hotel near the city or at the airport.

  • Group SizePrivate

  • MealsDaily breakfast and some meals

  • Trip AccommodationTourist standard 4 to 5* category

  • RouteDelhi – Agra - Bharatpur-Jaipur- Bundi-Udaipur-Nimaj-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Bikaner-Mandawa

  • Trip Type Overland Tour and camel safari

  • Trip SeasonsMid Sept til mid April

  • Best MonthsJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Prices & Dates

Cost Information
2240
2 Pax USD 2240 Per Person
4 Pax USD 1640 Per Person
Single Supplement USD 780
Single Person travelling 3590


Trip Dates:

Private Journeys for independent travel with your own dates.


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Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Quality A/c transport
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All transfers and sightseeing
  • Fully organised camel safari

Not included

  • Cameras Fees at sights if applicable
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
  • All other than those listed in above inclusions

Accommodations


Hotels in New Delhi

Hotels in Jaisalmer

Hotels in Bikaner

Hotels in Udaipur

Hotels in Bharatpur

Hotels in Bundi

Hotels in Jodhpur

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Trip Guide/Leader


  • Rajat Gupta

    Rajat Gupta

  • Gaurav Goyal

    Gaurav Goyal