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Royal Rajasthan and Taj 14 Days

Royal Heritage tour of Rajasthan

Trip Price From US$ 2250 | See Details

Trip AccommodationHotels and Palaces

Group Sizeprivate

MealsFirst meals of day and dinners at few places

RouteDelhi-Mandawa-Bikaner- Jaisalmer-Jodpuur-Udaipur- Pushkar-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi (Departure)

Trip Type Culture Tour

Price Code : Markup: DUA13/250/300

Rajasthan, the Land of the Kings, is where countless Rajput warriors once ruled tiny kingdoms in the desert. The palaces and fortresses that stand unto this day reflect a rich legacy of history, romance and legend. In fact, Rajasthan is India at her colorful and exotic best. Men with turbans and their soup straining moustaches. Women in their bright long skirts with mirror-work and chunky silver jewelry. And a way of life that passionately holds on to its rich traditions. Now, imagine combining such an experience with a viewing of the Taj, and you know what the Royal Rajasthan and the Taj tour has in store for you.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at Delhi Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport you will be met by Windhorse representative. Due to flight schedule you will probably arrive at the hotel after midnight local time.
Overnight at Hotel Hanz Plaza or similar

Day 02: Explore City (B) A full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. Included in Old Delhi are its markets and mosques, the Red Fort and Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. While in New Delhi, you will visit Humayun’s Tomb, the predecessor of the Taj Mahal, the 12th Century Qutub Minar, the Parliament House and India Gate.
Overnight at Hotel Hanz Plaza or similar

Day 03: Shekhawati region (B/D) By surface transport for Mandawa, a small and busy market town that came into being in the 18th Century, and was subsequently fortified by merchant families. Today, it has some of the finest painted havelis (traditional mansions) in the region.
Overnight in Hotel Alsisar Mahal or similar

Day 04: Camel’s and Haveli’s (B) Drive to Bikaner. Once a busy trade centre, Bikaner was frequented by the legendary caravans that strung out across the desert to West Asia and Africa. The afternoon half-day tour will take you around this fortified city perched above the rocky desert from where you will see camels and temples, and witness a rich mixture of local music, dance, art and wildlife. Also worth a visit are Junagarh Fort and the Camel breeding farm.
Overnight at Hotel Lallgarh Palace or similar

Day 05: Golden City (B) Drive to Jaisalmer , where the ‘Golden City’ awaits you with its desert fortress whose stone ramparts glint like gold by the setting sun. A city that is unrivalled in its magic, romance and exotic beauty. Check in at the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Gorbandh Palace or similar

Day 06: Camel Ride on Sand Dunes (B) Enjoy a morning tour of the city, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156. Once the capital of the Bhari Rajputs, the walled city of Jaisalmer harbours narrow, cobblestone alleys where mansions can be seen with their intricate latticework and stone carvings. About a quarter of the old city’s population resides within the walls of the Jaisalmer Fort, which has 99 bastions around its circumference. A fascinating place to wander around during the day. And in the evening, you will have a special viewing of Jaisalmer’s famed sand dunes on the back of a camel.
Overnight at Hotel Gorbandh Palace or similar

Day 07: Blue city – The Jodhpur (B) After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, Rajasthan’s second largest city that stands at the edge of the Thar Desert. Home of India’s most spectacular fortress-palace, the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rajput clan of Rathore rulers. In the Mehrangarh Fort, you will see battle-scarred walls, courtyards and palaces, and get an incredible view of the modern city of Jodhpur. While in the city, you will also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in the 19th Century. A trip to Jodhpur is not complete without a visit to the magnificent Umaid Bhavan Palace. Another must-do is a foray into the colourful local markets to experience the bustle of everyday life in Jodhpur.
Overnight at Hotel Park Plaza or similar

Day 08: Famous Jain temple & City of Lakes (B) Drive to Udaipur, en-route visiting the famed Ranakpur Jain Temple, one of the biggest and most important pilgrimage sites for the Jain community in India, and an extremely beautiful complex for travelers to visit.
Overnight at Hotel Udai Kothi or similar

Day 09: City ride and Lake Cruise (B) After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the Lake City of Udaipur, a wonderful oasis nestling in the dry heart of Rajasthan. It is probably the most romantic city in a state where every city has some romantic or exotic tale to tell. The huge City Palace of Udaipur, towering over the Lake Pichola is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. You will also visit the Jagdish temple, a fine example of Indo-Aryan art that continues to be frequented by believers until this day, and Sahelion Ki Bari, the exclusive garden of the royal ladies who once lived in the palaces. The perfect end to your tour is a boat ride on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola with the sun setting behind the hills.
Overnight at Hotel Udai Kothi or similar

Day 10: Sadhus and Temples (B) Drive to Pushkar. The small and beautiful town of Pushkar is set in a valley just about 14 km off Ajmer surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other.  Visit to famous Brahma temple. Evening spend time at Pushkar Lake.
Overnight at Hotel Jagat Palace or similar

Day 11:  Pink City (B)  Arrive Jaipur for two nights stay. Evening visit Laxmi Narayan temple.
Overnight at Hotel Alsisar Haveli or similar

Day 12: Palaces and Pavillions of Jaipur (B) Morning after breakfast enjoy half-day excursion to Amber fort with Elephant Ride (subject to availability). Enjoy the sights of the Shish Mahal, built in the 17th century a perfect blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture will surely hypnotize you. Also see the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh’s Palace who had 12 queens. Later on visit the city palace Museum, the royal residence and Jantar Mantar (astronomical observatory).
Overnight at Hotel Alsisar Haveli

Day 13: Visit to Ghost City (B) Leave for Agra by surface transport, en-route visiting the deserted capital city of Fatehpur Sikri, where you will wonder why this well-preserved capital was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. Then, in Agra you will come face to face with India’s most perfect architectural creation, the monument of eternal love, the Taj Mahal. Proceed from here to the impressive Agra Fort and get led through the multitude of chambers in this regal residence. As you drive through the city you will get to see some local colour and bazaars.
Overnight at Hotel Howard Park Plaza or similar

Day 14:  Experience Taj Mahal  & Journey Home (B) After a sunrise visit to discover the beauty of the Taj Mahal by dawn. Later, drive back to Delhi to be taken to a nice restaurant for farewell dinner hosted by Windhorse Team. Drop at Delhi International Airport. Fly back home.