Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan - Luxury Tour

Delhi – Agra – Samode – Jaipur – Mandawa – Khimsar – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Mumbai

This is a wonderfully classic trip, taking in the splendour of the Mughal cities of Delhi and Agra and the majesty of Rajasthan, where we experience the spectacular history and heritage
of this Land of Maharajas. You get to experience the old world charm, staying in few of these Palaces now converted into Hotels.

Highlights:

  • Delhi City Tour
  • Taj Mahal
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Samode Village
  • Temples, Forts & Palaces
  • Royal Cenotaphs
  • Lake Pichola Boat Ride

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your Hotel. Stay for two nights in Hotel Taj Mahal

Day 2: Delhi (B)

Full day tour of Old & New Delhi, visiting the Jama Mosque, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, take a rickshaw ride through fabled Chandni Chowk and drive past India Gate, Parliament and Connaught Place.

Day 3: Delhi - Agra (B)

Drive from Delhi to Agra. Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, a monument to love and take a horse-drawn cart to visit the Agra Fort. Overnight in ITC Mughal

Day 4: Agra – Samode (B/L)

Travel to Samode visiting en-route Fatehpur Sikri, the mysterious ghost city and stopping for lunch at royal Laxmi Vilas Palace. Continue to Samode, famous for its magnificent havelis,
mansions and handicrafts and a great place to see the rural life and flavors of Rajasthan. Overnight in Samode Palace.

Day 5: Samode - Jaipur (B)

This morning, go for a stroll in Samode village to have a first-hand experience of a fascinating village scene. At your pace, leave for Jaipur and explore the colourful bazaars in the afternoon. Stay for two nights in Jai Mahal Palace

Day 6: Jaipur (B)

Today visit the hilltop Amber Fort with its picturesque Sheesh Mahal. Afternoon city tour takes in Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Observatory-Jantar Mantar and City Palace.

Day 7: Jaipur – Mandawa (B/D)

Drive to Mandawa. Afternoon walking tour through the village to see the cenotaphs, wells, forts, temples and frescoes painted on the walls and gateways of Havelis. Overnight in Mandawa Castle

Day 8: Mandawa – Khimsar (B/D)

Drive to Khimsar. Perched on the edge on the great Thar Desert, the unique fort at Khimsar offers a wide range of experiences. Overnight in Fort Khimsar.

Day 9: Khimsar – Jaisalmer (B)

Leave for Jaisalmer, India’s most exotic and unusual town - a medieval looking place. Afternoon visit Sam sand dunes with one hour camel ride which culminates at high dune to see sunset in the desert.  Stay for two nights in Fort Rajwada

Day 10: Jaisalmer (B)

This morning, visit this desert city which shines like a golden jewel above the hard sand. Visit the palaces, the Jain temples and the magnificent Havelis or merchant’s houses, each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone.  Afternoon visit the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rawals; also the best place to watch the spectacular sunset in the desert.

Day 11: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (B/D)

Drive to Jodhpur and explore this royal city in the afternoon, visiting Meherangarh Fort - one of the most impressive & formidable in the whole of fort-studded Rajasthan is situated on a high natural rock bluff and Jaswant Thada - the Royal Cenotaphs.  This evening, you can enjoy dinner at Pal Haveli, one of the most exclusive Restaurants of Jodhpur. Overnight in
Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Day 12: Jodhpur - Udaipur (B/L)

Drive to Udaipur en-route visiting the famous Ranakpur Temples, an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars, all distinctly carved. After lunch at Maharani Bagh Retreat, continue to Udaipur. Enjoy sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. Stay for two nights in Fateh Prakash Palace

Day 13: Udaipur (B)

Morning city tour takes you to City Palace, a fusion of Medieval European and Chinese architecture, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki Bari - the garden of maidens.

Day 14: Udaipur - Mumbai (B)

Flight to Mumbai. Take an afternoon tour visiting Prince of Wales Museum built in Indo-Saracenic style, Gateway of India.  Take a glimpse of the bustling Dhobi Ghats, and drive through Marine Drive, an esplanade that runs along the shoreline of the Arabian Sea. Overnight in Taj Mahal Hotel

Day 15: Mumbai (B)

Transfer to Airport

Please note: Priced from $9376pp + Internal flights from $129pp.

Prices quoted are valid from 01 October 2018 - 30 September 2019. Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates

Independent program can be modified or operated in reverse.

Excluded: International and domestic flights, Visa, insurance, airport taxes, meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature.

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

15 days from

$9,505*

Includes

  • Accommodation for 14 nights in Heritage Hotels (in most places)
  • Breakfast daily and other meals as indicated
  • Transfers & sightseeing using air-conditioned private car & driver who will give insights into local customs and ensure flexibility to create your own unique experience
  • A local English speaking guide will escort you when you visit sights and attractions contributing historical knowledge with the personal touches only a local can provide
  • Entrance fees at monuments, current taxes, 24-hours local contact number for emergencies
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