Astonishing private India tour of ancient Rajasthan

Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur & Agra

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Abhaneri

Taj Mahal

Humayan's Tomb, Delhi

Red Fort, Delhi

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini

India Gate, Delhi

Lotus Temple, Delhi

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Vivaana Culture Hotel, Mandawa

Vivaana Culture Hotel, Mandawa

Vivaana Culture Hotel, Mandawa

Vivaana Culture Hotel, Mandawa

Vivaana Culture Hotel, Mandawa

Mandawa

Mandawa

Vesta Bikaner Palace

Vesta Bikaner Palace

Vesta Bikaner Palace

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner

Ranbanka Palace, Jodhpur

Ranbanka Palace, Jodhpur

Ranbanka Palace, Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Jodhpur

City Palace, Udaipur

Radisson Udaipur

Radisson Udaipur

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Hotel Brahma Horizon, Pushkar

Hotel Brahma Horizon, Pushkar

Hotel Brahma Horizon, Pushkar

Pushkar

Pushkar

Sarovar Premiere, Jaipur

Sarovar Premiere, Jaipur

Sarovar Premiere, Jaipur

Amer Fort, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar observatory, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra

Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra

Agra Fort

Intoxicating India: the palaces, forts and city life of Rajasthan

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An astounding tour of India’s magnificent Rajasthan, with a daily itinerary of fascinating cultural experiences

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and spend the day at leisure in this colourful, sprawling metropolis.

Distance from Indira Gandhi International airport: 10km

Day 2: Delhi

Head out on a tour of Old and New Delhi, taking in the Red Fort, the Lotus Temple, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India - and Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world. You’ll also visit the bustling stalls of Chandi Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa

Travel to Mandawa. En route, pass through authentic villages, entering into some of the most rural parts of India. On arrival, tour the streets of the city, taking in the amazing Havelis – a collection of mansions noted for their frescoes depicting images of British colonial rule.

Distance from Delhi: 235km

Day 4: Mandawa - Bikaner

Depart by road through the arid lands leading to Bikaner – a major centre of trade during the 16th century. In the afternoon, visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort as well as Bhandasar Jain Temple and Deshnoke Temple or Karni Mata Temple.

Distance from Mandawa: 190km

Day 5: Bikaner - Jodhpur

Continue onwards to Jodhpur, known as ‘The Blue City’. In the evening, visit the bustling local markets.

Distance from Bikaner: 205km

Day 6: Jodhpur

Spend the day sightseeing in this captivating city on the edge of the Thar Desert. Discover the impressive Mehrangarh Fort, with its bird’s eye view of the old city, and Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph. Afterwards, visit the enormous UmmaidBhawan Palace and the beautiful Mandore Gardens.

Day 7: Jodhpur - Udaipur

Next stop: Udaipur; the centre of Jainism, a city full of lakes and opulent royal palaces. A sunset boat trip on Lake Pichola will give you wonderous views of the Lake Palace of Udaipur and mountains.

Distance from Jodhpur: 250km

Day 8: Udaipur

Uncover Udaipur on a city tour, ticking off the jaw-dropping City Palace, which houses the world’s largest private crystal collection, as well as Fatehsagar Lake, Jagdish Temple, the Garden of Maidens and the Folk Art Museum.

Day 9: Udaipur - Pushkar

You’ll depart for the mountainous region of Pushkar after breakfast. In the afternoon, your tour will take you to the Brahma Temple, a magnificent stone and marble structure that’s an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. You’ll also head to Pushkar Lake, a sacred site surrounded by almost 500 temples and 52 ghats, and the dizzying Pushkar Market, before rustling up something aromatic at an evening cooking class.

Distance from Udaipur: 150km

Day 10: Pushkar - Jaipur

Hit the local markets early in the morning, then travel to rose-hued Jaipur, where you’ll marvel at the majestic City Palace and the Jantar Mantar observatory.

Distance from Pushkar: 250km

Day 11: Jaipur

Visit the Albert Hall Museum and Hawa Mahal, ‘Palace of the Winds’, and the imposing Amer Fort, stopping en route to marvel at Jal Mahal, an ornate palace set in the middle of a lake.

Day 12: Jaipur - Agra

Transfer to Agra, making a stop at historical Abhaneri village - famed for its beautiful step-well and Harshat Mata Temple.

Distance from Jaipur: 250km

Day 13: Agra - Delhi

Today you’ll head to the incomparable Taj Mahal in time for sunrise. In the afternoon, spend time at the fascinating Agra Fort, and continue to Delhi where you’ll spend the final night of your trip.

Distance from Agra: 230km
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini or similar (three nights in total)

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini offers smartly appointed rooms and an inviting swimming pool in central North West Delhi. The hotel holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Amenities: two restaurants, 24-hour fitness centre, swimming pool, spa, air conditioning, Wi-Fi

Vivaana Culture Hotel or similar, Mandawa (one night)

A beautifully restored 19th-century haveli, this heritage hotel oozes character and history. It’s one of Rajasthan’s most rarefied stays.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa, library, air conditioning, Wi-Fi

Vesta Bikaner Palace or similar, Bikaner (one night)

This boutique hotel fuses contemporary design with a heritage feel, comprising large courtyards and elegant pillars. The hotel holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Amenities: restaurant, swimming pool, gym, lounge, library, sports facilities, Wi-Fi, air conditioning

Ranbanka Palace or similar, Jodhpur (two nights)

This centrally located hotel has an old-world character, updated with modern amenities and eco-conscious practices.

Amenities: swimming pool, spa, boutique, yoga, bakery, restaurant, Wi-Fi, air conditioning

Radisson Udaipur or similar (two nights)

This smart hotel enjoys a convenient location next to Lake City Mall and offers all the comforts of an international chain.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym, Wi-Fi, air conditioning

Hotel Brahma Horizon or similar, Pushkar (one night)

A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence holder, the hotel commands views of the scenic Aravalli mountain range.

Amenities: restaurant, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, air conditioning

Sarovar Premiere, Jaipur or similar (two nights)

Placed in the heart of Jaipur, the hotel serves as an excellent base to explore the city. On the dining front, you'll have two restaurants and a bar to choose from. There's also a rooftop swimming pool.

Amenities: Two restaurants, bar, gym, swimming pool, gym, Wi-Fi

Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar, Agra (one night)

This wonderful hotel is only 10 minutes by car from the Taj Mahal and boasts fabulous views of this awe-inspiring monument from its rooftop restaurant.

Amenities: Two restaurants, bar, gym, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, spa services
Crowne Plaza Rohini Delhi, Twin, District Centre, Sector 10, Rohini, New Delhi, Delhi 110085, India

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