Classical Rajasthan Tour Package 14 Days

  Destinations

Delhi
Mandawa
Bikaner
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Pushkar
Jaipur
Agra

  Highlights

  Prices From

£1325.00

per person

  Accommodation

Justa Panchsheel
Hotel Udai Vilas
Maharaja Ganga Mahal
Hotel Helsinki House OR Brys Fort
Ratan Vilas
Udai Kothi
Fort Pushkar
Park Regis
The Retreat
Hotel Pride Plaza
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Day 1
Delhi

Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. After breakfast, visit the 7th century city of Delhi, Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after he moved his capital from Agra to Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is India’s largest mosque, where more than 20,000 people can kneel in prayer. Visit Raj Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River and Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial. After lunch, take another sightseeing tour, but this time, of New Delhi. Visit the mausoleum of Emperor Humayun. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lost lives of Indian soldiers), the President's residence, which was formerly the Viceroy's Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat Buildings. You will see that there is an interesting blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture here. 

Meals:
Evening meal
Accomodation:
Justa The Residence

Day 2
Delhi to Mandawa

After breakfast, depart by A/C car for Mandawa. (Approx. 5 hrs.) Upon arrival in Mandawa, check in at your hotel and have lunch. Spend the afternoon sightseeing around Mandawa, with a local English speaking guide. The beautiful small town of Mandawa, is known throughout the state for its forts and havelis. Mandawa is situated in the North Indian state of Rajasthan around 190 km from Jaipur, the capital of the state. The compact and busy little market town of Mandawa, was settled and fortified in the18th century by the dominant merchant families of the region. The wealthy businessmen of the village constructed many havelis and baolis (stepwells), with coloured paintings adorning their walls. Later on, with the migration of these merchant families, their old settlements remained in total obscurity with no one to look after them. Despite the time lapse and ignorance of these visual and architectural extravaganzas, their attraction did not fade and today they are some of the major attractions for the tourists visiting Rajasthan. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Udai Vilas

Day 3
Mandawa to Bikaner

After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Bikaner (approx. 5 hrs). Upon arrival in Bikaner, check in at your hotel. After lunch (payable directly), take an afternoon sightseeing tour of Bikaner. The city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort which houses old palaces, temples and a mosque. Two life-like effigies of elephants flank the facade of the entrance to the fort. The royal chapel in Har Mandir is where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Maharaja Ganga Mahal

Day 4
Bikaner to Jaisalmer

After breakfast at your hotel, depart for Jaisalmer (approx. 6 hrs), visiting Deshnoke (Rat) Temple en-route. The visit to this temple will be with an accompanying local guide. This 600-year old temple is dedicated to Karni Mata. It plays host to thousands of rats. The rats are considered sacred and are worshipped. The temple has huge intricately carved silver gates donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh. Following your stop at Deshnoke Temple, continue your drive to Jaisalmer. Check in at your hotel around late evening and relax. Jaisalmer, across the hot barren desert, is magical as the city shimmers like a mirage. The golden sandstone town walls and narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings, through which camel carts travel at a leisurely pace. This gives Jaisalmer an extraordinarily medieval feel and an incredible atmosphere.

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Hotel Helsinki House

Day 5
Jaisalmer

After breakfast at your hotel, visit the various Havelis (with your English speaking guide).  The craftsmanship of the Silavats (stone carvers) can be witnessed in some of the more exotic havelis. Among the famous havelis are the Patwon Ki Haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants), Nathmalji Ki Haveli (The Mansion of Nathmalji) and the Salim Singh Haveli. Wander through Jaisalmer’s narrow lanes and visit the small silversmith shops and the stalls selling leather craft goods. Following lunch (on direct payment), drive up to the Citadel to witness the sunset across the desert, a real spell binding experience. Also, we will pay a visit to the Sam Village and enjoy a camel ride in Sam Village. Visitors are attracted here by the shifting sand dunes and the beautiful sunsets, along with a camel ride in this fabulous desert. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Hotel Helsinki House

Day 6
Jaisalmer to Jodhpur

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing for Jodhpur. The journey will take approx. 6 hours. Jodhpur is at the edge of the Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Among Rajasthan's many princely settlements, Jodhpur is one of the most distinctive. This five hundred year old settlement was the headquarters of the Rathore Rajputs'. Proceed to the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II and smaller memorials to the other Maharajahs of Jodhpur. On arrival in Jodhpur, check in at your hotel and have lunch (on direct payment). In the afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort and the Jaswant Thada. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Ratan Vilas

Day 7
Jodhpur to Ranakpur to Udaipur

After breakfast at your hotel, you will drive to Udaipur, visiting Ranakpur en-route. The overall journey-time will be approx. 5 hrs. Ranakpur boasts three wonderful temples of the Jain sect. The unforgettable main temple is dedicated to Adinatha who was the first of the twenty four lords of Tirthankar (1439). It was built in marble and took 65 years to complete. It is one of the five Holy Jain pilgrimage centres and has one of the best temple complexes. Your experience at Ranakpur today is without a guide and entrance fees are payable directly. On arrival in Udaipur, check in to your hotel and have lunch (payable directly). Udaipur lies in the Girwa Valley amidst the Aravali Hills of Southern Rajasthan. It is considered a romantic city - with its lakes, gardens, temples and palaces - an oasis in the Thar Desert. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Udai Kothi

Day 8
Udaipur

After breakfast, visit the City Palace, once entirely the home of Mewars Rulers, but today it is largely a museum. It actually consists of four major and several minor palaces forming a single breathtaking facade overlooking the Pichola Lake. Visit the Jagdish Mandir which is situated close by the main gate of City Palace. After lunch (payable directly), visit the Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honour) and the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal. In the late afternoon, take a boat cruise on Lake Pichola which is surrounded by splendid hills, a palace, temples, bathing Ghats and embankments. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Udai Kothi

Day 9
Udaipur to Pushkar

Breakfast at your hotel, before departing for Pushkar, a journey of approx. 5 hours. Upon arrival in Pushkar, check in at your hotel and have lunch (payable directly). The town of Pushkar clings to the side of the beautiful Pushkar Lake, with many bathing ghats. Pushkar is also an important pilgrimage centre for Hindus. In the late afternoon, visit the Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake. No guide is included today and your driver will assist you. Any entrance fees are payable directly today.

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Fort Pushkar

Day 10
Pushkar to Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel, before driving on to Jaipur (approx. 3 hours).Check in at your hotel. Jaipur was a planned city, built with ancient Hindu rulers as the colonial capital of the richly colourful state of Rajasthan. It was made attractive with the pink wash, which was a traditional colour of welcome in 1853 to honour the visit of Prince Albert. Following lunch (on direct payment), visit the Pink City of Jaipur for a city tour. The City Palace occupies the centre of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armoury, manuscripts, paintings etc. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Hotel Park Regis

Day 11
Jaipur

After breakfast, excursion to the magnificent Amber Fort by jeep. En-route, make a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds).This is a five storied building with a 25cm thick facade from the 18th Century having 953 windows and niches so that the ladies of the royal family could see the processions and events in the city without being visible to the people. On arrival at the Amber Fort (without elephant ride), take a leisurely tour around this impressive fortress. Lunch (on direct payment) at the hotel and afternoon at leisure to peruse the local markets.

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Hotel Park Regis

Day 12
Jaipur to Agra

Following breakfast at your hotel, depart for Agra (approx. 5 hours) visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route with a local guide. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue your drive to Agra, check in at your hotel and have lunch (on direct payment).  Agra stands on the bank of the Yamuna River and was once the seat of the Mughal Rulers. A city enshrined in romance and famous for its beautiful medieval monuments. The passion of the Mughals for building, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. Later in the afternoon, visit the Agra Fort with your local guide. This too was built alongside the Yamuna River and stretches for almost 2.5 km. The fort contains splendid palaces both in red sandstone and white marble, built by two generations of prolific master builders. Of the nearly 500 Akbari buildings built in the Bengal and Gujarati traditions, only a few have survived, arrayed in a band on the riverfront. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
The Retreat

Day 13
Agra to Delhi

A dawn viewing of the magnificent Taj Mahal shouldn’t be missed. Described as a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal means, "Crown Palace" and is in fact the most well-preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. The dome is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river and it is this background that works its magic of colours that, through their reflection, change the view of the Taj. The colours change at different hours of the day and during different seasons. Like a jewel, the Taj sparkles in moonlight when the semi-precious stones inlaid into the white marble on the main mausoleum catch the glow of the moon. The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines. Following lunch (payable directly), transfer to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in at your hotel. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal
Accomodation:
Pride Plaza

Day 14
Delhi International Airport

Breakfast and transfer to Delhi International Airport for your departure


No. of travellers
Price (£)
2
02 people travelling together (on twin share basis)
1695.00
3
03 people travelling together
1510.00
4
04 people travelling together (on twin share basis)
1415.00
5
04 people travelling together (on twin share basis)
1440.00
6
06 people travelling together (on twin share basis)
1390.00
7
07 people travelling together
1350.00
8
08 people travelling together (on twin share basis)
1325.00

Single room supplement
395.00

Price is based on the following hotels:

City
Hotel
Room
Nights
Delhi
Justa Panchsheel
Superior Room
1
Mandawa
Hotel Udai Vilas
Deluxe Room
1
Bikaner
Maharaja Ganga Mahal
Deluxe Room
1
Jaisalmer
Hotel Helsinki House OR Brys Fort
Deluxe Room
2
Jodhpur
Ratan Vilas
Superior Room
1
Udaipur
Udai Kothi
Deluxe Room
2
Pushkar
Fort Pushkar
Deluxe Room
1
Jaipur
Park Regis
Deluxe Room
2
Agra
The Retreat
Deluxe Room
1
Delhi
Hotel Pride Plaza
Deluxe Room
1


Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels (on breakfast and evening meal basis) or similar and meals as listed in the itinerary
  • A/C car (for 02 & 03 people), AC Toyota Innova (04 people) & A/C Tempo (05 people to 08 people) for all transfers & drives mentioned as per the above mentioned itinerary
  • Monument entrance fee and services of a monument guide (except at Ranakpur and Pushkar) as per the above itinerary in the respective cities
  • Short camel ride in Sam (Sand Dunes) in Jaisalmer
  • Boat ride at lake Pichola (on sharing basis)
  • All current Govt. applicable taxes

Price Does Not Include:

  • Any International or domestic airfare to/from India including International airport tax.
  • Meals not specified
  • Camera fee wherever levied
  • Any increase in airfares by the airlines in future
  • Any increase in entrances and rail fares as per Government notifications in future
  • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of India on the tourism sector in future
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc.
  • Any item not mentioned in the price includes section
  • Any increase in the entrance fee to the National Park. The price is based on the presently applicable entrance fee
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control
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