Elite Rajasthan - 13 Days
Validity: Till 31st March 2024
Agra- Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur – Udaipur
Day 1: Delhi - Agra (205 km / approx 4 hrs)
Arrive Delhi airport and drive straight to Agra. Arrive Agra and check in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Agra Tour with Taj Mahal
After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of Agra. Visit Agra Fort, a massive structure with walls over 70-ft high and 1.5-miles long housing a collection of well-preserved buildings, many completed during the reign of Shah Jahan. After he was deposed by his son, he was imprisoned in this fort until his death, spending the rest of his life looking out at the final resting place of his beloved wife.
Visit the stunning Taj Mahal. This magnificent white marble mausoleum took 22 years to build and, apart from its beautiful design and perfect symmetry, it is noted for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best marble inlay work ever done.
Evening at leisure for independent activities.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur (310 km / approx 5 hrs)
Early morning check out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. Arrive and check in to your hotel.
This evening, you can enjoy a meal with a noble family, learning about its history and culture.
Day 4: Jaipur – City Tour
After breakfast, discover Jaipur. View the magnificent Hawa Mahal (the "Palace of the Winds") designed like the crown of the Hindu god Krishna. Its 5-story frontage looks like a honeycomb with 953 small windows with intricate lattice work which enabled the court ladies living in secluded purdah to watch royal processions. Built of red and pink sandstone, it is particularly striking early in the morning when lit by the sunrise.
Continue to the Amber Fort by jeep. This magnificent palace of pale yellow and pink sandstone and white marble is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. Explore the amazing Palace of Mirrors and Hall of Public Audience.
At 14:30 hrs, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world and a World Heritage site, built by Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. It has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Visit the City Palace nearby, which is now a museum. See the armoury with its impressive array of weapons. The Textile and Costume Museum is another fine display, with items from all over India.
Day 5: Jaipur - Bikaner (340 km / approx 6-7 hrs) - City Tour
Breakfast. Drive to Bikaner, arrive and check-in at the hotel. Later, enjoy a half day city tour, visit Junagarh Fort and local havelis. The Junagarh Fort at 700 ft above sea level, was built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593. It has a 986m wall with 37 bastions, a moat and 2 entrances. The fort and its palaces are decorated with magnificent stone carvings.
In the evening, visit a Camel Farm to watch the camels return from a day out in the desert. Facilities like camel riding and Safari are also available at this breeding farm.
Day 6: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (300 km / approx 6-7 hrs)
Breakfast. Drive to Jaisalmer, arrive and check-in at your hotel.
Day 7: Jaisalmer – Jaisalmer Fort Tour – Camel Safari
After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of Jaisalmer Fort, also called Sonar Qila (Golden Fort) the main attraction of this picturesque desert city. It is a World Heritage site. Located on the top of the Trikuta Hill, it is visible from 15 km. It is believed to be one of the very few "living forts" in the world, as nearly one fourth of the old city's population still resides within.
Visit the Maharaja’s Palace, Jain Temples and the famous Havelis - (Patwao Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli) Gadisar Museum and Mandir Palace within the fort.
Late afternoon, enjoy a camel safari on the Sam Sand Dunes on gaily caparisoned camels. Enjoy sun downers with non alcoholic drinks.
Day 8: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (approx 275 km / 6 hrs)
Breakfast. Drive to Jodhpur, arrive and check in to your hotel.
Day 9: Jodhpur – City Tour
Breakfast. Enjoy a half day city tour visiting the impressive Mehrangarh Fort standing at about 125 m, spread over five sq. km in the heart of the city. The fort has 7 gates and strategically located cannons. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city. View the many courtyards and magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows.
Then visit Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh-II, who died fighting the Mughal Emperor Jehangir. Visit the market.
Afternoon, enjoy a jeep ride at Bishnoi village and learn more about the lifestyle and culture of rural Rajasthan.
Day 10: Jodhpur – Udaipur (285 km / approx 6 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit the 14th/15th century Ranakpur Jain temples, one of the 5 holy Jain pilgrimage centers with one of the best temple complexes. The beautiful main Temple dedicated to Adinatha the first Tirthankar (1439) built in marble took 65 years to complete.
Arrive Udaipur and check in to the hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur – City Tour
Breakfast. Proceed for a half day city tour of Udaipur, famous for its palaces, lakes and museums. At the City Palace visit the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal studded with glittering Belgian mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all ornately decorated. This complex is the largest in Rajasthan. The museum houses a stunning collection of objects collected by different Maharajas.
Pichola Lake, Uday Sagar, and Pratap Sagar are some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Visit the Jagdish Temple built in 1651 dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. Visit the Sahelion Ki Bari gardens with its beautiful lawns and fountains.
This evening, enjoy a boat cruise on Pichola Lake, 4-km long and 3-km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Visit the island palace Jag Niwas which is set in the lake.
Day 12: Udaipur – Chittorgarh Fort
After breakfast, proceed for a half day tour of Chittorgarh Fort, one of the largest in India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort was the capital of Mewar. It sprawls over a hill 180 m in height, spread over 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains. It contains 65 historic structures, which include four palaces, 19 large temples, 20 large water bodies, 4 memorials and a few victory towers.
Day 13: Udaipur – Delhi
Breakfast. Transfer to airport for your flight to Delhi.
End of Tour.
Package Price: From Rs. 68,900 per person on twin/double sharing basis.
Validity: Till 31st March 2024
Note: Check-in at 14.00 hrs & check-out at 12 noon
||Hotel The Taj Vilas
||Crimson Park The Heritage Jal Mahal
||Deoki Niwas Palace
- 12 nights on twin sharing in mentioned category of room at all places.
- Meal Plan - Bed and breakfast basis at all places.
- Transportation by an air-conditioned Sedan car as per the itinerary including all transfers & sightseeing/excursions.
- One 500 ml bottled water per person per day during transfers and sightseeing tours.
- All taxes as on date. All future levies will be charged extra.
- Airfare / Train tickets.
- Meals other than those included in the package.
- Guide and entrance charges.
- Deviation from the tour itinerary.
- Travel insurances.
- Check in / check out as mentioned. This may be changed as per hotel policies.
- Price includes only those items mentioned in the itinerary.
- At the time of booking, in case accommodation in the same hotels mentioned above is not available, suitable alternate hotels will be provided.
- Taxes as applicable.
- The following monuments are closed to visitors on:
- Red Fort – Delhi - Monday
- Taj Mahal – Agra - Fridays