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10 Days
Availability : January - December
Delhi
Delhi
Min Age : Easy
Max People : 4
Tour Details

There is only one word that comes close to describing Rajasthan in one word – i.e., Colour. Colours are what you are going to see here- starting from the Thar Desert stretching to the horizon in all directions, to the Aravali mountain range with its numerous fortresses on its ridges. In the west, where nature has denied any colours, its bright and lively people have provided the colours of life! Rajasthan is truly the cultural capital of India.

The Rajput and Mughal rulers built cities, forts, palaces and temples that are amongst the largest and most sumptuous in the world. On hilltops, deep in the forests, in the middle of the lakes, everywhere are fairy-tale palaces, each with its history and legends of valour and self-sacrifice, of pomp and gaiety, of love and romance. Some of these palaces are today splendid museums with rich collections, others are lavish hotels preserving the ambience and luxury of princely times. The royal hunting reserves are now national parks and sanctuaries.

Outside the forts and palaces, in Rajasthan’s villages, life is no less colourful despite the total contrasts to the wealth and grandeur. The dazzling turbans of the magnificently moustached men, and gay Odhanies (long scarf-like piece of cloth) and Ghagras (colourful full-length skirts) of the women brighten the whole countryside. Each face, young or old, is a delightful picture. Of course, the horse-riders will associate with the ‘Jodhpurs’ – which came from the city of Jodhpur.

Rajasthan during a fair or festival is a riot of colour. Full of spirit, the people love celebrations. It is said that the Rajasthanis celebrate nine festivals a week!

A trip here will surely leave you with the memories of citadels and palaces, lakes and deserts, rhythms, smells, and tastes, and a desire to one-day return to witness again its exotic cities and people!

Fixed Departures

  • 12 May – 21 May 2018
  • 26 May – 04 June 2018
  • 09 June – 18 June 2018
  • 08 Sep – 17 Sep 2018
  • 22 Sep – 01 Oct 2018
  • 06 Oct – 15 Oct 2018
  • 10 Nov – 19 Nov 2018
  • 24 Nov – 03 Dec 2018
  • 08 Dec – 17 Dec 2018
  • 22 Dec – 31 Dec 2018
Notes
  • If the minimum group size is not met, then we reserve the right to cancel the departure. We may offer to run the trip exclusively for you but the price will vary as costs shoot up. It is also possible to customize the trip as per your own requirements (departure dates, group size, additional facilities etc), price will vary. Please send us a query for the same.
  • Though it is possible to visit Rajasthan throughout the year – the best time is said to be the cooler months starting from September to March.
Itinerary

Day 01Delhi – Jaipur (Driving time: 05 hours approx.)

Half days drive to Jaipur. Rest of the day is at leisure. If you desire, you may also visit some of the monuments. Optional: Watch a movie at the famous RajMandir Cinema, which resembles a huge pink cream cake, with a meringue auditorium and a foyer somewhere between a temple and Disneyland.

Approaching Jaipur, we drive past stretches of golden sand & low, rocky hills with tiny fortresses. Occasional camel-drawn carts share the road. Their riders wear the colourful turbans and fierce moustaches and give Jaipur a medieval atmosphere, reminiscentof the fables surrounding it.

Day 2Jaipur

After breakfast, drive past the postcard perfect ‘Hawa Mahal’, the Palace of the winds; where we have a photo-stop. Carry on to theAmer fort. Optional: Take an elephant ride up to the fort (depends on the availability).

Return to the city and visit the City palace and JantarMantar (a Scientific Observatory). Optional: For an authentic Rajasthani dinner, you can visit ChokhiDhani;a Rajasthani village themed restaurant complete with huts, camels, and women sitting on ‘chaupals’ putting henna.

The delicate honeycomb design of the ‘Palace of Winds’ glows in the light of the setting sun. Quaint bazaars thrive around this edifice. High above the city the towers and domes of the Amber Palace are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is colour washed pink – the colour of hospitality in Rajput tradition. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvellous heritage hotels (once the residence of Maharajah’s) are worth admiration.

Day 3Jaipur – Bikaner (Driving time: 06- 07 hours approx.)

An early start to a long drive to Bikaner. A guided tour of Bikaner includes a visit to the Junagadh Fort, the Camel breeding farm and an excursion to Deshnoke to see the Karni Mata Temple (world famous Rat temple).

Lying in the North of the Desert State, Bikaner is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendour that pervades the city’s lifestyle. More popularly called the ‘Camel country’, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of life here. Camels are a prime help – be it pulling heavy carts, transporting grains or working on wells.

Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground, circumscribed by a seven-Kilometre long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces, created with delicacy in reddish pink sandstone, bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colourful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner an interesting experience.

Day 4Bikaner– Jaisalmer (Driving time: 06 hours)

Visit some of the sights if not seen the previous day. Later drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Day 5Jaisalmer

Morning, visit the popular sights like the famous Jaisalmer Fort, Salim Singh – ki – havelli . After lunch, drive to the resort in the Sand dunes where you have the option to stay in tented camps. Proceed for a sunset camel ride in the sand dunes.

Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands with its entire awesome splendour, dominating the amber – hued city. The life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval majesty visible in its narrow lanes strewn with magnificent palaces, Havelis, temples and of course skilled artisans and ubiquitous camels.A visit to Jaisalmer is incomplete without a ride on a camel and of course, the view of the city during sunset.

Day 06Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (Driving time: 06 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, popularly known as the Blue city. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 07Jodhpur

Proceed for a guided tour of Jodhpur that includes a visit to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, JaswantThada, and the UmaidBhawan Palace (sometimes closed to tourists). Optional: Excursion to the Mandore Gardens (optional). You can also walk around the famous spice market spread across the clock tower. Zipline is also available near the Mehrangarh fort.

Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the Imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The massive 15th century Mehrangarh Fort looms on the tops of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. above the plains. A high wall – 10-Km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions encompasses the city.

A major trade centre of the 16th century AD; the fortress city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. While the graceful palaces, forts and temples strewn throughout the city bring alive the historic grandeur – exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city. Pavement stalls flank the jumble of wide winding streets. The lifestyle in Jodhpur is usually fascinating with folks wearing lovely multi-hued costumes, artistically designed. It was here that the popularly worn baggy – tight, horse-riding trousers – ‘Jodhpurs’ took their name.

Day 08Jodhpur -Pushkar (Driving time: 06 hours)

Half days drive to arrive at Pushkar. Explore Pushkar on your own.
The tiny tranquil town of Pushkar lies along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake – an important spot for the Hindus. Surrounded by hills on three sides, Pushkar abounds in temples. The most famous of these is the Brahma temple – the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the country (in Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma is one of the Trinity and is the creator of the Universe). Every year thousands of devotees throng the Lake, around full moon day of ‘Kartik – Purnima’ (an auspicious date between October and November), to take a holy dip in the lake. The Pushkar fair, a huge colourful cattle fair, is also held during this time.

Day 09Pushkar – Agra (Drive: 07 hours)

Full day’s drive to Agra, enroute visit FatehpurSikri.
FatehpurSikriis often referred to as a ghost city today but for a one brief moment; it was Akbar the Great’s Camelot. Once the capital of the mighty Mughals, this is now a bustling small market catering to the tourists. It houses a school and a mosque, where people tie a thread and ask for a boon.

Day 10Agra – Delhi (Drive: 05 hours)

Early morning visit the Taj Mahal for a sunrise view. (Please note that TajMahalis closed on Friday).
Agra is often described the city of monuments. Historic Agrabana, legendary city of the ancients, is remembered as the capital of the great Mughals and famed all over the world as the City of Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In and around Agra &FatehpurSikri, men who came to the city as conquerors stayed behind to leave the world relics of an unbelievable golden age, a glorious century of culture, art and architecture. For those who seek the grandeur, beauty and artistry of a world that is no more, Agra is a city without end!
The Taj Mahal described, as the most extravagant monument ever built of love has become the de facto tourist emblem of India.

After breakfast, visit the Agra fort. After Lunch, proceed for the drive to Delhi. Transfer to the hotel or wherever desired.

Price Includes

  • Transportation.
  • Twin sharing Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • One Time Guide in Agra and Jaipur.
  • One time sunset Camel ride in Jaisalmer.
  • One time Elephant ride in Jaipur.
  • Cultural (Dance) show at the sand dunes in Jaisalmer.

Price Excludes

  • Monument entry fees, Camera/ Video fee.
  • Government tax.
  • Entry fees, Passport, Visa fee and fee for inoculations, health certificates.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Cost incurred due to any kind of emergency.
  • In the eventually of the trip being cancelled due to unforeseen conditions like weather and closure of the passes, no refund shall be given.
  • Any services/ item not mentioned above.
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