Royal Expeditions - vacations and travel
|Contact provider for price||18 Days||Year-round|
|Boutique accommodations||Exertion level: 3|
|Operator: Royal Expeditions||12 people max|
- Delhi airport, igi airport t3 road, new delhi, delhi, india
- Culture & Nature trips
The tour offers a banquet of Rajasthan's classic holiday delights - its hidden gems and its much lauded treasures - everything that makes Rajasthan one of the world's top exotic holiday destinations that has been seducing holidaymakers from home and abroad for decades. Rajasthan's rich history, its legends of royalty and village communities, its tales of heroism and staunchly held beliefs in the face of deep provocations, its palaces and Havelis, its forbidding fortresses and verdant gardens, its heady wildlife sanctuaries and its stunning desert enclaves, its legendary crafts and hardy people, all of which unquestionably make it an all-time favourite vacation option for all age groups. From Jaipur, the famed walled city of medieval times, to Jodhpur, from Jaisalmer near the desertlands to Bikaner with its camel farm, from the painted towns of Shekhawati to Udaipur with its gorgeous lake palace, there is something for everybody. Surprises await you all along this adventurous odyssey as we discover new destinations and enjoy the legendary hospitality of Rajasthan's erstwhile royal homes and uncover the world of its old aristocrats. Tour Rajasthan and explore the rich culture of Rajasthan. We explore Rajasthan with its grand palaces, Havelis & Rajasthan forts, stark landscape, rich wildlife, friendly people and beautiful handicrafts and gems. Rajasthan has always fascinated travelers since time immemorial, now you can explore “The land of the kings” like a royal as well. Although the tour does not exclude the attractions of the more popular towns, its main focus will be on India's Heritage Hotels and the fascinating insight they offer into a traditional way of life that has changed little over the years.
India, Asia, Rajasthan
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- This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
ItineraryDay 1 - Fly to Delhi
Fly to Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi
Meet and assistance on arrival by our representative at Delhi’s International airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Oberoi Maidens / Imperial**
Day 3 - Delhi
Morning start tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort , Jama Masjid (Mosque) & Chandni Chowk “Moonlit Street,” Old Delhi’s main street and colorful shopping bazaar. Later drive down the spectacular Rajpath “the Kingsway,” passing the India Gate (the memorial built to honour the unknown soldiers), the President’s House, and the House of Parliament. Also visit the Humayun’s Tomb. Overnight at Oberoi Maidens / Imperial
Day 4 - Delhi / Shekhawati
Drive to Shekhawati region (250 Kms,5-6 hours). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Roop Niwas / Desert Resort Mandawa**
Day 5 - Shekhawati
Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Shekhawati region visiting Havelies ( mansions ) of Nawalgarh & Mandawa.
Shekhawati is the homeland of many Marwari families. The ‘garden of Shekha’ was named after Rao Shekhaji of Amarsar. The Rajputs lavishly decorated their houses with paintings on religious, folk and historical themes. The magnificent painted Shekhawati havelis in present-day form an “open-air art gallery” which are open to visitors.
Overnight at Roop Niwas / Desert Resort Mandawa
Day 6 - Shekhawati / Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner in the morning (170 Kms,3-4 hours). Afternoon guided tour Bikaner including Junagarh Fort and Lalgarh Palace Museum wing. Overnight at Bhanwar Niwas / Gajner Palace**
Day 7 - Bikaner / Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer (7-8 hours). stay at Rawalkot.
Day 8 - Jaisalmer / Manvar
Morning drive to Manvar Desert Camp (180 Kms, 3-4 hours). Evening sunset camel safari. Later enjoy camp fire & dinner with folk entertainment.Overnight at Manvar Tents
Day 9 - Manvar / Rohet
Drive to Jodhpur this morning (110 Kms, 2-3 hours) Jodhpur is on the eastern fringe of the Thar Desert and serves as the gateway to the wonderland of sand dunes and shrubs, rocky terrain and thorny trees. Tour of Mehrangarh fort and Old City.
Evening drive to Rohet Garh (40 Kms, 1 hour).Overnight at Fort Rohet Garh
Day 10 - Rohet
After breakfast proceed for Bishnoi tribal village Safari by jeep. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Rohet Garh
Day 11 - Rohet / Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur via Ranakpur Temples (280 Kms, 5-6 hours). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel / Udaivilas**
Day 12 - Udaipur
Morning guided tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace museum and Saheliyon ki bari - a pleasure garden constructed for the ladies of the palace on day 12 of Explore Rajasthan Tour. Evening Sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola Sail through sylvan spots, waft along with a gentle zephyr, in the most romantic of places. Overnight at Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel / Udaivilas
Day 13 - Udaipur / Deogarh
Late morning Drive to Deogarh (135 Kms, 3-4 hours). Afternoon at leisure. Stay at Deogarh Mahal
Day 14 - Deogarh
Day at leisure (Optional activities include experience vintage car cultural safari, 1930’s local train ride, walking in the hills, cycling or ayurveda spa treatments). Stay at Deogarh Mahal
Day 15 - Deogarh / Jaipur
Morning Drive to Jaipur (275 Kms, 5-6 hours). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Samode Haveli / Rajvilas**
Day 16 - Jaipur
Full day guided city tour visiting the majestic Amber fort, City Palace and its Museum (a part of the Palace still remains the residence of the Jaipur royal family), the Jantar Mantar, an 18th century observatory, and the legendary Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds)on day 16 of Explore Rajasthan Tour. Overnight at hotel
Day 17 - Jaipur / Agra
Drive to Agra enroute visiting the deserted mughal capital city of Fatehpur Sikri(230 Kms, 5-6 hours).
Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A mausoleum for Empress Mumtaz Mahal, built by her beloved husband Shah Jehan, the Taj Mahal is often described as a ‘dream in marble’.
Overnight at Gateway Hotel Agra / Amarvilas
Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday
Day 18 - Agra / Delhi / Departure
Morning visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise and after breakfast visit Agra Fort. Agra Fort on the Western bank of the River Yamuna, Akbar’s magnificent fort dominates the centre of the city.
Later drive to Delhi airport (200 Kms, 4-5 hours) to board onwards International flight.