Vintage Rajasthan Tour

16 Day – Private tour with air-conditioned car and driver
From £3295 per person
ABTA and ATOL protected holidays

This exciting Rajasthan tour has been designed for travellers who have seen the main Rajasthan cities and wish to explore this beautiful region in more depth. On this off-the-beaten-track tour, you will stay in a tented camp resort and experience the Thar desert by jeep and camel safari, visit and stay in charming tribal villages, search for tigers in one of India’s finest national parks and if you desire, ride a thoroughbred Marwari horse in the wonderful countryside. The main cities and monuments are close by, so if you’re a first time visitor you can also see some major sites. Travelling in a private car throughout, your holiday experience is further enhanced by staying in charming jungle lodges, comfortable desert camps, heritage mansions, stately palaces and forts that dominate the landscape.

Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and this tour is just an example to help inspire you. If you would like we can also arrange your flights for a fully ATOL protected holiday. Contact the team for more information on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com

Highlights of the Vintage Rajasthan Tour

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan

Sightseeing tour of old and new Delhi including iconic monuments

  • Game drives in Ranthambore National Park
  • Discover beautiful Bundi Palace with its lavish murals and frescoes
  • Explore historic forts and intricately carved temples
  • Visit local tribes and shepherds to learn about local culture
  • See the mesmerising Thar Desert on a camel ride or jeep safari through local villages and settlements

Vintage Rajasthan Itinerary

Vintage Rajasthan Tour

On arrival in Delhi you will be taken to The Claridges for a two night stay. That evening, enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional setting.

Accommodation: The Claridges, Delhi

Your morning tour of Old Delhi includes Jama Masjid one of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat – a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and the bazaars of Chandni Chowk. After lunch, explore New Delhi, including the architecturally fascinating Lutyens buildings and the iconic India Gate, Qutub Minar minaret and Humayun’s Tomb, the first garden tomb in India.

Accommodation: The Claridges, Delhi
Meals included: Breakfast

Drive to Ranthambore National Park in the morning and stay for two nights at Khem Vilas, a boutique jungle lodge. Enjoy a game drive through the park in the afternoon. One of the largest parks in India, Ranthambore is home to Royal Bengal Tigers as well as leopards, wild boar, hyena, sloth bears and a variety of deer, along with a variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles.

Accommodation: Khem Vilas, Ranthambore National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy another day of jungle activities including morning and afternoon game drives.

Accommodation: Khem Villas, Ranthambore National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning drive to Bundi, a sleepy hamlet with a medieval charm. Stay overnight at Bundi Vilas, a heritage homestay. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful Bundi Palace, notable for its lavish traditional murals and frescoes and visit the Chitra Shala (picture gallery) which has some outstanding paintings depicting the life of Lord Krishna.

Accommodation: Bundi Vilas, Bundi
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Drive to Delwara this morning, with an optional stop en route to see Chittorgarh, the largest fort complex in Rajasthan. Stay for two nights at Raas Devigarh, a boutique heritage hotel.

Accommodation: RAAS Devigarh, Delwara
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day at leisure to explore the grounds of your resort or indulge in the resort’s renowned spa. A sightseeing trip of Udaipur can be arranged.

Accommodation: RAAS Devigarh, Delwara
Meals Included: Breakfast

The scenic drive this morning takes you to Khandi, a delightful village on the outskirts of Jodhpur. On the way, you can take a short detour to see the intricately carved Jain temple complex at Ranakpur or the rugged Kumbhalgarh Fort. The fort wall is the second longest wall in the world, after the Great Wall of China. On arrival in Khandi, you will stay for two nights at Mihir Garh – a charming fort-style resort of the local Royal family.

Accommodation: Mihir Garh, Khandi
Meals Included: Breakfast

Rise early this morning for a safari into the nearby villages. The local Bishnois tribes are ecologists and are largely responsible for the preservation of blackbuck, a type of endangered antelope that can be spotted quite easily in this area. You will also visit a home of the Raikas (shepherds) for a close look at local customs and to experience their warm hospitality. The afternoon is at your leisure with an option to visit Jodhpur or take a horse ride through the countryside.

Accommodation: Mihir Garh, Khandi
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, we will drive to Manvar, a laidback village in the Thar Desert. After that, you will be transferred by jeep to Manvar Tented Camp where you will stay for two nights. Enjoy an evening jeep safari through the villages to explore local life and enjoy a barbeque dinner by the bonfire.

Accommodation: Manvar Tented Camp, Manvar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A full day of exploring the Thar Desert with a camel ride or jeep safari through local villages and settlements to explore this vast desert landscape dotted with ancient Jain temples.

Accommodation: Manvar Tented Camp, Manvar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The morning drive takes you to Nagaur, famous for its annual Sufi Music Festival. Your overnight stay is at Ranvas, a boutique hotel set in a medieval Ahhichatragarh Fort.

After lunch there is plenty of time to explore the fort which reflects a mix of Rajput & Mughal architecture. You can also leisurely explore the many temples, palaces with gateways, fountains and courtyards of the nearby town either on foot or by tuk tuk. Then at sunset we suggest heading to the ramparts for a sundowner. Other activity options include taking a camel and cart ride on the nearby sand dunes or visiting a local red chilli farm.

Accommodation: Ranvas Hotel, Nagaur
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

This morning’s drive takes you to Samode, a quaint village on the outskirt of Jaipur. Here you will stay for two nights at the Samode Palace, a magnificent palace in the middle of Aravalli Hills.

Accommodation: Samode Palace, Samode
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful setting and facilities of your palace hotel which includes a spa and a swimming pool or explore the local village. Activities include taking a camel and cart ride through the village. Alternately you can go for a leopard safari in Jhalana Safari Park or visit Jaipur city.

Accommodation: Samode Palace
Meals Included: Breakfast

After a leisurely morning, you will be taken to Delhi for an overnight stay in Pride Plaza Aerocity.

Accommodation: Pride Plaza Aerocity
Meals Included: Breakfast

You will be taken to the airport for your return or onward flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Best Season: October to April.

Clothes: Cottons with woollens in mid-winter.

Sights to enjoy on the Vintage Rajasthan

Humayuns Tomb, Delhi
Tandoori Chicken Street Food, Old Delhi
Dry Fruits Market, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
Colourful Spice Powder at Street Market, Delhi
Jama Masjid, Delhi
India Gate, Delhi
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Cow at Streets of Old Delhi
Rajghat Resting Place of Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi
India Gate, New Delhi
Jeep Safari, Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Tiger, Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Tiger at Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Bundi Palace, Bundi, Rajasthan
Bundi Palace, Bhundi, Rajasthan
Bundi Palace, Bhundi, Rajasthan
Colourful Backstreets, Delwara, Rajasthan
Fort Chittorgarh, Delwara, Rajasthan
Fresh vegetables and fruit stall, Udaipur, India
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan
Kumbalgarh Fort, Near Udaipur, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan
Jhalana Forest Reserve, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Musican, Jodphur, Rajasthan
Womens at Amber (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Hawah Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur, Rajasthan
City traffic, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Womens Carying Water at Stepwell, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Desert Camel, Manvar, Rajasthan
Village Style Hut, Jaisalmar, Rajasthan
Beautiful Women at Jaisalmar, Rajasthan
Hut at Thar Desert, Rajasthan
Samode Palace Hotel, Samode, Jaipur
Ahhichatragarh Fort, Nagaur, Rajasthan

Humayuns Tomb, Delhi

Tandoori Chicken Street Food, Old Delhi

Dry Fruits Market, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Colourful Spice Powder at Street Market, Delhi

Jama Masjid, Delhi

India Gate, Delhi

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Cow at Streets of Old Delhi

Rajghat Resting Place of Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi

India Gate, New Delhi

Jeep Safari, Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Tiger, Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Tiger at Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Bundi Palace, Bundi, Rajasthan

Bundi Palace, Bhundi, Rajasthan

Bundi Palace, Bhundi, Rajasthan

Colourful Backstreets, Delwara, Rajasthan

Fort Chittorgarh, Delwara, Rajasthan

Vegetable Stall, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan

Kumbalgarh Fort, Near Udaipur, Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan

Jhalana Forest Reserve, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Musican, Jodphur, Rajasthan

Womens at Amber (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Amer (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Hawah Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur, Rajasthan

City traffic, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Womens Carying Water at Stepwell, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Desert Camel, Manvar, Rajasthan

Village Style Hut, Jaisalmar, Rajasthan

Beautiful Women at Jaisalmar, Rajasthan

Hut at Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Samode Palace Hotel, Samode, Jaipur

Ahhichatragarh Fort, Nagaur, Rajasthan

Places on the Vintage Rajasthan Tour

Pricing and Inclusions

The price guide for this 16 day Vintage Rajasthan is

  • £3295 in low season (May – September inclusive)
  • £3595 in high season (October – April inclusive)

The prices do not include flights.

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast, except Ranthambore and Manvar on Full Board

Best Season: October to April.

Clothes: Cottons with woollens in mid-winter.

Authentic India Tours is a member of ABTA and ATOL. All the holidays on this website are ABTA protected. If you would like us to arrange your holiday including flights we will be happy to provide a quote and your holiday will also be ATOL protected.

This is a private tour and can be tailor-made to meet your exact requirements. Prices will vary depending on the number of people, length of tour, accommodation & season. Reductions are normally available for groups of three or more. Some hotels operate an additional peak pricing rate during busy times which is normally from mid December to mid January.

Please get in touch with your dates and we will be pleased to provide you with your personal itinerary and accurate quote.

Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and this Rajasthan tour is just an example to help inspire you.

For more information please email info@aitholidays.com or call our India specialists on 01792 315499.

ABTA and ATOL Protected Tour Package

Authentic India Tours is a member of ABTA and ATOL. All the holidays on this website are ABTA protected. If you would like us to arrange your holiday including flights we will be happy to provide a quote and your holiday will also be ATOL protected.