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Royal Rajasthan Tour

Duration:
14 days / 13 nights
Destinations:
Delhi, Mandawa/Churu, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra
Price Guide:

Price guide for this 14 day Royal Rajasthan Tour:

  • £2210 in low season
  • £2840 in high season

based on two people travelling.

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Overview

Discover the diverse magic of North India’s rich culture and natural beauty on this spectacular Royal Rajasthan Tour. See the Golden Triangle highlights including Delhi, the Taj Mahal and the charming pink city of Jaipur. Explore the historic towns of Mandawa and Bikaner then experience tribal life in the Thar Desert on route to the historically rich cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Highlights of North India Tour Includes:

  • Full day sightseeing tour of New and Old Delhi including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi through the bustling streets
  • Tour of Mandawa and the painted Havelis
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bikaner and the camel breeding farm
  • Morning tour of Jaisalmer and sunset camel ride in the sand dunes
  • Bishnoi Village safari followed by a sightseeing tour of Jodphur
  • Full day sightseeing tour of Udaipur including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Afternoon sightseeing trip in Jaipur including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Afternoon sightseeing trip to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Visit to Fatehpur Sikri including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Morning sightseeing trip to Amer (Amber) Fort including elephant and jeep ride, Entrance fees and English speaking guide included
  • Airport meet and greet and departure transfers
  • 4 and 5-star Accommodation

Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and this Royal Rajasthan Tour is just an example to help inspire you. This tour can be combined with a range of options such as additional destinations in North India, a South India Tour or a beach extension.

Royal Rajasthan Tour - 14 Days / 13 Nights

This Royal Rajasthan tour features a spectacular mix of must see sights and lesser known gems. It is packed full of included sightseeing tours and activities which will give you a wonderful insight into the regal state of Rajasthan.

You will visit the famous Golden Triangle destinations of Delhi, Agra and the pink city of Jaipur, venture into Jaisalmer & the Thar desert, discover the historic towns of Mandawa and Bikenar and explore the majestic cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur. 

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Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Authentic India Tours representatives who will transfer you to your hotel for a 2 night stay.

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Taj Mahal
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 2: Delhi

Today is an opportunity to explore the historical city of Delhi with a full day sightseeing tour. You will begin in the wide avenues of New Delhi and will see the Lutyen’s buildings and the India gate memorial, along with the impressive tomb of Humayan and Qutab Minar. In the afternoon you will experience the bustling and vibrant streets of Old Delhi to see the Jama Masjid and Rajghat as well as the resting place (Samadhi) of Mahatma Gandhi.

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Taj Mahal
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa / Churu

After the hustle of Delhi today we drive for about 6 hours into the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan and the small town Mandawa. This lovely town is known for its fort and painted havelis (townhouses) as well as its art and culture.

Approximate travel time and distance: 5 – 6 hours, 298 kms

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Vivaana or Haveli Room, Malji Ki Kamra
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 4: Mandawa / Churu - Bikaner

This morning you take the 4 hour drive to Bikaner an atmospheric medieval city in the Thar desert which was once a major centre in the cross desert caravan trade. This afternoon's excursion includes a sightseeing tour of the city as well as a visit to the camel breeding farm. 

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 hours, 203 kms

Accommodation: Residence Room, Narendra Bhawan
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 5: Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Today we drive further west for about 5-6 hours into the heart of the Thar Desert and the former medieval trading centre Jaisalmer. The city is also known as the Golden City due to its distinguished yellow sandstone architecture. 

Approximate travel time and distance: 5 hours, 332 kms

Accommodation: Pavillion Room, Suryagarh
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 6: Jaisalmer

This mornings sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer features the Gadisar Lake, the impressive Jaisalmer Fort which dominates the skyline plus the ornate Maharaja's Palace and intricately carved Jain temples. Later in the afternoon enjoy a camel ride into the sand dunes to witness the sun set against the desert backdrop.

Accommodation: Pavilion Room, Suryagarh
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 7: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Today's adventure takes you from Jaipur to Jodhpur an a 5-6 hour journey through Rajasthan. Your stay in Jodhpur is for 2 nights.

Approximate travel time and distance: 5 hours, 283 kms

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Ajit Bhawan
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 8: Jodhpur

On today's tour you will explore Jodhpur, which is also known as the Blue City. Your tour starts with a visit to the impressive 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort followed by a visit to Jaswant Thads. In the afternoon there is an optional jeep safari to Bishnoi village where you will experience an eco friendly traditional way of tribal life.

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Ajit Bhawan
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 9: Jodhpur - Udaipur

Your travels today take you to Udaipur. The 7 hour journey includes time to stop to admire the intricately carved Jain temple at Ranakpur where you can also enjoy lunch.

You will stay 2 nights in Udaipur which is known as the City of Lakes and is home to an array of lavish royal residences.

Approximate travel time and distance: 7 hours, 244 kms

Accommodation: Deluxe Garden View Room, The Trident
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 10: Udaipur

Your sightseeing tour of the romantic city of Udaipur includes a visit to the City Palace, the Jagannath Temple and the Sabelion-Ki-Bari translated as the Garden of Maids. In the evening you have the opportunity to enjoy a boat trip on Lake Pichola. Udaipur is also a great place to explore lively bazaars and pick up some mementos of your trip.

Accommodation: Deluxe Garden View Room - The Trident
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 11: Udaipur - Jaipur

Today you travel to the Pink City of Jaipur, one of India’s best loved destinations and home to the film ‘The Exotic Marigold Hotel’.  The journey takes about 5 -6 hours.

Approximate travel time and distance: 7 hours, 393 kms

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Samode Haveli
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 12: Jaipur

After a leisurely breakfast there’s plenty to see today on your full day tour of Jaipur. This morning you will visit the impressive Amber fort, which if you choose can be accessed on elephant’s back or alternatively a jeep ride can be provided. Then in the afternoon the sights of Jaipur including the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar and the Museum are all waiting to be explored. Jaipur is also a great place to pick up some souvenirs and gifts.

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Samode Haveli
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 13: Jaipur - Agra

Today you travel to Agra, home to the majestic Taj Mahal.  The journey in total takes about 6 hours and includes a stop en-route to the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Approximate travel time and distance: 6 hours, 271 kms

Accommodation: Mughal Room, ITC Mughal
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 14: Agra - Delhi - Depart

A highlight of any trip to India is visiting historic buildings and this morning you will explore 2 UNESCO world heritage sites, the impressive Agra Fort followed by the world famous Taj Mahal. in the afternoon you will then transferred to Delhi International Airport in plenty of time for your return flight.

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 hours, 216 kms

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation

Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Located in the heart of the city, amongst the architecture of chief architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the iconic Taj Mahal hotel is a luxurious place to stay on during tour. Featuring old-world décor combined with modern facilities, the sumptuous rooms all featuring fantastic views of the city.

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Vivaana Culture Hotel, Mandawa, Rajasthan

The Vivaana in Rajasthan is a 125-year old property lovingly restored into a beautiful boutique heritage hotel. Ornate rooms and a regal ambience allow you to step back in time to the lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthy Marwari traders.

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Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner

The grand Narendra Bhawan Bikaner is styled around the lifestyle of its original resident, the last reigning Maharaja of Bikaner, His Highness Narendra Singhji (1948-2003). Inside, along with snapshots from his life, you'll find Art Deco influences, complemented by rich velvety fabrics, chiffons and pearls. Step outside this Decadent and designer destination and you’ll find a turquoise infinity pool offering stunning city views, transforming at night with grills and party music.

 

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Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

With its desert location and beautiful sandstone walls, the beautiful Suryagarh is like an exquisite fairytale sandcastle. Take a stroll in the setting sun through the gorgeous gardens, looking out for peacocks roaming free amongst the flowers and shrubs. 

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Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur

Located in the heart of the Blue City, the Ajit Bhawan was introduced as India's first heritage hotel and a former home of Major General Maharaj Dhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji, the Maharaja's younger brother. This palatial property combines history and grandeur with modern amenities and offers everything you need for a restful stay in this thriving city.

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Trident, Udaipur

With beautiful views over serene Lake Pichola and the Aravalli mountain range, the Trident offers luxurious sanctuary after a hectic day’s sightseeing. Inside, you’ll find traditional artefacts and muted tones, all taking inspiration from Udaipur’s culture and architecture.

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Samode Haveli, Jaipur

Step back in time at this restored Indo-Sarcenic regal Indian mansion set within the walls of Jaipur, furnished with verdant gardens, cool courtyards and ornate décor and murals. Take a dip in the Moorish-style pool, unwind in the jacuzzi, or let your cares evaporate in the steam room. If you’re feeling more active, try a workout in the fitness centre, or if relaxation is your game, the state-of-the-art spa offers amazing massages.

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ITC Mughal, Agra

The luxurious ITC Mughal in Agra is the perfect accommodation after a day’s sightseeing at the nearby Taj Mahal. A tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past, you can expect splendour and opulence in every nook and cranny. To date, the ITC Mughal is the only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architectural Excellence, in Asia, due to its impressive heritage architecture inspired by Mughal’s famous monuments, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

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Destinations

Delhi

Busy, bustling and brimming with history, India’s capital city will leave a lasting impression. This city within cities is one of the three Golden Triangle destinations, and as a shopper’s paradise, history lover’s haven and foodie’s utopia, the delights of Delhi will appeal to everyone.

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Mandawa

Mandawa is referred to as an 'open art gallery', thanks to its array of exquisitely painted havelis (mansions). It is also home to the Fort of Mandawa, now a heritage hotel, containing medieval frescoes, carvings and paintings. 

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Bikaner in the Thar Desert

The medieval city of Bikaner is home to the 16th-century Junagarh Fort, an enormous complex of ornate halls and buildings, and the Bhandasar Temple with its beautiful paintings and yellow stone carvings. Bikaner is also well known for the international camel breeding farm.

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Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is an enchanting destination set in the heart of the Thar Desert, a former medieval trading centre nicknamed the Golden City due to its yellow sandstone architecture. Visit the Fort, Gadisar Lake, intricately carved Haveli and Jain temples or simply watch the sun set against the desert backdrop.

 

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Jodhpur

Known as the Blue City due to its azure and cobalt-hued houses, Jodhpur is a popular destination offering number of forts, palaces and temples, along with shopping bazaars and delicious culinary delights. Don’t miss the chance to visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort with its impressive courtyards and intricate carvings, or the peaceful Jawant Thada cenotaph with its gazebos, gardens and lake.

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Udaipur

Nicknamed the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur is home to the beautiful Lake Pichola, inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, and the magnificent Jagdish Temple. With forts, temples, palaces, galleries and green spaces to explore, you’ll be enthralled by this decadent destination that you might recognise from the James Bond film Octopussy.

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Jaipur

Named the ‘Pink City’ due to its pink-hued buildings, Jaipur is a melting pot of hubbub and history. Meander through markets or pass camel carts on your way to visit the Amer Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the imposing City Palace and the world’s largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar.

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Agra

Magical Agra is an unmissable destination on any tour to North India. Home to the world-famous Taj Mahal, the impressive sandstone Agra Fort and the ethereal ruins of the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, it’s a must for lovers of architecture, culture, history and photography.

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Pricing & Inclusions

The price guide for this 14 day Royal Rajasthan Tour is

  • £2210 in low season (May 2020 - September 2020 inclusive)
  • £2840 in high season (October 2019 - April 2020 inclusive)

Please be aware some hotels operate an additional peak pricing rate during busy times. This is normally from mid December to mid January. Please get in touch with your dates and we will be pleased to provide you with an accurate quote.

Prices vary depending on number of people, length of tour, accommodation & season. Reductions are normally available for groups of three or more.

This is a private tour and can be tailor made to meet your exact requirements.

Included within this Royal Rajasthan Tour are the following:

  • Meet and greet assistance on all arrivals and departures
  • All transfers and sightseeing tours using air-conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Accommodation for 13 nights on a double ot twin sharing basis
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
  • English speaking guide for all sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Entrances and monument fee as per the itinerary
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Elephant ride to Amer Fort
  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer
  • Shared boat ride on Lake Pichola

The price does not include:

  • International / Domestic flight tickets
  • Travel insurance & Visas
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, beverages etc
  • Meals other than mentioned in the above meal plan
  • Camera & video fees at national parks, museums & monuments

Prices mentioned above are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, based on your date of travel and local market fluctuations. You will be informed of any price differences prior to booking.

For an quote based on your dates of travel, any alternative accommodation or changes to this itinerary, please call us on 01792 315499 or email us at info@aitholidays.com