Exotic Rajasthan Group Tour

16 Day – Rajasthan group tour with air-conditioned vehicle and guide
Price Guide: £2595 per person
ABTA and ATOL protected holidays

This popular Rajasthan group tour covers Rajasthan’s celebrated sites including the ornately painted mansions of Mandawa, and the blue mosaics of Jodhpur’s old city. Relax by the shimmering Lake Pichola in Udaipur, visit the camel breeding farm at Bikaner, experience typical rural life in Barli and venture across miles of sand dunes at the Thar Desert. And just to complete this special tour, there are the delights of the Golden Triangle including the enchanting Taj Mahal and the towering Amer (Amber) Fort in Jaipur. Travelling in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, you stay in charming heritage properties, former royal mansions, grand palaces and handpicked modern hotels.

Highlights of the Exotic Rajasthan Group Tour

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - North India and The Golden Triangle
  • Tour of new and old Delhi with a Rickshaw ride in Chandani Chowk
  • Painted mansions (havelis) of Mandawa
  • Visit to the camel breeding farm in Bikaner
  • Tour of Jaisalmer and evening camel ride
  • Afternoon sightseeing in Jodhpur
  • Tour of Udaipur and boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Tour of Jaipur and the Amer Fort
  • Bharatpur bird sanctuary
  • Sunrise Taj Mahal visit

Exotic Rajasthan Tour Itinerary

Exotic Rajasthan Group Tour

On arrival in Delhi you will be taken to The Claridges for a two night stay. This evening a welcome dinner is arranged in a traditional setting.

Accommodation: The Claridges, Delhi
Meals Included: Dinner

Your morning tour of Old Delhi includes Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat – a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and the a rickshaw ride around the bazaars of Chandni Chowk. After lunch explore New Delhi, including the architecturally fascinating Lutyens buildings and the iconic India Gate, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb.

Accommodation: The Claridges*, Delhi
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning the tour takes you to Mandawa for an overnight stay at Vivaana Culture Haveli, a tastefully restored mansion. An important stop on the trade route between China and the Middle East, Mandawa was a prosperous town where rich merchants built beautiful mansions to show off their wealth. In the afternoon explore the grand havelis (mansions), with their colourful murals and wall paintings.

Approximate travel time and distance: 5 – 6 hours, 255 kms
Accommodation: Vivaana Culture Haveli, Mandawa
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today the adventure continues to the fortified city of Bikaner and the Narendra Bhawan, a beautiful royal palace. Your afternoon tour includes the Junagarh Fort and its museum followed by the nearby camel breeding farm.

Approximate travel time and distance: 3 – 4 hours, 193 kms
Accommodation: Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast we head south west into the Thar Desert and the medieval town of Jaisalmer for a two night stay at Suryagarh.

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 – 5 hours, 331 kms
Accommodation: Suryagarh,  Jaisalmer
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning’s sightseeing begins at Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the Golden Fort due to its distinctive golden hued stones. Situated on top of Trikuta Hills, the Fort commands spectacular views of the desert. Your tour continues with visits to the intricately carved havelis, Jain temples and the sacred Gadisar tank. Then in the evening a spectacular camel ride across the dunes at sunset.

Accommodation: Suryagarh*, Jaisalmer
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we drive to the village of Rohet, near Jodhpur for an overnight stay at Rohetgarh, a heritage palace hotel. The afternoon sightseeing of Jodhpur includes the Jaswant Thada and the imposing Meherangarh Fort.

Approximate travel time and distance: 5 – 6 hours, 317 kms
Accommodation: Rohet Garh, Rohet
Meals Included: Breakfast

The first stop this morning is Ranakpur, to see the intricately carved Jain Temple complex. After lunch in the pleasant surroundings of Maharani Bagh orchards, the scenic drive continues on to the romantic city of Udaipur. Stay for the next two nights at Trident Hotel*, close to Lake Pichola.

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 – 5 hours, 214 kms
Accommodation: Trident Hotel, Udaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Your morning city sightseeing includes the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion-ki-Bari, a garden built for the Maids of Honour. In the afternoon enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Pichola for magnificent views of stately buildings against the backdrop of Aravalli Range.

Accommodation: Trident Hotel*, Udaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today the tours continues to Bijaipur, a charming Rajasthani village for two nights at Fort Barli – a delightful fort palace hotel. The afternoon is free to explore this 16th century fort and its beautiful surroundings.

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 – 5 hours, 245 kms
Accommodation: Fort Barli, Barli
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

You have a full day of leisure to explore the colourful village and its markets. A bullock car ride through the village or n early morning birding tour are also available.

Accommodation: Fort Barli, Barli
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast we leave Barli for Jaipur and two nights at the splendid Samode Haveli, the city residence of the Samode royal family. The afternoon is free to explore this vibrant ‘Pink City’.

Approximate travel time and distance: : 4 hours, 185 kms
Accommodation: Samode Haveli, Jaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today’s city tour starts at Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of Winds’, before visiting the magnificent hilltop Amer (Amber) Fort. Here you can explore the Fort’s extensive apartments decorated with murals and mosaics. After lunch the tour continues with the Jantar Mantar observatory, the City Palace and Museum.

Accommodation: Samode Haveli*, Jaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our next destination is Bharatpur and a visit to the famous bird sanctuary. After lunch in a manor house we continue to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar, and then onto Agra. Stay overnight at the ITC Mughal.

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 – 5 hours, 238 kms
Accommodation: ITC Mughal, Agra
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

A highlight of today’s tour is a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise. This is followed by breakfast at the hotel and a visit to the iconic 16th century sandstone Agra Fort.  In the afternoon we drive to Delhi for an overnight stay at Pride Plaza Aerocity.

Approximate travel time and distance: 3 – 4 hours, 223 kms
Accommodation: Pride Plaza Aerocity, Delhi
Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

Goa (5 days):

On day 16 fly from Delhi to Goa and transfer to the resort hotel of your choice for a five-night stay. Enjoy relaxing in the sun before flying home on day 21.

Sights to enjoy on the Exotic Rajasthan

Jama Masjid, Delhi
Rajghat Resting Place of Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi
India Gate, Delhi
Humayuns Tomb, Delhi
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Colourful Spice Powder at Street Market, Delhi
Painted Havelis, Mandawa, Rajasthan
Goneka Chatri, Mandawa, Rajasthan
Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner
Camel Breeding Farm, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - North India and The Golden Triangle
Sunset Camel Ride ,Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Rohet Fort, Rohet, Rajasthan
Village Life, Rohet, Rajasthan
Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Fresh vegetables and fruit stall, Udaipur, India
Hawah Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Womens at Amber (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
City traffic, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The Best National Parks in India Bharatpur
Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Entrance to Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Rajghat Resting Place of Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi

India Gate, Delhi

Humayuns Tomb, Delhi

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Colourful Spice Powder at Street Market, Delhi

Painted Havelis, Mandawa, Rajasthan

Goneka Chatri, Mandawa, Rajasthan

Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner

Camel Breeding Farm, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Sunset Camel Ride ,Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Rohet Fort, Rohet, Rajasthan

Village Life, Rohet, Rajasthan

Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Vegetable Stall, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Hawah Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur, Rajasthan

Amer (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Womens at Amber (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan

City traffic, Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Best National Parks in India Keoladeo Bharatpur

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Entrance to Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Places on the Exotic Rajasthan Group Tour

Exotic Rajasthan Group Tour

Below are the hotels we plan to use on the tour but they are subject to availability. If they are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be chosen.

Dates, Pricing and Inclusions

This Exotic Rajasthan Group Tour is available from Delhi on the following dates (prices per person):

Tour starts Tour ends Price Single Room Supplement
12 November 2022 Sat Delhi 27 November 2022 Sun Delhi £2,695 £995
3 December 2022 Sat Delhi 18 December 2022 Sun Delhi £2,695 £995
28 January 2023 Sat Delhi 12 February 2023 Sun Delhi £2,695 £995
26 February 2023 Sun Delhi 13 March 2023 Mon Delhi £2,725** £995
18 March 2023 Sat Delhi 2 April 2023 Sun Delhi £2,695 £995
8 April 2023 Sat Delhi 23 April 2023 Sun Delhi £2,595 £995
14 October 2023 Sat Delhi 29 October 2023 Sun Delhi £2,795 £995
4 November 2023 Sat Delhi 19 November 2023 Sun Delhi £2,845* £995
2 December 2023 Sat Delhi 17 December 2023 Sun Delhi £2,795 £995
Private Travel Supplement: £175 (minimum 2 persons traveling together)
Suggested Extension

Goa (5 days) – Please call us for price based on your choice of resort

Special Remarks

**Tour starting 26 February 2023 – Holi Special – Holi in Fort Barli with special lunch

*Tour starting 4 November 2023 –  Diwali Special – Diwali in Udaipur with special dinner

Meal Plan: Bed & breakfast; Lunch on days 8 & 14; Welcome dinner.

Best Season: Mid September to mid April

Clothes: Cottons with light to heavy woollens in mid-winter.

* Alternative accommodation of a similar standard may be offered to the hotels listed.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation for 15 nights
  • All internal road travel by an air-conditioned with driver and guide
  • All scheduled sightseeing with an English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees at the monuments
  • Camel safari in Jaisalmer
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola (shared boat)

Not included in the price:

  • International flights
  • India visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not included in the meal plan
  • Expenses of personal nature (like room service, laundry, drinks, phone calls etc)
  • Camera fees at the monuments
  • Tips

This tour can also be taken privately on a date of your choice. Please contact us for more details.

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

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