Exotic Rajasthan Group Tour

16 Day – Rajasthan group tour with air-conditioned vehicle and guide
Price Guide: £2195 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
  • Tour of Delhi and Rickshaw ride in Chandani Chowk market of old Delhi
  • Painted mansions (havelis) of Mandawa
  • Camel breeding farm in Bikaner
  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
  • Bharatpur bird sanctuary
  • Taj Mahal

Exotic Rajasthan Tour Itinerary

Exotic Rajasthan Group Tour

On arrival in Delhi you will be taken to The Claridges* for a two-night stay. That 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 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

Drive to Mandawa this morning and stay overnight 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 with rich merchants who built beautiful mansions to show off their wealth. In the afternoon explore 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

Drive to the fortified city of Bikaner and check into Narendra Bhawan*, a beautiful royal palace. In the afternoon, visit 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

Today’s adventure takes you south west into the Thar Desert to the medieval town of Jaisalmer. Stay at Suryagarh* for two nights.

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. Sitting atop Trikuta Hills, the Fort commands spectacular views of the desert landscape in all directions. Visit the intricately carved havelis of local merchants, Jain temples and the sacred Gadisar tank. In the evening take a camel ride across the dunes to see the sunset.

Accommodation: Suryagarh*, Jaisalmer
Meals Included: Breakfast

Drive to the village of Rohet, on the outskirts of Jodhpur and stay overnight 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 scenic drive this morning takes you to Ranakpur, to see intricately carved Jain Temple complex. After lunch in the pleasant surroundings of Maharani Bagh orchards, drive 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

Drive to Bijaipur, a charming Rajasthani village. Stay for two nights at Fort Barli* – a delightful fort palace hotel. Afternoon is at leisure to explore this 16th century fort and its surroundings.

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

 

The day is free to explore the colourful village and its markets. A bullock car ride through the village or early morning birding tour are on offer.

Accommodation: Fort Barli*, Barli
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast you leave for Jaipur and stay for two nights at the Samode Haveli*, the city residence of the Samode royal family.

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

This morning’s 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. The afternoon sightseeing includes the Jantar Mantar observatory, City Palace and the Museum.

Accommodation: Samode Haveli*, Jaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast

Drive to Bharatpur and visit the famous bird sanctuary. After lunch in a manor house proceed to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar, en route. 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 you 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

Fly back to the UK.

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
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
Fresh vegetables and fruit stall, Udaipur, India
Hawah Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer (Amber) Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Amer (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

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

Amer (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

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 Remarks
16 October 2022 Sun Delhi 31 October 2022 Mon Delhi £2,445 £955
12 November 2022 Sat Delhi 27 November 2022 Sun Delhi £2,395 £955
3 December 2022 Sat Delhi 18 December 2022 Sun Delhi £2,395 £955
28 January 2023 Sat Delhi 12 February 2023 Sun Delhi £2,395 £955
26 February 2023 Sun Delhi 13 March 2023 Mon Delhi £2,425 £955
18 March 2023 Sat Delhi 2 April 2023 Sun Delhi £2,395 £955
8 April 2023 Sat Delhi 23 April 2023 Sun Delhi £2,195 £895
Private Travel Supplement: £225 per person (minimum 2 persons traveling together)
Special Remarks

Tour starting 16 October 2022 –  Diwali Special – Diwali in Udaipur with special dinner

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

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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