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Rajasthan Tours

Royal Rajasthan

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience the sights, sounds and colors of Rajasthan in-depth
  • Immerse yourself in medieval Jaisalmer, the heart of the Thar Desert
  • Explore the perfectly preserved 400 year old deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • See amazing 18th century painted havelis
  • Fall Departure:  Enjoy Pushkar Camel Fair and Diwali Festival celebrations in the pink city of Jaipur-dates change annually.

Travel through exotic, colorful Rajasthan, the land of the maharajas! Visit India’s majestic palaces and forts of ancient times. Enjoy magnificent art, crafts and architecture. Experience the golden desert, the towns of Shekawati dubbed “the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan,” picturesque Udaipur by the lake, the pink city of Jaipur, and the exquisite white marble Taj Mahal. Throughout it all, connect with the diverse peoples of India. Soak in the royal atmosphere as you stay in historic palaces that have been converted to beautiful hotels and intimate heritage properties where descendants of the royal families still reside. Our Royal Rajasthan tours are an excellent introduction to India.

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Brightly dressed tribes people in Rajasthan

Day 1-2: Meet in Delhi
Enjoy a tour of Old and New Delhi, including Red Fort, Gates of India, Qutab Minar, and a rikshaw ride through the fascinating market in Old Delhi.

Day 3: Agra
One must experience at least one train ride in India and this early morning express train to Agra is the perfect one-short and comfortable. Visit Agra Fort, Itmad-ud Daulah tomb, sunset and sunrise visits to Taj Mahal.

Day 4-5: Fatehphur Sikri-Jaipur & Samode
Enroute, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of the Great Mughul Empire from 1570 to 1586, a unique architectural concept. Visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

A full exploration of Jaipur, built in the 1720s and popularly known as the Pink City, includes the City Palace complex, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and Jal Mahal (Water Palace). We also visit 11th century Amber, the ancient kingdom of Jaipur, and the quaint Samode Village with its ornate Palace.

Day 6:Pushkar
Feb Tour: This will be a relaxed day. Our hotel is the best in town, right on the lake and next to the main ghat.  A guided walking tour to visit Brahma Temple and other sites. Rest of day free to explore on your own or relax by the lake.

During Pushkar Faire: We are located near the fairgrounds and one can wander through the nomadic camel herders’ camp quarters to see their lifestyles close up and to interact with them. They are very friendly and enjoy the exchange as well. Relax by the lake, explore the village on foot and check out cafes and shops, as well as visit the Brahma Temple.

Day 7 Nimaj
Nimaj is a fascinating little village that sees very few tourists. It is  home of the Seervi Tribe, a tribe very similar to the better-known Bishnois. Staying in the village offers wonderfully warm hospitality, insight into rural India, and a chance to get to know an Indian family.

Day 8: Jodhpur
Tour of Jodhpur, including the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort perched majestically on a high hill. Browse the bazaars with abundant traditional crafts.

Day 9-10 Jaisalmer
Be dazzled by this mystical town in the Thar Desert. A pleasant walk around the the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort, lavishly decorated hugel havelis and ancient Jain Temples. Excursion to Khuri village with houses of mud and straw decorated like the patterns on Persian carpets.  Sunset camel ride in the sand dunes.

Day 11-13 Rohet-Narlai Villages
Explore enchanting villages and observe rural lifestyles, stroll bustling bazaars. Visit the Bishnoi settlements. One night stay at 15th century home of Marwar nobility.

Day 14-15 Udaipur
Visit the magnificent 1439 Ranakpur Jain Temples and enjoy lunch at the Maharaja's Mango Orchard enroute to serene Udaipur. The lovely lakeside capital of Mewar, Udaipur is a quaint town with cobblestone streets, plentiful bazaars, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, havelis and art galleries.

Day 16: Delhi - Home

PUSHKAR FAIR TOUR: Includes 2 additional days at Manvar Resort/Camp in the Thar Desert, an ideal base to explore Indian desert life, culture, wildlife and landscape of breathtaking beauty. It offers a stark and contrasting desert experience.

Trip Details

TRIP LENGTH
Jan Tour:16 day trip begins and ends in Delhi
Nov Tour:18 day trip begins and ends in Delhi
2018 DATES
January 22-February 6 with Jaislemer Desert Fair

November 8-25
with Pushkar Camel Faire
LAND COST 2018
From: $4425/Jan

From: $4730/Nov

ACCOMMODATIONS
5-star, heritage & palace hotels
GROUP SIZE
6-12 guests
INCLUDED MEALS
All breakfasts 8-9 lunches, 10-11 dinners
   

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