16-Day Colourful Rajasthan

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Tour type

Tour Level: Easy level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 16 Days

tour highlights

  • Explore the best of regal Rajasthan along with stays in Delhi and Agra
  • Visit the majestic Taj Mahal
  • Ride a rickshaw through Old Delhi’s spice market
  • Visit a number of historic forts throughout the region, including the impressive Amber Fort and Mehrangarh Fort
  • Cruise Lake Pichola
  • Experience Jaisalmer’s desert atop a camel
  • Explore havelis of the Shekhawati region

tour details

Explore a land of mysticism and alchemy, dignity and valiance, covering the finest destinations in the desert state of Rajasthan, just northwest of Delhi. The 16-Day Colourful Rajasthan experience journeys throughout the desert – including the beautiful cities of Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur – along with stops at the country’s culturally rich capital of Delhi, the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, intriguing Pink City of Jaipur, and charming Udaipur. While exploring some of the most interesting sites in the country, travellers experience the added joy of staying in magnificent heritage hotels in Samode, Mandawa and Neemrana.

You will be met upon your arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to hotel of your choice in Delhi, the city’s most iconic luxury hotel. Delhi, India’s capital, is a bustling city of over 15 million inhabitants and where your Indian adventure begins.

Overnight in Delhi.
Enjoy a satisfying breakfast at the hotel followed by a full-day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi including stops at famous city sites including the Red Fort, Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), the silver street of Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, a Hindu temple (Birla Mandir), India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President's House), Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Bahai Temple.

Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, depart for Agra by road and, upon arrival, check in to the hotel of your choice. In the aAfternoon embark on a sightseeing tour of Agra city, including visits to the iconic visiting Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. The visit to the Taj Mahal will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan tour.

Overnight in Agra.
After breakfast, depart for Samode by road visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Upon arrival in Samode, check -in to the Samode Palace, an opulent 475-year-old palace blending ancient elegance with contemporary comforts.

Overnight at the Samode Palace.
After breakfast, depart for Mandawa by road. On your arrival, check in to the hotel. Later, enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Mandawa and the nearby havelies (traditional Indian mansions) of the Shekhawati region.

Overnight in Mandawa.
After breakfast, depart for Bikaner by road. Upon arrival in Bikaner, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Bikaner visiting the Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum and a camel breeding farm.

Overnight in Bikaner.
After breakfast, depart for Jaisalmer by road. Upon arrival in the famous desert city of Jaisalmer, check in to the hotel.

Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer including stops at Jaisalmer Fort, various Jain temples and elegant havelis. In the evening, embark on a sunset visit to Sam Sand Dunes including short ride atop the back of a camel. Surrounded by the swirling sands and setting sun, the experience will surely be a highlight of your Rajasthan adventure.

Overnight in Jaisalmer.
After breakfast, depart for Jodhpur by road (330 km / 6 hrs). Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying and relaxing in the hotel or exploring the city on your own.
After breakfast, a guide will pick you up from the hotel for a guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Known as the “Blue City” thanks to its buildings painted a brilliant shade of blue, Jodhpur is a picturesque place filled with unique sites, such as Mehrangarh Fort, the Jaswant Thada and the Sardar Market.

Overnight in Jodhpur.
After breakfast, depart for Udaipur by road. Upon arrival in Udaipur, check in at hotel.

Overnight in Udaipur.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Udaipur including visits to the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon Ki Bari, or “Garden of the Maidens”. In the evening, board a boat for a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola.

Overnight in Udaipur.
After breakfast, depart for Jaipur by road (400 km / 6 hrs). Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at the hotel.

Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a full day of sightseeing in this colourful city including stops at the beautiful Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the mesmerising Jantar Mantar, The City Palace and the Amber Fort.

Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast, depart for Neemrana by road (140 km / 3 hrs). On your arrival in Neemrana check in at the hotel.
Day at leisure.

Overnight in Neemrana.
After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will then start your drive to Delhi International Airport in time for your onward flight.

includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing on bed and breakfast basis
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking guides in private air conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water available in the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from India (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Peak Period
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities, etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking or when available
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

notes

Upon request, a local licensed French, German, Spanish or other language-speaking guide at each city who could accompany participants for the entire duration of the trip at an additional cost.

Tour code: INDCR

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