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This customized India vacation introduces you to two vibrant contrasting regions – modern Gujarat and regal Rajasthan! Beginning your tour in the coastal city of Bhavanagar, explore landmarks like the Mahatma Gandhi Museum and intricate Jain temples built over 900 years! Meet the last remaining Asiatic lions in India on exciting safaris in Gir. Next up, explore an extinct volcano with an expert in Junagarh and then move on the shimmering salt pans at Bajana or Little Rann of Kutch, which is also a birdwatcher’s haven. Take a guided heritage walk in Ahmedabad, a UNESCO-listed city where you can visit monuments like the beautiful Swaminarayan Temple and the 15th century Jama Masjid.

After Gujarat, discover North India‘s proud Rajput culture and heritage on a private tour of Udaipur and take a romantic boat ride on the scenic Lake Pichola. Lose yourself in the buzzing bazaars of Jaipur in Rajasthan, exploring myriad market trails, forts, and palaces dating back centuries. Afterward, it’s time to come face to face with the Royal Bengal tiger on a safari in Ranthambore. Continuing on, take a tour of Agra and see the stunning Taj Mahal with an expert. End your tour in the capital city of Delhi where you can explore grand feats of Mughal architecture and sample some famous Indian street food!

Personalize this India vacation to match your interests and pace. Contact us for a tailor-made and seamless India vacation planned and executed by experts.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2MumbaiGateway of India, Marine Drive or Queen’s Necklace, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford MarketThe Leela Mumbai
2 - 4BhavnagarKultur, Takheshwar Tempel, Palitana Sancturies of Jains, Shiva TempelNilambagh Palace
4 - 6GirEndangered Asiatic Lion, Gir National Park Safaris, TemplesThe Fern Gir Forest Resort, The Gateway Hotel Gir Forest Sasan Gir
6 - 7RajkotJunagarh, Gondal, Jubilee GardenSilver Palace, Imperial Palace Hotel
7 - 9Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch)Salt Flats, Birdwatching, Wild Ass SanctuaryThe Royal Safari Camp
9 - 11AhmedabadJama Masjid, Sidi Bashirs Mosque, Sabarmati Ashram, Adalaj Stepwell, Law Garden, Sidi Saiyad’s Mosque, Tribal MuseumHouse of M G, The Ummed Ahmedabad
11 - 13UdaipurBoat Ride on Scenic Lake Pichola, City Palace, Aravalli HillsFateh Niwas, Fateh Garh
13 - 15JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarJas Vilas, Royal Heritage Haveli
15 - 17RanthamboreJeep Safaris, Wildlife, Nature, Tiger Sightings, Ranthambore FortKhem Villas, Ranthambore Heritage Haveli
17 - 18AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur SikriThe Trident, Agra, ITC Mughal
18 - 20DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateHaveli Hauz Khas, The Grand New Delhi

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  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

We will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel.

Mumbai

1 Night

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay during British colonial rule, has welcomed travelers from around the world for centuries.

Hotel Options
The Leela Mumbai – Opt 1
RoomPremier City View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 4

Transfer to the airport

Flight from Mumbai to Bhavnagar

Transfer to your hotel

Bhavnagar

2 Nights

Bhavnagar is a city of education and culture, and is known as the cultural capital of Saurashtra.

Included Activities

Highlights of Bhavnagar
Bhavnagar, a coastal city in the south of Gujarat, is a prominent trading hub with the world’s largest ship breaking yard! Begin your tour of this laidback town with a visit to the Gandhi Smriti Museum, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The museum boasts a vast collection of books and memorabilia that Gandhi had used during his lifetime. Take a peek into the life of Gandhi through the hundreds of photographs kept on display. In the evening, continue on to the Takhteshwar Temple that is set on a hilltop. Made of marble with many carved pillar, this beautiful temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. (Half Day; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please carry comfortable walking shoes. Gandhi Smriti Museum is open between 0900 – 1300 hrs and 1400 – 1800 hrs, The museum is closed on all Sundays and 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month)

Visit the Jain Temples of Palitana
Discover one of the centers of Jainism in Palitana, in Western India. Set in the state of Gujarat, wander through the largest cluster of Jain temples in India that are spread over Shatrunjaya Hill in Palitana. Boasting beautiful architecture and intricate carvings on marble walls and pillars, these 863 temples were built over a span of 900 years! They are dedicated to the 24 ‘Tirthankaras’ – the spiritual teachers of Jainism. Climb 600 meters uphill to visit the magnificent Adishwar temple dedicated to Adhinatha, the first Jain teacher. The deity is adorned with gold jewellery studded with precious stones. Pay a visit to the ‘Chaumukha’ or the four faced temple, which has four entrances through which the image of Adhinatha can be seen.
(Half Day; Time of the day: 0530 hrs; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; A palanquin can be arranged for guests if they wish, as there are many steps to be climbed.)

Bhavnagar-English Tour Escort

Hotel Options
Nilambagh Palace – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 4 - 6

Drive from Bhavnagar to Gir (250 km, 6 hrs)

Gir

2 Nights

Gir: When the lions roar! The last bastion of the Asiatic lion, nearly 3, is a beautiful but harsh, teak dominated habitat in Junagadh district, Gujarat.

Included Activities

Jeep Safari in Gir
Explore Gir National Park, where the celebrated Indian Lion is best seen – with morning and afternoon safaris.

Hotel Options
RoomFern Club Villas
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleInternational
Day 6 - 7

Drive from Gir to Rajkot (180 km, 4.5 hrs)

Rajkot

1 Night

Rajkot is home to numerous national landmarks and is a popular tourist destinations in India.

Included Activities

Highlights of Rajkot
On the way to Rajkot, visit Junagarh, a charming little town at the foot of the extinct volcano Girnar. Also visit Gondal, 38km away south of Rajkot.

Rajkot-English Tour Escort

Hotel Options
Silver Palace – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 7 - 9

Drive from Rajkot to Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch)

Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch)

2 Nights

The charming little rural hamlet of Bajana is part of the unique landscape of the Little Rann of Kutch. The stark flatland is a saline desert that metamorphoses into an amazing wetland during the monsoons, attracting flocks of exotic birds to its lakeshores.

Included Activities

Jeep Safari in Wild Ass Sanctuary of Bajana
Discover unique wildlife at the Rann of Kutch, tucked away in a corner of western India. The silvery saltpans, wide lakes and lagoons in this fascinating part of the country, supports distinctive endemic wildlife. Visit the Wild Ass Sanctuary at the Little Rann of Kutch for an exhilarating safari ride. This dry and dusty desert, dotted with the occasional green oasis around a lake, draws in a wide variety of birds. Catch the iconic sight of huge flocks of pink flamingos silhouetted against the shimmering waters of a lake. The arid flat plains of Kutch with its thorny scrubland is the last remaining habitat of the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass (Ghudkhar). These beautiful chestnut brown creatures are also the last of the subcontinent’s wild horse family. You may spot Indian gazelles, black buck, blue bull (Nilgai), jackals, Indian foxes, and jungle cats on your jeep safari. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the rare Indian wolf (India being the land of Big Cats!). (Half Day; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please don’t forget your cameras or your binoculars).

Enroute Activity: Patan and Modhera Uncovered
En route from Bajana, stop at Patan, the ancient capital of the erstwhile Chalukya dynasty located in northern Gujarat. Relive its glorious past by visiting some of the hundred Jain temples made of marble, complete with imposing pillars etched with intricate carvings. Discover architectural gems such as Rani ki Vav – a stepwell with stone sculptures of astounding detail! Soak in the local culture as you walk past ancient houses with wooden carvings on the façade. You will notice the famous Patola-style sarees woven only in this region using the ikat technique – a well-kept secret! Also visit Modhera, an hour away from Patan, to witness the classic temple architecture of the powerful Chalukya dynasty. The Sun Temple set beside the Pushpavati River dedicated to the sun god, has 52 carved pillars with sculptures narrating tales from legends. Built in 1026 AD, this temple complex and Surya Kund, the reservoir next to it, is a slice of India’s living heritage.(Enroute Activity; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 9 - 11

Drive from Bajana to Ahmedabad with enroute visit to Modhera and Pathan (240 kms, 7 hrs)

Ahmedabad

2 Nights

Ahmedabad: Manchester of the East! This historic center of Ahmedabad is a thriving business district on the Sabarmati river, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah.

Included Activities

Heritage Walk in Ahmedabad City
Embark on a Heritage Walk to explore Ahmedabad, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Begin at the Swaminarayan Temple that was built on a base of Burmese teakwood. You’ll be awed at the immaculate carvings and brightly painted pillars, arches and walls. Your walk takes you through the ‘pols, a unique housing concept where families cluster together based on caste, profession or religion. As you walk past these houses, witness the wooden façades and elaborately carved windows. Further on, visit the beautifully carved Hutheesing Jain Temple built from marble in 1848 AD. Your walk ends at the Jama Masjid, a splendid mosque built with yellow sandstone in the 15th century. Choose to continue your visit to other landmarks such as the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque that has the famous ‘tree of life’ motif delicately etched in its marbled lattice windows. (Half Day; Time of the day: Morning, 0730 hrs; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please carry comfortable walking shoes.)

Hotel Options
House of M G – Opt 1
RoomGrand Deluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomDeluxe Room Pool View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 11 - 13

Drive from Ahmedabad to Udaipur (256 km, 5 hrs)

Udaipur

2 Nights

Udaipur is the City of Lakes! Tucked away in the heart of the forested Aravalli Hills, this regally romantic city has always stood out from Rajasthan’s other desert cities with its network of manmade lakes.

Included Activities

Set Sail at Lake Pichola
Experience the beauty of royal Rajasthan on a boat ride along Lake Pichola, overlooking the magnificent Lake, City Palace, and other historic sites and ghats of Udaipur. Your tour boat will cast off from the ghat or lakeside, which is barely a few minutes from your hotel. Enjoy a spectacular view of this magnificent medieval city on a romantic evening ride along the lake. Get to know the enthralling stories of the Maharanas of Mewar, including heroic tales of Udaipur’s brave kings and queens, on your leisurely ride. (Duration: 1 hr, Time of Day: Evening; Private Activity; Fitness Level: Easy; Maximum group of 10 for each boat. )

Highlights of Udaipur
Journey into the City of Lakes and soak up historic culture. Tour the 16th century City Palace, a flamboyant and towering structure sitting on a hilltop and one of the largest palaces in the state, boasting spectacular views and an intriguing museum. Explore 17th century Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna. Discover Saheliyon ki Bari, the ‘Garden of Maids’, which boasts lush lawns, stunning lotus pools, marble pavilions and even elephant-shaped fountains! Head to the crystal gallery to witness the world’s largest private collection of crystal. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Fateh Niwas – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleResort
Fateh Garh – Opt 2
RoomRenaissance Rooms
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 13 - 15

Drive from Udaipur to Jaipur (450 km, 7 hrs)

Jaipur

2 Nights

Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan.

Included Activities

Highlights of Jaipur
Wander into regality during your full day tour! Explore Amber Fort, a fabulous sandstone fort complex that overlooks the city. Visit Albert Hall, the state museum of Rajasthan with its vast collection of interesting regional Indian artifacts. Observe the aesthetically beautiful honeycombed façade of Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Discover the architecturally rich City Palace with its many regal courtyards, temples and pavilions, and Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna, situated in the heart of the old city. Head to the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, which acts to preserve the traditional Indian technique of hand block textile printing and boasts numerous beautiful examples. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Jas Vilas – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
RoomHeritage Superior Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 15 - 17

Drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore (200 km, 4 hrs)

Ranthambore

2 Nights

Ranthambore National Park is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream! Sprawling over a vast expanse near Sawai Madhopur, the park encompasses the adjoining forests of Kaila Devi and Man Singh Sanctuary.

Included Activities

Shared Safari-Ranthambore ( Morning and Evening)
Safari in style! Ranthambore National Park is a hotspot for discovering the celebrated Bengal tiger in its native habitat! Head out into thick foliage on morning and afternoon safaris, which are the best times for the big cats to reveal themselves. Safari routes are selected using a government-run lottery system, so it is the luck of the draw as to which path you take, however all of them provide a fascinating variety of native wildlife and bird life for you to witness. (2 safaris per day, Morning and late afternoon . Shared Activity & Transfer, Travel time to Activity: 30 mins, Duration: each safari 3.5 hrs , Fitness level: Easy; please wear comfortable walking shoes and light colored clothing. Please note that each jeep will accommodate 6 people in total.)

Hotel Options
Khem Villas – Opt 1
RoomTent
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 17 - 18

Drive from Ranthambore to Agra (300 km, 6 hrs)

Agra

1 Night

Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Included Activities

Highlights of Agra
Romance at sunset and have your audience with the white marble Mughal mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, grandly overlooking the Yamuna River, during your Half day tour of Agra. Head to the lesser known Mehtab Bagh for prime viewing of the world’s greatest monument of love. The Taj Mahal is not the only UNESCO World Heritage site to explore in Agra – you can witness the divine red sandstone Agra Fort, also a player in this renowned undying love story. (Activity Type : Private;Ideal For: All;Best Time to Visit: All Year;Total Duration: 5 hours;Timings: 08:00 – 18:00 hours;Closed: Taj Mahal Closed on Friday.)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
ITC Mughal – Opt 2
RoomMughal Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 18 - 20

Transfer from your hotel to the Train Station in Agra

Board the Shatabdi Express 12001 train departing from Agra at 2035 hrs and arriving in Delhi at 2245 hrs

Transfer from the Train Station to your hotel in Delhi

Delhi

2 Nights

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

Hotel Options
Haveli Hauz Khas – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
RoomGrand Premium Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer from Hotel to Delhi Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,590 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,790 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 20 days / 19 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Mumbai – Bhavnagar
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bhavnagar: Highlights of Bhavnagar
    • Bhavnagar: Visit the Jain Temples of Palitana
    • Bhavnagar: Bhavnagar-English Tour Escort (DNS)
    • Gir: Jeep Safari in Gir
    • Rajkot: Highlights of Rajkot
    • Rajkot: Rajkot-English Tour Escort (DNS)
    • Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch): Jeep Safari in Wild Ass Sanctuary of Bajana
    • Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch): Enroute Activity: Patan and Modhera Uncovered
    • Ahmedabad: Heritage Walk in Ahmedabad City
    • Udaipur: Set Sail at Lake Pichola
    • Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur
    • Ranthambore: Shared Safari-Ranthambore ( Morning and Evening)
    • Agra: Highlights of Agra
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On demand a printed set of your travel documents by post
  • Fees and taxes
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Gujarat and Rajasthan: Heritage and Wildlife

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