Jewels and secrets abound within Rajasthan, with its regal history and intriguing localities. Discover them all on this unique Rajasthan tour. Get an in depth experience of the region as you explore colorful cities and larger than life palaces amid bucolic charm. Head out on camel safaris through quaint desert villages!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn
3 - 5JaisalmerHavelis, Jaisalmer Fort, Camel Ride, Medieval Temples, Sandstone HousesRawal Kot Hotel, Killa Bhawan
5 - 6ManvarCamel Rides, Thar Desert, Village Walks, Bird-Watching, Folk DanceManvar Desert Resort
6 - 8JodhpurMehrangarh Fort, Town of Mandore, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan MuseumRatan Vilas, Ajit Bhawan Palace
8 - 9DeogarhVillage Life, Local Train Ride, Jeep Safari, Rock Cave TempleDev Shree
9 - 11UdaipurBoat Ride on Scenic Lake Pichola, City Palace, Aravalli HillsFateh Niwas, Udai Kothi
11 - 12Samode VillageSamode Palace, Village Walk, Local Life, Aravali Hills, Havelis and FortsSamode Bagh, Samode Palace
12 - 15JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarJas Vilas, The Trident Jaipur
15 - 16AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort, Tonga RideDoubleTree by Hilton Agra, The Trident Agra
16 - 17DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to your hotel

Delhi

2 Days

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.

Included Activities

Highlights of Delhi: Religious Masterpieces
Experience a plethora of famous sights during your half day tour of Delhi. Venture to the Qutub Minar, a towering red sandstone and white marble structure boasting Indo-Islamic architecture of ancient India. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the world’s tallest brick minaret. Wander in Lodhi Gardens, a tranquil place with landscaped features boasting beautiful streams. Discover many architecturally-beautiful temples – including the Bahá’í House of Worship, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape. A masterpiece of architecture, recognized by the mysterious connection it establishes with our heart, the lotus represents purity and tenderness and is a gathering place where people of all religions may worship God without denominational restrictions. Head to the ISKCON temple which is devoted to Hindu God Krishna. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Lotus Temple closed on Mondays)

Hotel Options
Colonels Retreat – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 5

Transfer to the airport

Flight from Delhi to Jaisalmer

Transfer to your hotel

Jaisalmer

2 Days

Jaisalmer, the Golden City of Rajasthan, evokes haunting memories of a bygone era with its lofty architecture and old world charm.

Included Activities

Highlights of Jaisalmer
Feast your eyes on the beautiful Gadi Sagar Lake or explore the great Jaisalmer Fort. Adventure over sand dunes on an unusual camel ride and head out to Kuldhara, a 13th century abandoned ghost village with medieval temples, stepwells and houses. Legend has it that this once prosperous community of Paliwal Brahmins entirely disappeared overnight – you can find out why in person! Head to the village of Lodurva, where a wonderfully crafted restored Jain temple resides, with typical torana architecture. You can also discover the intricately carved 19th century mansions of Patwon ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Rawal Kot Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Killa Bhawan – Opt 2
RoomHeritage room pvt bath
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Jaisalmer to Manvar (175 km, 3 hrs)

Manvar

1 Day

Manvar: Desert hospitality Located right in the heart of the Great Indian Thar Desert, it lies between the cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner, offering an unprecedented tourist destination with a rare opportunity to enjoy Rajasthan’s desert life, culture, wildlife and beauty.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard A/c Room
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleResort
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Manvar to Jodhpur (110 km, 2 hrs)

Jodhpur

2 Days

Jodhpur is dubbed the blue city due to its plethora of vivid blue painted houses located in the old quarter.

Included Activities

Highlights of Jodhpur
Venture into the mesmerizing Mehrangarh Fort, a stunning, imposing red sandstone 15th century fortress that towers over the city. It is often the venue of esteemed events, including the annual Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF). Visit the 6th century town of Mandore, and glimpse into desert life in the neighboring village of Salawas. Witness the white marble royal memorial of 19th century Jaswant Thada. On every day except Sundays, you can explore Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, which offers an extraordinary collection of regal relics, including stuffed leopards, quirky clocks, and original photos of the palace in all its art-deco glory. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum is closed on Sundays)

Hotel Options
Ratan Vilas – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 8 - 9

Drive from Jodhpur to Deogarh (180 km, 4 hrs)

Deogarh

1 Day

Deogarh’s legacy is legendary! The erstwhile feudal estate has seen the rise and fall of some of the greatest warriors among the heroic Mewar Rajputs of Rajasthan.

Included Activities

Rural Rail Ride at Dev Shree
Arranged exclusively for you by Dev Shree hotel, take a fun train ride along the hilly terrain of the Aravalli range from Phulad to Khamblighat. The Aravalli hills are some of the oldest volcanic hill formations in the Indian sub-continent, even older than the Himalayas. Get a glimpse of the raw beauty of this Indian outback on your local train ride. Catch passing sights of small town life in this part of the world. Hold on to your seats as the train traverses the hills, all the while gaining gently in elevation. Catch splendid views of the vast valley spread out before you, along with deep gorges and distant ridges, before easing into the flatlands of Khamblighat. Interact with your fellow travellers, accompanied by your local guide and translator from the hotel. If you’re lucky, you may even find a bride or a groom sharing your train compartment, as part of the wedding group travelling to the next station for the ceremony! (Half Day; Fitness Level: Easy).

Hotel Options
Dev Shree – Opt 1
RoomRoom
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 9 - 11

Drive from Deogarh to Udaipur (145 km, 4 hrs)

Udaipur

2 Days

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

Udaipur: Venice of the East Tour
Cruise 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)

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. This activity is only for guests staying at Udai Kothi, Fateh Garh or Fateh Niwas).

Hotel Options
Fateh Niwas – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleResort
Udai Kothi – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 11 - 12

Drive from Udaipur to Samode Village

Samode Village

1 Day

Samode Village invites you to experience regal majesty within a rural Indian setting.

Hotel Options
Samode Bagh – Opt 1
RoomTent
MealsBreakfast
StyleCamp
Samode Palace – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 12 - 15

Drive from Samode Village to Jaipur (40 km, 1 hr)

Jaipur

3 Days

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

Included Activities

Local School Visit
Receive an education into the Indian school system! Set out for a half day visit to various government and public primary schools, where you can observe and engage in classroom activities. Your local guide will introduce you to several teachers and staff members, and you will have the opportunity to mingle and play a game or two with the young students! This rewarding and insightful experience allows needs to be arranged in advance and are subject to not clashing with public holidays, when schools remain closed, and are only possible on week days.

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
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 15 - 16

Drive from Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (250 km, 5 hrs)

Agra

1 Day

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

Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
Discover the former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri that was built and founded in the 1500s by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This was a planned imperial city that would bring leaders of many religions together as Akbar held ideals of a syncretistic faith. Unfortunately just ten years after completion the city was deserted due to drought and water shortages. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this half day tour is a very popular stop en route from Agra to Jaipur. (Half Day, Private Activity en route to Jaipur; Fitness Level: Easy)

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. If you wish, discover this fabled city with a ride in a decorated tonga (horse drawn carriage) and enjoy a visit to a local market! (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
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Trident Agra – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 16 - 17

Drive from Agra to Delhi (205 km, 4 hrs)

Delhi

1 Day

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
Colonels Retreat – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer to the airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,685 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,125 /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 17 days / 16 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Delhi – Jaisalmer
  • All activities as listed :
    • Rajasthan’s Jewels & Secrets: Highlights of Delhi: Religious Masterpieces
    • Rajasthan’s Jewels & Secrets: Jaisalmer: Surreal Sands and Heritage Sites
    • Rajasthan’s Jewels & Secrets: Highlights of Jodhpur
    • Rajasthan’s Jewels & Secrets: Rural Rail Ride at Dev Shree
    • Rajasthan’s Jewels & Secrets: Udaipur: Venice of the East Tour
    • Rajasthan’s Jewels & Secrets: Set Sail at Lake Pichola
    • Jaipur: Local School Visit
    • Rajasthan’s Jewels & Secrets: Highlights of Jaipur
    • Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
    • Rajasthan’s Jewels & Secrets: Highlights of Agra
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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Rajasthan’s Jewels and Secrets

19 days $ 3,685 / person

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