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The Essence of Rajasthan

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[ 15 days / 14 nights ]

Prices start from

£3,195pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes international flights on British Airways travelling in World Traveller (economy), accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

Prices start from

$4,160pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

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Rajasthan, also known as 'The Land of the Kings' and 'Rajputana' is made up of a collection of former princely states and has attracted travellers, traders and explorers for centuries. Today it is one of India's most popular tourist destinations, and rightly so. Due to its chequered history of countless battles and constant court intrigue, there is a multitude of forts and palaces dominating almost every area of the state. This exceptional journey takes you slowly around the state, exploring some of the smaller forts and palaces scattered around the countryside, along with visits to Rajasthan's major cities - Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Many of the forts' owners have converted their ancestral homes into small, comfortable hotels and these will be your 'home' during the course of this tour. Not only will you have a chance to meet the owners who have fascinating stories to tell of their history but, by staying outside the cities, there is also a chance to experience the unhurried pace of village and rural life in Rajasthan.

Itinerary map for the essence of Rajasthan

The Essence of Rajasthan

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival stay at The Imperial Hotel.

 

DAY 2: DELHI

Explore the myriad sights of Old and New Delhi. The wide boulevards of Lutyens' New Delhi contrast dramatically with the narrow streets and scattered monuments that dominate Old Delhi.

 

DAY 3: DELHI - SAMODE

Morning drive to Samode and stay 2 nights at the spectacular Samode Palace, just outside Jaipur. Afternoon at leisure.

 

DAY 4: SAMODE - JAIPUR - SAMODE

Morning drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and continue to Amber. Ascend to this hilltop fort on elephant back. After lunch explore Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. See the City Palace and the Observatory.

 

DAY 5: SAMODE - NIMAJ

Morning drive to Nimaj and stay 1 night at the luxurious Chhatra Sagar tents, pitched on a dam, overlooking a huge lake teeming with birds.

 

DAY 6: NIMAJ - ROHET

Morning free to walk undisturbed around the lake or up the hill for fine views. Alternatively, venture out for bird watching and into the surrounding farming village by jeep, with a member of the owning family. Afternoon drive to Rohet and stay 2 nights at the charming Rohet Garh Hotel.

 

DAY 7: ROHET - JODHPUR - ROHET

Morning excursion to nearby Jodhpur visiting the imposing Meherangarh Fort. Afternoon at leisure.

 

DAY 8: ROHET - RANAKPUR - NARLAI

Morning drive to Ranakpur to see some of India's finest Jain Temples. After lunch at the charming Maharana Bagh Orchard, continue by road to Narlai and stay 1 night at Rawla Narlai Hotel.

 

DAY 9: NARLAI - KUMBHALGARH - DEOGARH

Morning drive to the mighty fort at Kumbhalgarh which broods over the surrounding landscape and offers spectacular views. Continue to road to Deogarh staying 2 nights at Dev Shree.

 

DAY 10: DEOGARH

Day free to take a train ride through a pretty 'ghat' section, a jeep safari into the surrounding area, to go riding, to explore the village or to rest by the swimming pool.

 

DAY 11: DEOGARH - NATHDWARA - DELWARA

Morning drive to Delwara, via the interesting temples at Nathdwara. Stay 2 nights at the magnificent Devi Garh by Lebua Hotel.

 

DAY 12: DELWARA - EKLINGJI - NAGDA - UDAIPUR - DELWARA

Explore the enchanting lakeside town of Udaipur with its grand palaces and monuments, enroute visting Eklingji and Nagda.

 

DAY 13: DELWARA

Full day at leisure to enjoy Devi Garh Fort Palace and surrounding area.

 

DAY 14: DELWARA - UDAIPUR - MUMBAI

 

Morning free. Afternoon drive to Udaipur and fly to Mumbai.  Transfer to Taj Lands End Hotel.

 

DAY 15: DEPART MUMBAI

Departure for onward destination.

 

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