- Taj Mahal Closed on Friday
- No Elephant ride during Navratri Festival
Highlights: Delhi - Nawalgarh - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra
Other departures: London Heathrow - £2479
Alternate travel dates: 1 Sept 18 - 20 Sept 18
Delhi - Metropolitan Hotel
Nawalgarh - Koolwal Kothi Hotel
Bikaner (Gajner) - Gajner Palace
Jaisalmer - Fort Rajwada
Jodhpur - Indana Palace
Udaipur - Lalit Laxmi Vilas
Deogarh - Deogarh Mahal
Pushkar - Pushkar Palace
Jaipur - Country Inn & Suites
Agra - Radisson Hotel
Rajasthan the land of Maharajas is about the story of warriors, their chivalry, romance, glory and tragedy in fairy tale proportions. The people are happy, full of life and dressed in their traditional colourful attire. Highlights of this tour include visits to Shekhawati, a large open air art gallery, famous for its painted mansions and frescoes; Jaisalmer, the desert city where you can enjoy a camel ride on the sand dunes and the forts of Junagarh and Mehrangarh.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi to Nawalgarh. Morning sightseeing tour of Lutyen’s New Delhi. Afternoon, drive to the Koolwal Kothi Hotel, a beautiful heritage property for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Nawalgarh to Bikaner. This morning enjoy a visit to Nawalgarh’s frescos, a fort with a colourful bazaar and numerous havelis (private mansions). En route to Bikaner visit the exquisite Goenka Haveli. Arrive at Bikaner, one of the three great ‘Desert Kingdoms of Rajasthan’.
Day 4: Bikaner to Jaisalmer. Visit the 16th century Junagarh Fort, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum and Camel Breeding Farm. Drive to Jaisalmer for a 2 night stay.
Day 5: Jaisalmer. Visit the Jaisalmer Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, Laxminath Temple, Havelis and Gadisar Lake. In the afternoon depart on a sand dune excursion to Sam to view the sunset over sand dunes and enjoy a camel ride on the shifting sand dunes.
Day 6: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur. Morning drive to the fortress city of Jodhpur, visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort rising sheer out of a 125metre high rock, perhaps the most majestic of Rajasthan fort. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 7: Jodhpur to Udaipur. This morning drive to the romantic city of Udaipur. En route visit the tranquil pilgrimage town of Ranakpur, renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples. Stay 2 nights in Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur. Morning sightseeing around Udaipur. A kaleidoscope of fairytale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes. Udaipur is the most romantic city of Rajasthan and an inspiration for poets, painters and writers
Day 9: Udaipur to Deogarh. Drive to Deogarh and arrive at Deogarh Mahal, a charming palace of 17th century. Your afternoon is free to explore the colourful village around the palace.
Day 10: Deogarh to Pushkar. Drive to Pushkar situated around the holy lake with mythological significance. During the afternoon visit the Ghats and watch the pilgrims taking their ritual dip in the lake.
Day 11: Pushkar to Jaipur. Drive to Jaipur for a 2 night stay. The afternoon at leisure to explore Jaipur’s colourful bazaars. Shop for Rajasthani crafts, handlooms and jewellery.
Day 12: Jaipur. Morning excursion to the Amber Fort. Ride on a colourfully painted elephant like a Maharaja to reach the hilltop fort. During the afternoon, visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
Day 13: Jaipur to Agra. Drive to Agra, en route visit the imperial ruins of Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight in Agra, the seat of imperial Mughal court during the 16th and 17th century.
Day 14: Agra to Delhi. This morning visit the beautiful monument of love - Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. During the afternoon drive to Delhi. Overnight Delhi.
Day 15: Depart Delhi. Transfer to the airport to board your onward
- Flights from Cardiff with Qatar Airways
- Airport taxes
- 14 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
- All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car
- Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
- Entrance fees to the monuments
- Camel ride at Sam dunes, Jaisalmer
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur
- Jeep ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Cycle Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi
- Bed & Breakfast