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Highlights of Rajasthan – 14 days

$ 4,125.00

In this tiny slice of India, a wealth of history, culture and colour surrounds you. Immerse yourself in the iconic monuments of Delhi and Agra, and the imposing grandeur of Rajasthan’s hilltop forts. Spend an unforgettable night in comfortable tented accommodation in the vast Thar Desert and explore a lively Jodhpur street bazaar. Spot wildlife in rugged Ranthambore National Park and savour the region’s sumptuous cuisine.

14 days itinerary showcase Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Khejarla, Manvar, Jodhpur, Udaipur

Description

Day 1 Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing.

Hotel: Maidens Hotel (or similar)

Day 2 Delhi (B)
Discover Delhi’s must-see sites, beginning at the Red Fort. Take a bicycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk before visiting Khari Baoli, the city’s famous spice market.

Wander through Parathey wali gali to see local snack food being made. Walk to India’s largest mosque – Jama Masjid to view it from the outside before visiting a communal kitchen at a Sikh temple.

Visit Humayun’s Tomb followed by Rajpath which is home to India’s government buildings. See beautiful murals in the colourful Lodhi Art District.

Day 3 Delhi to Agra (B)
Drive to Agra and explore magnificent Agra Fort which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Catch your first glimpse of the Taj Mahal from the fort’s ramparts.

This afternoon, visit a marble inlay workshop to see the intricate craftsmanship and skill required to make each finely-detailed piece.

DoubleTree by Hilton Agra (or similar)

Day 4 Agra to Ranthambore National Park (B/D)
See the Taj Mahal and explore the grounds before a late breakfast.

Drive to Abaneri village to visit the 1,300 year old Chand Baori Stepwell and walk through a colourful local market after enjoying high tea.

Continue onto Sawaii Madhopur, home to Ranthambore National Park.

Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Fort Nahargarh (or similar)

Day 5 Ranthambore National Park (B/D)
Begin the day with a dawn game drive through Ranthambore National Park. Covering more than 1,300 square kilometres, it is home to a host of wildlife including deer, jackal, hyena, leopard and tigers.

After a late breakfast, visit a women’s cooperative which makes handicrafts. Return to your hotel for free time before embarking on another game drive in the late afternoon.

Return to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing dinner.

Day 6 Ranthambore National Park to Jaipur (B)
Drive from Ranthambore National Park to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital and affectionately called the ‘Pink City’.

Arrive in Jaipur and enjoy a walking tour of the royal observatory. Take a pink rickshaw ride to your hotel with the Pink City Rickshaw Company, a not-for-profit organisation which supports the employment of women from low income households.

Jaipur offers excellent shopping opportunities and this afternoon, there’s free time for you to explore the town’s popular bazaar.

This evening, you have the option of joining your group to watch a Bollywood movie in one of India’s finest Art Deco cinemas, have a palm reading or receive a Henna tattoo.

Hotel: Shahpura House (or similar)

Day 7 Jaipur (B/D)
This morning, see a traditional milk market come to life before admiring the façade of the Hawa Mahal.

Continue to a local tea shop and sample possibly the best chai in Jaipur. Venture by jeep to impressive Amber Fort and spend a few hours discovering the beautiful architecture.

Return to town for a guided walking tour of Jaipur bazaar where you can shop for handicrafts, jewellery and fabrics.

This evening, enjoy a dinner with a local family in their historic haveli home and see how some typical Rajasthani dishes are prepared.

Day 8 Jaipur to Khejarla (B/D)
Journey to Khejarla and gain a glimpse into the local villages on a jeep safari.

Continue to Durga Mata Temple which was partly destroyed during the Moghul-era and receive a Henna tattoo.

In the evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration and listen to traditional musicians during dinner.

Khejarla Fort (or similar)

Day 9 Khejarla to Manvar Desert Camp (B/L/D)
Drive towards the Thar Desert and enjoy lunch before relaxing at your atmospheric tented accommodation.

Venture into the sand dunes on a camel for sunset drinks before returning for a sumptuous dinner.
Manvar Desert Camp (or similar)Departures are guaranteed to operate and maximum of 16


Low Season
$4125
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $1575

 

Shoulder Season
$4350
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $1650

 

High Season
$4550
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $1725

DEPARTURE DATES 2019 – 2020

2019: JAN 13, JAN 27, FEB 17, MAR 10, SEP 15
2019: OCT 6, OCT 27, NOV 17
2019: DEC 15 2020: JAN 12, FEB 2, FEB 16, MAR 15



DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019 – 2020

January:
2019: 13, 27
2020: 12
February:
2019: 17
2020: 2, 16
March:
2019: 10
2020: 15
April:
2019:
2020:
May:
2019:
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June:
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July:
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August:
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September:
2019: 15
2020: TBA
October
2019: 6, 27
2020: TBA
November:
2019: 17
2020: TBA
December:
2019: 15
2020:

Additional information

OVERVIEW

In this tiny slice of India, a wealth of history, culture and colour surrounds you. Immerse yourself in the iconic monuments of Delhi and Agra, and the imposing grandeur of Rajasthan’s hilltop forts. Spend an unforgettable night in comfortable tented accommodation in the vast Thar Desert and explore a lively Jodhpur street bazaar. Spot wildlife in rugged Ranthambore National Park and savour the region’s sumptuous cuisine.

DEPARTURE

Selected group departure dates.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary

INCLUSIONS

12 nights hotel accommodation,
1 night comfortable tented camp accommodation,
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding jeep safaris and rickshaw touring),
Ranthambore National Park jeep safaris,
Entrance fees (except camera fees),
English-speaking Tour Leader,
All tips on tour,
Return group transfers from airport to accommodation,
Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

EXCLUSIONS

 International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Insurance you may wish (which we urge you to purchase)
 Personal expenses and India Visa
 Any other item not specified

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance or chat online with us.

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