|Imperial Rajasthan Tour
Experience the very heartbeat of Rajasthan: from the vast drifting expanses of the Great Thar Desert to ethereal Lake Palaces, encapsulating the fragile beauty of this ancient land. Wander through forbidding battle scarred Forts, ride camel and elephant, and mingle with local artisans who still follow the time honoured traditions of their forefathers.
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Samode - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohet - Udaipur – Delhi
14 Nights / 15 Days
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at International airport & transfer to hotel. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Morning sightseeing of New Delhi is consisting of drive through the Raisina Hills- Parliament House, India Gate, President House; 16th century tomb of Emperor Humayun built of Marble & Red stone in typical Mughal fashion, Lotus temple (Bahai Temple) & Qutab Minar. Afternoon sight seeing of Old Delhi is highlighted Shah Jahan's Red Fort, the bustling market place of Chandni Chowk by Rickshaw Puller Ride, Raj Ghat, and the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi = Agra (By Train)
Transfer from hotel to railway station to experience the thrill of the Indian railways with an early morning ride to Agra. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Morning tour of Agra taking in the main sights – Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah and to the incomparable Taj Mahal (TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambore (By Surface)
Morning drive to Bharatpur visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the Emperor Akbar’s magnificent red sandstone deserted city, en-route to board train to Ranthambore. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon game drive in search of the elusive tiger. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Ranthambore
Full day game viewing in this scenically beautiful National Park. Apart from the variety of game look out for the ruined pavilions, chhatri and the well preserved fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Ranthambore – Samode (By Surface)
Final game viewing and then drive to Samode staying at the Samode Palace. Afternoon explore the village and the palace, resplendently bedecked and bejewelled with wall paintings and intricate mirror inlays. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Samode – Jaipur (By Surface)
A leisurely morning with mid day departure to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon tour of the city including the Palace of Winds, the intriguing Observatory, City Palace and Museums, full to overflowing with fascinating collections of Royal finery, delightful miniatures and sobering weaponry. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Jaipur
A morning elephant ride up the zigzag path to the Amber Fort. This afternoon is at leisure to wander the bazaars, explore the city or catch up on postcards! Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Jaipur / Jaisalmer (By Flight)
Morning flight to Jaisalmer. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Exciting afternoon drive to the Sam sand dunes, culminating with a camel ride into the sunset. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Jaisalmer
Morning sightseeing of Jaisalmer visiting the Gadisar Lake, the ‘Golden’ Fort of Jaisalmer and the exquisitely carved Havelis of Patwon, Salim Singh and Nathmal. In the afternoon time to explore at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (By Surface)
Morning drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon tour of the magnificent Meherangarh Fort overlooking the ‘blue’ city, and Umaid Bhawan Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Jodhpur – Rohet (By Surface)
Early morning drive to Rohet staying at the Rohetgarh Castle. A fascinating ‘village safari’ brings you a glimpse of the lives of the artisans – including weavers and potters. Also meet the environmentally conscious Bishnois. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Rohet – Ranakpur - Udaipur (By Surface)
Morning drive to Udaipur en-route visiting the superb Jain Temple complex at Ranakpur. 1,444 ornately carved marble pillars reflect the sun’s rays, lighting the whole temple with a serene radiance. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Udaipur
This morning visit the City Palace with its iridescent tile and intricate mirror work so loved by the Maharajas, then relax in the Garden of The Maids of Honour. To end the day a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola for stunning views of the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Udaipur – Delhi (By Flight)
Morning at leisure. Later transfer to airport to connect flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination / Home leaving early hours the following day.