Royal Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour of India
Experience The True Heritage Of India
In this India tour, enjoy the perfect introduction to India's royalty. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence and splendor of Rajasthan's palaces, the bustle and buzz of markets and bazaars, and the traditions of a heritage homestay. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this compact India tour, jam-packed with unforgettable highlights.
Starting from USD $548 Per Person
Day 01: Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast, meet your private tour guide and begin your sightseeing tour of Delhi. Enjoy a visit to Jama Mosque. When you reach the mosque, explore the interior with your guide.
Next, visit Raj Ghat the place where the father of the Nation, Mahatama Gandhi was cremated.
Next, Visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is an excellent example of Afghan Architecture constructed with marble and red sandstone. And then stop at UNESCO World Heritage-listed Humayun’s Tomb.
Next, visit India Gate, a memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers.
Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi - Agra
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Agra. Once you’ve settled in at your hotel in Agra, enjoy lunch and then meet your private tour guide.
Start your sightseeing with a visit to Agra Fort, one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, is a massive red sandstone fort on the bank of Yamuna River. Your guide will explain the history of Agra Fort.
Next, visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, a tomb that has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. Itmad-ud-Daulah is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the Yamuna River. Admire the very first tomb in India that was made entirely out of Marble.
Next, visit Mehtab Bagh, which is a series of 11 parks on the Yamuna's east bank.
Overnight stay in Agra
Day 03: Agra - Jaipur
Today enjoy a sunrise view of the fascinating Taj Mahal - A Symbol of Love. Your guide in Agra will meet you at the Taj Mahal and will show you around the monument. Take time to admire the majestic and the most beautiful buildings in the world.
After having breakfast, drive straight to Jaipur.On arrival check Inn at the hotel and enjoy day at Leisure.
Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your private tour guide and start sightseeing of Jaipur by visiting Amber Fort. Enjoy the experience of Jeep Ride to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Your guide will explain about the rich history of Amber Fort.
Next, visit City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Enjoy fine collection of textiles, costumes and armor at the City Palace.
Next, visit Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. It was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
Finally, view the stargazing observatory of Jantar Mantar, built by the renowned astronomer, Maharaja Jai Singh.
Overnight stay in Jaipur
Day 05: Jaipur - Udaipur via Pushkar
After having breakfast at the hotel driven towards Udaipur.Enroute visit Pushkar.Its is famous for its holy lake and one and only Brahma Temple in the world.
After Pushkar visit continue your driver towards Udaipur.On arrival at Jodhpur check in at the hotel. Enjoy evening at leisure.
Day 06: Udaipur
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise.We start our sightseeing with a visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks.
After the visit of the Garden of Maids, we visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, and paintings on display.
After a break we proceed to the city palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned and integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as a whole.The museum of the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology.
Today we have an opportunity to visit a traditional painting school and see the famous miniature paintings done.
In the evening we have a Boatride on the lake Pichola.The famous Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more known in the west.
Overnight stya in Udaipur
Day 07: Udaipur - Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur via Ranakpur . On arrival check in at the hotel.
Once settled, enjoy sightseeing in Jodhpur. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101 bastions and seven gates. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi-Gujrat trading route and the Marwaris benefited from the passing traffic of opium, copper, and silk which was traded to China. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort(majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within.
We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble.
Next visit The Umaid Bhawan Palace, Asia's largest residence where king still resides.
Later enjoy shopping at the famous local market of Jodhpur " Clock Tower Market"
Overnight stay in Jodhpur
Day 08: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Today drive to Jaisalmer via Osian . On arrival check in at hotel
Day 09: Jaisalmer
Have your breakfast in the hotel and afterward visit the splendid Jaisalmer Fort also known as the Sonar Kila. The fort is placed approximately 30 meters above the city and serves as a residence to a whole living region within its massive walls.
Jaisalmer is also famous for its old and traditional Havelis and during your sightseeing tour you also include the visit to Patwon ki Haveli, Salim ji ki Haveli, and Gadi Sagar Lake. E
evening drive to sand dunes where you can enjoy a camel rides. In the evening enjoy Sunset and cultural dance with dinner.
Day 10: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Today drive to Bikaner. On arrival check-in at the hotel . Enjoy a day at leisure.
Overnight stay in Bikaner
Day 11: Bikaner - Mandawa
After having breakfast get ready to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh Fort – constructed in 15th century by Raja Rai Singh & Lal Garh Palace built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji n memory of his father in 1902.
Also visit the Karni Mata Temple – well famed as Rat temple by the local people, this temple is 30 km away from Bikaner.
Lastly, visit Asia’s largest camel breeding farm.
Then drive to Mandawa. Mandawa located in the Shekhawati district of Rajasthan is renowned as an open art gallery because of the majority of the wall paintings and extensive frescoes paintings. On arrival check in at hotel
Overnight stay in Mandawa
Day 12: Mandawa - Delhi
After having breakfast enjoy Mandawa sightseeing by visiting Havelis. Just like any other township in the Shekhawati region, Mandawa also homes a number of havelis, there is nothing special or things to do for Havelis, but there are stories and there is art to appreciate, you just need to have the eyes for it.
You must visit Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Double Haveli and Jhunjhunwala Haveli in Mandawa.
After sightseeing, you'll be driven to Delhi where you'll drop at your hotel in Delhi.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 13: Delhi Airport Drop
Today on time trnsfer to the airport to board a flight for your onward journey
- Accommodation using double / twin bedded rooms in 3-star Hotels (can be upgraded to 4 or 5 stars)
- Daily breakfast
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary ( However you have the flexibility to explore more )
- Surface Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles with an experienced chauffeur as per the itinerary.
- English-speaking local guide during sightseeing
- Monument Entrance Fees
- All interstate taxes, permits, parking, road tax, toll taxes and fuel charges etc are included.
- Jeep ride at Amer Fort Jaipur
- Boat ride at Udaipur
- Camel Ride at Jaisalmer
- Government Service tax
Non - Inclusions
-Medical insurance of any kind.
- Air/train fares
-Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike, or any other natural calamities
-Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping, etc.
-Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price.