Taj Mahal & Rajasthan with Royal Castle Stays
13 Nights & 14 Days
Age range:18 to 85
Operated in: English
Tour Starting from: GBP £698/ USD $848 per person
Taj Mahal & Rajasthan with Royal Stay at Castles is the finest introduction for those who want to get drenched in the varied hues of Indian culture and experience the Royalty of kings with a stay at Deogarh Mahal & CASTLE SARDARGARH. See the beautiful TAJ MAHAL during sunrise & explore WILDLIFE with tiger safaris at Ranthambore National Park.
This tour covers 8 eminent places positioned in the heartland of the country, i.e. Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, etc.
Come & Fall in Love with India!!
Taj Mahal during Sunrise
Royal Stay at Castle Sardargarh
Royal Stay at Deogarh
Horse Safari at Deogarh
Train Ride in the Aravali Hills
Ziplining at Mehrangah Fort
Akshardham Temple Delhi
Bonfire Dinner with Folk Dance Show
Camel cart ride at Sardargarh
Temples, local markets, and guided village walks
President's Palace New Delhi
Majestic Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur
City Palace & Amber visit Jaipur
Lake Pichola boat ride Udaipur
Day 01: Delhi - Jaipur
Your driver in an air-conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Delhi. Meet your private tour guide and enjoy Delhi sightseeing by visiting 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. After that, Visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is an excellent example of Afghan architecture constructed with marble and red sandstone. After that, stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Humayun’s Tomb. Following your time there, visit India Gate, a memorial built in 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers.
After Delhi sightseeing,you will be drive to Jaipur.On arrival check inn at the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 02: Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your private tour guide and start your sightseeing of Jaipur by visiting the Amber Fort. Enjoy the experience of ride on an elephant's back to and from the top of the hill where the fort is situated. In addition, your guide will explain to you the rich history of Amber Fort.
Next, visit the City Palace in the heart of Jaipur, which is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Enjoy the fine collection of textiles, costumes and armor at the City Palace. Next, visit Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. This building was constructed so the royal women could 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 at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 03: Jaipur - Sambhar
Today after breakfast you will be driven towards Sambhar.Sambhar is a place where skylines stretch to hugeness. Where water and sky combine in a gleam of blue and where the calls of the curlew and flamingoes maybe the main voice you listen. Sambhar lake in Rajasthan is the biggest inland salt lake in India. Away from all the worldly noises and uproars ,this is Rajasthan’s hidden treasure .Upon arrival check inn at the hotel which is situated right in the middle of the nature’s miracle ,just breathing beside stunning salt lake.
During the day enjoy Salt production and workers meet tour via vintage train, cycling tour on a 5 km cycling track around the circumference of the lake and village tour .
Overnight stay in Sambhar.
Day 04: Sambhar - Jodhpur
Today after breakfast you will be driven to Jodhpur.On arrival check inn at the hotel.Enjoy day at leisure.Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 05: Jodhpur - Deogarh Mahal
Today after breakfast will meet your private tour guide and start the sightseeing of Jodhpur by visiting Mehrangarh Fort (Majestic Fort), built on a steep hill, boasting latticed windows in residential apartments within. Afterwards, you will visit the Jaswant Thada - a royal cenotaph built from white marble. Later visit Umaid Bhawan Palace, the largest residence of Asia.
After sightseeing you’ll be driven to Deogarh Mahal. As soon as you glimpse the Deogarh Mahal, you can see that its rulers must have been serious players in the Mewar aristocracy, their magnificent fort a fitting stronghold for one of its sixteen “umraos” – the most senior feudal barons attending on the Maharana of Udaipur. Even so, you might not necessarily guess that the Rawats of Deogarh (a local title equivalent to “Raja”) once ruled over the fourth largest jagir in the whole of Rajasthan.
Upon arrival check in at the hotel.Overnight stay in Deogarh Mahal.
Day 06: Deogarh Mahal
Today after breakfast get ready for Local Train ride into the Aravallis, An adventurous ride with the locals into the Aaravalli ranges through old tunnels from the time of the British Raj. Feeding monkeys, Visit to temples.
After lunch get ready for Rural Ramble - The Rural Ramble is a drive through a pastoral setting where one explores the natural surroundings with people tending to their fields and cattle and living in complete harmony with nature. We visit a cave temple –a cavernous rock in which a shrine of Lord Shiva is ensconced. The top of this rock offers a panoramic view of the landscape of black volcanic rocks interspersed with green fields. The drive then leads to a lakeside where refreshments are served. These lakes attract a lot of the local migratory birds and small animals that are lovely to watch with the sunset as a backdrop.
Overnight stay at Deogarh Mahal.
Day 07: Deogarh Mahal - Udaipur
Today after breakfast at Sardargarh Fort,you will be driven to Udaipur.On arrival check inn at hotel.Enjoy day at leisure.Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur
Day 08: Udaipur
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise.We start our sightseeing with the 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 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 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 stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipur - Castle Bijaipur
Today after breakfast you’ll be driven towards Castle Bijaipur
Located in the Vindhyachal Hills at 600 meters above sea level, surrounded by graceful forests of Flame of the Forest & Jaracanda overlooking the farmlands in the valley, Castle
Bijaipur is the ultimate place where history, nature and hospitality form unison. It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known Indian traditions of life and hospitality.
The 16th century Castle, situated in fortified walls, was converted to a hotel in 1991 by the ruling family. The Castle is still home to the ruling family who runs it not as a hotel but as a ‘HOME’ where people can come and experience traditional Rajput hospitality – Firsthand.
Overnight stay at Castle Bijaipur
Day 10: Castle Bijaipur - Pushkar
Today after breakfast,you will be driven to Pushkar.On arrival check inn at the hotel.Enjoy day at leisure.Evening is free for roaming and shopping.Overnight stay at hotel in Pushkar.
Day 11: Pushkar - Ranthambore
Today after breakfast,enjoy Pushkar sightseeing. Pushkar is a holy place, famous for its Cattle Fair held every November. Visit the old temples and ghats of Pushkar.
After Pushkar sightseeing,you will be driven to Ranthambore.On arrival check inn at the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel in Ranthambore
Day 12: Ranthambore
Today after breakfast enjoy morning safari of Ranthambore National Park.In the safari you will have a chance to see hyenas, cheetahs, jungle cats, panthers and Indian tigers if you are lucky. Return to hotel and have breakfast.
Take some rest and get ready for the afternoon safari .In the safari you will have a chance to see hyenas, cheetahs, jungle cats, panthers and Indian tigers if you are lucky
Overnight stay in Ranthambore.
Day 13: Ranthambore - Agra
Today after breakfast you’ll be driven to Agra. Upon arrival check inn at the hotel.Enjoy evening at leisure.Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 14: Agra - Delhi drop
Today enjoy sunrise view of fascinating Taj Mahal - A Symbol of Love. The Taj Mahal is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of the three World Heritage Sites in Agra. Your guide in Agra will meet you at the Taj Mahal and will show you around the monument for an hour and a half. Take time to admire the majestic monument known for being one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
After the Taj Mahal you will visit Agra Fort, one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akar in 1565, is a massive red sandstone fort on the bank of Yamuna River. Your guide will explain the history of Agra Fort.
After Agra Fort you will visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, a tomb which 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 and is the tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. Spend 30 minutes here and admire the very first tomb in India that was made entirely out of Marble.
After Itmad-ud-daula you will visit Mehtab Bagh, which is a series of 11 parks on the Yamuna's east bank. These parks were built to protect the Taj Mahal from the erosive effects of the sand which blows across the river. Spend 25 minutes in these gardens and experience the best view of Taj Mahal.
After sightseeing, you will be driven back to Delhi where you’ll be dropped at the airport to board a flight for your onward journey.
• Accommodation using 03 star hotels.
• 2 nights accommodation using heritage hotels( Deogarh Mahal & Castle Bijaipur)
• Daily breakfast at hotels
• Breakfast & Dinner at Deogarh Mahal , Castle Bijaipur & The Sambhar Heritage
• Transportation using a/c Toyota Etios with experienced chauffeur
• English speaking guide during sightseeing at all places.
• Jeep ride/Elephant ride in Jaipur
• 5kms Cycle Tour & Village Tour in Sambhar
• Horse Safari at Barabagh Deogarh
• Boat ride in Udaipur
• Jeep Safari at Ranthambore National Park
• Cultural activities in Sardargarh( Castle Sardargarh ) & Barabagh Deogarh
• All interstate taxes, permits, parking, road tax, toll taxes and fuel charges etc are included
• All government applicable taxes and service charges.
Non - Inclusions:
• Monument Entrance and Camera Fees
• Air/Train Fares
• Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions