Colours of Rajasthan
Trip price From $  USD
Duration 19 Days
Group size Minimum 4, maximum 14
Single supplement From $ 750 USD

 

Delhi – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Bundi – Heritage stay – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi 

Travel around the mesmerizing landscape of Rajasthan on this tour. This land symbolizes the essence of India, the bravery of the Rajput warriors, and showcases the great hospitality of the people of Rajasthan. Our journey is a kaleidoscope of magnificent forts, spellbinding palaces, well-preserved museums, rolling sand dunes, and the rich history of Rajasthan as depicted in its folklore. You’ll be introduced to famous travel destinations, remote villages, colourful bazaars, aromatic cuisines, and lively people.

The journey starts with exploring the charm of bustling Delhi. Meet the holy rats of Karni Mata in Bikaner, ride a camel in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer, wander in the streets of Jodhpur, the blue city and feel the romance of the beautiful lake city, Udaipur. Explore the city of step wells Bundi, feel the history by staying in an old heritage property , walk through the vivid bazaars of the pink city of Jaipur and be romanced by the Taj mahal in Agra before this beautiful journey ends.

Day 1-2  Delhi

India’s capital, Delhi, is a hub for politics, business, and culture. It is busy and chaotic, but always retains its charm. Historical sites, museums, religious places, and markets make this the perfect place to begin your travels in India.

The trip orientation will acquaint you with the details of your trip. Your sightseeing in this charming city includes a guided tour to some of Delhi’s exciting attractions such as India Gate, President’s House, Humanyun’s tomb and Old Delhi. If you wish to see more in your free time you can explore Kutub Minar, The Lotus Temple, The Gandhi Museum, or even discover the modern side of Delhi .

We catch an overnight train to Bikaner on day 2.

Day 3  Bikaner

Today we reach in the ‘oasis town’ of Bikaner, a city situated on the edge of the Thar Desert.

Visit the extraordinary Junagarh Fort, join the pilgrims at the unusual Karni Mata ‘Temple of Rats’, or stroll around the narrow streets in the old city and admire the beautiful buildings.

Day 4-5-6  Jaisalmer

Rich with the history and glory of the courageous Bhati Rajputs, Jaisalmer is famous as the ‘Golden city’, which was constructed with yellow sand stone and shines like gold in the sunlight. In the middle of the city stands the historical Sonar Quila, the last remaining inhabited fort in India.

This region of India is one of the least populated areas surrounded by the rising and falling sand dunes of the Thar Desert. Raising cattle and breeding camels are among the two most common occupations here, and the area is populated with pleasant and colourful people.

Enjoy a camel ride in the desert and watch the sunset setting on sand dunes. Admire the eye-catching carved Havelis of the merchants, stroll around the streets of the Golden city, and explore the colourful markets. You will also have the option of seeing the cenotaphs of Bada Bagh, visiting the fort museum, and watching the sunset at Gadisar Lake.

Day 7-8  Jodhpur

Take a ride to Jodhpur, which is located in the western part of Rajasthan. The city is dominated by spectacular Mehrangarh Fort and is also known as the ‘Blue City’, in reference to the many painted houses in the old city. Visit the fort and get introduced to the rich history of Rathore kings and have an amazing view of the old city. Take a drive to the Bisnoi village, out of the city, and have a glimpse of rural Jodhpur. Free time gives you the chance to explore the bustling old bazaars full of spice shops, textiles, fruits and vegetables.

Day 9-10-11  Udaipur

Travel to Udaipur through the stunning countryside and experience the remarkable history of Mewar. This beautiful place is surrounded by many lakes and the mysterious Aravali mountain range. This is a truly charismatic city and is declared by many to be the most romantic city in India.

There is plenty to see in Udaipur and the time will fly by. Visit the fascinating city palace, enjoy the culture programme at Bagore Ki Haveli, and join the locals in evening worship at Jagdish temple. Take an optional boat ride in Pichhola Lake looking at the beautiful old city, discover the vivacious market full of textiles and miniature paintings, and learn to cook Indian food in an optional cooking class.

Day 12-13  Bundi

Bundi has an old history of Ruling tribes continued by Hada Rajput Warriors. Drive through the rural roads of Rajasthan to reach the city of step wells and explore the local markets. A guided tour will introduce you to the stunning murals of Bundi Palace and the history of step wells. You will have an opportunity of going for a village tour and exploring the gorgeous nature and rural life of Bundi.

Day 14  Heritage stay

Travel to rural Rajasthan and experience a stay in an historic heritage building. Walk through the village and gain insight into rural life. Explore the colourful local markets and chat with the villagers in a local chai shop.

Day 15-16  Jaipur

Step into Jaipur today, the capital of Rajasthan. Named the ‘Pink City’ after the colourful hues of its buildings, Japiur was the first planned city of India and is world famous for its beautiful architecture.

Walk through its narrow lanes and explore the colourful bazaars, sip a cup of Masala chai in a street shop, and pass through the ‘Palace of Winds’, Hawa Mahal, a five story old building with hundreds of windows. Visit the striking Amber Fort outside the city and admire the Jantar Mantar observatory which is a fascinating World Heritage site. If you are interested to do and see more, catch a Bollywood movie with the locals, visit the fascinating City Palace Museum, and explore the local markets which provide plenty of opportunities for souvenir shopping.

Day 17  Agra

Journey to the Mughal city of Agra, a place of romance and beautiful architecture. You will have a guided tour of historical Agra Fort where you can admire the exquisite architecture of the Mughal Empire. Then visit the Taj Mahal, the symbol of love built by the Mughal King Shahjahan for his loving wife Mumtaj.

Day 18  Delhi

We arrive in Delhi today. Have some rest and enjoy your free time with shopping, exploring New Delhi, or visiting some interesting sites.

Day 19  Departure

There are no planned activities today, but we will be happy to help you organise other activities and sightseeing. Please confirm check out time from hotel reception. If you wish to extend your stay in Delhi, we can book additional accommodation if you notify us at the time of booking.

Accommodations 2-3 star category hotels/Guest houses/Heritage hotels (17 nights).
All accommodations are on twin/Double sharing basis.
Extra charges are applicable for single supplement.
Transport Private AC taxi/coach, 1 overnight train ( AC 2-3 tier ), Cycle rickshaw, Auto rickshaw, and foot.
Meals 18 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners.
Arrival Departure Included to and from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.
Local Help   An Indian tour leader on the entire journey. An Organized, passionate and knowledgeable individual who is there to convert your travel into a memorable experience.
Sightseein
  • Old Delhi, India gate, Humayun’s tomb (Delhi)
  • Jungarh fort guided tour, Karni Mata rat temple (Bikaner)
  • Camel safari, Jaisalmer walking tour, Patwa Haveli,(Jaisalmer)
  • Mehrangarh fort, Clock tower market, Bisnoi village (Jodhpur)
  • Walking tour, City palace, Boat ride in lake, Bagore ki Haveli cultural program, Jagdish Temple ( Udaipur)
  • Bundi palace, Step well, Village tour in a jeep , City walk (Bundi)
  • Village walk (Heritage stay)
  • Guided tour of Amber palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory ( Jaipur)
  • Guided tour of Agra fort and Taj Mahal (Agra)
Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions list will be paid by you, as passengers, such as: International flights, a valid travel insurance, visa fee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, meals not included in the itinerary, single supplement, pre- and post- accommodation, hotel extras (Laundry, mini bar, spa) , tipping, optional activities, camera fee at the monuments, additional transportation, etc.
Political disturbance, strikes, riots , evacuations, natural disasters, accidents, sickness, cancellations or delays, or rescheduling of trains/flights, etc. are some of the reasons which are beyond our control, thus Horizon Journeys will not be able to bear any expenses caused by any of the above reasons. In case any of the above situations occur, all expenses will be incurred by the passenger.

 

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