Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Loction : North India- Agra and Rajasthan
Best Season : October to April
Category : Cultural, Heritage and Nature
Covering : Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mandawa, Delhi
You can take it : As a private/ personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)
Special About Tour :
The Royal Rajasthan tour which takes you to unveil the culture, heritage and beauty of the complete Rajasthan on a private holiday tour through India offers a very distinct and unique experience. Royal Rajasthan – A Complete Rajasthan Holiday tour covers all the major famous destinations and places of the royal state of Rajasthan. On this handcrafted private tour to Rajasthan you do visit the Taj Mahal at Agra, and the sand dunes of the Thar Desert at Jaisalmer, where the camel safari and an overnight in the luxury desert camp are some of the few highlights of your authentic India holiday tour.
Keeping your comfort in mind our travel experts at Summit Safari India, carefully designed this personalised Complete Rajasthan Holiday tour which encompasses all the major iconic sighs of Rajasthan but also includes stops at some lesser known villages and monuments. The tour guaranteed to exceed your expectations to see and witness the heart and the insight of India. The unique amalgamation of diverse topography, history and intriguing lifestyle, the colorful attires, grand forts, monuments, finely carved temples, the palatial mansions and havelis, the beautiful jewellery, handicrafts, the diverse culture and people, joyous festivals and fairs, elephants, camel carts all are symbols of the rich and unique culture of Rajasthan.
This is the best of Rajasthan holiday tour where you experience cacophony of amazing culture, sights, sounds, colours, tastes, incredible sights of this royal land of Rajasthan. Every day you travel at your own pace with flexibility, without any hassles and your knowledgeable English speaking guide / driver is with you throughout the trip to all the famous sights and makes history and culture come alive through the stories that unfold throughout the journey; this is what will make your first holidays trip to India very special.
Treat the below Royal Rajasthan – A Complete Rajasthan Holiday tour package just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you, around your interest and requirements. Summit Safari India will make your tour a memorable and extra ordinary....!
Brief Itinerary : New Delhi (2 Nights on arrival) > Agra (1 Night) > Jaipur (2 Nights) > Udaipur (2 Nights) > Jodhpur (2 Nights) > Jaiselmere city (1 Night) Jaisalmer Desert Camp ( 1 Night) > Bikaner (1 Night ) > Mandawa (1 Night) and back to New Delhi (1 Night at the end)
Today to start with your Royal Rajasthan tour- a complete Rajasthan Holiday Package, you will be met from your flight to New Delhi International Airport by Summit Safari’s representative and driver, and we will transfer you to your hotel in New Delhi. Rest of the day is free at leisure to relax after the flight.
Today after breakfast we will take you for the private guided tour of Delhi to view some of the famous sights of the old and new parts of the city. Your excursions includes the Birla temple a Hindu religion shrine, Bangla Sahib Gurudawara a famous Sikh religion shrine, a walking tour with your guide in the heart of old Delhi and covering the Chandni Chowk bazaar with the interesting lanes of Old Delhi. We will also take a walking tour through Khari Baoli – Asia’s largest Spice market in Old Delhi.
You can have lunch in a local restaurant or could taste some local street food. Later we will visit the Gandhi Smriti, also known as the Birla house where –Mahatma Gandhi had lived the last 144 days of his life from 9 September 1947 to 30 January 1948 when he was assassinated in 78th year of life. We’ll also visit the India gate and the Parliament House of India from Outside .Today the part of our tour also includes a bicycle rickshaw ride in old Delhi or a Tuk Tuk ( Three wheeler ) ride in New Delhi for you. Second night at the same hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and we will drive you to Agra on the express highway (230 kms /3.45 hrs.). On arrival at Agra, transfer to the hotel. Later in the late afternoon we will take you on a private guided tour to visit Agra Fort. It was the main residence of the Emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British, the last Indian rulers to have occupied it were the Marathas. In 1983, the Agra fort has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage site. The Red Fort is a great preview to visiting the Taj Mahal in the next morning - the two were built during the same period and have much shared history.
In the evening at 6:00 P.M we will take you to Kalakriti Cultural Centre to view the "Mohabbat-the-Taj” a series of play, music and dance, depicting the saga of love. It is based on the true and immortal love story of Emperor Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife, related to the story of Taj Mahal. The show will take you back to the times of the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era. Overnight stay in Agra.
Please Note: Today you can even choose to go for a shopping of some famous handicrafts including the Zardozi a type of heavy and elaborate metal threads ( silver/gold/copper wires) embroidery on a silk, satin, or velvet fabric base or to visit the Marble Inlay work artist in Agra
Today early morning (06:00 AM) we will take you on a private guided tour to the epitome of Taj Mahal, for the sunrise view of The Taj, which is one of the most graceful and extravagant monuments of the world
We will return back to the hotel for breakfast and after breakfast check out and drive to Jaipur (240 kms/ 5 hrs.). Enroute we will stop at Abhaneri village to visit Chand Baori (a step well). It was built by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty between 800 and 900 AD and was dedicated to Hashat Mata (Goddess of Joy and Happiness) upon completion. 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 30 metres (100 feet) deep, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. It is one of the oldest and most attractive landmarks in Rajasthan.
Later continue your drive to Jaipur here you will arrive by evening. Rest of the time is free to relax or if you wish we will take you to visit the famous miniature painting artist in Jaipur. You can also visit handicraft crafts emporium where you can have a free look around the local art, crafts, Carpets, Gems, jewellery etc, as Jaipur is a treasure trove for shoppers.
Jaipur – The Capital of Rajasthan State, also popularly known as the Pink City. The City was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named. In 1853, when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was painted pink to welcome him during the regime of Sawai Ram Singh. Today, avenues remain painted in pink, provide a distinctive appearance to the city and providing it, it’s English name "The Pink City".
Please Note: Jaipur is a treasure trove for shoppers, shopping is irresistible, a wide range of handicrafts are available in the market, and most of items are produced locally in and around the city. The city is one of the most important centres in the world for cutting and polishing precious and semi precious stones, particularly that of diamonds, topaz and emeralds. Jaipur enjoys a high reputation for the manufacture of Jewellery. It is one of the most active jewel markets of the world. Jaipur brass work is of immaculate quality. The Jaipur brass worker is successful in infusing life like charm into the dull metal.
After breakfast at your hotel we will leave on private guided full day sightseeing in and around the 'Pink City' of India- Jaipur. We will visit the Amber fort, being a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, this fort attracts travellers from around the globe. Beautifully caparisoned elephants go up and down carrying visitors to and from the fort. These well cladded elephants make a joyride to Amber fort and in turn makes your travel to Amber fort a fascinating experience. From the car park you will ride the Elephants to the fort or can choose to walk uphill.
On the way back to Jaipur city we will stop at Jal Mahal ( the water palace) for a picture. You will have lunch in a local restaurant and after lunch you will visit Jantar- Mantar (Jaipur Astronomical Observatory) the City palace and the Hawa Mahal ( The palace of The winds). This evening if you wish we will take you to visit the handicraft crafts emporium where you can have a free look around the local art, crafts etc. By evening return back to your hotel in Jaipur. Second night in the same hotel in Jaipur.
After breakfast we will leave for Udaipur ( 395 kms /6.30 hrs). Enroute we will stop for comfort breaks and lunch break. On arrival at Udaipur you will check into the hotel and rest of the time is free to walk around the local market or relax at the hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Today after breakfast at the hotel we will take you for private guided tour of the beautiful city of Udaipur, also known as the Blue City of India. The day excursion includes the City Palace which is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan; Jagdish temple, a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651, Sahelionki Bari ( Garden of the Maids of Honour), which is a small garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus pool. In the late afternoon you will take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Second night at the same hotel in Udaipur.
Today after breakfast we will drive to Jodhpur ( 280 kms / 6 hrs). Enroute we will visit the famous Jain temples at Ranakpur -- the cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars – none of which is similarly carved. This Jain temple is certainly one of the most impressive temples to visit while in Rajasthan.
After the visit, continue drive to Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur check in to the hotel and evening we will take you to explore the local bazaars located around the clock tower. Jodhpur is very famous for the spices and today you can buy some of the famous Indian Spices from the local shops. .Jodhpur city is also referred as the "Blue City” of India due to the vivid blue-painted houses below the Mehrangarh Fort, in the old part of the town Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Today morning after breakfast we will proceed for a privately guided sightseeing tour of the blue city of India-Jodhpur. We will visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort, which is one of the most impressive forts in entire Rajasthan. So colossal are its proportions that Rudyard Kipling called it "the work of giants". Today, it is acknowledged as one of the best preserved fort in India.
We will also visit the Jaswant Thada - a cenotaph, built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur (Marwar) in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It serves as the burial ground for the rulers of Marwar.
You can have lunch in a local restaurant and later after lunch we will drive you to visit the Gudha Bishnoi Villages (a village where people from Bishnoi community lives), some 25 kms far from Jodhpur. This will provide you a glimpse of rich cultural, traditions and life of the people of Marwar (Jodhpur), living in the villages of Thar Desert, and in some ways give our sincere efforts to help the needy local people in this water scarce regions of Rajasthan Thar Desert. We will visit Kakani village (a Potter's ), Mat weaving family, Gudha village (Where you can spot wild life & visit to Bishnoi families.) Even we can take you to perform OPIUM ceremony in a local house in Gudha village. You can also shop for the local textiles and hand weaved rugs which are locally made in villages around Jodhpur and are different than any other parts of India. Later drive back to Jodhpur and evening is free to relax or to have a walk around the clock tower market. Second night in the same hotel at Jodhpur.
Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you to Jaisalmer ( 290 kms / 5 hrs) the sun city of India located in the Thar desert. Enroute stop for lunch break / comfort break. On arrival chek in to the hotel and later in the afternoon we will take you to visit Gadsisar Lake and the Royal Cenotaphs to enjoy the sunset view. Later return back to the hotel for overnight stay in Jaisalmer town
Today after breakfast we will take you on a privately guided sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer which includes the Jaisalmer fort, it also houses Jain temples of the 12th to 15th centuries, Patwon Ki Haveli – a five storey mansion with carved pillars & murals of Salim Singh’s Haveli( the formidable prime minister/ Dewan of Jaisalmer) and the interesting market inside the fort.
Later have lunch in a local restaurant in Jaisalmer and continure drive to the desert in the sand dunes at Khuri village ( 45 kms / 1 hrs from the city of Jaisalmer). On arrival near the sand dunes check in to the Desert Camp where you will stay overnight in the luxury tents.
In the evening we will organize the camel rides (2 pax on 1) to the nearby sand dunes where you will enjoy the sunset. You will enjoy the sunset on the sand dunes and later return back to the Swiss Deluxe tents, where the bonfire, local folk dance and songs will be followed by the evening snacks dinner. Overnight stay in Swiss Deluxe Tents with attached toilets near the sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
Please Note: Please carry some warm clothes, as it can be cold during the stay in desert camp. Second there could be not an arrangement for hot shower in the desert camps as the water in the desert is salted, and is quiet less.
After breakfast check out from the desert camp and we will drive you to Bikaner (360 kms /6 hrs). We will reach Bikaner by late afternoon, and first we will visit the Jain temple in Bikaner which is adorned with rich mirror work, decor, frescoes and gold leaf paintings. Take a walking tour of the local market and return back to the hotel by late evening. Overnight in Bikaner.
Later we will leave for Mandawa (195 kms / 4 hrs). It is a small village famous for its mansions (Havelis). The nearby places are the home of country’s leading business tycoons. The beautiful havelis (( heritage mansion) with very fine wall paintings are also worth visiting. On arrival check into the hotel and later we will leave for a walking tour around the village to visit a couple of havelis ( heritage mansions) and the local market. Overnight in a beautiful Haveli ( heritage mansion) in Bikaner.
Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you back to New Delhi (260 kms / 5 hrs.). On arrival at New Delhi check in to the hotel and rest of the time is free to relax or if interested we can suggest you optional evening tour in Delhi.
Today morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and as per your flight schedule we will transfer you to the international airport in New Delhi, from where you will board your flight back to home.
End Of The tour and the services....!
This is the tour itinerary for the Royal Rajasthan Tour which covers the major cities and towns of Rajasthan and we run it regularly. It can be altered & customised as we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients' interests, and available time. You can get an idea of your holidays from the mentioned tour. The itinerary is planned in such a way that while travelling you get a good time to experience India and see the real life of Indian people from much closer.
Whether you choose to be on a privately guided tour to India or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required, you can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.
Pre and Post India Extension Tours:
Shimla Hill Station and the Kalka Shimla Toy Train Tour India.
3 Nights / 4 Days
If you choose the above tour as an extension pre or post tour, it would be 4 Nights - 5 Days extra in the total number of your Royal Rajasthan Tour, making it 18 nights 19 days tour, as per the below details:
Day 15: New Delhi to Shimla
Day 16: Local Sightseeing in Shimla
Day 17: Local Sightseeing in Shimla
Day 18: Shimla to New Delhi back
Day 19: Fly back to your country
You will follow the itinerary as a Private tour. Internal travel by road from New Delhi to Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Jaiselmere, Bikaner, Mandawa and back to New Delhi is by a private chauffeur-driven SUV Toyota Car/ similar vehicle.
These destinations are some of the most popular tourist places in India. To cater to the huge number of tourists these places have plenty of hotels, which are well equipped with all modern amenities and are famous for their traditional Indian hospitality and provide services which are at par with the best in the world. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.
The Hotel accommodation comprises variety of Deluxe hotels, budget hotels, guest houses, home stay with local people, fixed luxury tented accommodation and can be category as Heritage hotels, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels as well as 5 star hotels.
You will stay in comfortable Neat and Clean hotels, including some luxury tented camp all as preferred by you.
We do believe that we cater to people requiring different levels of comfort, and most importantly where you stay is CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. We would like to discuss and make suggestions about accommodation at the time of planning your holidays with us.
Meals Plan: Room + Breakfast + Dinner.
Cloths: Cottons with light woollens.
The Cost would be provided on Request
Please Note: The Cost of our each tour is based as per individual requirements, interests and budget of the client. The tour cost depending on the hotel accommodations you choose, food plan, mode of transportation you choose, whether you choose to include Escorted guide throughout the tour or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required during the tour. This all we discuss with you while planning your tour and work out the best cost for your tour, accordingly.
We'll work with you until you’re satisfied with every detail of your India Holiday Tour. We'll then manage all your reservations and logistics in India, so that you’re taken care of from the moment you landed in India until your return back. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.