Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Loction : North India- Agra and Rajasthan
Best Season : October to April
Category : Cultural, Heritage, Nature and Wildlife
Covering : Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur National Park, Ranthamobre National Park, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar
You can take it : As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)
Special About Tour :
Coming to India as a first time visitor- the Taj Mahal, the Tigers, the famous Forts and Palaces with lovely smiling people are the iconic images from India that comes to someone’s mind. Ultimate Rajasthan holiday tour package with the Taj and the Tigers tour to India has been specially designed to encompass them all in the most relaxing, enjoyable and comfortable way possible. On our handcrafted private tour to Rajasthan, India we take you to explore the Taj Mahal at Agra along with the land of Kings- the Rajasthan, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
The Ultimate Rajasthan holiday tour with the Taj and Tigers India itinerary tour covers one of the most flavored travel circuits in India. It is ideal for a first-time visitor to India but also suitable for the returning traveller or for travellers who have not visited Rajasthan earlier.
Of course the iconic ‘Taj Mahal’ is the real highlight of this great journey but our travel experts from Summit Safari combines many aspects of India to this itinerary including fascinating cities, religious and cultural heritage, colourful markets, Indian food, wonderful scenery, wildlife experiences , exotic bird life, visiting local communities ,absorbing street and countryside scenes.
We stop at cities, towns and villages on the way to get an insight into the daily life of culturally diverse people of these areas. This community based tourism provides you the experience of the local culture, food and the insight to the day to day life of the Indians from very closely and on the other hand it benefits the locals directly. A very important aspect of our responsible tourism India tours, we ensure that the villagers and the local community benefit directly from your visit, so it is helpful to them to have you visit.
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 Ultimate Rajasthan with Taj and Tigers tour 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) > Bharatpur (1 Night) > Ranthambore (2 Nights) > Jaipur (2 Nights) > Udaipur (2 Nights) > Jodhpur (2 Nights) > Pushkar (1 Night) > and back to New Delhi (1 Night at the end)
Today to start with your Ultimate Rajasthan with Taj and Tigers tour, 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 PM 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 A.M) 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 Bharatpur (55 kms/ 1.30 hrs.). Today’s highlight we take you to visit a local village near Bharatpur and have a walking tour around it which is a great experience during one of your tour to India. This is also a very important aspect of our responsible tourism India tours and on our community based village tourism we ensure that the villagers and the local community benefit directly from your visit, so it is helpful to them to have you visit.
Our especially crafted “Bahnera” village walk takes you to experience the warm hospitality of the local villagers by visiting them at their homes. You will visit the primary health centre, a village school, oil mill, village potter, interact with the locals through your English speaking guide and enjoy a cup of chai ( milk tea) with them to understand their traditions and customs. In this 2 hrs of a walking tour you will understand the life of the people in the India and will see at first hand the way in which the villagers live. Your local guide will be there with you all the times to translate and to explain their beliefs and their customs, including the role of women in their society, their superstitions, their religion and caste system and the problems that they face, and you will be able to ask questions through him.
Later continue your drive to Bharatpur ( 10 kms) and check in to the hotel. In the evening at 4:00 P.M we take you on a private guided tour to visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur, accompanied by an experienced Naturalist, who have a wide knowledge of this area and the bird Spices. We will ride the Cycle Rickshaw inside the park and will spot various birds by walking also. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species, 7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the park for wintering and breeding. The sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world and is known for nesting of resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds.
Return back to the hotel by late evening, overnight stay in a Heritage hotel in Bharatpur.
Today morning after breakfast at 08:30 AM we will drive you to Ranthambore (245 kms/ 5 hrs), a popular National park and a Tiger Reserve, is the pioneer among all natural destinations of India. It is the very best place for wildlife lovers to see Tigers in the natural habitat. On arrival at Swai Madhopur a town at the entrance of Ranthambore National Park, check in to your hotel. In the evening we will drive you and take you for a walk around the Ranthambore fort. A trip to the fort is a thrilling experience. Here you will definitely enjoy the breathtaking views of the entire Ranthambore National Park, as well as we will also visit the famous temple of Lord Ganesha (The God for Good luck) inside the Fort .Overnight stay in Ranthambore.
Game drive twice a day- today early morning 05:45 AM we will set off for the exciting game drive tour in shared jeeps, to the Ranthambore National Park accompanied by a Naturalist park guide, where we have the chances to trace the famous Bengal Tiger and the leopard along with many other animals, birds and reptiles within it. The Game drive safari continues for the next 3 hrs. We will return back to the hotel around 10: 00 AM, where you can have your breakfast and some time to relax your own. In the Afternoon again we will take you for the second game drive around 2:45 PM to Ranthambore National Park. Second night at the same hotel in Ranthambore.
After breakfast, we will leave for Jaipur (170 kms / 3.30 hrs) the capital of Rajasthan, also known as the pink city of India. We will reach Jaipur by afternoon. Check in at your hotel and after lunch in late afternoon we will take a walking tour of Jaipur city and will visit the palace of winds from outside. 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 at 08:30 A.M we will check out from the hotel and will drive you to Pushkar ( 190 kms/ 4.30 hrs drive), a town famous for its annual camel fair. We will arrive Pushkar by afternoon and will check in to the hotel. Have time to fresh up yourself and around 3:00 P.M we will take you for a short camel safari ( 1-2 hrs) to the nearby sand dunes, where you can enjoy the sunset. Return back to the hotel by night. Overnight Stay in Pushkar.
Today morning after breakfast at 08.30 A.M we will take you to visit the Savitri temple on the top of a hill in Pushkar. It about 40 minutes of hike uphill to the Savitri temple in Pushkar and the temple on the hill top provides beautiful views of the surrounding areas. You even have a choice to go uphill / downhill with a cable car. Later we will visit the local interesting market of Pushkar. Pushkar is famous for its lake and the temple of Lord Bhrama—the creator of the universe in Hindu Religion. There are very few temples dedicated to Lord Bhrama ( the creator of the Universe in Hindu Religion) in the country and Pushkar has one of it. Later by 11:30 we will start our drive back to New Delhi (400 kms /7hrs) where we will arrive by late evening. Overnight stay in New Delhi.
Optional: One can include the train Journey back to New Delhi from Ajmer Railway station ( 7 kms far from Pushkar). Depending on the train times, the rail journey can take longer than driving, but it does offer a great experience. You'd be assisted onto the train and met at the other end by Summit Safari’s representative or your driver.
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 Ultimate Rajasthan with the Taj and Tigers tour which we run 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.
03 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 Ultimate 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, Bharatpur, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Pushkar 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.
Your living arrangements are not going to be 5 star on this tour, but 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.