Explore Rajasthan (20 days)

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flag Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Deogarh - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Alsisar
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  • Water
  • Meals
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  • Tipping

Join us on an adventure through the heart on India. A photographers and wildlife enthusiasts dream, discover the thrill of tigers and elephants up close. Experience the temples and palaces once occupied by India’s royalty, with their lavish and grandeur lifestyles. A contrast of old and new, this fascinating tour awaits you.

 

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Day 1 UK Departure

Depart the UK with international economy flight to Delhi. We can also arrange departures from your local airport at no extra cost.

 

Day 2 Delhi arrival

Upon your arrival in New Delhi, the capital city of India, you will be met by our representative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. After a warm welcome, transfer to your hotel for 2 nights stay.

 

Day 3 Delhi

Today, enjoy the day discovering Delhi, pacing through the city which is as historic as modern, like 2 sides of the same coin! Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, which includes a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; a rickshaw ride through narrow alleys and lanes in Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and largest trading markets of the country; and drive past Red Fort, the place that marked the announcement of India’s freedom from the British Raj. While returning back to New Delhi make a brief stop at Rajghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

Later in the afternoon, discover the modern city of New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, the first tomb in India with beautiful gardens, continue visit to Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the world’s tallest brick minaret and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold dome, still in active worship. Drive past President’s House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi and take a photo stop at the iconic war memorial arch, the India Gate. We also visit Humayun’s Tomb and Rajghat (Cremation site of Mahatama Gandhi).

 

 

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 4 Delhi to Agra

After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Agra, city of the world famous Taj Mahal

This afternoon visit the splendid Agra Fort, built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens. Then, witness the surreal views of the Taj Mahal. Step inside this eternal symbol of love and appreciate the intricate designs and symmetries that rhyme as a poem written in marble. Taj Mahal is an extravagant display of love, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. You may choose to stay back to see the glistening white marble beauty at sunset.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 5 Agra to Ranthambore

This morning embark on a leisurely drive to Ranthambore, acclaimed as one of the best places in the world to photograph tigers in the wild. En-route to Ranthambore, you will make a brief stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital city of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. Continue your drive to Ranthambore and upon arrival; check in at your hotel for 2 nights stay.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 6 Ranthambore

Today, enjoy an early morning and afternoon shared Canter safari (accompanied by a trained naturalist) into the national park. The Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of India’s conservation program, Project Tiger. Once the hunting ground of Indian princes, this national park stands atop a 600 m high hill range, and is covered with thorn trees, scrub and grasslands. Dotted with beautiful ponds, streams, lakes and old ruins, it is home to a large number of tigers, often spotted and photographed by visitors to the park.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 7 Ranthambore to Jaipur

After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Jaipur – land of the Rajputs. Jaipur is an exuberance of colour, dance and traditional arts and crafts. Known, as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is home to ancient forts and palaces and is one of India’s most well planned cities. Upon arrival check in at your hotel for 02 nights stay.

This evening explore the many facets of Jaipuri crafts such as semi precious jewels, pottery, colourful embroidered fabrics with mirror work, woven carpets etc – watch artisans at work and enjoy souvenir shopping in this colourful city of Jaipur.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 8 Jaipur

Rise early this morning to visit Jaipur’s famous Amber Fort. En-route, take a guided walk through the flower market of Jaipur seeing the beautiful yellow and orange marigolds and other seasonal flowers, being traded. In close vicinity is also the wholesale vegetable market where farmers bring fresh produce to begin the day’s trading. Walking through the markets brings you to a junction where you will find the interesting and unusual milk traders of Jaipur, who bring their cattle’s fresh milk to be tested for quality, priced and traded on the spot. Be amazed at the primitive technique of testing quality of milk by dipping hands into large metal milk containers and evaluating the creaminess of milk supplied!

After a brief walk through the local trading markets, drive onward to visit Amber fort, built in the 16th century. The fort is a mesmerising blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The Amber Fort was used by the Rajputs for the dual purpose of defence and private residence. The fort encompasses charming gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones, richly decorated with intricate stonemason works and paintings, which represented royal splendour and luxury of the Rajput era. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive or take an elephant ride.

This afternoon take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, with its unique layer-cake honeycomb windows designed to enable erstwhile women of the royal court to observe passing life without being seen; Jantar Mantar, the largest astronomical observatory built in stone, and the City Palace complex with its impressive gardens and museums.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 9 Jaipur to Deogarh

After breakfast, embark on your drive to drive to Deogarh for an enriching Rajasthani village experience.

Upon arrival check in to your hotel and freshen up. Later you will take a rural walk exploring the village of Deogarh, where you get a chance to interact with local villagers and learn more about the life and activities of the people in the rural India.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 10 Deogarh to Udaipur

After leisurely breakfast, embark on your drive to Udaipur, a serene city set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills, surrounded by three lakes – Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar.

Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in at your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure. 

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 11 Udaipur

After breakfast, visit the 16th century City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan comprising residence of the current Maharaja, heritage hotels, museums and galleries, courtyards and reception halls where royal events take place even today; Jagdish Temple, the 17th century Indo Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe; Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, garden of the maids of honour, with beautiful green lawns, flower beds, water pools, marble elephants and bird fountains. Later Enjoy an evening boat cruise at the serene Lake Pichola (boat ride is subject to water level).

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 12 Udaipur to Jodhpur

This morning, drive to Jodhpur, a city ringed by high stone walls with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. Owing to its unique pale blue architecture, Jodhpur is often referred as the ‘blue hued city’ of Rajasthan. En route visit the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are one of the largest Jain temples in India. The temples are known for their architecture, grand structures and exquisite sculptures.  Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and freshen up.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 13 Jodhpur

Today, visit the rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort, and the grand palaces within the fort – Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khanaand Daulat Khana, which are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex stands the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles such as embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 14 Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

After breakfast, drive to Jaisalmer, further west in the Thar Desert. This desert fortress is one of Rajasthan’s most exotic and unusual towns. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 15 Jaisalmer

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Jaisalmer, visiting the Jaisalmer fort and the havelis (mansions) in the old city and take a leisurely walk through the winding maze of streets within the fort. Also visit the Jain Temples within the fort and explore the colourful and bustling bazaars of Jaisalmer.

Later this afternoon enjoy a sunset camel safari to the sand dunes of Sam along with cultural performance and dinner in the deserts of Jaisalmer.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 16 Jaisalmer to Bikaner

After an early breakfast, embark on a drive to Bikaner, once a major trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. The city is renowned for its arts and the best riding camels in the world.

Upon arrival in Bikaner, check in at your hotel and freshen up. This afternoon, enjoy a horse-cart ride to the old town where you visit many beautiful buildings and the majestic Junagarh Fort, a formidable structure encircled by a moat.

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 17 Bikaner

This morning take an short excursion tour to visit Deshnok Karni Mata temple (30 Kms / 40 Mins – 1 way), also known as Rat Temple famous for about 20,000 black rats. The holy rats here are called as Kabbas and people who visit the temple pay great respect.

Later visit the camel breeding farm which is engaged in research of Camels and it is quite spectacular to watch when the camels return from a day out in the desert late in the afternoon.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 18 Bikaner to Alsisar

After breakfast, drive to Alsisar, a quaint village in the heart of Shekhawati region. Alsisar has some of the finest frescos and painted havelis in the region, and is a perfect place to appreciate the art of bygone era.

Spend the afternoon discovering Alsisar and visiting the unique havelis and mansions of the region.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 19 Alsisar to Delhi for departure

After breakfast, embark on your return drive to New Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 20 UK arrival

 

Arrive back in UK.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Delhi - 5* Le Meridien

5* Le Meridien

Located in the heart of the city , the iconic glass building of Le Meridien New Delhi has been recognised as one of the 100 Icons of Delhi. The hotel is located close to the institutions of both power and pleasure.

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Delhi 4* Value Option - The Royal Plaza

4* The Royal Plaza

Centrally Located, a complete paradise on earth. An exquisite blend of business and pleasure, this hotel is famous for its world class hospitality services. This Classical Boutique Business Hotel offers 419 luxury guestrooms and suites.

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Agra - 5* ITC Mughal

5* ITC Mughal

Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture, it now boasts of a brand new Royal Mughal Suites.

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Agra 4* Value Option - Four Points by Sheraton

4* Four Points by Sheraton

Form follows function, and timeless classics are woven with modern details. Stylish rooms, comfortable beds and productive work-spaces are all paired with delicious breakfast and great coffee to start the day right.

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Ranthambore - 5* Nahargarh

5* Nahargarh

Nahargarh, the most luxurious hotel lies nestled at the foot hills of ‘Aravali ranges’ neighboring the Ranthambore National Park. Surrounded by a 16th century style fortress, Nahargarh is built like a traditional Rajput hunting palace complete with a vast “Char Bagh” or formal Mughal garden. It sure is the perfect base to explore Ranthambore from the lap of luxury filled nature.

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Ranthambore 4* Value Option - Ranthambore Regency Hotel

4* Ranthambore Regency Hotel

Situated just five minutes from India’s most fascinating National Park, Ranthambhore Regency is a gorgeous family operated jungle resort. Priding itself in its popularity for presenting the best of both worlds – genteel, comfortable hospitality amidst complete wilderness, this hotel offers the perfect Ranthambhore experience for keen travellers.

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Jaipur - 5* Jaipur Marriott Hotel

5* Jaipur Marriott Hotel

Experience a winning combination of traditional luxury and modern convenience at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel. Entrenched in the cultural legacy of India’s Pink City, our hotel welcomes guests with refined elegance, contemporary amenities, and a prime location near Jaipur International Airport.

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Jaipur 4* Value Option - Holiday Inn

4* Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre

Holiday Inn Jaipur City center is a property located in the Pink City of India. Sink in the most comfortable beds with a choice of pillows during your stay. Relax in our contemporary rooms that features LED TV, iPod docking station, media hub & glazed windows for a peaceful sleep experience.

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Deogarh - 5* Deogarh Mahal

5* Deogarh Mahal

Deogarh Mahal – Luxury Heritage Hotel in Rajasthan was converted into a Hotel by the Deogarh family members. The care is reflected in the minutest details which have made Deogarh a benchmark of Heritage Hospitality in Rajasthan. Every guest here is special and is treated with the customary Mewari hospitality.

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Udaipur - 5* Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa

5* Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa

Set on the shores of Fateh Sagar Lake, this elegant, palatial resort hotel with a dome-accented roof is 2.9 km from City Palace and 4 km from the Saheliyon-ki-Bari gardens. Featuring lake or jungle views, the plush rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Room service is offered 24/7.

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Udaipur 4* Value Option - Udai Kothi

4* Udai Kothi

Though within a short, pleasant stroll from the heart of old city, Udai Kothi is remarkable for its tranquillity and magnificence. Conceptualized, designed, created and run by Kunwar Vishwavijay and his wife Bhuwneshwari Kumari, Udai Kothi is a superbly modern hotel, which pampers you with all the facilities, amenities and luxuries a 21st century traveller expects.

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Jodhpur - 5* ITC Welcom

5* ITC Welcomhotel Jodhpur

WelcomHotel Jodhpur endeavors to bring about an element of grandeur through food, music, colour and an ethnic mélange of unique experiences. This hotel offers a range of accommodation options including elegantly appointed rooms and villas with bespoke services and facilities to make your stay more comfortable, spacious and splendid, the rooms at WelcomHotel Jodhpur offer a world of luxury complemented with effortless hospitality.

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Jodhpur 4* Value Option - The Fern Residency Hotel

4* The Fern Residency Hotel

Inspired by our Rajput heritage, the hotel balances traditional motifs and styles with modern design. With an excellent location in the centre of Jodhpur, the hotel is close to the Jodhpur airport, railway station and the best tourist attractions.

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Jaisalmer - 5* Hotel Rang Mahal

5* Hotel Rang Mahal

Welcome to Hotel Rang Mahal, Jaisalmer – A Palace Hotel located in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan where traditional hospitality of India can be experienced at its very best. The huge fortified city of Jaisalmer is situated far out in the Thar Desert. Hotel Rang Mahal enjoys a distinct reputation of being one of the few hotels that have retained the art of serving its guests while keeping in tune with the latest trends in the hospitality industry.

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Jaisalmer 4* Value Option - Fort Rajwada

4* Fort Rajwada

Fort Rajwada is proud to carry forward this legacy of hospitality of Jaisalmer. A luxury hotel with 90 rooms, 4 mini suites and 5 suites, Fort Rajwada offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert.

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Bikaner - 5* The Laxmi Niwas Palace

5* The Laxmi Niwas Palace

The Laxmi Niwas Palace was commissioned by His Highness Sir Ganga Singh Ji in 1904. His Highness was a man of impeccable taste and supervised the artists, masons and builders personally in their endeavours. Many of the friezes on the palace’s walls, the geometrically perfect symmetry of its outlay, the ornate filigree work and latticed screens may all be attributed to his artistic vision and temperament.

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Bikaner 4* Value Option - The Lallgarh Palace

4* The Lallgarh Palace

One of the most impressive palaces constructed during the last half of the nineteenth century, the Lallgarh Place defies the bleak and rugged reality of the harsh Thar Desert around Bikaner. The Lallgarh palace Hotel has 56 well-appointed historical, Superior and Standard rooms equipped with Mini Bar & CCTV. A luxury palace hotel standing tall with its rich heritage, picturesque created to celebrate your stay royally.

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Alsisar - 5* Alsisar Mahal

5* Alsisar Mahal

This majestic palace is situated in village Alsisar which is 23 Km’s from district head quarter ‘JhunJhunu’ in Rajasthan. The regal magnificence of the Alsisar Mahal’s architecture and the splendor of its beautifully decorated interiors are just mesmerizing; antique furniture, intricately carved poster beds and medieval delicate Rajasthani motifs on fabric recreates a flavor of luxury living for our guests.

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Alsisar 4* Value Option - Alsisar Mahal

4* Alsisar Mahal

This majestic palace is situated in village Alsisar which is 23 Km’s from district head quarter ‘JhunJhunu’ in Rajasthan. The regal magnificence of the Alsisar Mahal’s architecture and the splendor of its beautifully decorated interiors are just mesmerizing; antique furniture, intricately carved poster beds and medieval delicate Rajasthani motifs on fabric recreates a flavor of luxury living for our guests.

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Tour Prices include:

  • International economy flights;
  • Hotel accommodation as shown (based on twin occupancy);
  • Meals as described (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • Meeting and assistance on arrivals and departures;
  • Sightseeing excursions with English speaking guides;
  • All transfers and road transportation in air-conditioned vehicles;
  • Monument entrance fees for visits mentioned in program;
  • Train/Boat journeys where mentioned in program;
  • Domestic flights where mentioned in program;
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Tour Prices exclude:

  • Indian visa fee;
  • Transfer for meals if not included in itinerary;
  • Drinks during meals;
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, souvenirs etc;
  • Travel insurance (can be arranged, please ask for details);
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Optional tours;
  • Early check-in or late check-out;
  • Flight and accommodation upgrades.

 

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We used Emperor for a group trip to India. they were fantastic with their choice of hotels (some truly incredible) their tour guide, the whole programme and their choice of airlines for the trip. We made things quite tough for them with different members of the group travelling for different periods and arriving in and out of different airports. We specifically had some issues with one of the airlines on the return leg of our trip, through no fault of Emperor, but they did their utmost to put things right and made the journey home as pleasant as possible by meeting the cost of a lounge at the airport for us do to the shortcomings of one of the airlines checking in procedures. The pre holiday package of information was very comprehensive and we were presented with very durable luggage tags. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his team in tailoring a package for a trip to India. We had an amazing culturally stimulating trip and will certainly go back to India in the future.

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