Simply India: Rajasthan

Includes flights, accommodation, transfers, sightseeing, local guide & meals.
11 NIGHT(S) FROM £1099PP
  • Arrive Delhi (B)

    Today arrive Delhi by flight TBA, meeting and assistance at airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at Hotel Jivitesh

    Hotel Details
  • Delhi (B)

    This morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi, This was the former Imperial capital of the Mughal Emperor, though very little remains of the grandeur of the Emperor Shah Jahan’s city. Old Delhi’s backbone is Chandini Chowk. Today, it is a busy market selling an extraordinary variety of items – silver, jewelry, aromatic spices, leather, fruit and vegetables. Apothecaries sell home grown medicinal items, and roadside dentists display their bizarre array of equipment and false teeth. Here, you will enjoy the walking tour near Chandini Chowk. Also visit India’s largest Mosque, Jama Masjid. This mosque is the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan. Begun in 1644, the mosque was not completed until 1658. It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m high. It is constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. After your visit you board your waiting vehicle and drive to Raj Ghat. A simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with labelled trees planted by notables like Queen Elizabeth II, USA President Eisenhower, Ho Chi Minh and various others.Later visit Humayun’s Tomb. Humayun’s Tomb is the earliest example of Mughal architecture in India. Recently renovated with the gardens restored to their former splendor and the working fountains, it is a very attractive site. Architecturally, the mausoleum drew its inspiration from the styles prevalent in Samarkand, and the design of the Taj Mahal is based on this tomb. Later you will drive past some famous landmarks; Rajpath (Kingsway), the imposing approach to New Delhi sets the venue for the Republic Day parade every January 26th for millions of people to gather and enjoy the spectacle. Among the buildings you drive past are the Secretariat buildings, Parliament House, Presidential Palace (Rashtrapathi Bhawan) and India Gate, a memorial to soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who died in the period between 1914 and 1921. Overnight stay at Hotel Jivitesh

    Hotel Details
  • DRIVE FROM DELHI TO AGRA (B)

    This morning after breakfast leave Delhi and drive to Agra, upon arrival check in at hotel Evening visit world famous Taj Mahal by Sunset built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ' Love Poem in Marble'. (Friday closed). Overnight stay at Clarks Shiraz Hotel

    Hotel Details
  • DRIVE FROM AGRA TO JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI (245 KM / 06 HRS) (B)

    Morning leave from Agra to Jaipur by surface enroute visits Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became Deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the reparably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendor of the Mughal empire at the height of its power. Later continue the drive to Jaipur, upon arrival, check in at hotel Overnight stay at KK Royal Hotel

    Hotel Details
  • Jaipur Sightseeing (B)

    This morning after breakfast excursion to Amber fort. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir, the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. Enroute to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Afternoon sightseeing tour of city visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converte (d into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. In the evening visit for Birla temple for Arti/ overnight stay at KK Royal Hotel

    Hotel Details
  • DRIVE FROM JAIPUR TO PUSHKAR (148 KMS / 03 HRS) (B)

    This morning after breakfast leave Jaipur and drive to Pushkar, upon arrival check in at hotel. Later proceed for walk near Pushkar lake followed by visit to Temples. Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms, to the North-West of Ajmer. Evidence points to its having existed during the Fourth century B.C. Lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle. Brahma is supposed to have performed sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month), hallowing the place. Sacred to Brahma, Pushkar boasts of its temple dedicated to him, which is the only one of its kind in the world. A dip in the waters of Pushkar and worship at his temple ensure salvation. Overnight stay at Aaram Bagh

    Hotel Details
  • DRIVE FROM PUSHKAR TO JODHPUR (185 KMS / 04 HRS) (B)

    This morning after breakfast leave Pushkar and drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival check in at Park Plaza Hotel and spend overnight there.

    Hotel Details
  • Jodhpur Sightseeing (B)

    This morning after breakfast sightseeing of Jodhpur visiting the 5-km long Mehrangarh Fort situated on a 125mt high hill. This is one of the most impressive and formidable structures in Rajasthan. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows or "Jarokhas" with evocative names. The chambers of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana are noteworthy for the splendour and glamour of a bygone era. Later visit the Jaswant Thada - a cluster of royal cenotaphs in the white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh-II. Later enjoy Jeeps safari to Bishnoi villages. A Bishnoi village - steeped in history: this 450-year-old Bishnoi tribe has a distinctive way of life. They are environmentalists in the fundamental sense, preserving the wilds in scientific and logical routines evolved over the centuries of living with nature by nature. In villages of other tribes one can witness the opium ceremony - a ritual by which guests are traditionally welcomed. Gaily attired men and women carry on about their chores and one can catch a glimpse of their norms and customs. The smoothened mud floors of the village huts remain in the mind’s eye, the effervescence of a cool ambience As the shadows lengthen, the sun caste a golden glow on the sands Driving across this mystic horizon, one could encounter the agile black buck, wild camels and flights of rare birds. They celebrate the coming of another mysterious twilight. The safari showcases the best of the land, it is a complete cultural experience, which encompasses all that this region has to offer. From the warm and hospitable people, to the various customs and ceremonies and the abundant wildlife, guests have the rare privilege of being welcomed into people's homes and interacting with them. They get to experience and understand a way of life that takes them closer to their roots. They meet the 'Premier ecologists of the world', the Bishnois, who have protected nature for more than 500 years and are responsible for the very survival of species like the Black Buck antelope (India's most beautiful antelope and a rare and protected species today). Overnight stay at Park Plaza Hotel

    Hotel Details
  • Drive from Jodhpur to udaipur via Ranakpur (270kms/05 Hrs)

    Today morning after breakfast leave Jodhpur and drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur. The Jain temple of Ranakpur, dedicated to Adinatha was built around the 15th century is situated in a lovely Aravali valley. Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are alike. Continue the drive to Udaipur. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Hilltop Palace

    Hotel Details
  • Udaipur sightseeing (B)

    Morning city tour visiting City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgian mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated. Later visit the Jagdish Temple. This temple built in 1651 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. Also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari -Garden of the Maidens. It was built by Maharajas for their ladies. The fountains here operate on water pressure with no pump being used. Later enjoy shared boat ride at Lake Pichola. overnight stay at Hotel Hilltop Palace.

    Hotel Details
  • FLIGHT FROM UDAIPUR TO DELHI (B)

    Today in time transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight for Delhi 6E 2315- Udaipur / Delhi -1410 / 1535 hrs. (Check in luggage is 23 Kg and hand luggage is 7 Kg per person) Meeting and assistance at airport and transfer to hotel for check in Overnight stay at Hotel Jivitesh.

    Hotel Details
  • Leave Delhi (B)

    Today in time transfer by coach to Delhi airport to board flight for onward destinations. (PRIVATE TRANSFER WITH SUPPLEMENT)

  • 11 Nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure by le passage to India representative
  • Transfer from airport to the hotel and vice-versa
  • Sightseeing, excursion and Surface travel as per program
  • Cost based on air-conditioned transport
  • Accommodation based on bed & breakfast basis at all places
  • English speaking local guide up to 7 pax at Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Jaipur as per the program mentioned
  • English speaking accompanying guide from 8 pax onwards from Delhi arrival to final departure, staying in a different hotel
  • 3-nights in Delhi - Hotel Jivitesh – Deluxe Room
  • 1-nights in Agra - Clarks Shiraz – Superior Room
  • 2-nights in Jaipur - KK Royal Hotel – Deluxe Room
  • 1-nights in Pushkar - Aaram Baagh Pushkar – Arabian Villa Room
  • 2-nights in Jodhpur - Park Plaza Jodhpur – Superior Room
  • 2-nights in Udaipur - Hotel Hilltop Palace – Deluxe Room
  • N/A
  • Prices are based on Double or Twin Sharing basis including all taxes
  • Offer includes return flights with luggage, accommodation & coach transfers.
  • Supplementary charges may apply for alternative flights.
  • Cancellation charges apply after booking
  • Hotels & flights are subject to availability; please book early to secure your preferred dates.
  • Prices and taxes are correct at the time of publishing and subject to change without prior notice.

Price Panel

May

2020

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Holiday Package

THE CALENDAR IS UPDATED FREQUENTLY AND IS ONLY AN APPROXIMATION OF AVAILABILITY. PLEASE PROCEED TO CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED OPTION OF TRAVEL.