Tour Itinerary

Splendours of Rajasthan Tour – 16 days/15 nights ref.CT01 – SRT

Delhi –  Agra – Jaipur – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Mihirgarh / Rohetgarh – Jodhpur – Udaipur

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi

  • Arrive at Delhi’s international airport
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel

Arrive at Delhi’s International Airport this afternoon / evening. Welcome to India ! You are met by our representative in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check in (starts at noon) for your overnight stay.

Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which has left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.

Rest of the day is free for independent activities.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: In Delhi
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Full day city tour of Old and New Delhi
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi and ride on the New Delhi Metro
  • Overnight at hotel

Greet the morning on your first day in what is the world largest and most vibrant democracy. As you embark on your journey through this land you will experience the sights and sounds of what is India. Your guide will at your service to bring you face-to-face with the many faces of this vast land.

Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which has left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.

Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi.  Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi’s glorious renaissance. Start the day with a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi Here you will see Red Fort the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan’s symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue, filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colourful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial centre of Delhi in the old time and you will see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts.

Also visit, Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colourful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial center of Delhi in the old time and you will see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts, and Raj Ghat (Raj Ghat has a simple memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, marking the spot where he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 1948. A commemorative ceremony is held here every Friday. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru, was also cremated to the north of the memorial at Shanti Van (Forest of Peace). The area is now a beautiful park labeled with trees. The Zinat-ul Masjid (Most Beautiful of Mosques) towers over the Raj Ghat).

(Note: Red Fort remains closed on Monday)

New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920’s – it’s a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King’s architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the design and construction of Delhi’s eight city – New Delhi. Lutyens designed an “Imperial City” having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947.

And to show you the contrast of the old with the new, we will return to New Delhi by the Delhi Metro.

This is a marvel of modern engineering to have been put in to one of the most crowded parts of India. A perfect example of how India changing while still keeping to its past.

After the metro ride continue to visit New Delhi where you will visit two monuments from Delhi’s past – Qutub Minar (Historical construction of a landmark In 1199, Qutub-ud-Din raised the Qutub Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32m it tapers to 2.75m at a height of 72.5m) & Humayun’s tomb (This tomb, which was built by emperor Humayun’s wife, took eight years to complete and is regarded as an example of the early Mughal architecture. The emperor’s wife, Begai Begum, was buried in the tomb and the structure is the first of its kind built in the centre of a well-planned garden. The combination of white marble and red sandstone was a great influence on later Mughal architecture. It is generally regarded as a prototype of the famed Taj Mahal of Agra).

Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate (At the center of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate, an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like Archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart war memorial. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. The foundation stone was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and was designed by Edwin Lutyens), President House (The palatial building built on an area of 330 acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now the official residence of the First Citizen) and the Parliament House (This is symbol of Indian democracy).

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi to Agra (Drive: 204 kms / 4 – 5 hrs approx)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Agra.
  • Overnight at the hotel

After your breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Agra. This journey will take approximately 5 Hrs to reach. Upon arrival in Agra, check in at your hotel & relax.

Rest of the day is free for independent activities.

Optional: This evening around 1800 hrs proceed for live show on The Monument of Love “Taj Mahal”

Love without lust can be a spiritual experience, one that distinguishes man from beasts. It is a passion and the idea of being romantically engaged at a higher level that define the intensity of pure love.

It was this kind of intense and obsessive love that found expression through a work of art the Taj Mahal which today figures as a crown in the list of wonders. Minus love and the romantic saga associated with it, the Taj Mahal would be just a well-arranged heap of white stones.

What really makes Taj Mahal stand out in the list of wonders is the passionate and romantic relationship that inspired its creation, the emotional halo that actually gets transformed into an architectural marvel. Indeed the Taj Mahal is synonymous with pure Love.

Mohabbat the Taj, the-80 minute presentation that perfectly complements a pilgrimage to the Monument of Love. “Indeed to fully appreciate and soak into the beauty of the monument, one is advised to see the musical presentation at the Kalakriti auditorium.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4: In Agra
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning visit to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
  • Afternoon is free
  • Overnight at the hotel

Morning after breakfast, proceed for city tour of Agra visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.

At the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. During this period the city became a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture. Akbar the Great made Agra great.  The city’s origins are dim but Akbar’s grandfather Babur is credited with Agra’s founding. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal.

That magnificent monument to love – Taj Mahal, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, Shah Jehan had Lahori’s hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation.  Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughals brought this concept to India they elevated it to the heights of incomparable history.

Later proceed on to visit Agra city and visit the impressive Agra Fort, where you are taken through the chambers of this royal residence. As you drive through the city, witness the local life and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India.

Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city.

It is the most important fort in India. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here. It contained the largest state treasury and mint. It was visited by foreign ambassadors, travellers and the highest dignitaries who participated in the making of history in India.

After the visit of Agra Fort return to the hotel and relax.

Optional: In the late afternoon, enjoy Mughal Heritage Walk (at a supplement cost).

A Mughal Heritage walk with a scenic view of Taj from Mehtab Bagh: The Mughal Heritage Walk is a unique interactive experience that gives a rare behind the scene glimpse of one of the world’s most treasured tourist attraction TAJ with its people. The Mughal Heritage Walk is a 1 km walk, which offers an experience of the Mughal Era with its “Natural and Rustic Setting”, view of rare “Rich Architectural Heritage” and the feel of the “Living Traditions”.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS DURING THE WALK 1) Heritage Monuments – Gyaraha Sidi, Humayun’s Mosque. 2) Walk through the agriculture fields. 3) Interactive experience of historic settlement Kachhpura with its people. 4) Street play in community courtyard. 5) Tea Terrace. 6) Local handicraft products.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Agra to Jaipur(Drive: 237 kms / 6 hrs approx)
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Jaipur
  • En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri
  • Check in at the hotel
  • Overnight at hotel

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur enroute excursion to Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri. – The imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them. Fatehpur Sikri is the most popular day excursion from Agra, the city of Taj and capital of invincible Mughals for a long time.

Today, as one enters Sikri from the Agra Gate, one of the nine gateways on the way to the palace complex, Diwan-I-Aam, or the hall of public audience appears first. It is a huge rectangular walled-in courtyard where petitions were heard, proclamations made, ambassadors received and entertainment programmes held. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.

After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue driving to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur check in and relax at the hotel.

Known as the “Pink City”, Jaipur is the capital of the colourful state of Rajasthan. It has the distinction of being a well planned and laid out city. As you drive through the old part of town, you will witness a life most unlike others. Witness how the city blooms during the day in a kaleidoscope of colour and sound.

Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: In Jaipur
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning excursion to Amber Fort
  • Afternoon city tour of Jaipur
  • Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast depart the hotel for a Visit to Amber Fort, 11 Kms from Jaipur. Amber Fort is a marvellous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort in a jeep. The interior of the fort has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glass work complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualise the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered.

(Elephant rides at Amber Fort cannot be guaranteed in advance. This is due to the fact that the number of Elephants and the trips each Elephant can take is limited. All guests have to reach the Amber Fort in time and stand in line to wait their turn to climb the Elephant. These lines could sometimes be very long and some guests have had to be turned back).

Later proceed for visits of Jaipur city.

This afternoon venture into the city, this time on a city tour. You will visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Located in the heart of the walled city, The City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture, art and craft structure in the city. Sawai Jai Singh built its many buildings but some of some of the structures were also built by later rulers and some of them are even dated in the in the twentieth century too. The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the palace.

On entering the complex and before the palace proper lies the Mubarak Mahal, the palace of welcome or reception. Sawai Madho Singh built the palace in the nineteenth century. It was used as a reception centre for the visiting personage. The building now forms the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and on display here are a wide array of royal costumes, some very exquisite and precious Pashmina (Kashmiri) Shawls, Benaras silk saris, Sanganeri prints and folk embroidery. An unusual display is that of voluminous clothes worn by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I (ruled 1750-68).

Across the road from the palaces is the famous “Jantar Mantar”, one of the five observatories in India. Built by Sawai Jai Singh, this is one of the largest and the best preserved. A passionate hobby of the king in the field of Astronomy, numerology, in sighted him to execute this observatory and with the help of skilled labourers, they managed to create a collection of complex astronomical instruments chiselled out of stone and most of which continues to provide accurate information to this day. The most striking instrument is the Brihat Samrat yantra Sundial, an imposing yellow edifice to the far right of the observatory complex which has a 27m high gnomon arm set at an angle of 27 degree. The shadow this casts moves up to 4m in an hour, and aids in the calculation of local and meridian pass time and various attributes of the heavenly bodies, including declination the angular distance of a heavenly body from the celestial equator and altitude. This highlight of the observatory has made it a centre of attraction for the tourist visiting Jaipur.

The Hawa Mahal (The Palace of winds), which adjoins the famous City Palace wall, was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and has now become one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. The Palace is shaped like a pyramid and is a five-storied building, with number of small windows and screens, with arched roofs.

Return to the hotel and after and exciting day. Evening is free to relax.

Optional: This evening leave the hotel for a Raj Mandir

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Jaipur to Mandawa (Drive: 170 kms / 4 hrs approx)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Mandawa
  • Afternoon is free to relax
  • Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast, drive to Mandawa. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

Later in the afternoon, visit Mandawa. Besides the cenotaphs, wells, forts and temples, the Majority of frescoes are painted on the havelis. This magnificent havelis or mansions, built by rich merchants of the region, display a unique residential architectural style that evolved around the courtyards to ensure safety and privacy of the women folk and protection from the heat of the long and harsh summers. The havelis, painted predominantly in blue, maroon, yellow, green and indigo have beautiful wall paintings that adorn their walls. The earlier wall paintings (1830 AD -1930 AD) were largely based on the mythological themes, depicting local legends, animals, portraits, hunting and wrestling scenes and a glimpse of everyday life.

Rest evening is free to visit the local village and see the painted Havelis. Explore this small town on own to get to know more about this city.

Return to hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Mandawa to Bikaner(Drive: 170 kms / 4 hrs approx)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Bikaner
  • Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort
  • Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bikaner.

Arrive Bikaner, early in the afternoon and check in at the hotel.

This afternoon proceed to visit Junagarh Fort. This magnificent fort is surrounded by a moat and has palaces and temples. The Suraj Pol or the sun gate is the main entrance to the fort and the Har Mandir is the temple where royal weddings and births were celebrated. Among the palaces inside are Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, Bijai Mahal. The Chandra Mahal or the moon palace, the Phool Mahal or flower palace has exquisite mirror work. The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum is one of the best museums in Rajasthan.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Bikaner to Jaisalmer(Drive: 335 kms / 7 hrs approx)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Jaisalmer
  • Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival in Jaisalmer check in at the hotel.  Rest of the time is free to relax from the long journey or own independent activities.

This citadel city, built in the 12th century is an architectural dream in yellow sandstone lying in the lonely silence of the Thar Desert. The Forts and palaces and several superbly carved Jain Temples in and around Jaisalmer are all reminiscent of a glorious history. Nothing else in India is remotely similar to Jaisalmer.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 10: In Jaisalmer
  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Morning city tour.
  • Afternoon visit to Sam Sand Dunes & a Camel ride at the Dunes.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit, Gadisar Lake and the Jaisalmer Fort (built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consisting of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon-Ki-Haveli – some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breath taking intricacy). After visiting the Fort walk back to the hotel passing by the local market where you can see the desert life at its natural best.

Afternoon, visit to Sam Sand Dunes. Enjoy a camel ride into the Desert.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 11: Jaisalmer to Mihirgarh / Rohetgarh(Drive: 290 kms / 6 – 7 hrs approx)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Mihirgarh OR Rohetgarh
  • Rest of the day is free
  • Overnight at hotel

After breakfast drive to Mihirgarh OR Rohetgarh. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel & relax. (For information, Mihirgarh and Rohetgarh are located at a distance of 20 minutes by car).

In the vibrant state of Rajasthan, 55 kms south west of Jodhpur City, there exists a sand dune called “Mali Nathji ka Dhora”, dedicated to the Warrior God. Sun Fortress’, Mihirgarh is a spectacular mud fort, blending understated luxury with a rustic and sumptuous earthy elegance. Fort is perched dramatically upon this mound enriched by history and mythology and beautified by nature. The fort acts as an amphitheatre to the splendour of this land.

Rest of the day is free for independent activities.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: In Mihirgarh / Rohetgarh
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning visit Bishnoi village
  • Afternoon visit Jodhpur
  • Overnight at hotel

After breakfast, enjoy safari to Bishnoi village.

Set out for the village safari showcasing 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). They share a beautiful relationship with this special animal, wherein the antelope stays close to Bishnoi habitation, never leaving it, and displays complete trust in the Bishnoi people. Also meet the Raikas (shepherds) with their glorious costumes, and the Paliwals and Meghwals, the Brahmin farmers and weavers respectively.

Later proceed to Jodhpur and visit the city.

During the British Raj, the state of Jodhpur was the largest in Rajputana’s, by land area. Jodhpur prospered under the British Raj. Its merchants, the Marwari’s, flourished endlessly. They came to occupy a dominant position in trade throughout India. In 1947 India became independent and the state merged into the union of India. Jodhpur became the second city of Rajasthan.

Jodhpur with the famous red sandstone fort, built five centuries ago and containing the handsome Maharajah’s palace, and Jaswant Thada, a royal memorial built in pure white marble, and Mandore Gardens.

Jodhpur was the home of the Rathore rulers – the princely State of Rajasthan. A high 10 Km. long stone wall protects the well fortified city. Within stands an imposing Fort on a low range of sandstone hills, about 125 mtrs. above the surrounding plains. Visit Mehrangarh Fort – founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named). The Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone.

Mehrangarh (meaning Majestic Fort) is one of the largest forts in India. Though the fortress was originally started in 1459 by Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur, most of the fort which stands today dates from the period of Jaswant Singh (1638–78). This magnificent fort is located at the centre of the city spreading over 5 kilometres atop a 125-metre high hill. Its walls, which are up to 36 metres high and 21 metres wide, protect some of the most beautiful and historic palaces in Rajasthan. To commemorate historic victories three gates are found in the fort. Within the fort, several brilliantly crafted and decorated palaces are found. Of these, Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Sileh Khana, and Daulat Khana are notable. One also finds the fort museum comprising several palaces. This museum houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. The ramparts of the fort provide not only excellently preserved canons (including the famous Kilkila) but also a breath-taking view of the city

Also visit Jaswant Thada – an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century.

Return to Mihirgarh / Rohetgarh for an overnight stay.

Day 13: In Mihirgarh / Rohetgarh
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Day is free for independent activities
  • Overnight at hotel

After breakfast, rest of your day is free for independent activities. To unwind yourself and enjoy the property

Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Mihirgarh / Rohetgarh to Udaipur(Drive: 230 kms / 5 – 6 hrs approx)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Udaipur
  • En route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples
  • Arrive in Udaipur
  • Evening is free to relax
  • Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast drive to Udaipur en route stop Ranakpur and visit the famous Jain temples.

The temples at Ranakpur are over 500 years old but well preserved. No other place in Rajasthan has the same ambience and setting as that of Ranakpur, whose beauty has been emphasized by its isolation. The temples are quite unique in style and design. Their ceilings are carved with fine, lace-like foliate scrollwork and geometric patterns. Their domes are carved in concentric bands and the brackets connecting the base of the dome with the top are covered with figures of deities.

After the visits of the temples, continue your drive to Udaipur.

Upon arrival in Udaipur check in at your hotel and relax.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 15: In Udaipur
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning city tour of Udaipur
  • Evening boat cruise on lake Pichola
  • Overnight  at the hotel

After the breakfast proceed on a tour of Udaipur city. We start with a visit to the City Palace complex which houses the private residence of the Maharana of Mewar (a title which means “kings of kings “ ) who belongs to the oldest royal lineage of the country. This palace complex consists of four major and several minor palaces forming a single breathtaking façade of almost 900 meters in length overlooking the Pichola Lake. Built by successive Maharanas, every addition was so flawlessly integrated in style and feeling with the existing structures, to make the whole seem one. The southernmost part, the Shiv Niwas Palace is a luxury hotel today.

The central south eastern part of the complex houses the Shambhu Niwas, the private residences of the royal family. The third palace which lies on the western side towards the Lake Pichola is called the Fateh Prakash Palace, and is converted into a hotel. The oldest part of the complex is the City Palace dating back to 16th century. We visit the City Palace within which are several architectural and artistic highlights known for its stunning peacock mosaics and a series of wall paintings.

The City Palace was once the home of the Mewar rulers. Most of the Palace is converted into a Museum. It houses a huge collection of rare miniature paintings and beautiful decorative motives made with mirrors and coloured glass.

The Durbar Hall or Hall of Public Audience of the Fateh Prakash Palace is the place for royal ceremonies even today. The family festivals are held here and the Maharana entertains visiting dignitaries and Heads of State.

Following our visit of the City Palace, we wander through the markets and bazaars to get the feel of the city situated behind the City Palace. We also visit the Jagdish Temple built in 1651 ornamented with excellent carvings and a bronze figure of the Garuda. Proceed to the Garden of the Maids of the Honour constructed in the early 18th century which was used as a venue for royal parties.

Early this evening enjoy a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. (Boat ride depending upon the water level of the lake)

Overnight at the hotel

Day 16: Udaipur to Delhi (Fly: 9W2628: 0740 – 0920 hrs)Leave Delhi
  • Fly to Delhi
  • Connect onward flight

After an early tea / coffee at the airport, transfer to Udaipur airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival, connect onward flight.

TOUR ENDS

TOUR COST – ON APPLICATION For Current Price

Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary

Based on the above our net per person cost is as under:

The rates below are per person in GBP on twin sharing basis. Single Room Supplement is per single room taken and is in addition to the  per person half twin cost.

Includes Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200

Hotels envisaged – subject to availability

Option 1

City Hotel Room Category of nights
DelhiThe ImperialImperial Room2
AgraITC Mughal Luxury CollectionMughal Chambers2
JaipurSamode HaveliDeluxe Room2
MandawaVivaana Boutique HaveliSuper Deluxe Room1
BikanerLaxmi Niwas PalaceDeluxe Room1
JaisalmerSuryagarhPalace Room2
MihirgarhMihirgarhShandaar Suite3
UdaipurTrident UdaipurDeluxe Garden View Room2

City Hotel Room Category# of nights
DelhiThe ClaridgesClaridges Room2
AgraRadissonSuperior Room2
JaipurAlsisar HaveliStandard Room2
MandawaCastle MandawaStandard Room1
BikanerLaxmi Niwas PalacePalace Room1
JaisalmerFort RajwadaStandard Room2
RohetgarhRohetgarhSuper Deluxe Room3
UdaipurUdai KothiSuper Deluxe Room2

All prices are in GBP – Airfare: Approximate economy class airfare for the sector Udaipur – Delhi will be GBP 125 per person. Airfare and flight schedule are subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.

  • All prices are subject to revision due to an extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or international fuel prices.

Your Tour will include:

  • Accommodation of 15 nights in India on twin sharing basis with breakfast all places.
  • All transfers, sightseeings and excursions with an air-conditioned car.
  • Services of English speaking professional local guide during the city tour as per the program.
  • Entrances fees as per the above program.
  • Basic porterage at the airport and hotels (not tips).
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
  • Camel ride in Sand dunes in Jaisalmer.
  • Boat ride at Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes.
  • Mineral water bottle during the tour.
  • Vehicles on this tour is –
  • Elephant / Jeep ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  1. 1 – 3  pax travelling  – Air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car
  2. 4 – 6  pax travelling  – Air-conditioned Micro Mini Van

Not included in the above costs are:

  • Does not include any beverages including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc unless otherwise specified. It is more cost effective for us to bill you for all beverages based on actual consumption.
  • Any airfare or airport taxes
  • Any camera fees at monuments and sites. This can be added in if desired.
  • Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips (except for group meals and baggage handling), laundry, telephone calls etc
  • The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

Domestic Airfare – Extra – subject to cost at time of booking tour

Domestic airfares (if any), included in above cost, are subject to change without notice

Terms & Conditions

  • All prices are in GBP
  • All prices are subject to revision due to an extreme fluctuations in exchange rates or international fuel prices.

Your Tour will include :

  • Total of Nine (9) hotels nights in India.
  • Breakfast from Day 2 to 10
  • Deluxe air-conditioned car for the entire trip.
  • All sites and visits as per the program
  • Cycle rickshaw ride / metro ride during old Delhi visit
  • Boat ride at Udaipur in lake Pichola
  • Services of a professional English-speaking local guides in each city.
  • All currently applicable entrances at the monuments. Camera fees will be extra.
  • The above prices include all current taxes and entrance fees. Any hikes in these taxes or entrance fees will be extra
  • Vehicles on this tour are –
    • 1 – 3 persons travelling together – Air-conditioned Toyota Innova
    • 4 – 6 persons travelling together – Air-conditioned Tempo Traveller Micro Van
    • 7 – 9 persons travelling together – Air-conditioned 15 seater Mini bus

Not included in the above costs are :

  • Does not include any beverages including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc unless otherwise specified. It is more cost effective for us to bill you for all beverages based on actual consumption.
  • Any airfare or airport taxes
  • Any camera fees at monuments and sites. This can be added in if desired.
  • Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips (except for group meals and baggage handling), laundry, telephone calls etc
  • The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

IMPORTANT:

  • All elements included in this quotation are subject to availability until the booking is made. The hotels services as quoted may change while our giving you the final confirmation based on current availability.
  • Kindly note, our above tour prices are based on the currently prevailing rate of exchange, fuel prices, entrances to monuments, government tax structure.  Since these elements are controlled by the government and are always subject to change without prior notice – therefore, in case of any excessive hike in all or any of these elements our tour price might get affected and change accordingly.

Domestic airfares, included in above cost, are subject to change without notice. See the following

Airfare included  as follows:

Cost of economy class airfare for sectors xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx will be GBP xxx (US$xxxx) per person extra inclusive of taxes. Airfare as well as flight timings are subject to change by the airlines without any prior notice.

These fares are based on Instant check fare. However once the booking get confirm we shall check the best airfare available during that time and can offer the best deal for these guests.

Some airlines demand payment on confirmation.  When this happens we must ask you to pay for the flights immediately

Payment

1.    On acceptance – £200/£250 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) payable to “S W & M Miller” by International Bank Transfer to UK Bank Account.

Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Partner Company Creative Travel, New Delhi. in India to whom payment for the tour is made.

Payment for flights included in the itinerary may be required at the time of flight confirmations.

Any bank charges levied by the sending bank relating to transfers to our Partner Company or Complete India & Asia must be paid by the Client and added to the amount to be transferred.

2.            You pay 50% of the total 12 weeks prior to arrival in India., or on Acceptance if less than ten weeks – in USD/THB, by Credit Card (see below) or International Bank Transfer  to ……….

3.                        The balance of 50% of the total is payable in GB £/ USD

21 days before arrival in GB£/USD by International Bank Transfer

Cancellation Charges

Before 60 Days:     Full Refund.

60 – 46 Days:         25% of the Tour Cost.

45 – 31 Days:         50% of the Tour Cost.

30 – 16 Days:         75% of the Tour Cost.

15 days to Day of Departure: 100 % of the Tour Cost or No Refund.

Flight cancellation is not included in these charges

Acceptance Payment non refundable

SPECIAL NOTE:

·         Check in / check out time at the Hotels is 1200 Noon except few hotels / cities.

·         For International flight check-in time is 03 hours before the departure time.

·         For Domestic flight check-in time is 01 hour before the departure time.

·         Flight schedule and air fare quoted is subject to change as per the airlines notice from time to time.

·         Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.

·         Any additional expense incurred due to a change in the Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes, fuel hikes, air-fares and transport and any force majeure situation due to political conditions, we reserve the right to change the cost.

·         In case of any increase in the accommodation cost and other services by the service providers will be applicable and levied on the above advised cost.

·         Any increase in rate of exchange leading to an increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

·         Please be advised that we have not blocked any accommodation for this tour at the time of quotation. Once we receive your acceptance of the same will proceed ahead with the bookings. In case of non availability of original Hotels as envisaged will book alternate Hotels of similar standards.

Included in the Cost

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the hotels mentioned above or equivalent – subject to availability, Any single room subject to supplement shown.
  • Room and breakfast basis – or meals as indicated in the itinerary (B), (L) and (D)
  • Full board at Wildlife Park if applicable.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned Toyota Innova where appropriate.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide (or a naturalist in National Parks)
  • Entrance fees at monuments and parks where applicable
  • Basic porterage at airports, rail stations and hotels (not tips).
  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • Where US$ are quoted the UK pounds price shown is for comparison only and is subject to change.

Excluded from the Cost

  • Expenses of a personal nature table drinks, laundry, telephone calls Internet charges, mineral water, tips, shopping etc.
  • No tipping is included.
  • Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
  • Any international airfares to India and Asia
  • Domestic economy airfares, indicated in the itinerary, are subject to change.
  • Any airport taxes where applicable in each country
  • Any subsequent increase in airfares, fuel costs, monuments/sightseeing fees.
  • Any other taxes subsequently introduced by Government, State or Tourist Ministry.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees, if applicable, in any country
  • Any Christmas, New Year and Gala dinners

Important note:

In case the programme includes 5 Star Deluxe hotels like Oberoi Resorts and Taj Hotels or similar standard, full cancellation fee will be applicable if the cancellation received less than 35 days of the arrival date.

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