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Rajasthan - Unique & Boutique

  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Jawai
  • Udaipur
  • 14 nights from
  • £2,765 per person
  • Trip Code: LX-1178

Holiday Overview

Rajasthan - Unique & Boutique Holiday

 

Rajasthan is a Land of Kings synonymous with heroism, royalty and honour. Rajasthan is a colourful melange of massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse cultures, delectable cuisines and warm people, set amidst a rugged yet inviting landscape. Explore this glittering jewel, staying in carefully chosen hotels, including places, forts and havelis that echo back to India’s amazing cultural heritage for a truly unforgettable holiday.

Start / End – Delhi

15 days / 14 Nights.

 

Rajasthan - Unique & Boutique includes:

  • Transfers and sightseeing as listed
  • 3 nights accommodation Delhi
  • 1 night accommodation Agra
  • 3 nights accommodation Jaipur
  • 2 nights accommodation Jodhpur
  • 2 nights accommodation Jawai
  • 3 nights accommodation Udaipur
  • Domestic flight Udaipur - Delhi
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Day 1 - Delhi

A guide will meet you in the arrival hall at Delhi airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities. They will be assisting you and transfer you to your hotel where you will check in for your stay.  

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. 

Meals Included - None

Featured accommodation

The Imperial

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Day 2 - Delhi

Start your day to explore the Old Delhi with your guide (shared walk). Walk through Sitaram Bazzar, a charming quarter of Old Delhi, discover a wide variety of street food and try a few of the local delicacies from carefully selected shops. Later visit a Haveli (Private Mansion) for a home cooked vegetarian meal with a local family. The area is also home to several small temples, shrines, mosques and protected monuments which are off the normal tourist radar. 

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

Featured accommodation

The Imperial

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Day 3 - Delhi - Agra

In the morning drive to Agra.

Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century.  

Later visit the Agra Fort, which was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son, Jahangir, and grandson, Shah Jahan, later made valuable additions to it. 

Also proceed for the sunset visit of the Taj Mahal with your guide. On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye. 

Spend the evening at leisure.

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

ITC Mughal

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Day 4 - Agra - Jaipur

After breakfast, you will be transferred in your private car to Jaipur.

During your drive, you will visit the once seat of Mughal legacy, which is an abandoned city glowing red under the sun, Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city built by the Great Mughal Emperor, Akbar, as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is just 37kms from Agra. 

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in to your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

Samode Haveli

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Day 5 - Jaipur

After an early breakfast visit the hilltop fortress at Amber.  A jeep will spare you the trouble of walking up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.

En-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the 'Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal (Only Drive past). It is really an elaborate façade, extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving.

Afternoon visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways.

Afterwards visit Jaipur's Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progresses and research made in the fields of science and technology, and he was passionate about astronomy

Tour Highlight - In the evening, you will be taken for a Cooking Demonstration followed by meal with the Indian family in their home.

Meals Included - Breakfast & Dinner

Featured accommodation

Samode Haveli

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Day 6 - Jaipur

Spend the day at leisure at your own pace. Or just enjoy the wonderful facilities of Samode Haveli

Optional Experience - Hot Air Balloon Ride

A Sky Waltz Balloon Safari offers guests the opportunity to experience India and its traditional local villages, spectacular forts, breathtaking landscapes and hidden palaces from a very exclusive perspective.

• Approximately 60 minutes of flight time • Tea, coffee, juice and light refreshments will be served at the launch site • Bottled water will be provided on board and in the vehicles • A First Flight certificate to be presented as a memento after the flight

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

Samode Haveli

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Day 7 - Jaipur - Jodhpur

This morning checkout and drive to Mihirgarh. Upon arrival, check in at hotel for your stay.

The beautifully crafted and presented contemporary interpretation of classic Marwar fort, Mihir Garh stands proudly alone the amongst the empty Rajasthani desert plains. This majestic fort seems to emerge from the desert and complements the rugged beauty of the land. Inspired by the rural village architecture of western Rajasthan, the fort features tall mud walls with slightly rounded corners, the numerous alcoves and the aesthetically conceived fireplaces. 

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

Mihir Garh Fort

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Day 8 - Jodhpur

After breakfast, an hour drive will take you to Jodhpur.

The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a 10km long wall, which was built about a century after the city was founded. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one of the more interesting cities in India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers, jodhpurs, took their name from this locale.  The Mehrangarh Fort is sprawled across a 125-meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in the fort-studded Rajasthan. On the wall adjacent to the Lohapol or “Iron Gate” are 15 handprints, the sati marks of the widows of Maharaja Man Singh who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, there is a whole series of courtyards and palaces.

Proceed to visit the Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. 

North of Meherangarh Fort, and connected to it by road, Jaswant Thanda is a pillared marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95), who purged Jodhpur of dacoits, initiated irrigation systems and boosted the economy. The cenotaphs of members of the royal family who have died since Jaswant are close by his memorial; those who preceded him are remembered by chhatris at Mandor. This south-facing spot is also the best place from which to photograph the fort, looming above the sheer rocky Mehrangarh plateau.

Post visit drive back to Mihirgarh and relax at your hotel.

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

Mihir Garh Fort

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Day 9 - Jodhpur - Jawai

This morning, drive to Jawai. Located between Jodhpur and Udaipur, the rugged terrain of Jawai is an ideal place for clients to break journey and see an India which is fast disappearing. The area is renowned for exceptional leopard sightings and bird watching. Its location, the unique flavor of this land and its offerings provide for an entirely different experience from the rest of Rajasthan.

Upon arrival, check-in to your Camp. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive on shared basis.

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Featured accommodation

Bera Safari Lodge

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Day 10 - Jawai

In the morning and afternoon enjoy a game drive on shared basis.

Leopards are JAWAI’s predominant attraction and you can track these normally elusive big Cats with the Camp’s trackers and drivers riding in the customized 4x4 safari jeeps. It offers an exclusive wildlife experience, uninhibited by restrictions as the surrounding countryside is not a part of a National Park but a vast sprawling wilderness of craggy hills, scrub, grasslands & winding sand riverbeds.

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Featured accommodation

Bera Safari Lodge

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Day 11 - Jawai - Udaipur

Early morning enjoy a game drive on shared basis.   Return to hotel for breakfast, then checkout and drive to Udaipur. 

Udaipur is often called the "Venice of the East" and the most romantic city in the state of Rajasthan. Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by green hills, reflected smooth and white in the clear blue waters of Lake Pichola. The city is a kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel.

Devi Garh Palace is a heritage hotel and resort, housed in the 18th-century Devi Garh palace in the village of Delwara. It was the royal residence of the rulers of Delwara principality, from mid-18th century till mid-20th century. Situated amidst in the Aravalli hills, 28 km northeast of Udaipur, Rajasthan, Devigarh forms one of the three main passes into the valley of Udaipur.

Rest of the day is free for leisure or independent activities.

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

RAAS Devigarh

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Day 12 - Udaipur

Today enjoy a city tour of Udaipur.

City Palace: the majestic palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. Tour the private collection of precious and rare crystals from the Royal treasure. For more than 100 years the crystals remained underground, and the gallery was not open to public prospect due to its beauty and richness.

Jagdish Temple: dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in white marble.

Sahelion-Ki-Bari: the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies who once lived in the Palaces. 

In the afternoon, take an Exclusive boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola towards Jag Mandir Palace, which covers almost four acres and is noted for its marble pavilion and an imposing dome.

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

RAAS Devigarh

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Day 13 - Udaipur

Today can be spent relaxing at the hotel or you can partake in one of the activities offered by the hotel on direct payment basis. Options include: 

 

Horse Ride and Camel cart ride

Guided Bicycle trek of 18 KMs by the rural country side enjoying the scenic beauty of Aravalli hills. 

Delwara Heritage Walk followed by Delwara Handicraft Experience

Visit the former hunting tower of Delwara

A Journey through Sacred Places: Eklingji and Nagda Temples

Kumbhalgarh Fort

 

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

RAAS Devigarh

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Day 14 - Udaipur - Delhi

Spend the morning at leisure. Transfer to Udaipur airport where a representative will assist you for check-in formalities to board your flight to Delhi.

Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer and check in at hotel in Aerocity.   Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi

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Day 15 - Delhi

Today your journey concludes with a transfer to the airport.

Meals Included - Breakfast 

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