If you’re looking for a truly captivating and enriching travel experience, then the Best of Rajasthan tour should be at the top of your list. This tour takes you on a journey through one of the most culturally rich and hospitable regions in the world. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the serene lakes of Udaipur, this itinerary promises to leave you spellbound. So, pack your bags and get ready for a power-packed holiday!
Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Ranthambore National park, Agra
Rajasthan, located in the northwest part of India, is a land of vibrant colors, majestic palaces, and rich cultural heritage. The Best of Rajasthan tour takes you on a 16-day journey through some of the most iconic cities in this royal state.
2. Delhi: A Blend of Modernity and Tradition
The tour commences in Delhi, the capital city of India. Here, you’ll experience a blend of modernity and tradition. Explore the bustling streets of Old Delhi, where you can take a thrilling cycle rickshaw ride to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
3. Jaisalmer: City of Golden Sand
Next on the itinerary is Jaisalmer, the “City of Golden Sand.” This city is renowned for its mesmerizing architecture and intricate carvings on yellow sandstone. Take a camel ride through the captivating sand dunes and witness a breathtaking sunset that paints the sky in hues of gold.
4. Jodhpur: Where Heritage Meets Adventure
The tour then takes you to Jodhpur, famous for its imposing Mehrangarh Fort. Explore the fort and delve into the history of the Rajput kings. Venture into the countryside on a thrilling 4X4 jeep safari to visit the Bishnoi villages and witness the rich rural life of Rajasthan.
5. Udaipur: The City of Lakes
Udaipur, known as the “City of Lakes,” is your next destination. Experience the serene beauty of Lake Pichola as you embark on a delightful boat ride. Visit the enchanting Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas palaces, which are located on the islands of the lake. The grandeur of Udaipur will leave you awe-inspired.
6. Pushkar: Unveiling Mysteries and Traditions
Continue your journey to Pushkar, a holy town famous for its Brahma Temple, the only one of its kind in the world. Learn about the intriguing story behind its construction from your knowledgeable guide. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Pushkar as you witness the rituals and traditions practiced by pilgrims.
7. Jaipur: The Pink City
No visit to Rajasthan is complete without experiencing the vibrant city of Jaipur, fondly known as the “Pink City.” Hop on a cycle rickshaw and navigate through the narrow lanes and bustling bazaars, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry. Explore the magnificent Amber Fort and marvel at its exquisite architecture.
8. Ranthambore National Park: Wildlife Adventure
After immersing yourself in the rich heritage and culture, it’s time for some wildlife adventure. Travel to Ranthambore National Park, known for its thriving population of tigers. Embark on thrilling early morning and late afternoon safaris, and try to spot these majestic big cats in their natural habitat.
9. Agra: The Timeless Beauty of the Taj Mahal
No tour of India is complete without a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal. Head to Agra and witness the breathtaking beauty of this iconic monument at sunrise. The first rays of sunlight illuminate the pristine white marble, creating a truly magical sight that will stay with you forever.
Upon your arrival in Delhi, the capital city of India, you will clear immigration and other formalities at the airport. Our representative will be waiting for you in the arrival hall with a placard bearing your name. They will assist you and escort you to your vehicle for a comfortable transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Discovering Old and New Delhi
Begin your day exploring Old Delhi. Your sightseeing tour will start with a visit to the impressive Red Fort, a symbol of Mughal power. Proceed to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk. Drive past the historic Old Fort, also known as Purana Qila.
In the second half of the day, explore New Delhi. Visit the iconic Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the tallest minaret in India. Continue to Humayun’s Tomb, a magnificent example of Mughal architecture. During the drive, you will pass notable landmarks such as Connaught Place, India Gate, and the President’s House.
Day 3: Flight to Jaisalmer
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you and assist with your transfer to your pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Explore the majestic Jaisalmer Fort, situated on Trikuta Hill, and discover its intricately carved Jain temples. Visit the beautiful Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, and Nathmalji ki Haveli, which showcase the rich heritage of the city.
Day 4: Camel Ride and Dinner on Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer
Experience the magic of Jaisalmer’s sand dunes with a full-day visit to Lodurva and Samm. Explore Lodurva, the ancient capital of the Bhatti rulers, known for its temples and ruins. Then, immerse yourself in the desert atmosphere as you enjoy a camel ride and a memorable dinner on the sand dunes.
Day 5: Drive to Jodhpur
After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Jodhpur, which takes approximately six hours. Upon arrival in the afternoon, check-in to your hotel. Jodhpur, with its impressive Mehrangarh Fort dominating the cityscape, offers a captivating blend of history and architecture. Explore the old city’s winding streets and marvel at the unique blue houses.
Day 6: Exploring the City of Jodhpur
Begin your sightseeing tour of Jodhpur with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, known for its stunning palaces and museums that display the treasures of the royal family. Continue to Jaswant Thada, a marble memorial dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. From here, you can capture breathtaking views of the fort and the surrounding landscape. In the early afternoon, enjoy a unique cultural experience with lunch and a jeep ride at Rohet, where you can interact with the Bishnoi community known for their conservation efforts.
Day 7: Drive to Udaipur via Ranakpur Jain Temple
After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Udaipur, also known as the “City of Lakes.” En route, visit the exquisite Ranakpur Jain Temple, renowned for its intricate marble architecture. Enjoy lunch at Ranakpur before continuing your journey to Udaipur. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and relax for the evening.
Day 8: Exploring Udaipur City
Dedicate the day to exploring the enchanting city of Udaipur. Visit the grand City Palace, which houses multiple palaces and offers panoramic views of Lake Pichola. Explore Sahelion-Ki-Bari, a beautiful garden adorned with fountains and marble kiosks. Marvel at the intricate carvings of Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the late afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, visiting Jag Mandir and getting a glimpse of the iconic Lake Palace.
Day 9: Drive to Pushkar
After breakfast, drive to the holy city of Pushkar, famous for its Brahma Temple, the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world. Witness the spiritual rituals at the lake and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. Check-in to your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the quaint streets of Pushkar.
Day 10: Drive to Jaipur
Continue your journey to Jaipur, the vibrant capital city of Rajasthan. After a drive of approximately three hours, check-in to your hotel. The day is at your leisure to explore the local markets and soak up the colorful ambiance of the Pink City.
Day 11: Discovering the Pink City, Jaipur
Start your day with a visit to the magnificent Amber Fort. En route, explore the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, famous for its intricate latticework. At the fort, enjoy an elephant ride to the entrance and explore its beautiful palaces. Later, visit the City Palace, a splendid complex that houses museums and royal residences. Explore the fascinating Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory, and the ornate Birla Temple. If time permits, wander through the bustling markets of Jaipur, known for their pink-hued buildings.
Day 12: Drive to Ranthambore National Park (Sawai Madhopur)
After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a short drive to Ranthambore National Park, a renowned tiger reserve. On arrival, check-in to your accommodation. The afternoon is free for relaxation or an optional jungle safari to explore the rich wildlife and natural beauty of the park.
Day 13: Jungle Safaris at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Embark on two thrilling jungle safaris in Ranthambore National Park—one in the early morning and another in the late afternoon. Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the park, renowned for its population of majestic tigers. Witness the ancient Rajput history and Rajasthani culture that permeate the landscape.
Day 14: Travel to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
Today, you will be driven to Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its splendid architecture and historical significance. Marvel at the well-preserved structures, including the Buland Darwaza and Jama Masjid. Continue your journey to Agra and check-in to your hotel.
Day 15: Exploring Agra, including the Taj Mahal
Embark on a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Witness the breathtaking beauty of this white marble mausoleum as it glows in the morning light. Afterward, visit Agra Fort, a majestic fortress that served as the seat of Mughal power. In the afternoon, visit Mehtab Bagh for a picturesque view of the Taj Mahal during sunset.
Day 16: Return to Delhi and Departure
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi, approximately a four-hour journey. If time permits, you can enjoy some last-minute shopping in Delhi. Later, you will be transferred to the international airport to board your flight back home.
Note: If required, wecan arrange a day-use room or dinner in Delhi before your international flight. We can also assist you in arranging an extension tour to destinations such as Nepal, Goa, or Southern India from Delhi. Please discuss your preferences and requirements with your holiday consultant for suggestions and the best prices.
The Best of Rajasthan tour offers an unforgettable holiday experience, filled with warm hospitality, rich heritage, scenic drives through the countryside, and exhilarating wildlife encounters. Rajasthan’s vibrant culture and captivating landscapes will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
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