Essence of Rajasthan
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Essence of Rajasthan Tour

The majestic forts looming atop the steep hills, the trodden sands blowing the tales of Rajputana valor and bloodied skirmishes, iridescent lakes, the stunning ungulates in the deserts, the opulence of palaces, the land of the Maharanis and Maharajas – Rajasthan, as a tourist place, is dotted with stories of sybaritic lives of the rulers of the land, clearly visible in the form of grand palaces. The secrets of Rajasthan can be uncovered on this 10-day private, fully escorted tour. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset in the backdrop of the symbol of love (Taj Mahal), witness a UNESCO world heritage site (Fatehpur Sikri), indulge yourself in the bustling local bazaar of ‘The Pink City’, marvel at the rampart views from Maharaja’s City Palace, take a stroll in the meandering alleys of Pushkar followed by an enthralling visit to the camel country (Bikaner) and Mandawa, this tour very clearly summarizes the absolute beauty of Rajasthan in just 10-days. Get ready to warm your soul for an unforgettable experience amidst the ancient culture and colorful people.

9 Nights/10 Days
Private Tour
Fully Escorted
9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners Included.
Private Car
English Speaking Driver

Vibrant Experiences

Chandni Chowk Bazaar & Spice Market
Red Fort - Jama Masjid - India Gate
Orphanage Visit
Taj Mahal Sunrise Visit
Tuk-Tuk Ride
Jaipur’s Local Bazaar
Amer Fort - Maharaja's City Palace - Hawa Mahal - Jantar Mantar
Evening with Local Family
Indian Cuisine Cooking Experience
Rural Village Stay - Village Walk
Local Farm Visit
Hot Tea and Cookies at Sand Dunes
Dinner Around Bonn Fire
Pushkar Lake

Trip Route

Delhi Agra Fatehpur Sikri Abhaneri Jaipur Tordi Garh Village Pushkar Bikaner - Mandawa Delhi departure.

With Standard Hotels

A$1397 per person/twin share

With Deluxe Hotels

A$1847 per person/twin share

With Luxury Hotels

A$2297 per person/twin share
Special Offer
A$100 Deposit Only
Book now and pay rest by 14 days before your tour start date.
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Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

03

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Hotel Park Regis or Similar

Hotel Trident or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Radisson, Agra or Similar

01

Tordi Garh

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

01

Pushkar

Hotel Master Paradise or Similar

Hotel Jagat Palace or Similar

Hotel Westin or Similar

01

Bikaner

Hotel Sagar or Similar

Hotel Chirag or Similar

Hotel Laxmi Niwas Palace or Similar

01

Price

AUD$1397

AUD$1847

AUD$2297

 

Day 1: DELHI, WELCOME TO INCREDIBLE INDIA!
You will be greeted & assisted by our representative at Delhi international airport and later transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next day. Meals: Welcome Dinner Included.
DAY 2: DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF OLD DELHI
Your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, you get yourself ready for a personalized guide tour, which begins from the Old and Historic Delhi. The first halt is Red Fort. Then advance to the Jama Masjid. The guide will arrange a cycle rickshaw tour, which will let you catch a closer insight of old era and the very illustrious Anarkali Bazaar of Chandni Chowk. At Chandni Chowk, we would further take you to Khari Baoli Spice Market – the largest spice market of Asia, which is a true delight for eyes. Old Delhi is also the sparkling haven for food connoisseurs. This is the place, where you will relish tasting the unique traditional Mughal delicacies, which are prepared by expert cooks, who have inherited the trade from their forefathers. Late afternoon you will visit Akshardham Temple – biggest Hindu temple of the world.   In the evening you return to your hotel and paint a picture of places you visited in your vivid memory. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part.  Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 3: DELHI, DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF NEW DELHI
Welcome to a fresh new morning, after delicious breakfast begin your tour of New Delhi. This morning, you will visit the imposing boulevards and buildings such as Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Residence), India Gate, and many more in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). Optional: 2 Hour City Walk The Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk is an English guided tour of almost 2 hours conducted by children who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining our Trust. Our guides are adolescents who have been fully trained as local guide and who want to improve their communication and speaking skills. City Walk gets the children's stories heard, gives people a view of their world through their eyes. Those who take the City Walk tour through the streets of inner city of Paharganj and the area around New Delhi railway station, led by a child who was once living and working on the streets will experience special tour far from the tourist main attractions. City Walk is an example of how a volunteer's creativity can translate into a unique and enduring programme, which is both popular and economically viable. Over the last seven years, thousands have taken the Walk and empowered a number of children, helping them to join mainstream life. Please note, there no city walks on Sunday and public holidays. AGRA, TOUR OF ROMANCE AND EXALTATION BEGINS Later, pack yourself for a road trip to Agra – the Old Capital of Mughals. On arrival visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 4: AGRA, SUNRISE VISIT TO TAJ MAHAL
At dawn, visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world, to observe the effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this masterpiece. Return back to your hotel for a delectable breakfast, while a part of you is still living in romanticism. FATEHPUR SIKRI - ABHANERI (STEP WELLS) After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive towards Fatehpur Sikri-a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a perfectly preserved red sandstone ghost town, which was once the capital of Mughal Empire built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Later drive towards Abhaneri. The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and one of the most beautiful ones. JAIPUR Later, you will be transferred to Jaipur, “The Pink City of India”. As the evening sets in, explore the bustling local bazaar & indulge yourself in shopping local handmade artifacts & jewelry. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 5: JAIPUR, THE PINK CITY
Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state, Rajasthan. Renowned globally for its colored gems, the capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. Since the color pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colors the city makes for a marvelous spectacle to behold. The morning is fresh as ever for you, and this is when you will have an excursion to Amer Fort. This palace is laid out over four layers and sits beside the shimmering Maota Lake. Afterwards stop for picture at the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family), Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds) and visit the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory. EVENING WITH LOCAL FAMILY & COOKING CLASS Spend evening with the local family. It’s a great way to have a local experience in Jaipur. You will experience a great insight into the lifestyle of Indian family. You will be part of a cooking class with the local family. Get a taste of true Indian hospitality thanks to this cooking lesson and meal in the home of a local family. You will learn few local dishes and how to prepare them with fresh ingredients. End the experience by enjoying your meal, accompanied by lots of lively conversation, with the family. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included.
Day 6: TORDI GARH VILLAGE
Post healthy breakfast proceeds to Tordi Garh Village. Take an excursion to the local village to explore a traditional way of rural life in India. By walking around the village gives you the perfect opportunity of meeting local people and seeing agricultural practices at close quarters. Visit the homes of the Potters, Ironsmiths, mat weavers, cobblers, and people engaged in other occupations. In the afternoon you may take a jeep ride visiting hamlets of Gurjar, Regar and other tribes and meeting their men and women folks while they are grazing their herd of sheep, goats and cattle, 300 years old step well, Farm Visit (organic farming) and drive to the Tordi Sagar Dam to spot wild animals and migratory birds.

Later ride to the Sand Dunes for a perfect sunset with sundowners and have hot tea and cookies at sand dunes. Enjoy your dinner around Bonn Fire on top of the terrace overlooking starry skies.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.
Day 7: PUSHKAR
Morning after breakfast, you make the checkout and a road drive will take you to Pushkar. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Visit the Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake during the day. Take a stroll into the meandering alleys of Pushkar and come across vibrant, colorful markets. Later enjoy a camel ride over the shifting dunes atop a colorfully dressed camel. In evening, experience a breathtaking view of sunset over the sand when it casts a truly magical spell over the desert lands. Meals: Breakfast Included. NOTE: If you travel during the month of November, it will provide you once-in-the-lifetime opportunity of attending the world famous ‘Pushkar Camel Fair’.
Day 8: BIKANER, CAMEL COUNTRY
In the morning take an adventurous road drive to the Thar Desert region to reach Bikaner. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Visit the historical Junagarh Fort- a 15th century Fort, a prime example of Indian architecture in the Thar Desert. Next in line is Lalgarh palace followed by the visit to Karni Mata Temple, also known as the Rat Temple. The temple is filled with auspicious rats that live within the temple walls and like to crawl over your feet and nibble at your toes as you walk through the holy place. Later visit unique camel research and breeding farm, one of its kind in the continent of Asia. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 9: MANDAWA, RAJPUTANA ARCHITECTURE
After enjoying the breakfast, you will be driven to Mandawa-The city of Havelis and unique architectures. The rich merchants constructed their lavish havelis here and embellished them with beautiful paintings on religious, historical, folk, and social theme.
View some of the oldest and the best preserved Shekhavati paintings in the region. This region is like an Open Art Gallery where you may see hundreds of Havelis with beautiful paintings and carved doors/windows.
DELHI, DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF DELHI Later, you will be transferred to Delhi. You will reach Delhi by late afternoon. On arrival visit The Lotus Temple, 12th century Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. You will have some time to look around in the markets near your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 10: DELHI DEPARTURE
This Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi international airport for your onward journey. Board your flight and fly back with memories to cherish for life. Tour ends. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

03

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Hotel Park Regis or Similar

Hotel Trident or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Radisson, Agra or Similar

01

Tordi Garh

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

01

Pushkar

Hotel Master Paradise or Similar

Hotel Jagat Palace or Similar

Hotel Westin or Similar

01

Bikaner

Hotel Sagar or Similar

Hotel Chirag or Similar

Hotel Laxmi Niwas Palace or Similar

01

Price

AUD$1397

AUD$1847

AUD$2297

 

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Garlanding welcome at the Airport in Delhi.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Welcome dinner on Day1.
  • Cooking class with dinner in Jaipur.
  • 1 mineral water per person per day.
  • Jeep & Camel Cart ride in Tordi Garh with hot tea and cookies at sand dunes.
  • Heritage Village Walking Tour in Tordi Garh village.
  • Camel safari over Sand Dunes in Pushkar.
  • Services of English-speaking local tour guide during all sightseeing tours in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Free Visit to Taj Mahal Inlay Marble work (Workshop).
  • Free Visit to Jaipur's Famous Block Printing Work (Workshop).
  • Jeep Ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Battery bus services from Taj Mahal Parking to Taj Mahal Gate and Return.
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and all applicable taxes.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
Exclusions
  • Entrance and Camera fees to the monuments and palaces.
  • Anything Not Mentioned in The Inclusions.
  • Porterage at Hotels and Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
  • All Items of Personal Nature.
  • Any Cost Arising Due to Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
  • Any Increase in Taxes or Fuel Leading to An Increase In Surface Transport.
  • Meals not specified in Itinerary.
  • Tips for staff, guide & driver. 
  • Domestic & International airfares. 
  • Optional, suggested, or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Visa costs.
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel right up to last moment before tour starts and we will refund your full deposit and any progress payments made by you within 14 business days.
If you decide to rebook or reschedule right up to last moment before tour starts, your deposit and any progress payments will be carried forward as full credit towards future travel with us for up to five years with Zero fees.
If your tour is cancelled due to government travel restrictions, your deposit and any progress payments will be carried forward as full credit towards future travel with us with Zero fees.
If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced, we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.
If you fail to join a tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made.
Note: Cancellation and rebooking policies are only valid for land part of tour not International and domestic airline tickets.
Note: International and domestic airline tickets are subject to full payment at the time of booking and are subject to respective airline policies for booking, rebooking and cancellation.
A cancellation or rebooking will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation.
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