This tour lets you witness the centuries-old culture, history, vibrance and the fabled glory of incredible Rajasthan. Enjoy staying like a royal Maharaja in some of the most authentic and luxurious hotels. Rajasthan being the culture capital of India is a perfect India getaway, as it showcases centuries-old architecture with oomphs of elegance and poise. This makes Rajasthan one of the ideal heritage travel destinations of India. So join us and enjoy this golden chance to explore the architectural brilliance of this culturally-rich state along with exclusive luxury stays in Oberoi, Leela and Taj hotels during the tour.
This tour kickstarts with arrival at Delhi. Delhi is the heart and soul of India. It is a city filled with oomphs of history, culture, traditions and is home to diverse nationalities. It is an all-in-one destination where you can experience the whole of India at once and a seamless amalgamation of modern and ancient culture altogether. On arrival at Delhi Airport, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi followed by check-in. The Leela Palace Hotel will make you feel like a modern-day maharaja. The interiors of this hotel range showcase ornate crystal chandeliers, decadent fresh flowers, antique-style furniture and every room, is a paradise of exotic indulgence. If you wish to explore, your chauffeur is always on hand. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, get ready for a private Delhi sightseeing tour while you drive through Old Delhi - where the soul of Delhi resides. Visit the 17th century Jama Masjid - largest mosque of India, Chandni Chowk- the oldest and busiest market of Delhi, drive past Red Fort, Rajghat - where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948, Humayun’s Tomb - first garden style tomb of India, drive past India Gate (an arch monument built in the memory of soldiers who died in World War I) and Rashtrapati Bhawan (official residence of the President of India) and explore the architectural sites in and around Qutab Minar - tallest brick minaret in the world. . This sightseeing tour can be easily customized as per your interests and we would happily tweak the schedule as per your comfort. Return to the Leela Palace Hotel to rest for the day.
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Delhi IGI Airport to board your flight to Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Gateway Hotel Ganges followed by check-in. The Taj Nadesar Palace is a 5 star Palace nestled in the ancient city of Varanasi where the old world meets the charm of modern amenities.
It is an ideal place to find peace and tranquility amidst the spiritual capital of India. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Taj Nadesar Palace in Varanasi.
Enjoy an early morning boat ride soaking in the beautiful views while your boat traverses through the ghats of Varanasi. Next visit Sarnath, a popular Buddhist pilgrimage spot. It is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five disciples. Later in afternoon, walk through the ghats starting from Assi Ghat to Dashashwamedh Ghat that depict the lifecycle of birth till death. Also, visit one of the most important landmarks of Varanasi - the New Kashi Vishwanath Temple situated within the Banaras Hindu Universtity. It is a highly revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. What’s more, it has one of the tallest temple towers in the world.
In the evening, walk through the famous Vishwanath Gali known for its multitude range of Banarasi, silk brocade sarees and religious items. You can also visit the 17th century Ramnagar Fort and Palace located near the Tulsi Ghat, that houses an eccentric museum, American Vintage cars, amazing weaponry collection, a unique astrological clock and lots more for you to explore. It was the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras. Return to the Taj Nadesar Palace to rest for the day.
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Varanasi Airport to board your flight to Agra. On arrival in Agra, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel followed by check-in. The Oberoi Amarvilas located close to the iconic Taj Mahal. It is a landmark of royalty and elegance as all of its rooms offers breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal and beautiful glimpses of the Mughal splendor.
This 5-star hotel enjoys an unrivalled position among the other heritage hotels in Agra. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel in Agra.
Early morning visit to Taj Mahal - the most beautiful monument symbolic of love, dedication and purity. It is the 7th wonder of the world. This wondrous edifice came to life in 1631 which is now recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in India. The spectacular sunrise views at the Taj Mahal is something you can’t afford to miss when in Agra. The Taj Mahal reflects different shades as it reflects pinkish shade in the morning, milky white in the evening and glittery gold in the moonlight. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Visit the Agra Fort, known as the Red Fort of Agra as it resembles the Red Fort in Delhi. It is a massive fort made of red sandstone and this is how it got its name. While exploring the fort, visit its splendid attractions that include the Palace of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Aam), Hall of Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas), Nagina Mosque (Gem Mosque), Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) etc. Visit the 16th century Jahangir Palace built by Emperor Akbar. It was the former Zenana (private residence) of the royal Mughal women and Noor Jahan, the wife of Jahangir (son of Akbar), stayed her till her death. Head to the Tomb of I'timd-ud-Daulah whose structure resembles like that of a jewel box placed in a garden. It is also sometimes regarded as “Baby Taj”. It was the first tomb in India that was made purely of white marble. Return to the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel to rest for the day.
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambore is a city located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It was a former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur as it boasts a wide expanse of wilderness spread across 400 acres (approx.). Now it is a popular natural habitat of tigers and is recognised by the name of Ranthambore National Park. As per 2014 survey, there were 62 tigers in Ranthambore National Park. It is a major crowdpuller of wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts throughout the year. On reaching, our company representative will transfer you to the Oberoi Vanyavilas Hotel followed by check-in. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Ranthambore.
Gear up for an early morning wildlife safari in the wild expanse of Ranthambore National Park. It is home to various wildlife species including Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Chital, Sambar deer, Nilgai, Macaques, Jackals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara etc. and especially tigers. If you get lucky, you can spot a tiger too! Later, return to the hotel and settle in for breakfast. Relax for some time. Later in afternoon, go for evening wildlife safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Return to the hotel to rest for the day.
After breakfast, proceed with a drive to Jaipur. It is known as the Pink City of India since most of the buildings of this city display use of pink stone at a grand scale. It is the first planned city of early India and the largest city of Rajasthan. This centuries-old city is a must visit for history buffs, Indian food lovers and shoppers. On arrival, our representative will transfer you to the Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel followed by check-in. Oberoi Rajvilas is a widespread paradise dotted with perfectly-manicured gardens, trees and birdlife. The design of the hotel is inspired from the traditional pink lime plaster walls of the historic city and its interiors are beautifully embellished with Mughal arches, gold leaf frescoes, elevated domed ceilings, magnificent crystal chandeliers and lots more. Simply put, it is one of the finest symbols of the charm of Rajasthan and a perfect idea for those looking for an ultimate royal experience of Rajasthan. Day free at leisure or explore the bazaars of Jaipur famous for carpets, jewellery, embroidered clothing, brassware, blue pottery, handicrafts, leather items, lac bangles and lots more. Overnight stay at Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel in Jaipur.
After breakfast, head to Amer Fort. It is a hill fort built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh. This fort displays various prominent monuments like private halls, pavilions, private chambers for the King and the Rajput women. It stands as a testimony to the golden era of Rajput rule in Jaipur. The reflection of this fort falling on the Maota Lake, is truly captivating. Enjoy an Elephant ride here to and fro the fort. Next visit the City Palace. It is the royal Palace of Jaipur located on the banks of Pichola Lake. It boasts former private and public meeting chambers of the Kings, giant silver vessels, courtyards, beautifully-designed gateways, intricately-carved private chambers of the King and much more. Visit the Jantar Mantar - an astronomical observatory that features the World’s largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. End the day with visit to Hawa Mahal - the Palace of the Winds. This is a five-storey palace built in the year 1799 during Rajput era in Jaipur. The main highlight of this palace is the intricately-designed 953 windows adorned with beautiful latticework. Return to the Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel to rest for the day.
After breakfast, head for a drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is also called the Blue city of Rajasthan as the walls of the houses in Jaipur are drenched in bright blue colour. This city has a magnetism of its own. On arrival, our company representative will chauffeur you to Taj – Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur followed by check-in. Soak in the charming ambiance of this 21st-century fantasy palace, situated amidst a desert. Enjoy walking through the lanes of the Jodhpur city. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Rajasthani dinner with beautiful views of the Mehrangarh Fort at backdrop. Overnight stay at Taj- Umaid Bhawan Palace to rest for the day.
After breakfast, your Jodhpur sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort. This 117-ft high hill fort built in 1459 A.D was Rao Jodha (founder of Jodhpur city). It encompasses various palaces, historical sites and seven massive gateways built by the royal victories signifying various victories. Next, visit the Jaswant Thada built in 1899. It is a white marble cenotaph adorned with beautiful latticework. Later, head for a drive to Udaipur. En-route, enjoy a visit to the enchanting Ranakpur Jain Temple made of entirely pure white marble. It is a 15th-century temple built by a wealthy Jain merchant. The most interesting feature of this temple is its 1,400 pillars that are carved differently from each other. Also, the natural settings of the temple add a magical charm to it. Continue drive to Udaipur. Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, it is a city filled with pristine lakes, fascinating Havelis, vibrant bazaars and an ancient ambiance. On arrival, our company representative will meet you and chauffeur you to the Leela Palace Hotel followed by check-in. The Leela Palace in Udaipur is a perfect fairy-tale setting showcasing the royal splendour of Udaipur’s historical palaces and forts. It is a jewel located on the banks of the Lake Pichola that offers captivating views of the pristine lake, City Palace - royal palace of Jaipur and Aravalli mountains. This hotel perfectly exemplifies the brilliant architecture of Rajasthan and takes you back to the grandeur of Udaipur’s opulence. Return to the Leela Palace Hotel to rest for the day.
Your guided Udaipur sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Vintage Car Museum that exhibits an impressive car collection of the Maharaja of Udaipur. Spend time clicking photographs here with the amazing vintage cars here. Later, visit the 18th century City Palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola. It attracts tourists for its captivating marble-work, mirror and silver work, wall paintings and murals etc. Within the City Palace’s complex is the Crystal Gallery that houses an exclusion collection crystals that are believed to be 110 years old. Head to the Bagore ki Haveli. It is an 18th century Haveli that has now been converted into a Museum. The costumes of the royal Kings, rose water sprinklers, Mewar paintings, peacocks made of colored glass pieces, jewellery boxes of the royal women are a few major attractions here. Next, visit the Jagdish Temple - a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (preserver of the World) and later, head to Sahelion ki Bari. En route, visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal known for having a remarkable collection of Rajasthani Folk Art. On reaching, walk through the neatly-maintained gardens of Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens) that was a leisure spot of King Rana Sanga and the royal women of Udaipur. In the evening, spend time at the Fateh Sagar Lake - a tranquil lake famous for its sunset views or you can enjoy a cultural dance show “Dharohar” at the Bagore Ki Haveli. Later, enjoy an evening boat ride on Lake Pichola to reach the Lake Palace - an 18th century white marble fort that speaks volumes of the opulence & elegance of the bygone era of Udaipur. Return to the Leela Palace Hotel to rest for the day.
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Udaipur Airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi Airport, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to the Delhi Airport to board your flight back home.
|Duration||:||14 Nights / 15 Days|
|Starting price||:||4299 Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi - Varanasi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Ranakpur – Udaipur|