If you are planning to travel to an Indian state where you'll be able to see some of the most stunning architecture and scenic beauty, Rajasthan is where you should be. Located in the westernmost part of India, the state is enriched with forts, palaces and monuments of exquisite beauty. It is a place where you'll discover the glorious history of Rajput kings and the royal life they lived. What's more, you'll experience all of this while travelling the royal style yourself.
The Royal Rajasthan Tour begins with a full-day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Next, drive to Mandawa, which is home to a number of elegant havelis. Bikaner is your next halt. At Bikaner, a desert city, you'll get an opportunity to explore palace and temple architecture of the Rajput era. Head towards Jaisalmer, famous as the 'Golden City' of Rajasthan. Enjoy a fun-filled camel safari in the Thar Desert and take a stroll through the local market before reaching Manvar, which is located right in the middle of the massive Thar Desert. See the gigantic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, another popular city located on the edge of the Thar Desert. Later, visit the Jain temples of Ranakpur. Drive to Udaipur, the 'Lake City', next. While in Udaipur, soak up the astounding beauty of the Lake Palace and enjoy a scenic boat ride along Lake Pichola.
Spend a day at Pushkar where the world's largest camel fair is held every year in October-November. Pushkar is also home to the famous Brahma Temple and the holy Pushkar Lake. Finally, set foot on the soil of Jaipur, known as the 'Pink City'. Enjoy a day of wonderful sightseeing and explore the architectural wonders of the city. Later, drive to Agra, the 'City of Taj', to surprise yourself with the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal, the 'Monument of Love'. Visit Fatehpur Sikri, the 'Ghost Town' en route. Finally, get back to Delhi for your onward journey.
Arrive at Delhi International airport after a comfortable flight from home and get assisted transfer to your hotel by Company representative. Check in at the hotel for night stay.
After having spend a leisurely night in the hotel get up and get ready today for experiencing the combined tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi sites. Drive through India Gate (war memorial), President’s Palace and Parliament Buildings. This is VVIP area and parking your vehicle may be a problem but you may ask the driver and guide to make it convenient to you to get off the vehicle and take pictures of this beautiful landmarks of Delhi. Continue drive to Old Delhi and take a rickshaw ride from the front of Red Fort towards the busy streets of Chandni Chowk. Visit the largest mosque of Jama Masjid.
After lunch you will explore the tallest minaret of India Qutub Minar which is a fine example of Persian architecture in India, Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun and Bahai’s Temple or Sikh Temple Bangla sahib.
Highlights : Night stay in the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Mandawa, the famous open air art gallery of Rajasthan. Situated in the heart of Shekhawati region, Mandawa has some of the finest wall paintings and frescoes of the world. The old houses, havelis, fort, walls and wells everything in the village of Mandawa are artifacts themselves. Visit Hanuman Prasad Goenka’s Haveli, Gori Shankar Haveli, Jhunjhunwala’s Haveli, Saraf Haveli and Raghunath Ji temple. Night stay at the hotel in Mandawa.
Drive to Bikaner which is situated in the north-western deserts of Rajasthan. Founded in 1488 AD by Raja Rao Bikaji the son of Rao Jodhaji of Mewar, Bikaner is famous for its imposing fort, beautiful palace and rich architecture in temples which are the examples of fine craftsmanship of Rajputana civilization. Upon arrival check into the hotel and visit Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and Karni Mata Temple. The Karni Mata Temple is also famous among travellers as ‘Rat Temple’.
Highlights : Night stay will be at the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel and then visit the ‘Camel Breeding Farm’ near Bikaner and drive to Jaisalmer. The ‘Golden City’ of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is situated on the edge of the world famous Thar Deserts. On arrival check into the hotel for some relaxed time and then spend some time while walking the bazaars.
In the evening drive to Sam Sand Dunes for a memorable desert safari experience. Enjoy camel safari in the dunes followed by folk dance performance and delicious local cuisine under the glazing stars. Come back to Jaisalmer to stay at your hotel
Today morning after breakfast explore the Jaisalmer city covering Jaisalmer Fort, constructed in the year 1156 by Raja Rawal Jaisal on the brink of an 80m elevated hill. It is the only ‘Living Fort’ in India where several families resides in till date. Various charming Havelis (old house) are another attraction of this city; we visit the glorious Patwon Ki Haveli and Gadisagar Lake.
After breakfast visit the impressive Jaisalmer Fort which is a big attraction for the travellers. The fort of Jaisalmer is one of the biggest in Rajasthan and is the only ‘Living Fort’ where many families still reside inside the fort complex. Also visit the charming havelis (old houses) including Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Salim Ji Ki Haveli and Gadisar Lake.
Highlights : Night stay in the hotel.
Drive to another fascinating desert destination Manwar, the purpose of including in the itinerary is to give you the real feel of Great Thar Desert as you will be staying in the Deluxe Tents. In the evening you can enjoy the bonfire and local folk dance .The tents offers all the facilities of the modern hotels. Overnight in Deluxe Tent
After having breakfast drive to the ‘Blue city’ of Jodhpur which reverberates with tales of antiques in the barrenness of the desert. After checking into the hotel enjoy a trip to Mehrangarh Fort which dominates the city of Jodhpur from a hilltop. This huge fort was erected in 1459 AD by the Rathor King Rao Jodha. The 120m high fort is protected with strong walls and square towers all sides. After visiting the fort walk in the old markets near the Clock Tower of Jodhpur. One can also visit the famous spice market of Jodhpur. Night stay will be in the hotel at Jodhpur.
In the morning visit the royal cremation ground of Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens and drive past the beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace. Later drive to one of the unspoilt hamlet of Rohetgarh located in the arid region of Rajasthan. The main attraction of the destination is the Rohetgarh Heritage hotel where you will be having a memorable stay. You can go the village to see how the people are busy with daily chore and moreover you can interact with them to know more about culture and traditions. Horse safaris and jeep safaris are also recommended. Night stay at hotel.
Today drive to the “Lake city of India” Udaipur, en route visiting Rankapur Jain temples which is the brilliant piece of architecture. It was built in the 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. Since it is not permitted for the guides to perform their job inside the temple complex, therefore you can hire audio guide from the ticket counter while entering Ranakpur Temple complex. After visiting Ranakpur continue drive to Udaipur and check into the hotel.
In the evening you will be enjoying a beautiful boat ride on historic ‘Lake Pichola’. During the boat trip you will see the gorgeous ‘Lake Palace’ which is converted to a luxury hotel now and also visit ‘Jag Mandir Island’. Keep your camera ready to capture some memorable pictures during the trip.
Highlights : Night stay will be at your hotel in Udaipur.
Breakfast will be served in the hotel. Followed by tasty breakfast you have a sightseeing tour of Udaipur waiting ahead. Visit the Jagdish Temple, City Palace Museum, Crystal Gallery, Sahelion ki Bari and drive through the Fateh Sagar Lake. You can also pay a visit to ‘Vintage car gallery’ if you love to see the exceptional collection of age old cars of the royal families.
Spend some time in the markets of Udaipur. In the evening watching ‘Light & Sound Show’ at City Palace is an optional trip for today is an another level of entertainment and way to experience the historical beauty of ‘City of Lakes-Udaipur’.
In the morning head to the holy city of Pushkar. Pushkar plays an important role in Hindu pilgrimage. This tiny and beautiful village is mainly famous for its holy Pushkar Lake and temple of Brahma (The Creator of the Universe as per Hindu mythology). This is the only temple in the world dedicated to lord ‘Brahma’. There are many other Hindu temples dotted along the bank of Pushkar Lake to be visited during the sightseeing.
Pushkar Fair Festival : Pushkar is world famous for the Pushkar Camel Fair which takes place here annually during the month of October - November. The grand event of Pushkar Fair is a cultural and musical event to cherish for the lifetime.
This morning we are heading to the capital of Rajasthan – Jaipur which is also called the ‘Pink City’ of India due to the pink coloured shops, markets, houses and buildings around the old city of Jaipur. After breakfast we leave Pushkar to Jaipur and pay a visit to ‘Dargah of Khwaja Mainnudin Chishti’ at Ajmer. Ajmer is one of the holiest town in India for Muslim community and people of all community and belief come here from corners of the country and around the world to pray.
After visiting Ajmer continue to Jaipur where you have room booked in the hotel to accommodate you upon arrival. After some relaxed moments you will be taken for a guided tour of Pink city of Jaipur. The tour of Jaipur will include a visit to City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the finest palace of Hawa Mahal which is built in the shape of crown of lord ‘Krishna’. The palace of Hawa Mahal has 93 windows facing the main street and old market. It was mainly constructed for the royal ladies to sit and watch the everyday life from the window as they were not allowed to come in public.
Highlights : Night stay in the hotel at Jaipur.
Today morning you are about to experience the royal elephant ride to ascend the Amer Fort which is situated 11 kms outside the city on the top of Aravali Hill. Ride on a decorated elephant and travel through steep hill to reach the fort in royal fashion.
Later visit Jaigarh situated on the other hill named ‘Cheel Ka Teela’ . Overlooking the fort of Amer from the hill, Jaigarh Fort was constructed to protect the Amer Fort which was the capital of royal king of Jaipur. Apart from its huge and impressive structure the other major attraction of Jaigarh Fort is the Jaivana’ canon which is world’s largest canon on wheel.
Spend some time walking in the local bazaars of Jaipur and enjoy doing shopping.
In the evening cherish yourself at a local city restaurant while enjoying the cultural dance performances and local cuisine cooked to your taste. Night stay in the hotel at Jaipur.
After breakfast drive to Agra. On the way stop at Fatepur Sikri. This beautiful walled city (now deserted) had served Mughals as their capital before they shifted to Agra due to lack of water in Fatehpur Sikri. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri drive to Agra and check in at your hotel.
In the afternoon visit the red sandstone monument of Agra Fort. In the evening visit the most beautiful and extraordinary architecture of Taj Mahal. Situated on the bank of the river Yamuna, the architectural masterpiece built in white marble and carved with precious and semi precious stone over 450 years ago is the finest monument ever built in the history of love. Shah Jahan, the great Mughal Emperor built this monument in the sweet memories of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. Over 20,000 men labour worked for more than 23 years to build this masterpiece.
Night stay in the hotel. Optional tour : While in Agra, during the winter tourist season time (September to April) one can enjoy watching ‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ show which is a stage drama performed by some fine artists from various parts of India to narrate the story behind making of the Taj Mahal.
Spend leisurely time in your hotel. Have delicious breakfast and then spend time exploring the city of Agra by walk or in a local rickshaw. You may also enjoy last minute shopping at Agra OR may ask us to arrange the day at Delhi to do some last minute shopping or optional tours etc. In the evening you will be transferred to board your flight from Delhi airport.
Remarks: Ask our ‘Reservation Executive’ or Company representative or call at our Delhi headquarters at 011-40504050 for extension of your stay in Delhi or any other city.
"We had a fantastic tour of Rajasthan and brilliantly organised by Max Holidays. All the hotels were extremely beautiful and very comfortable. Driver was very helpful, friendly and we felt completely safe with him. All this came at very good price and we are so glad we did it and really happy with the services. "
"I am heartily thankful to you for organising our beautiful trip to India. The assistants, drivers and guides were very helpful and professional. I will certainly recommend you service to my friends!"
We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
The payment can be made very easily via online and online mode of payments. For online payment services, you can use the credit/debit cards and for the facilitation of offline payments you can use our Swift Bank transfer services.
Put us on work to plan your next travel. Send your details to our experts now to get a free travel plan with quote