Rajasthan , the land of Royalty, where the Rajput Rulers, are still a force to look up to. With its palaces, forts, minarets and lakes, Rajasthan is the golden egg, the goose being India. Steeped in history, art, architecture, dance and music, this region is a captivation for many all over the World.The festivities in Rajasthan are sprayed with camel festivals, which is also the largest cattle trading festival in the whole World, and debaucherous sounds of drums at a multitude of performing arts and music festivals. On literal breakdown, Rajasthan means ‘Land of Kings’ and is the sole standing region where the rulers are still a part of the lifestyle and lives of people who live there. Also often known as the jewel in India’s crown, it offers Golden deserts, sturdy camels and horses and is home to the National Animal of India, the Tiger. It is a fortified opulence, all must visit.

Tour Highlights | Taj Mahal & the Royal Rajasthan

★ Exclusive boat ride at lake Pichola in Udaipur
★ Cultural dance show in Udaipur
★ Village tours in Deogarh
★ Cooking demonstration and dinner with local family in Jaipur
★ Visit the colourful markets of Jaipur
★ Cycle Rickshaw ride through the narrow alleys of Chandni chowk in old Delhi
★ Visit to the Asia’s largest spice market in old Delhi
★ Bollywood dance workshop in Delhi. (Optional)
★ Hi tea at Dharampura Haveli in old Delhi followed by kite flying
★ Visit to the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra

Destinations: Delhi-Udaipur-Deogarh-Jaipur-Delhi-Agra-Delhi

Brief Itinerary | Taj Mahal & the Royal Rajasthan

Day 1 Delhi arrival
Day 2 Fly to Udaipur (no meal)
Day 3 Drive to Deogarh (Breakfast)
Day 4 Drive to Jaipur (Breakfast / dinner with local family)
Day 5 A day in Jaipur (Breakfast)
Day 6 Fly to Delhi (Breakfast)
Day 7 A Day in Delhi (Breakfast)
Day 8 Excursion to Taj Mahal – Agra (Breakfast / Lunch in Agra)
Day 9 Delhi departure (Breakfast)

Tour Details | Taj Mahal & the Royal Rajasthan
Day 1 Delhi arrival (no meal)  

Arrive at Delhi international airport. After you have cleared immigrations, gone through the Visa verification process and collected your baggage, proceed towards the exit gate of the customs hall. Local representative will meet you outside the customs hall at the arrival gate inside the airport terminal and transfer you to the hotel for immediate check-in.

Overnight stay at Delhi Novotel aerocity hotel

Day 2 Fly to Udaipur (breakfast)

Hotel breakfast and fly to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur, you will be greeted by local representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Spend the late morning at leisure. Start the day with a guided tour of the city palace, Crystal gallery and museum. Later visit the Jagdish temple and in the evening take the exclusive boat ride at lake Pichola. Proceed to Bagore ki Haveli to witness the Rajasthani folk dance. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight stay at the Udaipur the Raas Devigarh

Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur city of Rajasthan state is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Udaipur’s kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichola is an enticing sight. A boat ride on Lake Pichola on which the majestic Lake Palace Hotel is situated. See the ghats along the lake and the interesting buildings on the banks. The view of the city palace from the lake is spectacular. Dock at the Jagmandir Island where the Maharana of Udaipur once gave Shah Jahan sanctuary.

Day 3 Drive to Deogarh (Breakfast )

This morning after breakfast leave for the rural settings of Deogarh (approx 02 Hrs). Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Before lunch take the artisan walk. Explore the arts of crafts of the Deogarh village folk – just step out of the gate and your local guide will show you the work of the local potter and you could try your hand at the potter’s wheel. The flag maker, the lady with the henna cones , the miniature artists all make for interesting aspects in the walk. Ending at the main street one sees the locals going about their daily business of trading spices, groceries, rations and bangles etc. There are also some antique and silver shops where one could strike a bargain.
Later in the afternoon take the rural rumble ride through the village experiencing the village life at its best. The rural safari end with the Hi tea at the lake. At dusk return to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Deogarh Devshree

Deogarh a feudal estate in Mewar, was among premier states of Rajasthan. The chieftains from this region were titled Rawats and their estates were called thikanas. Deogarh, one such thikana, lies on the border of Marwar, Mewar and Merwara, 280 kms south-west of Jaipur and 135 kms north-east of Udaipur.

Day 4 Drive to Jaipur (Breakfast / dinner with local family)

Today after early morning Yoga session and breakfast spend some time enjoying the pool. Late morning leave for Jaipur (approx 5 Hrs), Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Early evening proceed to meet a local family for cooking demonstration and dinner. You will accompany the local family to the spice market, get to know about the spices and ingredients used in making the Rajasthani cuisine and later enjoy the dinner with the family. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight stay in Jaipur The Raj Palace.

Jaipur – A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture, Jaipur has long been established on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s “Golden Triangle”, along with Agra and Delhi. At the heart of Jaipur lies the Pink City, the old walled quarter, whose bazaars rank among the most vibrant in Asia, renowned for their textiles, jewellery and Rajasthani handicrafts. For all its colour, however, Jaipur’s heavy traffic, dense crowds and pushy traders make it a taxing place to explore, and many visitors stay just long enough to catch a train to more laidback destinations further west or south.If you can put up with the urban stress, however, the city’s modern outlook and commercial hustle and bustle offer a stimulating contrast to many other places in the state.

Day 5 A day in Jaipur (Breakfast )

This morning leave for a guided tour of Amer fort, city Palace, Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Place of winds for a photo stop). Later take the walking tour of the colorful markets of Jaipur. Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Jaipur The Raj Palace.

Day 6 Fly to Delhi (Breakfast)

Spend the morning at leisure. Early afternoon proceed to the airport to board the flight to Delhi (Air India -1330/1425 Hrs) . Arrive Delhi airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in.
Early evening leave to attend the 02 hour bollywood dance workshop (optional tour – can be availed locally). Return to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Delhi Imperial Hotel

Delhi is the symbol of old India and new… Even the stones here whisper to our ears of the ages of long ago and the air we breathe is full of the dust and fragrances of the past, as also of the fresh and piercing winds of the present.

Day 7 A day in Delhi (Breakfast)

This morning after the hotel Yoga session and breakfast head out on a Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi visit Jama Masjid and the Sheesh Ganj Sahib Gurudwara. Experience a cycle rickshaw ride through the narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk to reach “Khari Baoli”Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. Enjoy a cup of Masala Chai at an old heritage haveli with the view of the erstwhile Mughal capital followed by a kite flying session. In the afternoon, drive past the Lutyens Delhi.(India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and secretariat areas) followed by a visit to UNESCO World Heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb . Spend the evening at leisure or exploring the local markets on your own.

Overnight stay in Delhi Imperial Hotel

Day 8 Excursion to Taj Mahal – Agra (Breakfast / Lunch in Agra)

Today after breakfast leave for the railway station to board the train to Agra (Gatimaan Express – 0810/0950 Hrs). Arrive Agra railway station, you will be greeted by your guide for the day and he will take you for the tour of Agra fort and Itmad-ud-daula. Lunch will be organised at a local restaurant. After lunch witness the Taj Mahal. Early evening transfer to Agra railway station to board the train back to Delhi (Gatiman Express – 1750/1930 Hrs). Arrive Delhi railway station, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Delhi Imperial Hotel

Agra – The splendour of Agra – India’s capital under the Mughals – remains undiminished, from the massive fort to the magnificent Taj Mahal . Along with Delhi, 204 km northwest, and Jaipur in Rajasthan, Agra is the third apex of the “Golden Triangle”, India’s most popular tourist itinerary. Although it’s possible to see Agra on a day-trip from Delhi, the Taj alone deserves so much more – a fleeting visit would miss the subtleties of its many moods, as the light changes from sunrise to sunset – while the city’s other sights and Fatehpur Sikri can easily fill several days.

Day 9 Delhi departure (Breakfast)

Hotel breakfast and hotel check out. This morning leave for the airport to board the flight back home. Trip ends.

Cost
CNY per person twin or triple sharing
CNY per person single room
based on a minimum of 4 pax

What’s Included
● Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure by local representative
● Accommodation in the above-mentioned hotels for a total of 8 nights
● Breakfast is included, day 4 dinner, day 8 lunch is included throughout the trip
● One time entrance fee to the monuments listed in the itinerary
● Services of locally appointed English speaking guide on the days of sightseeing
● All transportation is by air-conditioned vehicle throughout the tour
● Airfare for domestic flights: Delhi to Jodhpur, Jaipur to Delhi

What’s Not Included
Items of a personal nature such as:
a) cost of telephone calls
b) table drinks
c) laundry

Accommodation | Taj Mahal & the Royal Rajasthan

City: Delhi 
Hotel name: Novotel Aerocity 
Room type: standard room
Information: The hotel is located adjacent to both international & domestic airport terminals and is well connected through the Airport Express Line which is just 5 minutes away. The Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is near the business hubs of Gurgaon, New Delhi and Cyber City. It is also located close to Delhi’s shopping malls including DLF Promenade, Emporio and Worldmark. A big complex of 670 rooms, Novotel and Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is a preferred destination for both business & leisure travelers.

City: Udaipur
Hotel name: Hotel Fateh Garh
Room type: Superior Deluxe
Information: Boasting beautiful 360-degree views of the Aravalli Mountain Range, Fateh Garh is perched on the edge of Udaipur City. This heritage hotel features an outdoor pool and a luxury spa. Fateh Garh is 4.3 mi away from Udaipur’s city center. It is 19 mi away from Maharana Pratap Airport.

City: Deogarh
Hotel name: Devshree Deogarh
Room type: Suite
Information: Featuring a garden and a restaurant, Dev Shree Deogarh is located in Devgarh. The hotel provides lake views, an outdoor pool. All rooms come with a desk. Complete with a private bathroom, all guest rooms at Dev Shree Deogarh are equipped with air conditioning, and selected rooms will provide you with a seating area.

City: Jaipur
Hotel name: The Raj Palace
Room type: Heritage room
Information: Built in 1727, Raj Palace was one of the city’s first palace and is a reflection of few elements of the Mughal period. Featuring a charming interior with crystal chandeliers and double-height ceilings, the luxurious hotel in central Jaipur also features a relaxing pool and health club. It is also one of the palaces lived by the Maharajah that has been restored to its original glory and charm. Each room is unique and still seems to breathe the spirit of the illustrious guests who once stayed here. It is spacious and decorated with traditional Indian décor and antique furnishings.


City: Delhi
Hotel name: The Imperial 
Room type: Imperial room
Information: Designed for both business and leisure travel, The Imperial Hotel is ideally situated in Central Delhi; one of the city’s most popular locales. The excitement of the city center is only 1. Km away. With the city’s main attractions such as Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory, Ravindra Art Palace, Export of India within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

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