India

Set Departure Tour

Royal North India

Summary

Type: Set Departure Tour

Duration: 13 Days

Best Time to Travel: May – October

Places you'll discover

Agra
Bikaner
Delhi
Fatehpur Sikri
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Mandawa
Ranakpur
Udaipur


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    Royal North India - Itinerary

    Uncover Rajasthan’s rich and often turbulent past as we embark on a tour of the region’s major cities and fortified Rajput towns. Enjoy a cycling tour through Jaipur’s narrow streets passing monuments and palaces along the way. Stroll through the golden desert town of Jaisalmer with its intricately stone-carved mansions and drive out to the Sam Sand Dunes for sunset over the Thar Desert. Visit a temple dedicated to rats outside Bikaner and view the beautifully decorated havellis or merchant houses in Mandawa. This tour is a great introduction to sumptuous royal north India.

    Day 1

    Arrive Delhi

    In the morning

    Arrive at Delhi International Airport and check in to your hotel.

    In the afternoon

    Remainder of the day is free at leisure.



    Day 2

    Delhi

    Delhi
    In the morning

    In the morning we begin a full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting the Red Fort, Raj Ghat. In the afternoon in New Delhi visit Qutub Minar, the Lotus Temple – this distinctive lotus shaped marvel in Marble is a symbol of peace. Drive past India Gate (the war memorial) and the President’s Residence and Parliament.

    In the evening

    Return to hotel and overnight in Delhi.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Delhi – Agra

    In the morning

    Drive to Agra, on arrival check in. In the afternoon visit Taj Mahal, perhaps the most photographed monument in the world. Then drive to Agra Fort; a massive structure reflecting the synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles built by Emperor Akbar.

    In the evening

    Overnight in Agra.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 4

    Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

    In the morning

    Drive to Jaipur, stopping en route at Fatehpur Sikri – built from red sandstone by Emperor Akbar to commemorate the birth of his son. Later drive to Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 5

    Jaipur

    Jaipur
    In the morning

    An early start for a cycling adventure, where we meander through the narrow streets, past the monuments and palaces of Jaipur. The trip offers stunning views covering palaces, lakes, mountains and small rural hamlets. Return back to hotel for breakfast.

    In the afternoon

    After breakfast an excursion to Amber – a classic Rajasthan Fort-Palace. For an experience that’s truly royal visitors can reach the fort through snaking pathways on the back of an elephant. In the afternoon visit Hawa Mahal, the best-known landmark of Jaipur.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 6

    Jaipur – Udaipur

    In the morning

    After breakfast drive to Udaipur, check-in at Hotel. Udaipur is in the central part of the fascinating region of Mewar. The royal past is reflected in the rich ornaments on the doors of the houses in the old town. Overnight in Udaipur.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Udaipur

    In the morning

    Visit the City Palace Museum and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola to experience stunning view of the city and palaces. Stop to visit the Jagdish Temple.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 8

    Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur

    Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur
    In the morning

    Drive to Jodhpur en route visiting the 15th century Ranakpur Jain Temple. Next drive to Jodhpur and check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort. Within the fort there are a large number of courtyards and palaces with a wonderful collection of folk instruments, paintings, furniture and royal costumes. Nearby is Jaswant Thanda, the marble memorial of Maharajah Jaswant Singh II. Overnight in Jodhpur.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 9

    Jodhpur – Jaisalmer

    In the morning

    Drive to the golden desert city of Jaisalmer. The magnificent wood and stone-carved mansions and buildings here display the love of the Rajputs towards the fine arts. Bhatti Rajput Rawal Jaisal founded the walled city of Jaisalmer in 1156. The history of Jaisalmer also reveals the courage and determination of the Rajputs. The city used to be a major trade center as it was on main trade route linking the West to India. On arrival check-in and overnight in Jaisalmer.

    In the afternoon

    Overnight in Jaisalmer.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 10

    Jaisalmer

    In the morning

    After breakfast wander through the narrow streets of the walled city and inside the fort. Houses, temples, and havelis are very different from what you would find in other parts of Rajasthan. In the late afternoon take a trip to the Sam Sand Dunes for a stunning sunset. There is an optional camel ride.

    In the evening

    Overnight in Jaisalmer.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 11

    Jaisalmer – Bikaner

    Jaisalmer – Bikaner
    In the morning

    We have an early Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival, check in into the Hotel. Visit Bikaner Fort and Camel Breeding Farm.

    In the evening

    Overnight in Bikaner.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 12

    Bikaner – Mandawa

    Bikaner – Mandawa
    In the morning

    After breakfast there’s an excursion to the fascinating Deshnok Temple (Rat Temple). Return to hotel and drive to the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan: the Shekawati Region. Mandawa is a small town in the heart Shekawati. The place is known not only for its Havelis but also for its Fort Palace. Visit the Havelis of former prominent Indian businessmen whose walls are richly decorated with high quality frescoes. Overnight in Mandawa.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 13

    Mandawa – Delhi

    In the morning

    Drive to Delhi airport for your onward flight.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Room accommodation in twin share
    • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivan
    • Buffet Breakfast at Hotels
    • Experienced English speaking Indian spot guide
    • Elephant ride in Jaipur
    • Boat ride on Lake Pichola
    • Camel Safari at Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

    What's Not Included?

    • International Flights
    • Drinks during meals and meals not specified in the itinerary
    • Optional tours
    • Entrance Fees
    • Indian visa
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone etc
    • Tips and gratuities

    Accommodation Information

    CITY NAME NUMBER OF NIGHTS STANDARD HOTELS
    Delhi 02 Africa Avenue GK1
    Agra 01 Karan Villas
    Jaipur 02 Umaid Residency
    Udaipur 02 Hotel Vishnupriya
    Jodhpur 01 Indana Palace
    Jaisalmer 02 Jaisal Villas
    Bikaner 01 Karni Bhawan Palace
    Mandawa 01 Sara Villas

    Royal North India Summary

    Details

    Type: Set Departure

    Duration: 13 Days

    Best Time to Travel: May – October

    Places you'll discover

    Agra
    Bikaner
    Delhi
    Fatehpur Sikri
    Jaisalmer
    Jodhpur
    Mandawa
    Ranakpur
    Udaipur
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    £899
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

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