Princely Rajasthan

A stunning trip which will reward you with all the glory Rajasthan has to offer

A magnificent tour of Rajasthan which features Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur - a must for your first trip to India for those wishing to absorb the amazing culture.

Tour highlights

    - Tour Old Delhi

    - Visit New Delhi

    - Magnificent Red Fort

    - Markets of Delhi

    - Akbars tomb

    - Jaipur and Udaipur


Day 1

Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi. You will be met by a representative in the arrival zone. Once you have exited baggage claim, you will then be transferred you to your hotel. Delhi, India’s capital and political hub is an ancient city that has something for everyone. Settled seven times over the centuries, this city has grown in a way that reflects its past, while retaining its cosmopolitan flavor. Delhi is India’s showcase, be it architecture, religion, shopping, culture – everything is available here, and there is plenty to be discovered. It is a city of contrast, where an elephant can overtake vehicles on the street, where colonial mansions stand next to squatter slums, and where cows are revered, but musicians are labeled 'untouchable'. The city's pace is chaotic, yet fairly relaxed, and makes it ideal for exploring. During your trip, you will definitely be confronted with some strange and exotic sights. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before meeting your guide in the hotel lobby. Today includes the full day city tour of Delhi. Visit Old Delhi this morning, taking in Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Drive past the magnificent Red Fort - a marvel to look at, built out of red sandstone, situated on the banks of River Yamuna; the Red Fort was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Next visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. Old Delhi contains a charming selection of colorful bazaars and narrow winding alleys. Included afternoon visit to New Delhi, the city created to reflect the might of the British Empire. New Delhi consists of tree-lined avenues, spacious parks and somber government buildings. The 12th century Qutab Minar is gracefully hand-carved and stands at 234 feet! Visit the mausoleum of the emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. Drive past the India Gate a World War 1 memorial, the Presidential Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings - an interesting blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture. The evening is free to visit the emporiums and markets of Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3

Delhi - Agra.

After breakfast, drive to Agra (4 ½ hours), enroute visiting Sikandra. Akbar's Tomb at Sikandra reveals the splendor of the aesthetic blend of the sturdy Timurid architectural style with Hindu architectural traditions. Akbar, the great Mughal emperor began the construction of this mausoleum during his lifetime. His son and successor Emperor Jehangir completed the entire structure after his demise. The actual tomb that lies in the basement of this grand mausoleum at Sikandra, The entire monument was constructed on the basis of the "pillar and beam" principle and was built in a manner that it rises tier by tier. Akbar's Tomb at Sikandra is set in the midst of a walled garden in the char bagh style that is home to monkeys, squirrels and deer. The quiet and tranquil ambience at this attractively built mausoleum reflects a discreet reverence befitting a great emperor of Akbar's stature. Within the Mausoleum complex lies the red sandstone tomb of Mariam, Akbar's queen. On arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. Agra is well known all over the world for the fabulous Taj Mahal which is situated on the right bank of the river Yamuna. Agra is a city with a glorious past and has the distinction of being the capital of various ruling dynasties. Evening is free to explore the markets and emporiums of Agra. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4


After breakfast at the hotel, your included tour to the Taj Mahal and more begins. The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal, this is the ultimate tribute to love ever transcribed in architecture. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Later, visit the Agra fort. This fort was started by Emperor Akbar in 1565. The high red stone monument stretches for around 1½ miles. The palace is notable for its smooth blending of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles. And followed by visit to Idmud Daulah Tomb. The pure white and elaborately carved tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah conforms to the Islamic style of architecture. The use of arched entrances, octagonal shaped towers or minarets, use of exquisitely carved floral patterns, intricate marble-screen work and inlay work are all representative of the Islamic style. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5

Agra - Jaipur

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur (5 ½ hrs). Included visit to Fatehpur Sikri on the way situated about 40 kms/1 hr from Agra. This was the erstwhile capital of the great Mughal ruler - Emperor Akbar. The magnificent fort palace had to be abandoned after just 15 years of occupation due to lack of potable water. After visit, you will continue drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, you will be checked into your hotel. Jaipur is an essential stop in any tour of Rajasthan. The old walled section of the city is known as the Pink City; it was painted red (a lucky color in Hindu culture) to welcome England’s Prince Alfred in 1853 and the fading old buildings retain their hue. Jaipur is one of India’s newer cities, founded in 1727, and was the creation of Jai Singh II, the Maharaja of the Kuchwaha Rajputs, who decided when Mogul power was on the decline to move from his outmoded hillside fortress at Amber to establish a new capital on the plains further south. The Pink City was built in only eight years. Much of it was designed by Jai himself, including the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, a fascinating astronomical observatory with massive instruments used to predict the monsoon and identify the movements of the stars. Most impressive is a gigantic sundial that is accurate to the nearest two minutes. All seven gates into the old city remain, one of which leads into Johari Bazaar - the famous jewelers' market that has the best selection of precious stones in India. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6


After breakfast at the hotel you start your included full day tour at the Amber Fort which is a classic Rajasthani Fort Palace, with its rugged, time-ravaged walls and fascinating palaces inside. Visit the enchanting palaces and gardens inside the fort palace to complete your tour. On your way back, stop at Hawa Mahal - Palace of Winds for a brief stop for photographs and as it is in the heart of Jaipur’s shopping district, to buy souvenirs. Included afternoon, visit to the City Palace, the former residence of the royal family, a part of which is converted into a museum. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the old city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the Armory Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. The observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Remainder of the day is free to explore the Pink city on your own. The car remains at your disposal. Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise especially for clothes and precious and semi precious jewels. Explore the Bargains on offer. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Jaipur - Udaipur

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival in Udaipur a representative will meet you holding a sign with your name on it. You will be met in the arrivals area and then transferred to your hotel. Udaipur was founded in 1568 as the capital of the old Mewar state; it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. From the late 16th century, peace brought about an era of renaissance in the arts and encouraged the building of beautiful palaces around the lake which culminated in the City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in the world. Undoubtedly the most romantic city in Rajasthan, and perhaps the world, Udaipur is situated 200 miles southwest of Jaipur. The city is built around Lake Pichola and has inevitably been dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’. Two island palaces, Jagniwas and Jagmandir, sit on the lake - the former is now the luxurious Lake Palace Hotel. The majestic City Palace towers over the lake and is bedecked by balconies, turrets and cupolas. Despite the many attractions in and around the city, the real joy of Udaipur lies in soaking up its atmosphere – taking in the view from a rooftop, wandering around the relatively hassle free city, enjoying a drink on the edge of the lake, or taking a boat to Jagmandir Palace past the ghats (riverside landings) where washerwomen congregate. Included afternoon half day city tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgium Mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated. Later visit the Jagdish Temple. This temple built in 1651 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, “The Preserver” in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. Also visit the gardens and fountains of the Sahelion Ki Bari. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8


After breakfast commence with your included half day morning visit to Eklingi and Nagda Temples. Eklingji, a little village with a number of ancient temples situated 22 kms away from Udaipur, and discover the Siva Temple that was built in 734. The walled complex includes an elaborately pillared hall under a large pyramidal roof and features a four faced Siva image of black marble. Get wind with the other 3 old Temples of Nagda were you'll find the Jain temple of Adbudji that is very old yet have a very interesting architecture. Also experience the beauty of Sas Bahu, or Mother and Daughter-in-Law, which has a vey fine and intricate architecture and carvings. Afternoon at leisure. Included evening boat ride on Lake Pichola by public boat. Overnight at the Hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 9

Udaipur - Delhi

After breakfast, relax at the hotel. Later that day you will be transferred to Udaipur airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to the international terminal for your onward flight.

INCLUDES : Breakfast


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