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India Travel » Budget India Tours » Heritage Rajasthan Tour - 16 days

Heritage Rajasthan tour - 16 days

Tour Brief

This is a private trip, you can start on any date. You can even request to customize this itinerary.

Duration: 15 Nights/ 16 Days
Price: Starting USD 855 USD 1074 per person
Destination :Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Delhi
Region: North India
Validity: Till March, 2017

Are you looking for a trip that covers the colorful state of Rajasthan with quintessential Delhi and Agra? From experiencing the Indian cuisine in Delhi to Taj Mahal in Agra to Desert Camps in Jaisalmer or Fort in Jodhpur and rat temple in Bikaner this trip takes you across all 4 possible directions of the state of Rajasthan. A journey through Rajasthan will allow you to fully immerse yourself in its colors. Desert camps, palatial /heritage living, folk dances, small town/village experience, temples, romantic hotel window overlooking the romantic lake setting in Udaipur or bargain shopping in Delhi and Jaipur, there is no leaf left unturned. Additionally this is a trip that will be done by only one private car and driver – so there is no change of flights/cars etc, but there is a lot of road travel. You cover nearly 2000 miles in your 15 days- of course driven and assisted all across.

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USD 855 USD 1074
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USD 1070 USD 1344
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with Comfort hotels
USD 1705 USD 2148
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Itinerary

All our itineraries below are bare-bone versions. While our Budget tours are private guided tours meant to be assisted with our on-ground customer support available at your disposal 24/7 while you are on a tour with us, being on a private tour you have flexibility to add or subtract activities within a city as per your interest or in consultation with us or your tour guide or as per available time. Our itineraries are made to deliver optimal travel routes and experience.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrival Delhi, as per your flight schedule, pick up from New Delhi airport and transfer to hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
Depending on your arrival time, you can also go for some short tour on this day.
Day 02: Delhi
Idiscoverindia tour packagesNew Delhi’ also commonly referred as “Delhi”, is the capital of India. Perhaps one of the most interesting capitals in the world , with its mix of old and new.
Delhi’s place in the Indian history is depicted in its architectural heritage. Even today you can see the glimpses of history in its various monuments (or what’s left of it) present around the city. Delhi has a long and fascinating history and there are plenty of things to see. There are structures in every nook and corner that speak of Delhi’s heritage .There are cultural happenings all over the town that shout out for its deep-seated root.

After breakfast set out on a guided city tour to visit the historical and cultural marvels of Old Delhi.Today your guided tour will include the visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid (India Largest Mosque), Additionally you can take a walk or Rickshaw ride through the silver street of Chandni Chowk, visit Rajghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi). India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the war, Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, Humayun’s Tomb (a  World Heritage site) , lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple and Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty.  Evening return back to hotel, take rest, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi To Mandawa
The city of Mandawa, founded in the mid 18th century, was once a town inhabited by the rich merchant families. The wealthy and dominant merchants constructed massive havelis, adorned with beautiful wall paintings, for the purpose of their residence. However, with time, the merchants moved on and migrated to other areas, leaving the beautiful havelis in the shadows of anonymity. The beautiful wall paintings that decorate the havelis of Mandawa in Rajasthan, India, have seen the themes changing from time to time. In the Idiscoverindia tour packagesearlier days, mythology dominated the themes of the frescoes, displaying local legends, animals, portraits, hunting and wrestling scenes, etc. 19th century saw the themes being changed to reflect the British (Raj) influence on the Indian culture. The traditional subjects were exchanged for cars, trains, balloons, telephones, gramophones, English men in hunting attires and portraits of the haveli owners immaculately dressed, etc..

After breakfast, transfer from Delhi to Mandawa [185 Km, 3-4 Hrs.], arrive and check in hotel, after some rest, go for a guided tour to visit the beautiful Painted Havelies of  Shekhavati region, you can enjoy admiring the detailed work and intricately painted walls of this place. Some of the most popular havelis in the area are Binsidhar Newtia Haveli, the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli, later visit Mandawa Fort, evening return and take rest, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Mandawa To Bikaner
Idiscoverindia tour packagesBikaner is also known as the camel city, famous for the best riding camels in the world. The ship of the desert is an indivisible part of life here. Be it pulling heavy carts, transporting grains or working on wells, camels are the prime helpers. The city still preserves its old charm in form of it's historical monuments, stunning havelis, elegant palaces and terrific temples. Bikaner is also popular for the Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre which is only one in Asia of its one kind.
After breakfast, transfer from Mandawa to Bikaner [200 Km, 4.5 Hrs.], arrive and check in hotel, After some rest, visit the famous Deshnok’s Karni Mata Temple, also known as Temple of Rats, return and take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05: Bikaner
After breakfast, day guided city tour to visit Junagarh Fort (One of the most imposing forts of northern India which remained unconquered till date), The Suraj Pol or Sun Gate,  Lal Garh Palace, Jubilee Museum, Camel Research Center, evening free, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Bikaner To Jaisalmer
Idiscoverindia tour packagesThe Golden City of Jaisalmer is simply unmatched, It was the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The splendid Jaisalmer Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers.  Jaisalmer still retains its medieval charm, which is evident in its colorful narrow streets, splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan, opulent havelis and bazaars.
After breakfast, transfer from Bikaner to Jaisalmer [330 Km, 5-6 Hrs.], arrive and check in hotel, day at your rest, evening visit the Magnificient Golden fort in yellow sandstone & Gadsisar Lake, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer
After breakfast, day city tour to visit Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Jain Temple, Later in the afternoon transfer to Desert Camp, enjoy Camel Ride in Sand Dunes at Sunset followed by an Rajasthani Music & Folk Dance, Camp Fire, later retun back and take rest, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Idiscoverindia tour packagesJodhpur "The Sun City" was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan. The city is named after him only. It was previously known as Marwar, Jodhpur tourist attractions allure you into a glorious rustic world redolent with history, architecture and ethnicity. Impressive forts, flawless havelis and a splendid culture welcome you into opal Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. The tourist attractions in Jodhpur stand in testimony to the splendorous traditions and culture of the mighty Rathore rajputs who preferred death to defeat. Intricately carved window screens, pillars chiseled to perfection and breathtaking architectural friezes ornament Jodhpur with a fascinating regal aura. The city has a charming blue tinge to it when viewed from above or from a distance, and makes a pretty mean picture.

Early morning after breakfast, transfer from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur [280 Km, 4.5 Hrs.], arrive and check in hotel, after some rest, guided city tour to visit Mehrangarh Fort (Mehrangarh literally means "Majestic Fort", this is one of the largest fort in India) , Jaswant Thada (It is a 19th century royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur ) & Umaid Bhawan Palace (This is one of India's most imposing and recent palaces, it was actually built for the welfare of the people. The purpose was to give employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long period of drought and famine), evening free, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 09: Jodhpur To Udaipur
Idiscoverindia tour packagesRanakpur is home to a very beautiful temple complex, a beautifully sculptured Jain temples lie in a tranquil valley of the Aravallis. The main 'Chaumukha Temple' is dedicated to the Tirthankara Adinath and has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, all distinctly carved. Two Jain temples dedicated to Neminath and Parsvanath and a Sun Temple a little distance away, are also noteworthy.

After breakfast, Transfer from Jodhpur to Udaipur [260 Km, 4-5 Hrs.], on the way stop to visit Ranakpur temple, later continue to arrive Udaipur and check in hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur
Udaipur formally known as the city of lakes, It is the capital of the former princely state of Mewar, and is among the most romantic and beautiful cities of India. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. It is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences - an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. 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 Pichhola is an enticing sight.
After breakfast, day guided city tour to visit the City Palace, it stands on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls. Its main entrance is through the triple arched gate, the Tripolia, built in 1725. The Suraj Gokhada, the Balcony of the Sun, where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar, presented themselves in times of trouble to the people to restore their confidence, Idiscoverindia tour packages
Visit the Cristal Galllery, this is one the most lustrous attractions for tourist showcasing the rare and precious crystal from the royal treasure, closely is another fascinating monument Jagdish Temple, Built in 1651 A.D., by Maharaja Jagat Singh I, it is the largest and most splendid temple in Udaipur. 

Later drive around Fateh Sagar is a beautiful lake, overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh.
Day 11: Udaipur To Pushkar
Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area. Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. The most famous among all is the Brahma Temple, built during the 14th century.

After breakfast, transfer from Udaipur to Pushkar [280 Km 5 hrs.] arrive Pushkar and check in hotel, after some rest, evening take a walk touraround the streets and the main area, and later enjoy sunset and Pushkar lake. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 12: Pushkar to Jaipur
Idiscoverindia tour packagesJaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. Shopping, Culinary Delights, History and Culture, Forts and Palaces, it has it all .

After breakfast, take 2-3 hr guided tour will include walk in the main area and visit to some important temples including partaking in a local deity worship ceremony. The Ghats ( stepped banks) at Pushkar Lake ( in case there is water)  provides a scenic picture taking opportunity.

Later transfer from Pushkar to Jaipur [140 Km, 2.5 Hrs.], arrive Jaipur and check in  hotel, after some rest, evening free to explore the Old Pick city and local markets. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 13: Jaipur
After breakfast, day guided city tour starting with an excursion to Amber Fort with an elephant ride, a visit to City Palace, Jantar Mantar (a virtual museum about the astronomical observatories built in 1700’s), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds built of red and pink sandstone in 1799, a unique five-storey exterior with its 953 small windows called Jharokhas. If time permitting you can explore the old pink city.
Evening feel free to relax or visit Choki Dhani ( 45 kms outside the city) , an ethnic village resort with an exquisite Rajasthan touch, it has a festive celebration every time in a different manner with a preview of real Rajasthan village culture in fun, entertainment, games, shopping, Rajasthan cuisine, folk dance, music and much more, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Jaipur To Agra
Idiscoverindia tour packagesAgra  is not only the erstwhile capital of Hindustan  it is also the present  tourism capital of the country .The city situated  on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, is located about 200 kilometers south of  the national capital New Delhi. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur  Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

After breakfast, transfer from Jaipur to Agra [235 Km, 4-5 Hrs.], on the way stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri for a guided tour of this World heritage site. This  red sandstone city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in AD 1564 in honour of the Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chisthi. Fatehpur Sikri was intended to be the capital city but the shortage of water and unrest in the north-west made Akbar abandon it after 14 years. One of the major attractions of this city is the marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisthi, continue your drive to Agra, arrive Agra and check in hotel.
Evening free to explore the local markets .Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Agra
Idiscoverindia tour packagesEarly morning if interested you can visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, ( it opens at 6:00 A.M.) after breakfast, day city tour to visit Red Fort (red sandstone Fort built by emperor Akbar in 1565), Itmad-ud-daulah ( a mughal mausoleum also known as Baby Taj) & Sikandra, later in the evening transfer from Agra to Delhi [200 Km, 4-5 hrs.], arrive Delhi and check in hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16: Agra To Delhi Airport Drop
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule transfer to New Delhi airport to take your flight for your onward journey.

 

 

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Price with Basic hotels: USD 855 USD 1074 per person
Price with Standard hotels: USD 1070 USD 1344 per person
Price with Comfort hotels: USD 1705 USD 2148 per person
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See images of hotel & know more about the different accommodation option for this package.
with Basic hotels
USD 855 USD 1074
per person
with Standard hotels
USD 1070 USD 1344
per person
with Comfort hotels
USD 1705 USD 2148
per person

Hotels

Our Hotels for Budget tours come at these pricing levels- Basic, Standard and Comfort.
It is essential you read and review as much to make a decision on the choice of hotels.

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Basic

Our Basic trips comes with carefully chosen private rooms with independent baths. The accommodation included could be a mix of 2 star and budget homestays, that provide an authentic experience. Care is taken by our experts to pick the best in the category and price range. These hotels are for the guests who are looking for basic no-frills attached clean accommodations.

The guests who choose this option are very budget conscious and are more concerned with sightseeing and doing as much as possible outside. A local guide in each city is included in the price for such trips. A comfortable sedan is used that can easily seat up to 3 passengers.  

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Standard

Our Standard trips are most popular with those looking an upgrade on Basic accommodations. All our Standard trip hotels come with standard amenities like clean rooms, attached baths with added amenities that may or may not include a pool, a restaurant, strategic location, etc. The Standard hotels are what we call an equivalent of 3 star hotels or boutique hotels. While care is taken to choose the best hotels in its category, there might be a difference in quality/ amenities provided at a hotel just on the basis of the place they are located. Rest assured all hotels are above par hotels and individually selected by our experts.

The guests who choose this option are budget conscious but at the same time are willing to pay more for their hotels to get a greater value out of their hotels. Like all our trips, Local city guides are provided in our Standard trips ,A comfortable sedan is used that can easily seat upto 3 passengers.

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Comfort

Comfort Trips are designed keeping in mind the guest who wants to have a hotel with all amenities and comfort.The guests who undertake such trips want to enjoy their hotels as well as sightseeing. Comfort is important and they are willing to pay a premium than encounter a surprise in not having what they expected. The guests who opt for Comfort trips are the ones who do not necessarily want to spend on a 5 star but yet want to enjoy more and less the same amenities as premium hotels.

The hotels we choose are well known brands (international or local), premium boutique hotels or even a luxury homestay, depending on the choice of the guest. The hotels are selected to provide the best experience and mix of luxury and comfort at a price which is much less than our Luxury trips.
Other than the choice of hotels, our Comfort trips just like other Budget trips come with comfortable sedan and guides.

Inclusion/ Exclusion

Package Cost Includes:
  1. Accommodation in A/c Room on twin sharing basis in the above mentioned hotels.
  2. Daily breakfast in all the hotels.
  3. Elephant Ride in Jaipur & Boat Ride in Udaipur.
  4. Camel ride & evening entertainment with dinner at Desert Camp in Jaisalmer
  5. All pick up, drop, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by Private A/c Indigo car, including all toll tax, parking and driver charges.
  6. Personal English speaking guide during your sightseeing as per itinerary in each city.
  7. Monument entrance fee.
  8. All applicable tax.
» All Basic and Standard option prices of our Budget Tours are without Guide and Monument entrance fee. However you can include a guide or Monument entrance fee on request separately.
» Comfort option prices includes Guide and Monument Entrance fee.
Package Cost Does Not Include:
  1. Items of personal Nature like Porterage, Tips, Laundry, Mineral Water.
  2. All other items and services not mentioned above.

Tips to customize

( Please note, Some  suggested activities might already be included in the published price. Speak to our travel consultant for exact details )

While this is an extensive trip , with time permitting you can definitely add a day or two to this itinerary plan just to slow down a bit. No change in destinations  that you visit, just spending more time at a few places  to give you that extra bit of time to while away.
Additionally you can add 2 days to your itinerary ( which we would recommend on top of  adding 2 days to itinerary first)  and visit the Ranthambore National Park for Tiger spotting.
On the Activity level  there are a few options to consider:

  • Add a visit to "Chokhi Dhani" ( 45 kms outside Jaipur) for an ethnic village experience with buffet dinner and entertainment.
  • Take a 3-4 hr cooking class
  • Have dinner with a local family
  • Opt to stay at one of the Heritage Hotels ( living quarters of royalty or nobles from the bygone era, converted in  hotels with similar charm but with contemporary facilities)
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur
  • Camel Safari in Jaislamer – possible  longer safari than usual with nomadic camping out in open
  • Boat ride in Udaipur lake.
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