Colours of Rajasthan
Route : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Delhi / Mumbai
A journey across colourful Rajasthan, where an intriguing world of opulent palaces and stark imposing forts; lively people in bustling bazaars and aloof camels on silent sands; lustrous silks and dazzling jewels; the untamed world of Ranthambore National Park and burnished marble of Shah Jahan’s fabled Taj Mahal, awaits the zealous traveller.
Take a tour of the state which is known for its warm hospitality, forts, festivals and the land of desert.
The land of Maharajas, as the name Rajasthan means, is world famous for its rich and vibrant cultural diversity, folk music, colourful art, exquisite cuisine, smiling faces – friendly behavior and grandeur monuments. Whether you are a photographer who wants to capture the living cultural diversity or a history or archeology enthusiast who is in search of ancient heritage, Rajasthan leaves no stone unturned. Once the land of Rajput emperors is now an iconic tourist hub which invites everyone to explore its golden sand dunes, uneven hills, wild & birdlife, sparkling blue lakes, opulent palaces.
• Create lifelong memories at Taj Mahal, world-famous marble mausoleum
• Spend some moments in Ranthambore National Park with Royal Bengal Tiger
• Observe the life of the kings at City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort in Pink City Jaipur
• Roam in the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and treasure enthralling views of the Blue City
• Drive to Udaipur, the City of Lakes and visit City Palace, Sahelion-ki-Bari, Jadish Temple, etc.
• Dig into the history of Delhi by visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, etc.
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Arrival TimeMidnight or Late night
Final DepartureDelhi or Mumbai
Dress CodeCasual, Warm and Sports Wear
Tour Itinerary : - Colours of Rajasthan
Day 1, Arrive Delhi:
Arrive at New Delhi International airport. After completing the immigration and customs, proceed towards the arrival hall. Meeting and assistance upon arrival with a traditional welcome of garlanding and transfer to the hotel (the room being held from 1400 hrs).
Overnight in Delhi
Day 2, Delhi:
After a leisurely breakfast, set off to explore Old and New Delhi, what India’s Capital Delhi has to offer. The visit of Old Delhi includes a drive past of the Red Fort (closed on Monday), built-in 1648 during the reign of Shah Jehan in red sandstone, which gave the fort its name. Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India, built of red sandstone and white marble in the middle of the 17th century. Chandni Chowk is one of the liveliest places in Old Delhi which happened to be the imperial avenue where Emperor Shah Jehan rode at the head of the royal parade. Now, Chandni Chowk is full of shops, ateliers and stalls. After this, we will head to New Delhi to visit India Gate which was built as a war memorial for the soldiers who were killed during WW I. Next, we will visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Viceroy’s imperial residence which was built in the 20th century. Today, it is used as Parliament and official residence of the President of India. After exploring this royal building, we will explore the first Mughal garden tomb, Humayun’s Tomb built in the 20th century. The emperor’s senior widow and mother of Akbar, Hamida Begum built this tomb. We will finish our day after visiting Qutub Minar, 70-meter high minaret standing majestically since 1193AD.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 3, Delhi to Agra: 205 km about 4 to 5 hrs
This morning, after an early breakfast, drive to Agra - India’s capital during the 16th and 17th centuries, the city is home to an outstanding collection of Mughal architecture. Later during the day, visit the Agra Fort - on the west end of the Yamuna River, Akbar’s magnificent fort dominates the center of the city. At Sunset, visit the long-standing symbol of love and devotion, The Taj Mahal, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in the image of his deceased queen.
Overnight in Agra
Experience: Indian train travel is always an experience. The fastest way to reach Agra could be by train. Shatabdi Express: 0600/0815 hrs or India's first bullet train Gatimaan Express: 0810/0950 hrs.
Day 4, Agra to Ranthambore: 275 km about 6 hrs
This morning, after an early breakfast, drive to Ranthambore, with a stop along the way at the deserted 16-century city of Fatehpur Sikri, the most important artistic center in South Asia in its heyday. After the visit continue the drive to Ranthambore National Park, one of the country’s celebrated wildlife reserves where you can catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger (The National animal of India) amongst various other species.
Overnight in Ranthambore
Day 5, Ranthambore:
Early morning and afternoon embark on a safari through the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary, which expands over almost 400 sq km of thick foliage with an experienced naturalist.
Overnight in Ranthambore
Day 6, Ranthambore to Jaipur: 200 km about 4 to 5 hrs
Early morning embark on another safari through the Wildlife sanctuary. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast drive to the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur. The City of Victory was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is a well- planned city built from rose-colored terra cotta.
Evening, visit Hawa Mahal before participating in the evening prayer ceremony in the Govindji temple. The peaceful transcending end to the day is by a visit to the Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, located in the City Palace. It is one of the most followed temples of Jaipur and the royal family is a great devotee of this temple. There is daily aarti (prayer) at different times of which the most spectacular is in the evening.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 7, Jaipur:
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to the nearby 16th-century hilltop fortress of Amber, ascending the tortuous paved pathway to the fort on a four-wheel. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Raja Man Singh began this medieval capital of Rajputs and was used as a stronghold. When Sawai Jai Singh II became the king, he moved the capital to Jaipur which was newly created. Afternoon, visit the Jantar Mantar and the City Palace. Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century by the astronomer king Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, consisting mainly of 18 stone instruments that help to interpret the position of celestial bodies and calculate local time. It is no longer a working science center but is maintained as a monument by the archeological department and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The City Palace Museum which includes the Mubarak Mahal (The Palace of Reception) that now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum displays a vast plethora including interesting collection such as royal costumes, delicate Pashmina shawls, Benaras silk sarees, and other dresses with Sanganeri prints and embroidery.
Overnight in Jaipur
Experience – Cycling In Pink City or Heritage Walk
Day 8, Jaipur to Jodhpur: 350 km about 7 hrs
After an early breakfast this morning, we will leave for Jodhpur, known as the Blue City of Rajasthan. On the way, we will stop at a religious city, Ajmer. The city is dotted with lots of shops selling religious items, around the courtyard of mosques where you will sense spirituality vibrating in local life. One of the most iconic mosques here is the Tomb of Moinuddin Chisti which is visited by countless pilgrims every year. After visiting Ajmer, we will continue our journey to Jodhpur, the Blue City which resonates with the folklore of ancient times, surrounded by the desert. Situated close to the Thar Desert, the city was once one of the most powerful princely states. Enclosed by several bastions, eight gates and high wall, around 10km in length, Jodhpur city showcases an impressive lifestyle where people put on artistically created costumes of several colors.
Overnight in Jodhpur
Day 9, Jodhpur:
After a leisurely breakfast, visit Jaswant Thada - the 19th-century white marble royal memorial built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. After this, we will explore Mehrangarh Fort, a formidable and impressive monument standing at a height of 125m above the city. The fort has been structured in a way that it looks indomitable from outside. With four gates accessed by a wide road, inside you will find marvelous palaces which are decorated with latticed windows and carved panels. Evening, walk through the Old Clock Tower Market. Jodhpur is famous all over the world for handicrafts in wood and iron. Walkthrough the Sadar Bazaar or main market, better known for its huge clock tower, stuffed with shopkeepers, vendors, bicycles, vehicles, cattle herders, etc. This chaotic yet vibrant atmosphere gives a hands-down experience of local culture.
Overnight in Jodhpur
Experience: ZIP LINING
Day 10, Jodhpur to Udaipur: 290 km about 6 to 7 hrs
This morning after breakfast drive to Venice of the East, Jewel of Mewar, Udaipur with en route visit of the famous Ranakpur Temple(temples are open between 1200 hrs till 1600 hrs), famous for its marvelous complex of finely ornamented Jain temples. One of the temples we visit this afternoon is the Adinatha, the complex’s most noteworthy building, with its 1,444 engraved pillars, no two of which have the same carvings. After the visit, continue drive to the romantic Lake City of Udaipur, tucked away in the heart of the forested Aravalli Hills. The regally romantic city is a symphony of white marble palaces, placid blue lakes and green hills and has always stood out from Rajasthan’s other desert cities with its network of manmade lakes.
Overnight in Udaipur
Day 11, Udaipur:
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the City Palace which stands on the crest of a ridge overlooking Lake Pichola. The palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace which was constructed in parts at different periods however the synchronization in the design and construction is wonderful and is glorified by impressive towers in octagonal shapes which have been surmounted by many cupolas. After this, we will visit Sahelion-ki-Bari (Garden of the Handmaidens) which is a remarkable example of Hindu landscape and gardening art on a princely scale. A profusion of fountains surrounds opulent pools which are decorated with cenotaphs and soft black coloured stones. The 17th century Jagdish Temple is famous for its Garuda statue built of bronze. In Hindu mythology, Gardu is a mythical bird related to Lord Vishnu. While you take a walk through a narrow street in the bazaar, you will find lots of shops, stalls and ateliers. Evening, experience the beauty of royal Rajasthan on a boat ride along Lake Pichola overlooking the magnificent Lake.
Overnight in Udaipur
Day 12, Udaipur - Delhi/Mumbai : Flight
Today you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Delhi or Mumbai for your onward international flight back home taking back sweet memories of the Colours of Rajasthan trip.
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Price, Inclusions and Exclusions
Prices Per Person
01 paying person in a Single Room
02 paying persons in a Double Room
Validity – October 2021 Till April 2022.
• Accommodations in one room for 12 days / 11 nights
• Meal plan
✓ Buffet Breakfast at all cities except in Ranthambore, where it is on Full board basis (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
• Transport services using Good Conditioned Small Car as follows
✓ Beginning with the pickup at New Delhi International airport on Day 01 till drop at Udaipur airport on Day 12
• Meet and greet services in Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur only
• One time entrance fees to monuments/temples/parks as per the program.
• Cycle Rickshaw ride in the market of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi (02 persons in a Rickshaw)
• 03 Shared jeep safaris (06 persons in a Jeep) with English speaking naturalist in Ranthambore National park.
• Audio guide during visit of Jain Temple at Ranakpur on Day 10
• Shared boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur on Day 11
• Services of English speaking local guides (different guides in each city) as per the itinerary:
> Day 02 Full day in Delhi.
> Day 03 Half day in Agra
> Day 04 Half day in Fatehpur Sikri
> Day 06 Half day in Jaipur.
> Day 07 Full day in Jaipur.
> Day 09 Full day in Jodhpur
> Day 11 Full day in Udaipur.
• Domestic airfare for the following sectors (ONLY INDICATIVE)
> Udaipur to Delhi or Udaipur to Mumbai
• All currently applicable taxes
• International airfare for travel (from your home country to the destination and return)
• Visa charges or fees
• Airport taxes
• Camera fees during the visit to the monuments, temples or National Parks
• Elephant ride during visit of Amber Fort in Jaipur
• Tips to driver/guide/naturalist
• Additional meals
• Drinks or mineral water at the hotels or restaurants
• Ayurvedic massages or treatments, laundry etc or any other items of personal nature
• Travel, health and cancellation insurance
• Any other expense/changes due to unforeseen circumstances while in India
• Any other thing not mentioned in program or “Price Inclusions”
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