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Hidden Gem of Rajasthan

Hidden Gem of Rajasthan

$3830

per person

Enjoy two full weeks as you explore the hidden gems of north India. Step into beautifully restored mansions and immerse yourself in East-meets-West paintings that rival Italian frescoes and mosaics! Explore the history, the boom and bust of the wealthy ancient merchants that occupy this land.

On this tour we pace ourselves to bring you on a tour of remarkable historic forts, beautiful palaces, amazing Hindu and Jain temples and feel the pulse of the desert and lakes in Rajasthan. All these beautiful frescoes, palaces and landscape unroll like a magic carpet before your eyes as you trek off the beaten path.

14 Days, 13 Nights: Delhi, Mandawa, Jaipur, Kuchaman, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Rohetgarh, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Old Delhi Jama Masjid Tourist Attraction

Jama Masjid in Delhi

Mandawa Hindu Temple

Mandawa Fresco

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur

Ranakpur Jain Temple Complex

Marble Pillars Inside Ranakpur Jain Temple

Now a hotel with walls made of black and white marble and adorned with semi-precious stones and ornamented niches.

Sunset Boat Cruise by the Lake Palace

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Amber Fort

City Palace, Chandra Mahal Vacation Trip

Jaipur Chandra Mahal

Rajasthan Villagers

A court yard in the royal palace in Nagaur, Rajasthan

Red Sandstone Palace in Nagaur, Rajasthan


THE JOURNEY


 

1

Meet Up at Delhi (DEL) | Arrival & Transfer

Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the hotel for the remainder of the day.
2

Delhi | Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride

Delhi is the capital of modern India. It has also been the capital of at least seven previous civilizations as well as the British Raj, and each have left behind a trail of monuments.
Let’s tour Humayun’s Tomb - one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and also the best example of Mughal architecture in India. Qutab Minar is the world’s tallest brick tower and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. As we travel through both Old Delhi and New Delhi, don’t forget to add photographs of Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House), Parliament House and India Gate to your album.
Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar with a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk.
Enjoy our group Namaste dinner tonight.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast      Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Welcome Dinner
3

Delhi – Mandawa

Departing Delhi, drive to Mandawa in Shekhawati. This region of Rajasthan has the largest concentration of frescoes in the world. The painted grand mansions were constructed from the 18th to early 20th century when the local merchants amassed great wealth through trading spices, cotton and opium via caravan routes and later via sea and railways. Most of the mansions were later abandoned, however some have been restored recently.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
4

Mandawa | Tour of the Painted Mansions

A full day tour of the Shekhawati region. Most mansions are two story buildings with multiple open courtyards. They feature ornately carved wooden entrances, mirror craftworks and wall-to-wall ostentatious paintings from daily life, Indian mythology and even include modern European influences such as Queen Elizabeth and the motorcar.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
5

Mandawa - Jaipur | Fatehpur Shekhawati

This morning check out the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On the way, visit the town of Fatehpur Shekhawati. A busy small town that was the capital for Muslim ruling princes (nawabs) in 15th century. It is famous for the grand mansions with frescos.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
6

Jaipur | Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Step Well near Kheri Gate

We travel to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort - a sprawling Rajput construction, perched on a hillside overlooking the dusty plains below, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples.  Reaching its summit on a jeep or elephant, we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior grounds.
Continue to Sheesh Mahal, "Palace of Mirrors" which takes its name from the reflective glass tiles that embellish the interior.
On our way, enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City.  It was originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings.  It is home to several palatial structures like the Chandra Mahal, (home to present Maharajah of Jaipur), Mubarak Mahal (housing a textile museum), Diwan-e-Khas (or Hall of Private audience housing the two largest silver vessels in the world), the Diwan-e-Aam ( or Hall of Public Audience) and the gateway Ridhi Sidhi Pol (with four small doorways decorated with motifs depicting the four seasons).
Marvel at a 16th century step well near Kheri Gate. The step well serves as the community well, gathering place and swimming hole. If we are lucky, there will be bright red dragonflies playing on the glassy surface of the water.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
7

Jaipur – Kuchaman | Sunset at Kuchaman

Morning is free for independent activities.
Leave by 2 pm and drive to Kuchaman. This city is located on a hill with several palaces. Enjoy beautiful views of the sunset at the Aravali Mountain Range and Sambar lake.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
8

Kuchaman – Nagaur

Morning drive to Nagaur, known for its local tribal communities (Jats and Bishnois tribes). Feast your eyes with the colorful sight of red chillis drying under the sun.
Visit the Nagaur Fort (aka Ahhichatragarh Fort) and spend the night in a royal tent in the desert.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
9

Nagaur – Rohetgarh | Mehrangarh Fort, Temple

On the way to Rohetgarh, visit Mehrangarh Fort. Mehrangarh Fort (Sun Fort) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is one of the most magnificent and largest forts in India. Rising perpendicularly from a rocky hill about 410 ft above the city, it is enclosed by imposing thick walls. It was built around 1460. Inside its expansive grounds it has seven gates, a museum, the Chamunda Mataji temple and the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. It also contains several brilliantly crafted and decorated palaces including Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Sheesha Mahal (Mirror Palace), Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana.
Look out for the iron spikes that deter enemy elephants, the scars of 1808 cannonball hits, the gates to celebrate the victorious triumphs and the Sati Shrine of royal widows who threw themselves on their maharajas’ funeral pyres.
Mehrangarh is still run by the Jodhpur royal family. It is packed with history, legends and panoramic ramparts.
Visit the Jaswant Thada temple in Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph made of intricately carved sheets of marble.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
10

Rohetgarh | City Tour

Half day city tour of Rohetgarh and visit to the fort. Rohetgarh is a remote, unspoilt and undiscovered village located in the desert region of Rajasthan. Observe the locals who retain the ancient traditions and culture. Immerse yourself watching the village artisans create pottery, woven and leather handicrafts.
Rest of the day is free for independent activities.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
11

Rohetgarh - Kumbhalgarh | Kumbhalgarh Fort

Morning drive to Kumbhalgarh.
Visit Kumbhalgarh - a fantastic, remote fort, fulfilling romantic expectations and vividly summoning up the chivalrous, warlike Rajput era.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
12

Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur | Jain Temples, Lake Pichola Cruise

Morning drive to Udaipur. En route visit Ranakpur. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is India’s biggest and most important Jain temple complex. The grand temple was built with light colored marble. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple.
On arrival at Udaipur, check-in at hotel. This evening enjoy the boat cruise on Lake Pichola.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
13

Udaipur | Udaipur City Tour, Hindu Temples

Surmounted by balconies, towers and cupolas towering over the Lake Pichola, the imposing 16th century City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace and the Royal House of Mewar.  Inside Badi Pol (the northern entrance), eight arches on the left commemorate the eight occasions when maharanas were weighed here and their weight in gold or silver distributed to the lucky locals.
You then pass through the triple-arched Tripolia Gate into a large courtyard, Manek Chowk.  Spot the large tiger-catching cage, which worked rather like an oversized mousetrap, and the smaller one for leopards. The Mor Chowk (Peacock square) courtyard has three amazing mosaic peacocks highlighting the three seasons of summer, winter and monsoon. The peacocks were constructed by Sajjan Singh in the 19th century.  A total of 5,000 pieces of mosaic of green, blue crystal and gold, as well as concave mirrors evoke the elegant movements of the birds that are the symbol of the Rajasthan.
We round off our sightseeing with Hindu temples: Jagdish Temple, Eklingji Temple and Nagda Temple.
Farewell dinner.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Farewell Dinner
14

Udaipur - Delhi (DEL)

After breakfast, depart from Udaipur airport to fly to Delhi.  The tour comes to an end.  To provide an ample buffer, you are advised to schedule your international flight home to depart at 8 pm (or later) from Delhi. Bon voyage!
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

Hotel Information

Destination Hotel Rating
Delhi Lemon Tree ★★★★
Mandawa Hotel Castle Mandawa ★★★★
Jaipur Lemon Tree ★★★★
Kuchaman Hotel Rajwada ★★★★
Nagaur Mahaveer International ★★★★
Jodhpur Ajit Bhawan ★★★★
Rohetgarh Rohet Garh ★★★
Ranakpur Fateh Bagh ★★★★
Udaipur Radisson Blu ★★★★
  * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Dates & Pricing

Daily Departure
Tour Date 2 Person * 3 Persons ** 4 – 14 Persons *
Oct 1 to Dec 15, 2018. Jan 15 to Mar 31, 2019 $4,110 $3,785 $3,830  
Oct 1 to Dec 15, 2019. Jan 15 to Mar 31, 2020 $4,315 $3,975 $4,020  
Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
* Price per person, based on double occupancy. 
** Price per person, based on triple occupancy.

Deposit

‣ $750.00 ‣ Domestic Airfare- Udaipur to Delhi Airfare from: US$37
   (Exact fare varies depending on actual booking date)

Booking Your Flight

We can find the best flights and airfares for your tour. Buying your own air tickets? No problem.

Inclusions

  • ‣ Jeep/Elephant Ride to visit Amber Fort
  • ‣ Lake Pichola Boat Cruise
  • ‣ 4-Star Hotel Accommodations (with one 3-Star Hotel)
  • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments

Exclusions

  • ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares/Taxes to and from India
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • ‣ Gratuities
  • ‣ Laundry Service
  • ‣ Telephone Calls
  • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
  • ‣ All the other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions