Highlights of Rajasthan

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 28 Dec- Arrive in Delhi
Tonight, arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After a traditional Indian welcome, you will be escorted to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2 29 Dec- Discover Delhi; Drive from Delhi to Agra (204 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Today, enjoy the day discovering Delhi, pacing through the city which is as historic as modern, like 2 sides of the same coin!

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, which includes a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; drive past Red Fort, the place that marked the announcement of India’s freedom from the British Raj.

This afternoon, discover the modern city of New Delhi. Visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold dome, still in active worship; take a Photo stop at India Gate, originally known as the ‘All India War Memorial’, a prominent landmark in Delhi which commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War; Drive past President's House, Parliament House, and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi. Later visit the Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the world’s tallest brick minaret.

Later this afternoon, embark on your drive to Agra, city of the world-famous Taj Mahal. Upon arrival in Agra, check in at your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3 31 Dec - Drive from Agra to Jaipur (240 Kms / 5.5 Hrs)
Today, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the eternal symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. Often referred to as a poem in white marble, Taj Mahal displays the saga of love between Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.

Later, visit the Agra Fort, lying across the River Yamuna, built in red sandstone with magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience, and beautiful gardens.

This afternoon, drive to Jaipur, one of the most well-planned cities of India. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at your hotel for 02 nights’ stay.
Option to meet an astrologer in Jaipur: Today, you also get the unique opportunity to meet an astrologer in Jaipur. Hear what your stars have planned for your future and delight yourself with the ancient Indian wisdom of astrology. (Subject to availability of astrologer, at extra charge)
Day 4 01 Jan - Day in Jaipur
This morning, visit Amber fort, a fine amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation, built in the 16th century. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive or take an elephant ride.

Later, visit Jagat Shiromani Temple, built by Queen Shringar Devi Kanakawat, wife of King Man Singh, in memory of her son Jagat Singh. Built between 1599 A.D. to 1608 A.D the attractively carved Jagat Shiromani Temple worships Lord Krishna and Vishnu and is popularly linked with the famous poet-saint Mira Bai.

This afternoon, visit the City Palace complex with its various museums where you can see a beautiful collection of Mughal costumes, weapons, and miniature paintings. Then, visit the fascinating Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by the Maharaja of Jaipur, which is the largest stone observatory in the world. Also, drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.
New Years Eve Celebration in Jaipur: Tonight, enjoy New Year Eve Celebration in Jaipur. Your Indian style Palace / Mansion hotel will be decorated for New Years eve, there will be gala dinner with cultural performance and / or DJ with dance floor. Enjoy the evening flowing into the New Year with other inhouse guests at the hotel. New Year Eve Celebrations at Diggi Palace Jaipur will be a memorable experience of celebrating New Years Eve in typical Indian style, at an Indian Mansion style hotel in the pink city of Jaipur.
Diggi Palace is an oasis in the heart of Rajasthan’s famous Pink City of Jaipur. Surrounded by acres of beautifully manicured gardens, this converted haveli built in the 1860s is a haven of peace and tranquility located 5 minutes from the bustling Old Walled City of Jaipur.
Day 5 01 Jan - Drive from Jaipur – Chittorgarh Fort - Udaipur (400 Kms / 7.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, embark on your drive to Udaipur - a serene city set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills, surrounded by three lakes – Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar, and Udai Sagar.

En route to Udaipur, visit the massive Chittorgarh Fort, one of the only places in Rajasthan where you can drive in and drive around the fort complex all the way inside and to the top of the fort!

Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in at your hotel for 2 nights’ stay.
Option for boat cruise at Lake Pichola, Udaipur: Enjoy an evening boat cruise at the serene Lake Pichola (subject to water level)
Day 6 02 Jan Discover Udaipur
After breakfast, visit the 16th century City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan comprising residence of the current Maharaja, heritage hotels, museums and galleries, courtyards and reception halls where royal events take place even today; Jagdish Temple, the 17th century Indo Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe; Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, garden of the maids of honour, with beautiful green lawns, flower beds, water pools, marble elephants and bird fountains.
Option for excursion to Eklingji & Nagda Temples followed by high tea at Devigarh: You have the option to visit the famous temples of Rajasthan. Located in the town of Eklingji (Kailashpuri), the place got its popular name from the temple. Eklingji & Nagda Temples are positioned at a distance of 22 km north of Udaipur. After temple visit, you also have the option to drive on to the magnificent Devigarh Fort Palace and enjoy high tea at the fort palace.
Day 7 03 Jan Drive from Udaipur – Ranakpur Temple - Jodhpur (280 Kms / 6 Hrs)
This morning, embark on your leisurely drive to Jodhpur, a city ringed by high stone walls with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D.

En route to Jodhpur, visit the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are one of the largest Jain temples in India. The temples are known for their architecture, grand structures, and exquisite sculptures.

Continue driving to Jodhpur and upon arrival, check in to your hotel for 02 nights’ stay.
Day 8 04 Jan Discover Jodhpur
Today, visit the rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort, and the grand palaces within the fort - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana, and Daulat Khana, which are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex stands the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. While in Jodhpur, shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles such as embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings, and tie and dye fabrics.

Also visit Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum - built by Maharaja Umaid Singh ( 1929 – 1942) and named after him, this exquisite Palace is also known as Chittar Palace because of the local chittar sandstone used in its construction. This palace is a splendid example of Indo-colonial and art deco architecture of the 1930s.
Option for a Village Jeep Safari: This afternoon, you have the option to experience a jeep safari to the nearby Bishnoi villages, to get a feel for the local lifestyle of Rajasthani villagers. Bishnoi’s are a village community of Rajasthan who are famous for their cultural lifestyle and their love for nature and animals. You get an opportunity to observe the village lifestyle and interact with villagers, shepherds, farmers and weavers of the region
Day 9 05 Jan Fly from Jodhpur – Delhi
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport to take your return flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to your Delhi hotel OR domestic OR international airport to catch your flight for onward destination.
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