Rajasthan is a treasure trove of history and one can spend years trying to unearth its hidden gems. The trip will unravel the treasures of Rajasthan’s royalty and heritage in a couple of weeks.
The trip begins with one of the most historic capital city in the world – New Delhi moving to the world famous Taj-Mahal in Agra. The tour covers some of the majestic Rajasthan’s unexplored jewels such as Ramathra, Bhainsorgarh and Shahpura having magnificent forts, opulent palaces, and rich heritage. Away from the hustle-bustle of big cities, these off-beat destinations will make you immerse yourself in world class luxury of boutique palaces offering breathtaking views of the country side. Guests can also opt for a unique and most authentic rural experience.
The trip also covers Tiger Safari in Ranthambore national park famous for its huge tiger population. The national park is also home to various species of birds and other wild animals such as leopard, hyenas, jackals, sloth bears, mangoose and spotted deer.
The trip will conclude in the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur famed for its pretty pink exteriors. Here, you can enjoy traditional Rajasthani cuisine and explore traditional colorful bazaars and decorated havelis of Jaipur.
Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. You will have free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, start the full day sightseeing tour. This begins in Old Delhi with Jama Masjid, Asia’s largest mosque, followed by unique glance at local life with an exploration to the bustling local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on a cycle rickshaw, a heady experience! Drive pass by Red Fort before driving to New Delhi and Humayun’s Tomb. Drive down the imposing Raj-Ghat and around the city landmarks of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings and stop for photo opportunity there. If time permits, visit the National Museum and Qutub Minar or the Lotus temple, an ideal place for meditation, this Bahai House of worship is open to people of all religions. Overnight will be in Delhi.
After breakfast, drive to Agra. Before check-in to your hotel, stop at Baby Taj or the ITMAD-UD-ULLAH - the interiors of which are considered better than the Taj Mahal itself.Later in the evening, proceed to visit the spectacular red sandstone Agra Fort, surrounded by its historic formal garden (Chahar-Bagh) part fort, part palace and part prison, this fort holds many stories. Overnight will be in Agra.
Enjoy early morning visit to breathtaking Taj Mahal. Return for breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to magnificent hilltop Ramathra Fortwhich is approximately four-hour drive. Wonderfully remote, Ramathra is a small, personal family run fort hotel which also offers numerous rural excursions and the chance to stretch your legs and discover the villages and surrounding countryside. In the evening enjoy boat ride on Lake Kalisil. Overnight will be at Ramathra.
After breakfast, take a jeep safari to discover cave temples on the edge of Chambal River Valley and in the afternoon spend some time exploring the local villages. Head back to the hotel and relax in the evening. You may even choose to enjoy sundowners in the Jacuzzi on the ramparts of the fort. Enjoy the evening campfire and snacks before a delicious dinner using family recipes. Overnight will be at Ramathra.
Enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel and later leave for Ranthambore. Rest of the day is at leisure, explore at your own pace or you could also visit the temple on the top of the fort. Overnight will be at Ranthambore.
Early morning, leave for Safari in Ranthambore National Park to catch the sight of elusive tiger and many more wildlife species. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon enjoy another safari to the National Park. Overnight will be at Ranthambore.
After breakfast, drive to breathtaking Bhainsrorgarh fort enroute exploring rural town of Bundi which still remains unspoilt by modern day life. Reach Bhainsrorgarh by the evening by traversing the bridge across the Chambal River and drive through the ancient fort up to the hotel. Overnight will be at Bhainsrorgarh.
Visit the temple in Bhainsrorgarh built in 9th century. Rest of the day is free to explore nearby local villages and the rural beauty or just relax in the hotel while admiring the sublime landscapes. Overnight will be at Bhainsrorgarh.
After breakfast, drive to Shahpura, formerly the summer home of rulers of the Shahpura. After settling in and lunch the afternoon is free to go for a stroll or a cycle ride in the nearby village or to explore the farm which also belongs to the Shahpura Family. Overnight will be at Shahpura.
Day is free to explore the village of Shahpura and enjoy various rural activities by jeep or cycle. Rest of the day is at leisure, Shahpura has one of the best pools in Rajasthan and offers a wonderful opportunity to unwind and relax for the day. One of the highlights of Shahpura is the private, candle lit dinner which is arranged in the nearby ruin of the family’s fort. A magical experience! (Must be booked in advance). Overnight will be at Shahpura.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. Reach the capitol city in the desert state of Rajasthan and the rest of the day is at your own pace. You will have the car at disposal for exploring the bazaars and restaurants of this vibrant and quickly growing, and modernizing city! Overnight will be at Jaipur.
After a leisurely breakfast, start your guided tour of Jaipur which includes a visit to the mighty Amber Fort (with a jeep ride up to the fort entrance) and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the winds) which is a quick photo stop. Continue to visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar, one of the best preserved observatories in the country.
After breakfast, drive to Delhi and as per your flight timings, you will be transferred to the airport to take flight back home with sweet memories of the tour. TOUR ENDS!