Classic: Rajasthan Adventure (AHRA)
Countries Visited: India Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore the colourful cities of Rajasthan, uncover ancient forts, discover a traditional way of life, revel in the stunning beauty of the Taj Mahal, wander the serene canals of Udaipur, Visit Ranthambore NP and enjoy an included safari
Travelling through Rajasthan is like walking through a kaleidoscope. Everywhere you look, colours dance before your eyes - from saris drying on riverbeds to the sunsets of Udaipur, from the spice market in Jodhpur to the white marble of the Taj Mahal. Uncover the secrets of romantic Rajasthan on this 15-day tour of the colourful Indian state. Marvel at the rampart views from Jodphurs Meherangarh Fort, enjoy a safari in Ranthambore National Park, and then soak in the relaxed atmosphere of Udaipur. Your expert CEO will take care of the hassles - and travel days are well-paced and include private transport, so youll hit the sights refreshed. Be prepared to fall in love with India!
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|Day 1||Delhi||Day 1 Delhi|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Women on Wheels Transfer Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Delhi||Day 2 Delhi|
Enjoy a youth-led city tour held by at-risk youth. This is a unique way for travellers to observe Delhi from a new perspective and learn about the important work of local nonprofit Salaam Baalak Trust. Visit the famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), walk through Chandni Chowk, one of Indias oldest and busiest markets, and explore the history of the Sikh religion at the important Sikh Gurduwara SisGanj. Wander through the colorful spice market before visiting Connaught Place. Later explore on your own, opting to visit the markets and shops, the Gandhi museum, India Gate, or stroll through the peaceful Lodi Gardens. In the evening, head to the train station for an overnight train to Jodphur. Included Activities: City Walk Jama Masjid Visit Chandni Chowk Visit Gurdwara Sis Ganj Visit Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Jodhpur||Day 3 Jodhpur|
Arrive early at Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is sometimes called the "Blue City" for the vast number of houses here that are painted blue. Take a short climb to the top of a hill on the outskirts of the city to reach the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. Wander around the Old City, with its clock tower and Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India. Opt to head further afield and visit a Bishnoi tribal village. Included Activities: Mehrangarh Fort Visit Sadar Bazaar
|Day 4||Udaipur||Day 4 Jodhpur/Udaipur (1B)|
Continue on to Udaipur and take an orientation walk including a visit to Lake Pichola. In the evening, attend a Rajasthani Cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli Folk Museum on Gangaur Ghat. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Bagore-ki-Haveli Cultural Show Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Udaipur||Day 5 Udaipur|
Opt to journey out to the hilltop Monsoon Palace, the summer resort of the Maharajas. Sitting atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city's lakes, it a great place to watch the sunset. Included Activities: City Palace Visit Jagdish Temple Visit
|Day 6||Jojawar||Day 6 Udaipur/Jojawar (1D)|
This is rural Rajasthan at its best. Undiscovered by most travellers, explore this small village by foot and gain some insight into the life of the people in this part of rural India. Join an impromptu game of cricket with the local children or travel by a vintage car or train safari with locals through the surrounding hills. Included Activities: Village Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 150km)
|Day 7||Pushkar||Day 7 Jojawar/Pushkar (1B)|
Travel through Ajmer and over Snake Mountain. Take an orientation walk around Pushkar, including the lake and ghats and also the 14th-century Brahma Temple. Pushkar is famous for the Brahma Temple, making it one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Brahma Temple Visit Sunset Camel Ride Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 160km)
|Day 8||Pushkar||Day 8 Pushkar|
Enjoy the sunrise at Savitri Temple. Enjoy some free time: take the afternoon to explore the ghats and town at leisure. Included Activities: Savitri Temple Climb
|Day 9||Jaipur||Day 9 Pushkar/Jaipur|
Travel to Jaipur, the former capital of a princely state of the same name. This wide-avenued city is one of the most important heritage cities in India, and home to the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds". A visit Jaipur wouldnt be complete without checking out a Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house - the Raj Mandir Cinema. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours, 150km)
|Day 10||Jaipur||Day 10 Jaipur|
Stop and take a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before continuing on to the Amber Fort. After the tour, opt to visit the Anokhi Museum, established by the Anokhi Foundation to ensure the ancient traditions of hand block printing are maintained. With free time, opt to head out to the nearby village of Sanganer to see blue pottery, handmade paper, or more hand block printing being done. Choose to visit the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 1700s, or sip a cocktail in one of the luxuriously converted palaces. Included Activities: Amber Fort Guided Tour
|Day 11||National Park||Day 11 Jaipur/Ranthambore National Park (1D)|
Tonights accommodation is outside of the national park. Included Activities: Ranthambore Fort Sunset Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 12||Ranthambore National Park||Day 12 Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1D)|
Todays safari is in a common canter. The canters are open top vehicles that seat 24, and typically your group will be sharing the canter with other visitors to the park. Tonights accommodation is outside of the national park. Included Activities: Ranthambore National Park Safari
|Day 13||Agra||Day 13 Ranthambore National Park/Agra (1B)|
Continue on to Agra, visiting the impressive Abhaneri stepwell en route. Included Activities: Abhaneri Stepwell Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 14||Delhi||Day 14 Agra/Delhi|
Visit India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Start out before sunrise for the best light in which to see this white marble masterpiece. In Agra, ride one of the ubiquitous cycle rickshaws to visit the Agra Fort. In the afternoon, travel to Delhi and opt to explore some of the citys fascinating monuments and museums with free time. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Agra Fort Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours, 210km)
|Day 15||Delhi||Day 15 Delhi|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Please Note: Only 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kgs will be permitted on our internal flights in India. For any extra weight the airline may charge an additional fee at the time of check-in.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.