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The Hidden Treasures of Rajasthan


Delve into the many hidden treasures of Rajasthan on this tour that starts with a quick visit to important landmarks in Delhi. Then as you move to Agra you will see resplendent Taj Mahal and revel in the love and devotion that went into its creation. As you explore the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the head to the pink city of Jaipur you will be captivated by the tales of love and sacrifice of local kings and queens. Along the route as you visit Pushkar, and Udaipur you will get to experience firsthand holy sites and palaces and some of the best food in the state of Rajasthan.

Itinerary


This group departure tour can also be taken as an independent tour. Please e-mail us with your preferred dates of travel, bearing in mind that the Taj Mahal is closed to the public on Fridays.

Cities Covered : New Delhi

Arrive in India’s capital city of Delhi and let the experience begin! A traditional welcome marks the start of your magnificent journey before you are transferred from the airport to your hotel. Spend your evening relaxing from your long flight and stay overnight.

Cities Covered : Agra ,  New Delhi

Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel and proceed on a guided sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Explore this capital city of India, where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the gem in the crown of the British Empire. Enjoy visits to the Raj Ghat memorial to Mahatma Gandh, the Lotus Temple and the impressive Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199 from sandstone and marble. Drive past India Gate (War Memorial Arch), the President's House and Parliament House. 

Depart for Agra in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel upon arrival.  Spend the rest of the evening at leisure as your prepare for your morning visit to the one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal.

Cities Covered : Agra

Awaken early this morning to enjoy an unforgettable sunrise sightseeing tour of the most opulent wonder of the modern world - the Taj Mahal. Return to your hotel for breakfast followed by a visit to the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. In the evening, witness a demonstration of Marble Craftmaship by a local artist.

Cities Covered : Agra ,  Fatehpur Sikri ,  Jaipur

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before departing by road for Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned capital of Emperor Akbar. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel, where you have some time to relax before being treated to dinner tonight accompanied by a cultural show.

Cities Covered : Jaipur

Following breakfast, proceed for a half day tour of the "Pink City" of Jaipur.  Your tour starts in Amber Fort and visit Sheesh Mahal, Shila Devi Temple and Kesar Kyari Bagh, followed by an exciting elephant ride to the top of the Amber Fort. 

Your sightseeing tour continues with an afternoon visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the City Palace and Observatory and the colorful bazaars. Enjoy an afternoon Rickshaw ride around the old part of the Pink City.  In the evening, learn more about gem cutting and polishing shown by a local artisan. 

Cities Covered : Pushkar

Depart Jaipur this morning for Pushkar, one of the oldest cities often referred to as “Tirth Raj" or the king of pilgrimage sites.  After checking in at the hotel, proceed on an afternoon walking tour of Pushkar and visit various temples and bazaar.  Later, experience a special pooja ceremony on the Ghat performed by a Hindu priest.  Return to your hotel in the evening for an overnight stay. 

Cities Covered : Pushkar ,  Udaipur
This morning following breakfast, check out at the hotel and drive to Udaipur, the serene “City of Lakes.” Upon arrival, settle in the comfort of your hotel until the time comes for your boat ride at Lake Pichola in the evening and visit the Jag Mandir Island. 
Cities Covered : Udaipur

Today, your tour includes a visit to the City Palace and Museum on Lake Pichola, Sahileyon Ki Bari (Garden of Royal Ladies) and the Jagdish Temple.   A special dinner at Rajbagh is served this evening to conclude your wonderful experience in Udaipur.

Cities Covered : Jodhpur

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart for Jodhpur. En route, visit the famous temples of Ranakpur, including a white marble Jain temple with over 1,400 exquisitely carved pillars and distinctive domes and turrets.  Continue on to Jodhpur and transfer to your hotel for check-in.  The remaining of the day is yours free at leisure to spend exploring the city or relaxing in the comfort of your hotel room.

Cities Covered : Jaisalmer

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel followed by a morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. Rediscover the heritage of Rajasthan at the rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharja Jaswant Singh II. 

Depart for Jaisalmer in late afternoon where the night is spent.

Accommodation : Rawal-Kot, Jaisalmer,Jaisalmer or similiar
Cities Covered : Jaisalmer

Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, whose temples, forts and palaces are constructed mainly out of yellow sandstone. See the Patwon Ki Havelis, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, and Gandhi Sagar Tank.  In the evening, visit the sand dunes for an exciting camel ride and watch the beautiful sunset.

Accommodation : Rawal-Kot, Jaisalmer,Jaisalmer or similiar
Cities Covered : Bikaner

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and later depart for Bikaner, a district found in the Northwest of the state of Rajasthan.  Check in at the hotel upon arrival and later visit a camel- breeding farm.

Cities Covered : Mandawa

This morning, visit the Junagarh Fort before departing for Mandawa.  The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. 

Arrive Mandawa in the afternoon and enjoy a walking tour of this city and see the beautifully Painted Havelis.  Return to your hotel in Nawalgarh and prepare for your morning departure for Delhi.

Accommodation : Castle Mandawa,Mandawa, Udai Vilas Palace,Mandawa or similiar
Cities Covered : Bikaner ,  New Delhi
Drive back to Delhi this morning, where you may have some time for last minute shopping.  Later in the evening, you are dropped off at the Delhi IGI Airport for your flight back home or next exciting destination.

Departure Dates and Rates

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Luxury
For departures January 5,2017 through April 15,2017 US$ 4,869 US$ 2,649 N/A
For departures April 16,2017 through September 20,2017 US$ 3,663 US$ 2,049 N/A
For departures September 21,2017 through October 25,2017 US$ 5,296 US$ 2,881 N/A
For departures October 26,2017 through November 15,2017 US$ 5,967 US$ 3,217 N/A
For departures November 16,2017 through December 20,2017 US$ 5,296 US$ 2,881 N/A
For departures December 21,2017 through January 5,2018 US$ 5,665 US$ 3,065 N/A
For departures January 6,2018 through April 15,2018 US$ 5,296 US$ 2,881 N/A
Maharaja
For departures January 5,2017 through April 15,2017 US$ 3,686 US$ 2,045 US$ 1,681
For departures April 16,2017 through September 20,2017 US$ 3,058 US$ 1,735 US$ 1,499
For departures September 21,2017 through October 25,2017 US$ 4,009 US$ 2,225 US$ 1,828
For departures October 26,2017 through November 15,2017 US$ 4,681 US$ 2,560 US$ 2,124
For departures November 16,2017 through December 20,2017 US$ 4,009 US$ 2,225 US$ 1,828
For departures December 21,2017 through January 5,2018 US$ 4,182 US$ 2,311 US$ 1,886
For departures January 6,2018 through April 15,2018 US$ 4,009 US$ 2,225 US$ 1,828
Royal
For departures January 5,2017 through April 15,2017 US$ 2,721 US$ 1,503 US$ 1,217
For departures April 16,2017 through September 20,2017 US$ 2,576 US$ 1,443 US$ 1,183
For departures September 21,2017 through October 25,2017 US$ 2,960 US$ 1,635 US$ 1,323
For departures October 26,2017 through November 15,2017 US$ 3,190 US$ 1,745 US$ 1,419
For departures November 16,2017 through April 15,2018 US$ 2,960 US$ 1,635 US$ 1,323

PLEASE NOTE: The above rates are calculated based on the local currency (INR) and are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations. Your balance payment will be due and payable based on the exchange rate at that time. An option to pay in full and lock in today’s exchange rate is also available; please contact us for details.

The services in all classes are the same, however the hotels used are different.  We use hotels listed in our accommodation section or ones similar to them. Please see the accommodation section to see the list of hotels used.  

Your tour price includes:

  • Thirteen nights hotel accommodation with private facilities per the above room-sharing basis including breakfast  
  • Breakfast at all locations per the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfers with assistance
  • Two cultural dinners on Days 4 and 8
  • Special Pooja Ceremony in Pushkar
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guide for all sightseeing
  • Entrance fees to all monuments and cultural events as per the itinerary
  • Still & video camera charges at all monuments   
  • Baggage handling
  • Elephant ride to Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Sand dunes visit and camel ride in Jaisalmer

Your tour price does not include:

  • Any international or domestic airfare 
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Any lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance or Mediclaim
  • Any alcohol, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, or other items of a personal nature
  • Any compulsory holiday dinner or celebrations imposed by the hotels
  • Any expenses not specifically mentioned as included
  • Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinner
Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:

25% of total tour cost due at the time of booking

75% or balance no later than 65 days prior to tour departure date

 

CANCELLATION FEES:

(i) 25% of the total tour value if cancelled more than 65 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 0-64 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.

 

 





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Please note : A visa or visas may be required for some or all of the countries visited on the tour selected. Please check with the respective consulates in your country for visa requirements and they may vary depending on visitor's nationality, origin and/or destination.