Royal Rajasthan

  • This Reserve journey is not called Royal Rajasthan by accident. The spirit of maharaja past pervades every royal corner of this state. “If there is one place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home... it is India.” Romain Rolland.

    Exceptional Experiences

    • Dine with royalty in Nimaj
    • Visit a family of Bishnois and partake in a cooking lesson before sitting down to dinner with the family.
    • Visit the Prajapat Weavers, seeing their exquisite flat-woven cotton rugs known as durries
    • Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola

    Itinerary

    • Day 1 Delhi

      You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Delhi. The rest of the day is free before a welcome dinner this evening.

      Accommodation: 
      The Imperial
    • Day 2 Delhi

      Explore Old Delhi, visiting Raj Ghat and the Red Fort. Ride rickshaws through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk and see the biggest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid. Your tour winds up in the aromatic spice market.

      Accommodation: 
      The Imperial
    • Day 3 Agra

      On arrival in Agra you’ll take private vehicles to the Red Fort, which stands like a crescent on the banks of the Yamuna River. You’ll then be taken to a private vantage point in the Mehtab Bagh garden complex for breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal.

      Accommodation: 
      ITC Mughal
    • Day 4 Taj Mahal ~ Jaipur

      There’s excitement in the air as you rise early to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. On the drive to Jaipur, stop at Fatehpur Sikri and take a rickshaw ride through Keoladeo National Park Bird Sanctuary.

      Accommodation: 
      Lebua Lodge at Amer
    • Day 5 Jaipur

      As the ancient capital of the Rajput, the ‘Pink City’ is one of the most vibrant destinations in India. Take a private tour of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

      Accommodation: 
      Lebua Lodge at Amer
    • Days 6 & 7 Nimaj

      Built in 1733, Nimaj Palace allows you to experience Rajput hospitality at its finest. Enjoy cocktails near Chhatra Sagar Lake and return to the palace for dinner with the royal family. The following day you will visit local villages to learn about rural and farming life in Rajasthan.

      Accommodation: 
      Nimaj Palace
    • Day 8 Jodhpur

      The city and its people live under the watchful gaze of the imposing Meherangarh Fort. Explore the fort after checking into Hotel Raas Haveli Jodhpur. Spend the rest of the day making your own discoveries.  

      Accommodation: 
      Raas Haveli Jodhpur
    • Day 9 Jodhpur

      The walled ‘Blue City’ is a blaze of colour and activity. Explore your surroundings then visit the nearby desert villages by jeep, including the Bishnois community. Take part in a cooking class then share dinner with a local family.  

      Accommodation: 
      Raas Haveli Jodhpur
    • Day 10 Udaipur

      Farewell Jaipur and set off on the drive to Udaipur, which is often referred to as 'The City of Lakes'. Stop at Ranakpur and pay homage to the 14th century Jain Temple on the banks of the Magai River. Continue the drive to 300-year-old Devi Garh, your palatial home for the next two nights.  

      Accommodation: 
      Devi Garh
    • Day 11 Udaipur

      Welcome to one of India’s most romantic cities. Visit the City Palace and Sahelion-ki- Bari (Garden of the Maidens) then share lunch at one of the most renowned restaurants in the area. Take an evening boat ride on Lake Pichola.  

      Accommodation: 
      Devi Garh
    • Day 12 Delhi

      After breakfast, there is time for some last minute shopping before your flight to Delhi, where your tour comes to an end.

      Accommodation: 
      Hotels listed are subject to availability.

Inclusions

All accommodation, private transportation, the services of an exceptional local leader & local guides at some sites, are included in the price of Reserve tours. Please see below for all other inclusions relevant to this itinerary.

What's included in the cost
  • Domestic economy class flight, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 3 dinners.
  • Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include rickshaw, a jeep & boat.
  • Snacks and refreshments along the way.
  • Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way.
  • Airport meet and greet service.
  • Departure transfer.
Not included in the cost
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities

Visit the Contact us page for help with booking flights and extra accommodation, or organising visas, transfers and insurance.

Prices

The price of your journey will vary depending on whether you wish to book a group departure, or take a private journey.

Group price:
US $5915
  • The Imperial - Delhi

  • ITC Mughal - Agra

  • Lebua Lodge at Amer - Jaipur

  • Nimaj Palace - Nimaj

    At the Nimaj Palace, you’ll dine as the guest of the 23rd descendent of the founder of Jodhpur, Bhagwati Singh. The Nimaj palace is one of the oldest in India, having been occupied by his family since 1482. The current palace was built in 1733 and combines the old world charm with modernity – the swimming pool is wonderful! Certain parts of the palace have not been restored and you feel as though you’ll find a treasure chest brimming with gold and jewels! Your stay at Nimaj will make you feel like royalty.

  • Raas Haveli - Jodhpur

  • Devi Garh - Udaipur

  • Enhance your journey

    To compliment your journey, we recommend adding Faces of Varanasi or Images of Nepal to the beginning or end of your tour.

    Our Sri Lanka Revealed and Bhutan Encounter journeys are also often booked with this tour.

    Private & tailor-made journeys

    All of our itineraries can be taken as a Private Journey. Simply choose the dates that suit you, and your travelling companions, while we take care of all the arrangements. We can also amend this itinerary to suit your needs and interests. The only limit is your imagination! Contact a Reserve Specialist to start planning your ultimate journey.

    Guaranteed departures

    We want you to be able to book your Reserve journeys with confidence, which is why every itinerary has at least one guaranteed departure date. This means you can plan your journey ahead of time and take advantage of airfare sales knowing that the tour is guaranteed to run. For this tour the guaranteed departures are:

    14 Nov 14 ~ 25 Nov 14

Price from:
US $5915

Essentials

12 Days
Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 3 dinners.

Scheduled Departures

03 Oct 14 - 14 Oct 14
14 Nov 14 - 25 Nov 14
20 Feb 15 - 03 Mar 15
03 Apr 15 - 14 Apr 15
04 Sep 15 - 15 Sep 15
Guaranteed departure date

Maximum passengers: 12

Private Journeys

Private Journey departures available on request.

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