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COLOURS OF RAJASTHAN

Experience the colours of Rajasthan wtih an all-encompassing tour showcasing the architectural heritage and natural wonders associated with this royal state.

Travel Style

Cultural

Start

Delhi

Finish

Udaipur

Trip Code

COR162

Countries

1

Number of countries visited

Days

10

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

COLOURS OF RAJASTHAN
Trip Code: COR162

This itinerary can be modified to meet your travel needs.

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Epik Escapes
    • Countries: India
    • Min/Max: 1 or more passengers
    • Style: Cultural (Discovery)
    • Duration: 10 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
    • Tonga ride in Agra to reach Taj Mahal
    • Lunch at Bagh Hotel in Bharatpur
    • Jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park
    • Bollywood Movie in Raj Mandir
    • Boat Ride at Lake Pichola
  • Arrive Delhi

    Day 1

    Upon arrival in the evening at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and following immigration and custom formalities, you are met and greeted in the arrival hall by our locally appointed representative who then escorts the guests to their selected hotel.

    The Suryaa Hotel or similar.

  • Delhi

    Day 2

    After breakfast at your hotel, leave the hotel for sightseeing of Old Delhi & New Delhi. Old Delhi came into prominence when Shah Jahan moved his capital from Agra and Delhi. Visit Chandni Chowk (One of the busiest markets of Delhi established in the year 1650 by Princess Jahanara, the favourite daughter of Shah Jahan).

    Enjoy a short rickshaw ride through a maze of lanes crowded with shops selling an extraordinary variety of items and eatables. the noise and crowds are a quintessential part of Chandni Chowk. From here you continue to the Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque. This is India's largest mosque designed by Shah Jahan. In complete contrast to the noise and crowd of Old Delhi, is Raj Ghat, a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the main architect of India's independence.

    This afternoon, drive past India Gate, Presidential Palace and parliament House. Later, take our tour of New Delhi and cisit Humayun's Tomb built by mother of Emperor Akbar. It is believed that it was this mausoleum, which inspired Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal. From there our next stop is Qutab Minar, the tallest minaret of India. Qutab Minar is a soaring 73-metre-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu Kingdom. The tower has a total of five distinct storeys. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

    The Suryaa Hotel or similar.
     Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Delhi • Agra

    Day 3

    After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Agra. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. Relax at the hotel for awhile. In the afternoon, leave by Tonga (Horse Carriage, till Taj Khema Hotel) to reach the world-famous Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) built by Shah Jahan in 1632 in the loving memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Next is a visit of Agra Fort; built by Emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1573, which reveals the mughal talent for combining defensive architecture with beauty and design. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Coral Tree Homestay or similar
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Agra • Bharatpur

    Day 4

    Check out from the hotel after breakfast and drive to Bharatpur. We stop en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, located 40 km from Agra, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesied the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Visit the remarkabky well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the granduer and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

    Today you will have lunch at the Bagh Hotel in Bharatpur. After lunch,drive to Bharatpur railway station to board your train to Sawai Madopur. You will be met and greeted by VASCO representative at Sawai Madhopur railway station and transferred to your hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

    Del Vilas or similar.
     Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Ranthambore

    Day 5

    Breakfast is at hotel. Today you will enjoy morning and afternoon Jeep Safari at Ranthambore National Park. Morning safari departs camp at 6:30 am, returns around 10 am. Afternoon safari departs at 2:30 pm and returns around 6 pm. Usually the main focus is to search for tigers but a wide vairety of other mammals are present and, in addition to them leopard, caracal, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, march crocodiles, wild boar, bears and various species of deer can be found here. Our attention would also be on the bird life present in the park.

    The most important birds in Ranthambore include Indian Courier, Painted Spurfowl, Indian Skinner, Quails, Larks, Pipits, Prinias, Greylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Common Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Owl, Nightjars, Pigeon, Dove, Spoonbills Quails, Storks, Geese, Crakes, Snipes, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, Great Crested Grebe, Eagles, Darters, Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bitterns, Flamingos, Ibis, Pelicans, Pittas, Shrikes, Treepies, Crows, Orioles, Cuckoo Shrikes, Minivets, Drongos, Flycatchers, Loras, Wood Shrikes, Bayas, Sparrows, Finches, Wagtails, Munias, Bulbul, Mynas, Falcons, Grey Legged Goose, Pintails and Sheldcucks. Lunch, dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

    Del Vilas or similar.
     Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Ranthambore • Jaipur

    Day 6

    After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Jaipur. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. Afternoon is free to explore the pink city of Jaipur on your own. Later in the evening, you will have a unique opportunity to visit an Indian family and you have the experience to dine and taste the hospitality of the locals in their private home. Your hosts will go an extra mile to teach you how to cook traditional Mewari food and will charm you with stories of the royal splendour of Pink City over dinner. The interactive cooking sessions are usually elementary and carefully planned keeping in mind the comfort level of the guests. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

    Hilton Hotel or similar.
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Jaipur

    Day 7

    After breakfast at the hotel we leave for the excursion of Amber Fort. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride (subject to availability) all the way up to the Fort entrance. This journey on caparisoned elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palacae. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Fort, visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. After visiting the fort we make a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

    In the afternoon, we leave for the city sightseeing of Jaipur City. First, we visit Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. The main entrance leads to the courtyard at the center, which is the Mubarak Mahal. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. On the first floor is the Textile and Costume Museum, which is a fine example of fabrics and costumes from all over India.

    Later, visit the Jantar Mantar (observatory), which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world built by Jai Singh from 1728 to 1734. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. In the evening, feel like a local as you watch a Bollywood flick at a theatre designed in art deco style. Return to the hotel for overnight stay

    Hilton Hotel or similar.
     Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Jaipur • Udaipur

    Day 8

    After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Udaipur. Check in at hotel upon arrival. Rest of day is free for independent activities.

    The Lalit Laxmi Niwas Palace or similar.
     Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Udaipur

    Day 9

    After breakfast at the hotel we leave for sightseeing of Udaipur. Also known as the 'City of Lakes,' Udaipur is cradled in the hills of the Aravalli range. We first visit Sahelion ki bari Gardens or the 'Garden of Maids' built under the express guidance of Maharana Sangram Singh II, it is believed that the garden was constructed for 48 maids who accompanied the Maharana's wife as dowry. Later we take a boat ride at Lake Pichola, 4-km long and 3-km broad is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Visit the Island Palace, Jag Mandir that is beautifully set in the lake.

    The Lalit Laxmi Niwas Palace or similar.
     Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Departure

    Day 10

    Breakfast at hotel. In time, you will check out from hotel and we drive to Udaipur airport to board your flight to Delhi.

     Breakfast.

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    • Assistance on arrival/departure at the airport
    • 7 nights accommodation on sharing triple room on bed and breakfast basis
    • 2 nights accommodation on sharing triple room on Full Board basis at Ranthambore
    • All transfers, sightseeing excursion as per program using private AC Toyota Innova Car
    • Entrance fee at all monuments of visit
    • Rickshaw ride of Old Delhi
    • Tonga ride in Agra to reach Taj Mahal
    • Lunch at the Bagh Hotel in Bharatpur
    • Train ticket from Bharatpur - Sawai Madhopur in AC Chair Car
    • 2 Jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park on sharing basis
    • Cooking demonstration followed by dinner with an Indian Rajput family in Jaipur
    • Elephant ride to reach Amber Frot in Jaipur
    • Ticket for Bollywood Movie in Raj Mandir, Jaipur
    • Shared boat ride at Lake Pichola in Udaipur
    • Private English speaking local guide as per the visits of the program
    • English speaking Naturalist during the visits of Ranthambore National Park
    • Indian Government Service Tax
  • What's Not Included

    Important Information

    • Airfare and airport taxes
    • Optional tours and excursions
    • Items of personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Visas
    • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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