The Incredible

India Holiday

Itinerary and Route Plan

Overview

Experience the awe-inspiring wonders of India! Venture into a world filled with vibrant cultural highlights, forts, palaces, and markets. Learn about India’s storied past in Rajasthan and get a taste of the cities that make India famous.

India is a place that many visit but few actually experience. On this tour you will be immersed in the authentic version of India. Your trip will be personally hosted throughout by an experienced local tour guide, Mr. Karan Jaswal. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of his country with every guest he hosts.

Travelling with Karan means that you will be introduced to his personal network of individuals who each have something unique to add to your experience. Since the group will be small and personal, Karan will be able to make changes and additions to the itinerary to make each day of the trip as fulfilling as possible. Want to take a cooking class? Decide that you need an afternoon at the spa? So many things are possible.

Travel in safety: this trip will take you away from the major cities of North India and into its rural heartland. You will spend much of the itinerary exploring the Thar Desert, the Aravalli Hills, and the smaller cities and towns of Rajasthan. In the case of any unforeseen events, Karan will make every effort to handle the situation.

The ultimate road trip! Road trips in India are an experience unto themselves. You might think you can catch up on your sleep, but we must warn you that the sights to be seen out of the windows will mesmerize you. On this trip, all of the road travel will be done in a luxury Maharaja travelling van. And did we mention that you will receive endless supplies of mineral water, snacks, and roadside special masala chai?

Relaxed travel pace: as you read through the itinerary you will make the pleasant discovery that you will spend multiple nights at many of the destinations. After all, you need time to wander the winding lanes of the old cities, enjoy copious amounts of chai and snacks while you bargain for treasures in the markets, and learn how villagers farm and create handicrafts using age-old techniques?

Features

  • * Meet eclectic people such as His Highness Praduman Singh, a walking encyclopedia of the history of Rajasthan; rural villagers who are keen to see how you their homes and introduce you to their way of life; and locals who appreciate your interest in coming to India and cannot wait to share their love for their homeland with you.
  • * Experience royal hospitality at historic havelis,forts, and palaces.
  • * Tantalize your taste buds with authentic Rajasthani cuisine and finger-licking street food of Delhi.
  • * Have endless chats under the twinkling stars with the Bishnoi tribe.
  • * See the pinnacle of primitive lifestyle in Rusirani.
  • * Small group size: maximum 14 guests (minimum 6 guests)
  • * Upgraded rooms throughout the trip
  • * Internal flight from Delhi to Udaipur in premium economy class – comfier seats and extra luggage allowance!
  • * Tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff are included in the tour price.
  • * Flexible Cancellation Policy: Book with confidence! A deposit of $500 CAD/$400 USD (or the equivalent in your local currency) reserves your spot on the trip. The balance owing will be due on or before January 6, 2021. If you cancel before January 21, 2021, all monies paid to TGIR will be refunded in full. After this date, the following cancellation policy applies.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s, we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive a letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 59 days to 30 days prior to arrival - A complete refund
  • 29 days prior to arrival - 100 % of the tour/service cost

Pricing

The cost of this itinerary will be 3600 CAD/ 2750 USD on a double occupancy basis. We can add another 700 CAD/ 550 USD extra for the single supplement.

Route Map

Route Map

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Day 1

Arrival

Delhi

Welcome to India!

Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport. Hop into your private vehicle, enjoy the Bollywood playlist and check-in to your room for the night. This day will be all about getting to know the group and relaxing. If you are itching to explore the city, here are a few things you can do.
things you can do
  • Visiting Connaught Place for a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of India.
  • Dining at Nizam’s Kathi Kabab or any restaurant of your choice.
  • Shopping at Janpath.
  • Experiencing the night-life of Delhi at Hauz Khas Village.
Girl
Girl
things you can do
  • Visiting Connaught Place for a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of India.
  • Dining at Nizam’s Kathi Kabab or any restaurant of your choice.
  • Shopping at Janpath.
  • Experiencing the night-life of Delhi at Hauz Khas Village.

Day 2

Flying to

Udaipur

aeroplane
Rise and shine people!
Today you’ll be flying to Udaipur to begin this incredible journey. Your flight from Delhi will be an hour and a half long. Once you reach Udaipur, check into your rooms and spend your remaining time soaking in the city's vibe.

Day 3-4

Udaipur

Take day 3 to explore the “Venice Of the East ”.Udaipur is the most romantic city of India and probably the most easy-going as well. It is a beautiful city to ease into India, with a plethora of lakes and palaces for you to explore. On day 4, see the city on your own terms or simply spend it to shop in the Udaipur market.

Top places to visit

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple

An Indo-Aryan architectural marvel that is drenched in positivity and holiness of Hinduism. There are beautifully crafted idols of god in this place that will soothe your soul.

Bagore Ki Haveli

Located right at the waterfront of Lake Pichola, Bagore Ki Haveli is an extravagant architectural piece that once served as the living quarters of the prime minister of Mewar.

Bagore Ki Haveli
City Palace

City Palace

Smacked right in the middle of the city, City Palace has been Udaipur's pride since 1559. Built over a span of 400 years by various rulers of Mewar, this palace flaunts an amazing amalgam of Rajasthani, European, Chinese and Mughal architectural styles.

Saheliyon Ki Bari

Built by Rana Sangram Singh, this high garden is laden with gorgeous flowers, white marble elephants, and pavements blooming with the charms of nature. For all you curious minds out there, it even has a science centre contained within it.

Saheliyon Ki Bari

Experiences to grab:

  • Boating on Lake Pichola.
  • Attending a cultural show at Bagore ki Haveli.
  • Shopping for ethnic wears and handicrafts in Udaipur Market.

Day 5

En-route

Jodhpur

Today you’ll be taking a road trip to Jodhpur on the buttery smooth highways of Rajasthan. On the way, you’ll take a detour to Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur Temple Complex.

Top places to visit

Ranakpur Temple

Ranakpur Temple Complex

A potential candidate for the Wonder of the World list, Ranakpur Jain Temple is beautiful. With 1444 carved marble pillars, each different from the other, 29 intricately carved walls and 80 domes, Ranakpur will be a delight to see on this road trip.

Kumbhalgarh

One of the most prominent forts in Rajasthan that is next in line to grab the title for the “Great Wall”.

In Kumbhalgarh, you’ll get to see the second longest wall in the world and will explore an array of temples and palaces.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Unforgettable experiences

  • Learning the philosophies behind the murals of Ranakpur Jain Temple.
  • Running on the longest and apparently the strongest wall of Rajasthan.
  • THE ROAD TRIP! See the topography and colours change while you are accompanied by cows on your way

Day 6

Jodhpur

Welcome To Jodhpur, the blue city of Rajasthan. Away from the glitz and glam, Jodhpur will present to you a more realistic window to India. Our mission here is to get lost in the blue walls just to explore the culture of Rajasthan a little intimately. Later in the evening travel to Bishnoi Village for dinner and jeep safari.
Bishnoi Village
jeep

Later that day drive to Bishnoi Village

A village managed by a tribe of naturalists. It is a common man’s land with deeply rooted traditional values that revolve around conserving the environment. This experience will be all about enjoying the primitive lifestyle, interacting with rural folks and exploring their riches on a jeep safari.

Top places to visit

Mehrangarh Fort

Perched 400 above the city, on the top of a hill, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the oldest and the most prominent forts in India. Enjoy its intricate architecture, visit the fort’s museum, go zip lining here (optional) or maybe sway to the authentic Rajasthani folk music in the fort.

Mehrangarh Fort

Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Famous for being the world’s largest residences, Umaid Bhawan is a palace turned hotel. Here you’ll visit its very famous museum that's known for its vintage car and clock collection.

Umaid Bhawan

Experiences to grab:

  • Take a stroll in the streets of the blue city. You can explore the area on your own or go on a guided walking tour as well.
  • If you are a naturalist, do visit the Rao Desert Rock Park to see how ecologists made this desert region green.
  • Visit the Clock Tower and shop at Old City Markets.
  • Explore Jaswant Thada. It is a marble wonder created by Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899. Besides being an incredible package of art and architecture, this building has a multi-level garden, intricately carved gazebos and a pond for you to explore.

Day 7

Chandelao

Garh

An early morning check-out and drive to Chandelao Garh
Chandelao Garh is a luxurious rural getaway that blooms and shines in its roots. The Village of Chandelao is focused on advocating community-based tourism and believes in empowering women.

Top places to visit

 Sundar Rang NGO

Visiting Sundar Rang NGO

After checking in your heritage home, you’ll visit the Sundar Rang NGO. This NGO works as a great initiative to recognise the skills and beauty in the work of village women.

Over 30 women work at Sunder Rang today, producing traditional Rajasthani textiles and handicrafts for both local and export markets.

Are you down for some handcrafting sessions? Learn sewing and embroidery from these ladies while teaching them a thing or two about English. Sounds like a fair deal, right?

Chandelao Wildlife and Bird Safari

Later that day,you’ll get to spend some time with his highness Praduman Singh, who will take you on a jeep safari. Praduman Singh Rathore is the present Thakur of Chandelao Garh.

This safari will take you deep into Rajasthani countryside where you will see the hand-painted horses, camels, buffalos and goats grazing the fields.

A little later in the journey, you’ll get to see Nilgai, the largest of Asian antelopes. If you are lucky, you may also get to see spiral-horned blackbuck and the chinkara.

After this venture, you’ll enjoy a homemade buffet with optional classic wines and beers.

 Chandelao Wildlife and Bird SafariO

Day 8

Jaisalmer

Sand Dunes

Today we will take an early morning drive to Jaisalmer Sand Dunes. This drive will be a little longer than usual, approximately six hours long. But don't you worry as we will cover yet another architectural marvel on the way.

Top places to visit

Osian Mata Temple

On this road trip, you’ll get to visit the beautiful Osian Mata Temple or Sachiya Mata Temple. Built in the 9th and 10th century, this temple is now famous as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan '' because of its intricate design and medieval era paintings. Once you are done basking in its glory you will hit the road again to reach Jaisalmer Sand Dunes

Osian Mata Temple
jaisalmer Sand Dunes

Jaisalmer Sand Dunes

On reaching the sand dunes, the views of the endless Thar will greet you, after which you will check-in your camping site.The breezy affair with the winds in the evening and watching the sunset while sipping on some iced tea sounds like a package, doesn’t it? Camping overnight in Swiss tents beneath a sheet of twinkling stars overlooking a vast desert is even better. You’ll get all this along with authentic Rajasthani food and traditional shows on your visit to Jaisalmer Sand Dunes.

Unforgettable Experiences to Grab:

  • Catch the sunset! Please your eyes with the sweeping view of the rolling dunes as they ready themselves to welcome the streaks of crimson that paint the sky.
  • Visit the villages of the Thar Desert to sneak a peek into their lifestyle.
  • After a fun-filled camel ride and bird watching sessions, revel in the magical combination of authentic dinner and performances.

Day 9

Jaisalmer

Nestled on the far end of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is an age-old city placed elegantly between the dunes and nomadic villages. This city looks like a page from a fairy tale with a sandcastle and everything in the hues of gold.

Top places to visit

jaisalmer fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Counted amongst the most massive forts in the world, Jaisalmer Fort is the most famous landmark of Jaisalmer city. Unlike other forts in Rajasthan, this one is a living and working part of the town. So, walk the winding streets and explore the fort’s museum, shops, authentic restaurants and mod cafes.

Jain Temples

Get yourself ready to be awestruck by the timeless beauty of 7 yellow sandstone temples at Jain Temples. The intricately carved walls and the free-flowing positive energy will make you glad you went there.

jain temple

Unforgettable Experiences to Grab:

  • Relax and reflect at the very tranquil Gadisar Lake.
  • See a series of stone cenotaphs on the edge of the city at Bada Bagh

Day 10

Bikaner

On day 10, take an early morning drive to Bikaner. Bikaner with its magnificence in architecture, art and culture is filled with colour, festivity and cultural marvels. The city will mesmerise you with the camels sauntering the beautiful sand dunes and its ancient palaces and fort.

Top places to visit

junagarh fort

Junagarh Fort

The Junagarh Fort of Bikaner is a magnificent structure around which the city of Bikaner flourished. This fort is best known for its gardens, balconies, and kiosks. Here you’ll see the perfect amalgamation of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajasthani architectural style in red sandstones.

Gajner Palace

This palace turned hotel is built on the lakeshore and spreads across 6000 acres. It is very much an exotic gem in the desert that was once used as a hunting ground.

gajner palace
Lalgarh Palace

Lalgarh Palace

Lalgarh Palace is a breathtaking monument in Bikaner that was built in European Style. This palace is known to change colour as the day proceeds. Besides the usual exploration, walk through the splendid corridors and take a stroll in the garden outside.

Karni Mata Temple

To visit this famous rat temple, you have to travel 30 km from Bikaner. In this temple, rats move freely and are considered to be the incarnation of Karni Mata’s devotees. According to the popular legend, if you are run over by a rat here, luck will come your way.

Karni Mata

Day 11-13

Jaipur

On day 11 you’ll drive to the capital of Rajasthan -Jaipur. Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. It was the first-ever planned city of the country, and it still retains its old-world charm with circumscribing walls and gates decorated with drawings on the backdrop of a beautiful pink hue. Laden with structural marvels, your trip in Jaipur will revolve around its rich history and incubated heritage. Spend day 11-12 exploring the must-visit places and on day 13 spend some time shopping or grabbing other experiences like optional cooking classes
(25 CAD).

places to visit

Hawa mahal

The Hawa Mahal

Smacked right in the heart of this pink city, Hawa Mahal is an airy edifice built in the shape of a crown.This large five-storied structure will leave you gasping in awe with its intricate design and vividly spectacular levels.

The City palace

City palace is among the most beautiful structures of Rajasthan. Home to the former royal family, your trip here will revolve around visiting the many museums inside this palace. In the gist of which, you’ll get to see royal attires, weapons and other historical tokens that are a part of the city’s legacy.

City palace
amer fort

Amer Fort

Take a jeep ride and ascend towards the incredibly gorgeous Amer Fort. This mammoth structure has a twist of Mughal on its predominantly Indian architecture. Rest assured, you will explore every inch of it along with its many palaces and temples on your visit here.

Unforgettable Experiences to Grab:

  • Eating at Chokhi Dhani and enjoying the cultural show.
  • You can even take the evening to ramble in the alleyways and twisted roads experiencing local lives and even better local food.

Day 14

En-route

Agra

Fasten your seatbelt for today's adventure. We will take you to the very secluded lands of Rusirani. Travel a more rocky terrain on an early check-out to reach this village, nestled in the heights of the Aravalli hills.

places to visit

Rusirani Village

Rusirani Village

Rusirani Village is a social tourism locale that opens its doors to a limited number of tourists. By taking this trip, you will not only understand rural India better, but you will contribute towards the prosperity of the village and help a girl with her education.

Here a local family will host you for your lunch. Enjoy your freshly prepared meal while having a one on one conversation with the rural folks. Later, you’ll also get to visit the ancient ruins that the villagers take pride in showing off.

Abhaneri

A little further in the journey on the Jaipur Agra Highway, the mysterious stepwell of Abhaneri will be waiting for you.

Built in 13 levels, with over 3500 stairs, this hidden gem will be a spectacle to catch as you continue on to Agra.

Abhaneri
Fatehpur

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is India’s famous and the most magnificent ghost city that history knows about. Commissioned in the 16th century, this fortified city served the Mughal Emperor Akbar as a capital for a total of 15 years.If it is your first time visiting India, this will be your very first encounter with a Mughal structure. So, make the most out of it!

Day 15

Agra

Experience a change in tone, on your visit to Agra. Quite contrasting from Rajasthan, Agra will be more chaotic. Today you’ll be exploring this former capital of Mughal Empire and will be tracing the pinnacle of the “Golden Age”.

Top places to visit

Taj Mahall

Taj Mahal

Check the eternal epitome of love off of your bucket list. Explore every nook and cranny of this complex and learn why it has earned its place on the “Wonder of the World” list. If time permits, catch the dreamy sunrise here.

Agra Fort

Heading ahead we’ll take you to one of the main attractions of the city – the Agra Fort. Located along the bank of river Yamuna this red sandstone fortress reeks of bravery and courage of the present-day military and stories of Mughal emperors.

Agra Fort

Itimad-Ud-Daulah's tomb

Furthermore, we’ll be taking you to the baby Taj Mahal or more so, a Mughal mausoleum – Itimad-Ud-Daulah. This white marble wonder was the real inspiration for Taj Mahal, and you should not miss it.

Itimad Ud Daulah Tomb

Day 16

Delhi

After an early morning drive to Delhi, you will go for our version of ‘Delhi Darshan’. It is your last day in India, so we will try to make most out of it.

Top places to visit

Red Fort

The Red Fort

A red sandstone home to the Mughal emperor that reeks of history so emotional that may bring you to tears. Wars, deaths, and love – you’ll come across everything here. And oh! It is also one of the finest creations of the Mughal Empire with their signature symmetrical gardens and amazing interiors.

Jama masjid

Your next stop will be the largest mosque in India that has a capacity of over 25,000 people. Marvel at its opulence and feel the spirituality that oozes from every nook and cranny of this place.

Jama Masjid

Chandni Chowk

Give in to your shopping cravings at Chandni Chowk.

Shop for ethnic wear, jewellery, home decor, spices and whatnot at this place.

qutub minar

The Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. This gigantic Indo – Islamic minaret will leave you stunned with the stories of its strength through time immemorial.

india gate

India Gate

Finally, to get a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of Delhi, you’ll visit India Gate. This 40 m high structure is a war memorial with an eternal fire that pays homage to the martyrs.

Day 17

Departure

Today you’ll return back home from Delhi International Airport. We hope to see you back soon.

Day 1

Arrival

Delhi

Welcome to India!

Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport. Hop into your private vehicle, enjoy the Bollywood playlist and check-in to your room for the night. This day will be all about getting to know the group and relaxing. If you are itching to explore the city, here are a few things you can do.
Girl
things you can do
  • Visiting Connaught Place for a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of India.
  • Dining at Nizam’s Kathi Kabab or any restaurant of your choice.
  • Shopping at Janpath.
  • Experiencing the night-life of Delhi at Hauz Khas Village.

Day 2

Flying to

Udaipur

aeroplane
Rise and shine people!
Today you’ll be flying to Udaipur to begin this incredible journey. Your flight from Delhi will be an hour and a half long. Once you reach Udaipur, check into your rooms and spend your remaining time soaking in the city's vibe.

Day 3-4

Udaipur

Take day 3 to explore the “Venice Of the East ”.Udaipur is the most romantic city of India and probably the most easy-going as well. It is a beautiful city to ease into India, with a plethora of lakes and palaces for you to explore. On day 4, see the city on your own terms or simply spend it to shop in the Udaipur market.

Top places to visit

Jagdish Temple

An Indo-Aryan architectural marvel that is drenched in positivity and holiness of Hinduism. There are beautifully crafted idols of god in this place that will soothe your soul.

Jagdish Temple

Bagore Ki Haveli

Located right at the waterfront of Lake Pichola, Bagore Ki Haveli is an extravagant architectural piece that once served as the living quarters of the prime minister of Mewar.

Bagore Ki Haveli

City Palace

Smacked right in the middle of the city, City Palace has been Udaipur's pride since 1559. Built over a span of 400 years by various rulers of Mewar, this palace flaunts an amazing amalgam of Rajasthani, European, Chinese and Mughal architectural styles.

City Palace

Saheliyon Ki Bari

Built by Rana Sangram Singh, this high garden is laden with gorgeous flowers, white marble elephants, and pavements blooming with the charms of nature. For all you curious minds out there, it even has a science centre contained within it.

Saheliyon Ki Bari

Experiences to grab:

  • Boating on Lake Pichola.
  • Attending a cultural show at Bagore ki Haveli.
  • Shopping for ethnic wears and handicrafts in Udaipur Market.

Day 5

En-route

Jodhpur

Today you’ll be taking a road trip to Jodhpur on the buttery smooth highways of Rajasthan. On the way, you’ll take a detour to Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur Temple Complex.

Top places to visit

Ranakpur Temple Complex

A potential candidate for the Wonder of the World list, Ranakpur Jain Temple is beautiful. With 1444 carved marble pillars, each different from the other, 29 intricately carved walls and 80 domes, Ranakpur will be a delight to see on this road trip.

Ranakpur Temple

Kumbhalgarh

One of the most prominent forts in Rajasthan that is next in line to grab the title for the “Great Wall”.

In Kumbhalgarh, you’ll get to see the second longest wall in the world and will explore an array of temples and palaces.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Unforgettable experiences

  • Learning the philosophies behind the murals of Ranakpur Jain Temple.
  • Running on the longest and apparently the strongest wall of Rajasthan.
  • THE ROAD TRIP! See the topography and colours change while you are accompanied by cows on your way

Day 6

Jodhpur

Welcome To Jodhpur, the blue city of Rajasthan. Away from the glitz and glam, Jodhpur will present to you a more realistic window to India. Our mission here is to get lost in the blue walls just to explore the culture of Rajasthan a little intimately. Later in the evening travel to Bishnoi Village for dinner and jeep safari.
jeep

Later that day drive to Bishnoi Village

A village managed by a tribe of naturalists. It is a common man’s land with deeply rooted traditional values that revolve around conserving the environment. This experience will be all about enjoying the primitive lifestyle, interacting with rural folks and exploring their riches on a jeep safari.

Bishnoi Village
Top places to visit

Mehrangarh Fort

Perched 400 above the city, on the top of a hill, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the oldest and the most prominent forts in India. Enjoy its intricate architecture, visit the fort’s museum, go zip lining here (optional) or maybe sway to the authentic Rajasthani folk music in the fort.

Mehrangarh Fort

Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Famous for being the world’s largest residences, Umaid Bhawan is a palace turned hotel. Here you’ll visit its very famous museum that's known for its vintage car and clock collection.

Umaid Bhawan

Experiences to grab:

  • Take a stroll in the streets of the blue city. You can explore the area on your own or go on a guided walking tour as well.
  • If you are a naturalist, do visit the Rao desert rock park to see how ecologists made this desert region green.
  • Visit the Clock Tower and shop at Old City Markets.
  • Explore Jaswant Thada. It is a marble wonder created by Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899. Besides being an incredible package of art and architecture, this building has a multi-level garden, intricately carved gazebos and a pond for you to explore.

Day 7

Chandelao

Garh

An early morning check-out and drive to Chandelao Garh
Chandelao Garh is a luxurious rural getaway that blooms and shines in its roots. The Village of Chandelao is focused on advocating community-based tourism and believes in empowering women.

Top places to visit

Visiting Sundar Rang NGO

After checking in your heritage home, you’ll visit the Sundar Rang NGO. This NGO works as a great initiative to recognise the skills and beauty in the work of village women.

Over 30 women work at Sunder Rang today, producing traditional Rajasthani textiles and handicrafts for both local and export markets.

Are you down for some handcrafting sessions? Learn sewing and embroidery from these ladies while teaching them a thing or two about English. Sounds like a fair deal, right?

 Sundar Rang NGO

Chandelao Wildlife and Bird Safari

Later that day,you’ll get to spend some time with his highness Praduman Singh, who will take you on a jeep safari. Praduman Singh Rathore is the present Thakur of Chandelao Garh.

This safari will take you deep into Rajasthani countryside where you will see the hand-painted horses, camels, buffalos and goats grazing the fields.

A little later in the journey, you’ll get to see Nilgai, the largest of Asian antelopes. If you are lucky, you may also get to see spiral-horned blackbuck and the chinkara.

After this venture, you’ll enjoy a homemade buffet with optional classic wines and beers.

 Chandelao Wildlife and Bird SafariO

Day 8

Jaisalmer

Sand Dunes

Today we will take an early morning drive to Jaisalmer Sand Dunes. This drive will be a little longer than usual, approximately six hours long. But don't you worry as we will cover yet another architectural marvel on the way.

Top places to visit

Osian Mata Temple

On this road trip, you’ll get to visit the beautiful Osian Mata Temple or Sachiya Mata Temple. Built in the 9th and 10th century, this temple is now famous as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan '' because of its intricate design and medieval era paintings. Once you are done basking in its glory you will hit the road again to reach Jaisalmer Sand Dunes

Osian Mata Temple

Jaisalmer Sand Dunes

On reaching the sand dunes, the views of the endless Thar will greet you, after which you will check-in your camping site.The breezy affair with the winds in the evening and watching the sunset while sipping on some iced tea sounds like a package, doesn’t it? Camping overnight in Swiss tents beneath a sheet of twinkling stars overlooking a vast desert is even better. You’ll get all this along with authentic Rajasthani food and traditional shows on your visit to Jaisalmer Sand Dunes.

jaisalmer Sand Dunes

Unforgettable Experiences to Grab:

  • Catch the sunset! Please your eyes with the sweeping view of the rolling dunes as they ready themselves to welcome the streaks of crimson that paint the sky.
  • Visit the villages of the Thar Desert to sneak a peek into their lifestyle.
  • After a fun-filled camel ride and bird watching sessions, revel in the magical combination of authentic dinner and performances.

Day 9

Jaisalmer

Nestled on the far end of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is an age-old city placed elegantly between the dunes and nomadic villages. This city looks like a page from a fairy tale with a sandcastle and everything in the hues of gold.

Top places to visit

Jaisalmer Fort

Counted amongst the most massive forts in the world, Jaisalmer Fort is the most famous landmark of Jaisalmer city. Unlike other forts in Rajasthan, this one is a living and working part of the town. So, walk the winding streets and explore the fort’s museum, shops, authentic restaurants and mod cafes.

jaisalmer fort

Jain Temples

Get yourself ready to be awestruck by the timeless beauty of 7 yellow sandstone temples at Jain Temples. The intricately carved walls and the free-flowing positive energy will make you glad you went there.

jain temple

Unforgettable Experiences to Grab:

  • Relax and reflect at the very tranquil Gadisar Lake.
  • See a series of stone cenotaphs on the edge of the city at Bada Bagh

Day 10

Bikaner

On day 10, take an early morning drive to Bikaner. Bikaner with its magnificence in architecture, art and culture is filled with colour, festivity and cultural marvels. The city will mesmerise you with the camels sauntering the beautiful sand dunes and its ancient palaces and fort.

Top places to visit

Junagarh Fort

The Junagarh Fort of Bikaner is a magnificent structure around which the city of Bikaner flourished. This fort is best known for its gardens, balconies, and kiosks. Here you’ll see the perfect amalgamation of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajasthani architectural style in red sandstones.

junagarh fort

Gajner Palace

This palace turned hotel is built on the lakeshore and spreads across 6000 acres. It is very much an exotic gem in the desert that was once used as a hunting ground.

gajner palace

Lalgarh Palace

Lalgarh Palace is a breathtaking monument in Bikaner that was built in European Style. This palace is known to change colour as the day proceeds. Besides the usual exploration, walk through the splendid corridors and take a stroll in the garden outside.

Lalgarh Palace

Karni Mata Temple

To visit this famous rat temple, you have to travel 30 km from Bikaner. In this temple, rats move freely and are considered to be the incarnation of Karni Mata’s devotees. According to the popular legend, if you are run over by a rat here, luck will come your way.

Karni Mata

Day 11-13

Jaipur

On day 11 you’ll drive to the capital of Rajasthan -Jaipur. Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. It was the first-ever planned city of the country, and it still retains its old-world charm with circumscribing walls and gates decorated with drawings on the backdrop of a beautiful pink hue. Laden with structural marvels, your trip in Jaipur will revolve around its rich history and incubated heritage. Spend day 11-12 exploring the must-visit places and on day 13 spend some time shopping or grabbing other experiences like optional cooking classes.
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places to visit

The Hawa Mahal

Smacked right in the heart of this pink city, Hawa Mahal is an airy edifice built in the shape of a crown.This large five-storied structure will leave you gasping in awe with its intricate design and vividly spectacular levels.

Hawa mahal

The City palace

City palace is among the most beautiful structures of Rajasthan. Home to the former royal family, your trip here will revolve around visiting the many museums inside this palace. In the gist of which, you’ll get to see royal attires, weapons and other historical tokens that are a part of the city’s legacy.

City palace

Amer Fort

Take a jeep ride and ascend towards the incredibly gorgeous Amer Fort. This mammoth structure has a twist of Mughal on its predominantly Indian architecture. Rest assured, you will explore every inch of it along with its many palaces and temples on your visit here.

amer fort

Unforgettable Experiences to Grab:

  • Eating at Chokhi Dhani and enjoying the cultural show.
  • You can even take the evening to ramble in the alleyways and twisted roads experiencing local lives and even better local food.

Day 14

En-route

Agra

Fasten your seatbelt for today's adventure. We will take you to the very secluded lands of Rusirani. Travel a more rocky terrain on an early check-out to reach this village, nestled in the heights of the Aravalli hills.

places to visit

Rusirani Village

Rusirani Village is a social tourism locale that opens its doors to a limited number of tourists. By taking this trip, you will not only understand rural India better, but you will contribute towards the prosperity of the village and help a girl with her education.

Here a local family will host you for your lunch. Enjoy your freshly prepared meal while having a one on one conversation with the rural folks. Later, you’ll also get to visit the ancient ruins that the villagers take pride in showing off.

Rusirani Village

Abhaneri

A little further in the journey on the Jaipur Agra Highway, the mysterious stepwell of Abhaneri will be waiting for you.

Built in 13 levels, with over 3500 stairs, this hidden gem will be a spectacle to catch as you continue on to Agra.

Abhaneri

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is India’s famous and the most magnificent ghost city that history knows about. Commissioned in the 16th century, this fortified city served the Mughal Emperor Akbar as a capital for a total of 15 years.If it is your first time visiting India, this will be your very first encounter with a Mughal structure. So, make the most out of it!

Fatehpur

Day 15

Agra

Experience a change in tone, on your visit to Agra. Quite contrasting from Rajasthan, Agra will be more chaotic. Today you’ll be exploring this former capital of Mughal Empire and will be tracing the pinnacle of the “Golden Age”.

Top places to visit

Taj Mahal

Check the eternal epitome of love off of your bucket list. Explore every nook and cranny of this complex and learn why it has earned its place on the “Wonder of the World” list. If time permits, catch the dreamy sunrise here.

Taj Mahall

Agra Fort

Heading ahead we’ll take you to one of the main attractions of the city – the Agra Fort. Located along the bank of river Yamuna this red sandstone fortress reeks of bravery and courage of the present-day military and stories of Mughal emperors.

Agra Fort

Itimad-Ud-Daulah's tomb

Furthermore, we’ll be taking you to the baby Taj Mahal or more so, a Mughal mausoleum – Itimad-Ud-Daulah. This white marble wonder was the real inspiration for Taj Mahal, and you should not miss it.

Itimad Ud Daulah Tomb

Day 16

Delhi

After an early morning drive to Delhi, you will go for our version of ‘Delhi Darshan’. It is your last day in India, so we will try to make most out of it.

Top places to visit

The Red Fort

A red sandstone home to the Mughal emperor that reeks of history so emotional that may bring you to tears. Wars, deaths, and love – you’ll come across everything here. And oh! It is also one of the finest creations of the Mughal Empire with their signature symmetrical gardens and amazing interiors.

Red Fort

Jama masjid

Your next stop will be the largest mosque in India that has a capacity of over 25,000 people. Marvel at its opulence and feel the spirituality that oozes from every nook and cranny of this place.

Jama Masjid

Chandni Chowk

Give in to your shopping cravings at Chandni Chowk.

Shop for ethnic wear, jewellery, home decor, spices and whatnot at this place.

The Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. This gigantic Indo – Islamic minaret will leave you stunned with the stories of its strength through time immemorial.

qutub minar

India Gate

Finally, to get a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of Delhi, you’ll visit India Gate. This 40 m high structure is a war memorial with an eternal fire that pays homage to the martyrs.

india gate

Day 17

Departure

Today you’ll return back home from Delhi International Airport. We hope to see you back soon.

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Inclusions

Monuments:

Delhi- Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Jama Masjid.

Udaipur- Bagore Ki Haveli, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Ranakpur Temple, Kumbhal Garh

Jodhpur- Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan, Jaswant Thada

Jaisalmer- Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, Gadsisar Lake, Bada Bagh

Bikaner- Junagarh Fort, Gajner Palace, Lalgarh Palace and KarNi Mata Temple.

Jaipur- Amer Fort, Palace of Wind( Hawa Mahal), City Palace and Abhaneri

Agra- Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah and Fatehpur Sikri.

  • An English speaking chauffeur driven luxury Maharaja Traveler Van/Luxury Coach for the entire plan.
  • Premium Domestic Economy class one way flight, New Delhi - Udaipur.
  • Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis at every destination mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation on Half Board basis at Chandelao Garh & Jaisalmer Sam Sand Dunes.
  • Monument entry fee as per the itinerary.
  • Rajasthani Thali Dinner at Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur.
  • An English speaking guide as per the sightseeing mentioned above.
  • Services of an accompanying TGIR Director for the entire plan.
  • Tuk Tuk ride at Fathepur Sikri.
  • One way Jeep rides towards Amer Fort.
  • Bottled water & snacks during the journey throughout the tour.
  • All parking charges including the state taxes and the tolls.
  • Driver food, lodge & daily expenses covered.
  • Gratuities - These basic gratuities will cover tour escorts, luggage handling, porters, restaurants, drivers, and other members providing services during your tour. Applies to group tours only.

Exclusions:

  • International Flights.
  • Visa or Immigration Assistance.
  • Camera Fee or Video fee at any monuments.
  • Meals, Drinks, and other things not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any Meals not specified in the inclusions.
  • Situations due to emergencies.
  • Any last-minute cancellations or changes in the program due to unforeseen circumstances.
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