Highlights of Rajasthan
Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Jodhpur | Deogarh | Udaipur | Mumbai
THOUGH IT DOES not traverse very many cities, this itinerary encapsulates the colour and vibrancy of the region. Introduction to the
palimpsest that is India, are the seven cities of Delhi, amicably rubbing shoulders with modern cosmopolitan living. Agra adds further insight, particularly to the Mughal era. As tribute to the golden age of culture that it nurtured stands that ‘monument to eternal love’ – the Taj Mahal. The interplay of cultures is clearly visible in Rajasthan, but there are forts, such as the one at Kumbalgarh near Deogarh, that proudly assert they have never been successfully assailed. Mumbai, on the other hand, wears her multi-cultural identity with pride. At the edge of the Thar Desert stands Jodhpur, one of the three most powerful of the erstwhile kingdoms of Rajasthan. The splendour of its imposing fort, glory of the many palaces and havelis and vibrant attraction of its bazaars make it one of the most popular destinations in Rajasthan. Charming Deogarh is off the beaten track, and the warm hospitality of the royal family makes it the ideal base for excursions to surrounding attractions. From the craggy outcrops of the Aravali through the desert and into the green oasis of Udaipur you travel before linking up in international air schedules at Mumbai.
ITINERARY - 10 nights/ 11 days
DAY 01 ARRIVAL
Reception and welcome at Delhi airport followed by transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02 DELHI
After a morning at leisure, a tour introduces you to the city of New Delhi. Sundown takes you to a Hindu temple to be part of the evening prayer.
DAY 03 DELHI
Explore Old Delhi, Shahjahanabad of the Mughals, still a vital, throbbing city of distinctive character.
DAY 04 DELHI ~ AGRA
The express train to Agra leaves at dawn. The luminescent marble of the Taj expresses many moods, a single visit will not do justice. Return in the evening after having explored the town.
DAY 05 AGRA ~ JAIPUR
Watch the pearly light of dawn paint delicate hues on the Taj before driving out to Jaipur. Halt en route at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri or the Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
DAY 06 JAIPUR ~ JODHPUR
Morning is a good time for the elephant back climb up to the ramparts of Amber Fort. It leaves the afternoon to explore the city. Travel to Jodhpur by the evening flight.
DAY 07 JODHPUR
The ancient stronghold of Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Old Fort Museum and Balsamand Lake are some of
sights you will visit.
DAY 08 JODHPUR ~ DEOGARH
Enjoy the hospitality of the royal family at the magnificent Deogarh Palace, which is now a heritage hotel. A visit to the village gives you an intimate insight into rural life.
DAY 09 DEOGARH ~ UDAIPUR
Not very far away is Udaipur, the city of lakes, palaces, museums, temples, and gardens, all of which you will visit during the day.
DAY 1O UDAIPUR
The morning is at leisure to enjoy and relax, and take a boat to explore the lakes.
DAY 11 UDAIPUR ~ MUMBAI ~ DEPARTURE
Fly to Mumbai in the morning. Spend time sightseeing or shopping while you wait to be transfer to the airport in time for your flight out.