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Wild & Historic Rajasthan

12 Days : $ 2,220 per person

From the bustling streets of Delhi to the tigers’ “pug marks” in Ranthambore, this safari in India is brimming with history and culture.

 
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Itinerary Summary

Day Place Highlights Hotel
1-3 Delhi Red Fort, Chandni Chowk Market, Gandhi Memorial Amarya Villa
3-4 Agra Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort The Trident
4-6 Ranthambore Jungle Jeep Safaris, Tiger Tracking Dev Vilas
6-8 Jaipur Amber Fort, Palace of Winds, Bustling Markets Shahpura House
8-9 Deogarh Relaxation Deogarh Mahal
9-12 Udaipur Magical Lakes, City Palace, Jain Temples Udai Kothi
12 Delhi Return Flight

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Guest Speak

“Whether I was sitting around a campfire in the tiger preserve talking with people or watching the children fly their kites on a rooftop in Jaipur, I felt connected to this wonderful country.”
Nancy O’Connor, Marjorie McCann & Dylan O’Connor, USA

Delhi (2 nights)

Day 1 - 3

International arrival
Delhi
Delhi

Mysterious eternity – Imperial past and pulsating present! India’s capital Delhi, a product of over 5000 yrs history, houses 2 World Heritage sites and the finest museums. Shops offer traditional and contemporary handicrafts. Its plethora of fine dining restaurants and a throbbing nightlife add zest to this historical city.

Activities

Visit the imposing Red Fort and impressive Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple; ISKCON Temple; explore Chandini Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; Parliament Street, Parliament Museum, Lodhi Gardens; National Museum, Bangla Sahib; enjoy views of Delhi best on a Metro journey; experience a plenitude of cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful ‘Dilli Haat’, an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar.

Hotel
Amarya Villa

Amarya Villa

Agra (1 night)

Day 3 - 4

Drive from Delhi to Agra (205 km, 4 hrs)
Agra
Agra

Unravel the sheer charm of white marble! Layers of history are peeled away to reveal an amazing tapestry of life, for hiding behind the heat and chaos is a stunning monument etched in cool white marble…the wonder that is called the Taj Mahal; a World Heritage site, an architectural marvel and a testimony of undying love.

Activities

Explore Agra..the former capital of Hindustan, located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is best known the world over as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 3 grandiose monuments – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the sublime white marbled mausoleum of theTaj Mahal..at sunrise and sunset; see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah; admire the magnificent Agra Fort and the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. Enjoy a decorated tonga ride (a horse drawn carriage, popular in olden days) through the fabled city.

Hotel
The Trident

The Trident

Ranthambore (2 nights)

Day 4 - 6

Drive from Agra to Ranthambore (300 km, 6 hrs)
Ranthambore
Ranthambore

A wildlife enthusiast’s and photographer’s dream! One of India’s finest wildlife destinations and included in Project Tiger, this National park derives its name from the 11th century Ranthambhore Fort; overrun by vegetation, remnants of palaces, temples and guard stones.Today, it is famous for its majestic predators -the Tigers.

Activities

Explore Ranthambore National Park, where the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen – with morning and afternoon safaris.

Hotel
Dev Vilas

Dev Vilas

Jaipur (2 nights)

Day 6 - 8

Drive from Ranthambore to Jaipur (200 km, 4 hrs)
Jaipur
Jaipur

The ‘eternal Pink city’ Enclosed within hills, this ‘rose pink’ city founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, is Rajasthan’s capital. The whole city was painted pink by Man Singh when the Prince of Wales and later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. Today, every home is obliged by law to maintain this façade.

Activities

Explore the Amber Fort, the Albert Hall, City Palace, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. See the Govind Devji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Lakshmi Narayan and Ganesh Temples; visit the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Raj Mandir Cinema.

Deogarh (1 night)

Day 8 - 9

Drive from Jaipur to Deogarh (280 km, 5 hrs)
Deogarh
Deogarh

Majestic royalty revisited! Deogarh was a feudal estate in Mewar, the premier state of Rajasthan. Their chieftains were titled Rawats (feudal barons) and their estates were called ‘thikanas’. The thikana of Deogarh lies on the border of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara and is an authentic Rajasthani village experience.

Udaipur (3 nights)

Day 9 - 12

Drive from Deogarh to Udaipur (145 km, 4 hrs)
Udaipur
Udaipur

The inimitable Lake city! Unlike its desert counterparts, Udaipur is situated in the forested hilly region of the Aravalli Ranges; in complete contrast to the arid deserts of Marwar in the northwest. Tucked away in the midst of hills, the city is an impregnable citadel, with an impressive royal lineage stretching back 26 generations. A do-or-die attitude and a fierce sense of independence characterize Udaipur.

Activities

In Udaipur, embark on a tour of this lovely city which will include the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and a boat ride on scenic Lake Pichola. Take a trip to Haldighati in the Aravalli hills (40km); visit the Eklingji Shiva temple near Devigarh; explore the impressive temple ruins at Nagda (22 km).

Hotel
Udai Kothi

Udai Kothi

Delhi (0 Night)

Day 12

Flight from Udaipur to Delhi
Delhi
Delhi

Mysterious eternity – Imperial past and pulsating present! India’s capital Delhi, a product of over 5000 yrs history, houses 2 World Heritage sites and the finest museums. Shops offer traditional and contemporary handicrafts. Its plethora of fine dining restaurants and a throbbing nightlife add zest to this historical city.

Transfer to International Airport.

Expert Speak

“A classic Golden Triangle/Rajasthan tour, mixing varied landscapes, culture and heritage whilst also giving you time to enjoy some of the finest nature and wildlife that India has to offer.”

Renuka Salvi

Renuka Salvi

Senior Travel Consultant
renuka@enchanting-travels.com

Price

$ 2,220per person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

The price quoted above is an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis in the high season for the month of October 2014. Prices may be higher during the Christmas – New Year period and lower in the low season (Apr – Sep). Travel Insurance is not included in the cost.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 11 nights (on a twin-sharing basis)
  • Meals: Breakfast in all destinations. All meals at Dev Vilas in Ranthambore
  • Internal flights within India on economy class
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Air-conditioned car with chauffeur in Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Deogarh, Udaipur
  • English-speaking local tour guides in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur
  • Sightseeing and activities including all entrance fees when accompanied by a guide
  • Jungle safari in Ranthambore
  • 24 hour point of contact
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes.