The princely state of Rajasthan is India at its colourful best, home to magnificent, ornate palaces and majestic forts. Following a tour of the sights of imperial Delhi, travel through the heart of the historic state of Rajasthan, discovering its culture and traditions, explore the romance of a bygone era and complete your comprehensive journey at the astoundingly beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra.
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Fly from London to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic
overnight (regional connections available). (N)
Arrive and transfer to the
Radisson Blue Paschim Vihar (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
In the morning, take a guided tour of Old
Delhi and New Delhi, which includes a drive
past the Red Fort, a visit to Jama Masjid, one
of the largest mosques in Asia, and Raj Ghat,
the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma
Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India
Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings
and Rashtrapati Bhavan (the president’s
residence). End the tour with a visit to Qutb
Minar, a masterpiece of perfect proportions, and
the tomb of Emperor Humayun. (B)
Drive to the fabulous Shekhawati region, also
known as the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan.
Transfer to the Desert Resort in Mandawa (or similar) for 1 night. Later this afternoon, explore
the beautiful havelis in this semi-desert region. (B)
This morning, drive to Bikaner and transfer to
the Narendra Bhawan Bikaner (or similar) for 1
night. In the afternoon, take a tour of Junagarh
fort, unusual for not being built on a hilltop.
Later, take a walk around the local bazaar. (B)
This morning, drive to the golden city of
Jaisalmer and transfer to the
Gorbandh Palace (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
In the morning, explore Jaisalmer fort, one of
the largest in the world. Also visit Gadisagar lake,
a rainwater reservoir built in 1367, the Folklore
Museum and the famous Nathwon and Patwon
Ki havelis. Later in the afternoon, drive to the
outskirts of Jaisalmer for a camel ride and to view
the sun setting against the sand dunes. (B)
Drive to the blue city of Jodhpur in the morning.
Later in the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour
of Jodhpur. Visit the formidable 5km-long
Mehrangarh fort, which is set on a hill. Continue
to Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial to
Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Transfer to the Indana Resort (or similar) for 1 night. (B)
Drive to the romantic city of Udaipur this
morning, visiting the beautiful Jain temples at
Ranakpur en route. On arrival in Udaipur, check
into the Lalit Laxmi Niwas Palace (or similar) for a
2-night stay. (B)
Optional morning excursion to the Nagda and
Eklingji temples. Nagda features a majestic
pair of 11th-century temples dedicated to Lord
Vishnu while Eklingji is a complex of 108 temples
dedicated to Lord Shiva. This afternoon, take a
city tour of Udaipur including a visit to the City
Palace and the gardens of Saheliyon-ki-Bari. (B)
Morning drive to the royal city of Jaipur. Transfer
to the Lalit hotel (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B)
This morning, make a photo-stop at the Palace of
Winds, which has a spectacular facade, before a
tour of the fabulous Amber Fort. Located at the
top of a hill, Amber Fort offers a magnificent view
of the old town below. In the afternoon, take a
tour of the royal city of Jaipur. Highlights include
a visit to the City Palace Museum, which has a
superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and
Mughal and Rajput armoury, the Jantar Mantar
observatory and the colourful bazaars. (B)
Drive to Agra this morning, visiting Fatehpur
Sikri, the beautiful deserted capital of Emperor
Akbar, en route. On arrival in Agra, check into the Radisson Blu (or similar). Afternoon
visit to the world-renowned Taj Mahal. (B)
Morning visit to Agra fort, an outstanding example
of Mughal architecture. Afternoon drive to Delhi.
Overnight at the Holiday Inn Aero City. (B)
Transfer to the airport for the Virgin Atlantic
flight to London. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Non-exclusive departures are based in 4- and
5-star accommodation and are not exclusive
to Cox & Kings clients.
This tour is paced to cover the major
sights of Rajasthan. It involves some one-night
stays and, on occasion, lengthy road journeys.
This itinerary can
be taken privately on a date that suits you, for
which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively,
it can be tailored to your exact requirements.
Please call 020 3930 5073 or email
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
ICJ2018: 13 Nights
The earliest reference to Agra can be found in
the epic Mahabharata. It was in the...
The desert town of Bikaner was founded in 1488 by Rao Bika, a descendant of the founder...
The Indian capital, is steeped in a glorious, but turbulent, history. In the pulsating old city...
Jaipur, which means ‘the city of victory’, was
founded in 1727. Popularly known as the...
At the entrance to the Thar desert stands
the bustling city of Jodhpur, which owes...
The approach to the fortified 12th-century
desert city of Jaisalmer is magical....
In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa...
Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and
surrounded by hills, Udaipur is possibly the