The princely state of Rajasthan is India at its colourful and iconic best, home to magnificent, ornate palaces and majestic forts which were once the domain of lavish ruling dynasties. Following a tour of Delhi and the astoundingly beautiful Taj Mahal in India, this comprehensive journey travels into the heart of Rajasthan and explores many of the regions magnificent forts and palaces, colourful bazaars and desert scenery.
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Fly from London to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic
overnight (regional connections available). (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Radisson Blu Dwarka /
Eros Hotel* 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 Hotel Indra Vilas / Alsisar Mahal*
in Alsisar 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 Laxmi Niwas Palace hotel (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 /
Jaisal Kot* 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 Hotel
Indana Palace / Ajit Bhawan* 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 / Courtyard by Marriott*. 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. Exclusive departures will
feature upgraded accommodation as indicated
by the asterisks and are only for Cox & Kings UK
clients. Prices are based on the standard room
category. Please visit this tour on our website to
see details of the hotels included.
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.
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The Ajit Bhawan was originally built for Maharaja Ajit Singh, the younger brother of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, in the 1920's. A red sandstone structure, it features arched windows, carved balconies, cupolas and a quadrangle with exquisitely carved latticework. Accommodation is provided in 39 air-conditioned cottage rooms and 11 deluxe rooms located around the swimming pool. Breakfast and lunch is served in the restaurant while dinner is served in the garden with a selection of Indian and Continental cuisine...
Alsisar Mahal lies in the old fort situated in the village of Alsisar. Furnished and decorated in a style which recalls the grandeur of a bygone era, this is a heritage property which provides guests with a true Rajasthani experience...
Located within a short driving distance from the Taj Mahal, the Courtyard Marriot Agra offers and spacious rooms and suites decorated with modern touches. The expansive lawns and the outdoor swimming pool provide the perfect setting to relax in and the hotel has four different dining options, featuring both Indian and international cuisine.
Features: 194 rooms, Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, gym, 4 restaurants and a bar.
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, safe, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar and en suite...
In the heart of south Delhi's prosperous business district, the Eros Hotel managed by Hilton (InterContinental Eros) offers magnificent views of the Lotus Temple and has 224 guestrooms. Facilities include 24-hour room service, 24-hour broadband connectivity, and a 24-hour business centre to name just a few. There are five dining options and, when it comes to recreation, there is an outdoor pool and a nine-hole putting...
The Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport is particularly convenient for transit travellers. Standard rooms are spacious and all have modern features including free wireless internet access, large flat-screen television and triple-glazed windows for a quiet night's sleep. Facilities include a 24-hour gym, spa and swimming pool. There are three separate dining options as well as 24-hour room...
Set on 25 acres of land, Jaisalkot is a majestic fort style hotel located away from the bustling centre of Jaisalmer. The property elegantly combines a herirtage feel with the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel and each of the rooms overlooks either the large front maidan or the vast desert-scape. There are two different dining options; a poolside restaurant and a dining room where dishes are served in a Thali form. At Jaisalkot guests can take part in several activities including mini golf, croquet, star gazing and jeep safaris to explore the nearby desert landscape.
Features: 50 rooms, Wi-Fi, spa, pool, gym, two restaurants, games room, bar, tea lounge and yoga facilities.
Room amenities: Flat-screen television, minibar, safe, balcony, tea & coffee making...
The Laxmi Niwas Palace is a magnificent red stone edifice designed by Sir Swinton Jacob in Anglo-Sacarenic style on the orders of Maharaja Ganga Singh. This stately building is built around a central courtyard and is intricately carved up to the highest dome. The Palace is set in spacious gardens and is approached through a monumental entrance in the form a clock...
Located close to the airport in the heart of the commercial district of the city, The LaLiT Jaipur is a modern property designed to reflect elements of the local haveli architecture. The hotel offers 244 elegantly designed rooms with wooden flooring and large spa-style bathrooms, complimented by traditional Rajasthan artwork and luxury furnishings. All rooms are equipped with all modern amenities including satellite television, minibar, in-room safe and wireless internet access. The hotel has a variety of dining options for guests to choose from serving a range of pan-Indian and international cuisine, both à la carte and as a buffet. Other facilities include a swimming pool, fully equipped fitness centre and a spa offering a wide range of...
Built by Maharana Bhupal Singh as a royal guesthouse, this hilltop retreat overlooks the serene Fatehsagar Lake. Today, The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur recreates the courtly and graceful ambience of a bygone era. There are 55 well appointed guest rooms and suites with private bath, hot and cold water, telephone and colour television. The restaurant in hotel serves Continental and Indian...
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ICN2018: 13 Nights
The earliest reference to Agra can be found in
the epic Mahabharata. It was in the...
The Shekhawati (or Garden of Shekha) region of Rajasthan was named after Rao Shekhaji of...
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....
Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and
surrounded by hills, Udaipur is possibly the