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Classic Rajasthan

Group Tour | General interest | Non-exclusive 16 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £2395 Current prices from: £2395
Explore the glorious Rajasthani cities of Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur, visiting the exotic palaces of the erstwhile maharajas. Cross the Thar desert visiting the fortified towns of Jaisalmer and Bikaner.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore Chandni Chowk & visit Agrasen ki Baoli
  • Visit the Anokhi museum of hand printing & enjoy traditional sweet tasting
  • Walk through the old bazaars of Bikaner & taste local delicacies
  • Stay in 4- & 5- star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 12 people (max 18)
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Delhi with British Airways overnight. (N)

Day 2: Delhi

Arrive and transfer to the Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)

Day 3: Delhi

Take a guided tour of Old and New Delhi, including a drive past the Red Fort, a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia, a walk through Chandhi Chowk and Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings and Rashtrapati Bhavan (the president’s residence), and visit the 14th-century Agrasen ki Baoli. End the tour with a visit to Qutb Minar and the tomb of Emperor Humayun. (B)

Day 4: Shekhawati

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. Explore the beautiful havelis in this semi-desert region. (B)

Day 5: Bikaner

This morning, drive to Bikaner and transfer to the Narendra Bhawan (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)

Day 6: Jaisalmer

This morning, drive to the golden city of Jaisalmer and transfer to the Gorbandh Palace (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Day 7: Jaisalmer

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 haveli. 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)

Day 8: Jodhpur

Drive to the blue city of Jodhpur in the morning. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Jodhpur. Visit the formidable 5-kmlong Mehrangarh fort, set on a hill. Continue to Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Transfer to the Hotel Indana Resort (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

Day 9: Jodhpur

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 Vilas Palace (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 10: Ranakpur • Udaipur

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 Vilas Palace for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 11: Udaipur

Take a city tour of Udaipur this morning, including a visit to the City Palace and the gardens of Saheliyon-ki-Bari. Walk through the old city and learn about the miniature art this region is known for. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 12: Pushkar • Jaipur

Drive to the lakeside town of Pushkar to visit the sacred ghats. After lunch take the Shatabdi Express to Jaipur for 2-night stay at the LaLit Jaipur. (B)

Day 13: Jaipur

This morning, make a photo-stop at the Palace of the Winds, with its spectacular facade, before a tour of Amber Fort. Continue to the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing before enjoying a traditional sweet tasting. Later, take a tour of the royal city of Jaipur; highlights include the City Palace Museum, the Jantar Mantar observatory and the colourful bazaars. (B)

Day 14: Fatehpur Sikri • Agra

Drive to Agra this morning, visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar en route. On arrival in Agra, check into the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre. Afternoon visit to the Taj Mahal. Farewell dinner at the Salt Cafe. (B, D)

Day 15: Delhi

Morning visit to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Afternoon drive to Delhi. Overnight at the Novotel Aerocity. (B)

Day 16: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for the British Airways flight to London. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Non-exclusive group tour

This tour is operated on a non-exclusive basis, therefore passengers may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.

Tour pace

This tour is paced to cover the major sights of Rajasthan. It involves some one-night stays and, on occasion, lengthy road journeys.

Superior Tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Private & tailor-made travel

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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices

ICJ2021

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Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
    • Upgrade to half-board from £225 per person
    • Direct international flights with Virgin Atlantic
    • Average group size - 12 people (max 18)
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Experienced local tour manager
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at airports & stations
    • 13 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    • Guaranteed departures

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