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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.
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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
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Located on the outer ring road of west Delhi, close to many excellent restaurants and shops, the Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar is a comfortable hotel with modern amenities. The rooms are designed in a neo-gothic style and blend beautiful design with comfortable furnishings. The rooftop restaurant offers views over the city and the two restaurants serve both Indian and international cuisine.
Situated just outside of Mandawa, the desert resort is comprised of a number of mud buildings - cottages and two storey buildings - constructed in a traditional tribal desert style. The exteriors are decorated with traditional lime paste, mandana, or rice flour patterns which are reworked daily by women from the village, while the interiors are decorated with mirror-work and glass beads. All rooms are air-conditioned and are ensuite. Facilities in the resort include a restaurant and a bar as well as a swimming pool, a health club and mini-golf.
A heritage property located in the desert town of Bikaner, the impressive Narendra Bhawan was home to the last reigning maharajah of Bikaner. Traditional Rajasthani decor can be found throughout the property, which continues in the guestrooms where elaborate ceilings, Bikaner terrazzo floors and traditional crafts can be found. The infinity swimming pool sits on the roof of the property, offering splendid views over the town. Mad Hatter - the Bake House produces traditional confectionary and baked goods whilst in the dining room you will be served dishes once favoured by royalty. Guests can enjoy seasonal evening entertainment and tours of the palace can be arranged.
Gorbandh Palace is ideally located in the desert city of Jaisalmer. The hotel has spectacular views of the fort and is close to the nearby sand dunes. Its design was inspired by the traditional Indian housing, and features a central courtyard with accommodation around it. In keeping with Jaisalmer's magnificent fort, the hotel is built of yellow sandstone. There are 64 de luxe rooms and 3 de luxe suites. The rooms are spacious with private balconies overlooking the lawns, swimming pool and the Jaisalmer Fort. They are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and mini bar. Suites offer the additional features of a king size bed and a large bar. Gorbandh Palace was the first hotel in Jaisalmer to feature a swimming pool, and guests can enjoy an array of Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine at either of the hotel's two restaurants. There is also a coffee shop for light ...
The Indana Palace Jodhpur is located 3km from the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and 10km from the Mehrangarh Fort close to Jodhpur airport. The property features architecture and interiors furnished with traditional carved furniture, hand-painted walls, marble floors and ethnic jali art work, aimed at creating the feel of a traditional Rajasthani haveli.
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 guestrooms and suites with private bath, hot and cold water, telephone and television. The hotel restaurant serves continental and Indian cuisine.
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 treatments.
Located on the Taj East Gate Road and within walking distance of the breathtaking Taj Mahal, the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre is a stylish property with excellent facilities. The beautiful rooftop infinity pool offers uninterrupted views of the Taj and is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with an array of useful amenities. There are two restaurants, an all day buffet style diner serving worldwide cuisine and an award winning Indian specialist restaurant.
Conveniently located adjacent to both international and domestic airport terminals, the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is a large comfortable hotel in close vicinity to several excellent restaurants and shopping malls. Guestrooms are spacious and contemporary in design with all the amenities you would expect from a modern hotel. The restaurant serves multi-cuisine dishes and the 2 bar / lounges (including one pool side) are excellent places to relax in the evenings.
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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