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Passage Through Rajasthan

Group Tour | General Interest 16 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £2695

The princely state of Rajasthan is India at its colourful best. Following a tour of the imperial sights of Mumbai (Bombay), travel through the heart of Rajasthan exploring magnificent forts and ornate palaces, finishing at the astounding Taj Mahal.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Dine on typical Mewari cuisine on the rooftop of an historic fort
  • Take a scenic train ride through rural Rajasthan
  • Guided sightseeing in Mumbai
  • Watch the sun set behind the sand dunes of the Great Thar Desert
  • Stay at a former Maharajah’s hunting lodge
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Mumbai

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Mumbai (Bombay) with British Airways. (N)

Day 2: Mumbai

Arrive and transfer to the Trident Nariman Point for 1 night. Afternoon at leisure. (N)

Day 3: Fly to Udaipur

Morning sightseeing in Mumbai visiting the imposing Gateway of India, colourful Chor Bazaar, Dhobi Ghat and Victoria Terminus. Afternoon flight to Udaipur. Stay for 2 nights at Fateh Niwas Palace. Enjoy dinner at Ambrai restaurant overlooking Lake Pichola. (B, D)

Day 4: Udaipur

Sightseeing in Udaipur visiting the City Palace, miniature painting studios and Jagdish temple. Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola. Evening cultural performance at Bagore-kiHaveli. (B)

Day 5: Ranakpur • Rawla Narlai

Travel to Sardargarh visiting the magnificent Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. Spend 2 nights at the sublime Sardargarh Fort Hotel. Late afternoon village walk. (B)

Day 6: Rawla Narlai

Today you have the freedom to choose an activity from an array of options offered by your hotel. The terrain of the region provides a perfect habitat for leopards so why not take a 4×4 safari to search for these majestic creatures?* Alternatively, hike in the rugged hills or explore charming villages with a guide. Dinner at the hotel tonight will be a memorable experience, as you dine against the backdrop of a 16th-century baori (stepwell), illuminated by hundreds of oil lamps. (B, D)

Day 7: Jodhpur

Take a scenic 1.5-hour rural train ride from Khamil Ghat to Phulad. The train chugs through tunnels and past waterfalls in an area that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s story The Man Who Would Be King. Continue by road to Jodhpur for 2 nights at Taj Hari Mahal, a heritage palace. (B)

Day 8: Jodhpur

The bustling city of Jodhpur owes its prosperity and great wealth, which is evident throughout the city, to its strategic location on the Silk Road. Visit Jaswant Thada and continue to the formidable Mehrangarh fort. Take a heritage walk through the streets dotted with temples and bazaars. (B)

Day 9: Bikaner

Drive to Bikaner in the heart of the Thar desert for an overnight stay at the magnificent Narendra Bhawan, a grand residence that was home to the last reigning maharajah of Bikaner. Late afternoon 4×4 safari into the desert to witness the spectacular sunset over the dunes accompanied by Indian high tea. (B)

Day 10: Jaipur

Morning visit to Junagarh Fort and walk through the old city. Later drive to the royal city of Jaipur. En route, visit the town of Fatehpur and its ‘open-air gallery’ of beautiful havelis. Transfer to Ramgarh Lodge, a former maharajah’s hunting lodge for a 2-night stay. (B, D)

Day 11: Jaipur

Begin your day of exploring Jaipur with a quick photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, or ‘Palace of the Winds’. The five-storey structure with over 900 latticed windows was designed to allow royal women to observe street festivals without having to reveal themselves to the public. Continue to Amber, the ancient capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs. Here you will find a majestic fort-palace displaying both Mughal and Rajput designs. The afternoon is spent back in Jaipur exploring the Pink City, including visits to the sprawling City Palace and the curious astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar. The observatory is home to a fine collection of 18th century astronomical instruments that can still be used with astonishing accuracy. (B, D)

Day 12: Ranthambore National Park

Travel to Ranthambore for 2 nights at Sawai Vilas. Afternoon safari in Ranthambore. (B, D)

Day 13: Ranthambore National Park

Early morning safari in search of Bengal tigers. Afternoon at leisure or visit Ranthambore Fort and the NGO-supported Dastkar foundation, where local women produce handicrafts*. (B, L, D)

Day 14: Fatehpur Sikri • Agra

Morning drive to Agra, visiting the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri en route and stopping at the lavish Laxmi Vilas Palace for lunch. Overnight at the Taj Convention Centre. (B, L)

Day 15: Delhi

A trip to Rajasthan would not be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal and sunrise is the perfect time to see it, as the marble transforms its colour in the changing dawn light. Later, travel to Delhi where you will stay overnight at the LaLit (or similar). (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 *Optional activities:

These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional cost.

Tour variations:

Due to changes to seasonal schedules and opening times, there are minor itinerary variations for certain departure dates. Please check with your Cox & Kings travel consultant for details.

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.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Trident Nariman Point
    Trident Nariman Point

    Towering above the skyline and overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Trident Nariman Point is located in the heart of Mumbai's central business district with the city's main shopping area only a short distance away. It offers 575 well appointed guest rooms, many offering ocean views and broadband and internet access. Facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, two fitness centres, five restaurants, two bars and the largest indoor shopping arcade in India.

  • Fateh Niwas
    Fateh Niwas

    Situated in Udaipur, just 2.5km from Lake Pichhola, Fateh Niwas is a luxury boutique hotel with spacious and elegant guestrooms. Both the swimming pool and the restaurant are located on the rooftop of the property offering fantastic views of the City Palace, Lake Pichola and the Aravalli Hills. The restaurant serves both Indian and continental dishes. Features: 32 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, terrace / garden, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe.

  • Taj Hari Mahal
    Taj Hari Mahal

    Spread over six acres of landscaped gardens, the centrally located Taj - Hari Mahal is an architectural blend of age-old Rajasthani motifs and contemporary design. Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, fitness centre, croquet lawn and a putting green. A restaurant serving a blend of local and international cuisine is also available on-site.

  • Narendra Bhawan
    Narendra Bhawan

    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. Features: 82 rooms, dining room, infinity pool, spa, games room, terrace, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, hairdryer.

  • The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge, Jaipur
    The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge, Jaipur

    Built in the late 1930s, The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur (previously Ramgarh Lodge) was once the favourite hunting retreat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Located around 40 km from Jaipur, this rustic lodge set in the forested Aravalli exudes an air of history. The lodge was converted into a hotel in the late 1980s and is now managed by the Taj group of hotels. All 13 rooms and suites are spacious, comfortably furnished, combine history with contemporary style and overlook either the rugged Aravalli Mountains or the landscaped gardens. Other facilities include a dining room with a colonial atmosphere, outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.

  • Sawai Vilas
    Sawai Vilas

    Just 10 minutes from the gates of Ranthambore, shadowed by the idyllic Aravalli Hills, the Swai Villas offers 60 comfortable standalone villas spread over 2.5 hectares of verdant garden. Rooms are elegantly designed, spacious and safari themed with thoughtful touches and amenities. The dining room serves an array of delicious regional, national and international dishes. Features: 60 villas, restaurant, swimming pool, spa, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, tea & coffee making facilities.

  • Taj Hotel & Convention Centre
    Taj Hotel & Convention Centre

    Located on the Taj East Gate Road and within walking distance of the breathtaking Taj Mahal, the Taj Hotel &amp; 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.Features: 239 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, rooftop terrace with infinity pool, gym, Wi-Fi, sun terrace, spa.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, electronic safe, tea &amp; coffee making facilities.

  • The LaLiT New Delhi
    The LaLiT New Delhi

    Located in Connaught Place, Delhi's prime business and shopping district, The LaLiT New Delhi is only minutes away from cultural attractions, shopping malls, government offices and trade fair grounds. The hotel has 460 guests rooms including 47 designer suites located in an exclusive atrium tower, all with modern amenities. Dining on offer is an array of Indian, Chinese, and Mediterranean cuisine. Other facilities at this hotel include a fitness club and outdoor swimming pool.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2765 per person

High season from £2770 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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
    • Direct international flights with British Airways
    • Internal flights in India
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • 14 breakfasts,1 lunch & 6 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing
    • All entrance fees included
    • Porterage at airports and stations
    • Balanced pace

Destinations on this tour

  • Mumbai (Bombay)

    Rudyard Kipling described Mumbai as 'the Mother of Cities' and the city’s history is...

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  • Udaipur

    Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur is possibly the mos...

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  • Bikaner

    The desert town of Bikaner was founded in 1488 by Rao Bika, a descendant of the founder...

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  • Jaipur

    Jaipur, which means ‘the city of victory’, was founded in 1727. Popularly...

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  • Ranthambore National Park

    One of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan,...

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  • Agra

    The earliest reference to Agra can be found in the epic Mahabharata. It was in the...

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  • Delhi

    The Indian capital, is steeped in a glorious, but turbulent, history. In the pulsating old city...

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