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Hidden Rajasthan

Private Travel | General interest 17 Days & 15 Nights Lead-in price: £3375

Head off the beaten track in Rajasthan, visiting impressive forts and palaces as well as some well-known sights including the Taj Mahal and the blue city of Jodhpur. Also experience the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park and the Chambal river.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Marvel at India’s open-air art gallery at Shekawati
  • Head off the beaten track to rural Bhainsrorgarh
  • Glide by boat along the Chambal River
  • Explore the forts at Taragarh and Kumbalgarh
  • Stay in the shadow of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi


Day 2: Delhi

Transfer to the Novotel Aerocity for an overnight stay. (N)

Day 3: Mandawa

Drive to Mandawa in the semi-arid Shekawati region known as India’s open-air art gallery. Stay at Castle Mandawa for 2 nights. (B)

Day 4: Mandawa • Nagaur

Explore the many colourful mansions around Mandawa and hear the stories behind the magnificent frescoes. Enjoy a typical Mandawa lunch. Drive to Nagaur for a 2-night stay at the magnificent Ranvas. (B, L)

Day 5: Nagaur

Relax by the swimming pool. Take a guided tour of the museum, palaces and halls in the Ahhichatragarh fort. Visit nearby temples, walk on the ramparts or stroll around the gardens. (B)

Day 6: Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur for a 2-night stay at Raas with its magnificent views of Mehrangarh fort. (B)

Day 7: Jodhpur

Explore the delights of the blue city, its impressive fort and myriad of bazaars. (B)

Day 8: Kumbalgarh

Travel to Kumbalgarh for a 2-night stay in Kumbha Bagh overlooking Kumbalgarh fort. (B)

Day 9: Kumbalgarh

Spend the day exploring the 15th-century fort, noted for having the second largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. (B)

Day 10: Bhainsrorgarh

Travel to Bhainsrorgarh for a 2-night stay at Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel. (B, D)

Day 11: Bhainsrorgarh

Take a boat ride to the river island, hike to the ninth-century Badoli temples or take a sunset 4×4 safari. (B, D)

Day 12: Bundi • Ranthambore National Park

Continue to Ranthambore and spend 2-nights at Tree of Life Kipling Lodge. En route, explore Taragarh fort, exotic stepwells and the murals of Bundi Palace. (B, D)

Day 13: Ranthambore National Park

Morning and afternoon wildlife drives in search of tigers. (B, L, D)

Day 14: Jarar

Travel to Jarar for a 2-night stay in Chambal Safari Lodge. (B, D)

Day 15: Jarar

Take a private boat safari on the Chambal river, home to the endangered gharial, the red-crowned roof turtle and the Ganges river dolphin. Visit Bateshwar, the sleepy town on the banks of the river Yamuna and have tea on the terrace of an old haveli. (B, L, D)

Day 16: Agra • Delhi

Travel to Delhi, visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra fort en route. Overnight stay at the Pride Plaza. (B)

Day 17: Fly home


Meal basis:

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

Important information Superior tour

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

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Kipling Lodge
    Kipling Lodge

    On the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, overlooking the idyllic Aravalli Hills and surrounded by lush fields and trees, Tree Leaf Kipling Lodge is a warm throwback to the old-world charm and hunting lodges that once inspired Rudyard Kipling. Rooms are comfortable and spacious, and come with a private garden or terrace while the large courtyard is the perfect spot to dine alfresco.

  • Ranvas

    The brainchild of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Ranvas, the 18th-century pleasure palace, is set within the ramparts of the Ahhichatragarh Fort. Superbly restored to its former glory, Ranvas today features 10 elegantly furnished havelis. Each of the havelis is of different size, individually designed and decorated in keeping with the original theme, using artifacts from the surrounding area with subtle changes to the original design to add essential modern conveniences. Each haveli comprises up to three rooms and features a private courtyard and an outside living area. Facilities at Ranvas include a swimming pool and two restaurants, a dedicated spa and a library.

  • Raas Jodhpur
    Raas Jodhpur

    Located in the heart of Jodhpur, this stylish boutique hotel with 40 rooms and suites has one of the best locations in the city. The gorgeous rooms at Raas combine ethnic Indian design with contemporary style and many of the rooms offer magnificent views of the Mehrangarh fort. This small hotel comprises four beautifully restored old buildings in Jodhpur's 'rose-red' sandstone and the two restaurants between them serve continental and Indian cuisine.

  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
    Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity

    Pride Plaza Hotel offers a comfortable stay just 2.5 miles from Delhi International airport. Guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa as well as modern amenities.Features: 385 rooms, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, spa, fitness centre, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Air-conditioning, minibar, television, hairdryer.

  • Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
    Novotel New Delhi Aerocity

    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.

  • Hotel Castle Mandawa
    Hotel Castle Mandawa

    Hotel Castle Mandawa is located in the centre of the Shakhawati region offering an ideal base from which to discover the legacy of the 18th century frescoes that adorn the ‘Havelis’ of Mandawa. With canopied balconies and turreted battlements, it offers old world charm as well as modern comforts. The highlight of a stay is a royal repast where guests dine under the stars entertained by a Rajasthani fire dancer.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3375 per person

High season from £3515 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.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Delhi

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

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  • Mandawa

    In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa...

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  • Nagaur

    Nagaur, the city-fortress, was founded in the 4th century as a mud fort. Its location...

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  • Jodhpur

    At the entrance to the Thar desert stands the bustling city of Jodhpur, which owes...

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  • Kumbhalgarh

    Kumbhalgarh is a famous 15th century fort at a distance of around 84 km from Udaipur in...

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  • Ranthambore National Park

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

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  • Delhi

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

    Read more >
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