- 11 night's accommodation on single/double occupancy basis as per hotels mentioned above or similar.
- Accommodation on daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels mentioned above.
- Domestic flight from Udaipur to Mumbai (15kgs check-in Luggage)
- Welcome dinner at DRAMZ, Delhi
- Mehruli Walk in Delhi
- Visit to Bagru
- Jal Sanghi in Udaipur
- Dinner at Patan Mahal and Rawla Jojawar
- Lunch at local restaurant at Ranakpur
- Farewell dinner in Udaipur
- All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrances in all the monuments, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, porterage at all hotels and airports
- Services of English speaking local guide for all the sightseeing tours and excursions. Supplement for accompanying escort quoted separately
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi
- Elephant/jeep ride in Jaipur while ascending the Amber Fort
- Train ride in Jojawar
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur by public boat
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Internation airfares
- Any porterage to drivers, bell boys in hotels etc
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Airport departure tax usually included in the international air ticket
- 5, 19 June 2018
- 3, 17 July 2018
- 7, 21 August 2018
- 4, 11 September 2018
- 2, 16 October 2018
- 4 December 2018
- 15, 29 January 2019
- 5, 19 February 2019
- 5, 19 March 2019
- Delhi - Golden Palms
- Patan - Patan Mahal
- Jaipur - Park Regies
- Pushkar - Pushkar Bagh
- Jojawar - RawlaJojawar
- Udaipur - Rampratap Palace
- Mumbai - Juhu Residency
Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi (no meal)
Upon arriving at Delhi airport, our representative, holding a sign in your name, will meet you once you have cleared the immigration and collected your baggage.
SP – Please note that there is no fast track counter for immigration and same needs to be cleared by the guests by standing in the “que” themselves.
On arrival at the hotel, a traditional welcome awaits you. You are greeted and welcomed with garlands of fresh flowers. Flower petals are showered and the Aarti ceremony (where the forehead is anointed with the traditional Red Tika, which is considered auspicious) is performed. A non-alcoholic welcome drink is also served.
Rest of the day at leisure to unwind yourself from the long flight from Australia.
Overnight at the hotel of stay.
Day 2 – In Delhi (B, D)
After breakfast, proceed for Old Delhi tour.
Spend the morning in the walking tour of Old Delhi. The aim of the tour is to relive the cultural legacy of Mughal rule in Delhi. The bylanes of Old Delhi, especially Chandni Chowk represent the secular and pluralistic ethos of this city that has continued since centuries in this almost 400-year-old city. Afterwards, you will be coming back to the hotel to wash and change. Late evening, you will be driven to Dramz for a welcome dinner. Dramz is an effortless blend of unique heritage, sheer luxury and style, Dramz is the place for people who want to appreciate food and culture. It is a standalone restaurant designed in an old English/Scottish cottage home style to offer both traditional and contemporary touch for connoisseurs of food, whiskey and wines. Spread in four floors with a spacious wine and whisky cellar in the basement, Dramz has a lot of private and open drink and dining options. This marvellous restaurant in South Delhi with its fresh ambience, beautifully done up interiors and artfully crafted seating will surely invigorate your senses. With the world’s finest collection of wines, whiskies and cocktails on the bar menu, at Dramz you will find everything that your heart desires.
Overnight at the hotel of stay.
Day 3 – In Delhi (B)
After a relaxed breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of the New Delhi which begins with drive past India Gate, built in memory of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War, Rashtrapati Bhawan, built in the early 20th century as the Imperial residence of the Viceroy, today the official residence of the President of India and Parliament House, a unique circular building with huge colonnades, houses the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament. Visit Humayun's Tomb, the first Mughal garden tomb, with its four grand gateways, octagonal base-plan, soaring niche-shaped arches, lofty double domes and the symmetrical garden with its central canal. The sightseeing tour of New Delhi comes to an end with the visit of 70-meter high Qutub Minar, which looms majestically across the wide plains of Delhi. It was built during the 12th century Delhi Sultanate period and commemorates the conquest of Delhi by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the slave and chief general of Mohammad Ghauri.
Afterwards is the heritage Walk of Mehruli. During this walk, you will visit Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, located in the Archaeological Village complex in Mehrauli. Followed by visiting 'Rajon ki baoli' also known as 'Rajon-ki-bain', is a picturesque 'baoli' or stepwell dating back to 1506 AD. Later visit Gandhak Ki Baoli which is one of the few baolis in Delhi that are still in use. Next to this is Adham Khan’s tomb, he was the younger son of Maham Anga, Akbar's wet nurse thus also his foster brother. This walk will also include a visit of Jahaj Mahal, Zafar Mahal and Hijron Ka Khanqah which is an Islamic monument. The literal meaning of Hijron ka Khanqah is a “Sufi spiritual retreat for eunuchs”, with the word hijron (plural of hijra) more widely referring to a specific community of transgender women throughout the Indian subcontinent. The walk ends with the visit of Mehrauli Bazar and vegetable market.
Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the facilities offered by the hotel (payable directly).
Day 4 – Delhi – Patan (B, D)
After a relaxed breakfast, drive to Patan (Rajasthan) (3.5 hours’ drive) and upon arrival in Patan, you will check-in at your hotel of stay.
Nestled in a valley formed by 3 hills, Patan Mahal rises in the distance at the end of the city. The palace is well-located with an unhindered birds-eye view of the 13th-century ancestral fort and another palace called Badal Mahal which stands loftily at an imposing 2000 ft. above sea level. Upon arriving in Patan, check at your hotel of stay and in the afternoon, enjoy visiting the local market of Patan. Enjoy the taste of a typical Rajasthani village, step out of the gates of the palace to explore the quaint alleys and roads of the village. You can find Rajasthani men and women busy making bangles or beautiful pots in the village.
Enjoy dinner at the hotel (drinks payable directly).
Day 5 – Patan - Jaipur (B)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur (2.5 hours’ drive)
Jaipur is an essential stop in any tour of Rajasthan. The old walled section of the city is known as the Pink City; it was painted red (a lucky colour in Hindu culture) to welcome England’s Prince Alfred in 1853 and the fading old buildings retain their hue. Upon arriving in Jaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel of stay. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a tour of the Pink City, an “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. An overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways, the Palace also houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles. The art gallery showcases an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit.
Carry onwards to the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century.
Overnight at the hotel of stay
Day 6 – In Jaipur (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Amber Fort which is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace, with its rugged, time-ravaged walls and fascinating palaces inside. Visit the enchanting palaces and gardens inside the fort palace to complete your tour. On your way to Amber, stop at Hawa Mahal - Palace of Winds for a brief stop for photographs and as it is in the heart of Jaipur’s shopping district, to buy souvenirs. The tour ends with a walking tour of the local markets of Jaipur. If you wish to explore the fascinating Pink City beyond its customarily tourist sites, our city walk tour is ideal for you. With us, take a stroll inside little-known lanes of the Walled City, where the old ways of life continue uninterrupted.
Day 7 – Jaipur – Pushkar (B)
After breakfast, you will proceed on drive to Pushkar and you have the option of visiting en route Bagru. Bagru is little town 30kms from Jaipur. Known for its unique art of Bagru Block Printing, Bagru has emerged as one of the industrial areas for textile printing in Rajasthan with over 100 small & large factories. Bagru printing is one of the traditional techniques of printing with natural colour followed by the chippas of a remote place of Rajasthan. Here you get to visit over 5-7 local places, with each one of them having their own expertise in one or the other skills set like making natural colours, carving designs on the wooden blocks, printing the blocks on cloth, boiling the cloth after the printing process.
Continue driving to The holy city of Pushkar along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake, an important pilgrimage spot for Hindus. Visit the temples and ghats and enjoy walking tour of Pushkar town. Enjoy sunset at one of the ghats and get yourself soaked in the serene atmosphere of Pushkar Lake. After finishing the tour, walk back to your hotel of stay.
Being Pushkar religious town, non-vegetarian and alcohol are not served in/around the hotel premises.
Day 8 – Pushkar - Jojawar (B, D)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Jojawar which is about 4 hours. Jojawar is a village located in Marwar Junction tehsil of Pali district in Rajasthan state. Aravalli Range is very nearby to this village. Upon arriving in Jojawar, check at your hotel of stay. After lunch, enjoy train route between the cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur goes up the scenic Kambli Ghat Pass. The engine laboriously and slowly pulls the train through the most beautiful forests and hills that you get to see in the state, this one-hour ride is unique as you even get to interact with the locals who’ll readily share their seats with you and try their best to make conversation with you while trying to suppress the surprise and excitement of sitting next to a foreigner from faraway lands. Enjoy jeep ride to the railway station and tour ends with high tea at any of the beautiful spots while driving back to the hotel.
Overnight at Rawla Jojawar
Day 9 – Jojawar – Udaipur (B, L)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Udaipur (3 hours) en-route visiting Ranakpur Temples and Eklingi and Nagda Temples.
Please note that guide services are not allowed within temple’s premises, therefore he will explain everything outside the temple. However, the guide will be with you throughout.
Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants before you continue driving to Udaipur. Udaipur was founded in 1568 as the capital of the old Mewar state; it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. From the late 16th century, peace brought about an era of renaissance in the arts and encouraged the building of beautiful palaces around the lake which culminated in the City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in the world. Undoubtedly the most romantic city in Rajasthan, and perhaps the world, Udaipur is situated 200 miles southwest of Jaipur. The city is built around Lake Pichola and has inevitably been dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’. Two island palaces, Jagniwas and Jagmandir, sit on the lake - the former is now the luxurious Lake Palace Hotel. The majestic City Palace towers over the lake and is bedecked by balconies, turrets and cupolas. Despite the many attractions in and around the city, the real joy of Udaipur lies in soaking up its atmosphere – taking in the view from a rooftop, wandering around the relatively hassle-free city, enjoying a drink on the edge of the lake, or taking a boat to Jagmandir Palace past the ghats (riverside landings) where washerwomen congregate.
Upon arriving in Udaipur, check-in at your hotel of stay and rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 10 – In Udaipur (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Udaipur.
Start the tour with a walk into the old city of Udaipur which ends with visiting the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 and dedicated to Lord Vishnu
Afterwards, visit the impressive City Palace, the Dilkhush Mahal and Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgian mirrors - the Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna, all of which are ornately decorated. Later visit Saheliyon Ki Bari which is one of the most beautiful gardens and a major tourist destination in Udaipur and afterwards, you will be enjoying the boat ride at Lake Pichola. The picturesque boat ride on Lake Pichola not only provides the best scenic view of the lake and the mountains in the city but also presents some of the most important historical monuments dotted along the lakeside or submerged within the lake
Come back to hotel and rest of the day at leisure and in the evening, enjoy your farewell dinner before bidding goodbye to this beautiful city of Rajasthan.
Overnight at the hotel of stay.
Day 11 – Udaipur - Mumbai (B)
Early morning, you will be transferred to the airport to connect flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be transferred to your hotel of stay.
Early afternoon, enjoy city tour which includes a visit to the Gateway of India, Mumbai's principal landmark; Fish Aquarium, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering panoramic view of Marine Lines and Mani Bhawan (the house where the Father of the Nation stayed on his early visits to the city) and Dhobi Ghat. Enjoy a brief photo stop at The Haji Ali Dargah a mosque and tomb located on an islet off the coast of Worli in Mumbai. Lying as it does in the heart of the city, the dargah is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai. Afterwards, you will head towards the southern tip of Mumbai, where tree-lined avenues and a pervasive sense of order characterize the modern military and naval enclave built on the remains of a traditional British cantonment. You visit the Koli fishing village which still survives along the shore towards the end of Cuffe Parade. One can see wooden boats come in with the day's catch, and the fisherwomen, their saris tucked between their legs in typical Maharashtrian style, take it to market.
After the tour, come back to your hotel of stay and rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 12 – Depart Mumbai (B)
After breakfast, you will be checking out from the hotel and will be dropped to the airport for your onward flight to back home.
B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner