About This Trip
You will pack the highlights of India's Rajasthan in 12 days. Begin in Delhi, where you will explore some important landmarks like Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, etc. Then, you will reach Agra to admire the famous Taj Mahal and go to the pink city of Jaipur to see the beautiful Sheesh Mahal. Besides, the sacred Pushkar Lake, the Bishnoi Village jeep safari in Jodhpur, and the palace complex of Udaipur's City Palace will also offer you unforgettable experiences.
- 1 - 3DelhiOld Delhi Walking Tour, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple
- 4AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Moonlight Garden
- 5 - 6JaipurHawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal
- 7PushkarPushkar Lake, Brahma Temple
- 8 - 9JodhpurMehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower, Jeep Safari to the Bishnoi Village
- 10 - 11Ranakpur, UdaipurRanakpur: Ranakpur Temple
Udaipur: City Palace, Lake Pichola Boat Ride, Sajjan Garh Palace
Day 1: Arrival, Delhi
Upon arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative and escorted to your hotel. After a brief introduction to your following tour from the representative, have the rest of the day at leisure.Delhi
Day 2: Delhi
Highlight your stay in New Delhi by visiting some heritage sites. Pass by some city landmarks like the India Gate to visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Recognized by a stunning golden dome, it welcomes everyone, irrespective of religion, to cleanse the soul and find inner peace. Continue to visit the Humayun's Tomb, which is also the inspiration for the Taj Mahal and other Mughal buildings later.
Move on to enjoy the intricate carvings of inscriptions and geometric patterns on the walls of the Qutub Minar. Then, learn something about the Father of the Indian at the Gandhi Smriti and end the tour at the colorful Hindu Laxmi Narayan Temple.B Delhi
Day 3: Delhi - Agra
Explore Delhi further with a join-in walking tour to Old Delhi. Overlook the skyline of the Old Delhi from the top floor of an old, run-down building. Visit some less-known temples hidden inside the narrow streets for an insight into the religion of the local people. Grab the chance to chat with vendors and taste some traditional snacks, while strolling around the bustling market. End with a traditional Indian meal in a Haveli.
In the afternoon, drive about 4 hours to Agra for the night.B L Agra
Day 4: Agra
An early morning transfer will take you to the spectacular Taj Mahal. Made up of exquisite white marble, the mausoleum looks so beautiful and so perfect, especially when the first sunlight turns it into a soft, golden color.
Return to the hotel for breakfast and refreshments. In the afternoon, visit the Agra Fort for a glimpse of the beautiful artwork created in the Mughal empire. After the sightseeing, pay a visit to a local family and enjoy an authentic Indian dinner with the host.B D Agra
Day 5: Agra - Jaipur
Leave Agra for Jaipur this morning, about 5 hours' drive.
On the way, stop to discover the Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. It is considered the best example of Mughal architecture in existence. A local guide waiting at the entrance will lead you to stroll around the city and share the history behind it. You can also make a photo stop at the amazing Abhaneri Step Well with a little extra cost.B Jaipur
Day 6: Jaipur
Take a jeep up to explore the Amber Fort on a hill about 11 km away from Jaipur. Walk through various gates and along the cobbled pathways, and you will appreciate its stunning architecture as well as beautiful frescoes on the walls. The Sheesh Mahal also called the Palace of Mirrors inside the fort, is a star attraction and worth a visit. Continue to visit the nearby Nahargarh Fort for a panoramic view of the surrounding area.
Drive back downtown and visit the City Palace Museum and the Jantar Mantar. Make a photo stop in front of the pink Hawa Mahal before returning to the hotel.B Jaipur
Day 7: Jaipur - Pushkar
In the morning, head for Pushkar, a holy town famous for Pushkar Lake, with various ghats and temples spread all around the lake. After arrival, pay a visit to the Brahma Temple, the only standing Hindu temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma.B Pushkar
Day 8: Pushkar - Jodhpur
Journey onward to Jodhpur, about 4 hours away. Have a break at your hotel upon arrival and then take a jeep safari to the rural Bishnoi Village. Here you will see how shepherds live traditionally and only work with animals like goats, sheep, camels, etc. You may also see how people print by hand on fabrics, and other traditional ways of life.B Jodhpur
Day 9: Jodhpur
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort rising perpendicularly from a rocky hill, which holds pride of place in Jodhpur because of its splendid architecture. Standing on the fort, you will have a fabulous view of the blue city of Jodhpur. Later, visit the Jaswant Thada popularly referred to as the "Taj Mahal of Marwar".
In the afternoon, spend some time strolling around the Clock Tower and the nearby local market for a taste of the locals' daily life.B Jodhpur
Day 10: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Check out of the hotel and move on to visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple with an audio guide. It is one of the biggest and most important Jain temple complexes in India, supported by over 1,444 exquisitely carved marble pillars no two of which are alike. Drive about 4 hours to your hotel in Udaipur after the tour.B Udaipur
Day 11: Udaipur
This morning, you will pass through the bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple, which is much talked about for its architectural brilliance. Move on to explore the City Palace, now a museum with a large and varied collection of mosaics, glass and porcelain figures, miniatures, and paintings.
Later, relax and unwind with a 1-hour shared motorboat ride on Lake Pichola, before touring the Garden of the Maids of Honour and the Folk Art Museum. Finish the day with an unforgettable sunset at the Sajjan Garh Palace, also called the Monsoon Palace.B Udaipur
Day 12: Udaipur - Delhi, Departure
Your India adventure comes to an end today. Enjoy a personal transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi, where you can connect your departure flight back home.B
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