HIGHLIGHTSTaj Mahal Agra | Samode Palace | Deogarh Mahal | City Palace Udaipur
DEPATURES14 Days/13 Nights
PRICE FROMAUD 4650 per person - Superior Category | AUD 6871 per person - Deluxe Category (Private departure - based on 2 passengers) | Prices valid for travel from 1st Oct'16 to 30th Apr'17
- Chauffeur driven Toyota Innova
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Breakfast daily.
- English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
- Entrance fees at monuments & places of visit.
Hidden away out of sight just off the main tourist track, are some lovely small palaces and hunting lodges of erstwhile maharajas. Linked to make up a complete itinerary, they provide a unique experience and exposure to aspects of the country you may not otherwise notice. Almost at the gates of Jaipur, the richly decorated and elegantly managed Samode Palace takes you back in time – to when the rhythm of ankle bells beckoned from mirrored halls and soft whispers of intrigue scurried around the zenana. Echoes of the past are found in some of the special small forts in little villages, while the fort of Devigarh has been innovatively converted into a beautiful boutique hotel with minimal interiors concept and spa and wellness programmes. Udaipur is soft – a lush oasis in the midst of a harsh land. View the beauty of the city, with its richly ornamented havelis. This is a wonderful itinerary that introduces you to Royal Rajasthan as a guest in some of its most spectacular forts and palaces. Turbaned family retainers will take care of your every need; wait on your smallest command, even as soft whispers of history echo in the rooms around you. Rajasthan is replete with sprawling, stone-faced forts that, perched high on craggy hilltops, are a marvel of defensive building. Elaborate palaces and richly ornamented temples dot the towns and cities with an exuberance that celebrates the skilled hands of the craftsman.
Day 1 : Delhi
Welcome at Delhi airport followed by transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi
Today’s sightseeing of Delhi introduces you to the different faces of the capital, contemporary Indian, Raj relic, conservative Hindu, Mughal…..B
Day 3 : Delhi-Agra – 200 kms – 4 hrs drive
Drive to Agra this morning. Visit the famous Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, and see artisans inlaying gemstones into marble, then return to see the setting sun paint the Taj in fiery hues. B
Day 4 : Agra-Samode via Fatehpur Sikri (295kms – 7 hrs)
A 5-hour drive brings you to the personalised hospitality at the exquisite Samode Palace, located just outside Jaipur. B
Day 5 : Samode-Jaipur-Samode – 33 kms – 45 min drive
Discover Jaipur city and Amber Fort on a full day tour today. B
Day 6 : Samode-Khimsar (320kms – 7 hours drive)
A long drive to Khimsar where you spend the night at the Fort. A highlight here is dinner on the ramparts overlooking the illuminated fort and swimming pool. Experience sunset in the sand dunes in the Thar Desert this evening. B
Day 7 : Khimsar-Jodhpur-Rohetgarh (140 kms – 3 hrs drive)
Late morning drive to Rohetgarh for a two-day sojourn, en route visiting Jodhpur with its spectacular Mehrangar Fort and Jaswant Thada – a white marble cenotaph, built in 1899. B
Day 8 : Rohetgarh
Take a jeep safari this morning into the desert and visit traditional Bishnoi and Brahmin villages. B
Day 9 : Dohetgarh-Deogarh (250kms – 5 hrs drive)
On to Deogarh this morning to stay the night in another of the beautiful palaces of Rajasthan. B
Day 10 : Deogarh
Free day to explore the village. B
Day 11 : Deogarh – Devigarh (1650kms – 3½ hours)
Visit Ranakpur with its famous Jain Temples en route from Deogarh to Delwara, where a relaxing 3 night stay in one of the most luxurious Forts in India awaits you. B
Day 12 : Devigarh
Free day in Devigarh. You may like to enjoy some special Ayurvedic treatments. B.
Day 13 : Devigarh-Udaipur-Devigarh (56 kms return)
Take a day exercusion to Udaipur to see the sights and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. B
Day 14 : Udaipur
Your tour ends after breakfast this morning. You will be transferred to the airport today for your onward or homeward flight. B.
This tour operates on a private basis. Contact us for more details.