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Palaces & Deserts of Rajasthan

India in 13 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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An incredible journey through the desert province of Rajasthan, including Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, the Taj Mahal and much more!

Trip Highlights

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    Agra
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    Bikaner
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    Delhi
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    Jaipur
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    Jaisalmer
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    Jodhpur
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    Mandawa

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  3. Solo travelers from + $400

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  • Accommodation in Charm, Superior and Luxury category hotels.
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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Experience the land of a thousand colours starting with the multicultural city of Delhi. Discover the historic cities of Mandawa and Bikaner. Explore the rose pink city of Jaipur and admire the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra - one of The Seven Wonders of the World.  In Rajasthan, the golden city of Jaisalmer, The Thar Desert and the mystic Jodhpur Fort are all yours to discover.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight * to Delhi. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Delhi
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Arrive in India’s capital and transfer to hotel. Delhi is a city with a wonderful architectural legacy from its Islamic conquerors together with its spectacular historic city centre. The rest of the day free to start to get to know this fascinating city. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar
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2828 Reviews

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3rd Day: Delhi - Mandawa
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart by road to Mandawa. En-route, pass through authentic villages and start to enter some of the most rural parts of India. On arrival in Mandawa, enjoy a walking tour through the streets of the city. See the amazing Havelis - mansions noted for their frescoes depicting images of British colonial rule. Overnight stay in Mandawa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Sara Vilas or similar
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224 Reviews

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4th Day: Mandawa - Bikaner
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart by road through the arid lands leading to the Bikaner Desert Kingdom - a major centre of trade during the 16th century. In the afternoon visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort, with its impressively decorated interiors. End the day with a memorable Tuk-Tuk ride from the ancient city bazaar. Overnight stay in Bikaner.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Maharaja Ganga Mahal or similar
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290 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tuk-tuk ride in Bikaner

Moderate

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5th Day: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enter the Thar Desert by road on your way to the city of Jaisalmer. This was an important trading centre for many centuries and presently one of the few forts that are still inhabited. Transfer to the hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free for more discovery of this city. We recommend to visit the Thar Heritage Museum or the Maharaja's Palace for a taste of kingly splendour. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Desert Tulip or similar
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341 Reviews

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6th Day: Jaisalmer
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a tour of the golden city of Jaisalmer. Discover the magical Gadisar Lake and the magnificent Golden Fort. Walk through the narrow streets of the city, to visit the famous palatial houses characteristic of the city such as Nathmal and Patwon. In the afternoon, take an excursion to Sam to see the dunes in the beautiful sunset light. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Desert Tulip or similar
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341 Reviews

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Activities

included
City tour in Jaisalmer

Moderate

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7th Day: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Continue the trip towards Jodhpur, known as The Blue City and enjoy a visit to the impressive Mehrangarh Fort with its bird’s eye view of the old city. Later continue to Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Zone by the park Jodhpur or similar
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837 Reviews

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Activities

included
Mehrangarh Fort Tour

Moderate

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8th Day: Jodhpur - Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by road to Jaipur. Arrive at your hotel and the rest of the day is free to start to get to know the Rose-Pink City of India. We recommend a wander through some of the markets in the area to see the unique handicrafts and jewellery on offer. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Jaipur ... or similar
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562 Reviews

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9th Day: Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Amber Fort - The Old Capital of Thunder. En-route, take a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal, The Palace of Winds. Arrive at Amber Fort by Jeep. Once inside, visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. In the afternoon, take a city tour, beginning with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace. Later, visit The Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Jaipur ... or similar
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562 Reviews

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Activities

included
Amber Fort by Jeep & Jaipur City tour

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10th Day: Jaipur - Fathepur Sikri - Agra
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Agra, and on the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri, an impressive ghost town, where the tomb of Salim Chisti, the Panch Mahal, is located. Arrive in Agra, capital of sultans and great Mughal emperors. Enjoy an unforgettable tour of the famous and spectacular Taj Mahal - one of The Seven Modern Wonders of the World. Overnight stay in Agra.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royale Regent or similar
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123 Reviews

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Activities

included
Taj Mahal Visit

Light

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Visit Fatehpur Sikri

Moderate

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11th Day: Agra - Delhi
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, return by road to Delhi and once you have arrived, visit the Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Afterwards, transfer to the India Gate, the residence of the country's president, and visit the impressive Humayun's Tomb, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1993. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar
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2828 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Raj Ghat

Moderate

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12th Day: Delhi
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Breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the day free to visit this fascinating city. We recommend an optional excursion to discover Delhi's most iconic temples.* Overnight stay in Delhi.

* Optional Full-Day Delhi Temples TourExplore Delhi's most iconic temples. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the Lotus Temple, dedicated to the Baha'i faith, and discover the extraordinary architecture of Akshardham Temple, dedicated to 10,000 years of Hindu culture. See the huge Jama Mosque and the downtown Sikh Temple with its golden dome before ending the tour at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu. 

Note: The Lotus Temple & The De Akshardham Temple are closed on Monday. For all the departures on Thursday will not be able to do the Full-day Delhi Temples tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2828 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full-Day Delhi Temples Tour

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13th Day: Delhi - US
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Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

Tuk-tuk ride in Bikaner

Included activity for day 4 in Bikaner

End your day in Bikaner with a memorable tuk-tuk ride through the old town bazaar, for an unforgettable experience of the vibrant atmosphere of this desert city.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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City tour in Jaisalmer

Included activity for day 6 in Jaisalmer

Discover the magical Gadisar Lake and explore the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort, from where you can enjoy impressive views of the city and the Thar Desert. Explore the historic centre and admire its famous palatial houses such as Nathmal and Patwon.

Duration 05:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Mehrangarh Fort Tour

Included activity for day 7 in Jodhpur

Visit the impressive 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort for a bird's eye view of the old city with its blue houses in an assortment of vibrant shades.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Amber Fort by Jeep & Jaipur City tour

Included activity for day 9 in Jaipur

See the iconic Palace of the Winds in Jaipur before enjoying a Jeep ride to the legendary Amber Fort. Inside, discover the Hall of Victory and admire the incredible architecture of this historic fortress. Finally, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory.

Duration 05:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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The Lotus Temple & The De Akshardham Temple are closed on Monday.

Full-Day Delhi Temples Tour

Suggested activity for day 12 in Delhi

Explore Delhi's most iconic temples including the Baha'i Lotus Temple, extraordinary Akshardham Temple, the Jama Mosque and the Sikh Temple in downtown Delhi. End the tour at the majestic Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Delhi - US. *
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  • 11 nights hotel accommodation in Charm, Superior and Luxury category hotels.
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  • 11 Breakfasts.
  • Transfers with English speaking assistant in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary. **
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Private transfers in Delhi, airport-hotel-airport, with complimentary bottled water.
  • Tuk-Tuk ride in Bikaner.
  • Jeep Transfer at the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Indian visa (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you are traveling to India with a U.S. passport, you will require an Indian visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Indian Embassy for further details: https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

 

* Due to the customs clearance rule of the government of India, if your flight calls at another city in India before arriving in Delhi, confirm at the departure desk in the US whether you should pick up your suitcase and pass customs control at the airport where the connection is made. Remember that if the flight stops in Mumbai you will need to pick up your luggage. Keep in mind that normally this whole process takes approximately 60 minutes.

** The order of the itinerary may differ depending on your arrival day at the destination.

Monday/ Friday: 2 nights in Delhi at the beginning, 1 night in Delhi at the end.

Tuesday/ Saturday: 1 night in Delhi at the beginning, 2 nights in Delhi at the end.

The Lotus Temple & The De Akshardham Temple are closed on Monday. For all the departures on Thursday will not be able to do the Full-day Delhi Temples tour.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months validity beyond date of visa application and two blank passport pages.

  • Visa

    A visa is required to enter the country. Issued by the embassy or online E-Visa application one month before arrival in the country.

  • Currency

    Indian Rupee.

  • Language

    Hindi and English.

  • Electricity

    220 V in the majority of the country. Electrical sockets are European style however an adapter may be useful.

  • Health

    High levels of air pollution during winter (October to February). Northern cities are the most affected.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 5:30.

  • Other useful information

    Foreigners cannot bring Indian Rupees into the country, although you can bring foreign currency and exchange it once you arrive.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.incredibleindia.org/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

Tips in India are subject to the decision of the client based on the level of satisfaction of the service provided and the experience in general. Taking into account that they are not obligatory, they are usually expected. 

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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