11-day Private Tour: Legacy of Rajasthan

During this tour you will discover the lifestyle of the greatest Maharajas of Rajasthan traveling back to the 17th century. You will live an authentic experience with the locals and you will get to know what Rajasthan was at that time. You will discover how the Maharajas were enjoying the polo matches and lavish parties in the relaxing atmosphere of the City Palace in Udaipur and you will discover what a sumptuous Heritage they left in Rajasthan with their beautiful palaces floating on the lakes and powerful forts dominating each city. You will spend the overnights in charming Indian havelis, which represent a perfect example of Rajasthan Heritage. A private certified guide will take you through this journey.

per adult from

$1,700

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Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Private transportation (air-conditioned car with English speaking driver and his living expenses)
    • Accommodation in comfort hotels
    • Free mobile phone with local SIM during your tour
    • Bottled water during transfers
    • Private certified guide
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Pichola
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Entrance fees during sightseeing
    • Gratuities
    • International flight
    • Entry/Admission - Swaminarayan Akshardham
    • Entry/Admission - Humayun's Tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Red Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Sahelion Ki Bari
    • Entry/Admission - City Palace of Udaipur
    • Entry/Admission - Chittorgarh Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Garh Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Taragarh Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Jaigarh Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Amber fort
    • Entry/Admission - Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
    • Entry/Admission - City Palace of Jaipur
    • Entry/Admission - Fatehpur Sikri
    • Entry/Admission - Mehtab Bagh
    • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
    • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Akbar's Tomb

  • Day 1: Delhi and its historical legacy

    Stop At: Swaminarayan Akshardham, Nh 24 Akshardham Setu, New Delhi 110092 India
    The fabulous Akshardham temple is considered by locals as the temporal home of God on earth, each element of which echoes with spirituality. Officially opened in 2005, it reflects millennia of traditional and modern Hindu culture and architecture.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), Connaught Place, New Delhi 110002 India
    The Birla Mandir temple, inaugurated in 1939 by Mahatma Ghandi is a symbol of social equality in India. It was one of the first temples of India where people of all casts were allowed to enter.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, Mathura Road Opp Nizamuddin Mosque, New Delhi 110013 India
    The impressive Humayun's Tomb is considered as the prototype of the famous Taj Mahal, built one century earlier (16th century). You will have the opportunity to compare this 2 architectural masterpieces during your Rajasthan trip and find out what makes the Taj Mahal more important and famous than Humayun’s Tomb.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
    Visit the Red Fort and discover how this fortress became the starting point for the Indian army to revolt against the British colonization. The compound, built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, is today the symbol of Independence of India (closed on Mondays).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India
    In Delhi, you will explore the imposing Jama Masjid Mosque, which was intended to dominate the world. Visit this impressive architectural gem to feel the fervor of its thousands of devotees.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chandni Chowk, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
    Visit the district of Chandi Chowk, to discover the typical Indian lifestyle in this bazar with hundreds of colors and flavors. Discover the heritage that silver merchants of 17th century left to today’s tradesmen.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Delhi. Your hotel: Tree of Life.

    Day 2: Authentic Mandawa

    Stop At: Mandawa, Mandawa, Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan
    Today you will take the road to the Shekhawati region, traveling back in time to the 18th century. Wandering in the quite streets of Mandawa, you will feel the lovely atmosphere of this small authentic city of Rajasthan. You will have the opportunity to spend the night in one of its charming havelis, feeling like a Maharaja in the 19th century. Along the way to Mandawa, you will make different stops to discover the semi-arid landscapes of Rajasthan.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Saraf Haveli, Sadabahar Mohalla, Pabana, Mukundgarh, Rajasthan Sadabahar Mohalla, Pabana, Mukundgarh,, Mandawa 333705 India
    Havelis are typical of Rajasthan’s Heritage. They are magnificent mansions built by wealthy merchants from 17th to 19th century. Visit them, and discover why most of these marvelous havelis were abandoned by their owners and are threatened today by irreversible damage.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Mandawa. Your hotel: Radhika Haveli.

    Day 3: Holy Pushkar

    Stop At: Pushkar, Pushkar, Ajmer District, Rajasthan
    Pushkar is one of the holy cities of India, where you can watch Hindu people washing and bathing by the Ghats. Here time seems to be frozen. Since the 18th century, local people practice the same rituals. Learn about the local customs and traditions.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Ganahera Brahma Temple Rd, Pushkar 305022 India
    Pushkar houses one of the few Brahma temples in the world (14th century). Why are there not more temples dedicated to the creator god in Hinduism? And why do the gods Shiva and Vishnu get all the attention? Learn all about it during your visit.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pushkar. Your hotel : Brahma Horizon.

    Day 4: Udaipur: the city of lakes

    Stop At: Udaipur, Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan
    Discover the romantic and relaxing setting of Udaipur, created by its sumptuous palaces, surrounding lakes and gardens. This makes the historical heritage of Udaipur even more attractive. Do you know what Maharaja palace was selected for James Bond’s movie shoots? You will learn it and much more during your stay.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Lake Pichola, Udaipur India
    Lake Pichola will offer you a nice opportunity for a boat tour to admire the Ghats, the City Palace and other marvels of the ‘’white city’’ of Udaipur. It will be also a great opportunity for you to visit the island of Jag Mandir to relax in its garden and, why not, enjoy some Sura like the maharaja was doing in his summer residence at 16th century.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Udaipur. Your hotel: Mahendra Prakash.

    Day 5: The stunning heritage of Udaipur

    Stop At: Jagdish Temple, RJ State Highway 50, Udaipur 313001 India
    What makes the Jagdish temple a specific place to visit? Our answer is: the atmosphere. Visit 17th century temple during the puja, and you will witness a unique worship ritual with music and songs.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sahelion Ki Bari, On the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur 313001 India
    When we talk about Saheliyon ki Bari garden, it is always related to an amazing legend about one of the maharajas of Udaipur. Learn about it by spending your evening in this quiet garden that offers you a moment of peace.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: City Palace of Udaipur, Jagdish Temple Rd City Palace Complex, Udaipur 313001 India
    Explore the City Palace of Udaipur and discover how the Maharajas used to live during this fascinating period. You will get a glimpse of the lavish parties that were hold, of the tiger huntings on elephant backs, and the fancy polo matches. That was the golden life of the maharajas inside these magnificent palaces some centuries ago.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Udaipur. Your hotel: Mahendra Prakash.

    Day 6: The charming city of Bundi

    Stop At: Chittorgarh Fort, Chittor Fort Road, Chittaurgarh 312001 India
    Be part of the legendary Rajasthan, soak up its history, feel its greatness, romance and mystery. This is what you will experience when visiting the Chittorgarh fort (7th century), on your way to Bundi.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Bundi, Bundi, Bundi District, Rajasthan
    The city of Bundi is off the beaten tracks. The relaxing atmosphere of this city will help you discover a more traditional side of Rajasthan. Upon your arrival you can wander in the quite streets of Bundi or discover also the Raniji Ki Baori, an impressive stepwell dating back to 17th century.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Bundi. Your hotel: Bundi Haveli.

    Day 7: Welcome to the capital of Rajasthan

    Stop At: Garh Palace, Nahar ka Chotta, Bundi 323001 India
    Before leaving to Jaipur, take your time to visit the Garh Palace in Bundi, with its amazing frescoes. Why is this beautiful palace of the 17th century almost unknown from the public? Be one of the few travelers to find the answer.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Taragarh Fort, Nagpahari Hill, Bundi 323001 India
    Not everyone knows about the beautiful Taragarh fort of Bundi. Thus, very few travelers go there. We will offer you a great opportunity to explore this amazing fort of the 14th century in a fairy and magical atmosphere.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan
    Today you will take the road to reach the capital city of Rajasthan. You will be impressed by the rich cultural and historical heritage of the “Pink City”.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Jal Mahal, Amer Road, Jaipur 302002 India
    Located in the middle of a lake, the Jal Mahal palace seems to float on the water. Upon you arrival to the capital of Rajasthan by the evening, you will admire this amazing palace at sunset. Discover with your private driver why it is not allowed to enter this idyllic palace or even to make a boat tour around.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Jaigarh Fort, Cheel ka Teela, Jaipur 302013 India
    The Jaigarth fort is closely linked with the famous Amber Fort. Discover what the main role of this place was and why it was key to defending the city in the 18th century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Jaipur. Your hotel: Anuraag Villa.

    Day 8: Amber fort and other marvels of Jaipur

    Stop At: Amber fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001 Amer Jaipur, Jaipur 302021 India
    Are you curious to know why the locals rush to Amber Fort every day after their morning prayers? Although the history of this fort from the 16th century is of great interest to travelers, the monument remains important to locals for other reasons as well. Here the Maharaja of Jaipur welcomes the locals in person every day in a specially equipped room, to discuss about the different issues people have. Visit the fort and learn what this charitable maharaja has done for his people.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Hawa Mahal Tripolia Bazaar Road Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur 302002 India
    Take your time to visit another original Maharaja palace of the 18th century: the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind). This architectural gem was built for the Maharaja’s wives. But was this place rather a palace or a golden prison? Discover about women rights in the times of Maharajas.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Tripolia Bazar Near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 3023002 India
    The City Palace actually houses several palaces, and still belongs to the Maharaja of Jaipur. In 2019, the family of the Maharaja went on AirBnb, and is now offering a Suite of the Palace for holiday renting. Fancy a breakfast with the King of Jaipur?
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Galtaji Temple, Jaipur India
    If you would like to wash away your sins, your next stop will be the temple of Galtaji. It’s an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site, where you will see how people are taking their holy bath. The site is well known also as Monkey Temple, as there are tens of monkeys living there.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Jaipur. Your hotel: Anuraag Villa.

    Day 9: To Agra via the abandoned Fatehpur Sikri

    Stop At: Chand Baori (Step well), Jaipur-Agra Road, Abhaneri 303313 India
    The impressive Chand Baori stepwells of Abhaneri dating back to the 8th century will be one of your stopovers on the way to Agra. You will discover why and how this mysterious huge stepwell was built in this region.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Fatehpur Sikri India
    The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, perfectly preserved since it was abandoned, was the one-time capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th century. But why would one abandon this remarkable testimony to the Indian architecture? Discover all about it during your visit.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Agra, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
    Having explored the stunning Fatehpur Sikri you will reach your final destination: Agra, sheltering the most famous monument of India, the incredible Taj Mahal.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mehtab Bagh, Nagla Devjit Etmadpur, Agra India
    Upon your arrival to Agra you will have free time at your leisure. You can walk and relax at Mehtab Bagh from where you will admire the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset before exploring it at sunrise the next day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Agra. Your hotel: Maple Grand.

    Day 10: Sunrise at Taj Mahal

    Stop At: Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra 282001 India
    Be one of those who had the chance to admire the unique beauty of the Taj Mahal by visiting the greatest symbol of love in the world. And maybe you would like to take an iconic photo on the same bench as the Princess Diana did? (In case this day is a Friday and the Taj Mahal is closed, you will visit it the previous day on sunset).
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
    After he built the amazing Taj Mahal (17th century) as a mausoleum for his wife gone too soon, the emperor Shah Jahan was put to jail at Agra Fort. He spent the rest of his life watching the Taj Mahal from his cell. Can you guess who put him to jail?
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra Road, Sikandra India
    Have you noticed what main architectural element is missing at the Akbar’s mausoleum, also called Sikandra Fort? Maybe you could guess, if you knew about the radical step the emperor Akbar took. Visit the monument and learn about the beautiful history of life of this great Mughal emperor.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Delhi. Your hotel: Tree of Life.

    Day 11: Old and New Delhi

    Stop At: Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Road, New Delhi 110002 India
    Today your private driver will help you discover other attractions of Delhi that you have not managed to explore at the beginning of your trip. You can have a walk through the Sanctuary of Mahatma Ghandi, also called Raj Ghat, and see the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation. What was India before and after Ghandi? Learn about his significant role in India’s history by visiting his museum.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji Near Kalkaji Temple, East of Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019 India
    Explore the Lotus temple that symbolizes purity and equality of all religions. It’s a place of worship for everyone, independent of their beliefs. It typically represents India where many religions live in harmony.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: India Gate, Rajpath Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India
    Take some time to mingle with locals around India Gate and pay tribute to the Unknown Soldier near the eternal flame. Does this monument look like something you may have seen in Paris?
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We are very flexible for the pick up in Delhi or Delhi Airport. On the first day we will meet you with a name sign. We do provide you with the contact number in case you struggle with finding us.Airports
    • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Flight information is required at time of booking for airport pick up. In case of Hotel pick up in Delhi, hotel name, address and phone number is required at time of booking
    • In case hotels listed in the offer are already fully booked, we will book similar of better properties
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • We have a driver isolation in our cars. It’s a transparent plastic separation which provides sanitary safety permitting at the same time the normal communication between the driver and the guests.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Drivers-India

Activity ID: V-30895P4

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