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 Colourful Rajasthan
 Holiday Length: 14 days
 Start City: Delhi
 End City: Delhi
 Departure Dates: Daily
 Private Holiday

This tour takes you to one of the most beautiful regions of India, famous for its colourful and contrasting scenery, architecture, culture and people.  Explore the region's impressive forts, majestic palaces and temples, unique desert landscapes and the  magnificent colours of Rajasthan typified by the stunning "Pink City" of Jaipur 


  Day 1

Delhi
Welcome to India. Meet, assist and transfer to hotel.
                       

  Day 2


Delhi – Mandawa (270 km)
This morning explore Old and New Delhi. Visit the Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, see the Red Fort, Raj Ghat and the impressive Jama Masjid Mosque. This evening, drive to Mandawa. (B)
     
  Day 3



Mandawa – Bikaner (210 km)
This morning drive through the Shekhawati region, a fascinating place to escape the crowds. You will have a chance to discover the painted merchant houses, known as havelis, which this region is famous for. Later, continue to Bikaner. (B)

     
  Day 4

Bikaner – Jaisalmer (340 km)
Morning tour of Bikaner. Visit the Junagarh Fort and a camel breeding farm. Later, drive to Jaisalmer. (B)
     
  Day 5




Jaisalmer
Morning sightseeing of Jaisalmer. Built in burnished sandstone, this desert fortress is an intricately molded wonderland, rising like a mirage from the flat expanses of the Thar Desert.  Visit Jaisal Fort and Jain Temple. This afternoon drive to the Sam sand dunes for a camel ride and a view of the desert landscape. (B)
     
  Day 6



Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (275 km)
Drive to Jodhpur, known for its forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabric, colours and textures. Sightseeing includes visits to the Meherangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. (B)

     
  Day 7

              
Jodhpur – Ranakpur (215 km)
Morning drive to Ranakpur. Visit the Jain Temples in the Aravalli valley. This marble complex has 29 halls supported by 1444 carved and unique pillars. (B)
     
 

Day 8

 

Ranakpur – Eklingji – Nadga – Udaipur (150 km)
Leave Ranakpur for Udaipur. En route, visit Eklingji and Nadga Temples. Arrive in Udaipur, one of Rajasthan's most enchanting cities, dotted with lakes, numerous marble palaces and beautiful gardens. Visit the City Palace overlooking Lake Pichola. (B)
     
  Detour:

Pushkar Detour - in November option to spend this night in Pushkar instead of Deogarh to attend the amazing Pushkar Fair.
     
  Day 9



Udaipur – Deogarh (135 km)
Drive to Deogarh. Take the time to wander around this traditional Rajasthani village, dominated by a stunning palace dating back to the 16th century, still home of the local ruler and also your accommodation for tonight. (B)

     
  Day 10


Deogarh – Jaipur (280km)
Drive to Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital, also known as the 'Pink City'. Afternoon at leisure in the city known for its enamelled ornaments and precious stones. (B)
     
  Day 11


Jaipur
Visit Amber Fort by elephant, Maharaja's City Palace, and the Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Tonight see a Bollywood movie at the Raj Mandir cinema. (B)

     
  Day 12


Jaipur – Agra (250 km)
Depart for Agra visiting en-route the eerie ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar's former capital. It now lies abandoned having been deserted due to water shortages 20 years only after of inhabitation (B)

     
  Detour:

Ranthambore Detour - option to see the tigers of Ranthambore National Park on the way from Jaipur to Agra.
     
  Day 13


Agra – Sikandra – Delhi (205 km)
Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument to love.  Then visit Agra Fort. Drive to Delhi visiting en-route the Tomb of Moghul Emperor Akbar the Great. (B)

     
  Day 14

Delhi
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)


 
  Inclusions





• Air conditioned transportation with English speaking driver
• Accommodation in your choice of first class or heritage category hotels (option to upgrade to Luxury
   Palaces where available)
• Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
• Meals as per itinerary
• Entrance fees as indicated
     
  Note
Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays, Red Fort is closed on Mondays.
   

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