On this 13-day India tour through Rajasthan, you will find reminders of warrior-kings and saris that burst with color. A remarkable fortress watches over the expanse of a Blue City and a pink palace bursts with character. Men wear traditional twirling mustaches and camels stroll along the desert sand. From silver bracelets to jewels inlaid in the architecture, your time in India will be filled with luxury and unparalleled discovery.
Delhi - The Royal Welcome
Welcome to the gateway of grandeur. Delhi is a city that is filled with a spellbinding energy that emanates from its over one thousand years of history. The modern suburbs and cityscape shows you the contemporary power and wealth of the nation’s capital. Tucked away in hidden corners, or standing tall in lush parks, you will find ruins and temples, remnants of the Mughal Empire and ancient walls that encompass a continuously thriving market. You are met at the airport by a private transfer and escorted to the Imperial Hotel in the heart of the city. The marble floors in the gallery sparkle and the high ceilings provide spacious comfort. The combination of savory and sweet spices is captivating. The India Gate stands proud as a memorial to past soldiers of the British Indian Army that fought in World War I. It was unveiled in 1931 and stands over 137 feet tall. In the fading daylight the stone edifice glitters like gold and welcomes you to India.
Delhi - A Regal Exploration
Agra - Past Mystique
Jaipur - White Marble to Pink Sandstone
Jaipur - The Power of the Past
Jaipur - The Vibrant Pink Walls
Shahpura - Stately Estates
Shahpura - No Small History
Chhatra Sagar - The Noble Countryside
Osian - A Golden Landscape
Jodhpur - An Imperial Blue
Delhi - A New Noble Return
Delhi - A Finishing Touch
- Enjoy an exploration through the forest on elephant-back
- Traverse the golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert on a camel safari
- Witness the elegant symmetry of the iconic Taj Mahal
- Visit the charming allure of the City Palace and the Pink City of Jaipur
- Luxuriate in royal residences at the old summer palace of Shahpura
- Indulge in the seclusion of a waterside luxury camp that offers all the comforts of royalty at Chhatra Sagar
Rajasthan was once the land of kings, filled with colorful landscapes and luxurious palaces. On this custom tailored tour you will explore the desert and the mountains like royalty. Venture through the golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert on a camel safari. Discover the majesty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Settle into the extravagance of an ancient summer palace. The remarkable culture of maharajas and merchants come to life. Villagers and farmers are welcoming and warm. The regal history of Rajasthan is as vibrant and as celebrated as the contemporary cities, and you will experience it all.
Your royal exploration begins with your arrival in Delhi, a city that contains both ancient and contemporary history. A full day tour of the city presents the vibrant boulevards and classic bazaar encompassed inside the old city walls. The following day you will make your way to Agra to see the exceptional Agra Fort and visit the wondrous Taj Mahal. In the morning you will watch the sunrise over the stupendous edifice before making your way to Jaipur to witness the majesty of the Pink City. Enjoy an elephant safari through the Aravali Forest at the edge of the ancient Aravali Range, followed by a tour of the impressive Amer Fort. Another day in Jaipur takes you through the charming City Palace complex that is still home to descendants of the city’s royalty.
In Shahpura you will find the tranquil countryside surrounding the gorgeous old summer palace of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Visit the surrounding villages and experience the local culture of the nearby fortress and innumerable lakes. Transfer to Nimaj and settle into the waterside splendor of Chhatra Sagar Luxury Camp. Indulge in the serene landscape and wildlife. The following day you will explore the Thar Desert on a stately camel-back safari. In the evening you will rest at the distinctive and fabulous Osian Camel Camp. Head to Jodhpur and spend your days discovering the endless beauty of the Blue City. Tour through the Mehrangarh Fort and meander along the narrow ancient alleyways of the old city. Return to Delhi for an overnight stay before your departure home.
$1,945 per person (excluding international flights)
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