Our Boutique Rajasthan tour is an ideal option if you value intimacy, are interested in days relaxing in the wilderness, wish to visit quaint rural settlements, but still want to take in the most evocative sights of Rajasthan; a holiday for true romantics at heart. Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests. Ideal for returning guests seeking a deeper dive into the wonders of India, this journey explores farther afield to reveal remote leopard habitats, stunning temples and enchanting cities.
HIGHLIGHTS: Boutique Heritage Hotels Tour
Venture off the beaten path to reveal India’s hidden wonders in Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jawai, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra, enjoying stays in distinctive boutique accommodations along the way
Experience Camel safari in Thar Desert with bottle of wine.
Visit Jodhpur’s magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, pausing in villages perched on the edges of the great Thar Desert
Embark on morning and afternoon game drives from Suján Jawai Leopard Camp
Take in the grandeur of the great Jain temple at Ranakpur, a stunning architectural marvel of marble pillars, spires and domes
Explore the colorful markets and bazaars of Jaipur, India’s “Pink City”
End your tour with visit the spellbinding Taj Mahal, the world’s greatest monument to love.
Begin your exploration of Delhi with a visit to the great Jama Masjid, the largest and most important mosque in India. Move among locals engaged in daily prayer, taking in the Mosque’s two minarets, each over 130 feet tall. Then, set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through the narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk bazaar — one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi, frequented by locals and visitors alike. After lunch, tour New Delhi, including Humayun’s Tomb, an architectural precursor of the Taj Mahal. Also view the India Gate, a triumphal arch more than 130 feet tall; drive along the Rajpath, or King’s Way, a broad ceremonial boulevard; and see the presidential residence of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Fly to Jaisalmer and transfer to your hotel The Serai, Thar Desert to Jaisalmer, an ancient city and former stop for silk and spice caravans. Stay at a luxury desert camp and spa, and enjoy activities such as a camel ride through the sand dunes, touring haveli mansions in the backstreets of Jaisalmer and visiting spectacular Jaisalmer Fort, a giant sandcastle-like fortified hill town that rises above the arid plains.
You set to explore and an unique experience of Desert, Your tour stars with visit of Jaisalmer Fort. It rises like a fabulous mirage out of the sands of the Thar Desert, the awesome contours of its 99 bastions softened by the golden hue of the stone. After the fort, Jaisalmer’s havelis (intricately carved houses) are its greatest attraction. Built in the 19th century by the town’s merchants and ministers, these mansions dominate its labyrinthine lanes. The havelis of Salim Singh, Nathmanji and Patwon are the finest examples of this type of architecture, their golden stone facades so finely carved that they could be made of lace.
Evening Camel Safari followed by chilled glass of wine in Desert.
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur - Blue city of Rajasthan, upon arrival, checkin at hotel Raas. It is nestled at the foot of the mighty Mehrangarh Fort in the heart of Jodhpur’s old city. The hotel is a beautiful contrast of old and new; slick décor and modern structures stand side by side with a restored, red sandstone haveli. The view of the fort looming above is spectacular, perhaps one of the best hotel views in Rajasthan.
Morning set out to explore a Bishnoi village and experience rural Rajasthan’s legendary history and customs. Upon arrive at Castle Mihirgarh. A fairy-tale fortress rising from the sands of the Thar, Mihir Garh is a stunning boutique retreat, one of the lesser known boutique hotels in Rajasthan, blending seamlessly into its surroundings whilst ensuring guests are supremely comfortable. Each of the nine suites is generously sized and boast their own private courtyard or plunge pool – wonderful for soaking up the desert sky.
After breakfast, set out on a short drive to your safari camp in Jawai, a secluded wilderness tucked among the Aravalli Hills. After settling in, embark on a game drive exploring this pristine enclave where leopards roam freely and humans live in harmony with the land.
Today, continue your wild exploration with morning and afternoon game drives. Venture out into the vast scrublands and granite hills beyond in search of leopards and other exotic species. Encounter the local Rabari herdsmen, an indigenous people who live at one with their surroundings.
This morning, embark on one last game drive for a final chance to spot the elusive leopard. Later, take a short drive to Ranakpur and explore its Jain Temple, an ornate, 15th-century structure boasting five spires, 20 domes, 29 halls and 420 pillars. Continue on to your lodge and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner at your boutique lodge.
Overnight at Lodge
DAY 10 : RANAKPUR TO DEVIGARH (UDAIPUR)
After breakfast, drive outside of the city to Delwara and the temple complex of Eklingji and Nagda, to explore its more than 100 temples dedicated to Shiva and Lord Vishnu, and savor the tranquil atmosphere of prayer time. Transfer to your hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast drive to Udaipur, en continue to visit of Udaipur. the sprawling City Palace, extravagantly decorated in mosaic, mirror and tile work. See how its four interconnecting palaces showcase diverse architectural styles. Later embark on a private cruise on Lake Pichola, sailing past its picturesque ghats and palaces, and stopping at the 17th-century water palace of Jag Mandir. View this magnificent monument with its domes, marble pillars and fountains as well as its special approach from the water — a row of marble elephants that seem to be guarding the island. Cap off your boat cruise.
Late afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Jaipur, upon arrival, transfer to hotel
Today, explore Jaipur’s Amber Fort, one of the finest examples of a fort palace, built similar in style to the surrounding, richly decorated Mughal courts. Then, make the short journey to Dera Amer, a private Rajput farm. After meeting your hosts, saddle up for a camel ride exploring the nearby landscape. Next, enjoy an al fresco lunch overlooking an elephant polo field. Finally, visit a local market to bargain hunt among its colorful stalls.
Journey to Agra, a one-time Mughal capital, arriving in time for lunch at leisure at the hotel. Later, visit the iconic Taj Mahal to marvel at its perfect symmetry and proportions, and watch how the light from the setting sun plays across its detailed marble surfaces. Return to the hotel for your farewell cocktail and dinner.
Start your day by returning to the Taj Mahal to see how the sunrise colors its delicately carved façade. Return to the hotel for breakfast before setting out on a tour of Agra, visiting Agra Fort, an imposing sandstone citadel that lies on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of the city. Later, drive to Delhi and, upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Transfer to the airport early this morning for your flight home.
The cost is in USD ($) Per person based in twin / double room sharing basis at listed hotels
Arrival & Departure transfers Meet and greet services at Delhi International Airport
Daily Breakfast at hotel
Services of an English-speaking guide throughout the tour
Transportation in an AC deluxe vehicle International
All local applicable taxes
This price is just approx. idea of the tour valid from 01 Oct 2018 till 31 March 2019 except for 20 Dec 2018 till 05 Jan 2019. The exact price will be prepare based on your desire and final travel plan.