Come into the colorful world of Rajasthan and experience the "Land of the Rajputas" with all its splendor. On our journey you will follow the ancient trade routes into the middle of the desert and discover the rich treasures of bygone days in the imposing fortresses of Bikaner and Jodhpur.
Be enchanted by the 1444 pillars of the Jain Temple in Ranakpur, embedded in the green hills of the Aravali Mountains, and the romantic atmosphere of the "Venice of the East" Udaipur. Immerse yourself in the colorful market of Jodhpur.
Enjoy the wonderful view from the Amber Fort on the surrounding landscape. Experience the enchanted charisma of the unique Taj Mahal, the world-famous monument of immortal love and symbol of all India, which offers its viewers a unique sight at any time of the day. However, you get really priceless impressions of the daily life of the people of India when talking to the marchants in the colorful markets.
Welcome to India! Arrive at Delhi International Airport, you will be greeted by the Quality India representative and transferred to your hotel. Delhi, the capital of India, is a well laid-out main metropolitan area built by the British in 1911. It blends internationalism and tradition, with many interesting museums and art galleries here.
After breakfast, you will proceed to Alsisar, famous for its castle, Havelis and cenotaphs. On arrival, check into the hotel and after freshen up, take a walk through Alsisar, the place with its beautiful Havelis and the picturesque marketplace of the town.
In the evening, guests can learn about the secrets of Indian cuisine at a cooking class at the hotel, which serves dishes from Rajasthan cuisine.
The journey continues from Alsisar to Bikaner, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert.
The city was once an important trading center on the old caravan route through Central Asia, and with its partially preserved walls, gates and historic buildings, still conveys the image of a medieval desert metropolis. On the way to Bikaner you will visit Devi Kund, the royal family memorial, made up of "pavilions" that are supposed to be cenotaphs (empty graves) to remind the deceased.
In the afternoon you will visit the huge Junagarh Fort * in Bikaner, where visitors can admire more than 30 palaces, temples and pavilions and get an insight into the life of the former maharajahs (kings). Optionally, we invite you to a trip to the sand dunes for a one-hour camel ride/camel cart * a. Here you can experience the barren beauty of the desert very close. In the evening you will return to Bikaner.
After breakfast, make a stop at Deshnok on the way to Jodhpur, where you will visit the Karni Mata Temple (known as the Rat Temple) - an extraordinary experience! Then the journey continues through the desert to Jodhpur, also known as the "Blue City".
On arrival check into the hotel and evening at leisure.
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Jodhpur including Mehrangarh Fort, the mighty fortress was built in 1459 and lies on a 130 m high hill in the middle of the city, surrounded by a wall whose circumference resembles the Great Wall of China.
On the way back to town, visit the Maharaja Tomb Jaswant Thada, which was built of white marble. From here you will have a beautiful view of the blue houses of the old town. Afterwards visit the bustling neighborhoods around the clock tower in the old city; This is where the heart of the city beats and there's a lot going on at all hours of the day. The quarter around the tower, which was built in 1912, is called Sadar Market and here the numerous narrow streets of the old town branch off.
The road to Udaipur will be an exciting ride. You see shepherds in colorful turbans and women in special colorful costumes with traditional jewelry. On the way in Pali, visit the fabled motorcycle temple. A small shrine built due to a mysterious accident of the driver of a Royal Enfield.
In Ranakpur we stop for a visit to the magnificent Adinath Temple, which is particularly impressive in the variety of filigree architectural details. Not one of the 1444 ornate columns resembles the other in their design. The temple is one of the most beautiful holy sites of Jainism, a religion found only in India. After the visit you continue through the hilly landscape to Udaipur, also known as the "City of Lakes" tucked away in the heart of the forested Aravalli Hills, this regally romantic city has always stood out from Rajasthan’s other desert cities with its network of manmade lakes.
After breakfast, explore the city, including the 16th century City Palace, a flamboyant and towering structure sitting on a hilltop and one of the largest palaces in the state, boasting spectacular views and an intriguing museum.
Explore 17th century Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna. Discover Saheliyon ki Bari, the ‘Garden of Maids’, which boasts lush lawns, stunning lotus pools, marble pavilions and even elephantshaped fountains!
Afternoon boat ride at Lake Pichola to get a mesmerizing view of the surroundings and Jag Mandir palace situated on an island in the lake.
Drive to Deogarh, where your luxurious heritage hotel will delight you from afar. This beautiful palace rises proudly on a hill above the city in the rugged landscape of the Aravali mountain range, which is dotted with small lakes. Afternoon, take a trip to Pulad and then a varied train journey from Pulad to Deogarh.
Enjoy the scenic mountain scenery and get in touch with the local people (it is a public train that can cause delays and cancellations).
After breakfast, your journey continues to Jaipur. On the way visit a very important city of Hinduism religion in Rajasthan. The small town is located on a sacred lake and houses about 400 temples and 52 ghats.
In Pushkar, visit the only Brahma temple in India and explore the city on a market stroll. Around noon you drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, also called "City of Kings" or "Pink City". It was founded in 1728 by Raja Jai Singh II and provided with the typical pink paint, which has been preserved in many places to this day. After you have checked in the hotel, you will get to know one of the most important handicrafts of the city when visiting a gemstone grinding workshop. .
After breakfast, explore Pink city. On the way, stop for a photo stop at the renowned Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of the Winds". The façade, with its countless windows and oriels, was once built to enable the court ladies to unseen the hustle and bustle of the street.
Then drive to the Amber Fort, one of the most beautiful palaces in Rajasthan. You can experience the way up to the fortress during a jeep ride and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. After exploring the fort, visit City Palace where the present Maharaja continues to live with its many regal courtyards, temples and pavilions.
Afterwards, while visiting a textile and carpet house, you can get interesting insights into the production of one of the beautiful garments, the sari, and try on a sari as a lady yourself. At the same time, the gentlemen are introduced to the art of turban-binding. You can also find out about the production of traditional carpets here. On the further city tour you will visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Jantar Mantar, the most famous historical observatory of India.
After breakfast drive to Agra. On the way to Agra we visit the abandoned ruined city Fatehpur Sikri. The red sandstone houses of the ruling families are still so well preserved that one could think that Emperor Akbar left the city only yesterday. Continue towards Agra, The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums; and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling chowks (marketplaces).
After check-in at the hotel, take a special heritage tour through the old town of Agra with your tour guide. In addition to the many attractions, this tour also gives you an opportunity to experience the true life of the old town of a big city, including local bazaars and shops.
You have an early start this morning by going out to the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), to experience the rising sun. This is the most spectacular time to see the Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world, an exquisite monument of love, remarkable for its perfect proportions, which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble is an architectural marvel (UNSECO World Heritage Site).
Return to the hotel for breakfast & afterwords visit Agra Fort (World Heritage site) - a magnificent citadel with marble palaces, ornate alcoves & terrace pavilions. Agra fort is also known as the Red Fort situated on the bank of river Yamuna. The fort built in red stone, the fort stretches almost two kilometers on the bank of the Yamuna.
Continue your drive back to Delhi and en route visit, Akshardham Temple - built on the banks of the serene River Yamuna, the temple lies over a sprawling 100 acres of lush manicured lawns adorned with water fountains and carved pavilions. Explore an amazing world of Indian culture ornate with 20,000 statues, floral motifs, arches and exquisitely carved pillars.
After breakfast, you have the opportunity to explore the contrasts of New & Old Delhi including a drive past Presidents Palace, Houses of Parliament and impressive India Gate with its eternal flame. Visit the Sikh Temple “Bangla Sahab Gurudwara” where the community kitchen serves free meals to thousands of people in a day.
Later moving ahead towards Old Delhi pausing on the way at Rajghat, the monument to Mahatma Gandhi erected on the site of his funeral pyre. Drive past Red Fort followed by a visit to Jama Masjid Mosque that can accommodate up to 20000 people at a given time.
Explore the Bazaars through the bustling alleys of 500 years old city – Chandni Chowk, where silver merchants ply their trade.
After breakfast, transfer to catch international flight according to your flight details.
Reporting time 3 hours prior to the flight departure.
Price per person, based on occupancy of one double room. Excluding international flights.
|Departure date of group tour||From|
|From 08/19/2020 to 09/01/2020||$1,300|
|From 09/02/2020 to 09/15/2020||$1,300|
|From 09/16/2020 to 09/29/2020||$1,300|