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Royal Rajputana

This tour is rich in cultural and historical experiences. Explore Rajasthan, home to some of the finest fortress and palaces. In contrast with the pastel shades of the desert landscape are the crowds of brightly turbaned men and richly jewelled women, its shimmering lakes, havelis and villages. You’ll also visit Agra to witness one of the modern wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal.

 

Tour Nights

  • Delhi: 3 nights
  • Agra: 1 nights
  • Bishangarh: 1 nights
  • Jaipur: 2 nights
  • Kota: 1 nights
  • Udaipur: 2 nights
  • Jodhpur: 1 nights
  • Jaisalmer: 2 nights
  • Bikaner: 1 nights
  • Mandawa: 1 nights
  • Tour code: AWI14
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Exploring the bustling capital city- Delhi
  • Experience the contrast of life between Old and New Delhi
  • Behold the beauty of the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Discover the 'Pink City' Jaipur and relish an adventurous Jeep ride at Amber Fort
  • Sight the magnificent Agra Fort and Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort
  • See the Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Visit Udaipur's palace and a 17th Century temple on a city tour
  • Cruise across the glistening sand dunes of Thar Desert on the back of Camel

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK to Delhi
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    UK to Delhi

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Delhi.

  • Day 2 Delhi
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    Delhi

    Arrive in Delhi. Meet assist upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Two nights stay in Delhi.

  • Day 3 Delhi
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    Delhi

    After breakfast city tour of Old and New Delhi includes a visit to the Qutab Miner, the Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni chowk bazaar, India Gate and a drive past the President’s Palace.

  • Day 4 Delhi to Agra
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    Delhi to Agra

    Morning leave for Agra pausing en route at Sikandara to see the tomb of Akbar. Afternoon city tour visiting the Taj Mahal and the fort. Overnight in Agra.

  • Day 5 Agra to Bishangarh
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    Agra to Bishangarh

    Drive to Bishangarh visiting en route the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri with its forts, palaces and mosques. Continue to the famous Bishangarh Fort (Alila Fort Bishangarh), a 230 year old warrior fort, now a well-known heritage hotel. Overnight stay will be at Bishangarh. 

  • Day 6 Bishangarh to Jaipur
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    Bishangarh to Jaipur

    Today, you drive towards Amer Town on the rugged hills surrounding Jaipur, popular for its magnificent fort, the Amer Fort. Overlooking a lake, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is popular for its large ramparts and series of gates as well as cobbled paths that lead to the top. Next, you move towards Jaipur, the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Stay here for two nights. 

  • Day 7 Jaipur
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    Jaipur

    City tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace complex, Museum, Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), Janter Manter, the largest stone observatory in the world. Afternoon free.
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    Sky Waltz Balloon Safari (optional) with an additional cost Started in 2008, SkyWaltz is the first and only fully-licensed and approved commercial Hot Air Balloon operation in India.The operating season is from 15th August to 15th May and the 60-minute ride offers you spectacular aerial views of the beautiful landscapes. Participants are honour ed with First Flight certificate as a memento.
     
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  • Day 8 Jaipur to Kota
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    Jaipur to Kota

    Leave for Kota, visiting en route Bundi. Founded in 1342, it lies well protected within the Aravali hills. Visit the Chatter Mahal, a stunning palace fort. Drive on to Kota and visit the Madho Singh Museum, which houses a fine collection of miniature paintings. Overnight stay in Kota.

  • Day 9 Kota to Udaipur
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    Kota to Udaipur

    Drive to the lake city of Udaipur visiting en route Chittorgarh to see the spectacular fort, lauded in legends of valour and chivalry. Visit the Padmanis palace, Tower of Victory and Tower of Fame. Two nights stay in Udaipur.

  • Day 10 Udaipur
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    Udaipur

    Udaipur, the city of shimmering lakes and palaces, was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1567 and is still very much a traditional Rajput town. City tour includes a visit to the City Palace complex, the Museum, the impressively carved Jagdish temple built in 1651 and Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Garden of Maids of Honour). Optional boat ride on Lake Pichola.

  • Day 11 Udaipur to Jodhpur
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    Udaipur to Jodhpur

    Morning drive into the Aravali hills to visit the 15th century spectacular Jain temple at Ranakpur, noted for its outstanding sculpture. Continue on to Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. Overnight in Jodhpur.

  • Day 12 Jodhpur to Jaisalmer
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    Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

    Morning city tour visiting the Mehrangarh Fort that dominates the city, Jaswant Thada and the magnificent Umaid Bhavan Palace. Afternoon drive to the ancient city of Jaisalmer, one of India’s most exotic towns. Two nights stay in Jaisalmer.

  • Day 13 Jaisalmer
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    Jaisalmer

    Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the desert. Morning tour visiting the imposing 12th century fort and the imposing Jain temples with intricate and delicate carvings. Evening visit Sam Sand Dunes. Dinner and cultural program at the dunes (October March).

  • Day 14 Jaisalmer to Bikaner
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    Jaisalmer to Bikaner

    Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon visit to the 16th century Junagarh Fort with its palaces, mosaic courtyards, carved balconies and temples. Overnight stay in Bikaner.

  • Day 15 Bikaner to Mandawa (Shekhavati)
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    Bikaner to Mandawa (Shekhavati)

    A safari to Bishnoi village to see the lifestyle and culture of the Bishnoi people in their rural environment. Then on to Mandawa in the Shekhavati region. Shekhavati is renowned for its havelis (traditional houses with interior courtyards). Overnight stay in Mandawa.

  • Day 16 Mandawa to Delhi
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    Mandawa to Delhi

    Morning tour of Mandawa. Explore the beautiful havelis with ornately decorated interiors and exteriors in colourful frescos and paintings depicting lives of the local people in the 19th century. Afternoon drive to Delhi for one night.

  • Day 17 Delhi to UK
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    Delhi to UK

    Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

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Shimla - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 21)

Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British, is today the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. For a small town, this place is absolutely teeming with appeal whether it is hills, fruit orchards, flowering meadows or nostalgic colonial history.

Shimla

Day 1

To Shimla

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chandigarh. Upon arrival proceed towards Shimla by car and transfer to hotel for 3 nights stay in Shimla. Read More

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Days 2-3

Shimla

At leisure.

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Day 4

To Delhi

Post breakfast, proceed towards to board the UNESCO-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka and early this evening you will board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 5

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Amritsar - ( 02 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 19)

Amritsar, in Punjab, hides up its sleeves a multi faceted allure for tourists in the form of the beautiful Golden Temple, the historic Jallianwala Bagh, the Ram Bagh Gardens & the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Also the Sunset Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border here is most captivating and worth a watch.

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Day 1

To Amritsar

Post breakfast, transfer to the railway station and proceed towards your onward journey to Amritsar by Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Amritsar.  Read More

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Day 2

Amritsar

This Morning visit the Golden Temple, the heart of the Sikh religion and the somber gardens of Jallianwallah Bagh memorial and the Ram Bagh Gardens with the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In the afternoon, proceed towards Wagah on the India-Pakistan border to see the spectacular Sunset Retreat Ceremony. Read More

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Day 3

To UK

Transfer to the airport in Amritsar via Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Kathmandu - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 21)

Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, seems in the first glance yet another city lost in the race of time & development. But take a stroll along its backstreets and you will meet the quaint old middle age still flourishing in this city’s heritage, culture, temples, and courtyards overflowing with flowers and tiny shops where goods and services have remained much the same since centuries.

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Day 1

To Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Kathmandu.Rest of the day at leisure Read More

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Day 2

Kathmandu

Tour of the city visiting the Durbar Square, noted for its temples and palaces including the Khasta Mandap, the wooden temple which gave Kathmandu its name, and the temple of Living Goddess or Kumari. You will see much evidence of the Pagoda style of architecture that Nepalese claim to have originated. Visit Syambunath with the all seeing eyes of Buddha overlooking the valley. In the afternoon visit the twin villages of Bungmati Khokana dating back to 6th century, the ancient city of Patan and the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre. Read More

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Day 3

Kathmandu to Nagarkot

Today visit the medieval city of Bhadgaon, noted for its wooden carved buildings including the five-storey Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate. Bodhnath is one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Changunarayan, a lavishly decorated two-tiered temple dating back to 467 A.D. Continue on to Nagarkot (7200ft), offering a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. Rest of the day at leisure to absorb the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Nagarkot. Read More

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Day 4

Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Early in the morning view the sunrise over the Himalayas. On a clear day you can see Mount Everest from here. Return to Kathmandu visiting en route Bodhnath, one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside of Tibet, and Pashupatinath. Read More

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Day 5

Depart Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the  International airport towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Varanasi - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 20)

Experience Varanasi, a city steeped in history and mythology located on the banks of River Ganga. A city that penetrates your hearts & minds through its aura of divinity. A city that links you to that supreme almighty who is worshipped in various forms in its numerous ancient temples.

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Day 1

To Varanasi

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Varanasi and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Varanasi. Afternoon visit Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon. This evening visit the Dasaswamedh Ghats to witness the fascinating Ganga Aarti ceremony. Read More

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Day 2

To Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges and see the famous bathing ‘Ghats’. Later visit the Chunar Fort, which enjoys a commanding position on the banks of the Ganges and the crumbling Ramnagar Fort, the ancestral home of the former Maharaja of Banaras that dates back to 1750. Read More

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Day 3

To Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to fly back towards Delhi and stay overnight at the Hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Ananda Spa and Wellness - ( 05 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 22)

Rishikesh, often referred to as the world Yoga capital, is a town that sits on the banks of River Ganga in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges. The region is known for its tranquil environs, ancient temples and art of holistic healing, which attract people to its throes from far and wide.

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Day 1

To Rishikesh

Post breakfast, transfer to airport towards your onward journey to Dehradun. Continue by car to Ananda in The Himalayas in Rishikesh for a 5-night stay. Read More

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Days 2-5

Rishikesh

At leisure. Wellness Package • Individual Wellness consultation• Ayurvedic consultation • Personal fitness consultation•Fitness Test and Body composition analysis • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counseling session • Morning Wake Up signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day• 3 Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath and Heated Lap Pool • Scheduled Spa Lifestyle and Wellness activities Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations Lectures, Workshops and Excursions Read More

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Day 6

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport in Dehradun towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
    The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
    Delhi
  •  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra
    Agra
  • Alila Fort Bishangarh
    Alila Fort Bishangarh
    Bishangarh
  • Hotel Royal Orchid
    Hotel Royal Orchid
    Jaipur
  • Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota
    Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota
    Kota
  • Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa
    Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa
    Udaipur
  • Park Plaza
    Park Plaza
    Jodhpur
  •  Fort Rajwada
    Fort Rajwada
    Jaisalmer
  • Castle Hotel
    Castle Hotel
    Mandawa
  •  The Lallgarh Palace - A Heritage Hotel
    The Lallgarh Palace - A Heritage Hotel
    Bikaner
  • Le Meridien
    Le Meridien
    Star Rating Delhi
  • Alila Fort Bishangarh
    Alila Fort Bishangarh
    Star Rating Bishangarh
  • Marriott Hotel
    Marriott Hotel
    Star Rating Jaipur
  • Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota
    Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota
    Star Rating Kota
  • The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur
    The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur
    Star Rating Udaipur
  • Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal
    Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal
    Star Rating Jodhpur
  • Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa
    Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa
    Star Rating Jaisalmer
  • Castle Hotel
    Castle Hotel
    Star Rating Mandawa
  • ITC Mughal, Agra
    ITC Mughal, Agra
    Star Rating Agra
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace
    Laxmi Niwas Palace
    Star Rating Bikaner

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel is located 25 kilometers from international airport and 1 kilometer from Karkardooma, Mansarovar Park.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra

Agra
  •  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra

Located in the heart of Agra city center, this DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is one of the very few hotels in Agra offering views of the legendary monument Taj mahal, located only two kilometers from the hotel. The Hotel Offers

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Alila Fort Bishangarh

Bishangarh
  • Alila Fort Bishangarh

Explore the charm and beauty of Bishangarh with the warm assistance of Alila Leisure Concierge team. Drawing on their local knowledge, Alila Journeys and Experiences offer unique interactions with the destination based on gue

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Hotel Royal Orchid

Jaipur
  • Hotel Royal Orchid

Hotel Royal Orchid is located at the most prominent and famous location, viz. Tonk Road. It is only 2 kilometer from the Jaipur Airport. The hotel is just 10 kilometers from the Railway Station and 13 kilometers from the Old

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Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota

Kota
  • Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota

Umed Bhawan is located on Palace Road. Jag Mandir which is in proximity of the palace is one of the most spectacular spots of Kota and is a must visit for travel connoisseurs. The hotel is just within walking distance from th

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Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa

Udaipur
  • Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa

Udaipur resort is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Gangaur Ghat, Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum and Jagdish Temple. Shilpgram Museum and Maharana Pratap Statue are also within 3 mi (5 km). Udaipur Airport is

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Park Plaza

Jodhpur
  • Park Plaza

Park Plaza Jodhpur Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Jodhpur city, in close proximity to the market. The Hotel is 5 minutes away from the Airport and 15 minutes from the Railway Station. The nearest International A

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Fort Rajwada

Jaisalmer
  •  Fort Rajwada

Fort Rajwada is located right off the Pokran-Jaisalmer-Barmer Highway(NH-15). It is 3.5 kms from the Jaisalmer Railway Station. The nearest operational airport is Jodhpur Aiport which is 279.2 kms away; around 4 hours 30 minu

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Castle Hotel

Mandawa
  • Castle Hotel

Castle Mandawa hotel is located in the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan. The hotel is around 168 kilometers from the Jaipur Airport & 240 kilometers from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is also possible to visit the

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Le Meridien

Delhi
  • Le Meridien

Le Meridien New Delhi is conveniently located in the centre of the city, within a two kilometre radius of major central government offices, Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, Rashtrapathi Bhawan and the bustling comme

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Alila Fort Bishangarh

Bishangarh
  • Alila Fort Bishangarh

Explore the charm and beauty of Bishangarh with the warm assistance of Alila Leisure Concierge team. Drawing on their local knowledge, Alila Journeys and Experiences offer unique interactions with the destination based on gue

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Marriott Hotel

Jaipur
  • Marriott Hotel

Strategically located near the airport. The Hotel Marriott Jaipur is 270 yards from the Jawa Har Circle and 5 miles from the Birla Temple.

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Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota

Kota
  • Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota

Umed Bhawan is located on Palace Road. Jag Mandir which is in proximity of the palace is one of the most spectacular spots of Kota and is a must visit for travel connoisseurs. The hotel is just within walking distance from th

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The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur

Udaipur
  • The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur

The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace is located in the main city just opposite to the famous man made Fateh Sagar Lake. The hotel is close to the tourist attractions like Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Crystal Gallery and Sahelion ki B

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Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal

Jodhpur
  • Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal

Vivanta Hari Mahal, Jodhpur is set amidst 6 acres of lush landscaped gardens, is centrally located in the city's main residential area and is also close to the city centre. The city's tourist, shopping and business districts

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Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa

Jaisalmer
  • Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa

Located in the heart of India's splendid Golden City, overlooking the remarkable Jaisalmer Fort. Just two miles from Jaisalmer Railway Station; many of the city's most famous attractions are just a short distance away.

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Castle Hotel

Mandawa
  • Castle Hotel

Castle Mandawa hotel is located in the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan. The hotel is around 168 kilometers from the Jaipur Airport & 240 kilometers from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is also possible to visit the

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ITC Mughal, Agra

Agra
  • ITC Mughal, Agra

Located on 35 enchanting acres,ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel is situated close to the city centre and gardens, as well as the Taj Mahal – one of the world’s most fabled monuments and The Agra Fort. One of the Seven Wonders of th

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The Lallgarh Palace - A Heritage Hotel

Bikaner
  •  The Lallgarh Palace - A Heritage Hotel

This family-friendly Bikaner hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Junaghar Fort and Ganga Government Museum. Shri Laxminath Temple is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

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Laxmi Niwas Palace

Bikaner
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace

Laxmi Niwas Palace is beautifully located within the Lallgarh Palace Complex and is well known for providing luxurious stay and regale hospitality to its guests. Spread over the lush green gardens, Laxmi Niwas Palace provides

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What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast at all places.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Car for Local use:On this journey, the car and driver is available for local use, except in Delhi, at each city within the reasonable limits, in addition to the scheduled drives and sightseeing.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.

Additional Information

  • Red Fort, Delhi is closed to public on all Mondays.
  • Taj Mahal, Agra remains closed to public on all Fridays.
  • Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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