Classic Rajasthan

Explore the glorious Rajasthani cities of Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur, visiting the exotic palaces of the erstwhile maharajas. Cross the Thar desert visiting the fortified towns of Jaisalmer and Bikaner.

14 nights from £2195pp

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  • Classic Rajasthan
  • Classic Rajasthan

Classic Rajasthan Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly to Delhi

    Fly from London (regional connections available) to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic overnight. (N)

  • Day 2: Delhi

    Arrive and transfer to the Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)

  • Day 3: Delhi

    In the morning, take a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi, which includes a drive past the Red Fort, a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia, and Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings and Rashtrapati Bhavan (the president’s residence), and enjoy a visit to the 14th-century Agrasen ki Baoli. End the tour with a visit to Qutb Minar, a masterpiece of perfect proportions, and the tomb of Emperor Humayun. (B)

  • Day 4: Shekhawati

    Drive to the fabulous Shekhawati region, also known as the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan. Transfer to the Desert Resort in Mandawa (or similar) for 1 night. Explore the beautiful havelis in this semi-desert region. (B)

  • Day 5: Bikaner

    This morning, drive to Bikaner and transfer to the Narendra Bhawan (or similar) for 1 night. In the afternoon, take a tour of Junagarh fort, unusual for not being built on a hilltop. Later, take a walk around the local bazaar. (B)

  • Day 6: Jaisalmer

    This morning, drive to the golden city of Jaisalmer and transfer to the Gorbandh Palace (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

  • Day 7: Jaisalmer

    In the morning, explore Jaisalmer fort, one of the largest in the world. Also visit Gadisagar lake, a rainwater reservoir built in 1367, the Folklore Museum and the famous Nathwon and Patwon Ki haveli. Later in the afternoon, drive to the outskirts of Jaisalmer for a camel ride and to view the sun setting against the sand dunes. (B)

  • Day 8: Jodhpur

    Drive to the blue city of Jodhpur in the morning. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Jodhpur. Visit the formidable 5-kmlong Mehrangarh fort, set on a hill. Continue to Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Transfer to the Hotel Indana Resort (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

  • Day 9: Ranakpur • Udaipur

    Drive to the romantic city of Udaipur this morning, visiting the beautiful Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. On arrival in Udaipur, check into the LaLit Laxmi Vilas Palace (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B)

  • Day 10: Udaipur

    Morning excursion to the Nagda and Eklingji Temples. Nagda features a majestic pair of 11th-century temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu while Eklingji is a complex of 108 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. This afternoon, take a city tour of Udaipur including a visit to the City Palace and the gardens of Saheliyon-ki-Bari. Walk through the old city and learn about the miniature art this region is known for. (B)

  • Day 11: Jaipur

    Morning drive to the royal city of Jaipur. Transfer to the LaLit Jaipur hotel (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B)

  • Day 12: Jaipur

    This morning, make a photo-stop at the Palace of the Winds, which has a spectacular facade, before a tour of the fabulous Amber fort. Located at the top of a hill, Amber Fort offers a magnificent view of the old town below. Continue to the Anokhi museum of hand printing before enjoying traditional sweet tasting. In the afternoon, take a tour of the royal city of Jaipur. Highlights include a visit to the City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and Mughal and Rajput armoury, the Jantar Mantar observatory and the colourful bazaars. (B)

  • Day 13: Fatehpur Sikri • Agra

    Drive to Agra this morning, visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar en route. On arrival in Agra, check into the Radisson Blu (or similar). Afternoon visit to the world-renowned Taj Mahal. Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

  • Day 14: Delhi

    Morning visit to Agra fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Afternoon drive to Delhi. Overnight at the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity. (B)

  • Day 15: Fly to London

    Transfer to the airport for the Virgin Atlantic flight to London. (B)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

  • Important information

  • Non-exclusive group tour

    This tour is operated on a non-exclusive basis, therefore passengers may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.

  • Tour pace

    This tour is paced to cover the major sights of Rajasthan. It involves some one-night stays and, on occasion, lengthy road journeys.

  • Superior Tour

    This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

  • Single supplement

    From £475.

  • Private & tailor-made travel

    This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Chandni Chowk & visit Agrasen ki Baoli
  • Visit the Anokhi museum of hand printing & enjoy traditional sweet tasting
  • Walk through the old bazaars of Bikaner & taste local delicacies
  • Stay in 4- & 5- star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 12 people (max 26)

Price Includes

4- & 5-star accommodation
Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
Upgrade to half-board from £225 per person
Direct international flights with Virgin Atlantic
Average group size - 12 people (max 26)
Transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
Experienced local tour manager
Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Porterage at airports & stations
13 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Guaranteed departures

Dates and Prices

2020 Departures £ prices per person based on 2 people sharing

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