See India’s fairytale book pages come to life on this 11-night itinerary. See the Taj Mahal before heading deeper into royal Rajasthan to see what life was like in the days of maharajas. Linger in imposing palaces and forts as you stay in elegant Udaipur and blue-hued Jodhpur before returning to Delhi.

11nights INDEPENDENT TOUR

Suggested route & duration

11 nights from Delhi
• Delhi: 2 nights
• Agra: 2 nights
• Jaipur: 2 nights
• Jodhpur: 2 nights
• Udaipur: 2 nights
• Delhi: 1 night

About this independent tour

Why you’ll love this itinerary

• Experience culture and history as you go beyond the Golden Triangle and see more of royal Rajasthan

• Find local Rajasthani crafts in buzzing city markets

• Option to stay in a restored Taj-run palace in Jodphur

• Visit major landmarks with a local guide who’ll fill you in on their histories

Suggested itinerary details
Day 1: Delhi
Visit the city’s biggest monuments – Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and Humayun’s Tomb. Stay 2 nights at Maidens Hotel.

Day 3: Agra Drive to Agra. See the splendid Taj Mahal and Agra Fort with a local guide. Stay 2 nights at Trident Agra.

Day 5: Jaipur See the former Mughal city, Fatehpur Sikri, on your way to Jaipur. See the pink city’s sights including Amber Fort and the City Palace. Stay 2 nights at Trident Jaipur.

Day 7: Jodphur Head west to Jodhpur, a city of blue-washed buildings. Spend a half day

at the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Stay 2 nights at Taj Hari Mahal.

Day 9: Udaipur Stop by a village surrounded by man-made sand dunes at Khimsar, before arriving at the City of Lakes. Spend time at Saheliyon Ki Bari, a garden filled with

fountains and exotic plants, and the City Palace where you’ll get views over Lake Pichola. Stay 2 nights at Trident Udaipur.

Day 11: Delhi Return to Delhi by air where your hotel is conveniently close to the airport. Stay 1 night at Trident Gurgaon.

Recommended highlights

Lovers’ lake

Lake Pichola pools around Udaipur’s romantic buildings with a palace floating at its centre.~

A blue-eyed view
Look at Mehrangahr Fort’s old relics before taking in Jodhpur’s blue buildings from above.

Lounging leopards
Extend your trip to Suján Jawai, a plush camp in Rajasthan’s leopard territory.

Royal high tea
Sip and snack on a traditional high tea at Samode Haveli, a family mansion in Jaipur.

Tailor your tour

Make it your own
We’ve crafted this itinerary based on our own experiences and our customers’ feedback. It’s fully flexible, so talk to us and we can create your perfect trip.

Where to stay

We’ve chosen Maidens Hotel in Delhi because it’s a real-life piece of Indian history, while Trident hotels are great-value luxury. These are our picks for a well-rounded experience, but you can easily swap hotels in or out depending on your preferences.

Unique experiences

We’ve included locally guided experiences in each city so you can get to know the stories behind the monuments and landmarks. Chat to us about adding extra experiences and we can help you with suggestions, like high tea in a royal residence or a cycling tour around Udaipur’s markets.

How long

We think you’ll want to spend at least 2 nights in each place so you’ll have enough time to see the major sights in each city. If you have more days to spare, add on an extra night or two in Udaipur or Jaipur (or both) and spend longer in Rajasthan’s prettiest cities.

Another stop

Rajasthan has more treasures in store to follow on with – like tiger safaris in Ranthambore National Park or luxury camping in leopard country at Suján Jawai. Let us know if you have time to spare and we can tell you the best places to head on to afterwards.

Good to know

When to go

• October and March is thought to be the best time to visit Rajasthan, although nights can be cool in December and January

• Winter in Delhi can have cold nights and fog (December to January)

• April to June is quieter and often cheaper, although the heat can make it uncomfortable

• We don’t recommend travelling during monsoon season

(July to mid-September) when it gets wet and humid

Special offer
From
£2569
 
FREE JAIPUR WALKING TOUR
Price per person for 11 nights
Explore vibrant Rajasthan
PRIVATE ITINERARY
Departs 23 Apr 2020
 
Fly with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow