Itinerary Highlights
  • Visit Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Agra and the Taj Mahal on a journey through the mythical cities of northern India
  • Head out on daily sightseeing tours to make sure you get to see all of the highlights
  • You'll have access to our services including a local Concierge, as well as a driver and private guides
  • We can personalise your trip by handpicking extra elements such as enjoying Delhi by night, learning to cook Indian cuisine, driving a vintage car, or enjoying a movie night.

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RAJAH COUNTRY TRAVEL

Rajasthan embodies the best of India. with its rich merchant history, grand architecture and lush landscapes. After a first chapter in Delhi, this trip combines Rajasthan's highlights, through Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, seeing the Jama Masjid Mosque in Delhi, Fort Mehrangarh, Ranakpur Temples, Amber Palace, Ranakpur Jain Temple, and, of course, the famous Taj Mahal. We've ensured that your itinerary has a little bit of everything but without rushing. As well as seeing all of the sites, there's plenty of time to go exploring on your own or relax, plus taste some of the best food in India. After a train from Delhi to Agra, all your trips are by private car with a driver.

ON YOUR JOURNEY

Delhi is your first trip into the city.
Enjoy the wonderful madness of Delhi and all of its sights and sounds, before you take a taxi to Haus Khas village and find yourself in a completely different world that's got an artistic, bohemian vibe, with boutique shops and rooftop terrace bars to explore. Drive to Agra. This is where the Taj Mahal stands, a magnificent testimony to a man's devotion to his late wife. On the top of many travellers' bucket lists, this iconic building is a must-see on a visit to India. Further on, at Jaipur, you'll be thrown once more into the wonderful chaos that India is known for. Browse rose, jasmine and sandalwood scents, or choose saris and delicate embroidery at the Bapu and Nerhu Bazaar markets. Visit the Wind Palace - an unenclosed facade which was originally built to allow the women of the royal family to see out without being seen - before going to see the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur, a sandstrone fortress that's also known as the Blue City. Hidden away in the hills, Udaipur, is a gentle and peaceful city with five lakes. Overlooking the largest lake is the City Palace, an fortress of marble and granite.

RAJPOUT HAVELIS

Many large Rajpout families have opened their homes to travellers. Havelis, or 'private hotels', were built in the 18th and 19th centuries by the aristocracy or thriving merchants, and are coming back to life and being modernised ready to welcome visitors. Enjoy several nights in grand rooms, under intricately painted ceilings, and by spending time on the terraces.

Route

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DAY 1

Flight to Delhi

Welcome on arrival, private transfer and two nights' accommodation in a simple, comfortable haveli. Step outside your house straight into the Hauz Klas district: an arty village full of designer shops and boutiques, and rooftop bars.
Optional - In the evening, enjoy an accompanied walk through Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk's bazaar, to take the pulse of the city and experience Delhi nights.

DAY 2

Delhi

Included in the itinerary - A day trip with a private guide and driver. Old Delhi and New Delhi are two contrasting sides to India. The first is a traditional busy maze of alleyways criss-crossed by motorcycles, cows, oxcarts and zigzagging rickshaws. The second is clear and airy, and you'll get to see them both during the course of the day. See the Jama Masjid, a large mosque with red sandstone cladding, from the Mughal period. The same is true of Chandni Chowk, the 'moonlight market', tangles of katras, side-streets covered with bazaars, crowded with stalls on the ground - a profusion exotic sights, smells and sounds. The Indian Gate, which commemorates the Indian soldiers who fell in the Afghan Wars and World War I, was built by Edwin Lutyens (between 1921 and 1931). The visit ends with the tomb of Humanyun, whose dome of Mughal architecture inspired the Taj Mahal, and finally the Qutub Minar (13th century), a 236ft tall red sandstone tower decorated with fluting and verses from the Qur'an.
Optional - Visit the mausoleum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, a great saint of Indian Sufism.

DAY 3

Delhi Agra

Private transfer to the station and train to Agra which takes one-hour-fourty-minutes. Meet your private driver for the rest of the trip and enjoy overnight accommodation in the heart of the medieval town of Agra, in the only colonial-era building converted into a hotel. The place has not lost the grandeur and charm of yesteryear; from the roof terrace, you can easily see the white dome of the Taj Mahal. The large outdoor pool surrounded by beautiful gardens calls out to you to lounge beside it.
Already scheduled - Private day visit to Agra. In the itinerary: the Taj Mahal at dawn. The Red Fort, an imposing red-green citadel and the Itmad-Ud-Daulah mausoleum complete this panorama of Indo-Muslim architecture.

DAY 4

Agra - Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur.
Planned en route - A stop in the imperial city of Fatehpur Sikri. Private tour of this open-air red sandstone museum, an hour's drive from Agra. A collection of numerous pools, courtyards and palaces perfectly preserved since its abandonment - a remarkable testimony to the Indian architecture of the time.
Accommodation for two nights in a guesthouse in central Jaipur. The charm and intimacy of a private home, which offers its guests a haven of tranquillity within walking distance of the Old Town. Period furniture, candles and antique photographs: special care has been taken with the decoration to make each room distinctive. From the rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy tea in the afternoon, the view is stunning over Nahalgarh Fort. Dinner is served in the garden.
Optional - An evening at the Raj Mandir cinema - enjoy a colourful evening watching a much-loved Indian film.

DAY 5

Jaipur

The planned city of Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, due to when Maharajah Ram Sing II painted the walls pink in the 19th century, to symbolise welcome for the visit of the Prince of Wales. He never came, but the pink remained.
Included in the itinerary - A few miles from Jaipur is Fort Amber, which you can explore with a private guide. Built at the end of the 16th century above Lake Maota (in the centre of which is a lovely garden), this ample Hindu-style fortress is exceptional for the power it expresses and for the delicacy of its artwork such as the splendid Sheesh Mahal, the Mirror Palace, and the subtle marble bas-relief of the Magical Flower. Walk to the local market in the late morning and then, in the afternoon, take a private tour of the City Palace and Astronomical Observatory. The City Palace is a collection of palaces that are royal residences. Its architecture combines Hindu canons and Rajpout, Mughal and European elements. While the observatory made it possible to carry out accurate surveys of astronomical themes and to determine periods favourable for a variety of public or private acts.
Optional - A guided tour on the theme of Jaipur crafts - another by bike, accompanied by two guides, with food tasting included.

DAY 6

Jaipur Jodhpur

Road to Jodhpur.
Included in the itinerary - Private visit of Jodhpur, founded in the 15th century on the edge of the Thar desert. The maze of small alleyways, shades of blue from turquoise to indigo, and the bazaar of the old city which sells saris, spices, and piles of grain, are dominated by Mehrangarh, a sandstone fortress set at the top of the city, with its fresh-looking marble, delicate Persian motifs and sparkling mirrors.
Spend the night a little way from the historic centre, in an old house converted into a peaceful hotel. The rooms are particularly spacious, and the perfectly maintained garden and its pool are ideal for relaxing or taking a swim at the end of the day.
Optional - Visit Mandora Gardens, home to cenotaphs of Maharajas and a heroes' gallery with various sculptures of deities.

DAY 7

Jodhpur - Udaipur

Road to Udaipur. Two nights' accommodation by Lake Pichola, in a pristine haveli made elegant by its simplicity and a lightness of touch. The house's restaurant is renowned as far away as Jaipur, and people come from afar to dine on the terrace and eat food based on many influences. Between courses, your gaze is drawn towards the lake and the city.
Included in the itinerary - The Jain temples of Ranakpur, north of Udaipur, are an important pilgrimage for the disciples of Rishabhamatha. While visitors do not necessarily follow the 'moksha', the liberation of the soul, they cannot help but marvel at the abundance of stone lacework, luminous volumes and flamboyant and meticulous art. Late afternoon, sailing on Lake Pichola. The splendour of the temples and palaces of Udaipur is probably best appreciated by boat.

DAY 8

Udaipur

Included in the itinerary - Private visit to Udaipur. An ancient city with narrow streets, with everything from white houses to beautiful havelis stretching out along the banks of its lakes - it is one of the most charming cities in the country. And overlooking the largest of the five lakes, the City Palace is a fortress. A labyrinth of narrow passages and tiny staircases and a hanging garden, you can sit and relax while you look out over the pool. Nearby is Udaipur's most important religious building, the Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Krishna. The Saheliyon ki Bari is a delightful garden with its kiosks, fountains, and lotus pond.
Optional - A ride through Udaipur in a vintage car - a private cooking class with an Indian family, followed by tasting.

DAYS 9 & 10

Udaipur - Delhi - Return flight

Private transfer to Udaipur Airport and flight to Delhi. There, a room is available for you for the day in contemporary and functional accommodation close to the airport so that you can relax before your flight. At the end of the day there is another private transfer and your flight home. Overnight flight, arriving the next day.

A la carte

DELHI - HAZRAT MAUSOLY NIZAMUDDIN AULIYA Hazrat

Visit Nizamuddin Basti, a historic 14th-century village in the heart of stylish South Delhi is a centre for Indian spirutality. The Dargah Shrine of Nizamuddin houses the tomb of Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya, important figures in India's spiritual history.
As night falls, crowds of men, women and children gather, spinning prayers, songs and chants in front of the mosque.
Optional - With a private guide

AGRA - FROM THE OTHER COAST OF THE YAMUNA

RIVER The Yamuna River, around 860 miles long, originates near Haridwar in the Himalayan foothills. Crossing this sacred waterway, you can discover another face of Agra. The city looms over you, with its turrets, old buildings and gardens. From Aaram Bagh to Mehtab Bagh, visit several monuments on the banks such as Rambagh, a Moghol garden decorated by the first Mugar Babar, or the mausoleum of Itimad-ud-Daulah.
Optional - With a private guide

JAIPUR - CITY OF ARTISANS

Today, Jaipur is regarded as the artisan capital of India and its artisans pass on, from generation to generation, the traditional methods used to produce many precious and highly prized objects: exceptional woollen goods, stoles, household linen, handicrafts, and even precious stones. In Jaipur, diamonds, rubies and emeralds are cut, polished and set: the city even supplies jewellers in the Place Vendome in Paris. Enjoy your immersive walk through the 'Pink City'. Craftsmen are seen in their workshops - jewellers and silversmiths, manufacturers of gold and silver leaf - and you may be tempted by some culinary specialties offered by street vendors.
Optional - With a private guide

UDAIPUR IN A VINTAGE CAR

A unique way to travel through the city of Udaipur, arguably the most romantic city in Rajasthan. Far from the harshness of the other cities of the region, gentleness and serenity reign in the capital of Mewar, and refined and graceful palaces are reflected in its emerald and turquoise lakes. The city unveils its attractions along a route that reveals some must-sees: the Ambamata Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, the Garden of Bridesmaids and the shores of Lake Fateh Sagar.
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A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £4,100 to £5,100 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost will vary depending on several factors, including the level of
  • Return flights to Delhi on a scheduled flight
  • Domestic flight Udaipur-Delhi
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • English-language welcome and assistance at Delhi Airport
  • Private transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car with driver available for one day in Delhi and seven days across Rajasthan
  • The train ride from Delhi to Agra, Chair Car Class
  • Two-night stay in Delhi in a double room, breakfast included
  • Overnight stay in Agra in a double room, breakfast included
  • Two-night stay in Jaipur in a double room, breakfast included
  • Overnight stay in Jodphur in a double room, breakfast included
  • Two-night stay in Udaipur in a double room, breakfast included
  • A room available in Delhi on the last day, before the return flight in the evening
  • Day visit to Delhi, with private guide
  • Agra tour day, including the Taj Mahal, with private guide
  • Tour of the imperial city of Fatehpur Sikri, with private guide
  • Half-day tour of Amber Fort, with a private guide
  • Visit to the City Palace and Jaipur Astronomical Observatory, with a private guide
  • Half day tour of Jodphur, with a private guide
  • Tickets to the Jain Temple of Ranakpur, with audio guide in English
  • Boat trip on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
  • Udaipur day tour, with private guide
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