- Ancient Fatehpur Sikri
Royal Rajasthan - Land of Kings
- Small Group 24 or less
- VIP door to door
Explore Rajasthan’s history and heritage
From the imposing forts of Jaipur and the deserted Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri, to Udaipur’s elegant lakeside palaces, Rajasthan’s history and heritage come to the forefront on this tour.
Along the way, you’ll get to stay in a rambling hilltop palace, a majestic fort and a luxury camp in the desert. The Taj Mahal is another highlight - you’ll visit at sunset and watch as the white marble takes on a golden hue.
14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
30 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 3-16) 2 lunches (days 9-10) 14 dinners (days 2-15)
Local tour manager
- International and internal flights as detailed†
- Travel in destination by coach
Excursions and visits
- City tours of Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur
- Visits to Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Amber Fort, Khimsar Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Jain temple in Ranakpur
- Jeep safari to Black Buck Reservoir
- Evening village walk in Khimsar
- Jeep safari to a Bishnoi village in Manvar
- Camel ride in sand dunes in Manvar
- Rural train journey in Deogarh
- Boat ride on Lake Pichola
†Prices are based on return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
- Day 1 UK to Delhi
- Day 2 - 3 Delhi
- Day 4 Agra
- Day 5 - 6 Jaipur
- Day 7 - 8 Khimsar
- Day 9 Jodhpur to Manvar
- Day 10 Manvar
- Day 11 Deogarh
- Day 12 Udaipur
- Day 13 - 14 Udaipur
- Day 15 Udaipur to Delhi
- Day 16 Delhi to UK
Khimsar Fort Hotel
Samsara Luxury Camp
Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
Day 1 UK to Delhi
Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Delhi.
Day 2 - 3 Delhi
We touch down in Delhi in the morning on day two - you’ll have the rest of the day to settle in and explore a little.
The following day, we’ll spend time touring Old and New Delhi. We’ll begin in the walled old city, visiting the tranquil memorial to Gandhi and Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque.
In New Delhi, we’ll marvel at all 234 feet of the hand-carved Qutab Minar minaret and stop by the tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayan. We finish with a drive past India Gate and the Presidential Palace.
You stay at Le Meridien (4.5*) or The Grand Delhi (5*).
Day 4 Agra
We’ll make our way down to Agra today, arriving early afternoon. This riverside city is celebrated for its rich concentration of Mughal-era buildings and, of course, the iconic Taj Mahal.
We’ll head to the Taj Mahal at sunset, watching as the white marble turns golden in the last light of the day.
Day 5 - 6 Jaipur
From Agra, we travel west to Jaipur. En route, we’ll pit-stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted city built in 1569. It was once the bustling capital of the Mughal Empire, before the complex was abandoned and lay virtually unknown for hundreds of years.
The next morning begins at Amber Fort. It’s a classic Rajasthani fort palace, with time-ravaged walls but a beautifully preserved interior. Later, we’ll visit the former royal residence of the City Palace, and Jantar Mantar observatory. We’ll also drive past the impressive façade of the Palace of Winds.
You stay at LaLiT Jaipur (4.5*) or Trident Jaipur (4.5*).
Day 7 - 8 Khimsar
Our hotel in rural Khimsar is set in a magnificent 16th-century fort, perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert. Enjoy tea on the terraces surrounded by acres of lush gardens, and perhaps take a dip in the pool.
Early the next morning we’ll travel out to Black Buck Reservoir for a jeep safari through the sanctuary and morning tea among the sand dunes. Late afternoon, we’ll go for a stroll through the village.
Day 9 Jodhpur to Manvar
A morning drive lands us in Jodphur, where we’ll pay a visit to hilltop Mehrangarh Fort. It’s one of Rajasthan’s most impressive forts, with chunky walls wrapping around a series of ornate palaces.
Later we visit the Jaswant Thada, a cluster of 19th-century royal cenotaphs. After lunch, we’ll continue to a luxury tented camp in the desert. Dinner is a real treat - a feast of Rajasthani specialities accompanied by performances by local artists.
Day 10 Manvar
After breakfast we’ll take a jeep safari through the desert to nearby villages. We’ll visit typical desert homes, and have the opportunity to meet some of the local residents. We’ll also visit a Bishnoi village.
Tonight, we’ll remain in the desert, but stay in hotel rooms. A sunset camel ride over the sand dunes is a fitting end to our day.
Day 11 Deogarh
We drive to Deogarh where we’ll check in to Deogarh Mahal, a hilltop palace-turned-hotel with spectacular views of the Aravali Hills and lake-dotted countryside.
Deogarh has plenty to offer for the rest of the day, including village walks and birdwatching.
Day 12 Udaipur
Experience a journey on board a rural train from Deogarh to Phulad - a great way to meet the locals.
The line travels through tunnels and bridges and past quaint railway stations featured in Kipling’s ‘The Man Who Would be King’.
Later, we’ll make our way to Udaipur, stopping along the way at Ranakpur’s Jain temple.
You stay at Trident Udaipur (4.5*) or The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur (4.5*).
Day 13 - 14 Udaipur
A morning city tour begins at the 18th-century City Palace. We’ll continue to Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari gardens, with their fountains, pools and marble elephants.
This afternoon (if water levels permit), we take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. The next day is free for you to explore Udaipur’s crooked streets, bazaars and palaces.
Day 15 Udaipur to Delhi
This morning is at leisure, before we fly back to Delhi.
Day 16 Delhi to UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Accommodation is locally rated and may change, but will always be of a similar standard.