Secrets of Rajasthan

Secrets of Rajasthan

Visit some of Rajasthan’s most spectacular off-the-beaten-track heritage and natural beauty on a special tour designed for a more relaxed partaking of the delights. Slow down and get a taste of rural life, get a taste of royalty staying in a restored palace within Nagaur Fort and grand mansion houses. Admire the region’s arts and crafts, and take a memorable ride on a rural Indian train route with dramatic scenery. Under-rated yet lovely Ajmer and holy Pushkar are the perfect way to end your odyssey.

19 DAYS
FROM £3775
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Themes:
Activity Levels
Leisurely Active
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • Entrance fees/tickets for the above
  • In-destination transfers & transport
  • Accommodation & Meals as specified
  • English speaking guides
  • 24/7 support while you travel

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Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by our representative at the International airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
None
Day 2: Delhi

Enjoy a full day guided tour of Old & New Delhi including the world Heritage sites of Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.

Experience the bustling streets of Old Delhi while riding a Cycle Rickshaw.

Breakfast
Day 3: Patan Mahal

After breakfast drive to Patan Mahal (4hrs).

Check into your suite at this heritage palace.

In the evening, enjoy a walk with the hotel staff to the local village, or climb up the atmospheric ruins of the old fortress.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Sekhawati

After breakfast drive to Mandawa in Rajasthan’s famous Shekhawati region (5-6hrs)

Check into your heritage hotel.

In the afternoon, visit some of the painted havelis and Poddar’s Museum with local English speaking guide.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Sekhawati

Spend the day in Shekhawati region, visiting Nawalgarh and nearby villages.

Enjoy evening Sundowners at a Baori in Village Chudi Ajitgarh

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Nagaur

After breakfast drive to Nagaur (4hrs)

Check in at Ranvas, a historic heritage property located within the Nagaur fort. Enjoy the facilities at Ranvas & visit the local village and market in the evening.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Nagaur

Cultural tour by Tuk-tuk – visit local artisans – Juti (tradional footwear) makers, clay craft, Durrie makers, handmade iron tools makers
Enjoy Jeep safari in Sand Dunes

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur (3hrs). Rest of the day at leisure or visit to the Clock Tower Market to see the local market.
Breakfast
Day 9: Jodhpur

After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada

Later a jeep safari to Bishnoi villages around Jodhpur.
End your day with a Thali Dinner at the Roof Top restaurant at Pal Haveli.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Bera

After breakfast drive to Bera Village (4hrs)

Evening jeep safari looking for Leopards and other small cats

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Bera

Enjoy an early morning jeep safari for Leopards and Small Cats.

Return to your hotel to enjoy the afternoon.

After lunch take a jeep safari to the local villages, with interaction with local tribal people.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Jojawar

After breakfast drive to Jojawar Village (2hrs)

After checking in and relaxing, go for a village walk and meet the friendly villagers, stroll into the village market.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13: Jojawar - Rural train ride

After breakfast, take a unique journey through rural Rajasthan from Goram Ghat to Phulad (17km/2hrs) by meter gauge train on a 1930s British track. The track consists of 17 U-shape bridges and two tunnels with lots of monkeys popping up to watch you go by.

Spend late afternoon at the nearby wildlife area, enjoying a jeep safari with Sundowners

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14: Laxman Sagar

Enjoy the morning at leisure. After a leisurely breakfast drive to Laxman Sagar (2hrs)

After relaxing at the resort, spend the rest of the day interacting with the local villagers.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15: Laxman Sagar
Relax and enjoy the activities on offer at your resort.
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16: Kishangarh & Pushkar

After breakfast drive to Pushkar (3hrs)

En-route visit to Kishangarh (visit to Kishangarh Fort and Art Gallery where one can see the famous Bani Thani Painting)

Arrive Pushkar and check in at your hotel. Later, go down to the holy lake and watch Pushkar evening aarti (prayers)

Breakfast, Dinner (V)
Day 17: Pushkar & Ajmer

Enjoy a day trip to nearby Ajmer (visit the Sufi Dargah, Adhai Din Ka Jhopra mosque and Akbar’s Fort which has a very nice museum)

Enjoy late afternoon in Pushkar, perhaps walking around the lake or just relaxing at the hotel

Breakfast, Dinner (V)
Day 18:

Morning at leisure.

Check out and drive to Ajmer to connect Shatabdi Express to Delhi (1555 hrs / 2230 hrs), Executive Class

Arrive Delhi at 2230 hrs, met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel near International airport

Breakfast
Day 19: Departure
Transfer to the airport to catch your return flight.
Breakfast
Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by our representative at the International airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
None
Day 2: Delhi

Enjoy a full day guided tour of Old & New Delhi including the world Heritage sites of Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.

Experience the bustling streets of Old Delhi while riding a Cycle Rickshaw.

Breakfast
Day 3: Patan Mahal

After breakfast drive to Patan Mahal (4hrs).

Check into your suite at this heritage palace.

In the evening, enjoy a walk with the hotel staff to the local village, or climb up the atmospheric ruins of the old fortress.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Sekhawati

After breakfast drive to Mandawa in Rajasthan’s famous Shekhawati region (5-6hrs)

Check into your heritage hotel.

In the afternoon, visit some of the painted havelis and Poddar’s Museum with local English speaking guide.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Sekhawati

Spend the day in Shekhawati region, visiting Nawalgarh and nearby villages.

Enjoy evening Sundowners at a Baori in Village Chudi Ajitgarh

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Nagaur

After breakfast drive to Nagaur (4hrs)

Check in at Ranvas, a historic heritage property located within the Nagaur fort. Enjoy the facilities at Ranvas & visit the local village and market in the evening.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Nagaur

Cultural tour by Tuk-tuk – visit local artisans – Juti (tradional footwear) makers, clay craft, Durrie makers, handmade iron tools makers
Enjoy Jeep safari in Sand Dunes

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur (3hrs). Rest of the day at leisure or visit to the Clock Tower Market to see the local market.
Breakfast
Day 9: Jodhpur

After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada

Later a jeep safari to Bishnoi villages around Jodhpur.
End your day with a Thali Dinner at the Roof Top restaurant at Pal Haveli.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Bera

After breakfast drive to Bera Village (4hrs)

Evening jeep safari looking for Leopards and other small cats

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Bera

Enjoy an early morning jeep safari for Leopards and Small Cats.

Return to your hotel to enjoy the afternoon.

After lunch take a jeep safari to the local villages, with interaction with local tribal people.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Jojawar

After breakfast drive to Jojawar Village (2hrs)

After checking in and relaxing, go for a village walk and meet the friendly villagers, stroll into the village market.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13: Jojawar - Rural train ride

After breakfast, take a unique journey through rural Rajasthan from Goram Ghat to Phulad (17km/2hrs) by meter gauge train on a 1930s British track. The track consists of 17 U-shape bridges and two tunnels with lots of monkeys popping up to watch you go by.

Spend late afternoon at the nearby wildlife area, enjoying a jeep safari with Sundowners

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14: Laxman Sagar

Enjoy the morning at leisure. After a leisurely breakfast drive to Laxman Sagar (2hrs)

After relaxing at the resort, spend the rest of the day interacting with the local villagers.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15: Laxman Sagar
Relax and enjoy the activities on offer at your resort.
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16: Kishangarh & Pushkar

After breakfast drive to Pushkar (3hrs)

En-route visit to Kishangarh (visit to Kishangarh Fort and Art Gallery where one can see the famous Bani Thani Painting)

Arrive Pushkar and check in at your hotel. Later, go down to the holy lake and watch Pushkar evening aarti (prayers)

Breakfast, Dinner (V)
Day 17: Pushkar & Ajmer

Enjoy a day trip to nearby Ajmer (visit the Sufi Dargah, Adhai Din Ka Jhopra mosque and Akbar’s Fort which has a very nice museum)

Enjoy late afternoon in Pushkar, perhaps walking around the lake or just relaxing at the hotel

Breakfast, Dinner (V)
Day 18:

Morning at leisure.

Check out and drive to Ajmer to connect Shatabdi Express to Delhi (1555 hrs / 2230 hrs), Executive Class

Arrive Delhi at 2230 hrs, met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel near International airport

Breakfast
Day 19: Departure
Transfer to the airport to catch your return flight.
Breakfast

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Our prices do not include international flights unless explicitly stated.

The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling and sharing a room, outside peak periods. Prices may vary depending on the time of travel, and single supplements may apply.

Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)