Rajasthan Adventure

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  • Duration
    15
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  • Difficulty
    Easy
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Highlights

Explore the colourful cities of Rajasthan, uncover ancient forts, discover a traditional way of life, revel in the stunning beauty of the Taj Mahal, wander the serene canals of Udaipur

Tour description provided by G Adventures

Travelling through Rajasthan is like walking through a kaleidoscope. Everywhere you look, colours dance before your eyes—from saris drying on riverbeds to the sunsets of Udaipur, from the spice market in Jodhpur to the white marble of the Taj Mahal. Uncover the secrets of romantic Rajasthan on this 15-day tour of the colourful Indian state. Marvel at the rampart views from Jodphur's Meherangarh Fort and then soak in the relaxed atmosphere of Udaipur. Your expert CEO will take care of the hassles—and travel days are well-paced and include private transport, so you'll hit the sights refreshed. Be prepared to fall in love with India!

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Delhi/Jodhpur
Enjoy a city tour by former streetkids. This is a unique way for travellers to learn more about the streetkids program, help promote language and communication skills for the tour guides, and learn about Delhi from a new perspective. Visit the famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), walk through Chandni Chowk, one of India's oldest and busiest markets, and explore the history of the Sikh religion at the important Sikh Gurduwara SisGanj. Wander through the colorful spice market before visiting Connaught Place. Later explore on your own, opting to visit the markets and shops, the Gandhi museum, India Gate, or stroll through the peaceful Lodi Gardens. In the evening, head to the train station for an overnight train to Jodphur. Included Activities: Guided Walking Tour with New Delhi Streetkids Project Jama Masjid Visit Chandni Chowk Visit Gurdwara Sis Ganj Visit Transport: Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Jodhpur
Arrive early at Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is sometimes called the “Blue City” for the vast number of houses here that are painted blue. Take a short climb to the top of a hill on the outskirts of the city to reach the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. Wander around the Old City, with its clock tower and Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India. Opt to head further afield and visit a Bishnoi tribal village. Included Activities: Mehrangarh Fort Visit Sadar Bazaar
Day 4 Jodhpur/Ranakpur (1D)
Travel to the outstanding Jain temples at Ranakpur. Made of white marble quarried from Makrana, these temples are architectural marvels. En route, stop at the village of Salawas to learn more about a weaving co-op. Included Activities: Salwas Weaving Village Visit Ranakpur Jain Temples Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 170km)
Day 5 Ranakpur/Udaipur (1B)
Continue on to Udaipur and visit Kumbhalgarh, a stunning fortress built by Rana Kumbha in 15th century. Take an orientation walk including a visit to the Jagdish Temple and Lake Pichola. In the evening, attend a Rajasthani Cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli Folk Museum on Gangaur Ghat. Included Activities: Kumbhalgarh Fort Visit Orientation Walk Bagore-ki-Haveli Cultural Show Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 90km)
Day 6 Udaipur
After exploring the City and Eklingji palaces, see more of Udaipur. Opt to journey out to the hilltop Monsoon Palace, the summer resort of the Maharajas. Sitting atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city’s lakes, it a great place to watch the sunset. Included Activities: City Palace Visit Eklingji Palace Visit
Day 7 Udaipur/Jojawar (1D)
This is rural Rajasthan at its best. Undiscovered by most travellers, explore this small village by foot and gain some insight into the life of the people in this part of rural India. Join an impromptu game of cricket with the local children or travel by a vintage car or train safari with locals through the surrounding hills. Included Activities: Village Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 150km)
Day 8 Jojawar/Pushkar (1B)
Travel through Ajmer and over Snake Mountain. Take an orientation walk around Pushkar, including the lake and ghats and also the 14th-century Brahma Temple. Pushkar is famous for the Brahma Temple, making it one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Brahma Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 160km)
Day 9 Pushkar
Before dawn, climb to Savitri Temple to watch the sunrise over this holy place. Opt to spend some time at one of the many cafés in town. Later, follow local traditions and ride a camel into the desert for sunset. Included Activities: Savitri Temple Climb Sunset Camel Ride
Day 10 Pushkar/Jaipur
Travel to Jaipur, the former capital of a princely state of the same name. This wide-avenued city is one of the most important heritage cities in India, and home to the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds". Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours, 150km)
Day 11 Jaipur
Stop and take a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before continuing on to the Amber Fort. After the tour, opt to visit the Anokhi Museum, established by the Anokhi Foundation to ensure the ancient traditions of hand block printing are maintained. With free time, opt to head out to the nearby village of Sanganer to see blue pottery, handmade paper, or more hand block printing being done. Choose to visit the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 1700s, or sip a cocktail in one of the luxuriously converted palaces. A visit Jaipur wouldn't be complete without checking out a Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house — the Raj Mandir Cinema. Included Activities: Amber Fort Guided Tour
Day 12 Jaipur/Dhula Village
Leave Jaipur early in the morning and head out into rural Rajasthan to visit the ancient town of Abhaneri. At Dhula Village you will have the opportunity to learn about local life. Participate in the kitchen with prepping food, opt to play a fun game of cricket or take a cycle to explore the surroundings. Included Activities: Abhaneri Stepwell Visit Dhula Village Experience Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 50km)
Day 13 Dhula Village/Āgra
Travel to the abandoned Mughal kingdom of Fatehpur Sikri. Walk the aisles of the Jama Masjid mosque, entering through the impressive Victory Gate. Witness throngs of pilgrims at the tomb of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Continue to Agra, and visit I’timad-ud-Daulah, also known as the Baby Taj. Included Activities: Fatehpur Sikri Visit Baby Taj Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 14 Āgra/Delhi
In the late morning or early afternoon, return to Delhi for one final opportunity to shop or explore. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Agra Fort Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours, 210km)
Day 15 Delhi
Depart at any time.