Welcome to Rajasthan


The Golden Triangle

The famous and popular Golden Triangle is a traveller’s survey of Indian icons. The triangle usually kicks off at the daunting megametropolis of Delhi, with its majestic Mughal heritage. It then angles to Agra, where one of the world’s most famous tombs, the Taj Mahal, defines the city with its exquisite proportions. The triangle is completed at Jaipur – a city painted pink with some of the most colourful bazaars in India. Jaipur is the capital and gateway to Rajasthan, and once you've slept in a palace, explored a medieval fort or swayed on a camel, you'll want to experience more.

Fortified Opulance

Rajasthan's big-ticket attractions are its magnificent forts and palaces. Powerful forts loom from mountain tops, their battle-scarred ramparts still defying long-dead enemies. Spiked doors that once held war elephants at bay open onto the twisting approaches to the palaces within. Austere and practical gives way to fantasy and opulence once safely inside. Carved marble and stone, fountains and coloured glass decorate the halls of business and rooms of pleasure. All across Rajasthan there are numerous forgotten forts and lovingly restored palaces, including Jaisalmer's fairy-tale desert outpost, Amber's honey-hued fort-palace and Jodhpur's imposing Mehrangarh to name just a few.

Land of Kings

Rajasthan is literally the Land of the Kings. It is home to the chivalrous Rajputs, and its battle-scarred heritage is ingrained with pride and tradition. The upper echelons of this medieval society built magnificent palaces and forts, many of which are now sumptuous hotels and impressive museums. In addition, stunning handicrafts and fine arts were developed and nurtured through patronage by the maharajas. Village life remains steeped in tradition but, just like the rest of India, the pace of change is accelerating. Turbaned men still barter for decorated camels – they just relay the successful deal home via a smartphone.

Celebration of Colour

The intensity and spectrum of colour in Rajasthan is impossible to ignore. The rainbow of fire-engine red turbans and emerald green and canary yellow saris is simply dazzling. Little wonder so many fashion designers find their inspiration and raw materials in this state. The lucky visitor might even see a flash of orange while tiger-spotting in Ranthambhore National Park. Easier to catch on a camera are the bright hues of Rajasthan's many festivals: from garishly decorated camels in Pushkar, or painted elephants in Jaipur, to the rainbow explosions of Diwali and Holi, celebrated across the region.


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4-Day Private Golden Triangle: Agra and Jaipur from New Delhi

ItineraryDay 1: New Delhi - Agra (You will be picked up from your Hotel, Airport or any desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram)Stop At: Qutub Minar, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lotus Temple, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt's also known as Bahai temple.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: India Gate, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt is a war memorial.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Parliament House, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt's a Government Building, you may click photos of this building.Pass By: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiIt's President House in Delhi.-There will be time for lunch at a local restaurant and then you’ll set off for the three-hour drive to your five-star Agra hotel.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Jaypee Palace or Courtyard By Marriott or Similar 5 Star Hotel.Day 2: Agra (Taj Mahal) - Jaipur Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshWatch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal, Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately two hours, as your guide shares its history as a tomb built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 to enshrine his wife. Return back to your hotel to enjoy breakfast, check out from hotel and visit Agra Fort.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshVisit Agra Fort as your guide reveals the marvels of its palaces, balconies, and gardens. From Agra Fort, make the five-hour journey to your five-star Jaipur hotel, Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at hotel.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Holiday Inn or Similar 5 Star Hotel.Day 3: Jaipur city tourStop At: Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanAfter breakfast, travel to Amber Fort, the capital of Rajasthan until 1728, and follow your guide on a two-hour tour of its palaces, squares, and monuments. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanHead down the hill to Jal Mahal, a palace floating on Man Sagar Lake, for a photo opportunity. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanSpend one hour to explore Maharaja’s City Palace.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanJantar Mantar, an observatory built by Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanVisit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) before returning to your hotel.Duration: 15 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Holiday Inn or Similar 5 Star Hotel.Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi (5 hours drive)Pass By: Holiday Inn Jaipur City CentreAfter breakfast, make the approximately five-hour journey back to Delhi or be dropped-off at Jaipur airport.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Private Full-Day Tour of Jaipur with Guide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe Hawa Mahal, the most famous landmark of Jaipur, the palace of winds built by Sawai Pratap Singh was actually planned for the royal household to have a look at everyday life of the city. The palace has tier upon tier of curved arch surmounting fairy casements with “jali” – latticework screens.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe Amber Fort as one of the most magnificent destinations in Jaipur. Sitting upon the rugged hills outside of town the Amer (Amber) Fort is an example of the fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture made from red sandstone and white marble.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe Jal Mahal, the water palace that is situated in the midst of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City. Jal Mahal is an exceptional structure of the Rajput culture. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. A wonderful five storied building built in red sandstone.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur, is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh. It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.It is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler.Duration: 1 hourStop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanJaipur city which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer. Visit the Maharaja's City Palace (apart of which is the home of the erstwhile royal family),Duration: 1 hour

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Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal Full-Day Private Jaipur Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanMeet your guide at your Jaipur hotel or arrange to be picked up at the airport or railway station in Jaipur at approximately 8am.Begin the tour by visiting the Amber Fort. The Amber Fort is situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City and is beautifully reflected in the lake below. Inside the fort, you will encounter the world-renowned Jai Mandir temple with its dazzling Sheesh Mahal hall of mirrors. The walls and the ceiling of the Mahal are covered with a beautiful array of mirrors, which reflect any streak of light, illuminating the entire room.Continue the tour by making a photo stop at Jal Mahal around 11am. This Rajput style "Water Palace" sits in the center of the Man Sarobar lake. The lake is often dry during the summer, but the winter monsoons frequently turn it into a beautiful lake filled with water hyacinths.Next, you will visit the Hawa Mahal, another Rajput landmark also known as the Palace of the Winds, for more photo opportunities. The five story Hawa Mahal was built in 1799A.D. along the main street of the old city. It is a pink sandstone masterpiece with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows.After taking a short break to enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant, you will visit the City Palace and observatory which is located in the heart of the old city. Once the royal residence of the King of Jaipur, the palace was built using a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. It features carved arches, intricately crafted columns and two carved marble elephants that guard the entrance.Later in the day, enjoy an afternoon of shopping in Jaipur where you will find an enticing variety of goods. Some of the most popular items include precious gemstones, silver jewelry, bangles, clothes, blue pottery, and textiles.The tour will conclude around 5pm when you are transferred back to your Jaipur hotel, airport or railway station.

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Jaipur to Taj Mahal and Agra Highlights Private Full-Day Tour

After pickup from your Jaipur hotel at 6am, transfer for five hours in an air-conditioned vehicle to Agra where an art historian guide meets you to lead a 2-hour tour of the Taj Mahal followed by a 1-hour tour of Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort along with Baby Taj which is the small form of the Taj Mahal with a beautiful interior and lush green garden. This specialist guide will focus on artistic and historic details that enrich the experience of the sites. Following a lunch break (at own expense), continue by car to Fatehpur Sikri and visit Amazing Buland Darwaza which is the biggest Gate of the World and enjoy the beautiful palaces that we made for different queens of Akbar as per their convenience. Then travel three hours by car back to your hotel in Jaipur, arriving around 8pm.

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Night Tour of Jaipur City Monuments and Streets

You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Jaipur at 9 PM and transferred to Amber Fort to enjoy the beautiful night view of the fort from the outside. Later on we will drive towards the Water Palace with beautiful view of the palace surrounded by water. Try to capture the wonderful moments with the camera. After the palace we will drive towards the Palace of Winds to experience the beautiful night view of the architecture and then proceed to the area of old Streets of Jaipur including Jewellery Street, Small Cross Road, Big Cross Road along with some ancient buildings of Jaipur. By the end of the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel by 11 PM.

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Jaipur to Agra Private Full-Day Trip by Train with Taj Mahal

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan6am - You'll be picked up from your hotel in Jaipur and transferred to Jaipur Railway Station where you will board your super fast Deluxe Train to the City of the Taj Mahal, Agra.Note: Please carry a valid, photo ID like a passport, driver's license, or student identity card.7:05am – Your Super fast Deluxe Train, Shatabdi Express (Train No. 12035) departs from Jaipur Railway Station. (Breakfast will be served on board during your 3.5-hour journey all while enjoying the scenic countryside on board the train.)10:35am – As you arrive at Agra Fort Railway Station, you will be met by your representative/driver at the main exit gate. He will be holding a sign with your name for you to find easily. After you have arrived and met with your driver, you'll head to a 5-star hotel to freshen up where you will be able to use the hotel wash rooms. You'll then meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby. 11am - You'll leave the hotel to visit the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world's best-known tomb that stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Please keep in mind that the Taj Mahal is closed every Friday.1pm - Enjoy a lunch break at a local, air-conditioned restaurant.2pm – After lunch you'll visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The maze of the courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.3pm – In the afternoon, enjoy shopping in Agra which is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and soft-stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leather-ware, brass-ware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work.5pm - After a memorable day, transfer to the Agra Fort Railway Station. (Train departs at 5:40pm. Dinner will be served on board).9:20pm – Train arrives at Jaipur Railway Station, where you will be met by your driver and driven to your hotel or the airport in Jaipur.