Rajasthan Adventure

Classic, Delhi to Delhi
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Tour description

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, enjoy a safari in Ranthambore National Park, 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!

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Women With Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Old Delhi walk with stops at the Jama Masjid, Gurduwara, Chandni Chowk, and Connaught Place
  • Meherangarh Fort visit
  • Udaipur orientation tour with city palace visit
  • Cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli
  • Sunrise at Savitiri Temple
  • Sunset camel ride
  • Amber Fort tour
  • Sunset visit to Ranthambore Fort
  • Morning safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Abhaneri stepwell visit
  • Taj Mahal entrance
  • Agra Fort entrance and guided tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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
  • Embark on a safari in ranthambore national park

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Delhi Embark on a morning walking tour of Delhi led by a local youth guide—part of the G Adventures-supported City Walk project assisting at-risk youth—and gain a unique perspective of this bustling city. Later, wander through Old Delhi, visiting the colourful spice markets, Jama Masjid, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, and explore the history of the Sikh religion at Gurduwara Sis Ganj. In the evening, board an overnight train to Jodphur.

Day 3: Jodhpur Arrive early in Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan, often called the “Blue City” for the vast number of houses painted in the colour. 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. Later, wander around Old City with its clock tower and Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India.

Day 4: Jodhpur/Udaipur Travel on to Udaipur and take an orientation walk, including a visit to Lake Pichola. In the evening, attend a Rajasthani cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli Folk Museum on Gangaur Ghat.

Day 5: Udaipur Visit Rajasthan's largest palace and Jagdish temple before enjoying free time to explore. You could 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.

Day 6: Udaipur/Jojawar Journey to rural Jojawar and take an orientation walk of the village. Undiscovered by most travellers, explore this small village on foot and gain insight into life in rural India. Join an impromptu game of cricket with the local people or travel by vintage car or train safari through the surrounding hills.

Day 7: Jojawar/Pushkar Travel through Ajmer and over Snake Mountain to Pushkar, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Take an orientation walk, including the lake, ghats, and the 14th-century Brahma Temple. This evening, embark on a sunset camel ride out into the desert.

Day 8: Pushkar Enjoy the sunrise from Savitri Temple, which overlooks all of Pushkar and the surrounding landscape. Spend the rest of the day freely exploring the ghats and holy city at leisure.

Day 9: Pushkar/Jaipur In the morning, travel to Jaipur—one of the most important heritage cities in India—commonly known as "The Pink City." Take an afternoon orientation walk, then continue exploring on your own. A visit to Jaipur wouldn't be complete without catching a Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house — the Raj Mandir Cinema.

Day 10: Jaipur Stop for a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before continuing to Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site clinging to the surrounding hills on Maota Lake. Afterward, opt to visit the Anokhi Museum, established to ensure the ancient traditions of hand block printing are maintained.

Day 11: Jaipur/Ranthambore National Park Travel to Ranthambore National Park—home to tigers, leopards, crocodiles, among many other flora and fauna—and visit the Ranthambore Fort this afternoon to watch the sunset.

Day 12: Ranthambore National Park Embark on an included safari in the park this morning and search for the elusive bengal tiger. This afternoon, opt for another safari or sit back and relax.

Day 13: Ranthambore National Park/Āgra Continue on to Agra, visiting the impressive Abhaneri stepwell en route.

Day 14: Āgra/Delhi Visit India’s most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Start out before sunrise for the best light in which to see this white marble masterpiece. In Agra, ride one of the ubiquitous cycle rickshaws to visit the Agra Fort. In the afternoon, travel to Delhi and opt to explore some of the city's fascinating monuments and museums with free time.

Day 15: Delhi Depart at any time.