India – Imperial Cities of Rajasthan
Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
DAY 1 & 2: PERTH TO DELHIIFMB
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your fellow passengers and Kings Tour Manager and board your overnight flight to Delhi. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where for immediate check-in. Enjoy the morning at leisure. Late this afternoon, you’ll experience high tea at the Imperial Hotel; a unique dining experience in the traditional English style. Enjoy the elegant atmosphere of The Imperial’s glass domed award-winning Tea lounge.
Hotel: The Lalit Hotel, for 2 nights plus early check-in (3)
DAY 3: DELHIB D
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Old and New Delhi highlights. Between the mosque and Chandni Chowk is a narrow shop-lined street along which you will be transported by cycle rickshaws on your most photogenic journey of the tour. There will be time for shopping for those who are interested otherwise
DAY 4: DELHI TO AGRAB D
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out and travelling to Agra; home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival, check-in and settle in to your room. After a rest, enjoy a city tour of Agra visiting the Agra Fort. It is built with red sandstone and is a mixture of architecture. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Hotel: Jaypee Palace, Agra, for 1 night
DAY 5: AGRA TO JAIPURB D
The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO Heritage Site - undisputedly one of the world’s most beautiful buildings. In the soft morning light, as the mist rises from the Yamuna River, it seems to float like a mirage above the surrounding landscape. Built from dazzling marble, its colour changes from white to yellow, cream and to almost orange… an exquisite image that you’ll remember forever. Thereafter return to the hotel for breakfast. Later check out and travel to Jaipur. This evening, you’ll have free time to explore the Jaipur Bazaar at your own pace. Besides shopping, one can also watch the skilful artisans at work.
Hotel: Hilton, Jaipur for 2 nights
DAY 6: JAIPUR SIGHTSEEINGB D
After breakfast, visit the Amber Fort by jeep; the ancient capital of Rajasthan and the majestic palace complex to witness a unique system of air-conditioning of the 17th century. Later visit the City Palace Museum and witness the collection of the priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures of the ancient past. Return to the hotel for a siesta. This evening, enjoy a cultural show and traditional meal at a Palace hotel which hosts folk artists and puppet shows every night to keep you entertained followed by dinner.
DAY 7: JAIPUR TO JODHPUR
Today you will experience the feeling of travelling back in time with a journey to Jodhpur. You’ll catch a glimpse of the splendour and magnificence of this ancient desert city built on the edge of the Thar Desert. Rest of the day is free to explore the rustic rural life of the locals.
Hotel: Ajit Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur for 2 nights
DAY 8: JODHPURB D
This morning meet your guide for a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Visit Mehrangarh Fort; one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and grandeur of numerous palaces inside narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures and to enter, seven gates must be crossed. You’ll also visit the Old city; surrounded by a 10km long wall.
DAY 9: JODHPUR TO UDAIPURB D
After breakfast we check out from the hotel and travel to Udaipur. En-route, visit Ranakpur Jain Temple with intricately carved marble Pillars and Domes. The two huge bells weighing 108kgs each, whose sound echoes in the entire complex, add to the temple’s allure. On arrival in Udaipur, you’ll have time to settle in prior to dinner.
Hotel: Trident Hotel, Udaipur for 3 nights
DAY 10: MARIGOLD HOTEL EXCURSIONB L D
This morning travel to Khempur to witness the hotel and sites of the famous movie Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Enjoy a walk through the village and at once you'll witness the life most Indians lead devotees worshipping at the local Krishna temple; elderly men sitting outside their house chatting with friends and passer-by’s. After lunch at the Marigold hotel, return to the hotel with rest of the evening is at leisure or explore on your own the local bazaars of Udaipur.
DAY 11: UDAIPURB D
After breakfast, proceed on a guided tour visiting the City Palace & its complex. The City Palace boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture and has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavour of the heritage site. Conclude your day enjoying a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. Two islands are located within Pichola Lake and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake. Rest of the evening, explore on your own visiting the numerous shops that dot the narrow windings streets of Udaipur for a souvenir to take back home. Evening enjoy farewell Dinner at a lakeside restaurant.
DAY 12 & 13: UDAIPUR TO PERTHIFMB
Enjoy the day at your leisure. Late checkout is included. The hotel is beautiful and there is also tie for last minute shopping or sightseeing. Farewell Udaipur and begin your journey home. Upon arrival in Perth (Day 13), your driver will be waiting to transfer you home.
This exceptional journey takes you slowly around Rajasthan. Begin your journey in the imperial city of Delhi with its multitude of forts and grand Lutyen’s architecture. Travel to Agra, the home of the Taj with a sunrise view of this amazing monument. Enjoy Jeep ride to the Amber Fort and stop for a selfie at the wind palace in the Pink City of Jaipur. Explore the small village and a guided tour of Exotic Marigold hotel then conclude your travel to the Lake City of Udaipur and enjoy a boat ride at the famous Pichola Lake.
- Home pick-up and return by Hughes
- Fully Escorted by a Kings Tour Manager
- Return Economy Airfares and taxes
- Local English speaking guide
- 10 nights’ accommodation in 5 star hotels
- Early check-in on arrival in Delhi and late check-out in Udaipur on the last day
- Internal flight between Udaipur and Delhi
- Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 high tea and 9 Dinners
- Sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary
- Tipping for local guide and driver plus Visa Fee
- Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
- High Tea at Atrium Lounge, Imperial Hotel
- Amber Fort by jeep
- Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
- Cultural evening with dinner in Jaipur
- Henna Tattoo in Jodhpur
- Excursion to Marigold hotel with lunch
- Boat ride on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
- Farewell dinner at a lake side restaurant.