10 days, 9 nights
Duration

Our Classic Rjasthan tour to take you to majestic forts, bustling bazaars, holy temples, ancient monuments and unique festivals – all set against a sweeping desert backdrop. Come and experience all this and more with Ekno’s passionate insider guide, Vikas Kumar. With over 20 years experience as a tour guide, Vikas will help you to discover the hidden gems of Rajasthan as he shares his beloved India with you. Classic Rajasthan is a unique tour that will allow you to truly see India through a local’s eyes.

As with all Ekno experiences, we select our hotels and locations with an eye on combining luxury and comfort into one fabulous experience. With Vikas as your guide you will not only discover hidden experiences unique to India, such as morning walks through old cities and cooking classes you can also relax safe in the knowledge that your security is foremost in our minds. But don’t just take our word for it, see what some of our satisfied clients have had to say about Vikas:

‘Vikas is a remarkable tour guide. Well organised, fun and with such an inspirational life story! It was great to have him interpret and explain situations, history and culture. I can’t actually speak highly enough of him – one gem of a tour guide.’ Rosalyn Johnson, New Zealand

‘Local guide Vikas was a brilliant choice, always open to chat about India and arrange some extra wishes. He was tireless, always living the slogan – “In India, everything is possible!”
It was just an amazing, brilliant, fantastic journey every hour of the way. I really fell in love with the country and I can’t wait to return!’ Mario Becker, Switzerland

 

TOUR DATES

5 – 14 December 2019

TOUR COST

GROUP COST min 6 pax

A$2600 per person twin share

A$920 single supplement

DURATION

10 Days, 09 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delhi – Sightseeing tour of old and New Delhi
    Visit and learn about the Sikh community kitchen
  • Agra – Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, a wonder of Mughal architecture
    Walk through the Old Mughal where direct descesendants who built the Taj Mahal still live
  • Jaipur – Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Colourful local bazaars
    Morning Heritage Walk of Pink City
  • Udaipur – Venice of the East
    Early morning heritage and bicycle ride  around the Fatehsagar Lake and witness the  sunrise over the Aravali Hills

TOUR ROUTE

Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur, India

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Day 1

5 December 2019

Delhi

You will be met by Vikas Kumar our Tour Manager at the International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Delhi.  Rest of the day at one of the bustling bazaars of Delhi. Tonight, you will be our guest for our Welcome Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel, Delhi

Day 2

6 December 2019

Delhi

We start our Delhi experience with Sultanate Delhi Tour – an introduction to the city, Quatab Minar and surrounds.  Here we unearth layers of history and see and learn about architectural features of different time periods all in one place. Visit a country home of a British Viceroy and Mughal emperor and a Sufi Shrine in Mehrauli Village.  You will also see birds and butterflies in the Archeological Park that we take a stroll through.
Visit  and learn how the community kitchen of the Gudwara (Sikh Temple) feeds many people on a daily basis in Delhi and eat with the locals. Rest of the day at one of the bustling bazaars of Delhi.  Tonight, you will be our guest for our Welcome Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel, Delhi

Day 3

7 December 2019

Agra

Morning drive to Agra, arriving in time to plenty of free time to explore Agra including the Agra Fort. Walk through  the Old Mughal city where  the direct decesendants of the 20,000 direct descendants of  the artisans who built the Taj Mahal still live.
The Taj Mahal, is the world’s most grand monument to love, built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz. However, not all love stories have happy endings, Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort by his son and where he spent his final years.
Overnight: Hotel, Agra

Day 4

8 December 2019

Jaipur

Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is India’s most-photographed monument, and today you’ll see why. Built between 1632 and 1653 in memory of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s third wife, the Taj Mahal is world-renowned and widely admired.
After the Taj, return to your hotel for breakfast and travel to Jaipur, the Pink City by car reaching the capital of Rajasthan in the mid afternoon.
You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore Jaipur with a visit to the Hawa Mahal, City Palace or do some more shopping in one of the many bazaars.
Overnight: Hotel, Jaipur

Day 5

9 December 2019

Jaipur

On your second day in Jaipur, you’ll visit the magnificent Amber Fort as a group. Amber fort was built in 1592; and it has seen renovations and improvements for over two centuries! Its name is said to derive from the many jewels that are used for decoration inside…see for yourself!
Overnight: Hotel, Jaipur

Day 6

10 December 2019

Jaipur

Experience the city waking up with a visit to the  local Vishnu and Hanuman  temples   to observe the local people praying to their gods.  You will get to see women coming to pray  with flower baskets.  You will also visit the wholesale flower, vegetable market and milk markets.  We head back to to the hotel for a late breakfast and spend the rest of the day at leisure to wonder around or explore the sights and colours of the Jaipur Markets including the famous Johari Bazaar (Jeweller’s Market). In the evening you can visit the most iconic cinema in Jaipur, Raj Mandir, for a taste of Bollywood’s magical brand of entertainment.
Optional Extra in Jaipur  – Cooking Class with local family
Learn to make  local Rajasthani meals and eat what you have cooked including their special Biryani.
Overnight: Hotel, Jaipur

Day 7

11 December 2019

Udaipur

After an early breakfast leave for Udaipur by Ac train (approx. 6 hours) passing  through the Thar Desert you will witness desert life of villagers dressed in colourful clothes herding animals and of desert scenery as train run through the desertpur.  Arrive midafternoon and check into your hotel by the Lake Pichola.  Relax in the evening of traditional Rajasthani cuisine.
Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is one of India’s most picturesque cities. Palaces surround the city, the most famous being The Lake Palace, which covers an entire island and was featured in the James Bond film Octopussy. The city was founded in 1559 and was the capital of the Mewar kingdom. There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy this relaxing, seductive city.
Overnight: Hotel, Udaipur

Day 8

12 December 2019

Udaipur

Early morning heritage and bicycle ride  around the Fatehsagar Lake and witness the  sunrise over the Aravali Hills.   Return to the hotel for a late breakfast. Visit the massive City Palace and boat ride on the Lake Pichola.   Afternoon visit to Bagore-ki-Haveli, a beautiful Haveli, housing an interesting art gallery featuring contemporary and a local dance performance. Dinner tonight is at the roof top restaurant which overlooks the stunning Lake Pichola, the City Palace and enjoy the sweeping views and many treasures housed inside.
Overnight: Hotel, Udaipur

Day 9

13 December 2019

Delhi

After breakfast leave for your flight to Delhi, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is yours to pick up that bargain to take home, visit or revisit any of the sites that you are interested in including India Gate, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat (the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi) or Rajpath.  Our final night is our final farewell dinner.
Overnight: Hotel, Delhi

Day 10

14 December 2019

Tour Ends

This morning our trip will sadly come to an end as a group before we bid our farewells.

INCLUDES

Meet and greet by Ekno representative at Delhi airport

Services of Vikas as your guide for the duration of the trip

9 nights’ accommodation – twin share

Complimentary breakfast at the hotels

Welcome and farewell dinner

Flight from Udaipur to Delhi

Train 2nd AC or AC chair car from Jaipur to Udaipur

Following transport in AC Tempo Traveller / Innova / Etios or similar

  • Individual pickup from Delhi airport (within 24 hours of tour starting and ending)
  • Sightseeing in Delhi
  • Private cab and driver from Delhi-Agra-Jaipur
  • Drop off at Jaipur train station
  • Pickup at Udaipur train station
  • Sightseeing in Udaipur
  • Drop off at Udaipur airport
  • Pickup and drop off at Delhi airport

All charges related to transport such as toll, parking, fuel etc.

Entrance fee to all the monuments mentioned in the plan

Dance performance at Udaipur

Boat ride in Udaipur

Local guides in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur

EXCLUDES

Airfares to and from India

Indian visas

Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Lunch and dinners (where not included)

Occasional optional items not identified in itinerary description

Tipping and personal expenses

Bottled water and other beverages not included with meals

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