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Discover the jewels and secrets of India on this unique 12-night Rajasthan tour, which includes a journey on the Gatimaan Express. Get an in-depth experience of the region as you explore colourful cities and larger than life palaces amid rural charm. Our Gems of North India tour is an ideal option if you wish to visit quaint rural settlements, but still want to take in the most evocative sights of Rajasthan.

Highlights

  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi
  • Visits to Qutab Minar and Humayun’s tomb
  • Complimentary in-house activities at RamathraFort 
  • Ramathra Village Trail: A complete three-hour walking tour. You see all kinds of work associated with tending crops and animals.  
  • Boating at Sunset in a rowboat in the Kalisil It is peaceful and picturesque with breath-taking views of the sunset and wildlife. We provide life jackets, a bird book, and alsoa pair of binoculars.  
  • Bird Watching: There are a variety of species of birds seen around the thefort and lake. Optional activities can be booked directly with the hotel. 
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Bundi 
  • Sightseeing tour of Udaipur
  • Boat cruise of Lake Pichola
  • Visit to Ranakpur Jain Temple
  • Visit Amber Fort 
  • Half-day city tour in Jaipur
  • Cooking class followed by dinner in Jaipur
  • Evening visit to MehtabBagh 
  • Sunrise visit of Taj Mahal
  • Ride the Gatimaan Express from Agra to Delhi in Executive Class 
  • Dinner overlooking Lake Pichola
  • Vintage Car Ride in Jaipur

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • All transfers
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person, per day
  • Transfer from Arathusa Safari Lodge Airstrip - Lodge
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Delhi 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in RamathraFort all meals included 
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Kota 
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Udaipur 
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Deogarth 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Jaipur
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Agra
  • All accommodation in deluxe rooms
  • Optional National Museum Tour with Curator in Dehli.
  • Optional Crystal Gallery tour in Udaipur
  • Optional Morning Hot Air Balloon Safari in Jaipur
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride Jaipur
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – DELHI
Namaste. Welcome to India! Our customer service executive will meet you in the arrival hall at Delhi airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities. You will then be transferred to your hotel in a private car. Enjoy the rest of day at leisure or take an optional tour if time allows and visit the museums of Delhi on a Museum Tour that gives you an insight into the story of Indian history, woven around themes like art, artists, civilizations, contemporary society, popular folklore & many more all with the curator (Overnight in Delhi)

DAY 2 - DELHI
Embark on a full-day city tour of Old and New Delhi, including visiting the 17th century Jama Masjid and enjoying a rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. Stop in front of the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort. Later, Visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. In the afternoon, proceed to New Delhi where you will be taken for a drive past the Presidential Palace, the India Gate, and along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings. Followed by a visit to Qutab Minar and Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Spend the evening at leisure. (Overnight in Delhi) B 

DAY 3 – DELHI TO RAMATHRA
The hotel will provide you with a packed breakfast before your transfer to the station early this morning for your journey from Delhi to Gangapur in first class. Upon arrival in Gabgapur, you will be transferred to Ramathra Fort, a 350-year-old fort fantastic views of the countryside. Enjoy activities which showcase the rural way of life, including guided tours to villages, cave temples, and gorges. (Overnight in Ramathra) B L D

DAY 4 – RAMATHRA
Take this day of leisure to enjoy all your hotel has to offer. (Overnight in Ramathra) B L D

DAY 5 – RAMATHRA TO KOTA
After breakfast you will be driven to Kota and after check-in have a half-day sightseeing tour of Bundi, with its towering Taragarh Fort. You will see some intricate paintings and murals, which are some of the finest in Rajasthan. At Bundi Palace, the Chitra Shala features magnificent houses, a fascinating pavilion, and a gallery of miniature murals. Then, visit Raniji ki baoli, a very steep well adorned with ornately carved pillars. (Overnight in Kota) B 

DAY 6 – KOTA TO UDAIPUR
You will be driven to Udaipur after breakfast. Udaipur is often called the "Venice of the East" and the most romantic city in the state of Rajasthan. Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by green hills and the clear blue waters of Lake Pichola. The city is a kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the local market and its splendour. (Overnight in Udaipur) B

DAY 7 - UDAIPUR
Your morning starts with a sightseeing tour of Udaipur, which is then followed by an afternoon boat cruise of Lake Pichola. You can then take an optional additional tour and visit the Crystal Gallery a collection of Victorian Crystal furniture. This evening dinner will be at Upre which is a terrace at Lake Pichola Hotel overlooking the lake (drinks excluded) (Overnight in Udaipur) B, D

DAY 8 – UDAIPUR TO DEOGRAPH
Drive to Deograph en route to visit Ranakpur Jain Temple. Ranakpur is one of the most significant Jain sites in India. Deogarh’s legacy is legendary! The erstwhile feudal estate has seen the rise and fall of some of the greatest warriors among the heroic Mewar Rajputs of Rajasthan. Upon arrival, you have the rest of the day at leisure (Overnight in Deograph) B

DAY 9 –DEOGRAPH TO JAIPUR
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Khamblighat railway station. Experience a fun train ride along the hilly terrain of the Aravalli range from Khamblighat to Phulad. The Aravalli hills are some of the oldest volcanic hill formations in the Indian sub-continent, even older than the Himalayas. Get a glimpse of the raw beauty of this Indian outback on your local train ride. Hold on to your seats as the train traverses the hills, all the while gently gaining elevation. The train passes through tunnels and bridges and past quaint railway stations, where the famous book and movie “The Man Who Would Be King” by Rudyard Kipling unfolds. Later, drive to Jaipur and freshen up before enjoying a ride in a classic vintage car showing you the main attractions of Jaipur. (Overnight in Jaipur) B

DAY 10 - JAIPUR
Before breakfast is your optional morning Hot Air Balloon Safari which offers you the opportunity to experience Jaipur from a very exclusive perspective as you drift over traditional local villages, spectacular forts, breath-taking landscapes and hidden palaces. Lasting for approximately one hour, a hot air balloon ride is one of the most exciting activities to indulge in Jaipur. Fly over the mighty forts and palaces and enjoy a bird's eye view of Jaipur as you take this ride. After breakfast, visit the hilltop fortress at Amber Fort by jeep.  Once at the top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens, courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. Afterwards, visit Jaipur's Jantar Mantar, a famous observatory. In the evening, you will be taken for a cooking demonstration followed by meal with an Indian family in their home. (Overnight in Jaipur) B, D

DAY 11 – TRAIN JAIPUR TO BHARATPUR THEN DRIVE TO AGRA
Our customer service executive will pick you up around 0715 a.m. and you'll be transferred in your private car to Delhi railway station to board your train to Bharatpur. Then, drive to Agra. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri. End your day with a visit to the Mehtab Bagh or the Moonlight Garden, situated on the opposite bank of the Taj Mahal. It offers sweeping sunset views of the Taj Mahal reflected in the River Yamuna. (Overnight in Agra) B

DAY 12 – AGRA TO DELHI
In the early morning, enjoy a sunrise visit to Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) with your guide. On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and this treasured landmark is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. Later, visit of Agra Fort, which was originally constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1565. (Overnight in Delhi) B

DAY 13– DELHI
Today, our customer service executive will meet you at the hotel’s lobby and assist you to your transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER 

Optional: The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

Optional: The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

The capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites: the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri; all of which are legacies from Mughal times.

Located just 600 metres from the Taj Mahal, the world’s most exquisite testimony to undying love, it is easy to rekindle romance at The Oberoi Amarvilas. Inspired by Mughal palace designs; with fountains, terraced lawns, reflection pools and pavilions, The Oberoi Amarvilas offers unrestricted views of Taj Mahal from all rooms and suites, complemented by our warm, personalised hospitality.

Tastefully appointed accommodation, exquisite restaurants serving authentic Mughal and international cuisines, private dining beside the silhouette of the Taj Mahal and couples spa treatments with Taj Mahal views. At The Oberoi Amarvilas, your experience of Agra will be unforgettable.

Trident Agra

Trident Agra

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.
The soothing views of our 5 star property are perfectly complemented by a selection of luxury restaurants, recreation and wellness facilities, accompanied by our warm service. Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast spread that ensures a flying start to your day, before stepping out to explore the sights and discover the rich history of Agra.

Umed Bhawan Palace

Umed Bhawan Palace

WelcomHeritage Umed Bhawan Palace exudes an aura of its own. Lush lawns and courtyards, picturesque ceilings, marble corridors, hunting trophies of yesteryear, along with exquisite royal heirlooms are the special features of the palace. The 32 room palace is replete with modern amenities and strikes a stark balance with contemporary living and Rajasthan’s culture. Jag Mandir which is in proximity of the palace is one of the most spectacular spots of Kota and is a must visit for travel connoisseurs.

Deogarh Mahal Palace

Deogarh Mahal Palace

Deogarh Mahal – Luxury Heritage Hotel in Rajasthan was converted into a Hotel by the Deogarh family members. A part of the Mahal is still occupied by them. The family is closely associated with the hotel and personally supervise and manage it. The care is reflected in the minutest details which have made Deogarh a benchmark of Heritage Hospitality in Rajasthan. Every guest here is special and is treated with the customary Mewari hospitality.

Dev Shree

Dev Shree

Shatrunjai Singh Chundawat, a scion of the Deogarh family decided to re-build heritage by way of a home for his family . There were many discussions on the style and design. But a couple of things that he was sure of was, that it had to have plenty of room for a regular flow of friends ,he wanted to showcase the local craftsmanship in his home and provide an opportunity for the local boys and girls to learn the tenets of hospitality.

The Maidens

The Maidens

With a history of over a century and remarkably endearing hospitality, Maidens Hotel offers a journey back in time. Established in 1903 as one of the first hotels of Delhi and recognized as a Heritage Hotel in 1994, Maidens Hotel is a stately survivor of the golden age - a time when steam ruled the waves & the rails, empires flourished and when the rich, the famous and the titled used it as their stage. Its sweeping driveway and the grand façade give an inkling of its star-studded past. Its architecture is the most glorious illustration of old-world European charm with its colonial impressions.

The Maidens

The Maidens

With a history of over a century and remarkably endearing hospitality, Maidens Hotel offers a journey back in time. Established in 1903 as one of the first hotels of Delhi and recognized as a Heritage Hotel in 1994, Maidens Hotel is a stately survivor of the golden age - a time when steam ruled the waves & the rails, empires flourished and when the rich, the famous and the titled used it as their stage. Its sweeping driveway and the grand façade give an inkling of its star-studded past. Its architecture is the most glorious illustration of old-world European charm with its colonial impressions.

Ramathra Fort

Ramathra Fort

Ramathra Fort lies between two of India’s internationally famous wildlife reserves. Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur. The closest wilderness area, Kailadevi national Park, is just 15 Kms away.

The Fort, The Lake and countryside are the three big attractions of Ramathra Fort. The ideal season to enjoy Ramathra is between the months of October and March. Regardless of how much time you have to spend, or how much you wish to do, the adventure is yours. Whether you prefer to stay home and take in the fort’s tranquil atmosphere or wish to explore its many natural sites, your hosts at Ramathra promise you a memorable stay.

Shahpura Bagh

Shahpura Bagh

Look beyond the beaten track amid the golden sands of Rajasthan and you will glimpse an oasis - A dazzling shimmer of sunshine on water that hovers on the edge of a mirage. Drive on. This is timeless Rajasthan - untouched by the creeping fingers of ‘modernity’ - unchanged in its unpretentious natural grandeur.

In the early 1900’s, Rajadhiraj Nahar Singh of Shahpura mortgaged the family’s private property and jewels to bring water to his people. Today, the lakes he created, form the heart of a verdant wetland refuge - historic, picturesque, tranquil - an idyllic setting where man and nature have come to understand each other. Situated midway (4hrs drive, 220 Km from both) between Jaipur and Udaipur and easily accessible from hotels in Udaipur, Ranthambore and Jodhpur, Shahpura Bagh is the residence of the rulers of Shahpura. Travelers, since time immemorial, have always stopped to rest and refresh themselves at this oasis and the Shahpura family is famous for their warmth and hospitality.

Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace

Luxury Rooms offer princely-inspired décor with stunning views of the Lily Pond. Each room is unique in size and is adorned with traditional Indian silks and dark teak furniture.

Trident Udaipur

Trident Udaipur

Built over forty three acres on the banks of Lake Pichola, Trident, Udaipur is ranked amongst the best hotels near the lake. It is a comfortable 27 kilometres from the airport and is perfectly located to explore the famed sites of the city, such as the City Palace, the Crystal Gallery, the Monsoon Palace or the beautiful Jagmandir.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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