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Luxury Rajasthan Cultural Tour with Ranthambore Tiger Trail

Heritage & Culture

Tour Destinations


Highlights

  • Explore the historical city of New Delhi, the National Capital of India, in existence since the 6th century BC.
  • In Agra, visit World Famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
  • Explore Ranthambore National Park, a premier Tiger Reserve & the former hunting grounds of the Maharajahs of Jaipur.
  • Explore the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan, from the imposing Amber Fort to the opulent City Palace.

Itinerary

On your arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi, you will be warmly welcomed by Alkof Holidays representative, and he will ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure, providing an opportunity to explore the surroundings, relax at the hotel, or immerse yourself in the local culture. Overnight, enjoy a comfortable stay at the hotel.

After a refreshing night's sleep, get ready to embark on an exciting day of exploring the wonders of Delhi. Following a delicious breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you and accompany you on a full-day tour of both Old and New Delhi.­

 

The tour begins with a visit to Old Delhi, where you will discover the rich historical and cultural heritage of the city. Explore Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and admire its grandeur and tranquility. Afterwards, make your way to Rajghat, a solemn and peaceful memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Continue your exploration by taking a rickshaw ride through the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, an iconic market known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse array of shops. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and aromas of this bustling marketplace.

 

In the afternoon, head towards New Delhi and visit iconic landmarks such as India Gate, a war memorial dedicated to Indian soldiers, and the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India (outside only). Next, visit the Humayun's Tomb, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site and a splendid example of Mughal architecture. The serene gardens and intricate marble work make it a sight to behold.

 

Conclude the day with a visit to Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world. Admire the intricate carvings and learn about its historical significance. After an enriching day of exploring Delhi's cultural heritage, return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Agra - land of the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at your hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Agra Fort. Evening is free for shopping of handicrafts as souvenirs from the market of Agra. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Early morning before sunrise our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided tour of the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Ranthambore National Park. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Akbar in the late 16th century. After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Ranthambore for overnight stay.

Experience two thrilling jeep safaris at Ranthambore National Park, known for its majestic royal Bengal tigers. In the morning, wake up early to make the most of your day at Ranthambore. As you enter the park, a sense of anticipation and excitement will fill the air, knowing that you are about to witness the beauty of the wild. Board the open-top jeep, specially designed for wildlife viewing, and set off with your experienced naturalist guide. The vast expanse of Ranthambore National Park stretches before you, a tapestry of rugged terrain, lush greenery, and ancient ruins. The park is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna, but it is the tigers that steal the show.

 

Apart from tigers, Ranthambore is also home to a diverse array of wildlife, including leopards, sloth bears, wild boars, sambar deer, and a variety of bird species. Your naturalist guide will share their expertise, pointing out the different species and providing fascinating insights into the park's ecosystem.

 

After morning safari, get back to the resort for break and lunch. Later in the afternoon, embark on an evening safari, enjoying the magical ambiance during sunset and witnessing captivating wildlife encounters. Return to accommodations for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

After breakfast at the resort, leave for Jaipur. Upon arrival at Jaipur, check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure, later in the evening take a stroll inside the beautiful market of the historic walled pink city of Jaipur, where the old ways of life continue uninterrupted. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day guided tour of Jaipur. Start you sightseeing with the iconic attraction of Rajasthan "Amber Fort and Palace", A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 in red sandstone and marble. The magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, divided into several sections. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort's majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. After Amber Fort, visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds), Albert Hall Museum, and Birla Mandir. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Pushkar. On the way visit Ajmer Dargah Shareef "Shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti" and Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara - a mosque built in two and a half day. Later continue your drive to Pushkar. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Relax at the hotel, later visit one of the most sacred lakes in India - the Pushkar lake, surrounded by 52 bathing ghats (a series of steps leading to the lake) where pilgrims throng in large numbers to take a sacred bath. Afterwards visit Brahma Ji temple - the one and only temple of God Brahma in the world. Next you visit the cattle fair ground, where every year world Famous Pushkar Cattle fair is held. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Udaipur. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for own leisure activities, overnight stay at the hotel.

Start your day in Udaipur with a delicious breakfast at your hotel before diving into the city's rich culture and history. Begin your sightseeing adventure by visiting Sahelion-Ki-Bari, a beautiful garden known for its serene atmosphere. Next, explore the Museum of Folk Art, where you'll discover a colourful array of traditional clothing, puppets, masks, and musical instruments.

 

Continue your journey with a visit to the majestic City Palace, a sprawling complex that showcases the grandeur of Indian royalty. Marvel at the intricate peacock mosaic and vibrant wall paintings depicting ancient myths as you wander through the palace museum.

 

Don't miss out on other iconic landmarks like Pratap Smarak, Fateh Sagar Lake, Karni Mata Temple, and the ropeway for breathtaking views of the city. As the day winds down, treat yourself to a relaxing boat ride on Lake Pichola, soaking in the picturesque scenery as the sun sets. Retire to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

After a hearty breakfast, set off for an adventure to Jawai Bandh, a renowned leopard conservation reserve. Along the way, make a stop at the awe-inspiring Ranakpur Jain Temples, dating back to the 12th century. These temples are famous for their intricate carvings on 1444 marble pillars, each telling its own unique story.

 

After exploring the wonders of Ranakpur, continue your journey to Jawai Bandh. Upon arrival, check-in at the resort and take some time to unwind. Later in the evening, embark on an exciting jeep safari, providing you with a comprehensive tour of the area. The safari begins at your hotel and includes a visit to Jawai Dam, where you can spot crocodiles and enjoy bird watching amidst the stunning views of the dam.

 

Continue your safari to Leopard Point, where you can marvel at these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, nestled among towering granite rocks. Conclude your day with a delicious dinner at the resort, followed by a restful overnight stay.

Early in the morning around 5.00 AM, enjoy another round of jeep safari to sport various animals including Leopard, Striped Hyenas, Sloth Bears, Indian Fox, Indian Boar, Chinkara, Nilgai, Indian Eagle-Owl, Indian Python, Mugger Crocodile, and Migratory Birds. Later get back to the resort for breakfast. Post breakfast, leave for Jodhpur.

 

Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later in the evening enjoy a wonderful and informative Village Safari to the Bishnoi village, get familiar with the local villagers, know about their lifestyle and culture. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Wake up to a delightful breakfast and get ready for another exciting day of exploring Jodhpur. Today, continue your sightseeing tour of the city, delving deeper into its history and culture. Start your sightseeing from the visit of Massive Mehrangarh Fort - founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Mehrangarh Fort is perched on a 150 m high hill its sprawl is the most formidable and magnificent fort in Rajasthan. There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (Victory Gate) built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. You can still see the battle scars on the second gate of the fort. Also visit Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later visit Mandore Garden, Clock Tower, and Sardar Market.

 

Next visit Umaid Bhawan Museum, built between 1928 and 1943, it's the world's largest private residence of the royal family. Part of the palace is a luxury hotel, part of it royal quarters, and some part of the palace is dedicated to the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Admire the stunning architecture and opulent interiors as you learn about the fascinating history of the palace and the royal family of Jodhpur.

 

Next, explore the bustling streets of the old town, also known as the "Blue City" due to its blue-painted houses. Take a leisurely walk through the narrow lanes, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and admiring the local craftsmanship. In the evening, return to your hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Jodhpur, reflecting on the day's enriching experiences.

Start your day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel, then head off to Jaisalmer. When you arrive, check into your hotel and take some time to unwind. Later in the evening, get ready for an adventure! Hop on a camel for a safari and soak in the breath-taking sunset views in the Rajasthan desert.

 

As night falls, get ready to experience some local culture. Watch traditional dance performances by Rajasthani artists right in the heart of the Thar Desert. After a day full of excitement, head back to your hotel for a good night's rest.

After a tasty breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a full day of exploring Jaisalmer. First stop, the impressive Jaisalmer Fort, built back in 1156. It's unique because lots of people still live inside, making it one of the few living forts worldwide. Explore the beautiful Jain temples inside the fort, known for their intricate architecture.

 

Next, head to the palace museum inside the fort, where you can see fancy imperial clothes and artifacts from the royal family. Don't miss the ornate havelis (traditional townhouses) like Patwaon-ki-Haveli, with their detailed designs and fancy windows.

 

Then, visit Gadisar Lake, a popular spot in the city. Finally, check out the Bara Bagh Temples, where you'll find royal cenotaphs (memorials) built by the Maharajas of Jaisalmer. After all that sightseeing, you've got the rest of the day to relax and do whatever you like. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

Get an early start and head to Bikaner. Once you arrive, check into your hotel and take some time to relax. Later on, it's time to explore! Start with a visit to Junagarh Fort, a majestic fortress built by Raja Rai Singh back in the late 1500s. Next up, check out Lalgarh Palace, a stunning building constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the early 1900s. It's now a heritage hotel, preserving its rich history.

 

Don't miss the chance to visit Bhandasar Jain Temple, known for its exquisite wall paintings and artwork. It's protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, so you know it's special. Lastly, head to the National Research Centre on Camels, where you can learn all about these fascinating animals. After a day of exploration, take it easy for the rest of the day. Relax at the hotel and enjoy your overnight stay.

Start your day with a yummy breakfast at the hotel, then it's off to Mandawa! Once you arrive, check into your hotel and unwind for a bit. When you're ready, set out on foot to explore the vibrant painted havelis (traditional mansions) of Mandawa. These colorful buildings are a sight to behold! After your stroll, head back to the hotel for a cozy overnight stay.

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel, then it's time to head to New Delhi! Once you arrive, check into your hotel and take some time to relax. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Whether you want to explore the city or just unwind at the hotel, it's up to you. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

This morning, our representative will ensure you reach the IGI Airport in New Delhi according to your flight schedule. From there, you'll catch your flight back home or to your next exciting destination. Safe travels!

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What's Included?

Accommodation

  • 18 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels on twin or double sharing basis.

Meals

  • Daily breakfast at the hotels.
  • All meals at the resort in Ranthambore National Park (B,L,D).
  • All meals at the resort in Jawai Bandh (B,L,D).

Guide

  • English speaking local destination guides during sightseeing.
  • Wildlife naturalist during safari at Ranthambore and Jawai Bandh.

Transport

  • All sightseeing, airport pickup & drop-off,  and all transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle driven by well experienced chauffeur as per the itinerary.
    • 1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
    • 3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
    • 5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar

Additional Services

  • Personal assistance during arrival and departure.
  • 1 rickshaw ride in old Delhi.
  • Sunrise visit of the Taj Mahal.
  • 2 jeep safari's at Ranthambore National Park.
  • 2 jeep safaris at Jawai Bandh.
  • 1 boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • 1 Camel Safari at Jaisalmer Sand Dunes.
  • 1 mineral water bottle per person per day.
  • All applicable taxes.

What's Excluded?

Flights

  • Any International or domestic flights are not included.

Additional Services

  • It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India.
  • Please Note: Tour guides for specific languages, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Dutch, are also available on request basis at an additional cost.
  • Visa fee (if applicable).
  • Any monument entrance fee, camera fee.
  • Any kind of tips, personal expenses, laundry, or telephone charges.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Good To Know

Payment Terms

A deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior tour starting date. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash.

Cancellation

No additional cancellation fees apply for this tour. You can cancel the tour prior tour starting date and avoid paying the full amount, but the deposit you have paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within of tour starting date.

VISA

It is the sole responsibility of each individual traveller to get the required visa(s) for this tour, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with the Embassy of India in your home country.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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From

USD 7,500

Duration
19 Days
Destinations
New Delhi, Agra New Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jawai Bandh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mandawa +13 more
Starts/Ends In
New Delhi / New Delhi
Age Range
1 - 80 Years Old
Duration: Days
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