Royal Rajasthan Tour with Mumbai Extension
For those looking to discover an India beyond the Taj Mahal, this 2-week trip through the heart of Rajasthan could be just what you’re after. Join other Solo Travellers in Jaipur, Rajasthan’s chaotic but charming capital, and explore the stunning Amber Fort and Maharajah’s City Palace. Depending on the time of year, Jaipur is also the place to get involved with the world-famous Holi Festival of Colours and its unique celebrations. The next stop on your tour will be at the ‘golden city’ of Jaisalmer, located in the heart of the Thar Desert, it’s the perfect place for a camel ride at sunset. Travelling east, you’ll reach the stunning ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, where everything really is blue! And no trip to this fascinating city would be complete without a visit to the mighty Mehrangarh Fort – one of the largest in India. From here, we’ll be travelling to one of the most picturesque cities in Rajasthan; Udaipur. With Lake Pichola as a back-drop, the beauty of this city will truly take your breath away. Finish up your tour in bustling Mumbai; the gateway to India.
Price from: £899.00
19 Mar – 01 Apr 2019
08 Oct – 21 Oct 2019
Day 1 – Arrive Jaipur
Upon arrival in Jaipur, make your way to your hotel for check-in. Dinner will be arranged for the first night of your tour. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 2 – Jaipur
After breakfast you will proceed for an excursion at Amber Fort. Inside the fort you will visit the Hall of Victory, or Jag Mandir, a room with all four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium. In the afternoon, continue your journey with a city tour of Jaipur. We’ll visit Maharajah’s City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. Later we’ll visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. During the tour we will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 3 – Jaipur & Holi Celebrations
After breakfast we will be taking part in the famous Holi Celebrations! Overnight in Jaipur. (Holy Celebrations only available if travelling in March – for trips not during Holi, a day trip to Pushkar will be included instead).
Day 4 – Jaipur
Today will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 5 – Jaipur / Bikaner
After breakfast we will be checking out of our hotel in Jaipur and driving to Bikaner. Once we are checked-in to our new hotel, we’ll visit the famous 16th century Junagarh Fort, a huge complex of beautiful buildings. Overnight in Bikaner. (Driving time approx. 5 hours)
Day 6 – Bikaner / Jaisalmer
Today we’ll be leaving Bikaner and continuing our journey to the ‘golden city’ of Jaisalmer, where we will spend the night. Jaisalmer is distinguished by its yellow sandstone buildings and stunning fort, located in the heart of the Thar Desert. (Driving time approx. 5 hours)
Day 7 – Jaisalmer
After breakfast we will take a sightseeing tour of the area which will include the Old Fortress, and in the evening, we’ll head out to Sam Sand Dunes for a camel safari, and watch the sun setting over the desert. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 8 – Jaisalmer / Jodhpur
After breakfast we’ll be travelling to ‘the blue city’ of Jodhpur and taking a sightseeing tour of the local area to visit the main sites, such as Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India, and Jaswant Thada, a memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Overnight in Jodhpur. (Driving time approx. 4 hours)
Day 9 – Jodhpur / Udaipur
Today we’ll be checking out of our hotel in Jodhpur and travelling to Udaipur, stopping on route to visit the stunning Ranakpur Jain Temple, an absolute must-see with impressive architecture and undeniable beauty – a true hidden gem of this area. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 10 – Udaipur
After breakfast we’ll be taking a sightseeing tour of Udaipur, one of the most picturesque cities in Rajasthan. Set upon the shores of Lake Pichola, the beauty of this city will take your breath away. We will visit the impressive City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan, and take a short boat ride on Lake Pichola to take in the amazing views. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 11 – Udaipur / Mumbai
You will have the morning free to further explore Udaipur. In the afternoon we will transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Mumbai, where we will spend the night.
Day 12 – Mumbai
After breakfast, we will be taking a sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Highlights will include the Gateway of India, Mumbai High Court, and Chor Bazaar. In the evening, we’ll have the option to go to a local cinema and watch a film like the locals – an experience not to be missed whilst in the home of Bollywood! Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 13 – Mumbai
Today will be spent at your leisure in Mumbai for further exploring.
Day 14 – Depart Mumbai
After breakfast, you will have the day at leisure until you need to transfer to the airport for international flights home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE ROYAL RAJASTHAN TOUR
- Sharing a twin room at 3-star hotels with breakfast
- Transportation in private vehicles throughout
- English-speaking local guide throughout
- All tours as mentioned in the itinerary
- 1x Domestic flights between Udaipur & Mumbai
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE ROYAL RAJASTHAN TOUR
- International flights to/from India
- Optional excursions throughout trip
- Lunches & dinners
- Visa to India
- Tipping of guides and drivers
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved on the Morocco Highlights Tour on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
- International flights are not included and will need to be organised separately. Please do not book flights until we give the go-ahead. If you would like flight suggestions or help with booking, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Trip Type Cultural
Group Size Maximum 12
Physical Rating Easy
Currency & Spending Money Indian Rupee / Spending £25 and upwards per day
Hosts One of our experienced local guides will be your main point of contact throughout this trip.
Clothing Travelling in March, the weather will be hot during the day but cooler at night, so pack light, loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes, as well as layers for the evenings. You will also need to cover your arms and legs at religious sites, so make sure you have long trousers and tops with long sleeves. If you’re travelling in the cooler month of October, the daytime temperatures are still pretty warm, but it can get cold at night. So if you are travelling in October, it’s recommended to take some warm layers with you.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date, especially when travelling to Asia. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement £299
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for India before your departure date.
Driving Please be aware that this trip involves a lot of driving because of the amount of places we visit. We have included estimated driving times in the itinerary.