Luxury & Adventure in Rajasthan
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Luxury & Adventure in Rajasthan

If you prefer the great outdoors to cities then this could be the itinerary for you. In this holiday you'll enjoy the huge sky and timeless qualities of India’s most famous state; visit sleepy villages meet tribal nomads and look for extraordinary wildlife.

Whilst time is allocated for you to explore Delhi (briefly), Jodhpur and Udaipur (particularly the magnificent forts and palaces which have justly given Rajasthan such a reputation), this itinerary is all about escaping to a side of Rajasthan that very few tourists see.

Highlights:

  • Marvel at magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and Jodhpur, ‘the Blue City’.
  • Traverse the Thar Desert by jeep and stay overnight in a mobile camp – you'll access regions that are impossible to visit in any other way.
  • Enjoy wildlife and luxury in equal measure in Jawaai in Rajasthan’s most remote and wild corner.
  • Take treks from the extraordinary marble Jain temple at Ranakpur to the awe inspiring Kumbhalgarh Fort, both iconic sites that seem to have appeared from nowhere! 
  •  Relax, unwind and reflect at Delwara just outside of beautiful Udaipur.

As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. We can adjust the timings and inclusions and if you wish to spend more time exploring Jaipur and other cities, we can tailor-make this itinerary to suit. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.  

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this itinerary is £4700 per person for the hotels & accommodation mentioned inclusive of all experiences, entrance fees, guides, transport, international & domestic flights and many meals. 

Note that this price is an estimate only and will vary according to the time of year. 

We are happy to tailor-make the holiday to suit but the remote nature of this tour means there are limited alternative accommodation options so less scope for making savings whilst following the same route. 

For more on our pricing policy read here

Inclusions

International flights

Privately guided tours and experiences

Hotels on minimum B&B basis

Internal transportation

International flights from the UK

 

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Luxury & Adventure in Rajasthan

DAY 1 DEPART THE UK

Depart and fly to Delhi.

DAY 2 Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel in the heart of New Delhi. After arriving, freshening up and lunch you will be taken off to explore Delhi. Old Delhi is the ancient walled city, capital of the Mughal Empire. Explore by cycle rickshaw and see the formidable Red Fort and other spectacular remants of the glorious Mughul phase in Delhi’s history. Make your way through Chandni Chowk, filled with twisting lanes and crowded bazaars.

Return to New Delhi by the very modern Delhi Metro system, a marvel of modern engineering in one of the most crowded parts of India. In the evening we'll suggest some superb restaurants for you to try.

DAY 3 Delhi to Jodhpur

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Jodhpur. On arrival meet your chauffeur and vehicle for your short transfer to Rohet.

The sleepy village of Rohet is a short scenic drive from Jodhpur and a popular stopover: several famous writers are reputed to have found Rohet a great place to let their creative juices flow. It’s also the home of the Bishnoi people and the beautiful Blackbuck antelope.

Day 4 Jodhpur & Rohet

Today you will take a privately guided tour of Jodhpur (about 45 minutes' drive from Rohet), the second largest city in Rajasthan and nicknamed the "Blue City” after the many houses in the old city that are painted in various hues of blue. This incredible site is best seen from the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, the largest fort in Rajasthan, which looms over 100m above the city. Stroll through the winding alleyways of the Old City and visit the numerous palaces, temples and havelis that are scattered throughout.

Back to Rohet for a relaxing later afternoon in blissful peace. You might like to do a cooking class here and enjoy the spoils afterwards. 

Day 5 Rohet

Today you have the option to take a three-hour horse safari, guided by one of the hotel's riders. You'll pass through countryside and villages where you'll get a taste of village life and see herds of blackbuck antelope and nilgai. The horses are rare Marwaris, the indigenous breed of Rajasthan. Non riders can enjoy the same safari by jeep.

Days 6-8 Thar Desert

After checking out of your hotel this morning you'll go completely off road for an incredible 3 day adventure across the Thar Desert. As well as experiencing the excitement of riding a jeep in this environment you’ll have the opportunity to witness a different and rarely seen side of India in terms of truly remote villages and wildlife, inaccessible to anyone but pastoral farmers and intrepid travellers. The day is about the journey as much as the destination: traverse the countryside on dirt tracks, camel trails, through dry river beds and even making your own tracks if necessary. You'll even have chance to take the wheel yourself if you'd like to, guided by the experienced local guides.

You'll stay overnight in a mobile safari camp, with comfortable spacious tents, mobile bathroom facilities and a gourmet meal under the stars.   

Days 8 & 9 Jawai

Your desert safari finishes with a journey deep into Jawai, a remote wild region of rural Rajasthan, Jawai is an amazing place in which to enjoy an incredible variety of local wildlife, including leopards and flamingos, and to see the photogenic nomadic herdsman of the region.

The wildlife in this region is incredible and you’ll have a chance to explore during early morning and late afternoon safaris.  In between you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy Jawai Leopard Safari Camp where there is no compromise on luxury and comfort, a treat after your desert adventure.

Day 10 Jawai to Ranakpur

Today you depart Jawai Leopard Camp after breakfast, for the drive towards Ranakpur. The journey will take approximately 1.5 hours until you arrive at Mountbatten Lodge,where you will stay for two nights.

This afternoon enjoy the magnificent colonial style lodge.

Day 11 RanakpurKumbhalgarh 

A four hour walk will take you through the reserve forest between the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the magnificent Kumbhalgarh Fort and the Ranakpur Temples. Very few people venture through this area, making it a great place to get away from the crowds while still exploring these two incredible landmarks. You will be accompanied by a guide and forest guard as you walk through the forest on a marked track. Although you're unlikely to see any other people along the route, you will see animal tracks and a multitude of birds.

Day 12 Ranakpur to Delwara

A two hour drive this morning to Delwara, a small and peaceful village in the Araveli Hills, 28km outside of Udaipur.

This afternoon you’ll visit Udaipur for the obligatory but extremely pleasant boat trip on Lake Pichola.

Days 13-15 Delwara and Udaipur

 After a full exploration of Udaipur, the most peaceful and romantic of Rajasthan’s great cities, you’re free to explore Delwara at leisure, or simply relax and enjoy the magnificent hotel and beautiful surroundings.

Day 16 Fly home (or stay!)

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. 


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