Tour of India

Mughals, Maharajas and Royal Rajasthan

Renowned as a land of spirituality, India is also a journey through impressive forts, luxurious palaces and exotic architecture. In the north-west corner, Rajasthan is the ultimate blend of all these - literally 'the land of kings & princes', it is where history, chivalry, romance, rugged natural beauty, color, art and crafts come together as a perfect whole.

Sample Rajasthan Tour Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Delhi

  • Delhi - arrival and evening at leisure.

Day Three: Delhi

  • Old Delhi - capital of Muslim India from 17th to 19th century. See the Jama Masjid, the royal mosque of the Mughal Empeor Shah Jahan; enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi; visit the Red Fort with its audience rooms Diwan-E-Khas and Diwan-E-Am.
  • New Delhi - the elegant city created by the British and designed by Edwin Lutyens as the capital of India. See Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace, and the war memorial of India Gate. Visit Humayun's Tomb, regarded as the prototype for the Taj Mahal of Agra and Qutab Minar, a soaring tower of victory.

Day Four: Delhi - Mandawa

  • Mandawa - founded by Shekhawati Rajputs and known as the 'open art gallery' of Rajasthan, due to the magnificent murals from mythology, folklore and contemporary lifestyle which decorate the havelis (small mansions).
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

Day Five: Mandawa - Bikaner

  • Bikaner - a fortified town in magnificent isolation in the northern Rajasthan desert and famous for its dark camels. See the Junaragh Fort with its sumptuous interiors, the sandstone Lalgarh Palace, the Rat Temple, and the National Research Center for Camels.

Day Six: Bikaner - Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer - the walled citadel rears out of the inhospitable Thar Desert like a mirage from '1001 Nights', it turns golden in the setting sun.

Day Seven: Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer - see Jaisalmer Fort, the second oldest in Rajasthan and guarded by five royal palaces, beautifully carved Jain Temples and elegant sandstone mansions.
    Sam - enjoy a camel safari to experience the sunset amidst the picturesque sand dunes.

Day Eight: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

  • Jodhpur - the 'Blue City' whose palaces, monuments, temples and gardens give it a multi-faceted grandeur and still recall a medieval atmosphere. See the Merhangarh Fort with its numerous palaces and courtyards, the sandstone Palace of Umaid Bhawan and the marble tombs at Jaswant Thada.

Day Nine: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

  • Ranakpur - whose beauty is accentuated by its secluded position on the banks of the River Maghai surrounded by mountains. See some of the most exquisite Jain temples in the country, famous for their intricate friezes, sculptures and carved pillars.

Day Ten: Udaipur

  • Udaipur - another perfect location in a valley amid green hills on the banks of the steel blue Lake Pichola, where pure white marble palaces rise from small islands on the lake. See the City Palace of the Maharana, with its Crystal Gallery and the Jagdish Temple and in the evening enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola.
Jaipur

Jaipur

Day Eleven: Udaipur - Fly to Jaipur

  • Jaipur - the 'city of victory' which was painted pink for a visit of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1876. See the Jantar Mantar Observatory, the City Palace with the Maharaja's unique collection of textiles and armory, and most photographed of all, the Hawa Mahal, better known as the 'Palace of the Winds'.

Day Twelve: Jaipur

  • Jaipur - a highlight of any visit to Rajasthan is the Amber Fort, with its blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles set against the perfect proportions of the landscaping of Charbagh garden.

Day Thirteen: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

  • Fatehpur Sikri - see the deserted red sandstone city, whose ruins still conjure pictures of former grandeur and Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world, which towers above the courtyard of the mosque.
  • Agra - transformed by two Mughal monarchs into the favorite city of the Mughals, with its contrasting buildings of red sandstone and white marble.

Day Fourteen: Agra - Taj Mahal - Delhi

  • Taj Mahal - before breakfast is the most stunning time to visit this iconic landmark, the 'love poem in stone' created by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Agra - after breakfast visit Agra Fort with its two miles of red sandstone walls, containing palaces, audience halls and mosques.
    In the late afternoon drive to Delhi for night time flight

Day Fifteen: US Arrival


Booking Your Rajasthan Tour

So whether you are interested in creating a tailor-made itinerary for your group or would like to join one of our scheduled tours, give us a call at 800 323 8158 or contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Trans World Travel, Inc.

734 Central Avenue • Highland Park • Illinois • 60035
Tel.: (847) 432-2400 • Toll-free: (800) 323-8158
Fax:(847) 432-8675

ASTA Member CLIA Member NTA Member