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India of the Maharajahs

 

India of the Maharajahs

India Holidays - Rajasthan sunset

DelhiThe Claridges
2 nights
Bharatpur
Laxmi Vilas Palace
2 nights
Jaipur Samode Haveli
3 nights
Khimsar
Khimsar Fort
1 night
Jaisalmer
Suryagarh
2 nights
Jodhpur Hari Mahal
2 nights
Udaipur Lake Palace Hotel 2 nights

Click on the name of the hotel for details

 

15 days from £1300

International flights NOT included - see below

 

Rajasthan is one of India's brightest jewels, a vast desert province where Rajput princes ruled for centuries in extravagant pomp and splendour.  The great forts and palaces of the Maharajahs bear witness to this proud and glorious past, but Rajasthan has more than just this rich historical legacy - it is also a land of traditional crafts, musicians and folk dances, women wearing bright saris and bedecked with bangles and silver nose rings, festive village life and the contrasting forms and colours of the desert.  Rajasthan is, simply, India at its best.

 

INDIA HOLIDAYS FACTFILE

 


 Recommended flight from London: Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow (see below).  If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

 

 

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)

DAY 1 - Arrive Delhi.

DAY 2 – Delhi Sightseeing.  (B)

DAY 3 – By rail to Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Continue by road via Fatehpur Sikri to Bharatpur. (B)

DAY 4 – Bharatpur. Visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park.  (B)

DAY 5 – Drive to Jaipur.  (B)

DAY 6 – Jaipur sightseeing.  (B)

DAY 7 - Jaipur and Amber Fort.  (B)

DAY 8 - By road via Pushkar (see below) to Khimsar.  (B,L)

DAY 9 - Drive to Jaisalmer.  (B,L)

DAY 10 - Jaisalmer sightseeing.  (B)

DAY 11 - Drive to Jodhpur. (B)

DAY 12 - Jodhpur sightseeing.  (B)

DAY 13 - Continue via the delightful Jain temples at Ranakpur to Udaipur.  (B)

DAY 14 - Udaipur.  (B)

DAY 15 - Fly back to Delhi.  (B)

PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTATION

Prices from £1300 (May to August) to around £2400 per person, according to the time of year.  The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed.

India Holidays - Jaisalmer - View of the walled city

India Holidays - Rajasthan - Woman

India Holidays - Udaipur - Lake Palace Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Flights.

We recommend the daily services of Virgin Atlantic Airways from London Heathrow. Flights are non-stop and have a choice of classes. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Delhi. Depart at 22.00; arrive Delhi at 11.00 (next day)
Delhi/Heathrow. Depart at 13.05; arrive Heathrow at 17.55
British Airways also have direct daily flights.

You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use Virgin Atlantic or British Airways websites.  There are other direct flights and also many other routes involving connections en route.  We recommend the Skyscanner website for searching for the best options.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).

TAILOR MADE OPTIONS

The sample tour shown above is our most popular Rajasthan holiday but it is exactly that - a sample tour.  We can change it to suit your precise requirements in may ways - by amending or upgrading the accommodation, by taking out or putting in additional sightseeing, by changing the number of nights in each place, by booking special meals, activities or cultural visits.  We are happy to advise and help you create your ideal holiday.

India Holidays - Rajasthan - Pushkar FairPUSHKAR FAIR

Every year at the Kartik Poornima Full Moon, the holy town of Puskar hosts the famous Pushkar Camel Fair which attracts thousands of visitors, including pilgrims, from all over India.  You could incorporate a stay at the fair, in tented accommodation, between Jaipur and Khimsar.
2 to 4 November 2017.

 

India Holidays - The Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

JAIPUR: UPGRADE TO THE RAMBAGH PALACE

For a true taste of luxury there is the option of upgrading to the Rambagh Palace, former home to the Maharajah of Jaipur, for your 3 nights stay in the city.  We would be pleased to give a quote for the additional cost.

 

 

India Holidays - Rajasthan - Jodhpur - Umaid Bhawan PalaceJODHPUR: UPGRADE TO THE UMAID BHAWAN PALACE

In early 2016, this 20th century Palace, converted into a luxury hotel by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, was voted 'Best Hotel in the World' in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Awards. If you want to upgrade to the Umaid Bhawan Palace for your 2 night stay in Jodhpur we are happy to quote the additional cost.

 

 

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Popular extensions to the 'India of the Maharajahs' tour include the following:

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