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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Historical, First Time Visitor

Perfect for a first-time visitor to India, delve into the classic highlights of Rajasthan; marvelling at the Taj Mahal, heading out on a tiger safari, exploring the hidden side to the bustling cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, and also having time to experience Rajasthan’s magical rural heartlands. Rajasthan means ‘land of the kings’, and it certainly lives up to its name. Meander through timeless forts and palaces revealing countless colourful stories, and our guides are hand-picked to bring it all to life, totally around your interests. Rajasthan’s rural villages are awash with colour, from the sari-clad women going about their daily lives, to the blue, yellow and green turbaned men who work the fields. Striking the right balance between town and country is crucial in Rajasthan, and this itinerary lets you experience both, as well as the chance to head out on a tiger safari in Ranthambore. It is done at a leisurely pace, as Rajasthan often requires early start for trains and seeing the Taj at sunrise and some longer drives, hence the need for a few days in each location to enjoy the surroundings of the hotel, or give you more time to immerse yourself a little more in the destination through more unique experiences.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£2935-£5925
SilverGold
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • A perfect combination of the main sights of Rajasthan with time to dip into the rural heartlands and villages as well as a few days on a tiger safari.
  • Have your own private driver and expert personal guides in all destinations offering a range of individually tailored immersive experiences that bring Rajasthan to life.
  • Choose from characterful boutique hotels or well known luxury palace hotels.
  • Customise the itinerary to add on other locations in Rajasthan and beyond.
DaysLocationHotel
Day 1-2 Delhi The Manor The Imperial Hotel
Day 3 Agra ITC Mughal The Oberoi Amarvilas
Day 4-5 Ranthambore Khem Villas Sher Bagh
Day 6-8 Jaipur Samode Haveli Taj Rambagh Palace
Day 9 Shahpura Shahpura Bagh Shahpura Bagh
Day 10-12 Udaipur Bujera Fort Taj Lake Palace Hotel
Day 13 Delhi Airport Fly Home

Suggested Hotels

Day 1-2

The Manor

$ $ $ $ $  

The Manor is a luxury boutique hotel tucked away in the swish district of Friend’s Colony in southern Delhi, offering just 14 rooms.

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Day 1-2
Imperial Hotel, Delhi, India

The Imperial Hotel

$ $ $ $ $  

The Imperial Hotel is Delhi’s most iconic luxury hotel and is located in the heart of Connaught Place. Featuring elegant art deco and colonial design, it simply is the best address in town.

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Day 3
ITC Mughal, Agra, India

ITC Mughal

$ $ $ $ $  

The ITC Mughal is a comfortable international hotel located close to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens featuring Mughal style water gardens and fruit trees.

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Day 3

The Oberoi Amarvilas

$ $ $ $ $  

The opulent and elegant Oberoi Amarvilas is by far the best hotel in Agra, with all the exceptional rooms offering exceptional views of the Taj Mahal.

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Day 4-5
Khem Villas, Ranthambore, India

Khem Villas

$ $ $ $ $  

Small, boutique and charming, Khem Villas is a delightful and affordable eco-friendly retreat located beside Ranthambore National Park in India.

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Day 4-5
Tented Suite Exterior, Sher Bagh, India, Ranthambore

Sher Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Sher Bagh is a luxury tented camp located in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan in India offering a truly wonderful safari experience.

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Day 6-8

Samode Haveli

$ $ $ $ $  

Samode Haveli is a gorgeous traditional haveli hotel in Jaipur, oozing boutique charm and perfect if you want your hotel to be a little bit more Rajasthani.

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Day 6-8
Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India | Luxury Palace Hotel | Millis Potter Travel

Taj Rambagh Palace

$ $ $ $ $  

The Taj Rambagh Palace is the grandest and most opulent hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Rambagh has 85 sumptuous rooms, fantastic facilities and ample grounds.

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Day 9

Shahpura Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Shahpura Bagh is a delightful boutique rural located mid-way between Jaipur and Udaipur offering the chance to get truly off-the-beaten track in rural Rajasthan for a night or two.

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Day 9

Shahpura Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Shahpura Bagh is a delightful boutique rural located mid-way between Jaipur and Udaipur offering the chance to get truly off-the-beaten track in rural Rajasthan for a night or two.

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Day 10-12

Bujera Fort

$ $ $ $ $  

Bujera Fort overlooks the ‘Venice of the East’; the magical city of Udaipur. Bujera is a charming boutique hotel with just 14 stylish rooms.

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Day 10-12
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India | Luxury Palace Hotel | Millis Potter Travel

Taj Lake Palace Hotel

$ $ $ $ $  

For many guests, a stay at the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur is a result of a life-long ambition, and the reality certainly doesn’t disappoint.

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Customise Your Itinerary

We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

Idea 1

Extend or shorten your stay in Rajasthan by adding or reducing nights to any of the destinations, or adding on the other great Rajasthani city of Jodhpur for example - everything we do can be tailored. You might not be a wildlife fan, and can simply take out the Ranthambore element and make your way directly to Jaipur following your visit to Agra.

Idea 2

We can easily add on a beach extension to Rajasthan There are convenient flights to Goa and a range of good quality hotels. Other options include the south-coast of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Oman or Dubai.

Idea 3

You might like to add on other destinations in India such as the northern city of Varanasi, the hill station of Shimla or a city-break in Mumbai to end.

Further Itinerary Suggestions

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This amazing comprehensive tour of northern India certainly leaves few stones unturned and is perfect for those with times on their hands and don’t want to miss out on hidden highlights!

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Holy and Regal India: Varanasi & Rajasthan

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This is a perfect combination seeing the highlights of northern India; the evocative city of Varanasi and a private tour of the must-see sights of Rajasthan.

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Rajasthan in Depth

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If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

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