- A gift when you book your tour with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India’
- International flights included
- VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
- Useful gift is given to you on arrival
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Private car & driver for all road transfers
- Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
- Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
- Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
- Full day sightseeing of New & Old Delhi
- Full day sightseeing in Jaipur, highlights of the old city, and Amer Fort
- You own guide with you while at the Pushkar Camel Fair
- sightseeing of Jodhpur with time for shopping
Our Tour features the following locations
DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.
JAIPUR: The Pink City, the largest city of Rajasthan, is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. This city was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II and is India’s first planned city. It is known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city.
The Pink City stands out as one of the most spectacular and vibrant destinations on the planet, its rich lineage, striking culture and beautiful architecture painting a vivid picture of Indian society. Missing out on The City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh or the Amber Fort is a big no-no, but make sure you reserve time for those chaotic bazaars and delicious cuisines. Jaipur is also known for its traditional handicrafts and unique souvenirs such as camel-leather slippers. The John Madden 2012 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (You can link this to your Best Marigold tour) stole our heart presenting India in an entirely new light, one that suddenly catapulted some of its more exotic destinations like Udaipur and Jaipur to instant stardom.
PUSHKAR: Despite being one of the oldest cities and a major pilgrimage town of India, Pushkar still manages to retain that serene and tranquil atmosphere. The town is situated around a lake that is believed to be holy and is full of burning ghats and beautiful temples. Hums of the countless prayers, gongs and drums can often be felt reverberating in the air, and there’s just something so unique about this place. The main street of Pushkar is sure to steal your fancy. It is essentially a huge bazaar that sells everything you can imagine. The best time to visit Pushkar is in the month of November when the town celebrates the grand Pushkar Camel Fair, a unique spectacle where more than 400,000 people and 11,000 cattle, camels and horses visit the city. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and probably one of the most beautiful and colourful festivals you’ll ever see.
JODHPUR: The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort is littered with beautiful palaces and ancient mosaics and is perhaps the best place to understand how different dynasties left their imprints on India’s architecture, history and culture. Sheesh Mahal, the Hall of Mirrors makes use of huge mirror pieces to create a mesmerising sight while the artistic treasures of Phool Mahal and Daulat Khana leave you speechless with their beauty and ingenuity. Once you’re done enjoying the best of architecture and 16th-century walls, dive into the city’s rich culture. Discover hidden hamlets of traditional Rajasthan in a desert safari, sip on some authentic masala chai (spiced tea) or just have a blast shopping in those labyrinth alleys of Sardar Market, striking bargains on everything from beautiful shoes to pottery pieces.
Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.
Colonel’s Retreat – Delhi
Colonel’s Retreat has been lovingly created by people who are frequent global travellers themselves and who take pride in maintaining the highest world-class standards of hospitality.
Jai Mahal Palace – Jaipur
Set amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped Moghul gardens, this incomparable Palace dates back to 1745 A.D. 100 rooms including 6 suites. Colonial style furniture, miniature paintings, gold-hued silks, sheet curtains and stylish bathrooms
Pushkar – Royal Desert Camp
Settled at the Ganahera Village on Motisar Road at a small distance of around 600 meters from Pushkar, Royal Desert Camp offers a luxurious solace in the midst of desert wilderness and breathtaking beauty of sand dunes where outdoors breathe indoor and the time stands still. An ideal and authentic place to stay while at the Pushkar Camel Fair. If you prefer a hotel then we can recommend their sister properties either Pushkar Palace or Jagat Palace.
Jodhpur – Pal Haveli
Surrounded by high walls, the Haveli lies in the heart of Jodhpur’s ancient walled city, under the gaze of magnificent Meherangarh Fort.
As you enter through towering, 18th century, wooden doors into the large, cool courtyard, the hustle and bustle of the city falls silent and time appears to have stood still. Now a heritage, boutique hotel, with 21 guest rooms, Pal Haveli exudes history and culture. Almost two centuries old, this historical home is a living museum, filled with Rajput antiques, weaponry and treasures.
Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.
Add an extra day in at Jaipur and learn to cook Indian food with a local family Contrary to popular belief, Indian food is not just about curry and chilies; it’s diverse, delicious and not as difficult to cook as you might think.
Wildlife & Tigers – Ranthambore NP
Just 3.5 hrs from Jaipur is Ranthambore NP, add on an extra few days for safari experiences and hopefully see the elusive Tiger.
Add on a few nights at the 5 star Amanbagh en route Jaipur to Delhi Situated in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills and built, haveli-style, using soft sandstone and pale pink marble, Amanbagh is a regal garden estate