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Rajasthan is one of India’s most colourful and vibrant states. This journey combines true Indian village life with a camel safari across the sand dunes in the Thar Desert, tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park and a visit to some of the most opulent palaces and majestic fortresses that India has to offer.
Tour Jaisalmer Fort, one of the largest of its kind in the world
Cruise on Lake Pichola in India’s ‘City of Lakes’
Discover the spectacular architecture of this amazing city
Watch the sun rise over the marble-white Taj Mahal, the ‘Crown of Palaces’
Our Rajasthan Panorama itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Delhi, India's capital city. On arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to Manesar for an overnight stay.
We travel through the countryside to the small heritage town of Alsisar, which is known for its beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions.
Head to the desert town of Bikaner, visiting the Museum and cultural centre. Enjoy lunch inside the Junagarh Fort before before continuing to Gajner.
We continue to Jaisalmer, also known as the Golden City, and in the evening visit the local markets and Sunset Point.
Sightseeing includes a visit to Jaisalmer Fort, on top of the 80m high Trikuta Hill. Journey to the Sam Sand Dunes and enjoy a camel ride to view the sunset.
We drive through the Thar Desert to Manvar where we experience a camel and jeep safari to local Bishnoi villages to meet the locals. Tonight we will have a memorable stay in a tented camp (mid-October to mid-April) or Manvar Resort.
Travel to Jodhpur, known as the Blue City, the second largest city in Rajasthan.
Visit Mehrangarh Fort and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Travel to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. We stop at Ranakpur to visit the largest Jain Temple complex in India, built in the 15th Century. We continue to Udaipur and cruise on Lake Pichola.
We begin with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake and then visit the Folk Museum, Mewar
Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Garden. We also visit City Palace and wander through the local shops.
Continue to Deogarh stopping en route at the Eklinji and Nathdwara Towers. In the evening, we walk through the colourful and bustling streets of the village and take in the sights and sounds of rural Rajasthan.
Take a short ride on a rural 1930's train to Phulad; and then continue by road to Pushkar where you'll take a walking tour of the market and visit Brahma Temple. Pushkar is known for its Camel Fair held every year (oct to nov).
We travel to Jaipur and visit the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Begin with a short stop at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, before continuing to Amber Fort. After trying your hand at some block painting and carpet weaving, take some time at the local bazaar in Choti Choper and watch a traditional dinner and dance performance.
Depending on the season, the next three days operate different itineraries as follows:
Jan to May: Travel by train to Ranthambore National Park and enjoy a canter safari in the park this afternoon. The next day, take morning and afternoon canter safaris through the park.
Sept to Dec: Drive to Bharatpur. Tomorrow visit Keoladeo National Park for a morning rickshaw safari. Later we will visit a nearby village. The following day, drive to Agra via the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Jan to May: Drive to Agra via the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar.
Sept to Dec: A day at leisure including a short drive to Agra and time to explore the city.
We rise early to view the impressive Taj Mahal in all its glory at sunrise. We also stop at a traditional Marble Workshop and visit Agra Fort.
We travel to Delhi and visit Qutab Minar, Lotus temple and Connaught Place Markets.
Sightseeing today begins with a visit to the Red Fort and a walk through Chandni Chowk bazaar to Jama Masjid, which is India's largest mosque. We also have a brief photo stop at India Gate and Parliament House.
Fly to the UK, arriving home later the same or following day.
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
Well-placed in the sightseeing, shopping, and culture area of New Delhi and NCR city, Hotel The Royal Plaza provides access to the city's biggest attractions including; The National Philatelic Museum, Parliament Building, and Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. The hotel has luxurious en-suite rooms, and also features a fitness centre, sauna, outdoor pool, and spa where guests can relax and unwind after a busy day. ...Read more
The Alsisar Mahal is situated in village Alsisar, 23 Km from district head quarter 'JhunJhunu' in Rajasthan. Alsisar Mahal's en-suite rooms comprise of beautifully decorated interiors, antique furniture and intricately carved poster beds. Amenities include air-conditioning, cable television and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features an onsite restaurant serving local Rajasthani, Chinese and international dishes at the open-air restaurant.
Built on the banks of Gajner Lake, Gajner Palace Hotel is 4 km from The Jain Temple in the Old City. Spread over 6000 acres, the hotels historic en-suite rooms are equipped with, internet, a mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and television. The hotel’s restaurant serves superb Indian, Continental, Chinese and Rajasthani meals. Room service is also available.
Located in the beautiful city if Jaisalmer, Gorbandh Palace features comfortable en-suite rooms, fitted with a minibar, satellite television and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel’s in-house restaurant serves a selection of tasty Rajasthani, Indian and Continental cuisine. Other features include a spa and outdoor pool.
Located close to the city centre, the Manvar Resort is a distinct addition to Jodhpur and a smart choice for travellers. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including an indoor pool, massage and Wi-Fi facilities in public areas. Delicious Indian Meals are provided in the Central Durbar, offering breath-taking views of the sunrise, sunset and countryside....Read more
A short distance from Umaid Bhavan Palace and the Mehrangarh Fort, Ranbanka Palace hotel boasts exquisite en-suite rooms all featuring a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. The hotel has a restaurant serving superb Indian and Continental cuisine and other amenities including; barbeque facilities, a beauty salon, a sauna and a garden.
Located a short distance from the heart of old city, Udai Kothi is remarkable for its tranquillity and magnificence. The modern hotel has 64 well-appointed en-suite rooms with international amenities & traditional decor. The hotel also boasts a fine rooftop restaurant serving a variety of Indian and Continental dishes, and features an outdoor pool and garden.
Located 2.5 miles from Anjana Temple and Fort Anjana, Deogarh Mahal Hotel consists of 50 comfortably elegant en-suite rooms, reflecting the Mewar royal era. The hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and games room. Onsite restaurants offer superb continental dishes including Indian and Chinese.
Situated on the outskirts of Pushkar, Jagat Palace Hotel offers a splendid view of the biggest sand dune of the Thar Desert and the massive Snake Mountain. This heritage property maintains 85 en-suite rooms, all providing air-conditioning and a mini bar. The hotel also boasts Kerala Ayurvedic Massage, a laundry service and delicious continental cuisine....Read more
Nestled at the edge of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan and set over an area of 10 acres, The Pugmark is the true combination of sheer comfort and luxury. The hotel offers 33 well-appointed en-suite rooms, and also boasts a spa, garden, and poolside bar. The restaurant offers a delicious multi cuisine....Read more
Overlooking the Taj and Agra Fort, The 5* Hotel Clarks Shiraz, is located 2 km from the Taj Mahal, in the heart of Agra. Spread over 8 landscaped acres, the hotel comprises of 237 fully renovated en-suite rooms, with modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and minibar.The hotel also offers an array of delicious cuisine, ranging from Mughlai, Continental, and Chinese at its various restaurants.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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