Rajasthan Panorama

Resort: Rajasthan Panorama
Operator: Wendy Wu Tours
Destination: India
Price From: £3095.00

Overview

Rajasthan conjures up images of maharajas and palaces and is regarded as one of the most colourful and exciting states in all of India. Marvel at the beauty of this region’s diverse landscapes, as you travel across deserts, lakes and national parks.

22 Day Rajasthan Panorama Tour Itinerary

DAYS 1-2 FLY TO DELHI & TRANSFER TO MANESAR

Fly overnight to Delhi and transfer to Manesar for an overnight stay. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is at leisure

DAY 3 ALSISAR HERITAGE TOWN

Cross into Rajasthan and travel to the town of Alsisar. This small town is full of traditional frescoes, mansions and cenotaphs and even has a castle. Stay overnight in a beautifully restored haveli.

DAY 4 EXPLORE BIKANER

Travel to the vibrant town of Bikaner, dominated by its magnificent fort. Take a rickshaw ride through the streets to the old city bazaar. Continue to Gajner. Now a wildlife sanctuary, the area was once the hunting ground of the Maharajahs of Bikaner.

DAY 5 DISCOVER JAISALMER

Rising from the sandy plains of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City, nicknamed for its honey-coloured walls. Browse the local markets and visit Sunset Point.

DAY 6 JAISALMER FORT

Spend the next morning amongst the magnificence of Jaisalmers 12th-century fort, full of palaces, Jain temples and mansions. Later, travel to the Sam Sand Dunes where you can ride a camel through the desert and view the sunset.

DAY 7 THAR DESERT SAFARI

Venture on through the Thar Desert to Manvar. Here, enjoy a camel and jeep safari to the local Bishnoi villages and meet the local people. Spend the night in a tented desert camp (mid Oct to mid-Apr) or the Manvar Resort.

Day 8 Jodhpur

Today, drive to Jodhpur. Much of the old town is a vivid blue, earning it the moniker Blue City. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 9 EXPLORE JODHPUR

Today you will have a city tour, visiting Jaswant Thada, the royal cremation grounds, exploring the magnificence of the hilltop Mehrangarh Fort and head to the small museum housed in the imposing Umaid Bhawan Palace. Enjoy an auto rickshaw ride to lunch, before a walk through Subzi Mandi and spice market.

Day 10 Udaipur

Travel to Udaipur via the Jain temple complex of Ranakpur and Surya Temple. Indias most romantic city, Udaipur is located on Lake Pichola and surrounded by wooded hills; a maze of palaces, temples and colourful alleyways.

DAY 11 DISCOVER UDAIPUR

Today you will explore Fateh Sagar Lake as well as the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery, Sahelion Ki Bari Garden and the ornate City Palace. Later take a cruise on Lake PIchola passing the magical Lake Palace.

Day 12 Rajasthan Countryside

Drive to Deogarh, stopping en route to visit the Eklinji and Nathdwara Temples. This evening wander through the bustling streets amongst the colourfully clad locals and take in the sights and sounds of rural Rajasthan.

Day 13 Pushkar

This morning, all aboard a 1930s-era train for a short ride through the hills to Phulad. Disembark and continue by road to Pushkar. Sat on the banks of one of Indias most sacred lakes there are 52 ghats used for worship by Hindu pilgrims. Take a walking tour of the market and admire the Brahma Temple.

Day 14 Drive to Jaipur

Travel to Jaipur, the Pink City and Rajasthans capital. On arrival, visit two of the citys top sights, the Maharajas City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory, a fascinating collection of wonderful astrological instruments.

Day 15 Hawa Mahal & Amber Fort

Begin the day at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, before travelling out of the city to admire the majestic Amber Fort. Back in Jaipur, try block painting and carpet weaving before enjoying a traditional dinner and a dance performance.

Days 16-17 Ranthambore

Travel to Ranthambore National Park, home to many animals such as leopards, hyena, bears and most importantly, tigers. The next day, you will have both a morning and afternoon safari, giving you more opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife.

Day 18 TRAVEL TO AGRA

Today travel to Agra, stopping en route at Bharatpur for lunch and visit Fateh Sikri, tomb of Salim Chistic, and Panch Mahal Palace.

Day 19 The Taj Mahal

Rise early to see the sun rise over one of the worlds most perfect buildings. At dawn the Taj Mahal is often swathed in mist and tinged pink by the rising sun a magical experience. This afternoon visit the colossal Agra Fort.

Day 20 Delhi

Travel by road back to Delhi and visit Qutub Minar, Iron Pillar and the Lotus Temple.

Day 21 RED FORT & INDIA GATE

A city of equal chaos and charm, Delhi grabs you and doesnt let go. Pass the colossal Red Fort and visit India Gate and the Parliament House.

Day 22 Fly Delhi to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

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