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Rajasthan Tour 
2022

Date

8th - 21st October 2022

7th - 20th October 2023

Price

£1,250pp double room

£1,500pp private room

Arrival Airport

Delhi

Destinations

Departure Airport

Delhi

Highlights

Delhi
Jaipur

Ranthambore Park

Pushkar

Jodhpur

Jaisalmer

Search for tigers in the jungle

Spend a day in a Rajasthani village

Stay in a palaces, forts, and tents

Dinner on the sand dunes

Deposit

£100 non-refundable

Group size

14

Full balance due

4 weeks before

Availability

2022 fully booked

2023 places available

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Rajasthan at your fingertips

Itinerary

Day 1

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. If covid testing on arrival is still a requirement, we will have to wait at the airport for test results. When we arrive at the hotel, we will rest and freshen up before we head out for some sightseeing. Depending on how much time we have, we’ll be sure to show you the best of Delhi! In the evening, there is a pub close to the hotel if we would like to raise a glass to the start of our tour.

Hotel: Florence Inn

Day 2

After breakfast, we will hit the road to drive to Jaipur. The journey takes around 6 hours, but we will stop for snacks and toilet breaks on the way. On arrival in Jaipur, we’ll check into our heritage palace hotel and rest before the evening activities. Our hotel has a pool, and the weather will be hot! In the evening, we have a very exciting dinner planned – a traditional Rajasthani feast with a side of traditional Rajasthani music.

Hotel: Welcome Heritage Haveli

 

Day 3

Today, we’ll be guided around the major landmarks of Jaipur and the Pink City. We’ll visit the marvellous Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, and the Pink City. The rest will depend on our energy levels and timings. After some time to relax at the hotel, we will venture out again for a Bollywood movie screening at the famous Raj Mandir cinema; English subtitles may not be available but, the essence and experience is not to be missed!

Hotel: Welcome Heritage Haveli

 

Day 4

After breakfast, we will drive to Ranthambore National Park. The journey takes around 4 hours, with the views improving as we leave the city and approach the national park! When we arrive at the resort, we have plenty of time to relax before setting off on an evening safari in search of tigers! We are staying in tents here, so you have a nice porch area to read your book in peace, or you can swim.

Hotel: Jungle Cave Resort

Day 5

Today, we have a very early start as we head out for another safari. We will take our breakfast with us and eat it in nature. When we get back to the resort, the whole day is free to relax. At night, we will light a bonfire and enjoy our dinner around the fire!

Hotel: Jungle Cave Resort

Day 6

After breakfast, we will drive to Pushkar, a small, holy lake town and popular backpacker destination. Our hotel is a ten-minute walk from Pushkar lake. The lake is surrounded by shops, rooftop cafes, and restaurants. It’s easy to spend hours people-watching in Pushkar: the town is a famous pilgrim spot and pilgrims take a dip in the lake to cleanse their sins. The lake looks beautifully decorated by the vibrant coloured sarees worn by female devotees. You’ll have lots of free time today, but we will go to Pushkar Lake together for dinner in the evening.

Hotel: Vamdev Fort

Day 7

After breakfast, we will set off on a half-day walking tour of Puskar. First, we will visit the Brahma temple, which is the only one in India, then we will walk around the lake to learn about each of the ghats. Finally, we will participate in a Puja (traditional Hindu ritual) at the lake with a Brahmin priest. In the evening, we will watch the Aarti ceremony – an offering of chants, incense, and fire to the Gods.

Hotel: Vamdev Fort

 

Day 8

Today, the whole day is free to explore and enjoy Pushkar in any way that you like. You could go hiking, do a cooking class, learn silversmithing, get pampered in a beauty salon, have a massage, go shopping, or just relax in a café with a coffee and a book. I’ll provide more details of free time activities in Pushkar closer to the time and can help with directions and booking when needed.

Hotel: Vamdev Fort
 

Day 9

After breakfast, we will drive to Jodhpur – the Blue City. The journey will take around 5 hours. In the afternoon, we will walk around the vibrant blue city. For dinner, you have the option to go to a rooftop restaurant with a spectacular view of Mehrangarh Fort.

Hotel: TBC

Day 10

Today, we will visit a rural village outside Jodhpur for a full day of exploration and cultural activities. We will go on a jeep tour of the village to meet the local pottery makers, eat lunch made on the open fire, try on traditional Rajasthani clothes, and much more!

Hotel: TBC

Day 11

After breakfast, we will drive to Jaisalmer. The journey will take around 5 hours. We will be staying in a tent right on the dunes. At sunset, we will go on a camel ride in the desert, and for dinner, we will ride farther out into the dunes to eat dinner out in the open desert.

Hotel: Sam Sand Dunes Camp

Day 12

Today, we will spend the whole day relaxing at the resort on the dunes. After breakfast, we will go on an exhilarating 4x4 ride through the dunes. In the evening, we will check out and make our way back to Jaisalmer to catch an overnight train to Delhi.

Overnight train to Delhi

Day 13

We’ll wake up leisurely (hopefully) and spend most of the day on the train – think card games, reading a book, watching movies, or watching the world go by, unlimited cups of chai, and endless snacking. By the late afternoon, we will arrive in Delhi and head directly to the hotel for a delicious shower and a proper toilet! For dinner, we will go to the local pub and celebrate our last night of the tour.

Hotel: Florence Inn

Day 14

Departure day: we will drop you at the airport in time for your flight. If covid testing is still a requirement, we will arrive at the airport early so that you can get your test before departure.

 

Included

Airport pick up and drop off

Accommodation in 3* hotels

Swimming pools at our hotels in Jaipur, Ranthambore, and Pushkar

Three nights camping in tents with a real bed, air cooler or AC, and en suite bathroom

Two safaris in Ranthambore National Park

One 18-hour train from Jaisalmer to Delhi

AC minibus from Delhi to Jaisalmer

All entrance fees and activities specified in the itinerary

Tour guides

Breakfast everyday

Most lunches and dinners

Not included

Flights

Visas

Travel Insurance

Optional activities and any activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary

Drinks

Some lunches and dinners

Tips

Any Covid incurred expenses (PCR tests, doctor checks, fines for not wearing mask etc.)

A £100 non-refundable deposit is required to book a place. Deposits are non-refundable.

The final balance is due on 10th September 2022. You can pay in instalments if that is good for you.

If you would like more information or to book a place on this tour, please send me an email, message or call. When I am in India this number is available for WhatsApp calls and messages only :)

bhavanaexperiences@gmail.com     07858951900

Why not check out my other tours:

Northern India Tour

Southern India Tour

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