RAJASTHAN IN REVERSE

A 15 DAY TOUR

UDAIPUR –SHAHPURA – JAIPUR –RANTHAMBHORE – BHARATPUR – AGRA – DELHI

Tour Highlights:

  • Udaipur, Rajasthan’s most romantic city.
  • Stay with a charming family in their former summer residence in the heart of Rural Rajasthan.
  • Visit the City Palace and Amber Fort in Jaipur & try a hot air balloon ride over the countryside (optional).
  • Venture out on safari in search of tiger in Ranthambhore National Park.
  • Discover some of India’s indigenous and migratory birds in Bharatpur National Park.
  • Save the best for last, Agra & the impossibly romantic Taj Mahal.
  • If there is time, on your last day, venture out on a sightseeing tour of the capital city of India.

This is a wonderful combination itinerary for those wishing to see the main sights but also experience India’s exotic flora and fauna as well as sample a little bit of rural India, after all, it is where we believe that the true heart of the country lies. We also slow it down a little, giving you time to explore the chic boutiques and bustling bazaars in Jaipur as well as the main sights and giving three nights in Ranthambhore to maximise your chances of seeing tigers. On reflection, we think that this is one of our all time favourite itineraries!

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

 

Day Activity Location Accommodation
1 Transfer to Udaipur, arrive at the hotel by boat. Rest of the day at leisure. Udaipur Udai Kothi
2 A full day sightseeing of Udaipur including the City Palace Complex and the Crystal Gallery. Udaipur Udai Kothi
3 Transfer by road to the village of Shahpura and check into this charming summer palace. Afternoon jeep safari to the local farm. Shahpura Shahpura Bagh
4 Morning at leisure to enjoy one of the best pools in Rajasthan or try a local cycle ride. Evening visit the family fort. Shahpura Shahpura Bagh
5 Transfer by road to the Pink City of Jaipur. Rest of the day at leisure. Jaipur Shahpura House
6 A day to see the sights! Visit the Amer Fort, City Palace and Hawa Mahal. Jaipur Shahpura House
7 Day at leisure to choose an optional excursion, a hot air balloon safari or experience a walking tour of the old city, a jewelry tour or to check out some of Jaipur’s chic boutiques. Jaipur Shahpura House
8 A slightly leisurely morning before being transferred by road to Ranthambhore. Rest of the day at leisure. Ranthambhore Ranthambhore Regency
9 Morning and afternoon safaris in search of the elusive tiger. Ranthambhore Ranthambhore Regency
10 Morning and afternoon safaris in search of the elusive tiger. Ranthambhore Ranthambhore Regency
11 A short drive to Bharatpur. Evening take a cycle rickshaw ride into Keoladeo National Park to see the extraordinary indigenous and migratory birds.  Bharatpur Laxmi Niwas Palace
12 Take a stroll through the local village and enjoy some relaxing time overlooking the dam. This is a great place for birding. Bharatpur Laxmi Niwas Palace
13 Drive to Agra and visit the incredible Agra Fort and Itmd Ud Daula. Agra Coral Tree Homestay
14 Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, drive to Delhi (optional visit to the Wildlife SOS bear and elephant rescue sanctuary. Delhi Colonels Retreat
15 Day in Delhi, exploring the old and new cities, or why not try a cycle ride or learn how to cook a traditional Indian meal? Delhi Colonels Retreat
Depart.

Best time to visit: September to April

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