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12-Day Rajasthan Tour From Delhi
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Desert

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Language

    English, Hindi, Russian

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Embark on this exciting tour of Rajasthan, and visit some of its most amazing and popular historical attractions. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Pichola Lake, and Saheliyon Ki Bari in Udaipur. Shop in the local markets of Udaipur and Jodhpur. Explore Jodhpur city - Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Discover Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer Fort, Manak Chowk and Havelis, and Gadisar Lake. Experience a camel safari and enjoy the sunset at the Sam Sand dunes. Witness the Bikaner Fort and the Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner. Wander in the Nawalgarh Havelis, Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Morarka Haveli, and Bala Qila. Marvel at the Amber Fort, Maharaja's City Palace, and the Observatory in Jaipur.

Highlights
  • Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Pichola Lake, and Saheliyon Ki Bari in Udaipur
  • Shop in the local markets of Udaipur and Jodhpur
  • Explore Jodhpur city - Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, and Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Discover Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer Fort, Manak Chowk and Havelis, and Gadisar Lake
  • Experience a camel safari and enjoy the sunset at the Sam Sand dunes
  • Witness the Bikaner Fort and the Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner
  • Wander in the Nawalgarh Havelis, Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Morarka Haveli, and Bala Qila
  • Marvel at the Amber Fort, Maharaja's City Palace, and the Observatory in Jaipur
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Delhi expand_more
    • On arrival in Delhi, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and assist you with your check in process at the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Flight from Delhi to Udaipur, Udaipur Market Tour expand_more
    • Morning free for your own activity. 
    • Afternoon transfer to airport for Udaipur.
    • Meet on arrival at Udaipur Airport and transfer to the hotel. 
    • Rest of the day free for shopping around the local market.
  • Day 3 - Udaipur City Tour expand_more
    • Visit Udaipur, the "City of Lakes," is one of India's most romantic and most beautiful cities. It is a lovely land around the blue water lakes, an edge of the lush hills of the Aravallis.
    • In the morning, take a boat ride to Lake Pichola. 
    • Next, visit City Palace, which Maharana Udai Singh built as the capital of the Sisodia Rajput clan in 1559.
    • Visit Jagdish Temple, a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-Ji.
    • Explore Saheliyon Ki Bari (Gardens of the Maids of Honour) and Museum. 
    • Evening transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 4 - Drive to Jodhpur, Jodhpur Market Tour expand_more
    • After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, known as the "Sun City," for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys round the year. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" for the bright blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. A wall with several gates bounds the old city circles and the fort. In contrast, the city has expanded very much outside the wall over the past several decades.
    • On arrival at Jodhpur, check in at the hotel.
    • Evening free for shopping in the local market.
  • Day 5 - Jodhpur City Tour, Drive to Jaisalmer expand_more
    • After breakfast, go for a half-day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. 

    • Visit Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur. It is one of the largest forts in India and is situated 400 feet above the city, enclosed by imposing thick walls.

    • Next, visit Jaswant Thada, an architectural landmark located in Jodhpur. It is a white marble memorial built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.

    • Visit Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the world's largest private residences. Taj Hotels manage a part of the palace. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family.

    • Afternoon, drive to Jaisalmer.

    • On arrival, check in at the hotel.

  • Day 6 - Jaisalmer City Tour, Camel Safari at Sam Sand Dunes expand_more
    • After breakfast, go for a full day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, founded by Prince Jaisal Bhatti. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort containing the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Centuries ago, Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel train routes brought its locals enormous wealth, which they spent building intricately carved palaces and temples in golden-yellow sandstone. These fortresses of Jaisalmer, also known as Havelis of Jaisalmer, are like a mirage in the barren Thar Desert. On either side of the narrow lanes of Jaisalmer are the sandstone havelis, made up of stone carvings, screen windows, delicate pavilions, and balconies.
    • Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, one of the largest forts in the world. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, from where it derives its name.
    • Explore Manak Chowk and havelis.
    • Visit Gadisar Lake, one of the most important tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. Its charm lies in the fact that it was the only source of water for the city in the olden days and the colourful markets. 
    • In the afternoon, go for an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes. 
    • In the evening, take a camel safari and enjoy the sunset at sand dunes. 
    • Later, drive back to Jaisalmer. 
  • Day 7 - Drive to Bikaner, Bikaner City Tour expand_more
    • After having breakfast, drive to Bikaner, located in north-western Rajasthan. Rao Bika founded the desert city with the help of Nehra Jats.
    • On arrival, check in at the hotel. 
    • Evening free to explore the city on your own.
  • Day 8 - Bikaner City Tour, Drive to Nawalgarh expand_more
    • After breakfast, go for a half-day tour of Bikaner.
    • Visit Bikaner Fort (Junagarh Fort). The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits.
    • Visit Lalgarh Palace, which was built between 1902 and 1926 according to Rajput, Mughal, and European architectural styles; and the Deshnoke Temple (Karni Mata Temple). Karni Mata, considered an incarnation of Goddess Durga, has lived here in the fourteenth century and performed many miracles.
    • Afternoon, drive to Nawalgarh, and on arrival, check-in at the hotel.
  • Day 9 - Nawalgarh Highlights Walking Tour, Drive to Jaipur expand_more
    • After breakfast, take a walking sightseeing tour of Nawalgarh Havelis, Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Morarka Haveli, and Bala Qila. 

    • Later, drive to Jaipur. 

    • On arrival, check in at the hotel.

  • Day 10 - Jaipur City Tour expand_more
    • After breakfast, visit Amber Fort. Ascend the fort in open jeeps.

    • Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh.

    • Visit Maharaja's City Palace, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. It is a palace complex in Jaipur.

    • Explore the Observatory (Jantar Mantar), a collection of architectural astronomical instruments built by Sawai Jai Singh, who was a Mughal Commander and served Emperor Aurangzeb and later Mughals. 

    • Drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)- Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of beehives. With its 953 small windows called Jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework, the palace is a sight to behold.

    • Evening, transfer to hotel.

  • Day 11 - Drive to Delhi expand_more
    • After breakfast, drive back to Delhi.

    • On arrival, check in at the hotel.

    • Spend the evening at leisure.

  • Day 12 - Departure expand_more
    • Transfer to airport for the flight to onward destination.

What's Included
  • Air-condition vehicle for 12days as per the tour itinerary.

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Delhi and Udaipur.

  • 11 Nights’ hotel accommodation.

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.

  • Daily breakfast at hotels.

  • Elephant ride in Jaipur at Amer Fort.

  • Boat ride in Udaipur at Lake Pichola.

  • Driver’s food and his accommodation.

  • English-speaking Indian tour driver.

  • English-speaking Indian tour guide in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur.

  • Flight tickets from Delhi to Udaipur in economy class.

  • Fuel charges and parking fees.

  • Toll, road, and state taxes.

What's Excluded
  • Camera and monuments entrance fees.

  • Food and beverages.

  • Laundry and telephone bills.

  • Personal expenditures.

  • Portage and tips.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Mark

    Subject: Trip to Kashmir

    Date of travel: April 2018

    With Family

    Places: Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam

    Mark and Ivan booked a trip to Kashmir in 2018 with Fida we had a great time. Before coming to Kashmir we exchanged many emails and had many questions but Fida always answers and even provided great suggestions and recommendations. We visited Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Sonmarg. He is a professional and knowledgable guide. Everything was arranged smoothly transportation, hotel, food, logistics, souvenir purchases etc.

    We booked a trip to Kashmir with Astera Tours, My father and had an unforgettable experience, the trip to Srinagar, Gulmarg and Pahalgam was truly eye-opening. 

    The total duration of the trip was 6 days. Although Srinagar, Gulmarg and Sonmarg were stunning places to visit, Pahalgam was genuinely a hidden gem, hidden away in the Himalayan Mountain Range. Pahalgam is a must-visit for anyone who wants a relaxing hide away place almost disconnected from the modern world today, also providing a glimpse of fresh air, distant from densely populated cities like Srinagar. Although all of these places were exceptional places to adventure, relax, explore, learn, tranquillize and take a break from the fast-moving world. One cannot truly enjoy what these less visited places offer beyond the naked eye. Having an experienced and passionate tour guide like Fida allowed us to not only take all of what Kashmir had to offer but also learn about the cultural and historic information behind what we explored. Not only did he do his job professionally, but he kept attention to detail, ensuring we were eating the best quality cuisine not getting physically sick, knowing the insides and outs of which shops we genuine and/or lesser quality, guiding us where and which parts of cities and villages were most enjoyable to roam at liberty, not being ripped off by Hawkers attempting to take advantage of uninformed tourists, but certifying we made the most of what this geographical area of India had to offer. As he was personally our guide he took excellent care of us when we visited Srinagar we went to Mughal Gardens, Tulip Garden and had a Shikara Ride in the Dal Lake then we want to, Gulmarg where we enjoyed the Gondola Ride we also went to a Heritage Catholic Church in Gulmarg we had mass. Subsequently the next day we went to Pahalgam where we enjoyed the Horse Ride and met with local people and some hawkers. Even we bought a cricket bat from the bat factory in Awantipura. We also had a Shikara Ride (Boat Ride) in the Dal Lake where your father bought some gift items as well, we thoroughly relished our trip and it was a memorable exploration of Kashmir. 

    We are certainly looking forward to the next time we visit Kashmir or Jammu.

    Without a second thought, we would urge any tourist/traveller to hire Fida as their tour guide, if you truly want to see the beautiful parts of India from the ins and outs less travelled by westerners. Whilst also being provided with the most premium, comfortable, humble, professional, clean and superb service by Fida Tinda.

    Thank you, By Mark and Ivan

  • Cheng Hai

    Fida arranged 3 different guides for our visit to Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri  and Taj Mahal.  We are happy with services of these guides and the driver who drove us around. They are all very friendly and knowledgeable in their job.

  • Diana

    it is my pleasure to choose fida from Astera Tour as my tour organiser. Fida organised transportation to Jaipur and Agra, and his guide at Jaipur and Agra is Mr Lalan Kumar was very helpful and knowledgeable. meanwhile, during a trip in Kashmir, Mr fida itself became our guide. he was helpful in giving us an opinion on our trip and he was able to discuss according our convenience. very good hospitality from the team, and highly recommended.

  • Kathy

    Fida was on time, informative.  The car had a good driver.  I had an excellent day out with them.

  • b

    Fida organised a guide by the name of Rakesh Kumar to show us Old, New & South Delhi over the course of 2 days.

    Rakesh was prompt, very knowledgeable, accomodating to our requests and helpful.

    We would recommend Fida & Rakesh.

  • Andrea

    We ask to Fida to organize a custom trip in North India, and he did perfectly. All the guides and drivers he provided us were all excellent. All of them well prepared and most of all ready to bring us where ever we asked, without forcing us to visit shops and place of no interest. Moreover Mr Fida was always ready to help us every time we needed. To have someone trustful that guides you in this country (especially if it's your first time, as it was for us) is very important and allows you to enjoy your trip without being lost in burocracy and im difficulties. 

    So finally, I truly recomend to organize your trip in India with Fida and his agency, for sure you won't regret! 

  • Jonathan

    Experience has taught me to avoid tour operators - much preferring to self explore and prevent being force-fed tourist traps, wasting time having to visit  souvenir shops (where operators will get a cut of tourist money spent) and getting dubious/incorrect information on history/geography etc . Some services (road and rail bookings) from tourHQ were, however, needed on this occasion because of personal time constraints in planning the trip. Needs were kept to a minimum with hotel bookings etc being made directly by myself.  This partial service requirement no doubt contributed to the quality of the service level provided in contrast to a full package and tour.  Services provided by tourHQ were variable but generally OK - although some elementary errors were made and actual contact was most visibly urgent when payment was being sought. 

    On the other hand, the services provided by our driver Sanjay Kumar of delhiprivatetours were excellent. He was generally safe (answering mobile phone while driving being a routine exception in India) and reliable and flexible when he realised we did not want to waste time in the obligatory (collaborating?) souvenir shops etc. Instead he effectively responded to our (often obscure) requests and, once he understood these, supplemented them with well informed additional suggestions in constant good humour.  This added considerably to the value of the short trip. He is highly recommended.

  • Yuri

    Fida perfectly organized our three days trip from arrival to our departure.

    During our planning, Fida was very patient, openly discussed all options, organized accommodation, guide, transportation, train tickets.

    I was expected that Fida will be our personal guide, but, unfortunately, he was completely occupied.

    We were not satisfied with the proposed hotel, so, we expect that next travelers will be luckier.

  • Sharon

    Fida did a great job of showing my son around Delhi during a 10-hour layover.  Very responsive and reliable. 

  • Mohamed

    Fida arranged tours in New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Kochin for us. 

    All was very well planned except the guide (Niwain) and driver provided by Fida for Delhi were terrible. They were quick to tell us not to waste time in ques for certain sites like Homayen's tomb and the Lotus temple saying there was really nothing to see, they quickly disposed of us saying the drive to the airport would take 1 hour (it took 15 minutes). The guide actually discouraged us from vsiting certain sites, however kept on insisting we visit certain shops and restaurants. 

    In Jaipur, again the guide kept on insisting we go to cetain shops and restaurants. Seems they get commisions from the shop and restaurant owners. However, after I complained to Fida things were quickly rectified and better drivers and guides were sent for the rest of the tour. He complied and apologised very quickly with no hassle.

    I would certainly recommend Fida's services, but you must stress that you want guides and drivers that will not push to get commisions out of you.

    Otherwise, India is a great desitnation if you like history and culture. Most amazing thing in India are the INDIANS, their politness and forthcoming intention to help and please.

    I would recommend Dev as driver in Delhi or Delhi to Agra, this guy is a gem. In Kochi, the driver was Sajid, Mohamed the guide and Shinu - they were also more than excellent.

  • zefanya

    We were travelling around kashmir and ladakh for almost 2 weeks, and fida took us to whole different places with amazing experince in each tourist spot. Overall, fida was professional, good communicator, and hv lots of knowledge on each of tourist spot. Recommended!!!

  • Annika

     Our recent trip to Kashmir (Srinagar, Dudpatri, Pahalgam) through Fida. He is an absolutely amazing person to plan your trip through. From the get-go he was proactive in making sure we had what we needed. The highlight of doing the trip with him is that he will take you to places that are very local, less frequented by tourists and gives you a real feel of the place.

    Very trustworthy, very informative, very accommodating- Perfect Guide in every respect!!

    Thanks Fida for making our memories :) Hope to see you soon

  • Marley

    I went on two treks , Fida  was very professional and organized. He’s more than  a guide he’s a friend treats you Lille your family. I’m a woman  that travels alone  he set me up with really nice trekking guides  and took care of everything to where I always felt safe. Amazing trekking with amazing views. Very sweet people all around. Between trekking Fida showed me around  from boats rides on Dal lake  touring of gardens , horse back riding  through trails of the most beautiful mountainous  regions, he took me through villages  I sat with the shepherd’s families had rotis and tea  and met all the little children along the way. Fida makes sure the people who work for him are  going to take good care of you , thinking everything through so that you  have a good experience. With Fida you are in very good hands and have no worries , so you can enjoy just being in beautiful Kashmir . What a wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. I’m definitely contacting Fida for my next trip to India.! Thanks  Fida  for all your hard work. I have so much gratitude for everything. 

  • Carlos

    Fida organized and guided us on our one and a half day sightseeing tour in Delhi.  Fida was very collaborative, patient and sensitive to our time schedule and requirements.  He laid out all possible options and pointed out the pros and cons of each option.  He responded to all our queries about travel times, costs, etc. All in all, we had a very pleasant tour of Old and New Delhi, and Fida was very good in explaining the history and context of the different sights as well as answering all our questions.  As  the tour was well planned-out, we were able to cover a lot during the two-days without feeling rushed.  Fida likewise gave us invaluable tips for our onward trip to Rajasthan, which we very much appreciated.  I will not hesitate to recommend Fida for your tour services (guide, transportation, hotel booking) in India.

  • Esther

    I requested Fida to organise a one day tour Delhi for me. The communication with Fida before the trip was very good. He responded quickly to my questions and he organised the excursion perfectly according to my wishes. I had a very interesting day in Delhi, with a English speaking female guide who knew a lot about the history and culture. The driver was friendly and made it possible to see a lot during one day because of the efficient drop off and pick up at the excursion points. I can recommend booking tours with Fida.

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  • Araujo Ana

    All we planned with Fida was accomplished! Very eficient and collaborative!We definitively recomend Fida for all the tours, he will assure you the best service. We hope to come back to India and surely we will contact him. Congratulations!

  • mark

    Excellent service from Fida, very efficient and 100% reliable, everything was just perfectly aranged from taxi ,tours ,trains, airport transfers ,it was all taken care off,i can highly recomend fida. 100% reliable and honest

  • iko

    This is our first visit to India ( couple with 5 year old daughter). We contacted Fida to arrange 4 days tour to  Delhi - Agra - Jaipur because we saw the good review in TourHQ. He answered our request very quick with useful recommendations regarding the tour. And the trip was fantastic. The driver was very nice and skillful. Great recommendations on shopping places, restaurants, money changer and the hotels were beyond our expectations (still within our budget). My daughter also had a great time. Thank you very much Fida !

  • yoori im

    I have known Fida for many years now and there is nobody else I trust more with plannning my travels. He has always booked my train tickets and sometimes even flights and has gotten me good prices within my budget as discussed. I have arrived to India from the United States as well as South Korea, and Fida always made my travel smooth and reliable. My times in India were memorable and comfortable largely thanks to Fida's foresight in my likes and dislikes. He genuinely cares for his clients to have a great worthwhile time. 

    To me the most important thing is that Fida is trustworthy in all aspects and very respectful to women. He is a family man first and has values he upholds. He also is very understanding of foreigners and he once helped me find a beauty waxing parlour in Delhi without any judgement or criticism. I see Fida as a friend who I can always trust in money matters and advice. I have and will always continue recommending him to my friends. 

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