Our Classic Rajasthan Tour with Heritage Hotels is ideal for first-time visitors to India, taking in highlights of the region as well as its more hidden gems. The itinerary kicks off in Delhi by exploring the sights of the capital city, with its vast marketplaces, ancient tombs and historical mosques. Move on to Agra to take in the world’s favourite monument to love; the Taj Mahal. Travel to the Pink City of Jaipur to soak up its vibrant palaces and bazaars, before moving on to the edge of the Thar Desert in Jodhpur, with its imposing mountain-top fort. Next, make your way to the sleepy village of Narlai to experience life in rural Rajasthan. End your adventure in the elegant city of Udaipur, with its shimmering lakes and extraordinary island palaces. Experience all this while staying in some of the region’s most charming and quirky hotels. It would be a crime to visit Rajasthan without experiencing one or two of its heritage hotels, and here we suggest a handful of our favourites based on those that our past guests and we have loved.
The rest of the day, if any, is at leisure to settle in, and recuperate from your international journey. Depending on how early in the day you arrive, if you’d like to begin exploring this afternoon, you can let us know anytime. Your chauffeur is always on hand, and we’re only a quick call away on your complimentary mobile phone (or WhatsApp, if you prefer).
Later, your Classic Rajasthan Tour with Heritage Hotels brings you to Jaipur, where you’ll check in to Samode Haveli for a two-night stay. This charming haveli in the centre of Jaipur exudes local character and is one of our favourite heritage hotels in Jaipur. It is ideal for those who’d like to be in the heart of the action and explore further on foot. For a truly royal experience, ask to upgrade to the Taj Rambagh Palace. A former Indian palace, here you can experience the life of a maharaja and maharani. Heritage hotels in Rajasthan come in all shapes, sizes and budgets, and the Taj Rambagh Palace is certainly one of the finest. We also love the Rajmahal Palace.
Later we’ll drive you to Jodhpur, the Blue City, for two nights. It’s a long drive today (about six hours), so do let us know if you’d like to include an overnight stop in the country en-route (we recommend Lakshman Sagar or Fort Barli). When you arrive in Jodhpur after a long drive, the evening’s at leisure to relax at Ajit Bhawan. This characterful property was one of India’s first heritage hotels, and formerly the palace of the Maharaja’s younger brother. Today, descendants of the royal family manage the hotel. Rooms are set in gardens around the main building and decorated with colourful pops of Rajasthani colour. We recommend dining at Dhani, their village themed restaurant, for authentic local flavours. RAAS is another of our favourite hotels in Jodhpur to consider, or for something extraordinarily special, Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace.
This Classic Rajasthan Tour with Heritage Hotels is merely a suggestion. Every part – from the destinations to the heritage hotels, to the length, to the sightseeing – can be adjusted to better suit your taste. We’ll design every detail around you and your requirements. For example, those with more time in hand may like to venture out to the Thar desert in Jaisalmer. Or, head up to the Himalayan foothills in Shimla. A stop in Bikaner, or the Shekhawati region, would make for a complete exploration of the Rajasthan region. If you like the idea of experiencing heritage hotels while in India, you may also enjoy our Luxury Golden Triangle Tour, and our Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi. All our tours are private, and tailor-made to complement your taste and interests. In essence, the itinerary described above is just a starting point, and together we can refine it into your ideal Indian experience.
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