Rajasthan Palaces Tour
Rajasthan known as "the land of kings", is located in the northwest of India. Once ruled by the Rajputs (a powerful Hindu caste) their grand palaces are strewn around the state. The subsequent generations of Rajputs have proven to be shrewd businessmen, and many of their palaces have since been converted to luxury palace hotels. Stay at the grandest palace suites that come with gold furniture, in-suite museums, infinity pools, private yoga, peacock gardens and perfect views.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: EXPERIENCE LIVING LIKE A MAHARAJA IN THE PALACES OF RAJASTHAN.
On this private luxury tour, you will journey through Rajasthan. This tour introduces you to the exciting history of the state of Rajasthan and invites you to experience the mystique of this desert kingdom. You will stay in the most luxurious, romantic and historic palace hotels where the maharajas and queens lived. You will tour the most interesting attractions and you will visit places that few outsiders get the opportunity to see.
Begin in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. During private touring, experience highlights such as Humayun’s Tomb, the Lodi Gardens, and a rickshaw ride through the bazaars of Old Delhi, as well as upscale shopping districts. One day, enjoy a private market visit and then a one night tour to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
Continue to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s great “Pink City.” See the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas (Hindu princes)—hill forts, palaces, an observatory, gardens, temples and Havelis (courtyard mansions)—surrounded by stark desert. Ride an elephant to Amber Fort. Marvel at the luminous saris of indigenous tribal women and the bright turbans of Rajasthani men. Explore medieval backstreets and browse bazaars selling textiles, leatherwork, woodblock prints, perfume, jewellery and Jaipur’s traditional blue pottery.
In Jodhpur, stay at the legendary Umaid Bhawan Palace, a sprawling Art Deco masterpiece. Tour Mehrangarh Fort, take in views over the blue houses of the old quarter and visit a nearby village to learn about local herbal remedies and indigenous crafts.
Transfer to Jaisalmer, an ancient city and hilltop fortress town that was once a major stop for silk and spice caravans. Tour the town and its sandstone backstreets, explore the fort, visit impressive Jain temples, and see the elaborately carved stone facades of havelis. One day, ride a camel across the Sam Sand Dunes.
Next, stay in Udaipur, India's most romantic city, for three nights among the grand arches and courtyard gardens of the beautiful Oberoi Udaivilas. Cruise Lake Pichola and walk through picturesque backstreets, shop for local folk art, tour the City Palace and browse the local bazaars. On a day excursion outside the city, tour the spectacular Jain temples of Ranakpur, where relief carvings cover every surface, including over 1,400 pillars.
The tour concludes with a night in Delhi where you can enjoy last-minute shopping and sightseeing.
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Stay at the Maharajah's Pavilion presidential suite at the Raj Palace in Jaipur. The Maharajah's Pavilion suite in the 300-year-old Raj Palace, is in its own majestic block measuring nearly 5,000 square meters with an elevator connecting all four floors and the world's first in-suite museum. The palace accommodates up to 10 guests who are greeted by two ranks of butlers. The double-height reception room on the second floor has garden views and gold leaf painted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, stucco mirrors, and two bedrooms – all furniture is in gold and silver. It is Asia’s leading suite.
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We make no extra charge for hotel add-ons or minor changes to hotels at the beginning or at the end of the existing itinerary. If you wish to customise this itinerary then please let us know your interests.
All major international airlines fly to India’s main airports: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Airports tend to be on the outskirts of cities. Pre-paid taxi services and auto-rickshaws are stationed outside the terminus to get you into the city.
If you are travelling with AwimAway, transfers from an airport in India are arranged by our representatives who will meet you at the arrival lounge and transfer you to the hotel.