22 DAYS ●
Rajasthan conjures up images of maharajas and palaces and is regarded as one of the most colourful and exciting states in all of India. Marvel at the beauty of this region's diverse landscapes, as you travel across deserts, lakes and national parks.
Tour Jaisalmer Fort, one of the largest of its kind in the world
Cruise on Lake Pichola in India’s ‘City of Lakes’
Discover the spectacular architecture of this amazing city
Watch the sun rise over the marble-white Taj Mahal, the ‘Crown of Palaces’
Our Rajasthan Panorama itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly to Delhi. Transfer to your Manesar hotel for an overnight stay.
Leave Manesar and drive to the small desert town of Alsisar for a picture of village life in rural Rajasthan. Stay overnight in a restored haveli.
Depart for Gajner, stopping in the desert town of Bikaner en route. Visit impressive Junagarh Fort and take a rickshaw ride to the Old City Bazaar. Continue to Gajner this afternoon.
This morning drive to Jaisalmer, known as the ‘Golden City of India’ for its honey-hued sands and sandstone architecture. Enjoy an evening visit to Sunset Point and a local market.
Visit Jaisalmer Fort, built atop the 80 metre-high Trikuta Hill. Later this afternoon head to the Sam Sand Dunes in the Thar Desert and take a camel ride at sunset.
Drive into the Thar Desert to Manvar. This afternoon experience a camel and jeep safari to Bishnoi villages and meet the local people. You will have a memorable overnight stay in a tented camp in the desert.
Manvar Resort is used if the camp is unavailable. Manvar Resort is located seven kilometres from the camp and is designed in a ‘village settlement’ style.
Travel to Jodhpur, known as the ‘blue city’, and located on the edge of the Thar Desert.
Start with a visit to Jaswant Thada and then explore the imposing Mehrangarh Fort. Wander through the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Afterwards, take an auto rickshaw to a local restaurant for lunch before enjoying a walking tour through Subzi Mandi, the local vegetable and spice market.
Travel to Udaipur, stopping at Ranakpur to visit the largest Jain temple complex in India. This afternoon take a relaxing cruise on Lake Pichola, passing the Lake Palace.
Visit Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens, the Folk Museum and Mewar Art Gallery. Later, tour the City Palace and wander through the surrounding local streets and shops.
Drive to Deogarh, stopping en route to visit the Eklinji and Nathdwara Temples. This evening walk through the bustling streets of the village and view local rural life.
Take a short train ride on a rural 1930s-train to Phulad and continue by road to Pushkar. The village of Pushkar lies on the edge of the Thar Desert. At its heart is one of India’s most sacred lakes, Pushkar Lake. This afternoon wander through the colourful market and visit the Brahma Temple.
Travel to Jaipur where you will visit the City Palace and ancient Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Start the day with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built so that the veiled ladies could observe, unnoticed, the lively street scenes below. Continue to Amer Fort and board a jeep to ride to the entrance. Inside, explore the Hall of Victory. Stop at a printing and carpet weaving textile workshop and explore the lively bazaar in Choti Choper. Enjoy a traditional dance performance at dinner this evening.
Travel to Ranthambore National Park, home to many animals such as leopards, hyena, bears and most importantly, tigers. Enjoy your afternoon at your leisure. The next day, you will have both morning and afternoon safaris, more opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife.
Today travel to Agra, stopping en route at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri.
View the impressive Taj Mahal at sunrise, built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Later, visit a marble inlay workshop and Agra Fort.
Leave Agra and drive to Delhi. The city is split into two areas; Old Delhi and New Delhi. In Old Delhi you will find the old city wall and a maze of small alleyways lined with legendary bazaars where the goods spill out onto the pavements. New Delhi is characterised by the grandeur of 19th-century buildings and wide, tree-lined boulevards. Visit Qutub Minar and Connaught Place Markets for some shopping.
Visit Old Delhi this morning; drive past the Red Fort, walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid and have a photo stop at India Gate. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Today any time before your flight will be at leisure. You will then be transferred to the airport according to the departure time of your flight to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
Wendy Wu Tours inspects all hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service, which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town. Hotels are also chosen for ease of navigation around tourist sights. View Hotels Here
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual.
Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. A myth about India is that the food is of poor quality and always spicy. This is definitely not the case! In addition, a great deal of Indian cuisine is vegetarian.
Drinks are at your own expense. Beer is widely available. Bottled drinking water and soft drinks are widely available – you should only have ice, juices, or lassies from a trusted source that uses boiled or bottled water.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In Asia however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort at the start of the tour or on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate.
Tipping is appreciated for Private and Tailor-Made travel. In your final documents, we include guidelines for tipping when travelling independently.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888.
Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288.
You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to India. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
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