15 Day Ultimate India Tour

$1,699
Per Person

Typically $2,599
Step back in time and explore the majesty of Royal Rajasthan on this two week epic adventure through India.  Experience all the highlights of Rajasthan and discover the royal palaces and forts that played a part in telling the kingdoms vibrant history.

the tour

We offer a wide selection of holidays to India. Our 15 day ultimate tour takes you on an epic journey of the northern states. Begin your tour in Delhi before heading to Agra to visit the awe inspiring Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is a sight to behold and on many people’s bucket list. Take your time to admire the marvel at sunset and soak up the magical atmosphere. Visit Jaipur the ‘Pink City’ and the impending Amber Fort that towers over the city. See the dressed up fancy camels in Pushkar and stroll around Udaipur the beautiful ‘City of Lakes’. Shop till you drop for amazing furniture and pottery in Jodhpur the ‘Blue City’ and act out your very own Aladdin scene on a camel ride through the deserts of Jaisalmer. Explore the intricate details and Haveli’s in Mandawa… And the list goes on.

INCLUSIONS

Experience our holidays to India with our 15 day tour including 14 nights accommodation. Explore India in comfortable air-conditioned transport, enjoy a daily breakfast, and have all your vehicle expenses such as fuels and tolls included. As well as daily mineral water and the freedom to capture the essence of Rajasthan without being stuck in a large tour group. Most entrance fees are included, such at Taj Mahal, Amber and Mehrangarh Forts, plus a knowledgeable chauffeur guide to keep you informed of each place you visit. Maximum group size is 10 people. Secure your trip with just a 10% deposit. See our terms and conditions for details.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Delhi, India

Today marks the beginning of your epic Rajasthan tour! On arrival at New Delhi International airport, you will be met by your driver for the next two weeks and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, New Delhi

DAY 2: Delhi City Tour

Today your driving will take you on a city tour of Delhi to see all the major sights. Visit the historic Red Fort and the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India’s largest mosque. Visit popular Chandi Chowk area and take an optional rickshaw ride (not included), then visit Raj Ghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Back to the hotel in the afternoon and spend the evening at leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, New Delhi

DAY 3: Delhi ~ Agra (4 hours drive)

Start your drive to Agra at 8AM to avoid traffic. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire for nearly hundred years from 1564 and is the home for one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. On arrival check in your hotel and later visit Agra Fort which was built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great. Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal during Sunset and take your time to wonder around the grounds, taking in the impressive sight. It was built over a period of 22 years by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Agra

DAY 4: Agra ~ Jaipur (5 hours drive)

After early breakfast start your drive towards Jaipur. En-route visit impressive Fatehpur Sikri; a town was built by Emperor Akbar with Red Sand Stone in the 17th century and abandoned immediately after 15 years of occupancy due to water shortage and political issues. Entrance fee $15 is additional. Continue your drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan also known as the ‘Pink City’. It is a busy town and famous for Palaces and bazaars of textiles, jewellers and folk based arts & handicrafts – a shoppers paradise! You can find many different kinds of handicrafts, jewellery, fabrics and even carpets here so make sure your driver gives you plenty of time to haggle your way through the bazaars.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Jaipur

DAY 5: Jaipur City Tour

This morning you will be taken on a city tour of Jaipur. We visit the impending Amber Fort that stands looming above the city. Inside the palace visit the Jag Mandir (The Hall of Victory), Sheesh Mahal – a room with four walls and the ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirrors, imported from Belgium. Each night there is a Light and Sound show at the Fort, which is spectacular so we definitely recommend you visit this – Ask your driver for details. On the city tour you will also visit The City Palace the official royal residence, to which a portion has been converted into a museum with an impressive array of pistols, blunderbusses, swords, rifles and daggers.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Jaipur

DAY 6: Jaipur ~ Pushkar ~ Udaipur (7 hours drive)

Settle in for a long drive today as we head to Udaipur. After an early breakfast drive to Pushkar which is famous for the annual Camel Fair and Brahmma temple – one of the rarest temples in India. Spend a little time over there to visit the temples around Pushkar Lake. Then continue on your drive to Udaipur. On arrival, check in at your hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Udaipur.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Udaipur

DAY 7: Udaipur City Tour

Udaipur is a beautiful city also known as the ‘Lake City’. Our tour of Udaipur will take you to the Jagdish Temple which was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 A.D. It is a good example of Indo – Aryan architecture and has the added bonus of being a temple where worship still takes place on a daily basis. Then visit to Saheliyon Ki Bari one the most beautiful gardens and a major tourist destination in Udaipur. The garden is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. The English translation of Saheliyon Ki Bari means “Garden of maids”. The Garden of maids was built in the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for the royal ladies. You will also have the option to visit the eye-catching architecture of the City palace complex that accommodates multiple palaces within. Marble, mirror and coloured glasses have been used amazingly to adorn the interiors of these palaces. Later you have the option for a boat ride on Lake Pichola where you can disembark at Jagmandir Island to soak up the views back to Lake Palace hotel and the City Palace.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Udaipur

DAY 8: Udaipur ~ Ranakpur ~ Jodhpur (5 hours drive)

After breakfast drive to Ranakpur, a tranquil pilgrimage town located in a secluded wooded valley of the Aaravalli Hills. Here you will visit the magnificent Jain Temple. The great Adinath Temple is one of the five great holy places of the Jain faith. The architectural complexity of this temple and its 1,444 columns which are all individually and intricately carved ensure that any visitor will be most impressed with the grand scale of this temple. Men and women are not allowed to wear shorts and in accordance to the Jain religion any products made from leather or animals must be left outside. On arrival, check in at your hotel and relax.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Jodhpur

DAY 9: Jodhpur City Tour

Jodhpur “The Blue City” was once the capital of the state Marwar and is built tumbling down a low sandstone hill, right on the edge of the great Thar Desert. At the summit of this hill stands the Mehrangarh fort built in 1459. Standing above a perpendicular cliff, the fort looks impregnable – an imposing landmark, especially at night when it is bathed in yellow light. In the morning we visit the Fort and wander around the multiple red sandstone buildings, palaces, barracks, temples and Havelis enclosed within it’s walls. The Fort has a fantastic view down over the city and you can see all the old houses washed in a sea of blue paint. Entrance fee includes a head-set which talks you through each part of the Fort. Later visit Jaswant Thada – The white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and then in the afternoon, explore the Sardar market around the Clock Tower. The clock tower is a popular landmark in the old city. The vibrant Sardar market is close to the tower and narrow alleys lead from here to bazaars selling vegetables, spices, Indian sweets, textiles, silver and handicrafts. It is a great place to ramble around at leisure. There are many restaurants in this area with rooftop dining so you can view the impressive lit-up fort over dinner and a cold beer.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Jodhpur

DAY 10: Jodhpur ~ Osiyan ~ Jaisalmer (5-6 hours drive)

After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, on the way you can visit “Osiyan”- the ancient town of the Thar Desert which was a great trading center between 8th and 12th centuries AD. Today it is a desert oasis with 16 Brahamanical and Jain temples. These are beautifully sculpted and designed, and most of them have stood the ravages of time. You can tour the impressive Hindu and Jain temples at Osiyan and then continue on to Jaisalmer.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Jaisalmer

DAY 11: Jaisalmer

The ‘Golden City’ of Jaisalmer is dominated by its eponymous Fort, a fairytale structure which seems to rise directly from the endless expanse of desert surrounding the city. Jaisalmer Fort-known as Sonar Quila or the Golden fort, rises from the sand and merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience. The setting sun in its most colourful shades gives it a fairytale appearance. Inside the fort you can see the Jain temples which are famous for their beautiful architecture. Then visit to Patwon Ki Haveli – A group of apartments, this is one of the largest and most elaborate of Havelis in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. Visit to Deewan Salim Singh Ki Haveli, built in the first half of the 18th century and a part of it is still occupied. Spend time on exploring the old city area and the sandstone Havelis on foot. In the evening you can visit the Khuri Sand Dunes where you can ride a camel up the dunes to view the spectacular desert sunset and then drive back to your hotel and relax. The camel ride is not included in the price but is well worth the experience so we recommend you do it and live our your Aladdin fantasy!

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Jaisalmer

DAY 12: Jaisalmer ~ Bikaner (6 hours drive)

Today start early drive to Bikaner. Bikaner was once a major trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. The arts prospered receiving the patronage of a wealthy merchant community. Did you know, Bikaner is known as ‘Camel Country’ and is famous for the best riding camels in the world? Fact. Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed by a seven km long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces, in reddish-pink sandstone created with delicacy, bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colorful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make the visit Bikaner an interesting experience. On arrival check in at your hotel and then visit to Junagarh Fort and Bhandasar Jain Temple which is known to have foundations filled with pure ghee…Strange huh?! Then, if time permits visit to Lalgarh fort museum – outside the walled town, is a sprawling extravaganza of carved friezes, jails, pillars and arches in the distinctive reddish-pink local sandstone. Part of it has been converted into a hotel, and another section into a museum with vintage photographs and wildlife trophies.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Bikaner

DAY 13: Bikaner ~ Mandawa (4 hours drive)

After early breakfast drive to Mandawa- a small pretty town in the Shekhawati region. On arrival check in at your hotel and relax for a while before going out to explore Mandawa. Mandawa is famous for its beautiful Castles and stunning Havelis. Nowhere in Rajasthan will you find such exquisitely designed Havelis. Every Haveli maintains its individuality and are decorated with wonderful paintings. The murals depicted on the walls of the Havelis are antique in design and there was a time when precious gems were found on these. The rich history of Mandawa is reflected in the large number of Havelis and forts found there. We will take a drive around the different Hevelis including Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is famous for its erotic images, now mostly unfortunately defaced.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Mandawa

DAY 14: Mandawa ~ Delhi (5-6 hours drive)

Our tour makes the full circle today with a drive back to New Delhi. Upon arrival into Delhi, check in to hotel and the remainder of the day is at your own leisure. Spend the last evening shopping for final souvenirs or enjoy your last Indian meal in a fancy restaurant. Your driver can advise you on recommended places to eat.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Delhi

DAY 15: End of Tour ~ Departure

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred back to the airport in time for your return flight home.

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

We offer a wide selection of holidays to India. Our 15 day ultimate tour takes you on an epic journey of the northern states. Begin your tour in Delhi before heading to Agra to visit the awe inspiring Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is a sight to behold and on many people’s bucket list. Take your time to admire the marvel at sunset and soak up the magical atmosphere. Visit Jaipur the ‘Pink City’ and the impending Amber Fort that towers over the city. See the dressed up fancy camels in Pushkar and stroll around Udaipur the beautiful ‘City of Lakes’. Shop till you drop for amazing furniture and pottery in Jodhpur the ‘Blue City’ and act out your very own Aladdin scene on a camel ride through the deserts of Jaisalmer. Explore the intricate details and Haveli’s in Mandawa… And the list goes on.

INCLUSIONS

Experience our holidays to India with our 15 day tour including 14 nights accommodation. Explore India in comfortable air-conditioned transport, enjoy a daily breakfast, and have all your vehicle expenses such as fuels and tolls included. As well as daily mineral water and the freedom to capture the essence of Rajasthan without being stuck in a large tour group. Most entrance fees are included, such at Taj Mahal, Amber and Mehrangarh Forts, plus a knowledgeable chauffeur guide to keep you informed of each place you visit. Maximum group size is 10 people. Secure your trip with just a 10% deposit. See our terms and conditions for details.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

January:  26

February: 9, 23

March: 2, 16, 23

April: 6, 20, 27

May: 4

July: 20, 27

August: 3, 17, 31

September: 6, 20

INCLUSIONS

 

15 Day Tour of India

14 Nights Accommodation in Standard or Deluxe hotels

Daily Buffet Breakfast

Delhi City Tour

Jaipur City Tour

Udaipur City Tour

Entrance to Taj Mahal, Agra

Entrance to Amber Fort, Jaipur

Entrance to Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

All transport throughout in modern A/C vehicles

Airport Transfers

A knowledgeable English speaking chauffeur

All fuel, toll, parking fee and taxes

Daily mineral water

Small Groups Max 10!

 

EXCLUSIONS

 

International airfares

India visa fee

Entrance fees not mentioned in inclusions

Local guide service at each monument

Meals not mentioned in inclusions

Tipping

Personal expenses

Travel Insurance

Camera fees

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS: (3-4 Star Locally Rated)

Delhi: Allure Boutique Hotel

Agra: Royal Regent

Jaipur: Royal Orchid Central

Udaipur: Rampratap Palace

Jodhpur: Fern Residency

Jaisalmer: Rang Mahal

Bikaner: Maharaja Ganga Mahal Heritage Hotel

Mandawa: Mandawa Haveli Heritage Hotel

 

4 STAR HOTELS: (4-5 star locally rated)

Delhi: Jaypee Vasant Continental

Agra: Crystal Sarovar Premier

Jaipur: Lemon Tree Premiere

Udaipur: The Lalit

Jodhpur: Indana Palace

Jaisalmer: Gorbandh Palace Heritage Hotel

Bikaner: Narendra Bhawan Heritage Hotel

Mandawa: Castle Mandawa Heritage Hotel

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used.

Triple share rooms are not available.

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4-5 Star Hotels for $700 per person

 

OPTIONAL ENTRANCE FEES:

 

DELHI

Red Fort – AU$ 14

Humayun’s Tomb – AU$ 14

Qutub Minar – AU$ 14

Jama Masjid – no entry fee (but they may ask some Amount)

AGRA

Agra Fort – AU$ 16

Sikandara – AU$ 7

Baby Taj – AU$ 7

Fatehpur Sikri – AU$ 15

Abhaneri Step Wells – AU$ 6

JAIPUR

Hawa Mahal – AU$ 5

City Palace & Museum – AU$ 13

Jantar Mantar – AU$ 5

JODHPUR

Jaswant Thada – AU$ 1

Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum – AU$3

UDAIPUR

City Palace complex & Museum – AU$ 9

Sahelion Ki Bari – AU$ 1

Crystal Gallery – AU$ 18

Ranakpur – AU$7

JAISALMER

Fort (Raj Mahal Palace & Jain Temple) – AU$ 18

Patwon Ki Haveli – AU$ 6

Salim Singh Haveli – AU$ 1

BIKANER

Junagarh Fort – AU$ 8

Lalgarh Fort & Museum – AU$ 1

Camel breeding farm – AU$ 5

MANDAWA

Various Havelis  – AU$ 5

 

All entrance fees are payable on arrival should you choose to visit the attraction

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in India with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE/POST-TOUR

3-4 Star Hotel Delhi – $200

4-5 Star Hotel Delhi – $270

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast and airport transfers

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 20 September 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days in advance

 

RATES:

15 Day Ultimate India 4-5 Star Hotels  – $1699

15 Day Ultimate India 4-5 Star Hotels  – $2399

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum 2

Maximum 10

 

SINGLE TRAVELLER SURCHARGE:

Single travellers who require their own room will be required to pay the single supplement:

3-4 Star Package – $900

4-5 Star Package – $1400

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CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under 2 only pay airline taxes – contact MyHoliday2

Children aged between [2-10] require a child voucher – contact MyHoliday2 for pricing.

Children aged 11+ will require an adult voucher

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 1 child (on rollaway bed)

If there is only 1 adult and 1 child then 2 adult vouchers must be purchased.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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