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Classic Rajasthan

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Narlai & Delwara nr Udaipur

This complete journey through Rajasthan leaves no stone unturned, and you will see all it has to offer from the forts and palaces, to local rural markets and amazing drives with your private driver through stunning scenery.

Please note that our guide prices are based on traveling during low season. If you are interested in traveling during high season, between October and March, or peak season, which takes place during the festive period, then prices are likely to be higher. Get in touch with our India specialists who will be happy to tailor your trip to your dates, interests and budget.

At a Glance

  • A superb selection of handpicked boutique heritage hotels and havelis

  • No trip to Rajasthan is complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal

  • Stay at the outstanding Raas with views over India's most impressive fort - explore the bustling markets and learn about the lives of Indian merchants

  • Private driver and a range of tours and experiences all included using the best guides in Rajasthan

  • End your trip with a stay at RAAS Devi Garh, one of Scott Dunn's favorite rural luxury hotels

Couples, Culture, Road trip, Adventure

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Your journey starts flying into Delhi, an obvious starting point for this classic Rajasthan itinerary. On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, The Claridges. Spend the afternoon relaxing here before venturing out to some of Delhi's new and up and coming restaurants.

Your first full day in India includes an extensive look around Delhi, with a flexible private guide. Your guide will bring the city to life as you visit the spice markets and the vast Jama Mahid Mosque that dominates Chandni Chowk. Choose to take a tour of New Delhi and discover Lutyens imposing colonial architecture which provides an interesting insight into the British Raj. It is a captivating city of contrasts.

You will then take the morning Shatabdi Express to Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal, and one night at the ITC Mughal. During the day explore the city with your guide. Rise early the following morning to visit the Taj Mahal itself for sunrise, when this spectacular monument gets its best light.

Driving on from Agra to Jaipur, you have two days to explore the colorful capital of Rajasthan whilst staying at 47 Jobner Bagh. Visit the famous Amber Fort and city palace, before winding your way through the markets with your local guide. If you would like to do something a little different we can organize for you to visit the craftsmen in the old bazaars, or even enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the city.

From there, drive to Chhatra Sagar, a unique luxury tented camp east of Jodphur. Located on the banks of a picture perfect dam, you can explore a more rural side to Rajasthan here. With just 11 luxury tents, Chhatra Sagar makes for an intimate and luxurious stay.   

Your journey continues as you reach Raas, a charming boutique hotel in Jodhpur, on the edge of the Thar Desert. Your time here includes a tour of the impressive Mehrangarh Fort, and a walk with your guide through the markets and bazaars.

After a night at the delightful Rawla Narlai, you reach your final destination, the Lake City of Udaipur. Located at the foot of the Araveli Hills and set around the tranquil Lake Pichola, Udaipur is the perfect place to relax and unwind for a few days at the end of your journey. Your hotel for the last leg of your itinerary through Rajasthan ends with three nights at RAAS Devigarh, a heavenly fort palace which dates back to the 18th Century.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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1 night Flight to Delhi
2 nights

Delhi, India

The Claridges
1 night

Agra, India

ITC Mughal Agra
3 nights

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

47 Jobner Bagh
2 nights

Nimaj, Rajasthan, India

Chhatra Sagar
2 nights

Jodhpur

Raas
1 night

Narlai

Rawla Narlai
3 nights

Nr Udaipur

RAAS Devi Garh
Fly Home via Delhi or Mumbai

Location & Directions

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Narlai & Delwara nr Udaipur

The Claridges is centrally located in New Delhi, close to all major attractions and shopping. Old Delhi is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. From Delhi it's onto ITC Mughal in Agra. The resort is located at a distance of 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and approximately 15-minutes from the city center. Then to Jaipur and 47 Jobner Bagh, right in the center of the city. Chhatra Sagar is located in Nimaj in central Rajasthan, about half way between Jaipur and Jodhpur. Raas, your hotel in Jodhpur, is located in the heart of the old city and has a direct view of the Merangarh Fort. Rawla Narlai is in the village of Narlai and a rural location. Your final stay is at Raas Devi Garh nestled in the Aravali Hills, overlooking the village of Delwara located 28km northeast of Udaipur, a convenient and scenic 45 minute drive from the city.

When to go

Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32°C to 45°C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you don't mind the temperature in the high 30°Cs. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45°C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added color to the landscape.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33°C to 38°C, and the minimum is between 18°C and 20°C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.

The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20°Cs during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan and Delhi in December and January.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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