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14 Days | Experience the wonders of Rajasthan, from the forests to the dunes

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From ancient forts to wild forests and colourful cities, Rajasthan has plenty to offer for those in search of adventure. This 14-day Premium journey takes you through the north of India, revealing the region’s best culture, landscapes and cuisines with the guidance of an experienced local leader. The fabled cities of Agra, Udaipur and Jaipur offer grandeur, colour, culture and history while Mumbai and Delhi show a true snapshot of modern life in India. Search for tigers in Ranthambhore National Park, dine beneath the stars among the sand dunes of Pushkar and learn about life in Rajasthan in the homes of local families.

Trip overview

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Start
Mumbai, India
Finish
Delhi, India
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
India
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Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HHPR
This trip generates 74 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover the rich history and architecture of the impressive forts scattered across the province, from Jaipur’s Amber Fort and Royal City Palace to Agra’s Red Fort and the iconic Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Take the chance to get closer to India’s incredible wildlife, and maybe catch more than a glimpse of its elusive animal king – the tiger – in Ranthambhore National Park
  • Savour delicious Indian cuisine during Exclusive Experiences, including dinner with a Rajput family in Bundi and a Brahmin family in Jaipur, a street food tour in Agra and a dinner in the sand dunes of Pushkar, accompanied by a traditional dance performance.
  • Your Feature Stay hotel in Jaipur has been delighting visitors since its opening in 1928, offering up elegant decor, traditional accents and world-class service.
  • Visit a royal haveli in Jaipur during an unforgettable Exclusive Experience, where the owner will show you around the ornately decorated property and share photographs and stories of his ancestors who once ruled the nearby provinces.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. Donations help them to nurture ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives that inspire coastal restoration, sustainable fishing practices and waste-management. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Rajasthan is a desert state and so it’s important to prepare for hot sticky temperatures during the day and cooler climates in the evening. Layers are the best way to tackle this disparity in weather.
  • There are a number of long travel days on this trip. Some journeys take up to six hours, but are a great opportunity to get to know locals, fellow travellers and the diverse scenery.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 9 dinners

Transport

Auto rickshaw, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Plane, Private vehicle, Boat, Metro

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Jaipur Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mumbai - Welcome dinner
  • Mumbai - Gateway of India
  • Mumbai - Guided city tour
  • Mumbai - Dobi Ghat
  • Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Mumbai - The Museum Mumbai (Prince of Wales Museum)
  • Mumbai - Crawford Market
  • Udaipur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Udaipur - Lake Pichola boat ride
  • Udaipur - Jagmandir Island Palace
  • Udaipur - Dinner at lakeside restaurant
  • Udaipur - City Palace
  • Udaipur - Cultural performance
  • Bundi - Stepwell
  • Bundi - Home-cooked dinner
  • Bundi - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Bundi - Bundi Palace
  • Pushkar - Leader-led walking tour
  • Pushkar - Brahma Temple
  • Pushkar - Private traditional dance performance & dinner on sand dune
  • Jaipur - City Palace
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Private Royal Haveli visit with owner
  • Jaipur - Rooftop drinks overlooking old walled city (one drink included)
  • Ranthambhore National Park - Evening wildlife safari
  • Ranthambhore National Park - Morning Wildlife Safari
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Agra - Expert-led street food tour (as dinner)
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
Add on activities
  • Pushkar - Sunrise at Savitri Temple - Free
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280
  • Delhi - Culture Vulture Delhi Urban Adventure - INR2500
  • Delhi - Delhi Food Walk Urban Adventure - INR3750
  • Delhi - Home-Cooked Delhi Urban Adventure - INR4000
  • Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure - INR3350

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please provide a scanned copy of your passport bio page at time of booking to secure a permit for your Ranthambhore National Park visit. Authorities at the park follow a strict booking process whereby permits are issued on a first come first serve basis. If we do not receive your passport scan in time we cannot guarantee you will be able to join the safari. Your full name will need to be provided exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket if an amendment occurs.
4. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
5. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.
6. Some activities may be rearranged during Holi, and other holidays.

7. Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 150 reviews submitted.
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David · Traveled April 2024
Absolutely excellent- terrific guides, excellent sights!
Review submitted 02 May 2024

Ursula · Traveled April 2024
This trip is a good introduction to India. Some major sights are seen as well as a few surprises. Anything is possible in India. Go with an open mind, embrace the friendly locals, know that it is not like anything else you have seen and you will not be disappointed.
Review submitted 18 Apr 2024

Juanita · Traveled April 2024
We enjoyed a wonderful Indian adventure, the Taj Mahal visit was a highlight. The food and culture were a true reflection of Indian life. Highly recommended
Review submitted 18 Apr 2024

Juanita · Traveled April 2024
Our intrepid adventure in India was amazing. We enjoyed a wonderful experience in food, culture and history. The family visits for dinner were a highlight, sharing in local experiences. Highly recommend this trip
Review submitted 18 Apr 2024

Carolyn · Traveled April 2024
We loved our Premium India In Depth trip. Our guide Shakti was very approachable and made sure everyone knew what was happening. He included some extras we would not have known about. Our driver was excellent in such difficult situations. Though it was hot in early April we were able to cope quite well.
Review submitted 18 Apr 2024
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