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Voyage Inde Rajasthan et stays in  royal palaces and experience the life of a Maharaja, Maharani, that’s our motto in this program!

Departure from 2 people. Full board.

Everyone can enjoy their vacation by staying in most modern hotels, but staying in many  royal palaces  during your Rajasthan vacation will give a different experience with the lifestyle of former royals. To get a good feel for the characters throughout your stay, you will interact with the descendants!!

And depending on everyone’s availability at the time, you will have the opportunity to  share a moment and experiences  with the descendants of the royal families….

Wonder of the world,  the Taj Mahal  is a must-see attraction….

Moreover, the magic of traveling through Rajasthan is through the  countryside, colorful, picturesque, authentic and charming.

Duration: 14 nights in India / 16 days

Delhi (2 nights) – Samode (1 night) – Mandawa (2 night) – Bikaner (1 night) – Jodhpur (2 nights) – Udaipur (2 nights) – Deogarh (1 night) – Jaipur (2 nights) – Agra ( 1 night) – Delhi

The 10 highlights of this trip:

  1. Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Qutub Minar – World Heritage Sites in Delhi
  2. Samode-village is famous for its magnificent havelis, mansions and handicrafts.
  3. Mandawa is considered as the open art gallery of Rajasthan as the whole region is adorned with artistically painted havelis, mansions and houses.
  4. Camel Breeding Farm – Bikaner
  5. Meharangarh Fort : One of the largest forts in India, it is unmatched in beauty and grandeur.
  6. Boat trip at Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  7. Meeting with descendants of the Maharajas and locals in the countryside
  8. Deogarh – A medieval Rajasthani castle, the Deogarh Mahal has witnessed history unfolding within and beyond its kingdoms.
  9. Wonder of the world: The Taj Mahal.

  10. You stay in former royal palaces transformed into splendid hotels..

 PROGRAM

Flight to Delhi from your departure city

Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, welcome AND WELCOME by our local representative and a welcome gift! Transferred to hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Delhi Leela Palace or equivalent (2 nights).

After a good breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Delhi: The Jama Masjid, one of the  architectural gifts offered by Shah Jahan, is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India . Chandni Chowk, – One of Delhi’s major markets . Qutub Minar, one of the World Heritage Sites, – the Victory Tower, which Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak built in 1199. Humayun’s Tomb , this red sand stone structure is considered to be the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Overnight in Delhi. Leela Palace or equivalent

After breakfast, drive to Samode. Check in at the Hotel Samode Palace . Samode is quite close to Jaipur and is a perfect place to spend your vacation. It is a place of great interest for people who appreciate local culture and arts. The village is famous for its beautiful havelis, mansions and handicrafts, so take advantage of this village to see the rural life and flavors of Rajasthan.

Samode Palace is one of the most charming and romantic hotels in India. It offers a calm, elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Rated as India’s finest hotel for its consummate standards of modern hospitality, accommodation, services, cuisine and amenities, it is Samode’s flagship.

On your arrival, after check-in, you will be informed about the time of the visit to the palace, and you will also visit the colorful fort of Samode with some examples of fresco paintings, mirrors of the walls and the famous entertainment hall of the ancient heritage. The stay is more like a destination itself in this palace. Night at the Samode Palace.

Lunch Samode Bagh
DinnerHotel Samode Palace

After your breakfast, drive to Mandawa. Night visit of the village. Mandawa Castle Stay: If the desert blooms in a myriad of colors, it’s in Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region, where every home is adorned with cheerfully painted murals that traditionally illuminate the arid landscape. 

It was the stronghold of Rao Shekhaji, who founded a dynasty here and gave it his name. Mandawa, an isolated feudal principality in the center of the Shekhawati region, was a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East. The Rajput ruler of Mandawa, Thakur Nawal Singh, built a fort in 1755 to protect this outpost. The township that developed around the fort quickly attracted a large community of traders, who settled here. 

When caravan traffic ceased in the late 18th century, traders established trading empires in other parts of the country, but returned to Mandawa to build lavish mansions in their home town. Night in Mandawa at the castle.

LunchMandawa Kothi
DinnerHotel Mandawa

Après votre petit-déjeuner, séjour à Mandawa. Jounée de loisirs à l’hôtel ou dans cette ville très authentique du Rajasthan.

Déjeuner Mandawa Koti
Dîner Hôtel Mandawa

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bikaner. Check in at the Laxmi Niwa Palace Hotel. Sightseeing tours of Bikaner, Junagarh Fort, Lal Garh Palace Museum, Bird Watching and Camel Farm. Visit the Temple of Rats. His Highness Sir Ganga Singh Ji built his residence in 1904. The impetus behind this was twofold: to provide jobs for the townspeople and to create a stately residence worthy of the royal house of Bikaner. 

His Highness was a man of impeccable taste and personally supervised artists, masons and builders in their undertakings. Numerous friezes on the walls of the palace, the geometrically perfect symmetry of his expenditure, ornate filigree and latticework screens can all be attributed to his artistic vision and temperament.  Overnight in Bikaner at Laxmi Niwas Palace.

Lunch Ganga Mahal
DinnerHotel Laxmi Niwas Palace

Morning drive to Jodhpur.  Jodhpur – the Great Indian Desert. Site on a sandstone hill surrounded by a f wall, approximately 6 miles long with 7 entrance gates. 

On arrival, installation at the hotel for 02 nights. Jodhpur, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Marwar. Jodhpur is the largest princely state in Rajasthan, a city awash in hues of blue, dominated by the grand, imposing and wonderfully well preserved: The Meherangarh Fort. It dominates the city, alternately sleepy and bustling with its winding roads and teeming markets. 

Stay in tribute to the architectural heritage of Jodhpur: the Gateway Hotel Jodhpurextends over 28 hectares. With its 88 aesthetic rooms and suites, its palace-style courtyard and its beautiful landscaped lawns, the hotel offers an atmosphere of tradition with a contemporary touch. Overnight in Jodhpur at Gateway Hotel.

Lunch Khimsar Fort
DinnerOn the Rocks

 

Morning after breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including – Meharangarh Fort: One of the largest forts in India, it is unmatched in beauty and grandeur. Countless palaces within the fort, interspersed with vast courtyards, are complex. 

Various musicians and folk groups congregate here on occasion and perform against the magical backdrop of the fort – bringing to life the royal splendor of a bygone era.  Jaswant Thada: The 19th century royal cenatophe, a white marble creation was built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and features some rare portraits of the rulers of Jodhpur.  

Overnight in Jodhpur at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur.

LunchAjit Bhawan
DinnerMeharangarh Fort

Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur. En route, visit the temples of Ranakpur , acclaimed worldwide for their intricate and superb architectural style. 

These temples form one of the five great pilgrimages of the Jains. Situated in the village of Ranakpur near the town of Sadri in the Pali district of Rajasthan, the Ranakpur temple lies at a distance of 95 km north of the city of Udaipur. 

Lunch under a 300 year old banyan tree at mountbatten lodge, Ranakpur. Upon arrival in Udaipur, check-in at Fateh Garh hotel (2 nights).

LunchMountbatten Lodge
DinnerHotel Fateh Garh

After breakfast, full day tour of Udaipur City Palace on the shores of Lake Pichola. 

The magnificent and impressive citadel is, in fact, a complex of several buildings which were added at different times by different rulers spanning nearly three hundred years.  

The Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum houses a very interesting collection of Rajasthani folk art – costumes, paintings, folk deities, musical instruments, masks, dolls and weapons. You can also spend some quiet time at the Sahelion Ki Bari, ( Garden of the Bridesmaids), a small ornamental garden with fountains, once the site of royal picnics. Or, the impressive Gulab Bagh(a rose garden). In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur.

LunchRaj Bagh
DinnerHotel Fateh Garh

After breakfast drive to Deogarh –A medieval Rajasthani castle, the Deogarh Mahal has witnessed history unfolding within and beyond its kingdoms. Built in 1670 AD by Rawat Dwarka Dasji as a family residence, it soon became the center of village activity. 

The family interacted with the villagers and invited a host of parties and festivities to take place in the Mahal compound. Some of these traditions are still maintained. 

The Mahal sits at a height of 2100 feet above sea level and is cooler than the surrounding Rajasthan. With its bold battlements, domed turrets and balconies, the Mahal towers over the city below. The imposing gates once closed to ward off enemies are now opened by the family in a gesture of welcome. 

The various terraces and balconies offer stunning views of the surrounding Aravalis Mountain and its rugged, rock-strewn countryside dotted with numerous lakes. These lakes are home to a wide variety of migratory birds. 

The restoration was carried out keeping in mind the blending of the architectural style with the interior decoration, thus giving each piece its unique vintage. The idea is to offer the weary traveler the comfort of today installed in the atmosphere of the past. Enjoy the royalty of thus attributing to each piece its unique vintage. 

The idea is to offer the weary traveler the comfort of today installed in the atmosphere of the past. Enjoy the royalty of thus attributing to each piece its unique vintage. The idea is to offer the weary traveler the comfort of today installed in the atmosphere of the past. Enjoy the royalty of Deogarh Mahal. Overnight at Devshree Hotel.

Lunch Deogarh Mahal
DinnerDevshree Hotel

After breakfast drive to Jaipur, on arrival check in hotel for 02 nights.

Jaipur is India’s first planned city, located in the desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once was the capital of royalty, now serves as the capital of Rajasthan. The structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of Rajputs and royal family. At present Jaipur is the main business center for the natives of Rajasthan with all the requirements of a metropolitan city. The pink painted city of Jaipur captures the appreciation of every visitor.

One can see this sacred charm still alive in the avenues of Jaipur.

Lunch Pushkar
DinnerSamode Haveli

In the morning, after breakfast, take a sightseeing tour  of Amber Fort, which is the classic romantic fort of Rajasthan, Later visit the City Palace – a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture . 

The Jantar Mantar , is the largest and best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory composed of extraordinary astronomical instruments is still in use; visit to Hawa Mahal , the ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is an important landmark in Jaipur. Their five-story structures of pink plastered sandstone encrusted with fine latticework and elaborate balconies. 

Overnight in Jaipurat the Raj Palace or equivalent.

Lunch Diggi House
Dinnershort spice

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra via GHS (Garh Himmat Singh). It is a small village – on the edge of eastern Rajasthan and will be an off the beaten track discovery. 

Village Tour: This special experience is an interactive tour between guest and host and you experience an authentic lifestyle, off the typical tourist trail and classic landmarks. In Garh Himmat Singh village you will discover the potter’s house, Panchayat Bhawan (village seat), girls’ and boys’ schools, the local bazaar. 

After lunch continue to Agra, check in at hotel for 01 night stay. Agrais the city of the Taj Mahal, the extravagant tribute to love, of a grieving emperor, and a Unesco World Heritage Site. 

Once the capital of India (under the Mughal emperors), Agra is full of magnificent monuments dating from the 16th and 17th century, including the grand Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 40 km west of Agra is the perfectly preserved ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight at Hotel Taj Resorts or equivalent.

Lunch 
DinnerITC Mughal

Morning visit of the Taj Mahal, blushing in the pink glow of dawn.  Taj Mahal: (closed on Fridays)  renowned for its spectacular architecture, wonder of the world and built by Shah Jahan for his lady love Queen Mumtaz Mahal in 1632. Return to the hotel for breakfast, then guided tour of the fort of Agra, built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565.

This fort is a masterpiece of design with beautiful mosques and palaces. After sightseeing and lunch, drive to Delhi and farewell dinner at the Pride Palace Hotel.…. and transfer to IGI airport to board your international return flight to Delhi OR overnight in Delhi according to your flight schedules and return on day 16.

Dinner Pride Palace Hotel
 Prix : A partir de 2270€/p. en chambre double
Inclus dans le prix:
  • Vols internationaux depuis Paris ou Bruxelles
  • Tous les transports avec chauffeur privé
  • Tous les transferts en Inde
  • Guides francophones
  • Hôtels 5 étoiles ou Heritage avec petits déjeuners
  • Tous les déjeuners et dîners
  • Entrées des sites
  • visites et activités selon le programme

Non compris :

  • Pourboires 
  • dépenses personnelles