Le Passage to India ~ Rajasthan Tour (2018/2019)

Tour Name Duration Region Date(s) Price From Description
Rajasthan Tour (2018/2019) 9 Days India Oct 1, 2018-Mar 31, 2019 $1095

Experience amazing India on this 9 Day Delhi roundtrip journey that includes stops in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranakpur & Udaipur.

Airfare supplement for Udaipur/Delhi by economy class - Airfare is current and tentative.  Exact airfare can be given only at the time of booking.

Superior, Family & Friends and single supplement rates also available.


Above rates include following specific services:
A  Accommodation – Sharing twin bedded room for a total of 08 nights.
B  Meals – On room plus breakfast basis.
C  Guides – English speaking local guides in each city.
D  Transport - Air-conditioned medium car. air add on Udaipur to Delhi
E  Assistance & Porterages - Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports, hotels and railway stations by Le Passage to India representative and porterages at hotels, railway station for 01 standard bag per person included.
F  Others – Elephant/Jeep ride in Jaipur included.
G  Tax - Service tax of 3.09% as applicable on all tour packages.

Supplement for entrances: included
Delhi – Qutab Minar
Agra – Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - City Palace, Observatory, Amer Fort
Jodhpur – Mehrangarh fort
Udaipur – City palace, Sahelio ki bari

Rates do not include:
- Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees still or video, tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff.
- Any Camera fees, still/ video.
- Any insurance covers against mishap or evacuation

CITY       HOTELS (rooms)                       NIGHTS
Delhi      Hotel Vikram (deluxe )        01 Night
Agra       Clark Shiraz (standard)       02 Nights
Jaipur     Park Regis (deluxe)           02 Nights
Jodhpur    Park Plaza (standard )        01 Night
Udaipur    Inder Redidency (superior)    02 Nights

Arrive Delhi by flight
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel
Overnight stay

Day 02 DELHI – AGRA       
After breakfast combined sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.

In Sightseeing of Old Delhi takes you to the Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid, - The largest mosque in India. Drive past Chandi Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city. Walk through Chandni Chowk to savour the ambience of an oriental bazaar.

Later sightseeing of New Delhi visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years. Visit the imposing modern Lakshminarayan temple. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of laid down by the Indian soldiers), the president's residence - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, - an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.
Later drive to Agra by surface ( 205 kms & 05 Hrs drive)
On arrival check in at hotel
Overnight stay

Day 03 AGRA       
Morning sightseeing tour of city visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ' Love Poem in Marble'. (Friday closed).
Later visit the Agra Fort.  In Fort visit Diwan-E-Am (House of commons), mosques within Fort and royal pavilions like Macchi Bhavan, Shah Jahani Mahal & others.  Several of the buildings are made of pure marble with beautiful carvings. To cool off the rooms, the walls were hollow and filled with running water. The balconies of these pavilions give clear view of Tajmahal & Yamuna River flowing next to it. 
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay   

Day 04 AGRA- JAIPUR     
Morning leave from Agra to Jaipur by surface (255 Kms. 06 hrs drive) enroute visits Fatehpur Sikri.

Located 40 Km from Agra, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became
deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the reAprkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

Later continue the drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at hotel
Overnight stay
Day 05 JAIPUR 
Morning excursion to Amber fort with elephant ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort Apr not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. En route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of city visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as rmoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and Marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Overnight stay

Today morning leave Jaipur for Jodhpur ( 330 Kms & 06 hrs. drive)
On arrival check in at hotel

Afternoon sightseeing of Jodhpur visiting the 5-km long Mehrangarh Fort situated on a 125-mt high hill. This is one of the most impressive and formidable structures in Rajasthan. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows or "Jarokhas" with evocative names. The chambers of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana are noteworthy for the splendour and glamour of a bygone era. Later visit the Jaswant Thada - a cluster of royal cenotaphs in the white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh-II.
Overnight stay

Today morning drive by your car to Udaipur (270 kms & 06 hours drive)  En route visit Ranakpur.

The Jain temple of Ranakpur, dedicated to Adinatha was built around the 15th century is situated in a lovely Aravali valley. Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are alike.
Continue the drive to Udaipur. On arrival, check in at your hotel.
Overnight stay

Morning city tour visiting City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgian mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated.  Later visit the Jagdish Temple.  This temple built in 1651 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods.  Also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari -Garden of the Maidens.  It was built by Maharajas for their ladies. The fountains here operate on water pressure with no pump being used.  End your tour with a drive around beautiful Fatehsagar Lake.
Overnight stay

Today you will be transferred from hotel to airport to board the flight for Delhi.
Udaipur/Delhi        9W-2628    0805-0945 hrs.
On arrival you will board connecting return flight to home or onward destination
End of Tour
Check-in / Checkout time 12 noon