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TOUR INDIA : RAJASTHAN PLUS

22 Days | February 12 to March 5 2025

The stunning tapestry of India will enthral and delight even the most experienced of travellers.

We will explore and see the unexpected, we will meet fantastic locals and immerse ourselves in the culture.

 DELHI | AGRA ( Taj Mahal ) | JAIPUR ( The Pink City)  | JHUNJHUNU SHEKAWATI  

( Painted Havelis ) | PUSHKAR ( Markets ) | JODHPUR ( The Blue City ) | RAVLA KHEMPUR ( The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel )  | UDAIPUR ( The Venice of India )  | BUNDI ( Captivating ) | RANTHAMBORE ( Tigers ) | ALBINERI ( Chand Baori Step Well) |

THIS TOUR CONTAINS MANY LOCAL & AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES, INCLUDING VARIOUS MODES OF ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT. 

India is a destination that delights and unfolds itself as we explore it. Therefore there will be many more things that we see and do on this tour than what is in the Itinerary.It surprises and delights at every turn. 

Lots of opportunity to see and experience different food, customs and shop for Indian treasures.

HIGHLIGHTS
"I loved every minute, the laughs, the company and it just got better and better as the trip went on. It was all a highlight, our hotels,palaces,forts and countryside. Our bullock, horse and camel rides. The tooting, the bangs, the lights, festivals and performances and ofcourse the food and let's not forget the shopping. I loved  it ! Highly recommend Australian Womens Travel, thank you for your hard work meticulously organising this beautiful trip ! "
T.Rycroft. S.A

TOUR ITINERARY 

 

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 12

AUSTRALIA TO DELHI

NIGHT: DELHI

Welcome to India, our tour begins in Delhi.

On arrival, settle in  and get to know the rest of the group, as we share this adventure, that will enthrall and delight even the most experienced of travellers.

Included: Private transfer from the airport to hotel/Orientation/Accommodation /Tour Escort

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.
 

DAY 2 : THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 13

DELHI TO PATAN MAHAL

NIGHT: PATAN

Here we go! Today we leave the craziness of Delhi behind and travel with our private vehicle to beautiful Patan.

Nestled in a valley formed by three hills, Patan Mahal rises in the distance at the end of the city. The palace is well located with an unhindered bird's eye vire of the 13th centry ancestral fort and another palace called Bada Mahal, which stands loftily at an imposing 2000 ft above sea level. 

We spend only one night here, but this will give us the opportunity to relax and unwind from our flight and begin our journey anew ans refreshed. 

Included: Breakfast/ Private transfer with our private vehicle and driver/ Orientation/Accommodation/Tour Escort

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature. 
 

DAY 3 : FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 14

PATAN TO JAIPUR 

NIGHT: JAIPUR

Today we will be travelling to Jaipur, the Pink City, with our private vehicle and driver, stopping at places of interest along the way.

Jaipur is the colorful capital of Rajasthan. Marvel at the crowded streets packed with cars, camels, elephants, rickshaws and tuk tuks.

Included: Breakfast / Private transfers with personal vehicle & drivers from Patan to Jaipur, enjoying the sights along the way/Accommodation/ Tour Escort

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.

 

DAY 4 : SATURDAY -FEBRUARY 15 

JAIPUR

NIGHT: JAIPUR

Today we are exploring the magical city Pink City of Jaipur.  We will have a great photo opportunity of the Hawa Mahal, (Palace of the winds) and the Old Pink City.

First stop,an opportunity to taste the best 'Lassi' in India, at the famous Lassi shop.

Followed by a memorable visit to the stunning Amber Fort, where we take jeeps to take us up to the entrance from the carpark!

A visit to the famous ‘Blue Pottery’ of Jaipur is a must in Jaipur, after which we ask you, the tour participants, what you would like to look at Textiles? Rugs? Gemstones? Antiques? There are amazing things everywhere!

Included:  Breakfast / Private tour of the sights of Jaipur with personal vehicle & driver/Entrance Amber Fort/Jeep ride up to Amber Fort from car park/Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.

 

DAY 5 : SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 16

JAIPUR TO JHUNJHUNU SHEKAWATI 

NIGHT: JHUNJHUNU

This morning we travel to  the Shekhawati region, in the northern part of Rajasthan. 

A region known as an ‘Open Air Gallery', with forts, palaces and ornate traditional merchant houses known as Havelis, which are often decorated with colourful frescoes. Our village  ,encapsulates all of this and we will take an evening stroll though this captivating town.

Included:  Breakfast / Transfer from Jaipur with our private vehicle and driver, enjoying the sights along the way/Village walking tour / /Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.

DAY 6 : MONDAY- FEBRUARY 17

 JHUNJHUNU SHEKAWATI

NIGHT: JHUNJHUNU

This morning we will continue our exploration of Shekawati regionand its Havelis, exploring back streets and markets. We will have the afternoon free to further explore or rest.

Included:  Breakfast /Morning walking tour /Entrances to various painted Havelis/Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.

DAY 7 : TUESDAY- FEBRUARY 18

JHUNJHUNUTO PUSHKAR

NIGHT PUSHKAR

This morning we will farewell Jhunjunu   and drive once more through beautiful Rajasthan to Pushkar, a holy town in the state of Rajasthan, famous for the Pushkar lake, various Ghats and temples spread all around the lake.

The markets in Pushkar are literally dripping with gorgeous things, this is a terrific place to buy gifts or purchase  something unique and special for yourself, as a memory of India.

Included:  Breakfast / Transfer from Jhunjhunu to Pushkar with our private vehicle and driver, enjoying the sights along the way/ Market orientation /Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature.

DAY 8 : WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 19

PUSHKAR

NIGHT: PUSHKAR

The word 'Pushkar' means lotus flower, which is said to be the seat of Brahma, it is often called "Tirth Raj” the king of pilgrimage sites.

Today we will have free, to explore the town and markets, if you love Silver Jewellery & Textiles,  this is a  great place to  shop.

Included:  Breakfast /Market orientation /Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature.

 

DAY 9 : THURSDAY -FEBRUARY 20

PUSHKAR TO JODHPUR
NIGHT JODHPUR 

This morning we travel in our private vehicle through Rajasthan to Jodhpur, which is also known as the Blue City, stopping along the way at points of interest. 

This evening we will all go on a ‘horse and carts' ride to explore the colourful lane ways, markets and   sights of Jodhpur, an unforgettable ride. 

We will eat dinner eat dinner in the shadow of the magnificently illuminated Mehrangarh Fort, which stands in a perpendicular cliff, 400 ft. above us.

Included:  Breakfast / Transfer from Pushkar to Jodhpur with our private vehicle and driver, enjoying the sights along the way /Horse and cart ride /Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature.

DAY 10 : FRIDAY- FEBRUARY 21

JODHPUR

NIGHT: JODHPUR 

This morning a visit of the extraordinary Mehrangarh Fort and marvel at the lives of the Maharajahs. Considered as one of the most formidable and magnificent forts of Rajasthan, Mehrangarh fort was built by Rao Jodha in the year 1459.

On our way we will also visit Jaswant Thada, which was built by Maharajah Sardar Singh in 1899, in memory of his father and serves as a cremation ground for the royal Rajpur family of Marwar.

Markets, bazaars, alleyways, exploration and more. Later in the day we will visit the famous ‘Spice Girls' of Jodhpur and enjoy their knowledge of spices.

Included:  Breakfast / Private tour of the sights of Jodhpur with private vehicle and driver/ Entrance to Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada / Accommodation/Tour Escort

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature.

 

DAY 11: SATURDAY -FEBRUARY 22

JODHPUR TO UDAIPUR

NIGHT: UDAIPUR

Today we travel to Udaipur, referred to as the "Venice of the East" and also known as the White City.

In the afternoon we will take Tuks tuks and visit the local spice market. Dinner this evening overlooking the mesmerizing Lake Picola, with the Lake Palace in full view.

Included:  Breakfast / Transfer from Ravla Khempur to Udaipur ,with our private vehicle and driver, enjoying the sights along the way /Tuk tuks to local spice  market/ Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature.

DAY 12 : SUNDAY- FEBRUARY 23

UDAIPUR

NIGHT: UDAIPUR

This morning we will visit the extraordinary City Palace, with magnificent aerial views of the surrounding area. Today we will also take a boat ride on beautiful Lake Pichola.

This afternoon is free time to explore or rest. More great silver and textiles for sale in this town!!

Included:  Breakfast / Entrance to City Palace / Boat ride on Lake Pichola / Accommodation/Tour Escort

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature.

DAY 13 : MONDAY-FEBRUARY 24

UDAIPUR TO KHEMPUR

NIGHT: KHEMPUR

Today we travel through the heart of the remote and enchanting valley of the Arvallis, with its tiny villages and beautiful scenery. 

We will stop on route to visit the very special 'Om Banna' temple, one of the most fascinating and unusual temples in India.

We will be staying tonight at 'Ravla Khempur’ home of the original Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and where many scenes for the movie were shot.

Ravla Khempur, is also a stud for the world-famous Marwari horses.

Included:  Breakfast / Transfer from Jodhpur to Kempur with private vehicle and driver / Visit to Om Banna Temple /Accommodation/Tour Escort

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature

 

DAY 14 : TUESDAY -FEBRUARY 25

KHEMPUR

NIGHT: KHEMPUR

After a sumptuous breakfast , the ret f the morning will be free tike, followed by an afternoon cooking course. The produce used at the hotel is all home grown, organic and delicious!

Included : Breakfast/Linch/Cooking Course & Dinner/ Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included : refreshments and items of a personal nature.

DAY 15 : WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 26

KEMPHUR TO BUNDI

NIGHT: BUNDI

On our way north to Ranthambore ,we will be stopping the night in Bundi.

Bundi is like nowhere else in Rajasthan. Located in the south-eastern region, in a narrow valley within the Aravalli Hills like a small oasis.

Bundi is a captivating town, which is lined with Brahmin-blue houses, lakes, hills, bazaars and a temple at every turn.

We will take a walk around this enchanting town this evening before dinner.

Included:  Breakfast / Transfer Udaipur to Bundi  with private vehicle and driver/Orientation Bundi / Accommodation / Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.

 

DAY 16 : THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 27
BUNDI TO RANTHAMBORE

NIGHT: RANTHAMBORE

Today we will travel to Ranthambore National Park, home of the great Bengal Tiger, you will have both a morning and afternoon Canter Safari Tour of the park during our stay, and experience many other delights of nature.

Included:  Breakfast / Transfer Bundi to Ranthambore with private vehicle and driver/ Canter Safari/ Accommodation / Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.

 

DAY 17: FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 28

RANTHANBORE

NIGHT: RANTHAMBORE

Here we are in Ranthambore National Park, famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. It is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction.

Included:  Breakfast / Canter Safari /Accommodation/ Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.


DAY 18 : SATURDAY - MARCH 1

RANTHAMBORE TO ABHANERI

NIGHT: NEAR ABHANERI

Our stepping - stone from Ranthambore to Agra will be the village of Abhaneri, where we will visit the famous Chand Baori Step Well and also visit the Harshat Mala Temple.

Included:  Breakfast / Transfer Ranthambore to Abhaneri, with private vehicle and driver/Entrance ticket and guide to Chand Baori step well/Bleesing by a Hindu oriest at at thousand year old temple/  Accommodation / Tour Escort.

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.

 

DAY 19 : SUNDAY - MARCH 2

ABHANERI TO AGRA

NIGHT : AGRA 

Today we travel in our private vehicle to Agra, the home of the famous Taj Mahal, enjoying the sights and sounds of India on the way

Included:  Breakfast / Private transfer Abhaneri to Agra /Accommodation/Tour Escort

Not included: Lunch. dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature.

DAY 20 : MONDAY – MARCH 3

AGRA

NIGHT: AGRA

Today we visit one of the wonders of the world, we will set off early to see the Taj Mahal come to life, a memorable experience.

Time to explore this extraordinary structure and its gardens & surrounds, after which we will have breakfast on the rooftop of a very authentic Indian hotel, with the best views of the Taj Mahal in town.

Join me after breakfast, for a walk around the market and town area of ‘Taj Ganj’ the busy, authentic historic area of Agra.

We will also make a visit today to ‘Sheroes Café’ a special place run by brave women, all of whom are survivors of acid attacks.

Included: Breakfast overlooking the Taj Mahal/ Private transfers with private vehicle & driver to the Red Fort and other sights in Agra/Entrance tickets to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort/Tuk Tuk ride from Taj Mahal to Hotel/ Tour Escort/ Refreshments at ' Sheroes cafe.'

Not included: Lunch, dinner, refreshments  and items of a personal nature.

DAY 21: TUESDAY – MARCH 4

AGRA TO DELHI 

NIGHT: DELHI

Today we return to Delhi, where we will have time to relax and regroup for our flight home tomorrow.

An opportunity to share our experiences with each other as we share a final dinner before our departure in the morning.

Included:  Breakfast / Private transfer Alwar to Delhi  /Accommodation/Tour Escort

Not included: Lunch. dinner, refreshments and items of a personal nature.

 

DAY 22 : WEDNESDAY – MARCH 5

DEPART DELHI FOR AUSTRALIA

NIGHT:  FLYING

Our tour has come to an end, this morning transfer to Delhi International Airport where we will depart India and make our way home to Australia, with wonderful memories of India.

Included: Private transfer Hotel Delhi to Airport (with group) 

Not included: Breakfast, Lunch. dinner, refreshments, and items of a personal nature.

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PRICE & INCLUSIONS

PRIVATE ROOM : $7,750 AUD (Airfares not included)

TWIN SHARE    : $ 6,750 AUD (Airfares not included) 

 

PAYMENT 

25% Deposit within 7 days of booking.

50% of remaining amount due 120 days from departure.

Final balance due 90 days before departure.
Payment by direct bank deposit.

It is not possible to describe, or mention everything we will do and see on our Indian tours, as India offers up sights, sounds and experiences around every corner, that delight and inspire! 

TRANSPORT

  • To & from Delhi International aiport.

  • To & from highlight destinations.

  • Delhi to Patan/Patan  to Jaipur/Jaipur to Jhunjhunu/Jhunjhunu to Pushkar/Pushkar to Jodhpur/Jodhpur to Khempur/ Kemphur to Udaipur/Udaipuir to Bundi/Bundi to Ranthambore/ Ranthambore to Abhineri/Agra to Delhi.

  • Taxi rides within the Itinerary.

  • Boat ride on Lake Picchola in Udaipur.

  • Various Tuk Tuks

  • Horse and cart adventure in Jodhpur

  • Jeep ride to Amber Fort, Jaipur.

  • Bullock Cart ride Khempur

These maybe subject to change to due to scheduling issues. However, every effort will be made to go to these places. There are also many many other places we visit that have free entry !

ENTRANCE /TICKETS/  EVENTS 

  • Taj Mahal

  • Chand Baori -step well

  • The Red Fort -Agra

  • Painted Havelis - Shekawati

  • Jaswant Thada- Jodhpur

  • Mehrangarh Fort- Jodhpur

  • The Amber Fort- Jaipur

  •  City Palace Udaipur

  • Ravla Khempur ( Best Exotic Marigold hotel)

  • Harshat Mala Temple

  • Om Banna Whisky Temple

  • Cooking lesson at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

  • Canter Safari, Ranthambore National Park 

 All private transfers on our tours are within an air-conditioned vehicle driven by knowledgeable driver.

All private transfers and taxis are included in my tours when in conjunction with the group usage

ACCOMMODATION 

21 nights accommodation in mid-range hotels, guesthouses and havelis, including breakfast.

The hotels are chosen because of their character, relevance to where we are & position. On this tour, our goal is to be as much a part of India as we can whilst there. This is not a 5 star tour, this is a cultural immersion tour. All rooms will be

air-conditioned and have your own bathroom & toilet.

NIGHTS

Delhi  2 nights | Patan 1 night |Jhunjhunu 2 nights | Jaipur 2 nights  | Pushkar 2 nights |

Jodhpur 2 nights | Ravla Kemphur 2 nights |  Udaipur 2 nights | Bundi 1 night |  Ranthambore 2 nights | Abhaneri 1 night | Agra 2 nights|

Break fast is included every morning except the last morning in Delhi March 5,   where you will have to get your own breakfast at the Delhi Airport. 

TIPPING 

Tipping is customary in India, All tips for our porters & local guides/drivers are covered in the cost of your tour.

However, we do not cover housekeeping or restaurant tips or for anything you have ordered or have done for yourself for personal reasons. Please keep in mind we are talking a very small  amount of money.

 However, most travellers like to to tip our personal driver and co-ordinator at the end of the tour. 

AIRFARES IN 2025

  • I  recommended ( where possible ), that you purchase the same flight as the rest of the tour, and I am happy to organise this for you. However, it is not necessary for this to be the case and you are more than welcome to organise your  own flights to make sure they coincide with the rest of the group,  or you may decide to use a completely different carrier or arrive and depart at a different date and then find your own way to meet up with the group in Delhi .  Should you choose this option please remember that you cannot be included in the Group transfers from the Airport in Delhi to our hotel.

  • We can discuss your options when you book into one of my tours.

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