Colours of Rajasthan

DURATION: 16 Days

START/END: New Delhi/Udaipur

START DATE: 10 February 2025

TOUR COST (Twin Share): USD 3955

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: USD 1355

MAX GROUP SIZE: 14

PHYSICAL LEVEL: Moderate

*2025 prices are provisional

A Tapestry of Wonders

India is one of the most colourful countries in the world, and Rajasthan is its epicentre. Discover the splendour of Rajasthan on this Byroads adventure, where the echoes of ancient dynasties and their historic grandeur meets the colourful tapestry of local culture.

Wander through splendid palaces and forts, gaze on the Taj Mahal, discover the fabled ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, fall in love in Udaipur, explore bustling bazaars and tour through the famous wildlife sanctuary of Ranthambore. Every moment is a brush with majesty, leaving you enchanted and inspired.

You’ll be in good company the entire trip. Local guides with a wealth of knowledge will deepen your adventure. Your Byroads host will support you throughout the trip. And a small bunch of fellow wanderers will create meaningful memories alongside you.

Moments you’ll love

  • Gazing upon the sublime Taj Mahal for the very first time
  • Discovering grand, opulent palaces of old
  • Embarking on an open jeep safari in search of tigers
  • Getting lost inside the colourful ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur
  • Staying in a spectacular 17th century royal retreat
  • Watching the sunset on Lake Pichola in beautiful Udaipur

Lodgings you’ll adore

  • 19th Century Palace Heritage Hotel
  • Premium resort offering authentic jungle experience
  • 17th century royal retreat Heritage Hotel
Rajasthan map

DAY 1: NEW DELHI

Arrive at Delhi Airport and transfer to your hotel | Settle in and meet up with your group in the evening.

Thikana Delhi (or similar)

DAY 2: NEW DELHI

Take a guided walking tour through the narrow alleyways of Old Delhi | Visit the Jama Masjid Mosque | View the Red Fort en route to Delhi’s largest Sihk Temple | Take a photo at India Gate. (B)

Thikana Delhi  (or similar)

DAY 3: AGRA

This morning drive to Agra to take time to wander around its most famous landmark, the astonishing Taj Mahal | Later, stop in and explore the Agra Fort, overlooking the River Yamuna. (B)

Clarks Shiraz Hotel (or similar)

DAY 4: FATEPHUR SIKRI - BHARATPUR - KARAULI

After breakfast travel to and uncover the mysteries of Fatehpur Sikri, fabled deserted city of a Moghul Emperor| At Bharatpur visit the historical Keoladeo Bird Sanctury | Arrive at the heritage town of Karauli and check-in for two nights. (BLD)

Bhanwar Vilas Palace (or similar) – Stunning heritage hotel constructed in 1938 for the then ruler of Karauli. Its restored and decorated period interiors, with Laliqueand Bauhaus lights, exquisite European tapestries, portraits and furniture ensure a completely authentic palace experience whilst encompassing all modern hotel amenities.

DAY 5: KARAULI

Discover Karauli, one of the holiest cities in Rajasthan, renowned for its ancient, ornate palaces | Be guided through the City Palace and later, the Lord Krishna temple | Enjoy a stroll through the village and mingle with the locals. (BLD)

Bhanwar Vilas Palace (or similar)

DAY 6: RANTHAMBORE

Take a leisurely drive to the renowned wildlife sanctuary of Ranthambore | Buckle in for an afternoon game drive, searching for Royal Bengal tiger, leopard, hyena, indigenous deer and sloth bear. (BLD)

The Shergarh (or similar) – A royal heritage resort in a breathtaking four hectares’ oasis of beautiful, landscaped gardens. The Sher Garh enjoys an unrivalled position, just 1.5 kilometers from the iconic Ranthambore national park.

DAY 7: RANTHAMBORE

Rise for an early morning safari through the National Park, and witness the variations marked by a different time-of-day viewing | Marvel at the UNESCO listed, and majestic Ranthambore Fort, which stands as a testament to India’s rich historical past. (BLD)

The Shergarh (or similar)

DAY 8: AMER - JAIPUR

A longish drive to arrive at the fabulous ‘Pink City’, Jaipur | Soak up one of India’s most memorable sights: the Amber Palace | Immerse yourself in the colour and vibrancy of this fabulous city | Enjoy an evening walk to explore Jaipuri art and crafts. (B)

Shahpura House (or similar) – An early 19th Century Palace of Shahpura royal family, Shahpura House in Jaipur encapsulates the essence of Rajasthan’s aristocratic past. Now an awarded luxury heritage hotel, it meticulously blends the allure of history with modern comforts.

DAY 9: JAIPUR

Get up close and discover the delights of the Amber Palace | Return to the city and marvel at the incredible Palace of the Wind | Stroll through the Old Palace- now housing a museum showcasing artifacts and antiques from the royal heritage of Jaipur | Delve into the history of the ancient astronomical observatory at Jantar Mantar. (B)

Shahpura House (or similar)

DAY 10: JODHPUR

Today is a travel day, so take the road to Jodhpur | Witness the changing landscapes, from the bustling urban scenery of Jaipur leading into the more arid, desert-like region as you approach the ‘Blue City’ | Check-in to your hotel for your two-night stay. (B)

Pal Garh Jodhpur (or similar) – Nestled amidst the scenic Aravalli hills, Pal Garh is a Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur, which offers a luxurious stay with world-class amenities. The hotel features lavish dining arcades, sprawling gardens and extravagant rooms with all modern amenities.

DAY 11: JODHPUR

Take the morning to amble through the remarkable Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most spectacular in all of India| Enjoy the panoramic view from Fort and take a lot of photos |In the afternoon, lose yourself in the bazaar- known for its handicrafts, embroidered shoes, metalware, silver and paintings. (B)

Pal Garh Jodhpur (or similar) 

DAY 12: NARLAI

Journey to the beautiful village of Narlai, known for its ancient temples and step wells | Climb to the top of the granite hill for a wonderful panoramic view | Enjoy a glimpse into the traditional and serene side of Rajasthan | Check-in to the stunning Rawla Narlai heritage hotel, a restored 17th-century royal retreat.  (B)

Rawla Narlai (or similar) – A 17th-century royal hunting lodge, Rawla Narlai is a Rajasthani treat, with uniquely decorated rooms, traditional gardens, pool and spa.

DAY 13: RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR

Embark on an open jeep safari in search of leopard, antelope, hyena and jackal | Drive to Ranakpur and call in to the Jain Temples |Arrive to Udaipur and settle in for your three-night stay.  (B)

Fateh Niwas (or similar)

DAY 14: UDAIPUR

Be guided through the city’s highlights, including the City Palace and Jagdish Temple | Stroll through the lovely Saheliyon-Ki-Bari gardens | This evening take an optional sunset boat ride to Lake Pichola, and enjoy views of the Lake and City Palaces.  (B)

Fateh Niwas (or similar)

DAY 15: EKLINGJI - UDAIPUR

Start the day with a drive to Eklingji, and roam what is perhaps Rajasthan’s most famous Hindu Temple complex | Return to Udaipur for an afternoon at leisure- enjoy last-minute shopping, sight-seeing or just relax.  (B)

Fateh Niwas (or similar)

DAY 16: UDAIPUR

Breakfast this morning concludes your tour | Taxis to the airport or station are available, or Byroads can organise a transfer on request.  (B)

What’s Included

GUIDES

Byroads tour host, national and local guides

TRANSPORT

Arrival transfer, private air-conditioned vehicle, jeep

ACCOMMODATION

15 nights accommodation (3-4 star hotel average).

MEALS

15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

TICKETS

Entrance fees to indicated sites

Due to currency volatility, trip fees are calculated in USD. However, you will be charged in Australian dollars. Currency conversion is based on the Westpac Bank buying rate on your balance due date.

Meet your trip host

Ready for travel without logistical nightmares? Your trip host has got you covered.

Every Byroads tour is supported by Steve or Bronny – two experienced travellers with a genuine passion for people. They take care of all the nitty-gritty details to ensure your trip runs smoothly – and you can focus on enjoying the moment.

Steve heads up Byroads and has over 35 years of experience in the travel industry. He’s designed and operated holidays to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.

Like her brother, Bronny shares a keen curiosity about the world. Independently, she has journeyed far and wide – and has worked as a tour leader throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

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