Raj & Tigers Tour
15 nights / 16 days
Day 1. Arrive Delhi.
You will be met by your car with chauffeur for the short transfer to the
Claridges for overnight stay.
Totally refurbished, this is now a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of
Colonial Delhi. Beautioful rooms and some really good restaurants make this
a lovely start to your Indian visit.
Day 2. Full day sightseeing in Delhi.
guide at 0900 am Full day sightseeing in Delhi. You could include some of
the following: Old Delhi, Red Fort, the Jama Masjid Mosque, with a rickshaw
ride through the Chandni Chowk visiting the Spice, Wedding and Silver
Markets and then the Birla Temple if you wish before lunch. Then a drive
through New Delhi to see the Parliament Buildings of Sir Edwin Lutyens,
India Gate and Humayun's Tomb. Overnight stay at your hotel.
3. Fly Delhi - Jodhpur 9w
3311 1205-1325 hrs
After breakfast leave for domestic airport for your flight to Jodhpur. Upon
arrival you will be met for the short drive to the Ajit Bhawan Palace for
your overnight stay. Accommodation: The Ajit Bhawan Palace. Accommodation is
in individual cottages and superb tents all built in the extensive gardens.
Here, dinner is served out on the lawn at night accompanied by local dancers
and folk musicians.
4. Jodhpur - Narlai
At your leisure leave for the drive south to Narlai. The drive will take
you through one of the most interesting areas of Rajasthan. This area has a
varied landscape especially after a good monsoon. Part of the drive will
take you through some of the highest hills in the Aravali range. On this
part of the drive you will see some of the most fascinating costumes worn by
the Rajasthani ladies and the most colourful turbans worn by the men so have
your camera at the ready! Narlai is a tiny and typically Rajasthani village
where you will experience genuine Rajasthani hospitality. Overnight stay at
the Rawla Narlai Haveli.
whole day as per your wishes. The village is filled with temples and across
from your haveli is an enormous rock which encloses a Shiva shrine and an
elephant carving right at the top. One of the local boys will be happy to
show you around. You can also take a walk up to the top if you are feeling
energetic. You can also ask your chauffeur to take you on the beautiful
drive to nearby Kumbhalgarh Fort. Set 3,000feet above sea level this
magnificent 15th Century fort has walls over 36km long and 20 feet wide.
Within the walls are palaces and temples. There is a climb up to the fort
but the views are magnificent! Overnight at the Rawla Narlai.
6. Narlai - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Leave Rohet after breakfast for the drive south to Udaipur. On this part of
the drive you will see some of the most fascinating costumes worn by the
Rajasthani ladies and the most colourful turbans worn by the men so have
your camera at the ready! Stop on the way to visit the temples at Ranakpur.
These temples were built in the 15th century in a stunning location and set
amidst deep forest. Built on 1444 marble pillars, the temple is one of the
finest examples of Jain architecture and not to be missed. Overnight stay at
Day 7. Udaipur guide at 0915 am
Whole day to visit Udaipur, although you may not want to leave the Lake
Palace. We suggest a morning visit to the City Palace, the Jagdish Temple
next door and the bazaars. Udaipur has many local bazaars ranging from
shoes, Indian clothing, silk sarees and is very famous for it's art schools
where young boys are taught the art of miniature Moghul painting. We suggest
an afternoon boatride over the lake to the Jag Mandir Island, then back for
High Tea at the Fateh Prakash Palace with it's magnificent views over the
lake. Upstairs is the Crystal Gallery which is worth a visit after tea.
Overnight stay at Udaikothi.
8. Udaipur - Deogarh
Drive north after breakfast in the general direction of Jaipur, stopping on
the way at Deogarh Mahal. This is a 17th century castle beautifully
converted into a hotel. Built on a hilltop, it has battlements, domed
turrets and balconies and towers over the town below. The family who run the
hotel will organise an afternoon jeep safari into the rugged countryside,
nearby forests and lakes. The hotel has a lovely swimming pool, jacuzzi and
Ayurvedic massage facilities. Overnight stay at Deogarh Mahal.
Day 9. Deogarh - Pushkar
Today you drive north to the holy site of Pushkar. Built around a holy lake
it is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Here the pilgrims perform their
daily prayers and rituals. The lake is surrounded by more than 100 temples
which all have ghats "staircases" leading down into the lake. Here
you will stay at the Pushkar Palace, the only hotel on the lake itself. .
You can sit in their garden and enjoy the sites from there. Pushkar is best
seen by foot and for the adventurous there is a climb up to the Savitri
Temple or a short camel ride into the sands at sunset.
10. Pushkar - Ranthambhore
Morning stroll around the ghats if you wish to witness the pilgrims doing "puja"
at the lakeside. Then take an early breakfast and leave for the drive to
Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore National Park is probably the best place for
wildlife sightings including tiger, leopard and sloth bear. Bound by rivers,
the park is characterised by rocky plains, flat hilltops and precipitous
cliffs covered by dry forest. It houses a rich flora and fauna, villages and
farmland. Other animals found here are caracal, hyenas, crocodiles, wild
boar and 300 species of birds. Your stay will include two visits into the
park and a visit to the Fort if you want. Morning forays into the park start
early. Tiger sightings at Ranthambhore are probably the highest anywhere in
the north of India. Wear suitable clothing and avoid any bright colours
Overnight stay at The Ranthambhore Regency. This hotel has rooms in
the main building, cottages, all of which are air-conditioned, and a small
swimming pool. Simple but comfortable.
Day 11. At Ranthambhore
Whole day in Ranthambhore to include a morning and evening jeep safari with
naturalist into the Park. Overnight stay at The Ranthambhore Regency.
Day 12. Ranthambhore - Jaipur
Leave after breakfast for Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. This is a busy
bustling city where the bazaars spill over on to the streets, to mingle with
the handcarts, camels, elephants, scooters, rickshaws and tuk-tuks. It is
lively and colourful and painted pink! Overnight stay at Mandawa Haveli.
This Haveli is over 100 years old and has been recently refurbished as a
small hotel. It has beautiful Indian style rooms with modern bathrooms and
is located in the centre of the walled city. Excellent food and a small
swimming pool and gardens to boot.
Day 13. Jaipur guide at 0900 am
Whole day to sightsee and shop in Jaipur. Suggest you begin the day to
visit Amber Fort Palace, which is spectacular. Later you can visit the City
Palace in Jaipur city itself, the Hawa Mahal - Palace of the Winds and the
Observatory. Jaipur is famous as a centre for carpet weaving - silk and wool
- and also for Jaipur blue pottery, but probably best known for its
exquisite gems and jewellery.
Due to a fatal accident in Oct 2005 we are no longer recommending the
elephant ride at the Amer Fort in Jaipur to our clients. You are strongly
requested NOT to take an elephant ride even if one is offered. Anglo Indiago
cannot take responsibility for any calamities which occur if the guest
decides to take an elephant ride.
Day 14. Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Leave early for the drive to Agra, stopping on the way to visit Fatehpur
Sikri, the deserted capital city of Emperor Akbar. Your tour should include
a visit to the beautiful Dargah Mosque, the Buland Darwaza, Victory Gate -
Akbar's victory over Gujarat and the tomb of Shaikh Salim Chishti. Also the
palaces of Akbar's women; Jodh Bal Palace for his Hindu mother, Birbal
Bhawan for his favourite courtier and Golden House for his Christian wife.
Also make a visit to the Karawan Serai which is a courtyard surrounded by
hostels used for visiting merchants, the Panch Mahal, a five storey palace
the Treasury (Ankh Micholi) the Diwn-I-Khas (must see!) and the Diwan-I-Am.
Looks a lot but would not take more than one hour altogether. Upon reaching
Agra transfer to the Trident Hilton Hotel. Situated in the area of the Taj,
this hotel provides good accommodation and services and has a multi-cuisine
restaurant, bar, gardens and pool.
Day 15. Agra
Full day sightseeing with a guide to visit the monuments. Monuments to
visit in Agra are the Taj Mahal, the tomb of Mumtaz, beloved wife of the
emperor Shah Jehan, the Red Fort and the exquisite Itimad-ud-Daulah, tomb of
the wazir of Emperor Jehangir. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Please note: The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday
Day 16. Agra - Delhi.
After breakfast drive back to Delhi. Depending on your flight transfer to
International airport for onward destination.
End of services.
||Imperial / The Oberoi
||Ajit Bhawan Palace
||Ajit Bhawan Palace - dlx room
||Trident - Hilton / Shiv Niwas Palace
||The Ranthambhore Regency
||Trident - Hilton / Samode Haveli
||Trident - Hilton
||Trident - Hilton
Map of Rajasthan