Essential Rajasthan tour (12 days)

This tour will allow you to discover Rajasthan in 12 days at a relatively calm pace, and get a real feel of the Rajasthani way of life.
It can be done in one direction or the other, as you prefer. Depending on your arrival day, I can advise you so you don't miss any important monuments. For example, the Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.

You'll have ample time to discover places that are the hallmarks of Rajasthan: Jaipur the Pink City, Jodhpur the Blue City, Jaisalmer the "Golden City" with its timeless charm, serene Udaipur, not forgetting amazing Agra and the Taj Mahal, as well as other magical places!

Rajasthan is a land of legend and of reality, where you will encounter women draped in beautiful saris and men wearing turbans sporting proud moustaches.
You will be captivated by the sumptuous palaces, incredible forts and castles, authentic villages, colourful markets and most of all by the warm welcome of the colourful people.
This trip will be an unforgettable experience.

Like all my tours, it is possible to modify anything according to your preference. Do not hesitate to contact me, and I will be pleased to organise the tour you are dreaming of.

Day 1: Delhi
Pick-up at the airport.
Transfer to the hotel, short rest if you need one.
Visit of Old Delhi (Jama Masjid, Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar if desired).
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Mandawa (240 km, 5 hours)
Drive through the Shekhawati, a semi-arid region famous for its beautiful Havelis.
Arrive at Mandawa. Visit different Havelis (Binsidhar Nawetiya, Murmuria, Goenka)
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner (200 km, 4 hours)
Visit Junagarh, Lal Garh Palace, Camel Research Farm.
Camel Safari at sunset.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 km, 6 hours)
Stop on the way to visit Desnoke, the Temple of Rats (Karni Mata Temple).
Begin discovering the "Golden City".
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Jaisalmer
Visit Jaisalmer Fort and Patwon ki Haveli.
Escapade in the Khuri  sand dunes.
Free time to enjoy the special atmosphere of this city.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (270 km, 5 hours)
Discover Jodhpur, the Blue City.
Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Jodhpur
Visit Ummaid Bhawan Palace.
Stop to visit a Bishnoi family and discover their way of life.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Jodhpur - Pushkar - Roopangarh (240 km, 5 hours)
Visit Pushkar, Brahma Temple and others, markets.
Arrive in Roopangarh.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Roopangarh - Jaipur (100 km, 2 hours)
Visit Roopangarh.
Leave for Jaipur. Visit City Palace and Royal Observatory.
Visit Galta temples.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Jaipur
In the morning, stop at Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) to get the best light.
Elephant ride up to Amber Fort. Visit the magnificent palace/fort and Jaigarh Fort.
Free time to wander the streets and bazaars.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Jaipur - Agra (240 km, 5 hours)
Leave in the morning, on the way visit the ancient deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri.
Arrive in Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal in the light of late afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Agra - Delhi (200 km, 4 hours)
Morning visit of Agra Fort. Leave for Delhi.
Visit Humayun's Tomb and New Delhi.
Overnight at the hotel or departure as per the time of your flight.