Romantic Rajasthan, Land of Princes

India: Rajasthan Private Journey

India

10 Days

From $6,995

Level 1+

Easiest

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    Overview

    Rajasthan is an exotic land best described by its colors—the brilliant reds and bold yellows of tribal costumes, the soft pinks of ancient palaces, the muted tawny browns of vast deserts. On this Private Journey, explore with your own private guides in the ancient cities of Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Jaipur, with their ornate palaces of marble and onyx, and journey back in time at Fatehpur Sikri, the fabulously preserved ruin of a Mughal capital. Your journey ends in Agra, where you watch the golden morning light of sunrise fall across the legendary Taj Mahal, “an emperor's love wrought in living stones.” Among the travel extensions we offer are a visit to the golden city of Jaisalmer, and to South India's enchanting tropical Kerala to travel by private houseboat and visit the ancient trading port of Kochi (formerly Cochin), with its stunning location on the Arabian Sea.

    Arrive: Delhi, India

    Depart: Delhi, India

    Highlights

    • The walled city of Jodhpur, with its extravagant palaces
    • Udaipur, one of the world's most romantic cities, in a lakeside setting
    • Sunrise and sunset at the celebrated Taj Mahal

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      Ride through Delhi's India Gate for views of the majestic imperial buildings of the old British-built capital, and explore 16th century Humayan's Tomb, a superb example of early Mughal architecture. Visit Raj Ghat, last resting place of the father of modern India, Mahatma Gandhi.
      India's desert province is an exotic land best described by its colors—the brilliant reds and bold yellows of tribal costumes, the soft pinks of ancient palaces, the tawny browns of vast deserts. Savor the vibrancy of Rajasthan on a princely scale in the walled city of Jodhpur, known as “the blue city” for the hues of its Old Town houses. Jodhpur's roofscape, viewed at sunset with its desert surroundings, is a photographer's dream. Continue to romantic Udaipur, with its skyline of whitewashed mansions and the domes of the famous Rajput city palace reflected in shimmering Lake Pichola. (Our optional mid-trip extension to Jaisalmer begins on Day 3 and is followed by Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, and the Taj Mahal.)
      A walled city of pink stone, Jaipur is a showcase of Rajasthani architecture full of exuberant 18th and 19th century palaces, including the City Palace, with its elaborate frescoes, mirror work, painted ceilings, and grandiose halls for both public and private audiences. The bazaars of Jaipur's Old Town are some of the most vibrant in all India, renowned for hand-dyed textiles, embroidery, and precious stones.
      After exploring the haunting red sandstone ruins of the remote Mughal capital at Fatehpur Sikri, arrive in Agra in time to watch the golden sunset illuminate the legendary Taj Mahal, an exquisite white marble palace set on the east banks of the Yamuna River. It has been called “an emperor's love wrought in living stones.”
      Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, return to Delhi and depart in the late evening.

      Dates & Pricing

      Best months to go: Late September to March. For our Private Journeys, you choose your own group and your preferred dates. Prices are per person and not guaranteed until services are confirmed. Contact us for availability, questions, or to book your adventure!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation: $1,000
      90 Days prior to departure: Balance

      Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Minimum fee: $500 per person
      61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
      46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Included
      • Expert leadership of private English-speaking guides
      • Accommodations in comfortable hotels (first class or deluxe option)
      • All meals from Day 2 through lunch on Day 10 as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from arrival until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to guides or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
      • Visa fees
      • Any activities and services described as an upgrade or optional

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Claridges Hotel Delhi

      Delhi, India

      Days 1-2 (2 nights)

      Set on three acres right in the heart of New Delhi, this hotel has been a landmark since the 1950s and it's just a five-minute walk from the trendy Khan Market, an upscale shopping area patronized by diplomats, ex-pats, and Delhi's elite. The hotel offers spacious,...

      Vivanta by Taj — Hari Mahal

      Jodhpur, India

      Days 3-4 (2 nights)

      A 21st century palace set in six acres of lush gardens in the heart of Jodhpur, the Taj Hari Mahal has Mughal-inspired architecture of domes, enameled murals, slender columns, and grand interiors. We value the hotel's central location, comfortable rooms, and attentive staff. The evening barbecue and poolside dance performances...

      Trident Hotel Udaipur

      Udaipur, India

      Days 5-6 (2 nights)

      This is a peaceful haven in a bustling city, with great views, lush landscaping, a gorgeous swimming pool, a casual ambiance, and cobbled pathways meandering among fragrant gardens. The hotel is set along Lake Pichola, with large and well-appointed guest rooms offering garden or pool views. Lunch by the pool...

      Trident Hotel Jaipur

      Jaipur, India

      Days 7-8 (2 nights)

      With a pleasant location across from Jaj Mahal Lake and just a 10-minute drive from the famous Jaipur Fort, this small hotel offers comfortable and spacious rooms and excellent service. The swimming pool is inviting, the breakfast buffet is abundant, and the lobby bar is a great place to unwind...

      ITC Mughal Agra

      Agra, India

      Day 9 (1 night)

      The ITC Mughal Agra Hotel is a comfortable property set on 35 acres of lush gardens complete with two swimming pools and an excellent spa.  It is well located for our visit to the Taj Mahal and Agra's other sites.

      Radisson Blu Airport Hotel

      Delhi, India

      Day 10 (Day Room Only)

      This stylish business hotel is just a few miles from Delhi's international airport, with comfortable rooms and all the services you'd expect from a 5-star property. You can visit the hotel's fitness center and keep up with your workout routine, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or relax...

      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is Level 1+, Easy to Moderate. It is a comfortable, vehicle-based sightseeing trip. Note: Please remember that travel in India can be an adventure. The essential requirements are flexibility, a sense of humor, curiosity, enthusiasm about new peoples and places, and an openness to the unexpected.
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      Like the rest of India, Rajasthan has four seasons:

      • January to March, Min Temp 50°F, Max Temp 80°F, 0.15 to .02 inches of rain: In Winter Season, temperatures vary widely around the state of Rajasthan but this is an ideal season for travel. January is the coolest month of the year. There is slight precipitation in the north and northeastern region and light winds, predominantly from the north and northeast. At this time, relative humidity ranges from 50% to 60% in the morning to 25% to 35% in the afternoon.
      • April to June, Min Temp 75°F, Max Temp 105°F, 0.4 to 1.18 inches of rain (not recommended for travel): This is Pre-Monsoon, the hottest season, particularly in May and June. In the desert regions, the temperatures drops at night. Prevailing winds are from the west and sometimes carry dust storms called andhi.
      • July to September, Min Temp 70°F, Max Temp 95°F, 4 to 6.5 inches of rain (not recommended for travel): This the Monsoon Season, when 90% of the annual rains come. While the temperatures are only slightly lower than Pre-Monsoon, there is very high humidity.
      • October to December, Min Temp 55°F, Max Temp 85°F, 0.11 to 0.31 inches of rain: Post-Monsoon is also a very comfortable season for travel.

      Accommodations include comfortable, modern hotels reflecting the traditional architecture of Rajasthan as well as former palaces and royal residences that have been converted into luxurious heritage hotels.

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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People who are unsure of their status should receive the vaccine (three doses spaced at intervals). <br><br><strong>Hepatitis A: <\/strong>The vaccines HAVRIX and VAQTA (two injections, six to 18 months apart) give long-term protection against Hepatitis A and are worthwhile if you travel regularly to developing countries. <br><br><strong>Tetanus Booster: <\/strong>A booster is strongly recommended (effective for 10 years). <br><br><strong>Typhoid: <\/strong>The CDC recommends the shot or the oral vaccine, Vivotif Berna. You may not be able to take the oral vaccine simultaneously with mefloquine (for malaria prevention).","Custom_International_Health":"","Custom_Malaria_Prevention":"Malaria is a serious but preventable disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Please discuss antimalarial medication with your doctor, who will explain various antimalarials and their side effects and recommend a regimen for you. 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Activities are described in the itinerary but they can vary, sometimes considerably, depending on weather conditions, the group, and other factors.","System_About_Private_Journeys":"<p>Wilderness Travel Private Journeys are designed for people who want to travel with their own small private group, but who still want to experience the same superb itinerary design, great accommodations, and signature quality of Wilderness Travel's escorted group trips. These Private Journeys allow you to choose your own dates and your traveling companions&mdash;and enjoy the WT touch on all aspects of the journey.<\/p>","System_Limited_Edition_Adventures":"This is a Limited Edition adventure&mdash;which means a unique trip we've never run before or offer only every few years. Led by our most experienced Trip Leaders, these journeys often take place in remote destinations with only the most basic infrastructure for tourism. If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<p><strong>PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION<\/strong><strong>: <\/strong>Please review your Pre-Departure Information booklet included in this packet for important information regarding Wilderness Travel's COVID-19 protocols, packing lists, recommended reading, tipping, etc.<\/p>","System_Wilderness_Travel_Office":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:07 --><p>Our office in Berkeley, California can be reached at 510-558-2488, or by email at info@wildernesstravel.com. 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You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_COVID-19":"The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 declared by the World Health Organization and the US Department of Health and Human Services expired in 2023. As of March 2024, we no longer require guests who exhibit cold or flu symptoms to test for COVID-19. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to follow local health protocols, wear a mask in group vehicles and during indoor activities for the remainder of the trip, and may be asked to dine separately. Any travel companion sharing a room with them will also be required to wear a mask at all times in the shared group vehicles for the remainder of the trip.<br><br>We encourage all travelers to actively monitor their own well-being and to use common-sense preventative measures such as regular handwashing (or use of hand sanitizer) and\/or wearing a face mask. If you are feeling sick, we encourage you to self-isolate and\/or wear a mask to protect your fellow travelers. Guests may be required to wear a mask if the Trip Leader believes the situation warrants it.<br><br>Leading up to the trip, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy, including avoiding close contact with anyone displaying cold or flu symptoms and washing your hands often. As always, by traveling with Wilderness Travel, guests agree to be accountable for their own well-being. If you are worried about a fellow traveler's cold or flu-like symptoms, you may opt to wear a mask or distance yourself as needed. It's important to remember that there are inherent risks associated with travel and group settings.<br><br>These protocols will be reviewed and adjusted as guidance evolves. <br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.lensrentals.com\/\">lensrentals.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">saito8.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<p>At time of reservation: $1,000<br>90 Days prior to departure: Balance <br><br><em>Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Minimum fee: $500 per person<br>61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost<br>46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br>45 days or less: 100% of trip cost <br><br><em>Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>"}}