Heritage Streets

Days

14

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Luxury

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$2900 USD /Person

About tour

A Rajasthani man has two things always going upwards - his moustaches & his pride! None other place in India is as proud of its heritage as the Royal state of Rajasthan. With the most magnificent forts & palaces of India, dotted over the entire Rajasthan, this place is a travel through the history. With the careful maintenance & preservation, each and every monument reminds of the golden era of the Rajpoot rulers, their kingdoms, and their lavish & proud lifestyles. There is no bragging in saying that Rajasthan has richest heritage in the entire India.

Embark on this spiritual journey of India on a 14-days tour to one of India’s most sought-after cultural & historical sites. With all the logistics arranged for you, explore off-the-beaten-path wonders and world-renowned landmarks on this comprehensive experience of the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) and the northwest state of Rajasthan (Bharatpur, Ranthambore, Pushkar, Jodhpur & Udaipur).

One day you will be getting thrilled on a jungle safari at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, and another day you will be getting mesmerized by the romantic setup of the “city of lakes” - Udaipur. From the vivid blue houses in Jodhpur to the dreamy intricacy of the Taj Mahal, each architectural wonder you'll encounter on this journey tells the story of a fascinating past, complemented by the culturally-rich modern society that surrounds it.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Delhi

Welcome to the beautiful chaos of Delhi! After arriving on your morning flight, jump-in right into the hustle and bustle of the capital of India and its second-most populous city. Considered as one of the oldest existing cities in the world, Delhi’s importance lies not just in its past glory as of the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures.

A private car with a driver will receive you at Delhi airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. After refreshing head out for Delhi sightseeing. Start with a visit to the famous Lotus Temple. Notable for its flower-like shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Like all Baháʼí Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. Afterward drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan (the residence of President of India), and visit India Gate (a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War). Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Delhi.

Meals: None

Day 2 : Delhi

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to start your day of sightseeing in Delhi. A mixture of history with a taste of everyday Delhi, today’s itinerary covers all aspects of this former capital of the Mughal Empire. Stop off at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Humayun’s Tomb. Built in 1570, it is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Then visit the magnificent Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. After that visit the bustling Chandni Chowk – one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Later visit the towering Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a 73-metre (239.5 feet) tall tapering tower of five storeys. Qutb ud Din Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, started construction of the Qutb Minar's first storey around 1192.

Afterwards visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh temples, or Sikh house of worship in Delhi and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan. There is also a sacred pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar."

Have dinner at a nice restaurant and then reach back at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Delhi.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 : Agra

After breakfast, check out from the hotel & head towards Agra. Welcome to the city of Wonder… because it’s the place of Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world. Pictures of the Taj Mahal don’t do the complete justice to its magnificence. It’s an epitome and symbol of love. You got to be here to feel your jaws drop. Agra used to be the historic capital of the Mughal empire.

Reach Agra by afternoon. Have lunch at a nice restaurant. Check-in at the hotel and freshen up. In the late afternoon visit Agra Fort, a historical fort, which remained the main residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638. Walking through courtyard after courtyard of this palatial red-sandstone and marble fortress, your amazement keeps growing as you hear about the history of this fort from the guide. In the evening visit the local market to get the true essence of Agra city. Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Agra.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4 : Bharatpur

Early in the morning at sunrise, visit the majestic Taj Mahal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and head towards Bharatpur famous for Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary aka Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It is home to over 360 bird species, including aquatic birds, visitors from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China, and Siberia.

Check-in at the hotel on arrival. In the late afternoon visit  Keoladeo National Park. Enjoy a rickshaw ride at the bird sanctuary.

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Bharatpur.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner 

Day 5 : Ranthambhore

After a delicious breakfast check-out from the hotel and head towards Ranthambore. Once a private game reserve of the royal House of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, and Tiger Reserve is one of the world’s best-known wilderness areas. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today Ranthambore National Park is a major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.

After around 6-7 hours drive you'll reach Ranthambore. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. The evening is at your leisure. Have a sumptuous dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Ranthambore.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 : Ranthambhore

Early in the morning head out for a jungle safari tour at 6:00 am. Ranthambore National Park is one of the finest tiger reserves in India. It is in every sense a perfect place for wildlife photography. Later come back to the hotel, have breakfast, and relax.

Have lunch at the resort. In the late afternoon head out again for jungle safari around 3:00 pm, this time on a different path. Maybe you get a good chance of sighting the Indian tigers. Spend some time exploring the area; the forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once, the private hunting grounds of the Kings of Jaipur.

The evening is at your leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay and at a resort in Ranthambore.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 : Jaipur

After breakfast check out from the hotel, and head towards the Pink City - Jaipur, famous for its broad avenues, massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples, and royal culture. It will be around 04 hours drive. You'll drive through the countryside of Rajasthan, thus a good way of seeing the culture of the region. On the way you'll be seeing many cows, the traffic will surprise you.

Reach Jaipur by afternoon. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. In the evening head out for a guided walk-tour of the Pink City market. Jaipur is also known as the shopper’s paradise. Jaipur's colorful markets offer a great break to stop and shop on your tour. Take in the glint and sparkle of the rows of shops selling hand-crafted bangles and other decoration items. While moving through the markets, you will come across the vivacious culture of this region.

The overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 : Jaipur

Have a sumptuous breakfast and then set out for exploring the best attractions of Jaipur. Visit Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds"), a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Then visit Jantar Mantar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1738 CE. Afterward, visit the City Palace. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the years 1729 to 1732, the vast complex of the palace occupied one-seventh of the walled city. The palace is divided into a series of courtyards, buildings, and gardens.

In the afternoon stop by Jal Mahal, a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. It was built in the 17th century. Then visit the grand Amer Fort (or Amber Fort), also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the principal tourist attraction in the Jaipur and the current structure was built during the late 16th century by Rajput Kings. This magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. In the evening visit Nahargarh Fort, which provides a beautiful bird's eye view of the entire Jaipur city. Later in the evening enjoy dinner at a nice restaurant. The overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 : Ajmer-Pushkar

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and head towards the holy, spiritual & peaceful town of Pushkar. Pushkar has a magnetism of its own – it’s quite unlike anywhere else in Rajasthan. It’s a prominent Hindu pilgrimage town and devout Hindus visit at least once in their lifetime. It is famous amongst Hindus for having the only temple of Lord Brahma in the whole world.

Check-in at the hotel on arrival. In the afternoon head out for sightseeing. Visit Brahma Temple. The main street is one long bazaar, selling anything to tickle a traveler’s fancy, from hippy-chic tie-dye to didgeridoos. Despite the commercialism and banana pancakes, the town remains enchantingly small and authentically mystic. Visit Pushkar lake and hang out at the market. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Pushkar.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 : Jodhpur

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan. It is a reminiscence of the bygone era. It is also called the “Blue City” as it looks completely blue in color from an aerial view because of its vividly painted blue walls and blue houses. Its mighty Mehrangarh fort overlooking the city is an architectural masterpiece in itself and is among one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. Jaswant Tada and Umaid Bhawan Palace are also among the top attractions in Jodhpur. Because of its proximity to the Thar Desert, it is also known as "Gateway to Thar".

Reach Jodhpur by evening. Check-in at the hotel on arrival and relax. Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jodhpur.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 : Jodhpur

After breakfast set out to explore Jodhpur. Visit the lavish Umaid Bhawan Palace, a marvel built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of the Rathore Dynasty. It was the last royal palace built before the Independence of India. Its foundations were laid in 1929 and completed in 1943. Today it is part palace, part hotel, and part museum. After that visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, regally set on a sandstone hill built by Rao Jodha in 1459. Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a rocky hill that itself stands 120m above Jodhpur’s skyline, Mehrangarh is one of the most magnificent forts in India.

Afterward, visit Jaswant Thada – the milky-white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, sitting above a small lake 1 km northeast of Mehrangarh, is an array of whimsical domes. It serves as the cremation ground for the royal family of Marwar. The cenotaph is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These sheets are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when illuminated by the sun.

In the evening visit the local market. Later return to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jodhpur.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 : Udaipur

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and head towards Udaipur - the “City of Lakes”. A fusion of nature, Rajasthani culture & architecture, the picturesque view of the city shouts the story of its past glory. Often referred to as the 'Venice of the East', the city of lakes Udaipur is located around azure water lakes and is surrounded by lush green hills of Aravalli Ranges.

On the way visit one of the most significant and extensive Jain temple complexes that can be found in the country, the Ranakpur Jain Temple. It holds immense importance for all Jains. Spread over an area of 4,500 square yards and consisting of 29 halls, the temple is one of the most important of the five major pilgrimage centers of Jainism. The Ranakpur Temple is distinguished all across the globe for its brilliant architecture and was voted amongst the top 77 wonders of the world.

Reach Udaipur by evening. Check-in at the hotel and relax. The evening is at your leisure. The overnight stay will be at a hotel in Udaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 : Udaipur

After breakfast head out for local sightseeing. Visit Fateh Sagar Lake (one of the most beautiful lakes in Udaipur). Then visit the Sahelion ki Badi, which was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. Afterward, visit City Palace Complex.  It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, atop a hill, in a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, providing a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Also, visit the beautiful Jagdish Temple close to the City Palace Complex.

Then visit Bagore-ki-Haveli, a historic haveli (mansion) that stands magnificently on the waterfront of the surreal Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Built-in the 18th century by Amar Chand Badwa, the then Prime minister of Mewar kingdom, Bagore Ki Haveli has been restored over a period of time and is now converted into a museum. In the evening enjoy the Dharohar Folk Dance Show at Bagore-ki-Haveli. See Rajasthani folk dancing, with nightly shows of colorful, energetic Marwari, Bhil, and western Rajasthani dances, as well as traditional Rajasthani puppetry.

The overnight stay will be at a hotel in Udaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 : Delhi

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Udaipur Airport. The private car will drop you at the airport to catch your flight for Delhi.

To all the good things, comes an end. Bid farewell with the memories of amazing fun-filled 14 days of Rural Heritage Retreat, worth remembering for a lifetime!

Meals: Breakfast

Important Notes

Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday. Please select your travel date accordingly.
Ranthambhore national park remains closed in the monsoon season between July to September. Please choose the travel date accordingly.

 


Hygiene Measures


Face masks are required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks are required for guides in public areas.
Face masks are provided for travelers.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between uses.
Vehicles are regularly sanitized.
Guides are required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Paid stay-at-home policy for the traveler with symptoms.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.

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Start: Delhi

Finish: Delhi

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Travellers Reviews

Heritage Streets, March 2019

Zoe Lang

Highly personalised tour

We had a tour for 3 people at the 'comfort' level, and I can't imagine what additional service comes with the luxury level, because we were extremely comfortable. Himanshu and his team arranged beautiful hotels for us (including personalising according to our request of smaller hotels where we could get to know the staff), and everywhere we went we had local guides who really knew the monuments and had great pride in their city. We always had wonderful food (our favourite was when Himanshu took us on a street food tour of Jaipur), but were very well looked after and no one got sick throughout the entire trip. One of our tour members was an older lady who was not very fit, but our driver was able to take us basically door to door most of the time, so she was fine despite the heat. Our driver Amrish was amazing - incredible service but also a very safe and considerate driver; our car trips between cities were some of the best memories of the trip. 

Everything about our trip was personalised according to our tastes - what we wanted to see, what kind of food we wanted to eat, how long we wanted to be out and about each day - I have never been so well taken care of on a holiday. It was a wonderful way to see this beautiful country, and I came back filled with happy memories. 

Himanshu and his crew has built an amazing business around making India truly shine for visitors. He is very flexible, was always easy to work with in the lead up to our trip, and there were so many personal touches throughout our holiday that just made it so special. I would absolutely recommend using BoutIndia for a truly unique and memorable experience that is completely tailored to your desired comfort level.

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