A complex and fluid mixture of cultures and histories, an apparent dichotomy of old and new, which blend to create a unique character that can only be described as ‘Indian’. India’s heritage, like the nation itself, is complex, distinct and rich. Rajasthan is no different. Each city in Rajasthan bares its unique landmarks, each region a different story, whether dating from the Mughals, the Rajputs, the British Empire or the emergence of modern India.
Explore the marvels of this spectacular region with our 10 day Rajasthan for families itinerary!
Day 1: Arrival
Arrive into the capital of India through New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Terminal.
Stay: The Imperial
Day 2: Cultural Excursion, Delhi
The amalgamation of various people, their traditions and religions has painted Delhi in colors which are brought from all over the world. Delhi has alluring charm, unique diverse culture and a rich history which has fascinated every visitor. Delhi is perhaps one of the best examples in the world where the ‘old’ meets the ‘new’.
We begin our sightseeing tour with visit of the Jama Masjid. After this you drive past the imposing Red Sandstone structure of Red Fort, on the western bank of the river Yamuna. Built in red stone, The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan started the construction of this massive fort in 1638, after which he shifted the capital from Agra to Delhi.
In the afternoon, proceed with sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Drive past the stately multitude of colonial buildings, planned and built largely by the architect Edwin Lutyen’s as the capital of the British Indian Empire. Later visit Humayun’s Tomb, the first of garden-tomb concept built by Mughal dynasty that later on became inspiration for building of several monuments including the Taj Mahal. Kids will love a walk in the gardens of this grand monument, where ancient trees and broken ruins pose as lush adornments to the sandstone glow of the mausoleum. Also visit Qutub Minar, one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India. Once the defining landmark of Delhi, it is still standing tall with its graceful lines and staggering height, as well as the many monuments in the complex surrounding.
Stay: The Imperial
Day 3: From Delhi to Agra
After breakfast you will head to Agra, by car. Agra is globally renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. But this royal Mughal city has, in addition to the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture. Kings of the Mughal empire, Jahangir built rose-red palaces, courts and gardens, and Shah Jahan embellished it with marble mosques, palaces and pavilions of gem-inlaid white marble. The crowning glory of the city is obviously the Taj, a monument of love and imagination that represents India to the world.
Upon arrival, in Agra, you will be met by a Lightfoot Travel representative who will help you check in your hotel. Enjoy lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon, go on a sightseeing tour of the city, and visit the Agra Fort, occupying a dominant site on the bend of River Yamuna, the high walled red-sandstone structure was built by Akbar between 1565 and 1573 and thereafter structures within it were added by successive emperors. Later visit Taj Mahal during the sunset, to view the golden light of sun over its opaque white dome.
Stay: The Oberoi Amarvilas
Day 4: From Agra to Bharatpur to Jaipur
After breakfast, you will head to Bharatpur, where you will visit Keoladeo National Park by cycle rickshaw. Kids will really enjoy this thrilling ride all the while viewing exotic animals. This park is a famous avifauna sanctuary that sees thousands of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist center with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site.
Later, drive onto Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, because of the terra-cotta-colored lime plaster that coats the old part of the city’s walls, buildings, and temples. The reasons for painting the town pink are unknown, some say it is because Maharaja Jai Singh II’s being a devotee of Lord Shiva and as pink was his favorite. Today, Jaipur is a thriving world class economy
Stay: Oberoi Rajvilas
Day 5: Cultural Excursion, Jaipur
After breakfast, visit the Amber Fort, one of the most fascinating of the Indian forts comprising the Palace of Mirrors, Hall of Public Audience and the beautiful gardens, all of which give a glimpse into the majesty of days gone by.
Later visit City Palace who’s several courtyards and gardens provide wonderful contrast to its many palatial structures including Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal and the Sri Govind Dev temple. The huge silver water vessels displayed at the Diwan-e-Khas (courtroom for special guests) recorded in the Guinness Book as the largest in the world are a must see. Also visit Jantar Mantar- the Observatory, a world heritage site. It incorporates multiple buildings of unique geometrical forms, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurements.
In the evening, enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the market, where you can shop for toys for the kids.
Stay: Oberoi Rajvilas
Day 6: From Jaipur to Jodhpur
After breakfast, you will be transferred by car to Jodhpur.
Jodhpur, also known as the blue city due to every building being painted the same light blue hue, was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodhaji, and is arguably one of the wealthiest cities in North India. The medieval city is teeming maze of narrow medieval streets and bazaars, where life appears much as it has for centuries. This is the perfect place for families to explore the city from.
Stay: Umaid Bhawan Palace
Day 7: Cultural Excursion, Jodhpur
After breakfast, this morning depart the hotel by rickshaw and drive up to Mehrangarh Fort by rickshaw and explore the Fort with your guide. Rising 393 ft. above the surrounding plain, the fort’s massive and rugged exterior contains delicately latticed and decorated palaces. One of the best-run private museums in India, the Fort contains period rooms, art collections, and a conservation center.
After exploring, you will walk out of the back gate of the Fort and taking a walk through the backstreets that leads through some of the oldest parts of the city.
In the afternoon proceed for jeep safari experiencing local village life. Visit the homes of the inhabitants living in the desert (Bishnois, Rajputs, and Meghwals). Also see some homes of the desert craftsmen (carpenters, metal smiths, cobblers), see unique desert adapted species of flora and fauna or see & climb the untouched sand dunes. The village tour will allow you to share the fascinating culture of these friendly people and show you the beauty and tranquillity of the vast desert.
Stay: Umaid Bhawan Palace
Day 8: From Jodhpur to Ranakpur to Udaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, visit Ranakpur a beauty Jain temple. Later drive down to Udaipur, the most romantic city in Rajasthan. It is also one of Rajasthan’s great centers of contemporary art as well as miniature paintings.
Stay: The Oberoi Udaivilas
Day 9: Cultural Excursion, Udaipur
After breakfast, spend the morning visiting the City Palace, built in 1725. It is actually a series of interconnected palaces that reveal private apartments, airy gardens on the upper floors, paintings and portraits, and a miniature painting gallery. You will also see lovely medieval Jagdish Temple.
In the evening, enjoy a cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola, which your kids will enjoy. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit Jag Mandir Palace, the other island palace in the middle of the lake.
Stay: The Oberoi Udaivilas
Day 10: Departure
You will be left at leisure in the morning.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the international airport to board flight back home.
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|Day 1:||Arrival||The Imperial|
|Day 2:||Cultural Excursion, Delhi||The Imperial|
|Day 3:||From Delhi to Agra||The Oberoi Amarvilas|
|Day 4:||From Agra to Bharatpur to Jaipur||Oberoi Rajvilas|
|Day 5:||Cultural Excursion, Jaipur||Oberoi Rajvilas|
|Day 6:||From Jaipur to Jodhpur||Umaid Bhawan Palace|
|Day 7:||Cultural Excursion, Jodhpur||Umaid Bhawan Palace|
|Day 8:||From Jodhpur to Ranakpur to Udaipur||The Oberoi Udaivilas|
|Day 9:||Cultural Excursion, Udaipur||The Oberoi Udaivilas|
- Hotel accommodation bed & breakfast basis.
- Meeting and assistance on arrivals and departures
- VIP meet and greet at Delhi airport.
- Transfers, sightseeing by an air conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees to all monuments (one time visit only) as per the above program.
- Private & exclusive sightseeing tours as per above program with services of an English speaking local guide
- 24 hour emergency contact
- International flights
- Personal expenses
- Any meals other than that mentioned in the program.
- Camera/video fees at various monuments
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for al Lightfoot Travel holidays)
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Notes on our prices
- This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
- Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
- Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
- This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant