“Short tour of Rajasthan taking in the unspoiled royal town of Bundi returning to Delhi via Jaipur and the Taj Mahal.”
Bundi palace and Fort, Pushkar Sacred Lake, Jaipur, Amber Fort, Agra, Taj Mahal, Delhi
Fly to Delhi. On arrival transfer to the Imperial Hotel Delhi for two nights.
Full day in Delhi – sightseeing of Delhi half day. I thought you would probably like to relax in the morning. Consequently I have asked the guide to come at 14.00 with to take you around New Delhi and the great Moslem monuments in the south of the city.
This should include Humayun’s tomb and the Qutb Minar.
Morning transfer to the railway station to catch train to Kota. On arrival you will be met and then driven to Bundi here we have arranged for a suite room at the Haweli 3 nights.
Full day in Bundi Sightseeing of Bundi I will arrange a guide for you to see the palace and fort.
Unless otherwise informed the guide will arrive at 09.00.
Bundi is a charming town and it is one of the least spoiled in Rajasthan. The Haweli is in the heart of the town and easy walking distance of the bazaars and palaces.
Full day in Bundi Attractions near Bundi include Kota Palace and Art gallery.
Travel from Bundi to Pushkar spend one night at the Pushkar palace hotel overlooking the sacred lake
Travel from Pushkar to Jaipur. I would recommend you visit the famous shrine of Sufi Saint Chishti known as the Dargah of Khwaja Mu’inuddin Chishti in Ajmer. This is probably the most important Moslem shrine in India and is well worth seeing not least for the opportunity to take some great photos. There are Moslems from all over India there on pilgrimage, which provides a great contrast with all the Hindus in Pushkar.
Proceed to Jaipur. This road takes you by Kishangar, which was famous for its school of painting and also Makrana a great centre for marble (used for the construction of the Taj Mahal amongst many other buildings).
Check into the Raj Vilas Jaipur for three nights.
Raj Vilas Jaipur
I have arranged sightseeing of the Amber Fort and the City Palace in Jaipur. Elephants are available in the morning to take you up to the Amber Fort. Consequently it is more crowded in the morning than in the afternoon. The elephants are pretty good fun, remind the guide to light candles in the Shish Mahal.
Sightseeing of Jaipur should include the city palace with its marvellous collection of book paintings, textiles, armour, as well as the huge silver vessels and beautiful courtyards.
The Jantar Mantar or astronomical observatory is also fascinating and the best preserved of its kind.
Raj Vilas Jaipur relaxing at the hotel
Drive back to Delhi in the late afternoon. The drive takes about 4 hours. You may want to have dinner at the Bokhara tandoori restaurant in the Sheraton, fantastic food.
I recommend you check in at around midnight as the process can be slow.
Fly out of Delhi