Cities of Rajasthan India Tour

  11 Days / 10 Nights


Discover the essential cities of Rajasthan as well as its more secret cities. Chittorgarh, Bundi and Kota are some of the original stages that this circuit combines with the not-to-be-missed stays in Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaipur. Beyond the not-to-be-missed cities of Rajasthan, the state presents some less famous and yet memorable sites: Chittorgarh Fort, Bundi with its palaces and Fort Taragarh or Kota with its historic city center. This circuit includes all the essential of the state and also provides detours to these places less frequented.

Note that this circuit involves long journeys by car. The tour is medium-paced and involves visit of all major highlights of the chosen destinations. We can offer you charming accommodation. The itinerary is perfectly customizable. If suggested, Agra can also be included into it by adding one more day.

Day 1


Arrive at Delhi airport to be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day has been kept free. Depending on your arrival time, you can rest after your international flight or browse the city at your own pace.

If you have the opportunity and you decide to walk by yourself, Delhi will be your first contact with India. Crossed by the river Yamuna, the city is divided into five municipal administrations, including New Delhi the capital of India. Delhi is full of ancient vestiges testifying to a continuous human presence since the 6th century BC. As and when one travels through the city, one discovers its past which evokes the first Hindu cities that composed it. It was then projected at the time of the sultanate of Delhi, former major center of Sufism. One goes back in time circulating through the exceptional monuments dating from the Mughal Empire. One plunges into the atmosphere of the East India Company of Great Britain, a period during which Delhi wanted to be the testimony of the power of the British Empire. Finally, one visits modern India, became independent in 1947, a country in full expansion and constantly changing. Delhi is the economic center of North India, the capital with the densest road network of India, a city of more than 20 million inhabitants, a gigantic agglomeration where business districts rub shoulders with popular dwellings and where upscale shops share the street with traditional markets. Evening is free for leisure and overnight stay in Delhi hotel.

Day 2

Delhi - Jodhpur

You will be transferred to Delhi airport after breakfast to board your flight to Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur, you will be welcomed by our representative. The city is nicknamed the "Blue City". It is located on the edge of the Thar Desert. Jodhpur is the largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. It was built in 1459 AD by the chief of the Rajput clan of the Rathores. It is surrounded by a 10 km long rampart and takes its name from the Indigo color of the houses of the old town. The blue color, once reserved to the caste of the Brahmins, is now-a-days used by all. After lunch, your visit to Jodhpur begins with the discovery of Mehrangarh Fort. Owned by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, it is certainly one of the most impressive fortresses of Rajasthan. Perched atop its hill, 125 meters above sea level, the fort offers a sublime panorama of the old town, where you can see the Clock Tower which marks the entrance to the bazaar. It houses several successive palaces and courtyards as well as a sacred place, the temple Chamunda Devi. From the fort you can see the Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Before reaching your hotel, you make a quick stop in front of the Clock Tower which constitutes a place of gathering in town. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 3

Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

Have breakfast at the hotel and drive towards Udaipur. The journey takes about 6 hours with a stop planned for lunch in a local restaurant. A few kilometers before Udaipur, you reach the Aravalli mountain range. In this region, the deep & wooded valleys hide a place of Jain pilgrimage, erected in the 15th century. This place is known as Ranakpur. Constructed entirely of white marble, the architecture of Ranakpur Jain Temple is spectacular in terms of its dimensions and sculptures. The visit of remarkable Ranakpur Temple is a lifetime experience. The main building, the Chaumukha temple, consists of 29 rooms, presenting 80 cupolas and 1444 pillars, each uniquely and differently carved. Photographs inside the building are not allowed.

Late afternoon, you will arrive at Udaipur to be transferred to the hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay. The city is located on the shores of Lake Pichola. Some see it as the most romantic city in Northwestern India. Former capital of the Mewar rstate, it was the only stronghold to defend its Hindu allegiance against the Muslim invasion. At the end of the 16th century, peace reignited the arts and encouraged the construction of palaces on the shores of the lake and in particular the City Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world. In the center of the lake stands the Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir. These symbols of Udaipur were the refuge of Mughal rebel Shah Jahan, who later built the incomparable Taj Mahal. Evening is free and overnight stay will be in hotel.

Day 4


After breakfast, depart to visit the main sites of Udaipur. This day is dedicated to the discovery of the city. Depending on the organization of your visits, have lunch in a local restaurant. You begin your walk in the center by taking the direction of the City Palace, a majestic white palace overlooking the lake. Together fortified, its main entrance, erected in 1725, presents a triple arc called "Tripolia". You will also discover the Suraj Gokhada which is also of great interest. Continue towards the Saheliyon Ki Bari or the Garden of Bridesmaids. It has many fountains, multiple kiosks and a nice lotus pond. It was here that the ladies of the royal family strolled away from the prying eyes and tumults of the city. At the end of the day, and if the water level of Lake Pichola allows, you will go for a boat ride to take a closer look at the famous Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir. Return to the hotel and rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the city at your own pace.

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Day 5

Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bijaipur

Having breakfast, depart for Udaipur in the morning to reach the city of Chittogard, distant about 04 hours drive. Chittorgarh is a fortress city, almost abandoned today. It was an ancient Rajput capital from the 7th to 16th century. Your visit to the city takes you to the heart of the Chittorgarh Fortfort and close to the Victory Tower. The walled city of Chittorgarh makes up the most imposing historical architectural complex of Rajasthan. The fort is built on a hill that rises 180 m above the city. It covers an area of almost 700 hectares. Among the ruins you will visit the palace of Rana Kumbha as well as many temples. Chittogarh Fort is home to nearly 22 still functional tanks. In the past, there were 84 water tanks were in water. After your discovery of the place, you will be taken back to your vehicle to cover the 40 km that separate you from Bijaipur where your hotel is. Overnight stay is scheduled in Bijaipur hotel.

Day 6

Bijaipur - Bundi

Depart to Bundi after having breakfast in the heritage hotel of your stay. Bundi is one of the most pleasant historical places of Rajasthan. This charming city has played an important role in the history of Rajasthan. Former capital of a princely state, visiting Bundi comes down to traveling through time. The city is full of medieval forts, palaces, richly decorated temples and havelis. The streets are lined with small houses dyed in Brahminic blue, and the city center hosts a vast bazaar, very crowded in the evening. A lake in the heart of Bundi adds a special charm to the city, overlooked by the imposing Fort Taragarh.

Upon arrival at Bundi, check in at the hotel, take lunch and proceed to discover the historical heart of Bundi. Head towards the fortified palace Chhatra Mahal which was built in 1660 AD. Then continue towards Fort Taragarh. Built in 1354 AD, the site is abandoned but offers still very good opportunity for walks. It contains a magnificent collection of murals and offers, from its highest rampart the Bhim Burj, a superb panorama of the old city. Having explored hallmarks of Bundi, return to hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 7

Bundi - Kota - Bundi

Your day is dedicated to the discovery of the nearby town of Kota. Today, it is an agglomeration of nearly one million inhabitants and an important industrial hub in Rajasthan. Kota is also home to a historic center whose history dates back to the 12th century. It consists of narrow streets lined with palaces and temples testifying to its glorious past.

You will be first taken to the old town to see the old houses of ancient times. Then reach the City Palace which contains the Maharao Madho Singh Museum. It includes an interesting collection of weapons and royal objects. Before returning to Bundi, you will walk through town to visit the fort of Kota. After returning to Bundi hotel, spend evening in leisure.

Day 8

Bundi - Jaipur

After breakfast in Bundi hotel, proceed for Jaipur. Your journey lasts for 5 hours. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. It is also known as the "pink city" indicating to the color of its palaces, havelis, forts and market place, built in pink sandstone. Jaipur means "the city of victory". It was built in 1727 AD by Sawai Jai Singh-II. Surrounded by steep hills on three sides, the whole of the city is surrounded by a fortified enclosure, guarded by seven gates.

On arrival at Jaipur, you will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the main sites of the center. Your discovery of Jaipur begins with the City Palace and its museum. This vast complex occupies a large area, consisting of palaces, gardens and a succession of courtyards. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, terrifying weapons, a multitude of costumes, as well as carpets and miniatures.

Continue your discovery towards the Jantar Mantar Observatory, built at the beginning of the 18th century. It is the most famous of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. He was a patron and a great admirer of advances in research in the fields of science and technology. The precision of the instruments astonishes and arouses admiration, like the gigantic sundial whose main room is 27 m high.

At the end of the day, you will pass through the famous Hawa Mahal, Place of Winds. It shelters behind a five-storey red sandstone facade, adorned with fines chiseled 593 windows and balconies, making the construction much more important than it actually is. It was used as a screen for ladies of the royal family who sheltered there to attend the street show without being seen by passers-by. Return to the hotel at the end of the day.

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Day 9


After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the immediate vicinity of Jaipur to explore the Amber Fort. This sumptuously fortified palace is made up of courtyards and rooms, most of which are painted with frescoes or encrusted with semi-precious stones and mirrors. More fascinating is the Sheesh Mahal where the illumination of the room of mirrors is done by the reflection of a single lamp in the game of mirrors. Hereinafter, proceed to visit Jaigarh Fort. Thereafter have lunch in the city. Post lunch, move to visit Albert Hall Museum. Late afternoon, you will be driven to Birla temple to attend evening aarti. Enjoy early evening in leisure to rest or browse the city at your own pace. Overnight stay will be Jaipur hotel.

Day 10

Jaipur - Delhi

After breakfast, you leave Jaipur to reach the capital of India. Delhi is about 6 hours drive from Jaipur. Upon arrival, have lunch in a nice restaurant of New Delhi. Post lunch, you will visit a part of New Delhi, on the route to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you will visit New Delhi. The first monument to be visited is the Qutub Minar, also called the Tower of Victory. This famous 73 m high minaret is the best preserved vestige of the first Muslim city. Thereafter, you will pass through the Royal Way called Raj Path and stop in front of India Gate. This war memorial was built between 1921 and 1931 in memory of Indian soldiers of the British Indian Army who fell during the First World War and during the Afghan wars. Visit Parliament, President House and Connaught Place from a distance during the course of your drive to hotel. Check in at Delhi hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 11


Post breakfast, your first halt will be at Red Fort. Built in red sandstone, this imposing citadel of Shah Jahan stretches over 2 km. The fortified city is established to the east. The entrance is through the impressive Lahore Gate. It leads to the Chatta Chowk, a shopping mall of handicrafts and antiques. Continue to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. It has 2 minarets 40 m high. Its inner courtyard can hold up to 25,000 people. Thereafter, you will be taken to Akshardham Temple. Later in the evening, you will be transferred in time to board flight for onward destination.


On arrival at New Delhi airport, you will be greeted & assisted by Optima India Tourism's representative. You will be transferred to Delhi hotel. Our representative will ensure smooth check in at the hotel. As most of the international flights land in India at late night, so have sound sleep in Delhi hotel to get relaxed for the sightseeing tour of Delhi next day.

On arrival at New Delhi airport, you will be greeted & assisted by Optima India Tourism's representative. You will be transferred to Delhi hotel. Our representative will ensure smooth check in at the hotel. As most of the international flights land in India at late night, so have sound sleep in Delhi hotel to get relaxed for the sightseeing tour of Delhi next day.


On arrival at New Delhi airport, you will be greeted & assisted by Optima India Tourism's representative. You will be transferred to Delhi hotel. Our representative will ensure smooth check in at the hotel. As most of the international flights land in India at late night, so have sound sleep in Delhi hotel to get relaxed for the sightseeing tour of Delhi next day.

On arrival at New Delhi airport, you will be greeted & assisted by Optima India Tourism's representative. You will be transferred to Delhi hotel. Our representative will ensure smooth check in at the hotel. As most of the international flights land in India at late night, so have sound sleep in Delhi hotel to get relaxed for the sightseeing tour of Delhi next day.

  1. Accommodation in the hotel on double sharing basis all places.

  2. Daily breakfast basis on all places.

  3. Camp stay in Jaisalmer sand dunes.

  4. Well-appointed upgraded A/C rooms on all places.

  5. Meet & assist at all arrivals and departures.

  6. English speaking destination specific guides for all sightseeing tour.

  7. Tonga ride in Agra.

  8. Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.

  9. Rickshaw ride in Chandani Chowk of Delhi.

  10. Air-conditioned Toyota Innova car for the whole tour.

  11. English speaking driver for the full tour.

  12. Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary

  13. All prevailing taxes like luxury tax, service tax, interstate road tax, toll tax, parking etc.

  14. All transfers, city tours, excursions & drives by air-conditioned transport.

  15. Fuel charges, driver’s daily allowances, driver’s meals and stay.

  • Above rates are based on current exchange rate, fuel price, entrance fee, hotel rates and tax structure as applicable on the date of mailing the package proposal, however any change in these components beyond our control shall affect the cost accordingly.

Payment Terms:

We would require 50% advance payment to secure your bookings and process the file. We accept bank transfers and payment by credit cards through PAYPAL international payment gateway only. Balance amount needs to be paid on arrival in India by cash, Traveller’s Cheques or credit cards. All credit card payments are subject to 4.88% bank fees.

Cancellation Terms:

50% cancellation if cancelled within 45 days.

75% cancellation if cancelled within 30 days.

100% cancellation if cancelled 15 day or less.

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