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Classic Rajasthan: Forts, palaces and rural villages

16 days from £3,570pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the Taj Mahal at Agra.

  • Experience Jaipur's palaces.

  • Climb atop the ramparts of Jodhpur's Meherangarh Fort.

  • Relax in rural Rajasthan.

  • Gaze over the shimmering Lake Palace at Udaipur.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Barli
  • Jodhpur
  • Chanoud
  • Udaipur

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Delhi.

Day 2 Delhi


You're met on arrival in Delhi by an Audley representative and taken to your hotel by your private driver. The rest of the day is at leisure, if you would like to explore then why not head to Lodi Gardens, a relaxing place to enjoy Delhi's green spaces and uncover Mughal tombs.

Day 3 Delhi


Your private guided tour of the capital today highlights the remarkable contrast between Old and New Delhi. Your excursion includes the Jama Masjid, the largest Friday mosque in India. From here we suggest a walk with your guide in the heart of Old Delhi - a great way to absorb the sights and sounds. You can also see the monumental buildings set along wide boulevards of Lutyens' New Delhi, including India Gate and the President's residence.

Day 4 Agra

Delhi , Agra

Leave Delhi in good time this morning to travel south to Agra. You can either travel by road with your private driver (a three hour trip on the express highway) or take the train. Depending on the train times, the rail journey can take longer than driving, but it does offer a great experience. You'd be assisted onto the train and met at the other end by an Audley representative. In the afternoon, take a guided walk around Agra's sights, such as the impressive Mogul Red Fort. The Red Fort is a great preview to visiting the Taj Mahal in the morning - the two were built during the same period and have much shared history.

Day 5 Jaipur

Agra , Jaipur

An early start this morning to capture the Taj Mahal at sunrise with a private guided tour. Make sure you take time to explore the surrounding gardens and mosque. After breakfast, drive from Agra to Jaipur stopping en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the enigmatic and beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar which was abandoned when water supplies dried up. The journey takes five hours, but your guide can suggest places to stop and visit along the way.

Day 6 Jaipur


A full day sightseeing in and around the 'Pink City' of Jaipur today with your private guide and driver. In the morning you will visit the magnificent Amber Palace. Capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs until 1727, this fort complex is an impressive place to visit. Back in the centre of the city, discover the treasures of the City Palace which houses an important museum, the intricate facade of The Palace of the Winds and also the fascinating Jantar Mantar Observatory.

Day 7 Barli

Jaipur , Barli

Continue your journey west further into Rajasthan today as you head to the rural village of Barli with your private car and driver. The journey itself takes around four hours, as you leave the city behind and watch the scenery change into countryside.


Day 8 Barli


Today is free to explore at your own leisure. You may wish to take an escorted tour of the fort with the staff or discover the nearby villages by bullock cart.


Day 9 Jodhpur

Barli , Jodhpur

Leaving Barli behind and proceed to Jodhpur, which is affectionately known as the Blue City. Settle back into city life by enjoying a drink on the rooftop terrace, as your hotel here boasts fantastic views of the fort.

Day 10 Jodhpur


Today you're met by your guide and taken for an exciting private tour of the city. Visit the impressive Meherangarh Fort which stands overlooking the whole of Jodhpur as well as getting the chance to explore the busy streets and blue houses. You may then wish to spend the remainder of the afternoon discovering the bazaars located around the clock tower.

Day 11 Chanoud

Jodhpur , Chanoud

Head three hours south today with your driver to Chanoud where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your hosts are incredibly welcoming here, and will help you settle into the 300-year-old palace which will allow you to experience the historic side of Rajasthan.


Day 12 Chanoud


Today is at your leisure to fully explore this unique corner of India. Your hosts can help plan different activities, including going to visit the nearby villages where you can meet shepherds and Rabaris or you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset across the salt lake.


Day 13 Udaipur

Chanoud , Udaipur

Continue south today to Udaipur, via the impressive Kumbalgarh Fort and Temple at Ranakpur. The temple is a renowned Jain temple and is certainly one of the most impressive temples to visit while in Rajasthan. This journey is a three hour drive but you may like to spend longer travelling, taking the time to walk up to Kunbhalgarh Fort.

Day 14 Udaipur


Today you're met by your guide and taken for an interesting private tour of Udaipur, the beautiful city of lakes. Explore many of the highlights of the city including the City Palace which was built in a flamboyant style and considered the largest of its type in the state. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy soaking up this stunning city before the journey home tomorrow.

Day 15 International return flight

Udaipur , International return flight

Leave India behind and board your onwards flight. From Udaipur you usually have to depart via Delhi or Mumbai to catch an international flight.

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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