Rajasthan
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From Jaipur: Ranthambore Tiger Safari Private Day Trip

1. From Jaipur: Ranthambore Tiger Safari Private Day Trip

Take an exciting private day trip to Ranthambore National Park from Jaipur, ideal for wildlife enthusiasts. The park was once a royal hunting ground, and still houses the Royal Fort and a scattering of ancient temples. The area is known for Bengal tigers, mugger crocodiles, Indian leopards, sloth bears, and hundreds of species of birds. After early pick up from your hotel or the airport in Jaipur, relax on the approximately 3 to 4-hour drive to Sawai Madhopur. Reach Ranthambore at 1 PM. Your 4-hour afternoon safari will start at approximately 2 PM. Travel through the forest zone with a government-approved naturalist guide in an open 6-seater Jeep or a larger canter, as you look out for the varied Indian flora and fauna in its natural habitat. At the end of the safari around 6:30 PM, the driver will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel in Jaipur. You may request a dinner break on the way back. Enjoy a fun, memorable tour at India's most popular national park.

From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

2. From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

Your tour starts with a pick-up in Jodhpur at around 2:30PM from either your hotel, the airport or the train or bus station. From here you will travel by a private car to Osian where you have the chance to independently visit two famous temples, the Sachiya Mata Temples, which features a vast expanse of intricately carved marble. After taking in the temples, you will go to a desert village where you will be welcomed by a traditional Indian ceremony. Following this you can rest and relax for a couple of hours at a home stay before you head to the starting point for your camel safari. The camel ride is considered a peak experience in Rajasthan, and you can expect to spend between one to two hours riding your camel through the Thar Desert. You can stay to watch the skies and sands change colors during the sunset hour, before you return to your home stay where you will enjoy traditional Marwari food before you spend the night either sleeping under the stars or in a hut. The next morning you will be offered breakfast, before you return to your private vehicle for your transfer back to Jodhpur.

Jaipur: Full-Day Shekhawati Tour

3. Jaipur: Full-Day Shekhawati Tour

Your experience will begin at 8:00AM, as you are picked up from your hotel in Jaipur. From there you can relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle as your driver takes you on the 4-hour journey to reach the Shekhawati region. Shekhawati is a semi-dry and historical region located in the northeast part of Rajasthan, India. It is famous for its rich heritage and beautiful architectures full of fresco paintings, and is hence also known as “open-air art gallery”. Nowadays Shekhawati is the most favorite tourist destination for those visiting India wanting to experience this heritage-rich territory. It is legendary for its painted havelis and paintings, well-known for their wall painting depicting mythological and historical subjects. Large wooden doors guard the havelis, and a smaller door is used for day-to-day entering. A sophisticated wooden carving with fancy bronze iron fittings implies the wealth of a haveli's owner, with the ground floor normally recessed in such a way that the balcony overhangs the street. Mandawa is a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region, and is a place is known not only for its havelis but also for its Fort Palace. The structure of the palace is reminiscent of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past. Of the havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Bansidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. Finally, you will discover Nawalgarh, which is famous for its fort which was built by Thakur Nawal Singh. The Bala Quila has a kiosk with beautiful ceiling paintings, while the Roop Niwas Palace has now been converted into a hotel. After seeing the beauty of Shekhawati you will return to Jaipur where your guide will bid you farewell.

From Delhi: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur

4. From Delhi: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur

The day begins with pickup from your Dehli hotel at 5am, then travels the 5-hour journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival in the Pink City, meet your guide and listen to a briefing about the tour’s itinerary, then it’s time for your sightseeing adventure to begin. The first stop of the day is the opulent Amer Fort, which is one of India’s most popular attractions. Follow your guide on a fascinating tour and listen to stories and unheard tales about the fort’s history. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, stop for lunch on the way to Jal Mahal. Also known as the Water Palace, Jal Mahal is located in the middle of Lake Sagar and is one of the most serene locations in the city. Continue the tour to the lavish City Palace, which boasts a stunning amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Enjoy a tour of the palace’s perfectly manicured gardens, large courtyards, and huge mahals, and get an up close look at the royal lineage of Jaipur. Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Jantar Mantar, which is one of five observatories built by King Sawai Singh. Take a tour of the observatory, which is home to the world’s largest stone sundial and absolutely bursting with astronomical information. The final stop of the tour is the iconic Hawa Mahal, which is perhaps the Pink City’s most famous building. Admire the building’s incredible facade, made of colorful red and pink stones, and learn about its nicknames. After a tour of the Hawa Mahal, and an unforgettable day, it’s time to sit back and relax on the return journey to Delhi.

Jaipur: Full-Day City Tour with Camel Ride and Monkey Temple

5. Jaipur: Full-Day City Tour with Camel Ride and Monkey Temple

At 8 AM, your driver will pick you from your hotel and take you to Jaipur. Visit the enormous Amber Fort in which every gate, courtyard, and palace has its own historical significance. The protective architecture was built by Man Singh, the Rajput King. Drive to the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city where the royal family of Jaipur still resides. Enjoy a camel ride in this beautiful place. See the palace's exhibits, including a huge collection of weapons, royal costumes, Mughal miniatures, antiques, and paintings. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Air Palace, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Kachwaha ruler of Jaipur. The main attraction of the palace is its 953 small windows decorated with incredible latticework (a crisscross pattern of strips of wood). See the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site built by the mathematician Maharaja Jai Singh II to provide accurate observations about astronomy, time, planets and other celestial bodies. Experience the Monkey Temple, also known as Galtaji Temple, home to a large number of monkeys. This Hindu temple has seven water pools filled with holy water, where followers come to take a bath and wash away their sins. Finish off your tour by browsing famous shops. After shopping, return to your hotel.

Jodhpur: Full-Day City Private Tour & Camel Safari

6. Jodhpur: Full-Day City Private Tour & Camel Safari

You will be picked up from your hotel in Jodhpur, Jodhpur Airport, railway station or bus station in the morning to start the exciting full-day tour in Jodhpur.  Explore the beautiful city of Jodhpur by visiting some of the most stunning monuments including the historic Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada with a breathtaking garden, and Umaid Bhawan Palace, a palace that’s been transformed into a heritage hotel. Also learn more about the history of Jodhpur by discovering the palaces and museum inside Mehrangarh Fort.  After some sightseeing, join the sunset camel safari located 60 kilometers from Jodhpur city. Camel safari in Osian is one of the most spectacular and unique ways to experience Rajasthan. Camels are considered the cars or ships of the deserts for the locals and will guide you through the vibrant desert. Spend approximately 1 to 2-hours in the Thar Desert and enjoy the relaxing camel ride while witnessing the mesmerizing sunset in the desert. When the tour concludes, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Jodhpur, Jodhpur Airport, railway station or bus station.

From New Delhi: Private Day Trip to Jaipur

7. From New Delhi: Private Day Trip to Jaipur

Take an unforgettable journey with a private driver and guide from New Dehli to Jaipur, known as the Pink City. Explore the city’s rich culture, inspiring heritage, and stunning architecture while visiting landmark monuments and tasting the local cuisine.  Your day begins with a pickup from your New Delhi accommodation in a modern and airconditioned car with built-in wifi. Snooze during the 5-hour drive or admire the landscape and local life on the road. Arrive in the Jaipur and meet your guide who will give you a briefing of the day’s itinerary.  Your first stop will be at the mighty and pristine Amber Fort where you can observe panoramic views of Jaipur. Next, go to Jal Mahal, which is situated in the middle of a beautiful lake. Take some memorable pictures of this unique site and then head over to enjoy a delicious and exotic lunch at a traditional Restaurant. Continue to the amazing City Palace Museum, a stunning amalgamation of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, where the Maharaja of Jaipur still lives. Take a walk through the perfectly manicured gardens, large courtyards, and get an up-close look at the royal lineage of Jaipur.  Next, visit the UNESCO world heritage listed Jantar Mantar, home to the world's largest stone sundial. The final stop of the tour is the iconic Hawa Mahal, or wind palace, made of beautiful pink sandstone. Admire the building’s 300 windows, which were built so that the royal ladies could see daily life, without being seen themselves.  Jaipur is world-famous for its handicrafts, textile, and jewelry and you will have time to walk through its colorful markets.  After a bit of shopping, say goodbye to your guide and be driven back to New Delhi.

Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

8. Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

Choose a convenient pickup time from your hotel between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Journey into the Aravalli hills on a scenic drive (approximately 2.5 hours) from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh. A local English-speaking guide will join you to explain the significance of Mewar in Rajasthani history. The thick walls of this fort (the second longest in the world) stretch for 36 kilometers and offer splendid views and easy hiking opportunities. With more than 350 temple structures, bunkers, and palaces dating back to the 1400s, it is no surprise this remote fort was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a well-deserved lunch at a multi-cuisine restaurant or try local Mewari food (at your own expense). Then drive to Ranakpur, home to India’s biggest Jain temple. Comprising of massive marble domes and pillars, this house of worship is considered sacred by Jains. Spend some time walking around, as your guide explains the Jain principles of non-violence and non-possessiveness. After a memorable day, bid farewell to your guide and head back to Udaipur to your hotel or other preferred location within city limits. The tour ends approximately ten hours after the start time.

Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

9. Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

Udaipur, once called the most romantic spot in all of India, is the city of Lakes. This tour covers the most important sites of the city, and ends with a serene sunset at Lake Pichola. Several locations were made famous in the the James Bond movie, Octopussy, filmed here in 1982.  Start your tour at Sajjangarh or the Monsoon Palace, an old dilapidated hunting lodge, perched atop a hillside. It offers fantastic views of the countryside, the Aravalli hills, and Fatehsagar Lake, the next stop on this tour. Step into the Maharaja’s lifestyle at Udaipur City Palace (Rajasthan’s largest palace). Some of these buildings date back 400 years. City Palace Museum has opulently decorated rooms, filled with artifacts and miniatures. Spend approximately two hours here, before heading to the Jagdish temple. Built in 1651, this serene marble temple with stone carvings is dedicated to an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice, or ask your guide for recommendations (lunch at own expense). Take a relaxing stroll around the lotus pools and fountains at Saheliyon ki Bari. As the day comes to an end, watch the sunset from Lake Pichola. The evening light makes for perfect photo opportunities. You can also choose an optional boat ride for a pleasant end to your full day tour. At the end of the activity, your driver will drop you back to either your hotel, the airport, or railway station in Udaipur.

From Delhi: Jaipur Private Day-Trip by Car or Train

10. From Delhi: Jaipur Private Day-Trip by Car or Train

Discover the enchanting city of Jaipur on a private day-trip from New Delhi. See the highlights of Jaipur in a single day. Visit the Amer Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal with an expert local guide. Choose between transfer via air-conditioned car or train. Maximize your day by getting an early start. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations. If you have chosen to be transferred to Jaipur by car, your driver will deliver you to Jaipur where you will meet your guide. If you have chosen to ride the train to Jaipur, you’ll be driven to the train station where your driver will assist you in boarding the train. Upon arrival in Jaipur, you’ll meet your guide and enjoy a full day of sightseeing in a private car. Visit the honeycomb structure of the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds. The building was designed to allow royal ladies to watch the city without being observed by others. Next, drive to Amer Fort and observe its intricate Indo-Muslim architecture. See its gorgeous halls and beautiful entrance gates. Spend approximately 2 hours here, allowing for both a guided tour and time free time to explore. Continue to the Jal Mahal or Water Palace. Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this viewing spot provides excellent birdwatching opportunities (when in season). Explore the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses unique architectural and astronomical instruments. End your tour with a visit to the home of the royal family, the City Palace. Explore the palace’s courtyards, galleries, and museums before heading back to Delhi.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

I've been to several countries so far and have had a great time fighting for twelve. Walk in the desert on a camel and play volleyball and cricket with local children. We went on a camel to watch the sunset, took pictures like pictures, ate rice, and talked to local people while having a campfire. Finally, I go to bed watching the starry sky. After getting up in the morning, enjoy the wonderful view of the sunrise and wash your head with a little reddish hot water and enjoy breakfast. It was really nice to be able to experience it while you were young! It was the best! It became a very fun and wonderful memory that felt the size of the earth and the world!

December 2019 - Janu and his driver were amazing! Everything was organized nicely for us. A great train ride down and back and made sure we were safe and taken care of. The sights we saw were pretty good, although I didn't feel like we needed much time at the fruit and veggie market, but that was OK and they were fairly flexible. I would definitely book Janu again as it was a great and safe experience! Recommended!

Great Nature Advanture, Everything went smooth according to description and plenty of nature to see throughout the park. Lucky enough to see a Mother Bengal Tiger ! It is a long day perhaps worth staying a night at the park and fitting in another safari the next day if time permitting

I had a very nice experience, the Taj Mahal is really beautiful also the companys driver Nurdreen was a very good and polite driver, knowing all the places and easily adapted to my needs

The trip was excruciating. Well coordinated. The guide and driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.