The Heritage Rajasthan Tour offered through India By Car And Driver offers visitors the chance to explore some of the lesser-known places in Rajasthan including Mandawa, Bikaner and Mount Abu; as well as the well-established favourites of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur; combined with a visit to the Taj Mahal. You may also be lucky enough to spot a tiger in Ranthambore National Park. Book online and we will customise your tour for you.
Arrive Delhi and Drive to Mandawa
- Hotel Stay
On arrival at Delhi you will be welcomed by our English-speaking representative, who will show you to your air-conditioned car for your drive to Mandawa where you will check in to your hotel.
Mandawa – Bikaner
- Haveli’s Tour
Breakfast at hotel followed by sightseeing to Mandawa Fort and a selection of the best merchant’s homes in the city including Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, and Murmuria Haveli. Later you will depart for Bikaner for an overnight stay.
Bikaner – Jaisalmer
- Lallgarh Palace
- Junagarh Fort
- Laxmi Niwas Palace
After breakfast, set off to see Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and Laxmi Niwas Palace, all show-casing the lives of ruling Rajput families in days gone by. Then depart for Jaisalmer – the most eastern city in Rajasthan, on the edge of the Thar Desert. Hotel check in and evening at leisure.
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Nathmal ji ki haveli
Today is a sightseeing day, exploring Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli and Bada Bagh, an impressive garden complex some 6km north of the city, housing a set of royal cenotaphs, including one for Jai Singh II. And you will then drive to the legendary Sam sand dunes to enjoy a camel safari, traditional folk dancing and an overnight stay in the desert.
Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
- Hotel Stay
Breakfast in desert, then leave for Jodhpur with your driver. On arrival, check-in at hotel and spend the evening exploring the city.
Jodhpur – Mount Abu
- Meharangarh fort
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Jaswant Thada
After breakfast, you will explore Jodhpur, and visit the magnificent Meharangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada. And when you have finished sightseeing, you will be able to relax on the car journey to Mount Abu. On arrival, check in to hotel for overnight stay.
Mount Abu – Kumbhalgarh
- Dilwara Jain temple
- Nakki Lake
- Achalgarh Fort
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by sightseeing to Dilwara Jain temple, Nakki Lake, and Achalgarh Fort and then depart for Kumbhalgarh. On arrival, check in to your chosen hotel.
Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
After breakfast you have the chance to visit the Kumbhalgarh Fort complex before continuing your journey to Udaipur. Evening at leisure to take a boat ride on Lake Pichola or explore the shops and streets of Udaipur.
- Jagdish Temple
- City Palace
- Sahaelion Ki Bari
- Fateh Sagar lake
After breakfast leave for sightseeing to include Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Saheliyon-kibari and Fateh Sagar Lake. Overnight stay Udaipur.
Udaipur – Bundi
- Taragarh Fort
- Raniji ki Baori
- Sukh Mahal
Breakfast at the hotel, then depart for Bundi. On arrival, check in to hotel and then visit Taragarh Fort, RanijikiBaori and Sukh Mahal.Overnight stayBundi.
Bundi – Ranthambore
- Ranthambore National Park
Breakfast at the hotel before setting offtoRanthambore. On arrival, check-in at hotel and change for jungle safari. The park is home to tigers, as well as many other wild animals and exotic birds.Afterwards you have time to relax and an overnight stay at the resort.
Please note– Usually, Ranthambore National Park remains closed in Monsoon season (1st July to 30th September)
Ranthambore – Jaipur
- Hotel Stay
Early morning, leave for a second jungle safari – this time to a different part of the park, where you may spot wildlife that you did not see the first time. Return to the hotel for breakfast before leaving for Jaipur. On arrival, check in and overnight stay.
- Amber Fort
- Jal Mahal
- Jantar Mantar
- Hawa Mahal
Breakfast at hotel before setting off to see the city sights:
Amber Fort, also known as “Amer Fort” perched high on a hill overlooking Maota Lake, built by ruling Raja Man Singh I in the 16th century. You can ride an elephant, or take a car/jeep to access the hill-top fortress that showcases the lives and styles of former rulers and includes the world famous “Sheesh Mahal” or Hall of Mirrors.
Jal Mahal – a spectacular red, sandstone, water palace in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.
Jantar Mantar, the largest and best preserved observatory in India, built by Jai Singh II in the 18th century
Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of the Winds” is one Jaipur’s most photographed landmarks, with more than 950 small windows in its façade and often compared to a beehive, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.
And just around the corner, the City Palace – the world-famous complex conceived by Sawai Jai Singh II – featuring unique courtyards and gardens; a museum that will enlighten you about life in Rajasthan. Make sure you visit PitamNawas Chowk with its four magnificent gates depicting the seasons.
Jaipur – Agra
- Agra Fort
- Taj Mahal
After breakfast depart for Agra with your driver. He will point out the interesting sights on the way and on arrival, you will check into your hotel to prepare for sightseeing.
First stop will be the famous red sandstone Agra Fort, on the banks of the River Yamuna, built by Emperor Akbar in the year 1566.
And later, you will see the Taj Mahal. Ranked as one of the world’s top landmarks, you will marvel at this white marble edifice created by Shah Jahan for his beloved late wife. Overnight stay in Agra.
Please Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.
Agra – Delhi and departure
Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise before checking out from your hotel and driving to Delhi. Your driver will take you to the airport for your international/onward flight.