ENCHANTING RAJASTHAN & GUJARAT


15 Days / 14 Nights

ENCHANTING RAJASTHAN & GUJARAT

Western Rajasthan and neighbouring Gujarat offer a wealth of architectural wonders, from the magnificence of the Modhera sun temple and the colourful havelis at Sidhpur, to the imposing forts of Jodhpur and the desert fortress city of Jaisalmer. Explore villages known for their rich weaving traditions, the birdwatching paradise of the Little Rann of Kutch, and finish at the monumental Taj Mahal. 4- and 5-star accommodation. Flexible – extensions, room & flight upgrades available. Small group size – maximum 26 people. International flights with Emirates Internal flights as specified. Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles. Experienced local tour manager 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners Welcome drink to meet the group & guide.

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ENCHANTING RAJASTHAN & GUJARAT

Western Rajasthan and neighbouring Gujarat offer a wealth of architectural wonders, from the magnificence of the Modhera sun temple and the colourful havelis at Sidhpur, to the imposing forts of Jodhpur and the desert fortress city of Jaisalmer. Explore villages known for their rich weaving traditions, the birdwatching paradise of the Little Rann of Kutch, and finish at the monumental Taj Mahal. 4- and 5-star accommodation. Flexible – extensions, room & flight upgrades available. Small group size – maximum 26 people. International flights with Emirates Internal flights as specified. Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles. Experienced local tour manager 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners Welcome drink to meet the group & guide. Guided sightseeing & entrance fees. Porterage at airports & stations

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Day 1 : Fly to Ahmedabad via Dubai
Fly to Ahmedabad via Dubai with Emirates. (N)

Day 2 : Ahmedabad
Early check in on arrival for a 2-night stay at Mani Mansion. Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour taking in Sidi Saiyyed mosque, Hutheesing Jain temple, Gandhi ashram, Dada Hari stepwell and the Shreyas folk museum. (N)

Day 3 : Ahmedabad
Walking tour of the old city visiting Mangaldas ni haveli, Manek Chowk square, the kite museum and Sankhej Raza mosque complex. Enjoy a Thali dinner at The House of MG. (B, D)

Day 4 : Dasada
Drive to Dassada to spend 2 nights at the Rann Riders Eco-Resort. En route visit the Modhera sun temple, built in 1026; the Rani-ki-Vav stepwell, one of the grandest stepwells in India; and the colourful havelis at Sidhpur. (B, L, D)

Day 5 : Dasada
Enjoy a desert safari across the Little Rann of Kutch, a saline wilderness which is home to the wild ass as well as a multitude of water birds. In the afternoon visit the local Mihir, Rabari and Bajania tribes, who create some of the most remarkable textiles in the country. (B, L, D)

Day 6 : Gogunda
Drive to Gogunda for a 2-night stay at Gogunda Palace, a 16th-century fortress. Lunch in the palace home of a former ruling royal family. (B, L, D)

Day 7 : Gogunda
Morning at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing tour in the lakeside city of Udaipur, visiting the city palace. Wander through the streets of the old town before taking a cruise on Lake Pichola. (B, D)

Day 8 : Narlai
After breakfast depart for an overnight stay at Rawla Narlai, located in the Aravalli hills. (B, D)

Day 9 : Manvar
Travel to Manvar for an overnight stay at Manvar Desert Camp. En route, visit the city of Jodhpur with its Brahmin blue-washed houses and imposing Mehrangarh fort. Visit the museum at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. (B, D)

Day 10 : Jaisalmer
Drive to the ‘Golden City’ of Jaisalmer for a 2-night stay at Mariott Resort & Spa. (B)

Day 11 : Jaisalmer
Enjoy a day’s sightseeing including Jaisalmer fort, Gadisar lake, Patwon-ki-haveli, Sadar Bazar and Desert National Park. (B)

Day 12: Fly to Jaipur
Take the short flight to Jaipur for a 2-night stay at Trident Jaipur (or similar). (B)

Day 13: Jaipur
Morning tour of Amber Fort followed by an afternoon tour of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory and local bazaars. (B)

Day 14: Agra
Depart for Agra. Visit the 16th-century Mughal-built Agra fort and witness sunset at the Taj Mahal. Overnight at the Radisson (or similar). (B)

Day 15: Delhi
Optional sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Travel to Delhi for an overnight stay in the Holiday Inn Aerocity. (B)

Day 16: Fly home
Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to London via Dubai. (B)

GUIDE PRICE $2955 PER PERSON

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