From (AUD)$7,895
Days21
Airfares included
Special Departure
Journey across Rajasthan, known as the ‘Land of the Kings’. The ancient cities, magnificent forts and palaces display the state’s rich and diverse history. See the sights of Old Delhi, safari across Manvar Desert, cruise across Lake Pichola and witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $255pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Camel, Canter, Coach, Jeep, Local train & Rickshaw
No Hidden Extras
Visit the much anticipated Pushkar Fair, where the state of Rajasthan comes alive with a riot of colours and a frenzied burst of activity. Very few fairs in the world can match the liveliness of this festival!
Explore Old and New Delhi, including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Qutub Minar.
Safari through Ranthambore National Park, known for its tiger population.
Experience many highlights in Agra - Agra Fort, Baby Taj and the Taj Mahal.

Special Experiences

Visit a local market and interact with a local family during a traditional Indian cooking lesson, then join them for dinner.
India is famous for its palmistry tradition. Today we’ll meet a local palmist who will read the lines of your hand for indications about your personality and destiny, based on Indian astrology.
We drive to Manvar, a beautiful, tented camp in the Thar Desert where we’ll be spending the night. This evening we’ll travel out to the sand dunes on a camel safari to experience the enchanting serenity.
Watch the sun rise this morning over the breathtaking Taj Mahal, coating it in a pearly-pink mist.

Itinerary Colours of Rajasthan - Pushkar Festival

Itinerary

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Sightseeing

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Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Delhi

  • Explore the bustling city of Delhi, including visits to Jama Masjid (inside), Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar and Humayun Tomb. Take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk and an exotic spice tour of Khari Baoli Market, and drive past the Rajpath, Lutyen's Buildings and India Gate.
  • Visit Akshardham Temple and discover centuries of traditional Indian and Hindu culture throughout the complex and take a cultural boat ride to learn about thousands of years of Indian history.

Visit amazing temples and magnificent forts

  • Ride by Jeep up to the magnificent Amber Fort in Jaipur, followed by a tour of its many beautiful rooms within the fort including the amazing Hall of Mirrors. Here the light of a single match sets off a dazzling display as it is reflected by thousands of tiny mirrors that line the walls.
  • Tour the 'Pink City' of Jaipur including the Jantar Mantar Observatory, Sawai Man Singh 11 Museum, Hawa Mahal and the colourful bazaar.
  • Explore Junagarh Fort and visit a camel breeding farm in the fortified city of Bikaner.
  • Visit Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke, an unusual holy shrine and home for thousands of protected rats.
  • Half day tour of the desert city of Jaisalmer, including a visit to the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort and some of the city’s historic sandstone havelis of the wealthy merchants
  • Spend 2 nights in Jodhpur, known as the 'Blue City' because local Brahmins have painted their homes blue to show their status to all. Our touring includes the Mehrangarh Fort and its beautiful palaces - Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal, and the marble monument of Jaswant Thada.
  • Visit the incredible marble Jain Temple at Ranakpur (of which no 2 of its 1,400 pillars are the same) and beautiful Kumbhalgarh Fort enroute to Udaipur.
  • Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri which was built in 1569 but abandoned 15 years later due to lack of water. The sheer size of this city and its well-preserved state will astound you!
  • Take a city tour of Agra, including the imposing Agra Fort, known for its fine Mughal architecture.
  • Visit Agra’s stunning Taj Mahal. A symbol of India, it is considered by many to be the most beautiful monument in the world.

The vibrant Pushkar Festival

  • Visit the famous Pushkar Festival. An annual five-day camel and livestock fair - one of the world’s largest! The festival is held on the banks of the Pushkar Lake and is attended by hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Witness the artistic palaces

  • Morning tour of Udaipur, the 'City of Lakes', which includes the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion-ki-bari.
  • Visit Garh Palace in Bundi, known for its artistic Rajput style architecture.

Discover diverse India

  • Excite your taste buds with a market experience, cooking class and dinner with a local family in Jaipur.
  • Experience a mysterious Palmistry session in Jaipur.
  • Trek through the sand dunes by camel between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer and stay overnight at the Manvar desert safari camp. Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning sunset over the desert dunes!
  • Discover the diversity of India during a jeep safari of a traditional Bishnoi Village.
  • Enjoy an afternoon cruise on the calm waters of Lake Pichola in Udaipur (subject to water levels) to visit the island of Jagmandir.
  • Explore Ranthambore National Park, home to the elusive tiger.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to India (taxes included)
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles excluding safari vehicles
  • Train from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur
  • Tipping Made Easy, $255pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 18 nights in a combination of modern and heritage 3-5 star hotels/resorts
  • 1 night at Manvar desert camp

Meals

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  • 19 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • English-speaking national guide throughout

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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A note on Taj Mahal renovations: The iconic Taj Mahal is still undergoing a mud-pack therapy treatment to clean and protect its ivory-white surface. The restoration process is nearing the end, however some restoration on the Dome is still continuing.

Accommodation Colours of Rajasthan - Pushkar Festival

Accommodation

Maidens Hotel

India flag Delhi

Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi’s oldest hotels. Built in the early 1900s, it has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens and shady trees, it escapes the noise of the main city, but remains within easy access to some of the most magnificent Mughal monuments as well as the famous shopping centre, Chandni Chowk with its quaint bazaars and meandering lanes. Its spacious guestrooms with high ceilings are all unique.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Shahpura House

India flag Jaipur

Shahpura House is located a short stroll from pleasant Bani Park and a short drive from the walls of the 'pink city', Jaipur. The guestrooms are reminiscent of the ones that were used by the royalties of the Shahpura family - spacious with elegant colonial furniture, all modern amenities, each having their own individual character.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Lallgarh Palace

India flag Bikaner

The Lallgarh Palace is a luxury palace hotel with a rich heritage, built to celebrate royalty. It features imposing red sandstone and was built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji in memory of his father, Maharaj Lall Singhj in 1902 A.D. The oriental design is a mixture of Rajput, Muslim and European styles. The intricate carving on red stone is hall mark of great local craftsman. Open corridors run the length of the halls and rooms and are lined with a rare collection of old prints and vintage etchings. Lallgarh Palace offers a massage & beauty parlor, room service, open air dining by the bonfire, laundry service, currency exchange, tennis and badminton court.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; indoor and outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Hotel Rang Mahal

India flag Jaisalmer

The Rang Mahal is a palace hotel where the traditional hospitality of India can be experienced at its very best. This hotel in Jaisalmer enjoys a reputation of being one of the few hotels that has retained the art of serving its guests while keeping in tune with the latest in modern hospitality. It is ideally located near the airport, railway station and major shopping areas.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Manvar Desert Camp

India flag Manvar

In the midst of the wilderness and surrounded by the sand dunes, is the isolated splendour of the Manvar Tented Desert Camp. The beauty is breathtaking and the feeling of viewing a sunset amidst the sand dunes is hard to describe. An oasis of rare exclusivity, the Manvar Desert Camp consists of colourfully decorated, safari-style tents arranged in a semi-circle around a central ‘Durbar Hall’ (Courtiers' Hall).

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Ratan Vilas

India flag Jodhpur

Built in 1920 by Maharaj Ratan Singhji of Raoti, a royal from Jodhpur and one of the finest horsemen and polo players of his time, Ratan Vilas is a genuine heritage edifice in a sylvan setting. Decorated aesthetically with period furniture, traditional hand block printed fabrics and old family photographs, the guestrooms and common areas are inviting and spacious to ensure a very comfortable stay.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Regenta Resort Pushkar Fort

India flag Pushkar

This resort is situated in Pushkar's historical district and features a restaurant, bar, spa & health centre, swimming pool and games area. Laundry services are also available.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Udai Kothi

India flag Udaipur

The Udai Kothi Hotel is located on the banks of Lake Pichola, within walking distance to the city centre. The Udai Kothi is a boutique modern hotel featuring a rooftop swimming pool and restaurant. Rooms are individually styled using carefully selected furniture and soft furnishings. Here you will find the best of both worlds where modern facilities blend with old-world charm.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Hadoti Palace

India flag Bundi

The Hadoti Palace is a picturesque hotel, featuring colonial architecture, landscaped lawns and an outdoor pool, while also offering views of Taragarh Fort. The hotel restaurant, Taragarh Restaurant, offers a variety of Indian delights, and can be served pool-side on request.

Facilities: air-conditioning, wifi; safe deposit box; swimming pool; fridge; tea & coffee making facilities

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Ranthambore Kothi

India flag Ranthambore

Built in a British bungalow style, Ranthambore Kothi is set within lush green forests and surrounded by a natural lake and picturesque landscapes. This hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Crystal Sarovar Premiere

India flag Agra

With a convenient and strategic location in Agra's tourist hub, the 5-star Hotel Crystal Sarovar offers everything you could need in a hotel. From the opulent, intricately designed interiors and state of the art restaurant, to the magnificent view of the iconic Taj Mahal, the Hotel Crystal Sarovar is truly unique.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Information Colours of Rajasthan - Pushkar Festival

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
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twin share
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14 Nov 20
04 Dec 20
$7,895
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $255pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $200
Single Supplement
From $2,675
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
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