21 Days
Duration
Max 8, Min 2
Group Size
Flights & Visa Fees
Included

NEW ZEALAND – NEW DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR – UDAIPUR – NARLAI – JODHPUR – JAISALMER – BIKANER – MANDAWA – NEW DELHI – NEW ZEALAND

 

Day 1 – Fly to New Delhi: Fly from Auckland/Christchurch/Wellington/ Sydney/Melbourne airport and arrive same day in the evening. IST (Indian Standard Time) is 7 and half hours behind than New Zealand time. You’ll be received at Delhi airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your Hotel. Relax for the night and get rid of Jet lag. 

Day Highlights: 

  • Fly to India. 
  • Welcome at Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel. 

Meals: In-flight – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch  

 

Day 2 – New Delhi: Welcome to New Delhi! Reason behind Friday departure is to face much lesser traffic at Delhi roads on Saturdays & Sundays, than weekdays. Meet us at your hotel lobby at around 10 AM for briefing from your tour escort. Drive through the tree lanes of New Delhi and embassies of Chanakyapuri. A guided tour of India Gate President’s Palace & Gurudwara Bangla Sahib will give you a good history lesson about New Delhi and its architecture & Sikhism. If you still would like to explore more then proceed to Akshardham – world’s largest Hindu temple complex. Enjoy the evening water show here to get refreshed from the busy day. You’ll be driven to your Hotel after this. 

Day Start Time: 10 AM

Day Highlights: 

  • Guided visit to President’s Palace and India Gate 
  • Water show at Akshardham Temple 
  • Sikh Temple Bangla Sahib

Meals Included: Breakfast 

 

Day 3 – Agra: After breakfast, enjoy your drive to Agra on Yamuna Expressway and the green view of agricultural farms on both sides of the road. Have a stopover at one of the road side restaurants for Masala Chai! A sunset visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Taj Mahal) becomes the star attraction of the day.  After a guided tour of Taj, head to the famous local gem stones & marble artisans to learn about the marble and gem stones carving and inlay techniques. Return to your hotel after this.

Day Start Time: 9 AM

Day Highlights: 

  • City of love Agra
  • Taj Mahal
  • Local art & craft of Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Jaipur: Travel to the Pink city after Breakfast in same vehicle. Have a buffet lunch at your choice at a resort right next to Abhaneri Stepwell and a Jugaad Ride from that resort to stepwell via Abhaneri Village. Proceed to Jaipur after this and Check in your Hotel and relax for the evening. 

Day Start Time: 9:00 AM

Day Highlights: 

  • Travel to Pink city (4 – 5 Hours road travel)
  • Rajasthani Jugaad Ride
  • Abhaneri Stepwell

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 – Jaipur: Start your day with a guided tour of local flower and vegetable market. Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar a hub of architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II and completed in 1734Witness morning aarti at Govind dev Ji Temple. Experience the world famous Gemstones specialty of Jaipur. Relax at your hotel for the afternoon and join a local family for the dinner in the evening.

Day Start Time: 8:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • 18th century  Jantar Mantar – The astronomical observatory
  • Flowers & Vegetables Market
  • Palace of Wind
  • Gemstones Industry of Jaipur
  • Dinner with local family in Jaipur.
  • City Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 – Jaipur: See the everyday life of Jaipur locals and some local cafes with your tour leader. Visit the carpets, handicrafts and block printing workshops and appreciate the art of Jaipur. Have a break at your hotel after lunch for couple of hours. Have a stopover at the Lake Palace once built for the royal men for duck shooting on your way to Amber Fort for night visit and a walk through ancient Amber town. Enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant in Amer and proceed to your hotel after this.

Day Start Time: 8 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Night visit of Amer Fort.
  • Lake palace.
  • Walk through the ancient Amer town..
  • Visit local Carpet, Handicrafts and Block Printing Textile industry.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 – Udaipur: Start your journey to Udaipur this morning at around 10 am. Known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is most celebrated for the fairy-tale marble palaces that appear to rise from the waters of Lake Pichola. It’s a beautiful drive through the Aravali Hills and many marble mines. A Farm restaurant stop over gives you a beautiful opportunity to walk through Marigold and vegetables farm. You can also enjoy their organic food. Also spot the 351 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva on your way to Udaipur. Check in at your luxury hotel and relax for the evening as we have not much to do this evening after a long journey.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

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  • Drive to Udaipur – ‘Venice of the East’ (5 – 6 hours road travel).
  • Farm restaurant stop over for lunch.
  • 351 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Udaipur: Venture into a spectacular labyrinth of courtyards within the City Palace this morning, a soaring creation of marble and granite perched on the lake’s edge. Incredible photographic opportunities abound at this palace complex, the largest in Rajasthan, which blends medieval, European, and Chinese architecture and is richly decorated with inlaid mirror-work, mosaics, and frescoes. Later, explore the narrow streets of the old city by rickshaw, and stop to photograph a local market before visiting the 17th-century Jagdish Temple, adorned with fantastic carvings. A scenic boat ride on Lake Pichola provides an opportunity to capture the luminous white marble facade of Jag Niwas, now the Taj Lake Palace, and its shimmering reflection on the water. Finish your day by ‘The Dharohar Dance Show’ at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Older part of the city with it’s narrow streets gives you an opportunity to enjoy the Tuk Tuk rides in Udaipur,

Visit the local artisan in Udaipur to enhance your knowledge on Miniature Painting after lunch. Udaipur is also famous for its Gold and Silver Jewelry including expensive and inexpensive designs. Let us know in advance if this interests you, we can arrange your visit to one of the famous Jewelry Stores.

Day Start Time: 9:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Guided tour of City Palace
  • 17th Century Jagdish temple
  • Heritage and Bazaar walk
  • Tuk Tuk Rides in Udaipur.
  • Boat Ride at Lake Pichola
  • Dharohar Folk Dance Show.
  • Miniature Painting classes.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 Narlai: After breakfast, we will head to 17th century Traditional Rajasthani Village – Narlai. Enjoy your stay at Rawla Narlai a 17th Century hunting lodge of Maharaja now turned into beautiful boutique heritage hotel or another option can be a luxury resort right next to Kumbhalgarh Fort. Walk up to Elephant rock this evening or have a village safari with the hotel staff. You’ll find people are very friendly in that village. This beautiful property also has spa and massage facility to engage you for the evening.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Hill drive to Narlai Village ( 3 hours road travel)
  • Your stay at beautiful property of Rawla Narlai
  • Walk to Elephant rock
  • Village & countryside Safari

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 Narlai: Jeep Safari for Leopard Sighting and countryside visit becomes the highlight of the day. Leopard Sighting and Countryside visit are included in your tour package price. Another activity which can be added at an extra cost is your dinner at the step well with live folk music under the shade of a thousand lamps.

Day Start Time: Late Start 

Day Highlights:

  • Leopard sighting.
  • Countryside Jeep Safari.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Tea.

Day 11 – Jodhpur: Travel to the Blue City this morning at around 9 am. Visit a village family on your way to Jodhpur to see how they make Durries (local rugs). Check in your hotel and relax for the afternoon. We’ll leave for a guided street walk of the blue houses and a guided walk of the local market known as Sardaar Market in the evening. Visit the local stores there as Jodhpur has been well known for it’s textiles, handicrafts and spices. Return to your hotel after this.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Travel to Jodhpur – The Blue City (3 hours road travel)
  • Local Market & Blue houses street walk.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12 –Jodhpur : Visit the majestic 15th century Mehrangarh Fort to get a view of blue city after visiting Umaid Bhawan Palace – one of the largest private residences in the world! Return to your hotel after lunch.

Day Start Time – Early Start

Day Highlights:

  • 15th century Mehrangarh Fort
  • Village Safari/Cultural Gala Night dinner
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Shop and street food at the famous ‘Sardar Market’
  • Dine with locals

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 13 – Jaisalmer: A beautiful drive to the city of Jaisalmer through the great Thar Desert. This 12th century town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone and is crowned by the ancient Jaisalmer Fort. This fort contains a royal palace and several ornate Jain temples along with ancient havelis. Many of the houses and temples of both the fort, and of the town below, are built of finely sculptured sandstone. Check in your hotel by afternoon and relax for                                  the evening.

Day Start Time – Early Start

Day Highlights:

  • Travel to Jaisalmer (4 – 5 hours road travel)
  • The Golden City of Rajasthan.
  • Witness TheGreat That Desert.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14 – Jaisalmer: Visit the Jaisalmer fort this morning along with many Havelis and Temples inside.  Desert safari & camel safari is one of the best things to do in Jaisalmer, sitting with folk singers and listening to raw folk music. Visit the local camp site for a camel safari and high tea at the sand dunes. You can also opt to stay in your luxury tent at the camp site.

Day Start Time – Early Start

Day Highlights:

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Desert Safari/Cultural Gala Night dinner
  • Camel Safari
  • Luxury camp at the desert

Meals Included: Breakfast, High Tea, Dinner

Day 15 – Bikaner: Travel to the camel country Bikaner through the great Thar Desert this afternoon and check in at your luxury hotel here.

Day Start Time – Late Start

Day Highlights:

  • Travel to Bikaner through Great Thar Desert(4-5 hours road travel)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 16 – Bikaner: Start your day by a guided visit to the Junagarh Fort. After Junagarh Fort visit the Karni Mata Temple also known as the rat temple famous for it’s rats.

Day Start Time – Early Start

Day Highlights:

  • Junagarh Fort
  • KarniMata Temple

Meals Included: Breakfast

 Day 17 – Mandawa: Today we will travel to Mandawa and stay at a beautiful heritage property.

Day Start Time – Late start

Day Highlights:

  • Travel to Mandawa(4-5 hours road travel)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 18 – Mandawa: Welcome to the open air art gallery of SHEKHAWATI region. It indeed is the largest open air art gallery in the world. No, these havelis do not serve as exhibition spaces for art; they themselves are priceless pieces of art. Each and every square inch of these havelis has been treated as a canvas to pour out culture, tradition, lifestyle and folklore. These mansions are beautifully painted on the exterior as well as interior; on the horizontal as well as vertical surfaces creating a magical kaleidoscope of vivid colours.

Day Start Time – Late start

Day Highlights:

  • Travel to Mandawa

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 19 – Delhi: If you have chosen one of our add-ons like Varanasi add up, Yoga and Meditation Tour or Tiger Safari add on then you will travel according to your tailor-made itinerary to next destination.

If you would like to complete your Rajasthan tour here, then you will travel to Delhi today and stay at your Aerocity Hotel which is right next to the International Terminal.

Day Start Time: Late Start

Day Highlights:

  • Travel to Delhi(4-5 hours road travel)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 20 – Departure: You’ll be driven to your departure terminal from your hotel after Breakfast according to your flight timings.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 21 – New Zealand: Such a wonderful time in India but nothing is like home. Welcome back to New Zealand and end of your tour. Thank You!

Meals: In-flight – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

 

 

 

 

  • Guided tour of President’s Palace, New Delhi (only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning).

 

 

 

  • Jaipur Bazaar walks and Agra local artifacts experience.

 

 

 

 

  • Amber FortNight visit of Amber Fort.

 

 

 

 

  • Cooking class and Dinner with a local family in Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Rickshaw ride in pink city Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Tuk Tuk ride in Udaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Lake Pichola boat ride Udaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Udaipur, Dharohar

    ‘Bagore Ki Haveli’ dance and music show.

 

 

 

 

  • Leopard Jeep Safari at Narlai.

 

 

 

 

  • Sardaar Market Jodhpur guided visit.

 

 

 

 

  •  Camel & Desert Safari Jaisalmer.

 

 

 

 

  • Shekhawati
    Shekhawati

    Guided visit to open air art of Shekhawati

 

 

 

 

  • Akshardham ‘Largest Hindu temple in the world’.

 

  • Return flight from New Zealand to Delhi (Economy class)
  • Visa Fees
  • All Hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 – 3 Complimentary meals
  • Chauffeured air-conditioned luxury vehicle 
  • Fully escorted tour
  • All Monuments entry tickets
  • Monuments guides
  • Tour leader
  • Sightseeing & Bazaar Walks
  • All activities stated in the itinerary
  • Airport & hotel transfers
  • Supply of Packaged drinking water and soft drinks on-board.
  • Welcome gifts
  • All applicable taxes including GST

  • Personal expenses like Shopping etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals except stated in itinerary

 

  • No extra charge applicable for a private tour with same itinerary.
  •  Single supplement cost is applicable to a solo traveler if only one person is staying in a hotel room. 
  • Return flight includes economy class seat.
  • You’ll be advised about your international flight options to choose between the airlines, at the time of your booking.
  • All the given travel dates come with guaranteed departure. Minimum group size is 2 & Maximum is 8.
  • Please provide copy of front page of passport of all travelers at the time of booking. Please make sure your passport has minimum 6 months of validity at the time of your arrival in India.
  • All the travel would be done by road in your air-conditioned personal chauffeured vehicle.
  • All the activities, monuments’ entrance tickets, camera tickets are part of your package price.
  • You will be welcomed at every airport by one of our representatives and all transfers to your hotels are included.
  • Peak season charges, New Year and/or Christmas night gala dinner and additional supplement charges may apply to your tour booked for the months of December & January only. We’ll inform you about this in advance if such cost occurs.
  • Please let us know in advance if you would like to add up another destination on your visit to India like Goa, Varanasi or Tiger Safari.

Payment Procedures: A deposit amount of 30% is required to confirm the booking and to receive your confirmed flight tickets. Rest can be paid 6 weeks prior to your arrival dates.

Payments or deposits can be made online on our website via PayPal (3.4% Charge applicable)

OR directly to the following bank account (No surcharge)

ANZ Bank Account Details:

  • Payable At : Kiwi N Tiger New Zealand
  • A/C Number : 06 0829 098780400
  • Swift Code : ANZ BNZ 22
  • Bank : ANZ

Please read our Terms & Conditions for more info.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
December 5, 2018

We have no hesitation in highly recommending KiwiNTiger. Our tour of Rajasthan October/November 2018 was an experience second to none. Vishal had done an excellent job is research and setting up an excellent itinerary, accommodation and local guides. The luxury van with air conditioning, wifi and refreshments en route was ideal for our group of seven. The driver was very safe and competent and always would be there to pick us up after visits to various venue and attractions. Certainly travelling in a small group has huge advantages over large ones. We could go to many more places, keep in touch and enjoy each others company. We look forward to using KiwiNTiger again in another part of exciting India.

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