Majestic India Tours
13 NIGHTS – 14 DAYS
DELHI – AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – SAMODE – JAIPUR – PUSHKAR – JODHPUR – JAISALMER – ROHET – RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR – MUMBAI – AJANTA & ELLORA CAVES
In this popular package tour to India, you will visit Delhi, Agra and some famous cities in Rajasthan, in addition to stay at heritage and palace hotels in Samode and Rohet. The 475 year old Samode Palace is a splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture. Here you will experience contemporary luxury and signature service of Samode hotels. You will also stay at Rohet Garh which is a Charming, family-run fort in the small village of Rohet. In the later part of the tour, rock-cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora will induce a sense of discovery before you finally reach Mumbai, the city of dreams and Bollywood. Rest assured, as State Express, your reliable tour operator in India takes care of all your problems in India and you enjoy a hassle free trip of North India and Mumbai.
Day : Delhi
We will begin the tour of North India with your arrival in Delhi. Our representative will welcome you at the airport and after a quick briefing, you will be transferred to your hotel. Later, once you are rested and feel refreshed, we will start our exploration of India with a city tour of Old Delhi that includes visit to Jama Masjid and the amazing Red Fort. India was ruled by the Mughals for three centuries before they acceded control to the British. At Jama Masjid and Red fort you will learn about the ancient Mughal culture and architecture. This is followed by an enjoyable rickshaw ride along the alleys of the ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk. This will complete the tour of Old Delhi as we move on to New Delhi to see the important monuments there. In New Delhi, we will drive past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and President House. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day : Delhi– Agra (200 KM, 4 Hours)
In the morning, we will continue our tour of North India, as we drive to Agra which was once the capital of Mughal India and centre of great power and glory. We will visit the world famous “Taj Mahal” which is a monument of love immortalized in marble. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort and Sikandra, where lies the Tomb of the Emperor “Akbar the Great”. Then proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day : Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Samode (270 KM, 6 Hours)
On day 3 of your package tour to North India and Mumbai, you will leave for Jaipur in the morning. Stop en route and visit Fatehpur Sikri, undoubtedly the best preserved Mughal Palace city of all. Built by Great emperor Akbar around 1570, he employed the most talented craftsman to construct the city only to abandon it fourteen years later after the water system failed. Next, proceed to Samode, a small picturesque town. Upon arrival, check in at Samode Palace which is about four hundred years old and is now a Heritage Hotel. The Palace is famous for the interiors which are harmonized with warm colored walls, delicate marble work, colorful patterns and traditional art objects. It has one of the most stunning halls showcasing mirror work and enamel work in ‘Minakari’ style. Overnight stay at Samode Palace.
Day : Samode -Jaipur (45 KM, 1 Hours)
Next morning, drive to Amer Fort. Climb a hill on the back of a painted elephant to reach the fort with its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. After a complete guided tour of the fort, continue drive to Jaipur city and check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, we begin our sightseeing tour of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Visit City Palace and Museum. Also located nearby is the ornate ‘Hawa Mahal’ or Palace of Wind which is five stories high and is decorated with delicate screens carved from stone. Next, we visit Jantar Mantar, one of the oldest existing observatories equipped with huge brick and mortar instrument including a very accurate 90 feet sundial. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day : Jaipur – Pushkar (150 KM, 3 Hours)
In the morning, we will leave for Pushkar. Stop en route at Ajmer and visit “Ajmer Sharif Dargah”, an important pilgrimage site of Muslims. It is dedicated to a Sufi Saint – Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chisti – who spent his life in service of poor people. The Dargah also houses a tomb dedicated to Nizam Sikka, an ordinary water carrier who once saved the life of Mughal Emperor Humayun. As a reward, Nizam Sikka was given the right to rule the vast Mughal Empire for one full day. After paying respects at the Dargah, proceed to Pushkar where the hugely popular ‘Pushkar camel fair’ is held around November every year. Overnight stay.
Day : Pushkar – Jodhpur (220 KM, 4 Hours)
In the morning, we will start our sight seeing tour of Pushkar which lies on the edge of a small and beautiful lake in Eastern Rajasthan. A city of 500 temples and 52 bathing ghats, it is considered the holiest Hindu temple town in India due to the presence of ‘Brahma temple’. The temple is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Visit the Pushkar Lake, capture photos of the beautiful Bathing Ghats, pay respects at Brahma temple and explore the heritage market for unique handicraft products. Then drive to Jodhpur which is Gateway to the Thar desert. On arrival, check in at the hotel for Overnight stay.
Day : Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (310 KM, 6 Hours)
In the morning, we will continue our exploration of the majestic forts of Rajasthan with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. The fort was built in 1457 and is situated at an altitude of about 125 metres and spread over an area of 5 sq. km. After a complete guided tour, we will visit Jaswant Thada, which is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. Also visit Umaid Bhawan, a majestic building that presently functions as a hotel and museum. In the afternoon, we will leave for Jaisalmer which is the next destination in our Majestic India Tour itinerary . On arrival at Jaisalmer, we will check in at the hotel for Overnight stay.
Day : Jaisalmer
In the morning, we will begin the city tour of Jaisalmer. We will visit Jaisalmer fort, Patwaon Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli which are famous for wonderful stone carving. In the afternoon, adventure awaits you as you get ready for an exciting excursion to the sand dunes located at a distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of camel rides and sun set views over the desert horizon. Here, State Express also provide you an option to make this magical evening even more remarkable by arranging an evening of classical dance and dinner over the sand dunes on additional cost. Later drive back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day : Jaisalmer – Rohet (345 KM, 7 Hours)
In the morning, we will drive to Rohet via Jodhpur. On arrival, check in at ‘Castle Rohetgarh’ which is a fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century Champawat Rothore clan. Generations of valiant noble-men have built this heritage home where aristocratic values are respected even today along with provision for all modern amenities. In the afternoon, We will arrange for you a jeep safari to Bishnoi villages. ‘Bishnois’ are an eco-friendly sect of Hindu religion who are famous for their rich cultural heritage and true love for nature and animals. Return to Rohet Garh for overnight stay.
Day : Rohet – Ranakpur – Udaipur (230 KM, 5 Hours)
In the morning, we will depart for Udaipur with a small stop-over at Ranakpur. Ranakpur is extremely popular for the 15th century Jain Temples that are known for outstanding sculptures and craftsmanship. The Temple has 1444 pillars that support the roof of the temple, an unusually high number, and what is more unusual is that none of them are alike. Then proceed to Udaipur, which is also called ‘the city of lakes’. On arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Day : Udaipur
In the morning, we will begin our city tour of Udaipur with a visit to City Palace. The City Palace has gorgeous rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, inlaid marble balconies and the hugely popular ‘peacock courtyard’. Also visit Jagdish temple and the lovely ‘Saheliyon Ki Bari’ gardens for their beautiful plant sculptures. In the afternoon, we will do an excursion to Eklingi and Nagada which are temple towns famous for 9th century temples and then return to the hotel. With this, you complete your tour of Udaipur and also you tour of North India and Rajasthan. Sleep peacefully as you prepare for an onward flight to Mumbai, which is the most exciting city in Western India and the next city on the Majestic India tour itinerary.
Day : Udaipur -Mumbai (By Flight – 1 ¼ Hours)
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai. Mumbai is also called the ‘City of Dreams’ in India as the city witnesses the maximum number of migrants who try to make it big in the financial capital of India. It is also the arts and entertainment capital of India. Once you arrive at Mumbai, you will be taken to your hotel for stowing your luggage and getting refreshed. Then start city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. Evening is free for shopping or other independent activities. Overnight stay.
Day : Mumbai – Aurangabad (By Flight – 45 Minutes)
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight for Aurangabad for the hugely popular Ajanta – Ellora rock cave tours. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Enjoy a full day excursion to Ajanta Caves which are situated at a distance of 105 km from Aurangabad. These are a group of 30 caves, the oldest of which date back to 100 BCE, which were cut-out from a rocky gorge and contain wall paintings and sculptures created by Buddhist monks who used these caves as monsoon retreats. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage site for a surreal experience. After a complete tour of Ajanta Caves, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day : Aurangabad – Mumbai (By Flight – 45 Minutes)
In the morning, we will visit Ellora Caves which are considered to be the epitome of rock-cut architecture. These are believed to have been built by Rashtrakuta Dynasty rulers around 8th century. There are thirty four caves in the complex representing different religions of India; Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Later afternoon transfer to Aurangabad airport to catch flight for Mumbai to connect your international flight from Mumbai airport. With this, your Majestic India tour of North India with Mumbai and Ajanta Ellora Caves comes to end. State Express, your favourite tour operators in India bids you goodbye and eagerly waits to meet you for next trip to India.
Is this a group tour?
No, this is a private travel exclusively for you, your friends and family who may accompany you on the tour.
Is this trip possible for single traveler?
Yes, it is possible. But, the cost may be high in case of a single traveler. You may send us information in the form and we shall send you our best offer depending on number of persons in your group or for a single person.
May I choose dates according to my choice?
Yes, since this is a private tour, you may decide the dates as per your choice. Only in case of certain tours, we have to check if there are any operational difficulties for organizing a tour of your choice. Certain tours are not possible for particular period which we shall let you know. Besides, the cost may vary depending on seasonality.
Could you provide us international flights to India?
It is better if you could buy international tickets directly through your local agent or on internet. Although we can provide you international flight tickets, but you may a get a better deal locally.
Is visa service included in your cost?
No, you have to obtain visa on your own. The visa regulations will depend on your nationality. You may contact us for further details.
Is it possible to make extension or modify tours?
Yes, it is very much possible. You can extend your stay on arrival or departure or at any other place. You may also modify the tour. You may let us know your interest and we can send you modified tour itinerary with cost.
What’s included in the cost?
Our cost normally includes hotel accommodation with breakfast, private air-conditioned car with driver which includes fuel, parking and all taxes, entrance fee to monuments, train tickets if any, guided city tours in English or in other foreign languages, viz French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or other foreign languages subject to availability which we can notify at the time of reservation request. Our cost also includes some other services viz Elephant ride at Amer fort in Jaipur, camel safari in Jaisalmer and boat tour in Varanasi. We shall send you all details at the time of sending you quotation.
We may also include other services viz lunches, dinners or other services if you wish. We may also exclude guide service and entrance fee to monuments if you so wish.
Are domestic flights and trains are included in our cost ?
Train tickets are included in our cost. But, we give supplement cost for domestic flight tickets as these days, there are dynamic fares and these are not fixed. We send you indicative fare at the time of sending you quotation which is subject to change until issue of tickets with advance purchase for which we need payment from you to issue flight tickets. You may also purchase domestic flight tickets directly on your own if you prefer.
What kind of hotel accommodation is provided ?
We provide minimum standard (3 star or similar), superior (4 star or similar), deluxe (5 star or similar) hotels and the cost will depend depending on category of hotels. We can send you quotation for the category that you are interested in. We usually provide heritage or palace hotels which fit in your category of hotels. We may also mix the hotel category if you prefer and can also provide you rates based on hotels of your liking in all places if you like.
When do I have to pay?
We usually request 25% advance upon confirmation of our services unless otherwise informed at the time of sending you quotation. We shall send you all payment terms at the time of sending you our offer.
I am interested. What is next step?
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Established in 1980, State Express has been providing most reliable services to travelers all over the world for last 35 years. We are renowned for our customer first approach and unobtrusive efficiency which ensures the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We have been awarded several times by State Government for being best Tour Operator. All aspects of our tours have been carefully researched and then designed to give ultimate experience to travelers. Let our travel knowledge help you to create a wonderful experience, whether on one of our tour itineraries or a tailor made tour itinerary made exclusively for you to give you an unforgettable holiday.
Our people make the difference
Our success has been possible because of our people who are our biggest asset. We have a team of highly dedicated, sincere, hardworking who work with integrity that has made State Express one of the leading and most reliable tour companies in India. They not only have expertise and experience to meet any requirement, they also speak foreign languages and trained to offer only the best and leave nothing to chance. We know that travel to Indian sub-continent is a dream of many of our guests and our team does everything possible to make their dream true and give them an experience of their lifetime.
We have complete infrastructure to provide you best rate and services to you. We are an IATA approved and authorized agents for all domestic airlines and Indian Railways. We have our own cars vans and coaches with experienced drivers. We have multi lingual staff to ensure that our guests do not face any language problem. We also have associate offices in all major tourist centers to provide assistance in shortest possible time.
Our fleet of vehicles & drivers
We undoubtedly have one of the best and most modern fleet of cars, vans, 4X4s and large coaches. Surface travel is a very important aspect in India as you spend lot of your time while travelling on the road and therefore given us an edge over other tour companies who have to rely on other transport companies to provide this service to their clients. We have our own garage and all our vehicles are well maintained to give you hassle free journey.
Besides having the best fleet, it is our drivers who truly make the difference as they play a crucial role in making a tour successful. Even if you stay in best of the hotels and travel in most comfortable and luxurious vehicles, if you do not have a good driver, it may spoil your experience. We have our team of drivers who are part of State Express and have been working with us for years and they are trained, dedicated and motivated to take care of our guests and make them comfortable. That is the reason that more than 90% of our guests thank us and appreciate them after returning to their home.
Our choice of hotels
We take utmost care in selection of hotels that we recommend to our clients and include in our list of suggested hotels. We inspect these hotels regularly to be sure of their quality of product and services. We give lot of emphasis on the location and the people who run those hotels. We want to give you clients an experience of heritage and palace hotels which are unique and not available in other part of the world.
Our tour itineraries
All our tour itineraries are designed by experts to give you an opportunity to see most wonderful sites in number of days at your disposal at the same time giving you time to explore the places in your own way. We have a number of itineraries to choose from which covers all India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. We also include mode of travel and approximate time taken between places to ensure that you do not have any surprises during the tour. Our specialists will also work with you to create an itinerary of your choice either by modifying our readymade tour itineraries or prepare an exclusive tailor made tour for you based on your interest and liking keeping in mind local conditions.
24×7 assistance during the tour
We provide you clients real 24×7 assistance during the tour. This is not a marketing gimmick but we have someone in our office always to assist you in case of any emergency anytime. We also provide cell phone numbers of our executive who you may contact even during odd hours when you need them for anything urgent. We have associate offices in all major cities of India to provide you assistance in minimum possible time.
We know that response time is key to our success and we value it a lot. Even at initial stages before reservation, you will get replies from us in not more than 24 working hours. We shall always be there whenever you need us during the tour.
Apart from professional service, we believe in emphasising on personalised service. That is to make our guests feel at home in a foreign country and also feel that they have friends here who they can trust for any need. Our customer executives remain in constant touch with our guests during the tour to give them comfort and trust that we are always with them.
Good value for money
We know that there are so many travel companies providing their services and unless we provide good value for money to our clients, they will not be satisfied. Our own fleet of cars, vans and coaches and best special discounted rates with hotels due to our volumes enables us to offer value for money.
Call us at +91 11 47674000 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for all the details on this itinerary and what is included in your tour. We shall be glad to make any amendments in the tour if you so wish and send you our best quotation and details of the tou to suit your budget and interest.