Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour
Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour

Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour

16 days

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Visit an array of architectural wonders in beautiful India

Travel back to India’s royal, fascinating past on the 16-day Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour. An English-speaking guide will lead you to the array of temples, castles, palaces, and forts, where old-time stories are woven into the lavish, upscale buildings. Expect to visit the famed Golden Triangle—Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur—as well as eight other cities, all full of architectural wonders.

When you aren’t admiring the frescoes adorning Havelis, crumbling forts, and soaring palaces, you’ll get to spend time relaxing at opulent hotels. This guided tour also introduces you to India’s culture: bask in the infectious rural charm blanketing India’s uncharted Khimsar and enjoy a camel ride in Sam Sand Dunes as the sun sinks into the horizon. Looking for a vacation that fuses relaxation and fascinating, easy-going explorations? This tour is tailor-made for you.

Highlights of the Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour

Explore India’s famed Golden Triangle, where remarkable monuments like the Taj Mahal await.
Spend several nights basking in total luxury in palaces full of historical tales and decorations harking back to centuries ago.
Escape the infectious hustle and bustle of India’s lively cities and head to Khimsar for a more rural setting, including a camel ride.
Enjoy marvelling at the plethora of temples, palaces, and forts of ten different cities, including Delhi, and Agra.

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Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Delhi

Meet and greet a tour representative upon arrival before transferring to your hotel, where you can relax for the rest of the day.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Delhi
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Sightseeing around Delhi

Go on a sightseeing tour around New and Old Delhi after breakfast. Enjoy shopping and sightseeing buildings and monuments full of history, like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Chandni Chowk (Silver Street), India Gate, Birla Mandir, Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House), Qutub Minar and Humayun Tomb.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Delhi
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Travel to Agra

Enjoy a yummy breakfast before transferring to Agra, where one of Earth’s most stunning architectural wonders awaits: the Taj Mahal. After you check into your hotel, you’ll get a chance to explore this remarkable monument, as well as the Agra Fort. Admire the red sandstone holding this 16th-century-built fortress up.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Agra
Distance: 4 hours, 220 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Go to Samode

Shortly after leaving Agra, you’ll stop at Fatehpur Sikri, which was abandoned in the 1600s. Once you’ve finished admiring this deserted city, you’ll continue driving to Samode and check into the Samode Palace. This heritage hotel was slowly built over time around 400 years ago, but the Samode family has since turned this stunning monument into a hotel. Spend the rest of the day basking in the facilities offered here: swim in the pool, sip cocktails at the bar, go on a camel ride or work out in the gym.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Samode
Distance: 5 hours, 250 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Drive to Jaipur

Bask in the luxurious amenities of your hotel during the morning before heading to the pink-tinted city of Jaipur. Enjoy the historical tales of the palaces and forts here, as well as the shopping! Spend the evening revelling in your comfortable, swanky hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jaipur
Distance: 1 hour, 42 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Explore Jaipur

Embark on a sightseeing tour around Jaipur after breakfast. You’ll visit City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and the Jantar Mantar (Observatory) before hopping on an elephant for your climb to Amber Fort. Relax in your hotel in the evening!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jaipur
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Go to Mandawa

Get ready to stay in another lavish hotel tonight in Mandawa! Admire the frescoes decorating the walls and enjoy how the 18th-century architecture marries modern-day life in this lovely castle. You can opt to explore the surrounding Havelis or hop on a camel and ride through the small villages scattered around Mandawa. In the evening, have dinner under the stars and let the Rajasthani fire dancer entertain.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Mandawa
Distance: 3 hours, 168 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Travel to Bikaner

Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Bikaner. After you check into your hotel upon arrival, you will go on a sightseeing tour. Check out Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Junagarh Fort & Museum, and the Camel Breeding Farm.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bikaner
Distance: 3.5 hours, 190 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Head to Jaisalmer

Expect golden hues to envelop you as you drive into Jaisalmer. This “Golden City” was built in 1156 A.D, and its ancient buildings can’t help but enchant anyone who visits here. Enjoy an evening relaxing at your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jaisalmer
Distance: 7 hours, 330 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Tour Jaisalmer

Enjoy breakfast before going on a sightseeing tour around this historical city. You’ll visit an array of fascinating sights, including the Jain Temples, Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis, Laxminath Temple, and Gadi Sagar Tank. When the sun starts to sink into the never-ending horizon, hop on a camel and ride in the Sam Sand Dunes.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jaisalmer
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Go to Khimsar

Escape the hustle and bustle of cities and head to the hinterland, Khimsar. Experience a glimpse of India’s rural side, but don’t expect to miss exploring another fort or palace. You’ll check out Khimsar Fort, which is often regarded as a favourite on this tour.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Khimsar
Distance: 6.5 hours, 302 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Day trip to Jodhpur

Enjoy breakfast before going on a day trip to the city famed for its blue houses, Jodhpur. Upon arrival, the staggering Mehrangarh Fort will demand your attention from the top of this blue-hued city. You’ll get to check out this monument as well as Jaswant Thada. After, you’ll meander around the lively Sadar market and the Clock Tower.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Khimsar
Distance: 1.5 hours, 90 km (one way)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 Travel to Udaipur

Get ready for Udaipur to enchant you! It’s spellbinding scenery, adorned with lakes, marble palaces, and gardens. Spend the night at yet another palace.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Udaipur
Distance: 8 hours, 350 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 Discover Udaipur

Enjoy breakfast before embarking on a sightseeing tour around this lovely lake-brimmed city! Visit Jagdish Temple, City Palace, and Saheliyon-ki-Bari. Enjoy a soothing boat ride during the evening on Lake Pichola.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Udaipur
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 Go to Mumbai

Transfer to the airport in the morning for your flight to Mumbai. Meet and greet a tour representative upon arrival and head to your hotel. In the afternoon, you’ll go on a sightseeing tour around this lively, hustling and bustling city. Check out Victoria Terminus, The Prince of Wales Museum, Flora Fountain, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, and Malabar Hill.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Mumbai
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 Depart Mumbai

Enjoy spending some time at your leisure before departing to the airport for your connecting flight or journey home. The tour ends once you reach the airport.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in India is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group. Please note that the prices might increase during the holiday seasons.

The best time to travel to India is from October to March, when the weather is mild.

Private Guided Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-10: $3,378 USD per person
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Accommodation on Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour

This tour will have you staying in 2-5-star hotels that offer modern necessities to keep you comfortable. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel (please inquire to find out the prices). It’s also often possible to match single travellers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

The Claridges Hotel in Delhi ★★★★★

The Claridges Hotel sits near the business districts and close to the shopping centres, making it a luxurious, practical choice for most guests!

ITC Mughal Hotel in Agra ★★★★★

The Mughal-inspired architecture adds luxury to this hotel. Enjoy the pool, restaurant, sauna, and massage services here.

Samode Palace in Samode ★★★★

Bask in the painting and decorations in this lovely palace! Take advantage of the pool, gym, and spa at this hotel.

Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur ★★★★★

Revel in total relaxation at this 5-star heritage hotel with 18 acres of lush gardens. Enjoy the pool, gym, poolside bar, and spa here.

Castle Mandawa in Mandawa ★★★

Admire the magnificent architecture and design that marries old with new at this hotel. Enjoy the on-site restaurant, pool, poolside bar, and spa.

Hotel Laxmi Niwas in Bikaner ★★★

This conveniently located heritage hotel offers WiFi, an on-site restaurant, bar and lounge, and a breakfast buffet.

Fort Rajwada in Khimsar ★★★

This hotel marries stunning architecture and quaint, charming designs. Fort Rajwada keeps guests happy with its amenities, including a pool, gym, poolside bar, and restaurant.

WelcomHotel Khimsar Fort and Dunes in Khimsar ★★★

Appreciate the undeniable beauty and luxurious designs at this hotel. Enjoy a hot bath, the pool, bar, lounge, gym, and spa here.

Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur

Enjoy relaxing in this towering palace, where warm, friendly staff members and lovely views elevate your stay. It’s also situated near Lake Pichola!

The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai ★★★★★

This 5-star hotel can’t help but mesmerize its guests. Enjoy the pool, bar, gym, yoga classes, poolside bar, and massage services.

What’s included in the Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour?

Meals

15 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 15 nights is included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for transfers to pick-up and drop-off spots throughout the tour. Please note that one local flight is required during this tour that you need to book yourself in advance or contact us to include them to your tour package. You should budget around $120 USD for this flight.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Entrance fees

Not included

  • Flights toDelhi and from Mumbai
  • Flight to Mumbai within the tour
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Personal necessities such as drinks during mealtimes

Optional Extras

  • You can upgrade to single occupancy for a fee
  • Additional nights before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Forts and Palaces of India Guided Tour

Trans India Holidays was founded nearly 30 years ago in New Dehli, India. They grew their team from four dedicated travellers to 100 energetic guides and trip planners.

Trans India strives to provide the best possible value for client’s money, continually searching for ways they can upgrade their service and experiences.

Offering a range of tour styles, Trans India operates cultural, religious, adventure, wildlife, culinary, family-friendly, and sporting tours.

Looking after each little detail from the perfect hotel room to booking your tee time for you, Trans India knows how to make a holiday in India as unforgettable as possible.

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We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. It’s suitable for any level of fitness.

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