Private Tour

Treasures of Rajasthan - 9 days/8 nights

Starting in New Delhi, this 9-day private tour takes you on an adventurous trip to the palaces, forts, and ancient history of the Moghuls and Maharajas of India, including the Taj Mahal. Along the way, you’ll see spectacular desert scenery, imposing forts and walled cities, bustling markets, and colorful local cultures in the most culturally significant places in Rajasthan.

Private, Local Guides!

Whether you are a single person, a couple, or a group, you'll have your own guide and driver for all airport pickups, drop offs, and daily excursions.

Choose Your Dates!

This is not a fixed-departure-date tour. Just let us know the dates that work best for you and we will arrange everything.


Need more time? Less time? Want to see or do something that isn't included? The options are unlimited, so talk to us about the different possibilities and our recommendations.

Great Accommodation!

We've scouted the best hotels in the best locations of all categories. We'll recommend accommodation to suit your budget and travel style.
  • The sights of New Delhi
  • The Taj Mahal
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • The Step Wells of Abhaneri
  • Amber Fort near Jaipur
  • Sardar Market in Jodhpur
  • Ancient columns of Ranakpur
  • Lake city of Udaipur
  • and, of course, the spices, scents, colors, and landscape throughout the tour
Private Tour

Treasures of Rajasthan - 9 days/8 nights

Starting in New Delhi, this 9-day private tour takes you on an adventurous trip to the palaces, forts, and ancient history of the Moghuls and Maharajas of India, including the Taj Mahal. Along the way, you’ll see spectacular desert scenery, imposing forts and walled cities, bustling markets, and colorful local cultures in the most culturally significant places in Rajasthan.

  • Day 1Arrive New Delhi

    Arrive in New Delhi where you’ll be welcomed by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Overnight in New Delhi.

  • Day 2New Delhi

    Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and take you on a tour of the best sites of New Delhi. Start in the southern end of the city with a visit to the Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India, followed by Humayun’s Tomb, a grand example of Indo-Persian style architecture similar to the Taj Mahal. After lunch, take a short walk through the bustling Chandi Chowk shopping area in Old Delhi, and visit the adjacent Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Continue to the serene park setting of Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Finally, visit the Laxmi Narayan Hindu Temple near Connaught Place, the heart of Delhi where you can shop or have dinner. Overnight in New Delhi. (Breakfast)

  • Day 3New Delhi to Agra

    Early this morning, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the train station for your 2.5-hour train ride to Agra on the Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival, you will be met at the station and taken on a tour of Agra. You’ll cross the narrow, congested Strachey Bridge to visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb and see the Taj Mahal from the opposite side of the Yamuna River. Then visit Agra Fort and the Jami Masjid, Friday Mosque, with the bustling Kinari market at its entrance. Then travel by tonga (horse-drawn cart) to the entrance of the Taj Mahal and stay until sunset, watching the character of the white marble change as the sun goes down. Overnight in Agra. (Breakfast)

  • Day 4Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri

    After breakfast, depart for Jaipur by car, stopping to visit the ancient Moghul city, Fatehpur Sikri. This planned city took 15 years to build but was abandoned after only 14 years due to a shortage of water. View the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other palaces which are still well-preserved. Then continue on to to the Step wells of Abhaneri, which were built in the 9th century. The step wells are lined by 3,500 symmetrically laid steps that descend into a 100-foot pit. Continue the drive to Jaipur and check into your hotel. Total travel time is about seven hours, including the stops. Overnight in Jaipur. (Breakfast)

  • Day 5Jaipur

    In the morning, visit the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge 11 kilometers outside Jaipur City. One of the highlights of the Fort is the famous Shish Mahal, or Palace of Mirrors. Return to Jaipur for lunch, then tour the main sites of the city including the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds, the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments, and the City Palace and museum. The City Palace is still the home of the Maharaja and the museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur. Later afternoon, enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the bazaars. Your evening is free to explore the markets of Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur. (Breakfast)

  • Day 6Jaipur to Jodhpur

    After breakfast, drive about five to six hours to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, you will check in to your hotel then tour the city including the Mehrangarh Fort located on cliffs above the city, the Jaswant Thada, a white marble cenotaph built in 1899, and the bustling Sardar Market and clock tower in the center of the city. Overnight in Jodhpur. (Breakfast)

  • Day 7Jodhpur to Udaipur

    Today, you’ll drive to Udaipur via the ancient temple of Ranakpur. The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, is a marvelous feat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars. all with unique carvings. Then continue the drive to Udaipur. Total drive time today is about 6 hours with stops. Arrive in Udaipur in the afternoon and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Udaipur. (Breakfast)

  • Day 8Udaipur

    After breakfast tour the romantic city of Udaipur including Jagdish temple, the Garden of the Maidens of Honor, a small garden with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus pool, and the City Palace which is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. The afternoon is free to explore the small streets and interesting shops or to relax on a roof-top café overlooking the water. Overnight in Udaipur. (Breakfast)

  • Day 9Udaipur to Delhi

    Your car and driver are available in Udaipur until you transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi, where you will connect to your onward flight home.  If you have a late-night departure in Delhi, we can arrange at additional cost a hotel near the airport for you to have dinner, wash up, and rest.

Private Tour

Treasures of Rajasthan - 9 days/8 nights

Our private tours include the things that make it so you don’t have to worry about logistics for your trip.

Our Rates Include

  • Private airport transfers
  • Daily accommodation with breakfast
  • Private vehicle transportation for all excursions per itinerary
  • Meals as listed in above itinerary
  • Services of a local, English-speaking guide for all visits and excursions
  • All tours and activities mentioned in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Train
    • New Delhi to Agra
  • Flights
    • Udaipur to New Delhi

Rates Do Not Include

  • International airfare
  • India Visa Application fees
  • Tips for driver and guides
  • Personal expenses

Itinerary Add-Ons to Consider

Private Tour

Treasures of Rajasthan - 9 days/8 nights

Here’s an explanation of what to expect and why about the planning and booking process and working with a Red Lantern Journeys travel consultant.

  • Personal Travel Consultant

    Your peronal travel consult to work with you to prepare your itinerary, recommend tours and activities and accommodation and explain the reasoning behind every aspect of your tour.

  • Private Vehicles with Driver and Guides

    You'll have your own private, chauffeur-driven vehicle for all of your airport transfers and daily excursions. These will also include your personal, English-speaking guide who is licensed and will provide the insights to make each of your tours an exceptional experience.

  • Hotel Recommendations

    We've inspected hundreds of hotels and can recommend accommodation that fits your style and budget.

  • Activity Recommendations

    We have access to a wide range of activities to make your trip truly memorable. Activities range from visiting iconic sights to meeting local personalities, adventure sports, and exclusive dining experiences!

Private Tour

Treasures of Rajasthan - 9 days/8 nights


The Best Time to Do This Itinerary

Winter – October to March

Winter is the best time to visit Rajasthan as this when the temperature is at its lowest level. During the day, the weather is bearable to go for sightseeing and nights are relatively cool. If tourists want to explore the desert regions like Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Bikaner, winter is the best time for a vacation in Rajasthan. The maximum number of festivals in Rajasthan takes place in winter. Also, it is a good time to enjoy some adventure activities.

Summer – April to June

Since 60% of Rajathasn’s area is dominated by the Thar Desert, evidently the climate will be hot and humid. In summer months, the temperature may be as high as 48º C during the day, but the beauty of sparkling Thar desert shining under scorching sun rays is beautiful. If tourists are eager to go for trip to Rajasthan during summer, then they can head to Mount Abu, Kumbhalgarh or Ranakpur. In these parts of Rajasthan, the temperature is pleasant enough to go for the sightseeing tour. In rest of the Rajasthan, tourists can go out in the early morning or late evening.

The Monsoon Season – July to September

Relatively cool as compared to summer, the monsoon is a good time to go for holiday in Rajasthan. In the monsoon season, one would notice a sudden change in the landscapes as it looks like the desert is touched by the magic wand. Tourists planning a trip during the monsoon season then the must visit destinations in Rajasthan are Bundi, Udaipur, and Keoladeo National Park.

Private Tour

Treasures of Rajasthan - 9 days/8 nights

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