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Our most recommended Rajasthan Castle & Palace Tours

Jaipur: Private Chand Baori & Bhangarh Fort Tour

1. Jaipur: Private Chand Baori & Bhangarh Fort Tour

Visit Chand Baori, a 1,000-year-old stepwell located in Abhaneri. Marvel at its labyrinth of steps and precise geometrical design on a guided tour. Check out the atmospheric ruins of Bangarh Fort located in the foothills of the Aravalli Range. Be greeted by your driver at your hotel in Jaipur before heading on a 3-hour journey to Chand Baori. Since this rural village is not easy to find, it remains to be a hidden wonder. See an impressive feat of engineering and design at Chand Baori. This stepwell consists of 3,500 narrow steps descending over 13 stories into the earth. Extending 100 feet into the ground, this spectacular stairwell is one of the largest and deepest structures of its kind in India. Then, move on to Bhangarh fort to admire a complex of well-preserved ruins. It’s widely regarded as the most haunted place in India. Owing to paranormal incidents, staying past dark in the fort is prohibited. Listen to the fort's one-chilling yet fascinating haunted stories. Explore the spooky landmark with your guide. See the 17th-century ruins and piece together the mystery of why the village was deserted by its residents 300 years ago. Visit the ruins of the King’s palace. Stroll through trees surrounding the pond area within the palace. After your tour, relax on your drive back to Jaipur.

Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

2. Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

Travel with a private guide and driver to explore the city of Jaipur. Visit the Hawa Mahal Palace and study the intricate lattice design. Explore with your professional guide as they explain the history and architecture of the region to you. Drive comfortably between stops to ensure a smooth-running and relaxing day.   See the Step Well, an ancient site featuring an architecturally unique arrangement of steps leading down to a well. Feel the serenity of the place and ponder the geometry of its architecture. Visit the red sandstone and marble Amber Fort, and the submerged wonder of the Jal Mahal. Relax with some free time for shopping, as Jaipur is famous for a variety of goods such as gems, bangles and silver jewelry. Sample local, freshly-cooked cuisine as your guide takes you to a restaurant for lunch.  Stop at the City Palace after lunch, the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum, but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. Finally call at the Jantar Mantar and discover the many architectural and astronomical instruments.

Jaipur: Instagram Tour of The Best Photography Spots

3. Jaipur: Instagram Tour of The Best Photography Spots

The Pink City is a favorite amongst photography lovers for its symmetrical arches and colorful buildings. This tour brings together the most picturesque locations, with an opportunity for you to learn more about Jaipur's history and culture. Your friendly guide will take you to iconic sites, perfect for your Instagram and SnapChat feed Keep your phones and cameras ready to catch the morning light at Patrika Gate. Brightly colored corridors have made this location famous on the internet, especially for candid portraits. The Panna Meena ka Kund is another Instagram special - geometric staircases in this community stepwell are a feat of historical engineering. The Jal Mahal offers stunning views of the Water Palace and the seasonal sighting of migratory birds. Jantar Mantar, featuring the world's largest sundial, makes for unexpected photographs of giant astronomical instruments. Do not forget Jaipur's signature landmark, the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, the most photographed building in the city. Indulge one step further by opting to visit the grand rooms of City Palace and the magnificent blue-walled Chandra Mahal. The different "Pols" and courtyards at Amer Fort are a highly recommended photo stop for memorable pictures against imposing antique doors. For some unique perspective, take an optional hike to Jaigarh for a bird-eye view of the city, or choose to walk around in the bazaars of Jaipur to capture some street style photos of the colorful markets. Your guide will accompany you at all times, and will be more than happy to take pictures for you. End your day with unforgettable memories and take home countless photographs of one of India's most beautiful cities.

From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

4. From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Day 1: Delhi - Agra After pickup, you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll visit the Qutub Minar, a "victory tower" that forms part of the Qutb complex, the Lotus Temple and the India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. After your Delhi city tour, proceed to Agra, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 2: Agra - Ranthambore Wake up early and start your day by admiring the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately two hours, then return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, check out from your hotel, and visit the historic Agra Fort. See the fort's different apartments and enjoy its magnificent architecture. You’ll then head to proceed Ranthambore, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 3: Ranthambore - Jaipur Wake up early and head into Ranthambore National Park for a jungle safari aboard a Jeep. Splend a few hours navigating the thrilling landscapes of this thick forest with your trained naturalist in pursuit of wild Bengal tigers. Enjoy breakfast back at your hotel after your morning game drive, then depart for Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi After breakfast, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur. You’ll visit Panna Meena ka Kund, the Amber Fort, and the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. After your city tour of Jaipur, you will make the approximately five-hour journey back to Delhi, or be dropped off at Jaipur airport.

Jaipur Amer Fort, Jal Mahal & Stepwell Private Half-Day Tour

5. Jaipur Amer Fort, Jal Mahal & Stepwell Private Half-Day Tour

Choose an early start between 8AM and 10 AM to beat the heat and crowds. Start off with a quick tour of Jaigarh and its panoramic views of the city from the Aravalli Hills. See the “Jaivana”, which was once the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Next, drive outside of Jaipur to the UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most opulent hill forts of India, Amer Fort. Stroll through the combination of royal Rajput residences, temples, and courtyards which are laid out across multiple levels overlooking Lake Maota and the gardens. Step inside the impressive hall of mirrors, known as Sheesh Mahal or "Diwaan-e-Khaas" and see the various gateways known as 'Pol' which make for countless photo opportunities. Mindful of ethical tourism practices, this tour does not offer elephant rides to the top of Amer Fort. Then, stop at Panna Meena ka Kund, a traditional Rajasthani Baori (or stepwell) which is known for its symmetrical architecture and zig-zag steps. This delightful spot was made famous in the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and makes for a perfect memory of Rajasthan's incredible architecture. Choose to make a quick optional lunch break, at your own expense. As you head back towards Jaipur, make a final stop on the promenade of Lake Man Sagar, home to Jal Mahal or the Water Palace. This partially submerged summer palace also attracts migratory birds in the winters. The tour ends with a drop to your hotel or another place of preference within Jaipur.

From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

6. From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

Day 1: New Delhi City Tour - Agra Begin your trip with a private pickup from your hotel, airport, railway station, or accommodation in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.  Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Highlights include Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baha ‘Lotus’i Temple, India Gate, and the Parliament House, the President's Palace.  Then head to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, on a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in to your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 2: Agra - Jaipur Get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over the world-famous monument. You will spend two hours taking in its wonder.  After that, have breakfast back at the hotel before check-out and a 1-hour visit to the Agra Fort. Next, head to Jaipur on a 5-hour drive. When you arrive in Jaipur,  check into your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 3: Jaipur sightseeing Hop on a 2-hour guided tour of the Amber Fort after breakfast. After that, tour Jaipur from your vehicle and spend 15 minutes at the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. In the afternoon, visit Maharaja’s City Palace. Discover Jantar Mantar after this, a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments.  After that, you'll be driven past the beautiful Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe streets outside while remaining hidden. At the end of the day, be dropped off at your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur – Udaipur (by plane) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. After your airport transfer and hotel check-in, the rest of the day will be for free leisure time.  Day 5: Udaipur sightseeing Meet your guide after breakfast. Explore the City Palace, a palace complex that includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. Amar Vilas, the highest point of this palace, contains wonderful hanging gardens with fountains, towers, and terraces.  Explore the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari Garden, Fatehsagar Lake, and Bhagore ki Haveli the rest of the day with your guide. Day 6: Udaipur – Delhi (by plane, optional) Get picked up and taken to Udaipur Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, your transfer can drop you at any desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. If you choose not catch the flight back to Delhi, you can be dropped off anywhere within Udaipur.

Jaipur: Full-Day City Tour with Camel Ride and Monkey Temple

7. Jaipur: Full-Day City Tour with Camel Ride and Monkey Temple

At 8 AM, your driver will pick you from your hotel and take you to Jaipur. Visit the enormous Amber Fort in which every gate, courtyard, and palace has its own historical significance. The protective architecture was built by Man Singh, the Rajput King. Drive to the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city where the royal family of Jaipur still resides. Enjoy a camel ride in this beautiful place. See the palace's exhibits, including a huge collection of weapons, royal costumes, Mughal miniatures, antiques, and paintings. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Air Palace, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Kachwaha ruler of Jaipur. The main attraction of the palace is its 953 small windows decorated with incredible latticework (a crisscross pattern of strips of wood). See the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site built by the mathematician Maharaja Jai Singh II to provide accurate observations about astronomy, time, planets and other celestial bodies. Experience the Monkey Temple, also known as Galtaji Temple, home to a large number of monkeys. This Hindu temple has seven water pools filled with holy water, where followers come to take a bath and wash away their sins. Finish off your tour by browsing famous shops. After shopping, return to your hotel.

From Delhi: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur

8. From Delhi: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur

The day begins with pickup from your Dehli hotel at 5am, then travels the 5-hour journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival in the Pink City, meet your guide and listen to a briefing about the tour’s itinerary, then it’s time for your sightseeing adventure to begin. The first stop of the day is the opulent Amer Fort, which is one of India’s most popular attractions. Follow your guide on a fascinating tour and listen to stories and unheard tales about the fort’s history. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, stop for lunch on the way to Jal Mahal. Also known as the Water Palace, Jal Mahal is located in the middle of Lake Sagar and is one of the most serene locations in the city. Continue the tour to the lavish City Palace, which boasts a stunning amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Enjoy a tour of the palace’s perfectly manicured gardens, large courtyards, and huge mahals, and get an up close look at the royal lineage of Jaipur. Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Jantar Mantar, which is one of five observatories built by King Sawai Singh. Take a tour of the observatory, which is home to the world’s largest stone sundial and absolutely bursting with astronomical information. The final stop of the tour is the iconic Hawa Mahal, which is perhaps the Pink City’s most famous building. Admire the building’s incredible facade, made of colorful red and pink stones, and learn about its nicknames. After a tour of the Hawa Mahal, and an unforgettable day, it’s time to sit back and relax on the return journey to Delhi.

Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

9. Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

Udaipur, once called the most romantic spot in all of India, is the city of Lakes. This tour covers the most important sites of the city, and ends with a serene sunset at Lake Pichola. Several locations were made famous in the the James Bond movie, Octopussy, filmed here in 1982.  Start your tour at Sajjangarh or the Monsoon Palace, an old dilapidated hunting lodge, perched atop a hillside. It offers fantastic views of the countryside, the Aravalli hills, and Fatehsagar Lake, the next stop on this tour. Step into the Maharaja’s lifestyle at Udaipur City Palace (Rajasthan’s largest palace). Some of these buildings date back 400 years. City Palace Museum has opulently decorated rooms, filled with artifacts and miniatures. Spend approximately two hours here, before heading to the Jagdish temple. Built in 1651, this serene marble temple with stone carvings is dedicated to an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice, or ask your guide for recommendations (lunch at own expense). Take a relaxing stroll around the lotus pools and fountains at Saheliyon ki Bari. As the day comes to an end, watch the sunset from Lake Pichola. The evening light makes for perfect photo opportunities. You can also choose an optional boat ride for a pleasant end to your full day tour. At the end of the activity, your driver will drop you back to either your hotel, the airport, or railway station in Udaipur.

Jodhpur: Full-Day City Private Tour & Camel Safari

10. Jodhpur: Full-Day City Private Tour & Camel Safari

You will be picked up from your hotel in Jodhpur, Jodhpur Airport, railway station or bus station in the morning to start the exciting full-day tour in Jodhpur.  Explore the beautiful city of Jodhpur by visiting some of the most stunning monuments including the historic Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada with a breathtaking garden, and Umaid Bhawan Palace, a palace that’s been transformed into a heritage hotel. Also learn more about the history of Jodhpur by discovering the palaces and museum inside Mehrangarh Fort.  After some sightseeing, join the sunset camel safari located 60 kilometers from Jodhpur city. Camel safari in Osian is one of the most spectacular and unique ways to experience Rajasthan. Camels are considered the cars or ships of the deserts for the locals and will guide you through the vibrant desert. Spend approximately 1 to 2-hours in the Thar Desert and enjoy the relaxing camel ride while witnessing the mesmerizing sunset in the desert. When the tour concludes, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Jodhpur, Jodhpur Airport, railway station or bus station.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Very happy with our experience! The day before I had to change pick up point, had it done easily and quickly via email. The tour was ideal for covering the main sights and include some shopping within the limited time. Enjoyed the lunch at the heritage restaurant as well as the company of Mr Kumar (guide) and Mr Singh (driver). All in all, an excellent day!

The whole day was extremely well organised. Our driver, Mr Jaheer, was excellent and got us to our destinations safely and promptly. Our guide around the Taj Mahal, Bobby, was very informative and welcoming to our group. The day was fantastic from start to finish and I would recommend this trip to anyone. The Taj Mahal is truly spectacular and a must see.

We had a wonderful tour organized with Janu Private Tours and their driver Mr. Mohammad Rasheed. We went around the Pink City and spent a couple of hours at The City Palace. We also had lunch and visited a jewelry store. Mr. Rasheed was punctual and easy to speak with. We also booked another trip with him.

Great sights, especially Amer Fort and Hawa Mahal!! Very patient, knowledgeable, and friendly tour guide. One very good tour!!

Very good and flexible guide, adapts to the demands of the visitors, good driver as well, to recommend!