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Our most recommended Rajasthan Day Trips

From Jaipur: Ranthambore Tiger Safari Private Day Trip

1. From Jaipur: Ranthambore Tiger Safari Private Day Trip

Take an exciting private day trip to Ranthambore National Park from Jaipur, ideal for wildlife enthusiasts. The park was once a royal hunting ground, and still houses the Royal Fort and a scattering of ancient temples. The area is known for Bengal tigers, mugger crocodiles, Indian leopards, sloth bears, and hundreds of species of birds. After early pick up from your hotel or the airport in Jaipur, relax on the approximately 3 to 4-hour drive to Sawai Madhopur. Reach Ranthambore at 1 PM. Your 4-hour afternoon safari will start at approximately 2 PM. Travel through the forest zone with a government-approved naturalist guide in an open 6-seater Jeep or a larger canter, as you look out for the varied Indian flora and fauna in its natural habitat. At the end of the safari around 6:30 PM, the driver will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel in Jaipur. You may request a dinner break on the way back. Enjoy a fun, memorable tour at India's most popular national park.

From Delhi: Jaipur Private Day-Trip by Car or Train

2. From Delhi: Jaipur Private Day-Trip by Car or Train

Discover the enchanting city of Jaipur on a private day-trip from New Delhi. See the highlights of Jaipur in a single day. Visit the Amer Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal with an expert local guide. Choose between transfer via air-conditioned car or train. Maximize your day by getting an early start. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations. If you have chosen to be transferred to Jaipur by car, your driver will deliver you to Jaipur where you will meet your guide. If you have chosen to ride the train to Jaipur, you’ll be driven to the train station where your driver will assist you in boarding the train. Upon arrival in Jaipur, you’ll meet your guide and enjoy a full day of sightseeing in a private car. Visit the honeycomb structure of the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds. The building was designed to allow royal ladies to watch the city without being observed by others. Next, drive to Amer Fort and observe its intricate Indo-Muslim architecture. See its gorgeous halls and beautiful entrance gates. Spend approximately 2 hours here, allowing for both a guided tour and time free time to explore. Continue to the Jal Mahal or Water Palace. Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this viewing spot provides excellent birdwatching opportunities (when in season). Explore the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses unique architectural and astronomical instruments. End your tour with a visit to the home of the royal family, the City Palace. Explore the palace’s courtyards, galleries, and museums before heading back to Delhi.

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

3. 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.

Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

4. 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.

Jaipur: Private Chand Baori & Bhangarh Fort Tour

5. 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.

From Jaipur: Same Day Trip to Abhaneri

6. From Jaipur: Same Day Trip to Abhaneri

At 9:00 AM, your driver will pick you up and you will proceed towards to Chand Baori, Abhaneri, a place popular for its amazing step wells and the Harshat Mata Temple. See the step wells, a unique concept of India, big tanks which were used as cool places of resort and water reservoirs. It was once a ritual to wash hands and feet before visiting the temple. Next, visit the Chand Baori, one of the oldest and most attractive landmarks in Rajasthan. It was built by King Chanda of the Chauhan Dynasty between 800 and 900 AD and was dedicated to Hashat Mata, the Goddess of Joy and Happiness, upon completion. After seeing the beauty of Abhaneri, move towards to Jaipur. On the way, stop at the Monkey Temple, known as such due to the large tribe of monkeys who live there in the temples, which have been largely abandoned and only partially restored.  Finally, return to Jaipur with lots of good memories of the tour.

From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

7. From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

Your tour starts with a pick-up in Jodhpur at around 2:30PM from either your hotel, the airport or the train or bus station. From here you will travel by a private car to Osian where you have the chance to independently visit two famous temples, the Sachiya Mata Temples, which features a vast expanse of intricately carved marble. After taking in the temples, you will go to a desert village where you will be welcomed by a traditional Indian ceremony. Following this you can rest and relax for a couple of hours at a home stay before you head to the starting point for your camel safari. The camel ride is considered a peak experience in Rajasthan, and you can expect to spend between one to two hours riding your camel through the Thar Desert. You can stay to watch the skies and sands change colors during the sunset hour, before you return to your home stay where you will enjoy traditional Marwari food before you spend the night either sleeping under the stars or in a hut. The next morning you will be offered breakfast, before you return to your private vehicle for your transfer back to Jodhpur.

Jodhpur: Full-Day City Private Tour & Camel Safari

8. 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.

Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

9. Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

Choose a convenient pickup time from your hotel between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Journey into the Aravalli hills on a scenic drive (approximately 2.5 hours) from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh. A local English-speaking guide will join you to explain the significance of Mewar in Rajasthani history. The thick walls of this fort (the second longest in the world) stretch for 36 kilometers and offer splendid views and easy hiking opportunities. With more than 350 temple structures, bunkers, and palaces dating back to the 1400s, it is no surprise this remote fort was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a well-deserved lunch at a multi-cuisine restaurant or try local Mewari food (at your own expense). Then drive to Ranakpur, home to India’s biggest Jain temple. Comprising of massive marble domes and pillars, this house of worship is considered sacred by Jains. Spend some time walking around, as your guide explains the Jain principles of non-violence and non-possessiveness. After a memorable day, bid farewell to your guide and head back to Udaipur to your hotel or other preferred location within city limits. The tour ends approximately ten hours after the start time.

From New Delhi: Private Day Trip to Jaipur

10. From New Delhi: Private Day Trip to Jaipur

Take an unforgettable journey with a private driver and guide from New Dehli to Jaipur, known as the Pink City. Explore the city’s rich culture, inspiring heritage, and stunning architecture while visiting landmark monuments and tasting the local cuisine.  Your day begins with a pickup from your New Delhi accommodation in a modern and airconditioned car with built-in wifi. Snooze during the 5-hour drive or admire the landscape and local life on the road. Arrive in the Jaipur and meet your guide who will give you a briefing of the day’s itinerary.  Your first stop will be at the mighty and pristine Amber Fort where you can observe panoramic views of Jaipur. Next, go to Jal Mahal, which is situated in the middle of a beautiful lake. Take some memorable pictures of this unique site and then head over to enjoy a delicious and exotic lunch at a traditional Restaurant. Continue to the amazing City Palace Museum, a stunning amalgamation of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, where the Maharaja of Jaipur still lives. Take a walk through the perfectly manicured gardens, large courtyards, and get an up-close look at the royal lineage of Jaipur.  Next, visit the UNESCO world heritage listed Jantar Mantar, home to the world's largest stone sundial. The final stop of the tour is the iconic Hawa Mahal, or wind palace, made of beautiful pink sandstone. Admire the building’s 300 windows, which were built so that the royal ladies could see daily life, without being seen themselves.  Jaipur is world-famous for its handicrafts, textile, and jewelry and you will have time to walk through its colorful markets.  After a bit of shopping, say goodbye to your guide and be driven back to New Delhi.

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What people are saying about Rajasthan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

I've been to several countries so far and have had a great time fighting for twelve. Walk in the desert on a camel and play volleyball and cricket with local children. We went on a camel to watch the sunset, took pictures like pictures, ate rice, and talked to local people while having a campfire. Finally, I go to bed watching the starry sky. After getting up in the morning, enjoy the wonderful view of the sunrise and wash your head with a little reddish hot water and enjoy breakfast. It was really nice to be able to experience it while you were young! It was the best! It became a very fun and wonderful memory that felt the size of the earth and the world!

December 2019 - Janu and his driver were amazing! Everything was organized nicely for us. A great train ride down and back and made sure we were safe and taken care of. The sights we saw were pretty good, although I didn't feel like we needed much time at the fruit and veggie market, but that was OK and they were fairly flexible. I would definitely book Janu again as it was a great and safe experience! Recommended!

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.

I had a very nice experience, the Taj Mahal is really beautiful also the companys driver Nurdreen was a very good and polite driver, knowing all the places and easily adapted to my needs

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