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    Royal Rajasthan Tour

    14 NIGHTS – 15 DAYS
    DELHI – MANDAWA – BIKANER – GAJNER – POKHRAN – JAISALMER – KHIMSAR – JODHPUR – RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR – DEOGARH – BUNDI – JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA

    This Royal Rajasthan tour takes you to all the famous cities of Rajasthan; Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur besides Delhi and Agra. You also visit Bundi which is not as famous as other cities of Rajasthan but a must visit place for its intricate carvings, murals and famous Bundi paitings. Besides a visit to all these magnifacient places, you will stay in forts and palaces at Gajner, Khimsar and Deogarh. Gajner Palace, which was used as a hunting resort by the former Maharajas of Bikaner and has a world record of being the largest hotel property spread over 6000 acres. Also stay at Khimsar fort, set in the midst of sand dunes and the magnificent fort of Deogarh. Trust us, it will be an unforgettable experience.

    Royal Rajasthan Tour
    1
    Day : Delhi

    Arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport, New Delhi and our representatives will transfer you to the hotel.

    Delhi is the capital city of India. The city can be described in three words – mystery, magic, and mayhem. The city houses ruins of Mughal forts and medieval bazaars that are spread across the city. The city has been ruled by a succession of dynasties and their identity has been imprinted into this city.

    Later start with sightseeing of Old Delhi.

    First, we will visit Jama Masjid, built in the year 1650 AD by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan is an important Muslim pilgrimage site. It is the largest mosque of Asia and can accommodate 25,000 thousand people in one single prayer meet. The mosque is built with red sandstone and has inlaid white marble with black marble. The words of the Holy book Quran are inscribed on the walls of the mosque.

    Then we will visit Red Fort, the seat of Mughal emperor for more than 250 years. Red Fort was built as a fortified palace of Shah Jahan and is famous for its massive enclosing walls made from red sandstone. The design of this massive fort is credited to the architect Ustad Ahmed Lahori. Unlike any other Mughal fort, red fort boundary walls are asymmetrical so that it can contain the old Salimgarh Fort.

    Later we will drive past and visit the colonial Delhi, that was built by British India.

    India Gate was built after the First World War and Afghan war. It was constructed by Sir Edwin Lutyen. Also known as India War Memorial, it is situated at one end of the royal Rajpath. It took ten years to build this monument made of sandstone that was brought from Bharatpur in Rajasthan. There is the Amar Jawan Jyoti – the flame of the immortal soldiers.

    The presidential palace, Rashtrapati Bhawan was built in 1931 by the British architect Edwin Lutyen for the British viceroy, Lord Irwin. After the last viceroy Mountabatten, the palace became the official residence of the President of India. The palace spread over 18 acres of land featuring 350 rooms, golf course, Mughal gardens.

    Parliament house is the administrative office for government officials. This circular building features two chambers, upper house (Rajya Sabha) and a Lower House (Lok Sabha).

    Return to hotel and overnight stay.

     

    2
    Day : Delhi– Mandawa (270 KM, 6 Hours)

    In the morning leave for Mandawa.

    Mandawa is a small town located 160 kms from Jaipur and is renowned for its forts and havelis. The city of Mandawa was founded in the 18th century. Mandawa is often known as Open Art Gallery because of its forts and havelis; marvelous mansions dot the town and make it an important tourist attraction of Rajasthan.

    Arrive and check in at hotel.

    In the afternoon we will visit Havelis. The world comes to this beautiful place to view its colorful frescoes that is painted on almost every subject. Ranging from religious to the erotic and to the copies of Englishmen to the witty social satire has been displayed in an inevitable style by the local artists of Shekhwati Region. The Havelis are painted in the nature of the vast open art gallery.

    Overnight stay.

     

    3
    Day : Mandawa – Bikaner -Gajner (230 KM, 5 Hours)

    In the morning we shall leave for Bikaner.

    The city of Bikaner was founded by Rao Bikaji. Bikaner is an energetic, undulating sand dunes town with a marvelous fort and a revitalizing outpost composition. The city is not so much frequented by visitors as other cities in Rajasthan, in spite of having splendid fort and a unique camel breeding farm.

    In the afternoon start off with city tour of Bikaner and we will first visit Junagarh Fort.

    Junagarh Fort is the only fort that has not been conquered and is an ancestral property of the rulers of Bikaner. The fort was built by Maharaja Rai Singh Ji, who travelled far and wide which gave him vision and great idea about art and architecture. We can see how precisely these designs were integrated into the architectural style of his building in the Junagarh Fort. The present-day fort is an amalgamated structure which is the result of passionate constructions of many rulers through four centuries and one of the valuable treasures of Indian architecture in the center of Thar Desert.

    Then proceed to Gajner to check in at Gajner Palace.

    Gajner Palace is an incomparable jewel in the desert. This beautiful treasure trove was built by H.H. Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner on the banks of Lake. The palace comprises of Luxurious art Deco style with Doric pillars, ornamental staircases, and large windows, which attest an artistic intelligence of the bygone era. The Palace features a private wildlife sanctuary, which is home to endangered antelopes like the chinkara, black buck, and neelgai.

    Afternoon we will visit the bird sanctuary and overnight stay at palace.

     

    4
    Day : Gajner – Pokhran -Jaisalmer (300 KM, 6 Hours)

    In the morning we will leave for Jaisalmar.

    Stop en-route and visit ,Pokhran, remotely located in the Thar Desert. The city is surrounded by five salt lakes, rocks and sands in its surrounding landscape. The place is known for its majestic Pokhran Fort which was built in the 14th century and is popularly known as Balagarh.

    Then proceed to Jaisalmer.

    Jaisalmer, the golden city has its own stories to tell since it was founded by Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput ruler, in 1156 A D. The place is a World Heritage Site. The city is well famed for its close vicinity to the Thar Desert and is well known for its camel safari in the undulating sand dunes. Jaisalmer also rejoices its desert culture with the enthralling Desert Festival, held every year in January or February.

    On arriving check in the hotel for night stay.

     

    5
    Day : Jaisalmer

    In the morning we shall leave for sightseeing of the city. First, we will visit Jaisalmer Fort.

    Jaisalmer Fort is built in the middle of the Thar Desert atop a hill. The yellow sandstone structure glows a honey gold color with the first ray of the sun. Being the only living fort in Rajasthan, the fort is the marvel of architecture in the desert where water has been always scarce. It is not only a famous tourist attraction, but it has also inspired many legendary film makers.

    Patwon ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli are two most beautiful havelis of Jaisalmer.

    The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is a thought-provoking piece of Architecture and is the most magnificant Haveli in Jaisalmer. The first Haveli founded in Jaisalmer and it is a cluster of 5 small Havelis. The entire structure is made of yellow sandstone, but the main entrance to the Haveli is made in brown color.

    Nathmal Ji ki Haveli was specially made to serve as the residence of Diwan Mohata Nathmal. It is one of the best Havelis in Jaisalmer in terms of grandeur. The two yellow sandstone elephants guard the entrance of the Haveli. There are various carvings that are engraved on the walls and pillars of the Haveli.

    In the afternoon, set out for excursion to Sam Sand Dunes, 42 km away from Jaisalmer. It has a truly glorious stretch of sweeping sand dunes. The best time to be here is during sunset. Enjoy camel ride to isolated sand dunes. You can experience the beautiful sunset in the dunes.

    Return to Jaisalmer for overnight stay.

     

    6
    Day : Jaisalmer – Khimsar (295 KM, 6 Hours)

    In the morning leave for Khimsar

    Cuddled at the brink of the Thar Desert, Khimsar is a village situated 100 km north of Jodhpur city. Earlier it was a self-governing kingdom. Khimsar is most famed for its fort and sand dunes.

    On arrival check in at Khimsar Fort.

    Khimsar Fort was constructed by Prince, Rao Karamasji in 1523. The fort is strategically located in the middle of sand dunes. The part of the fort is still inhabited by the royal family lineage and the rest of the fort is open for visitors to enjoy royal Rajput hospitality. Open spaces, stone carved exteriors, courtyards surrounding the rooms, windows and archways are some of the special features of this fort.

    In the afternoon, visit the Khimsar Fort and also visit handicraft institute.

    Later enjoy jeep safari to local villages and camel safari to undulating sand dunes for a spectacular view of sunset.

    Return to Fort for overnight stay.

     

    7
    Day : Khimsar – Jodhpur (295 KM, 6 Hours)


    In the morning we shall drive to Jodhpur – the gateway to the Thar Desert. The view from the top of the cliff is totally mesmerizing. Jodhpur, the blue city as it is called because its sandstone buildings stand out in intense blue when the sun shines. Jodhpur stands as an existing evidence of the grandeur, traditions and culture of the bygone era. The celebrated past of Jodhpur is still alive in its numerous forts, palaces and other memorials of Jodhpur.

    On arrival check in at hotel

    Later we will start with the sightseeing of the city. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort. The fort towering high above the city of Jodhpur is chiselled out of the rock. This magnificent fort is ranked high among the most majestic forts in Rajasthan. The fort was constructed in 15th century by Rao Jodha. The incredibly imposing fort is the pride of Marwar. The stories of valor and chivalry are associated with the Fort’s history. The gates of the fort are brilliant examples of Rajput military architecture.

    Jaswant Thada is a royal memorial made up of white marble. It was constructed to memorialize Maharaja Jaswant Singh. This royal marble edifice is popularly known as “Taj Mahal of Marwar”. Being an epitome of Rajputna style of architecture, the edifice boasts attractively carved marble sheets; the elegant stone radiates a warm spark when sunrays falls on it.

    Overnight stay.

     

    8
    Day : Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur (280 KM, 6 HOURS)

    In the morning leave for Udaipur

    While driving to Udaipur, we shall stop at Ranakpur.

    Ranakpur is home to beautiful Jain complex in Aravalli Ranges. The temple complex was built in the 15th century by a wealthy Jain merchant. It is the biggest Jain temple in India and is dedicated to Lord Adinath. The construction of the temple took 63 years to complete and is a brilliant masterpiece of architecture. The temple is supported by 1444 pillars all distinctly carved with no two pillars being alike. The creativity and beauty of this place is worth exploring.

    Then proceed to Udaipur

    Often known as the City Of Lakes, Udaipur besets itself in the Aravalli hills and is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the country. The city gives great inspiration to the writers to have out of the box imagination because the city has an attractive blend of sight, sound and experience. Udaipur is the center for crafts, performing arts and is also familiar for its miniature paintings.

    After arrival check in at Hotel.

    Overnight stay.

     

    9
    Day : Udaipur

    In the morning we will start with sightseeing of the city.

    We will start with a visit to City Palace which is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput style of architecture. Dominated by verandas, towers and domes soaring over the lake, the impressive City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace of the state. The museum of the palace showcases different artifacts, for the tourist to see the royal lifestyle of a bygone era. The museum houses Mewar collection of paintings, weapons, artifacts and clothes.

    Next to the temple, the steep stairways lead to the Jagdish Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The entrance of the temple is flanked by two elephants. The still masonry on the walls of the temple is very impressive.

    The Saheliyon ki Bari Garden, also called the Princess Palace is known for its well laid out parks, lotus ponds and life size still elephants. The palace was built in honor of the princess and her accompanied escorts which she brought along in her dowry.

    In the afternoon we shall leave for excursion to Eklingi and Nagda.

    Eklingji is a famous Hindu temple complex which was constructed by a Guhila dynasty of Mewar region in 9th century. The magnificent architecture of the temple is really remarkable. The pyramidal style of temple and its beautifully carved tower provides an awesome look to the double storied temple. The series of steps on the outer walls of temple descend into the serene waters of the lake. The prominent idol of Eklingji is made out of black marble.

    Founded in the 6th century, Nagdais a small town located at the distance of 23 kms from Udaipur. The city was founded by Nagaditya, the founder of Mewar region houses numerous temples. The prime attraction of the city is Saas Bahu temple.

    Overnight stay.

     

    10
    Day : Udaipur – Deogarh (135 KM, 3 Hours)

    In the morning leave for Deogarh.

    Deogarh is the popular tourist destination; the city boasts a complex of Heritage hotels, which are managed by the royal family.

    On arrival check in at Deogarh Mahal.

    Deogarh Mahal is situated over a hill overlooking Deogarh village. Built in 17th century, it stands atop a hill and offers great views of the surrounding lakes and hills. Earlier abode of the king is now a magnificent hotel, which is owned and operated by a royal family. Every corner of the palace has stories to tell. It is one of the most remote and charming heritage hotels in Rajasthan.

    In the Afternoon jeep safari to nearby villages.

    Overnight stay.

     

    11
    Day : Deogarh – Chittorgarh – Bundi

    In the morning leave for Bundi.

    While on our way to Bundi we shall stop at Chittorgarh.

    Chittorgarh, known as the Cradle Of Chivalry, has been an integral part of the proud history of Rajasthan. The Fort of Chittorgarh is reckoned amongst the most famous forts in India. Not only it is the oldest forts in Rajasthan but also for generations it has been impregnable and invincible. The fort has big rampant, gates and sharp turns.

    Visit the Tower Of Victory which was erected after the conquest of Gujarat by Maharana Kumbha. The decorations on Vijay stambh, the tower of victory is formally elegant. The tower is 37 meters high and has nine storeys. The tower is covered with exquisite stone carvings that depict Hindu gods and the Goddess.

    Kirti Stambh is commonly known as a tower of victory. The tower is shorter than a tower of victory, but still it matches it in its ornamentation. The structure is decorated with unclad Jain idol. The sealing too bears the Jain imprint.

    Then proceed for Bundi and check in at hotel.

    Bundi is famous for its Taragarh Fort, temples, Havelis and opulent palaces. The serene atmosphere and alluring landscape attract numerous tourists throughout the year.

    Overnight stay.

     

    12
    Day : Bundi – Samode (210 KM, 4 Hours)

    In the morning visit The Fort of Bundi which is great masterpiece of Rajput architecture. The building is ornamented with step wells, arches and elaborate windows. It was one of the most curiously built forts. You can see cannons and large reservoirs which are carved out of a single rock. Bundi palace is famous for its exquisite frescoes that glorify the era of Indian Rajput’s. Bundi is also known for its alluring paintings.

    Later drive to Samode which is 42 km from jaipur. Samode is a small and beautiful village and many artisans and craftsmen live here. It is mainly famous for Samode Palace which is a magnificent example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Samode Palace was first constructed in the sixteenth century, but it was later restored and converted from just a fort to an exquisitely designed palace in the early 19th century. The Palace is well known for interiors which are in harmony with warm colored walls and delicate marble work with colorful patterns. It has a stunning hall which showcases enamel work of “minakari” and splendin mirror work.

    Stay at Samode Palace to soak in the glorious luxury and an unforgettable ambience.

    Overnight stay.

     

    13
    Day : Samode – Jaipur

    After breakfast drive to Amer Fort. In the midst of a rocky, arid landscape lies Amber Fort, the original residence of the Rajput Clan. Reaching the fort on back of an elephant is an amazing experience. The complex has four large inner courtyards that are located on four levels. The lower courtyard was once the domain of the palace guards, through steep stair case is the upper courtyard which is dominated by a large audience hall; the next courtyard contains a garden with water. One of the major attractions in the Fort is Sheesh Mahal which also means the Palace of Mirrors. It is designed in such a way that even if a single ray of light enters there, the light would be replicated in the mirrors and the entire hall would be enlightened.

    In the afternoon we shall go for city tour of Jaipur. We shall start with a visit to City Palace.

    The City palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. The Palace was built after Sawai jai Singh II decided to shift his Capital from Amer to Jaipur. The seven storey building is still inhabited by the royal family. It is perfectly blended in Rajput and Mughal architecture.

    The famed Hawa Mahal, the Palace Of The Winds is the main landmark of the city. The façade boasts intricately carved windows, popularly known as Jharokas from where the women could observe the street unseen.

    Jantar Mantar is an observatory which was built by Jai Singh next to his palace. It houses various scientific instruments. It is a fascinating place with surreal and precious objects to measure time and movement of stars, planets and the sun.

    After city tour, check in at your hotel for overnight stay.

     

    14
    Day : Jaipur – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

    In the morning leave for Abhaneri which is located at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur. The place is very famous for an enormous step well, Chand Baori which is considered to be the biggest step well in the world. Although it is a step well but it looks like anything but a well. The incredible structure is no less than 13 stories deep. There are about 3500 steps which perfectly descend to the bottom of the well. It was built in 8th and 9th century and has since been lifeline of the area for centuries providing water to people in surrounding places. The beauty of this architectural marvel lies in endlessly appearing geometric designed steps which is truly incredible.

    Before reaching Agra, En- route stop again to visit Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s capital city. This huge palace was designed only as a residence. This site was founded in 1569. Akbar ordered for the construction of grand mosque as a token of appreciation to the saint who had predicted that he would be blessed with a son. When forecast of the saint came true, Akbar shifted his capital from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri. He even constructed three palaces for his favorite wives. The city was a perfect presentation of Indo Islamic style.

    Proceed to Agra and check in at hotel.

    Overnight stay.

     

    15
    Day : Agra – Delhi (200 KM, 4 Hours)

    In the morning we will first start with a visit to Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is a tribute to love and beauty. The exquisiteness of Taj is worth appreciating for its fabled past and brilliant architecture. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this beautiful edifice with the help of 22,000 labours. The mausoleum was built in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is an enduring icon of India attracting numerous travelers from across the world.

    Then we will visit Agra Fort, built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through with the consolidation of his power after accession to power in 1654. The Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence. It contains splendid palaces both in red sandstone and white marble built by two generations of prolific builders Akbar and later Jehangir and Shahjahan. The fort is built with red sandstone and marble.

    Before returning to Delhi, we will visit Sikandra. Here lies the tomb of Emperor Akbar, who was one of the greatest Mughal rulers. Akbar himself started building his grave during his lifetime which was later completed by his son, Jahangir. This five story structure is a marvelous example of Mughal architecture.

    In the afternoon leave for Delhi to catch a flight for onward destination.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S)

    No, this is a private travel exclusively for you, your friends and family who may accompany you on the tour.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    No, you have to obtain visa on your own. The visa regulations will depend on your nationality. You may contact us for further details.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    Why StateExpress

    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.

    Our infrastructure

    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.

    Response 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.

    Personalised Service

    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.

    What our clients say about us

    Good Morning,

    we are in Rome and none problem in the return trip; I send you an email to add comments and let you know our feedback in details; my wife and I are frequent travelers and have custom to evaluate our trips in all the aspects; so

    . Booking process excellent (rapid, clear and exhaustive answers; we have appreciated the help to obtain the e-visa and the contacts during the tour to know possible problems;

    . Driver excellent (polite, punctual and very expert in the drive), he gave us many suggestions and accompanied us directly to the coach in the Tundla station; the other driver in Varanasi good but should improve his english;

    . Car good;

    . Guide only in Jaisalmer good;

    . Tour organization good for times and the included hotspots;

    . Hotels: we evaluate the hotels for cleaning and comfort of the room and bathroom and for breakfast; we use a ranking from 1 (bad) to 5 (excellent):

    Iris Park 2; dirty bathroom with dirty towels, room dirty and uncomfortable (too small, difficult to move inside, put and open the suitcases; breakfast room trivial and food inadequate for european tourists;

    Mandawa Palace 4 for all;

    Lallgarl Palace 4 and no 5 for inadequate breakfast respect to the level of the hotel;

    Mandar Palace 3-4 , room and bathroom no perfectly clean , breakfast inadequate for european tourist and internet didn’t work;

    Krishna Prakas Havei unacceptable; room located in the roof without elevator and with dangerous stairs; room dirty with a door that didn’t close perfectly, bathroom dirty with dirty towels; breakfast room dirty with tablecloth dirty and broken, food trivial and inadequate also for amount;

    Master Paradise 3, cold uncomfortable room without possibility to warm it; bathroom in the average and skinny breakfast;

    Golden Tulip 5 and more, the best

    Atulayaa Tay unacceptable, dirty and small room, dirty bathroom with microscopic sink an a glass wall between the bed, dirty towels, trivial breakfast;

    Meradan Grand 4 for all

    Last hotel in Dehli 4 for room and bathroom also here glass wall between bathroom and the bed but the light didn’t across;

    we suggest, personal opinion, to cancel the hotel with a rank less than 3 and choose others of superior quality ( also if more expensive) because the hotel is important to rest in a daily tour step by step.

    In summary we evaluate very good the experience of our first trip in India and surely we will recommend State Express to our friends.

    Enzo Ferrante

    27 January 2023 

    Hi Rinki,

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the organisation for our India trip. Everything went very smoothly. Our vehicles, drivers and accommodation were all faultless.

    Look forward to our next trip now whenever that may be.

    I’d like to just comment on one thing… please encourage clients to do Chittorgarh as a day trip. The accommodation there must’ve been really good at some point but is quite run down now. They were lovely and very obliging but when we compare the accommodations it wasn’t the best.

    I know I’d said I wanted a night in Chittorgarh but I wasn’t as conversant with availability there as someone who knows the areas more.

    Thank you once again from my mum, massi and I.

    Best wishes and regards to your team,

    Ps. Next visit we must meet!! 🙂

    Priya

    14 January 2023

    Dear Sirs, namaste.
    The journey of my group is over and we have returned to our homes.
    I hope all of you are fine.
    I wish to thank State Express for the usual good assistance. A special thank to Mr Mamlesh Sahu for following my trip through his frequent telephone calls.
    I hope to have the chance to come again.

    Dhanyavad.

    Alfredo Sermasi

    12 December 2022

    Good Morning,

    we are in Rome and none problem in the return trip; I send you an email to add comments and let you know our feedback in details; my wife and I are frequent travelers and have custom to evaluate our trips in all the aspects; so
    • Booking process excellent (rapid, clear and exhaustive answers; we have appreciated the help to obtain the e-visa and the contacts during the tour to know possible problems;
    • Driver excellent (polite, punctual and very expert in the drive), he gave us many suggestions and accompanied us directly to the coach in the Tundla station; the other driver in Varanasi good but should improve his english;
    • Car good;
    • Guide only in Jaisalmer good
    • . Tour organization good for times and the included hotspots; . Hotels: we evaluate the hotels for cleaning and comfort of the room and bathroom and for breakfast;
    we use a ranking from 1 (bad) to 5 (excellent): Iris Park 2; dirty bathroom with dirty towels, room dirty and uncomfortable (too small, difficult to move inside, put and open the suitcases; breakfast room trivial and food inadequate for european tourists; Mandawa Palace 4 for all; Lallgarl Palace 4 and no 5 for inadequate breakfast respect to the level of the hotel; Mandar Palace 3-4 , room and bathroom no perfectly clean , breakfast inadequate for european tourist and internet didn’t work; Krishna Prakas Havei unacceptable; room located in the roof without elevator and with dangerous stairs; room dirty with a door that didn’t close perfectly, bathroom dirty with dirty towels; breakfast room dirty with tablecloth dirty and broken, food trivial and inadequate also for amount; Master Paradise 3, cold uncomfortable room without possibility to warm it; bathroom in the average and skinny breakfast; Golden Tulip 5 and more, the best Atulayaa Tay unacceptable, dirty and small room, dirty bathroom with microscopic sink an a glass wall between the bed, dirty towels, trivial breakfast; Meradan Grand 4 for all Last hotel in Dehli 4 for room and bathroom also here glass wall between bathroom and the bed but the light didn’t across; we suggest, personal opinion, to cancel the hotel with a rank less than 3 and choose others of superior quality ( also if more expensive) because the hotel is important to rest in a daily tour step by step. In summary we evaluate very good the experience of our first trip in India and surely we will recommend State Express to our friends. Kindly Regards, Enzo Ferrante
    David & Emily
    8 March 2020
    Good morning Rinki,
    Emily and I are home now, and we would like to thank you for organising what turned out to be a wonderful trip. We enjoyed visiting all the various places, and the hotels were comfortable. People were very friendly and helpful. The pace of the trip was perfect, travelling but not exhausting. The driver Chandra was very good and I would have no issue with recommending him as a driver. He was very polite, punctual, and courteous. We felt he was a very safe driver, and would like to extend our thanks to him as well. With the benefit of hindsight, I would have stayed an extra day or two in Verkala rather than the extra days in Mumbai, but that is as I say with the benefit of hindsight. Once again, thank you so very much for all your help in organising this trip for us, which we will remember fondly for many years to come.
    David & Emily
    8 March 2020
    Dear StateExpress
    To whom it may concern, we are writing you regarding the package booked with andanitravel for the India golden triangle from the 01/03/2020 to the 11/03/2020. On the 4th of March ’20 the staff from the Sher Gary Resort in Road Village Sherpur, Khilchipur, Rajasthan 322001, Ranthanbore, following the Advise from the Government of Rajasthan, invited us to leave the resort and the State of India as soon as possible due to our Italian Nationality. Immediately we contacted the DCM Italy of Rajasthan, Mr Carini, who told us there was a mistake and the Advise number 27 of the 4th of March 2020 was withdrawn with immediate effect. Although we informed on a timely manner the resort staff, we have been asked to leave anyhow. Only after the DCM Italy informed the resort about the mistake, we have been given the opportunity to leave the resort the following morning. All these difficulties, the constant hostility by the people in India despite the advise number 28, the decision made by the State Express emergency contact( Harish Bhatt) to interrupt our trip and the news regarding the spread of COVID-19 in India, induced us to arrange autonomously for a flight back home as soon as possible. At least but not last we kindly ask you to let us know of any official way to provide a positive feedback to the great support, empathy, help, kindness, professionalism, flexibility and special assistant given by the driver Mr Ashok Yadav in the sphere of his competences.
    Anna Caputo, Antonio Caputo, Maria Napolitano, Guida Villani
    7 March 2020

    Hi, Rinki

    Thank you for the trip arrangement. We have enjoyed very much.
    Looking forward to our next trip in India next year and will get in touch with you again.
    Once again, thank you very much for your excellent service.

    Chua Boon Hua

    09 October 2018