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Memories of the Maharaja

Trip Length

Trip Code

15 days PIMM

Minimum Passengers

4 people

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited


Start City

End City

Delhi Delhi
Memories of the Maharaja

There are many myths surrounding the Taj Mahal. One suggests that its creator, Shah Jahan, wanted to build an identical black marble structure on the opposite bank of the river Yamuna. This would be his own tomb, connected to the original structure by a bridge. But a war with his sons interrupted these plans and his dream was never realised. 

Why we love it:

Memories of the Maharaja

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi

Accommodation: Hotel Jivitesh or similar, Delhi


Day 2: Agra

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Raj Mahal Hotel or similar, Agra


Day 3-4: Jaipur

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Bissau Palace Hotel or similar, Jaipur


Day 5-6: Mandawa

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Desert Resort Hotel or similar, Mandawa


Day 7: Bikaner

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Karni Bhawan Hotel or similar, Bikaner


Day 8-10: Jaisalmer/Camel Safari

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Mandir Palace Hotel or similar, Jaisalmer


Day 11: Jodhpur

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Mandore Guest House or similar, Jodhpur


Day 12-13: Udaipur

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Lake Pichola Hotel or similar, Udaipur


Day 14-15: Delhi

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Jivitesh or similar, Delhi


Your Trip

What's Included

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. For group trips, speak to your leader if you are interested in any of the following:

What to know


Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.


Australia: Yes - in advance
Belgium: Yes - in advance
Canada: Yes - in advance
Germany: Yes - in advance
Ireland: Yes - in advance
Netherlands: Yes - in advance
New Zealand: Yes - in advance OR on arrival*
South Africa: Yes - in advance
Switzerland: Yes - in advance
United Kingdom: Yes - in advance
USA: Yes - in advance

There is NO visa on arrival in India for most nationalities. Indian visas can NOT be obtained in Nepal. Tourist visas are available in Single and Multiple Entry. Be sure to check the date you require a visa from and the length of time you will need to cover, especially if you change countries during your trip.

*Visa on arrival is available for select nationalities, including New Zealanders provided that specific criteria can be met. See link below for more information.


You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel ( page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading


India Lonely Planet-Sarina Singh

A Passage to India-EM Forster

A Suitable Boy-Vikram Seth

Chasing the Monsoon-Alexander Frater

Important Information

Camping in the Thar Desert fixed tents are used on the camel safari. Tents have an attached bathroom, generally with cold water only. Tents contain beds and all bedding. No need for a sleeping bag on this trip.

Local Emergency Contacts In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency Peregrine’s India office can be reached on +91 1145 006 400 during business hours (9.30am to 6pm) or after hours on +91 9999 916 229.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

9 April 2014

General Contact Details

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