Explore classic Rajasthan on a solo-traveller-only adventure tour through magical India
The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India. On this new adventure, designed for solo travellers only, discover the grisly history of massive forts, and the opulence and splendour of Maharajahs' palaces. Stroll bustling markets, search for the elusive Bengal tiger, enjoy a sunset camel safari and soak up the culture of the local people. Enjoy the true essence of Rajasthan.
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Explore the sights, sounds, scents and colours of India with a group of solo travellers
Keep your adrenaline charged with a tiger spotting adventure among the lakes and crags of Ranthambhore National Park
Ride camels through the desert in Pushkar, gaining insight into the life of rural Rajasthan
Ballooning over Jaipur while the sun rises is an unforgettable experience
The hills and shimmering lakes of Udaipur make it India’s capital of romance
A trip to India wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal – a masterpiece of Indian architecture
Enjoy a variety of accommodation, from a fortified mansion to camping under the stars
This trip is for solo travellers only. If you're planning an adventure with a friend, family member or partner, we've got heaps of other trips you can travel on! If you're planning to travel on your own, with a group of other solo travellers, this trip might be just what you're looking for
Intrepid requires a copy of your scanned passport bio page at time of booking to complete bookings for Ranthambhore National Park visit.
There are a number of long travel days on this trip. Some journeys take between six to eight hours, but are a great opportunity to get to know locals, fellow travellers and the diverse scenery.
It’s important to prepare for hot sticky temperatures during the day and cooler climates in the evening, particularly in the desert. Layers are the one of the best ways to tackle this disparity in weather.
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
From April 2017, the main dome of the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy to restore its original colour. It is expected the dome will be covered in iron scaffolding during the process which is expected to last a year.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Classic Rajasthan - For Solo Travellers trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Intrepid requires a copy of your scanned passport bio page at time of booking to complete bookings for Ranthambhore National Park visit.
1. This trip travels back to Delhi on the afternoon of day 14 arriving into the Capital around 11pm. Please do not book departure flights out until at least 4am on day 15 to allow for delays
2. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. A single room is available for all nights of the trip.
3. Pushkar Camel Fair departures usually run in early Nov. More details will follow
4. In 2015 Intrepid has returned to Ranthambhore National Park after suspending our visits in 2014 due to vehicle safety concerns. The majority of vehicles have now been assessed and upgraded. Safety of our travellers is our highest concern and your tour leader has the authority to cancel or reschedule the jeep safari if they believe that vehicles available do not meet our safety expectations.
JAIPUR HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS
Hot air balloon flights are operated by Sky Waltz in Jaipur. Flights operate mornings from September to June and morning and evening from September to March.
Morning flights depart around sunrise and evening flights late afternoon and last 60 mins. Return transfers, tea and coffee plus light refreshments and a certificate of flight are included in the cost.
You can register your interest and pay your tour leader at your joining meeting on day 1 of your trip.
Payment must be made by cash in either INR/AUD/USD/GBP only and is USD$250pp (subject to change)
Flights are subject to weather conditions and tickets are fully refundable in case of poor weather.
TAJ MAHAL DOME RESTORATIONS
The main dome on the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy due to begin in April 2017. It is likely the entire dome will be obscured by iron scaffolding. Portions of the white marble façade will be covered in mud and plastic sheets during the cleaning process. The restorations will be carried out in sections and the work on the dome is expected to last one year.
Our Classic Rajasthan - For Solo Travellers trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.
Everyone goes to the Rajasthan area of India knowing the Taj Mahal and food will be great... which they absolutely were. But it is all the so-called lesser lights (e.g. Agra and Amber Forts) that really surprised, amazing architecture and stories/history. Udaipur was an unexpected surprise.
Review submitted 08 Apr 2017
Intrepid made my first ever tour experience manageable, enjoyable, and most importantly memorable. A varied itinerary, a small group, and an excellent tour leader ensured I got the most out of my Rajasthan adventure and I would happily travel with Intrepid again.
Review submitted 07 Apr 2017