Be dazzled by the sights, sounds and spirit of Rajasthan

Prepare to be dazzled by the most colourful part of India - Rajasthan. Everywhere you go you'll encounter the whole kaleidoscope: orange turbans, purple saris, mounds of scarlet spices in the markets and golden sand dunes beneath a deep blue sky. Explore the white lakeside city of Udaipur, the blue city of Jodhpur and the bright lights of Mumbai. Travel though the Thar Desert on a camel train heading into the sunset, discover remote caves at Ajanta, visit decadent palaces, and head into the backstreets of Pushkar to soak up the atmosphere. Lose the rose-tinted glasses and experience the true colours of India on this revealing trip.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
Mumbai, India
Countries
India
Themes
Overland
Code
HDOF
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
490kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Visit the famous Pushkar temples
  • Look out over the fabled blue city of Jodhpur
  • Mix it up in marvellous Mumbai
  • Visit a temple dedicated to rodents
  • Delve into the winding streets of Old Delhi
  • Travel to the tranquil shores of Udaipur Lake
  • Take a camel safari across the rolling desert sands of Jaisalmer

Itinerary

Arrive in India and travel into the heart of Delhi. Chaotic, colourful, captivating - India's capital is a sprawling city full of buzz and activity. Perhaps rub shoulders with the locals in the streets of Old Delhi or explore one of the many museums.
Make the journey to Rajasthan's Bikaner, a fascinating town to explore with its striking palaces, temples and fort.
Explore the Thar Desert outside Jaisalmer from high atop a camel and perhaps even sleep out among the dunes. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort and marvel at the huge city walls.
The mighty Mehrangarh Fort dominates Rajasthan's second largest city. Climb the ramparts and look down over the quirky blue city of Jodhpur.
An essence of romance is imbued in every stone of Udaipur and a walk through the old town brings a surprise with every corner. Walk the shores of Udaipur's Lake Pichola, look up at the towering City Palace and enjoy an evening haveli cultural performance.
World famous for its huge camel fair, Pushkar is a fascinating place to visit at any time of the year. Perhaps explore the main bazaar or soak up the serene spirituality of the many temples.
Once known as the 'city of joy' and dating back many centuries, the hilltop fort of Mandu is an evocative and slightly eerie place to explore.
The tour continues to the caves at Ajanta and Ellora. Discover these remarkable, ancient complexes which feature beautifully decorated paintings and sculptures.
Experience Indian rural life on an overnight camping expedition in the countryside.
Home to massive bazaars and the lights of Bollywood, Mumbai has a wealth of things to sample, taste, try and buy - and plenty of top notch sightseeing. Set off to explore this quintessential Indian city and mark the conclusion of the trip with a hot curry and cold beer.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Camel, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (9 nights)
Included activities
  • Ajanta - Guided Buddhist Caves visit
  • Bikaner - Karni Mata Rat Temple
  • Ellora - Guided Caves & Rock Temples visit
  • Jaisalmer - Overnight Camel Safari
  • Jodhpur - Megerangarh Fort & Palace
  • Jodhpur - Sambhali Trust visit

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