Travel to India on an adventure through the Rajasthan region.

Travel to India and discover the country at its most colourful amid the deserts, bazaars and forts of Rajasthan. This is a land where massive hilltop fortresses loom over cities and where markets are awhirl with locals dressed in the brightest shades of scarlet, gold and rose. Visit lakeside holy towns, sip chai at a royal retreat and take time to experience the local traditions of remote villages. From the whirlwind of heady Delhi, to a night under the stars on a desert camel safari, to the beauty of sunrise at the Taj Mahal - this journey through Rajasthan promises to be a true adventure.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
New Delhi, India
Countries
India
Themes
Explorer
Code
HHSR
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
496kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Admire the marble carvings of a Jain temple in Ranakpur
  • Sip chai at a royal retreat in Bhenswara
  • Fall in love with romantic Udaipur
  • Take a rickshaw to the Red Fort
  • Whistle with the birds at the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
  • Admire the havelis of Shekhawati
  • Explore Old Delhi
  • Meet the holy rats of Karni Mata
  • Shop in a Jodhpur bazaar
  • Bask in the warm glow of Jaisalmer's city walls

Itinerary

Soak up the heady mix of sounds, smells and colours in this exuberant introduction to India. Explore Old Delhi and visit the impressive Jama Masjid.
Explore the ornate havelis that date back to the days of the great camel caravans that travelled between China and the Middle East.
Journey into the Thar Desert to Bikaner. See the hulking Junagargh Fort, built during the 16th century, and the Karni Mata rat temple. Enjoy an evening of traditional Rajasthani food, music and dance.
The golden ornately carved stone houses of Jaisalmer make for spectacular viewing as the sun rises and sets. Get a taste of Rajasthani nomadic life on an overnight camel safari.
Home to the colossal Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur also has one of the oldest and most interesting bazaars in India. Gain insight into the fascinating traditions of the rural Rajasthani tribespeople by opting to visit the peaceful, nature-loving Bishnoi communities.
Meet tribespeople and craftsmen at the foothills of the Aravalli Mountains. For those with an interest in history, a visit to the 1000-year-old ruins of a hindu temple is recommended. Watch the sunset while sipping hot chai at a royal retreat.
Peruse the intricately carved Jain temple nestled in a deep wooded valley.
Explore the lavish City Palace, boat on peaceful Lake Pichola and take in a cultural dance show in India's most romantic city, Udaipur.
Drop by the majestic Amber Fort and discover the Hawa Mahal, which gleams at dusk amid the frenzy of the bazaar. Perhaps end this day with a dazzling Bollywood film.
Take a rickshaw ride through the wetlands and forests of this serene bird sanctuary, a rare respite from the buzz of urban India.
Explore the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri then continue to Agra, site of the stunning Taj Mahal.
Visit Agra's Red Fort and meet a local carpet maker before returning to Delhi.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts4 dinners
Transport
Auto rickshaw, Camel, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Local bus, Metro, Train
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Guesthouse (2 nights), Heritage Property (7 nights), Hotel (10 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activities
  • Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour
  • Agra - Red Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Bikaner - Junagarh Fort
  • Bikaner - Karni Mata Rat Temple
  • Countryside drive and village visit
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Farmhouse visit with dinner and dancing
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Guided tour of the havelis
  • Jain Temples
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort guided tour
  • Jaipur - Hawa Mahal
  • Jaisalmer - Camel safari & overnight desert camp
  • Jodhpur - Meherangarh Fort
  • Keoladeo - Bird sanctuary entrance
  • Udaipur - City Palace guided tour
  • Udaipur - Cultural dance show
  • Udaipur - Lake boat ride

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

TRIP CHANGES 2013

Please note there has been a large itinerary change for this tour. It will now be 15 days in 2013, instead of the 22 days in 2012; and will depart Selected Sundays (2013) instead of Selected Mondays (2012)

Day 1-2 Delhi
Day 3 Agra
Day 4 Bharatpur
Day 5-6 Jaipur
Day 7 Shekhawati
Day 8 Bikaner
Day 9-11 Jaisalmer
Day 12 Osiyan
Day 13-14 Jodhpur
Day 15 Delhi

The detailed itinerary and prices will be released 1st November 2012

Trip notes

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Rajasthan Adventure , March 2015

Rajasthan Adventure , March 2015