Rajasthan Adventure Overview

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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.

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New Delhi, India
  • Finish:

    New Delhi, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Guesthouse (2 nts), Heritage Property (7 nts), Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Auto rickshaw, Camel, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Local bus, Metro, Train
  • 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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    496kg pp per trip
  • 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

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Days 1-2 Delhi

It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.

Days 3-4 Shekhawati

The entire region of Shekhawati is dotted with beautifully painted havelis and was once a trading post along an ancient caravan route.

Days 5-6 Bikaner

Located in the Thar desert, Bikaner is known for its camel farm, great food, rustic charm and extraordinary palaces, fort and temples.

Days 7-9 Jaisalmer/Camel Safari

Like a city risen from the desert sands, Jaisalmer's sand-coloured buildings, busting bazaars and fascinating living fort all help give the city a wonderful old-world feel. Journey into the desert of Jaisalmer on camels, watching the sun set over the dunes and enjoying a campfire evening before sleeping under the stars. Located within the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is like an ancient oasis with its heritage architecture, medieval temples and crumbling, yet majestic, fort.

Days 10-11 Jodhpur

India's enigmatic 'Blue City', Jodhpur, has a captivating Old Town with palaces, heritage buildings, colourful streets and the Mehrangarh Fort shining like a jewel high above the city.

Day 12 Nimaj

Relax in the mountain hideaway of Nimaj, soaking up its royal past and seeing an authentic slice of rural Indian life.

Day 13 Ranakpur

Sitting on the river Maghai, the village of Ranakpur has an incredible 15th-century temple, which is a Jain holy site and a place of pilgrimage.

Days 14-16 Udaipur

With dusty hills in the background and tranquil lakes its centrepiece, Udaipur is a truly beautiful city with fabulous heritage buildings, restaurants and narrow laneways.

Days 17-18 Jaipur

Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.

Day 19 Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary

The legacy of once being a strong military stronghold is a good fort, and Bharatpur's is pretty impressive. It's also home to the wonderful Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.

Day 20 Agra

Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.

Days 21-22 Delhi

Delhi has been an important city in India for well over 2000 years, and its cultural richness and diversity radiates from every corner.
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