Explore classic Rajasthan on an adventure tour through romantic India

The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colors of India. On our classic adventure we 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. This is truly the essence of Rajasthan.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
New Delhi, India
Countries
India
Themes
Explorer
Code
HHSC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
224kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Camp under the stars in Bijaipur
  • Scout India's Brahmin-blue roofs of Bundi
  • Rub shoulders with holy men in Pushkar
  • Fall in love with India's romantic Udaipur
  • Admire the Taj Mahal of Agra
  • Discover the many faces of Delhi
  • Catch a Bollywood blockbuster in Jaipur
  • Experience a taste of rural Rajasthan
  • Spot wildlife in Ranthambhore National Park

Itinerary

Get caught up in chaotic Delhi, a city brimming with historical sites, museums and markets. Take a cycle rickshaw tour through Old Delhi and see one of its most impressive buildings, the Jama Masjid. Join the crowds and scout for a bargain in the many bazaars - where silks and spices paint the streets with colourful hues. Escape from the frenetic pace of the city streets by ducking into a Sikh temple to observe a more spiritual side of this bustling metropolis.
Jump aboard a train bound for the Mughal city of Agra. Be amazed by the iconic Taj Mahal, a monolithic marvel constructed from sparkling marble and inlaid with jade, crystal and sapphire. Take an optional trip to Akbar’s Mausoleum - a beautiful sandstone tomb built for the greatest of the Mughal emperors.
Journey to rural Rajasthan to stay at a royal family residence. Explore the village, meet villagers and chat with traditional craftspeople for a unique insight into local life.
Climb to the hilltop Amber Fort before making tracks to Jaipur, the 'Pink City' of Rajasthan. Bursting at the seams with markets filled with jewellery, textiles and folk-based arts, Jaipur is the perfect place to spend some time bargaining for souvenirs and exploring lively bazaars. In the evening, take the opportunity to laugh, shout and cheer with locals at a lively Bollywood film.
Once a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore is now one of the county’s largest nature reserves. Safari into the heart of the Indian bush to discover tranquil lakes and ruined palaces, while keeping eyes peeled for deer, monkeys and the elusive Bengal tigers.
Travel out to charismatic Bundi. Admire stunning murals at the palace that presides over the town's Brahmin-blue rooftops, explore the enchanting alleyways and experience life in remote India.
Journey through rural Rajasthan to the quaint city of Bassi. Spend the first night in a beautiful fortified mansion then spend the second night in a deluxe tent camping under the stars.
See Udaipur’s rolling hills, white marble palaces and blue lakes combine to form the most romantic city in Rajasthan. Visit City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India.
Rub shoulders with pilgrims and sadhus (holy men) in pious Pushkar, and see India’s only Brahma temple. For a change of pace, take a camel ride into the desert and witness a magical sunset among the dunes. In free time, head to a hilltop temple, where a hot chai and a magnificent view of the town make the effort worthwhile.
Come full circle and return to the hum of Delhi. Perhaps say farewell to India by treating the tastebuds to one last curry.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts2 dinners
Transport
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Auto rickshaw, Bus, Jeep, Metro, Private vehicle, Train
Accommodation
Deluxe permanent tent (1 night), Heritage Property (3 nights), Hotel (10 nights)
Included activities
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Heritage Stay - Village Jeep Safari
  • Heritage Stay - Village walk
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort guided tour
  • Jaipur - Walking tour
  • Pushkar - Walking tour
  • Udaipur - City Palace guided tour
  • Udaipur - Orientation Walk

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Important notes

1. This trip now 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.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
3. The 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 13th of November 2015 departures will be in Pushkar during the Pushkar Camel Fair. Please see Important Notes for more details.
5. Separate departures with German speaking leaders are available. Please see trip code HHSCG on our website for more details
6. 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.

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Classic Rajasthan , June 2015

Classic Rajasthan , June 2015