Travel to India on an adventure through the Rajasthan region

Travel to India and discover the country at its most colorful 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 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
224kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Take a rickshaw to the Red Fort
  • Whistle with the birds at the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
  • Admire the havelis of Shekhawati
  • Explore Old Delhi
  • Shop in a Jodhpur bazaar
  • Bask in the warm glow of Jaisalmer's city walls
  • Explore the majestic Mehrangarh towering over the blue city.
  • Camp under the stars on the sand dunes of Osiyan.

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 deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri then continue to Agra, site of the stunning Taj Mahal.
Take a rickshaw ride through the wetlands and forests of this serene bird sanctuary, a rare respite from the buzz of urban India.
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.
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.
Travel to the ancient Thar Desert Town of Osiyan, peppered with temples including Mahavira Temple and Sachiya Mata Temple.
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.
Visit Agra's Red Fort and meet a local carpet maker before returning to Delhi.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport
Bus, Camel, Cycle rickshaw, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Shuttle Bus, Train
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (1 night), Heritage Property (4 nights), Hotel (7 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activities
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Bikaner - Junagarh Fort
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Hawa Mahal
  • Jodhpur - Meherangarh Fort
  • Keoladeo - Bird sanctuary entrance
  • Mandawa - Haveli tour
  • Orientation Walk - Osiyan

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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.
2. This trip finishes in Delhi in the morning of Day 15. No accommodation is included on this day.

Trip notes

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Rajasthan Adventure , March 2015

Rajasthan Adventure , March 2015