Colourful and chaotic, mysterious and exotic – welcome to Rajasthan. Explore the fairytale cities of the desert, travel to beautiful palaces filled with treasures of maharajas and wander through forts with fascinating histories. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Mahal in Agra, travel across the Jaisalmer desert on camel back and witness the romantic 'Blue City' of Jodhpur. Stay in traditional towns, meet the locals in markets and bazaars, and taste delicious regional dishes. Add a touch of comfort and some very special hotels for a true Rajasthani travel adventure.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
New Delhi, India
Countries
India
Themes
Explorer
Code
HHKR
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
460kg pp per trip

Travel through the deserts, palaces and cities of ethereal Rajasthan


Highlights

  • Embark on a camel safari in the desert near Jaisalmer
  • See the holy rats of Bikaner's Karni Mata temple
  • Experience warm Rajasthani hospitality
  • Witness a dramatic sunset over the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur
  • Hear the touching story behind the Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Stroll through colorful bazaars in Delhi
  • Visit the painted havelis of Shekhawati
  • Explore the ornate palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur

Itinerary

Dive straight in to the chaos of Delhi, India's pulsating capital. Ride the metro, walk through crowded bazaars and take a rickshaw tour of Old Delhi via Jama Masjid, India's oldest mosque.
Visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Learn the tragic love tale behind this dazzling monument and then visit the Red Fort where the next chapter of the story unfolds.
Explore the deserted Mughal kingdom of Fatehpur Sikri. Feast on a traditional thali lunch before continuing to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. Discover the enchanting Hawa Mahal and travel to the old capital of Amber to see the hillside palace complex. Don some diamante bangles and catch an animated Bollywood film or visit Jaipur's bustling bazaars.
Formerly home to merchants in the days of the great camel caravans, the beautifully decorated havelis make for a spectacular open-air museum. Gain an insight into rural life in India exploring Shekhawati and surrounding areas.
Venture deep into the Thar Desert. See the holy rats of the Karni Mata temple and visit a nearby farm for an evening of Rajasthani food, music and dance.
Travel through the Jaisalmer desert to this sandstone citadel, a trading centre for the nomadic people of the area. Explore the markets hidden among the twisting alleys and take an overnight camel safari out into the dunes.
Soak up fantastic views of India's 'Blue City' from the Mehrangarh Fort ramparts.
A vision of splendour with white marble palaces and a sparkling lake, Udaipur is Rajasthan's artistic heart. Visit the City Palace, enjoy a cultural dance program and cruise Lake Pichola by boat.
Return to Delhi and perhaps enjoy a final feast of Tandoori, naan and fiery curries at a local restaurant. This magical Rajasthani Experience then comes to a close the next day, but with so much more to see in India’s capital, perhaps stay on a few more days to experience it all.
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Inclusions

Meals
13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Camel, Cycle rickshaw, Metro, Plane, Private minibus, Train
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 night), Heritage Property (6 nights), Hotel (7 nights)
Included activites
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Bikaner - Junagarh Fort
  • Bikaner - Karni Mata Rat Temple
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Bollywood movie at the Raj Mandir Cinema
  • Jaipur - City Palace
  • Jaipur - Observatory
  • Jaipur - Walking tour
  • Jodhpur - Meherangarh Fort
  • Mandawa - Haveli tour
  • Nawalgarh - Asha Ka Jharna visit
  • Udaipur - City Palace guided tour
  • Udaipur - Cultural dance show
  • Udaipur - Lake boat ride

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Notes

1. This trip starts in Delhi on Day one at 1pm
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
3. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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