Rajasthan Experience

15 Days | Discover romantic, colourful cities set among pristine desert dunes

4.9 out of 5 based on 66 reviews submitted.
CAD $2,412
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Colourful and chaotic, vibrant, and romantic – welcome to Rajasthan. Explore India’s captivating northwest on this 15-day tour, taking in immense desert cities, the treasures of the maharajah, and forts with fascinating histories. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Mahal in Agra, camp under the stars in the Thar Desert and immerse yourself in romantic Jodhpur. This tour doesn’t just cover Rajasthan’s many bucket-list-worthy sites but it also immerses you in the thrum of daily life through village walks, market explorations and plenty of memorable meals. Add a touch of comfort and some very special heritage property accommodation for a true Rajasthani travel adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Rajasthan Experience including India
Delhi, India
Delhi, India
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 61.3 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • You may have seen hundreds of photos of it already but laying eyes on the Taj Mahal for yourself during a guided tour is bound to leave a deep impression.
  • From hitting up a local cinema for a Bollywood movie to desert camping – this trip will show you Rajasthan from every angle.
  • In addition to your local leader, connect with local guides at historical sites and upon arrival in cities to add unmatched regional knowledge to your experience.
  • Enjoy two home-cooked meals with local families and sample Jain cuisine at a temple while sharing local culture, stories and traditions with new friends.
  • Taste the snack highlights of Jaipur and get to know your female driver on a tour with the eco-friendly Pink City Rickshaw Company, a non-profit providing employment and economic independence to women from low-income households.

Is this trip right for you?
  • In order to see as much as possible in the vast north of India, this trip involves some long travel days. We use a variety of transport to get around, from train to private vehicles, auto-rickshaws, and a flight. Packing light will make moving around easier!
  • Don’t underestimate the weather at any time of year in India. In the summer months, heat can be extreme. In winter months, some travellers have been surprised at the cool of the evenings. A hat, sunscreen, and clothing that can be layered will serve you well year-round.


Map of Rajasthan Experience including India



14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


Auto rickshaw, Jeep, Plane, Private vehicle, Train


Camping (with facilities) (1 night), Heritage Property (3 nights), Hotel (10 nights)

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri - Guided tour
  • Jaipur - Walking tour with a local guide
  • Jaipur - Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Pink City Rickshaw Food Tour
  • Mandawa - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Mandawa - Guided haveli tour
  • Bikaner - Junagarh Fort
  • Bikaner - National Camel Research Centre
  • Bikaner - Tuk-Tuk ride with snacks
  • Thar Desert - Desert camping with dinner
  • Jaisalmer - Walking tour with a local guide
  • Jaisalmer - Home-cooked dinner
  • Jodhpur - Meherangarh Fort
  • Ranakpur - Jain Temples
  • Ranakpur - Lunch at Jain temple
  • Udaipur - City Palace
  • Udaipur - Lake Pichola boat ride
  • Udaipur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Udaipur - Home-cooked lunch
Add on activities
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280
  • Jaisalmer - Folklore Museum - INR10
  • Udaipur - Ayurvedic Massage - INR1200

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 10 (Thar Desert) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight and entrance tickets. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.
4. This trip includes a domestic flight as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 66 reviews submitted.
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Sam · Traveled August 2023
A fantastic tour of Rajasthan! We experienced a completely different culture, saw some of the world greatest architecture, learnt alot and had fun doing it. Many thanks to our awesome guide "G"!
Review submitted 10 Sep 2023

Anne · Traveled August 2023
I had been dreaming of a an adventure in Rajasthan but was a bit intimidated to tackle it as a solo female traveler. This Intrepid experience was just what I was look for. We enjoyed not only the highlights of Rajasthan but also the cultural insights and expert knowledge of our highly competent guide, visits and meals with local Indian families, various local activities that I might not have sought out on my own (e.g. a Bollywood film in an iconic theater), and the benefits of a congenial group of “intrepid” world travelers. Unforgettable!
Review submitted 11 Sep 2023

Neil · Traveled August 2023
A trip that allows for historical and cultural understanding. The Rajasthan Experience gave the chance to understand the colourful history of the region. By having he meals it allowed us to get closer to an authentic India family. Local guides allowed for a good understanding of the communities we were spending time in .
Review submitted 03 Sep 2023

Kevin · Traveled March 2023
The Rajestan Eperience Inrepid tour is a lifetime highlight. See India as it should be seen, warts and all Experience the Taj Mahal., the red, Amber and gold forts. Try the range of Indian foods. There are always western options if you prefer. Travel in 6 forms of public transport and contrast and compare with your home countries. I loved this holiday..... you will too.
Review submitted 26 Mar 2023

Faiza · Traveled February 2023
This tour of Rajasthan was as splendid as all my previous 9 trips with Intrepid: splendid itinerary, professional tour leader and expert local guides at every site. I felt proud that Intrepid did not take us for camel or elephant rides. Instead, we had an eye opening visit to a camel research centre! This HHKR tour exceeded my expectations and excites me to visit India again - with Intrepid.
Review submitted 09 Mar 2023
Rajasthan Experience
CAD $2,412