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Rajasthan Experience

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 64 reviews submitted.
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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
Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Delhi, India
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
India
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HHKR
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.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. Donations help them to nurture ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives that inspire coastal restoration, sustainable fishing practices and waste-management.

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.

Itinerary

Map of Rajasthan Experience including India

Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Auto rickshaw, Plane, Private vehicle, Train

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 night), Heritage Property (1 night), Hotel (12 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary 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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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 64 reviews submitted.
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Kathleen · Traveled January 2024
The 15 day Rajasthan Experience was amazing. Having never done a tour before, we would highly recommend Intrepid. Especially in a country like India where it’s more difficult to organise yourself!
Review submitted 29 Jan 2024

Deborah · Traveled January 2024
Intrepid's Rajasthan Experience is packed with a variety of scenes and activities to root you in India's culture and history. All the forts are inevitable, given their prominence in the region. The tour balances them with places and activities off the beaten track that offer a even deeper understanding of people's concerns and day-to-day lives.
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Belinda · Traveled January 2024
This tour is a thorough introduction to India with a balance of history, culture and nature. The guide and driver were amazing and we learnt so much and had so much fun!
Review submitted 21 Jan 2024

Jonathan · Traveled January 2024
An excellent trip. Well organised with very knowledgeable and helpful guide. A real education.
Review submitted 26 Jan 2024

Mark · Traveled December 2023
This is really great trip through an amazing part of India. I traveled with a beautiful group of people who were a pleasure to spend time with. Our guide Gajraj was the absolute best. I highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024
Rajasthan Experience
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USD $2,331