Discover romantic, colourful cities set among pristine desert dunes
Colourful and chaotic, vibrant, and romantic – welcome to Rajasthan. Explore India’s captivating northwest on this 15-day tour, taking in fairy-tale desert cities, the treasures of the maharajah, and forts with fascinating histories. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Mahal in Agra, travel across the Thar Desert on camelback, and immerse yourself in romantic Jodhpur. This tour doesn’t just cover Rajasthan’s many bucket-list-worthy sites but also immerses you in the thrum of daily life with time spent in traditional villages, market wanderings, and plenty of memorable meals. Add a touch of comfort and some very special heritage property accommodation for a true Rajasthani travel adventure.
As part of our Comfort range, this trip offers immersive travel in Rajasthan with more inclusions than an Original tour – like daily breakfasts and feature stays in restored palaces.
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.
Fall in love with Bollywood during a screening of one of the latest blockbusters at Jaipur's spectacular art-deco cinema the Raj Mandir.
Visit a family for dinner in Jaisalmer for a home-cooked meal and an evening of sharing local culture, food, stories, and traditions with new friends.
Travel by camel into the pristine dunes of the Thar Desert, stopping at a few small villages before reaching your camp for a night under the stars.
In order to see as much as possible in the vast north of India, this tour 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.
If you would prefer a trip to Rajasthan in our Original- or Basix-style of travel, search code HHSC for our Classic Rajasthan tour (Original) or code HHRR for our North India Revealed (Basix) tour on our website.
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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 on this trip and is valid for all nights on tour with the exception of the camel safari in the Thar Desert.
3. Hot air balloon excursions are operated by Sky Waltz in Jaipur. Flights operate from 1 September to 31 April and last approximately 60 minutes. Return transfers, tea and coffee plus light refreshments, and a certificate of flight are included in the cost. You can register your interest and pay your tour leader at your joining meeting on Day 1 of your trip. Payment must be made by cash in either INR/AUD/USD/GBP only and is USD 260 per person (subject to change). Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions (tickets are fully refundable in case of bad weather).
4. Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket
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