A LAND BYGONE RAJASTHAN
Travelling through Rajasthan is like walking through a kaleidoscope. Everywhere you look, colors dance before your eyes—from saris drying on riverbeds to the sunsets of Udaipur, from the spice market in Jodhpur to the blue houses in the old quarters of Jodhpur. In this land of Kings, a fabled realm of maharajas where majestic forts and lavish palaces rises up imperiously from the desert landscape standing testimony to a bygone era of chivalry, valor and pride.
There is more to Rajasthan than forts and palaces. From giant sandcastles to dust-swirled towns, enchanting folk music to colorful turbans and mighty fortresses to peaceful bird sanctuaries, this erstwhile desert kingdom has the world to offer. Sail the dunes atop the ship of the desert, get excited at the experience of being at cattle fair, dress up in vibrant Rajasthani costumes, get up close with tigers at Ranthambore, peep through glass mosaics at Mor-chowk and last but not the least be enthralled by the Rajasthani sandcastles, forts and palaces.
Best of Rajasthan – 9 Days
Experience the best of what Rajasthan has to offer on this popular tour.Set out on an unforgettable journey to the fabled cities of Rajasthan. Venture into majestic forts and palaces, visit the immense Amber Fort high above Jaipur, explore …
Rajasthan with Agra – 9 Days
Experience the delights of Rajasthan. From the big city sights of Delhi, visit to the unforgettable Taj Mahal, travel to the cities of Jaipur, Bikaner and Udaipur, and spend time travelling through the desert of Jaisalmer. Colourful and chaotic, …
Classic Rajasthan – 7 Days
On this classic Rajasthan adventure we discover the grisly history of massive forts, the opulence and splendor of Maharajas’ palaces and be anthralled by the colors, smells and sights of this timeless land. Stroll bustling markets, enjoy a sunset …
Offbeat Rajasthan – 12 Days
This offbeat journey offers a look at the history and heritage of this timeless land, bringing you stunning capitals of the former princely states—home to sprawling haveli and Rajput-era palaces—and rural Rajasthan villages and fortified towns untouched by time …
Rajasthan is located in northwest India, Rajasthan borders Punjab in the north, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the northeast, Madhya Pradesh in the east and Gujarat in the south. On the western side it shares a long stretch of border with the neighboring country Pakistan. Situated on the Thar Desert, Rajasthan protects the western border of the country standing as the sentinel who never tires. Rajasthan is diagonally divided into the hilly and rugged southeastern region and the barren Thar Desert, which extends across the border into Pakistan. Within these divisions however, it is a storehouse of varied physical feature or topographical diversity. The arid Thar also boasts of Mount Abu the only hill station in the state famous for its flora and fauna. While the Aravali hills provide the much-needed relief to this arid land, the wide spread sand dunes of the desert and arid region make it one of the toughest terrains in the world. Jodhpur (the second biggest city of the state) is the edge of the dry and shifting desert land from where on the not so arid but cultivable land starts. Moreover, the rocky range of Amber, hilly range of Mewar, river basin of Bharatpur and fertile Aravali range gives the topography of the state a unique look.
Udaipur – Udaipur, The “City of Sunrise,” is one of Indias most scenic and romantic cities and is built around four man-made lakes. The placid blue waters reflecting ethereal white palaces and temples, beyond which shimmer the distant Aravalli Hills. The City Palace towers over the Lake Pichola. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum, displaying a large and diverse array of artifacts. Apart from the City Palace and the Lake Palace in the old part of town you can head out of town to see the Jain temples of Ranakpur and the ancient fort of Kumbhalgarh.
Jaipur – Jaipur is known as the “Pink City” after the rusty colour that many of the houses are painted. With beautiful palaces, forts, gardens, temples, and unending market streets, it has a bit of everything that Rajasthan has to offer. Explore the colorful markets, see the hawa mehal, visit the Jantar Mantar and experience the grandeur of Jaipurs star attraction, the Amber fort.
Jodhpur – Jodhpur is Rajasthan’s second biggest city but the real charm of Jodhpur is in the old city where every building is painted the same light blue hue, earning Jodhpur the nickname “Blue City”. Here you find a teeming maze of narrow medieval streets and bazaars, where life appears much as it has for centuries. Towering above is Mehrangarh (Majestic) Fort, its impenetrable walls rising like sheer cliffs from the rocky outcrop on which it is built. From its ramparts you can enjoy postcard views of the ancient blue city below.
Jaisalmer – Located in the heart of the Thar Desert, on the far western border of India, this once sleepy desert town has transformed itself into a major tourist destination. Apart from the desert and camel safari, Jaisalmer fort is the prime attraction here. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands dunes and is the world’s only inhabited medieval fort.
1. Visit the sprawling Amber Fort outside Jaipur.
2. Stay in tented camps and go tiger spotting at Ranthambore National Park.
3. Go on a desert safari on camel back in Jailsalmer.
4. Visit the colossal Mehrangarh Fort outside of Jodhpur.
5. Feel the excitement at Pushkar Camel Fair.
6. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
7. Explore the narrow lanes of blue houses, temples and palace in offbeat Bundi.
8. Experience the princely life staying at a Heritage mansion Hotel.
9. Be part of one of the many fairs and festivals of Rajasthan.
10. Watch a puppet shows at Bagore ki Haweli in Udaipur.