UK +44 (0)1367 850566

USA 1-855-216-5040

Magnificent countryside and scenery, majestic forts and the splendour of desert cities

Magnificent countryside and scenery, majestic forts and the splendour of desert cities lead.jpg

Forts, palaces, kings and sand dunes are some of the words that come to mind when you think Rajasthan. In fact it is not easy to describe this colourful state of India in just a few words.

Steeped in history & culture and brimming with architectural wonders, Rajasthan’s history can be read in every monument. Every fort in the state bears the testimony of its regal character. A colossal open-air museum, Rajasthan is visited by millions of tourists every year from different parts of India and the world.

You can easily plan to spend your entire trip to India in Rajasthan, which is within easy striking distance of Delhi and the Taj Mahal by train, plane, or road.

No visit to Rajasthan is complete without including one of its iconic cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur but to find the real rural India, head off the beaten track to some of its villages and smaller towns.

Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue – and that’s just the cow horns.

Rural Rajasthan is the stuff of your imagination; sweeping deserts and craggy hills, forgotten forts and fairy-tale palaces, snooty camels and wandering cows, the very essence of India all in eye-popping glorious Technicolor.

Vying for your time is the "blue city" of Jodhpur, which has the state's most impressive and best-preserved fort as well as the largest palace in India; the desert fort of Jaisalmer, the only fort in the world still inhabited by villagers; the tiny yet popular town of Pushkar, built around a sacred lake and host to the biggest camel fair in Asia; the painted havelis of the Shekhawati region; the untainted, almost medieval atmosphere of little towns like Bundi; and the colourful bazaars in Jaipur.

If you are inclined to seek peace and tranquillity away from the larger more obvious attractions, then we recommend you amble from here along the ancient and undulating Aravalli Hills discovering its quaint, manageable villages and truly special hotels.

Arguably it has the most tightly packed collection of cultural sights of any Indian state, thanks to the legacies of the Rajput warriors and Mughal emperors. But perhaps the best reason to visit Rajasthan is to experience its unusual hotels: The state has several heritage properties -- castles, palaces, forts, and ornate havelis -- many of which are still home to India's oldest monarchies.


Known for their valor and honor, the Rajputs are superb hosts, and it is almost possible to believe that you, too, are of aristocratic blood, as a turbaned aide awaits your every wish while you marvel at the starry night from the bastion of your castle.

With its wild desert scenery, ancient sandcastle forts, pastel-coloured cities, dust-speckled light and its swathes of scarlet and marigold textiles, India's largest state is truly hard to beat!


The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

Would you like to know more?

Our team can help prepare a unique itinerary that best suites your personal interests  – no pressure, just
support and advice. Why not complete your information and we will be back to help in no time

Can we take your details

About your journey

30 years badge

How many people in your party?

Adult
Children under 12

Explore with The Explorations Company

By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017

Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...

View Forward facing arrow

Our Guarantees To You

Premium service from one of the world's most knowledgeable travel companies

24/7 contact number

Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

Flight-Inclusive Bonding: We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and hold ATOL Number 7159

Flight-Exclusive bonding: Your holiday is further protected by our membership of ABTOT Membership Number 5197

logo