Travelling through Rajasthan is like walking through a kaleidoscope. Everywhere you look, colours dance before your eyes — from saris drying on riverbeds to the sunsets of Udaipur, from the spice market in Jodhpur to the white marble of the Taj Mahal. Uncover the secrets of romantic Rajasthan on this 15-day tour of the colourful Indian state. Marvel at the rampart views from Jodphur's Meherangarh Fort, enjoy a safari in Ranthambore National Park, and then soak in the relaxed atmosphere of Udaipur. Your expert CEO will take care of the hassles — and travel days are well-paced and include private transport, so you'll hit the sights refreshed. Be prepared to fall in love with India!
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There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Take a youth-led morning walk through the city with the G Adventures-supported project, City Walk. Later, visit Old Delhi, explore the spice markets, and visit Jama Masjid and Connaught Place. Take an overnight train to Jodphur.
Enjoy a youth-led city tour held by at-risk youth. This is a unique way for travellers to observe Delhi from a new perspective and learn about the important work of local nonprofit Salaam Baalak Trust.
Visit the famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), walk through Chandni Chowk, one of India's oldest and busiest markets, and explore the history of the Sikh religion at the important Sikh Gurduwara SisGanj.
Wander through the colorful spice market before visiting Connaught Place.
Later explore on your own, opting to visit the markets and shops, the Gandhi museum, India Gate, or stroll through the peaceful Lodi Gardens.
In the evening, head to the train station for an overnight train to Jodphur.
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort then wander around the old city and markets.
Arrive early at Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is sometimes called the “Blue City” for the vast number of houses here that are painted blue.
Take a short climb to the top of a hill on the outskirts of the city to reach the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India.
Wander around the Old City, with its clock tower and Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India.
Opt to head further afield and visit a Bishnoi tribal village.
Travel to Udaipur and enjoy a cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli.
Continue on to Udaipur and take an orientation walk including a visit to Lake Pichola.
In the evening, attend a Rajasthani Cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli Folk Museum on Gangaur Ghat.
Visit the City Palace and Jagdish temple before enjoying free time to explore.
Discover the early morning serenity of the city by pre-booking the Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour extra, or opt to sharpen your culinary skills by pre-booking the Udaipur Cooking School extra. You could journey out to the hilltop Monsoon Palace, the summer resort of the Maharajas. Sitting atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city's lakes, it a great place to watch the sunset.
Travel to Jojawar and take an orientation walk of the village.
This is rural Rajasthan at its best. Undiscovered by most travellers, explore this small village by foot and gain some insight into the life of the people in this part of rural India.
Join an impromptu game of cricket with the local children or travel by a vintage car or train safari with locals through the surrounding hills.
Travel to Pushkar. Take an orientation walk and visit the Brahma Temple before taking a sunset camel ride.
Travel through Ajmer and over Snake Mountain. Take an orientation walk around Pushkar, including the lake and ghats and also the 14th-century Brahma Temple.
Pushkar is famous for the Brahma Temple, making it one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world.
Enjoy the sunrise at Savitri Temple. Enjoy some free time: take the afternoon to explore the ghats and town at leisure.
In the morning, travel to Jaipur and take an afternoon orientation of the city. With free time in the afternoon, opt to watch a Bollywood movie at the Raj Mandir Cinema.
Travel to Jaipur, the former capital of a princely state of the same name.
This wide-avenued city is one of the most important heritage cities in India, and home to the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds".
A visit Jaipur wouldn't be complete without checking out a Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house — the Raj Mandir Cinema.
Visit the historic Amber Fort and stop for a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal before some free time to explore.
Stop and take a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before continuing on to the Amber Fort. After the tour, opt to visit the Anokhi Museum, established by the Anokhi Foundation to ensure the ancient traditions of hand block printing are maintained.
With free time, opt to head out to the nearby village of Sanganer to see blue pottery, handmade paper, or more hand block printing being done. Choose to visit the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 1700s, or sip a cocktail in one of the luxuriously converted palaces.
Depending on the time of year, you could opt to see the city from above by pre-booking the Jaipur Balloon Ride when booking your tour.
Travel to Ranthambore National Park and visit the Ranthambore Fort this afternoon to watch the sunset.
Tonight's accommodation is outside of the national park.
Enjoy an included safari in the park this morning and search for tigers. This afternoon, opt for another safari or sit back and relax.
Today's safari is in a common canter. The canters are open top vehicles that seat 24, and typically your group will be sharing the canter with other visitors to the park.
Tonight's accommodation is outside of the national park.
Continue on to Agra, visiting the impressive Abhaneri stepwell en route.
Visit India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Start out before sunrise for the best light in which to see this white marble masterpiece. In Agra, ride one of the ubiquitous cycle rickshaws to visit the Agra Fort. In the afternoon, travel to Delhi and opt to explore some of the city's fascinating monuments and museums with free time.
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Trip Name: Rajasthan Adventure
Duration: 15 Days
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