Classic Rajasthan holiday in India

“Watch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal, experience the frenetic pace of New Delhi and seek out serenity in the rural countryside in this classic taste of India.”

Highlights

Old Delhi | New Delhi | Agra | Taj Mahal | Red Fort of Akbar | Jaipur | Pushkar | Khimsar | jeep safari | Black Buck Reserve | school visit | Jodpur | Udaipur

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Responsible tourism: Classic Rajasthan holiday in India

Environment

Accommodation & Meals
During your trip to Rajasthan you will spend 14 nights in a range of comfortable, often family-run hotels ranging from modern properties, such as the Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra, to heritage forts and palaces, such as the Deogarh Mahal Hotel. You will notice that our hotels employ locally and use local produce from markets in the area wherever possible. The hotels are waste and energy conscious and have their own policies like asking guests to turn off the power when leaving a room in order to save electricity. Some of the accommodations also run or support social initiatives e.g. Deogarh runs a school for the underprivileged under Shri Jaswant Charitable Trust. Where meals are not supplied, our group leaders always encourage people to try local restaurants and street food vendors. They can make recommendations which will help boost small businesses and celebrate local specialties. In Jaipur and Delhi, clients can even see how the food is made e.g. Masala Chai (tea), Samosa (mashed potato snacks), Jalebe (Indian donuts), Lassi (yoghurt drink), etc.

Activity
We visit a number of temples, palaces and forts including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, City Palace and Brahma temple. By making donations, buying souvenirs or paying entrance fees, we financially contribute to the upkeep of these magnificent sites. We understand that it is important for us to operate with a strict ‘leave no trace policy.’ This extends to our activity in and out of game drive territory and means we are vigilant with disposing of litter properly and careful not to intimidate or harm flora and fauna. Clients are, however, encouraged to leave behind donations of clothing or school materials at local villages or a local primary school which we visit.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Community

Local Craft & Culture
We are keen to encourage guests to engage with the culture of Northern India and to purchase local crafts and services where possible. Your local guide will be able to recommend the best of the area’s colourful and vibrant markets and small businesses and through our commerce, tourist wealth is more evenly distributed. You might pick up some street food in Delhi or buy block printed material and pottery in Jaipur. There are locally crafted gifts and souvenirs available by most of the landmarks we visit, and your guides will be able to advise you on which to buy and which to avoid. For example, some bangles and other decorative items in Jaipur claim to be made of ivory and, although this is mostly fake, we are against the popularisation of this kind of product and make a point of including a warning in the briefing.

Charity
For years we have been involved in campaigning for tiger conservation in Bandhavgarh. In late summer 2014 we teamed up with The Corbett Foundation, an Indian charity dedicated to conservation-oriented research. They have proved instrumental in enabling us to get the funds to where they are needed. Through this we have now completed the building of a community hall at Tala Village, solar pumps in the park for wildlife and staff in the dry season, bio gas plants and smart stoves for villagers and provided the salary for 2 full time teachers at the government school. Our work in India continues to be of great significance and most recently we have been able to purchase a 4 wheel drive medical vehicle and pay for outreach medical support.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The Tiger safaris in Tadoba National Park/ Tiger Reserve

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


To try and go in February and March when the tiger activity is good , vegetation not too high but it is at least a little cooler - c 28 degrees as opposed to 38degrees

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes . The guides, trackers and drivers we had were nearly all ( very ) local as were the lodge staff - all of whom were extremely courteous and helpful . They seemed committed to an understanding that conservation of wildlife and eco
tourism were mutually beneficial.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent - all arrangements and pick ups were smooth and hassle free. The additional days arranged at the beginning and end of my stay for sightseeing in Delhi and then also to see the Taj Mahal and Red Fort were also brilliant . India is an assault ( a wonderful assault ) on the senses - colour , noise , bustle , culture , wildlife - it has the lot !!i

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