Rajasthan holiday, Christmas time

“Gently absorb the wonders of rural Rajasthan for an unforgettable festive break, where the warmth of the sun complements the warmth of the locals in a wonderful landscape.”


Delhi | Udaipur | Castle Bijaipur | Pangarh Lake | Taj Mahal | Champagne Christmas lunch and exotic Rajasthan New Year

Description of Rajasthan holiday, Christmas time

Explore rural India at a gentle pace from the comfort of a gorgeous heritage castle – an India of your imagination: an absorbing land of bullock carts, of elegant sari-clad women bearing water urns from a well, of wandering elephants and turbaned men tilling the earth.

After exploring the main sites of the capital Delhi, fly to the beautiful lakeside town of Udaipur for a short transfer to the magnificent Castle Bijaipur. This superb historic hotel nestles in the spectacular Aravelli Hills amid jacaranda forests, unspoilt rural villages, lakes and ancient temples. Relax at the hotel or explore the area - on foot, two wheels or riding the beautiful local Marwari horses.

For Christmas Day, enjoy a fantastic champagne lunch before settling back into blissful relaxation over the days after – plus adventures like a night camping by the beautiful Pangarh Lake, before ushering in New Year with a Rajasthani party featuring snake charmers and fire eaters as well as cocktails!

Leaving Castle Bijapur, take one of India's famously atmospheric trains to Chittor then onto Agra to visit the magnificent Taj Mahal.

**Price includes all activities/equipment, tour leaders, local guides and drivers, meals, mineral water, transport (excluding international flights), accommodation and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary.

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Rajasthan holiday, Christmas time


In India we have developed unique relationships with many people, some of whom help us with our tours, others that simply live in the different regions to which we travel through. Through our form of interactive, socially conscious tourism, we have helped them adapt to the modern, changing world by providing an important additional income.

In arid Rajasthan, we have implemented tree planting schemes (a hands on experience for some of our trips!) as well as helping directly with the financing of rural village schools.

When you take one of our trips, we make a contribution to “Carbon Clear” – an organisation who work with hundreds of organisations to measure their carbon footprint and reduce their carbon emissions. We also support several NGOs around the world such as the TESFA community project in Ethiopia, A-Cet and Adopt-A-Minefield, which are all carefully selected to improve the standard of living for the communities we visit.


All our tours employ the services of local guides and drivers, stay in locally owned hotels and guesthouses – often staying in our guides villages and homes, which again diverts important funds directly into the area. The wonderful thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains – the locals financially, and our clients with the unique experience and social interaction.

We train our staff (both local and Western) to be responsible travelers in the countryside and to respect local community and environment. Also we have trainers for Leave No Trace Ethic.

Trying to do our bit for the environment, in 2005 we were among the first UK-based travel companies to automatically offset every client’s international flight (if booked with us) with a payment to Carbon Clear to help promote sustainable energy. Devoted to ‘offsetting’ or ‘neutralising’ harmful greenhouse gas emissions caused by your flight, Carbon Clear achieve this by funding projects across the world that will reduce greenhouse gases on your behalf through sustainable energy or rainforest restoration.

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