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.”

Highlights

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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21 Dec 2019
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20 Dec 2020
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Responsible tourism

Rajasthan holiday, Christmas time

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

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.

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.

Community

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.

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