Rajasthan tour, India

“A two week, small group tour of Rajasthan with a company specialising in not only the classic sites but also real, local experiences and small villages or towns.”

Highlights

Delhi | Khandela | Nawalgarh | Rajasthan havelis | Gajner Wildlife Sanctury | Thar Desert | Nagaur | Bikaner | Manwar | Jaisalmer Jodphur | Meherangarh Fort

Description of Rajasthan tour, India

This Rajasthan tour is a fourteen day, small group tour of India’s magnificent and eclectic desert state. This is a country that even the most ardent traveller craves, as there is always somewhere new to explore, given its inimitable diversity. Few states in India capture this diversity like Rajasthan, as you will see on our carefully crafted itinerary, where you will be guided throughout by local experts and Rajasthan aficionados.

We specialise in travelling off the beaten path and seeking a little bit more adventure than many tourism companies, and some examples of this in Rajasthan include camping adventures in the Great Thar Desert, visiting the haveli houses of Nawalgarh, staying in the small Mahabarat town of Khandela or wildlife watching at Gajner Sanctuary.

There are also some must see classics on our itinerary, including the Mughal architecture of Delhi, the great cities of Bikaner, Jaisalmer and of course, Jodphur, famous for being the state’s ‘Blue City’ but also home to the mammoth Mehrangarh Fort.

On this trip we stay at small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses and we keep our group size to a maximum of twelve people, making the experience a more intimate one and also having a lighter impact on small communities, while also diverting our tourism spend to them directly.

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23 Feb 2020
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18 Oct 2020
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Responsible tourism

Rajasthan tour, India

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

On this trip to Rajasthan we employ local guides and drivers, stay in locally owned hotels and private homes, which again diverts important funds directly into the area. These are regions that have seen precious little from the boom in tourism, it is our aim to change this.

We are very aware of the economic, ecological and ethical impact tourism can have on ancient cultures and fragile environments. We realise that taking clients through such a region can have a negative impact on the environment if not handled responsibly and as such, on all of our trips we go to great lengths to minimise the negative and accentuate the positive… after all, there are also many good things that the traveller can bring.

By keeping the group size to a maximum of 12, we can also minimise the human impact on the fragile sites we visit – particularly important as this trip visits some delicate ecosystems.

Community

In our opinion, our India trips – where we steer our clients off the main tourist circuits and into the rural regions of the subcontinent, to interact directly with local people – is responsible travel at its most immediate and effective.

We stay with local families, visit local industries (learn to milk a buffalo, make a sari, cook a meal) and call on local organisation to learn more about the problems of the region and how we might help. Not only does this allow local people and visitors to interact and learn about each others culture, it ensures that the revenue generated by tourism goes directly to local communities.

On this trip, which runs through Rajasthan, we involve our clients in tree planting schemes as well as help directly with the financing of rural village schools; added to this our clients will have the chance to accompany members of the Bhil caste in learning how to milk the buffalo and turn it into lassi, visit a natural silk weaving centre famed for its manufacturing of exquisite saris and cook and eat a meal with a local family – all of which will be putting money directly into the local community.

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