Rajasthan tailor made holidays, India

“A two week tailor made tour of Rajasthan, taking in the rest of the golden triangle at the end. Staying in a variety of accommodation, with private transfers and guides. ”

Highlights

Delhi | Mandawa and Shekhavati region | Visit havelis | Bikaner and Junagarh Fort | Jaisalmer | Jodhpur | Udaipur | Pushkar | Jaipur | Fatehpur Sikri | Agra | Taj Mahal

Description of Rajasthan tailor made holidays, India

This Rajasthan tailor made holiday takes you on a wonderful circuit of this great northern stateís highlights. So many holidays to India include a quick trip into Rajasthan to visit Jaipur as one of the points on the Golden Triangle route. However, this trip really brings you into the heart of Rajasthan, visiting its many forts and palaces, havelis and historic towns, while also learning about its royal heritage.

Travelling with your own driver guides, start in Delhi and head off on a journey into Rajasthan. When you arrive at your first stop, Mandawa in the Shekhavati region, you will know that you have entered a very different India with its often abandoned mansions, or havelis, bedecked with murals. It is like a museum in the desert.

Most of Rajasthan feels like you are walking around a gallery in fact, from the blue city of Jodhpur to the famous pink city of Jaipur. Visit the lakeside city of Udaipur and the holy town of Pushkar, with its ornate temples and colourful sadhus, with your final stop being in Agra and the indescribably beautiful Taj Mahal. Heart stopping beauty and heart rendering heritage at every turn in Rajasthan makes this a romantic and memorable way to visit India.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Rajasthan tailor made holidays, India

Environment

The main focus of this tour is cultural, but there are a number of different ways in which we try to do our bit for the environment. We work closely with our local partners to help educate local accommodation providers about the need to minimise their environmental impact, from reducing water usage to buying and using local produce and waste disposal. We actively prioritise using accommodation which seeks to be more environmentally friendly Ė this isnít always at the forefront of tourism in some areas but we hope that by encouraging hotels and lodges in this way, we can have an impact on how tourism continue to develop here.

We discourage our travellers from taking part in any elephant riding activities, such as those available at Jaipur's Amber Fort. Frequently the elephants are ill-treated and participate in such activities simply helps to sustain the elephants suffering.

As part of the pre-departure information which all travellers receive, we include an extensive section on how to travel responsibly.

In our UK office we recycle extensively, from paper and envelopes to ink cartridges, plastic bottles and food packaging, with dedicated recycling bins. We minimise our use of electricity by turning off appliances and using energy efficient lightbulbs, and our toilets use reduced water cisterns to minimise our use of water

Community

We try wherever possible to ensure that our tours benefit the local communities we travel through. The hotels that we use on this trip are all locally owned; not just Indian owned but owned and managed by people from the communities we stay in. Locally owned hotels contribute far more to the surrounding economy than other hotels, where profits are spent elsewhere.

We only ever use local tour leaders and guides on our trips; not only does this mean that travellers get local insights that they might not get from a westerner, but it means that the communities we travel through benefit directly from the presence of tourism. When visiting smaller villages, we encourage our travellers to purchase local products from handicraft markets, for small-scale vendors to gain income from tourism.

This doesn't mean one guide from start to finish, but guides from the various places visited on the itinerary, ensuring that it really does filter down to that micro-level.

We tend to avoid including meals on our itineraries, and encourage people to get out of the hotels and spread their spending among local businesses, again meaning that the benefits are spread a bit more equitably.

We visit a number of historic sites on this itinerary, and the entrance fees that we pay here place a vital role in ensuring that their heritage is maintained for generations to come.

We make an effort to stop at small villages along the way to gain further insights into local culture. These are carefully selected to ensure that our presence is welcome, rather than obtrusive, and we discuss with local elders how best to show our appreciation in terms of appropriate donations.

All travellers are issued with detailed guidelines about how to travel responsibly, and are given notes on local culture and customs, so that they are aware of appropriate behaviour throughout their time in India.

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