Rajasthan tailor made holiday, India

“Delve a dazzling panoply of India's historical wonders amid the myriad charms of Rajasthan, from the Taj Mahal and 'Pink City' of Jaipur to the medieval jewel of Jaisalmer.”


Tour of historic Delhi | Taj Mahal | Palaces, forts and temples of Jaipur | Historic architecture in Bikaner City, Jodphur and Udaipur | 12th century Jaisalmer | Rajasthan village food experience | Option of visit to Varanasi and temples of Khajuraho.

Description of Rajasthan tailor made holiday, India

This is an Indian adventure combining bustling cities, village experiences and a chance to see some of the country's most iconic architectural jewels.

After the sights of India's capital city Delhi, Rajasthan delivers an array of stunning historic buildings. There's the Taj Mahal at Agra, of course, but also the majestic architecture of Jaipur the Maharajas' City Palace and its museums, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Birla White Marble Temple and the ancient Observatory plus fantastic views of the city from the terrace of the rugged 500-year-old Fort.

Jaipur is complemented by some lesser-known but no less spectacular historic Rajasthan neighbours. In Bikaner City, the 17th century Junagarh Fort guards a clutch of ravishing palaces Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal and Bijai Phool Mahal. You can compare these with further forts and palaces in Jodphur and Udaipur.

The 12th century citadel city of Jaisalmer, meanwhile, was a key spot on the legendary Caravan route that provided India's historic link with Persia, Arabia and the Mediterranean. Here, you'll visit grand medieval merchant houses (known as havelies) whose intricately carved decorative features provide a striking contrast to an evening enjoying freshly-cooked local dishes in a specially recreated Rajasthani village setting.

As an alternative itinerary, take a trip to Varanasi and the famous temples of Khajuraho.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. The best time to go is October to June.
Holiday type

Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

This is a different kind of a trip as compared to other cultural trips as our emphasis is to use only heritage old palaces & Havelis so that the revenue generated can go straight to the local owners of these buildings and they can continue maintaining their heritage buildings. All the owners of the heritage properties employ 90% local staff so you can see from the way they talk and interact with the clients that they are keeping the local tradition of Rajasthan still alive. A briefing is given at the time of arrival of all the clients that they should honour the local culture of the destinations they are going to visit.

At Jaisalmer Sand Dunes, a typical Rajasthani village is created for this evening with mud walls gaily painted with an entrance. Food stalls are built with thatched roofs where Rajasthani woman cook local food in traditional earthenware pots. The group members are entertained with Rajastahani Folk music and dance. The whole evening is organised by the local people who are very well paid and looked after.

We use only local guides as we feel that in Rajasthan one should have a local guide who can share his knowledge with the tourist as, in India the culture, caste and the language changes every 100km, and it becomes necessary to have local guides everywhere.

All our accommodations which we have carefully chosen are environmentally friendly and use CFL lamps for lighting to save electricity. Many of our accommodation grow their own vegetable for their daily needs in their own gardens and most of the Heritage hotels recycle waste water for gardening purposes.

On this trip we support an NGO called Jagrit who are involved in giving education, accommodation, clothing and food to small children who are found begging in railway stations. An amount of 5 per person goes to this NGO.

3 Reviews of Rajasthan tailor made holiday, India

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 04 Mar 2020 by

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

It was a holiday of lots of highlights, but Udaipur, the Taj and Varanasi were all amazing

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

The operator gave a very high level of service. All the places we visited were great, but possibly could have missed out Jodhpur. The driver was excellent and his services made for seemless travel.

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

The visit to Bradutpur bird sanctury clearly benefits conservation. I think all the places we stayed were local hotels so profits stay within India.

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


Reviewed on 01 Nov 2016 by

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

How can you answer this with a small response about how wonderful one thing in India is ??? The first car ride (mad), Delhi (wonderful), Agra (astounding), Udaipar (Calm), Chittor (so different and off the beat), Bundi (what a place), Ranthambore (Two tigers and 40 minutes viewing so what can I say), Jaipur (blimey), Jodphur (myths and legends in luxury), Jaisilmer (colour and people so brilliant). What was the best, the people were astounding we met across the whole trip and I think we made some lifelong friends (barring idiots who you get in all countries of course). Go here, be astounded as pictures don do any of it justice.

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

Take it as it comes, don't judge anything and really enjoy all of the street life, food and people.

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

Hopefully as we used local guides, accomodations and restaurants everywhere. Ranthambore is a conservation area for the tigers so hoping fees go into helping hem and the other animals in the parks. Took the train (19 hours), wife loved it in 3AC !!

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

I went with some expectations and it blew away all of my preconceptions and totally wowed me.

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2013 by

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

Visit to Cochin in Kerala.
The taj Malabar is a unique one!!!
And also Usaipur, the city is great and the Leela palace hotel is a must seen.

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

You need to come to India with a lot patient , and get used to the way of living and the way they communicate.
The roads are pretty good , but very crowded lots of horning and the average speed is 50 km/h.

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

Yes, we visited small places, ate and purchased food and services from local producers.

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

The holiday was good , I would do some changes and improvements though.
Some accommodations should be improved .
It is not enough to choose an hotel, you need also to pick the type of room you like, there are big differences in some hotels. The drivers in Kerala
understand basic English only. If you reserve transportation , you must have
conformation that it is a relative new one and in good condition.
The house boats in Kerala backwater are nice but the accommodation on board was poor and not clean. A Luxury boat - means you get air condition all the time,
It is not a Luxury accommodation !!!

Read the operator's response here:

We thank Mr Itay for sending his valuable feedback as it helps us to know better
our guests requirements.
Sometimes it really becomes difficult to understand the need of a guest in terms
of selecting accommodation as there is always a scope of improving.We have taken
a note on accommodation and will surely do our best to explain the guest in

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