Rajasthan tailor made holiday, India
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.