North India

Royal Rajasthan Tour, Land of the Maharajas!

Travel on our North India Rajasthan tour through exotic, colorful Rajasthan, the land of the maharajas!

Visit India’s majestic palaces and forts of ancient times. Enjoy magnificent art, crafts and architecture.

Enjoy the Desert Festival, a 3-day extravaganza of color, music and festivity, held at the golden city of Jaisalmer. We shall see Gair, a popular folk dance and Fire dancers swaying to traditional tunes, a turban tying competition and a Mr. Desert Contest are a part of the fun and frolic.

Experience the golden desert, the towns of Shekawati dubbed “the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan,” picturesque Udaipur by the lake, the pink city of Jaipur, and the exquisite white marble Taj Mahal.

Throughout it all, connect with the diverse peoples of India.

Soak in the royal atmosphere as you stay in historic palaces that have been converted to beautiful hotels and intimate heritage properties where descendants of the royal families still reside.

Our Royal Rajasthan tours are an excellent introduction to India.

  • Experience the Desert Festival in Jaisalmer
  • Experience the sights, sounds and colors of Rajasthan in-depth
  • Immerse yourself in medieval Jaisalmer, the heart of the Thar Desert
  • Explore the perfectly preserved 400 year old deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • See amazing 18th century painted havelis
  • Fall Departure: Enjoy Pushkar Camel Fair and Diwali Festival celebrations in the pink city of Jaipur-dates change annually.
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  • 1
    Day 1-2: Meet in Delhi

    Enjoy a tour of Old and New Delhi, including Red Fort, Gates of India, Qutab Minar, and a rikshaw ride through the fascinating market in Old Delhi.

  • 2
    Day 3-4: Udaipur

    Visit the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar, Udaipur is a quaint town with cobblestone streets, plentiful bazaars, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, havelis and art galleries. This is is the city of lakes, palaces and gardens. Experience a sunset boat rise on Lake Pichola. Visit the City Palace, the Crystal Gallery and the Museum of Rajasthan

  • 3
    Day 4-5: Ranakpur Temples - Naralai

    Visit the magnificent Ranakpur Jain Temples, built in 1439, surrounded by tangled forests with monkeys abounding in the courtyard. Enjoy lunch at the Maharaja's Mango Orchard en route to serene Udaipur. Visit Naralai, an enchanting village amidst dramatic boulders and ancient temples.

  • 4
    Day 6-7: Jodhpur - Manvar

    Tour of Jodhpur, including the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort perched majestically on a high hill. Browse the bazaars with abundant traditional crafts.
    Explore Indian desert life, culture and landscape of breathtaking beauty. It offers a stark contrast to the desert experience.

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    Day 8-9: Jaisalmer - Desert Festival

    Enjoy the Desert Festival, a 3 day extravaganza of color, music and festivity, held at the golden city of Jaisalmer. Be dazzled by this mystical town in the Thar Desert. A pleasant walk around the the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort, lavishly decorated hugel havelis and ancient Jain Temples. Sunset camel ride in the sand dunes.

  • 6
    Day 10-11: Khimsar - Naguar - Pushkar

    Visit the 15th century Khimsar Fort. Visit Naguary, this ancient, heavily fortified desert city. Visit Pushkar, a holy town that surrounds a holy lake. We shall walk through the town to the famous Brahma Temple and meet at the main ghat, steps leading into the lake with locals drumming as the sun sets.

  • 7
    Day 12-14: Jaipur

    A full exploration of Jaipur, built in the 1720s and popularly known as the Pink City, includes the City Palace complex, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and Jal Mahal (Water Palace). We also visit 11th century Amber, the ancient kingdom of Jaipur, and the quaint Samode Village with its ornate Palace.
    Enroute, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of the Great Mughul Empire from 1570 to 1586, a unique architectural concept.

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    Day 15: Agra - Delhi

    Visit the famous Taj Mahal and the red sandstone Agra Fort. Meet the descendants of the original artists who worked on the in lay marble technique. Later drive to Delhi.

    Transfer to hotel near airport for flight home.

  • Trip Length

    Feb Tour: 15 days trip begins and ends in Delhi
    Nov Tour: 18 days trip begins and ends in Delhi

  • Dates

    February 2-16, 2023 with Jaisalmer Desert Fair
    Nov 4-21, 2024 with Pushkar Camel Fair

  • Land Cost

    Nov 2024: $5020 per person based on minimum 4 people; Single Room Supplement: $1740

    Feb 2025 TBA

  • Accommodations

    5-star, heritage & palace hotels

  • Group Size

    6-12 guests

  • Included Meals

    All breakfasts 7 lunches, 9 dinners

  • Reading List

    Suggested Reading - Rajasthan
    Suggested Reading - India General

  • Trip Preparations

    Trip Preparations

  • Extend Your Trip

    Khajuraho & Varanasi
    4 days pre or post-tour

Delhi, India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Nimaj, Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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