Experience the best of India's colourful desert state
Exotic Rajasthan, the 'Land of Princes', is blessed with awe-inspiring monuments to a fierce warrior past.
The magnificent forts of Jodhpur and Jaipur bear testament to the battles that once raged across this desert land, whilst the romantic palaces in Udaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and the world famous Taj Mahal offer a glimpse of a softer side to North India's rich history. There is also a chance to see Kipling's elusive tiger at Ranthambore.
As well as visiting these magnificent sites we also travel through the countryside to discover the real India and the colourful people who make it so unique. We stay in the charming town of Bundi, exploring its blue alleyways, forts and hillside lake, and every year we run a special departure to visit the world-famous Pushkar Camel Fair.
What makes this trip responsible?
This trip employs local leaders and staff through all aspects of the trip. Our leaders, already committed to Responsible Tourism, have received training and get additional refresher training on a regular basis. We use predominantly locally owned and run accommodation on this trip. Many local restaurants and shops are also used to purchase items throughout this trip which benefits the local community.We also visit Ranthambore National Park to help its long-term survival and wildlife and it is vital the people who live in the surrounding area benefit from its existence. The park entry fee paid at Ranthambore is used for the maintenance of the Park and Tiger conservation programs.
Indian women at Sacred tank, Pushkar