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Rajasthan conjures up images of maharajas and palaces and is regarded as one of the most colourful and exciting states in all of India. Marvel at the beauty of this region's diverse landscapes, as you travel across deserts, lakes and national parks.
Our Rajasthan Panorama tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Tour Jaisalmer Fort, one of the largest of its kind in the world
Cruise on Lake Pichola in India’s ‘City of Lakes’
Discover the spectacular architecture of this amazing city
Watch the sun rise over the marble-white Taj Mahal, the ‘Crown of Palaces’
Our Rajasthan Panorama Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Embark on an exhilarating jeep safari through the stark landscapes of the Thar Desert venturing out to Bishnoi for a village visit, where you'll see local life and the practice of traditional handicrafts.
The quintessential desert transportation, ride a camel through the undulating Sam Sand Dunes to the perfect spot to take in a spectacular sunset.
Ride on a rickshaw through the hustle and bustle of Bikaner's bazaar, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this atmospheric market place and watching the locals go about their day to day life.
This tour is ideal for those with a reasonable amount of time and who are looking for a comprehensive tour of the Rajasthan region of India. This tour incorporates road and train travel so you can take in the Rajasthan countryside and enjoy the different modes of transport. This tour also incorporates the three cities of the Golden Triangle.
Fly overnight to Delhi and transfer to Manesar for your first nights stay. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is at leisure
Cross into Rajasthan and travel to the town of Alsisar. This small town is full of traditional frescoes, mansions and cenotaphs and even has a castle. Stay overnight in a beautifully restored haveli.
Travel to the vibrant town of Bikaner, dominated by its magnificent fort. Take a rickshaw ride through the streets to the old city bazaar. Continue to Gajner. Now a wildlife sanctuary, the area was once the hunting ground of the Maharajahs of Bikaner.
Rising like a mirage from the sandy plains of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is known as the ‘Golden City’. Nicknamed for its honey-coloured sandstone walls, the city was once a trading hub – the riches brought in from Afghanistan and Central Asia were used to build extravagant palaces and havelis. This evening visit Sunset Point.
Spend the morning amongst the magnificence of Jaisalmer’s 12thcentury fort, one of the largest forts in the world. Dominating the city from Trikuta Hill, it is still populated by thousands of people and is full of palaces, temples and mansions. Later, travel to the Sam Sand Dunes where you can ride a camel through the desert and view the sunset.
Venture on through the Thar Desert to Manvar. Here, enjoy a camel and jeep safari to the local Bishnoi villages and meet the local people. Spend the night in a tented desert camp (mid Oct to mid-Apr) or the Manvar Resort.
Drive to Jodhpur. Dominated by the commanding Mehrangarh Fort, which seems to grow out of the top of its 125-metre hill, much of Jodhpur’s old town is a vivid blue, earning it the moniker of the 'Blue City’.
Today you will have a city tour, visiting Jaswant Thada, the royal cremation grounds, exploring the magnificence of the hilltop Mehrangarh Fort and head to the small museum housed in the imposing Umaid Bhawan Palace. Enjoy an auto rickshaw ride to lunch, before a walk through Subzi Mandi and spice market.
Travel to Udaipur via the Jain temple complex of Ranakpur and Surya Temple. India’s most romantic city, Udaipur is located on Lake Pichola and surrounded by wooded hills; a maze of palaces, temples and colourful alleyways.
Today you will explore Fateh Sagar Lake as well as the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery, Sahelion Ki Bari Garden and the ornate City Palace. Later take a cruise on Lake Pichola passing the magical Lake Palace.
Drive to Deogarh, stopping en route to visit the Eklinji and Nathdwara Temples. This evening wander through the bustling streets amongst the colourfully clad locals and take in the sights and sounds of rural Rajasthan.
This morning, all aboard a 1930s-era train for a short ride through the hills to Phulad. Disembark and continue by road to Pushkar. Sat on the banks of one of India’s most sacred lakes, there are 52 ghats used for worship by Hindu pilgrims. Take a walking tour of the market and admire the Brahma Temple.
Travel to Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ and Rajasthan’s capital. On arrival, visit two of the city’s top sights, the Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory, a fascinating collection of wonderful astrological instruments.
Begin the day at Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’, before travelling out of the city to admire the majestic Amber Fort. Back in Jaipur, try block painting and carpet weaving before enjoying a traditional dinner and a dance performance.
Travel to Ranthambore National Park, home to many animals such as leopards, hyena, bears and most importantly, tigers. The next day, you will have both a morning and afternoon safari, giving you more opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife.
Today travel to Agra, stopping en route at Bharatpur for lunch and visit Fateh Sikri, tomb of Salim Chistic, and Panch Mahal Palace.
Today you will visit India's most iconic sight - The Taj Mahal. This afternoon visit the colossal Agra Fort.
Travel by road back to Delhi and visit Qutub Minar, Iron Pillar and the Lotus Temple.
A city of equal chaos and charm, Delhi grabs you and doesn’t let go. Pass the colossal Red Fort and visit India Gate and the Parliament House.
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
Well-placed in the sightseeing, shopping, and culture area of New Delhi and NCR city, Hotel The Royal Plaza provides access to the city's biggest attractions including; The National Philatelic Museum, Parliament Building, and Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. The hotel has luxurious en-suite rooms, and also features a fitness centre, sauna, outdoor pool, and spa where guests can relax and unwind after a busy day.
The Alsisar Mahal is situated in village Alsisar, 23 Km from district head quarter 'JhunJhunu' in Rajasthan. Alsisar Mahal's en-suite rooms comprise of beautifully decorated interiors, antique furniture and intricately carved poster beds. Amenities include air-conditioning, cable television and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features an onsite restaurant serving local Rajasthani, Chinese and international dishes at the open-air restaurant.
Located in the beautiful city if Jaisalmer, Gorbandh Palace features comfortable en-suite rooms, fitted with a minibar, satellite television and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel’s in-house restaurant serves a selection of tasty Rajasthani, Indian and Continental cuisine. Other features include a spa and outdoor pool.
Located close to the city centre, the Manvar Resort is a distinct addition to Jodhpur and a smart choice for travellers. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including an indoor pool, massage and Wi-Fi facilities in public areas. Delicious Indian Meals are provided in the Central Durbar, offering breath-taking views of the sunrise, sunset and countryside.
Located a short distance from the heart of old city, Udai Kothi is remarkable for its tranquillity and magnificence. The modern hotel has 64 well-appointed en-suite rooms with international amenities & traditional decor. The hotel also boasts a fine rooftop restaurant serving a variety of Indian and Continental dishes, and features an outdoor pool and garden.
Located 2.5 miles from Anjana Temple and Fort Anjana, Deogarh Mahal Hotel consists of 50 comfortably elegant en-suite rooms, reflecting the Mewar royal era. The hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and games room. Onsite restaurants offer superb continental dishes including Indian and Chinese.
Overlooking the Taj and Agra Fort, The 5* Hotel Clarks Shiraz, is located 2 km from the Taj Mahal, in the heart of Agra. Spread over 8 landscaped acres, the hotel comprises of 237 fully renovated en-suite rooms, with modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and minibar.The hotel also offers an array of delicious cuisine, ranging from Mughlai, Continental, and Chinese at its various restaurants.
A five-minute drive from the national park entrance, this hotel is sat in lovely landscaped gardens and boasts beautiful views. Inspired by nature, it is perfectly located to savour the peace and tranquillity of rural India. There is a restaurant, pool, library, a spa offering Ayurveda treatments and lounge area, whilst a nightly campfire is great for socialising and naturalist talks for learning about the local flora and fauna. Accommodation are spacious with lovely, colourful accents and have air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, sitting are and en suite shower room.
The best time to visit India is from November to March when you’ll enjoy pleasant warm dry days and low humidity.
Places Visited: UK - Delhi (2N) - Manesar (1N) - Alsisar (1N) - Gajner (1N) - Jaisalmer (2N) - Manvar (1N) - Jodhpur (2N) - Udaipur (2N) - Deogarh (1N) - Pushkar (1N) - Jaipur (2N) - Ranthambore (2N) - Agra (2N) - Delhi - UK
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