Rajasthan & Rajput Explorer

Delhi - Mumbai

16 days through India
FROM: $1270 USD + 530 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Camel
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Basic Hotel 7 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Camping 2 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 6, Lunches x 4, Dinners x 6
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
SDM
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Rajasthan is undoubtedly the most colourful part of India; despite being such a harsh arid area that culminates in the Thar Desert. It's the juxtaposition of the deep orange and browns of the desert with the iridescent reds, yellows, blues and greens of the saris, dhotis, and turbans that create such a vibrant atmosphere. Add in the spectacle of the multi coloured spice market, spectacular sunsets over blood orange desert sands, the vivid deep blues of Jodphur town houses, and the mirror whites of Udaipur and you get a feel for what awaits the traveller in Rajasthan.

This trip takes us through the great cities of Rajasthan, through the deserts and beyond to some of India's hidden gems and none more so than the Ghost City of Mandu; yes, its way off the beaten track and takes a long time to get there, but that's why so few folks visit. Add to this the great sites and cave temples of Ellora and Ajanta and you have an amazing trip. Above all its about rural India and village life…. Oh and, of course, Mumbai and Bollywood!


Explore the backstreets and alleyways of bustling Delhi
Witness the holy rats in the Karni Mata rat temple near Bikaner
Explore Jaisalmer and all its fascintating sites
Overnight Rajasthan camel safari into the Thar Desert
Explore the blue city of Jodhpur and the mighty Mehrangarh fort
Overnight in a community guesthouse to experience true Indian hospitality
Visit and support the Sambhali Trust near Jodhpur
Discover the stunning white city of Udaipur
Visit an extensive hill-top fort from the Mughal era at Mandu
Explore the Buddhist, Jain and Hindu Caves and templed of Ellora and Ajanta

A great trip to show the depth of rural India and village life. The pace is relaxed with a good number of 2 or 3 night stays but also some long rural drives where road conditions are not the best. But if you are after an authentic Indian journey; you really can't go far wrong with this trip. Many small hotels and hostels with some camping including in the desert.

Witness the holy rats in the Karni Mata rat temple near Bikaner

Trek into the Thar Desert on an overnight camel safari with Rajasthani camel drivers

Visit and support the Dragoman-supported Sambhali Trust near Jodhpur and see the excellent work they do to provide local women and girls with education and vocational skills

Explore the blue city of Jodhpur and the mighty Meherangarh fort

Visit to Ranakpur Jain marble temple
Day 1 - Delhi (5th October 2020)

Border Information: If joining the trip in Delhi, you will most likely enter India at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA code: DEL).

Today is a free day to explore Delhi. There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm - please look for a note from your tour leader when you arrive at the hotel giving more details about this meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Delhi before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Delhi.



Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Explore the Sanjay Colony 'slum' area of Delhi on a guided tour to see the micro-industries, schools and residential life there

Entrance: 1,000 INR

Explore the site of Humayun's Tomb a phenomenal early Mughal tomb that is said to be a major inspiration for the Taj Mahal

Entrance: 500 INR

See the India Gate at the end of Delhi's ceremonial axis built to commemorate all Indians who have died in various wars

Entrance: Free

Freely explore the colossal Mughal Red Fort in Old Delhi built by the emporer Shah Jahan in 1648 upon moving the capital there

Entrance and audio guide: 620 INR

Day 2 - Bikaner (6th October 2020)
Day 3 - Jaisalmer (7th October 2020)
Day 4 - Jaisalmer (8th October 2020)
Day 5 - Jaisalmer (9th October 2020)
Day 6 - Jodhpur (10th October 2020)
Day 7 - Jodhpur (11th October 2020)
Day 8 - Udaipur (12th October 2020)
Day 9 - Udaipur (13th October 2020)
Day 10 - Udaipur (14th October 2020)
Day 11 - Mandu (15th October 2020)
Day 12 - Mandu (16th October 2020)
Day 13 - Ajanta (17th October 2020)
Day 14 - Ellora (18th October 2020)
Day 15 - Mumbai (19th October 2020)
Day 16 - Mumbai - End Date (20th October 2020)

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