Detail of decorated gateway, Amber fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


If you only visit India once, make sure to set your sights on Rajasthan.

The region certainly lives up to the hype: full of colour and culture, delicious cuisine, immense beauty and glorious history. A holiday to Rajasthan is the perfect place to begin any journey through India.

Our first choice to travel around Rajasthan is by private car and driver. This way you can sit back and take in the incredible scenery, avoid any public transport delays and be confident that you will reach your destination in good time. Having the freedom to stop on a whim and to ensure that you don’t miss those serendipitous moments is a must. We use air-conditioned vehicles, all meeting our strict criteria. Most drives between destinations will take between four to five hours. An alternative to road travel is a first-class train journey.


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Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada Mausoleum, Jodhpur, India

Mehrangarh Fort by Night

The best time to visit the Mehrangarh Fort, with its unique and impressive setting, is after 5pm when it closes to the public and the sun is casting the last of its soft orange rays over the city. Joined by the museum curator, take a private tour through the fort that includes personal stories and anecdotes about the various exhibits and collections.

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Explore Rajasthan

  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jawai
  • Shahpura Bagh
  • Udaipur
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
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Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
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Samode Haveli, Jaipur, India
Sheesh Mahal Suite, Samode Haveli, Jaipur, India
Samode Haveli, Jaipur, India
Royal Spa Boat, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

Staying in Rajasthan

Forts and palaces abound and, while many have been transformed into small heritage hotels — some such as Shahpura Bagh or Samode Haveli are run by their princely owners. There are also larger magnificent buildings, such as the beautiful Taj Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur and the Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur. Our India experts can talk you through the choices available to make sure you stay in the type of hotel that suits you.

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