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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.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Old Delhi Street Food Walk

Walk the streets of Chandi Chowk, visit the famous Paranthe Wali Galli. Try India’s favourite sweets, Gulab Jamun and Jalebi.

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Explore Fatehpur Sikri

With our expert guide, discover the ancient, fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri.

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Private Dinner at Fort Dhikola

Enjoy sun-downers and a private dinner on the ramparts of Dhikola Fort in Shahpura.

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Visit Jodhpur Stepwell

Watch the young boys jumping 20m into the water of the incredible stepwell in Jodhpur.

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Visit the Taj Mahal

Travel to Agra to witness first hand the incredible beauty of the Taj Mahal.

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Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Go in search of tigers at Ranthambore National Park.

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Mehrangarh Fort

Visit the hugely impressive Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, famous for its position, a hundred feet above the city.

Visit Udaipur

Slow the pace with a visit to the romantic lake-city of Udaipur and its Jain temples.

RIFF International Music Festival

Visit Jodhpur in October to celebrate the RIFF International Music Festival. A successful showcase of different musical heritages over five days.

The Pushkar Camel Fair

Travel to Pushkar in November as the small town plays host to one of India’s most famous religious festivals and fairs.

Explore Rajasthan

  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jawai
  • Shahpura Bagh
  • Udaipur
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.

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Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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Kate Hitchen was excellent and managed to book and organise our trip to India perfectly, it was even better than expected. Thank you.


Everything went smoothly, we were met as arranged by extremely knowledgeable personnel. The guides and drivers came up to and exceeded, our expectations.


Outlining a trip and having Joe fill in the details and make suggestions or changes meant we had a wonderful experience.


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