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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.


Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Indian sweets, Old Delhi Market

Old Delhi Street Food Walk

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

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Fatehpur Sikri, India

Explore Fatehpur Sikri

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

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Local Rajasthani man, Rajasthan, India

Private Dinner at Fort Dhikola

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

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Raas Boutique Hotel, Jodhpur, India

Visit Jodhpur Stepwell

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

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Visit the Taj Mahal

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

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Male Tiger, India

Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Go in search of tigers at Ranthambore National Park.

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Lake Pichola & City Palace, Udaipur, India

Visit Udaipur

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

Performers, Jodhpur, Festival, India

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.

Camel Festival, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

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.

Literature Festival, Jaipur, India

Jaipur Literature Festival

Attend this popular festival in January, which was established in 2006 by William Dalrymple.

Explore Rajasthan

  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jawai
  • Shahpura Bagh
  • Udaipur
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Grand Royal Suite, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
Swimming Pool, Samode Haveli, Jaipur, India
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.

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.

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