Situated in the northwest of the country, Rajasthan is a large
province famous for its many historic cities and desert landscapes.
Add in the must-see that is the Taj Mahal in the neighbouring
province of Uttar Pradesh, and this is a dream luxury tour.
Spend a day or two acclimatising and exploring the main sights
of Delhi, including the Red Fort, the Qutab Minar (the highest
stone tower in India) and the great Jama Masjid mosque, India's
capital and political hub is an ancient city that has something for
everyone. Settled seven times over the centuries, Delhi is India's
showcase, be it architecture, religion, shopping, culture -
everything is available here - waiting to be discovered.
Few visitors to Rajasthan will bypass a trip to Agra to view one
of the world's most beautiful buildings - the exquisite
architectural masterpiece that is the Taj Mahal.
From Agra, take in the beautifully preserved ghost city of
Fatephur Sikri and a tranquil tiger reserve before driving to
Jaipur, the pink-walled, buzzing capital of Rajasthan, and a
shopper's paradise famed for its precious stones.
Next stop is Jodhpur, the famed Blue City, and home to the
majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Then it's on to Udaipur, the most
romantic city in India, if not the world.
Finally, end up in the vibrant modern metropolis of Mumbai for
some more contemporary luxury before flying on to other regions of
the subcontinent, or back home.
Meanwhile, this is a very exciting time in rural Rajasthan, with
many new heritage properties opening their doors to holiday
Rural Rajasthan is strewn with temples and hill top forts, the
largest being Chittorgarh, and on your holiday it is worth staying
in at least one converted fort in the countryside to enjoy the
scene and pace of rural life which continues as it has for
If you are keen to get off the beaten track and away from the
hustle and bustle of the cities, then this is the holiday for you,
and in most of the hotels you are never too far from the city.
Outside Jodhpur ride through the desert scrubland on the
beautiful Mawari Horses belonging to the Rohet family. Outside
Jaisalmer at the Serai you can enjoy camel rides in pristine sand
In Ranthambore, enjoy game drives in the beautiful park, which
is dotted with small palaces in the lakes and overlooked by the