Royal Rajasthan and Villages of India

Taj Mahal, Jaipur, and a Rural Camel Fair


Traditional desert tribes, camels painted with henna, airy Mughal palaces of marble and onyx—our Rajasthan adventure brings an unforgettable taste of India. We’ll have sunrise and sunset visits to the Taj Mahal, a camel ride and sunset dune walk amid the herders’ camps at the Pushkar or Nagaur fairs, and a rickshaw ride through Jaipur, where our accommodation is the atmospheric Rambagh Palace—once the home of the Maharaja of Jaipur. We’ll also visit the peaceful village of Rohet, with itsfolk ceremonies, and Ranakpur’s fine Jain temples. Our grand finale finds us in romantic Udaipur, exploring whitewashed havelis (mansions), parks, and temples on the shores of Lake Pichola.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-4
Delhi / Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur

We’ll make both a sunset and sunrise pilgrimage to the Taj, “a poem in stone,” and at Fatehpur Sikri, we explore the sandstone palaces of an ancient Mughal city. In Jaipur, we’ll discover the walled quarter, a showcase for Rajasthani craftsmanship. Our stay at Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace gives us a taste of royal life.

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel
Delhi, India
Day 1 (1 night), Day 12, Day Room
ITC Mughal Agra
Agra, India
Day 2 (1 night)
Taj Rambagh Palace
Jaipur, India
Days 3 to 4 (2 nights)
Days 5-6
Pushkar or Nagaur Fair

Rajasthan’s flamboyant camel and cattle fairs are a whirlwind of color, song, and dance. Families attend from far and wide, dressed in Rajasthani festival attire. Overnights are at a tented camp or hotel.

Days 7-10
Jodhpur / Rohet / Ranakpur

We roam Jodhpur’s spice and textile markets, and at Mehrangarh Fort, experience the heritage of Rajasthan on a princely scale. In the village of Rohet, we’ll witness folk ceremonies and see artists at work, and walk among 15th century Jain temples at Ranakpur.

Raas Haveli
Jodhpur, India
Days 7 to 8 (2 nights)
Rohet Garh
Rohet, India
Day 9 (1 night)
Maharani Bagh Orchard Hotel
Ranakpur, India
Day 10 (1 night)
Days 11-13
Udaipur / Delhi

Udaipur captures India at its most quintessentially romantic, with its craggy green hills and bathing ghats clustered around idyllic Lake Pichola. We’ll visit the city’s grand palace, the largest royal complex in Rajasthan. Depart on Day 13 via Delhi.



Enjoy an insider’s view of Rajasthan’s fascinating culture with our expert Trip Leaders
Mingle among nomads, musicians, and camel traders at Pushkar or Nagaur fairs
Enjoy the markets of Jaipur and Udaipur, see sunset and sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Stay in unique hotels that bring Rajasthan’s princely heritage to life


Length: 13 days
Cost From: $9695  
Arrive: Delhi, India
Depart: Delhi, India
Lodging: 2 nights maharaja’s palaces, 8 nights first-class hotels, 2 nights tented camp or hotel
Meals: All meals included except 1 dinner as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

Overland travel with walking tours, cultural explorations

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