Royal Rajasthan and Villages of India

Taj Mahal, Jaipur, and a Rural Camel Fair

Trip Level

This trip is Level 1+, Easy. It is a comfortable, vehicle-based sightseeing trip. Accommodations include comfortable, modern hotels reflecting the traditional architecture of Rajasthan as well as former palaces and royal residences that have been converted into luxurious heritage hotels. At our tented camp at the Pushkar Fair, we sleep in Rajasthani-style air-conditioned tents furnished with cots and en suite facilities. There are some long days of driving on rough, bumpy roads.

An optional early morning camel ride is offered at the Pushkar or Nagaur fair for an “above the crowd” view of the activities around the fairgrounds as the day begins. Anyone participating in this optional activity must acknowledge the inherent dangers in riding and agree to accept any and all risks.

Please remember that travel in India is an intense experience. The essential requirements are flexibility, a sense of humor, curiosity, enthusiasm about new peoples and places, and an openness to the unexpected.


Like the rest of India, Rajasthan has four seasons. In winter (January to March),  temperatures vary widely around the state of Rajasthan but this is an ideal season for travel. January is the coolest month of the year. April to June is pre-monsoon, the hottest season, particularly in May and June. June to September is the monsoon season, when 90 percent of the annual rains come. October to December, the post-monsoon season, is a very comfortable season for travel.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


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