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India Mandawa elephant painted glass windows.

Havelis and Camel Carts

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Delhi - Mandawa - Jaipur
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    From £ 399.- per person (excluding flights)
Leave the tourist trail behind, exploring dust-swirled desert towns and sleeping in traditional clay huts. It’s an authentic way to experience life in one of India’s most captivating and remote desert regions. The Shekhawati is home to a cluster of beautifully ornate haveli houses complete with bright mosaics, colourful murals and shady courtyards. During this trip you’ll visit some of the finest havelis in the area.
India Mandawa locals at temple entrance
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Day 1 – Arrival in Mandawa

Today, you’ll drive from Delhi to the Shekhawati region – a journey that takes around 6 hours. The roads will become smaller and dustier as you approach Mandawa. Here, you’ll stay in an atmospheric desert resort, formed of a cluster of clay huts dotted around the gardens, with a swimming pool. In this idyllic spot, you can enjoy the tranquillity of rural, traditional India as you escape the chaotic city crowds.

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Days 2-3 – Camel ride & departure

Today, you’ll take a guided walk through the old town of Mandawa to experience traditional Indian life and soak up the authentic atmosphere. Explore the artistic havelis, decorated with beautiful paintings and frescoes. In the late afternoon, you’ll set off on a camel ride through the nearby countryside.

The next day you’ll pack up your things and journey onwards.

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Havelis and Camel Carts

This bite-sized trip can be combined well with

India Jaipur city palace
Bite-sized trip

Authentic Starter Pack

  • Delhi - Jaipur
  • 4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • from £ 399.- per person (excluding flights)
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