Remote Sites & Desert Nights

Rajasthan Cultural Tour - 3-Week Itinerary - Including Pushkar, Deogarh & Jodhpur

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Duration21 days / 20 nights (flexible)


ItineraryDelhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Pushkar - Deogarh - Chittorgarh - Udaipur - Chandelao - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer

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Prepare to immerse yourself into the real heart of India with a complete trip through Rajasthan. You’ll visit the pink, blue and golden cities, explore old Maharajas palaces and kingdoms and learn what India is truly about. Learn to cook curry with a local family, take a train through the countryside, get on a camel through a remote Rajasthani village and take a walk round the holy ghats, watching the pilgrims chanting prayers.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described
  • Excursions as described

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Authentic Starter Pack

Settle gently into colourful and chaotic India, a riot on the senses. Touching down amidst the commotion of Delhi can be something of a culture shock, so this trip is designed to give you a softer landing. You’ll spend one night in Central Delhi before driving on to the Pink City of Jaipur, crammed with fairy-tale palaces, historic splendour and heaving bazaars stuffed with beautiful textiles.

view of delhi

Tigers and Turrets

Search for wild tigers in a tropical jungle scattered with crumbling forts and nostalgic hideouts made for Maharajas. Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places to see wild tigers in the world. Race across untamed jungle in the twilight, keeping your eyes peeled for tigers, wild boar, sloth bears and Indian gazelles. It’s a place packed with atmosphere and natural beauty.

Tigers and Turrets

Camels and Castles - Pushkar

Soak up the romance of Rajasthan, from mystic lake palaces to desert forts as you spend five nights travelling across this legendary state. Begin by travelling to Pushkar, built around a beautiful holy lake where you’ll see pilgrims bathing and singing softly.

Crowd of people at the river edge in Pushkar India

Local Train through the Countryside

From Pushkar you’ll head to Deogarh. Nestled in the Rajasthan countryside sits this grand Maharaja’s palace, your home for the next couple of days. This makes a refreshing change from the nearby bustling cities. Enjoy the splendour of past eras whilst taking in the grand surroundings of this former Maharaja’s palace. On the second day you’ll pass sleepy villages, ox carts, and locals, whilst travelling on a historical local train from the 1930s.

indian temple

Cooking Curry in Chittogarh

From Deogarh, your next stop is an enchanting place on top of a mountain, known Chittorgarh Fort. You’ll be staying in a friendly hotel inside the fort walls which is home to Parvati and his family. They love good food and will to teach you how to make the tastiest curries. So roll up your sleeves and get helping in the kitchen, as you’ll be cooking a vegetarian curry for your dinner tonight.

cooking class

Golden City in the Sands

Next, you’ll cross the desert to reach the Golden City, so called due its mystical Fort which resembles a giant sandcastle. You’ll stay in a cosy authentic haveli. The following day, you’ll take a guided walk into the old town. The tangle of narrow streets is quite remarkable with beautifully carved Jain temples and five interconnected palaces. You’ll then spend another night in your haveli before continuing with your trip the next day.

gadi sagar gate in jaisalmer

Desert Forts and Clay Huts

Explore dust-swirled desert towns and sleep in a traditional clay hut in one of India’s most remote and mystic regions. You’ll travel from the golden fort of Jaisalmer through the vast Thar desert towards the ‘Red City’ of Bikaner. Next, you’ll move on to remote pockets of Shekhawati, a once-important region on the caravan route, filled with clusters of brightly coloured havelis.

bikaner temple
David on a rickshaw

Speak to our India specialist, David

“After three unforgettable trips, I can’t wait to plan my next India holiday- there’s always somewhere new and exciting to explore! For me, nothing beats the delicious food and the colourful festivals.”

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