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Rajasthan, India


Experience the authentic India

Lying approximately five hours drive or an hour’s flight from Delhi, Rajasthan is the largest state in north west India. From its world-famous landmarks to its exotic taste in spicy culinary delights, Rajasthan offers travellers an excellent destination to experience the authentic India at its exotic and colourful best.

Jaipur is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ and has a large choice of luxury accommodation options including traditional havelis and palaces which have been converted into hotels. You can visit Jaipur’s signature palace, the Hawa Mahal – Palace of Wind and the impressive and ornate Amber Fort.

Udaipur is set on the shores of Lake Pichola and is very picturesque, full of quaint houses, shops, lakes and palaces. Known as the “Venice of the East”, Udaipur is famous for its history, culture and scenic beauty. The City Palace of Udaipur is well worth a visit as it has an amazing collection of artefacts plus amazing views of Fateh Sagar Lake and Lake Pichola.

Jodphur stands at the entrance to the Thar desert, with the imposing Mehrangarh Fort towering over blue-hued houses. For an unforgettable stay, choose the Umaid Bhawan Palace. This opulent palace is located high above Jodhpur and provides guests with Art Deco style accommodation, manicured gardens and top-class dining.

For something a little different, visit Ranthambore National Park. This vast wildlife reserve has a 1,000 year old fort, a magnificent variety of flora and fauna and is home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. A jeep safari is one of the best ways of maximising your chances of spotting a tiger!

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Key Highlights
  • Rajasthan is commonly taken in as part of a Golden Triangle tour (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur)
  • Head to Ranthambore National Park to take part in a tiger safari
  • Tour the Amber Fort and City Palace in Jaipur
  • See the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur which is home to an impressive museum
  • One of the best preserved Indian stepwells is at Chand Baori – it’s a fascinating piece of architecture
  • Enjoy a tranquil boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Multi-centre trips can be arranged –  you could visit Mumbai as well as Rajasthan for example
  • Local travel is fairly simple by train and taxi or hire a car with driver
  • A guided tour is an easy way to see the best of the local attractions
  • The Taj Lake Palace is a world-famous hotel which featured in the James Bond film ‘Octopussy’

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +5 hours 30 mins.

Currency: Indian Rupee

Climate Information

Rajasthan experiences a tropical desert climate with very hot summers and cool winters. From April until September temperatures can rise above 40³C, although July and August can be very wet with 400 mm of rainfall.

Winter temperatures (November to February) can dip to an average of 19°C.

Leisure & Activities

Jaipur, “The Pink City”, is the capital of Rajasthan state. Its famous nickname comes from the colour of the buildings which were painted pink for the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876. The city has many interesting buildings to view including the world famous Hawa Mahal and the stunning City Palace, which was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the 19th century. Another interesting complex is the Jantar Mantar Observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site completed in 1738.

Amber Fort
Situated in the town of Amer, the spectacular Amber Fort sits on the top of Aravali Hill overlooking Maotha Lake. The fort consists of magnificent large ramparts and gateways and can take several hours to discover all its secrets. In the evening, there is a dramatic light and sound show.

Located on the shores of Lake Pichola, Udaipur is known as the most romantic city in India. It’s also been called the “Venice of the East” due to the number of artificial lakes here. It also has its fair share of spectacular palaces including the beautiful City Palace, which consists of a colossal complex of 11 palaces and expansive gardens and courtyards.

Hotels in Rajasthan