This tour has been designed to give you a balanced, varied and full experience of the state of Rajasthan and of India.
From Delhi we will visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra before criss-crossing our way south to Udaipur, taking in some of the most famous highlights this part of India is so well known for on the way. We will also show you the other side of this colourful state - the rural villages, out of the way temples, hidden lakes and spectacular hilltop forts - all the while providing you with comfortable and characterful accommodation in charming, family-run heritage hotels. We’ll travel through better known as well as more remote regions, and embark on exciting dawn and dusk jeep safaris for the chance to spot some of India's most elusive wildlife, including the rare black buck, chinkaras, nilgais, civet cats and tigers.
On this itinerary you will witness all the colour, culture and beauty of Rajasthan as well as getting away from the madding crowds.
Tours that fall into this category are likely to involve at least a few challenging days and are often in destinations where tourism is still in its infancy.
You can typically expect most nights to be spent in comfortable and often characterful accommodation, making your overnight stays a real highlight of the trip.
These tours are not particularly physically demanding but you should still be comfortable walking around towns and cultural sites. Any longer walks are likely to be optional.
With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a strong focus on culture. Depending on the trip this could involve exploring ancient sites, medieval architecture, ethnographic museums and/or having tribal encounters.
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If staying in Cochin try the Brunton Boatyard for dinner - the open-air seafood restaurant is great.