Undiscovered Rajasthan

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Overview

India’s fabled “Land of Kings”, Rajasthan is home to a spectacular Rajput legacy that includes some of the country’s most impressive palaces and forts. Spread across a vast expanse of the Thar Desert, it can also boast one of the oldest cultural pedigrees anywhere on the Indian subcontinent. Take in a variety of villages and rural towns on this journey through the lesser visited sights. Start in Chambal to enjoy a village walk and a river safari before heading to Ramathra ...

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Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes and budget, or build a trip from scratch.

Day 1 Delhi: Arrival

Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon is at leisure.

Day 2 Delhi – Chambal: Yamuna River Temples & Ghats

Hopping on a morning train today you will then transfer to Chambal and the Mela Kothi Safari Lodge, set in 35 acres of plantation and farmland, the heritage hotel has been lovingly restored and has won conservation and sustainability awards. A visit to Bateshwar this afternoon introduces you to local life along the Yamuna River where 40 temples are set above the ghats, built individually over time and embodying an unhurried pace and dedication to prayer.

Chambal Safari Lodge Breakfast

Day 3 Chambal: River Safari & Village Walk

A peaceful morning on the Chambal River in small boats gives you the chance to spot gharial, turtles and an array of birdlife that make this calm river their home. Your naturalist will be able to point out many birds such as terns, kingfishers, plovers and stilts and if you are lucky, a Gangetic river dolphin. Later head to Holipura village and take a walk around the historic havelis of varying architectural styles with a member of the community before enjoying refreshments at their home.

Chambal Safari Lodge Breakfast

Day 4 Chambal – Dholpur – Ramathra: Historic City

The historic and architecturally significant buildings of Dholpur include the City Palace, a number of temples, a step well, the Nihal Tower, Shergarh Fort and Dholpur palace, the city is also home to the red sandstone that has been used in fort building throughout Rajathan. Explore the town set on the banks of the Chambal en route to Ramathra, where you check-in to the fort hotel surrounded by rural farmland and with commanding views out over the countryside.

Ramathra Fort Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Ramathra: Lake Walk & Farmland

A walk from the fort towards the lake this morning with one of the hotel naturalists will introduce you to more of Rajasthan’s incredible birdlife, look out for storks, pelicans, orioles and curlews amongst others. Head to the nearby village for a walk to explore the small hamlets and farms where the locals tend crops and raise animals before a trip on Kalisil Dam in a small boat to enjoy the sunset and wildlife.

Ramathra Fort Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Ramathra – Bundi: Town of Stepwells

A drive this morning takes you through rural Rajasthan passing villages and small towns until you reach Bundi, a town dominated by its formidable palace and fort and dotted with over 60 stepwells. Take a walking tour of the impressive palace rising from the rock with its fort above it, the crumbling grandeur hides rooms of antiques and a series of epic murals. Head on to the fort, overgrowing with vegetation, a stroll here still evokes Rajput splendour. Stop at the Rani Ji Ki Baori, the multi-storied and carved Queen’s Stepwell.

Bundi Vilas Breakfast

Day 7 Bundi – Shahpura: Agricultural Community

Continuing through the countryside today you arrive to Shahpura, a luxury, rural homestay retreat. In the afternoon head to nearby Dhikola village and explore the fort, looking out over the farmland as well as wandering through the lanes. Here life revolves around agriculture, stop and meet members of the village to learn about the community as well as visiting a family home.

Shahpura Bagh Breakfast

Day 8 Shahpura: At Leisure in a Rural Retreat

Encounter the bird life of Shahpura this morning as you walk around the property with a naturalist, not only will you see the various birds that make the nearby lakes their home but you can enjoy the morning peace and gentle light across the farmland. With an afternoon free at leisure you may choose some yoga, a bike ride or to enjoy the swimming pool.

Shahpura Bagh Breakfast

Day 9 Shahpura – Deogarh: Traditional Crafts

Arriving to Deogarh this afternoon, stretch your legs after the journey by visiting the local village. In the bustling market you can experience this colourful culture with visits to artisans creating miniature paintings, pottery and tapestries. Enjoy a cup of tea at the local tea stall with some of the villagers before trying a traditional thali for dinner back at the hotel.

Dev Shree Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 Deogarh: Narrow Gauge Train

This morning head to the local station and hop on the small metre gauge train for a ride through the Aravalli Hills, share the carriage with locals and enjoy the views before a relaxing afternoon. You may like to take a gentle walk around the lake, head out on bicycles or enjoy a peaceful sundowner.

Dev Shree Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Deogarh – Mount Abu: Carved Jain Temples

Journey up to the hill station of Mount Abu today, where many Rajasthanis and Gujaratis come in the summer months to escape the heat of the plains. Mt Abu is famed for the Delwara Temples, two centuries old, intricately caved Jain Temples. Thousands of masons spent decades carving the marble to form these exquisite works of art. Spend the afternoon exploring the temples and taking in their delicate beauty.

Day 12 Mount Abu – Dungapur: Art Deco Heritage Hotel

Heading south through the hills this morning you arrive to Dungapur where you check in to the Udai Billas Palace, a heritage hotel set on a lake in a town which rarely sees tourists. Heading out in to the town this afternoon will give you a chance to really experience Rajasthan, visit the temples, royal palaces and architecture as well as exploring the hotel itself. A vast collection of art deco, murals and antiques collected over the decades.

Udai Bilas Palace Hotel Breakfast

Day 13 Dungapur: At Leisure

Today is at leisure in the hotel, perhaps take a stroll to spot some of the bird species, relax by the pool or head out with your driver to explore the nearby villages and farmland.

Udai Bilas Palace Hotel Breakfast

Day 14 Dungarpur – Udaipur: Lake Pichola Boat Trip

Leaving this tranquil area you will head to your final destination, the city of Udaipur and find yourself back on the tourist trail. The city is set on Lake Pichola and this afternoon you will take a boat trip on the calm waters.

Prem Kunj Breakfast

Day 15 Udaipur: Old City Backstreets

This unique heritage walk is a fascinating way to learn more about the cultures and communities of Udaipur’s old city backstreets. Navigating your way through the labyrinth of alleyways you will pass by artisans and tradesmen, from jewellers and potters, to spice vendors and mechanics. From lesser-known temples to historic havelis, you will get the chance to explore behind the scenes of some of the city’s most beautiful hidden gems, and gain a greater insight into the daily life of this creative and very traditional neighbourhood. Enjoy some free time later in the day to explore the city further.

Prem Kunj Breakfast

Day 16 Udaipur: Departure

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport in time to catch your onward flight.

EXAMPLE ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

16 days from £4,990

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 8350 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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