The Colours of Rajasthan

Starting from: Jaipur, Udaipur

Season: All year

Duration: 11+ days

Highlights: Jaipur - Elephant ride - Shekhawati havelis - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Desert safari - Jodhpur - Village safari - Bishnoi & Luni villages - Ranakpur temple - Udaipur

Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful and colourful regions of India. The diversity and contrast of the region will leave you mesmerised... cities of pink, blue and gold; charming little villages; vast stretches of sun-kissed sand dunes; colourful traditional costumes with mirror work and colourful embroidery; lakeside palaces, ancient sandstone forts and decorated havelis; intricate temples, exquisite architecture and more...

This holiday is perfect for travellers who want an authentic experience of the culture and heritage of India, with a focus on a particular region. Our itinerary takes you to all the major cities and sights of beautiful Rajasthan, and also gives you an opportunity to spend time at some lesser-known hidden gems.

We help with all the arrangements - a private vehicle with a driver, local guides where necessary, handpicked quality accommodation as per your choice, a personalised itinerary, and local assistance during your trip; to make sure that this is the trip of a lifetime!

Each of our holidays is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip.
Below is an 11 day / 10 night itinerary to give you a general idea of our Colours of 
Rajasthan itinerary starting from Jaipur and ending at Udaipur: 

Day 1 - Arrival & Jaipur town

Arrival in Jaipur. Known as the Pink city, Jaipur is the gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. Your local guide will take you for a tour of the city to visit the famous landmarks, stunning palaces and colourful bazaars. In the evening head to the Amer Fort for a sound & light show and dinner.
Overnight in Jaipur for 2 nights.

Add on Festival Tour:
- Holi Festival in March
- Elephant Festival in March
- Makar Sankranti (Kite Flying) in January

Day 2 - Hilltop forts & a boat ride

This morning you will visit the hilltop forts to enjoy fantastic views of the city, an elephant ride and the beautiful Jal Mahal!

Optional add-ons:
- Hot air balloon ride

Day 3 - Shekhawati havelis

Drive to the beautiful Shekhavati region, also known as Rajasthan's best-kept secret. The world's largest open-air art gallery; it is a paradise for lovers of art, architecture and history.
We will stop at the towns of Mandawa, Fatehpur and Nawalgarh to admire beautifully decorated havelis, intricately painted frescos and get a taste of Rajasthan village life.
Overnight in Mandawa.

Add on Festival Tour:
- Shekhavati Festival in February at Nawalgarh

Day 4 - Bikaner

Drive to the desert town of Bikaner, a perfect break between Shekhawati and Jaisalmer where you can experience life in rural Rajasthan.
Visit the magnificent Junagarh fort, rat temple and a camel breeding farm.
Overnight in Bikaner.

Day 5 - Jaisalmer town

A medieval sandcastle town in the midst of the Thar desert, Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden city.
Spend the afternoon walking around the winding streets of the old town with its brightly painted doors, crumbling havelis and handicraft shops.
Overnight in Jaisalmer for 2 nights.

Add on Festival tour:
- Desert Festival in February

Day 6 - Jaisalmer fort

Visit Bada Bagh, a beautiful memorial of the city's rulers and drive by the Gadisar lake.
Spend the afternoon at the stunning Jaisalmer Fort; a living fort with a palace, temples and quaint little shops. The yellow stone architecture and the golden hues of the desert sand make it seem straight out of a fairy tale.

Day 7 - The Thar desert

Drive to a traditional village in the Thar desert where you will spend one night amidst the beautiful sand dunes. Experience rural desert life and culture; get to know the tribal people, and enjoy the breathtaking landscape.
Overnight at a tented camp (with ensuite baths).

Day 8 - Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur, the blue city which has it all - forts, palaces, temples and havelis, connected with bright blue lanes filled with spices, handicrafts and tie-dye fabrics.
Visit the beautiful Umaid Bhawan and the Mehrangarh Fort which stands tall on a rocky cliff and offers beautiful views over the charming blue city.
Overnight close to Jodhpur.

Optional add-ons:
- Ziplining at Mehrangarh Fort

Add on Festival Tour:
- Marwar Festival in October
- International Music Festival in October

Day 9 - Bishnoi, Luni & Ranakpur

Take a village safari in the morning to visit rural homes, meet the local people and experience their way of life. If you're lucky you might see blackbucks on the way.
Continue to Udaipur via the craft villages of Luni and Bishnoi; and the beautiful Jain temple in Ranakpur.
Overnight in Udaipur for 2 nights.

Day 10 - Udaipur

In the heart of the Aravali hills, the beautiful city of lakes is Rajasthan's most romantic city. The highlight is a boat ride on the lovely Lake Pichola with spectacular views of the floating marble palace and the picture perfect backdrop of the white city.
We will also visit the Jag Mandir, the Jag Niwas, Saheliyon ki Bari and enjoy the sunset at the monsoon palace Sajjan Garh.

Day 11 - Departure

Fly back from Udaipur to Delhi or Mumbai, as per your preference.

Since the exact itinerary is customised for your arrival and departure times, activities and tours you choose, and the pace of your trip; these might change to balance your daily travelling time.
We can of course also accommodate any preferences you have.

Here are some of the ways in which we can customise this trip:
- Add extra days to slow down the pace or enrich your itinerary with more time for activities or detours
- Cut a day or two from the itinerary to allow for reduced time or budget
- Create a themed itinerary with an emphasis on your favourite activity or interest f.e. history, culture, art, architecture, cuisine etc.

Price from: 1,956 USD per person on a twin-sharing basis in summer

- Accommodation with breakfast for 10 nights
- Chauffeur-driven private air-conditioned car for 11 days
- Monument fees and admissions as per the itinerary
- Day guide in Jaipur
- Half day guide in Mandawa
- Elephant ride at Amer Fort
- Sound & light show at Amer Fort
- Dinner at Amer Fort
- Desert Safari by jeep and camel
- Village safari near Jodhpur
- Current applicable taxes
- Contact person in India

Note: These prices are not applicable for festival dates and Christmas-New Years period.

We offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local driver, and a guide for the sightseeing.

We offer a wide variety of accommodations from star category hotels to heritage hotels, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily travel time.

Your detailed itinerary will include must-see attractions and offbeat sights. We can also add tours and activities of your choice, restaurant recommendations and any other special interests you have. Some of this might require adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.