India – Rajasthan

Chivalrous Warriors, Royal Heritage and Dream Palaces

Rajasthan conjures up romantic images of daring warriors and colorful kings, zealously guarding their fairy-tale palaces and rugged forts from covetous invaders and each other. The state is situated in the Northern part of India and is dotted with alluring palaces and magnificent forts that tell tales of a rich and royal cultural heritage.

The Great Indian Desert or the Thar Desert, as it is known locally, cuts a wide swathe across the length and breadth of the state shaping the lives of a tough and hardy breed of people that call it home. What Rajasthan lacks in the color of its topography, it makes up for in the colorful attire, culture, festivals and traditions of its simple, enterprising people.

Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi (11 Nts/12 Days)

Rajasthan is also home to one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, known as the Aravallis. The hill town of Mount Abu, near Udaipur, set on a high rocky plateau in the Aravalli Ranges and surrounded by forest is famous for the Dilwara Jain Temples that are located here. To enjoy the best that Rajasthan offers discerning visitors, it is ideal to plan a trip of around 12 days. The period from October to March is the best time to visit Rajasthan.

Sand dunes and Setting Sun, Jaisalmer
Sand dunes and Setting Sun, Jaisalmer
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Vibrant Festival Colors, Rajasthan
City Palace, Udaipur
City Palace, Udaipur

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is known as the ‘Golden city’ and is a World Heritage Site. The town sits atop a ridge of yellowish sandstone that is crowned by the ancient Jaisalmer Fort. The fort comprises a royal palace and several ornate Jain temples.

Jodhpur

The 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, a former palace that is now a museum, stands proudly tall, as it looks out protectively over the walled city of Jodhpur from its perch high on a neighboring rocky outcrop that juts out of the Thar Desert.

Udaipur

Udaipur was formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Mewar. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559. The City Palace is a complex of 11 imposing palaces, courtyards and gardens, that look out over the soothing expanse of Lake Pichola.

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