This is the most majestic and romantic of all the Indian states is Rajasthan with its royal palaces, forts, and legendary cities such as Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur whose majesty and history conjure up images of the opulence synonymous with the region. It combines ancient desert tribes, warring Rajputs and royal Maharajas and features forgotten Moghul fortresses, striking desert landscapes and dense forests offering the chance to happen upon the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Empty landscapes are punctuated by the flashes of colour of the bright saris worn by the village women and the bustle of village markets centred around crumbling cupolas of forgotten monuments. In addition there is a history of chivalry and romance of the Rajputs and Royalty which makes the region as intriguing as it is dramatic.
Whatever your destination, India’s hospitality is legendary and accommodation ranges from simple tribal village homes to ornately frescoed havelis, converted palaces to little explored off the beaten track forts, royal hunting lodges and summer palaces where one is hosted by the former ruling families.
ACTIVITIES: Wildlife safaris, leopard safaris, horse and camel safaris, cycling, trekking, culinary, off road and jeep safaris, Enfield motorbikes, zip wiring, hot air balloon rides, textile tours.
National Parks: Ranthambhore, Sariska, Keoladeo.
Cultural:Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Kumbalgarh, Ranakpur, Osian, Rohet, Mandawa, Bikaner
Off the beaten track: Nimaj, Ramathra, Chandelao, Bijaipur, Nagaur, Bhainsrorgarh, Shahpura, Chanoud, ChhatraSagar.