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Rajasthan Journey Offers Unique Taste of India

September 3, 2014 by

Kumbalharh Fort

For those who have dreamed of visiting India, Wilderness Travel features a small group 13-day Rajasthan journey with a vehicle based sightseeing itinerary and comfortable stays at modern hotels as well as luxurious heritage hotels based in converted former royal residences.

This Rajasthan package visits quixotic walled cities including Jaipur and Jodpur where you’ll visit sweeping palaces of marble and onyx, enjoy sunset camel rides through the Nagaur Camel and Cattle Fair, and explore lakeside Udaipur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

What You’ll See

Day one and two of the itinerary explores Old Delhi and the markets and monuments of New Delhi. The following day flies you to romantic Udaipur where you’ll have a chance to explore palaces, traditional havelis (mansions), parks, fortresses, and temples.

After a busy day of sightseeing you’ll spend the night in the legendary 250-year-old former summer palace of the Maharaja of Udaipur. The following day the group will explore the countryside outside Udaipur and have the opportunity to visit:

  • Hilltop fort at Kumbalharh
  • Surrounding tribal villages
  • Idyllic Arayalli Hills
  • Ranakpur’s ornamented Jain temples
  • Mehreangarh Fort (founded in 1459)

The itinerary offers a chance to enjoy a visit to the remarkable city of pink sandstone architecture built in the early 18th century and the opportunity to explore Jaipur’s City Palace. You’ll visit the ancient town of Bharatpur, and the renowned Keoladeo National Park and nature reserve.

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Accommodations

Some of the special places you’ll lay you’re head on this trip include:

  • Lake Palace (250-year-old former summer palace of the Maharaja of Udaipur)
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Heritage hotel in historic Nagaur Fort
  • Rambagh Palace (former home of the Maharaja of Jaipur)

This Rajasthan journey offers an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty, architecture and history of India. The essential requirements for those participating in this trip are flexibility, a sense of humor, curiosity, and enthusiasm for meeting new people.

Above all you’ll want to be ready to visit different places and have an openness to experience the unexpected. To see the complete itinerary, visit their website.

Photo credits: travelwayoflife, Dan Lundberg, Peter Rivera



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