The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India. On our classic adventure we discover the grisly history of massive forts and the opulence and splendour of Maharajahs' palaces. Stroll bustling markets, search for the elusive Bengal tiger, enjoy a sunset camel safari and soak up the culture of the local people. This is truly the essence of Rajasthan.

Day 01-02 Delhi

Get caught up in chaotic Delhi, a city brimming with historical sites, museums and markets. Take a cycle rickshaw tour through Old Delhi and see one of its most impressive buildings, the Jama Masjid. Join the crowds and scout for a bargain in the many bazaars - where silks and spices paint the streets with colourful hues. Escape from the frenetic pace of the city streets by ducking into a Sikh temple to observe a more spiritual side of this bustling metropolis.

Day 03: Agra

Jump aboard a train bound for the Mughal city of Agra. Be amazed by the iconic Taj Mahal, a monolithic marvel constructed from sparkling marble and inlaid with jade, crystal and sapphire. Take an optional trip to Akbar’s Mausoleum - a beautiful sandstone tomb built for the greatest of the Mughal emperors.

Day 04: Rural Heritage Stay

Journey to rural Rajasthan to stay at a royal family residence. Explore the village, meet villagers and chat with traditional craftspeople for a unique insight into local life.

Day 05-06: Jaipur

Climb to the hilltop Amber Fort before making tracks to Jaipur, the 'Pink City' of Rajasthan. Bursting at the seams with markets filled with jewellery, textiles and folk-based arts, Jaipur is the perfect place to spend some time bargaining for souvenirs and exploring lively bazaars. In the evening, take the opportunity to laugh, shout and cheer with locals at a lively Bollywood film.

Day 07: Ranthambore

Once a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore is now one of the county’s largest nature reserves. Safari into the heart of the Indian bush to discover tranquil lakes and ruined palaces, while keeping eyes peeled for deer, monkeys and the elusive Bengal tigers.

Day 08: Bundi

Travel out to charismatic Bundi. Admire stunning murals at the palace that presides over the town's Brahmin-blue rooftops, explore the enchanting alleyways and experience life in remote India.

Day 09-10: Rural Heritage Stay

Journey through rural Rajasthan to the quaint city of Bassi. Spend the first night in a beautiful fortified mansion then spend the second night in a deluxe tent camping under the stars.

Day 11-12: Udaipur

See Udaipur’s rolling hills, white marble palaces and blue lakes combine to form the most romantic city in Rajasthan. Visit City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India.

Day 13: Pushkar

Rub shoulders with pilgrims and sadhus (holy men) in pious Pushkar, and see India’s only Brahma temple. For a change of pace, take a camel ride into the desert and witness a magical sunset among the dunes. In free time, head to a hilltop temple, where a hot chai and a magnificent view of the town make the effort worthwhile.

Day 14: New Delhi

Come full circle and return to the hum of Delhi. Perhaps say farewell to India by treating the tastebuds to one last curry.