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Udaipur, Rajasthan


India's princely state

Visit Rajasthan


Rajasthan was once a land of royalty and today revels in its regal past. Scores of forts and palaces loom from the arid desert sands, along with cities as colourful as their brightly swathed locals, who fill the streets in dazzling fabric outfits.

Rajasthan's city greats

The ‘pink city’ of Jaipur is one of pastel-hued buildings, palaces, forts and finely carved temples, while ‘blue’ Jodhpur – a labyrinth of medieval lanes framed by a tumble of blue-washed buildings – is dominated by the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort. Then, flung far out in the great Thar Desert, the sandstone citadel of Jaiselmer is straight from Aladdin’s Agrabah and serves as the starting point for myriad desert adventures. And, if all that wasn't enough, Udaipur, with its tranquil lakeside setting, white marble palaces and beautiful gardens, is India’s at its romantic best.

Our Rajasthan holidays take in most if not all of these incredible cities, taking in their architectural wonders and showcasing their colourful, often chaotic appeal. It's a real feast for the senses, but if it all becomes too much you can rely on the region's palatial hotels – many of which are themselves the former home of kings and queens – to provide a wonderfully relaxing end to even the busiest days.

Tigers of Ranthambore

While Rajasthan's cities are all hustle and bustle, its natural world is just as remarkable. As a standard bearer for conservation in India, Ranthambore National Park is the place to spot wildlife in the region. Expect a superb range of accommodation, from simple but comfortable camps to stunning luxury jungle lodges, and the chance to head out in the company of expert rangers to seek out sambar deer, jackals and Royal Bengal tigers amid its dense jungle and crumbling ruins.

Elsewhere, there's the chance to see India's other big cat species at the wonderfully remote JAWAI Leopard Camp. Here, guests have the chance to pair wilderness walks in the company of a resident naturalist, with gourmet dining experiences and infinity-pool relaxation, far off the beaten track. Speak to our specialists about the options available.


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Top itineraries in Rajasthan

Taj Mahal, India

The Essence of Agra & Rajasthan

12-day tailor-made holiday from £3,135 pp incl. flights

This luxury holiday is a showcase for the very best of Rajasthan, from its warm and welcoming people, to its bustling cities, rural villages, and regal heritage.

Amber Fort, Jaipur

India’s Golden Triangle

8-day tailor-made holiday from £1,925 pp incl. flights

The Golden Triangle, made up of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, is classic India at its very best. This tantalising triumvirate serves up everything you'd expect from a country with such a rich and varied history and a reputation for chaos and conformity in equal measure.

Maharajas' Express

Indian Splendour: Delhi, Mumbai & The Maharajas' Express

10-day luxury rail holiday from £9,055 pp incl. flights

Visit Agra's Taj Mahal, take a tiger safari in Ranthambore and explore the glittering palaces of royal Rajasthan before sweeping south to Mumbai aboard the opulent Maharajas' Express.

Royal Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park

Rajasthan, Taj Mahal & the tigers of Ranthambore

11-day tailor-made holiday from £4,080 pp incl. flights

This curated journey takes in many of northern India's most iconic sights, from Agra's Taj Mahal to the 'pink city' of Jaipur, followed by a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park.

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Top places to stay in Rajasthan

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Historic hotel

When greeted with a shower of rose petals on arrival, you can see why this is one of India's most famous and romantic hotels. This 19th century summer palace is brimming with old world elegance.

The Palace Courtyard (Chandani Chowk), Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Historic hotel

The Rambagh Palace is located in the centre of busy Jaipur, Rajasthan. The hotel maintains the finest traditions of Rajput hospitality, offering guests a taste of royal living.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore, India

The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore

Traditional safari lodge

Renowned as one of the finest properties in India, the Oberoi Vanyavilas offers unparalleled, personalised service and luxury, tented accommodation on the edge of the Ranthambore National Park, one of the world's best tiger-viewing regions.

Exterior, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Historic hotel

Perched high above Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India. Designed in an opulent colonial style and completed in 1943, it blends influences from both east and west into what is still one of the largest private residences anywhere in the world.

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Where to go in Rajasthan

Tigers, Ranthambore National Park


Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park is home to one of the finest and most popular tiger reserves in India.

Udaipur, Rajasthan


Udaipur is perhaps one of the most romantic cities in India. Founded on the shores of Lake Pichola, its mix of white marble palaces, historic temples, placid blue lakes, attractive gardens and lily ponds and fertile green hills are a world away from the surrounding desert.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan


The ‘blue city' of Jodhpur is entirely dominated by Rajasthan's showcase citadel, the spectacular Meherangarh Fort. A 10-km high stonewall protecting the old city, with 101 bastions and seven gates leads to a maze of narrow streets and lively markets.

Amber Fort, Jaipur


The 'pink city' is the capital of Rajasthan and is a land of kings and princes. Filled with pastel-hued buildings, palaces, forts and finely carved temples, it's a symbol of India's glorious past, memorable traditions and exquisite culture.

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When to go to Rajasthan

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The best time to visit Rajasthan and the northern plains is between October and March, when the days are clear and sunny, with temperatures between 16 and 30 degrees, and the nights pleasantly cool. Throughout April and May the temperature and humidity builds as the summer monsoon approaches (July to September), bringing short, sharp downpours and fewer crowds.

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Rajasthan articles

Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, India

A guide to India’s Golden Triangle

The fabled Golden Triangle is a compact trio that packs in three of India’s premiere destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It’s the perfect introduction to the subcontinent’s culture and rich history, so we’ve put together this mapped guide to help you plan your luxurious holiday.

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