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Udaipur, Rajasthan

Rajasthan

India's princely state

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Introduction

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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Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Royal Rajasthan with Taj Hotels

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,430 pp incl. flights

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Explore India's princely state on this luxury tailor-made holiday, staying at Taj hotels throughout. Witness Delhi's big-city bustle and the Taj Mahal's white-marble glow before delving into the glittering palaces and towering forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Top itineraries in Rajasthan

Taj Mahal, Agra

India’s Golden Triangle

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,610 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.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

The Essence of Rajasthan

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,435 pp incl. flights

This luxury India holiday will illustrate the beautiful essence of Rajasthan, from its warm and welcoming people, to its bustling cities, antiquated villages, and regal heritage.

Maharajas' Express

Delhi, Mumbai & The Maharajas' Express – Indian Splendour

10-day luxury rail and city-stay holiday from £5,080 pp incl. flights

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Valid for train departures on 01Dec19 – Save up to £1270 pp
Book by: 21 November 2019

Travel across India in style aboard the Maharajas' Express, a train experience as opulent and luxurious as the palaces that inspired it. Visit Agra's Taj Mahal, take a tiger safari in Ranthambore and explore the glittering palaces of royal Rajasthan before sweeping south to Mumbai.

Royal Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park

Rajasthan & the tigers of Ranthambore

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,395 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made trip to India visits many of the country's most iconic sites, 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

Ranthambore

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

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur

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

Jodhpur

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

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

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