Our suggested Rural Rajasthan tour is a twelve-day trip from Delhi to the bustling Indian cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, steering off the beaten track mid-way to discover the charm, beauty and slow pace of life in rural Rajasthan.
Begin with two nights in the thronging capital of Delhi, where you’ll explore the contrasts of both Old and New, from the souk-like bazaars of Chandni Chowk to the tree-lined boulevards of Lutyens’ Delhi. Next, head southwest into Rajasthan and the glorious city of Jaipur, with its iconic pink city overlooked by the splendid 17th-century Amber Fort. As well as discovering these fascinating sites with your guide, you’ll soak up the colourful local bazaars and head to the peaceful outskirts for an evening with elephants. It’s from here that you take a more unusual route, stepping off the typical tourist trail to unearth the hidden gems of rural Rajasthan with a two-night stay at a stunning lake-side camp in Nimaj. Move on to Deogarh and enjoy two nights at Dev Shree, a luxury homestay in the heart of rural Rajasthan where your gracious hosts (descendants of the Deogarh royal family) will show you around; from a scenic ride on the narrow-gauge train to drinking chai with the villagers. Your Rural Rajasthan tour comes to an end in Udaipur, a spectacular city of lakes, palaces and temples surrounded by the Aravali hills. Here in Udaipur, you’ll soak up the best of its romantic architectural splendours and revel in the delights of the romantic Taj Lake Palace hotel.
Depending on how early in the day you arrive, you can let us know anytime if you’d like to begin exploring this afternoon. Your chauffeur is always on hand, and we’re only a quick call away on your complimentary mobile phone (or WhatsApp, if you prefer).
Later, continue to Dera Amer to spend a memorable evening with elephants. It’s a magical place on the outskirts of the city, where you can spend time up close with elephants by helping to feed and bathe them before taking a gentle walk together through the surrounding forest at sunset (Dera Amer do not encourage rides). If meeting elephants isn’t your thing, this can certainly be removed or replaced. Perhaps with a private cooking class or a special dinner recommendation. For those interested in spending time with elephants, Dera Amer is a fantastic and ethical place to do it.
The luxury escape to rural Rajasthan we’ve described here is merely a suggestion to serve as an inspiration and can be tweaked or completely transformed until we’ve refined your ideal holiday to India. For example, if you’d like to visit the Taj Mahal, a night or two in Agra can comfortably slot in between Delhi and Jaipur. Similarly, nights can be added or taken away – or other accommodation included – to best suit you. For more inspiration, do check out our 8 Favourite Hideaways in Rural Rajasthan, our Rajasthan with Boutique Hotels sample itinerary, and our Jodhpur, Narlai and Udaipur sample itinerary. If you like the look of Dev Shree, Deogarh but would prefer to combine it with other places, you might find our suggested extension to Deogarh helpful. All our tours are private and tailor-made to complement your taste and interests. In essence, the itinerary described above is just a starting point, and together we can refine it into your ideal Indian experience.
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