Holidays in Rajasthan

From colourful cities, majestic palaces and opulent forts to rolling dunes, camels and brightly coloured turbans. When you think of India, you think of Rajasthan - the 'Land of Kings'. It is a truly diverse state, offering wonderfully contrasting holidays and traditional hospitality. Discover tiny hamlets with round thatched cottages dotting the sweeping semi-desert landscape, experience a camel trek into the dunes and marvel at the diversity of wildlife. Experience a true sense of community in this delightful hidden corner of Rajasthan.

In the Thar Desert

From Jodhpur, 'The Gateway to Thar', the great Indian desert stretches out before you. Travel some 70km north-west of Jodhpur and you are transported to a land of simple charms and hardworking, peaceful people. Scattered across the undulating semi-desert are tiny villages, small millet fields and flocks of goats, cows and camels. Hospitable people, picturesque villages and the sand dunes, camels, birds and gazelles create a very special ambience. Meet musicians, farmers and weavers - the men in bright turbans and handlebar moustaches and the ladies in vivid saris. Stay in round thatched ‘jhumpa’ cottages in the small semi-desert village of Hacra, with brilliant starlit nights and warm, sunny days; visit the astonishing temples at the small town of Osiyan and enjoy a camel trek into the dunes to spend a night under the stars, an unforgettable experience.

Into the Thar Desert, 8 night holiday from £559

 

From the dazzling blue city of Jodhpur to the incredible warmth of the community of Hacra, this holiday offers a great blend of adventure and intrigue. Travel by camel to spend a night camping in the dunes, visit the fascinating Jain temples at nearby Osiyan and experience a rare insight into life in the desert.
 

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From Desert to Mountain, 18 night holiday from £1,252

 

From the sweeping dunes, camels and round thatched jhumpas of the Thar Desert to the verdant mountain villages of the Binsar Sanctuary, there can be few places that offer more vivid contrasts. Yet the strong sense of community, welcoming smiles and warm hospitality of Binsar and Hacra tie these two enchanting locations together for a thrilling discovery of India’s rural heartlands.

 

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Jungles and dunes, 14 night holiday from £1,533

 

Contrast the jungles of Madhya Pradesh with the vast Thar Desert of Rajasthan: two different yet equally charming sides to rural India. A jeep safari into the heart of Pench tiger reserve and a camel trek across the dunes, combined with a visit to the dazzling cities of Agra and Jaipur, makes for an unforgettable discovery.

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Hacra Short Escape, 3 nights

 

For guests who have existing travel plans in place or have limited availability, we offer a short break in Hacra village for a taste of life amid the dunes. Prices for short escapes include accommodation, meals and private guiding; travel can also be arranged if required.
 

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