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. TRIP CHANGES FOR 2016: From 1st July - 30th September all wildlife zones of Ranthambhore National Park will be closed to visitors. This means that no wildlife safaris in the area are permitted, including in Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary which is our usual alternative for when the main zones of the park are closed annually at this time. The reasons for the closure have not been formally announced, however we believe they have been made in the interest of tiger protection during the wet season. Due to the time of year there are no other opportunities to replace our visit to Ranthambhore with an alternative national park, however we have added the following activities and inclusions to tours that are scheduled to be in Ranthambhore from 1st July - 30th September: Days 5 or 6 – Bollywood Film in Jaipur Day 7 – Rathambhore Fort Excursion. The fort lies within the boundaries of the park and on the way accesses some parts of the jungle. Wildlife spotting opportunities along the way include monkeys, crocodiles, peacocks, a variety of bird species and deer. On occasion tigers have also been sighted here. Day 10 – Additional dinner at Castle Bijaipur Your leader will be able to provide you with further information about these activities at the group welcome meeting.


Keep your adrenaline charged with a tiger spotting adventure among the lakes and crags of Ranthambhore National Park

Ride camels through the desert in Pushkar, gaining insight into the life of rural Rajasthan

Ballooning over Jaipur while the sun rises is an unforgettable experience

The hills and shimmering lakes of Udaipur make it India’s capital of romance

A trip to India wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal – a masterpiece of Indian architecture

Enjoy a variety of accommodation - from a fortified mansion to camping under the stars