GLIMPSES OF INDIA

Our Glimpses of India tour takes you on a colorful journey through old Rajasthan in style, with good food and luxury accommodation on an engaging journey which takes you far from the tourist trail.

Along the way there will be opportunities to meet local people, glimpse the traditions and rhythms of daily life and taste the food of the region as you discover local customs, legends and celebrations.

You will stay in a 19th century painted painted mansion in Shekhawati and a rural farm in the beautiful Aravalli hills, experience the exuberant festival of Pushkar Fair at our luxury camp, and find some of the real highlights of Rajasthan.

On this tour you will travel as part of a small group. Prices are based on two people sharing; if you are travelling on your own and would like help finding someone to share with, please enquire.

 

DATES

2017: Sunday 22 October to Thursday 2 November 2017               Available

 

TOUR ITINERARY

 Glimpses of India  

TOUR PRICE from $1878* based on two sharing.  What's included>
TOUR EXTENSIONS You may extend to include the Taj Mahal and Golden Triangle or any other destinations in India on request.  See details >

DAY 1: Sunday  DELHI  We meet your flight and transfer you to the luxury of Delhi's Imperial hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 2: Monday  SHEKHAWATI  After breakfast travel the old trading roads to Shekhawati, a region with an extraordinary heritage of fresco paintings, where our beautifully-restored 1860s mansion will be your home for the next three days.

The village is known for its traditional rangrez dyers community and local crafts. Peacocks roam the gardens and streets, goats graze in abandoned mansions; watch the life of the local bazaars, relax in the garden with a glass of wine and enjoy a candlelit haveli dinner.


DAY 3: Tuesday  SHEKHAWATI  On a guided visit to a nearby town you will see some of the best frescoed havelis in the region and discover the history of this unusual region.  Later in the day you may like to take a walk in the town with your host, enjoy bird watching or try a cooking session at the haveli.

DAY 4: Wednesday  ARAVALLI FARM  A short drive takes you to a working farm to meet a local family. This tradition area is full of interest at harvest time and offers you fascinating insights into the life and customs of Rajasthan and a relaxing stay.

DAY 5: Thursday  ARAVALLI FARM  Enjoy an Indian-style family picnic in fields of organically-cultivated ground nuts, fenugreek, wheat and barley and hear about local life.

DAY 6: Friday  JODHPUR  Vibrant Jodhpur, the 'Blue City' is famed for its spectacular fort, palaces and monuments, old markets and traditional bazaars; the winding lanes of the old city offer photographic opportunities


DAY 7: Saturday  JODHPUR  Transfer to the Kota Railway Station to board your train to Delhi for an overnight stay at the reknowned Oberoi hotel. In the morning, transfer to the airport or station and departure for your next destination. 

DAY 8: Sunday  JAISALMER  This ancient desert citadel built of honey-coloured stone began as a trading post on the caravan routes and ruled over a vast area of the Thar desert; one of the most romantic and evocative destinations in Rajasthan, an architectural and cultural treasure.

DAY 9: Monday  JAISALMER  Take a sightseeing tour of the fort, then ride a camel to see something of the area of desert villages and farms around Jaisalmer and find out how people find a balance with nature in this arid landscape.

DAY 10: Tuesday  PUSHKAR  In the early morning, board the train to Jodhpur and drive on to Camp Bliss, our luxury camp at Pushkar Fair. 

DAY 11: Wednesday  PUSHKAR  Today is free for you to enjoy all the fun and atmosphere of Pushkar Fair, walk around the sacred lake and ghats and visit Pushkar's revered Brahma temple.

DAY 12: Sunday  DELHI  A morning transfer to Delhi for your flight to your next destination.
HOTELS  Delhi The Imperial   Mukundgarh Mukund Haveli   Aravallis Village farm   Jodhpur Ajit Bhawan   Jaisalmer The Gulaal   Pushkar Camp Bliss 
WHAT'S INCLUDED  Prices from $1878* are based on two people sharing (single room occupancy at additional cost). If you are travelling on your own and would like help finding someone to share with, please contact us.
Tour cost includes: Stay at proposed hotels in double/twin occupancy room • Breakfast during the entire tour; breakfast and dinner during your stay at Mukundgarh • All meals during your stay at Camp Bliss at Pushkar Camel Fair  • Transportation in AC Toyota Innova or similar • Fuel, transport, luxury and state taxes • Assistance at all arrival and departure points.
Tour cost excludes: Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills, beverages, mineral water during hotel stays, etc • Extra meals • International air fare • Any optional, suggested and unspecified activities • Visa fees • Insurance and Mediclaim.
*Prices are subject to change and are only guaranteed once the booking is confirmed and the deposit payment is received. Prices do not include international air fares or suggested or optional activities.

 

TOUR EXTENSIONS

Our small group journeys and tailor-made itineraries offer you a warm welcome and insightful travel, with the emphasis on the quality of your experience.

Tours can be extended on request to take in the classic ‘Golden Triangle’ destinations of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the Taj Mahal and great World Heritage sites of Mughal India, or any other destinations in India. For details, please enquire.