Rajasthan is India at its most colorful. This adventure uncovers every shade of the rainbow as you gaze upon rosy Hawa Mahal and its 953 windows, roam the ornate mosaic halls of Amber Fort, and explore the dazzling "Blue City" of Jodhpur. Loop the “Land of Kings” from Delhi and back to spot leopards on a safari, wander street markets and bazaars, and experience the cultural maze of Jaipur. Journey by rail, a highlight of South Asian travel, back to Delhi, enjoying miles of gorgeous countryside and sips of masala chai tea.
The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy. The cost of the Taj Mahal extension is $390 per person based on double occupancy.
The minimum group size for us to operate the extension is 4 guests. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in taking the extension. Before booking your international airline tickets, check with us to ensure the trip and extension are confirmed above minimum participation requirements.
Two of our departures will occur during Indian festivals. Holi is the Festival of Colors and will be Weds, March 8 in 2023. Held in the spring, it is a vibrant celebration of love often featuring colored powder liberally shared. Diwali is the five day Festival of Lights being Sun, Nov 12 in 2023. Diwali celebrations are varied and diverse, but often include fireworks, exchanging sweets and gifts, and a focus on renewal and prosperity. There is a modest surcharge on both of these departures to accommodate the popularity of accommodations and other services during this period.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $975. The extension single supplement is $75. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.
Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain.
You should plan to arrive in Delhi any time on Day 1. We recommend booking your flight home with a departure time from Delhi any time on Day 13. If you are joining the extension, we will return to Delhi around 3:00 p.m. on Day 15 so connecting international flights should not depart before 8:00 p.m.
Your participation in this trip will provide significant financial contributions to the communities we visit, directly supporting small businesses, schools, villages, and local families. In addition, this trip's focus on traditional customs will help to preserve and maintain them for future generations.
India can easily accommodate vegetarian travelers as a significant portion of the population doesn't eat meat. Most other dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you. It can be difficult to guarantee there is no risk of cross contamination.
A visa is required for travel to India. Please check requirements for travel to India and any countries passed through in transit. A passport is required for international travel. We recommend your passport expire at least six months after your return home.
The CDC recommends all travelers be up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Please check these recommendations and discuss them with your doctor.