Rajasthan has one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world; the Aravalli Range which cradle Mount Abu hill station. In the east it has famous national Tiger Reserves, the Ranthambore , Sariska and the Keoladeo National Park at Bharatpur which is well known for the migratory birds.
The main geographic features of Rajasthan are the Thar Desert (Covers almost half of the Rajasthan) and the Aravalli Range (Comparatively more fertile land), which runs through the state from southwest to northeast, almost from one end to the other, for more than 850 km
Rajasthan is the largest state with an area of more than 34 thousand square kilometers about Germany, of which a large part is covered by the inhospitable Great Indian Desert know as the “Thar Desert” It borders Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is historically rich and is the true land of the worriers. Some of the popular heroes were Bappa Rawal, Rana Sangha, Pratap Singh and Prithviraj Chauhan. Today the grand forts and palaces are the witness to the legends that lived once. The last rulers were the Rajputs known as Rajputana merged into the Dominioun of India and the State of Rajasthan was formed in 1949.
The Marwaris and Rajasthan’s formerly independent kingdoms created a rich architectural and cultural heritage, seen today in their numerous forts and palaces (Mahals and Havelis) which are enriched by features of Muslim and Jain architecture. The development of the frescos in Rajasthan is linked with the history of the Marwaris, who have also played a crucial role in the economic development of the region.
Type of accommodation from basic, budget to luxury five stars or five star deluxe, special hotels and stay like home stay, monastery stay, heritage hotels, houseboat stay, beach resort, adventure camp, we consider your choice and only suggest if they are not a good combination with the itinerary. Please note that a typical 5 Star hotel in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet may be often similar to a 4 Star standard of Europian or Amerian one. But some of the luxury or heritage hotel in India can not be compared to any in the world they are amazingly excellent.
Local Guide: A typical local guide is used for sightseeing. Usually these guides are certified except in the mountain regions where students, graduates and even monks do guiding as part time job. The Local guide would know more deeply the history, facts, philosophy and culture of a particular area and they are also Multilingual speaking fluent French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, and Chinese.
Tour Escort: Tour escorts are generally professionals in tourism and will escort and interpret. They might not be able to explain the deep details of a monument, place or philosophy but they will make sure of safety, comfort and enhancement of your tour. He will also take you to off the beaten path, local houses, village ceremonies or current events.
Cultural Shows & Events: Cultural shows are performed by the local artist of the area in your hotel premises or at a fixed venue. Usually in the evening followed by a gala dinner. It is a fine way to interact with locals and enjoy and participate. These shows are popular in Ladakh, Kashmir, Himachal and Rajasthan.
Elephant ride: Elephant rides are done in Rajasthan. You can visit some forts by Elephant ride instead of walking. Elephant ride can also be done in some of the National park in Uttarakhand and Nepal.
Camel ride: They are more popular in Rajasthan and can be done for days also. In Nubra valley of Ladakh region you have the chance to ride the double hump bacterian camels.
Boat ride: Boat rides are done in Varanasi, Uttaranchal and Kashmir. This is also a way to sightsee or to enjoy the sunrise or sunset in the rivers or Lakes.
Vintage car ride: This is quite a romantic ride and is particularly popular in the city of Jaipur.
Interaction: Meeting with an noted spiritual master, philosopher, writer, activist, artiste, scholar, King or Queen.
Sponsor: A prayer performed for peace by group of Monks. OR A Havan performed for peace by a Sadhu at bank of Ganges
Flight Sightseeing: Sightseeing by flight can be done in Sikkim and Nepal. These sightseeing usually last for an hour giving you a chance to be eye to eye with the mighty Himalayan peaks in twin engines small aircrafts. If you have less time or can not trek or climb to these peaks you have this best choice.1
Short Adventure Sport: From few hours to days many adventure short sports can be added to your tour itinerary like: Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Trout Fishing, Bird watching, rock climbing, hot air ballooning, snow skiing, water skiing, diving, white water river rafting and Kayaking. These all sports are done under supervision of certified and qualified professional in India.
Relaxing & Health: On a long tour itinerary it is a wonderful idea to add a relaxing activity at the end or middle or the tour. Activities like Spa, Ayurvedic massage, Yoga and Meditation can be done almost anywhere in India now a days.