A family holiday in Rajasthan is an extraordinary experience. It could be perfect for families looking to do something together that they’ll never forget. We’ve left out the Taj (as most children can take or leave it) to concentrate on getting off the beaten track and into rural, timeless India. There are plenty of fascinating famous sights to be discovered, as well as unique experiences and adventures that none of you will forget.
A few highlights:
- Get up close and personal with elephants at a private estate not far outside of the royal city of Jaipur.
- Explore magnificent forts such as the Amber at Jaipur and Mehrangarh in Jodphur, and discover the reason Kipling described these as the work of giants!
- Escape the crowds and discover the peace and tranquillity of rural Rajasthan – staying in a variety of characterful converted castles, ancestral homes and modern luxurious boutique hotels.
- Do an overland safari exploring the Thar Desert and the fascinating social culture and wildlife that has developed in a harsh and inhospitable region.
These are just a few highlights of what is an extraordinary and action-packed few weeks. Of course, some relaxing, extended stays in superb hotels (with lovely pools) are also included, as well as a peaceful interlude in Udaipur at the end of your trip.
This itinerary works perfectly in late August when the monsoon is generally over, the land is lusher and greener than at other times of the year, and the hotels are priced very reasonably.