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Colours of Rajasthan - Exodus Travels
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Starts
New Delhi
+10 Destinations
Northern India
Ends
New Delhi
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Highlights

  • Experience the world famous Taj Mahal
  • Uncover Old and New Delhi
  • Visit India’s most romantic city, Udaipur
  • See tigers at Ranthambhore National Park
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
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Hotel
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16
Transportation
Coach / Bus
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Start and end in New Delhi! With the adventure tour Colours of Rajasthan, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 10 other destinations in India. Colours of Rajasthan includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 1
    Written on November 30, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    A good varied mix of temples, forts and other interesting and sometimes unexpected treats at an even and relaxed pace. Our tour guide (Ronnit) was also a big factor in making the trip special and somehow even laid on a Tiger in Rathembore.
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  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 2
    Written on May 4, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Accomadation exeded expectations, Very flexible itinary, Good optional extras, Guide was knowledgable and willing to organise group requests. Itinary was packed, diverse and interesting giving a superb overview of this area and its culture.    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Tigers at Ranthambore reserve, Sunset and rise at the Taj Mahal, Holi Festival. the city of UdaiporWhat did you think of your group leader?Yadduh was knowledgable and well versed on the area, he was willing to arrange additional trips upon request. He understood interviduals requirements and acted on these where possibal. He showed good leadership when working through the Indian pedestrian traffic organising alterntive transport when needed such as Rickshaws and Tuk TuksDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Be prepared for busy days and a hectic scedule, Do try the street food but onlyif you see it cooked and recomended by your guide, A few long journeys on rough roads to be expected. Is there anything else you would like to add?Be preapared to be sucked into the Indian culture to get the most from this trip.

  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 3
    Written on April 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful trip which covers a huge area in a relatively short time. There are long journeys in the coach but it is well worth it as there are lots of magnificent sights and experiences packed into the fortnight and there is always something to see out of the coach window. You could not do this trip in the time span without the experience of Exodus and an excellent group leader. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were so many! But probably the first close up sight of the Taj Mahal just on dawn with nobody else around except our group as our tour leader had 'encouraged' us to run as soon as we entered the gates! An experience never to be forgotten. Closely followed by seeing six tigers in one day on our safari visit. What did you think of your group leader?Chandra was a star! He looked after us as if we were his own family and his knowledge of Indian and Rajasthani culture which he imparted to us made our trip more interesting and meaningful. He often stopped the coach to show us different aspects of Indian life which we would not have seen without him. He had a super sense of humour and dealt with any problems efficiently. He was ever mindful of our safety and comfort and we could not have wished for a better group leader. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?If you want a restful, relaxing holiday then this trip is not for you. However, if you want to see and experience a totally different culture and way of life in an exciting country with lovely people and come home with fantastic memories and a smile on your face then this is definitely one for you! Is there anything else you would like to add?We hadn't travelled with Exodus before, had never been on an organised group tour or travelled to anywhere as exciting as India but we loved every minute of this trip. We cannot wait to do another. 

  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 4
    Written on March 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour went well beyond our expectations. It is a well thought out route which took in some amazing places and gave a good insight into Indian life. Days could be long and there were some early starts but I wouldn't have wanted to miss a thing.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were several. Being the first to enter the Taj Mahal at 7 a.m.when no one else was there was wonderful. The place is serene and beautiful it was just breathtaking. Then after another early start seeing so many tigers close up at Rambanthore National Park, was very special. The game keepers see so much that I would have missed had they not pointed things out to us. Udaipur is spectacular and beautiful. The hotel was quite special too.What did you think of your group leader?Our guide Chandra really made the holiday for the group. He was knowledgable and informative, often talking to the group about Indian life and customs. He would advise us on anything we were interested in, I always asked his advice on which Indian dish I should select from the menu, and my meal was always delicious!!! He advised us on staying safe, local scams that we should not get caught out with. He definately was a top class team leader who would often get the coach to stop in order to give the group a little cameo of Indian life.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this trip if you want an interesting active holiday. Rajastan is a large state and so distances covered meant a lot of time on a bus, sometimes six or more hours a day. It's not a strenuous trip but it is pretty full on with very little down time. Having travelled all the way to India to see the sights I was happy to take all the opportunities to see this amazing place. We took the advice of our leader on where to eat, so avoided any upset stomachs. Make sure you have comfortable robust footwear.Is there anything else you would like to add?Go ahead and book it, Rajasthan has so much to offer.

  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 5
    Written on March 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fabulous trip where you get to experience so many of the highlights of Rajasthan. We got to cover so much in a short space of time, a great introduction to India.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing the Taj Mahal - so amazing to see it for real, a beautiful place.Udaipur - the hotel on the lake was an amazing setting, trying an authentic thali, getting stuck in a tuk-tuk traffic jam due to a wedding procession, the cultural show, the city palace - and of course the shopping!What did you think of your group leader?Pancham was a good leader with lots of information and always there to help and advise.  He did a great job of keeping a group of 16 organised and making sure we all got to see all the things we wanted to see. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The cultural show in Udaipur was an excellent show of Rajasthan music and dance - great value for money.  The Bollywood movie was great fun.

  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 6
    Written on December 15, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A really interesting trip round North India, an excellent guide and a small group all helped to make it a memorable holiday. Taj Mahal, Uidapur, and Jaipur were highlights. The Camel Fair was interesting but I hear it is less colourful than it was in the past. Last day to Dehli was the only low spot of a great holiday.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Taj Mahal has to be the wow moment as it is such a tribute to a great love story. Also the lake at Uidapur was sublime, we could have easily spent another day there. A special mention must go to the small village we visited, a chance to see real India away from the tourist hot spots.What did you think of your group leader?Ravi was great, knew his stuff and helped bind the group together. He also put the trip in context by telling us a great deal about the Indian way of life. Only drawback of a tall group leader is that there is a very tall Indian in most of my street views!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?It can be colder than you expect, November is winter in India as well. I prepared for finding our own meals by downloading reviews from the Internet, but we ended up eating as a group all through the trip. Go vegetarian for the trip, the food is much nicer. There is a lot of walking around the various sites and palaces so it is not for the unfit.Is there anything else you would like to add?The hotels and places visited were great, I only felt let down by the last day back to Dehli. Six hours on the road and straight into an afternoon sightseeing was too much. I realise they are trying to cram it all in but I was fed up by the time we got to the hotel, and the hotel for the last night was the only hotel of the whole trip I would not go back to. 

  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 7
    Written on November 20, 2012
    3.0 - Average

    Noisy, colourful,friendly lots of history beautiful buildings but also the everyday hustle and dirt of  the towns and cities wasnt hidden from us.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Visiting the place where Ghandi had been assasinated and seeing his worldly possessions in a glass display case.What did you think of your group leader?Our guide wasnt the best I had ever had but I couldnt have managed without him.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?I took some single US dollar bills which were handy for tipping toilet attendants in the early stages of the trip before I had accumulated a stock 10 ruppee notes and came into their own again later in the trip when I ran out of small denomination notes at one stage..Is there anything else you would like to add?The memory of the sight of a split windscreen lorry loaded with what looked like a semi deflated hot air balloon full of heaven knows what beeping and swerving around a cow in the middle of a three lane highway will I hope remain with me for all time.India is a work in progress but I wouldnt have missed it for the world.

  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 8
    Written on April 4, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    A truly amazing trip which exceeded our already high expectations. This was a perfect way to get to see the main sites in Rajasthanand to get a feel for the real India. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?We were very lucky in that we saw tigers on both of our drives (morning and afternoon) in Ranthambore National Park. The afternoon sighting was exceptional. We spent two hours sitting watching a tiger which was no more than 4 metres away from us. It was dozing, occasionally waking to look at us. It then got up and wandered past us for a toilet stop, before settling down again.This was a highlight, but to be honest, there were so many.  I could have spent all day sitting in a the magnificent Jain temple at Ranakpur.What did you think of your group leader?Mayur Hada was brilliant. He was experienced, knowledgeable and considerate - everything you want in a guide. He really made everything come alive, and the trip would not have been as good without him. He made sure that on the long driving days, we always had an interesting place to stop mid-way, rather than just having a simple lunch stop. Chittorgarh (an unscheduled stop not mentioned in the dossier) was the best of these, and actually warrants an overnight stop.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Read the dossier so you're not surprised by the hectic pace of the trip and the occasional very long driving days. Don't change too much money when you arrive - the dossier estimate of up to £15 per day for meals is way too high. Most dishes were £3  - £4 each, and would often feed two people. There are lots of ATMs, so change as you go.Leave space in your bag for some of the fantastic things you can buy.Is there anything else you would like to add?The hotels were much better than expected from the dossier, so don't expect to be roughing it. Only the hotel in Agra was a bit below par. The only negative thing about the trip was that we all felt that it needed to be 2 days longer. We felt that an afternoon in Delhi when we arrived would have allowed us to recover from the journey, see a bit of Old Delhi, and allow us to travel to Agra the following day in time to to see the fort that evening. Similarly, and overnight stop in (fabulous) Chittorgah would have broken up the long drive from Bundi to Udaipur

  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 9
    Written on April 4, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    A truly amazing trip which exceeded our already high expectations. This was a perfect way to get to see the main sites in Rajasthanand to get a feel for the real India. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?We were very lucky in that we saw tigers on both of our drives (morning and afternoon) in Ranthambore National Park. The afternoon sighting was exceptional. We spent two hours sitting watching a tiger which was no more than 4 metres away from us. It was dozing, occasionally waking to look at us. It then got up and wandered past us for a toilet stop, before settling down again.This was a highlight, but to be honest, there were so many.  I could have spent all day sitting in a the magnificent Jain temple at Ranakpur.What did you think of your group leader?Mayur Hada was brilliant. He was experienced, knowledgeable and considerate - everything you want in a guide. He really made everything come alive, and the trip would not have been as good without him. He made sure that on the long driving days, we always had an interesting place to stop mid-way, rather than just having a simple lunch stop. Chittorgarh (an unscheduled stop not mentioned in the dossier) was the best of these, and actually warrants an overnight stop.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Read the dossier so you're not surprised by the hectic pace of the trip and the occasional very long driving days. Don't change too much money when you arrive - the dossier estimate of up to £15 per day for meals is way too high. Most dishes were £3  - £4 each, and would often feed two people. There are lots of ATMs, so change as you go.Leave space in your bag for some of the fantastic things you can buy.Is there anything else you would like to add?The hotels were much better than expected from the dossier, so don't expect to be roughing it. Only the hotel in Agra was a bit below par. The only negative thing about the trip was that we all felt that it needed to be 2 days longer. We felt that an afternoon in Delhi when we arrived would have allowed us to recover from the journey, see a bit of Old Delhi, and allow us to travel to Agra the following day in time to to see the fort that evening. Similarly, and overnight stop in (fabulous) Chittorgah would have broken up the long drive from Bundi to Udaipur

  • Colours of Rajasthan reviewer 10
    Written on March 3, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mind blowing  whistle stop trip. Brilliant guide, no where in the world can prepare you for Rajastan, it is unique.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing a tiger at 50 mtrs in Rathanbore and sitting beside her for 15minutes.Friendly and communitive peopleHeritage Guest HousesRanakpur temple carvings and Mogul minature paintings in JodhpurBundi and chittagarth as an example of real India,of the tourist trailWhat did you think of your group leader?Absolutely brilliant, So enthusiastic and informative. Phased by nothing,took everything in his stride.Arranged additional trips to cooking lessons and a bollywood film. Also a cultural evening in UdaipurDo you have any advice for potential travellers?If you are travelling as a couple make sure both names are on your travel/flight documents otherwise the security will not let you into Delhi Airport.Recommend sticking to a diet of Indian food.Go with the flow and abandon all pre-concieved ideas.Is there anything else you would like to add?when can we go again please

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  1. Day 1: Start Delhi; half-day city tour.
  2. Day 2: Transfer to Agra; afternoon visit to the Red Fort.
  3. Day 3: Sunrise at the Taj Mahal; to Ranthambore N.P. via Fatehpur Sikri.
  4. Day 4: Morning and evening game drives.
  5. Day 5: To Bundi nestled within the beautiful Aravalli Hills, with its picturesque hillside lake; visit Bundi Fort.
  6. Day 6: To Udaipur.
  7. Day 7: Full day to explore Udaipur including visiting the City Palace and Jagdish Temple.
  8. Day 8: To Jodhpur via Ranakpur and a visit to the Jain Temple.
  9. Day 9: To the Hindu pilgrimage town of Pushkar.
  10. Day 10: Morning sightseeing; afternoon drive to Jaipur.
  11. Day 11: Sightseeing in and around Jaipur; including the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, the Observatory and City Palace.
  12. Day 12: Drive from Jaipur to Delhi.
  13. Day 13: End Delhi.

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Covering a total distance of approx 1,433 km.
  • New Delhi (India)
  • 179 km
  • Agra (India)
  • 36 km
  • Fatehpur Sikri (India)
  • 166 km
  • Ranthambore National Park (India)
  • 108 km
  • Bundi (India)
  • 119 km
  • Chittorgarh (India)
  • 100 km
  • Udaipur (India)
  • 60 km
  • Ranakpur (India)
  • 142 km
  • Jodhpur (India)
  • 153 km
  • Pushkar (India)
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