Spy a prowling tiger as it paws its way across the leafy jungle and spend the night in a royal palace fit for the Queen on magical holidays in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan holidays are like tumbling into a fairytale book. Tigers rule the wilderness and epic fortresses guard a blushing terracotta-pink city, where you can just as easily spot peacocks wandering through gardens, an elephant stuck in a traffic jam or a troop of monkeys leaping between rooftops. Queen Elizabeth II graces the guestbooks of the state’s royal residences, most of which are now hotels that would blow away the most seasoned five-star hotel guests.

Most visitors take a whistle-stop tour that only touches a tiny part of Rajasthan as part of the Golden Triangle – the first-timers’ holy grail combination of Delhi, Agra for the Taj Mahal and Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital. Beyond Jaipur, there are spectacular jewels strewn all over India’s largest state. Check in to a Bond villain lair-style floating palace; watch the amber glow radiate from a fort built by the same Mughal Emperor who built the Taj Mahal; and get a glimpse of the notoriously secretive leopard at a butler-serviced camp in the wilds of India.

Pop into your local store and chat with us – we’ll share our insider knowledge with you and help create a Rajasthan holiday fit for you.

  • Travel through Rajasthan’s desert landscape to beautiful Jaipur on a tour of India's Golden Triangle
  • Live like a maharaja in one of the royal state’s palatial heritage hotels or escape to a luxury tent in the wild
  • Add on a tiger safari in India's most famous wildlife park, Ranthambore, as part of your Northern India itinerary
  • Take a luxury train journey and travel in comfort via Rajasthan on the way to Mumbai or Delhi
  • Car and driver tours allow flexibility and the chance to create your own Rajasthan itineraries.

When to visit Rajasthan

Jan

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Feb

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Mar

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Apr

Recommended

Good time to escape

May

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Jun

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Jul

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Aug

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Sep

Recommended

Good time to escape

Oct

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Nov

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Dec

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

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India, Nepal & Bhutan 2019

Kuoni Insider

India is a wonderful country, chaotic and hectic but full of history and marvelous temples and forts. The Taj Mahal is more beautiful than any picture can give it credit for, what a breathtaking site.

Jaipur is one of my favourite places, I love the fact that there is every mode of transport possible, just walking down the street with elephants and camels was fantastic and the Oberoi hotels are amazing - the best service I have ever received.

Kathryn Welberry-Smith