If your image of India is hilltop forts defended by ferocious, turbaned warriors, lavish palaces, and camel safaris in the desert, you’re almost certainly thinking of India’s historical heartland, Rajasthan. This journey will take you through all the must sees of Jaipur, India’s first planned city, and Udaipur, its hilltop palace set on the shores of Lake Pichola.
We’ll also visit some off-the-beaten path jewels such as the massive fort of Kumbalgarh, the elaborate Jain temples of Ranakpur, and Jodhpur, site of what must be India’s most impressive fortress, Mehrangarh. The common thread through this program will be the warm, open people of Rajasthan, who will share with us their customs, food, and homes.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Depart | Day 2: Arrive Delhi | Day 3-4: Udaipur | Day 5-6: Ranakpur | Day 7: Drive Osiyan | Day 8-9: Jodhpur | Day 10: Jaipur | Day 11: Samode | Day 12: Depart | Day 13: Arrive Home
A Note from ATC Alumni Who Did a Custom Version of This Itinerary:
"Throughout our journey, our guides focused on what we wanted to learn and do, and they did it taking our rhythm into consideration. We got to participate in the wedding preparations of one of our guide's family members in Jodhpur. We had dinner in the home of the guide and his family. We met people with varied backgrounds and had an opportunity to see a segment of India that it would not have been possible to see with a group.
"My wife went to India with me, although she had reservations about being subjected to the poverty and overpopulation of India. Within a week we were talking about the next time we would visit India. I developed a love for the country and its people and a depth of knowledge of the country and people that would not have been possible on a group tour."
~Richard & Dorothy Dorsay
San Jose, CA
*Want to read more from Richard & Dorothy? Check out the blog they wrote about their experience!