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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Repeat Visitors, Cultural & Immersive, Adventure & Off-the-beaten track

You might well have been to India before and loved it, yet skirted through Rajasthan just seeing the highlights and want to return and see the parts you missed. This is of course possible, and we can weave together an itinerary reflecting exactly what you want to see on a second-time without repeating the places you saw before.  This suggested itinerary is only an idea to start the ideas flowing. It takes you into the rural heartlands of Rajasthan, far away from other tourists and into the villages that have very much been unchanged by time. Just sit back, and let the charm of rural Rajasthan come to the fore. This sample itinerary takes you from Delhi down to Chambal, just south of Agra (you can stop at the Taj Mahal en route as nobody get’s tired of seeing it twice!). Head off on a boat safari, or to the remote temples of Bateshwar. Drive south and to the fort at Ramathra, now a superb heritage hotel. Take a walk through the local village, and maybe take a boat out on the nearby lake. You’ll then work you way to Bundi, a town with an impressive fort, but few tourists visit. Continue to Shahpura, an area of immense beauty and will offer the chance to explore the local villages and farms. Continue to Deogarh, and a stop at the luxury homestay of Dev Shree. Take a local train (quite the experience), and explore the surrounding countryside. Finally end at Devi Garh for a superlative finish in an 18th century fort palace, just outside of Udaipur.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£2815
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Perfect for a second-time trip to Rajasthan, or just those who want to see this amazing corner of India in a completely off-the-beaten track, immersive way
  • See rural villages and meet local communities
  • Take a traditional local train through the Rajasthani countryside
  • Have your own private driver and guides throughout
  • Stay in charming, boutique heritage hotels
DaysLocationHotel
Day 1-2 Delhi The Manor The Manor
Day 3-4 Chambal Chambal Safari Chambal Safari
Day 5-6 Ramathra Ramathra Fort Ramathra Fort
Day 7 Bundi Bundi Vilas Bundi Vilas
Day 8-9 Shahpura Shahpura Bagh Shahpura Bagh
Day 10-11 Deogarh Dev Shree Dev Shree
Day 12-13 Delwara Devi Garh Fort Palace Devi Garh Fort Palace
Day 14 Fly Home

Suggested Hotels

Day 1-2

The Manor

$ $ $ $ $  

The Manor is a luxury boutique hotel tucked away in the swish district of Friend’s Colony in southern Delhi, offering just 14 rooms.

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Day 1-2

The Manor

$ $ $ $ $  

The Manor is a luxury boutique hotel tucked away in the swish district of Friend’s Colony in southern Delhi, offering just 14 rooms.

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Day 3-4
Chambal Safari Lodge, India

Chambal Safari

$ $ $ $ $  

Chambal Safari Lodge is a small eco-lodge located close to Agra offering a blend of wildlife and cultural experiences in this untouched corner of India.

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Day 3-4
Chambal Safari Lodge, India

Chambal Safari

$ $ $ $ $  

Chambal Safari Lodge is a small eco-lodge located close to Agra offering a blend of wildlife and cultural experiences in this untouched corner of India.

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Day 5-6

Ramathra Fort

$ $ $ $ $  

Far from the madding crowd, the intimate 350-year old Ramathra Fort provides a wonderful glimpse into the unspoilt charm of rural Rajasthan.

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Day 5-6

Ramathra Fort

$ $ $ $ $  

Far from the madding crowd, the intimate 350-year old Ramathra Fort provides a wonderful glimpse into the unspoilt charm of rural Rajasthan.

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Day 7
Bundi Palace, Rajasthan, India

Bundi Vilas

$ $ $ $ $  

Bundi Vilas is a traditional haveli located in the off-the-beaten track town of Bundi in rural Rajasthan in India, and offers just seven simple rooms.

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Day 7
Bundi Palace, Rajasthan, India

Bundi Vilas

$ $ $ $ $  

Bundi Vilas is a traditional haveli located in the off-the-beaten track town of Bundi in rural Rajasthan in India, and offers just seven simple rooms.

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Day 8-9

Shahpura Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Shahpura Bagh is a delightful boutique rural located mid-way between Jaipur and Udaipur offering the chance to get truly off-the-beaten track in rural Rajasthan for a night or two.

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Day 8-9

Shahpura Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Shahpura Bagh is a delightful boutique rural located mid-way between Jaipur and Udaipur offering the chance to get truly off-the-beaten track in rural Rajasthan for a night or two.

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Day 10-11
Dev Shree, Rajasthan, India

Dev Shree

$ $ $ $ $  

Dev Shree is quite possibly the definitive example of the luxury homestay in India; a gorgeous rural residence located near the sleepy village of Deogarh in Rajasthan.

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Day 10-11
Dev Shree, Rajasthan, India

Dev Shree

$ $ $ $ $  

Dev Shree is quite possibly the definitive example of the luxury homestay in India; a gorgeous rural residence located near the sleepy village of Deogarh in Rajasthan.

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Day 12-13
Devi Garh Fort Palace, Udaipur | Luxury Hotels in India | Millis Potter Travel

Devi Garh Fort Palace

$ $ $ $ $  

Devi Garh Fort Palace is simply spell-binding; an 18th century fort with chic, stylish and contemporary minimalist interiors giving it the ultimate blend of old and new.

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Day 12-13
Devi Garh Fort Palace, Udaipur | Luxury Hotels in India | Millis Potter Travel

Devi Garh Fort Palace

$ $ $ $ $  

Devi Garh Fort Palace is simply spell-binding; an 18th century fort with chic, stylish and contemporary minimalist interiors giving it the ultimate blend of old and new.

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Kathmandu - Thimphu - Gangtey - Punakha - Haa - Bumdra High Camp - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Get off-the-beaten track in Bhutan and delve into its hidden interior on a private tour, perfect for a second-time trip or those with an adventurous spirit.

14 days from £3780 p. p.

Remote Burma: Cruising the Chindwin

Mandalay - Chindwin River - Yangon  

The further you get off-the-beaten track in Burma, the more remarkable the destination becomes. Ideal for a second-time trip, this tour explores the hidden Chindwin on the luxury Belmond Orcaella.

17 days from £6150 p. p.

Classic Tamil Nadu

Chennai - Rajakkad - Madurai - Chettinad - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Covelong  

For hardened Indiaphiles, Tamil Nadu is somewhat of a holy grail. Lying off-the-beaten-track, you can explore stunning Hindu temples with a distinct Dravidian Culture awaiting you.

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