Published: 4 February 2013
Rjasthan really hits the Regal Spot.
Rajasthan conjures up images of cerermonial elephants, polo playing, and, perhaps, as many thoughts about the British Colonial era than anywhere else in the old Empire. However, Rajasthan's real charm lies in its much deeper history, before colonialisation, going back over centuries of Maharaja's ruling different areas in harmony whilst fending off the Moghul's. This dynasty of kings has left palaces and forts strewn over almost every hilltop for thousands of square miles.
Aside to these amazing cathedrals of history, with stunning scenery, culture and wildlife to boot, Rajasthan really packs a punch in terms of unrivalled experience in a relatively short space of time. Whilst many may be familiar with east and central Rajasthan, and for good reason. The western area is where it becomes increasingly interesting with smaller towns and cities and a changing landscape, as it morphs into desert near Jaiselmer with differing colours, architecture and traditions.
From The Taj Mahal to Mehangarh Fort, the state offers a myriad of historical sites which we will guide you around with experienced English speaking guides.
In order to enhance the experience, we have hand picked (after extensive on the ground research and travel in the region) a selection of heritage hotels, old converted forts and some amazing palaces. These buildings have been lovingly built or restored and the older properties really make you know you are not only in India, but Rajasthan, with its regal history.
As an added bonus, many of these palaces and forts are still owned and resided in by the original family, in one case, by the oldest recorded family in the world (Guinness book of Records). These places offer another experience with personal introductions to the family in many cases and they can really tell some stories about the buildings their forefathers built and lived in as Maharaja’s of the respective areas. This makes a very interesting trip into a really fascinating one so travel with us to the land of Indian Royalty, where many regal dynasties still survive today and discover and area that will have you yearning for more...