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Rajasthan Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Experts


Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Rajasthan , created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

If you require further information, not featured on this page, please call one of our Travel Consultants.

Overview+

Jaipur
Jaipur, also known as the 'Pink City’ because of a law stating that all buildings in the old city must be pink, encapsulates the colour and vibrancy of the entire Rajasthan region. A regal city, it has an age-old charm that intrigues travellers. The streets are jam-packed with cars, rickshaws and motorcycles, interrupted by the occasional sacred cow, and you can easily while away time shopping at local markets which are a feast for the senses.

Udaipur
Udaipur is a romantic city, also referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ because of its intertwining canals and spectacular lakes including Lake Pichola. There are also majestic palaces which are set against a backdrop of the surrounding Aravalli Hills. Attractions include the fairytale-style City Palace complex and museum.
 
Jodhpur
Also known as the ‘sun city’ due to its pleasant year-round sunny weather, Jodhpur is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert and was once the citadel of the ancient Malwar kingdom. Here beautiful palaces echo the splendour of days gone by.

General Information
LanguageIndian
Time Difference5 hours
CurrencyRupee
Voltage220V

Health

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs as early as possible. We highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your Doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.

Sources of information include: www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.


Visa

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

Visas are required prior to arrival and can be obtained on line at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ Alternatively, you can contact CIBT on 0845 800 4650 or www.uk.cibt.com

For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk

Climate+

Rajasthan has a tropical desert climate. The climate of Rajasthan varies throughout the year. It is extremely cold from October to February while the scorching sun tortures the land from April to July and from August to September it has monsoon season and get moderate rainfall.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Rajasthan.

  Temp °C Rain mm
January156
February1810
March235
April294
May3318
June3351
July30213
August28227
September2880
October2712
November218
December163

Highlights+

Jaipur
Take an excursion to the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachwahas of Amber, the Amber Fort. Set upon a hill, it is possible to take an elephant ride to the top.

A city famed for its arts and crafts, shop for enamel work, jewellery and sari fabric in the bazaars.

Udaipur
Enjoy a romantic evening boat-ride on Lake Pichola where you will see the mansions that line the shore.

Visit the city’s famed Crystal Gallery which displays some of the world’s finest private collections of crystal furniture, Bagore Ki Haveli with its collection of royal art and the hilltop Monsoon Palace where there are excellent views over the city.

Take an excursion to the complex of 108 Hindu temples of both religious and architectural importance at Eklingi and Nagda.

Jodhpur
Discover the old and new city and points of interest including Mehrangarh Fort or visit Bishnoi village and meet the Bishnoi people who strive to live in harmony with their environment.

Getting There+

Flight Information
London Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai, with onward connecting flights to Goa, Cochin, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Kerala.

Travel Gems+

Travel Planning

Our Travel Consultants can advise on, arrange and pre-book many things to enhance your holiday. This includes everything from spa reservations and dinner reservations, to a range of special experiences available in our featured resorts that you may not know about.

Talk to our Asia, Australasia and Africa Experts

Our dedicated Asia, Australasia and Africa Experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Rajasthan. Furthermore, we have 6 Travel Consultants who have personally visited Rajasthan and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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