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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Rajasthan.
London Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai, with onward connecting flights to Goa, Cochin, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Kerala.
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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.
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.
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
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
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Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/
In addition, 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.
Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net,
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