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Rajasthan - Land of the Maharajahs RD

Visiting: India
Trip Duration 14 Days

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Rajasthan - Land of the MaharajahsScores 8.9 out of 10 based on 42 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Itinerary was excellent. Other than the hotels in Delhi and Rankipore hotels were very good. I think having to look after 18 people proved difficult for the tour leader, things were a little rushed.
Confirmed traveller: 18 March 2017
Published on: 23 March 2017
(10 out of 10)


Lytham, Lancashire
I was a solo female traveller on this my first Explore Trip. The whole tour far exceeded my expectations. From being met at the airport right to the end the trip was well organised and I loved the itinerary. The tour guide Sanjeev was excellent and the additional local guides added to the overall experience. The hotels on the whole were really good with just a couple of exceptions but nothing unbearable we just got a little spoilt in the others! Obviously the Taj was a highlight but I equally enjoyed some of the smaller monuments.
I found the itinerary for my first trip to India covered everything and more that I wanted to see. Whilst we did drive quite a long way I enjoyed passing through villages and various sites along the way. I can't wait now to book my next adventure.
Confirmed traveller: 11 March 2017
Published on: 16 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


I started this tour having just completed an Explore itinerary of Central India. Central India was full of unknown places that few Western people visit. Or at least while we were there. Raghistan was quite different as I feel certain it's the #1 place visited in India. Honestly, I thought the group size was too big on this tour. I was told there would be no more than 16 but when I showed up, I found we were a group of 18. It's a lot of people to manage. One the surface, the holidays seemed fab. But once you had the room, well, I found the situation to be different. Places just were not that clean. They had beautiful, ornate lobbies, but the rooms were quite different. I'm not saying every hotel was that way. I thought the tour director only okay. Sanjeev is a younger man that I don't think is really focused on customer service. My director in Central India was way better. Two things bothered me about Sanjeev. The second day in Delhi, we visited a site and I asked about restroom stops. He told me that we'd stop on the way out. Now, I am a senior man that needs to use facilities more often. As we left, he evidently forgot and told me to pee on the wall. I think he knew I was displeased when I told him I wasn't doing any of that. I also got somehow tied into the tip being paid to the bus driver and his assistant. So much so that the bus driver sought me out at the hotel after we had left the bus for good. I should not have been involved in this process. Sanjeev should have been addressing this with the drivers rather than allowing the driver to feel he had to make a case to a passenger. Then, Sanjeev was angry with me that the bus driver had spoken to me. I had nothing to do with any of it. Many in the group thought the tip was too little and that Sanjeev should have asked for more money to keep the drivers happy. I don't know that answer. I'm just a passenger. But as you can see, there were problems. They have this tip pool that one of us has to sign off on. But honestly, we don't see what's being paid out over 14 days to various helpers. You could write anything and pocket money if you chose. I'm not insinuating any such thing happened, but I am merely conveying people's thoughts on the subject. I think you do a brilliant job putting these tours together. But you can see there are kinks that need to be worked out. I've never done a group tour before. And while I have no complaints, I don't see myself doing another again.
Confirmed traveller: 10 March 2017
Published on: 01 April 2017
(10 out of 10)


Molyvos, Greece.
This was a very "full on" tour, with plenty of activity on most days. The Taj Mahal was an obvious highlight, but also Fatephur Sikri was most impressive.

This was our first visit to India and we were delighted with the impressive sites we visited.
Confirmed traveller: 10 March 2017
Published on: 13 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


Langley BC
Wonderful ,sometimes a bit fast pace. Loved everything I saw. Love India ,vibrant colours. It a mad mad world that I love. I have been to India three times and hope to come again.
Lovely old hotels. Great trip great place. Would of been better if guide gave us more info on what we would see or do before we got there.
Confirmed traveller: 10 March 2017
Published on: 12 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


Coming from oversea, I arrived one day earlier. It was unusual not to have any information sheet at the hotel. A few of us arriving earlier were wondering what was going on and we had to kill part of the day at the hotel wondering what to do. I thought that should not have happened. I wasted some extra free time I had in Delhi because of that! That being said, I thought that going to the Old Delhi as a group was a must, especially on a Saturday night. Quite an experience...

Overall, I really enjoyed most places, with no favourite place standing out in particular. Hotels were great, beyond my needs. I wish we had spent more time in Jaipur. The single day was very loaded. I would have skipped the "safari" in Jeep in Jodhpur, after a long day on the road. We were all starving.
Confirmed traveller: 24 February 2017
Published on: 06 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


This was my first Explore trip and my first time in India. Had an amazing trip and would go back to India in a heartbeat. The trip is really full on but you see so much of the country and go to some amazing places. There's the obvious sites such as the Taj Mahal but then completely unexpected places such as the beautiful Udaipur and it's tranquil lakes, which was definitely a highlight.
Confirmed traveller: 24 February 2017
Published on: 02 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


Very interesting and lots of different experiences using Metro in New Delhi, the Tutu rides give me the most exciting experience of mode of transport. Evening safari, sunset at Taj Mahal.
Early morning sunrise at Taj Mahal disappointing as very misty hardly seen the best of this monument.
The Indian children very welcoming always smiling and seem happy.
The dirt , the holy cows, the crowds and the traffic is very much what made India different!
Confirmed traveller: 19 February 2017
Published on: 21 February 2017
(7 out of 10)


India is an amazing place. Jaiselmer and Udaipur are by far the most interesting of the cities visited; The Ghanerao Royal Palace Hotel is astonishing. Delhi is dull and the Taj Mahal is overrated.

We were very fortunate to have such a good Tour Leader; he had a very good knowledge of his country and its history. The best parts of the tour, were all those things that he did for us, that were not in the itinerary. Suggesting excellent restaurants, organising tuk-tuks and coming with us. Reorganising the Delhi schedule so that it worked better. Spending time with us in the markets. And the highlight of our trip - a walk round Ghanerao village, seeing the 'real' India.

The itinerary is essentially 7 days travelling to 7 cities , with the intervening days spent visiting forts and temples. Rajasthan is a lot more than just forts and temples but, on this tour, there is very little chance to see village life or the countryside (apart from through the bus window). There is occasionally a couple of hours, between the end of the day's sightseeing and dinner, to meet the people, and absorb the noise and the smells - but you have got to want to get out of the hotels and make the most of it. And do go to local restaurants whenever possible.
Confirmed traveller: 17 February 2017
Published on: 23 February 2017
(9 out of 10)


Wonderful trip - thoroughly enjoyed it all. Wonderful group I travelled with and Anil our tour leader was excellent. We had some long days of coach travel but that meant we saw a lot. Travel days we had enough stops for toilet and lunch etc - on days we explored forts etc, we could have done with more short coffee break stops. One day we started at 8am and didn't stop walking until gone 2 for lunch - as an elderly group everyone found this very tiring, and thought it a bit too full-on! Anil was a superb linguist and historian, and was very patient and organised, and lovely to be with. Overall the accommodation was great.
Confirmed traveller: 28 January 2017
Published on: 14 February 2017