- Taj Mahal, Pink City, Shimla and Golden Temple but it was all really interesting in varying degrees.
The Rajasthan trip did not include Shimla or Golden Temple. Shimla is amazing and we would recommend this trip which we did as part of a separate Tailormade Toy Trains tour.
You have to like temples and palaces and forts as there are a lot of them on the Maharajas' tour! But India's history is fascinating. Also there is a lot of time spent on the bus in order to get around and see everything. The bus is comfortable though and there is always plenty of water provided. Essential as local water is not drinkable.
I would check your itinerary carefully before leaving UK to make sure all the timings of plane transfers suit you. Also I would not hesitate flying with Jet Airways used by explore in India, despite the bad reviews on their website. They are no worse than any other airline and their planes both on internal and external flights were new. To be offered snacks on an hour flight was amazing.
Be aware of health and hygiene issues and prepare youself for a challenging but very interesting trip with lots of opportunities to experience life in India and learn about its history and colonial past.
Published on: 22 December 2015