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The quintessential Indian experience
Vivid colours, swirling crowds, majestic forts and palaces, teeming medieval cities, the heat and dust of the desert and the dreamily romantic lakes – Rajasthan holidays deliver the quintessential Indian experience. For this to be truly magical, however, it must be handled with care. While most visitors tend to race from one city to another, packing in as much as they can, we believe in a different approach.
We believe in taking Rajasthan at a more leisurely pace, combining the cities with some rural gems that we have discovered and enabling you to get under the skin of this incredible state.
At these little rural places, there are no grand sights but that is the point; here you will see a Rajasthan that is off the beaten track, its way of life little changed over the centuries. We try to show off each of these places with special experiences that are unique to cazenove+loyd, and the insight of some exceptional private guides.
Nevertheless, although we believe that properties with character and authentic charm are essential to a genuinely Indian experience, we are not averse to a good dose of luxury – and we combine Rajasthan’s new breed of world-class hotels with just the right mix of more authentic places.
getting it right every time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary, adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience
Stories from Rajasthan
"We will definitely return to India after having such a magnificent time."
"Penny - It was a fabulous and memorable trip to India and it wouldn’t have been nearly as wonderful if it weren’t for your collaboration!"
"We all agreed that cazenove+loyd did an excellent job - a truly original itinerary, very well-organised and with no ‘touristy’ contact with busloads of other people - important to us. That’s why we didn’t want to go to the Taj Mahal."
"Jaipur was great. The balloon trip at dawn over Jaipur and the Amber Fort was a singularly great experience. Highly recommended."
"Thank you to you and your team for a putting together an amazing holiday experience. Perhaps the African Gorillas next?"
"We have been back from India for a couple of weeks now. We had a wonderful time. In fact, it surpassed our hopes. All travel and guide details worked like clock work. Even the tigers appeared on schedule. We were extremely happy with all the arrangements. We felt spoiled and very looked after by the hotels and the guides. A perfect holiday with the right balance between sightseeing and downtime.2
"The friendly service at the Rambagh, the overall experience of Aman-I-Khas and the beauty of the view of the Taj Mahal from our balcony stick in the memory. The vibrancy and colour of Rajasthan was amazing. Our guides in Delhi and at the Taj Mahal were exceptional."
"We shall certainly recommend cazenove+loyd to others and will be looking to you for holidays in the future.2
"It was wonderful to be there for Diwali, the icing on the cake so-to-speak. Being in Udaipur for that great holiday was a very special experience. We learned so much about the Hindu religion from our guides and were delighted to be given a little bronze sculpture of Ganesh by Stephen at the airport on our departure. Ganesh now sits on our hall table in Florida and will eventually make his way to Toronto."
"One of our best memories is of traffic gridlock at an intersection in Jodhpur during the peak of Diwali shopping. I couldn't begin to describe it. At dinner that evening, we were wondering if it had been cleared by then!2
We are back in London after a really amazing trip. It went perfectly. Varanasi and the tigers were the big highlights. We got really lucky with the tigers, mainly because a bear was annoying them! Aman-i-Khás was excellent – great tents and service. Very comfortable and fun. Varanasi, with the pink morning light over the Ganges and cremations going on in the middle of all the bustle, bathing and chanting, was such an unforgettable experience of basic spiritual Indian life. All the other cities were either old favourites or great new places. The Queen stayed in our suite in the Taj Nadesar Palace in Varanasi and the suite at the Lake Palace was also very regal; the stained-glass windows brought in the morning light in different colours and we had a private terrace overlooking the City Palace. Thanks, too, for our special dinner – it was a beautiful evening and we really enjoyed it.
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Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. They are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.