Rajasthan, located in the north-west region of India, is an incredibly vibrant and diverse state. Known for it’s colour and charm, it benefits from an exciting and eclectic mix of bustling cities and tranquil countryside, enchanting palaces and the golden sands of the Thar desert. With such romance and varied landscape, it is a fantastic place to visit for those travelling to India for the first time.

To get under the skin of the colourful city life in Rajasthan, we recommend visiting the Pink City of Jaipur, the Blue City of Jodhpur, the Golden City of Jaisalmer or perhaps the romantic lake side city of Udaipur. Each city holds its own charm and character, and has its own fascinating story to tell. Stroll the narrow streets, explore the stunningly beautiful palaces or soak up the atmosphere at the bustling markets.

If a slower pace and serene surroundings are more your vibe, Rajasthan certainly provides. Sleepy rural villages, rich and varied wildlife and breathtaking scenery across the Aravalli Mountain Range offers a wonderful contrast to city life. Stay in historic converted forts and palaces, most of which are still family owned and run and provide guests with the opportunity to immerse themselves in local life.