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Spirit of Rajasthan

20 days from NZ$7885 (US$5140 /€4948) per person
Limited to 10 guests | Escorted by Joji Jacob
2024 – 16 Oct to 4 Nov 2024
2025 – 24 Oct to 12 Nov 2025

Please contact us if you wish to customise this itinerary to suit your travel needs.

This exotic tour of Rajasthan transports you to the regal era of Maharajas, opulent palaces, majestic forts and a kaleidoscope of colours set in the expansive Thar Desert.
Our tour, ‘Spirit of Rajasthan,’ has been designed for you to experience the kaleidoscope of culture, tradition, arts, music, food and lifestyle of the most dramatic and colourful part of India.

The ‘Golden Triangle’ is merely the starting point for this exotic adventure. Throughout the tour, we take you off the beaten track to little-known places where the architecture of great beauty and engineering feats present themselves, villages of artisans (pottery, weaving, block-printing, silver jewellery making etc.) enthral you, and the sand dunes of Rajasthan embraces you.

The adventure starts from the architectural gem of India – Delhi. The city of Agra beckons us so you can feast your eyes on an exquisite wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal. We then spirit you away to exotic, vibrant and majestic Rajasthan. Travelling together in a small group (maximum of 10 guests), we will have our own private air-conditioned vehicle with our own driver at our beck and call for the whole tour.

We will stay in boutique accommodation, handpicked by us, for you to rest and rejuvenate in beautiful settings such as palaces, homestays, farm stays and even a desert camp! The breathtaking landscapes, enchanting folk music, mouth-watering cuisine, majestic architecture, ornate crafts and warm and welcoming hosts will enchant you.

Come join us and experience exotic Rajasthan – the land of Rajputs!

Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Nawalgarh | Phalodi | Jaisalmer | Jodhpur | Ranakpur | Udaipur | Ahmedabad

Spirit Of Rajasthan Tour

Joji Jacob

Tour Director

Joji has designed this tour and has escorted groups since 2015. He shares his passion for textiles and anything hand-made during this tour. He acts as a catalyst connecting guests with the locals prompting interactions and conversations.


Day 1, 2 & 3 – Delhi - Arrival

We will receive you at the Delhi International airport and take you to the hotel. Delhi is the architectural gem of India, and we will explore the old city on a cycle rickshaw to take it all in. Historically a Mughlai stronghold, we will not miss their delicious cuisine.

Meals:   B | – | –
AccommodationThe Park Delhi

Day 4 – Agra

Now that you have acclimatised, we will roll on over to Agra – the home of the exquisite Taj Mahal. After the guided tour of the Taj, we will visit various other places of interest in the town.

Meals:   B | – | –
Accommodation:  Crystal Sarovar Premiere

Day 5, 6 & 7 – Jaipur

We will spend three nights in Jaipur – The Pink City of India. Jaipur is defined by royalty. The 18th-century Maharaja Jai Singh designed the city to meet his every whim, with royal palaces, gardens and pavilions taking up almost a quarter of its footprint. Delve into some of the oldest streets of Jaipur with a local guide, and you can see the craftsmen at work. Zardozi embroidery, intricate designs created with gold and silver thread, is a particular speciality of the region. Here we participate in a Rajasthani culinary experience followed by a sumptuous home-cooked dinner.

Meals:   B | – | D
AccommodationIkaki Niwas

Day 8 – Nawalgarh

Nawalgarh, situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, is famous for its fresco and havelis.

Rich, vibrant hues seem to saturate every wall, every building. It is a photographer’s dream, and you’ll have time to explore and take photos in the nearby town, just a short one-kilometre stroll away from our accommodation.

Meals:   B | – | D
AccommodationVivaana Culture

Day 9 – Phalodi

Khichan, located near Phalodi, is a stunning destination where hundreds of Demoiselle Cranes migrate during the winter season. It’s an extraordinary sight to watch these birds circle overhead during sunrise and late afternoon, and then gracefully descend to feed on grains that are spread for them by the villagers.

Meals:   B | – | –
AccommodationKurja Resort

Day 10 & 11 – Jaisalmer

Stayed in a desert camp before? You will be here! You will also get to experience a camel safari through the desert villages. Meet the villagers and the local craftsmen and enjoy folk singing and folk dance.

Meals:   B | – | D
AccommodationWind Desert camp

Day 12, 13 & 14 – Jodhpur

Enthralled by the beautiful forts and temple architecture, we will also get to enjoy visiting a village where people, animals, plants and trees have lived in harmony since the 15th century.

Meals:   B | L | D
AccommodationChhotaram Homestay

Day 15 – Ranakpur

In the morning, we will visit the majestic Meherangarh Fort, which perches 393 feet above the flat surrounding plains of the Blue city in stately grandeur.

Epitomising royalty and glory, this gem in Jodhpur are one of India’s largest and most beautiful forts. Built by Rao Jodha (the founder of Jodhpur) in 1459, the fort is known for its beautiful architecture.

Our journey continues to Ranakpur, where we visit the exquisite and delightful Jain temples.

Meals:   B | – | –
AccommodationMaharani Bagh

Day 16 & 17 – Udaipur

We will spend our final two days in Rajasthan in Bhilwara village on the outskirts (30mins drive) of Lake City, Udaipur. During Udaipur city, we will visit the palace and the museum, go on a boat ride on the lake, and visit artisans. We will observe and experience Rajasthani agriculture and rural lifestyle in the village.

Meals:   B | – | D

Day 18 - 20 – Ahmedabad - Departure

After breakfast, we drive six hours to the International Airport in Ahmedabad. The expected arrival time in Ahmedabad is 2 pm. Or you can fly from Udaipur to Delhi. The flight cost is provided on the next page. Either way, our team will be at the airport to assist with your departure.

Meals:   B | – | –

Group Organiser Discount Available

A group organiser (4-10) can avail up to $2000 discount on a twin share package price.
Please contact us for further details.


  • Airport meet and greet with private transfers
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Handpicked boutique accommodations
  • Meals as per trip note
  • English-speaking local guides
  • All entrance fees, tips & gratuity
  • Guaranteed departure with just six guests


  • International airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Tests & other medical expenses
  • Personal expenses


Or call Joji on +64 (0) 21 505 713

Designed for you to experience the kaleidoscope of culture, tradition, arts, music, food and lifestyle of the most dramatic and colourful part of India.

Palaces & Forts

Taj Mahal

Glamping in the Desert

Cooking Class

Block Printing

Rug Making
Bird Watching
Camel Ride
Open-air Art Gallery
Miniature Painting
Arts & Crafts
Village Stay

Rajasthan has lots to offer for a discerning tourist. So, we have hand-picked a few activities. However, after our initial consultation with you, we will incorporate your specific interests within the whole group tour framework.

Other Highlights


Village Walks

Folk Music & Dance
Culinary Treats
Market Visits
Private Home Visits
Community Initiatives

An ideal trip for:

Solo Traveler, Group of Friends, Couples

If you want a rich and truly authentic experience of the region(s) being visited in a slow and well-paced manner as part of a small group of like-minded people who appreciate the personal care and attention provided to them, then this is the trip for you. 

Safe Travels with ATI

Since 2013, ATI Travel NZ has been unsurpassed at delivering expertly managed small group and tailor-made boutique travel experiences.
We are uniquely qualified to ensure your well-being when travelling with us.

Our local partner offices work tirelessly with us behind the scenes

Our local suppliers and partners know our health & safety requirements, and our requirement to comply with all local regulations.

We follow the health and safety protocols required for your journey

All protocols involving physical distancing, vaccinations, masking, testing and other safety practices are communicated both before and during your journey. These protocols are carried out according to the latest local regulations and service provider requirements.

We facilitate in-country COVID-19 testing and provide round-the-clock support for any health-related matters

ATI’s network of local offices has the contacts and knowledge to support you throughout your journey, from coordinating COVID-19 testing (for travelling between countries and returning home) to answering any questions you have during your journey. Our local partners are experienced in handling any situation and have the contacts and knowledge to support guests 24/7.

ATI Travel will constantly monitor its safe travel plans to comply with global health and safety protocols

In the event that the tour director has to isolate, the tour will continue with the tour director remotely managing the tour in conjunction with the local team members.

If any of the guests have to isolate, all arrangements will be made to find accommodation and their medical support. This is not included in the package costs and must be covered by the individual’s travel insurance.

The guest can join the tour after the required isolation and clearance if the tour is still active. In the event that the tour has been completed, the guest will be supported to make their return passage home.

We Got You Covered

Something for everyone

Whether you are a first-timer or experienced traveller, our tours meet the expectations, needs and interests of each individual on the tour. Our guests continuously tell us that it surpasses all their expectations.

Active Tour

This tour is suitable for guests who do not mind travelling that extra mile in search of those unique experiences. If you are interested in culture, cuisine, architecture, people interaction and textiles, you will love this tour.  

boutique accommodation

Boutique accommodation, handpicked by us, for you to rest and rejuvenate in beautiful settings such as palaces, homestay, mansions, farm stay, business hotels and glamping is part of the travel experience we curate for you.

Travel in comfort

We provide airport to airport service, for your comfort and safety. Your private vehicle and the English speaking driver will accompany you throughout the journey. Check out the feedback we have received from our guests.

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