Desert architecture of Rajasthan

02 March 2018 to 17 March 2018
From £3,896 with flights
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Rajasthan is well known for its many forts and fine palaces built over many centuries by its former Rajput kings and warlords. This trip focuses on the northern and central parts of the region, bordering the Thar Desert, where the royal architecture developed its own unique idiom as architects and craftsmen responded to the challenges of the terrain. Journey through the major cities of the region, which vary from the infamous metropolis of Jaipur to the delightfully quiet and remote outpost of Nagaur. 


  • Learn about the magnificent fort and palace museum of Mehrangarh in Jodhpur
  • Stay within the walls of the fort in Nagaur and explore the recently restored Garden Palace
  • Visit Bikaner and stay in the Maharaja’s former shooting lodge by the lake at Gajner
  • Explore the deserted towns of Shekhawati, famed for its painted houses
  • Explore the busy markets and palaces of Jaipur

Trip scholar

Dr Rima Hooja (Camb), Consultant Director at MSMS II Museum, Jaipur, Managing Trustee of Jaipur Virasat Foundation and Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland

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