The cities and sites of eastern Rajasthan are easily accessible from Jaipur, as well as Agra and Delhi (all stops on the Golden Triangle). For immersion in history, see Alwar and Deeg’s evocative palaces, plus the magnificent forts at Bharatpur and Ranthambhore.
Wildlife enthusiasts will relish the opportunities available at Ranthambhore, Keoladeo and Sariska Tiger Reserve. Tiger-spotting is unsurpassed at Ranthambhore, which has provided the tigers to repopulate Sariska, while Keoladeo, India’s premier bird sanctuary, hosts an astonishing population of resident and migratory birds in a picturesque wetland setting.
Travellers of all descriptions are drawn to Pushkar, a pastel blue town that hosts an extravagant, internationally renowned camel fair. Pushkar is also a Hindu pilgrimage site and legendary travellers’ halt to chill and shop, while nearby Ajmer hosts the extraordinary dargah (shrine or place of burial of a Muslim saint) of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, India’s most important Muslim pilgrimage site.