We run three itineraries in Rajasthan
1. The Rajasthani Musical Adventure, run in partnership with Songlines Music Travel, starts in Delhi, passes through Mandawa and the small villages of Shekhawati, Jaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer and ends at the Jodhpur RIFF
Our musical adventure delves into a soul-inspiring part of the world: the desert state of Rajasthan. Stopping off for workshops and seminars with local experts, performances in the desert and interactions with extraordinary artists, the tour culminates in the famous Rajasthan International Folk Festival, hosted in the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.
This is an exploration of a vibrant living culture, guided by artists and musicologists, so there’s time to absorb the atmosphere and get to know personalities as well as places.
2. The Road to Jaisalmer, also run in conjunction with Songlines Music Travel, starts in Delhi. We then head to Bikaner, various villages on the road to Jaisalmer, and then onwards to the Jodhpur RIFF
Rajasthan, famous for its palaces, stunning landscapes, fabrics, spices and music, has fascinated travelers for centuries. This tour sweeps across the lesser-travelled northern part of the desert state, and takes in encounters with artists and musicians as well as visits to spectacular lakes and temples. The tour culminates at the famous Jodhpur RIFF, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival, hosted in the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Musicologist Georgie Pope and cultural activist Gopal Singh will share a wealth of stories and legends about the state along the way.
3. The South Rajasthan loop starts and ends in Jaipur
A leisurely seven-day loop through some of Rajasthan’s most inspiring landscapes, featuring beautiful palaces, stunning havelis, and a touch of luxury. We’ll encounter some of Rajasthan’s finest musicians, and learn about the fascinating and contrasting stories of Miniature Painting in Kishangarh and Phad-making in Bhilwara. Partying in Bijaipur Castle and music by lake Pushkar, from the glorious fort at Chittor to the fascinating Kawad temple-makers village of Bassi, this is a completely unique adventure, guided by musician and anthropologist Georgie Pope.