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This captivating journey offers new travellers to India the opportunity to experience the highlights of Rajasthan in style and comfort led by ET Director and passionate indophile, Jennifer Wilkinson.


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This is indeed India! The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendour and rags, of palaces and hovels, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a thousand nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition…” Mark Twain 1897

Our journey begins in Delhi, the Capital City of India with its Mughal monuments and Imperial City built by the British. Delhi is a heady experience of old and new and we enjoy its architectural masterpieces, unbeatable shopping and vivid energy.

We travel by train to Agra and visit the greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal. We continue on through the breathtaking landscape of Rajasthan to the famed cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur with their stunning palaces and forts. The remote and unique city of Jaisalmer which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert is a highlight. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Most of the houses and temples are finely sculptured.

Rajasthan delivers the quintessential Indian experience with its vivid colours, swirling crowds, spectacular deserts, tranquil lakes and rich cuisine.

Our accommodation is a mix of magnificent historic hotels true to their tradition alongside palaces and forts which have been architecturally redesigned in a contemporary style.

Epicurious travel Owner and Director Jennifer Wilkinson leads this small group journey. Her love for and experience of India is extensive and her desire to share this magnificent country with her guests is palpable.

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GuestStories

  • This was my second trip to India with Epicurious. As with my trip to Kerala, this trip to Northern India was well planned and covered a variety of sights and experiences which added to the richness of the journey.
The tour operators Jennifer Wilkinson and Alok Singh were excellent in their care of us and nothing was too much trouble. I will definitely be returning to travel with Epicurious.

    Jennifer Egan – Indian Odyssey 2108

  • This trip was all that I had hoped for. The attention to detail and the organisation meant that I could relax and really enjoy all that India had to offer. The food, the colours and the culture were vibrant and fascinating and the people are welcoming. I also really enjoyed learning and understanding better the history and influences of different rulers and religions. There is so much to remember and I do so with great fondness.

    Jane Orton 
- Indian Odyssey, March 2018

  • A small group tour beautifully managed by Jennifer and Alok our third with Epicurious and hopefully more to come.

    Jenny and Maurice Owen – Indian Odyssey 2018

  • We were amazed at the grandness of the forts, palaces and other monuments we visited in or en route to the major cities. It was also great to swap the man made splendour of these places with the natural beauty of Ranthambore and Nimaj, both of which we really loved. On the organisational side of things  all the arrangements put in place by Epicurious were absolutely faultless and worked a treat.  The meeting and greeting, guiding, drivers (our tour driver-Billu- was fantastic ), hotels and meal options were all wonderful. All the hotels were absolutely splendid and we felt rich and famous in all of them. Collectively they probably represent the best hotels we have stayed anywhere in the world. And the Indian food was to die for – particularly the vegetarian dishes which are much more imaginative than those you find in Australia. Not a hint of Delhi belly, but we both put on heaps of weight – we’re thinking of suing Epicurious for this – after all someone must be responsible!
    So we had a great time and we are in debt to you for the fabulous itinerary and faultless arrangements. February 2018

    Wendy Jeffery and Tony Hely

  • My visit to India with Epicurious Travel’s Himalayan Odyssey exceeded every expectation, every day. Jennifer’s understanding of India, combined with the specialist knowledge of local guides, provided the background to two of the most enthralling weeks of my life. The itinerary covered everything from gritty street life to privileged luxury, opening up a view of India that I cannot imagine finding any other way. Incredibly beautiful scenery, wonderful food, the opportunity to meet local residents in their homes and workplaces and a truly congenial group of like-minded people to share it with made this trip a one-off that I will never forget. Bravo Epicurious… your’e all class!

    Himalayan Odyssey , Jennifer Gilchrist March 2019

  • Jennifer knows India so well, you feel in very good hands throughout. Best trip to India, great diversity, great group, fantastic scenery and food, really good pace, most enjoyable!!!

    Himalayan Odyssey, Cary and Rob Gillespie March 2019

  • This was our second trip to India with Epicurious Travel but our first with a group. We were a little apprehensive having never travelled like this before however we found out quickly that we were with like-minded travellers and friends.
    The Himalayan Odyssey was a fantastic tour to explore the north of India. From the “wow” moments of the Golden Temple to sunrise over Kangchenjunga and the majestic Himalayas we experienced many emotions. India effortlessly gets under your skin and leaves you wanting more.
    The tour arrangements were fantastic and Jennifer was great fun. Jennifer and the Epicurious team made our tour seamless and comfortable. It was great to share our experience with new friends. We are small group tour converts.

    Himalayan Odyssey, Katrina and Andrew Wannan March 2019

  • “From the moment that we were energised by Alok’s beaming smile at Delhi, after our delayed flight from Singapore finally arrived, to our delightful guide Yamini yesterday helping us through the delicious menu at Soam we have felt very special. Like being upgraded to a suite at the Taj Lake Palace; watching a Polo match with the Maharaja of Jodhpur; nature and village walks at Chhatra Sagar; eating Kachoris and Lassis on a Jaipur street; or playing cricket with local kids in narrow steep alleys in Jodhpur – we have collected many great memories.” January 2018

    Katrina and Andrew Wannan

  • We had a fantastic time through out the entire trip. Everything went perfectly to schedule with no fuss.
    The cities we visited were so varied and interesting with the combination of heritage hotels and a splurge of a few very special ones, all made this one of the best holidays my husband and I  will always remember (along with all the beautiful photos we were able to capture).
    The guides and tour company were excellent and could do more than enough to make our holiday just that much more perfect.
    I would recommend anyone to travel with Epicurious Travel and would definitely travel with them to another destination.

    Karen Johns – Majestic Rajasthan Spiritual Varanasi