When planning Australian Cricket Tours to India we try to add side-trips that are always influenced by where and when we play cricket. There has not been a tour where we've not wanted to tour Royal Rajasthan, we have simply not had enough time.
Most Australian Cricket Tours to India have a bonus 4-night break between the 2nd and 3rd Tests, but it's not always convenient to reach Rajasthan in that time.
Two weeks in the magnificence and history across the vast deserts of India's largest state is not enough time. So, when left with only 5 days including travel between Test Matches, it is no surprise the resultant glimpse of Rajasthan does not justify the effort.
Over the years we have spent much time visiting Rajasthan's signature 'Triple J' cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer but have never included these until now.
Before our Australian Cricket Tour of India starts in February, enjoy this relaxed itinerary on Indian Railways through Rajasthan immersing in the immense palaces, forts, heritage, architecture, colour and culture.