Getting there: Singapore Airlines and Jet Airways fly direct to Delhi (4 hours 30 minutes), or there is a semi-regular Tigerair flight direct to Jaipur in Rajasthan (6 hours 15 minutes).

converted into hotels – the kids had a great time feeling like little Maharajahs for a short while! We went on a camel safari in the desert, and had an awesome experience in the desert dunes. We especially liked the city of Jaisalmer, and the havelis in Mandawa, but the place that made the biggest impression on us was Pushkar. This small holy town surrounds a lake; it’s sacred to the Hindu community, so there’s no meat or alcohol allowed inside the town. The atmosphere was so serene and calm. As a finale to our three-week trip, we went on a tiger safari in Ranthambore, which was a nice experience (although we didn’t spot any tigers in the end!). We also made sure to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra on our way back to Delhi. India isn’t an easy place to travel, especially with kids, as the food can be challenging plus the long ride tiresome, but it’s unique and you won’t find these sorts of sights anywhere else in the world!

Pushkar and its camels The famous Pushkar Camel Fair is held in November each year. It runs for five days and, aside from the buying and selling of livestock, includes a “longest

Trivia time:

Jodhpur is known as the “Blue City”, a reference to the striking colour of many of its dwellings. A 2014 census revealed that 62 tigers were living in Ranthambore National Park. The state bird of Rajasthan is the Indian bustard.

moustache” competition, a camel race and an exhibition cricket match.


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