Experience The Real Marigold Hotel with Rickshaw Travel

Experience The Real Marigold Hotel with Rickshaw Travel
2nd August 2018 James Brooke

Experience The Real Marigold Hotel with Rickshaw Travel


Exploring Beautiful Rajasthan and Beyond.

With the return of BBC1’s The Real Marigold Hotel to our screens this evening, our minds are already wandering to incredible India. Thanks to the experts at Rickshaw Travel, those with a taste for the exotic can follow in the footsteps of these nine celebrities as they check in to Udaipur and the fabled City of Lakes in Rajasthan, hoping to enjoy a more rewarding retirement further afield, as they leave the land of the UK behind.

Those inspired by the latest series of The Real Marigold Hotel can experience Udaipur first-hand thanks to Rickshaw Travel’s awe-inspiring handpicked trips. As an independent tour operator, the experts at Rickshaw Travel are committed to providing enriching, immersive travel experiences that take holidaymakers off the beaten path and into the heart of local communities. From floating palaces to golden desert forts, India is an extravagant holiday destination guaranteed to ignite the senses. Here’s our pick of the best Rajasthani experiences on offer…

With Rickshaw’s Enchanting Cities of Rajasthan itinerary*, travellers can spend two weeks discovering Delhi, the majestic Taj Mahal, and royal Rajasthan – packed with shimmering saris, mouth-watering street food stalls and ornate palaces. Next up, travellers can explore the village of Barli in traditional style in an ox cart before recharging with a stay in the quaint village of Narlai. This is an itinerary filled with atmosphere and a fairy tale tint.

*from £1645 per person

Alternatively, mix and match any Rickshaw Travel’s bite-size trips to create your own personal holiday itinerary. Soak up the romance of Rajasthan with the five-day Camels and Castles in Rajasthan* trip, visiting Jodhpur and the Mehrangarh Fort (both of which feature in tonight’s episode of The Real Marigold Hotel). Awaken the seasons with the soft chants of pilgrims echoing through the holy streets of Pushkar, explore the bazaars of the Blue City and stare out at Udaipur Lake Palace on a peaceful boat trip. Travellers can spend four nights travelling across this legendary state, meeting the locals, admiring huge forts and getting lost in the romance of it all.

*from £515 per person

The Real Marigold Hotel returns to the BBC tonight Wednesday (1st August 2018). Future episodes will see the group visit other destinations in India including Punjab and Amritsar, as featured in Rickshaw’s The Sikh and The Monk itinerary*.

*from £435 per person

For further information on Rickshaw Travel visit https://www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934 823.


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About Rickshaw Travel
Rickshaw Travel is an independent tour operator based in Brighton. They are committed to providing enriching, immersive travel experiences that take holidaymakers off the beaten path and into the heart of local communities.

Meaningful travel – or travelling in a way that everybody benefits from – is the core ethos of Rickshaw: the traveller benefits from enriching experiences where they learn something new (about the destination, culture, a skill or about themselves) and at the same time the local people, animals and/or environment benefit too.

Rickshaw Travel’s individual approach to independent exploration enables adventurous holidaymakers to visit the heart of a destination and experience the real spirit of a local culture. Rickshaw specialises in offering small-scale, authentic accommodation that truly reflects the character of each destination.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Rickshaw Travel is proud to have built up a team of passionate Travel Specialists who each have extensive travel experience in their own dedicated destinations. They pride themselves on being open and honest about the places they have visited and are on hand to inspire and support travellers. The company’s style of travel is unique – Rickshaw’s dedicated Product Team has worked alongside the company’s in-destination partners to create a choice of carefully selected bite-size trips, typically 2-4 days long, which can be combined to create the perfect itinerary. Rickshaw’s bite-size trips include a range of local excursions, charming authentic accommodation and some transfers to ensure a hassle-free holiday. A minimum of three bite-sized trips must be combined to create a full itinerary.

Protecting nature and wildlife – and encouraging travellers to do the same – is also key for the Rickshaw team. They have recently partnered with Brighton-based organisation, ANIMONDIAL, to develop an animal welfare policy, as well as providing a ‘toolkit’ to help other small travel companies become more responsible. Rickshaw Travel has also committed to supporting the end of elephant riding by signing World Animal Protection’s elephant-friendly pledge and is in the process of auditing trips involving any type of wild animal interaction.

Rickshaw Travel now offers trips in 24 destinations across Asia, Central and South America, including Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Borneo, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Chile, Brazil and Japan. Coinciding with its 10 year anniversary, Rickshaw Travel is excited to be launching brand new trips to Canada this month, with further Canadian itineraries launching in September 2018 as the company further expands its portfolio offering.