You’re flying through the turrets of Neemrana Fort at 50km/hr, not a magic carpet in sight. The barely-there zip wire above you sings to the wind whistling through your hair, as the ancient walls of the 600-year-old fortress flash by. From bastion to battlement to rampart to wall, you finally glide to a halt.

Stepping free of your harness, you accept the proffered glass of Champagne and turn to survey the rugged realm of Rajasthan stretching the horizon as far as the eye can see. James Bond would certainly approve. In fact, the ultimate Double-O probably had his best time yet in this breathtakingly beautiful Indian state. It’s any man’s guess as to just why he hasn’t returned since his Octopussy encounter in Udaipur’s decadent Lake Palace.

As fierce as the tigers which inhabit its wilds, and as cultured as a Maharajah, Rajasthan offers manly pursuits in sultan-esque style.

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  • Description:Travel feature on Rajasthan
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