Our History


Family-run luxury travel company Rajasthan Tours was founded in 1959. The vision of Chairman Bhim Singh, Rajasthan Tours pioneered tourism in Rajasthan, opening up India’s most colourful state to a global audience. Sixty years later, the company is still going strong, with offices across the subcontinent, and continues to lead the way with great long-standing relationships with the very best hotels, guides and travel partners.

Late Major Rawat Singh ji, our Founder

Along with his son, Shri Bhim Singhji, our current Chairman

Started Rajasthan Tours in 1959 as a father and son venture, which opened the floodgates for tourism in Rajasthan

The Late Major Rawat Singhji welcoming First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with Late HH Maharaja Man Singhji II of Jaipur and Late Maharani Gayatri Deviji of Jaipur

Late Major Rawat Singhji welcoming Lord Mountbatten to Jaipur

One of Rajasthan Tours' very first group tours at the steps of Amber Fort in December, 1959

The Late Rajamata Gayatri Deviji of Jaipur with Shri Bhim Singhji and his daughter Madhu Singh, 1984

A Royal welcome at the Rambagh Palace, 1960. Over the years, Shri Bhim Singhji, handled several high-profile visitors to Rajasthan

Private charter group from the United States at Amber Fort, 1972

The Late Major Rawat Singhji, our Founder with Late HH Maharaja Man Singhji II at the Jaipur Polo Ground

Tourism in Rajasthan flourished making it the most sought-after destination in India for its unparalleled forts and palaces

Visitors wearing a traditional Rajasthani turban, at Amber fort in 1970's

The King and I star Yul Brynner with the Late Major Rawat Singhji in Jaipur

Late Major Rawat Singh ji with JRD Tata, the Founder of TATA Group and Taj Group of Hotels

Late Rajmata Gayatri Deviji of Jaipur with Shri Bhim Singh at a travel conference. She was an active promoter of tourism to Rajasthan

Since 1959, Rajasthan Tours has been based at the Rambagh Palace where our head office remains today

Our Director, Mrs Madhu Singh, entertaining British tourists in Jaipur in 1983

Our Chairman, Bhim Singhji, with a guest at a traditional Tandoori Dinner hosted at Sisodia Rani Gardens, 1988

Our Chairman, Bhim Singhji, receiving the Rajasthan Gaurav from ex-Governor of Rajasthan, Mrs Margaret Alva

Ex President of India, Smt Pratibha Patilji, awarding Bhim Singhji the Hall of Fame award for his life-long contribution to Tourism in Rajasthan, 2005

Bhim Singhji receiving the Maharana of Mewar Award for his contribution to tourism in Rajasthan, 2010

The Maharana of Mewar Award, 2010

Life time Achievement Award in Tourism, by the Chamber of Commerce & Industries, 2015

Award for Best Tour Operator in Rajasthan, 1993

The Late HH Brigadier Bhawani Singhji of Jaipur awarding our Chairman, Bhim Singhji, the Maharaja Vishan Singh Award for his tremendous work in the field of Tourism in Rajasthan, 2004

Shri Bhim Singhji at ITB, Berlin receiving Hall of Fame award by PATWA

Award for Excellence in Tourism, 2014

Best Tour Operator in Rajasthan, Awarded by Subodh K Sahai, Minister of Tourism, Central Government of India, 2012

HH Maharaja Gaj Singhji of Jodhpur inaugurating Rajasthan Tours' new office with our Chairman Shri Bhim Singhji, his daughter Madhu Singh and the Rajasthan Tours' team

Shri Bhim Singhji in conversation with Sir Richard Branson

Shri Bhim Singhji being honoured by ex-chief minister of Rajasthan, Smt Vasundhara Rajeji

HH Maharaja Gaj Singhji II Jodhpur with Bhim Singhji, Madhu Singh and the Rajasthan Tours' team

60 years on, Rajasthan Tours remains a family business, run by our Chairman Bhim Singh ji and his daughter Madhu Singh with offices all over Rajasthan

Shri Bhim Singhji has a great vision to enhance Tourism in Rajasthan and chairs several governmental and non-governmental organisations for tourism development

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