In true sense this tour represents the complete spectrum of colour, lifestyle, wildlife and architecture of the Great Indian Desert. The tour starts from the arid Shekhawati region to the perfect desert landscape of Marwar, finally culminating at Jaipur.
Duration : 9 nights / 10 days
Places covered : Neemrana, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pushkar & Jaipur
Tour starts at : Delhi
Tour ends at : Delhi
Day 01: Neemrana: A royal start
You are welcomed & picked up from Delhi in your private car & we drive to Neemrana - Built in 1964 AD Neemrana-fort-palace is one of the most outstanding restoration works that has taken place in India which started in 1986. Nestled in the Aravallis (one of the oldest hill ranges of the world), the fort offers splendid views. Our manager gives a brief presentation introducing you to various aspects of the tour ensuring a real Rajasthan experience. Explore the fort from every nook & corner; visit the nearby step wells called Baoris in the local language.
Day 02: Mandawa: Gold painted havelis & frescoes
We proceed to Mandawa after a breakfast with fantastic views. Mandawa is a town full of havelis with gold paintings & frescoes, these Havelis were once built by wealthy merchants who hailed from this region and proved their business mettle all over the world with popular nickname given as "MARWARI.
Day 03: Bikaner: Blackbucks, Bikaner City and Camels
Before reaching Bikaner we visit the Tal Chhaper Sanctuary made popular by its overwhelming number of black bucks. At Bikaner we visit the impressive Junagarh Fort & the Bhandasar Jain temples. We mark the evening to witness the timeless spectacle of the desert with camels and sunset at the National Camel Breeding Farm.
Day 04: Jaisalmer: Evening over the Sand Dunes
Starting in the morning we reach Jaisalmer by noon & check in. The only activity for the day with us would be the romantic experience of camel ride on the sand dunes at Samm with Sunset, Music, Ballads & Dances.
Day 05: Jaisalmer: The city of Maze
We start out leisurely to see the various attractions in the town such as the incomparable & still inhabited fort, the temples, Havelis, palaces, Gadsisar tank and the maze of lanes and by-lanes. Evening free at leisure.
Day 06: Jodhpur: Drive through the Desert to the Grand interiors of the Mehrangarh Fort
We travel through the village of Kheechan and further through the ancient town Osiyan finally reaching the Suncity Jodhpur. We keep the whole day free for the activity of your choice and optional dinner at Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Day 07: Pushkar: Town of festivities
After breakfast we explore the different chambers of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and the gleaming white Jaswant Thada. Then we proceed to the holy town Pushkar and explore the spiritual facets of this relaxed town on foot in the evening.
Day 08: Jaipur: Forts and Temples all around
Very early morning we visit the one and only Brahma Temple. After breakfast we proceed for the final destination of our tour which is the city of many faces & ages as Pink City - Jaipur. We visit the Birla temple, the high posted Jaigarh Fort and the charming Nahargarh Fort from where the view of sprawling Jaipur city in the evening is unforgettable.
Day 09: Jaipur: Amber ride, endless shopping and Rajasthani Dinner
Whole day we visit the various interesting parts of the city and the Amber Fort (Elephant ride).For the evening we wander through the unending bazaars of the Pink city. Enjoy a farewell dinner from us.
Day 10: Jaipur: The spiritual touch at the end
Very early morning we can try out the option of taking the spiritual tour of the old city & temples. Rest of the day free till departure for the onward journey.