Royal Deserts of Rajasthan - 08 Days / 07 Nights
It is said there is more history in Rajasthan than the rest of India put together. Welcome to the Land of the Kings, a fabled realm of maharajas and their majestic forts and lavish palaces. India is littered with splendid ruined bastions, but nowhere will you find fortresses quite as magnificent as those here, rising up imperiously from the desert landscape like fairy-tale mirages of a bygone era.
As enchanting as they are, though, there is more to this most royal of regions than its seemingly timeless architectural wonders. This is also a land of sand dunes and jungle, of camel trains and wild tigers, of glittering jewels, vivid colours and vibrant culture. There are enough festivals here to fill a calendar (and an artist’s palette), and the shopping and cuisine are nothing short of spectacular. In truth, Rajasthan just about has it all. It is the must-see state of this must-see country, brimming with startling, thought-provoking and, ultimately, unforgettable attractions.
Day 01: Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur and check into your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening you may optionally visit to Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic Rajasthani village near Jaipur. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Jaipur
This morning visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century. Enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal, a Palace of winds. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Amer Fort , City Palace Complex , Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds, Jantar Mantar Observatory , Laxmi Narayan Temple.
Evening shopping in local bazaars
Day 03 : Jaipur – Pushkar
Leave Jaipur for Ajmer – Pushkar happens to be the holiest places according to the Hindus as it is considered that Lord Brahma (the Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the goddess of learning and music) performed a ritual in the lake. Here we visit the only Brahma temple of the world before intermingling with the local colors in the local bazaar. Pushkar is the world famous for its cattle fair held each year in the month of October/November.
Ajmer : Dargah Sharif-Tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is revered by the Muslims. Pushkar : Brahma Temple
Day 04 : Drive to Bikaner.
Drive to Bikaner Enroute Deshnok . Arrive at Bikaner and check into your hotel. Later visit National Camel breeding farm the only one of its kind in whole of Asia. ( Opens from 3 PM to 5 PM)– a unique experience where you can ride on a camel. The Camel Breeding Farm in Bikaner Rajasthan rears 50% of India’s camels. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Bikaner – Jaiselmer :
After breakfast enjoy city tour covering Junagadh Fort – constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 metre long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bhand Sagar Temple – The 16th century Jain temple,is the most important of
this temple complex,. After sightseeing drive to desert city of Jaisalmer.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
Early morning morning visit to the Jain temples inside the Sonar Kila. Visit the citadel’s palace that houses a museum with a huge collection of robes and artifacts from the royal family of Jaisalmer. Visit the Patwaon ki haveli with intricately designed latticed windows used by the ladies to view the external world. Also see the Gadisar Lake.
Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Today you will drive to a historic city of Jodhpur. Check into your hotel on arrival. This afternoon you will visit, Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) and the Jaswant Thada, a cenotaph of former Jodhpur ruler. This evening is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Jodhpur Drop
Morning visit Umaid Bhawan Palace ( If time permits). Drop at Railway station / Airport
• 07 nights stay accommodation in standard category of rooms in hotels mentioned or similar.
• Transport by A/c Indigo ( 2 or 3 Pax ) / Innova ( 04 to 06 Pax )
• Daily buffet/fixed menu breakfast at all places except in Tent accommodation in Jaisalmer on day 06. Tent accommodation on MAP Pan.
• A/c Indigo / Innova for sightseeing as per the itinerary in our brochure only.
• All current applicable taxes.
• Air Fare / Train Fare.
• Any meals other than those specified in Cost Includes.
• Expenses of personal nature such as Tips, Telephone calls, Laundry, Liquor etc.
• 4.50%Government Service Tax.
• Guide and Entrance fees during sightseeing.
• If Gala dinner on 24th Dec and 31st Dec is compulsory which would be charge extra.
The above price is valid for travel till 30 Dec 2016.