Rajasthan Desert Tour Traversing the desert of Rajasthan along with the world famous Taj Mahal is a great way of exploring India.
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
You'll be greeted by our tour representative upon your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport. From here, you'll be escorted to the hotel for a check-in. Settle down and spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a delectable dinner and call it a day.
Day 02: Delhi
Your day will start with a light morning meal. Thereafter; you'll be taken for a sightseeing tour of India's national capital, Delhi. The places, you'll visit during your tour are Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and Birla Mandir. Also, explore the world famous markets of Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar with a rickshaw ride. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Delhi - Mandawa
Early morning, you'll leave for Mandawa. On the way, you'll visit Mahansar. Upon reaching Mandawa, make a check-in at the pre-booked hotel and take rest. In the evening, a luscious dinner will be served to you, after which you can retire to your beds.
Day 04: Mandawa - Khimsar
On the fourth day of your tour, you'll tour the beautiful village of Shekhawati, Mandawa, which used to be an important caravanserai in the past. During your visit, you'll see the havelis built by the rich and famous merchants of the 18th and 19th centuries. After exploring the cultural beauty of Shekhawati, you'll be driven to Khimsar, en-route Nagaur to see the splendid Ahhichatragarh Fort. By afternoon, you'll reach Khimsar. Make a check-in at the hotel and spend the day at leisure. Night stay will be made at the hotel.
Day 05: Khimsar - Pokhran - Jaisalmer
Post breakfast, you'll be driven to Thar Desert for Osiyan, to see the 7th century Harihar Temple and Hindu Temple of Goddess Shakti. Henceforth, you'll continue towards Pokhran. By afternoon, you'll reach Pokhran. Upon your arrival at Pokhran, you'll visit the 15th century fortress, where the Mughal Emperor Akbar was born. Lunch will be served in Pokhran, after which you'll journey towards Jaisalmer. By evening, you'll reach Jaisalmer. Make a check-in and go out to see the beauty of the golden desert at sunset. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
After having a sumptuous breakfast, set out for an early morning visit to the Jain Temples, Patwaon-ki-Haveli and Gadisar Lake. In the evening, visit Sam or Khuri village to see the sunset amidst the dunes. If you want to listen to the haunted tunes of the desert, then join the musical programme performed by the local artists and musicians. Dinner and overnight stay will be in the desert mud huts.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
A delightful breakfast will be followed by a drive to Jodhpur. On arriving, make a check-in at the hotel and proceed to visit Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. By late evening, you'll be dropped at the hotel, where a sumptuous dinner will be awaiting you. After having dinner, retire to your beds and call it a day.
Day 08: Jodhpur - Luni
Start your day with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, post breakfast. See the superb collection of paintings, arms and ammunitions housed in the colossal fortress. From there, you'll be driven to the world of animals, Luni. Enjoy the jungle safari, after lunch. Visit Bishnoi villages during the jungle safari. At the end of the day, enjoy the opium ceremony performed by Patels, a rich tribe. You'll be accommodated at Luni for night stay.
Day 09: Luni - Udaipur
Early morning, you'll leave for Udaipur. On the way, you'll visit Ranakpur, an important pilgrimage centre for the Jains. By late evening, you'll arrive at Udaipur. Check-in at the pre-booked hotel and relax. Have a flavorsome dinner in the night and call it a day.
Day 10: Udaipur
Post breakfast, a sightseeing tour will be made, popular tourist attractions are City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Pratap Memorial, Fateh Sagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Sajjangarh Palace, and Gulab Bagh. Return to the hotel in the evening for a luscious dinner and night's rest.
Day 11: Udaipur - Pushkar
On the eleventh day of the tour, you'll be driven to Pushkar. En-route, you'll take a break at Ajmer to visit the holy shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Make a check-in at the hotel when you reach Pushkar and visit the world famous cattle fair, held every year in the month of October-November. Have a wholesome dinner and go for a good night's sleep in the hotel room.
Day 12: Pushkar - Jaipur
Start your day with an early morning breakfast, after which you'll visit temples and ghats of this sacred temple city. Later drive to Jaipur. Make a check-in at the hotel immediately upon arriving. Take rest and set out for a sightseeing tour of the city. You'll be visiting City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, and Ram Niwas Gardens. Return back to the hotel for dinner and sleepover.
Day 13: Jaipur
Start the day with an early morning breakfast and set out for a sightseeing tour of the Pink City, Jaipur. You'll be visiting Amber Fort, Jai Mandir, Hawa Mahal, and City Palace. Visit the local market to get a glimpse of work at the gems cutting and polishing factory. Return back to the hotel in the evening for a wholesome dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14: Jaipur - Karauli
Early morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Karauli. By lunch time, you'll reach Karauli. Have a flavorsome lunch and visit the historic palaces of Karauli. Bhanwar Niwas Palace and City Palace are the major highlights. In the evening, stroll around the local bazaar of Karauli to get a feel of Rajasthani culture. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 15: Karauli - Agra
You'll leave for Agra in the morning. A halt will be taken at Fatehpur Sikri to visit Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid and Tomb of Salim Chishti. On arriving at Agra, check-in at the hotel and go for a sunset view of Taj Mahal. Overnight will be spent at the hotel.
Day 16: Agra - Delhi Departure
Post breakfast, visit the abode of love - Taj Mahal, and Agra Fort. In the later hours of the day, you'll be taken for a visit to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. After lunch, you'll be driven to Delhi. Upon arriving at Delhi, our tour staff will take you to a local restaurant for farewell dinner, after which you'll be transferred to the airport to catch a flight for onward destination.
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Price validity - 01 Oct 2014 to 31 March 2015 - except Dec 22 to Jan 05
Price validity - 15 Apr 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
15 Nights accommodation on Twin/ Double Sharing at above mentioned hotels as per package.
Any meal unless specified above (lunch/dinner), Personal nature expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.