Desert Safari Tour

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Pokhran - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Delhi

Day 01: Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet & assistance at the airport & transfer to the hotel. Night stay at Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi - Jaipur (By Surface)

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & check in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting

CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 03: Jaipur

Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sightseeing.

HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

BIRLA TEMPLE - Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay at Jaipur.

Day 04: Jaipur - Mandawa (By Surface)

Morning after breakfast and drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa & check in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants has beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay at Mandawa.

Day 05: Mandawa - Bikaner (By Surface))

Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay at Bikaner.

Day 06: Bikaner - Pokhran - Jaisalmer (By Surface)

Morning after breakfast and drive to Jaisalmer en-route visit the small town village Pokhran.It is also called the heart of Thar Desert. The magnificent Pokhran red sand stone Fort rises from the yellow desert sands. This fort offers traditional hospitality and shelter that, as history records, was once offered to the fugitive Humayun, Mughal emperor as he rested here until he restored in a position to travel to Persia. Since then rugged fort has opened its gates to tourists and the descendants of Humayun's hosts go out their way to make the visitors comfortable and memorable. It has a large collection of rare weapons, paintings historic relics, period dresses and head gear's on display. Other interesting events that occur here are craft on display and folk music concerts. After sightseeing continue drive to Jaisalmer . Arrive Jaisalmer and check in hotel. Night stay at Jaisalmer.

Day 07: Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer (By Surface)ce)

Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Khuri. Khuri is 45 kms from Jaisalmer on other side of the Sam. It is surrounded by Desert Hills and is becoming a popular destination to those who are in search of traditional village life. At Khuri Village, experience the romance of desert in the most fascinating way. Camel Ride and Enjoy Desert Sunset. After visit drive back to Jaisalmer. Night stay at Jaisalmer.

Day 08 : Jaisalmer

Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the burnished sandstone Jaisalmer, Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Evening enjoy camel ride – along with culture program and Dinner. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 09: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (By Surface)

Morning after breakfast and drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur & check in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort, the original fort was constructed by Rao Jodha in 1459 after whom the city has been named. See the cenotaph Chattri of Kiratsingh Sodha, Jayapol, Fatehpol, Lohapol, Phool mahal, Zhanki mahal, moti mahal and a museum in the fort which has interesting artifacts. Jaswant Thad, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Clock Tower. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Day 10: Jodhpur - Ranakpur (By Surface)

Morning after breakfast and drive to Ranakpur. Arrive Ranakpur & check in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Ranakpur, visit the world famous Jain Temple Ranakpur. The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex is one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple, or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adhinath, built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, no two alike. Night stay at Ranakpur.

Day 11: Ranakpur - Udaipur (By Surface)

Morning after breakfast and drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur & check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay at Udaipur.

Day 12: Udaipur

Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Udaipur, the city is built in 1559. A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the city Palace Museum, The Jagdish temple, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Also enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola – Depend on water level. Night stay in Udaipur.

Day 13: Udaipur - Delhi (By Overnight Train)

Morning after breakfast departure transfer to the railway station to board the train for Delhi. Overnight in train.

Day 14: Delhi

Arrive Delhi, pick-up from railway station and transfer to hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi.

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.

NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, and the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay at Delhi.

Day 15: Departure

Morning after breakfast departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories.