Home :: Desert Safari
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations : Delhi — Jaipur — Rohet — Johdpur — Jaisalmer — Pokaran — Bikaner — Mandawa — Delhi
Day 01 : Arrival – Delhi
Meet our representative at the international airport. Then you will transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
After your breakfast, we will go for the city tour. Delhi has always been the hub of power since ancient ages till today. In the city, we will see the mega monuments of the mughal dynasty. Like Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Also enjoy the rickshaw ride in narrow lanes of the old city. Later we will visit Raj Ghat which is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Then we will go to Qutub Minar, it is tallest minaret in stone. We will also visit Birla Mandir, Lotus Temple. We will also see India Gate and drive along Rajpath. At night relax at your hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi – Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, we will leave for Jaipur. It is the capital of Rajasthan. Here we will visit the following places. Hawa Mahal was basically used as a veil by the royal women folk. A part of the palace is the observatory another wonderful sight to visit. It is built in 1718 by Sawai Jai Singh II. Free time to stroll in the busy market area of the old city.
Day 04 : Jaipur
After your breakfast, you will enjoy the elephant ride at Amber Fort. The fort offers magnificent views of the surrounding area. Later we will visit the City Palace a beautiful landmark that was built by Rajput rulers of Jaipur. The museum inside has a collection of rare manuscripts, weapons, royal costumes, and miniatures. Rest of your day is free for relaxation.
Day 05 : Jaipur – Rohet
Today we will drive to Rohet. It is also known as the `evergreen oasis in the desert. It has a typical village culture which is very colorful & hospitable. The fort of Rohet is now converted into a heritage hotel. Here we take you on a jeep safari to witness the opium ceremony of Bishnoi who are the tribal community. Also see the way of life of the people from this part of tribal Rajasthan.
Day 06 : Rohet — Johdpur
In the morning we will go to Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan. Drive up to the majestic Mehrangarh fort, the stronghold of the Rathore princes from 1453AD. We see the superb collection of paintings and arms and ammunitions. The view the city from the rampart walls of the fort. Post lunch session introduces you to the fabulous spice market of Jodhpur the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan. Walk along the market to feel the fragrance of the spices filling the air around you.
Then go to Mandore gardens the then capital of Marwar to view some of the fabulous cenotaphs and the hall of local heroes of the wars. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 07 : Jodhpur- Jaisalmer
Pack your bags for Jaisalmer and leave by early afternoon. On reaching, witness the sunset from atop the hillock overruling the city.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer
Today, an exclusive visit of the Jain temples inside the Sonar Kila. The Jains are a community that respects life and are pure vegetarians by religion. Visit the citadel’s palace that houses 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. Later we go to Sam or Khuri village. Here we have loads of excitement in store for you. Upon arrival in the village you will be taken to the nearby sunset point on the dunes to see the sunset by camel carts. After sunset listen to the tunes of the local music and return to your hotel.
Day 09 : Jaisalmer – Pokaran
After breakfast we set towards our journey to Pokaran. Visit the 15th century fortress where the 3rd Mughal emperor, Akbar the Great, was born in 1543. Visit the museum inside the palace.
The bazaar in the middle of this village is very colorful and full of local flavors. Rest of your day is free for individual activities.
Day 10 : Pokaran — Bikaner
We will proceed to Bikaner today, after breakfast. We will do the sight seeing of Bikaner . Must see in Bikaner is Junahgarh Fort ,one of the few unconquered forts, which has number of splendid temples and the Ganga Golden Jubilee museum which has the collections of the royal outfits, arms and ammunitions and many other artifacts. Later we will visit the Rat temple at Deshnoke & a camel breeding farm, both of these will give you a unique experience for sure. After all the excitement relax at your hotel.
Day 11 : Bikaner – Mandawa
Early morning after your breakfast, we will leave for the picturesque city of Mandawa in Rajasthan. It is known for the beautiful havelis & colourful villages of 15th – 16th centuries. We will see the superb havelis that were built by local merchants . Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 : Mandawa – Delhi
From here we will move towards Delhi. In Delhi you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.