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DESERT AND CULTURE OF RAJASTHAN

“Back to the land of wonders"

DAY 01 : Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi International airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Your travel documents will be handed over to you with a briefing of the tour program. After check-in process, time free at leisure for own activities and relax in the hotel to acclimatization with Indian weather conditions.

JAIPUR - Named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was established on 18 November 1727. Jaipur is considered as the first planned city in the country. In 1878AD, Jaipur was painted with Pink color to welcome Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria and since then the city is also known as “Pink City”.

Overnight at Jaipur (No Meal)

Day 02 : Jaipur Sightseeing

Breakfast in the hotel
Sightseeing –
Early in the morning we will leave for an excursion to Amber City; the capital of Kachhwahas for six centuries before the foundation of Jaipur City. Ascend the Amber Fort with a traditional royal experience of Elephant ride. Within the Fort complex we will visit Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Aam and Dowan-e-Khas. Later drive back to Pink City. En-route a short photo-shoot in-front the Jal Mahal, a small palace set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Afternoon visit to the City Palace, situated in the heart of the old city occupies about one seventh of the Old City. Within the City Palace we will visit Mubarak Mahal, Clock Tower and City Palace Museum, Later we will visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. The enormous sun dials still provides the accurate time. Before returning to your hotel, take pictures in-front the Hawa Mahal, ‘Palace of Winds’ a five storied semi-octagonal building having 152 windows was built in 1799 AD by Maharaja Pratap Singh for the royal ladies to enjoy the processions and other royal activities on the street.

Other Activities –

  • Visit to Chokhi Dhani Village (an ethnic village)
  • Shopping – Jewellery, Textiles, Handloon & Handicrafts
  • Other attractions – Birla Temple, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall

Overnight at Jaipur (Breakfast)

Day 03 : Jaipur – Pushkar (180 kms drive)

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out and drive to Pushkar.

PUSHKAR – Situated along the bank of a picturesque lake, Nag Pahaad or the snake mountain forms a natural boundary between Ajmer and Pushkar. Colorful cattle fair in October-November month attract visitors from around the globe.

Sightseeing – Proceed to a guided tour in Pushkar visiting Savitri Temple, dedicated to the first wife of Lord Brahma. Also visit to the Man Mahal; built by Maharaja Man Singh I of Amber is now converted into a hotel. Later visit to the Lord Brahma’s Temple, the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma.

Overnight at Pushkar (Breakfast)

Day 04 : Pushkar – Osian/Khimsar/Manvar (210 kms drive)

Breakfast in the hotel
Check-out from the hotel and drive to the Osian. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel/Camp. Osian - A desert city located at the center of Rajathan. Osian is famous as home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries. The city was a major religious centre of the kingdom of Marwar during the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty Of the 18 shrines in the group, the Surya or Sun Temple and the later Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Mahavira stands out in their grace and architecture. Evening; jeep safari to the village to witness the local people’s daily lifestyle

Overnight at Osian/Khimsar/Manvar (Breakfast)

Day 05 : Osian/Khimsar/Manvar – Jaisalmer (240 kms drive)

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel/camp and drive to Jaisalmer. Upona rrival, check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free at leiasure for own activities. JAISALMER – Hardly any other city can match the magnificence of this Museum City. Founded by Rao Jaisal in 1156 AD the city is located in the heart of Thar Desert. When the sun sets every evening, Jaisalmer is transformed into a magic kingdom – the Sonar Kila.

Overnight at Jaisalmer (Breakfast)

Day 06 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Breakfast in the hotel
Sightseeing –
After breakfast in the hotel, proceed for a guided tour in Jaisalmer visiting The Fort, housing the entire township within it the Golden hued fort is a sentinel to the bleak desertscape from its 80 meter high perch on the hill. With the Fort, there are some beautiful Havelis, Jain Temples, and five interconnected palaces. Later we will visit Patwon-ki Haveli, the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer Havelis. After the tour spend some time at Manak Chowk and Havelis, a marketplace to buy some local souviners. In the evening, we will leave for an excursion to Sand Dunes to enjoy the beautiful sunset and camel ride in the Thar Desert.

Ohter Activities –

  • Folk Dance & Dinner at Sand Dunes
  • Shopping – Hand-woven Blankets, Traditional Rugs, Rajasthani Shawls, Silver Jewellery, Embroidered articles
  • Other attractions – Gadisar Lake, Tazia Tower, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Jain Temples, Nathmalji ki Haveli

Overnight at Jaisalmer (Breakfast)

Day 07 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur ((280 kms. Drive)

Breakfast in the hotel
Check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and later proceed for a guided tour of Jodhpur city. JODHPUR – The home of Rathores, Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur in 1459AD. The city is situated at the foot of a hillock protected by the eight gates facing in various directions. Sightseeing –
Proceed for a guided tour to Jodhpur city visiting the soaring 125 mt above the plains The Mehrangarh Fort. The fort has four gates approaching by a winding road. Within the for there are few magnificent palace named Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Maahal, Sileh Mahal and Daulat Khana. Later we will visit to Jaswant Thada; a royal cenotaph in white marble built in 1899AD in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.

Ohter Activities –

  • Shopping – Handicrafts, White metal Curios, Silverware, Quilts, Tie & Dye fabrics, Leather goods, Paintings
  • Other attractions – Umaid Bhawan Palace, Girdikot & Sardar Market, Government Museum, Balsamand Lake

Overnight at Jodhpur (Breakfast)

Day 08 : Jodhpur – Udaipur via Ranakpur (260 kms drive)

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel and drive to Udaipur. En-route visit to Ranakpur Jain Temples. RANAKPUR – One of the five holy centers of the Jain community, Ranakpur Temple is built in 15th century. Spread over 48000 sq ft, the temple is an outstanding creation with 29 halls and 1444 pillars all distinctly carved. Further continue to Udaipur. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure for own activities.

Overnight at Udaipur (Breakfast)

Day 09: Udaipur Sightseeing

Breakfast in the hotel
Sightseeing –
After a leisurely breakfast, we will leave for a guided tour of the city visiting City Palace; a beautiful white structure building is the largest palace complex of Rajasthan state. The Palace is surrounded by crenallated walls towering over the lake. Later we will visit Saheliyon ki Bari, the Garden of Maids bordering the embankment of the Fatheh Sagar Lake. Next we will visit to the Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lords Vishnu the temple was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh I in 1651 AD. In the evening, enjoy the relaxing boat ride on Lake Pichhola, the beautiful lake amidst the hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats, and embankments has two island palaces Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir.

Other Activities –

  • Sound & Light show at City Palace
  • Shopping – Paintings, Handloom and Jewellery
  • Other attractions – Jag Mandir, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Bagore ki Haveli, Pratap Memorial, Sajjan Garh, Shilpgram, Eklingji Temple, Nagla, Haldihghati, Nathdwara, Jaisamand

Overnight at Udaipur (Breakfast)

Day 10 : Udaipur – Departure

Breakfast in the hotel On time, transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight to onward journey.

TOUR COSTING
(Per person cost in US Dollars)

Minimum No. of Pax Premier Package Deluxe Package Standard Package
02 Pax - - -
04 Pax - - -
06 Pax - - -
08 Pax - - -
Single Room Supplement - - -
  • 09 night’s accommodation on double/ twin sharing basis in the given choice of hotels
  • Daily buffet breakfast in the hotel
  • Private transportation by using air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle
  • Government approved English speaking local tour guides for sightseeing tours in each city
  • Traditional welcome on arrival at airport with Garlanding
  • All requisite airport transfers with personal assistance
  • Jeep Ride in Osian Village
  • Elephant ride to ascend the Amber fort in Jaipur
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichhola, Udaipur
  • Camel Ride at Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer
  • Daily 2 bottle of packaged drinking water per person during the tour
  • Accompanying tour escort throughout the tour (Above 6 Pax)
  • Monument entrance fee (approximate US$ 70 per person for entire tour) and video camera charges
  • Visa, International & Domestic flight ticket or Airport taxes
  • Medical or Travel Insurance
  • Any other personal nature of expenses i.e. phone calls, laundry, mini bar, tipping, meals, soft & hard drinks etc
  • Anything other than specified under the head “Inclusions”.
Destination Premier Package Deluxe Package Standard Package
Jaipur Trident Hotel Holiday Inn Nahargarh Haveli
Pushkar Pushkar Palace Pushkar Bagh New Park
Osian - - -
Jaisalmer Brys Fort Gorbadn Palace Jaisal Castle
Jodhpur Ajit Bhawan Palace Ranbanka Palace Pal Haveli
Udaipur Trident Hotel Udai Kothi Karohi Haveli
  • Rates are strictly valid for foreigner nationals only. The given rates are in US Dollars and are subject to change due to any fluctuation in the exchange rate.
  • Validity Period – Valid till 31 March 2016 (Except 20 Dec 2015 till 10 Jan 2016 & Pushkar Fair Period from 18-25 November 2015)
  • No rooms are booked as of now. Confirmed availability status will be updated once processing the reservation to the hotel. Similar hotels will be suggested in case of any unavailability of the rooms in the given hotels. Early reservation is requested to avoid any last minute disappointments.
  • Government service taxes of 3.09% will be lived on the total payable billing amount.
  • Check-in & Checkout timing in the hotel is 12 noon. Early check-in & late check-out is subject to availability.