Rajasthan Desert Tour


Rajasthan Desert Tour

Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights

Route : New Delhi - Jodhpur- Osian- Jaisalmer- Bikaner - Mandawa - Nawalgarh - Jaipur - Agra - New Delhi

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  1. Day 01 - Arrival - New Delhi

    Welcome to India, You will be received by our "Times India Travels" representative or your driver at international airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel the representative / driver will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Overnight stay at New Delhi hotel.

  2. Day 02 – New Delhi - Overnight Train to Jodhpur

    After breakfast, we proceed on a guided tour of New Delhi, Visiting such sights as Humayuns Tomb 1586, theQutab Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. Afternoon, cross over to the Old Delhi. The capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th centuries, Old Delhi seems somewhat anachronistic as compared to New Delhi. It draws one through congested roads and lanes, interesting mosques, monuments and forts relating to its chequered history. Our tour includes visit to the Jamma Mosque 1650 and drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk where the throngs of shoppers and vendors meet in the oldest area of Delhi, Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were cremated.

    The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws. Now these are 3-wheel cycles with a sofa seat at the back. The Rickshawalla -Rickshaw driver sits on a small cushion in the front and two passengers on the sofa seat behind. This is a remarkable way to explore and picture the hustle and bustle as well as the color of the narrow winding streets bursting with people and pavement shops selling wares of all description - including a laughing set of dentures. The ride would be accompanied by peals of laughter both from the passengers as well as the onlookers. Evening we transfer to the station and catch the overnight train to Jodhpur.

  3. Day 03 - Jodhpur

    We arrive into Jodhpur in the morning and transfer to our hotel where we have some time in the morning to relax or have a wander in the surrounding area. In the afternoon we will do sightseeing. Jodhpur was founded by the Rajput chief Roa Jodha and was formerly the capital of the State of Marwar. The city is surrounded by an immense wall almost ten kilometers in circumference and is dominated by the massive fort that stands on a rocky hill commanding the surrounding desert. In the afternoon we visit the magnificent Meherangarh Fort from where we have a great view of the blue houses, painted to distinguish them as those of Brahmins. Overnight stay at Jodhpur hotel.

  4. Day 04 - Jodhpur - Osian

    We start our day with a transfer through desert scenery towards Osian, A place where you will get the opportunity to meet the local villagers - still living in the era of 16th century, sit with them on Cow Dung plastered hut, and be a part of traditional opium ceremony. You will also see the world famous Bishnoi villagers Dhani - unit of huts, known for their love for nature from ages. Overnight stay at hotel with cultural program.

  5. Day 05 - Osian - Jaisalmer

    Morning Breakfast and Checkout from hotel, Drives to Jaisalmer, enjoy the enroute sightseeing of rustic landscape. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Enjoy the evening walk in the Golden shopping streets of Jaisalmer, may be you can encountered with the local turban wearer man do not get afraid have Indian Masala Chai with him and test the thunder . Overnight stay at Jaisalmer hotel.

  6. Day 06 - Jaisalmer

    Morning Breakfast and proceed for sightseeing of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer - much has been written about this city but nothing can prepare the visitor for the sheer magic and brilliance of this Desert City. Rawal Jaisal laid the foundation of the city in 1156 AD. The Jaisalmer Fort stands almost 100 meters over the city with its 99 bastions, several entrances, a group of Jain Temples from 12th to 15th century. The other places of interest include Tazia Tower with its five tiered splendour, each storey graced by a delicately carved balcony for its intricately latticed and conspicuous facades. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer hotel.

  7. Day 07 - Bikaner

    After breakfast drive to Bikaner, This day you will be heading directly to the west through arid wastelands, approaching the Great Thar Desert which constitutes much of Rajasthan. The strategic location of Bikaner on the ancient caravan routes that came from West /Central Asia made it a prime trade centre in the times of the yore. Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed by a seven kilometer long embattled wall with five gates. Overnight stay at Bikaner hotel.

  8. Day 08 - Mandawa (Shekhawati)

    After breakfast take a city tour, and proceed to Mandawa, On arrival check in into Hotel, visit the Havelis, mesmerized your self with old wall paintings and frescoes, in evening visit the local bazaar, and enjoy the rural life of India, Overnight stay at Mandawa hotel.

  9. Day 09 - Nawalgarh - Jaipur

    After breakfast drive to Jaipur, Enjoy the enroute sightseeing, arrive at jaipur, check into hotel. In Evening enjoy the city tour of pink city, you will hear the voice of bells from temples and azan from mosque at same time. Explore the market. Overnight stay at Jaipur hotel.

  10. Day 10 - Jaipur

    After breakfast take City tour of Jaipur - The Pink City is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing Amber Fort and City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal Palace of the Winds, and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar. Overnight stay at Jaipur hotel.

  11. Day 11 – Agra (Taj Mahal closed is every friday)

    After breakfast we check out from the hotel and drive to Agra via fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri - Impressive sandstone fortress of Fatehpur Sikri. The fort was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions. Continue drive to Agra. Overnight stay at Agra hotel.

  12. Day 12 – Agra - New Delhi Departure

    After early breakfast start tour of Red Fort and the famous Taj Mahal. Visit the Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat. Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal the lady of the Taj. It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. In afternoon drive to Delhi. Arrives at Delhi and transfer to international airport and fly back to sweet home.

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