Day 01 Delhi/Mandawa
You will be received at the Delhi airport and driven straight to
Mandawa, where you will check in at the hotel and have lunch. Later in
the afternoon, explore the markets of Mandawa and enjoy a special
program of folk music and dance performance in the evening. You may also
participate in the dance. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Mandawa
In the morning after breakfast, go on a guided tour of the Shekhawati
region and visit the Havelis with beautiful frescoes that belong to the
rich merchants and were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. You can
also visit the castles and palaces in the nearby towns of Dundlod,
Nawalgarh and Laxmangarh and see the life of typical Rajasthani village
close at hand. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Bikaner
After breakfast, drive to Bikaner, visiting Tal Chhaper Sanctuary
enroute, famous for its large number of black bucks. Check in at the
hotel in Bikaner for overnight stay. Visit Junagarh Fort, Bhandasar Jain
Temples, enjoy sunset views of the desert and taste the camel's milk and
ride on its back at the world-famous National Camel Breeding Farm.
Day 04 Jaisalmer
Leave for Jaisalmer in the morning, where you will check in at the
hotel on arrival. A camel safari to the Sam sand dunes is scheduled for
you on this day. Witness the mesmerizing views of sunset from Sunset
Point and climbing sand dunes that move with wind give you a strange
feeling of sailing on land. Live the captivating life of desert for the
entire day and enjoy the folk dance, song and music performances in the
evening by the local artists. Overnight stay in the tents of the desert
camp that are illuminated by oil lamps.
Day 05 Jaislalmer
In the camp, enjoy typical Rajasthani cuisine for breakfast and then go
on a sightseeing tour of the city of Jaisalmer. Visit the forts that are
lived in, beautiful Jain Temples, famous Havelis with intricate
carvings, palaces and Gadsisar Lake. Spend the evening at leisure or go
for shopping in Jaisalmer bazaars for handicrafts and camel leather
'jooties' and purses. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 06 Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur in the morning, visiting desert villages of Rajasthan
such as Kheechan and Ossian enroute, where you will see the vast expanse
of sand, people living in mud houses with most basic facilities and
struggling everyday with the harsh climate of Thar Desert. In Jodhpur,
you will check in at the hotel for overnight stay. Spend afternoon at
leisure or explore the markets of Jodhpur. Enjoy a royal dinner at Umaid
Bhawan Palace and admire the regal setting and architectural splendor of
Day 07 Jodhpur
In the morning, go on a guided sightseeing tour to Meharangarh Fort,
Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower, Mandore gardens, Royal Cenotaphs and Hall of
Local Heroes as its highlights. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 Jodhpur/Jaipur
Get up early morning to visit the Brahma Temple of Jodhpur, which is
considered to be the most sacred temple in the city and pay homage to
the deity. Later, drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, where you
will check in at the hotel for overnight stay. Visit the Birla temple,
the Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort in the afternoon.
Day 09 Jaipur
Go on an excursion trip to Amber Fort in the morning, where you can
enjoy a ride on the elephant's back. Then, go on a sightseeing tour of
the Pink City with Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and Jantar Mantar as its
highlights. In the evening, explore the Clock Tower and Sardar Market
for the souvenirs and savor typical Rajasthani meal consisting of Bati
and Churma among other delicacies. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 Departure from Jaipur
After a finger-licking filling breakfast, you will be transferred to
the Jaipur airport, where you can catch your flight to onward