Rajasthan Tour Packages & Travel Itineraries
Pushkar & Desert Trekking
Duration : 17 Days
Destination Covered :
Delhi, Bikaner, Jamba, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pushkar,
Jaipur, Agra, Delhi.
Day-01. Arrive Delhi
Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. DELHI : the capital of India
has a fascinating history and a stimulating present. Delhi has been the
seat of power of a number of dynasties - the Rajput's, the Muslim invaders
from the north, the Afghans dynasties followed by Tughlaqs, Sayyaids, the
Lodies and the Mughals, who continued the imperial line, untill British
days. The Old city, built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century, stands today
as an epitome of the whole history of Indo - Islamic architecture. New
Delhi, designed and constructed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker
is a mixture of east and west. Delhi is today the political, economic and
cultural capital of the world's largest democracy and has also become one
of the greatest tourist centres of the world. Overnight in train.
Day-02. Delhi - Bikaner
Morning combined city tour of Old & New Delhi. Evening
transfer to station to board overnight train for Bikaner departing at 2125
hrs. Overnight in train.
Arrive Bikaner in the morning at 0815 hrs. Meet at station and
transfer to hotel. Bikaner, city lies on the northern point on the
triangle of desert cities. Bikaner is another royal walled city dating
back 1486 A . D. It was established by a Rathore prince, Bika and came to
be called Bikaner after him. Bika was the eldest son of the founder of
Jodhpur state - Rao Jodha. Bikaner was well protected from its enemies by
the harsh desert which surrounded this city. It was, however a major trade
centre as it stood on the ancient carvan route which linked central Asia
and north India with the Gujarat seaports. Other outside influences were
minimal and this city was able to keep its medieval flavour alike - in
fact, this is true of the cityeven today. Sightseeing of Bikaner visit,
Junagarh fort & Deshnok ( Rat temple ).
Day-04. Bikaner - Nokhra - Khariya
We will be doing 04 days trek through Thar desert. Depart for
Nokhra - 70 kms. Camel ride up to Khariya - 15 kms. Overnight in tents
Quilon-Cochin, Cochin-Bombay, Bombay-Onward.
Day-05. Khariya - Rajputon Ki Dhani
Breakfast at camp. Camel ride up to Rajputon Ki Dhani - 18 kms.
Overnight in tents.
Day-06. Rajputon Ki Dhani - Bamnuo Ka School
Breakfast at camp. Camel ride up to Bamnuo ka School - 17 kms.
Overnight in camp.
Day-07. Bamnuo Ka School - Jamba
Breakfast in camp. Camel ride up to Jamba via Meghwalon Ki
Dhani - 18 kms. Overnight in camp.
Day-08. Jamba - Jaisalmer
After breakfast depart for Jaisalmer - 190 kms. Jaisalmer,
Rawal Jasal laid the foundation of this city in 1156 A . D after
consulting a local hermit by the name of Eesul. Tricuta was the hill
chosen and Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Lodurva and established this
new capital. The bhatti Rajput's of Jaisalmer were feared bandit chiefs
who lived off the forced levis of the great carvans that crossed their
area enroute Delhi. These carvans, laden with precious cargoes of spices
and silk brought great wealth to this town. Over the years the remote
location of Jaisalmer kept it ulmost untouched by outside influences and
even during the days of British Raj, Jaisalmer was last to sign the
Instrument of agreement with the British. The remort desert citadel is
today famous for its carved havelies, its cobbled streets and its ancient
Jain temples. Overnight at hotel
Morning sightseeing of Jaisalmer visit, Fort, Jain temples and
havelies. Overnight at hotel.
Day-10. Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Depart for Jodhpur - 286 kms. Jodhpur, the former capital of
Marwar state, was founded in 1459 A . D by Rao Jodha who claimed descent
from Lord Rama ( the hero of epic Ramayana ). The massive fort -
Mehrangarh came first and around it grew the city of Jodhpur protected by
a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions. Today the city
has grown to become the second largest city of Rajasthan while still
maintaining its medieval character. A flourishing trading centre in the
16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centres for wood,
cattle, camels and agricultural corps. Late afternoon tonga ride ( Horse
cart ) to clock tower. Walk through the Spice & vegetable market.
Overnight at hotel.
Day-11. In Jodhpur
Morning sightseeing of Jodhpur visit Mehrangarh fort and
Jaswant Thada. Afternoon visit Mandore gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Day-12. Jodhpur - Pushkar
Depart for Pushkar - 280 kms enroute visit Dargah at Ajmer, popular
pilgrimage centre for the Hindu's as well as Muslims. Pushkar, the abode
of Lord Brahma. Pushkar lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month
of Oct/Nov devotees throng in large number here to take a dip in the
sacred lake. According to myth Lord Brahma was on his way to search for a
suitable place to perform a 'Yegna' ( a fire sacrifice ). While
contemplating a Lotus fell from his hand on the earth and water sprouted
from three places. One of them was Pushkar where lord Brahma performed his
Yegna. Overnight at hotel.
Day-13. In Pushkar
In Pushkar for sightseeing and to explore its surroundings or
during Pushkar festival watch fair activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day-14. Pushkar - Jaipur
Morning visit Brahma's temple and the ghats of sacred lake.
Depart for Jaipur - 140 kms. Jaipur, the rose - pink capital of Rajasthan,
is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts and
enclosed by embattled walls. Jaipur is aptly called "The Pink City" of
India. It takes its name from the famous Maharana Sawai Jai Singh, who
founded this city in 1728. A keen astronomer, he built an observotary
which still exists and is equipped with quaint masonry instruments of
remarkable size. Jaipur is noted for its craftmen skilled in the art of
cutting precious stones and framed for its garnets and rubies. Overnight
Fullday sightseeing of Jaipur visit, Hawa mahal, City palace,
observatory and Amber fort. Overnight at hotel.
Day-16. Jaipur - Agra
Depart for Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Agra, became the
capital of Sikandar Lodi in 1501 A . D but was soon passed on to the
Mughal's and both Babar and Humayun's made some early Mughal constructions
here. It was under Akbar that Agra first aspired to its heights of
magnificence. From 1570 to 1585 A . D he ruled from nearby Fatehpur Sikri.
When he abandoned that city he romoved to Lahore, but returned to Agra in
1599 A . D and remained there untill his death. In 1761 A . D Agra fell to
the Jats who did much damage to the city and its monuments. In turn, it
was taken by the Marathas in 1770 A . D and went through several more
changes before the British took control in 1803 A . D. Overnight at hotel.
Day-17. Agra - Delhi
Morning sightseeing of Agra visit, Taj mahal, Agra fort and
Itimud-ud-ullah tomb. Afternoon depart for Delhi - 204 kms enroute visit
Sikandra's tomb. Farewell Dinner and transfer to airport to connect flight
for onward destination.