arid and semi-arid regions of Thar Desert stand divided between India and
Pakistan. A vast expanse of hot sand mountains, Thar Desert yields sal and
gypsum. The scanty rainfall and extreme climate makes it a perfect desert
experience topped with warm desert people who are ready to entertain the
visitors with their folk dance and music performances in their
characteristic colorful dresses, camel and elephant rides. Sand dunes,
thorny bushes, parched thirsty fields, broken rocks along with majestic
forts and palaces that rise from the barren backdrop like a mirage makes
Rajasthan a preferred place for the tourists to visit. It is difficult to
believe that this land was once under the sea and was full of varied marine
life. According to the popular legend, Lord Rama tried to dry the sea to
reach Lanka with his army and rescue his wife Sita from the clutches of
demon-king Ravana who had abducted her. However, just before he could shoot
his arrow, Sea himself came to Him in a human form and prayed to him to have
pity on life in sea. Since, nothing else could be done, he shot the arrow to
a far-away sea, which dried up instantly. This dried sea is said to be
today's Thar Desert.
Though, the mythology seems a little far-fetched, archaeological evidences
and fossils found in the region prove that there was indeed sea life some
thousand years ago. As Kipling puts it, Rajasthan is a 'land of camels and
snake charmers'. It exceeds the human imagination with haunting desert music
in the backdrop of huge and massive forts and palaces. Hawa Mahal of Jaipur,
Sam sand dunes of Jaisalmer, Lake palace of Udaipur, the Brahma temple of
Pushkar, Ranthambhore National Park, Chittaurgarh fort are just some of the
items on the long list of tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Explore the
bygone era of Rajput rule in Rajasthan and get lost in the dreamy and
fantastic illustrations of Rajput chivalry and valor as one witnesses the
various cultural performances and participate in the myriad of festivals.
Today upon arrival you will be welcomed by a Garland.Later transferred to
the Hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Morning city tour of New Delhi covering Qutab Minar,Humayuns Tomb,India
gate, Presidents House, drive past Parliament area and the Laxmi Narayan
temple. Afternoon take a half day city tour covering Jama Masjid, Red
Fort,Gandhi memorial. Overnight at hotel.
Delhi - Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon
visit beautiful havelis and frescoes. Overnight at hotel.
Mandawa - Bikaner
Morning drive to Bikaner, on arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon
city tour covering Junagadh fort , Jain temples etc. Overnight at hotel.
Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Morning free to enjoy city atmosphere. Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer.
On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Jaisalmer - Badabagh - Baisakhai - Ramkunda
After breakfast start by camel for Badabagh : The site of royal
cenotaphs of Bhatti Rajput Kings (The then rulers of Jaisalmer) Have lunch
at Baisakhai : a typical village, visit a Hindu temple then proceed to
Ramkunda, a holy place with beautiful landscapes & Hindu temples. Dinner and
overnight in tents.
Jaisalmer Ramkunda - Roopse - Ludharva - Chatrayil
After breakfast proceed to Ludharva via Roopsi, a mixed cast village
with mud and stick houses. Have Lunch at Ludharva, visit Jain temple &
proceed to Chatrayil, a traditional and typical Muslim village, Reach
Peerawal. Dinner and overnight at tents.
Chatrayil - Salkha Beri of Kanoi - Sam Sand dunes
After breakfast proceed to Salkha : a traditional Rajput village.
Have lunch and proceedtowards Sam Sand dunes. Via Beri ofKanoi : a place
packed with water wells. Here you can see howthe ladies are balancing the
water pots on their head as well as their Colorful dresses. Reach sand
dunes. Dinner,desert folk music, campfire is at sand dunes.
Sam Sand dunes. - Kanoi - Masordi - Jessieri
After breakfast proceed to Masordi via Kanoi. A typical carpenters
village. Here you can see and buy beautifully carved wooden items. Arrive
Masordi and have lunch. After lunch proceed to Jessieri : a water tank
surroundings by Oasis and beautiful landscape. Dinner and over night near
Jeseiri - Dedha - Deegasar - Kuldhara
After breakfast proceed to Deegasar via Dedha : A Rajput village and
the life style of Rajputs. Have your lunch at Deegasar : a place surrounded
with beautiful landscape and a small lake. Proceed further for Kuldhara via
a small Rajput Dhani : A typical group of houses where people stay while
cultivating their agriculture fields. Arrive Kuldhara : where you will see
planning of villages in ancient times. Overnight at camps.
Kuldhara - Moolsagar - Amarasagar - Jaisalmer
IAfter breakfast leave for Jaisalmer via Moolsagar and Amarasagar. On
arrival check in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight at
IFull day city tour covering Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli,
Gadi Sagar tank & Museum. Overnight at hotel
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur, on arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon
free to enjoy the city atmosphere. Overnight at hotel.
Today enjoy city tour of Clock tower, Mehrangarh fort, Jaswanthada.
Overnight at hotel.
15: Jodhpur - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur, on arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon
free to relax or enjoy the city atmosphere. Overnight at hotel.
Morning an excursion to Amer Fort, with joy ride on an Elephant.
Afternoon city tour covering Hawa Mahal, Royal observatory, City palace,
Johari Bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur - Delhi
Today drive back to Delhi, on arrival proceed to hotel where we will
be holding a few rooms for wash and change. After wash and change have your
dinner and be transferred to Airport to catch International flight.