Royal Rajasthan and Golden Dunes of Thar December 1 - 13, 2018
01 Dec 18: Delhi Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative having a placard displaying your name and transferred to the hotel in Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi. 02 Dec 18: Bikaner – Mandawa Drive (285 Kms / 6-7 Hrs) Today drive to Shekhawati region well known for the beautiful beautiful houses with fresco paintings, and rightly called the open art gallery of northern Rajasthan. Mandawa was a trading outpost for ancient caravan routes that stopped here from China and the middle East. Upon arrival check into the hotel and later in evening stroll around the local town and visit the beautiful mansions painted with fresco. Overnight stay at hotel in Mandawa.
Options : If you don’t get much time in evening or you feel like to have some rest in evening, in that case you can visit these fresco painted mansions on next day morning before leaving for Bikaner.
03 Dec18: Mandawa – BikanerDrive (190 Kms / 3 Hrs) Morning after breakfast Drive to Bikaner. Arrive and visit Junagarh Fort of Bikaner. The very unusual character of this fort as compared to the forts in Rajasthan it is built on the plain desert whereas all other forts in Rajasthan are on hilltops. The palace complex has decorated interiors which are perhaps the best preserved in the country. You can also visit the only camel breeding center of Asia & world famous rat temple in Bikaner. Overnight stay at hotel in Bikaner.
04 Dec 18: Bikaner - JaisamlerDrive (310 Kms / 5 Hrs) Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. This city was founded in 12th century by Raja Jaisa Singh. Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading centre and a princely state in western Rajasthan, in the heart of Thar desert. This city is also known as “Golden City” due to yellow stone architecture all around the town. Arrive at Jaisalmer and check in to the hotel. Evening free at leisure . Overnight stay in the hotel at Jaisalmer.
05 Dec 18: JaisalmerSightseeing After breakfast visit the city. Walk up to the Jaisalmer fort, through the narrows streets dotted with temples & havelis. Visit the Golden Fort (living fort) where still hundreds of families are living, visit the Gadisar Lake, large houses of the merchants called Havelies some of them dating to the Pre-medieval period. Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Shah Haveli and Nathamal Ki Haveli with their intricately carved screens on the facades and the typical traditional architecture.
In evening proceed to the Sam Dunes to enjoy camel safari. Rajastani evening At Sam Dunes - a typical Rajasthani village is created for this evening, mud walls gaily painted with an entrance, food stalls are built with thatched roofs where Rajasthani woman cook local food in traditional earthenware pots. Continental and Muglai food is also served. You will be entertained with Rajastahani Folk music and Dance. Back to the hotel after a most memorable tour. Overnight at hotel.
06 Dec 18: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur Drive(290 Kms/ 5 hrs) Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also well known as Blu city of Rajasthan. It still fulfils its historic role as the area’s main trading center for wood, cattle, camels, cotton, salt, and agricultural crops. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Evening free at leisure or stroll around the local bazaar. Overnight at hotel in Jodhpur.
07 Dec 18: Jodhpur Sightseeing Morning after breakfast visit the Mehrangarh Fort situated on a steep hill - Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. To enter the Mehrangarh fort, seven gates have to be crossed. Some of these gates still bear marks of many a siege that this fort has withstood. The Old city is surrounded by a huge nine and a half Kilometer long wall which has seven gates. Some of the houses and temples are of richly carved stone, in particular the buildings near the Sadar Bazar. You can also visit Umed bhawan palace museum and Mandore garden. Afternoon free for own activities. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
08 Dec 18: Jodhpur – Kumbhalgarh Drive(200 Kms- 3 ½Hrs) Morning after breakfast proceed to Kumbhalgarh, En route you can visit Jain temples at Ranakpur. The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars – none of which is similarly carved.
Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar Fortress on the westerly range of Araveli Hills. This place is all surrounded by Beautiful Aravali hills and seems like located nowhere as there is no huge town around, only small villages are located around Kumbhalgarh. Upon arrival check into your pre booked hotel and later on visit this beautiful fort.
Optional:-At night we can enjoy Sound & light show at Kumbhalgarh fort (Subject to availability).
09 Dec 18: Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur Drive (90 Kms- 2 Hrs) Morning after breakfast at hotel proceed Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, India. Known for its picturesque lakes, Udaipur also called 'the city of lakes'. The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World and subsequently, also known as the 'Venice of East'. In context of Rajasthan, Udaipur is the second most-sought after tourist destination of the state, the first being Jaipur. Udaipur had been the capital of Mewar for centuries.
10 Dec 18: Udaipur Sightseeing Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to a city tour of Udaipur. TheCity Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The Pratap Memorial-it has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Late afternoon enjoy boat-ride on Lake Pichola (Optional) visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur. Optional: In evening enjoy cultural show at Bagore – Ki- Havlei.
11 Dec 18: Udaipur – Pushkar Drive (280 Kms / 4 Hrs) Morning leave for Pushkar, it is one of the most respected place for Hindus and referred as Tirth Raj or the king among places of pilgrimage. The town is situated around the beautiful Lake where people come to take a dip with deep religious faith rooted in their hearts. Upon arrival check into the hotel and later on visit the Pushkar Town, the colorful market of Pushkar and enjoy sun set at Pushkar Lake. Overnight at hotel.
12 Dec 18: Pushkar – Delhi Train (15:45 Hrs / 22:40 Hrs) Today enjoy your free morning in Pushkar and do the activities of your own choice, you can stroll around the local bazaar or can spend leisure time. in afternoon catch a train from Ajmer (11 Kms from Pushkar) to Delhi which leaves at 15:45 hrs and arrive Delhi at 22:40 Hrs at night.Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
13 Dec 18: Delhi – Sightseeing Departure Today, you enjoy a half day city tour of Delhi, visit India gate, Humayun Tomb, Lodhi garden and drive by the Parliament house & Presidential building. Later in afternoon catch your flight for further destination. End of Services
Price Per Person : $1599 USD Per Person for twin share Single Supplement : $395 for private accommodation or if we cannot match you with a roommate
Tour Cost Includes:
Hotels would be in three star category and heritage style hotels in Rajasthan
Accommodation on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast.
Private AC car / Bus for entire tour.
Train ticket AC chair class from Pushkar (Ajmer) – Delhi.
Service of English speaking tour Guide for the entire tour
All applicable taxes.
Excludes : - Any Flight - India Visa - All Entrance Fee (About USD 60 per person) - All meals except breakfast - Camel ride in Jaisalmer, Boat ride in Udaipur. - Photo & Camera Fees - Expenses of personal nature, mini bar, laundry, phone, etc. - Tips and gratitude’s for guide and driver - Any other services not mentioned at ‘includes’.
Hotel Lists: Delhi - Hotel Surya International Mandawa – Hotel Desert & Dunes OR Hotel Sara Vilas Bikaner - Hotel Ganga Mahal Or Raj Haveli Jaisalmer - Hotel Heritage Inn Or Hotel Golden Haveli Jodhpur - Hotel The Fern Or Hotel Devi Bhawan Kumbhalgarh – Tiger Valley Resort Or Kumbhal Castle Udaipur – Amantra Comfort Or Jaiwana Haveli Pushkar : Hotel Master Paradise