Jaipur Arrival + Chowkhi Dhani Dinner Today upon arrival at Jaipur airport / railway station transfer to the hotel. Afternoon will be at leisure. Towards the evening we can choose to visit Chowkhi Dhani for a traditional Rajasthani sit down dinner along with various folk activities (own cost). Return to the hotel . Overnight at Jaipur.
Jaipur City Tour Today morning we begin exploration of Jaipur – Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction. Today we will explore all these attractions through the day and return to the hotel later in the evening. Towards the evening we can choose to visit Chowkhi Dhani for a traditional Rajasthani sit down dinner along with various folk activities. Return to the hotel. Overnight at Jaipur.
Jaipur – Drive to Bikaner (Appx 330 Kms / 5 Hrs) Morning check out & drive to Bikaner. On arrival check in at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Rao Bikaji, visit the Junagarh Fort, constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army. The city is also called the "Camel Country". Visit the camel-breeding farm - the only one in Asia. Also visit the Karni Mata Temple. Bikaner - Founded in 1488 by a Rathore Prince, Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur Rao Jodhaji, Bikaner has a glorious past to tell. Situated in the north of Rajasthan, the walled city of Bikaner is famous for its sky touching forts, camel safaris, citadels and the well-known camel festival. Overnight at Bikaner hotel
Bikaner – Drive to Jaisalmer ( Appx 330 Kms / 6 Hrs ) Morning after breakfast, we will drive to Jaisalmer No place better evokes exotic camel-train trade routes and desert mystery. Ninety-nine bastions encircle the fort’s still - inhabited twisting lanes. Inside are shops swaddled in bright embroideries, a royal palace and numerous businesses looking for your tourist rupee. Despite the commercialism, it’s hard not to be enchanted by this desert citadel. Beneath the ramparts, particularly to the north, the narrow streets of the old city conceal magnificent havelis, all carved from the same golden-honey sandstone as the fort – hence Jaisalmer’s designation as the Golden City. A city that has come back almost from the dead in the past half-century, Jaisalmer may be remote, but it’s certainly not forgotten – indeed it’s one of Rajasthan’s biggest tourist destinations. Evening we will enjoy a puppet show at a local theatre. Return to the hotel . Overnight at Hotel.
Jaisalmer City Tour After breakfast, start exploring Jaisalmer. Proceed to visit Jaisalmer Fort known as Sonar Qila- rising from the sand, the mega structure that merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience and the setting suns in its most colorful shades gives it a wonderful look. It’s simply a magic, the bastions envelop a whole township that consist of palace complex, Patwon Ji Ki Haveli This is one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. It is five storey high and is extensively carved. There are remnants of paintings on some of the inside walls as well as some mirror work. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis, it has exquisitely carved pillars and exquisitely carved pillars and extensive corridors and chambers. Later will visit the Gadisar Lake and the markets of Jaisalmer to pick up some souvenirs for folks back home. Evening we will visit the Sam sand dunes and enjoy at camel ride / jeep safari (own cost). Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer – Dechu Desert (Appx 140 Km / 2.5 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast, we check out and transfer to Dechu for the quintessential Rajasthani experience if staying in desert camp on the sand dunes. Enroute we will visit the Jaisalmer war memorial as well. Upon arrival at Dechu, we will check into our beautifully located desert camp and relax. Towards the evening we can opt to take a camel ride or jeep safari on the sand dunes (own cost). At night we will enjoy a traditional rajasthani folk performance under a starry sky to bring to end a magnificent trip to this Land of Kings. Dinner & overnight at Camp.
Jodhpur Transfer + Jodhpur City Tour (Appx 120 Kms / 2 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast we will check out from our camp and transfer to Jodhpur by road, upon arrival we will check into the hotel and later proceed for a city tour, we will explore the city of Jodhpur - Mighty Mehrangarh, the muscular fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur, is a magnificent spectacle and an architectural masterpiece. Around Mehrangarh’s base, the old city, a jumble of Brahmin-blue cubes, stretches out to the 10km-long, 16th-century city walls. The Blue City really is blue! Inside is a tangle of winding, glittering, medieval streets, which never seem to lead where you expect them to, scented by incense, roses and sewers, with shops and bazaars selling everything from trumpets and temple decorations to snuff and saris. We will visit the Jaswant Thada and the fort, and post lunch drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Jodhpur – Jaipur Departure ( Appx 300 Kms / 6 Hrs ) Morning after breakfast, transfer to Jaipur Airport / Station in time for onward connection. Enroute we can plan visit to Pushkar / Ajmer if time permits.