Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rajasthan Desert Safari Tour

Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrival at Delhi International airport by flight. Warm welcome at airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi - Bikaner
After sumptuous breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi.
Delhi - The capital of India, Delhi has been the centre of politics of India since 13th century. Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of India and the Red Fort are the highlights of Old Delhi while Qutub Minar, the garden tomb of Humayun, India Gate, a tribute to Indian martyrs, President's House from outside and massive complex of Birla Temple are some of the highlights of New Delhi that you will be visiting.
Late evening transfer to Delhi Sarai Rohilla station to board overnight train for Bikaner at 2115 hrs. Overnight on board the train.

Day 03: Bikaner
Arrival at Bikaner at 0815 hrs.
Warm welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Late morning sightseeing tour of Bikaner and especially, the Camel breeding farm.
Bikaner - Past prosperity of Bikaner as a major trade centre on the ancient silk route is clearly visible in the 37 palaces, temples and pavilions of the Junagarh fort along with the prized miniature works of art and other rare historic items that can be seen here.

Day 04: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (Drive 333 Km)
After sumptuous breakfast drive to Jaisalmer.
On arrival check-in at hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer - Lying on the ancient silk route, Jaisalmer boasts of having better times with massive Jaisalmer fort, splendid Havelis such as Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli and Patwaon Ki Haveli and Jain Temples from 12th to 13th century. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Jaisalmer - Damodra
After sumptuous breakfast, drive from Jaisalmer to Damodra, where you ride on the camels, the ship of the desert, for an unforgettable experience in Thar Desert and to the famous Sam Sunset point. One camel for each person will be provided along with an escort.
After sunset return to the campsite for overnight stay.

Day 06: Ambey Ki Bari - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After sumptuous breakfast, continue your short camel safari to Ambey Ki Bari. Hot mouthwatering delicacies in lunch will be provided at Ambey Ki bari. Later drive back to Jaisalmer railway station in time to board train for Jodhpur. Warm welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (Drive 318 Km )
After sumptuous breakfast sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.
Jodhpur - An important commercial centre for cattle, camels, wood, salt and crops, Jodhpur has sprawling Mehrangarh Fort with many glorious edifices such as Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal as its highlight along with Jaswant Thada, the white marble 19th century royal cenotaphs.
Later drive to Udaipur while visiting the Jain Temples of Ranakpur enroute.
Ranakpur - Famous for 15th century Jain Temples, especially, the 'Chaumukha Temple' dedicated to tirthankara Rishab ji. The temple covers almost 48000 sq. feet of area.
On arrival check-in at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08: Udaipur - Jaipur
After sumptuous breakfast sightseeing tour of Udaipur.
Udaipur - Situated amongst the Aravallis, Udaipur has three beautiful lakes - Lake Pichola with two majestic island palaces, Lake Fatehsagar and Lake Udai Sagar. The grand and splendid City Palace with Hathi Pol, the beautiful gardens of Sahelion-Ki-Bari, Jagdish Temple and Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal museum are some of the highlights of the city.
Later afternoon transfer to railway station to board the overnight train for Jaipur at 1815 hrs.
Overnight on-board the train.

Day 09: Jaipur
Arrival at Jaipur early morning.
Warm welcome on arrival transfer to hotel.
Later full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
Jaipur - The city founded by Sawai Raja Jai Singh, Jaipur is known as much for its characteristic pink color as the rich cultural legacy of Rajput & Mughal architectural styles. City Palace, Jantar Mantar (the Royal Observatory), Hawa Mahal with its honeycomb fa├žade, the Albert Hall Museum and shopping at Jaipur Bazaar are some of the city's highlights.
Ride on an elephant just like kings and queens, princes and princesses from the bygone era to Amber Fort. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, Diwani-i-am, Kali Temple and Jai Mandir or Hall of victory are the highlights of the fort.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Jaipur - Delhi
Transfer to railway station to board train for Delhi.
Warm welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi & overnight stay.

Day 11: Leave Delhi
Transfer to International Airport in time to board the connecting flight for onward destination.

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