Camel Safari Tour: New Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Badabagh, Baisakhi, Ramkunda, Roopsi, Ludharva, Chatrayil, Salkha, Sand dunes, Kanoi, Masoordi, Jessieri, Dedha, Deegasar, Kuldhara, Amarasagar, Moolsagar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, New Delhi

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Camel Safari Tour
(17 Days / 16 Nights)
(New Delhi-Mandawa-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Badabagh-Baisakhi-Ramkunda-Roopsi-Ludharva-Chatrayil-Salkha-Sand dunes-Kanoi-Masoordi-Jessieri-Dedha-Deegasar-Kuldhara-Amarasagar-Moolsagar-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Jaipur-New Delhi)

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The vast expanse of the deserts poses a challenge to the spirit of adventure. In this Camel Safari Tour you will ride the desert kings and able to explore the deserts, the royal palaces, the mighty forts and temples of Rajasthan. The Camel Safari Tour will start in the deserts of Jaisalmer and then continue with Badabagh, Baisakhi, Ramkunda, Roopsi, Ludharva, Chatrayil, Salkha, Kanoi, Masoordi, Jessieri, Dedha, Deegasar, Kuldhara, Amarasagar, Moolsagar, Jodhpur and Jaipur.

Day 01: Flight to India (New Delhi)
Around midnight arrival in New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for the travellers to India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: New Delhi
Today's morning is at leisure. In the afternoon we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of Old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun Tomb" which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and "Qutub Minar" which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before we proceed to the hotel we will drive through New Delhi where we will visit the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.

Day 03: New Delhi - Mandawa (about 260 km)
In the morning we leave New Delhi and drive to Mandawa in the Shekhawati region. Arrive in Mandawa in the evening. Shekhawati lies in the northeast region of Rajasthan and is the homeland of marwaris. The marwaris form one of the most important merchant and business groups in India, they developed their business acumen on the trade routes between Delhi and the coast between India and Central Asia. The marwaris enjoyed protection by Maharajas and many of them built grand havellis.

Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner (about 190 km)
In the morning we visit the grand havellis of Mandawa. The havellis are mansions, elaborately and attractively decorated with a strong main entrance. The walls are often covered with murals, local legends and religious scenes from Hindu Mythology. After the visit of Mandawa area we proceed to Bikaner. After a short break in Bikaner we visit the Junagarh Fort (1571-1611 AD) constructed of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and balconies embellishing the structure at intervals. This imposing fort and its palaces are an unforgettable experience for us.

Day 05: Bikaner - Osian - Jaisalmer (about 330 km)
Today we drive through the desert and proceed towards Jaisalmer via Osian. Osian is a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest temple here was constructed in 1178 AD. We stop enroute at a village to observe the traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan. We arrive in Jaisalmer in the late evening.

Day 06: Jaisalmer
In the morning we have sightseeing of the medieval city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer's crenellated golden sandstone walls and its narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings make this city unique. Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havellis (grand mansions). In medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Africa and the west. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and this city remains one of the most exotic cities not only in Rajasthan but also in the whole of India. Some of the visitors called this city "a living museum". We have a walk through the old city and visit the Fort and the Jain temple. In the afternoon we drive around 40 km. away from Jaisalmer to Sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset before we drive back to Jaisalmer.

Day 07: Jaisalmer - Badabagh - Baisakhai - Ramkunda
After breakfast we have camel safari to Badabagh. Badabagh is the site of royal cenotaphs of Bhatti Rajput Kings (The then rulers of Jaisalmer). We have lunch at Baisakhai, a typical village. We visit a Hindu temple then proceed to Ramkunda, a holy place with beautiful landscapes and Hindu temples. Arrive at Ramkunda by the evening. Evening free to explore the natural surroundings of Ramkunda.

Day 08: Ramkunda - Roopsi - Ludharva -Chatrayil
After breakfast proceed to Ludharva via Roopsi, a mixed cast village with mud and stick houses. We have lunch at Ludharva. There we will visit Jain temple and then proceed to Chatrayil, a traditional and typical muslim village. Evening free at leisure.

Day 09: Chatrayil - Salkha - Beri of Kanoi - Sand dunes
After breakfast proceed to Salkha. It is a traditional Rajput village. From Salkha we proceed towards sand dunes via Beri of Kanoi. It is a place packed with water wells. Here we can see how the ladies are balancing the water pots on their head as well as their colourful dresses. We reach sand dunes by the evening.

Day 10: Sand dunes - Kanoi - Masoordi - Jeseiri
After breakfast proceed to Masoordi via Kanoi. It is a typical carpenters village. Here we can see and buy beautifully carved wooden items. Arrive Masoordi and have lunch. After lunch proceed to Jeseiri. This place is surrounded by oasis and beautiful landscapes. Arrive at Jeseiri by the evening.

Day 11: Jeseiri - Dedha - Deegasar - Kuldhara
In the morning after breakfast proceed to Deegasar via Dedha. It is a Rajput village and here we will see the life style of Rajputs. We have lunch at Deegasar. It is a place surrounded by beautiful landscape and a small lake. Then we proceed further for Kuldhara via a small Rajput Dhani. It is a typical group of houses where people stay while cultivating their agriculture fields. Arrive Kuldhara by the evening. Evening free for leisure.

Day 12: Kuldhara - Moolsagar - Amarsagar - Jaisalmer
After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer via Moolsagar and Amarsagar. Arrive at Jaisalmer by the afternoon. Evening free for leisure.

Day 13: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Early morning drive to Jodhpur. The city was once the capital of the princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall, which has 101 bastions and seven gates. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi-Gujarat trading route and the marwaris get benefited from the passing traffic of opium, copper and silk, which was traded to China. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.

Day 14: Jodhpur - Jaipur
Today we take leave from the blue city and drive to the Pink City Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. In the afternoon we visit the City Palace, which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveal us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.

Day 15: Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace fortress on the back of an elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen. In the afternoon we have a walk through the colourful bazaars of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.

Day 16: Jaipur - New Delhi
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages in direction of New Delhi. Arrive in New Delhi in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 17: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.

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Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the 
         chosen category. 
      Rooms on the departure day.
      American/continental Breakfast.
      Elephant Ride in Amber.
      Camel Safari in Jaisalmer.
      One Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and dance in Jaipur.
      Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) 
         at every place of sightseeing.
      All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations representative.
      All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with 
         driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
         provided.      

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         beverages.
      Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
      Any Flight Charges.
      Monument Entrances.
      Unspecified Meals etc.

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