01: Flight to India (New Delhi)
Delhi before or after
midnight. 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.
02: New Delhi
The whole day is at leisure.
Day 03: New Delhi - Shekhawati (about 260 km)
In the morning we leave New Delhi
and drive to
Shekhawati region. Arrive in Shekhawati in
the evening. Shekhawati lies in the North East region of
Rajasthan and is the homeland of marwaris. The marwaris
form one of the most important merchant and business groups
India, they developed their business acumen on the
trade routes between Delhi and the coast between India
and Central Asia. The marwaris enjoyed protections by Maharajas
and many of them built grand havellis.
04: Shekhawati - Bikaner (about 190
In the morning we visit the grand
havellis of the Shekhawati area. 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 Shekhawati area we proceed to
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 for
Jaisalmer via Osian.
Osian is a great
centre of Hindu and
Jain religions. The oldest temple
here was constructed in 1178 AD. We have a stop enroute at a village
to observe the traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan.
We arrive in Jaisalmer in the late evening.
Sightseeing of the medieval city
of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer's crenellated golden sandstone
walls and its narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved
buildings makes 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
Jain temple. In the afternoon we drive around
40 km. away from Jaisalmer to
Sam dunes where we enjoy
the sunset and also have camel safari before we drive
back to Jaisalmer.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer (about 40 km)
Today we will drive to
is an oasis village located in the sand dunes. We will
have camel safari in the sand dunes of Khuri. After having
our camel safari we will drive back to Jaisalmer.
Evening free for leisure.
08: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (about 290 km)
Early morning drive to
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
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.
09: Jodhpur - Lathi
In the morning after breakfast drive
to Lathi. Lathi is a small village in the expanse of the
Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Enroute we visit Ramdeora temple
near Pokaran. Drive further to reach Lathi village the
starting point of Camel Safari. Arrive at Lathi in the
10: Lathi - Delasar (about 22 km)
In the morning after breakfast start
Camel Safari to reach Delasar. Arrive by evening at Delasar.
Here we will be introduced to the local villagers. Evening
11: Delasar - Mulana (about 11
In the morning after breakfast
ride on camels to reach village
Mulana. Arrive by the
afternoon at Mulana. Evening at leisure.
12: Mulana - Zarat (about 32 km)
In the morning we again have camel
safari to Zarat. As we pass through the desert we find
the sporadically scattered desert flora and fauna. Reach
Zarat by afternoon. Evening at leisure.
13: Zarat - Jodhpur
In the morning, after having our
breakfast we drive to Jodhpur. Evening at leisure.
14: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
(about 260 km)
In the morning, after having our
breakfast we drive to
Udaipur. Today we drive to Udaipur. Enroute we will visit
Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its
superbly carved marble
Jain Temples. An enormous basement
of this temple covers 48,000 sq. feet. There are four
subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total
number of columns is 1,444, all of which are intricately
carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples
were built during the 15th century. We have a break in
Ranakpur before proceeding further for Udaipur. Udaipur
is called the romantic city of Rajasthan. A city built
around shimmering, clear, blue water lakes which reflect
the green hills of the
Aravali ranges. Arrive in Udaipur
in the evening. In the evening we have
a Boat ride on the
lake Pichola. The
Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence
of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy
was shot here and made this palace more known in the
Today we visit Udaipur, also known
as the city of sunrise. We start our sightseeing with
the visit of
Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids
of Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady
walks. After the visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum
of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk
dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical
instruments and paintings on display. After a break we
City palace, the biggest Palace in India, where
4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is
so carefully planned and integrated with the original
buildings that it is difficult to believe that it was
not conceived as a whole. The museum of the palace includes
the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings
of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity to visit
a traditional painting school and see the famous miniature
16: Udaipur - New Delhi (by air)
In the morning, after having our
breakfast we drive to airport for the flight to New Delhi. Arrive in New Delhi in
the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure.
17: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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