ROYAL RAJASTHAN WITH CAMEL
Duration : 13 Nights / 14
Destination : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Desert
Camp Safari - Jodhpur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrival at Delhi
Arrive late night at New Delhi International airport and
Transfer to Hotel, Over night stay in Hotel
Day 02: Delhi - Mandawa
Morning, drive to Mandawa. On arrival check in at your hotel.
Later visit Mandawa town, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh
and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes,
havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles
of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of
armoires, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient
coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items,
preserved in a museum. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 03: Mandawa - Bikaner
Morning drive to the Bikaner - city of the best breed camels
in the world. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Visit the
Camel Breeding farms, Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, Fort
Museum and the remarkable Bhandasar Jain temples. The
magnificent palace is fabricated in red sandstone and marble
is embellished with mirror work, exquisite carvings and
paintings, definitely a worth visiting sight. In the evening
you are free to wander in the busy market area. Night stay at
Day 04 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Early morning drive to Jaisalmer - Arrive Jaisalmer and
transfer to hotel.
Jaisalmer founded in the year 1156 by Bhatti Rajput ruler
Rawal Jaisal. Often described as Golden City & rising from the
heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage the commanding
Fort etched in yellow sandstone, dominates the amber-hued city
with its entire awesome splendour. Because of its strategic
location it was an important ancient trading centre & camel
caravans laden with precious spices & silk crossed the
territory en-route India, Sindh, Arabia & Europe. The
merchants of the 19th century built Havelis (Mansions) that
are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone & are
still in a beautiful condition. The life within the Fortified
town conjures up images of medieval majesty visible in its
narrow lanes strewn with magnificent palace, havelis, temples,
& of course skilled artisans & ubiquitous camels.
Afternoon we visit the old town of Jaisalmer & visit Jaisalmer
Fort, built in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisal. Perched on 80m
high hill, housing the entire township within its ramparts,
the golden hued Fort is standing like a sentinel in the bleak
desert landscape. It is the only "Living Fort" in India &
within its ramparts has an enchanting cow-web of narrow lanes
dotted with some lovely Havelis (Mansions), Palaces &
beautifully sculptured Jain Temples of the 12th-15th century
AD & of course skilled artisans & ubiquitous camels.
Overnight Hotel - Jaisalmer
Day 05: Jaisalmer / Desert
Camp(02 nights / 02 days camel safari)
After breakfast, drive to Camel point and Full day camel
safari through the desert including lunch stop. Later in the
Evening check in at Base Camp. Dinner and Overnight at Camp.
Day 06: Desert Camp
Breakfast and Full day Camel safari to different route
including Lunch stop, Reached at Main Camp point (Sam Sand
Dunes or Khuri).
Dinner, Cultural Activities and Overnight at camp.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer
In the morning drive to Jaisalmer city. On arrival, check in
into your hotel room. After having a leisurely breakfast move
out for sightseeing of one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan
"Golden Fort", Gadisar Lake followed by a walking tour to
admire the excellent stone carving work on Havelies in the
town. Visit the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki
Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are
supreme examples of the art. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast proceed for Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at
your hotel. Move out for a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit
the grandeur of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh fort and
Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower. Evenings at leisure, walk along
the flourishing spice market here, you are left fascinated by
the aroma of the opulent variety of spices. Night stay at your
Day 09 : Jodhpur - Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar and enroute after stopping at Ajmer
and Dargah reach Pushkar and check into your hotel. Pushkar is
best known for its Brahma Temple built in the 14th century
standing on a high platform near Pushkar Lake.
This is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma -
Creator of the Universe, is worshipped. While Pushkar is a
city of pilgrimage with over 500 temples and ghats, it is also
famous for its annual Camel Fair, held during
October/November. Visit temples and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Pushkar - Jaipur - Local Sightseeing
Breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel and drive back to
Jaipur. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of
Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in
honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained
this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable
astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City
Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa
Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas.
Day 11 : Jaipur
Morning visit Hawa Mahal, after visit Amber Fort with an
Elephant ride( at extra cost subject to availability) till the
main entrance of the fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital
of the State. After photo stop at Jal Mahal, Visit Maharaja's
City Palace, the Observatory Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the
Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Evening free for
shopping on own. Return to hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 12 Jaipur - Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri (240km - 5 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Agra en
route visit Fatehpur Sikri, On arrival check in at hotel.
Proceed for sightseeing visiting the world famous Taj Mahal
built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen
Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. If time permits
later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the
Halls of Public and Private Audience. Return back to the
Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 13 Agra - Delhi (225 kms - 5 hrs)
Visit the Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love; which stands on
the banks of River Yamuna.It was built by the 5th Mughal
emperor Shah Jahan, with construction beginning in the year
1632, in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Later, visit Agra
Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar
in the late 16th century. Finally visit the tomb of Akbar the
Great located in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra.
Day 14 Delhi - Local Sightseeing - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel. Visit to Qutab Minar,
Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple. In time at Delhi Airport for