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Rajasthan Desert Safari

Duration 12 Days / 11 Nights
Arrival At Delhi
Departure At Delhi
Trip Cover Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer -Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Delhi

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Delhi including Red Fort and Jama Masjid
  • Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Agra
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri
  • City tour and shopping in Jaipur

Trip Itinerary

   Day 1: Delhi – Agra -  Jaipur

On Arrival meet our chaffeur at airport and transfer to Agra , Enjoy the The beauty of TAJMAHAL & visit Red Fort, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - a small city in northern India, just west of Agra, founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque. Nearby is the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Diwan-E-Khas hall has a carved central pillar. Jodha Bais Palace is a mix of Hindu and Mughal styles, next to the 5-story Panch Mahal that overlooks the site. And Chand Baori, Abhaneri remains one of India's deepest and largest step wells. The Baori consists of three flights of stairs descending into the earth with a subterranean palace on one side. The flight of stairs and the palace are all arranged in a square pattern with the well lying at the very bottom. The flight of steps are thirteen storey deep. The palace at the bottom of the Baori was a place for the royals to stay during hot summer’s days. There is a large courtyard all around the Baori from

where great views of the Baori can be had. All around the courtyard there are covered areas housing intricately carved sandstone artifacts/idols dating as far back as 10th century.  Continue to Jaipur. Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

   Day 2: Jaipur

After breakfast, visit City Palace - which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex, located northeast of the centre of the grid-patterned Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber.

Jantar Mantar – is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1734 Century. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, the monument features masonry, stone and brass instruments that were built using astronomy and instrument design principles of ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts.

The instruments allow the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. The monument expresses architectural innovations, as well as the coming together of ideas from different religious and social beliefs in 18th century India. The observatory is an example of the Ptolemaic positional astronomy which was shared by many civilizations. 

Hawa Mahal – The palace of winds a fascinating landmark of Rajasthan, was built by the orders of poet-king, Sawai Pratap Singh in the 18th century and is the most remarkably designed monument in Jaipur. What is seen from the Sireh Deorhi Bazar is the Multiniched five storey high backside of the complex. Amber Fort – Situated

just over 10 kilometers away from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway is Amber. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometers located 11 kilometers from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in the Jaipur area. 

Jal Mahal - Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 3 Jaipur – Bikaner (334 kms/ approx 5-6 hours)

After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Bikaner. Check in to hotel.  Later visit - The Junagarh Fort - This imposing fort was built between 1589 and 1594 by Raja Rai Singh, one of the trusted Rajputs general of the Akbar. The fort is formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful places within. These  places made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, windows dotted all over the structure. It has 96 mt long wall, with 37 bastions and 2 entrances. The main entrance of the fort is Sun Gate. the fort encompasses many places amongst which the most spectacular ones are the Moon Mahal, and Flower Palace both ornated with carved panels and mirrors and Karan Mahal, Karan Mahal was built in remembrance of the celebration of the grand victory over Aurangzeb, Lal Garh Palace - The Palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. The Palace has beautiful latticework and filigree work. The Palace is quite imposing with overhanging balconies an delicate work. Peacocks and blooming bougainvillea in the garden welcome the visitor to the place. Part of the Palace has been converted into a hotel, but the rest remains a museum, displaying an excellent collection of old photographs and hunting trophies. There is also a library which is supposed to possess the largest collection of original Sanskrit manuscripts in the world. These manuscripts are on parchment, copper, and gold or silver plaques, Shri Sadul Museum - A part of the Lalgarh Palace has been converted into a museum. Known as the Sadul Museum, it covers the entire first floor of the palace. Some of the well-preserved old photographs and trophies of wildlife collected by the royalty have been housed here. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay in Bikaner. 

Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (329 Kms / approx 5-6 hours)

After breakfast, Check out from hotel and transfer to Jaisalmer. is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the "Golden City," it's distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Check in at the hotel.Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 5: Jaisalmer

After breakfast, proceed for the local sightseeing of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort- It is one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world. It is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site, Patwon ki Haveli- One of the largest havelis in Rajasthan, Patwon ki Haveli is a cluster of five small havelis. Started by Guman Chand Patwa, a wealthy banker, Patwon ki Haveli took almost 55 years to be built and was completed by his sons. The haveli is dipped in an enchanting shade of gold and instantly draws your attention to the intricacy of its architecture. It is most famous for its fine wall paintings, beautiful jharokhas (balconies), archways and gateways. A walk through the haveli should not take more than an hour, and this can easily be covered in a city tour, Gadsisar Sagar Lake, Tazia Tower. Evening proceeds for Sand Dunes where you enjoy a camel ride and you will get a chance to see the local dancers with a traditional Rajasthani dinner (at supplement cost).Return back to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 6: Jaisalmer –Jodhpur (288 kms/ approx 5-6 hours)

After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborates royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue. Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Jodhpur..

Day 7: Jodhpur

After breakfast, Proceed for the sightseeing of Jodhpur covering Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899. Umaid Bhawan Palace museum: Another symbol of regal tenet, Umaid Bhawan Palace is for some reasons an unquestionable must visit place for each one of those picking Jodhpur tours. Its extravagant craftsmanship deco has a great creation which figures out how to inspire even the most perceiving of workmanship darlings. Different uncommon and selective materials are utilized for its establishment which incorporates finest marble and extraordinary sort of sandstone called Chittar Sandstone. Beguiling yards, sprawling overhangs, luxurious rooms, overall manicured gardens are all fine emblem of Indo- Saracenic structural engineering. Return back to hotel .Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

Day 8: Jodhpur –Ranakpur –Udaipur (298kms/approx 6-7 hours)

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Udaipur, Enroute visit Ranakpur -is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. There is also a small Sun temple which is managed by the Udaipur royal family trust visit Ranakpur Jain temple and Surya Narayan temple and later proceeds to Udaipur - the lake city of Udaipur was built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh. Udaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations among holiday couples in India. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 9: Udaipur

After breakfast, proceed for the local sightseeing of Udaipur covering City Palace - The true reflection of the grandeur of Rajasthan, City Palace is amongst the top places to visit in Udaipur. It is conglomeration of several buildings and towers and is better recognized as a Palace Complex. Belonging to the royal Mewar family, City Palace has a number of features that greatly attract tourist. Needless to say that the architecture is exquisite; there are a few structures that leave the visitor awestruck. The crystal gallery, the vintage car museum, Daawat-i-Aam, Daawat-i-Khas, Maharani Palace and the view of the city and Lake Pichola are the major attractions of City Palace. Visitors also like to stay up late for the Mewar Light and Sound Show that is organized every evening here. City Palace is the identity of the city, and it indeed adds to the exoticism of Udaipur. Jag Mandir - A 17th century structure that stands gloriously amidst Lake Pichola on the Jagmandir Island, Jag Mandir is an excellent place to visit on Udaipur tour. Jagmandir is an impressive set of structures with the central building being called Jag mandir, which can be recognized by the marble-made elephants positioned outside. It is a three-storied structure and includes sections like Gul Mahal, an elegant façade, a Garden Courtyard and the Darikhana on its northern side, the Bara Patharon ka Mahal (palace of the 12 stones), the Zenana Mahal – a southern extension to the Gul Mahal and the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal. During the boat ride on Lake Pichola, a lot of tourists make sure that they visit this beautiful place.  Lake Pichola - Just about everybody knows about the gorgeous Lake Pichola; it’s like another vital identity of Udaipur. It is a 4kms long man-made lake and is believed to be one of the most beautiful ones as well. Visitors to Udaipur cannot miss out on taking a boat ride on Lake Pichola which starts from Rameshwar Ghat in the City Palace. The lake has two famed islands namely Jagniwas and Jagmandir. At Jagniwas Island one has the opportunity to witness another famous place inUdaipur – the Lake Palace (Now known as Taj Lake Palace), whereas on Jagmandir Island, one can visit the popular Jag Mandir, the palace, Jagdish Temple - It is an Indo-Aryan Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh. The temple is located near the Badi Pol entrance of the City Palace and one can easily find a way up to it through the elephant-flanked steps. The deity of Lord Vishnu in black stone (in the form of Jagganath) presides over this temple. There is also a brass image of Vishnu’s vehicle Garuda facing the statue of Lord Vishnu in the main shrine. There are many small shrines other than the main temple and are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva. A large number of devotees throng the temple, especially to watch the Aarti that takes place at every sunrise and sunset.

Lake Fatehsagar - The charm of Udaipur is incomplete without Fateh Sagar Lake, which is situated in the north of Lake Pichola and is connected to it through a canal. It is also one of the major tourist attractions in Udaipur. Taking a boat ride on Lake Fatehsagar is indeed a must-do activity in the city if you are looking for some fun in the city. Saheliyon Ki Bari - ‘The Garden of the Maidens’ as it literally means, Saheliyon ki Bari wasconstructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Situated in the northern part of the city, this exquisite place was built for the maids who accompanied the Princess to Udaipur (reckoned to be part of the dowry). Saheliyon kI Bari was one of those places where the maids could make merry, sing, dance and indulge in recreational activities. The garden is festooned with well-maintained fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and a delightful lotus pool. It is one delightful place that is a must visit in Udaipur. Return back to hotel.  Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 10: Udaipur – Chittorgarh (Day Trip) – Udaipur

After breakfast, proceed for the excursion of Chittorgarh visit Chittorgarh fort - is one of the largest forts in India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort was the capital of Mewar and is today situated in the Chittorgarh town and Vijaya Stambha- is an imposing victory monument located within Chittorgarh fort. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 11: Udaipur- Ajmer/ Pushkar (277 kms/approx 5-6 hours) – Jaipur (144 kms/approx 2-3 hours)

After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Ajmer and visit Ajmer Dargarh – The Dargah of Moinuddin Chishti ( Gharib Nawaz -Benefactor of the Poor), known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Ajmer Sharif, is an international waqf, an Islamic mortmain managed by the "Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955" of the government of India. Ajmer Sharif Dargah is 2km away from the main central Ajmer Railway station and situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill ,and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It contains the domed tomb of the saint. Akbar and his queen used to come here by foot on pilgrimage from Agra every year in observance of a vow when he prayed for a son.

Further proceed for Pushkar town –  It is situated 14 km (8.7 mi) northwest of Ajmer at an average elevation of 510 m (1,670 ft) and is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for devout Hindus. According to Hindu theology, the pond at the Katas Raj temple Near Choa Saidan Shah in Chakwal District of Pakistan has a theological association with Shiva; it was formed by the tears of Lord Shiva which he is believed to have shed after the death of his wife, Sati. The story goes that when Sati died, Shiva cried so much and for so long, that his tears created two holy ponds – one at Pushkar in Ajmer in India and the other at Ketaksha, which literally means raining eyes, in Sanskrit. It is from this name that the word Katas is derived. It is often called "Tirth Raj" – the king of pilgrimage sites – and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourists.Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Brahma with its creation. Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples are not very old because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area. Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. The most famous among all is the Brahma Temple built during the 14th century CE. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world. Later transfer to Jaipur. Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur. 

Day 12: Jaipur – Delhi (288 kms /approx 5-6 hours)

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Delhi airport.

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