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Rajasthan Desert Safari Tour

Discover India's Thar desert, hidden villages, culture and camel safari.

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Rajasthan Desert Safari Tour

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Group size: Individual or Any Group Size

Tour type: History, Cultural Heritage

Languages: English or Other Languages

Overview

Are you seeking an unforgettable and authentic way to experience the deserts of Rajasthan? Look no further than a desert safari tour! This highly sought-after activity in India allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape, whether on foot, camelback, or Jeep. Not only will you witness stunning scenery up close, but also get a glimpse into traditional desert culture and its people’s way of life. A must-do for adventurous travelers looking to go off the beaten path and discover all that Rajasthan has to offer. Don’t miss out – book your tour today! With a duration of approximately 10 days, this comprehensive journey takes you through Delhi, Agra, and Rajasthan where you can personally witness their rich history and beauty.

From the bustling city of Delhi to the majestic Taj Mahal, and from historic forts to royal palaces, India’s rich heritage is on full display. The vibrant villages nestled in the outskirts of Rajasthan’s desert offer a glimpse into traditional lifestyles and showcase impressive architecture and stunning art & crafts. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as we take you through some of India’s most iconic destinations!

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the top attractions in Delhi. From historical monuments like the Red Fort and Qutub Minar to bustling markets such as Chandni Chowk, there is so much to see in this vibrant city.
  • Experience the timeless beauty of India with a visit to two iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
  • Explore the pink city of Jaipur and experience its rich heritage and vibrant culture.
  • Admire the beauty of Mandawa’s famous Havelis adorned with exquisite fresco paintings.
  • Experience the enchanting blend of history, spirituality, and architectural marvels in Bikaner.
  • Discover the enchanting beauty of Jaisalmer’s desert landscape on a thrilling camel safari through the sand dunes.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture by exploring traditional villages and immersing yourself in the daily lives of locals.

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop from Delhi Hotel/Airport.
  • Sightseeing & Excursion tour by AC Car.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.
  • Good English speaking guide.
  • Fuel, Toll Taxes, Interstate Taxes, Driver Charges and Parking.

What's Excluded

  • Monument Entrance Fee.
  • Camera charges applicable inside the monuments.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Tips to the tour Guide/Driver.
  • Personal insurance coverage. (personal loss, illness or damages incurred during trip)

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

Upon your arrival at Delhi airport, our friendly representative will be there to welcome you and take you to your hotel. Once checked in, take some time to relax and rejuvenate yourself. In the evening, explore the lively streets of New Delhi and indulge in delicious local street food.

Day 02: Delhi City Tour

Get ready for an exciting day as you embark on a full-day tour of Delhi. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including the magnificent Red Fort, beautiful Lotus Temple, and Humayun's Tomb. Don't forget to take a stroll around India Gate and marvel at its grandeur. The towering Qutub Minar is also on our itinerary, where you can learn about its rich history. In addition to these historical sites, we will also explore Chandni Chowk market, known for its bustling atmosphere and vibrant street food scene. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you browse through various shops selling traditional Indian goods. After a long day of sightseeing and shopping, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at one of Delhi's popular restaurants. Indulge in authentic Indian cuisine while reflecting on your memorable experiences throughout the day.

Day 03: Delhi - Agra (240 Km, 4.30-hour drive)

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast before heading to Agra. On the way, make a stop at Itimad ud Daulha, also known as the "Baby Taj." This stunning monument is sure to leave you in awe of its intricate architecture and rich history. As you arrive in Agra, our representative will warmly welcome you and make sure that your stay at the hotel is comfortable. After refreshing yourself in the afternoon, embark on a city sightseeing tour of Agra. This tour will take you to two iconic landmarks - the stunning Taj Mahal and the grand Agra Fort. Get ready to be mesmerized by their beauty and learn about their historical significance during this excursion.

Day 04: Agra - Jaipur (240 Km, 4.30-hour drive)

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, it's time to check out and head towards Jaipur. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its abandoned sandstone city built by the renowned Mughal emperor Akbar. Upon arriving in Jaipur, our representative will warmly welcome you and ensure that you are comfortably settled into your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure or explore the vibrant bazaars of Jaipur, where you can find an array of colorful textiles and handicraft items for sale. After the long journey, you will spend the night at a hotel to relax and be ready for an exciting day of sightseeing tomorrow.

Day 05: Jaipur City Tour

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready to explore the magnificent monuments, forts, and palaces of Jaipur. Your first stop will be Amber Fort where you can enjoy an elephant ride while taking in the breathtaking views of the city. This royal palace is filled with stunning works of art, intricate architecture, and temples that were once home to Maharajas. After spending a few hours at Amber Fort, head over to City Palace - a grand complex that showcases the epitome of architectural excellence. Next on your itinerary is Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds" known for its unique facade and perfect photo opportunities. Finally, end your day by visiting Jantar Mantar - an astronomical observatory built by Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II and the Albert Hall Museum which houses a vast collection of artifacts from Rajasthan's rich history. After a day of exploring the vibrant city of Jaipur, relax and unwind at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 06: Jaipur - Mandawa (170 Km, 3.30-hour drive)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Mandawa - also known as the open art gallery of Rajasthan.   Mandawa is a semi-desert region in Shekhawati, known for its abundance of painted havelis, mansions and villas. Located within the triangle of Delhi, Jaipur, and Bikaner, this area boasts stunning architecture that attracts visitors from all over the world.   In the afternoon, we will visit many wonderful places including caves, stepwells, beautiful painted Havelis and old streets. We will then rest overnight at the hotel for a comfortable sleep in Mandawa.

Day 07: Mandawa - Bikaner (190 Km, 4-hour drive)

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will embark on our journey to Bikaner. Our first stop will be Junagarh Fort, an impressive and unconquered fortress built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh - a renowned general in Emperor Akbar's army. Surrounded by a moat, this formidable structure is sure to leave you in awe. Next up, we'll visit the stunning two-storey Bhandasar Jain Temple - one of the top tourist attractions in Bikaner. Marvel at its intricate architecture and rich history before spending your evening as you please. Finally, we'll retire for the night at our comfortable hotel accommodation in Bikaner.

Day 08: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 Km, 6-hour drive)

After enjoying breakfast this morning, we will embark on a scenic drive to Jaisalmer via Pokhran, the site of India's nuclear tests. The rest of the day is yours to unwind and engage in your own activities. Spend the night at our hotel in Jaisalmer for a peaceful evening.

Day 09: Jaisalmer City Tour

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will head to the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort. This stunning structure is built with Golden Lime stone, earning it the nickname of "Golden Fort" or "Sonar Kella". Next on our itinerary are three historic havelis - Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-ki-Haveli. These ancient buildings date back to the 12th to 15th centuries and are still inhabited by locals today. Admire their exquisite carvings and filigreed work before heading to Gadishar Lake for a peaceful break. In the evening, we will embark on an exciting camel ride through Sam Sand Dunes in the Thar Desert. As we watch the sun set over this picturesque landscape, we'll be treated to a truly unforgettable experience. Finally, we will return to Jaisalmer for an overnight stay at our accommodation.

Day 10: Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur (350 Km, 6-hour drive)

Today, we will be heading towards Jodhpur with a stop at the charming Osian village along the way. As we pass through this ancient trading town, we'll have the opportunity to admire its intricately carved temples and visit Khichan village, known for being a sanctuary for migratory birds. After arriving in Jodhpur, settle into your hotel and spend the night.

Day 11: Jodhpur City Tour

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a Jodhpur city tour. Our first stop will be at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, an impressive palace that now serves as a museum showcasing the opulent lifestyle of the royal family. Next, we'll head to Mehrangarh Fort, situated atop a sandstone hill and boasting stunning views of the surrounding area. Inside the fort, we'll explore Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal - two magnificent palaces adorned with intricate carvings and decorations. Our next destination is Jaswant Thada - an elegant marble cenotaph built in honor of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in 1899. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful architecture make it a must-visit spot in Jodhpur. Afterward, we'll visit Kaylana Lake for some scenic views and then head to Mandore Garden to admire its lush greenery and ancient temples. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure before retiring for the night at our accommodation in Jodhpur.

Day 12: Jodhpur Departure

Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then check out from the hotel. From there, you will be transferred to Jodhpur Railway Station or Airport for your onward journey.

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