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Melodies of the Thar Desert

Duration : 11 Days / 10 Nights
Destinations : New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Mandawa
Highlights of this tour :

  • A trip across the desert.
  • Discovery of a rich and colorful culture.
  • Visit forts and palaces.
  • Stay in havelis and palaces.
Price starts from 490 $ AI*


INTRODUCTION


Destinations : Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Mandawa

This 11 days travel itinerary for Rajasthan is planned to take you across the Thar desert where you will explore the rich culture, ancient architecture, melodies of the music. Besides the visit of the monuments you can also indulge yourself in various activities like safari on the back of the camel on the fine sand dunes, safari in a jeep to visit the villages, horse riding and many more. For more details about these activities our travel advisors are always at your disposal. During this 11 days Rajasthan tour package to visit the desert you can also plan your stay in heritage hotels which were once the royal palaces or houses of the feudal lords.
Contact us now for best price or to modify this 11 days visit desert of Rajasthan package. This itinerary can be modified according to your suggestions.


TRAVEL ITINERARY


Day
01
Arrival in New Delhi

Arrive Delhi late in the night or early morning . Services delivered for Meeting, reception and assistance on arrival. Transfer to your hotel . Evening free for leisure and walk in the markets of New Delhi. Overnight at your hotel in Delhi. After breakfast at the Hotel, our local guide will take you on a tour of Delhi city. Visit the most popular tourist attraction of this city. You will take at Raj Ghat -the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi- , Shantivan- the incineration site Jawaharlal Nehru, and walking drive through the Red Fort ( Red Fort ) and Chandni Chowk. After lunch , visit the Qutub Minar - the highest minaret in India built by Qutub -ud- Din Aibek in 1199 , Laxmi Narayan Temple ( a modern Hindu temple) , India Gate (Gate of India) . Then, after the car ride past the President's House ( President's House ), the Parliament House (House of Parliament), the Government Secretariat Buildings ( Buildings , Government Secretariat ) and after visiting this all places, you will be drop at Cannaught Place for the shopping. Overnight in Delhi.

Day
02
Delhi to Agra (203 km and 4 hrs by car)

Now we will move to our next destination, Agra which is a tourist town par excellence. Agra is not just a famous treasures but also has a rich diverse culture of india which shows its contribution in indian history, the Taj Mahal is one of the valuable treasure of India. Breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra city. On arrival, our representative will meet & assist you to check in at your hotel. After lunch,you will walk in Agra during the half-day visit Agra Fort (Red Fort of Agra), the Pearl Mosque (buildings of red sandstone called the Pearl Mosque), the Halls of Audience (Audience) Public and Private etc. Later visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noor jehan in memory of his father. Overnight at hotel.

Day
03
Agra to Jaipur (250 Km 5 hrs by car)

In the morning hour visit to one of the most beautiful monuments of the world: the Taj Mahal. It was built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for the body to maintain its late Queen Mumtaz. Our guide will accompany you to tell the stories associated with this architectural wonder. After breakfast, you will drive to Jaipur on the way to visiting Fatehpur Sikri. This city is located 40 kms from Agra. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, it was abandoned after 15 years due to a shortage of water. Do not miss the graceful buildings of the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palace.
Jaipur is a very lively commercial city of Rajasthan which is also called pink city, crowded and therefore a bit special to visit!. Our representative will meet you on arrival in Jaipur. Registration and evening at the hotel.

Day
04
Jaipur

After breakfast, your local guide will take you on a tour of Jaipur city. Visit the Amber Fort (Fort D'amber), former capital of Rajasthan before the modern city of Jaipur is founded by Maharaja Jai Singh there about 260 years. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Jaipur is called the Pink City: was the capital of Rajasthan decorated with a pink coat color a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince performing and has since retained that color. Visit the City Palace (City Palace) of the Maharaja, the Jantar Mantar (Observatory) and Ram Niwas Gardens. Car ride past the Hawa Mahal and the pink dot the streets drawn with symmetry local markets. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day
05
Jaipur to Jodhpur (360 km 6 hrs)

After breakfast, moving towards Jodhpur. This city is also called as Sun City or Blue City of Rajasthan. On the way to visit Pushkar, a small town known worldwide for its camel fair which takes place every year in the month of October-November. Pushkar is also known for its Brahma temple and sacred lake. Arrive in Jodhpur and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, visit the gardens of existing Mandore- an ancient city before the foundation of Jodhpur, where you can find cenotaphs of the royal family of Jodhpur. Overnight at Jodhpur.

Day
06
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (300 km and 5 hrs drive)

After breakfast, walk in Jodhpur with our local guide and visit the Ummed Palace, beautiful palace made of yellow sandstone. Mehrangarh fort is one of the most magnificent forts of Rajasthan; Built in red sandstone, the engraving on stone is simply excellent. The fort offers a beautiful view of the blue city of Jodhpur and surrounding areas. Jaswant Thada is the royal crematorium located just below the Mehrangarh fort. After lunch, drive to the city of Jaisalmer Golden City. Evening arrival and registration in the camp set up for you in the desert. Take a camel ride on the vast sand dunes of the Indian desert, the Thar Desert. Dinner with cultural show combining dance and traditional music. Night in a Swiss tent on the Sam Sand Dunes near Jaisalmer.

Day
07
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is located in the heart of the Thar Desert.Most buildings are constructed of yellow sandstone finely worked. Breakfast at your hotel and tour throughout the day of the Golden City and walk around it with a guide. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort also called the Sonar Fort because of its golden color. This Fort is the oldest in the world. In Jaisalmer you will also visit the Patwon-ki-Haveli, built by Guman Chand Patawa the trader for his five daughters. With five floors, it is the largest haveli in Jaisalmer. Then comes the Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli, whose walls are carefully crafted and represent the complexities of love and beauty. Finally, visit Barabagh (set of royal cenotaphs) and Gandhi Sagar Reservoir, a major source of water supply for the city, it was a crucial reason that prompted the prince Jaisal to settle here. Overnight at your hotel in Jaisalmer.

Day
08
Jaisalmer to Bikaner (350 km 6 hrs drive)

In the morning, departure by car to Bikaner, another desert city of Rajasthan. Check into your hotel. In the evening, visit the local markets. We advise you to taste traditional cakes and sweets which are among other famous Bikaner. Overnight in Bikaner.

Day
09
Bikaner to Mandawa (180 km 3 hrs by car)

After breakfast, walk in Bikaner with a guide for a half day tour of the old Junagarh Fort and camel breeding renowned worldwide. After lunch, a drive to Mandawa, a small feudal village in the desert famous for paintings and architecture of the castle and its havelis. Night at the boutique hotel in Mandawa.

Day
10
Mandawa to Delhi (250 km 5 hrs by car)

The morning walk in the village and meet the locals. Later, return to Delhi. Arrival in the evening and check into your hotel. Overnight in Delhi.

Day
11
Delhi (Transfer to the airport)

Accompaniment to the international airport to catch your flight. Out according to the time of your flight. End of your memorable trip to Rajasthan including a desert safari and a visit to the Golden Triangle.


ACTIVITIES


Enhance your travel experience to India by adding various adventure and cultural activities offered at different destinations.

To obtain the complete list of these activities please contact our executive with your travel dates.

Please note that these activities are not included in the package price. Please select the activities to include them in your travel itinerary.

Taj Mahal at night
Admire the beauty of Taj Mahal in the pristine light of full moon.
Camel safari in Jaisalmer
Camel safari on the Thar sand dunes in Rajasthan.
Visit the Havelis, Camel safari on the dunes in Mandawa
Visit markets and Havelis of Mandawa and also plan camel safari on the nearby dunes.
Tonga Ride at Agra
Ride in a horse cart to explore the ancient town of Agra and feel the charm of Mughal era.
Elephant Ride in Jaipur
Ride on elephant back to climb to the main entrance of Amber fort at Jaipur.
Visit to the Taj Mahal and Agra
Visit the most beautiful monument of the world the Taj Mahal during your travel to Agra.
Rickshaw Ride in markets
Ride in a cycle rickshaw to explore the local markets. Available at many destinations.
Safari on horseback Pangarh
Discover the countryside of Rajasthan on horseback. Safari and organized trip to different destinations of Rajasthan.
Visit of the Bishnoi village near Jodhpur
Take a jeep safari to visit the villages of the Bishnoi community near Jodhpur.

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