Day 01: Arrive-Delhi: Arrival at Delhi International Airport where you’ll meet our representatives and transferred to hotel by car. You will be informed of the pick-up time, (usually 9:30 am) for your next day local tour. Overnight at hotel, relax and enjoy.
Day 02: Delhi – Agra: (200 kms) Early morning at a leisurely pace you’ll leave for the city of TAJ, Agra. The entire evening is at your disposal, shop for some locally made handicrafts and showpieces. Do not forget to look for the miniature model of the Taj Mahal. At sunset, you can visit the Taj Mahal for a scintillating view of this monument of love under moonlit skies. The sight will seem straight out of a picture book. Today you’ll camp at Golf course ground near Taj, relax and enjoy. Please note: Taj-Mahal is closed on Friday’s
Day 03: Agra – Fathipursikri – Bharatpur: (80 kms) Today you’ll start off the day very early. It’s time for you to get the magnificent glimpse of Taj Mahal with the first rays of rising sun. The sight of the shining marble Taj will leave you spellbound. You can take few hours to explore the seventh wonder at your own pace. Just few paces away is the grand Red Fort of Agra. The 16th century fort encloses many palaces and which are worth visiting. Get the view of Taj Mahal from Red Fort which is simply outstanding. En-route you make a stop at the world heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri. The once capital of Akbar, now adorns a deserted look. Although the monuments have been very well preserved, keeping them a great place to visit. The main attractions are the Tomb of Salim Chisti, Palace of Jodha Bai, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas. After exploring the Fatehpur Sikri you’ll resume journey to Bharatpur. Camp at ‘Wilderness Camp’ near Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bird Sanctuary), relax and enjoy.
Day 04: Bharatpur (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) – Jaipur: (174 Km) Mornings are without a doubt the best time to go for a Jungle ride. So cut short your sleep to wake up to the early morning mists and get ready for listening to the soothing chirping of the birds that permeate the atmosphere. There are well defined forest trails inside the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. You can either cover them on foot, by a cycle or by taking a unique rickshaw safari. Sanctuary has the largest variety of avifauna which includes many rare and endangered species. You will find birds that come here from as far as Siberia and Central Asia. Siberian crane is definitely one of the major attractions of the park. Also experience the fun of boat ride inside the park that will let you unravel the wonders hidden deep inside the park. After late breakfast you’ll head towards Jaipur ‘Pink City’ the state capital of Rajasthan. Today the journey will be through the interiors of Rajasthan, so don’t forget to look around, as you will notice the rural charms and the real village life of this heritage state. Camp at Bani Garden near Chandpol bazaar.
Day 05: Jaipur – Mandawa: (160 Km) Early start from Jaipur, towards the Shekhwati region, to the town of Mandawa. Although the region has lost its importance as a centre of trade, its importance today lies in the splendidly frescoed & colourfully painted walls of havelis (mansions) of the Rajputs and the Marwaris mostly constructed by the prosperous merchants, between the 18th and 20th centuries. Referred to as the “open air art gallery” of Rajasthan, not just Mandawa but the entire Shekhawati region is dotted with fascinating mansions. Today you’ll camp in open area near Hotel Castle Mandawa. Optional Camel Safari to Sunset point.
Day 06: Mandawa – Bikaner: (200 Km) After a plesent stay at Mandawa, your day start with early breakfast and you’ll head towards the city of Bikaner, one of the famous enchanting desert cities of Rajasthan which comes alive with music and dance, gaining popularity as the visitor finds an opportunity to see some unusual folk performances, camel race & camel dance etc. Its spectacular landscape is dominated by the indomitable red sandstone fort of Junagarh, Lalgarh Palace (Red Palace) which you’ll visit tomorrow. Camp on an open ground near Palace/parking lot.The day is at yours disposal to explore one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan. It was founded by Rao Bikaji in 1488. City is surrounded by high crenellated walls. Visit the red sandstone fort of Junagarh, Lalgarh Palace (Red Palace), Camel breeding farm, beautiful Jain temples, Devi Kund (Royal Cenotaphs), Gajner wild life sanctuary and World Famous Karni Mata temple (Rats Temple). Evening you can enjoy watching folk dances or listening to the music. Camp on an open ground near Lalgarh Palace parking.
Day 07: Bikaner – Jaisalmer: (333 Km) After early breakfast you’ll be heading for Jaisalmer the “Golden City” another beautiful desert town located in the Thar desert. En-route you’ll be stopping at Phalodi for a lunch break and spending some time to see migratory Demoiselle Cranes at the nearby village of Kheechan, at a leisurely pace, resume your journey to reach Jaisalmer before sunset. Today It was the longest drive day of the tour, nothing much to do after dinner, sleep well and prepair youself for tomorrow’s sightseeing. Camp on an open ground near Sonar Kila.
Day 08: Jaisalmer: takes the name of The Golden city from the yellow sandstone used in the construction of forts, palaces, houses and from its sand dunes. It was founded by Rao Jaisala in 1156. You have full day to visit temple, Haveli’s, Citadel, Cenotaphs, and Handicrafts. And You could visit the massive hill fortress of Sonar Kila the only Fort with a fourth of Jaisalmer’s population living within its walls. Experience the romance of the Desert on the camel-back in the sand dunes of Sam. Its time to move further into the Thar desert. Two hours drive‘ll bring you to Sam, a small village 42 Km from Jaisalmer. Optional: Accommodation in comfortable swiss-cottage-tents inclusive of a Camel safari into the sunset point, laze around before settling down to an exciting campfire and folk musical extravaganza. Enjoy camping near sand dunes on an open ground.
Day 09: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur: (327 Km) Today you’ll start off the day very early; retrace the journey taking the small road to Jaisalmer. Once again taking the NH-15 till Pokaran from T point you’ll turn right on linking highway no-114 to reach Jodhpur “The Blue City” is the second largest city of Rajasthan, sits on the edge of Thar Desert. The imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs. The massive 15th century A.D. Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. A major trade centre of the 16th century A.D. the fortress-city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan.one of the most spectacular destinations in Rajasthan. Camp near Mehrangarh Fort.
Day 10: Jodhpur sightseeing: After breakfast you have full day to explore the Fort, Museum, Palaces, Handicrafts, Cenotaphs, and Temples. Marwar Festival held in October in Jodhpur, this annual, event attempts to showcase the art culture of the Jodhpur region. It is devoted almost exclusively to song and dances, and the Maand Festival has become a part of this huge region celebration. Camp at Ranisaar Lake near Mehrangarh Fort.
Day 11: Jodhpur – Ajmer: (205km) After Breakfast it is time to leave “the blue city” and head towards Ajmer, a burgeoning town on the shore of the Ana Sagar Lake flanked by barren hills. The city of Ajmer is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations for Muslims as well as equally important for Hindus, especially famous Dargah Sharif-Tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Places to see around; Nasiyan Temple, Taragarh Fort, Rest of the evening is at your disposal. Today you’ll camp at Daulat Garden near Ana Sagar Lake. Pushkar: is right on the edge of the desert and is only 11 kms from Ajmer. Pushkar is best known for its incredible Camel fair which takes place here every November. At this time, the town is overflowing with tribal people from all over Rajasthan; it is an event not to be missed. This friendly town is a very important pilgrimage centre for Hindus who are looking for a spiritual search; also the home to abode of Lord Brahma’s the only temple in India, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque small lake and surroundings of Snake Mountain. The Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct/Nov), devotes throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake. Normally space is available to park the motorhome on road side near Bathing Ghats but during camel fair in Nov it is very difficult to find one.
Day 12: Pushkar – Jaipur: (132 Km) After Breakfast it is time to leave Pushkar and you’ll head towards Jaipur ‘Pink City’ the state capital of Rajasthan, taking the NH-8 once again. The day is at your disposal to explore formidable forts, Hawa Mahal, ancient observatory built by the warrior-astronomer Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, enchanting palaces and lovely temples. The old city of Jaipur is enclosed within seven gates, the most important of which are Chandpol, Jaipuri and Sanganer. Camp at Bani Garden near Chandpol bazaar.
If you wish to shop for souvenirs in Jaipur bazaar or just take a stroll through its many streets you should do it today since it will be your last day here, on this tour. Rest of the evening is at your disposal. Camp at Bani Garden near Chandpol bazaar.
Day 13: Jaipur – Delhi (260 km) After earlly breakfast, on the outskirts of Jaipur lies the Amer fort (11 kms from Jaipur city) En-route to Delhi. Enjoy a royal elephant ride as you climb up to the fort. The Amer Fort is the classical, romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Today, It’ll be time to say your good-bye to Rajasthan. After lunch you’ll resume journey to Delhi. Our company repesentative who’ll transfer you to a convenient location in Delhi which shall be the “end” of your tour.
Please note: The dates of the fairs and festivals are determined by the lunar calander.
ITINEARY OPERATE IN REVERSE ALSO
- American plan menu (All meals)
- Camping equipments
- Helper & Cook
- Vehicles toll taxes & parking, Camping ground charges
- Driver, helper & Cook Travel allowances
- Hotel accommodations
- All drinks / beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
- Vaccinations and personal medication
- Visa fee for India
- Holiday insurance, Travel health insurance
- Items of a personal nature such as laundry, tips, gifts, telephone or fax services, emergency evacuation costs, fines.
- Local sight-seeing and guide charges
- Entry fees and camera fees for museums, forts, temples, monuments and other such places
- Anything not explicitly mentioned in the “What’s Included” section