Most popular tour of Rajasthan – Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Khuri, Jodhpur & Bikaner, is covered in just 10 days. A very good combination of Art, Crafts, huge forts, havelies and Palaces, Folk dances and cultural heritage, village life in desert. At the end an oasis – a beautiful city of Lakes – Udaipur.
Routing: Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Khuri – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
Duration: 9 nights / 10 days
Indian Traditional Welcome at the Iindira Gandhi Airport (T-3) and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Morning drive Delhi / Mandawa by Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver.
Arrive Mandawa, check-in hotel and relax. Mandawa – settled in the 18th century, and was fortified by the dominant merchant families. Today it has some of the finest painted havelies in the region. Evening visit the town and some of its painted havelies. Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open-air gallery. Overnight in Mandawa.
Morning drive Mandawa / Bikaner by Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver.
Bikaner – popularly called the camel country. The city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort – built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar, and Camel Breeding farm. Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Morning drive Bikaner / Jaisalmer by car with an English speaking tourist driver. En-route visit Deshnok Temple (Karni Mata Temple) – the famous 600 years old temple on the Jodhpur road dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple has huge intricately carved silver gates which were donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The most interesting thing about the temple are the rats who scamper freely within the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. They are regarded as sacred and are fed by priests and devotees owing to the belief that they will be reincarnated in the family of the goddess.
Continue drive to Jaisalmer, Check-in hotel and relax. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Morning visit Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple and the old mansions known as “Havelis”. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigree work.
Later drive to Khuri and check-in Desert Resort. Evening enjoy Camel Safari and witness Golden Sunset. Return to Desert Resort, enjoy Rajasthani Gypsy dances (live show) with cock-tail dinner. Overnight stay in Desert Resort, Khuri.
Morning drive Jaisalmer / Jodhpur by Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver.
En- route visit Osian – an oasis in the desert. Continue drive to Jodhpur, Check-in hotel and relax.
Afternoon visit Mandore Gardens and local market in Old Jodhpur. Evening free and overnight in Jodhpur.
Morning visit Meharangarh Fort – the 5 km long majestic fort on 125 m high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures, Jaswant Thada – a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Afternoon drive Jodhpur / Ranakpur by Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver.
Arrive Ranakpur and check-in hotel. Overnigh stay in Ranakpur.
Morning visit Ranakpur Jain temple. Later drive to Udaipur by car.
Arrive Udaipur, check-in hotel and relax. Afternoon enjoy boating in Lake Pichola.
Evening enjoy candle light dinner over looking Lake Pichola. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Morning visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion-ki-bari. Rest of the day free in Udaipur
Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Morning free time at leisure. Transfer to Udaipur Airport to connect flight for Delhi.
Dep: Udaipur / Delhi By Air
Arrive Delhi and wait at the airport to connect your next flight for home.