Point of Arrival / Departure: Jaipur (JAI), India
Destinations Covered: Jaipur-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Pushkar-Ajmer-Jaipur
Highlights: Amber Fort, Sheesha Mahal, Jai Mahal, Temple of Kali, Jaipur Maharaja’s City Palace, Observatory, Albert Hall and Museum, Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal, Bhanda Sagar Jain Temple, Deshnoke Rat Temple, Fort of Jaisalmer, Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer Jain Temple, Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli & Salim Singhs Haveli,
Sun Set from Jaisalmer Sand dunes, Camel rides, Folk Dance, Ajmer (Dargah Sharif Tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti), Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal & Phool Mahal, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace and its Museum
Duration: 7 nights & 8 days
Day 1: Jaipur
On arrival at Jaipur transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state until 1728, to see the Sheesha Mahal or the Hall Victory glittering with mirrors. Jai Mahal and the Temple of Kali. Ascend on elephant back, the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon city sightseeing tour. Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan, was given a color of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince, Ever since it has retained that color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer this city is 260 years old. Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace and the observatory, Albert Hall and Museum, Ram Niwas Gardens; drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Jaipur to Bikaner (330 K.ms, 6-7 hours drive)
After an early breakfast sightseeing drive to Bikaner. Check in to the hotel on arrival, relax for a while and enjoy the city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. The city is named after its Founder Rao Bikaji, who established the Kingdom in1488. But long before this, the city was a trade centre on the caravan route from Africa and West Asia.
Bikaner looks like a town among scrub and sand dunes. Dominant feature of Bikanir are its rippling sands & abundant sunshine. Bikaner city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th Century fort housing old Palaces, Temples and a Mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. The barren landscape with rocky outcrop make a dramatic setting for the Junagarh Fort. Visit Museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain Temple. The town keeps a medieval atmosphere. Head further to the desert village of kakoo and see the rural desert life. Enjoy sunset views of the desert & try to taste the camel’s milk here and ride on its back at the world-famous National Camel Breeding farm.Karni Mata Mandir (Rat Temple) at Deshnoke is 30 K.ms away from Bikaner.
Rat Temple (Karni Mata Mandir):
This is a 17th century temple with massive silver gates and beautiful white marble carvings on the façade. The most intriguing aspect of this temple is thousands of rates made this temple their home.This temple is dedicated to Karni Mata – an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Rats are revered here with sweets and milk in the belief that they are re-incarnated saints. They move over the temple and around your feet. These holy rats are called kabbas, people comes here to pay their respects and curious tourists from around the world as well.
Day 4: Bikaner to Jaisalmer (330 K.ms, 6.5 hours drive)
Today morning drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival check in to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Spend the night at hotel with a sumptuous Rajastani dinner.
Day 5: Jaisalmer + Sam Sand Dunes + Camel Ride
After breakfast visit Fort of Jaisalmer, Gadisar Lake, Jain Temple, Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli & Salim Singhs Haveli. Afternoon Excursion to Sam Sand Dunes here you will enjoy the Camel ride and witness the Sun Set against the Sand Dunes. Evening enjoy the Folk Dance show. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Jaisalmer is also called the “Golden City” of Rajasthan in India is close to the Pakistan border, and the city is known for its proximity to the Thar Desert. You can enjoy camel safari in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Qila (Golden Fort). is another attraction.
Day 6: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (270 K.ms, 5-6 hours drive)
Early morning drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in to the pre booked hotel. City sightseeing in the afternoon.
Jodhpur, the strong hold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha is also known as ”Sun city” as it enjoys sun round the year. The muscular fort of Mehrangarh towers over the city of Jodhpur is a magnificent architectural masterpiece. Major attractions such as Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal is within Mehrangargh Fort. This Sun City is also called ‘Blue City‘ due to the blue painted Brahmin houses around the Mehrangargh Fort. The city surrounds the fort is walled with several gates. But the city has expanded beyond the wall during the past. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899 and the art – deco inspired Umaid Bhawan Palace and its Museum. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7: Jodhpur to Pushkar (190 K.ms, 3-4 hours drive) + Ajmer Sightseeing
Enjoy your breakfast from the hotel. Later drive to Pushkar. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later visit the Ghats on the Banks of Holi Lake, also visit the Ajmer. Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif Tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims. Overnight st hotel.
The word Pushkar means Lotus, which is believed to be the seat of Brahma, one among the Hindu Holy trinity. Brahma is considered to be the creator of the world. Once he struck his enemy with his Lotus flower in anger, it fell in to three parts, one among them was in Pushkar, and it gave birth to a lake. Town of Pushkar, is a sacred Indian lakeside settlement for Hindus. It is said that every Hindu should visit here once in a life time. Brahma temple of Pushkar is the only temple of this diety in the whole world. Various ghats and temples spread around the holy lake of Pushkar.
Ajmer is Rajasthan’s most important place in terms of Islamic history and heritage. The bustling city of Ajmer (130 k.ms southwest of Jaipur) is surroundsed by the tranquil lake of Ana Sagar, and is itself encircled by the rugged Aravalli hills. The city has one of India’s most important Muslim pilgrimage centres – the shrine of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, a venerated Sufi saint who founded the Chishtiya order, the prime Sufi order in India today. Apart from the early Muslim architectures here the city is also a significant for the Jain religion with an amazing golden Jain temple. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km), a supremely sacred town to Hindus and an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma.
Day 8: Pushkar to Jaipur (144 K.ms, 2.5 – 3 hours drive)
After breakfast get transferred to Jaipur airport / railway station for your onward journey.
- Arrival transfer to the hotel,
- 7 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast
- Sightseeing in each city and as per the itinerary,
- All intercity transfers,
- Departure transfer to airport/ railway station.
Price as per request