HIDDEN GEMS OF RAJASTHAN
DURATION: 16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS
DELHI – PUSHKAR – JOJAWAR – UDAIPUR – JODHPUR – DABDI – OSIAN – SODAKORE – SAM – BIKANER – MANDAWA – JAIPUR – DELHI
The Land Of Kings – Rajasthan truly is one of the popular destinations in India, famed for its food, culture, art, music and dance, architectural marvels. Blessed with history, heritage and havelis, Rajasthan could not have asked for more when it attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Here, royal palaces beckon foreign tourists, havelis attract wedding parties, and the cuisine spice up the stay and the tourist circuits compels you to come again. A well-planned Offbeat Rajasthan Tour offers you a chance to explore the hidden and lesser-visited side of this wonderful Rajput state, along with some of its most popular attractions. Witness the treasures of history, awesome architectures, bewitching landscapes and many more at this unparalleled destination of India with this wonderful travel itinerary.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Namaste and Welcome to India! Upon your arrival in Delhi, our representative will greet you at Delhi International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and rest of the day is at your leisure and relaxation. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
DAY 02: DELHI HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING – PUSHKAR (390 KM)
After a scrumptious breakfast, get ready for half- day city tour exploring the prime tourist attractions of Delhi including the India Gate, a war memorial was erected in the memory of those soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I; the President’s House- one of the world’s largest residence of the Head of the state; Mahatma Gandhi Memorial- founded on the ghats of River Yamuna in Old Delhi, this memorial is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi; Laxmi Narayan temple- also known as Birla Mandir, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Laxmi and World Heritage Site of Qutab Minar – world’s tallest brick minaret at 73 m, it was commissioned by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193. Post lunch, start your journey towards the holy town of Pushkar. Upon arrival, check- in at the hotel and freshen up. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 03: PUSHKAR SIGHTSEEING WITH AJMER DARGAH
After breakfast, go for a full day sightseeing and visit the Brahma temple (said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity) Pushkar Lake, Man Mahal and Savitri temple in Pushkar. Also visit the famous Dargah Sharif at Ajmer. Relax at the hotel after a full day of sightseeing.
DAY 04: PUSHKAR – JOJAWAR (160 KM FROM PUSHKAR)
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel and enjoy a beautiful drive towards Jojawar. Check in to the hotel upon arrival and have rest. After lunch proceed for an amazing insight into the village life and its surroundings on the back of the famous Marwari Horses. Afterwards return back to the hotel for relaxation. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 04: JOJAWAR TOUR
Post breakfast; get all set for an exciting day by taking a train Safari – the special mountain-railway train for a wonderful scenic journey through the Aravali Range, one of the best things to do in Jojawar. This train traverses through the lofty, stunning Aravali ranges, via various tunnels and bridges, offering lovely views of the forest and lake surrounding the village. This journey offers you an insight into the life of the tribals residing here. Train journey will be followed by a Jeep safari in Jojawar that takes you to the nearby placed tribal and Rebari hamlets. During the safari, interact with the local tribal people of Rajasthan and get knowledge about their daily life, their tradition and culture. Later on, visit a popular tribal horse lord temple where you enjoy high tea, which is served around sunset daily. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 06: JOJAWAR – UDAIPUR (150 KM)
After breakfast we drive towards your next destination Udaipur also popularly known as The City of Lakes. The city was built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and is also called The Venice of East. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Also visit the Shilpgram, a tribute to the Rajasthani rural life and the craftsmen. Afterwards return to the hotel and have a pleasant overnight stay.
Day 07: UDAIPUR – JODHPUR (185 KMS FROM UDAIPUR)
After breakfast proceed towards Jodhpur. Enroute visit the Ranakpur Jain Temples. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, and for a much older Sun Temple which lies opposite the former. In general, the Jain temples of Ranakpur present a distinct style of their own. Upon arrival in Jodhpur check in at the hotel and relax. Freshen up and visit the Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum. Evening is at leisure and overnight stay in Jodhpur.
DAY 08: JODHPUR – DABDI (70 KMS FROM JODHPUR, 1½ HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast continue the sightseeing tour of Jodhpur and visit the magnificent Mehrangarh fort, one of the largest forts in India, placed 140 feet above the city, this burnished red sandstone structure was established by Rao Jodha around 1460. After visit continue your journey. On arrival at the resort get ready for an adventure of the camel safari. You will be met and assisted by our Safari staff and Camel riders. Then start your Camel Safari for village Dabdi, a two hour ride filled with fun and excitement. Just before sunset, arrive at your exclusive mobile safari camp covering a distance of around 9 kms. Enjoy an evening under the stars followed by a delicious candlelit dinner. Overnight at the Dabdi dunes.
DAY 09: Dabdi – Osian
After breakfast we will start our safari through the Thar Desert. After a four hour ride we approach the oasis village ‘Khetasar’ where we visit the local weavers and the potters. Here lunch will be served by the oasis or at a village hut. Post lunch resume the safari towards the resort covering a total distance of 25 Km. For those not willing to proceed towards the resort by camel Ride, can take jeep ride. The afternoon can be spent at leisure enjoying in swimming pool. In the Evening experience the folk entertainment followed by dinner. Overnight at the resort in Osian.
DAY 10: OSIAN – SODAKORE (200 KMS FROM OSIAN)
After breakfast take a short tour of the famous Osian Temples which is a group of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples found between 8th to 11th centuries. Later, continue your journey towards Sodakore. Arrive at the nature resort in Sodakore which offers Organic food, farm fresh dairy and poultry products. In the evening enjoy the village safaris interacting with the vibrant village community and a walk around the Amla Orchard.
Overnight at the resort with cultural dinner.
DAY 11: SODAKORE – JAISALMER – SAM (110 KMS FROM SODAKORE)
After breakfast check out of the resort and leave towards Jaisalmer. after breakfast and proceed for sightseeing of Jaisalmer which includes the golden-hued Jaisalmer fort, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim singh ki Haveli. After sightseeing of Jaisalmer proceed for the Sam Sand Dunes, the perfect place to enjoy & experience a desert life. Enjoy the sun set on the back of Camel in the dunes followed by dance, music, cocktails and dinner in the dunes under the stars.
Overnight at the camp in Sam.
DAY 12: SAM – BIKANER (380 KMS FROM JAISALMER)
After breakfast proceed by road to Bikaner enjoying the small villages and rural sights of Rajasthan with its sand dunes. Overnight stay in Bikaner.
DAY 13: PUSHKAR – AJMER – JAIPUR (135 KMS)
After breakfast visit the Junagarh Fort, constructed between 1588-1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s army followed by the Karnimata Temple at Deshnok; famous as the rat temple. Also visit the prestigious camel breeding farm in the evening around 1530hrs and proceed to Mandawa, a small and bustling town in the Shekhawati region lying north of Jaipur. Its importance lies in the splendidly frescoed havelis or mansions – mostly constructed by the prosperous merchants, between the 18th and 20th centuries.
Overnight at the hotel in Mandawa.
DAY 14: MANDAWA – JAIPUR (160 KM FROM MANDAWA)
After brunch check out of the hotel and visit the beautiful Havelis of the Shekhawati region on the way to Delhi. Arrival in Jaipur by the evening and check in to the hotel. After refreshment, enjoy your evening at the most authentic and ethnic village resort: called Chokhi Dhani, designed on the theme of an ethnic village of Rajasthan with lots of traditional environment with entertainment like folk dances, puppet shows, astrology, music, camel ride, Here you can enjoy the traditional Rajasthani food.
Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 15: JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast leave for full day sightseeing of the pink city of India, Jaipur and visit popular attractions like the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. Late evening is free for independent activities or shopping.
Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 16: JAIPUR – DELHI (260 KM FROM JAIPUR)
After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed towards Delhi Airport for your onward journey with sweet memories of your journey.
NOTE: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs and preferences. Feel free to contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday or a tour package specially designed to suit your needs and desire for an unforgettable India tour.
- Daily Breakfast at Hotel.
- Accommodation as per our Itinerary hotel on twin sharing basis inclusive of taxes.
- Complimentary drinks on arrival.
- Pickup service from Airport, Railway Station and Hotel.
- Air Conditioned vehicles having sufficient space for luggage.
- All State Taxes, Parking and all transport related expense including Driver Services.
- A trained and knowledgeable representative throughout the tour.
- Experienced chauffeurs for all kinds of conveyance.
- Entry fee at the monuments.
- Tips to the servicemen.
- Meals and services not specified in the above mentioned section.
- Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums.
- Cost for service provided on a personal request.
- Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, Soft Drinks, Incidentals, Porter Charges, tips etc.
- Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” head.