THE DESERT TRIANGLE TOUR
DURATION: 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
DELHI – SIKANDRA – AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR – JODHPUR –JAISALMER – BIKANER – MANDAWA – DELHI
In this Desert Triangle Tour, you will explore the Desert kingdoms of Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer along with the popular Golden Triangle Cities. The Desert Triangle Tour is unique for sure! A voyage through the Thar Desert exploring the mesmerizing architectures, local culture, religious places and most of all, the sand dunes will be an unforgettable experience especially for first time travelers. The Desert Triangle Tour allows tourists to experience the mystic charm of these three desert kingdoms.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Namaste! Welcome to the Capital of India. You will be welcomed by our representatives on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to let you overcome jet lag. In the evening you may explore the colorful and lively markets of Delhi. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02: DELHI CITY TOUR
Good Morning! After breakfast you will be going for a full day sightseeing tour of the capital city of India starting with the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by Emperor Shah Jahan, Rajghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Post lunch the sightseeing continues to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi including a drive past through the Indian President’s House (Rashtrapati Bhawan) towards India gate built to honour and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers, then visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty and the beautiful Lotus Temple. In the evening take a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colourful bazaar of Chandani Chowk for shopping or to taste some tantalizing North Indian cuisines. Afterwards return to the hotel for a pleasant overnight stay.
DAY 03: DELHI TO AGRA (235 KMS)
After breakfast check out the hotel and proceed towards Agra. On the way to Agra stop over at Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture.Once you reach Agra check in the hotel and leave for Agra Sightseeing with a visit to Agra Fort built in 1576 AD by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; here you will find the splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, and Meena Bazaar. Emperor Shahjahan imprisoned by his rebellious son Aurangzeb in the Musamman Bhurj, would see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal, where his dear wife was cremated. Later visit the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjahan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. After sightseeing return to the hotel for a pleasant overnight stay.
DAY 04: AGRA TO JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal, a Symbol Of eternal love And UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being one of the 7 wonders of the world, this historical masterpiece is an illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Later proceed towards the Pink City, Jaipur. Enroute Jaipur stop over at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. Afterwards continue drive towards Jaipur. On arrival check in at the hotel and have a pleasant night stay at Hotel.
DAY 05: JAIPUR CITY TOUR
Today morning after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. Visit Jal Mahal or water palace that is situated in the midst of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City. Continue your sightseeing by visiting the regal City Palace – present residence of the royal family of Jaipur, the palace is a miraculous portrayal of the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Then visit the incredible Jantar Mantar which was innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh. Amongst the 5 observatories built by him, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Later visit the splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ was built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. After sightseeing have a pleasant night stay at your Hotel.
DAY 06: JAIPUR – JODHPUR (337 KMS)
Today after breakfast check out the Jaipur hotel and proceed towards Jodhpur – also known as blue city . Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. At arrival Jodhpur check in to the hotel and relax. Afterwards, go on a half day sightseeing tour and visit visit Umaid Bhawan Palace & Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 07: JODHPUR SIGHTSEEING – JAISALMER (290 KMS)
Good Morning! After breakfast proceed to explore the local sightseeing of Jodhpur city, visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India and a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Then drive towards Jaisalmer. Upon arrival at Jaisalmer check in to hotel and take rest. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 08: JAISALMER SIGHTSEEING
Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden city” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions, after breakfast visit Jaisalmer Fort (80 meters above plains) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century. Visit Fort Palace & from top of the Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city, visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Evening drive to Sam or Khuri Sand dunes to watch sensational Sun Set by camel ride. Stay overnight after dinner.
DAY 09: JAISALMER – BIKANER (330 KMS)
Good Morning! After breakfast proceed towards Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Take some rest and get ready for a sightseeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
DAY 10: BIKANER TO MANDAWA (192 KMS)
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa.
DAY 11: MANDAWA – DELHI (240 KMS)
Have your morning breakfast and drive back to Delhi. Reaching Delhi you will be transferred to Delhi airport for departure. Hope you return with an extra baggage – a bag full of unforgettable memories.
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.