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10 Nights/ 11 Days
HP-005
 
Jodhpur | Jaisalmer | Bikaner | Shekhawati
 
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Day 01: TOUR BIGINS…. OVERNIGHT JOURNEY
 
Departure for Jodhpur from Bandra Terminus by 12480 (Suryanagri) at 13.30 hrs.
Stay: Overnight Train Journey.
Meals: Dinner.

 
Day 02: JODHPUR
 
Arrival at Jodhpur Rly station by 06:30 hrs. Transfer and check into the hotel.
After breakfast We take you for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan palace and Jaswant Thada. Jodhpur stands at the edge of the Thar desert & is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur.
Mehrangarh Fort… One of the most impressive and formidable Structures that looks down from a hight of 125 mt. The solid walls with tiny openings appear so daunting that it is easy to imagine the dread with which the enemies must have viewed it. But when you are inside its as if you have entered into the different world altogether- magnificient palaces with marvellously carved panels and latticed windows like the Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and The Daulat Khana. The Fort Museum is one of the finest in Rajasthan. Jaswant Thada.. the graceful marble cenotaph of Jodhpur's maharajas. Umaid Bhavan palace it houses an excellent little museum of some of the royal family's possessions and a luxury hotel and the present Maharaja's residence.
After lunch visit to Mandore Gardens [9 kms] to the north of Jodhpur. Mandore gardens The extensive Mandore gardens with high rocks terraces makes it popular attaraction. The garden also contains the Chhattries of Rathores rulers. Evening back to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Stay: Jodhpur.
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner.
     
Day 03: JODHPUR - SAMM  
 
After breakfast leave for Samm (pronounced Sum) sand dunes some 325 kms away. En route we visit Kuldhara, which exhibit the architectural, excellence of those times, which was buried under dunes till recently.
On arrival in Samm, enjoy a memorable Camel ride over the sand dunes and watch sun set over the sand dunes. Later check into the tent resort. Spend an enchanting evening on the sands watching the sensuous snake dance of the Kalbeliya gypsies and listening to the full throated folks songs of the Manganiyars. Sleeping in tents under the desert starscape will be another of our unforgettable experiences of Rajasthan. Overnight stay in Samm desert.
Stay: Samm desert.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


     
Day 04: SAMM - JAISALMER  
 
Wake up early to see the cool golden sands of Samm changing colors in the sunrise. After breakfast departure for Jaisalmer [40 kms].
En route we visit the Lodurva ruins of Jain Temples and the palaces at Moolsagar and Amarsagar.
On arrival check into the hotel. Post lunch visit the beautiful man-made Gadsisar Lake - encircled with beautiful archways, cupolas and kiosks, it has been a watering hole for dog-years in the Thar Desert. In the evening visit Vyas Chhatri, also referred to in the city as Sunset Point as it gives you a wonderful view of picturesque Jaisalmer at sundown. Later back to hotel for Dinner and overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Stay: Jaisalmer.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


     
Day 05: JAISALMER  
   
Start your day with a walk to the imposing Jaisalmer Fort. It is positively the most exotic fort that you have ever seen anywhere in the world and it was almost like stepping into the pages of Arabian Nights. Not just us ordinary mortals, it even inspired the legendary Indian film-director Satyajit Ray of international acclaim, to make a movie Sonar Kila (Golden Fort). Built with local sandstone and without any mortar. the shifting sands of the desert cover the base of its 99 closely-spaced semi-circular bastions creating the fabulous illusion of a fort rising out of the desert. Explore the interiors of the fort - walking through the different lanes and bylanes and saw the Jain Temples, the Palace and the numerous curio shops.
In the evening explore parts of the beautiful Golden City of Jaisalmer. It is also known as city of Havelis like.. Each and every Haveli is built with yellow sand stone and is very exquisitely carved with intricate jaalis (latticed grilles). Amongst them, the Havelis of Diwan Nathmalji, Salim Singh and of Patwa Brothers stand out as architectural masterpieces. Evening back to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Stay: Jaisalmer.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
Day 06: JAISALMER – BIKANER (350 KMS)
 
After breakfast drive to Bikaner [350 Kms ] . Evening arrival and check into the hotel. Rest of the day to relax and unwind. Dinner and overnight stay at at Bikaner.
Stay: Bikaner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 
Day 07: BIKANER
 
Start the day by visiting the unusual Junagarh Fort, Unusual because, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. From the Junagarh Fort, we see some beautiful havelis (mansions) that line the narrow alleys of the walled city. Later, we went to see the impressive Lallgarh Palace. Like Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, the royal family still lives in a wing of this palace, but the rest of it has now been converted into a charming hotel, with a fascinating little museum thrown in.
In the evening, we visit the National Camel Breeding Farm and see the incredible sight of a herd of camels returning back after grazing, with the spectacular desert sunset in the background. Set amid rolling sand dunes, this farm was set up to produce superior strains of camels both for domestic haulage as well as, even today, for military use. Evening back to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Bikaner.
Stay: Bikaner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 
 
Day 08: BIKANER – MANDAWA (180 KMS)
 
After an early breakfast drive to Mandawa [180 kms] known as Shekhavati, known for its painted walls. The whole region is dotted with elaborately frescoed havelis(mansions) in a fine state of preservation. It is as if we have stepped into an open-air Art Gallery. The region is unique as nowhere in the world there is such a profusion of exquisite wall paintings with utmost care and perfections, in hundreds of Havelis, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts.
Afternoon arrival and check into the hotel. After lunch we explore the town . Mandawa. the fort dominates the town, visit Chokhani, Ladia and Saraf havelis for their frescoes and designs. In the evening we are entertained by a live performance of folk musicians in the hotel. Overnight stay at Mandawa.
Stay: Mandawa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 
Day 09: MANDAWA
 
After Explore the towns Nawalgarh- the place to find some of the finest frescos in the entire region (roop Niwas, Poddar Havelis and Saat Havelis), Continue visit of Mukundgarh - well known for its brass and iron scissors Dundlod.. this small charming town has a fort, palace and the Goenka havelis which have some fine frescoes. The fort and palace has been turned into the heritage hotel. Overnight stay at Mandawa.
Stay: Mandawa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 
Day 10: MANDAWA – JAIPUR (167 KMS) (Tue)
 
After an early breakfast check out and leave for Jaipur Rly. Station. Our return journey starts by Garibrath Exp. at 1425 hrs. Overnight train journey.
Stay: Overnight train journey.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 
Day 11: TOUR CONCLUDES.
 
Arrival at Bandra terminus by 0810 hrs. Tour concludes.


 
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