Trip Highlights

Hot air balloon flight over the magnificent Amber Fort in Jaipur
Overnight stays in frescoed havelis - once home to the wealthy merchants
Wildlife Safari and session with Environmentalist in Ranthambore
A cultural performance and a sundowner in the deserts of Jaisalmer
Witness Pushkar Fair - One of the world's largest Camel fair
Introduction to the rural life through various activities and visits

Trip overview:

Rajasthan is land of colorful culture and traditions. It’s a magical land known for its art, folk music and dances. The royal state of Rajasthan is the home to beautiful palaces and forts. Pushkar Fair known as “Pushkar Ka Mela” is believed to be one of the World’s largest camel Fairs. Pushkar fairs offers a once in a Lifetime incredible experience !!

This hand picked journey is specially designed to show you the real and the colorful shade of North India. Along the way your travellers will tick off many boxes and experience the Indian hospitality. Of course, there will be the iconic Taj Mahal to add to the splendour.

 

Day 1 (Arrive Delhi)

On Arrival at Delhi Airport , you will meet an IndeBo representative who will assist you with your transfer to the hotel. After check in there will be a briefing session about the tour. You will have rest of the day to yourself to relax. Later, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 (In Delhi - A walk down the memory lane)

Explore Old Delhi in a rickshaw/tuk-tuk. Visit the Khari Baori (spice market), the Jama Masjid before volunteering at Gurudwara Shishganj Sahib. After lunch at Dharampura Haveli, head to Mandi House for a cultural play. Later, visit Connaught Place. Situated in the heart of Delhi, this area is a shoppers’ paradise. Dinner will be at a local restaurant/pub.

Day 3 (Of Havelis and Merchants)

Afret reaching Churu by train, check-in at your hotel. In the evening, visit the frescoed havelis and interact with the locals. Learn the local artforms like papad making, lacquered bangle making, miniature wood carving, and bandhej works. Later, enjoy a cultural perfromance by the locals.

Day 4 (Excursion to Mandawa)

A full day heritage haveli walk. Visit the Mandawa Fort, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Saraf Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Raghunath Ji Temple, Ladia Haveli, Chokhani Haveli and more! Freshen up with a platter of local delecacies for dinner along with live cultural performance.

Day 5 (An evening with the nature)

Depart Churu and drive to Bikaner, visiting Junagarh Fort en route. Bikaner has one of world’s largest camel research and breeding facilities. After arriving in Bikaner check in at your hotel. Later, engage yourself in activities like nature-walks, boat-rides, sanctuary dinners and desert safaris.

Day 6 (The golden city)

Depart for Jaisalmer. Visit Jaisalmer fort, Bada Bagh and Patwon ki Haveli. Before calling it a day, head for a rejuvenating spa treatment at the Rait.

Day 7 (The dunes of Thar)

After breakfast, transfer to the campsite amidst the sand dunes. At the camp, enjoy desert camping, desert safari, camel rides and folk music by local artists. Spend the night under the starry sky in the middle of the desert.

Day 8 (Off to the Blue City)

Head to Jodhpur. On arrival, visit one of the largest forts in India, the Mehrangarh Fort. Here you may also try your hands at ziplining. Following this, visit the royal Umaid Bhavan Palace, the home to the prince of Jodhpur. Later, you are free to explore the city and it’s markets or try some orgaic farming.

Day 9 (The holy cities)

Depart for the holy city of Pushkar. Visit the famous Dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti at Ajmer en route. On reaching Pushkar, visit the Pushkar Lake & temple of Brahma. Evening will be free to explore the markets.

Day 10 (A day at the Fair)

Today you will experience the mood, the flavour and the excitement of the fair. Enjoy cultural event including musical and dance performances by local. Watch local folks in their finery wearing beautiful coloured clothes,bangles, variety of Jewellery. Shaving a camel is altogether a different kind of experience, you may try your hand on this. There’s also a camel beauty pageant and camel races that happen at the fair.

Day 11 (The Wilderness)

A drive to Ranthambhore National Park stopping by at Tonk en route. Tonk is famous for the Sunheri Kothi (mansion of gold). The magnificent complex, white walls and ceilings, a sumptuous expanse of enamel mirror work, gilt and painted glass will leave you startled. The walls of the complex have been polished in gold engraved with glasses, flowers and paintings. After the visit, continue your drive to Ranthambhore. On arrival, check in at the forest camp.

Day 12 (To the City of Love)

Depart for Jaipur after breakfast. On arrival, head for a polo lesson with experts. Later, cycle through a village and learn about the turbans and it’s importance in the Rajasthani culture. Interact with the locals and enjoy your dinner around a bonfire over lots of stories of the place.

Day 13 (The Pink City tour)

Take a guided tour of the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal (palace of wind), and the Amber Fort. You may either choose to go around in an airconditioned car or an open jeep or a tuk-tuk. Spend rest of your day with the elephants – feed, bathe, paint and play with them.

Day 14 (To the city of love)

After breakfast drive to Agra. Hold your breath as you are about to be blown away by the beauty of the Taj Mahal. It looks amazing in the evening and we will time your visit to perfection – as the sun sets into Yamuna in the background. End your day with a view of the city and cup of masala chai on the rooftop of a local family.

Day 15 (Depart Delhi)

Drive back to Delhi and check in at an airport hotel for wash and change. Later, in time transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Cities Covered
Delhi
Churu
Mandawa
Bikaner
Jaisalmer
Jaipur
Pushkar
Ajmer
Ranthambhore
Tonk
Agra

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