Jaisalmer Camel Tour
10 Nights / 11 Days
Delhi - Mandawa - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Arrival at the international airport in Delhi. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.
Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi - Mandawa
Morning: Drive to Mandawa and on arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day
visit Havelis in and around Mandawa. Overnight in Mandawa Shekhawati is a colourful
fantasy having a fascination uniquely of its own. The open-air art galley, as
it is popularly called, is famous for its plethora of painted havelis, all commendable
pieces of the rich artistic tradition of this region. It is famous for its Havelis
(mansion) built by rich merchants of the region, display a unique architectural
style that evolved around the courtyards to ensure safety and privacy of the
women folk and protection from the heat of the long and harsh summers. The Havelis,
painted predominantly in blue, maroon, yellow, green and indigo have beautiful
wall paintings that adorn their walls.
Day 03: Mandawa - Jaisalmer
Proceed for Jaisalmer after breakfast. Have lunch and proceed to Jaisalmer.Reach
Jaisalmer in the evening. Check in at hotel and relax. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Rising from the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. The
Jaiselmer fort etched in yellow sandstone stands with all its awesome splendour.
The life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval majesty visible in
its narrow lanes strewn with magnificent palaces, havelies, temples and typical
desert life of men women cattle and camels. The 80 meter high fort, perch on
the hill, houses the entire township within its ramparts. It has enchanting
narrow lanes dotted with exquisite havelis, beautifully sculptured Jain temples
of the 12th-15th century and palaces. The fort is approached through four gateways
-Akhaiya Pol, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol and Hava Pol. Some of the most exotic mansions
or havelis, all intricately latticed, are strewn all over Jaisalmer each with
a different facade. The Havelis of Nathmalji, Patwon and Salim Singh all in
Yellow Marble of Jaisalmer are exquisite works of art. A camel safari through
the interesting and remote desert villages of Roopsi, Doojasar, Kanoi, Kuldara
and the Cenotaphs of Barabagh can be interesting. The villages are very special,
as different communities inhabit them.
Day 04: Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort stands almost at a height of 100 metre over the city and houses
99 bastions, a number of entrance gateways and a group of Jain Temples from
12th to 13th century. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 05: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After Breakfast drive to Jodhpur (308 kms/06½ hrs) and on arrival in
Jodhpur, check in at hotel. Afternoon: Free to visit the bazaars. Overnight
in Jodhpur. At the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes
with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The massive 15th century
AD Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 mts. above
the plains. A high wall encompasses the city -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable
bastions. The lifestyle in Jodhpur is unusually fascinating with people wearing
lovely multi hued costumes, artistically designed. Shopping in Jodhpur bazaars
is a heady experience with a colourful display of the rich collection of exquisite
handicrafts. The tie-and-dye fabric, embroidered "jutis" or slippers
in suede, camel skin, velvet and leather, beautiful silks, durries, marble souvenirs
from Makrana, an extensive range of useful and decorative items etc., are of
interest. he Mehrangarh fort is one of the most impressive and formidable structures.
Invincible from the outside, the fort has four gates approached by a winding
road. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with marvellously carved
panels with latticed windows These palaces house a fabulous collection of trappings
of Indian royalty including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs,
miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.
Day 06: Jodhpur
Breakfast at hotel. Jodhpur, Founded in the 15th century by Rao Jodha, this
erstwhile capital of Marwar state occupied an important place in the ancient
silk route along with Bikaner and Jaisalmer. It is still a Jodhpur is still
a leading commercial centre when it comes to cattle, camels, wood, salt and
crops. Proceed for sightseeing of the city. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 07: Jodhpur - Jaipur
Morning: Drive to Jaipur and on arrival in Jaipur, assistance at check in.
Rest of the time free for independent activities. Overnight in Jaipur
Day 08: Jaipur
Morning: Guided excursion to Amer Fort with elephant ride. Afternoon: Guided
city tour of Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur
Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan is colour washed pink - the colour associated
with hospitality in Rajput culture. This Pink City of fairy tale palaces,
rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues is picturesque.
The first planned city of its time, a formidable wall encircles Jaipur. Morning
Drive past by Hawa Mahal, known popularly as the Palace of Winds, is a facade
built for the Ladies of the Royal household in the 19th century. The Amber
Fort, the capital of the erstwhile State of Jaipur until 1728 is perched on
a hill. It has halls of Public and Private audience, a Sheesh Mahal (hall
of mirrors) various marble palaces which are marvelous examples of ancient
Rajput architecture. The Temple of Amba (Mother Goddess), the patron deity
of the Royal family is at the entrance to the palace. Ride an elephant to
ascend the hill on which the Fort is situated.
City tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace -the former royal
residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles which houses
a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of the
Mughals and Rajputs, including swords of different shapes and sizes with ornate
handles. It has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings,
carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian,
Latin and Sanskrit. Also visit the Jantar Mantar - an astrological and astronomical
Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 18th century which is remarkable
for its accuracy even at the present times.
Day 09: Jaipur - Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Leave for Delhi. Reach by evening. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 10: Delhi
Breakfast at Delhi. Proceed for a full day tour of Old & New Delhi. Relax
in the evening. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 11: Delhi - Home
Breakfast at hotel. Day free to explore the city and finish last