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  • 17 Days / 18 Nights
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: DELHI (2N)-MANDAWA (1N)-BIKANER (1N)-CAMP (3N)-JAISALMER (2N)-JODHPUR (1N)-UDAIPUR (2N)-PUSHKAR (1N)-JAIPUR (2N)-AGRA (1N)

Date: You choose (between April and September)

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

Beautifully different, there is nothing quite like a tour of India and especially in Rajasthan. Have you travelled a lot? It doesn’t matter how much you’ve done or how many countries you’ve visited, when you arrive in India it will hit you like a tempest; a whirlwind of sound, smell and colour where nothing is as it seems. Travelling to India reveals a country that is at once fascinating, exotic, exciting and mystical. It is also at times frustrating, confusing and chaotic. Keep calm, have patience and smile and India will open itself to you.

Hot by day, cold by night, this sprawling desert is home to the enchanting towns of Bikaner, Pushkar and Jaisalmer, all of which are accessible by camel for up to seven days. It is definitely not recommended for the elderly!

Jaisalmer is an irresistible attraction. You can see miles of sand dunes that appear limitless. The golden peaks and valleys give you a feeling of boundlessness. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Book a camel safari to experience the vast Thar Desert. Welcome to Jaisalmer!

Many of these trips are close to Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Osian and Khimsar and can last from 2 to 7 days, with longer ones lasting up to a month. Usually, every person gets one camel and a camel cart packed with food, utensils, and other essentials during the journey. Those who tire of camel rides can switch to the cart. Tents, meals, water, bedding and a guide are always given. Furthermore, we ensure that you have an enjoyable time every evening with local entertainment. For extended camel trips spanning several days, camps are typically established in the proximate villages at night.

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  • ITB-Highlights:* Traditional Sari tying in a boutique in Jaipur
  • * Classic Chai ceremony with a traditional Indian family
  • * Folk music and dance during the camel safari
  • * Enjoy scenic views while riding through the dessert, picnics and Bonn fire in the camps.
  • * Experience the colorful everyday life of India on rickshaw rides and market Jaipur
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • Included in the Price:
    • Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis
    • American/Continental breakfast throughout the tour.
    • Fullboard during Camel Safari as mentioned in the itinerary above
    • Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) throughout the tour.
    • For groups of 10 or more, the group will be accompanied by ITB Tour Escort.
    • All entrance fees to monuments during the sightseeing as mentioned above
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by air-conditioned car with driver.
    • For groups an individual air-conditioned bus will be provided.
  • Not included in the price:
    • All personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages.
    • Camera fees (still or film).
    • Any airfare.
    • Unspecified meals etc.
    • Medical & Travel insurance.
    • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, train delays road blocks, natural calamity etc.
    • Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Tour Plan

01

Day 1: International flight to Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meeting and assistance upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight.
02

Day 02: New Delhi

In the morning we have a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. The sightseeing of Old Delhi includes the "Rajghat" and the "Jama Masjid", the great mosque of Old Delhi. Today we also have a visit to the famous "Humayun Tomb" which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. We also visit the Qutub Minar, which is 71 metres high and has five storeys. Construction of this tower began in 1199. It was intended to be the most glorious victory tower in the world. Before returning to the hotel, we will take a tour of New Delhi. We will visit India Gate, government buildings and embassies.

Meal Plan: B
03

Day 03: New Delhi – Mandawa

After breakfast proceed to Mandawa (257 kms. / 6 Hrs.). Arrive & check In Hotel. Rest of the day free to walk around the beautiful village to enjoy the coulouful and vibrant rustic life.

Meal Plan: B
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Day 04: MANDAWA – BIKANER

Morning after breakfast visit Mandawa, which was founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and is still the home of his descendants. Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open.

After visting the beautiful Hawelis of MAndawa, enjoy a drive to Bikaner about 170 kilometers.  Arrive in Bikaner and check-in at a pre-booked hotel for your overnight stay.

In the afternoon, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Explore the Junagarh Fort built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, a General in the army of Emperor Akbar. This fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. These palaces, made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows dotted all over the structure. The city of Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque founded by Raja Rai Singh. See the royal chapel where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. After seeing the historical landmarks of Bikaner, return to your hotel and spend the night.

Meal Plan: B
05

Day 05 to Day 8: 5 days’ Camel Safari starting Bikaner, ending in village Kaku in the dessert

Today you will drive through the Thar Desert to Kaku. Kaku is a very typical village in the deepest desert. You will be the guest of our desert expert Mr. Bhagwan Singh. He with his family will take care of your welfare and you will have an unforgettable desert experience. You will stay overnight at the "Kaku Camps". It is a romantic experience. Here we have also organised a 2-to-3-day camel safari for you. In the evening there is a cultural programme.

During the next three days you will ride on the camel from morning after the breakfast till noon for freshly prepared lunch by our camp team. Take some rest before starting again in the late afternoon for 2 hours before reaching the camp side at sunset.

Your crew will prepare sumptuous dinner for you while you will be entertained by local musicians and dancers. Join them for fun and frolick. Have dinner and retire for the day in your tent.

Same programme will repeat for till day 7

Meal Plan: B/L/D for 3 nights
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Day 08: Camp site-Jaisalmer

After breakfast at the camp site, you will be taken to Jaisalmer, approx. 6-hour drive. Arrive in Jaisalmer and check-in at a pre-booked hotel. In the evening, proceed to view a magnificent sunset in the endless sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Follow it up with a camel ride. In the heart of Thar Desert, the Sam Sand Dunes is an intricately moulded wonderland of burnished sandstone. After an excursion on the dunes, return to your hotel and spend the night.

Meal Plan: B
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Day 09: Day 5: IN JAISALMER

After breakfast, continue on a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Visit Sonar Fort, housing a fourth of the city’s residents. Also visit Patwon Ki Haveli, which is one of the most exquisite havelis (palace) with a beautifully latticed façade. Salim Singh Ki Haveli is just three centuries old and is still lived in. Then there is Nathmalji Ki Haveli that was built by two architect brothers. In the afternoon, you are at leisure to do your own thing. Spend the night at your hotel.

Meal Plan: B
08

Day 10: JAISALMER – JODHPUR

After breakfast, continue to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur about 290 kilometers from Jaisalmer. Arrive in Jodhpur. Proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur - the former capital of Marwar state founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort spread over 5 kilometers on a steep hill and looking down 125 meters. The fort appears rugged and impenetrable from the outside, but houses some of the most intricately adorned palaces with exquisitely carved panels and latticed windows. Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal are some of the areas worth exploring. A collection of royal cenotaphs, built in while marble, lies very close to the fort. Built in 1899, the cenotaph also houses portraits of rulers of Jodhpur.

Meal Plan: B
09

Day 11: JODHPUR- RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR

After breakfast at the hotel, You are at leisure for the rest of the day to explore on your own. This charming village brings alive the royal past of Rajasthan with many artisans still pursuing the ancestral profession of creating clay and wood structures, and carving metal among others.

Later on, drive to Udaipur via Ranakpur about 290 kilometers from Rohet. On arrival in Udaipur, check-in at a hotel for your overnight stay. You are at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meal Plan: B
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Day 12: IN UDAIPUR

After breakfast, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Drive around Fatehsagar Lake, built by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1754 AD. Visit Jagdish Temple, the largest and the most venerated temple of Udaipur. Further on, continue to Garden of Maidens – ‘Sahelion-Ki- Bari’, consisting of an ornamental pool with delicately carved ‘chhatries’ (umbrellas) of black and white marble and soft stone. Also, tour the Maharana's City Palace, an imposing edifice of granite and marble. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, taking in the brilliant scenery of hills, temples and palaces surrounding it. After a memorable day of sightseeing, return to your hotel and spend the night.

Meal Plan: B
11

Day 13: UDAIPUR-PUSHKAR

Morning after having breakfast drive to Pushkar holy city. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Later visit various temples and ghats and holy Pushkar Lake. There are more than 400 hundred temples in Pushkar but the main attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. If it is the month of October/November then you are lucky to enjoy the world famous cattle fair of Pushkar. Rest of the time completely free to explore the Pushkar on your own. Over night in your hotel.

Meal Plan: B
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Day 14: PUSHKAR-JAIPUR

In the morning drive to Jaipur. On your arrival to the charming Pink City of India check-in at your hotel. Time free for leisure. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. In the evening take a walking tour of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most common places such as its squares and lanes. Night stay in your hotel.

Meal Plan: B
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Day 15: IN JAIPUR

After breakfast, proceed on a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Tour the Amber Fort - the capital of the state till 1728. Visit Jagmandir or the Hall of Victory that glitters with thousand mirrors, Jal Mahal and Temples of Kali. Enjoy an elephant ride on your ascent to Amber Fort and behold panoramic views of the city along the way.

In the afternoon, visit the Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar, drive past Hawa Mahal or The Palace of Winds and past the rose-pink residential and business quarters of Jaipur. After a day of sightseeing and discovering the different colors of Jaipur, return to your hotel and spend the night.

Meal Plan: B
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Day 16: JAIPUR-AGRA

After breakfast, drive to the city of Taj, Agra.

We will stop at Fatehpur Sikri on the way to Jaipur. Fatehpur Sikri, located 40 km from Agra, is an abandoned city built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to honor the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. The saint blessed Akbar and prophesied the birth of three sons to the then childless emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was active for 14 years. Sadly, it eventually became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Water scarcity caused this city to be abandoned. You can see the stunning, intact structures in the 'Ghost City' that embody the grandeur of the Mughal empire at its peak. These include the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace, and other palaces.

Afternoon go see the impressive Red Fort. Emperor Akbar laid the foundation of the fort in 1565 and the construction continued until the time of Shahjahan. The tall red stone structure extends for approximately 1.5 miles, commanding a turn in the river Yamuna to the northwest of the Taj Mahal. The building is noteworthy for its seamless fusion of Hindu and central Asian architectural designs.

Meal Plan: B
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Day 17: AGRA-DELHI

You will be visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise, built in 1630 by Shah Jahan to honor his queen Mumtaz Mahal. We will start at 6 am. This impressive building is a beautifully crafted work of art made from white marble. It shows the incredible ability of 20,000 craftsmen who came from Persia, Turkey, France, and Italy and worked together for 17 years to complete this "Love Poem in Marble." Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Drive to Delhi after breakfast.

Evening/night flight back home. In case your flight is on the next day, we will book a room in Delhi for you.

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner

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