From Desert of Thar to the Aravellis Mounts
From 815 $ per person
Rajasthan, which is a true introduction to India, makes you feel like you’re in the world of the 1001 nights.
With its magnificent & luxurious Maharajas palaces, its superb fortresses, its elegant “havelis”, and its proud Rajpout lords, Rajasthan is one of the most chivalrous regions. A mosaic of landscapes is waiting for you, from the mildness of the wooded and green Aravelli mountains to the intense aridity of the Thar, its dunes and small villages emerging from the desert.
It’s also an incredibly human world with its peaceful Rebaris and Bishnois shepherds wearing hugely coloured turbans, the warm welcome of the “Rajputs” for whom honour is more important than life, and the Gadulliya gypsies : nomadic blacksmiths or musicians....
Thanks to the freedom of a private vehicle, we follow the roads, from the Taj Mahal to Jaipur, via the holy city of Pushkar. Far from the crowd of the city, we’re fascinated by the amazing landscapes and people of the countryside : sunrise on the dry desert where acacias trees seem to dance, lanes paved in stone and mud houses embellished by the statues of Ganesh which bring luck, women going to the wells, wearing their bright coloured saris, peppers drying in the sun, village festivals and turbaned musicians, and temples of mysterious gods...
You will enjoy living a life of luxury in old forts converted into hotels, but still occupied by Rajputs lords who welcome their hosts so warmly.
From $815 per participant, based on 2 participants.
> Transfers and ground transports (private vehicle with and English speaking driver)
> Flights and/or trains as mentioned in the program
> Accommodation: twin/double room in hotels
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
> International flights and airport taxes
> Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program
> Optional activities
> Repatriation fees, should they be required
> Meals (except if mentioned in detailed itinerary) > Drinks and personal expenses
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Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Welcome at the airport, transfer to the hotel in the center of Delhi for overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Shekhawati: Mandawa , Nawalgarh OR Alsisar - [5/6 H - 240 & 280 Km]
You begin your journey in Shekhawati. Drive to Alsisar , Mandawa or Nawalgarh. Overnight at hotel .
Day 3: Shekhawati - Bikaner [4/5 H - 200 km]
Visit the town of Fatehpur and Nawalgarh. You can visit the Bikaner Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer - [7 H - 330 km]
A long drive through the middle of the majestic Thar Desert. Arrive late in the day in Jaisalmer. Overnight at hotel
Day 5: Jaisalmer
Visit Jaisalmer, the city citadel, raised as an architectural dream in the middle of the barren desert. Overnight at hotel
Day 6: Jaisalmer - Thar Desert camel ride
Start the City tour at your own pace in the early afternoon. Arrive at the camp and depart for your camel ride. Camp in the dunes and enjoy a dinner in the magical desert lit by the moon.
Day 7: Thar Desert - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur [5 H - 270 km]
In the morning, return to Jaisalmer then depart for Jodhpur. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Jodhpur - Ghanerao , Narlai OR Jojawar [4 H - 150 km ]
Visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort. Discover the winding streets of the blue city. Head south towards the village of Ghanerao , Narlai or Jojawar, located at the foothills of the Aravellis. Enjoy the experience of rural India. Spend the night in the fort.
Day 9: Ghanerao , Narlai OR Jojawar - Udaipur [3 H - 100 km]
Visit the traditional village of Ghanerao , Narlai or Jojawar. Visit the Ranakpur Jain temple and Adinath. Continue towards Udaipur through the beautiful mountain scenery of Mewar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur
Visit the "Venice of the East." Possibility of boat ride on Lake Pichola (contact us), visit the Palace and tour the shopping streets. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur - Pushkar [7 H - 300 km ]
Departure to Pushkar, a small peaceful village built around a sacred lake. A prominent place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Pushkar - Jaipur [3/4 H - 175 km]
Drive to Jaipur, the pink city. Accommodation at the hotel. Walking tour of the bustling old town. Overnight at hotel
Day 13: Jaipur
In the morning visit the Amber Fort. Go back to Jaipur. In the afternoon, stroll through the various bazaars. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Jaipur - Agra [5/6 H - 250 km ]
Jaipur - Agra by road. En route, stop at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, 40 km west of Agra. Continue to Agra and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Agra - Delhi [4 H - 200 km]
In the morning, visit the Red Fort and the fabulous Taj Mahal. (depending on your travel dates as the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Possibility to visit the day before). In the afternoon, drive to Delhi. Transfer to the international airport in the evening.