Thar Desert in India

Thar Desert

DESTINATION: Delhi/Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan
Desert Safari: Thar Desert

 Day 01: Upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Delhi. Delhi, a captivating city, encapsulates the rich history, diverse cultures, and modern lifestyle of India. The day is yours to spend at leisure. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: After breakfast, explore Old Delhi with visits to Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, and a rickshaw ride to Red Fort. Visit Rajghat and Humayun’s Tomb before a drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate in New Delhi. Conclude with a visit to Qutub Minar. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, head to the airport for a flight to Bikaner. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Explore Bikaner with a visit to Junagarh Fort, a complex dating back to 1588 AD. Later, visit the unique Rat Temple, Karni Mata Temple, where black rats are considered holy. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bikaner. Optional activities include a Street Food Tasting Tour and a Guided Walking Tour.

Day 04:Dive to Jaisalmer, known as the Golden City after breakfast. Founded in the 12th century, it’s renowned for its forts, havelis, and golden desert landscapes. Upon arrival, head to the Thar Desert at Khuri Sand Dunes. Check in to a Swiss-styled desert tent, enjoy a cultural program with folk dances and music, and stay overnight at the Desert Camp in Jaisalmer.

Day 05: After breakfast, leisure time at Khuri Sand Dunes. Check out and drive to your hotel in Jaisalmer. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, known as the Golden Fort, and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Explore Patwon Ki Haveli for its beautiful architecture. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaisalmer. Optional activities include a Guided Food Walk, a Cultural show in Thar Desert, a Puppet Show in the Desert Culture Museum, and Dune Bashing.

Day 06: After breakfast in Jaisalmer, drive to Jodhpur and check into the hotel. Jodhpur, known for Mehrangarh Fort, offers stunning views of blue-painted houses against the Thar desert backdrop. In the afternoon, explore Jodhpur with a visit to Jaswant Thada and the iconic Clock Tower. Wander through the vibrant Sadar Market. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jodhpur. Optional activities include the Bishnoi Village Tour by Jeep, Zipline, Heritage Walk, and Cycling.

Day 07: After breakfast, check out and visit Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Enjoy the scenic drive to Udaipur, visiting the Ranakpur Jain Temple en route. Mehrangarh Fort displays rare cannons and remarkable architecture. The journey continues to Udaipur, known for its historic charm and picturesque lakes. Check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 08: After breakfast, explore Udaipur with a visit to City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola. Highlights include Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum, and Jagdish Temple. Visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, a garden for royal ladies, and Lok Kala Mandal, showcasing folk art. Explore Shilpgram for traditional arts and crafts. Evening at leisure or take a walk through Udaipur’s narrow lanes. Enjoy a boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 09: After breakfast, check out and drive to Pushkar. En route, visit Chittorgarh Fort, a symbol of Rajputana’s bravery. The imposing fort, dating back to the 7th century, stands atop a hill and showcases palaces and towers. Continue to Pushkar, known for its sacred lake and numerous temples. Check-in at the hotel and relax for the day. Overnight stay in Pushkar.

Day 10: Visit the ancient Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake in Pushkar after breakfast. The Brahma Temple, over 2000 years old, is a unique worship place for Lord Brahma. Explore the sacred lake where devotees take a holy dip. Later, drive to your hotel in Jaipur. Check-in upon arrival. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 11: After breakfast, explore Jaipur starting with Amer Fort, a majestic 16th-century fortress palace. Visit Jantar Mantar, the world’s largest stone sundial. Proceed to Hawa Mahal, a 5-story building with ornate windows, and City Palace, the royal residence and museum. Return to the hotel or visit local markets. Overnight stay in Jaipur. Optional activities include a Hot air Balloon, Lunch, and Elephant activities at Dera Amer, a Rajasthan Folk Dance Show with Dinner, a Bollywood Dance Workshop, a Relaxing Ayurvedic Massage, and a Sunrise Yoga Session in Jaipur.

Day 12: After breakfast, check out and drive to Agra. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the Mughal dynasty. Continue to Agra, situated on the banks of the River Yamuna. Check-in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort, a red-sandstone fortress and former residence of Mughal Emperors. Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 13:  Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal for the best sunrise views. The Taj Mahal, a symbol of eternal love, was built from 1631-1653 during Emperor Shah Jahan’s rule. Return to the hotel for breakfast, check out, and transfer to Delhi International Airport for your onward flight.

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