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Rajasthan Desert Safari Tour
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered :Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur -
Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra-Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Begin your Tour
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's "Rajasthan Desert Safari Tour"!
On arrival in Delhi, you will will be met and transferred by Vardhman's
representative to your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the
Day 02: Delhi
On the day 2 of your tour proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern
Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and
Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid,
one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the
cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive
past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi- Mandawa
This morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa.
Upon arrival at Mandawa check into your hotel. Later proceed for city
tour of Mandawa.
Visit Mandwa, found in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home
of his descendants. See beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions.
Mandawa castle, one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel
and house of collections of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons
from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting
items, preserved in a museum. A walking tour of the painted 'havelis'
of some of the leading business families of the country.
Day 04: Mandawa- Bikaner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. Upon arrival at Bikaner check
into your hotel.
Later visit Bikaner
Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. Long before
this, the city was a trade center on the caravan routes from Africa
and West Asia. Bikaners dominant features are rippling sands
and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed
by a 7 kms. wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City
is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing
old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the
fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line
of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh
Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple.
Day 05: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Today after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival in Jaisalmer
check in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of The
Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian
Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone.
The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and
elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living
Fort in the world.
(optional camel safari)
Day 07: Jaisalmer-Jodhpur
Today after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival at Jodhpur
check into your hotel. Afternoon proceed for the city tour.
Visit the fort , Jaswant Thara, Mandore Gardens. Rest of the day
Day 08: Jodhpur-Ranakpur Jain Temples-Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur Jain
Upon arrival at Udaipur check into your hotel. Rest or the day at
Day 09: Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting the fort, Sahelion
-ki -bari. Puppet museum etc.
Evening enjoy (at your own cost) boatride on the lake. A most memorable
boat ride with the reflections of the majestic lake palace at its
best against the setting sun.
Day 10: Udaipur-Pushkar
Today proceed for Pushkar after breakfast. Upon arrival, check
into your hotel.
City Tour of Pushkar
Pushkar being one of the most religious places for Hindus has the
atmosphere of an ancient religious town.The only temple of God Brahma
is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for
Hindus.Pushkar has become famous in the world due to its Pushkar
Festival which takes place in the month of November when the whole
of Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground where thousands
of pilgrims come to bath in the holy water of Pushkar lake and the
biggest cattle and camel markets take place here where Farmers,breeders
and camel traders buy and sell.
Day 11: Pushkar -Jaipur
This morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival at
Jaipur check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 12: Jaipur
Morning excursion to the Amber fort. Enjoy the elephant back
ascent to the fort.
City tour of Jaipur
Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors,
Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal
or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and
business areas of Jaipur.
Optional: Lunch at a Heritage hotel with Tonga ride or explore the
market & shop for special bargains! .
Day 13: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After breakfast at the hotel leave for Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur
Fatehpur Sikri: The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar
built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is
an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its
"ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to
imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it's
grandeur. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in
On arrival at Agra, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Agra-Delhi
City tour of Agra
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra
which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear
& exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!.
Later in the late afternoon drive back to Delhi International airport
to board flight for your onward destination to back home with sweet
and unforgettable memories of your "Rajasthan Desert Safari
Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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