Duration : 16 Nights - 17 Days
Destinations covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jaipur
About Rajasthan Camel Safari India Tour
The Rajasthan Desert Safari Tour is designed to provide you the maximum opportunity to enjoy
riding on the back of the camel while enjoying in beauty of the golden sand. The package not only takes you to big
cities but also acquaints you with the village life of Rajasthan. Also
care has been taken that the first timers do not go back disappointed
at not having the chance to see the major attractions of the big
cities. The special feature of the package is that enough days have
been kept so that big cities can be covered thoroughly. Camel Riding & Trips Tour Rajasthan India is
a sure delight for anyone who loves to go round and have fun.
Highlights of the Desert Safari Tour Package of Rajasthan
Day 01 : Delhi - Begin Your Tour
Arrive in Delhi where our company representative will receive you and transfer you straight to the hotel. Ward off the weariness that has gripped your body after a long journey and refresh yourself by taking a bath. Thereafter have your meal and relax for the rest of the time.
Day 02 : Delhi - Start Your Delhi Darshan
Delhi has a plethora of attractions in store for a
visiting tourist hence it is but quiet natural that your tour starts
off with an exploration of Delhi's treasures. And since it is not
possible to cover all the attractions of Delhi in one day, you will
try to capture as much of it as comes your way.
Have a quick breakfast early in the morning and set off for old Delhi. Three of Delhi's major attraction are situated there in close proximity. The Red Fort, that remained the hot seat for the Mughal Emperor for a very long period of time, came to be known as Lal Quila during the British rule in India. Very closeby is the Jama Masjid, one of the few mosques where women are allowed. Cameras are allowed inside the mosque on payment of certain charges. It is also possible to climb up the southern minaret if you are a man or have one along you.
Roam around the market of Chandni Chowk for a while if you do not mind crowd getting very near to you. The market is a store house everything you can think of, from textile to electronic items.
Later in the afternoon, visit the Connaught Place and Jantar Mantar which form part of New Delhi area. The former is a vast circle making up a prime tourists and business centre with its number of hotels, shops, banks, airlines offices and restaurants. On the other hand the latter is an observatory tracking the planetary movements.
In the evening, watch an ongoing cultural show at a renowned auditorium of Delhi. Thereafter, return to the hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 : Mandawa - Hault At Royal Castle
This morning have a quick breakfast and set off for
Mandawa. Throughout the journey you will come across beautiful views
of village which is where a majority of Indians live. Reach Mandawa
and immediately transfer to the Royal Castle Mandawa. Shrug your
fatigue by resting for sometime. Later in the afternoon, pay a visit
to the centuries old haveli that once served as the residence of the
wealthy merchants. The paintings on the walls of these havelis have a
wide range, from traditional images of Shiva and elephants to more
contemporary image of a European woman in a car driven by a chauffeur.
Spend some time rambling around with the people of Mandawa and hear interesting stories that have been carried down through ages by locals themselves. Camels roaming around aimlessly make up for a good sight in this region.
Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Mandawa.
Day 04 : Bikaner - Set On A Tour of The Golden Thar Desert
This morning have an early breakfast and head towards
Bikaner, an important city of Rajasthan and a part of Rajasthan Thar
Desert trio. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and thereafter head to
enjoy a camel ride and see the Camel Breeding Farm which is located 8
km from Bikaner. This Camel Breeding Farm is perhaps the only one of
its kind in entire Asia. Run by the government this farm rears three
breed of 230 camels. If you are lucky enough, you might get a chance
to see the baby camels hopping around enthusiastically.
Later, visit the impressive Junagarh Fort and the Lalgarh Palace. The former was built by Raja Rai Singhji in the sixteenth century and houses a museum displaying items like a throne of sandalwood, an armour suit, sculptures of dancing Krishna and lethal weapons. The latter was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singhji in remembrance of his father, Lal Singh. This palace too houses a museum known by the name of Shri Sardul Museum. Examine the artefacts and personal belongings of the royal household and get get an inkling of what the life was at that point of time.
In the night you can walk around your hotel and feel the glittering stars spreading their light to this desert city with all magnanimity. Have your dinner and enjoy the performance by the Rajasthani folk artists simultaneously. Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Day 05 : Khimsar - Enjoy The Camel Safari
This morning after your breakfast leave for Khimsar.
Enroute stop by to pay a visit to the Karni Mata Temple which has
earned a lot of fame because apart from other deities, live rats are
worshipped here. Find out from the localites the story behind this
unseemlingly unusual tradition and thereafter proceed towards Khimsar
Khimsar is a small place with a towering fort converted into a heritage hotel which is still partly inhabited by the descendants of its founder, Rao Karamsiji. Arrive here and roam around a little bit to explore the fort.
In the afternoon embark on a half day camel safari trip to enjoy a visit to the nearby villages, a trip to the wildlife sanctuary and to marvel at the mesmerizing sunset on the sand dunes. Enjoy a theme village dinner on the sand dunes with Rajasthani folk performances lending a hypnotic charm to the entire atmosphere. Later, sit with the ex ruler of Khimsar and know more about the history of the place directly from him.
Overnight stay in the hotel in Khimsar.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
Have your breakfast early and proceed towards Jaisalmer
which is located at a distance of 353 km from Khimsar. On the way,
halt a bit to pay a visit to the 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple and
a 2000 year old Jija Mata Temple in the Osyian village. Osiyan is
known for its temples, so take some time out to explore the Sun Temple
and Harihara Temple too. The architecture of all these temples will
have an endearing effect on you.
Later proceed towards Jaisalmer. On arrival check in at your hotel and relax for some time. Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisala in the 12th century, is one of the most well known cities of Rajasthan. In the earlier era, it was an important trading outpost for traders from Far and Middle East.
In the night relish your exotic meal and enjoy performances by local folk artists. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer - Begin Your Desert Safari Tour
Today is a day to explore the desert city of Rajasthan.
Jaisalmer which has earned itself the sobriquet of the Golden city
because of the sandy region that encompasses it. So have your
breakfast comfortably and head out towards the Jaisalmer Fort. The
fort is located atop the Trikuta hill and still houses a large number
of people within its premises. Visit this fort and examine its various
structures and also reach its top to have a fantastic view of the
surrounding areas and the city below.
In the afternoon embark on a camel safari trip to Bada Bagh which lies at a distance of 7 km from Jaisalmer. The Bada Bagh stores an oasis with a big dam which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II and his son. The gardens here are beautiful with royal chattris above them. The entire camel safari trip to reach Bada Bagh is tremendously entertaining which you will definitely enjoy.
Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer - See The Famous Havelis
Another day in the enchanting city of Jaisalmer. Have
your breakfast and get prepared to enjoy more of camel safari trips,
this time within the city itself.
Jaisalmer is quiet well known for its havelis - the residence of the erstwhile affluent merchants who were inspired by the regality of the rajas. So today, you will explore these havelis of Jaisalmer on your camel safari trip. Visit the wondrous Patwon ki haveli, Nathmalji ki haveli and Jaisalmer Haveli to see they have adapted well to the changing times. Parts of the few of the havelis have been turned into shops and archaeological museum as well while in some the owners still stay. Examine the interior and exterior design of these havelis and you will understand why they are definitely worth appreciating.
If you are feeling hot by now because of the weather, do not despair, for it is time now to visit the Gadi Sagar Lake. The lake was constructed by Maharaja Gadsi Singh in the 14th century and the the gateway leading to the tank was built by a prostitute Tilon despite resistance from the Maharaja. Shrug off all the heat that has penetrated your body by enjoying a boat cruise on the azure water of the lake.
Later return to the hotel and have your dinner. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 09 : Jaisalmer - Shop In The Local Markets
This is yet another day to enjoy the beauty of
Jaisalmer, this time on foot.
Today you can get up late if you so wish. Have your breakfast and head towards the Manak Chowk, the main shopping area of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is quiet well known for its embroidered handicrafts and handlooms, mirror work on hand woven fabrics, tie-and-dye handloom, metalware, wood and stone carvings, camel hides and bone products, tribal silver jewellery and gold jewellery. The puppets of Jaisalmer, in particular, have earned a lot of recognition on international basis.
Shop around and also observe more closely the other beautiful havelis that you come across while walking. The narrow lanes of Jaisalmer reflect the more day to day lifestyle of the people in the city. As you go around, you will feel yourself a part of the city itself. The evening today is free to enjoy the recreational items that your hotel has to offer. Swim in the fresh water of the swimming pool, play a game of billiards or tennis (or any other) with your friend or simply enjoy a drink in the bar. Later have your dinner while enjoying the rhythmic beats of the Rajasthani Folk music. Stay overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer - Shred Your Tiredness
Today is perhaps the most exciting day in Jaisalmer for
you will pay another visit to the Jasialmer fort, this time specially
to explore the Jain temples and a museum inside a palace. The Jain
temples are total seven in number and are interconnected by a series
of corridors. The museum inside the palace is a repository of robes
and artefacts from the bygone era. The coolness inside the palace is
completely calming and makes you feel really good.
Post Lunch is the time you might have been waiting for all this while - a camel safari trip to the Sam Sand Dunes. Reach Sam/Khuri village and set yourself comfortably on camel to embark on a safari trip. Watch the sun vanish below the huge mound of sand after spreading its divine brightness all around. You can click a photograph or two if you wish because this is one scene that will really bring out the nature lover in you.
The excitement soars further as tonight you do not need to return to the hotel for a night stay. Instead you will stay in mud huts and also enjoy your dinner there. Performances by local artists will fill the atmosphere with all the more hypnotic charm.
Day 11 : Jaisalmer - Enjoy A Tour To Sam Sand Dunes
Witness the beautiful sun rise again in the morning
from below the mounds of sand dunes and spread its new brightness to
the golden dunes. Have your breakfast there and set off to visit the
nearby village. Interact with the locals and hear from them the
benefits and drawbacks of living in an arid region. You will be
surprised to find a spirited lot of villagers who do not hold much
grievances against nature for being so dry in their part. For your
lunch have a typical Rajasthani village meal of Dal Batti and Churma.
Next proceed to the Desert Fossil Park which will remind you of the Jurassic Park era when the entire Thar region was submerged under the sea. The highlight of this park is 180 million year old fossil of forest. At first glance it might not appear to attractive but just think about it. It is an entire new era ( though old) thrown open before you.
Later return to the hotel and relax. Have your dinner in the hotel and stay overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 12 : Jodhpur
This morning head for the last of the Rajasthan Thar
Desert trio city, Jodhpur which is at a distance of 326 km from
Jaisalmer. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha in the 15th century when
he shifted his capital from Mandore to this place.
Arrive in the Jodhpur and check in at your hotel. Refresh yourself with a cool bath and a delicious meal. Relax for a while. In the evening stroll on the streets of Jodhpur and and get a feel of the city's innate qualities. Also enjoy a short horse safari which is really different kind of safari that you have been enjoying till now. Alternatively, you can also also play a shot or two at the local club.
Return to your hotel and enjoy a delicious meal. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 13 : Jodhpur - Get Ready For Some Wild Adventure
Have your breakfast and undertake a short early morning
safari trip in the desert countryside. Thereafter, set off to visit
one of the most exceptional villages of India - a village where people
understood the importance of animals and trees in human life long back
in the 15th century itself. The story goes that 363 villagers clung to
trees to protect them from being cut by the kings men. Though in
process they got themselves slaughtered, yet they set an unprecedented
trend before their future generation to follow.
Apart from visiting Bishnoi and interacting with the people of there, there are other villages that you will cover today. These villages are inhabited by weavers, potters and dhurries makers are sometimes also called the crafts village.
The guide will also take you to a place where you can gleefully spot a group of Impalas and the famous as well as endangered Black Bucks.
Later in the evening return to your hotel and have your dinner. Stay overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 14 : Jodhpur
Your third day in Jodhpur will be full of sightseeing
within the city. So have your breakfast and start off exploring this
The Mehrangarh Fort is located atop the hill and dominates the skyline of Jodhpur. Roam around the palaces inside the fort and also enjoy seeing the exquisite collection of Rajasthani artefacts in the fort museum. The Jaswant Thada is situated very close to the gates of the Mehrangarh Fort and preserves the cenotaphs of the rulers of the Jodhpur, most prominently Jaswant Singh II.
Later pay a visit to the beautiful Umaid Bhavan Palace which exudes a white and pinkish glow under the rays of sun. The palace was constructed by Maharaja Umaid Singh to create a work programme for the people and it still houses the royal household in one of its part. The other part has been divided into a hotel and a museum. The museum displays a wonderful collection of items like the crafted weapons, a huge banner presented to Jaswant Singh Bahadur by Queen Victoria, enormous Chinese urn etc.
In the evening, you can stroll around yourself as it is free time for you. Enjoy your dinner in the hotel and stay overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 15 : Jaipur - Enjoy Shopping In Pink City
Move for your last destination, Jaipur, today after
having your breakfast. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan lies at a
distance of 343 km from Jodhpur. Visiting Rajasthan without seeing its
pink city is half the fun missed. Jaipur was founded by Sawai Raja Jai
Singh and is the one of the first few planned cities of the country.
After arriving in Jaipur, transfer straight to your hotel and refresh yourself. Relax for a while.
In the evening, set out to do a lot of shopping in the Jaipur markets. Jaipur is known for its clothes and jewelleries so make sure that you definitely purchase either of them. You can also look out for artefacts and crafts from all over the state like enamel work, embroidery, pottery, woodwork, jewellery, puppets, block printed sheets, miniatures, brasswares and mirrorwork.
Later, return to your hotel and have your dinner while Rajasthani folk musician and dancers display their art before you. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 16 : Jaipur - Get To See The City Palace
Today, you will go around to see what makes Jaipur such
a hot spot for tourists. So, have your breakfast and set out to
explore this beautiful city.
Visit the City Palace Complex that occupies the two section out of total nine into which the city is divided. A major part of the complex today serves as a museum displaying fantastic colourful royal costumes, weapons and huge silver vessels. The Hawa Mahal which is an intrinsic part of the City Palace Complex too is completely delightful if you understand the reason for which it was constructed. The Jantar Mantar and the Amber Fort are other Jaipur attraction that you will visit post lunch. Amber Fort is located at the top of a hill and you will ride an elephant to reach it.
Later, in the evening, you will return to the hotel and relax for a while. You can also start packing your goods because this is the last day of your trip. Have your dinner and enjoy the puppet shows organised by the hotel.
Stay overnight in Jaipur.
Day 17 : Delhi
This morning have your breakfast and set off on a
return journey to Delhi. This entire journey will stay into your mind
for a long period of time as a sweet memory. Arrive in Delhi from
where you can proceed to further to your respective destinations. The
tour ends here.