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Pick up of guests from Delhi Airport & Drive to Mandawa.
Your first day’s drive is to the stunning town of Mandawa, often described as Rajasthan’s open air art gallery. The magnificent Fort Mandawa, one of the finest conversions of an old fort into a hotel, in Rajasthan. The drive starts out easily enough before you turn off the highway and head through the fascinating countryside. There’s no rush, so take time to acclimatize you and get used to the driving style in India.
Upon arrival check in the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meal: No Meals

After breakfast explore this beautiful Haveli’s of Mandawa. The Rajput ruler of Mandawa built a fort in 1755 to protect this trading outpost that fell in the ancient caravan routes from China and Middle East. The township that grew around the fort attracted a large community of traders, who settled here. When the caravan traffic ceased in the late 18th century, the traders created business empires in other parts of the country, but returned to Mandawa build palatial mansions in their hometown. Mandawa is known for its colorful frescoes on a wide variety of subjects ranging from religious to the erotic; from copies of popular English prints to witty social satire rendered in the inimitable style of local artist. Every home here is adorned with gaily-painted murals that illuminate the arid landscape. Overnight at Hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Once out of the hustle of Mandawa the route opens up into gentle countryside. South of Bikaner is the famous Rat Temple at Deshnok, so we route you there for an unforgettable experience! Travel through the center of Bikaner, driving past its famous fort. It is well worth a visit if you have the time. Overnight at Hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, head out through the desert to Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Rajah Jaisal.
En-route stops at the Pokhran Fort to grab a bite. You can also get a guide to take you to a village pottery.
Strategically located midway in the triangle between Bikaner and Jaisalmer, Pokhran is a sparsely populated but strategic area. Once used for underground nuclear testing it has since reverted to the more tranquil life of a trading post and holiday destination.
Pokhran is surrounded by five rocky, sandy, salt hills and the name means “the place of five mirages”. Fort Pokhran stands on the ancient trade route that carried salt, silk and spices to Persia and beyond. It is now famous for its terracotta pottery which is sold all over India. If you see terracotta pottery in a market in any large town, the chances are that it came from this area.
Later proceed to Jaisalmer, unlike any other city; this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading center because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition.
The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 meter high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of color and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antique, and stonework. Overnight at Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, leave for a city tour of Jaisalmer and visit the famous Havelis, known for their frescoes. It is an outstanding drive through dunes and forested mountains, the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are open to visitors.
Overnight at Hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast drive to Sam dunes. Upon arrival check in the camp. In the evening, we have laid on a safari in the Sam Sand dunes. Here, you will have the unforgettable experience of a camel ride at sunset topped before you return to your camp. Overnight at Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Your journey continues through a great drive across the desert floor to the Blue‟ city of Jodhpur where you will stay in one of the most iconic hotels in all Rajasthan, the Umaid Bhawan. An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is also the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Called the Blue City due to the color of the houses, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist.

You pass through Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, color and texture of Jodhpur. It not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendors of an era gone forever.
The hospitality of the locals, the colorful women, and the striking turbans - all set against the searing desert is something to feel, not just see.

Situated in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendors of an era gone forever. The hospitality of the locals, the demure women, and the colorful turbans -all set against the unmerciful desert is something to feel, not just see. Every pore of Jodhpur tells its own tales of heroic tales that made legends out of kings and soldiers, romances that continue to warm the heart and a time when epics were lived out on the streets by everyday man.
Upon arrival, check-in at Hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure to explore local market. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, considered one of finest in all India. This invincible stronghold of the Marwars sits on a steep hill lording over a wonderful view of its surroundings. Intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and elegantly curved porches speak of beauty and taste. Here, the second largest cannon in Asia rests; the recoil of which requires an area as large as a football field! Also visit Jaswant Thada - a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899 who, as the story goes succumbed to injuries here while fighting the Mughal king, Jehangir. Overnight at Hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast transfer from hotel to airport to boar on flight to Mumbai/Delhi.

Meal: Breakfast

  • 07 Nights’ accommodation on Twin / double occupancy on Bed & Breakfast basis except Camp where plan will be on full board basis ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours to be by AC Toyota Innova
  • Services of Local stationed English speaking Guide in all cities as per program
  • Monument/Museum/Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Dinner with Local Family at Jaisalmer
  • Assistance at airports by our company English speaking representatives
  • Camel Ride at Sam ( Jaisalmer )
  • All presently applicable taxes (GST)

With Our Best Compliments: 2 bottle of packaged drinking water in vehicle everyday & Traditional Indian Welcome Garlanding upon arrival in Delhi.

  • Any item of personal nature such as Mini bar, table drinks, Laundry, Telephone calls.
  • Camera fees (Still/video) at any monuments
  • Any tipping, gratuities or porterage anywhere
  • Any International or domestic airfare & Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Lunches & Dinners anywhere other than mentioned in program.
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Early Check-in & late check-out

Hotels Used Or Similar
(Based on Lead-In Category Room, Failing shall provide similar alternatives)
4 Star - Matsya Vilas OR Similar
4 Star - Lalgarh Palace OR Similar
4 Star - Desert Tulip OR Similar
Sam Sand Dunes
4 Star - Camp / Tent
4 Star - Fern Residency OR Similar

1. Standard check in and check out time at hotels is 1400 hrs.

2. Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of accommodation not becoming available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

3. Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.

4. GGTS shall not be liable for any non-performance of any obligations hereunder arising from acts of God: acts of a public enemy, acts of any governmental authority or any political subdivision or any department or regulatory agency there of or entity created thereby; acts of any person engaged in subversive activity or sabotage; fires, floods, explosions, or other catastrophes; strikes, embargoes or any other act or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of GGTS. The failure of either Party to act upon any right or remedy it has or upon any breach by the other
Party shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right, remedy, or breach. No waiver is effective unless made in writing and signed by the waiving Party.

Important Note: Rates Not Valid From 20 December'2023 – 10 January'2024.

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Delhi-Mandawa-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Sam Sand Dunes-Jodhpur

Periodic Departure
01 Oct, 2023 to 31 Mar, 2024

4 Star
AUD 2,216 P P twin share
AUD 2,771 P P single

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