Rajasthan Desert Tours

Duration :13 Nights / 14 Days          Destinations :Delhi- Mandawa- Bikaner- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Pushkar- Jaipur- Sariska- Agra- Delhi

This 14 days Rajasthan desert tours reveals the grandeur of the royal Rajasthan and the imperial forts of the desert cities of Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaipur. The tour diverts from Agra to Delhi, leaving travelers spellbound with the view of the Mughal marvel- the Taj and the historical places of Delhi that stand as a witness of the glorious Indian past.

Day 1: Arrive Mandawa

Reach Mandawa and have leisure time doing personal activities and exploring the small Fort City of Rajasthan and its colorful bazaar.

Day 2: Arrive Bikaner

From Mandawa drive to Bikaner. Check in the hotel at arrival and overnight stay at the hotel. Also visit the city, view Bikaner Fort, Lalgahr Palace and the famous Deshnoke Temple (Rat Temple).

Day 3: Arrive Jaisalmer

Drive to Jaisalmer. Check in the hotel on arrival and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 /5: Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Morning tour of Jaisalmer and sightseeing of Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar and havelis. Enjoy camel safari in the evening and witness the panoramic view of the sunset on sand dunes. Overnight at the hotel. Morning departure for Jodhpur

Day 6: Arrive Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur, en-route visit Mandore, on arrival in Jodhpur check in at Hotel, evening at leisure. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Jodhpur sightseeing

Morning, visit to Jodhpur Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan palace. Evening village safari by Jeep.

Day 8: Arrive Pushkar

Drive to Pushkar, en-route visit to Elkingi, Nagda and Nathdawara, on arrival in Pushkar check in at Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 9: Pushkar sightseeing

Morning free to explore Temples, Ghats, afternoon visit Ajmer (Tomb of a Sufi saint), thereafter drive to Jaipur.

Day 10: Arrive Jaipur

On arrival in Jaipur check in at Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Jaipur sightseeing

Morning excursion to Amer Fort, ascend Fort on Elephants back, afternoon tour of city visiting City palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Palace of Winds, drive pass Pink City. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Arrive Sariska

Drive to Sariska Bird Sanctuary and explore the variant and rare species of birds.

Day 13: Arrive Agra

Morning drive to Agra en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri, on arrival in Agra Check in at Hotel, afternoon tour of City. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Return to Delhi

Witness the sunrise at Taj. Transfer to Hotel for breakfast, afternoon drive to Delhi, on arrival in Delhi transfer to airport for flight to onwards journey.

Safari in India

The Horse: Marwari - the desert horse of Rajasthan. Young horses are bought and reared in the hills. His dexterity in negotiating the narrow bridle paths in the hills - every manoeuvre so safe and simple, has to be experienced to be believed.

The Characteristics: The Marwari has a beautiful head crowned by perky lure shaped ears meeting at the tips. In line with his desert elements when asked he provides a very smooth and fast ride.

The Area:Nainital is situated in the Kumaon hills where thick wooded hills, snow capped mountains in the distance and clear pine scented air were a respite from the hot steamy plains.

It was here that Col. James Edward Corbett was born. His love for the richness of the region and sensitivity to the miseries of the simple hill folk, were to shape his life as a courageous hunter of the man-eating tigers & leopards that plagued the villagers. Later on he became a visionary conservationist and author.

Corbett National Park is rightfully named after the man who was instrumental in its creation. It is here that the first three non days of riding are spent. With Jeeps and Elephants as modes of transport, one gets an excellent opportunity to examine, survey and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the Park.

The Forest Lodge and Tiger Camp provide sumptuous meals, clean comfortable bed and bath and an ambience that matches the wilderness. The first phase of the ride is easy, through thick peripheral reserve forests of Sal. Canter or gallop on the soft tracks and the opportunity to stop and examine whatever catches your fancy, is always there. Camping sites provide all the magic of the Jungle, the nocturnal sounds, bright lit skies and tales around a crackling camp fire, all make a heady cocktail.

Camel Safari in India

Deserts have since long exerted an irresistible charm on the psyche of the humans, the landscape inspiring different emotions in different people. And what better way to explore this magical realm than on a camel back, for a camel safari is one of the most adventurous of experiences, and indeed a novel way to 'discover' the desert.

Camel safaris trace their origins to the time of trade between India and China, when camel caravans would journey along established trade routes laden with spices and herbs and jewels. They provide an opportunity to get a glimpse of traditional Indian life in the desert, with all the hardships, the beauty and the desolation.

Camel safaris generally cover the area around Jaisalmer, Bikaner or Jodhpur, popularly known as the desert circuit. The duration can vary between one day and two weeks. Big towns are not usually on the route though there is no definite route that you have to adopt.

Route navigation in the desert is an acquired art, and caravans must be manned by riders who not only know how to study the stars, but also recognise the shifting sands of the terrain. A camel safari is exciting, but is not exactly a relaxing vacation. Unless you are accustomed to horse-riding, a day-long camel ride will be tiring.

Even if you are accustomed to horse-riding, since the gait of the camel is quite different, it may take some time to get used to it. However, whether tiring or relaxing, a camel safari is bound to be a unique experience.

Jeep Safari in India

Jeep safari, a unique aspect of adventure tourism in India is more of a western concept as the fusion of motor and nature is something which is still alien to the psyche of adventure tourism in India. Jeep safari with the outdoor element rolled into the thrill of the rides undertaken is tourism with a difference very much to be kept in a different plane then all the rest of the breeds of adventure tourism in India. Jeep safari in India is still a fledgling concept with only the very elite travelers with a fat purse pursuing it.

All this makes jeep safari in India earn the epithet of tourism with a difference. Jeep safari in India is on aspect of adventure tourism in India which entails an immense amount of outdoor roving on land. Jeep safari in India includes predominantly, rides through the rugged and cavernous kuccha tracks and the lonesome, wind swept planes nestled in the foothills of Himalayas. Apart from this region in India, one can avail of jeep safari in India of a cross-country nature, too, which covers the whole length and breadth of the country in one grand sweep. Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, Himachal, Ladakh and Leh nestled in the foothills of Himalayas form the favorite hunting grounds for riders participating in jeep safaris in India. Monastery special, Sareolsar lake, Apple belt safari, temple safari and the lake special safaris in the upper reaches of Himalayas are a few of the favorite treks followed by some of the corporate sponsored safaris in India.