The Rajput Magic

The Rajput Magic

You haven’t lived until you’ve been out in the Thar Desert for a couple of days. The sands around golden Jaisalmer are filled with interesting shrine, temple, tanks and villages. One of the loveliest ways to experience the desert is on camel-back: it’s quiet, leisurely, and natural. If you do the popular 3-days camel safari you’ll take in a 100km loop around Jaisalmer including Bbagh, Ramkunda, the temple at Lodharva, the fabled dunes of Sam, and the abandoned village of Kuldhara.

The Rajput Magic – Tour Package India

Day – 1   Arrival at Delhi

Arrival at Delhi International airport by flight. Warm welcome at airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day – 2   Delhi – Jaisalmer by train
After sumptuous breakfast proceeds for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Delhi – The capital of India has been a center of power almost continuously since the 13th century. The huge city is divided into Old & New Delhi, the former also comprise the seventh city of the Mughals; Shahjahnabad. Places of interest are Qutub Minar built in 1199 rises to a height of 72.5 metres from a base of 14.32 metres; Humayun’s Tomb begun in 1564 is one of the finest examples of garden Tomb, the Red Fort – an imposing citadel built in the 17th century and Jama Mosque the largest mosque in India. Also visit Government Buildings, India Gate, President House and Birla Temple.
Late evening transfer to Delhi Sarai Rohilla station to board overnight train for Jaisalmer at 1740 hrs. Overnight on board the train.Day – 3    Jaisalmer
Arrival at Jaisalmer at 12 40 hrs. Warm welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel. Late afternoon sightseeing tour for Jaisalmer.Jaisalmer – named after its founder Rawal Jaisal, the city was founded on the advice of a local hermit in 1156. Once flourishing with trade and commerce and located on the ancient silk route, it is now better known for its colossal fort and beautiful Havelis. Jaisalmer Fort stands almost at a height of 100 metre over the city and houses 99 bastions, a number of entrance gateways and a group of Jain Temples from 12th to 13th century. The most notable Havelis of Jaisalmer are Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Patwaon- Ki- Haveli with their  Intricately latticed and conspicuous facades. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day – 4    Jaisalmer – Bhoo Village
After sumptuous breakfast start camel safari from Jaisalmer and visit Dhanawa village. Dhanawa is 17 centuries old Paliwal Brahim Village from where they were sent away by the orders of Prime Minister Salam Singh.

After visiting village, mouthwatering delicacies in lunch will be served. After lunch start safari to reach Bhoo Village. Bhoo is Brahmins & Bhoo village and the people’s main source of earning is farming and cattle business. Finger licking dinner and overnight stay in tented camp.

Day – 5     Bhoo Village – Hansua Village
After sumptuous breakfast visit Bhoo village by camel and proceed to Hansua village. Mountwatering delicacies in lunch at Rani Ki Dhanni.After lunch start and reach at Hansua Village for overnight stay.

Day – 6     Hansua Village – Jodhpur
After sumptuous breakfast visit Hansua a farmer’s village. Dry farming fields surround it. Most of the houses are made of stones & sand plasters and you can see colorful dresses of villagers as they work in the field and rear animals like sheep, goats, cows and camels. Mouthwatering delicacies in lunch at the Farm House of Bhati Rajput Warriors at Lakji Ki Dhani.Later travel by road to Jodhpur. Overnight stay at Jodhpur. 

Day – 7   Jodhpur
After sumptuous breakfast sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.
Jodhpur: – Founded in the 15th century by Rao Jodha, this erstwhile capital of Marwar state occupied an important place in the ancient silk route along with Bikaner and Jaisalmer. It is still a Jodhpur is still a leading commercial centre when it comes to cattle, camels, wood, salt and crops. Mehrangarh Fort is the pride of the city, spreading across 5 km area on a perpendicular hill at the height of 125 metre. Built on advice of a saint to establish an impregnable headquarters, the fort has typical latticed windows, carved panels and elaborately adorned windows. The focal points of the fort are Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal and it also houses a collection of musical instruments, palanquins and royal costumes. Jaswant Thada, the 19th century white marble royal cenotaphs near the fort are also not worth a miss. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.

Day – 8      Jodhpur – Jaipur
Early morning travel by road to Jaipur.Upon arrival transfer to hotel at Jaipur.

Jaipur – City Palace of Jaipur is not its only highlight showcasing the curious blend of Rajput & Mughal architectural styles. Science lovers will love Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur in 1728. It is the best preserved one out of the five that he built. Hawa Mahal with its honeycomb façade looks more like a delicate screen than a palace. Then, there is Central Museum or the Albert Hall Museum situated in the Ram Niwas Gardens that have varieties of curios that attract the tourists like portraits of Maharajas, miniature paintings, costumes, woodworks, brassware’s, jewellery designs and types of pottery. After a shopping spree at Jaipur Bazaar, famous for jewellery, brassware, carvings and textiles, you will certainly love the elephant ride to the Amber Fort, which is a classical example of Rajput architecture. The focal points of the fort are Diwani-i-am, Kali Temple and Jai Mandir or Hall of victory. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day – 9     Jaipur
After breakfast tour of Amber Fort.

Tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honored fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

Visit City Palace – Museums of precious and semi – precious stones, Typical Rajasthani handicrafts. Late evening proceed to Chokhi Dhani – A five star ethnic village resort (17Kms from Jaipur) for traditional Rajasthani Food served in traditional manner (Cost effective too). Enjoy folk Dances, fire dances, Music, Camel Ride and various other arts being performed by various artisans free of cost. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day – 10     Jaipur – Agra
After a leisurely breakfast the guest travel by road to Agra (232 kms / 5 hours), upon arrival check in at hotel. Late Afternoon visit Taj Mahal this white marble memorial built by Shah Jahan for his beautiful wife… Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder, which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist’s visit to Agra.

The guest will stay at the Taj Mahal till sunset to see this true wonder of the world in gentle late afternoon light. Overnight at hotel. 

Day – 11     Agra – Delhi
Transfer to International Airport in time to board connecting flight for onward destination.
Tour concludes.