Jaisalmer Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax or explore the secrets of the city's Mughal past in the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi and the wide open spaces of imperial New Delhi with the car and driver at your disposal.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi - Varanasi

Transfer to airport to catch flight to Varanasi (S2 3423 - 1045 / 1205) Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Later in the day we embark on a tour of India’s spiritual city

Varanasi Ghats

Day 3: Varanasi

This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we’ll view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). In the evening your guide will take you to the river to see the evening ritual worship.

Bathers in the morning

Day 4: Varanasi - Agra

Transfer to Airport for your flight to Agra (AI 406 - 1220 / 1315) Arrive Agra Transfer to your Hotel in Agra. After hotel check-in and time to freshen up we are off to visit Agra Fort which, during its time has been a military structure, a palace and a prison! At sunset we visit the Taj Mahal, here you will enjoy exploration time and also a guided explanation of this once powerful mogul emperor’s monument to love.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 5: Agra - Jaipur

This morning we will take a drive out to the ghostly fortifed city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandonded only 8 years after its construction due to droughts in the area continiuing on you will arrive in to Jaipur 'The Pink City'. In the afternoon enjoy some free time to relax.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant! In the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of the city. Highlights include the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 7: Jaipur - Bikaner

This morning after a breakfast we will drive to Bikaner. Once an important staging post on the great caravan routes, much of the atmospheric old town which we will explore is still encircled by massive fortified walls. Within these walls are havelis, artisan shops and people going about their daily lives.

Indian Ladies in the Thar Desert

Day 8: Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Today will be spent driving to Jaisalmer, a medieval caravan outpost in the Thar Desert. Exquisite wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways.

Camels in the desert

Day 9: Jaisalmer

Today enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city including the sandstone fort which is an imposing sight, towering magnificently over the city. Later this afternoon we will take you on an exciting camel safari on the Sam sand dunes. The evening is free and at your leisure to enjoy the city on your own.

Day 10: Jaisalmer - Manvar

Today we drive to Manvar. Lunch at Manwar Resort Later Transfer to Manvar Camp (Standard Tents) Evening enjoy camel ride in the camp

Day 11: Manvar - Jodhpur

Today we drive to Jodhpur. Later on you will enjoy some touring in this colourful Rajasthani city, taking in the mighty fort and bazaars of the old city which are gathered around the city’s tall clock tower.

A local girl in the Blue City of Jodhpur

Day 12: Jodhpur - Udaipur

Enroute to Udaipur, you will visit the 14th century Jain temples at Ranakpur. An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan. A favourite amongst travellers, Udaipur is crammed full of palaces and temples.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 13: Udaipur

This morning will consist of an orientation and sightseeing tour of Udaipur - including the City Palace and museum - before having a few hours in the afternoon to explore for yourselves. This evening you will take ride in an private boat on Lake Pichola itself.

Jagdish Temple

Day 14: Udaipur - Delhi

Transfer to Airport for your flight back to Delhi (S2 3628 - 0740 / 0915) Arrive Delhi Enjoy a combined city tour of Old and New Delhi Transfer to Hotel

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 15: Delhi

Transfer to Airport

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