16 Nights - 17 Days
Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Ramkunda - Chatrayil - Sam Sand Dunes - Jessieri - Kuldhara - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Delhi
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Camel Safari in Sam Sand Dunes' ! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
This morning after breakfast proceed for a full day tour of Old & New Delhi.
OLD DELHI- A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.
Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.
NEW DELHI- An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
This morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa and check in at the hotel.
Afternoon visit Mandwa, founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants. See beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle, one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collections of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum.
A walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country.
This morning drive down to Bikaner and transfer to hotel.
Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. Long before this, the city was a trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia . Bikaner â€™ dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 kms. wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace , the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple.
This morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer- The desert city and check into your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer.
Visit the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city.
The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital -Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill.
Afternoon. visit the shrines at Ramkunda. Check in at a desert tent camp for an overnight stay.
This morning breakfast at the camp.
Continue your Camel Safari in Sam Sand Dunes tour package to Roopsi and Ludharva.
See ancient Jain shrines and continue riding to Chatrayil i.e. a Muslim village .
Day 08: Chatrayil - Salkha Beri of Kanoi - Sand Dunes
Today the Camel Safari in Sam Sand dunes tour package takes you to Salkha, a Rajput settlement on the sands of Thar. Have a traditional meal for lunch and continue your camel safari. Ride past Beri of Kanoi known for its cluster of water wells.
Once you arrive at the campsite near Sam sand dunes, you pitch your tents and loosen your camels so that they can relax. Sit around a warm blazing bonfire and enjoy interesting cultural performances.
This morning after to the breakfast drive to Jessieri Check in at the hotel
Ride to Masoordi and see local carpenter's huts and crafts centers.
Continue with the Camel safari in Sam sand dunes tour package till you arrive at Jessieri, a picturesque oasis in the midst of an undulating desert expanse. Stay overnight at the campsite in Jessieri.
Today you ride to Deegasar, a Rajput village. Stop for lunch and continue riding to Kuldhara a scenic desert oasis that creates stunning impressions of a desert oasis with thatched mud huts and a massive water tank cosseted with desert palm clusters.
Tour Moolsagar and Amarsagar en route to the Jaisalmer city.
Check in at a hotel on arrival in Jaisalmer.
You are free to spend the entire day at leisure.
Drive to Jodhpur later in the day and check in at a hotel .
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.
City tour of Jodhpur
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorium built in 1899 and the Museum located in the Umaid Public gardens
This morning drive to Jaipur, the capital of royal Rajasthan, India. Check in at a hotel .
Rest of the day at leisure
This morning breakfast at the hotel.
City tour of Jaipur
In Jaipur, India. The Pink City of Jaipur is a charming place, which dazzles the eye of a tourist with several architectural landmarks, stylish monuments, palaces, museums, wide avenues and colorful bazaars. Though less than 300 years old, the city is already full of mysteries and legends. Jaipur is surrounded by hill top forts such as Amber Fort, Jaigarh and Nahargarh. Enjoy your wonderful discovery of the unparallel beauty of Jaipur.
City Palace-Conceived and designed by Jai Singh, the City palace is a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectur
This morning after the breakfast transfer to Delhi/Jaipur airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of ' Camel Safari in Sam Sand Dunes' ! escorted by Vardhman Vacations.