Safari on Desert King

Safari on Desert King

14 nights and 15 days

Rajasthan – the desert state of India is the right place to feel the real essence of exotic India. And to really get a hands-on feel of the desert state, nothing comes close to a camel safari. Climb up on one of these seemingly ungainly beasts, hang on for dear life, and let the good times roll, for the Ship of the Desert walks in a way which would   certainly remind any sailor of a rolling, pitching deck in turbulent waters!

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi  
Arrive Delhi and meet representative of RAJ Travel Consultants in the arrival lounge and transfer to hotel.   Rest of the time to get rid jet leg. Overnight at hotel. (Meal: one)

Day 02 - Delhi – Agra (203 kms 5hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed on a city tour of this city of astonishing history. We visit Old Delhi and the important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, a rickshaw ride through busy and historical Chandni Chowk is some experience; visit the Jama Masjid (the mosque). We continue with the tour and visit Raj Ghat (The place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated) and Shanti Vana. We make our way towards New Delhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidents Palace and one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys) visit The India Gate: a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers, Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. Around 3 PM, proceed to Agra by car (05hrs drive) Arrive and check into hotel in Agra. Overnight at hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 03 – Agra – Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (236 kms 5-6hrs)
Early morning visit to Tajmahal at Sunrise. The Architectural Modern Day Wonder of the World, The Incomparable Taj Mahal.  A Fine Example of The Fusion of Many Architectural Styles is one of The Wonders of the Modern World. Built In 1652 By Emperor Sahajahan. Taj Mahal A Poem In White Marble Which Took 22 Years To Build By 20,000 Skilled Artisans Who Inlaid The White Marble Edifice With Precious And Semi Precious Stones. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later check out and visit Agra fort. Post lunch drive to Jaipur enroute visiting  Fatehpur Sikri – old and deserted town of Mughal Dynasty. After visit continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive and check into hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)

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Day 04 – Jaipur
This morning excursion to Amber Fort, which is located just outside the city, this is among the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a majestic view of the city down below. You can have the Royal experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated; continue the city tour and visit City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.  Visit Central Museum with its huge collection of jewellery, colorful costumes, woodwork, jewellery, costumes, brassware, and pottery. We would also see Jantar Mantar, which is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal Ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. The afternoon will be free to explore colorful lanes of bazaars of Pink city. Jaipur is world famous for its textile, jewellery. Return to hotel for night stay. (Meal: Breakfast)

Day 05 – Jaipur – Bikaner
Breakfast at hotel, later drive to Bikaner. Arrive and check into hotel. Later visit The Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Museum and the Camel’s Breeding Farm. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal: Breakfast)

Day 06 – Bikaner – Dhingsari village
After breakfast drive from Bikaner to village Munjasar a distance of 55kms via Deshnoke, Jegla, Janglu. At Deshnoke the Karni Mata Temple (of Rats) can be visited. Arrive Munjasar village and Lunch will be served. After Lunch ride the camels from Munjasar to village Dhingsari. Arrive village Dhingsari and camp. Dinner and program of music at the camp over night in the tents.  (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

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Day 07 – Dhingsari village to Khara Lohan Village - Camel Safari
Breakfast will be served at the camp. Safari will begin after breakfast from village Dhingsari to village Khara Lohan (24kms approx) via Satika, Rataria, Dharnoke. Lunch will be served en route safari around mid day. A short rest after lunch under the shade of some tree and again begin the second leg of the ride. Arrive Khara Lohan and camp over night in the tents. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

Day 08 – Khara Lohan – Jarkhi
Begin safari after breakfast at camp from village Khara Lohan to a place in the desert called Jarkhi (23kms approx) via Lammana, Bhatiyan & Miakor. Lunch en route safari, arrive Jarkhi and camp Over night in the tents. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

Day 09 – Jarkhi to Bhardia Nada
Camel safari from Jarkhi to Bhardia Nada (27kms approx) via Mitharia & Luna will begin after breakfast. Lunch will be served en route safari. Arrive Bhradia Nada and camp. Barbecue, Music & Dinner at the camp over night in the tents. . (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

Day 10 – Bhardia Nada Jaisalmer
Breakfast at the camp and begin camel safari from Bhradia Nada to village Jambha (18kms approx) which is the finishing point of camel safari. Lunch will be served at Jambha. There after drive to Jaisalmer via Phalodi/Pokaran (190kms). (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 11: Jaisalmer
After Breakfast Sight Seeing of Jaisalmer Includes the Visit of Jain Temples, Gadisar Tank, Fort, Patewon Ki Haveli, Nathmalji-Ki Haveli and Salim Singh’s Haveli. Afternoon at Leisure. (Overnight At Hotel) (Meal: Breakfast)

Day 12: Jaisalmer - Jodpur
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast drive to Jodhpur and check into hotel.  Later Visit The Wonderful Mehrangarh Fort And Jaswant Thada (The Royal Cenotaphs Of Maharaja Jaswant Singh). Overnight At Hotel (Meal: Breakfast)

Safari on Desert King

Day 13:    Jodhpur to Udaipur via Ranakpur
After Breakfast drive to Udaipur. There is no place in Rajasthan, which appeals more to the imagination of poets and painter, travelers and writers than Udaipur, an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan. One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert. Enroute you will visit the Jain temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. Arrive and check into hotel. Rest of the time at leisure. (Meal: Breakfast)

Day 14 - Udaipur
Full day city tour of Udaipur You will visit the City Palace, poised over Lake Pichola, iridescent with tile and mirror inlay. You will also explore the town by walking through the narrow, colorful winding lanes. The light that reflects of the golden sands engulf a land renowned for its vibrant colors, people in the bright clothes and beautiful Jewellery, living in city dotted and dominated by towering fort and palaces that rise from sand like a mirage. Udaipur is one of the most distinctive cities of Rajasthan. Overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast)

Day 15 – Udaipur – Delhi Departure
Transfer to airport in Udaipur to board flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel for wash and change room, dinner and departure later in time to board international flight. (Meal: Breakfast & Dinner)

About the Trail

The main casts living in the villages are Rajputs, Jats, Bishnois, Brahmins, Charans and occupational casts like Carpenters, Pot Makers, Barbers, Telis a.s.o. Although these casts have their own social identity but every cast in desert is basically farmer oriented and some people are cattle breeders also. Some people keep herds of sheep and the wool from these desert sheep is the best for making yarn for carpets. India meets its demand of live stock (55%) for meat purpose from goats and sheep from Rajasthan. There is one camel breeder cast living in desert called Raika and they are nomadic in nature. There are certain other casts who are nomadic too in nature like Jogi, Satiya, Ban Bawariya, Gadiya Lohar and Banjara a.s.o.. These people roam from place to place and if you are lucky you may come across some of them.

These tours also provide ample of opportunity to photograph wildlife of desert, where Chinkara (Gazel), Desert Fox, Blue Bull, Rabbits, Vultures, Eagles, Falcons, Demossil Cranes, Sandgrouse and verity of other animals can be sited.

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