The tour around the arid regions of Rajasthan will take you on a journey to the true existence of wilderness of Rajasthan. In addition, the desert tour showcases the wealthy history and culture of the terra firma of Rajputs, with numerous legends and myths of medieval courtliness and account. The great Thar Desert in the western part Rajasthan is one of the far-reaching deserts of India. Since Thar Desert envelops more or less 70% of the state, Rajasthan has earned the name known as the “Desert State of India“. The Thar Desert wraps up the regions of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Barmer. The Desert tours of Rajasthan are very popular among voyagers, as the tour bestows gives them a golden opportunity to understand the desert scenery, the fine-looking areas in its ruggedness. The forts & palaces that were established on the rock-strewn mounds shoot up above the Thar Desert.
Take a look at the following tour plan for a wonderful Desert tour around Rajasthan:
First Day: Delhi, Mandawa
Tourists will be received by a tour agent at the Delhi airport. They will be taken to Mandawa, where tourists can check in at a hotel. After lunch, travel around the eventful Mandawa markets and take pleasure in an unusual folk music and dance performances in the dusk. Tourists stay in Mandawa Hotel for the night.
Second Day: Visit places in Mandawa
Next day morning, continue on a guided tour around the Shekhawati district and stopover at the rich Havelis with gorgeous wall paintings that dates back to 18th and 19th centuries. Tourists can also visit the palaces and fortresses in the close proximity towns such as, Nawalgarh, Laxmangarh and Dundlod. Watch the life of archetypal Rajasthani rurals that are just a stone’s throw away. Tourists stay at the Mandawa hotel that night.
Third day: Bikaner
In the morning, tourists drive to Bikaner and visit the famous Tal Chhaper Sanctuary that is popular for the huge number of black bucks. Travel around Bhandasar Jain Temples, Junagarh Fort and enjoy the beautiful sunset views of the desert. Then, savor the camel’s milk and ride on its back at the world-famous “National Camel Breeding Farm”. Tourists can check in at the Bikaner hotel for an overnight stay.
Fourth day: Jaisalmer
In the morning, tourists drive to Jaisalmer where they can check in at the hotel. A camel safari to the popular Sam sand dunes will be planned on this day. Observe the compelling sights of sunset from the Sunset Point and also admire the mountaineering sand dunes that budge with wind. All these will endow tourists with a strange feeling of sailing on the ground. Watch the fascinating life at desert for the whole day and benefit from the folk music, dance performances by the local artists in the evening. Tourists stay in the tents of the desert camp that night and enjoy the beauty of the tents that are lightened up by traditional oil lamps.
Fifth day: Jaisalmer
Next morning, enjoy characteristic Rajasthani cuisine for breakfast in the camp, and head on to a sightseeing exploration of the Jaisalmer city. Pay a visit to the ancient forts, gorgeous Jain Temples, well-known Havelis with obscure carvings, fortresses and the popular Gadsisar Lake. In the evening, tourists can spend their time by shopping in the Jaisalmer bazaars for camel leather “jooties” & purses and wonderful handicrafts. Stay at the Jaisalmer hotel for the night.
Sixth day: Jodhpur
In the morning, tourists drive to Jodhpur and visit the desert rural areas of Rajasthan such as Ossian and Kheechan enroute where they can observe the gigantic vastness of sand, villagers living in the mud houses with only fundamental facilities and stressed out every day with the inconsiderate, hot weather conditions of Thar Desert. Tourists can spend the afternoon by exploring the bazaars of Jodhpur. Also, they can enjoy an imperial dinner at the Umaid Bhawan Palace while they esteem the ceremonial setting and architectural brilliance of the fort. In Jodhpur, tourists can check in at a hotel for the overnight stay.
Seventh day: Jodhpur
Next day morning, tourists continue on a guided tour to Jaswant Thada, Meharangarh Fort, Mandore gardens, Clock Tower, Hall of Local Heroes and Royal Cenotaphs. They stay at the Jodhpur hotel overnight.
Eight day: Jodhpur/Jaipur
Early morning, tourists can visit the famous Brahma Temple of Jodhpur, which is well thought-out to be the most consecrated temple in the city. Afterward, tourists drive to Jaipur, where they can check in at a hotel. Also, tourists visit the Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Birla temple in the afternoon.
Ninth day: Jaipur
Next day morning, tourists can go on an expedition to Amber Fort where they can enjoy a thrilling ride on the elephant’s back. Later, they visit the major attractions of the Pink City such as, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. In the evening, tourists can walk around the Clock Tower & Sardar Market for the buying some gifts and relish authentic Rajasthani dinner that comprise Bati and Churma in the midst of other lip-smacking delicacies. Tourists stay overnight at the Jaipur hotel.
Tenth day: Leave from Jaipur
In the morning, tourists will be transported to the Jaipur airport to board on their flight to reach their original destination.