The history of Rajasthan is redolent with chivalry and romance. Exquisite forts and palaces stand tall across the length and breadth of this northwestern state of India. Above all, the massive Thar Desert and the Aravallis, one of the most ancient mountain ranges in the world, have turned Rajasthan into a most coveted travel destination for tourists from within and outside India. The vibrant culture and a wide range of traditional Rajasthani cuisines attract hordes of tourists from all around. If you have visited Rajasthan before, the 'Offbeat Rajasthan' tour provides you with an opportunity to explore many a tourist attraction that remain hidden away from the main tourist trail. So, get ready to be amazed as you undertake this tour.
After your arrival, get started on a full day of sightseeing tour in Old and New Delhi. Soak up the charm of both the ancient and the modern-day world. Visit a number of Mughal era attractions and explore modern-day architecture. Next day, travel to Pushkar by train. Pushkar is where the world's largest camel fair is held every year, plus the town is also famous for its holy Pushkar Lake. Later, drive to Jojawar, a typical Rajasthani village, before setting your foot on the soil of Udaipur, the 'Lake City'. The City Palace and a scenic boat ride along Lake Pichola are major attractions in the city of Udaipur. Jodhpur is your next halt. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur while also paying a visit to the famed Ranakpur Jain temples.
Visit a couple more Rajasthani villages and interact with locals before reaching Jaisalmer. Also, visit the camel breeding farm in Bikaner. View the forts and palaces of Jaipur, the 'Pink City' and take a leisurely stroll through the local markets. Feel free to buy some souvenirs to take back home. Finally, travel back to Delhi for your connecting flight or journey back home.
Welcome to India ! Upon reaching at Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi you will be greeted with a representative of the Company who will escort you to your hotel to stay for the night.
Today get introduced to the capital city of India and enjoy a full day tour of old and new parts of the city. Presenting a rare blend of age old cultural history and the modern world, Delhi has too much to offer to the visitor. Start the sightseeing tour with a visit to Chandni Chowk which is considered to be the market place of the Mughal era. Ride on a cycle rickshaw to travel in the crowded streets of Old Delhi and reach Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
Continue your drive to visit Mahatma Gandhi memorial, India Gate, President’s Palace and other government buildings in this area. This part of Delhi will remind you of British Raj in Delhi. Later proceed for a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and if time permits also pay a visit to Lotus Temple (Temple of Bahai’s)
Early morning, transfer to the train station to board your air-conditioned chair car class tourist train to Ajmer. Upon arrival visit the ‘dargah of Khwaja Mainuddin Chishti’ and drive to the village of Pushkar. Pushkar is a small village in the heart of Rajasthan. The major tourist attractions at Pushkar are the Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple and a series of other Hindu temples dotted along the lake. Pushkar comes alive in the month of November during ‘Pushkar Fair’ which is the largest cattle fair in the world. People from all over the world gather here to participate in the celebration and enjoy the unparalleled charm of the village sports.
Enjoy sightseeing trip of Pushkar with your guide. One can take a holy dip in Pushkar Lake which has 52 bathing Ghats. Spend some quiet time on the ghats of Pushkar Lake.
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Jojawar to enjoy a pure village life. Check in to the hotel and after spending some relaxing moment in the hotel, we proceed for an amazing insight into the village life and its surroundings on the back of the famous Marwari Horses. Return back well in time to enjoy the Rajasthani cultural folk dance and music, a perfect end to a lovely day. Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast, we today start the day with the major attractions at Jojawar. This visit of village Jojawar will give you complete information of local tribal life. Enjoy the Jeep safari organized to the neighbouring tribal and Rebari settlements where one could interact and sneak a look into the rich rural culture of Rajasthan and later visit a famous tribal lord temple. Enthusiasts could also opt for four wheel driving. Return to hotel & overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive to Udaipur the city of lakes also known as Venice of East. The beautiful city boasts of immaculate lake, glorious palaces, fountain pavilions and lush green gardens. Lake Palace and Jag Mandir Island in the middle of Lake Pichola are the finest example of its architectural and cultural explosion. The sightseeing tour of Udaipur will include the huge City Palace towers over the lake, it's the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The City Palace is actually a conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharanas but it manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design. Sahelion ki Bari (Royal Garden of Maids) and Jagdish Temple are other important sites to visit during Udaipur sightseeing. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Morning leave for Jodhpur it is the second largest city of Rajasthan enroute visit Ranakpur. Built in 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha, Rankapur Jain temples offers the brilliant piece of architecture. From here, continue our drive to Jodhpur
Upon reaching jodhpur check into the hotel and start sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is often referred as ‘Blue city’ by the travellers due to blue coloured houses in the old parts of the city, near the fort. Visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and take a walk in the old markets near the clock tower
Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and then enjoy an adventure of riding on camels and staying in camps under the stars at Dandi village. On arrival we will be met by our safari staff and camel riders. Then start a two hours ride from village Dabdi. Just before sunset, arrive at your exclusive mobile safari camp and relax for the rest of the time. Candlelight dinner and overnight stay in dunes will be a great experience to cherish forever.
After breakfast we will start our safari through the Thar desert. After a four hour ride we will reach the oasis village 'Khetasar' where we visit the local weavers and the potters. Those who do not wish to take the camel ride may enjoy the alternate arrangement of traveling to Osian in a jeep. Spend leisurely time in the highest swimming pool in dunes at your resort. Overnight at the resort in Osian
After breakfast take a short tour of Osian visiting the ruins of Brahmanical and Jain temple dating back to 08th to 11th centuries. Continue drive to Sodakore. On reaching Sodakore check in at your beautiful nature resort and enjoy Organic food. In the evening take a safaris into the village to interact with the vibrant village community and a walk around the Amla Orchard. Night stay will be in your nature resort.
After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer is the desert city of Rajasthan. Upon reaching Jaisalmer explore the Jaisalmer city covering Jaisalmer Fort, constructed in the year 1156 by Raja Rawal Jaisal on the brink of an 80m elevated hill. The second oldest fort of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer Fort is the only ‘Living Fort’ in India where several families redsides in till date. Later visit the glorious Patwon Ki Haveli and Gadisagar Lake. Proceed to Sam Sand Dunes for night stay in a camp. Take a camel safari in the dunes and enjoy the evening watching Rajasthani folk dances followed by special dinner.
Drive to Bikaner after breakfast. Enjoy visiting the camel breeding farm and small villages around Bikaner. Night stay will be at the hotel in Bikaner.
After breakfast, your guide will take you to an impressive Junagarh Fort built in the year 1588 by Raja Rai Singh. This fort is not on the hill top as most of the Rajasthan forts are built. Later visit to Lalgarh Palace and then drive to Jhunjhunu and reach Nawalgarh village after a comfortable drive. Nawalgarh the tiny village site in Jhunjhunu district famous for its fort and art. On reaching Nawalgarh check in at the heritage hotel or eco lodge. Take a walk in the village and explore the fort.
After breakfast drive to Jaipur for a quick tour including some important heritage sites. Visit City Palace Museum, Hawa Mahal and take an elephant ride to travel to Amer Fort which is situated on the top of Aravali hills. Spend some time in the colourful bazaars of Jaipur and then continue drive to Neemrana to stay in the 15th century palace hotel.
In the morning take a walk in the village near the foothill and relax in the palace. Later in the afternoon you will be driven to Delhi airport to connect with your flight to home.
"I had an amazing trip to the undiscovered places of Rajasthan, as made me know more about their culture in depth. Special thanks to the whole team for making such great efforts to make the trip a memorable one for me. I found the train journey from Delhi to Pushkar quite interesting. The guide explained everything nicely, with a great sense of humour. Good Work!"
"The overall experience with Max Holidays was once again excellent. Special thanks to Mr. Amit Dhingra, Mr. Vishal Gogia, Mr. Prince Bedi. We look forward to book more trips with you in near future. Our Guide explain us everything nicely. The time with him was exciting and also funny. He is an excellent guide and person."
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