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 Visit the Land of Kings (RAJASTHAN)  
INR 26,447
From   INR 24,400  
(Price per person on twin sharing)
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
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• Sightseeing
• Meals as per itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival Bikaner

Arrive at Bikaner. Greet and Meet at airport / railway station & transfer to hotel. Free time for relaxation. Night stay in Bikaner.

Bikaner is a historic city in the North Western part of Rajasthan. In the past, Bikaner was a major center of trade, linking Central Asia and North India with the Gujarat coast. Situated on a slightly higher ground, the walled city is surrounded by great walls. It was in 1488, that Prince Bika Rathore (son of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha), established his kingdom here. The magnificent palaces and forts made of red sand stone stands testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. The city is well known for its spicy savouries and ‘rasgullas’ –spongy cottage cheese balls soaked in sweet syrup! Shopping is an experience in itself where one can find delicately embroidered mojris made from camel hide, lacquer work, carpets and other handicrafts.

Day 2: Bikaner – City Tour (About 290 kms)

After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Bikaner with a visit to the Junagarh Fort and the Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok. Also visit the prestigious Camel Breeding Farm in the evening. Night stay in Bikaner.

The Junagarh Fort was built in 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, a general in Akbar’s army. Unlike other forts this was built at ground level and is one of the few forts in India that has never been conquered. The fort is surrounded by a moat that protects the splendid structure of thirty-seven palaces, pavilions and temples added by different rulers. The museum in the fort houses a valuable collection of miniature paintings dating back to several centuries. The lavish interiors in various parts of the palace with its beautiful cutworks in stone and marble reflect the glorious architecture of Bikaner’s past.

The Karni Mata Temple is dedicated to an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Durga – ‘Karni Mata’. Throughout the year devotees from around India come to pay their homage to Karni Mata. Unlike other temples, it does not contain an image or idol but contains a footprint to symbolize her visit here. The temple is famous for its rats which are considered to be sacred and are given protection in the temple. If one of the rats is killed it must be replaced with one made of solid gold. Sighting a white rat amidst hordes of black rats is considered especially auspicious. According to legend, Karni Mata, the 14th century mystic, implored Yama, the god of death to restore the life of the son of one of her storytellers. Yama refused as he had already accepted his soul and re-incarnated him in the human form. Angered by this, she decreed that members of her family when they died, that all of them would temporarily inhabit the body of a rat before being reborn into the tribe. Therefore, the rats are considered to be incarnations of storytellers and are much revered. There are around 600 families in Deshnok who claim they both decent from Karni Mata.

The Camel Breeding Farm was founded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research on July 1984 .The Camel breeding farm is one of the largest in Asia and is located at Jorbeer, 8 km from Bikaner. Bikaner is the home tract of camel breed Bikaneri, which is true representative of single humped Indian camels (Camelus dromedarius). At the farm one can enjoy thick camel milk while listening to a Raika or Rebaari, local camel breeder’s tribe entertaining you about camels and camelore and how they are bred. The research conducted is beneficial and promotes camel breeding. The results reveal that a slender riding camel can cover up to 100 km in a day at an average speed of 5 kph. Also an adult camel could carry about 20 quintals for nearly four hours without any break. Experience the camels in their natural habitat - frolicking and feeding and even enjoy the thrill of a camel ride!

Day 3: Bikaner – Jaisalmer

After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Later in the evening visit the abandoned haunting village of Kuldhera and take an enjoyable camel ride at the golden sand dunes of the Sam by sunset. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer, inspite of its remoteness, is a popular place with its magnificent artistic structures and monuments of historical importance. Jaisalmer is named after its founder, a Rajput King, Maharawal Jaisal Singh in 1165 AD. The whole city is built in yellow sand stone and when the sun rays fall on Jaisalmer it gives an impression of the ‘ Golden City of India’.

Day 4: Jaisalmer – City Tour

Morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of various attractions in the town, covering the Fort Palace with its temples and the old mansions known as Havelis - Patwon Ji Ki Haveli and Nathmalji Ji Ki Haveli. Explore the amazing maze of lanes and by lanes, Gadsisar tank, Bada Bagh and Vyas Chhattries. (80 meters above the plains). Evening reserved for folk entertainment. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

The Jaisalmer Fort is the second largest fort in Rajasthan and was founded by the Bhatti Rajput ruler, Raja Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD. Made of sand stones, the Jaisalmer Fort is also locally known as the Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort. The architecture of the Jaisalmer fort is quite exquisite, adorned with balconies and windows that displays some of the finest masonry work, while the interior is painted and tiled in typical Rajput style. The fort is two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by an imposing crenellated sandstone wall which is 30 feet high. The bastions envelops a whole township that consist of the palace complex, the havelis of rich merchants, several temples (beautifully carved Jain and Laxminath Temple) and the residential complexes of the armies and merchants. The steep cobble stone pathways leading to the royal palace pass through gates called Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Hawa Pol and Bhoota Pol .Today, you will find that nearly one fourth of the old city's population still resides within the fort.

Patwon Ji Ki Haveli is the largest and the most magnificent haveli in Jaisalmer. It was built in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa, a rich and renowned trader of his time. This structure is a cluster of five havelis which was constructed as separate stories, for each of his five sons in a span of 50 years. The haveli is based in a narrow lane and today the office of the Archeological Survey of India and the State arts and craft department is situated in the haveli itself. Individual themes are depicted in the gateways and arches and there are a good amount of paintings and mirror works on the wall. The main gateway of the Patwon Ji Ki Haveli might be in brown color but the rest of the whole building is made of yellow sandstone.

Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli served as the residence of Diwan Mohata Nathmal, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. Nathmalji-ki-Haveli was constructed by the two brothers, Hathi and Lulu who were famous for their unique architectural creativity. Pictures are engraved on pillars and walls with flowers, birds, elephants, horses, soldiers, cars, etc and this haveli is still considered the best in Jaisalmer in terms of grandeur. An architectural marvel of the bygone era, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli presents a harmonious blend of indigenous architectural styles of both, Rajputs and Muslims.

Day 5: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur

After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Jodhpur, the ‘Sun City’ is the second largest desert city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur was founded by the head of the Rathore Clan, Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. The city is named after him and was previously known as Marwar. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. However, in the past several decades the city has expanded greatly outside this wall. Jodhpur is also referred to as the ‘Blue City’ with blue painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.

Day 6: Jodhpur – City Tour

Morning after breakfast, leave for a half day jeep safari to Bishnoi villages to see the sincere concerns shown by the Bishnoi community for environmental conservation. Later on back at Jodhpur, visit the Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. (Optional Umaid Bhawan Palace). Night stay in Jodhpur.

The Mehrangarh Fort was founded in 15th century by the Rathore Rajputs when they shifted their capital from nearby Mandore to Jodhpur. The fort is situated 400 feet (122 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces (Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Sheesha Mahal (Mirror Palace), Sileh Khana, and Daulat Khana are notable) known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The entry to the fort can be reached through a series of seven gateways .The most famous of them are Jai Pol (‘Gate of Victory’),built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806 to celebrate his victory in a war with Jaipur and Bikaner, ‘Fateh Pol’ , built to celebrate a victory over the Mughals in 1707, ‘Dedh Kamgra Pol’ , which still bears the scars of bombardment by cannonballs and ‘Loha Pol’ , which is the final gate into the main part of the fort complex. Immediately to the left are the handprints (sati marks) of the Maharanis who in 1843 immolated themselves on the funeral pyre of their husband, Maharaja Man Singh. Pass the gates, the fort-palace takes one's breathe away. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs, paintings, armoury, furniture and musical instruments.

Also visit the Jaswant Thada, the traditional cremation ground of the rulers of Jodhpur which is located half way up the interminably long road that climbs onwards to the fort. Taking pride amongst the ornamental gardens and chattris is the fabulous white marble memorial to Jaswant Singh II, the 33 rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur, which was built in 1899. Maharaja Sardar Singh, in the memory of his father (Maharaja Jaswant Singh) built the Jaswant Thada. The cenotaph has two more tombs within it. Near to this are the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs. The cenotaphs of other rulers, in the same neighbourhood, are relatively simpler. Inside the main hall are royal portraits and other possessions.

Day 7: Departure from Jodhpur

After breakfast transfer to Railway station / Airport. Tour concludes.

Suggested Hotels

  City
  Bikaner Desert Winds Lal Garh
  Jaisalmer Imperial Hotel Narayani Niwas
  Jodhpur Rajputana Abhay Days
 

 

Tour includes:
 
2 Nights accommodation in Bikaner
2 Nights accommodation in Jaisalmer
2 Nights accommodation in Jodhpur
Daily breakfast
1 day excursion trip to Deshnok
Free use of all recreational facilities available at hotels/resorts
All Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary by a/c car
Surprise gift on departure
Complementary special arrangement for honeymoon couple
All current applicable taxes
Please note: Some of the services and facilities above may not be available on a 24-hour basis or without advance request. Fees on certain facilities/services may apply.
       
Tour does not include:
 
Any meals not mention in itinerary
All tips
All portages
All toll taxes
All Entrance fee
Any fee and charges not mention in itinerary
Please note: Above mentioned rates are subject to change and availability.
       

 

Private Car from Delhi

(Routing: Delhi – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Delhi)
Outbound – Daily
Departs Various - Arrives Various
Inbound - After 6 nights
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