Duration: 05 Nights - 06 Day
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi
Upon reaching the Delhi airport, meet our tour representative who will help you with guided transfer to the pre-decided hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and relax for a while. Thereafter, get ready to visit the major attractions of Delhi like the India Gate - a war memorial, Raj Ghat - a memorial commemorating the Mahatma Gandhi, Lotus Temple - a Bahai House of worship in the form of a Lotus.
Other attractions you will be exploring are the Humayun's Tomb - a tomb dedicated to Mughal emperor Humayun and Qutub Minar - the tallest brick minaret in the world. Both of them are inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Before calling it a day, marvel at the Parliament House - a circular shaped colonnaded building with an open verandah and 144 columns. The evening is to be spend leisurely. You can go shopping or enjoy the lively nightlife or simply savor the delicious street food of Delhi.
Day 2 : Delhi - Jodhpur
Starts with a drive towards the airport to board the flight to Jodhpur. After reaching, receive a warm welcome by our tour representative and get comfortably transferred to one of our listed hotels. After checking in, get ready for a guided tour to Jodhpur in the afternoon. The excursion will include a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort - overlooking Jodhpur, the architectural marvel is one of the largest forts in India.
Later on, you will be taken to the Umaid Bhawan Palace - one of the largest private residences in the world with a part of it serving as a museum, Jaswant Thada - a splendid cenotaph also known as the Taj Mahal of Mewar, Raj Bagh - a heritage hotel. This is followed by a visit to the Umed Garden - one of the largest gardens in Rajasthan visited by both adults and kids, and the Government Museum - a museum with a variety of exhibits.
Day 3 : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Start the day with a hearty breakfast. Later on, enjoy the road trip to Jaisalmer. On reaching the hotel in Jaisalmer, complete the check-in formalities. After straightening your backs, enjoy exploring the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort. Titled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort evokes the scenes from 'The Arabian Nights'. Post this, head towards the royal cenotaphs at the Bada Bagh. The distinctive golden structures look mesmerizing even from at a distance.
After exploring both of these attractions, you will be transferred to the venue of the Desert Festival. Rest of the day is to be spent enjoying and participating in various competitions. The annual event comprises of various competitions, for e.g. Mr. and Miss Desert, Turban tying competition etc.
Day 4 : Jaisalmer Desert Festival
The day begins early in the morning as you will be attending the Mangal Aarti at the Gadsisar Lake - a picturesque artificial lake. Return to the hotel for satiating your hunger with scrumptious breakfast. Subsequently, head towards the Desert Festival venue where you will be partaking in amusing games like the Tug of War between the Indians and the foreigners.
You can also test your balancing skills by participating in the Matka race competition. You can also be a part of activities like camel decoration. Don't forget to click pictures with the camel you decorated. Camel polo is another major highlight of the desert festival in Jaipur.
Day 5 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing
On this day, you will delight in a day trip to Jaisalmer. The trip begins with proceeding towards the Jain Temples - adorned with intricate designs, the temples got their name from the famous Dilwara Jain Temples in Mount Abu. Other places to visit in Jaisalmer are Bada Bagh, Folklore Museum which showcases the collection of artistic, historical and cultural significance and the Amar Sagar Lake - a beautiful oasis nearby the Amar Singh Palace.
During the rest of the day, you will head towards the Salim Ji ki Haveli - one of the most popular haveli in Jaisalmer with unique architecture and the Nathmal ki Haveli - another striking haveli which stands out amongst the rest. Subsequently, you will drive towards the Sam Sand Dunes where the grand finale of the Desert Festival is to be held.
Day 6 : Jodhpur - Delhi
After having your breakfast, hit the road to the airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at the Delhi airport, you can catch your homebound flight.