Duration: 23 Nights - 24 Days
Destinations Covered:Delhi - Samode - Nawalgarh - Khimsar - Osian - Jaisalmer - Pokaran - Jodhpur - Rohet - Daspan - Bera - Ranakpur - Deogarh - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Bijapur - Kota - Kolvi Buddhist Caves - Kota - Raj Mahal - Pachewar - Jaipur - Bhandarej - Karauli - Bharatpur - Delhi
Day 01: Delhi - Samode (about 264 kms / 5-6 hours)
Drive from Delhi to Samode. Stay in the hotel. The village settlement is picturesque.
Day 02: Samode - Nawalgarh (about 118 kms / 2½ hours)
Drive to Nawalgarh in the heart of Shekhawati region. Stay in the hotel. In the afternoon explore the surrounding towns and villages with their painted havelis and temples.
Day 03: Nawalgarh - Khimsar (about 275 kms / 5 hours)
Drive to Khimsar. The village around it is settled at the base of the sand dunes where the blackbucks can be seen. Stay in the hotel.
Day 04: Khimsar - Osian - Jaisalmer (about 319 / 6 hours)
Drive to Jaisalmer via Osian. Stay in the hotel.
Day 05: Jaisalmer - Pokaran (about 110 kms / 2 hours)
Sightseeing in Jaisalmer. In the afternoon, drive to Pokaran. Pottery and decorations for camels are made here. Stay in the hotel.
Day 06: Pokaran - Jodhpur (about 186 kms / 4 hours)
Drive to Jodhpur. Sightseeing in Jodhpur. Stay in the hotel.
Day 07: Jodhpur - Rohet (about 50 kms / 1 hour)
Visit Mandore and then drive to Rohet. Stay in the hotel. In the afternoon have a jeep safari to the surrounded Rabari and Bishnoi village.
Day 08: Rohet - Daspan (about 190 kms / 4 hours)
Drive to Daspan village where the fertile fields grow bountiful crops and the village is known for its embroidered shoes. There are also some families that make the bows and arrows in the Bhil style. Stay in the hotel.
Day 09: Daspan - Bera (about 90 kms / 2 hours)
Drive to Leopard's Lair at Bera. There is a a large settlement of Rabaris in the vicinity. These migrants move around, but this permanent settlement has well kept, clean rooms. Stay in the hotel.
Day 10: Bera - Ranakpur (about 70 km / 1½ hours)
Drive to Ranakpur. Stay in the hotel.
Day 11: Ranakpur - Deogarh (about 120 kms / 2½ hours)
Drive to Deogarh. Spend evening at the lakeside farmhouse of the local chieftain. Stay in the hotel.
Day 12: Deogarh - Udaipur (about 140 kms / 3 hours)
Drive to Udaipur. Stay in the hotel.
Day 13: Udaipur - Dungarpur (about 120 kms / 2 hours)
Drive to Dungarpur with its Bhil villages all around. Stay in the hotel.
Day 14: Dungarpur - Bijapur (about 50 kms / 1 hour)
Drive via Chittorgarh to Bijapur, the base for the Mina tribes. The village is located beside a lake. Stay in the hotel.
Day 15: Bijapur - Kota (about 170 kms / 3½ hours)
Drive to Kota. On the route visit the Buddhist caves in Kolvi. Stay in the hotel.
Day 16: Kota (Excursion to Kolvi Buddhist caves)
Today you have an excursion to the Buddhist caves in Kolvi. The Kolvi village is situated about 90 kms. from Jhalawar. The Buddhist caves have a collection of over 50 Buddhist, man made caves carved on a desolate hillside. A colossal figure of Buddha and the carved stupas are the most impressive structures in the Buddhist caves. Certain unique trees were found near the monasteries and caves in the Buddhist times. These extraordinary Buddhist caves are believed to belong to the 5th century. It will be a short climb to the top where the Buddhist caves are situated.
Day 17: Kota - Raj Mahal (about 105 kms / 2 hours)
Drive to Bundi. Visit Bundi fort and Raniji Ki Baori step well. Later drive to Raj Mahal. Raj Mahal is a 300 year old palace with the village named after it. The palace overlooks the river below. Stay in the hotel.
Day 18: Raj Mahal - Pachewar (about 93 kms / 2 hours)
Drive to Pachewar village. Flourishing agricultural practices, toy makers and a blue pottery kiln can be seen in this village. Stay in the hotel.
Day 19: Pachewar - Jaipur (about 95 kms / 2 hours)
Drive to Jaipur. Sightseeing in Jaipur. Stay in the hotel.
Day 20: Jaipur - Bhandarej (about 62 kms / 2 hours)
Drive to Bhandarej. The Bhandarej village has a lovely setting beside a lake and the Mina settlements around it. Stay in the hotel.
Day 21: Bhandarej - Karauli (about 120 kms / 2 hours)
Drive to Karauli, a small town that was a former princely state. Karauli was known for its stone and Kaila Devi temple. Off the tourist track, Karauli and its people are fascinating. Stay in the hotel.
Day 22: Karauli - Bharatpur (about 110 kms / 2 hours)
Drive to Bharatpur. Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and old fort with its incredible mud bastions. Stay in the hotel.
Day 23: Bharatpur - Delhi (about 184 kms / 4 hours)
Drive to Delhi.
Day 24: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.