Once a year during winters, the sands around Jaisalmer come alive with the brilliant colors, music and laughter of the Desert Festival. Dressed in brilliantly hued costumes, the people of the desert dance and sing haunting ballads of valor, romance and tragedy. The fair has snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats and folk performers. Camels, of course, play a stellar role in this festival, where the rich and colorful folk culture of Rajasthan is on show. The festival closes with an enchanting sound and light show amidst the sand dunes on a moonlit night.
The Jaisalmer fort provides an ethereal backdrop to the annual desert festival. Sponsored by the Rajasthan State Tourism Corporation, this festival is a joyful celebration of the traditional performing arts and creative crafts of Rajasthan.Less
Meet our representative on arrival at Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
We will take flight/Drive from Delhi to reach pink city Jaipur by morning/noon. The wide boulevards of the old city are imperial remnants. Classic culture shines bright but pieces of the contemporary lifestyle seep through. Rickshaws wind around the streets and camels pull carts alongside the bustling avenues. Enjoy city’s colorful streets that wane and flow with an intoxicating concoction of old and new, as we proceed to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Today you will journey through the wonderful Pink of Jaipur that is wrapped around its romantic past in the mystical remains of the empire.One of the highlights the stunning Amer Fort, the palace is constructed in red sandstone and consists of Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal and Jai Mandir. In the afternoon, we will visit Jaipur City Palace which was the official seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Later visit the biggest stone observatory in the world, Jantar Mantar. It is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur.Proceed for Jaipur’s idiosyncratic landmark, the Hawa Mahal. Overnight stay at hotel.
Post breakfast, drive to Jodhpur and on the way stop at Pushkar . The charismatic town of Pushkar curls around a holy lake, which is said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. The town also hosts world renowned Brahma temples with 52 bathing Ghats and 400 milky-blue temples. Later drive to Jodhpur and check in into hotel . overnight stay.
After taking breakfast proceed to Jodhpur city tour, which was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan.visit Umaid Bhawan Palace, an iconic structure built for Maharaja Umaid Singh, and is the last of its kind. In earlier times, the palace was known to be the ‘Chittar palace’ as it is located on Chittar hill (the highest point Jodhpur). It is a masterpiece of brilliant architecture and boasts of a wonderful mélange of Rajput and Victorian styles.World’s largest private residences comprising 347 rooms. In today’s time, the main owner of the palace is Maharaja of Jodhpur, Gaj Singh. The palace is mainly divided into three compartments namely the Maharaja’s royal residence, a museum and a heritage hotel.Our second destination is Meharangarh Fort which sits on a rocky hill presiding some 125 meters above the city. Still run by the Jodhpur royal family to this day, Mehrangarh Fort is filled with a strong sense of history and legend. Enclosed by thick, imposing walls, the fort complex contains a museum, courthouses, gardens, and several magnificent palaces with vast courtyards and elaborate architecture Overnight stay in hotel.
Post breakfast get ready for a panoramic ride all the way to the golden city of Jaisalmer. It will be a long ride . after arrival check in into hotel . evening will be free for leisure. overnight stay.
Post breakfast visit Jaisalmer – Golden Fort which was constructed by the renowned Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1156, at the majestic Trikuta hills. It is also known as Sonar Kila. Admire the vintage charm of Jain temples inside the fort. Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Located in the heart of the city these massive yellow sandstone structures were built by famous trader Guman Chand and his sons. Five-storied structure has intricately decorated huge suites. Stroll through the large corridors and the decorated walls which even now represent the art form of the ancient era. Overnight stay.
The Golden City of Rajasthan outdoes itself as it raises a toast to the breathtaking desert. Post breakfast, we shall proceed to the desert festival venue. Shortly you will start feeling joy and rythm in desert air. There are enthusiastic folk songs and dances by the artists wearing bright color and traditional attires. Elephants and Camels have long been associated with royalty, and this festival celebrates them with great fervour. The magnificent animals are decked in fancy head gear, saddle cloths and other trinkets.
In the afternoon, proceed to Sam desert camp encircled by natural sand dunes for a visual treat of spectacular and heavenly sunrise and amazing sunset. Experience the magic and adventure of the silk route on a spectacular camel safari. As the glorious sun retires, vibrate with folk music and tribal dances around the bonfire coupled with exotic Rajasthani delicacies. Overnight stay in a Desert Camp/hotel.
Post breakfast we will drive to Bikaner,a beautiful and small town that was once a desert outpost.The city was established in the year 1488 AD by Rao Bika Ji, a Rajput prince and famous for fabulous – Junagarh fort. visit Junagarh Fort which was constructed in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. It is believed that crocodiles were bred in the water moat surrounding the formidable fort. Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Early Morning After breakfast drive to Jaipur and drop at hotel to take some rest. In the evening you are free for leisure.
Early Morning After breakfast drive to Delhi and drop at Indira Gandhi International Airport for your onward Journey.