Desert Splendour – 8 nights / 9 days
Delhi – Jodhpur – Manvar – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Delhi
- Walk the old city of Delhi enjoying a combination of culinary, cultural and heritage experiences.
- Get henna put on your hands, learn to drape a Saree. Learm Indian cooking!!
- Shop till you drop: handicrafts, mirror work and patchwork textiles in jodhpur and Jaisalmer
- Visit India’s only live-in fort – the golden fort of Jaisalmer you’ll discover great bargains in its narrow alleyways!
- Tribal village safari: visit families and see their way of living, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the oasis
- Take a camel safari into the desert. Overnight in tents in the romance of the desert
Day 01 Delhi (Arrival)
Arrive Delhi. Meet and assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi
Morning walking tour of old Delhi. Post lunch sightseeing of Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar & Lotus Temple. Back to the hotel. Over night at the hotel.
Day 03 Delhi – Jodhpur
Morning transfer to the airport to board flight for Jodhpur. Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Visit Umaid Bhawan Palace and enjoy shopping. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 Jodhpur
Morning enjoy a half day village safari to experience the life style of the villagers followed by a hot picnic lunch laid by a beautiful water body. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 Jodhpur – Manvar
Morning visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Later drive to Manvar. Check in at the desert camp. Enjoy a cultural evening followed by sand dune dinner. Overnight at the Desert Camp
Day 06 Manvar – Jaisalmer
Morning enjoy a jeep safari to the nearby Bishnoi village to experience the desert life around Manvar. Return to the camp for breakfast. Later drive to Jaisalmer. Check in at the Hotel. Day free for shopping. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 Jaisalmer
Morning start camel safari. Visit Badabagh (5kms) then safari continues for Ramkunda (5kms) (Lunch Point). After lunch camel safari proceeds for Lodurva (old Capital) dinner and over night in tents at Lodurva.
Day 08 Jaisalmer
Start the safari after breakfast visit Amar Sagar (8 kms) then safari continues for Kuldhara Moolsagar (5kms) and arrive back to Jaisalmer (6 kms) around lunch time. Check in at the hotel. Day free to relax. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Delhi
Morning transfer to Jodhpur airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival board flight for onward destination.
Best Season October – March
Desert Splendour Cities
Rajasthan, the magical land set amidst the desolate desert beauty is fascinating-from miles of golden stretches of sand to magnificent forts, marvelous palaces and havelis.
Jaisalmer, known for its golden fort, made of yellow sandstone, is an important center of handicrafts in Rajasthan. Sandstone carvings and block printed fabrics made here find their way across the world. The carved mansions and Jain temples of Jaisalmer are worth seeing. The sand dunes at Sam, near Jaisalmer are the site of the annual Desert Festival.
Manvar lies right in the heart of the Great Indian Thar Desert between the cities of Jodhpur & Jaisalmer. Its an unprecedented tourist destination offering a rare opportunity to enjoy Rajasthan’s desert life, culture, wildlife & beauty. The Manvar Desert Camp is located in the midst of the wilderness surrounded by sand dunes. Evenings are livened up by campfire, mashaals and local musicians and dancers.
Jodhpur a city, near the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, is known for its impressive Mehrangarh fort. Founded by Rao Jodha, this city is called the “Blue City” for the blue painted walls of the houses in the town. The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace is another landmark that must be seen in Jodhpur. Its museum contains many artifacts of the royal times in Jodhpur.