Overview

Explore the best of western Rajasthan on our Thar desert Tour, situated on the west the Thar desert cover mainly the districts of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Bikaner which lies to the east of the Aravali mountain ranges which prevents the rainfall from reaching the region. Living amid the western part of Rajasthan was hard in the earlier times, with low agricultural productivity and only a few vegetation grown Thar desert provided rough-tough conditioning to make a living. The great rulers of these former princely states have survived themselves and even made their great contributions to transform these states by constructing grand lakes to maintain a year-long water supply, incredible palaces, and forts, and other architectural marvels thus bringing life to these far off regions.

The sand dunes are a perfect place to stay at night among the desert and enjoy a camel ride cause camels are the ship of the deserts and were tamed and trained for transportation of men and goods through the deserted regions.

Bikaner’s Junagarh Fort has a rare collection of weapons and things from the past at display which makes it worth visiting. Almost 30Km from Bikaner is the most bizarre place in the world – Rat Temple India.

Visit Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh fort made with fine carvings and situated atop a hill with long walls to prevent enemy attacks on your Thar desert tour. The magnificent blue colored city is visible to the west of the fort, these blue homes houses the people working in the fort and are blue to escape the scorching heat. Don’t miss the incredible marble cenotaphs Jaswant Thada nearby on your western Rajasthan Tour.

Jaisalmer is the extreme western part of rajasthan. This rigid desert city was confined to the premises of the Golden fort in earlier times, the fort is golden in color and camouflage with the sands. The Gadi Sagar lake built in to supply water to the people is like a heaven for the city.

Travel Route

Tour Plan

Delhi -> Shekhawati -> Bikaner -> Jaisalmer -> Jodhpur -> Jaipur -> Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Delhi -> Shekhawati -> Bikaner -> Jaisalmer -> Osian -> Jodhpur -> Jaipur -> Delhi

Day -1

Start with the national Capital go around the temples and the prominent buildings of the government. Visit the monument Qutub Minar and optional Ref Fort as there are more Red forts you can explore one at Agra which is a better choice. End the day with a walk around the Connaught place and the busy streets of Delhi.

Day -2

Leave for Shekhawati go out visit the Famous Shekhawati Haveli's to get a glimpse of the history and past painted on walls of the haveli's of shekhawati region which were built by the rich merchants of the region who travelled to different regions of the country and prospered in their business, all these riches were used up in building great painted Haveli's or Mansions with an open area in centre and surrounded by rooms on other sides, these walls of shekhawati are painted by figure's of Gods and Godesses, Kings and queens, picturising the processions and festivals that were celebrated in the state and many more aspects of the Rajasthan. Leave for Bikaner.

Day -3

Bikaner is a city among the desert's well covered by sand dunes on all sides. Bikaner's boast's the Junagarh Fort which has the largest collection of Artillery and the things from the past which makes it worth visiting, unlike the other fort's which are mostly vacant inside except the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. After lunch visits the other major attraction near Bikaner the Deshnok Temple which is famous across the globe for its Rat's, which are believed to be the favourite animal of the goddess and are well treated and free to roam in the temple. And the rats also eat the sweet offerings which are then served to the follower's and till date no record of any rat infected disease are found. Faith and Belief prevail in India. Take an evening take a tour of camel to experience the ship of the desert. overnight at the hotel and pack your stuff to experience the Golden City.

Day -4

Early morning after breakfast leave for Golden city Jaisalmer and check in your hotel. Evening at leisure with a cultural dance show awaiting.

Day -5

Today explore the Golden coloured Fort of Jaisalmer which is a living Fort with more than 3000 residents. The Fort features delicate work of carvings which can be seen on almost every inch from windows to pillars and balcony each place is decorated. There Fort complex has restaurants and shops since its a living fort so you can enjoy the lunch at the Jaisalmer Fort. Later we go on jeep/camel safari in the desert.

Day -6

Start on your journey to Jodhpur the "Blue City" you will realise the name when you reach there. Relax in the afternoon, before we head to the Mehrangarh Fort and Palace which is situated on a rocky hill overlooking the city of Jodhpur which when viewed from the fort seems to be painted blue. Also, visit the Jaswant Thada cenotaph made of white marble with artistic decorations.

Day -7

Leave for Jaipur. In the evening visit the Amber Fort by night. And drive through the city. Night at leisure.

Day -8

Start the sightseeing with Hawa Mahal or the honeycomb maze structure, then to the Jantar Mantar a one of its kind open-air observatory. Walk to the City Palace right beside the Jantar Mantar along with the temple of Govind Dev Ji. Lunch at hotel, and evening to explore the local bazaars or to the Gaitors which were erected in memory of the former Rulers of Jaipur.

Day -9

Time to bid a bye as you continue to Delhi.

Tour Highlights

Delhi -> Shekhawati -> Bikaner -> Jaisalmer -> Osian -> Jodhpur -> Jaipur -> Delhi
11 Night - 12 Days

Tour Plan Starts : 899 /-USD