17 Days Rajasthan Offbeat Tour
ROUTE - Delhi – Pushkar – Jojawar – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Osian – Jaisalmer – Sam Sand Dunes – Bikaner – Mandawa – Jaipur - Delhi
Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Rajasthan truly is one of the best destinations in India, famed for its food, culture, art, music and dance, architectural wonders and more. A well-planned Offbeat Rajasthan Tour offers you a chance to explore the hidden and lesser-visited side of this wonderful Rajput state, clubbed with some of its most popular cities. The destinations that you visit include Delhi, Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jojawar, Osian, Mandawa and Sam. The prime highlights of the itinerary include city tours, folk music and dance performances, special meals, camel safaris, horse ride, world heritage sites, temple visits etc.
ARRIVAL IN DELHI
After arrival at Delhi Airport, meet our DIH representative who’ll escort you to the one of our listed hotels in Delhi. Check-in at the hotel to relax in the cozy comfort of its room. Delhi the capital city of India is always alive with activity. You will be amazed to see colorful crowds moving through public places like markets. In the evening you may venture out to explore the pulsating nightlife of Delhi.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
On day 2, after an early breakfast, get all set for half- day city tour exploring the prime tourist attractions of Delhi including the India Gate- 42 m in height, the President's House- one of the world's largest residencies of the Head of the state, proceed to visit Humayun's Tomb. Built in 1565 AD by his grieving widow Haji Begum, it is one of the stunning masterpieces dating to the Mughal Era. The beautiful Qutub Minar is next. Standing tall at 72 meters, the complex shelters the ruins of Quwat–ul–Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque.
Post lunch, start driving for the holy town of Pushkar. As you reach, check- in at the hotel and freshen up. The evening is scheduled for special dinner that would be preceded by Rajasthani cultural folk music and dance performance.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Pushkar.
Post breakfast, the day is scheduled for sightseeing in Pushkar. The first visit of the day is to the very popular Brahma temple - one of the few temples in the world that is dedicated to Lord Brahma; Pushkar Lake- known to be atone all the sins of devotees who take a dip in it, Savitri temple – founded on a hilltop, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Savitri- the consort of Lord Brahma. In the evening, you can visit the local bazaars for shopping and collecting souvenirs.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Pushkar.
PUSHKAR - JOJAWAR
After a relaxed breakfast on the 4th day, complete the check- out and embark on a road journey to Jojawar. As you reach, check-in and have lunch at the hotel. Now proceed for exploring the lovely serene village of Jojawar to get a sneak-peak into the life of the locals. The best part would be that you are riding the rich Marwai Horses. Observe the locals immersed in their daily activities. In the evening, back to the hotel for some relaxation. Spend the night, enjoying special Rajasthani dinner, dance and music performance.
Post breakfast, day 5 is going to be an exciting one that is going to involve a train Safari- one of the best things to do in Jojawar. This train traverses through the lofty, stunning Aravali ranges, via various tunnels and bridges, offering lovely views of the forest and lake surrounding the village. This journey offers you an insight into the life of the tribals residing here.
Train journey is succeeded by a Jeep safari in Jojawar that takes you to the nearby placed tribal and Rebaru hamlets. During the safari, interact with the local tribal people of Rajasthan and get knowledge about their daily life, their tradition and culture. Later on, visit a popular tribal horse lord temple where you enjoy high tea, which is served around sunset daily. A memorable dinner under the star-lit sky.
JOJAWAR - UDAIPUR
Post breakfast, Today, have your breakfast and begin driving to the romantic city of Udaipur- “Venice of the East”, also known as the city of lakes. On arrival check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. Rest and relax for the day. In the evening enjoy boat ride at the Pichola Lake. Also visit the Lake Palace, one of the finest examples of architectural and cultural marvel.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur.
Have breakfast and start sightseeing. You visit the very famous City Palace museum- founded in the City Palace complex, it is a treasure house of the cultural heritage of the Mewar, the Jagdish temple- originally known as Jagannath Rai temple. Sahelion Ki Bari- a well-maintained garden with marble elephants and fountains; Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir- a cultural institution showcasing folk art, literature and dances and the Maharana Pratap Memorial- dedicated to the famous Rajput worrier- Maharana Pratap. Also explore Shilpgram, an acknowledgement of the Rajasthani rural life and the craftsmen.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur.
UDAIPUR - JODHPUR
Breakfast is followed by a road journey to Jodhpur. On the way, visit the Ranakpur Jain Temples. One of the most revered Jain temples, Ranakpur has marble Jain temple with wonderful architecture. Dedicated to Lord Adinath, this group of temples was founded in the 15th century by Seth Dharna Sah with assistance from Rana Kumbha. Later, continue to Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. Rest and relax for the day.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Jodhpur
On day 9, enjoy an early morning breakfast and check out from the hotel. The day now starts with city tour of Jodhpur including the enormous Mehrangarh fort – one of the largest forts in India, placed 140 feet above the city, this burnished red sandstone structure was established by Rao Jodha around 1460. Thereafter, you can visit attractions like Kaylana Lake, Phool Mahal, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and Jaswant Thada. All are famous for their unique style and beauty.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Jodhpur
JODHPUR - OSIAN
On the 10th day, Breakfast is followed by a road journey to Osian. On arrival check-in at one of our enlisted hotel. Later start the camel safari through the sprawling Thar Desert. During the 1 hours of the camel safari, the experiences are going to be memorable. Enjoy a ride till Khetasar- the oasis village. Here you visit the local potters and weavers. Later drive back to hotel. The evening is scheduled for folk performance followed by dinner.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Osian
OSIAN - JAISALMER
Today, post breakfast, have an excursion to the famous Osian Temples- a group of slightly ruins Jain as well as Brahmanical temples, which were found between 8th and 11th century. Later, continue towards Jaisalmer. The Jaisalmer city is dotted with a large number of tourist attractions. On reaching Jaisalmer, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The day is to be spent at leisure. Later start the city tour of Jaisalmer including the mighty Jaisalmer fort or Sonar Quila- one of world's largest fortification, this world heritage site, a dominant structure between the sand. In the evening you have the option of witnessing the Gadsisar Lake to observe migratory birds from close quarters or Witness an exotic sunset.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Jaisalmer
JAISALMER – SAM SAND DUNES
After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of the city. Jaisalmer is also revered for its havelis. Pay a visit to Patwon ki Haveli- the largest and most important mansion here, Salim ji Ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli which are most striking amongst the other havelis. The major tourist attractions of Jaisalmer include Trikuta hill, Suraj Pol or Sun Gate, Jain Temples, Government Museum.
Later in the afternoon drive to visit the very popular Sam Sand Dunes, an ideal place to enjoy life in a desert. Check-into the camp. Later, hop onto a camel's back who takes you through the desert and its surroundings villages. At night, enjoy folk music dance, cocktails and special dinner under the star-lit sky.Enjoy an overnight stay at the Camp in Sam Sand Dunes.
SAM SAND DUNES - BIKANER
After breakfast, get transferred to Bikaner, by road. This drive is going to include the sights of villages and the sand dunes. As you reach Bikaner, check in at the hotel. The evening is at leisure. You can spend it in doing the activities of your interest such as explore the nearby sites, shopping at the local bazaar, savoring local delicacies and more.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Bikaner.
BIKANER - MANDAWA
Have breakfast and start sightseeing. You visit Junagarh Fort, which was constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the army of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The next attraction is the revered Karnimata Temple at Deshnok, also known as the rat temple. After sightseeing, start your drive to Mandawa, a bustling town in the Shekhawati region that is placed northwards of Jaipur. Mandawa is extremely popular for its havelies, adorned with marvelous frescoes and paintings. Most of these mansions were commissioned by affluent merchants of Shekhawati, between 18th and 20th century. Upon arrival, check-in. If time and energy permit, explore the place on your own.
MANDAWA - JAIPUR
Today, have a relax breakfast cum lunch, followed by check out of the hotel. Visit the wonderfully painted Havelis of Mandaw & Shekhawati. Later on, proceed to Jaipur by road. Evening arrival in the capital city of Rajasthan, followed and fulfilling the check in formalities at the hotel.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
After breakfast, leave for sightseeing tour of Jaipur, In the beginning we take you to Amber Fort, which is a wonderful blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, located at a hill-top offering a brilliant view of the city. You can also experience the elephant ride (on your own).
Further, you then head to other popular attractions of Jaipur including Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Wind), Jantar Mantar (UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the great places for scientific observations), City Palace (visit the pre-historic buildings, palaces, shrines and museums) and the Jal Mahal (Water Palace). Late evening is scheduled for shopping at the local bazaars of Jaipur.
After breakfast on the last day of the tour, check- out from the hotel and begin driving for the Delhi Airport to board the flight for your onward journey. The tour ends with the sweet memories with Delightful India Holidays.
- Transportation By AC Car
- Air Conditioning Car with Driver
- Fuel (Petrol/Diesel)
- Toll Taxes, Parking Charge, Inter State Taxes
- Drive Allowance (Food & Accommodation)
- Hotels / Accommodation
- Monument Entrance Fees, Camera Fees, Entrance Fees of National Park, Safari Fees
- Meal Expenses
- Personal Expenses
- Guide Charge
- Other Activities
- Air / Bus / Train Fare
- Driver & Guide's Fees
- Cancellation charges would apply as per company policy. Free cancellation before 30 days arrival after will charge 100%.
- If require bill then add GST charge as per Government Rules.