Jodhpur is the second-largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan and officially the second metropolitan city of the state. It was formerly the seat of the princely state of Jodhpur State.
Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and close to the India-Pakistan border, Jaisalmer, founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, is carpeted with golden sand and almost every house is built with the yellow Jaisalmer stone thus, making it the ‘Golden City’. The city still exudes an age-old aura of valor and royalty.
The fort and palace are built of red sandstone. Asia’s largest camel research farm is located in Bikaner. The city is also known for its intricately carved Jharokas, stone screens found on windows of the Junagarh fort, temples and havelis.
The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthan jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are a treasure-trove for the shoppers. Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur holds the distinction of being the first planned city of India.
Day 01: Jodhpur Railway Station / Airport – Hotel
Meet & Greet on arrival at Jodhpur Railway Station / Airport & transfer to Hotel. Check-in to hotel. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 02: Jodhpur Halfday Sightseeing – Jaisalmer (285 Km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast start for halfday sightseeing covering Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. After that transfer to Jaisalmer – The Golden City. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Evening visit Gadishar Lake & Folk Lore Museum. In Folk Lore Museum you can see famous Rajasthani Puppet Show at your own cost. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 03: Jaisalmer Local Sightseeing
After breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is made by unique Golden Lime stone, that’s why its known as Golden Fort or Sonar Kella. After that visit Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli. Salim singh-ki-Haveli. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. After that also visit Gadishar Lake. In evening proceed for camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes & you can experience the spectacular view of Sun set in Thar desert. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 04: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (333 Km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Bikaner. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 05: Bikaner Local Sightseeing
After breakfast enjoy city tour of Bikaner. Visit Junagarh Fort which includes Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum, Lalgarh Palace, Sadul Museum, Karni Mata Temple (Rats Temple) at Deshnok and Asia’s biggest camel breeding farm to watch different breeds of Camels. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 06: Bikaner – Jaipur (330 Km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to the Pink City – Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 07: Jaipur Local Sightseeing
After breakfast start for full day local sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort & Palace, “Gaitore” Cenetophs (Front View), take a photo stop at Jal Mahal, City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 08: Hotel – Jaipur Railway Station / Airport
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Jaipur Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey.