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The Romance of Desert

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Duration : 6 Nights & 7 Days
Destination Covered : Jodhpur - Manawar - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Jodhpur

Day 01: JodhPur
Arrive Jodhpur - Take an overnight train to Jodhpur, The home of Rathores the city boasts of a rich heritage and culture and has a flourishing handicrafts industry. On arrival transfer to the hotel and afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort - which houses some of the most intricately adorned palaces and latticed windows, Jaswant Thada - the memorial of Maharaja Jaswant singh & Umaid Bhavan Palace. The unique feature of Umaid Bhavan palace is the fact that hand chiseled sandstone blocks have been put together in a special system of interlocking,there is no mortar binding. It's excellent museum houses models of airplanes, weapons, antique clocks etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Jodhpur - Manawar
Jodhpur to Manwar (100 kms) - Morning tour of Mandore, the old capital of Jodhpur, surrounded by landscaped Gardens. While returning visit Bal Samand Lake. Afternoon drive to Manwar, a treat located in the heart of gently rolling sand dune belt of Rajasthan. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Manawar - Jaisalmer
Manwar to Jaisalmer (180 kms)- In the morning you may go for an optional Camel safari in the dunes. In the afternoon drive to Jaisalmer - The "Desert Citadel" few cities can match the magnificence of the museum city. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer - Morning city tour of Jaisalmer visiting the Fort that seems to rise out of the desert haze, its yellow sandstone walls and bastions taking on a golden hue in the afternoon visit Manek Chowk, Patwon -Ki -Haveli and Salim Singhji -Ki-Haveli. Also visit Gadisar Lake and Bada Bagh. Further proceed to Lodruva, important Jain pilgrimages dating back from 12th to 15th century. Drive on to Sam Dunes to get inside into desert life. Camel rides (own) on the sand dunes here are an unforgettable experience. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Jaisalmer to Bikaner - In the morning drive to Bikaner (300 kms) this is true desert country and situated directly on the ancient caravan route which linked west / central Asia and North India. Enroute visit of Ramdevra temple. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening visit to the market and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Bikaner
Bikaner - Full day visit of Bikaner city, while covering Junagadh Fort Raja Rai Singh built this impressive fort, it is encircled by a moat and houses many outstanding palaces, pavilions and temples made of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and Balconies and Lalgadh Palace, etc evening free for shopping and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 : Bikaner - Jodhpur
Bikaner - In the morning leave for Jodhpur for your onward connections.