Best of Rajasthan Tour

No. of days: 13 days/12 nights

Destinations included: Jaipur, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Ranthambore

Tour highlights: Forts, camel safari in desert, camel breeding farm, rat temple tour, boat ride in lake Pichola, elephant ride, tiger sighting, Rajasthani meal at Chokhi Dhani, frescoed havelis

Day 1: Jaipur

Welcome to the pink city. No sightseeing for the day. Explore the colorful market and have lunch at Chokhi Dhani, a Rajasthani village theme resort.

Day 2: Jaipur

Sightseeing for the day includes Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal etc. You can go for light & sound show at Amber in the evening.

Day 3: Mandawa

Drive to Mandawa (200 km / 4 hrs). Here you see the fresoced havelis of rich traders of the area who have now moved to metropolitan cities.

Day 4: Bikaner

Drive to Bikaner (200km / 4 hrs). Visit Junagarh fort (built on plains unlike all major forts of Rajasthan), camel breeding farm and the famous rat temple at Deshnok.

Day 5: Jaisalmer

Drive to Jaisalmer (355km / 6-7 hrs). See the man made Gadsisar lake ( Jaisalmer's only source of water for a long period ) and the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.

Day 6: Jaisalmer

Morning visit the fort and the havelis. In the evening go for a camel safari in the rolling sand dunes of Sam.

Day 7: Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur (305 km / 6 hrs). In the afternoon visit the best preserved fort of Rajasthan -the Mehrangarh fort. Later see the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada, known as the the Taj Mahal of Rajasthan.

Day 8: Udaipur

Drive to Udaipur (269km / 5-6 hrs), the city of lakes. En route visit the amazing white marble Jain temples at Ranakpur. Evening free to explore the city on your own.

Day 9: Udaipur

Sightseeing for the day includes City Palace (don't miss the awesome crystal gallery), Jagdish temple and the garden of maids (it was orginally built for the maids of the queen who came along as wedding gifts). In the evening go for a boat ride in lake Pichola.

Day 10: Pushkar

Drive to Pushkar (300 km / 6 hrs). En route you may visit the fort of Chittaurgarh. Pushkar is known for its one of the very rare temples dedicated to lord Brahma (considered the creater of universe in Hindu mythology).

Day 11: Ranthambore

Drive to Ranthambore (300 km/ 6 hrs). No safari for the day. Take rest and have an overnight stay.

Day 12 : Ranthambore

Today you go for a morning and an afternoon safari.

Day 13: Jaipur

Drive back to Jaipur (176 km / 4 hrs).