DESERT TRAILS

INDIA CAMPS DESERT TRAILS

Immerse yourself in historical forts, palaces, nature, art and culture.

REF: TVLI002

Tour Route: Delhi (2) - Agra (2) - Jaipur (2) - Jodhpur (1) - Wilderness camp (2) - Narlai (1) - Udaipur (2) - Delhi [DEPART]

Tour Duration: 12 nights / 13 days
Domestic Flight: 1 [Udaipur - Delhi]

 

FROM $ 1520.00 per passenger ( 2 PAX)

 

Special rates for more than 2 passengers.

Please contact us for requests and more information.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Delhi [Check in at hotel: 1400 Hrs]Day 1: Arrive Delhi [Check in at hotel: 1400 Hrs]Transfer to your hotel for 2 nights stay.Overnight stay at hotel


Day 2: Day in Delhi

Today, enjoy the day discovering Delhi, pacing through the city which is as historic as modern, like 2 sides of the same coin! Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, which includes a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, ‘moonlit square’, one of the largest trading centres of India; drive past Red Fort, the place that marked the announcement of India’s freedom from the British Raj.

Later in the afternoon, discover the modern city of New Delhi, which includes a visit to Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and India’s tallest brick minaret; Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold dome, still in active worship; Photo stop at India Gate, the war memorial arch built in honour of the soldiers who died in the first world war; drive past President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi.

Culture Connection: Option for Home Hosted Dinner: This evening you have the option to learn more about local lifestyle and culture of India with dinner at an Indian home. Spend time talking to your hosts and learn about their way of life. You may also opt for a unique opportunity to step inside an Indian kitchen and learn the age old art of Indian culinary delights. Your hosts will be happy to share their secret recipes and give you some handy tips about Indian cooking (at extra charge)

 

Day 3: Delhi / Agra [205 Kms / 4 Hrs] After breakfast, embark on your drive to Agra, city of the world famous Taj Mahal. En-route make a brief photo stop at Sikandra, the tomb of great Mughal emperor Akbar.Upon arrival in Agra, check in at your hotel and freshen up. Overnight.


Day 4: Day in Agra

After breakfast, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the eternal symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. Often referred to as a poem in white marble, Taj Mahal displays the saga of love between Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.

You may wish to stay at the Taj Mahal, to see the glistening white marble beauty by sunrise. [Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday]


This afternoon, visit the Agra fort, lying across the River Yamuna, built in red sandstone with magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens. Overnight stay at hotel


Culture Connection: Option to watch a live theatre performance: This evening, you have the option to watch a live theatre performance, introducing you to the story of the Taj Mahal.  Watch the spectacular performance - “Mohabbat the Taj – The saga of love”, staging the largest replica of the Taj Mahal, and presenting the legend of love that created this magnificent mausoleum (at extra charge and subject to operation of show)


Day 5: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur [240 Kms / 5.5 Hrs]

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of India. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D. 


En route to Jaipur, make a brief stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. Within the complex lies a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Muslim Sufi Saint who blessed Emperor Akbar with a son.


Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at your hotel. This afternoon, visit gem and carpet weaving factories, and shop for souvenirs. Jaipur is famous for its precious and semi-precious stoned jewels, enamelled ornaments, beautiful carpets and other artifacts and crafts. Overnight stay at hotel


Day 6: Day in Jaipur

This morning, visit Amber fort, a fine amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation, built in the 16th century. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive or take an elephant ride. This afternoon, visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar, the largest astronomical observatory built in stone. Also drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows. Overnight stay at hotel

Culture Connection: 
Option for Elephant Safari with Breakfast: Early morning, embark on a short drive to Dera Amer for a fascinating elephant safari, followed by a scrumptious breakfast at Dera Amer (at supplement charge). 


Option for Home Hosted Dinner: This evening you have the option to learn more about local lifestyle and culture of India with dinner at an Indian home. Spend time talking to your hosts and learn about their way of life. You may also opt for a unique opportunity to step inside an Indian kitchen and learn the age old art of Indian culinary delights. Your hosts will be happy to share their secret recipes and give you some handy tips about Indian cooking (at extra charge)


Day 7: Jaipur / Jodhpur [335 Kms / 7 hrs] This morning, drive to Jodhpur, a city ringed by high stone walls with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel


Day 8: Jodhpur / Rohet [Wilderness Camps] [60 Kms / 1.5 Hrs] Today, visit the rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort, and the grand palaces within the fort - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana, which are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex stands the Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble.

While in Jodhpur shop for the exquisite handcrafted articles such as embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie and dye fabrics.


This afternoon, drive to Wilderness Camps, the ultimate romantic desert retreat, located west of Rohet. The idyllically remote and peaceful location, the luxurious facilities with beautiful Rajasthani interiors make this a perfect place to experience the calmness of the deserts.
Upon arrival in Wilderness Camp, check-in at your camp. Overnight stay at the camp


Day 9: Day in Rohet [Wilderness Camp] After breakfast, enjoy activities provided by the Wilderness Camp [at extra cost]. Later in the afternoon, enjoy jeep safari to the nearby village.
This evening enjoy a night of traditional folk dance and music complete with filling local Rajasthani meal. Overnight stay at hotel


Day 10: Rohet [Wilderness Camp] / Narlai [95 Kms / 2 hrs]  After breakfast, drive to Narlai, a small village on the way to Udaipur. Upon arrival in Narlai, check-in at your hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore the small village settlement of Narlai. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 11: Narlai / Udaipur [130 Kms / 3 hrs]  This morning, drive to Udaipur en route visiting the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are one of the largest Jain temples in India. The temples are known for their architecture, grand structures and exquisite sculptures.Continue drive to Udaipur, a serene city set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills, surrounded by three lakes - Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar.

Upon arrival at Udaipur, check-in at your hotel for 2 nights stay.Overnight stay at hotel


Day 12: Day in Udaipur

Today, spend the day exploring Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, one of the largest palace complex in Rajasthan; the grand white marble Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, garden of the maids of honour.
Evening, enjoy an evening boat cruise at the serene Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at hotel


Day 13: FLY: Udaipur / Delhi [Depart] [Check out at hotel: 1200 Hrs]

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Delhi.
Depart Udaipur 1300 Hrs [9W-823]Arrive Delhi 1410 Hrs
Upon arrival in Delhi, catch your connecting flight back home.


Please Note: Culture Connection activities are optional and are not included in the published rate.

Please contact us for more information.

 

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinner with traditional folk dance and music in Rohet [Wilderness Camp]
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures
  • Local English speaking guides will be provided for sightseeing and excursion tours
  • Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours
  • All currently applicable taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Local payments in domestic currency, such as entry fees to monuments, tips and gratuities
  • Single room - quoted as supplement per person
  • Ride & monument entrance fees - quoted as supplement per person
  • Domestic airfare - quoted as supplement per person
  • International air fare
  • Indian Visa Fees
  • Optional excursion tours at supplement charge
  • Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above

Special rates for more than 2 passengers.

Please contact us for requests and more information.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Taj Mahal is closed on Friday
  • Domestic flights in India impose a baggage restriction of 15 kgs for check in and 07 kgs for cabin baggage
  • Check-in, check-out time at hotels is usually 14:00Hrs / 12:00Hrs
  • Price includes only those items specified in the itinerary
  • Price is quoted per person, in US Dollars, on twin / double sharing basis
  • In case of any significant foreign exchange fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • In case of any cancellation, deviation or delay in journey due to weather, traffic, political conditions and / or other force majeure events, we will make alternative arrangements, with client’s approval, in the best interest of clients. If such alternative arrangements incur any extra charge, the same shall be borne by the client.
  • The client will not be entitled to refund for any missed sightseeing resulting out of such events, which are beyond our control

Special rates for more than 2 passengers.

Please contact us for requests and more information.

 

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