Desert Festival of Jaisalmer
Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour
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08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 01 : Delhi
Delhi - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Ranthmabhore - Agra -
Delhi. Meeting & Greeting at airport. Transfer to hotel for overnight
Day 02 : Delhi - Jaisalmer
After breakfast sight-seeing tour to Delhi, which includes Jama Masjid -
the largest mosque of Emperor Shahjahan, Red Fort, Raj Ghat- cremation site
of Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate - a 42 meter stone arch built in the memory
of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War II, Drive past the President's
House & Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb, the Qutab Minar & Lotus
Temple. Evening transfer to railway-station to connect train # 4059 DLI JSM
Express dep. Delhi at 1800 hrs for Jaisalmer. Overnight on train.
Day 03 : Jaisalmer
Arrive Jaisalmer at 1300 hrs. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon,
drive outside the city to see Amar Sagar Lake and to Sunset Point for a
superb view of the city. In the evening visit Sam Dunes on camel back.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Jaisalmer
Full day free to visit the Desert fair by your own. The fair has snake
charmers, puppeteers, acrobats and folk performers. This desert festival of
India closes with an enchanting sound and light show amid the sand dunes on
a moonlit night. Though the festival is mainly a grand display of performing
arts, there are several other events that give a glimpse of the desert
culture. Exquisitely embroidered skirts, hand-woven shawls, rugs, carvings
on wood and stone, camel decorations, embroidered leather bags, ethnic
silver jewelry and terracotta can be bought at this desert fair.
Evenings are meant for the main shows of music and dance. Continuing till
late into the night, the number of spectators increases by each night and on
the final day, under the full moonlit night, the whole place is swarming
with people who make it a point to be there to witness this mega show.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
day at Fair. Later transfer to Railway-station to connect Train to Jodhpur
by # 4809 JSM- JU Express Dep. Jaisalmer at 2315 hrs. Overnight at train.
Day 06 : Jodhpur
Arrive Jodhpur at 0520 hrs. On arrival transfer to hotel. After breakfast
full day city tour visiting the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, Mahamandir
Temple and the Kailana Lake. Rest of the time is free for leisure. Overnight
Day 07 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur (259 kms / 6 hrs) en-route visit Ranakpur Temples.
Ranakpur - 98 kms before Udaipur, the Jain Temples has grand structures and
beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them
are similar. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Evening boat ride at Lake
Pichola (subject to water level) Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 08 : Udaipur - Delhi - Onward Destination.
After breakfast, city tour visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive
around Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends)
and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Later in the afternoon
transfer to Airport to connect flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi
transfer to International Airport to connect flight for your onward