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Desert Festival of Jaisalmer


Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour
08 Nights / 09 Days
Delhi - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Ranthmabhore - Agra - Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi
Red Fort - DelhiArrive Delhi. Meeting & Greeting at airport. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

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.
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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
Mehrangarh Fort, JodhpurFull 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 in hotel.

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.
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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 Destination.

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