11 Nights/12 Days
A Yatra representative will meet you at a location convenient to you in Delhi and transfer you in an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel of stay. You are at leisure for the rest of the day. Spend the night at your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Mandawa
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a half-day sightseeing tour of Delhi in an air-conditioned vehicle. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will visit Chandni Chowk – a traditional shopping hub in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India, Red Fort, Raj Ghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, Qutub Minar, India Gate - the war memorial built by British, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament house and the beautiful Laxmi Narain Temple. After exploring the major places of tourist interest in the city, set out on a drive to Mandawa. It is about 260 kilometers from Delhi. The land of Shekha (Rao Shekhaji 1433-1488), Mandawa is known for its human and artistic enterprises.
On arrival, check-in at a pre-booked hotel and spend the night.
Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing excursion of Mandawa and tour the various havelis (palaces) of Mandawa. Further on, you will be driven to Bikaner about 200 kilometers from Mandawa. Bikaner stands on the northern tip of the desert triangle. On arrival, check-in at a hotel for your overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast, do a sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Explore the Junagarh Fort built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, a General in the army of Emperor Akbar. This fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. These palaces, made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows dotted all over the structure. The city of Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque founded by Raja Rai Singh. See the royal chapel where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.
Check-out and journey to Jaisalmer, about 330 kilometers from Bikaner. On arrival, check-in at a pre-booked hotel and spend the night. You are at leisure for the rest of the day to explore the ‘desert city’ of Jaisalmer on your own.
Day 5: Jaisalmer
After breakfast at the hotel, take a day tour of Jaisalmer city. In the evening, proceed to view a magnificent sunset in the endless sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Follow it up with a camel ride. In the heart of Thar Desert, the Sam Sand Dunes is an intricately molded wonderland of burnished sandstone. After an excursion on the dunes, return to your hotel and spend the night.
Day 6: Jaisalmer - Manvar Desert Resort
After breakfast at the hotel, set out on a drive to Manvar about 140 kilometers from Jaisalmer. On arrival, check-in at Manvar Desert Resort. In the afternoon you are at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a camel or jeep safari on the sweeping dunes with sparse vegetation. Take some wonderful pictures while you soak up the magnificence of the great Thar Desert. Return to your hotel and spend the night.
Nestled in the heart of the sand dune between the ancient cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner, the Manvar Resort is designed as a desert village settlement. Offering a relaxed ambience, the resort has a courtyard, a restaurant, bar, a sparkling pool, living quarters, thatched rooftop sit-outs and massage rooms overlooking a small sanctuary. Each cottage has a private verandah affording views of the endless desert, besides a stucco plaster interiors, mosaic flooring, bedside lamps, traditional furniture, rug and specially dyed upholstery. Appointed with all modern comforts and a peaceful stay in the heart of the desert, Manvar will truly be a memorable experience.
Day 7: Manvar - Jodhpur
After breakfast at the resort, check-out and drive to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur. On arrival, check-in at a hotel and relax for a while.
In the afternoon, set out on a guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur - the former capital of Marwar state founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort spread over 5 kilometers on a steep hill and looking down 125 meters. The fort appears rugged and impenetrable from the outside, but houses some of the most intricately adorned palaces with exquisitely carved panels and latticed windows. Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal are some of the areas worth exploring. A collection of royal cenotaphs, built in while marble, lies very close to the fort. Built in 1899, the cenotaph also houses portraits of rulers of Jodhpur.
After exploring the major attractions of the city, return to your hotel and spend the night.
Day 8: Jodhpur - Pushkar
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to Pushkar about 214 kilometers from Jodhpur. On arrival, check-in at a pre-booked hotel. In the evening, set out on a sightseeing tour of the holy city of Pushkar and visit the Brahma Temple. This is the only temple in India dedicated to the creator of the universe, Lord Brahma. Legend has it that the serene Lake of Pushkar was formed when Brahma was searching for a place to perform yagna and the lotus dropped from his hands springing out water. See the ghats, enjoy the calm beauty and explore other places of interest. Later, return to your hotel and spend the night.
Day 9: Pushkar – Jaipur
After breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur about 145 kilometers from Pushkar. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in at a pre-booked hotel for your overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the ‘pink city’ on your own and marveling at its architectural works.
Day 10: Jaipur
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, take a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Tour the historical Amber Fort - the capital of the state till 1728. Visit Jagmandir or the Hall of Victory that glitters with a thousand mirrors, Jal Mahal and Temples of Kali. Enjoy an elephant ride on your ascent to Amber Fort and capture incredible panoramic views of the city.
In the afternoon, visit the Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar, drive past Hawa Mahal or The Palace of Winds and past the rose-pink residential and business quarters of Jaipur. After a day of sightseeing and discovering the different colors of Jaipur, return to your hotel and spend the night.
Day 11: jaipur - Delhi
After an early breakfast, leave for Delhi about 258 kilometers from Jaipur (a 5-hour drive). Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to a pre-booked hotel. You are at leisure for the rest of the day. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 12: Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, you will be dropped at the international airport or any location convenient to you in Delhi for your onward journey.
- Standard check-in/check-out times at all hotels will be 12 noon.