Desert Triangle Homestay Tour
Places : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ajmer - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
Desert triangle homestay tour is one of the most favoured itineraries trailing around the three desert kingdoms of Bikaner - Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. There is much more to the deserts of Rajasthan than just the sights of camels walking through the dunes. These three kingdoms are bustling cities - each having a rewardingly Rajasthani culture and lifestyle. A desert triangle tour allows tourists to experience the mystic charm of these three desert kingdoms - besides the visit to the pious twin towns of Ajmer and Pushkar. The famous journey ends with a visit to Jaipur - the capital royale of Rajasthan. Besides the forts - havelis - murals - stepwells and colour coated cities - the tour provides another rare experience of home away from home inside the heritage haveli homestays here. Surely - this itinerary is a rare conglomeration of heritage and hospitality.
Day 01 : Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport - meet our representative who will assist transfer to the homestay for overnight.
Day 02 : Delhi - Samode - Mandawa
After breakfast in the homestay - depart for Mandawa in heritage laden Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. This part of town is characterized with the presence of open air colourful art murals on the outer walls of the havelis. These frescoes capture the fascination of the tourists and take them to the times when colours formed an inevitable element in the life and spirit of Shekhawatis. Upon arrival - check into Alsisar Mahal. Located in the Jhunjhunu district of north Rajasthan - Alsisar is also famed for its castles - murals and havelis. Check into the one of the Havelies for overnight homestay.
Day 03 : Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast begin the sightseeing of another heritage town near Alsisar at Mandawa - where every wall speaks up for itself in terms of artistic and cultural richness. Visiting this town also reveals the rare early 19th century legacy and old world charm. After lunch - depart for Bikaner - the first desert kingdom in the tour. Upon arrival - check into the Harasar Haveli merchant mansion. The charm of such havelis cum homestays surely can transport the minds to the childhood fantasy of staying in the castle. Overnight in Bikaner.
Day 04 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast - begin the Bikaner City Tour. Visit the worlds largest Camel Research and Breeding farms here. Camels play an essential role in the life of residents at Bikaner and are often seen with a great fascination here. Option of camel safari can be availed here. Continue the tour via a visit Junagarh Fort - Lalgarh Palace and Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum and Deshnoks Karni Mata Temple - characterized by the presence of thousands of rats. After city tour is complete - leave via surface for another desert kingdom - Jaisalmer. This is marked by the surreal presence of dream-like forts rising from the honey hued expanse of deserts. Here - one can avail the unforgettable and iconic experience of camel safari. Upon arrival - check in at the Haveli Homestay of Jaisalmer for overnight.
Day 05 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast - check out the haveli in Jaisalmer and continue the city tour via a visit to the citys centric attraction of fort complex - temples - cenotaphs and other merchant mansions. After lunch - drive to Jodhpur - the third desert city enroute the Desert Triangle Homestay Tour. Upon arrival - check into the Haveli Homestay of Jodhpur. (Desert Haveli Resort and Camp / Haveli Inn Pal / Jee Ri Haveli / Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli / Pal Haveli). Overnight in Jodhpur haveli.
Day 06 : Jodhpur
After morning meal - begin the Blue City - Jodhpurs tour. Visit the iconic attraction here in the form of Mehrangarh Fort - Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower. After lunch - visit Mandore - famous for its fort - gardens and memorial cenotaphs or Chhatris dedicated to the many rulers of the erstwhile princely state of Marwar. If time permits - visit Balsamand Lake in the evening. It was constructed as a water reservoir for the locals. Later on the palace building was erected near the lake. Overnight in haveli homestay at Jodhpur.
Day 07 : Jodhpur - Ajmer
After breakfast - check out Jodhpur and proceed towards Ajmer - famous for a Sufi shrine. Upon arrival - check into Badnor House - the heritage homestay in Ajmer. This is a city dwelled around the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah. Later - visit Pushkar - the only temple town dedicated to Lord Brahma - the inceptor of the universe. Overnight in Ajmer.
Day 08 : Ajmer - Jaipur
Check out haveli in Ajmer to proceed for the city royale - Jaipur. This is the largest city of Rajasthan characterized by the presence of many monuments - forts - palaces - observatories - etc. Check into the haveli homestay in Jaipur. Later visit Amber Fort first in Jaipur. It is the majestic old fort where elephant safaris still continue to take the tourists atop the hillock. Inside the fort - palace of mirrors holds prominent attraction besides the illustrated presence of murals and frescoes on the walls of the fort. Continue Jaipur tour by visiting Jal Mahal - City Palace - Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Evening is dedicated for shopping in the colourful Jaipur Bazaars. Overnight in heritage haveli.
Day 09 : Jaipur - Agra
In morning - check out Jaipur for Agra - the prominent tourist attraction of India. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri - the abandoned Mughal ghost town still in remarkable condition. Imagine the life of the medieval era envisioned by Emperor Akbar. Continue the drive to Agra. Upon arrival - visit Agra Fort - a world heritage site proud to serve as the power center for 5 Mughal rulers. Overnight in a home stay accommodation at Agra.
Day 10 : Agra – Delhi – Depart
In morning - begin the visit to Taj Mahal - the most poetic ode ever in the history of mankind. Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife - Mumtaz Mahal - this is a great architectural achievement ever. After the sightseeing of Taj - check out the hotel in Agra for a journey to Delhi on surface. Upon arrival in Delhi - transfer to the airport for onward journey. (Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays)
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