Day 1: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel for night stay.
Day 2: Delhi
Proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi covering Connaught Place, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Humayuns Tomb. Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk,
Day 3: Delhi/Bikaner
Transfer to the Railway station for morning train to Bikaner. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 4: Bikaner/Phalodi
We begin our journey to the desert. Drive to Paladin through the Thar desert and then to the first camp, where our camel safari begins next Day. Overnight camping.
Day 5: Phalodi
We board the camel caravan this morning travelling much the same way as the ancient nomads of this land. Stopping along five ways, we have time to explore remote desert villages before reaching Camp I. Overnight camping.
Day 6: Camp I/Camp II
The journey continues through the Thar Desert. Enroute we can see a variety of flora and fauna. overnight camping.
Day 7: Camp II/Camp III
We pass though through Pokaran this Day and visit Pokaran Fort. The yellow sandstone fort rises up out of the yellow desert sands. We have time to explore the Fort before the caravan continues on to Camp III. Overnight camping.
Day 8: Camp III/Camp IV
Safari continues through the desert. Overnight camping .
Day 9: Camp IV/Camp V
We stop today at several villages to explore the Hindu and Muslim communities living in the desert. Overnight camping.
Day 10: Camp V/Camp VI
Caravan continues further visiting several villages across the mystique of the Thar desert. Overnight camping.
Day 11: Camp VI/Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer which is known as the "Golden City" because of the colour imparted to its stone ramparts by the setting sun. Visit the fort on the afternoon . Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 12: Jaisalmer
Full Day of sightseeing in Jaisalmer, including the Fort and several Havelis. Jaisalmer is famous for its beautiful mansions built by wealthy merchants who passed through the city on camel caravan from Central Asia. Several of these Havelis are still in magnificent condition with intricate wood carvings and paintings. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 13: Jaisalmer/Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur, situated on the western edge of the Thar Desert and is one of the princely state of Rajasthan. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14: Jodhpur
Morning visit to Villages to see the village culture. Visit daunted structure of Mehrangarh Fort in the afternoon which is situated at the top of a sheer rocky 125 meter hill that rises right in the middle of town. Overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Jodhpur / Udaipur
Drive by surface for Udaipur enroute visit Ranakpur and the Sun Temple. On arrival transferred to the Hotel.
Day 16: Udaipur
In the morning tour of Udaipur City-which may be called Versailles of the east visiting Sahelion Ki Bari, the grandeur of City Palace, the famous Jagdish temple. Afternoon at leisure or on an extra payment a boat ride on Lake Pichola with a brief halt at Jag Mandir. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 17: Ellora-Aurangabad
Morning transfer to airport for onward flight to Aurangabad. Afternoon excursion to Ellora caves 30 kms away and known for sculptural excellence and a complex of 34 caves including 12 Buddhist 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves. Overnight in Aurangabad.
Day 18: Ajanta-Aurangabad
Full Day excursion to Ajanta Caves (103 kms) known for its unique painting on the walls & ceilings of the caves. Ajanta caves unlike Ellora are magnificent rock-cut Buddhist caves consisting of the Monasteries and five temples. Overnight in Aurangabad.
Day 19: Mumbai
Transfer to airport for onward flight or train to Mumbai. Afternoon half Day city tour visiting the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Hanging Gardens and the Prince of Wales Museum. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 20: Mumbai
Morning excursion to Elephanta caves by boat- an island 9 kms from Gateway of India and reached by a regular ferry service. The caves have been cut from rocks with large sculptured interiors. Late evening transfer to airport for onward flight back home.
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