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7-Day Journey From Desert To Pristine Lakes Including Dinner With Former Royal Family

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Duration
time-raw7 days
Starting point
IHCT Heritage & Adventure Tours
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

On this trip, you will have a seven days exploration of Indian culture, incredible destinations and historical sites. Spend a night in the desert in an air-conditioned tent in the Sam Sand Dunes. Also, dine with a former royal family the traditional way and don`t miss a chance to ride on a camel`s back. When en route to Udaipur, enjoy the beauty of the Jain temple and a stay in a restaurant that overlooks a lake.

What to expect?

Day 1: Jodhpur - Bikaner
Pickup is at your hotel in Jodhpur at 7am; then leave for Bikaner (approx. 4-hour drive). En-route visit the Karni Mata Temple, world-famous for the thousands of rats thronging the temple in the past, considered sacred in India. In Bikaner, check in to your boutique heritage hotel and enjoy your lunch there. In the late afternoon, visit Junagarh Fort known for its beautiful structures including Diwan-e-Khas, Chandra Mahal and Anup Mahal. Enjoy local cuisine for dinner and stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 2: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
In the early morning, visit the Gajner Palace, Lalgarh Palace, and head to Jaisalmer after lunch (approx. 5 hours). It lies in the Great Thar Desert of India and has exquisitely-carved havelis (merchants' mansions). Arrive by 6pm and check into your heritage hotel. Join the troupe performing folk dances and enjoy BBQ dinner. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 3: Jaisalmer - Sam Dunes
After breakfast, visit the incredibly beautiful Golden Fort, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a walk in the colorful bazaars and marvel at the Salim Singh-ki Haveli and Patwaon-Ki-Haveli. Enjoy lunch at your hotel then drive 40 km to the Sam Dunes and check in to your air-conditioned tent. Take a camel ride on the sand dunes while the sun sets over the desert. Enjoy dinner while listening to soulful desert songs performed by a local troupe.

Day 4: Sam Dunes - Suncity (Jodhpur)
Travel to the Suncity of Jodhpur and enjoy lunch while en-route. Check into a boutique heritage hotel. In the evening, visit the Mandore Gardens and Jaswant Thada. Experience a special dinner with a former royal family of Jodhpur Kingdom. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 5: Suncity (Jodhpur) - Udaipur
After breakfast, see the majestic Fort Maharangarh. See the amazing collection of armory, antiques, silverware and more in the museum. Visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace before lunch at your hotel. Then travel to India's most popular destination, Udaipur. While en-route visit the beautiful Jain Temples. Check in to your hotel overlooking a lake which is owned and operated by a former royal family. Enjoy dinner on the roof-top of a restaurant next to the lake and stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 6: Udaipur
In the early morning, take a boat ride on the pristine Pichola Lake and visit the City Palace and Museum, the Garden-for-Maidens and walk through the colorful bazaars of the city. That evening, visit the Sajjangarh Fort. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 7: Udaipur
After breakfast take an excursion to Eklingji Temple (approx. 40 km from Udaipur) and the imposing Fort Kumbhalgarh. Have lunch at the Royal Kumbhalgarh Villas. After dinner, be dropped off at your hotel. Tour ends in Udaipur.

What is included?

Inclusions:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Buffet dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Admission tickets
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Photography charges
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

Is this experience for me?

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking

What do I need to bring?

  • Dress according to the weather
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Hotel pickup in Jodhpur and drop-off in Udaipur will be provided at an extra cost.

Note: If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

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$1250