DAY 01: JAIPUR
Upon arrival, enjoy personalized assistance, and then head to your hotel/resort to refresh. Whenever you’re ready, venture out to explore the enchanting heritage of the Pink City. Evening free for leisure at your own pace
Jaipur, the Pink City, is a UNESCO-listed world heritage city and the gateway to Rajasthan’s royal kingdom. Maharaja Jai Singh II, a renowned mathematician and astronomer, founded India’s first planned city here in 1727. Jaipur is celebrated for its cuisine, marvelous architecture, natural beauty, and the warmth of its residents. This city is a treasure trove of rich culture, living history, and vibrant colors. In 1876, the ruler painted the entire city terracotta pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, a tradition that continues today to symbolize culture and hospitality.
DAY 02: JAIPUR
After breakfast, embark on a captivating Jaipur sightseeing tour, where you’ll discover the UNESCO-listed city’s heritage and architectural gems. As evening descends, journey to an ethnic village on Jaipur’s outskirts, delving deep into Rajasthan’s rich culture. Engage in time-honored art, customs, and activities. Wrap up this unforgettable experience with a delicious Rajasthani feast, a true taste of local traditions and flavors.
Jaipur, the Pink City, is a UNESCO-listed world heritage city and the gateway to Rajasthan’s royal kingdom. Founded by King Maharaja Jai Singh II, a renowned mathematician and astronomer, it became India’s first planned city in 1727. Jaipur captivates with its cuisine, marvelous architecture, natural beauty, and the warmth of its residents. This city is a treasure trove of rich culture, living history, and vibrant colors. In 1876, the ruler painted the entire city terracotta pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, a tradition that continues today, symbolizing culture and hospitality.
Embark on a day of heritage exploration in Jaipur, beginning with the UNESCO-listed Amber Palace, a 1592 marvel blending Rajput and Mughal architecture. Next, discover the City Palace, a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles in the walled city’s heart, reflecting a great ruler’s vision. Then, explore the 18th-century UNESCO observatory, Jantar Mantar, renowned for precise naked-eye astronomical observations. Don’t miss the iconic Hawa Mahal, adorned with delicately honeycombed pink sandstone windows. Finally, delve into the Indo-Saracenic architecture of the Albert Hall Museum, housing 19,000 historic objects, including the captivating 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy Tutu, excavated from an Akhmim pyramid.
Experience Jaipur’s Elephant Village nestled in the scenic Aravali mountains, for unique interactions with majestic elephants. Activities include feeding, bathing, painting, and thrilling Elephant Safaris, creating unforgettable memories.
DAY 03: JAIPUR – JODHPUR
(Approximately 320 kilometers, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, set off for Jodhpur, the ‘Blue City,’ a realm of perpetual picturesque beauty. Upon arrival, check into your hotel/resort, unwind, and relish serene moments amidst Jodhpur’s captivating charm.
Discover Jodhpur, a historic desert fortress from the 15th century, where history harmonizes with modernity. Encircled by ancient walls and graced with eight grand gates, it’s the renowned “Blue City,” famed for its azure homes and iconic UNESCO-listed Mehrangarh Fort. Centuries of history, majestic forts, and a fusion of Rajputana and Mughal architecture define this city, with its rich heritage vividly preserved in forts and palaces. Jodhpur’s narrative originates in the ancient capital, Mandore, where proud locals bear the name “Marwaris.” Immerse yourself in this captivating blend of history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture.
DAY 04: JODHPUR
After breakfast, enjoy your exploration of the “Blue city” of Jodhpur
Explore the ‘Blue City’ with the UNESCO-listed Mehrangarh Fort, surrounded by blue-painted homes, and explore its palaces and unique museum. Don’t miss the Shish Mahal (Glass Palace). Visit the massive Umaid Bhavan Palace, built in response to a 1920s drought, a symbol of King Umaid Singh’s generosity. Stroll the heritage streets filled with stunning ‘blue homes,’ experience vibrant fairs and festivals, and soak in Jodhpur’s captivating lifestyle, marked by colorful Marwari attire, exquisite handicrafts, folk culture, and the warm hospitality of the affable desert people, adding to the city’s romantic allure.
DAY 05: JODHPUR – JAISALMER
(Approximately 290 kilometres, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, begin your journey to Jaisalmer, the ‘Golden City,’ a realm of timeless picturesque beauty. Upon arrival, check into your hotel/resort, unwind, and savor serene moments amidst Jaisalmer’s captivating charm.
Embark on a journey to Jaisalmer, the Golden City, where ancient forts, havelis, and sand-colored wonders rise from the desert dunes. Explore the iconic Golden Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a living testament to history, where a vibrant community thrives within its ancient walls. Crafted by Maharaja Rawal Jaisal in the mid-twelfth century, this citadel offers awe-inspiring vistas amid golden sandstone structures. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of heritage, adorned with unique carvings and architectural marvels. As the sun sets, Jaisalmer transforms into a whimsical fairy tale, with vibrant streets, bustling shops, and the warm embrace of its ancient residents.
DAY 06: JAISALMER IN AND AROUND
Start your day with a heritage walk in the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer, a journey through time. By late afternoon, venture to the sand dunes near a charming village. Here, you can embark on a captivating camel ride, navigating the sea of the desert’s gentle giants. The experience is enhanced by graceful folk dancers who infuse the visit with the traditional joy of this vibrant land.
Explore Jaisalmer’s allure beyond its golden structures with Desert Safaris amidst the golden Sand Dunes—an exhilarating experience for all. Ranked among the world’s top desert destinations, Sam and Khuri villages are just 50 kilometers from the city center, earning top 10 must-see destinations status of India. The vast dunes, with their hollows and ridges, craft a heartwarming landscape. Witness sands dancing in the wind and enchanting sunsets casting an orange hue. Camel rides add excitement, and luxury camps in the serene Thar Desert beneath a starry sky elevate your adventure. Don’t miss musical events and dinners featuring traditional Rajasthani cuisine around a campfire.
DAY 07: JAISALMER / JODHPUR
After breakfast, transfer to Jaisalmer Station / Airport or continue your drive to Jodhpur. Upon reaching Jodhpur, you’ll be transferred to Jodhpur Airport.
Jodhpur Airport, situated approximately 290 kilometers away, can be reached in just 5-6 hours by road travel.
Embark on an enchanting 7-day journey through vibrant Rajasthan, exploring the captivating ‘The Desert Kingdom Itinerary.’ This immersive experience takes you through Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer— these mesmerizing destinations blend rich history, desert adventures, and stunning landscapes. Dive into the regal era of India, uncovering centuries of history and culture. Immerse yourself in the great cultural heritage, revel in desert adventures, and marvel at architectural opulence. Explore UNESCO-listed monuments, wander through charming towns, and lose yourself in the vast endless desert, all while enjoying a seamless travel experience that combines rich narratives etched in stone with moments of enchanting leisure.