RAJASTHAN EXPLORER TRAILS : DEC 23RD TO 30TH
Travelling through Rajasthan is like walking through a kaleidoscope. Everywhere you look, colors dance before your eyes—from saris drying on riverbeds to the sunsets of Udaipur, from the spice market in Jodhpur to the blue houses in the old quarters of Jodhpur. In this land of Kings, a fabled realm of maharajas where majestic forts and lavish palaces rises up imperiously from the desert landscape standing testimony to a bygone era of chivalry, valor and pride. Experience the best of what Rajasthan has to offer on this popular tour. Set out on an unforgettable journey to the fabled cities of Rajasthan. Venture into majestic forts and palaces, visit the immense Amber Fort high above Jaipur, explore the sand dunes of Jaisalmer on camel back, witness the romantic ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur, marvel at the rampart views from Jodphur’s Meherangarh Fort, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Udaipur.
Cost: Rs 37500/- per person
Start Date: 23rd Dec’ 2023
End Date: 30th Dec’ 2023
Duration: 9 Days
Group Size : Min 5 / Max 15
Theme: Culture, Adventure, Experience
– Visit and see the Forts, Palaces and Havelis from a bygone era.
– Camel Safari and tent stay in the desert in Jaisalmer
– Cultural experience of staying in a village homestay in Osian
– Explore the markets at Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur
– Try local Rajasthani food from the different regions of the state
– Sunset at Lake Pichola
– Visit Mehranghar, Kumbhalgarh and Jaisalmer Forts
Day 1 : Dec 23rd : Jaipur
Arrive at Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur is known as the “Pink City” after the rusty color that many of the houses are painted. With beautiful palaces, forts, gardens, temples, and unending market streets, it has a bit of everything that Rajasthan has to offer. Afternoon take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 2 : Dec 24th: Jaipur – Jodhpur ( 335 kms / 6 hrs )
After breakfast, we leave for Jodhpur, the Blue City. The blue city of Jodhpur has two faces. The quiet and peaceful streets below Mehrangarh fort and the bustling Sardar market. Both are not to be missed, but two different worlds. Jodhpur is called the ” Blue City” because most of the houses are painted blue on the outside. Reach by late afternoon and we visit one of the most famous forts in Rajasthan, the Mehrangarh Fort. This magnificent fort built in the 15th century has many palaces inside it with a large collection of paintings, textiles, Arms and Armour, and other decorative art. Late evening we can visit and explore the Sardar market. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 3 : Dec 25th : Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (280kms / 5 hrs )
After breakfast, visit Jaswant Thada and later we leave for Jaisalmer and arrive by late afternoon. Jaisalmer, “The Golden city”, is a World Heritage Site. The town at the edge of the Thar desert, stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. This pleasant city, full of color and beauty, is one of the highlights of the Rajasthan itinerary. Late afternoon we explore Bada Bagh and Gadisar Lake. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 4 : Dec 26th : Jaisalmer – Sam Sand dunes ( 50 kms / 1 hr )
After breakfast, we visit Jaisalmer fort and the markets and monuments inside the fort. After lunch we head further into the desert to stay in a desert camp at the edge of the Thar desert. On the way, we stop at the abandoned Kuldhara village. Later we reach the desert camp for the unique experience of staying in the desert. One can also experience camel safaris here. Overnight in tents at Sam Sand Dunes.
Day 5 : Dec 27th : Sam Sand Dunes – Jaisalmer – Osian (280 Kms / 5 hrs )
After breakfast, we leave for Osian, a small village in the Jodhpur district. On the way, we take an offbeat road with very little traffic. We stay at a village homestay in Osain for an authentic Rajasthani village life, culture, and food experience. Overnight at Osian Village Homestay.
Day 6 : Dec 28th: Osian – Udaipur ( 310 kms / 6.5 hrs )
Start early morning for the long ride to Udaipur. On thw way we stop at the beautiful Kumbhalgarh Fort. Kumbhalgarh Fort, also known as the Great Wall of India, is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, about 84 km from Udaipur. This 15th century fort is one of the most beautiful forts in Rajasthan and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. By late evening reach Udaipur. Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 7 : Dec 29th : Udaipur
Udaipur is one of the favorite destinations for many of the people visiting Rajasthan because of its laidback atmosphere and its beautiful location in the Aravali hills. Day to explore Udaipur and its surroundings. Visit City palace, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish temple, Bagore Ki Haveli, Fateh Sagar lake and Eklingji temple. Evening we see the beautiful sunset over the Lake Pichola. Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 9 : Dec 30th – Departure
After breakfast drop to airport. End of trip.
Sam Sand Dunes
– 1 Nights stay in Jaipur, 2 Night stay in Udaipur, 1 Night stay at Jodhpur, 1 Night stay in Jaisalmer, 1 Night stay in Sam Sand Dunes, 1 Night stay at Osian
– Breakfast on all days
– SUV for all tours and transfers
– Taxes and Service charges
– Flight Charges ( Your city to Jaipur and return from Udaipur )
– Any extra excursions and tours other than mentioned
– Entry tickets & Camera charges at sightseeing points ( wherever applicable )
– Camel Ride / Jeep Safari, Entry tickets, Camera charges etc.
– Dinner & Lunch
– Other than mentioned
- Stay will be in Standard category hotels and Bed n Breakfast places with good reviews on double/twin sharing basis.
- Indian / Western food is available at all places.
- Breakfast ( Included ) will be Indian / western breakfast at most places
- Private SUV for Airport transfers
- Private SUV for all travel within Rajasthan
- No special permits needed on this trip
- Rs 2500/- Discount ( For our regular guests )
- Rs 1500/- Discount ( For 2 to 3 people booking together )
- Rs 2500/- Discount ( For 4 or more people booking together )
For this trip
This tour lets you get an overview of the landscape, culture, customs, history, and lifestyle of Rajasthan. Culure, Heritage and Adventure are the prominent themes of this trip.
For all our trips
Our small group tours also allow enough time for yourself ( mostly in the evenings ) and the group leaders will assist you too if you need to do your own thing.
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Who are we?
Exotic Expeditions is an experiential based travel company founded in 2010. We are based out of Bangalore and Mumbai and we create uniquely designed tours that have high travel value. We include activities, local interactions, and offbeat destinations so that the guests go back with experiences to remember for a long time.
What are all included in our tours?
A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned on the respective trip page, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, good accommodation, unique experiences, expert guides and an experienced trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.
Are flights & visas included in your costs?
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What is the typical group size?
We believe that a small group is can enjoy the journey better and have closer interactions with the group members, therefore, we restrict our group size to a maximum of 15. Group size typically between 5 and 15. Our travelers are friendly, open-minded, well traveled and we have a good gender mix on our tours.
Who can join this trip?
Anyone above 18 years of age can join our trips. Participants below the age of 18 must be accompanied by an elder.
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