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Rajasthan, also known as the Land of Kings, is the largest state in India in terms of area. It is located in the west of the country and most of it consists of the large uneconomical Thar Desert, which invites for camel safaris and nights under the stars.
When you think of India, pictures of Rajasthan automatically come to mind: women in colorful robes, rampant, historic cities and ancient forts!
In two weeks we will try to take you on an exciting trip to Rajasthan’s most beautiful areas. We get to know the historic cities with their palaces and forts, but also the rural desert region and its people.
A visit to the Taj Mahal is of course not to be missed on this trip!
Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
We welcome you at the airport and bring you to your hotel (overnight stay at the hotel). After a breakfast and some peace and relaxation, we go on a little exploration of New Delhi with the metro and the rickshaw, the best way to get to know Delhi. In the evening a very special surprise dinner is waiting for us! B/-/D
Day 2 Delhi Sightseeing Bike Tour and Train Ride to Jailsamer
Early in the morning, we visit Old Delhi with its narrow streets, the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort in the form of a guided bike tour. In the afternoon we set off on the thirteen-hour (650 km) night journey by train to the western tip of Rajasthan to Jaisalmer. The desert city is one of Rajasthan’s most popular tourist destinations with its sand-yellow fortification wall. B/-/-
Day 3 Arrival in Jaisalmer and visit the desert city
In the morning we reach Jaislamer and check into our hotel. In the afternoon we visit the fortress and enjoy the view of the desert as well as the visit of the castle. In the evening we make our way to Gadi Sagar, a landscaped water basin that invites you to go boating. The beautiful sunset can be enjoyed. On the way there we can visit the Folklore Museum. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
If you like, you can take part in a Bollywood Dance Workshop today! Please include when registering!
Day 4 Camel Safari
In the morning we visit a Haveli, an old manor house. Then the car takes us far into the desert. Our camels are already waiting for us here. We ride through the ever-changing panorama. Afterwards we go to a magnificent sand dune. We marvel at the sunset and enjoy the night under the open starry sky. (Overnight in the open air on mattresses) B/-/D
Day 5 Camel Safari End and Ride to Yoga Ashram
We ride a little bit more in the morning. Then we are taken by our jeep back to Jaisalmer. We set off on the five-hour drive to the Yoga Ashram Shri Jasnath. Located in the middle of a Rajasthan village, this still touristically unknown ashram yoga is lived! We are welcomed with a delicious dinner and later take part in the fire ceremony in the temple complex. (Overnight in the Ashram) B/-/D
Day 6 Day in ashram
Today we enjoy a very relax day at the Ashram. We can take part in two yoga sessions, get to know the Ashram residents, help with cooking or visit the village. There is also the possibility to take Ayurvedic massages (overnight in the ashram) B/L/D
Day 7 Drive to Jodhpur and Jodhpur Sightseeing
It goes to the blue city of Jodhpur. Today we visit the famous Meherangarh Fort and the memorial towns of Jaswant Thanda, from where we have a beautiful view of the fort. Later we take a walk though the city. In the evening we participate in a cooing class! (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/D
Day 8 Drive to Pushkar
After a three-hour drive we reach one of India’s holiest sites: Pushkar Lake. The lake is lined with 52 ghats (stairs), one for each Maharaja who had a property built here. The small town of Pushkar is peaceful, except in the months of October/November, when the big camel market takes place. Small walks invite you to the surrounding hills to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. The most beautiful view of the lake is from the Savitri Temple. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
Day 9 Pushkar
Today we use the day for some exploration and shopping on our own. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
Day 10 Drive to Jaipur
After a 3 hours drive we reach the Pinke city and capital Rajasthans Jaipur. Today we visit the city palace and the Observatory Jantar Mantar. We can watch an original Bollywood movie at Rajmandir Cinema and admire the sunset from Tiger Fort. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
Day 11 Sightseeing in Jaipur
Today we visit Jaipur in a very special way: by bike! So we visit corners of the city, where otherwise no tourist comes and get to know the city life quite authentically. In the afternoon we visit the Amber Fort. In the evening we can attend the Puja ceremony at The Govind ji Temple. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
Day 12 Drive to Agra
On the four-hour drive to Agra we stop in the Keoladeo National Park in Barathpur. The bird park, with over 364 different bird species, invites for a visit with the rickshaw. Waterfowl from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia hibernate in the swamp landscape. Originally, this area was used as a hunting ground for the Maharaja of Bharatpur. Afterwards we stop in Fathepur Sikri, a magnificent, long-abandoned palace complex. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
Day 13 Visit to the Taj Mahal and other sights Agras
Early in the morning at sunrise we visit the famous Taj Mahal. The tomb was erected by the Mughal Prince Shah Jahan as a sign of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died at the birth of his 14th child. After that we can either have fun shopping with souvenirs or we visit other sights of Agra. In the evening we take you for a Street Food tour- don’t be scared, you are in safe hands. . (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
Day 14 Drive to Delhi
We return to Delhi (3 hours). From here it goes to the airport or for another night to the hotel. B/-/-
- 10 nights in typical accommodation with breakfast
- 2 nights in yoga ashram with full board and a total of 3 yoga hours
- Camel safari with overnight stay under the stars on mattresses with full-board
- Innova vehicle with driver or similar for the entire route
- Delhi-Jaisalmer train ride air-conditioned
- Bicycle tours in Delhi and Jaipur
- Cooking Class Jodhpur
- Streetfood Tour Agra
- Special dinner in Delhi
- Delhi Sightseeing with Metro and Rickshaw
- English-speaking tour escort
international flight Visa Entrance fees unmentioned meals
Prices and Dates
Best time to visit is from September to March
From 1799 € per person with 2 participants, price decreases with the amount of the participants!
A relaxed journey through Rajasthan without any special requirements, except for openness and some flexibility.
In Rajasthan, the desert state, it is hot and dry almost all year round. Only the winter months from November to February are a little more pleasant. In any case, take a headgear with you to protect yourself from the strong sunlight.
Rajasthan attracts the most tourists, so tourism is the livelihood of many locals. Often this can also become unpleasant. Because especially in the big cities and tourist strongholds, one is heavily pressured to buy something. Often beggars or children come to ask for money, sweets or pens. Here it should be well considered who you give something to.
On our camel safaris good seated meat is required. The ascent and descent is quite adventurous.
During the safari, people sleep on mattresses under the stars. Otherwise, our accommodations are nice, clean accommodations with air conditioning in the 3 to 4 star area.
The distances between the individual places can sometimes be a little longer up to 6 hours.