Desert Delight Tour

Place Covered

Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Khimsar, Jaiselmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Deogarh, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra.

You will experience

  • Heritage
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Education
  • Wildlife

Desert Delight Tour


Special Attraction

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS
1 – 2 Delhi Qutub Minar, RedFort, Chandni Chowk, Gandhi Memorial
3 Mandawa Havelies, Villages, Castle
4 Bikaner Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, witness the Asia’s biggest Camel Breeding Farm
5 Khimsar Khimasar Fort.
6 – 7 Jaiselmer Jaiselmer Fort, Manak Chowk, Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) & Salim Singh Ki Haveli (Mansion, Gadisar Lake, Evening Camel safari to Sam Sand Dunes.
8 Jodhpur Mandore gardens, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower.
9 Ranakpur Jain Temple
10 Udaipur involves City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids.
12 Pushkar holy Lake and the famous Brahma Temple.
13 – 14 Jaipur Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) Bustling Markets.
15 – 16 Agra Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, live show “Mohabbat –e– Taj (Love of Taj),  Agra Fort,
18 Delhi Free at leisure for shopping

When To Go

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May30%
Jun30%
Jul30%
Aug30%
Sep30%
Oct30%
Nov30%
Dec30%

Desert Delight Tour, unlike many other tours will give you the chance to spend some undiluted days in the midst of enigmatic deserts of India. The tour is conducted with the hope that it will enrich your knowledge about our cosmopolitan culture and entertain you with its immensely beautiful views. On the one hand you will get the pure ecstasy of desert and on the other hand you will have a fine scope for amusement. The tour covers most of the parts of Rajasthan and its adjacent beautiful states. To appreciate the dry and wild beauty of desert from a very close angle, you must be a part of this Desert Delight Tour. This tour not only focuses its attention on deserts but also on many ancient temples that deserves admiration.

In your Desert Delight Tour, you will have the special honor of witnessing some of the well known palaces of Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaiselmer and Jaipur. You will have the opportunity to praise the rhetoric of some classic architecture. In very few other Itineraries around India, you will get to witness so many majestic buildings and monuments. The tourists will be taken care and will be given a royal treatment. As your move ahead, you will come to stay in several palace hotels which are well prepared to provide unlimited luxury. Living under luxury and encountering loads of surprises are some basic elements of this tour.


Day 1 Arrive Delhi

elhi

As the journey starts from Delhi, the tourists arrive in the city, where they meet the tour operators. Transfer to the hotel. You can look forward to spend some quality time in the luxury hotel of Delhi. As this lively city offers a lot to enjoy yourself, preserve your energy for the upcoming adventures. You can get ample facilities for recreation and entertainment. Taking a stroll in the nearby places and have quality leisure in the city. The tourists will have to spend their night in the hotel. As you prepare to have a comfortable sleep, you hope to rise up next morning and prepare for another day of your Desert Delight Tour.


Day 2 Delhi

Laxmi-Narayan-Temple

The day starts with a morning excursion visit to India Gate. Drive past some of the well known government buildings like, Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Parliament House and many other notable ones. You will visit Qutab Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple , Bangla sahib Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) and Humayun’s Tomb, which is an indispensable part of your trip. After you complete a preliminary trip, we will take you for a lunch at the hotel. During your afternoon tour to Delhi, you will be regaled by a number of other attractions.

You will be driven to the Jama Masjid, which is reputed for being India’s best mosque. The same day will see you enjoying a cycle rickshaw ride through the vibrant shopping place known as Chandni Chawk. Your Desert Delight Tour continues as you visit Red Fort, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and the famous Rajghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. The day’s trip ends here, and you will again return to your hotel to have a convenient stay. Apart from soothing ambiance, you will also have a delicious dinner.


Day 3 Delhi / Mandawa ( 265 KMS & 6 Hours Drive)

mandawa

After bidding farewell to the capital city of India, you will be taken to Mandwa. We will depart early morning to Mandwa. On reaching this popular city of Rajasthan, you will have some time to take a breather in its resort. After having your traditional lunch in the ethnically decorated resort it’s time for some more touring. As you get motivated by the surrounding, you prepare to have a exciting tour in the afternoon.

During the afternoon the tour to the nearby village will let you see some old castles. As you discover each and every part of these castles, you will realize their worth. These old havelis are well adorned with frescoes. In your Desert Delight Tour you will be able to see a collection of masterpieces. Later in the evening you will return to enjoy a traditional way of living in the Mandwa castle.


Day 4 Mandawa / Bikaner–195 KMS/3 Hours Drive

bikaner

As you wake up to a peaceful morning, you will take your breakfast and move ahead towards Bikaner by road. This desert town in the Northern Rajasthan is one of the major tourist destinations of India. It will be a mistake to undermine the city’s potential of being an important part of the Tour Itineraries around India. On your arrival at the hotel you will experience a warm hospitality and homely atmosphere. In the afternoon you will be taken to a sightseeing tour of Bikaner.

We will take you close to some of the heritage buildings of the city which includes the Junagarh Fort reputed to have remained invincible. This 15th century fort boasts of having 37 palaces, temples and pavilions with red sandstone construction. We will also offer you a scope to visit Lalgarh Palace. This palace made of red sandstone, exhibits a wonderful mingling of Eastern and Western style. To have some different touring experience you will witness Asia’s biggest Camel Breeding Farm in Bikaner. The animal lovers will have a nice time to see the process of carrying out breeding and training of camels. After the trip gets over you return to your hotel in Bikaner.


Day 5 Bikaner / Khimsar : ( 150 KMS/03 HOURS DRIVE)

Khimsar

After having a fun-filled trip the previous day, you leave behind the city and proceed to Khimsar. This small and a remote village is home to the Bishnoi community. You can expect to have a nice morning as you go to visit the Khimasar Fort. The village is a proud possessor of these antique remnants of India. Those who have the appetite for history will savor this place. Apart from rendering a peaceful atmosphere, the place also offers some picturesque landscape. In the evening be prepared to let your hair down and indulge in complete fun in your Desert Delight Tour as you will get the privilege of staying in Khimasar Fort. This fort turned hotel is a true representative of heritage hotels in India. You will remember your stay in this Fort for a long time.


Day 6 Khimsar / Jaiselmer : ( 350 KMS/7 HOURS DRIVE)

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In the morning you will be transferred from your hotel to depart from Khimsar to Jaisalmer. As we arrive at Jaisalmer we check in to the hotel. You will have plenty of options to relieve you from the 5 days of constant touring. Even after your 5th day, you will hardly feel any kind of complacency. On the 6th day of your Desert Delight Tour, there will not be much of touring, as the guests are given time to settle down. During the evening you will get the scope for getting a magnificent sight of the sunset at the Cenotaphs. The place offers a blissful ambiance to decorate a beautiful trip. You have no other option than to enjoy the sensational beauty of the surrounding. The night will be spent at a luxury hotel of Jaiselmer.


Day 7 Jaiselmer

jaisalmer

Unlike most other monotonous mornings that you have back home, you will have an interesting morning here. The sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer will give you some unexpected revelations. Owing to its location in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is a famous tourist destination. You will get to see a collection of old temples, forts and palaces, all built of yellow stone. As you visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Manak Chowk, Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) & Salim Singh Ki Haveli (Mansion), you will notice the untainted beauty of these places. The place also offers you a delightful visit to the Gadisar Lake, one of the major attractions of the city. You will be taken to afternoon safari to Sam Sand Dunes, which are truly beautiful.


Day 8 Jaiselmer / Jodhpur ( 290 KMS/05 HOURS DRIVE)

JODHPUR

The day starts with a morning drive to Jodhpur. On your way to Jodhpur visit Mandore gardens which offer a nice view. As you arrive at Jodhpur you will be escorted to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of the city, where you can visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort, which contains some truly majestic palaces. The Fort is followed by the Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II. These places will cover your thought throughout the day and you will require some calm and serene moments to brood about them. With your return in the evening you will take shelter in the hotel, where you can expect to have an early morning departure.


Day 9 Jodhpur / Udaipur : (290 KMS/05 HOURS DRIVE)

ranakpur-real

You expect to have an early morning departure from Jodhpur and proceed further on our journey. On our journey to Udaipur you will get a good view of Ranakpur, which is renowned for some remarkably carved Jain temples in amber stone. The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Rishabdev, the first Jain Tirthankar. The journey ends after your arrival at Udaipur. The rest of the day will be spent in refreshing yourselves and laying down for some quality leisure. The moments you spend in the hotel will give you some rare freedom during your Desert Delight Tour. You can spend some romantic moments during your stay in this romantic city of Udaipur. Your dinner and accommodation will be taken care of by the first class hotel.


Day 10 Udaipur

udaipur

As you have spent more than half the days of your assigned tour, you feel that there are lots more to know and see. After you arrive in Udaipur, you realize that the place is a living museum that is rich with over hundreds of years of history. We provide you all the scope to view numerous lakes scattered all over the city. During your travel to Udaipur, you will get to know the rich culture and local practices. This city of lakes is a perfect holiday destination which has lot to offer to your travel menu.

You will have a full day sightseeing tour of the city. The sightseeing includes City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids, which cannot be missed. At the end of the end, enjoy the boat ride at Lake Pichhola. You will be encompassed by loads of modern facilities and services to guarantee a lavish stay in this city.


Day 11 Udaipur / Deogarh : (120 KMS/2 HOURS DRIVE)

udaipur2

Soon after having your breakfast you will proceed to Deogarh, which is approximately 140 km from Udaipur. No sooner you arrive in Deogarh that you are taken to a popular hotel of the city. After taking some rest, we will resume on our journey. During the afternoon, you will venture out for some excursion to the 17th century Deogarh Mahal. With a colossal height of 2100 ft. above sea level it is really an awe-inspiring structure. The palace boasts of bold battlements, domed turrets and balconies that offer a commanding view of the surrounding Aravalli Mountains and its rural landscapes. The trip ends for the day, which calls for returning to your hotel. You will not have the feeling of being out of place as you will get excellent hospitality. The hotel lets you feel at home.


Day 12 Deogarh / Pushkar (140 KMS / 2.3 HOURS DRIVER)

pushkar

On your Desert Delight Tour, enjoy a ride on the local meter gauge train from Deogarh to Phulad. A ride on the local meter gauge train, down a mountainous ghat section is interesting for its panoramic views and of the scrub jungle, hills, tunnels 100 foot high bridges and remote one man stations. The journey ends at Phulad where your mode of transport awaits after a two hour (21 km) ride of sheer excitement. The mode brings you back to Deogarh from where you start you travel to Pushkar. On arrival at Pushkar, check-in at the hotel and you get some time to relish the euphoria which has grasped your thoughts. After taking some much required rest you charge up to venture outside. We take you to a visit to the holy Lake and the famous Brahma Temple. You will feel elated to see the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. In the night you will be accommodated at the hotel, which will also serve you some delicious dinner.


Day 13Pushkar / Jaipur : (150 KMS/3 HOURS DRIVE0

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The guests will hardly come out of the enticement that the places in Pushkar have created. In the morning you will have a lovely drive to Jaipur. After you arrive in Jaipur, you will check in to the hotel. The day will be devoted to unlimited leisure and amusement which comes naturally to those who are traveling to this pink city. The guests will have a gala time with loads of surprises awaiting them. In the night you expect to have a nice accommodation.


Day 14 Jaipur

jaipur

The day’s trip starts with a morning visit to the Jantar Mantar Observatory, built by the astronomer King Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century. After having a unique experience of witnessing some wonderful architectures in your Desert Delight Tour, you move further to the Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds. We will take you back at the hotel. After taking lunch at the hotel, you gear up to have an afternoon excursion to Amber Fort and Palace which is a perfect specimen of Rajput architecture. While enjoying a ride on an elephant you discover the nooks and corners of the fort. The fort is well equipped to present a spectacular view. Return to your hotel in the evening and enjoy your well deserved leisure in its rooms.


Day 15 Jaipur / Agra (235 KMS / 05 HOURS)

Fatehpur-Sikri-agra

The morning commences with your visit to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. First, we will take you to the city of Fatehpur Sikri which is a home to some of the finest buildings you have ever seen. Some of the notable buildings which you will get to see in this trip are, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, Birbal’s Palace, Buland Darwaza and the tomb of famous Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. During the evening you will be taken for an excursion to Taj Mahal, which is itself a legendary architecture. This famous wonder among the 7 wonders of the world has impressed millions of people with its pure beauty.


Day 16 Agra / Delhi : (210 KMS / 03.30 HOURS DRIVE)

agra

As you morning excursion visit Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar. Construction of the mausoleum was started by Akbar and completed by his son emperor son Jehangir. Visit Itamad-Ud-Daula’s tomb, in many ways precursor to the Taj Mahal. The tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan, wife of Jehangir in memory of her father, Ghias-ud-din Beg, in 1622-25. Visit the Agra Fort. Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal. Return to hotel and after checking out of the hotel, transfer to the Railway Station and take a train for Delhi. Reach Delhi and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 17 Delhi

Connaught-Place-delhi

Declaring the end of your fortnight long tour, you go out for a morning visit to Connaught Place, and also its adjacent shopping hubs. After returning to the hotel you pack your bags to leave behind the memories of this place. It is followed by checking out of the hotel and proceeding to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to board your flight to home.


Tour cost for SUMMER 2018 on per person basis:

All below mentioned cost is in USD, Inclusive of all applicable taxes, nett payable to us & valid from 01 June 2018 till 30 September 2018 (All our services should finish on 30 September 2018).

No. of Pax Tour cost on THREE STAR Tour cost on FOUR STAR Tour cost on FIVE STAR Supplement for local guide Supplement for entrance fee
02 Pax USD 852 USD 996 USD 1194 USD 174 USD 170
03 Pax USD 802 USD 949 USD 1146 USD 116 USD 170
04 Pax USD 722 USD 868 USD 1066 USD 88 USD 170
05 – 06 Pax USD 758 USD 903 USD 1099 USD 89 USD 170
07 – 08 Pax USD 681 USD 827 USD 1023 USD 64 USD 170
Single room Supplement USD 384 USD 484 USD 751 -NA- -NA-

Tour cost for WINTER 2017 – 18 on per person basis:

All below mentioned cost is in USD, Inclusive of all applicable taxes, nett payable to us & valid from 01 October 2017 till 31 March 2018 (Except peak period i.e. 20 Dec 2017 till 10 Jan 2018).

No. of Pax Tour cost on THREE STAR Tour cost on FOUR STAR Tour cost on FIVE STAR Supplement for local guide Supplement for entrance fee
02 Pax USD 995 USD 1174 USD 1569 USD 173 USD 126
03 Pax USD 956 USD 1137 USD 1536 USD 116 USD 126
04 Pax USD 883 USD 1062 USD 1458 USD 86 USD 126
05 – 06 Pax USD 909 USD 1089 USD 1485 USD 88 USD 126
07 – 08 Pax USD 840 USD 1019 USD 1415 USD 63 USD 126
Single room Supplement USD 535 USD 721 USD 1096 -NA- -NA-

Above tour cost includes:

  • - Accommodation on twin/double share on BB basis for 16 nights /17 day basis as per the program.
  • - All arrival/ departure transfers and all surface arrangements by Ac Tata Indigo for 02 Pax, Toyota Innova for 03 – 04 Pax and Tempo Traveler for 05 to 08 Pax as per the itinerary above.
  • - Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.
  • - Camel ride on sand dunes in Jaisalmer.
  • - Audio guide and entrance fee to Ranakpur Jain temples.
  • - Boat-ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • - Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • - Battery bus-ride in Agra (from parking to Taj Mahal).
  • - All present applicable taxes.

Above mentioned supplement for local includes:

  • - English speaking local guide during city tour in Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur and Agra as per program.

Above mentioned supplement for entrance fee includes:

  • - Entrance fees at following monuments for one visit only:
CITY Monuments
Delhi Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb
Mandawa Havelis & Frescos of Mandawa
Bikaner Junagarh and Jain Temples
Jaisalmer Jaisal Fort, Gadi Sagar Lake and Havelis.
Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada
Udaipur City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon Ki Bari
Jaipur Amber fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Observatory
Agra Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) and Agra fort

Above cost does not include:

  • All Airfares quoted separately.
  • Any airport taxes or Visa fee.
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, meals, soft / harddrinks, tipping etc.
  • Camera Fee at monuments.
  • All supplement quoted separately.
  • Any Porterage services at Apt/ Rly Stn.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.

Accommodation would be in below mentioned Hotels or Similar:

CITY 3* Hotels 4* Hotels 5* Hotels
Delhi Africa Avenue Hans Plaza The Suryaa
Mandawa Desert Resort Castle Mandawa Castle Mandawa
Bikaner Raj Vilas Palace Lallgarh Palace Laxmi Niwas Palace
Khimsar Khimsar Fort Khimsar Fort Khimsar Fort
Jaisalmer Heritage Inn Fort Rajwada Suryagarh
Jodhpur Karni Bhawan Ranbanka Palace Ajit Bhawan Palace
Udaipur Ram Pratap Palace Udai Kothi Ramada Udaipur
Deogarh Deogarh Mahal Deogarh Mahal Deogarh Mahal
Pushkar Jagat Palace Jagat Palace Pushkar Palace
Jaipur Paradise Hotel Ramada Plaza ITC Rajputana
Agra The Retreat Clarks Shiraz ITC Mughal


Terms & Conditions:

All correspondence respect to Tours/Travel Services and bookings should be addressed to Travel Spirit International Pvt. Ltd. or you local tour operator in your country.

Most of the Trip prices do not include the following:

• Personal travel insurance both Emergency medical and evacuation
• Visa, passport and vaccination charges
• International flight to/from India and to our destinations of operation, and departure airport taxes to the respective countries.
• Laundry, postage, Personal clothing (unless provided in itinerary), medical expense and items of a personal nature
• Emergency evacuation and/or searches, and
• Not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Tips and excess baggage charge

Bookings:

  • - To make online booking one has to pay the mandatory token advance of USD 200 and once the Token advance is paid you will get the receipt of such amount and then booking stands confirmed. Kindly note that due to any reason if the hotels mentioned are sold out the equivalent standard alternate hotel will be booked.
  • - Upon receipt of booking we would require your international flight details & dates of arrival & departure in India.
  • - We would require payment 3 weeks prior to your travel in our account. The bank details are as follows.

Please find below our bank accounts for making payment. For foreign currency:

AccountName Travel Spirit International Pvt. Ltd.
AccountNo. 0 0 0 0 1 8 6 2 9 3 5 0 0 1 9
SwiftCode D E U T I N B B P B C
BankName Deutsche Bank
BankAddress 28 KG Marg, ECE House, New Delhi-110024

• You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time. If this is not done or impossible for practical reasons, then you will not be allowed to continue with your trip and will not be entitled to any refund for services not provide.

Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure:

In case of cancellation of tour due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s. We must be informed in advance in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

• 45 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the total tour cost.
• 44 days to 30 days prior to arrival – 25% of the total tour cost
• 29 days to 21 days prior to arrival – 50% of the total tour cost
• 19 days to 15 days prior to arrival – 75% of the total tour cost
• 14 days & less, prior to arrival or no show and early departures – NO REFUND

Refund:

No refund for unused/unutilized services. However, please note that the refund process may take 2 – 4 weeks due to banking procedures. If the refund is made to the credit card account OR to Bank account, the bank charges would be debited from the refund amount.

Arrival and Departure Policy:

Check-In Timings: 1200 – 1500 Hours

Early arrival is subject to availability. For guaranteed early check-in, reservation needs to be made starting from the previous night.

Check-Out Timings: 1000 – 1200 Hours

Late check-outs are available on request and subject to availability / Payment

Extra Usage of Vehicle:

Please note that the cost of extra usage of vehicle (cars/coaches with the driver) is not included in the services and hence extra usage of Vehicle after transfer or after sightseeing is not allowed until unless it is mentioned in the detailed itinerary/services.


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