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Golden Triangle Jaisalmer Tours ( 09 Nights / 10 Days )


Places Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Delhi

Jaisalmer, the golden city of Rajasthan, carries the essence of Rajasthan. There are very few places in India, as mesmerizing and as intriguing as Jaisalmer. It is an important ancient trading center, famous for its desert fort, havelis and parks. The Jaisalmer fort was built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century and it stands on the 80 metre high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples and parks. There are many havelis which can be found elsewhere in Rajasthan, but nowhere are they quite as exquisite as in Jaisalmer. Even the humblest shops and houses display something of the Rajput love for the decorative arts. Thus, Jaisalmer is definitely one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan.

Day 01 : New Delhi Welcome in India! On arrival you will be transferred and assisted till your room in your hotel. Remaining day at leisure.

Day 02 : Agra
Morning checkout and transfer to Agra by your exclusive state of the art chauffeur driven Non Air-conditioned Ambassador car. On arrival at Agra visit the incomparable Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in a guided sightseeing tour.

Day 03 : Jaipur
Morning checkout and drive towards Pink City visiting the abandoned citadel of Mughal Emperor Akbar known as Fatehpur Sikri on the way. Finally reach Jaipur and check in.

Day 04 : Jaipur
Day sightseeing of the City Palace Complex, jantar - mantar, albert hall, birla temple and Amber Fort (here at Amber fort you will ascend till the gates on elephant back). Optional visit to a farmhouse for local Rajasthani dinner. Evening walk in the Pink City to shop in its colorful bazaars.

Day 05 : Udaipur
While driving to Udaipur you may take lunch at Deogarh Mahal. After reaching Udaipur take a boat trip over Lake Pichhola at sunset. Optional dinner at opulent Shiv Niwas Palace.

Day 06 : Udaipur
Day sightseeing of City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Eklingji and Nagda. Remaining day at your discretion.

Day 07 : Jodhpur Drive further to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at hotel and later take a half day guided sightseeing tour of the city including the majestic Mehrangarh fort. Later in the evening visit the busy bazaars around Clock Tower in the old town.

Day 08 : Jaisalmer
Drive through desert landscape with brief halts at Kheechan (haven for migratory Demoiselle Cranes) and Osian village (ancient trading town famous for its superbly carved temples). Reach Jaisalmer city and check in your pre-assigned hotel. Sightseeing of various attractions of the town including a walk in the fort and lanes of the town below.

Day 09 : Jaisalmer
Day at leisure.

Day 10 : Jodhpur - Delhi
After having a leisurely breakfast drive to Jodhpur in you exclusive state of the art Chauffeur driven Non Air conditioned Ambassador car. Board the flight to Delhi in the evening. You will be Transferred to the international airport to board the flight back home.

Attractions in the city

Jain temple, Jaisalmer, Jain Temples
There are fine Jain temples, built in the 12th to 15th century within the Jaisalmer Fort. They are beautifully carved and dedicated to Rishabdevji and Sambhavnathji. The Gyan Bhandar, a library containing some very old manuscripts, is also present in the temple complex. The temples are open till 12 noon . There are also Shiva and Ganesh temples within the fort, which also close at 12 noon . The emerald icon of Mahavira here is an unique gem.

Jaisalmer fort
The Jaisalmer fort stands about 100 meters over the city and houses a citadel within its huge ramparts. Just walk through the fort and you can experience the Jaisalmer. Several entrances called Pols, including the Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoota Pol and the Hava Pol guard the Megh Durbar and the Jawahar Mahal which were occupied by the royal family.

Havelis :
There are beautiful mansions in Jaisalmer, built by the wealthy merchants and are known as 'havelis'. Several of these fine sandstone buildings are still in beautiful condition. Patwon ki Haveli is the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis. The Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli is a splendid edifice whose two upper storeys had to be demolished and yet looks magnificient. Particularly noteworthy are the rows of peacocks below the jharokhas. The projected balconies or jharokhas are a perfect example of jeweler's art applied to stone carving.

Godi Sagar :
This tank, south of the city walls, once held the town water supply, and befitting its importance in providing precious water to the inhabitants of this arid city, it is surrounded by small temples and shrines.

Other places of interest

Lodurva is 16 km away from Jaisalmer. It is an important pilgrimage center for Jains and was once the ancient capital of Jaisalmer rulers. A masterpiece of architectural grandeur is 'Toran' or the ornate arch at the main entrance with its exquisite carvings. 'Kalpatru' or the divine tree is another attraction.

Sam Sand Dunes :
Sam Sand dunes are a famous tourist hot spot in more ways than one. These Sam Sand Dunes are situated 42 kms from Jaisalmer in the middle of the desert wilderness of the Thar Desert. Sam Sand Dunes are a must tour during your Jaisalmer tours. Camel Safari is very much in vogue in this fascinating place. If you really want to cherish and enjoy all the sights, an overnight trip to this area is must. You will experience the world most exciting experience, while sleeping in an open stretched area facing the twinkling sky. Many of the tourists have fallen in love with the enchanting beauty of this place.

Wood Fossil Park This park is about 17 kms away from Jaisalmer, lying on the Barmer Road. It takes you back to the jurassic period with 180 million year old fossils, which are the geological landmarks for the study of the Thar Desert.

Desert National Park : At this park you may encounter the Indian Gazelle, Chinkara Eagle and exotic avian variety in this 3000 sq. km. vast protected Biosphere Reserve. The park lies to the south-west of Jaisalmer.

How to reach

By Air :The nearest airport is Jodhpur around 285 kms away.

By Rail :Jaisalmer is connected with Jodhpur, which is connected to the rest of the country.

By Road :A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with many destinations in and around Rajasthan and with all the major cities of India.