If you want to visit Rajasthan in 2018, then you should visit Jodhpur and Jaisalmer – two of the most famous tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Both these places are located in the Thar Desert, so you can expect the best desert landscapes in both these places. There are some incredible forts, lavish palaces, age-old bazaars, vintage havelis, temples, lakes, and wilderness in both these cities. Here, you will experience the royalty of Rajput kings, the rustic charms of tiny hamlets, and every other aspect of Rajasthani culture, reveal itself to you in all its vibrant colors. Follow the tour itinerary given below and immerse yourself in the best experiences of Rajasthan in 2018.
1. Welcome to Jodhpur
Start your tour with Jodhpur. You can reach Jodhpur from your place by direct flights to Jodhpur Airport. You can find a range of accommodation in Jodhpur, from budget resorts to luxury hotels. But for the most royal stay in Jodhpur, you could check out Umaid Bhawan Palace. This heritage hotel is an architectural marvel in itself, and has exquisite rooms and royal suites furnished with modern comforts and amenities. You can hire a cab and visit places like Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Balsamand Lake, or go shopping at Clock Tower Market.
2. Reach Jaisalmer
Jodhpur is a huge tourist attraction and among the most colorful cities of Rajasthan, so touring its sites will take at least 2 days. On Day 3, you can leave for Jaisalmer which is 285 km from Jodhpur. You can have an early breakfast in Jodhpur, and arrive in Jaisalmer by lunch time, after a 5-hour drive by car. You can find accommodation and enjoy the best hospitality in luxury heritage hotels in Jaisalmer like Fort Rajwada and Gorbandh Palace. These hotels have luxurious rooms and suites with all the modern amenities, with fine dining restaurants and well-stocked bars. And do have a look at some tour packages for Jaisalmer & Jodhpur which will let you know more about Jaisalmer & Jodhpur tourism facts.
3. Explore Jaisalmer and its sand dunes
The best tourist attractions of Jaisalmer are Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Vyas Chhatri, Bada Bagh, Gadisar Lake and many others. But the appeal of the Thar Desert is best experienced at Sam Sand Dunes. The place is within derivable distance from Jaisalmer, and world famous for its golden sand dunes that stretch for miles. Here, you can stay in well-furnished luxury desert tents in Rajputana Desert Camp and Royal Desert Camp. Engage in thrilling camel and jeep rides, explore remote spots in the Thar Desert, capture lovely sunset views, enjoy folk music and dance performances by tribal artists, and have a delicious Rajasthani meal in these camps. You can view more details on jeep and camel safari at Jaisalmer desert along with a list of desert camps in Sam sand dune Jaisalmer from Lonely Planet India.
After your tour of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer comes to an end, you can depart from Jaisalmer by train, road, or by flight. You can catch a train from Jaisalmer railway station, or take a flight from Jaisalmer Airport. The airport has limited connectivity and is open from September to March only. Alternatively, you can drive back to Jodhpur, and take flights or trains from there.
Dilli Haat replicates a traditional village market (haat) and presents a wide range of crafts from the different states of India. Some shops are permanent while others rotate on a fortnightly basis providing always something different to see. The range is not as great as can be found in the State Emporia along Baba Kharak Singh Marg or in the Central Cottage Industries Emporium...