Description

WSR ROYAL RAJASTHAN TOUR FROM 29th January 2017 to 4th February 2017

 

Short Info:

Type: Tour + Desert Safari

Duration: 7D/6N Days

Cost: 17300/- PP (Jodhpur to Bikaner)               

         16800/-PP for WSR Member                    

Lead: Harshal / Deepak

Location: Jodhpur (2N)-Jaisalmer(2N)-Bikaner(2N)

 

Fixed Departure Dates:

29th January 2017 to 4th February 2017

 

Meeting Point:

Jodhpur Railway Station at 10:00am

 

About:

Rajasthan is a northern Indian state bordering Pakistan. Its palaces and forts are reminders of the many kingdoms that historically vied for the region. One of the largest cities in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is best-known for the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur is also known as the ‘Sun City’ thanks to the bright and sunny weather all year round and the ‘Blue City’ because of the large cluster of houses painted in blue around the fort. Jodhpur, which was previously known as Marwar, was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan. Jaisalmer literally means ‘the Hill Fort of Jaisal’. The desert city is also called the Golden city thanks to the color it gets from the yellow sandstone used for construction of the buildings. Jaisalmar is one the last big towns in Rajasthan closest to the India-Pakistan border and stands in the heart of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer has come a long ways since being an important town along the ancient camel-train route ran through India and Central Asia. Over the centuries, the fortunes of Jaisalmer have risen and fallen thanks to the geo-politics of the region and, of course, emergence of newer trading routes. The rise in sea trade, especially during the British Era, lent a crippling blow to Jaisalmer. With Independence and the resulting hostility with Pakistan it seemed like Jaisalmer would fall off the map sooner rather than later. But it was during India’s darkest hour that Jaisalmer’s fortunes rose once again. During India’s wars with Pakistan in 1965 and again in 1971 the Indian government realized the importance of Jaisalmer’s strategic position along the border. Known for producing the best riding camels in the world, Bikaner, in the desert state ofRajasthan, is also known as the ‘Camel Country’. The Ship of the Desert is an indivisible part of life here. Be it pulling heavy carts to transport grains and goods or working on wells, camels are the prime helpers. From catering and fashion to travelling and entertainment, the camel is a day-to-day necessity.

 

Itinerary:

Day 01: Sunday, 29th January 2017                    

Arrival Jodhpur(Blue City) 

Arrive Jodhpur transfer to hotel. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Night stay in Jodhpur

Day 02: Monday, 30th January 2017                  

Jodhpur sightseeing 

Take a sightseeing tour and visit Ummaid Bhawan Palace, Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens, local market for shopping. Night stay in Jodhpur

Day 03: Tuesday, 31st January 20017                    

Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (295 km/8 hrs)  

After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer. Check into the hotel on arrival. Visit Jain temple, Bada Bagh,Salim singh-ki havelis & local market for shopping.  Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 04: Wednesday, 1st February 2017                    

Jaisalmer sightseeing 

After Breakfast check out hotel and visit to Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, The Thar Heritage Museum,Take a drive for desert safari. Check in Royal Swiss Tent at Sam in the evening.

DESSERT SAFARI:-

• Camel Ride (2 Pax, 1 Camel)

 • Jeep Safari

 • Evening tea/ coffee

 • Snacks

 • Cultural program

• Folk dance

 • Live DJ music

• Bon fire

• Rajasthani Buffet Dinner

Day 05: Thursday, 2nd February 2017                      

Jaisalmer - Bikaner (350 km/8 hrs) 

After Breakfast check out of the Tent and drive to Bikaner. Check into the hotel on arrival. Take a sightseeing tour and visit Lalgarh Palace in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 06: Friday, 3rd February 2017                       

Bikaner sightseeing 

Take a full day sightseeing tour and visit Junagarh Fort, Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Deshnok Temple and Sadual Museum. Overnight stay at the hote.

Day 07: Saturday, 4th February 2017

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to railway station for the onwards journey.

Tour Details:

Jodhpur is famously called the Sun City, as the sun is visible here first every morning. Jodhpur was founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha and the city earned its name after him. The second largest city in the state of Rajasthan is divided into old city and new city. The city is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces.

Mehrangarh Fort tops the list of ‘must visit’ places in Jodhpur. It is one among the largest Indian forts. This invincible fort stands magnificently 400 feet above the city. Rao Jodha constructed the fort in 1459 AD. Though the attempt to construct the fort was started in 1459, the fort had seen many centuries before it was completed. Hence, you could find that the style of architecture represents various periods. The grandeur in architecture is awe-inspiring. It offers stunning views of the city. The fort stands as a symbol of power. 

 

The construction of Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum was started in the year 1929 and it was completed in 1943. The palace is situated on the highest point in the city. The 347-roomed massive palace is named one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace boasts of a combination of Indian and European style of architecture. A part of the palace still serves as a residence to the former royal family, while other two parts of the palace are converted into Taj Palace Hotel and museum.

Mandore, belonging to the 6th century, was Marwar’s capital before Jodhpur was established. Mandore Gardens here attract tourists in great numbers. The Mandore Gardens also house a government museum, a ‘Hall of Heroes’ and a temple to 33 crore Gods. Various artifacts and statues found in the area are housed at the museum. The architectural splendor of the bygone era is clearly evident here.

 

Clock Tower is a famous landmark in the Old City. It was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh during his tenure between 1880 and 1911. The clock tower offers a good view of the fort. Sardar Market is adjacent to Clock Tower where a wide range of products is sold.

 

 Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is one such city, which offers facts about the courageous rulers and citizens of the bygone era, tales of unequalled valor, unique in its beauty and undaunted spirit to keep us alive and kicking. The city is located deep inside in the famous Thar Desert.

Jaisalmer Fort is famously known as Golden Fort of Rajasthan. It was constructed by Raja Jaisal, Rajput ruler in the year 1156 AD. It ranks amongst the largest forts in the world. The golden and yellow mixed sandstone offer magical look to the Fort. Rising from the desert sands like a mirage, the fort is a real sight with its 99 turrets during night.

 

Bada Bagh means ‘Huge Garden’. Maharawal Jait Singh’s period saw its construction, which was in the beginning of 16th century. His son Lunakaran completed the construction after the death of his father. The garden served as a memorial where the nobles and their families were cremated. The garden offers a stunning view. The place is isolated. If you visit the place during sunrise and sun set

 

Sam Sand Dunes is the ideal location to set off for the Desert Safari. You will love the safari on camelback that would take you along crests and troughs and you could watch the picturesque sunset on the desert. Jeep safaris are available as well. Desert festival is organized in the months of February and March. If you are around this time, you would not want to miss the folk dances, camel races and other cultural events conducted here.

 

Bikaner was established in the year 1488 AD byRao Bika Ji, a Rajput prince. The city is known for producing great warriors. The excavations from this city prove that the civilization was at its peak here even before Harappan civilization. Imposing palaces, forts and stunning temples with great architecture boast of the finesse of the Rajput civilization. 

Junagarh Fort was constructed in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. It is believed that crocodiles were bred in the water moat surrounding the formidable fort. The construction is a fine blend of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture.

 

Lalgarh Palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the year 1902 in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh Ji. The red sandstone construction is a stupendous example of the architectural brilliance of the past. Mughal, Rajput and European architectures blend excellently well. The massive lawns houses peacocks, which are a sight to watch when they dance.

 

INFORMATION FOR MUMBAI PEOPLE:

Train Details:

MUMBAI TO JODHPUR                                                                                            

12480 SURYANAGARI EXP AT 01:30PM FROM BANDRA T.                                                                 

14708 RANAKPUR EXP AT 03:05PM FROM BANDRA T.                                                          

19027 VIVEK EXP AT 12:05PM FROM BANDRA T.

 

BIKANER TO MUMBAI                                                                                                           

14707 RANAKPUR EXP AT 09:30AM FROM BIKANER JUNCTION                                               

12489 BKN DADAR EXP AT 01:40PM FROM BIKANER JUNCTION.

 

Inclusions:

Jodhpur to Bikaner transport

2 nights stays in Hotel Jodhpur (Twin/Triple – Sharing)

1 night stays in Hotel Jaisalmer (Twin/Triple – Sharing)

1 night stay at Tent Desert Safari(Twin/Triple – Sharing)

2 nights stay at hotel Bikaner (Twin/Triple – sharing)

Desert Safari

All permits and tolls

Non – AC Transport on all the days

 

Meals included:

Day 1: Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2 to 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast.

 

Exclusions:

Travel from Mumbai to Jodhpur and back (Train)

Meals during train travel

Camera Charges

Mineral water and other beverages

Extra Camel Rides and other recreational activity charges

Personal Expenses

Insurance of any kind

Medical and Evacuation Charges

Anything not included under “inclusions”

 

Note:

(a) All our events are Eco-friendly; kindly take care of nature around us. Respect the Heritage and culture.

(b) Do Not Litter, Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

(c) Leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.

(d) Group discounts (5%) available on booking of minimum 3 participants.

(e) Customization available with dates and schedule as per requirements for minimum booking of 6.

 

Before joining for any events please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

 

For more inquiries and Registrations, please contact Team WSR:

Harshaal: 9173664008/9967899156

Deepak: 9699648235

if not reachable do sms or watsapp.

Email id: wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com

Website: www.wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com

 

Payment details:

To Confirm your Seats please deposit Rs. 5,000 /- in the bank details mentioned below.

Bank of India Account No: 050010310001957

Type: Saving

Name: Harshal Modi

IFS code: BKID0000500

Branch: Camp, Pune

Once payment is done, please send an email to wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number

 

Cancellation and Refund:

1. If cancellation done prior to 45 Days of outing 75% will be refunded.

2. If done prior to 30 Days of outing 50% will be refunded

3. After that no refund will be provided

 

Medical Disclaimer: 

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves

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