Forts and Dunes of Rajasthan 8 Nights / 9 Days

Forts and walls that go on as far as the ridges of the hills that contain them, deep-orange hues of sun setting over orange sand dunes, slippery grains of sand slipping through the feet, starry nights in the middle of the desert whose silence is occasionally interrupted by the camel’s bells, orange turbaned men playing flute and traditional ravan hatha, making the little dolls dance to the tune of soulful music, children dancing to the voices of old men wearing colourful clothes, women in red robes and long skirts walking gracefully with a pot of water leaving behind the sonorous sounds of their anklets, temples painted with playful acts of young Lord Krishna and palaces where opulence can’t be bettered.

Day 1 – Dec 20

Arrive at Jaipur and relax

Day 2 – Dec 21

Full day at Jaipur – Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort

Day 3 – Dec 22

After a morning outing in Jaipur, leave for Bikaner

Day 4 – Dec 23

Full day Bikaner – Jaigarh Fort and Devikund

Day 5 – Dec 24

After a morning outing in Bikaner, leave for Jaisalmer

Day 6 – Dec 25

Full day at Jaisalmer – Jaisalmer town, ancient structures and sand dunes

Day 7 – Dec 26

Full day at Jaisalmer – a day to spend in the remote deserts of Jaisalmer

Day 8 – Dec 27

After a morning outing, leave for Jodhpur. If time permits, we visit Mehrangarh Fort.

Day 9 – Dec 28

After an early morning outing to either Mehrangarh Fort or the old blue city