RUSTIC RAJASTHAN 9N/10D

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Rustic
 RAJASTHAN TOUR PACKAGE 9N/10D   Rs 39,000/pp

*Ex Udaipur

{Udaipur, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer}

 

Overview of your Offbeat Rajasthani Holiday:

If you want to stay in a rural hamlet, experience waking up in the middle of the Thar desert, enjoy the famous Rajasthani hospitality, go on a camel safari, stay inside a fort, eat with locals, go on wildlife safari’s, explore a haunted village, learn how to make Rajasthani food or explore the unseen parts of the colourful state of Rajasthan, Soul Indian Journeys has the perfect 10 day offbeat itinerary for you.

Your Rajasthani Tour will start at a fascinating homestay in the quaint suburbs of the lake city of Udaipur. After which you will proceed to a sleepy hamlet off Jodhpur where you will stay with a local family in a rural village style house. You will then continue towards to the arid desert of Rajasthan where you will stay within a magnificent living fort. Your offbeat holiday will end in the Thar Desert where you will be camping under a blanket of stars!

 

Highlights:

  • Traditional village homestay: Immerse yourself in the village culture and hospitality of Rajasthan, while staying with a village family in their traditional rural home.
  • Camel Safari in the Thar desert.
  • Rural Village walk.
  • Volunteer at a village NGO Teaching English to kids.
  • Learn to make Rajasthani food.
  • Visit a haunted village.
  • Go for a village safari to see some of the rare desert animals including the blackbuck.
  • Join your hosts in the village of Udaipur, to spend a day volunteering your time and skills at the local NGO teaching local kids English (or whatever else you can contribute).
  • Sleep under the stars.
  • Mountain hiking with a local for the best sunset view.
  • Participating in the Opium ceremony of the Bishnoi community.
  • Learning block printing from the Rabari tribes of Rajasthan.
  • Visiting a Shepherd’s village house, Potter’s village house etc.

Itinerary: 

 3 Night Udaipur homestay +3 Night Jodhpur village stay+2 Night Jaisalmer fort+1 Night Desert camping under the stars

 Day 1: Arrive to Udaipur. Relax and unwind in the afternoon followed by a visit to Monsoon Palace to enjoy the sunset. (All meals at homestay). All meals included

Day 2: Udaipur city day tour** All meals included. (Visit the Hathi Pol, City Palace,  Lake palace, Jagdish temple, Karni Mata temple/light and sound show at lake and walk through the local markets)

Day 3: After breakfast, start your day by visiting Shilpgram (Artist village in Udaipur) in the morning. After lunch head to an NGO for village kids and end the day by taking a night safari. All meals included.

Day 4:  Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur(5 hrs). Spend the afternoon at leisure. Take an evening walk with the host in the village. All meals included .

Day 5: Jodhpur City tour – Blue city, Palace and Fort. Day at leisure (All meals included/packed lunch for day tour).

Day 6 – After breakfast, start your day by taking a village safari with the hosts. Spend your time exploring rural villages of Shepherds & enjoying a Wildlife Safari in the desert. Come back to the village for lunch.  Later in the day go trekking to a sunset point on a nearby mountain with the host. All meals included.

Day 7- Drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (5 hrs). Stay inside a living fort, spend the day at leisure.

Day 8 – Post breakfast proceed towards the desert safari in the desert. Visit few unseen villages on the way. Sleep under the stars All meals included.

Day 9 – Return from desert. Visit Gadisar  lake enroute. After lunch and ample rest, visit the Patwan ki havelis. Spend the rest of  evening at leisure in your hotel or within the fort.

Day 10 – Drive back to Jodhpur, drop to Airport/Railway station.

 

When to go:

The best time to visit Rajasthan is from October to February. This is when the climate will be cooler and enjoyable. If you want to try something different, you can also go to Rajasthan in the Monsoons(nothing can compare to the soft drizzle on your head while you are sitting atop Mehrangarh Fort enjoying the clouds play hide and seek with the sky at dusk in Jodhpur or on the camel in Jaisalmer’s Thar desert ;))

 

 Costs:

Starts from 39,000 per person (on twin sharing bases). The exact price is based on the following parameters:

  • The number of people travelling
  • The exact time or season of travel.
  • Choice of vehicle

 

 What’s included:

 All accommodation and car transfers  are  on twin share bases(prices will reduce if you are a bigger group)  :

  1. 3  Night stay in Udaipur at a homestay not very far from city. Breakfast and one meal included (depending on tour day).
  • Lunch at a village (Day 1)
  • Night Animal Safari/Star Gazing tour (Day 2)
  • Half day rural tour with Shilpgram visit and visit to local  village NGO, dinner with locals ( Day 3)
  • Unlimited Chai and love 😉
  1. 3 Night stay in a village stay off Jodhpur city. All meals included. Following are other activities included in Jodhpur stay:
  • Guided Bishnoi Village walk around homestay.
  • Rajasthani meal cooking class
  • Mehendi on hands (Indian Tattoo) for ladies.
  • Guided trek to nearby Sunset point.
  • Guided trek to nearby Sunrise point.
  • Milking a cow/buffalo in the village.
  • Unlimited Mineral water/food/Chai and warmth 😉
  1. 2  Night stay in a heritage hotel within living fort of Jaisalmer.
  1. 1 Night stay in the Thar desert under the stars. All meals included.
  • Own blankets/Pillow for the night.
  • Blanket of stars over you 😉
  • Freshly made meals right in front of your eyes
  • Tasty Vegetarian Meals/Chai/Mineral water and tea time snacks in the middle of desert.
  • Solitude from the madness of city life 😉
  1. All Transfers  by A/C vehicle with driver accommodation, toll fees. etc
  2. Visit to Kuldhara haunted village, sunset palace “Bada Bagh”  rural village, Gadisar Lake.
  1. Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary.

 

What’s  Excluded:

  1. Anything not mentioned above
  2. Any domestic or international airfares (unless asked for).
  3. Government service tax
  4. Any tips to porters/camel riders etc.
  5. Any meals not specified
  6. Laundry charges.
  7. Any hard drinks/beverages ordered upon request.
  8. Entry fees/guide/car entry charges  for monuments etc.
  9. Insurance of any kind.
  10. Any expenses of personal nature like laundry, phone bills, etc.
  11. Anything not specified in the inclusion.
  12. Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight (or any other mode of transport) delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, etc.

 

Optional add on tours/activities (if you intend to stay further/customise the tour):

  1. Pushkar Day tour AC car rental 3600/- Per person*- Ex Udaipur
  2. Chitthorgarh Fort tour with car rental 1500/- Per person*- Ex Udaipur
  3. Kumbhalgarh Day tour with village excursion and interaction with  rural Rajasthani musicians or craftsmen- Ex Udaipur
  4. Indiana Jones Jeep safari to visit old temples 1500/- Per person* – Ex Udaipur
  5. Folk music and dance performance – Ex Jodhpur
  6. Blue city walking tour 3 hours 1500/- per person -Ex Jodhpur

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