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EXPLORE THE THAR DESERT by horse-back, camel, jeep or foot and visit the colourful, remote villages of Rajasthan. This tour begins in Delhi and travels to Mihir Garh perched dramatically on the edge of the desert, and then into the heart of the desert in Jaisalmer and onwards to Jodhpur. Private tours of sustainable projects in Delhi and Jaisalmer provide an in-depth perspective, while a game of polo and private tour of the fort and museum await in Jodhpur. New boutique hotels and luxury-tented camps provide comfortable respite after a days experiences in this less-explored area of India. The call of the desert is strong and waiting, the time is now to begin your journey.
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Ride the Romantic Desert

Places & Destinations covered in this tour
Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Serai, Thar desert, Mihir Garh, Mehrangarh fort, Paharganj & more interesting places

Travel into the Indian desert in this luxury journey
Explore the Thar Desert by horse-back, camel, jeep or foot and to the colourful, remote villages of Rajasthan, India. This luxury journey begins in Delhi and travels to Mihir Garh perched dramatically on the edge of the Indian desert, and then into the heart of the desert in Jaisalmer and onwards to Jodhpur.

Private tours of sustainable projects in Delhi and Jaisalmer provide an in-depth perspective, while a game of polo and private tour of the fort and museum await in Jodhpur.

New boutique hotels and luxury-tented camps provide comfortable respite after days of experiences in this less-explored area of India. The call of the desert is strong and waiting, the time is now to begin your journey.
 
Plan of Ride the Romantic Desert of India

DAY 1 ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the luxurious The Aman Hotel for a 2 night stay.

DAY 2 DELHI
Enjoy breakfast with school children along with a tour of their school. After, walk through the streets of the inner city of Paharganj and the New Delhi railway station area accompanied by your trained guide of The Salaam Baalak Trust,. These spirited youngsters will take you on a tour while sharing with you the journey of their lives. Spend the afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi and Old Delhi including a rickshaw ride.

DAY 3 DELHI – JODHPUR – MIHIR GARH
Fly to Jodhpur, and travel by road to your luxury boutique hotel, Mihir Garh located in the desert wilderness and your home for a 2-night stay. Mihir Garh, made of wattle, mud and wood, blends understated luxury with a rustic and sumptuous earthy elegance.

DAY 4 MIHIR GARH
Ride through the desert on indigenous Marwari horses that were once the pride of Rajput warriors. After an al fresco breakfast, return by jeep to your luxury hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Evening travel to the colourful villages of Rajasthan by jeep, stopping along the way to walk and visit with locals.

DAY 5 MIHIR GARH – JAISALMER
Drive to the heart of the Thar Desert arriving at the city of Jaisalmer and The Serai, your luxury desert camp and spa for a 2-night stay. Late afternoon take a camel ride to explore private dunes of the Mulana Sand Dunes.

  DAY 6 JAISALMER
Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer including the fort and exquisite Jain Temples, Salim Singh Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli. Spend the afternoon with the architect of Jaisalmer in Jeopardy (JIJ) Trust exploring the recent and future project sites and restoration work being done by JIJ.

DAY 7 JAISALMER – JODHPUR
A morning drive brings you to Jodhpur, set in the stark landscape of India’s Thar Desert, and your palace hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace for a 2-night stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before this evening’s private viewing of Mehrangarh Fort including the Museum with the curator.

DAY 8 JODHPUR
Morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including local markets and Jaswant Thada. Watch a private game of polo at the first class grass polo grounds of Jodhpur polo grounds.

DAY 9 JODHPUR – DELHI (GURGAON)
Spend the morning relaxing at your luxury hotel. Afternoon flight to Delhi where on arrival, transfer to The Leela Kempinski Hotel Gurgaon.

DAY 10 DEPART DELHI
Depart Delhi this morning for onward destination.

This is a suggested itinerary for travelling privately. Dates, duration, hotels and routing may be changed to personalise the journey to the travellers’ preferences and requirements. Please contact Greaves for further ideas on how to enhance this trip. The cost is based on only for March 2012 as The Serai will be operational only till 31st March.

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