Day 1: Udaipur
The city of Lakes as its called boasts of 3 Lakes, Pichola, . Our trip is designed around the former. The Haveli that we will stay in overlooks the Pichola and we will be exploring the bylanes and forts around this picturesque waterbody.
In the evening, post sunset, we can catch the evening cultural show performed at Bagore Ki Haveli. The varius dance forms of Rajasthan are showcased by artisans and its quite a wonderful sitting there under the branches of a tree, with the moon shining above.
Experiences: City Palace. Evening show at Bagore Ki haveli
Day 2: Udaipur and a horse Safari
Post breakfast we head out to Badi village where we head out for our own western inspired horse safaris. Those who never rode a horse need not fear. This safari is meant for everyone. Amateurs, riders and even those who have never seen a horse from close quarters. A trail through villages and the challenging landscape of the Arravalis, this one should be a good tale to bring back home.
Experiences: A half day horse safari in the Aravalli hills, a session with a miniature painter, a visit to a leather artisans workshop
Day 3: Udaipur-Jodhpur
We take the 6am Volvo to head out to the blue city of Jodhpur. Settle into our haveli, and after a breakfast, we head out to explore the city. Mehrangarh fort is a beauty and post a photowalk through it, we go to the colourful spice market and the old market.Post lunch we also undertake a masterchef class from a traditional cook who teaches us Rajasthani food cooked over her hearth. Its an emersive local experience and the meal at the end of the cooking class, is the cherry to the cake. A highly rated experience in Jodhpur loved and recommended by all our travellers.
Experiences: Explore the Mehrangarh fort and the local bazaar| Enjoy a cooking class by a traditional masterchef.
Day 4: Jodhpur
Take a jeep safari to the Bishnoi village and get an insiders perspective on the rich cultural tradition of this nature worshipping community. You can also spot many animals such as cranes, blackbucks, chinkaras in the area and later enjoy a traditional lunch at a local's house.
Experiences: Half day jeep safari to Bishnoi Village. Traditional meal at the village.
Day 5: Jodhpur-Jaisalmer and Desert camping
We take our vehicle and head out to the desert town of Jaiselmer. After reaching there, we head to the desert to our swiss tents for our first night in the desert. The day will be spent taking rest and catching the sunset on the dunes will be a different experience, something that you wont forget easily.
We head out for a sunset camel safari and by the time we come back the stars are our steady companions. The evening can only get better with a blanket of stars above us and an evening local musical performance.
Experiences: Camping in the Thar desert, a desert safari at sunset, musical performance.
Day 6: Jaisalmer
Next morning post breakfast we head out to explore the ghost town of Kuldhara and then get to the city.
Explore the desert city of Jaiselmar. Relax in the open air cafe of the haveli or head out for a photowalk in the bylanes of the city which house ancient havelis, each of them a marvel of architecture.
Experiences: Kuldhara and local architecture of Jaisalmer, enjoy the markets and the many havelis. Visit the Jaiselmer fort, where many locals still live.
Day 7: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
An early morning exit to the city of Jodhpur from where we start our onward journey to home.