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Rajasthan: Of Havelis and Sand dunes

Rajasthan inspires many myths and legends. A land steeped in history, culture, architecture, adventure and experiences finds an easy spot on our trails.

Come away on a Blueberry Trail to explore the magical land of Rajasthan. We will be covering the Lake City Udaipur, the Blue city Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, nestled in the Thar desert. Needless to say this trip will be an adventurous one. Stays will be in havelis, local sights and sounds will be a part of the plan, ziplining across the Mehrangarh fort, a night spent in the Thar desert and a visit to a haunted village. This is a customisable itinerary, where one can choose the cities covered, the duration of the stay and the accomodations provided.

Reach us at: info@theblueberrytrails.com/8080122441 for customised Rajasthan trip package.

Customise your trip

For those of you who are looking to getaway from the big city and want to do so with your friends or family, we could Customised Getaways just for you! Weekenders and Longer Getaways alike. Your stays, meals, experiences and travel are aspects that we look into while designing your trip. You can choose your options from below and design an awesome adventure for yourself. Your travel plans, your way with your group of adventurers.

Stay and Experiences (INR 18800)
Meals (INR 3000)
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Hightlights of the trip:

  • Stay in havelis. Historical families restore their ancestral stays and have changed it into hotels for travellers and tourists to stay in. We will be staying in a haveli overlooking the Pichola Lake in Udaipur, and a Haveli surrounded by lawns in Jodhpur. Jaiselmer sees a traditional Rajasthani guesthouse.
  • Spend a night in the THAR desert. Swiss tents in the sand dunes, a musical experience in the evening by local artisans and a bonfire to warm you on a chilly night.
  • A moonlit desert safari. We set off on a camel safari at sunset to catch the sunset in the dunes and stay there until the stars come out. A million stars will shine above us.
  • Explore the Mewar architecture: City Palace in Udaipur, Mehrangarh fort in Jodhour and the Jaisalmer Fort. Also the hevalis of Jaisalmer where the rich merchants lived will make for a gorgeous walk.
  • Local culture: Evening show at Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur, local cooking class at Jodhour with a local masterchef , miniature painting sessions, bazaar walks, visit to Miniature artisans, local music performance in the desert.
  • Adventures galore: 850 kms covered in 6 days, palaces to havelis to a desert camping experience, a half day horse safari, ziplining across Mehrangarh fort, visit to a haunted village, Night camel safari and so much more.

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. 

 

WHAT: Rajasthan: Of Havelis and Sand dunes
WHAT: Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
WHEN: Your dates (7D/6N)
HOW MUCH: 25,800 Onwards + 9% Service Tax (per person)
WHO: info@theblueberrytrails.com / 8080122441

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Inclusions:

- Meals mentioned
- Internal travel
- Stays on twin sharing basis
- Activities
- Sightseeing

Exclusions:

- Flight/ Trains charges from and to destination.
- Meals not mentioned
- Entry charges at museums, monuments, if any.
- Personal expenses
- Things not mentioned in "inclusions".

*Please note: Activities are flexible and depend on availabe

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