Golden and plump sand dunes, grainy breezes and mighty forts, Jaisalmer sits pretty on the Indian border. Action ground for many a war, the city is bustling with history and anecdotes. Situated in the southern part of Thar Desert, in 1294 the first Jauhar of Jaisalmer occurred after Alauddin Khilji had laid siege for almost eight years. As you walk down the streets, you will see remnants of a glorious past. What else gives character, than a life full of stories.
And what could be a better way to usher in New Year. We will be staying in an erstwhile Haveli. We will be outdoors in luxury tents, under a sky full of stars, as 2018 turns into 2019. Camel safari on sand dunes is on the itinerary and so is the 1971 war battlefield.
3 nights - 4 days
- We reach Jaisalmer and get picked up from the airport. We reach our hotel and check in. Our place of stay was a haveli once upon a time. In the evening we go for a boat
ride on Gadisar Lake. The bank of the lake is made of intricately carved chattris, temples, shrines and of course the ghats. Since it is a major source of water in the region
and due to its proximity to Bharatpur, we might be able to spot some migratory birds as well.
- Overnight stay in hotel.
- After breakfast we head to Longewala, the battleground for 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak War. It’s a two-hour drive and will introduce us to the Thar Desert. We also visit the
War Museum, and Tanot Mata Temple which was targeted by the Pakistani Army during 1971 War. For all the movie buffs, Longewala also featured in JP Dutta’s Border.
- Since Longewala is on the border, if the Indo-Pak relations get tensed during our visit then the site will be closed for tourists.
- Overnight stay in hotel.
- The magnificent Jaisalmer Fort is on our list today. Be ready to be floored by architecture that’s intricate, detailed and opulent. We will also go to Patwon ki Haveli. It is
one of the largest havelis in Rajasthan and is famous for its miniature balconies. Apart from the gateways and arches, also look out for paintings and mirror-work on the
- The carvings on the exterior of Nathmal ki Haveli depicts master craftsmanship, so keep your cameras focused when we go here. Salim ki Haveli is unique in its shape
and is another must-visit on our list.
- We go for a camel safari in the evening over sand dunes. Be ready for a bumpy ride and sand in your hair. Interested patrons can indulge in Jeep Safari too (at their own expense).
- We stay in tents tonight. The evening will around bonfire with cultural programmes and folk dances. New Year Party will follow with DJ playing music late in the night. Bid adieu to 2018.
- Overnight stay in luxury tents.
- After breakfast we check out from our tents and get dropped to Jaisalmer airport.
- Pickup and drop from Jaisalmer airport on group basis
- 3 Breakfasts and 3 Dinner
- 2 Night Stay at Hotel in Jaislamer on twin sharing
- 1 Night Stay at Tent in Jaisalmer on twin sharing
- Guided tours on Day 2 and Day 3
- Tanot Mata and Longewala Post
- Complimentary use of recreational activities
- Camel safari and Folk Dance
- Gala Dinner charges on 31st December
- New Year Eve Party
- Music by DJ on 31st
- Hot and Cold Water
- All transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary in Tempo Traveller or Similar
- All toll taxes, parking fees & drivers allowance
- 5% GST (Rs. 1,100)
- Air and train tickets to Jaisalmer
- Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, bottled water and starters
- Services of the vehicle on leisure days and for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
- Entrance fees at all tourist attractions or any activities fees apart from inclusions
- Medical and Travel Insurance
- All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
- Anything not mentioned under inclusions
Note: Single occupancy can be arranged at an extra cost.
Order/Day of the activity may change. Same or similar activities as per itinerary will be conducted.