Special Backpacking Tour Jaisalmer-Jodhpur Rajasthan

Backpacking Tour Great Indian Desert...!!!

Place: Rajasthan

Type: Tours

Endurance: Low

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Trekking / Camping / Photography / safari

Cost: Rs.13500.00


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Jaisalmer

Backpacking Tour

Tour To Rajasthan


Day 0: Friday
Board Train No. : 22931 BDTS JSM EXP at 12.35 PM from BDTS.


Day 1: 
Saturday
Reach Jaisalmer at 12.40 PM. 
Check in the hotel/hostel and freshen up.
Post Lunch(Not included in the package) pack your bags to visit war memorial, Jaisalmer palace and Havelis . 
After that we will see sunset at Gadi Sagar Lake in the evening. 
Post dinner we will call of the day.


Day 2: Sunday
We will depart early in the evening and visit Longewala border and Tanot Mata temple.
In the afternoon, we will drive to the Thar Desert. 

In the evening, the most awaited fun begins!!! In the evening, we shall go right in the middle of sandunes and enjoy a thrilling Jeep Safari. We shall spend generous time in the desert and feel the beauty of setting sun right in the desert. We will be camping in the Thar desert, gazing at the galaxies, indulging in the Rajasthani Cultural folk and dancing on the tunes of DJ!!!


Day 3: Monday
After breakfast, we will once again go into the desert for sunrise and camel safari. 
After this, we will depart for Jodhpur and visit Aman Sagar Jain temple and Kuldhara Hauted village on the way.
On the way, we will visit Amar Sagar Jain temple and Kuldhara Haunted Village.

We will visit jodhpur in late evening and check into the hostels/hotel.
For dinner, we will indulge in mouth watering Rajasthani Thali.
Later, we will spend time near clock tower of Jodhpur.



Day 4: Tuesday
Today, we will explore ‘Blue city of India’- Jodhpur.
After breakfast, we will proceed to witness grandeur of Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid bhavan place.
Our trip then concludes with lots of memories!!!
We will board Suryanagari Express : 12479 at 7 PM from Jodhpur Station.
We will reach BDTS next day at 11.35 am

• Torch
• Identity Proof
• warm jacket (compulsory)
• A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),
• Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
• Some ready to eat food
• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
• Leggings from a Track-suit
• Full Body Towel 01 nos.
• Torch with spare batteries

Accommodation for 2N in Jaisalmer and 1N in Jodhpur
Desert camping in Jaisalmer, swiss cottages .
Jeep safari and Camel safari in thar desert
Local Rajasthani cultural performance
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Monument entry fees as per itinerary
Break fast and dinner

Tickets from Mumbai to Jaisalmer and return
Any expense of personal nature
Camera charges, boating charges
Anything not included in exclusions.

By Air

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By Train

Board Train No. : 22931 BDTS JSM EXP at 12.35 PM from BDTS.

We will board Suryanagari Express : 12479 at 7 PM from Jodhpur Station.

By Road

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Description

Rajasthan:-
Rajasthan is a state in northern India. The state covers an area of 342,239 square kilometres or 10.4 percent of the total geographical area of India. It is the largest Indian state by area and the seventh largest by population. Rajasthan is located on the northwestern side of India, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert (also known as the "Rajasthan Desert" and "Great Indian Desert") and shares a border with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab to the northwest and Sindh to the west, along the Sutlej-Indus river valley. The state was formed on 30 March 1949 when Rajputana – the name adopted by the British Raj for its dependencies in the region was merged into the Dominion of India. Its capital and largest city is Jaipur. Other important cities are Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Ajmer, Alwar and Udaipur. 


Main attractions: 

Gadi Sagar Lake:-
One of the most well-known tourist attractions in Jaisalmer, Gadi Sagar Lake originally was a man-made reservoir that was founded to provide a source of water to the people of Jaisalmer. Founded in 1367 by the first ruler of the city Maharawal Jaisal, this reservoir was revamped by Maharawal Garsi Singh. The banks of the Lake consist of shrines, temples, ghats and Chattris. Placed southwards of the city, this Lake has an entry archway in yellow sandstone, Telia-Pol, which was made by Telia, a royal courtesan. One can indulge in boat riding here or simply enjoy a leisure walk. The Jaisalmer fort in the backdrop, offers an amazing view. This Lake is largely visited during the yearly celebrations of Gangaur festival. 

Jaisalmer Fort:- 
is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is believed to be one of the very few "living forts" in the world (such as CarcassonneFrance), as nearly one fourth of the old city's population still resides within the fort.For the better part of its 800-year history, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer. The first settlements outside the fort walls, to accommodate the growing population of Jaisalmer, are said to have come up in the 17th century.
Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan, built in 1156 AD by the Rajput Rawal (ruler) Jaisal from whom it derives its name,and stood at the crossroads of important trade routes (including the ancient Silk road).The fort's massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion colour during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. For this reason it is also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort.The fort stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert on Trikuta Hill. It is today located along the southern edge of the city that bears its name; its dominant hilltop location making the sprawling towers of its fortifications visible for many miles around.


Longewala Border:-
The very famous place where the movie 'Border' was shot. A war museum in the midst of Thar. Tribute to our soldier who fought bravely in the battle of Longewala in 1971. A batallion of 120 soldiers under guidance of Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri who made history on the night of 3-4 December by holding 2000-3000 Pakistani soldier for the entire night with their immense bravery and war skills.


Tanot Mata Temple:-
Tanot Mata is a temple in western State of Rajasthan in District Jaisalmer of India. As per the oldest Charan literature Tanot Mata is an incarnation of divine goddess Hinglaj Mata. The village is close to the border with Pakistan, and is very close to the battle site of Longewala of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Contemporary folklore credits the temple for the outcome of the battle.Travellers  cannot go beyond this temple to see the Indo–Pak Border unless one gets the relevant documentation in advance from the District and Military Authorities. 

 

Amar Sagar Jain Temple:- 
Located adjacent to the famous Amar Sagar Lake and south of Lodurva, there is a Jain Temple dedicated to Lord Parshwanath, called Adeshwar Nath Jain temple. It was built by Patwa Bafna Himmat Ram in 1928. Amar Sagar once was a water reservoir (particularly an artificial lake) but now it is mostly dry.
Beautifully crafted and designed, the temple looks astonishing with its intricate hand carvings and small domes. The golden architecture adorned with Jaisalmeri stones shines gorgeously during the day and is a key attraction of the place. The structure is a masterpiece in itself and one of its sections on outside looks unique with its ivory marble exteriors. Inside the temple, there are various figurines of animals and Lord Tirthankara.

 

Kuldhara Haunted Village:- 
The deserted, narrow and ancient streets of Kuldhara are the source of myths, spooky folklore ,and stories of ghosts and paranormal activity.
17 kilometers from Jaisalmer, nestles a town called Kuldhara, which was once prosperous but now, it lies in ruins and all that is left are various open houses in the state of despair. At first sight, this curse ghost town, Kuldhara, gets the thinking caps on and immediately increases people's faith in metaphysical and the paranormal activities.The story goes like this, Once this village was home to around 1,500 Paliwal Brahmins, which has lived in this community for more than five centuries peacefully and comfortable. But one night, the entire population, including 85 villages, vanished overnight in the dark and left it with a curse that still haunts it. And nobody knows where they left. For centuries, people have been thinking about what might be the reason that the people fled overnight.


Mehrangadh Fort:-
Located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of the impact of cannonballs fired by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending Mehrangarh.There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning 'victory gate'), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. There is also a Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory gate'), which commemorates Maharaja Ajit Singhji victory over Mughals.

Jaswant Thada:-
It a cenotaph located in Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II,and serves as the cremation ground for the royal family of Marwar.The mausoleum is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These sheets are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when illuminated by the Sun.The cenotaph's grounds feature carved gazebos, a tiered garden, and a small lake. There are three other cenotaphs in the grounds. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur.The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. In one section of the fort museum, there is a selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The museum exhibits the heritage of the Rathores in arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period.