Rajasthan: Gems of the Thar Desert
A breathtaking Rajasthan journey that pierces right through the heart of the Thar Desert: from Blue Jodhpur at its gate to Golden Jaisalmer at its very core.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Arrival in Delhi
Everyone has tried to leave their mark on Delhi: rulers, emperors and kings. More often than not, it is the city that leaves a mark on its visitors. For centuries, it has been a source of unimaginable treasure and wealth, a source of wisdom and inspiration, and a fitting place to begin your monumental adventure through India’s Golden Triangle. Upon arrival, you are met by your guide and transfer to a luxury hotel that captures what Delhi does best: blend the old with the new.
Delhi to Jodhpur
A large and monumental city, Jodhpur has adapted its way of life to the hardships of the Thar desert, so much that it wears a blue mantle to keep the heat at bay. It is an ancient city, and one with a flair for colour: from the bejeweled outfits of the locals, to the blue-washed walls that populate the city. Drive to the towering Mehrangarh Fort, a massive structure that overlooks the city, and join an exclusive guide who will walk with you back to town, and reveal the secrets kept therein. From your ideally located hotel, you can explore the city at your leisure. Read more
Shutter-happy Jodhpur and Thar Mirages
Before the long and scenic drive through the desert, capture the poise and colour of Jodhpur in a photographic tour with a guide that will reveal the best angles and lead you through the narrow streets to uncover the soul of the city, one that it bares spectacularly through the lens. Leave the Gate of the Desert behind and head towards Jaisalmer. You will witness the sun setting and creating a dramatic scene, as you arrive at your luxury camp outside the Golden City. The desert is full of spirits and magic and you have fallen to its charm.
Jaisalmer of Gold
Jaisalmer is a city that crops out of the desert. The sandstone shines golden from a distance, and as the day is born, you witness the splendour of this desert gem. After a luxurious morning in your camp, you head towards the city with your expert guide. You explore the fort and the narrow streets. The city creates a play of shadow and light, heat and unexpected freshness, stillness and breeze, bustle and calm. All extremes dance together in Jaisalmer, an enchantment, a vision from another era.
Farewell to the Desert
You enjoy a morning of delights. A long breakfast seasoned with the colours of sunrise, a walk through the desert, a last caress of Jaisalmer. You fly back to Delhi and connect with your international flight, but a part of you now lives in the realm of legends.