Jaisalmer Desert Festival is held for 3 days every year where travellers all around the world witness the beauty of the deserts all lit up for the festival, colourful culture and the true feeling of seeing the Rangilo Rajasthan”. With Travel Trikon let’s explore the far side of Rajasthan the Blue city Jodhpur and Golden city Jaisalmer along with the festival of desert in one go. You can enjoy local cuisine and dance like there’s no tomorrow. All we got to tell you is “Padharo mhare desh”
About Jodhpur: Known as the Blue city, Jodhpur is the most visited destination in Rajasthan, thanks to the gigantic Mehrangarh fort where some scenes of Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani was shot it makes your visit worth-while. Café hopping and exploring several havelis is a must thing to do.
About Jaisalmer: Famous for its sand dunes and desert safari, Jaisalmer is the destination for sleeping under the vast desert and watching cultural dance just to get the right feel of the state in the right way.
Date : 07th - 11th February 2020
Day 0 Leave from Mumbai on 6th Feb 2020 Thursday
Today we board an overnight train from Mumbai to Jodhpur at 21:30 pm from Bandra Terminus or Borivali at 22:00. Overnight journey in 3AC train from Mumbai to Jodhpur (17 Hours).
Day 1 Reach Jodhpur and move towards Jaisalmer (4 hours journey) 7th 2020 Feb Friday
Reach Jodhpur at 03:00 pm and catch Private bus to reach Jaisalmer and catch a few glimpses of the festival performances in Jaisalmer city. Post that we check into the hotel and have dinner. You can shop around and capture the local vibe of the golden city known as Shonar Kella by famous Satyajit Ray Oscar winner.
Day 2 Jaisalmer Local sightseeing and Desert stay 8th Feb 2020 Saturday
Wake up in Jaisalmer the Golden fort city of India. Freshen up and have breakfast. Leave for sightseeing, start with Golden fort of Jaisalmer followed by Patwa ki Haveli and Gadisar Lake. Have lunch. Explore Bada Baugh if time permits or move towards the desert for Camel Safari and watching festival performances of Jaisalmer. It happens once in every year for 2-3 days in Jaisalmer called as the desert festival of India. Tonight you will sleep under the stars in the open desert, don’t worry we provide bed and other basic amenities to make you at ease.
Day 3 Jaisalmer to Jodhpur 9th Feb 2020 Sunday
Wake up and freshen up. Have breakfast. Cover remaining places in Jaisalmer and attend the festivities. You also have time to shop and indulge in local cuisine. Post lunch leave for Jodhpur! Freshen up and walk across the local market. Shop to your heart content and try eating local delicacies. Sleep tight.
Day 4 Jodhpur full day sightseeing 10 th Feb 2020 Monday
Have breakfast and leave for Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur and explore Mehrangarh and Jaswant Thada. Today we wait to see the most exquisite fort of India the Mehrangarh fort, which looks impeccable and has a lot of history and palaces which can be explored along with a historic guide. Post this we move to Jaswant Thada another heritage adjacent to Mehrangarh. Have lunch and explore Mandore Gardens along with Umaid Bhavan where the prominent celebrity weddings have taken place. Have dinner and sleep well in Jodhpur as it’s your last night in the blue city.
Day 5 Jodhpur to Mumbai 11th Feb 2020 Tuesday
Wake up in the Blue city Trikoners! Have breakfast and freshen up. Pack your bags and check out. You can click pictures amidst the blue city walls. And get ready to board the train to Mumbai at 11:00 am.
Day 6: 12th Feb 2020 Wednesday
Reach Vasai Road at 03:30 am , Kalyan Junction at 04:44 am
Trip concludes with happy memories!
Why should you take this trip to Rajasthan?
- Ride on the camel at Thar desert
- Sleep in the open desert
- Explore Jaisalmer fort & Mehrangarh fort
- Watch sunset at Gadisar lake
- Watch out for the blue houses in Blue city
- Eat authentic Rajasthani cuisine
- Get into the festive vibes
- Watch cultural shows
- Shop . EAT. Explore like there’s no tomorrow
- Perfect plan for friends and family
What is included in the tour
- 3 Night in Budget hotels/ Homestays On Twin Sharing Basis
- 1 Night open desert stay
- Meals: Day 1 Dinner to Day 5 Breakfast
- Private Bus for sightseeing and transfers
- Local guide and sightseeing costs
- Camel Safari
- 3 AC Train Tickets
- Entry tickets and desert open stay
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Camera charges
- All day Lunch
- Anything other than the above mentioned inclusion
- 5% GST
A lightweight Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
Snacks & Biscuits to munch on (Optional)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewelry during the event, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though backpacking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.