Rajasthan Tribal Tour
Places Covered : Delhi – Samode – Nawalgarh – Khimsar – Jaisalmer – Pokhran – Jodhpur – Mandore – Rohet – Daspan – Sirohi – Ranakpur – Devigarh – Udaipur – Dungarpur – Chittaurgarh – Bijaipur – Kota – Bundi – Pachewar – Jaipur – Bhandarej – Karauli – Bharatpur – Agra – Delhi
Duration : 22 Nights / 23 Days
Day 1: Delhi – Samode
Drive from Delhi to Samode, to stay at its palace or garden retreat. The village settlement is picturesque.
Day 2: Samode – Nawalgarh
Drive to Nawalgarh in the heart of the Shekhawati region. Arrival in Nawalgarh & Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon, explore surrounding towns and villages with their painted havelis and temples. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Nawalgarh – Khimsar
Drive to Khimsar , Arrival in Khimsar & Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon Visit the village around it is settled at the base of sand dunes where there are blackbuck visible on short jeep safaris. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Khimsar – Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer, the charming fortified settlement in the heart of the desert. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Jaisalmer – Pokhran
Explore Jaisalmer on foot. Cut off from civilisation for centuries, this is one of the last known citadels where the 21st century has made few intrusions, and a wide variety of crafts are still practiced. Afternoon, drive to Pokaran to stay at its fort. Pottery, and decorations for camels are made here. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Pokhran – Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur, with sightseeing in the afternoon. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Jodhpur – Mandore – Rohet
Visit Mandore, and then continue to Rohet with charming fort where you will stay. In afternoon, a jeep safari to the surrounding Rabari and Bishnoi villages. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Rohet – Daspan
Drive to Daspan village where the fertile fields grow bountiful crops, and the village is known for its embroidered shoes. There are also some families that make bows and arrows in the Bhil style. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9: Daspan
Continue into farming country, to Siyana. Visit the stable of Marwari horses. Overnight at Farm House.
Day 10: Daspan – Sirohi
Across the flat, irrigated lands of Sirohi, drive to Leopard’s Lair at Bera. There is a large settlement of Rabaris in the vicinity. These migrants move around, but this permanent settlement has well-kept, clean homes.
Day 11 : Sirohi – Ranakpur
Drive to Ranakpur with its 16th century temples. Stay at Maharani Bagh in the midst of an orchard, and with Geraisa dancers performing in the evening . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Ranakpur – Devigarh
Drive to Devigarh to stay at the Mahal or Palace. Spend evening at the lakeside farmhouse of a local chieftain. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Devigarh – Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur, stay at a choice of deluxe palace hotels. Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Udaipur – Dungarpur
Drive to Dungarpur with its Bhil villages all around. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Dungarpur – Chittaurgarh Fort – Bijaipur
Drive via Chittaurgarh Fort to Bijaipur, the base for the Mina tribes. The village is located beside a lake. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 16: Bijapur – Kota
Drive to Kota, stay at Umed Bhawan, Brijraj Bhawan or Sukhdam Niwas. Local sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 17: Kota – Bundi
Drive to Bundi for sightseeing of fort, and Raniji ki Baori stepwell. Continue to Rajmahal, a 300-year-old palace with the village named after it. The palace overlooks the river below. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 18: Bundi – Pachewar
Drive to Pachewar vilage and its restored fort or Garh. Flourishing agricultural practices, toy makers and a blue pottery kiln. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 19: Pachewar – Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, and sightseeing there. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 20: Jaipur – Bhandarej
Drive to Bhandarej . The village has a lovely setting beside a lake, and Meena settelments around it. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 21: Bhandrej – Karauli
Drive ro Karauli, known for its pink stone quarries, and and Kaila Devi temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 22: Karauli – Bharatpur
Drive to Bharatpur. Visit bird sanctuary, and visit the old fort with its incredibly invincible mud bastions. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 23: Delhi
Depart from Agra or Delhi. Tour ends.