Bikaner's Junagarh Fort

Day 1

Jaisalmer to Bikaner

From Jaisalmer you’ll travel by private car for around seven hours north east to the red city of Bikaner, a desert city with a charming old centre crammed with 37 palaces, many Jain temples and a beautiful red sandstone fort. In the afternoon, you’ll take a guided tour to experience the highlights of the city, including the 16th century Junagarh Fort and the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum.

An outside view of the impressive Junagarh Fort in Bikaner

Day 2

Bikaner to Mandawa

This morning you’ll travel for around four hours to Shekhawati region, famous for its extravagantly decorated havelis built by the Marwari merchants. Your guide will take you around the havelis of Mandawa to explain the quirky paintings and decorations covering the walls, ceilings, pillars and galleries. The locals may be surprised to see you, as not many tourists venture this far. You’ll stay in a resort consisting of traditional clay huts clustered around a shaded courtyard, where the owner has worked hard to maintain the cultural heritage.

India camel in front of pink fort

Day 3

Mandawa to Jaipur

Today your driver will transfer you the four hours from Mandawa to the pink city of Jaipur, where you can continue your India adventures.

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Accommodation in Bikaner
Accommodation in Bikaner
Accommodation in Mandawa

Explore dust-swirled desert towns, sleep in traditional clay huts & visit richly coloured merchant palaces in one of India’s most remote regions. It’s a brilliant way to veer off the beaten track and get a glimpse of real life in the Indian desert, where age-old values & traditions thrive. From Jaisalmer, you’ll head to Bikaner, staying in a palace style hotel. Continuing to the Shekhawati region, famous for the wealthy merchants who serviced the passing caravans in years gone by, you’ll stay in an authentic clay hut in the village of Mandawa.

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