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Into The Thar Desert.

12 Nights

Experience the simple charms and traditional Indian hospitality of a charming desert hamlet and enjoy a camel trek and night among the dunes.

Holiday Highlights

From vibrant cities to undulating dunes, this unique holiday captures the richness of Rajasthan. Experience the simple charms and traditional Indian hospitality of a charming desert hamlet and enjoy a camel trek and night among the dunes. Immerse yourself in life in the Thar desert and discover time-honored traditions. Visit the Taj Mahal and India’s great cities.

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Itinerary | Day by Day

We look after you from the moment of your arrival at Delhi airport. Your holiday includes overnight rail journeys and transfers to the desert, accommodation in the village jhumpa guesthouses and in the cities, with all meals provided during your stay with the communities. Please feel free to tailor your holiday to your exact requirements.

DAY 1 | Outward Journey

Arrive Delhi, overnight Delhi guesthouse. There is so much to see in Delhi; choose to visit Humayan’s Tomb, the Lotus Temple or Akshardham, explore the Red Fort or shop in Dilli Haat.

DAY 2

Enjoy a day in Delhi before an evening transfer to Old Delhi station to catch the overnight Mandor Express train to Jodhpur.

Day 3

Spend a full day in the dazzling Blue City of Jodhpur. Explore old palaces and a magnificent hill fort. Spend a night in a comfortable, small hotel converted from an ancient Haveli.

Day 4 | With the Community of Hacra

After breakfast, a 2 hour road transfer will transport you from the busy city to the great Thar desert and the hamlet of Hacra. Stay in twin-bedded jhumpa cottages, with a separate shower and toilet building.

Day 5 - Day 8

During your stay in Hacra you will get to know the community, have guided village walks, see the traditional crafts of shoe-making and rug-making, watch the watermelon harvest and enjoy local folk music, and relax in the evening warmth as blackbuck and peacock emerge from the undergrowth. Take a day trip to the nearby town of Osiyan to see the remarkable cluster of Jain temples. Enjoy a camel safari and walk (10-12 km) to the sand dunes, taking a picnic lunch, and spend a night in the tented camp among the dunes.

Day 9 | The Golden Triangle

Return to Jodhpur by road to catch the evening train from Jodhpur to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital. Overnight Jaipur hotel.

Day 10

Full day to explore the pink city of Jaipur. Take in the Hawa Mahal palace and the Janta Mantar royal observatory; look down over the city from the grand Amber Fort.

Day 11

From Jaipur, a day train takes you to Agra.  Discover the majesty of the Taj Mahal, a dazzling white marble mausoleum built in memory of the wife of Shah Jahan.

Day 12

Return to Delhi by train, overnight stay in Delhi.

Into The Thar Desert.

12 Nights
£ 1,105 per person
  • All meals at Khali Estate and in the villages
  • B&B in Delhi Guest house
  • Guide and Porter services
  • Picnic lunches
  • GST
Popular
HOLIDAY PRICES per person
SEASONS
PARTY 2-3
 PARTY 4-6

15/09/21-30/11/21

£1,290 

£1,000

1/12/21-28/2/22

£1,240

£970  

01/03/22-30/04/22 

£1,300

£1,020

01/05/22- 31/5/2022

£1,220

£940

15/09/2022-15/12/2022 

£1,320

£1,030

"One of our personal highlights was meeting all the local people in the Binsar Sanctuary. Everyone at Khali estate, our guides and all the local villagers were extremely welcoming, generous, kind and informative. We felt extremely well looked after, with no shortage of amazing food and tea. Meeting all these people really made the trip an amazing experience for us."
5/5

Moderate walking

Mixed Terrain

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