If you are looking for an adventurous trip to some of the most sought-after and most well-known destinations and attractions of Rajasthan, then this is the trip for you. The Jaipur Bikaner Jaisalmer self drive tour takes you to some of the most prominent places of interest in the state and provides you with a complete cultural experience. Begin the journey by arriving in Jaipur and paying a visit to the expansive City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. A folk programme and visit to Chokhi Dhani present a perfect opportunity to familiarise with the local culture. Amber and Jaigarh forts are some other attractions of Jaipur that you explore on this venture. The stay in Gajner Palace of Bikaner, the former hunting resort of the maharajas, will give you an immense feeling of grandeur. A visit to Junagarh Fort is also offered to you as part of the venture. The trip to Jaisalmer, the Golden City of India, lets you explore the history and culture of the place, and Jaisalmer Fort. Also, enjoy a camel or Jeep safari on the bright, golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert.
Day 01: Arrival in Jaipur | Sightseeing
The Jaipur Bikaner Jaisalmer self drive tour starts with your arrival at Jaipur International Airport. Here, board a car and begin touring the city with a visit to the grand City Palace. First established in the 18th century, the construction of the in-house buildings is spread across three centuries. These buildings include Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal that make up the palace along with some courtyards and gardens. From here, you drive to the highly photogenic architectural wonder, Hawa Mahal. The historical monument was built so the women of the royal family could witness the joyfulness of the city without being seen. Translating into the Palace of Winds, it was constructed with red and pink sandstones.
Thereafter, explore Jantar Mantar, which is among the largest observatory of the world and features a gigantic stone sundial. This site, along with those in Ujjain, Delhi, Varanasi and Mathura, is one of the observatories established by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Then this sightseeing tour leads you to the local markets for some souvenir shopping. Post lunch; spend your evening enjoying a folk programme, exhibiting the local culture through music and dance. After this, transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Jaipur
This section of the journey is dedicated to more sightseeing in the vibrant Pink City. Start early and enjoy an elephant ride to Amber Fort. It was built with white marble and red sandstones in the year 1592 during the reign of Raja Man Singh. This lakeside fort was once the home of the Rajput monarchs and their families.
Post lunch, transfer to Jaigarh Fort, located at a small distance from the fortress of Amber. Built to protect the latter, this fort features one of the biggest cannons in the world. It also has a museum, which exhibits a wide array of puppets, coins and images of maharajas. Later, return to the hotel and relax for some time. Then, spend the rest of the day in Chokhi Dhani. Here, make the most of a wonderful familiarise with the vibrant and rich culture of Rajasthan. Thereafter, return to the hotel and enjoy a rejuvenating sleep.
Day 03: Jaipur to Bikaner (340 km | approx. 5.5 hours)
This section of the Jaipur Bikaner Jaisalmer self drive tour takes you to Bikaner. While driving, enjoy the sight of the beautiful golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert. The overnight stay in Bikaner is arranged in the extravagant Gajner Palace. This lakeside heritage hotel, spread across 6000 acres, was once a hunting resort for the royals of the region. The red sandstone, used in the construction of this property, and the adjacent lake add to its charm. Check-in here by afternoon, and after that embark on a guided tour of the city. After exploring this destination, return to the luxurious hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Bikaner
Begin the sightseeing tour with a visit to Junagarh Fort. This 16th-century monument features many temples and a museum, which exhibits a rich collection of weapons and palanquins. After lunch, sit on the back of a camel, and enjoy a ride on the resplendent sand dunes of the Thar Desert. Following this excursion, savour a royal dinner at the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 05: Bikaner to Jaisalmer (approx. 330 km | 4.5 hours)
In this part of the Jaipur Bikaner Jaisalmer self drive tour, leave Bikaner and move to Jaisalmer. Often referred to as the Golden City of India, it is one of the most thronged destinations of Rajasthan. Arrive at the hotel in Jaisalmer by lunchtime and check-in. After lunch, explore the city with a local guide and ask him or her questions about the place. After that, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Jaisalmer
In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour with a visit to Jaisalmer Fort. Locally called Sonar Quila, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is still home to about 3000 people. The 12th-century establishment is also one of the oldest monuments in the state. Post lunch; explore the vibrant Thar Desert with a camel or Jeep safari. Later, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Departure from Jaisalmer
Bring this amazing and adventurous tour to an end by transferring to the airport and catching the flight for your next destination.
Duration: 06 Nights/07 Days
Places Covered: Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer
Best Time to go: October to March
NOTE: Fully tanked up vehicle will be handed over at the start of the trip and guests are expected to return fully tanked up vehicle only.
Mentioned Price is for Ford Figo. However other vehicles like Nissan Sunny, Ford Eco Sport, Innova, Scorpio, Scorpio 4WD, Fortuner 4WD, BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes are also available. Price on request.
1. In the case of an unforeseen incident where the car meets with an accident for any reason what so ever i.e. either due to the fault of the guest or any other third person, all the payment to be made over and above the insurance claim, shall be the sole responsibility of the driver.
2. It should be agreed upon by the driver that in case the vehicle is stolen, then any amount which is payable over and above the insurance claim will be payable by the Guest. And it shall not be the responsibility of Adventure Nation to pay any sum of amount or any shortfall amount to the bank or the financial institution.