Discover some of the most beautiful and unexplored regions of Bikaner with a desert safari. Take the Long Weekend In Bikaner with Desert Safari and experience the thrill of wandering through The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert. Situated in Rajasthan, this desert covers an area of about 3,126 sq. kilometers and the Marwar Region of Rajasthan covers an area of 2,153 sq. kilometers approximately. Bikaner is located in North West part of Rajasthan state. It is well known for its majestic palaces, beautiful and richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sandstones that will just blow your mind. It has some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization. The kingdom of Bikaner was founded in 1488 by Rao Bika Ji and is situated in the middle of the Thar Desert and it has extreme temperatures. It is known as the entry gate of the Marwar Region since 4th century. Bikaner is well known for its tales of love and sacrifice since centuries.
Hop on the ship of the desert. Take the camel safari to explore the sand dunes, take in the beauty of the mesmerising sunset at the sand dunes. Keep your camera ready! You will have a chance to take the best shots at this time. Gaze at the blue sky which will slowly turn to purple. The desert safari will give you the thrills and chills. Spend the evening with the trance of folk music and dance. Experience the best time of your life at Bikaner.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT BIKANER:
Arrive at the heritage city of Bikaner on your own. Check in at the hotel (Maharaja’s Palace). Have a delicious lunch at the hotel which will be served from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. At 3:00 PM leave to take a 35 km drive towards Jodhpur to visit the famous Karni Mata Temple, also known as the Rat Temple. On the way back you can take a tour of the camel breeding farm which is also Asia's only camel research center. If time allows you can also visit the Royal Cenotaphs. Return to the hotel. Have a traditional royal dinner with the Rajput family with barbeque and bonfire. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02: BIKANER
Bikaner attracts travellers who want to get away from the hustle bustle and have a better desert experience than the crowded with tourists Jaisalmer city. Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel and then leave to visit the Junagarh Fort around 11:00 AM. Admire a fine blend of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput styles of architecture. Later enjoy your lunch at a renowned restaurant of Bikaner. At 3:00 PM leave for a desert safari. Hop on a camel and take a 2 hour camel safari across the mighty Thar Desert. Enjoy sipping hot tea while looking at the beautiful sunset at the sand dunes. Spend the night at the camps in the middle of the desert with blue starry sky. Enjoy traditional performance of Kalbelia dancers on folk music. Later have dinner and spend the night gazing at the stars.
DAY 03: DEPARTURE
Wake up with a beautiful sunrise and relish your breakfast. You will be taken to the hotel to freshen-up. After lunch depart and continue your further journey.
Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
Region: Bikaner, Rajasthan
Activity: Camel and Desert Safari