Timeless Desert Sands
Rajasthan’s name translates to ‘the land of the kings’ and this route takes one into a time warp, exploring the urban and rural districts of the desert state. Encompassing those who have a love for all things old and new, vintage and contemporary, this pathway is very popular with the possibility of including activities in each city based on your interests.
Venture into the depths of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan and discover the road less taken, the one into its rural expanses. The sands of the desert and the whims of time have caused Rajasthan’s glorious art and culture to bloom in a rather hostile environment. Take a trip into the lesser known regions of Rajasthan, the lands of Kings. The journey will uncover the rustic beauty of the arts and crafts born right out of the desert sands.
On this journey, you will begin in the Indian capital, Delhi and drive into the sandy wilderness of Alsisar and Jhunjhunu. The path will wind further into the desert to the royalty of Bikaner and Jaisalmer and the villages around them. The route will traverse the wilderness to the erstwhile city states of Jodhpur and Udaipur exploring the crafts of the people on the way before it emerges in Jaipur. This journey will give you a sense of human endurance and the beauty of adaptability to harsh environs.
Meant as an initiation into the incredible diversity of India, Kamalan’s Ready-To-Travel programs are classic journeys that you can purchase off the shelf and get packing! Born out of a synchronous blend of our knowledge of the country and 30 years of travel experience, these journeys have been curated with passion and care.
Delhi (2N) → Mandawa (1N) → Khimsar (1N) → Samsara (1N) → Jaisalmer (2N)
→ Jodhpur (1N) → Udaipur (2N) → Barli (1N) → Jaipur(2N) → Agra (1N)
→ Karauli (1N) → Delhi (1N)
For a detailed itinerary, please check out our brochure.
- The forts and havelis or mansions Alsisar and Jhunjhunu offer a walk back in time.
- Interact with craftsmen who make Jootis or traditional shoes
- Meet with villagers and traditional folk musicians, where the signature sand dunes begin
Starting from USD 1595 per person
17 days, 16 nights
Best Time to Travel
September to March would be ideal, although it can be done throughout the year
Art and crafts, history, nature, adventure
This journey is available in Luxury, Mid-range and Budget options