Our Pune to Rajsthan Tour Experience – Jaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer
Rajasthan, the land of vibrant colors, majestic palaces, and shimmering deserts, is a destination that fascinates every traveler. And when the trip is for five nights and six days, the journey becomes even more exhilarating. Recently, I had the opportunity to explore the golden triangle of Rajasthan – Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer with a desert camp, and it was an unforgettable experience.
The journey started from Pune Railway Station, where we boarded the train to Jaipur. After a comfortable overnight journey, we reached the Pink City of Jaipur. Known for its rich history, royal palaces, and vibrant culture, Jaipur never disappoints its visitors. We spent the first day exploring the city’s iconic landmarks, including the Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, and Jantar Mantar. The evening was spent shopping for souvenirs and enjoying the delicious Rajasthani cuisine.
On the second day, we left for Jodhpur, also known as the “Blue City” due to the blue-painted houses in the old city area. The city is famous for its massive Mehrangarh Fort, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. We also visited Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and the bustling bazaars of Jodhpur. The day ended with a sumptuous dinner and cultural performance.
The third day was the highlight of the trip as we left for Jaisalmer, the “Golden City” situated on the edge of the Thar Desert. We reached Jaisalmer by late afternoon and checked into our desert camp, where we were welcomed with traditional Rajasthani hospitality. The evening was spent enjoying a cultural program and a delicious dinner under the starry sky. The next morning, we woke up early to catch the stunning sunrise over the sand dunes and went on a camel safari to explore the desert’s beauty.
On the fourth day, we left for the Jaisalmer city tour, where we visited the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, and Gadisar Lake. The city’s architecture and the intricate carvings on the sandstone buildings left us awestruck. We also shopped for traditional Rajasthani handicrafts, which are famous for their vibrant colors and intricate designs.
On the fifth day, we left for Jaipur, where we spent the day exploring the city’s vibrant bazaars and shopping for souvenirs. We also visited the City Palace Museum, which offers a glimpse into the lives of the erstwhile rulers of Jaipur. The day ended with a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant.
On the sixth and final day, we boarded the flight from Jaipur back to Pune. As the plane took off, we bid goodbye to the colorful state of Rajasthan, but the memories of the trip will remain etched in our hearts forever.
Altogether, a five-night and six-day trip to Rajasthan is an excellent way to explore the state’s rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes. With its majestic palaces, bustling bazaars, and shimmering deserts, Rajasthan is a destination that every traveler should visit at least once in their lifetime.