deserts and northern plains of Rajasthan are home to
a spectacular collection of princely castles, palaces
and forts. From the frescoed walls of Shekavati to the
impressive forts of the kingdoms of Marwar and Amber
and the Desert City of Jaisalmer, this tour encompasses
both the familiar and the lesser known attractions of
this diverse and dramatic region.
is a patchwork of major and minor dynasties held together
by intermarriage, intrigue and a history redolent with
chivalry and conquest. By combining the major cities
with several small towns and villages, this tour will
enable you to fully appreciate and enjoy the cultural
heritage of the region.
out in the Great Indian Thar Desert, Jaisalmer rises
like a mirage from the sands, a huge fortified city
in the middle of nowhere.
of the glories of Jaisalmer are the mansions called
Havelis of the Rajput Nobles and merchants. Salim Singh-ki-Haveli
has a beautiful arched roof and exquisitely carved details,
with brackets in the form of peacocks. A large stone
Elephant guards the entrance. Also visit the spectacular
Patwon-ki-Haveli which has exquisitely carved pillars
and extensive corridors and chambers; and the Gadhi
Sagar Tank surrounded by a small temple and shrines.