Rajasthan Banjara Trip- Be wild this New Year

Rajasthan Banjara Trip- Be wild this New Year JAIPUR

Rajasthan Banjara Trip- Be wild this New Year


Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


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Naimish Sanghvi



Banjaras originated centuries ago in the Jodhpur and Jaisalmer desert areas of Rajasthan. These are gypsies who wander from one place to another, leading a life on their own terms and conditions. This New Year’s 2018 trip is about Banjaras. We will be the nomads, traveling from one destination to another, experiencing the rustic life, visiting centuries old forts, meeting other travelers. We will sing and dance around the bonfire, come up close and personal with original Banjara tribe, ride camels, sleep under the stars, in the camps, on desert, havelis, and hostels. A journey full of adventure, fun, and wilderness.

  1    Start & End Location: Jaipur
  2    Travel Style: YOLO
  3    Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
  4    Dates: 23rd Dec 2017 to 01st Jan 2018
  5    Group Size: 4 to 15
  6    Age Criteria: 18 – 45
  7    Price: 24500/- (Excluding Train/Flight costs)

Included in the trip:

  1    Shared Accommodations
  2    Local transportation
  3    All Breakfasts
  4    4 Dinners + 2 Evening Snacks
  5    Camel Safari (Jaisalmer)
  6    Jaisalmer traditional Kalbelia performance
  7    Village and Rustic life experience
  8    Huts, camps, desert, hostels, havelis stay
  9    Visit to haunted villages
  10    Camping in sand dunes
  11    Wild desert safari
  12    Unlimited Fun


  1    Flights or other transportation to/from Jaipur
  2    Airport/Train station pick-up and drop
  3    Meals not mentioned
  4    Monument Entrance Fees
  5    Zip lining cost
  6    Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Brief Itinerary

Day 1:   Jaipur - Explore the pink city
Day 2:   Ajmer & Pushkar - Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Bhrama Temple and relax by the Holy lake of Pushkar
Day 3:   Jodhpur - Welcome to the Blue City
Day 4:   Jodhpur - Zipline through the Mehangarh fort in Jodhpur, Umed Bhavan palace
Day 5:  Jaisalmer - Stay in village huts, chill with gypsies, Eat finger licking daal bati churma (Rajasthanauthentic food)
Day 6:  Desert Safari - Kuldhara haunted village, Khaba fort, watch sunset on Camel safari, bonfire andcamping in sand dunes, sleep under the stars
Day 7:   Jaisalmer city visit - Golden fort, Patwon ki Haveli, 12th century Jain temples, Gadisar talabadventure boating
Day 8:  Kuchaman- Stay in a Haveli, bonfire, music, games and some #roamertime
Day 9:  Jaipur - Amer fort, Nahar Garh Fort, New year’s party at the hostel rooftop
Day 10:  Until we meet again!!

Terms and conditions:

Total trip cost: 24500/- INR per person

We will not be liable for any claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such asaccidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature. The participants will have to bear the charges of cancellation (if charged by the hotel & other suppliers) arising due to delayed or cancelled flights/trains & acts or forces of nature.

Physical Level: While the Rajasthan tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, early morning wake up calls, and other similarly challenging scenarios.

Subject to Change: Please keep in mind that the above itinerary and activities are subject to change. Travel sometimes involves unexpected situations so things might need to be re-arranged at times. However, it is important to remember that travel is all about the journey, and so even the unexpected situations we may face should be treated as part of the overall experience!

Accommodations: Prices are based on the sharing of rooms. Single supplement is not available in this trip. You might not find electricity and mobile network at some places and you might not get proper toilets at the desert. This is not a comfort, luxury trip but it’s an experience full of fun and adventure.

Airport/Railway Station Transfers: This trip doesn’t include airport/railway station pick up anddrop. It’s very easy to travel in Jaipur. You can easily book an Ola or Uber to reach the start destination.However we will be more than happy to arrange a pick up and drop for you. Just let us know and we will arrange a private taxi for you. Price for that will be on the actual basis and you can pay the amount directly to the driver.

Cancellation policy:

  *  75% of your booking amount will be refunded if you cancel your participation before 25 days of the tourdate.
  *  50% of your booking amount will be refunded if you cancel your participation before 15 days of the tourdate.
  *  25% of your booking amount will be refunded if you cancel your participation before 7 days of the tourdate.
  *  No refund afterwards.

Detailed Itinerary

Day - 1 Welcome to Jaipur Roamer

Padharo Rajasthan. Check into the hostel and meet fellow roamers who are going to accompany you on this trip. A quick lunch and we’ll find ourselves in the hustle of the streets in front of the Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. An encounter with the palace of winds and the royal observatory and later we will head 10 kms away to the Hanuman temple called ‘Galtaji Mandir’. The beautiful temple complex is nothing short of an adventure when you spend time with the residents, aka the Monkeys. Feed ‘em, watch ‘em, wish to be like ‘em. The monkeys are the life of the temple.
Day - 2 Ajmer and Pushkar

Next morning we will be off to Ajmer in our #RoamingRide aka our Taxi to Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti’s Dargah is a place not to miss if you are in Ajmer. 8 Kms away is our humble hostel in Pushkar. A quick check-in and a little rest later we will be at the most popular temple, and there are 500 temples in Pushkar. You will get the free-spirited hippie vibes through-out this city. Fancy a dip at the Ghat later? Go ahead take #RoamerPlunge.

Day - 3 Jodhpur- The Blue city

Lunch on the highway and stay at the Blue city. Such is the life of a Banjara. Let’s walk around the beautiful town of Rajasthan, shop a little and relax by the Lake. Along the way the shutterbugs can rejoice at the historical sites of Ghanta Ghar and Gulab Sagar Lake.

Day - 4 Let’s walk Zipline through history

The best things in life are free, some best things however cost a lot of money as well. Umaid Bhavan palace is one such luxurious palace. After our time at the palace, it is time to explore the Meherangarh fort that is looking over the city. Catch a bird’s eye view of the fort and the city as you zip-line across 6 different locations. Hey, we know that Zip-lining is not everyone’s thing, so we have kept this as an optional activity. We will bargain with the zip-lining company to reduce the cost for our group and we will get you the best deal out of them.

Day - 5 Jaisalmer - A Village Stay

Time for complete Isolation. No Wifi, only #RoamersConnection. Stay away from the traffic, the noise, the constant honking and enjoy the day in a traditional village with huts to spend the night in. Meet the real Banjaras and eat finger licking authentic Rajasthani Dal Baati Churma. Brace yourself for some awesome gypsy stories around the bonfire.

Day - 6 Desert Safari, Haunted Village, Sunset on a camel...

Many years ago one night the entire population of a town called Kuldhara disappeared. No one knows where they went and no one saw them leave. It’s time we do some research of our own in this “Haunted Town”. After our #RoamingInvestigation we will head for Khaba fort and have lunch nearby. As the sun begins to set, we will get up on a camel to enjoy the view in the desert. Followed by a traditional Kalbelia performance and another authentic dinner. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in a tent in the desert.

Day - 7 Jaisalmer - Time to explore the city

Jaisalmer town is full of historic huge monuments and all of them are unique. Setting out early, we will head to Patwonji ki Haveli, a huge cluster of 5 havelis built by a wealthy banker Guman Chand Patwa. The Jaisalmer golden fort is one of the largest fortified cities in the world. The fort was built in 1156 CE by Rawal Jaisal and is still fully preserved. We will also spend some time at the Jain temples and boating in the Gadisar Lake. After the day in the city, we will back to the calm and serene village for another night under the stars.

Day - 8 Kuchaman - Stay in a Haveli #RoamerTime

Vacations are supposed to rejuvenate you and this one shouldn’t be an exception. Today is all aboutstaying in a Haveli, eating good food, singing and dancing around a bonfire. Let’s know some secretstories from other roamers of our #RoamingClan.

Day - 9 Jaipur - The fort city and New years Party

Jaipur is a land of forts and as mesmerising as they may be we can’t go to all of them in one evening. Thatis why we do the best. Amer fort, a UNESCO heritage site built in 16th century by emperor Akbar’s trustedgeneral Maan Singh has stood the test of time. A little time also for the Nahargarh fort which is namedafter the ghost of Nahar Singh, a prince who let the construction happen. The sound and light show in the evening at Amer fort is one to not miss. Countdown to the New Year on the rooftop of our Hostel. You just did a round trip in Rajasthan, at the stroke of midnight, memorise the moment when you lived like a Banjara.

Day - 10 Until We meet again

Aah this is the tough part. We part good byes at the hostel as Roamers start to go back home. As we leave we make a promise to cherish the memories and to meet again.