Arrival in Jaipur
Feel welcome and greeted by our representative in Jaipur and drive to the hotel. Jaipur serves as the gateway to the fabulous and colourful state of Rajasthan in India. Take a relaxing evening walk to the vibrant markets of Jaipur and check traditional dresses, shoes, blue pottery, sculptures and figurines, hand-crafted home décor gifts, handlooms, etc. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Travel to Jaipur
Start the day sightseeing the city of Jaipur, nicknamed the “Pink City”. Jaipur is the capital city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, popular for its vibrant culture, grand palaces, forts and lakes. Jaipur derives its name from the founder of the city, warrior-king Sawai Jai Singh II. Next in the must-visit list of places is the Amber Fort. Take a ride on the elephant’s back and explore the beauty of the fort in style. Some of the major structures inside the fort include the Diwan-i-Am, decorated with latticed galleries; Ganesh Pol, a huge multi-tiered painted doorway, and the mesmerizing Sheesh Mahal, the hall of the mirrors. Feel the enchanting beauty of the “Hawa Mahal” or “Palaces of winds”, primarily built for the royal ladies to view the proceedings of the city from behind these windows unobtrusively. Later, visit the City palace, a combination of the Mughal and Rajasthan architectural styles. The museum displays a collection of ancient and rare manuscripts and arms belonging to the 15th century and royal costumes of the erstwhile Kachawa rulers. Finally, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, showcasing geometric devices for the measurement of time and tracking of celestial bodies in their orbit. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Jaipur – Bikaner (335 km/approx. 6-7 hours)
Breakfast is followed by a trip to Bikaner. If there is paradise on a dry and sandy desert, then it must be Bikaner comprising stately palaces and gorgeous, richly sculpted temples of primarily yellow and red sandstones. Return to Bikaner and check-in at the hotel. Later plan for a half-a-day tour to Junagadh Fort that represents grandeur and majesty. Inside the fort, you can visit the Ganga Niwas, Anup Mahal and Rang Mahal or the palace of pleasure. The Har Mandir served as a private temple for the Maharajas. We take you to an interesting tour of camel breeding farms where professional camel breeders research on the best camel breeding practices. Spend the evening for leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Jaipur – Jaisalmer (330 km/approx. 6.5 hours)
Start the day with breakfast. Head to Jaisalmer, a city located at the heart of the great Indian Thar desert. Jaisalmer, nicknamed the “Golden city of India”, is a vividly rich and colourful city that once served as the trading point between India and the West. Return to Jaisalmer. Spend the evening for leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast is followed by a half-a-day tour of Jaisalmer. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, which is the oldest surviving fort in the country. Take a panoramic view of the entire township from the ramparts of the fort. Visit the 300-year old Salim Singh Ki Haweli; the Patwon Ki Haweli, a complex of five unique havelis that is owned by five brothers, followed by a visit to another imposing mansion whose architectural style is a mix of the Islamic and Rajput architectural styles, the Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli. Next, head to the lovely Gadisar Lake and Badal Vilas, the current residence of the former royal family. Later, visit the Sam Sand dunes, separated by 42kms from Jaisalmer, the nearest palace from where you can view ‘The Great Indian Thar Desert’. Spend the evening for leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (310 km/approx. 7 hours)
Start the day with breakfast, after which we travel to Jodhpur. Arrive at Jodhpur and check-in at the hotel. Later, drive to Jodhpur for a half-a-day roundtrip. Jodhpur, termed as “the Sun City”, is the second largest city in the state. Visit the splendid fort of Mehrangarh Fort, built entirely of red standstone atop a perpendicular cliff, which adorns the city’s skyline. Next, we head along with the Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph, constructed in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Finally, visit the Mandore gardens which ostensibly displays the cenotaphs of the erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur. In the cenotaphs, you’ll be able to find a blend of Hindu and Jain architectural elements. Spend the evening for leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Jodhpur – Udaipur (250 km/approx. 5 hours)
Morning breakfast is followed by a trip to the city of Udaipur. Enroute proceed to the Ranakpur Temple, popular worldwide for its grand structure and elaborate architectural style. These temples constitute one of the five main pilgrimage centres of the Jains. Arrive at Udaipur. Check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day for leisure walks around the place. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Sightseeing of Udaipur
After breakfast, plan for a full-day tour of Udaipur. Next, visit the city palace raised on the east bank of Pichola Lake. The complex houses a series of imposing palaces constructed at different periods from 1559. From the palace’s balcony, take a panoramic view of the Jag Mandir and Lake Palace on one side and the charming city of Udaipur on the far side. Different art forms including painting, elaborately carved ‘chhatris’ and the architecturally splendid façade account for an unforgettable travel experience at Udaipur. Thereafter, stop at the Sahelion Ki Bari, a scenic garden. Our next stopover is at the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 on a tall terrace. It links a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to another double-storey Saandhara (having a covered ambulatory) sanctum. Spend the evening with a boat ride on Lake Pichola (watch out for the water level of the lake). Pichola is an artificial lake built to store water in 1632. Spend the evening for leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Udaipur.
Departure from Udaipur
After breakfast, you will be driven to the Udaipur airport to catch the return flight back home. Tour concludes.
Sightseeing in Jaipur – Amber Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal Elephant Elephant ride at Amber Fort and Visit Bikaner – Junagadh Fort and Camel breeding farm
Visit Jaisalmer Fort, then drive past Gadisar Lake and Sam Sand Dunes.
Witness the exquisite Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur.
Visit Lake Pichola, City Palace, and Jagdish Temple in Udaipur.
Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Witness the destinations in a private air-conditioned vehicle
Begin in Jaipur and End the trip in Udaipur.
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