March 21, 2019
11-Day City of Desert to City of Lakes Unforgettable Tour of Western India
Written By KV Singh
See and experience the many hues of India that I have crafted for you. On this tour arrive by air to Jodhpur – India’s sun city to a warm and traditional welcome by a representative of your tour operator.
Check in at the Polo Heritage hotel owned & operated by a famous polo player. Take a rejuvenating 45-minute ayurvedic massage. Enjoy a welcome gala dinner with mouth-watering bar-be-cue,unlimited drinks and great slow cooked food with the right quantity of spices.
During your two-day stay in Jodhpur you will visit the awesome Fort Mehrangarh up a hill. Here there is a museum housing rare collection of ancient armoury,paintings,silverware,coins etc. This fort is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. You will also be visiting the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the Mandore Gardens, cenotaphs at Jawant Thada.
In the evenings go for a walk through the lanes of the old bazaars of the city. Meet & photograph the colourfully dressed men & women.
From Jodhpur you will drive to Jaisalmer – the city in the heart of the Great Thar Desert. You will stay for two days here including one night on Sam Dunes in luxury tents ! See here the intricate stone carved havelis – merchants’ mansions. The Golden Fort of this desert is truly a sight to behold. Take a camel safari over the dunes and see the setting sun in all its glory.
On this trip you will proceed by road to Nimaj that has the 400-year old Nimaj Palace – your home for the next two days. The owners – gracious hosts – will prepare some great food for you and organize a bullock cart ride for you. You will find this wonderful. Lunch in a village.
From Nimaj your courteous & efficient driver will take you to Ranakpur – a town famous for its all-white marble Jain Temples. Here too you will stay in a beautiful heritage property.
After Nimaj you will journey to Kumbhalgarh and check into Kumbhalgarh Royal Villas. Kumbhalgarh has a 500-sq km sanctuary that is home to tigers,bisons,deer,nilgai,chinkara and nearly 200 species of birds. In and around Kumbhalgarh there are ancient temples with intricate carvings.
The Kumbhalgarh Fort is the one of the world’s most impregnable forts with 30 km wide walls encircling it. It is truly amazing. At your Villas enjoy an ayurvedic massage.
Your last destination is Udaipur – India’s destination No 1 also called the city of lakes. During your three nights here you will enjoy two lake cruises,take walks in its beautiful gardens,see the crafts’ village,the city palace museum and a dance show at Bajor-ki-haveli.
On the last day – the eleventh – you will be driven to the Udaipur airport for your flight out.
This tour should be taken between August and March. We have multi-lingual guides and English-speaking drivers. We serve unlimited quantities of mineral water and juices.
Your tour operator host and his wife are scions of former royal families and it will be our pleasure to organize a great tour for you. Come solo,with your partner or in small groups.
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