October 5, 2015
JAIPUR, PUSHKAR, RANTHAMBHORE, JODHPUR, UDAIPUR, MOUNT ABU, JAISALMER, MANDAWA, BIKANER
Written By Admin
Day 1: Arrival at Jaipur
Upon arrival check in at the hotel, relax and later proceed to visit the City Palace in the afternoon, which is still the formal residence of the royal family. Also visit Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum that has the private collection of Jaipur Maharajas. We also visit Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, which is the largest of Jai Singh’s five remarkable observatories, Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 2: Jaipur
After breakfast we proceed to visit the Amber Fort, located 11 kilometres away from Jaipur. En-route, visit the Hawa Mahal. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachawaha dynasty before Jai Singh founded Jaipur. Ride an elephant to reach the gates of the fort. In the afternoon take a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work, which is a specialty of Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit Laxmi Narayan Mandir- a Hindu temple built in white marble, overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 03: Jaipur -Ranthambhore
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel & drive to Ranthambhore (Tigers Paradise), Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Ranthambhore –Ajmer/Pushkar
Early morning after breakfast, proceed for the Jungle Safari after breakfast, check out from the Hotel & drive to Ajmer. Visit Dargah Sharif at Ajmer on the way to Pushkar. At Pushkar, visit the famous Brahma Temple and if you are lucky, you may be able to witness the famous camel fair of Pushkar too. Take a holy dip in the Pushkar Lake and visit its 52 bathing Ghats and more than 500 temples, each having its own legends of miraculous powers and powers of healing and displaying variety of architectural styles. Pushkar is also known all over the world for its beautiful roses and rose essence and you can visit the Rose Garden too in the evening, Overnight stay at the hotel in Ajmer/ Pushkar.
Day 5: Ajmer-Udaipur
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel & drive to Udaipur in the morning. Check in an overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur, the City of Lakes.
Day 6: Udaipur
After breakfast, start your sightseeing tour with a visit to Sahelion-Ki-Bari. Then proceed to visit the Museum of folk art, which has a rich collection of folk dresses, puppets, dolls, masks, ornaments, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. Afterwards visit the City Palace, the biggest palace complex in India, where four generations of Maharajas added mansions and palaces. You also visit the museum of the palace, which includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. In the evening take a boat ride on the lake Pichola, overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur.
Day 7: Udaipur-Mount Abu
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel & drive to Mount Abu which is the only hill station in Rajasthan nestling in picturesque Aravalli hills. Arrivals check in at the hotel. Take a short break and the head to visit the famous Dilwara Jain temples. Dilwara Jain Temples were constructed between 11th and 13th centuries. After visiting the temple, proceed to Nakki Lake. This artificial lake is ringed by hills. In the evening take a stroll down the bazaar up to Sunset Point from where you get a wonderful view of the setting sun. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mount Abu
Day 8: Mount Abu -Jodhpur
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel & drive to Jodhpur in the morning, visiting the Jain Temple ofRanakpur enroute. This temple is unique as it has 200 pillars, each one carved differently and 29 halls adorned with beautiful carving and sculptures. Check in and overnight stay at the hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 9: Jodhpur –Jaisalmer
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel & start your sightseeing tour in the early morning. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a 10 km long wall, which has 101 bastions and seven gates. On your tour of Jodhpur you visit the Mehrangarh Fort, which was built on a steep hill. The fort is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential complexes. Later proceed to visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. You also stroll down the markets of Jodhpur. Late evening drive through the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havelis (grand mansions). Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and the city is one of the most exotic cities. After reaching Jaisalmer, check in at the Hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 10: Jaisalmer
After breakfast, & start your sightseeing tour. The highlights of the city are stunning Jain temples inside the Sonar Quila, the palace museum inside this fort exhibiting a rich collection of imperial dresses and artifacts belonging to the royal family of Jaisalmer, Havelis with convoluted designs and latticed windows such as Patwaon-ki-haveli and the Gadisar Lake, which seems beautiful at sunset. Late evening drive to some 40 km away from Jaisalmer to Sam dunes & enjoy the camel cart ride to the Sunset Point and Sam sand dunes. Take the camel safari and explore the true life and delights of the desert. Immerse in the spirit of Rajasthan all through the night by staying in the Tents, meeting warm rustic people of Rajasthan and have a touch of their culture with their haunting music, folk dance and singing performances and other cultural programs, overnight stay at the Tents on SAM Sand dunes in Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer-Bikaner
After breakfast, check out from the Tents & drive to Bikaner.Check in at the hotel in Bikaner for overnight stay. Visit Junagarh Fort, Bhandasar Jain Temples, enjoy sunset views of the desert and taste the camel’s milk and ride on its back at the world-famous National Camel Breeding Farm, overnight stay at the hotel in Bikaner.
Day 12: Bikaner-Nawalgarh/Mandawa
After breakfast, drive to Mandawa, check-in at hotel, City tour of Sekhawati region popularly known as the Open art gallery of Rajasthan; treat your eyes with frescos in havelis. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Mandawa-Jaipur
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel & leave for Jaipur, where you will be transferred to the airport so that you can catch your flight to onward destination.
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