ROYAL RAJASTHAN TOUR
Day 01: Arrival at Jaipur
Upon arrival in Jaipur Airport transfer to the Hotel, today visit the City Palace, which still is the formal residence of the royal family. After proceed to visit the Amber Fort, located 11 kilometers away from Jaipur. En-route, visit the Hawa Mahal. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachawaha dynasty before Jai Singh founded Jaipur. Ride on an elephant to reach the gates of the fort. In the afternoon, take a walk through the colorful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work, which is a specialty of Jaipur. In the evening, drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit Laxmi Narayan Mandir – a Hindu temple built in white marble. overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
Day 02: Jaipur – Pushkar
After enjoying breakfast, check out from the Hotel & drive to Pushkar, which is one of the most important pilgrimage places of Hindus and is famous for having the only temple in the world, dedicated to Lord Brahma. Enroute to Pushkar, visit Dargah Sharif at Ajmer. On arrival at Pushkar, visit the famous Brahma Temple. Plan your travel in accordance with the annual Camel Fair. Take a holy dip in the Pushkar Lake and visit its 52 bathing Ghats and more than 500 temples. Each of them has their own legends of miraculous powers and powers of healing and display a variety of architectural styles. Pushkar is also known all over the world for its beautiful roses and rose essence. In the evening, visit the Rose Garden. Stay overnight at the hotel in Pushkar.
Day 03: Pushkar – Jodhpur
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Jodhpur. 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, 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 Jaswhant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. You also stroll down the markets of Jodhpur. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 04: Jodhpur – Udaipur
Udaipur – This is Rajasthan’s most congenial and romantic city situated in the lap of the thickly wooded Aravali Hills. Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh following the final sacking of Chittorgarh by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar, Udaipur rivals any of the world famous creations of the Mughals with its Rajput love of the whimsical and its superbly crafted elegance. Udaipur has been called the “Venice of the East”.
Day 05: Udaipur
Morning enjoy a motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. The beautiful Lake Pichola was enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh after he founded the city. The city palace extends a considerable distance along the east bank of the lake. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. You can also visit the Jag Mandir Palace – which is a lovely island palace in the middle of the lake..
Afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends), Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 06: Jodhpur – Mount Abu
Morning visit the world famous Dilwara Jain Temple, Nakki Lake and Brahmin Kumari Ashram. Dilwara Temple is a group of remarkable Jain temples. Among the finest examples of these are two temples in which the art of carving marble has reached unsurpassed heights. The older of the temples is the ‘Vimal Vasahi’, built in 1031 and dedicated to the first tirthankar, Adinath. In the front of the temple stands the ‘House of Elephants’, with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple entrance. The later built ‘Tejpal Temple’ is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent. Nakki Lake is virtually located in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. While takeing a stroll along the lake, look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar. Stay overnight in Mount Abu.
Day 07: Mount Abu – Jaisalmer
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive through the desert to reach Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havelis (grand mansions). You will realise that Jaisalmer is an exotic marvel of beautiful culture. After reaching Jaisalmer, check in to the hotel. Stay overnight at your hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 08: Jaisalmer
After breakfast, go on a sightseeing tour of the city covering stunning Jain temples inside the Sonar Quila. The palace museum inside this fort exhibits 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 in the evening, drive about 40 kms away from Jaisalmer to Sam dunes and enjoy the camel cart ride to the Sunset Point (DIRECT PAYAMENT BASIS)and Sam Sand Dunes. Stay overnight in Hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 09: Jaisalmer – Bikaner
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Bikaner. Check in to the hotel in Bikaner. Visit Junagarh Fort, Bhandasar Jain Temples, enjoy sunset views of the desert and taste camel’s milk and ride on its back at the world-famous National Camel Breeding Farm. Stay overnight at the hotel in Bikaner.
Day 10:Bikaner – Jaipur
After having breakfast leave for Jaipur drop at Railway station/Airport to catch onwards train/flight.
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :-
• 1 Night accommodation in Jaipur.
• 1 Night accommodation in Pushkar.
• 1 Night accommodation in Bikaner.
• 2 Nights accommodation in Jaisalmer.
• 1 Nights accommodation in Jodhpur.
• 1 Nights accommodation in Mount Abu.
• 2 Night accommodation in Udaipur.
• Accommodation in an air-conditioned Standard room.
• Welcome drinks on arrival.
• Transfers from the railway station/ airport to the hotel.
• Daily breakfast.
• Services of an air-conditioned car for 9 nights and 10 days.
• Intercity transfers and sightseeing tours as per the itinerary.