The land of royalties has written significant chapters in Indian history. Featuring varied landscapes of arid deserts, sylvan hilly terrain and vibrant green plains; Rajasthan has been a muse for artists across all fields. The land of Maharajas is renowned for its invincible forts built by the Marwar and Amer rulers. Rajasthan delights you with intricate architecture built by the Shekhavats and the Osian kings.
Welcome to your 'Rajasthan Delight with Udaipur' tour! On arrival at the airport in Jaipur, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Note: Lunch will be served in the hotel till 2:45 pm.
In the evening, proceed to Chokhi Dhani for a glimpse of village life followed by a traditional Rajasthani dinner. Chokhi Dhani is a popular attraction and a Rajasthani village themed resort , situated in the outskirts of Jaipur. The idea behind this landscaped area is to give a closer look of rural lifestyle by connecting Rajasthani tribes from all parts of the world and restoring the culture and tradition of Indian villages. Later, return to your hotel.
Overnight in Jaipur. (L, D)
After breakfast, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting places like the fabulous Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
Situated on a ridge on the outskirts of the city, the fort-palace complex of Amer (also known as Amber) is surrounded by fortified battlements overlooking the Maota Lake. Known for its artistic style, it blends both Hindu and Mughal elements, as seen in its large ramparts, monuments and series of imposing gates and cobbled pathways. Highlights include the Shila Devi Temple (dedicated to goddess Kali) with its silver doors, the glass mosaics of the Mirror Palace and the filigreed marble windows in the Jas Mandir. Located inside the old city, City Palace is a spectacular synthesis of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles, consisting of an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards. Home to the rulers of Jaipur since the first half of the 18th century, part of the palace is open to the public as the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, which showcases an extensive collection of art, carpets, textiles and weapons, all beautifully preserved.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar (literally translates into instrument of calculation) is the largest of five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the early 18th century. The observatory consists of some 20 major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, and determining the celestial altitudes. The most impressive instrument is the massive Samrat Yantra sundial.
Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh. It is a five-storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below, it now houses a well laid out Archaeological Museum. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Jaipur . (B, EL, D)
Today, enjoy a drive from the lush green Aravalli plains to the rugged desert city of Bikaner.
En route visit Camel breeding farm, it is a government run camel station and is one of the biggest camel reproduction farm in Asia. Spread over an area of 2,000 acres of semi arid land, the centre is engaged in breeding and training of camels.
On arrival, check- in to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful city.
Overnight in Bikaner. (B, EL, D)
After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Bikaner visiting the magnificent Junagarh Fort.
Constructed in the 16th century, the formidable Junagarh Fort is a magnificent structure in marble and red sandstone. In the fort complex are some palatial palaces such as Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) and Durbar Niwas (Coronation Palace), which also houses the fort museum.
Later, proceed to the golden city of Rajasthan - Jaisalmer, which is a home to one of the largest forts in the world. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Jaisalmer (B, EL, D)
Afterbreakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting places like Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, and Gadsisar Lake.
Jaisalmer Fort rises like a magnificent mirage out of the sands of the Thar Desert. Built in yellow sandstone in the 12th century by Maharawal Jaisal, and added to by his successors, this imposing citadel stands on the peak of the over 250-ft high Trikuta Hill. Popularly known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Kila, it depicts an ideal fusion of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles.
The five-storeyed Patwon ki Haveli is one of the largest and most elaborate havelis in Jaisalmer. Commissioned and constructed by Guman Chand Patwa in the year 1805, it is a cluster of five havelis built separately for the five sons of Patwa and is famous for its ornate wall paintings, intricately carved latticed windows gateways and doorways. The scenic 14th century Gadsisar Lake is a rainwater conservation lake. This stately tank was once the main source of drinking water for the entire city. The beautiful archway leading to the tank was built by a royal courtesan who installed an idol of Lord Krishna to save it from demolition by the ruling king. Surrounded by ghats and temples, it is an ideal picnic spot and is famous for boating.
Later, return to your Camp Later, in the evening visit to Sam sand dunes, famous for its desert safari, this is regarded as one of the prime attractions in Jaisalmer. Enjoy Camel ride and Rajasthani folk dance (subject to availability) in sand dunes camp. The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore the sand dunes.
Overnight in Jaisalmer (B, L, D)
After breakfast, proceed towards Jodhpur. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. This city is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert. On arrival, check- in to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight stay in Jodhpur. (B, EL, D)
After breakfast, Proceed to Udaipur, en route visit Mehrangarh Fort.
Set high on a hill overlooking the city, the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort is the most impressive and formidable fort in the fort-studded Rajasthan. This invincible stronghold of the Marwars houses some of the most beautifully decorated palaces, temples, courtyards, and elaborately carved balconies and terraces.
Then, continue your drive to Udaipur, en route visit Ranakpur Jain Temple dedicated to the Jain religion. On arrival check-in to your hotel in Udaipur. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Udaipur. (B, EL, D)
After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Udaipur visiting places like City Palace, Pichola Lake , Fateh sagar lake and Sahelion ki Bari.
Built by the Sisodia clan in 1559, the City palace in Udaipur is a complex of various buildings that has been fortified over the period of 400 years. This palace displays musical instruments, various clothing items, paintings and other such antiques which were used by the Royal family. The famed Helmet and the sword of Maharana Pratap, the savior of Mewar, have been preserved here.
The oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur, Lake Pichola is suurounded by lofty palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides. It was built in the year 1362, before the city of Udaipur was established, by Banjara, a gypsy tribesman. Later, Maharaja Udai Singh who was mesmerized by the lake and the greenery surrounding it built the city of Udaipur on the banks of the lake .
Bordered by hills and woods, Fateh Sagar is an artificial lake connected to Lake Pichola by a canal. It houses three islands including the beautiful Nehru Island and an islet, which is home to the Udaipur Solar Observatory. The lake was inaugurated by the Duke of Connaught and was originally called Connaught Bundh.
Saheliyon ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens) is a small ornamental garden built by Rana Sangram Singh in the mid-18th century. Along with a small museum, the garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, delicately carved kiosks and elephants in marble.
The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Udaipur (B, EL, D)
Today bid farewell to your 'Rajasthan Delight with Udaipur' tour ! as you are transferred from your hotel to the airport in Udaipur, for your onward journey.