Rajasthan (7 Nights / 8 Days)

     

Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, is aptly named. It is indeed a fabulous realm of maharajas and their majestic forts and lavish palaces. Truly the most fascinating land, the land of many touching tales of valor and courage.


A vast and wonder-laced state with treasures more sublime than those of fable, the Land of the Kings paints a bold image. Compiling a must-see list in Rajasthan can cripple the fussy traveller: Meherangarh looming over bright blue Jodhpur, the giant gold sandcastle at Jaisalmer, the palaces and pageantry of Udaipur, Pushkar’s reverent yet carnival charm, the storybook whimsy of Bundi and the havelis (traditional, ornately decorated residences) sprinkled through Shekhawati – see them all, and you’ll see a month fly by faster than the express bound for Pakistan. Like a microcosm of Mother India, there’s also abundant wildlife and warm people, glitz and camels, soulful music, glittering saris, tottering turbans and a surprisingly rich cuisine...


The state with a magical air of romance, speckled with desert forts, lush flora & fauna, and exotic cities that rise out of the landscape like shimmering backdrops to Tales of the Arabian Nights. No one visits Rajasthan without taking home superb memories, a swag of folk art and a helluva lot of grit in the eye.



DAY ACTIVITY
   
1

Jaipur


Arrive Jaipur. Transfer to your hotel. This afternoon you will tour the city of Jaipur visit the City Palace, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards. Visit the palace museum that houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantarmantar an astronomical observatory built in 17th century. Lastly you will drive past the Hawa Mahal, a Palace of winds. Overnight at the hotel

 
2

Jaipur


This morning visit Amer fort an ancient capital of Jaipur, you will see magnificent palaces with walls covered with mirrored mosaics. Enjoy an elephant ride at the Amer fort. Rest of the day is at leisure for shopping and own activities, overnight at the hotel.

 
3

Jaipur – Bikaner (321 kms/6 – 7 hrs)


Early this morning you will drive to the imposing walled city of Bikaner, Late afternoon you will visit the unusual Junagarh Fort; only fort in Rajasthan built on the desert plains itself , lastly visit theational Camel Breeding Farm and see the incredible sight of a herd of camels returning back after grazing, with the spectacular desert sunset in the background. Overnight at the hotel.

 
4

Bikaner – Jaisalmer (335 kms/7 – 8 hrs)


This morning you will drive to Deshnok, to visit the Karni Mata Mandir. Later you will drive to the Golden city of Jaisalmer. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

 
5

Jaisalmer


Morning visit to the Jaisalmer fort, only fort in India which has a population of thousand people living within its walls, later visit to the countless havelis spread across Jaisalmer which are reputed as the city’s real showpieces. Late evening you will visit the Sand Dunes to witness a spectacular sunset over the sand dunes, Overnight stay at the hotel.

 
6

Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (285 kms/6-7 hrs)


Early this morning you will be transferred by road to the Sun City of Jodhpur. After noon you will visit the imposing Mehrangarh fort, proceed to the Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Overnight at the hotel .

 
7

Jodhpur – Udaipur (294 kms/6 - 7 hrs)


Today you will drive to Udaipur enroute stopping at Ranakpur, a famous Jain pilgrimage destination known for its exquisitely carved Jain temples and most famous hall of 1444 pillars. Later this evening you will enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque lake Pichola set on the backdrop of Aravali hills, Overnight at the hotel.

 
8

Depart Udaipur


This morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visit to the City palace and museum, proceed to Jagdish temple and lastly visit the Sahelion Ki Bari “Gardens of the Maidens”. Later this evening you will be transferred to airport/railway station for your onward journey.