Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur
01 / Arrival Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur, Meet assist at the airport &
transfer to hotel.
Jaipur- the fabled `pink city` of the desert
named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of
Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing
the nine divisions of the universe through the
nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces
and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses
to the royal processions and splendours, are now
02 / Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the majestic
Amber Fort, one that cannot be easily described.
You ride up on Elephants to the former capital
of the royals set against the backdrop of the
wooded hills. Post lunch tour of the Palace of
Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate
building, now little more than a façade,
is encrusted with delicate screens and carved
balconies from which the royal ladies, confined
to their quarters, could sneakily view the outside
world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's
observatory, where time has been accurately measured
since the 17th century. Later also visit Birla
Mandir - a unique monument with exquisite marble
carvings. In the evening enjoy your dinner at
Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort)
where you will have an idea of the village life
of Rajasthan. Also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani
dances, puppet show and various other interesting
activities. Overnight at hotel.
03 / Jaipur - Samode - Jaipur
Morning excursion to Samode - famous for the elegant
Samode Palace, nestled picturesquely
amidst rugged hills. Samode Palace with its stately
grandeur and frescoed walls is a pleasant journey
into the glorious past. The Palace is full of
architectural delights - the birds, animals and
flowers painted on the walls of Sultan Mahal,
the dining room with stained glass windows and
its collection of old family portraits, the Durbar
Mahal with its painted ceilings and intricately
carved walls and beautiful chandeliers give this
place its old world charm.
Evening drive back to jaipur. Overnight at hotel.
04 / Jaipur - Bikaner (By Road - 354kms - 08hrs)
Morning drive to remote city of Bikaner, tucked
away in the desert region of western Rajasthan
enroute visiting Mandawa - the region is famous
for the high quality frescoes. Arrive Bikaner
and transfer to your hotel, overnight at hotel.
05 / Bikaner
Morning sightseeing of Bikaner by visiting the
unusual Junagarh Fort, sumptuously decorated
with its ornately lacquered walls in red &
gold and panels of dazzling coloured glass inlay
set over the coronation throne. After lunch excursion
to Deshnok (Karni Mata Temple) devoted
to an incarnation of Durga. The sacred rats and
their life is reconfirmation of the almighty power
of the Goddess. Overnight at hotel.
06 / Bikaner - Gajner - Kolayat - Bikaner
After breakfast excursion to Gajner - 35kms from
Bikaner. Famous for Gajner Palace converted into
hotel. Later visit Kolayat - a beautiful village
with Havelis 15kms from Gajner. Evening back to
Bikaner. Overnight at hotel.
07 / Bikaner - Jaisalmer (By Road - 333kms - 8.5hrs)
Morning drive to the ancient caravan city of Jaisalmer,
one of the last princely bastions in the region,
founded on the crossroads of lucrative trade routes.
Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
08 / Jaisalmer
Explore the honey-coloured fort that emerges from
the flat dry desert sands and enjoy a walk through
the maze of narrow streets in the city with ornately
decorated havelis. Evening enjoy camel ride by
the sand dunes. Overnight at hotel.
09 / Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (By Road - 326kms - 08hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur through the most
interesting contours of the desert landscape and
transfer to hotel. The enchanting forts, temples,
other royal residences and settlements retain
its medieval character and comprise the town's
multifaceted attractions. Overnight at hotel.
10 / Jodhpur
Morning visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort,
which dominates and offers spectacular vistas
of the blue-hued city. Afternoon free. Overnight
11 / Jodhpur - Udaipur (By Road - 259kms - 07hrs.)
Morning drive to Udaipur, an oasis in the desert
state of Rajasthan Enroute visit the Jain temples
at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect
condition for over 500 years. The most attractive
features are the 29 halls of the temple, which
have 1444 pillars of which no two are like. Arrive
Udaipur and transfer to hotel.
12 / Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur covering the
City Palace, poised over Lake Pichola,
iridescent with tile and mirror inlay. You will
also explore the town by walking through the narrow,
colourful winding lanes. Overnight at hotel.
13 / Udaipur
After breakfast visit the famous Jain temples
of Nagda and Eklingi only 15kms
from Udaipur. Later back to hotel. Overnight at
14 / Udaipur - Jaipur (By Road - 406kms - 08hrs)
Departure. Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting
Kumbhalgarh - famous for Fort converted
into hotel. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to airport
for onward journey.
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