Glimpses of Rajasthan

Glimpses of Rajasthan

OVERVIEW

ITINERARY

Glimpses of Rajasthan - 7N/8D

Sightseeing: Udaipur City Palace, Sahelionki Bari, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir, Fork Art Museum. Mt. Abu: Dilwara Temple, Nakki Lake, Achalgarh Fort, Achaleshwar Temple. Jodhpur: Enroute visit to Ranakpur, Meherangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Sadar Bazar and Clock Tower. Jaisalmer: Jaisal Fort, Patwaonki Haveli, Salim Singh kiHveli, Nathmalki Haveli, Khimsar: Khimsar Fort, Khimsar Village, Sacchiya Mata Temple. Mandawa: Mandawa Haveli. Jaipur: City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort.
Itinerary:

Today Arrive Udaipur, and transfer to your hotel. Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. Proceed for half day city tour of Udaipur – visiting the City Palace and Museum. The largest palace complex in India, it is a blend of Mughal and Rajput influences. Also see the 17th century Jagdish temple, drive around the Fatehsagar Lake, and visit the Sahelionki Bari (the Garden for the Maids of Honour), an ornamental pleasure garden with fountains and marble kiosks. Later visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir or the Folk Art Museum. Later in the evening take a boat ride – cost not include in quote on the 4 km long and 3 km wide Lake Pichola, which is fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, ghats, embankments and temples and offers spectacular views of the city. Visit the Jag Mandir Island with its exquisite Gul Mahal Pavilion. Overnight in Udaipur. Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast drive to Mount Abu; Arrive Mount Abu and transfer to your hotel. At 1200 meters, Mt. Abu is the highest point of the Aravalli Range passing through Rajasthan. Besides having all the features of a pleasant hill resort, Mount Abu is also a centre of pilgrimage for Jains on account of the famous Dilwara Temples. Later proceed for city tour of Mount Abu. Visit the breath taking Dilwara temples, among the finest examples of Jain architecture with their superb marble carving. Also visit Nakki Lake, and see the strange rock formations around it including Toad Rock. The Achalgarh fort has the famous Achaleshwar temple and also provides superb views of the area. Overnight in Mt. Abu. Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur enroute visiting Ranakpur – is the largest Jain temple complex in India and dates to the 15th century. The main temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankar. Surya temple and other Jain temples are also major attractions. (Temples open only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed). Later drive to Jodhpur – the Blue City – on arrival transfer to your hotel. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colourful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist.
Overnight in Jodhpur. Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Jodhpur visit the Meherangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. The palace apartments like Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal etc are beautifully decorated and house Jewellery, costumes, armoury, palanquins, howdahs and other remnants of the past. See the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. Visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets. These colourful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts. Arrive in Jaisalmer. On arrival check-in at your preferred accommodation. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

After breakfast leave for the city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the famous Havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli.VisitJaisal, THE FORT here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. There are 7 temples in the complex – Chandraprabhu, Parasnath, Shitalnath, Sambhavnath, Shantinath, Kunthunath and Rikhabdev Temple. After sightseeing drive to Khimsar and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Khimsar

After breakfast, proceed for the tour of Khimsar Village. Khimsar Fort – Situated in the great Thar Desert depicts hundreds of years of history folded in its walls. In the centre of the Khimsar village, there is an oasis type water body. It is a beautiful little small village having a couple of temples, namely the Sachhiyamata Temple and the Jain Temple. Later, drive to Mandawa and transfer to hotel. Later proceed sightseeing of Mandawa. In Mandawa includes a visit to the magnificent Mandawa Haveli. You can enjoy admiring the detailed work and intricately painted walls of this place. Some of the other popular havelis in the area are the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli.Overnight at Mandawa

After breakfast drive to Jaipur; arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel. The capital of Rajasthan Jaipur – popularly known as the “Pink City “as the Pink sandstone was used to construct the buildings in Old walled city. The city was painted pink in 1853 in honour of the visit by Prince Albert. Later visit the City of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways visit Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory. Also take a walk in the local markets. Overnight at Jaipur

After breakfast proceed for Half day city tour of Jaipur – visiting Amer Fort located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur the fort in itself is a beautiful sight to behold but as one looks on the fort with its clear reflection on the lake in the front; one cannot help but wonder if it is a dream or a beautiful illusion. An elephant – Cost not include [Subject to availability] will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. After sightseeing drive to airport and board a flight back home.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

INCLUSIONS

  1. Accommodation for 7 nights with breakfast in below mentioned hotels or similar
  2. Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  3. All currently applicable taxes excluding GST
  4. All transfers, city tours and transport services by AC Indigo as per the above itinerary
  5.  Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes.

EXCLUSIONS

  1. Monuments Entrance Fee.
  2. Services of English Speaking Local Guide
  3. Elephant / Jeep Ride at Amber Fort Jaipur
  4. Boat Ride at Udaipur
  5. Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  6. International or Domestic airfare / Train Fare
  7. Meals other than breakfast
  8.  Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions

 

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