Welcome to the Land of the Kings, a fabled realm of maharajas and their majestic forts and lavish palaces. India is littered with splendid ruined bastions, but nowhere will you find fortresses quite as magnificent as those here, rising up imperiously from the desert landscape like fairy-tale mirages of a bygone era.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Jaipur
Arrival at Jaipur and transfer to hotel; Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City was colored in pink to welcome
Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded
in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides and crowned
by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is
sub-divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Also, Jaipur is the first
planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture.
Rest of the day is at leisure, free for independent activities.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Jaipur Sightseeing
Morning enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy
the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace (Subject to Availability and optional) this journey on
embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave
you with a truly unforgettable experience. Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir, the famed
Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces,
which were specially imported from Belgium. Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting
Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it is now converted into a museum. A small
portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions of the museum is the portion
known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks,
swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted
observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments; many of them are still in working condition. During
the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.
Jantar Mantar built in 1728, it is one of Sawai Jai Singh's unique observatories. It has instruments that have been scientifically designed to predict the movement of the ...
Near City Palace, Tripolia Bazar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India
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Day 3: Jaipur To Bikaner
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Bikaner .Bikaner which
was once a major trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. The arts prospered receiving the
patronage of a wealthy merchant community. The city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world.
This afternoon you will visit Camel Breeding Farms; Junagarh Fort, a formidable structure encircled by a
moat and having some beautiful palaces within. Situated at a height of above seven hundred feet above sea
level, it towers over the city and can be seen from a distance. The fort and its palaces are profusely
decorated with magnificent stone carvings. 30 kms south of Bikaner is the village of Deshnoke, where the
famous Mata Karni Temple is situated. The 600-year-old temple is dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of
Goddess Durga. The temple plays host to thousands of rats that form the major attraction here. The rats are
considered sacred and worshipped accordingly. You have to be very careful while entering the inner sanctum, because it is believed that if you accidentally step on a rat, a gold replica has to be made to
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur. The 15th
century city of Jodhpur, stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur.
Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a blend of modern and traditional buildings. The city is totally dominated
by a massive fort sprawled across 125- meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of
wool, cattle, camels, salt and agricultural crops.
It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments
of architectural and historical significance. Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City' because of the
beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent
view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort. Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was
impregnable for the rocky base it is built on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal
palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms. Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble
memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.
Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets,
and textile and silver markets. These colorful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with
woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts.
Afternoon is free to walk around, in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping.
The Jaswant Thada is an architectural marvel with intricate carvings. Famed as one of the most beautiful white marble cenotaphs, it was built in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh ...
Mehrangarh Fort Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342006
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Travel from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Day 7: Jodhpur To Mount Abu
Enjoy your breakfast in morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Mount Abu. You’ll drive
through valleys in the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range to Mount Abu. The Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan have
a range of natural and cultural bounties which makes it an excellent destination. The biggest draw of this
charming hill town is the famous Dilwara Temples, worth a visit for their outstanding architecture, intricate
white marble carvings and elegant sculptures. This ancient temple complex captures the cultural heritage of
the region in all its glory. (Temple opens only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black
clothing not allowed) En route you will visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple. The Ranakpur Jain temples are
hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills in a peaceful setting and are one of the five holy Jain
pilgrimages and they were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th
century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four
pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is
1,444 all of which are intricately carved with no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the
flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are
two big bells weighing 108 Kg and their sound echoes in the entire complex.
After lunch drive to Mount Abu.
Sightseeing of Mount Abu – Dilwara Temples: This temple complex built in the Solanki style of architecture
dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Carved out of white marble, these temples are dedicated to
the Jain Tirthankars (enlightened souls). The oldest temple, the Vimal Vasahi temple, was built in 1031 AD
and is dedicated to the first of the Jain Tirthankars. The temples are very famous for the intricate carvings,
especially on the pillars. But the most striking feature of this Jain temple is the marble pendant in the dome
of the porch. It hangs from the ceiling like an enchanting cluster of half-open lotuses with cups so finely
carved that they appear to be transparent.
Nakki Lake: Legend has it that this lake was carved out by the Gods. Set picturesquely amidst hills, it is the
only artificial lake in India that is 1200 meters above sea level. The Nakki Lake, set amidst the misty hills,
makes for a pretty picture with colorful tourist boats gliding past. Toad Rock, a uniquely-shaped rock, adds to the charm of the picturesque lake. The Natural beauty and breathtakingly beautiful temple architecture
make this sightseeing tour in Mount, Abu memorable.