With amazing architecture, immortal tales of love, inspiring stories of valour and a harsh desert in the background, Rajasthan is a place you can only draw inspiration from.Visit the attractive and busy streets of Jaipur and enjoy the quiet of the lake at Udaipur . The history and art of the region just cannot be appreciated unless you visit and experience the culture of Rajasthan. At We can guarantee that your trip will be a memorable one.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Jodhpur
Arrive at Jodhpur Airport / Railway station. Get assistance and transfer to hotel. Jodhpur is popularly known as the “Blue City” and Gateway of Thar desert. Check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 2: Jodhpur Full Day Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast proceed for full day Jodhpur city tour covering Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Kaylana Lake and Mandore Garden.
Umaid Bhawan Palace still serves as a residence to the royal family while two parts of the palace are converted into hotel & museum. Vintage Car collection and Clock collection over different periods of history are the highlights of this Museum.
Mehrangarh Fort stands on top of a raised hillock that is 400 metres above the level of its surrounding terrains. Within the fort visit the famous Jai Pol (victory gate) and Fateh Pol. Exquisitely designed palaces like Moti Mahal (Jodhpur Zenana), Sheesh Mahal, Takhat Vilas and Phool Mahal speak of the architectural splendour of the royals. Mirror work, intricate ornamentation, beautiful glass panel and impressive woodwork adorn these palatial buildings. This beautiful fort is also home to few temples such as the Chamundi Mataji Temple and the Nagnechiji Temple.
Jaswant Thada - an imposing marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899 known for multilevel gardens, intricately carved gazebos and architecture.
Mandore Gardens is located 9Kms away from city and exhibits old Mandore Palace, Mandore Fort & Ravan temple.
Evening visit Kaylana Lake and enjoy boating. Spend some leisure time Shopping at the famous Clock tower market & Sarafa bazaar, known for precious metal work, antique coins and some of the best clothes merchant in the country. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Last entry to Umaid Bhawan Museum & Mehrangarh Fort closes at 16:00PM
Entry tickets for Mehrangarh Fort - Adult Rs 100/- & Child Rs 30/-
Post breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Jaipur (340Kms/6Hrs). On arrival check in to your hotel. Evening free for leisure. Visit Chokhi Dhani – An Ethnic Village Resort (entry at own cost) to enjoy Rajasthani cuisine with live folk dance and music. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Travel from Jodhpur to Jaipur
Day 4: Jaipur Full Day Sightseeing
After breakfast start for full day local sightseeing in Jaipur popularly known as "The Pink City" dotted with grand palaces, hilltop forts, lively bazaars and a host of eateries.
Visit Amer Fort, located 11 kms from the Jaipur city. Enjoy an elephant back ride (on direct payment basis) available only from 8AM to 12Pm. The Amber Fort Palace has four levels, each having a courtyard.The main complexes within the fort are Diwan-i-Aam, a hall meant for public, Diwan-i-Khas, a hall for private audience, the splendid Sheesh Mahal or the Mirror Palace, Jai Mandir and the Sukh Niwas, a complex that had natural air conditioning and this could happen because of the wind that blew across a water area built within. A popular attraction is a carving known as ‘magic flower’ which is carved on a marble panel on a pillar in the Sheesh Mahal. Seven beautiful designs are carved on it including a lotus, lion’s tail, scorpion, hooded cobra, fish tail, cob or corn and an elephant trunk. You will have to cover the panel partially with your hands to view each of the design.The Maota Lake looks splendid from the fort.
On return from Amer fort, take a photo stop at the Jal Mahal or Lake Palace of Jaipur. Boating is a popular activity in Lake Man Sagar. Later proceed to the Royal Gaitor; the intricately carved marble cenotaphs of Maharajas of Jaipur.
Post lunch visit City Palace & Museum. There are two parts of the palace, one which is opened for the public and also has a museum, and the other for the residence of the royal family, the descendants who live here even now.The magnetic beauty of the City Palace attracts many tourists throughout the year. The palace has impressive palaces like Chandra Palace and Mubarak Palace, museum, beautiful frescos, mirror works, coloured stone inlays and the astonishing peacock gate. Other prime attractions are Pritam Niwas Chowk, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Bhaggi Khana, Maharani Palace and the Govind Dev Ji Temple, an 18th century structure.
Later proceed to Jantar Mantar (Observatory) - one of the five astronomical complexes constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The advanced instruments in Jantar Mantar were useful in predicting eclipses, location of stars and the exact orbiting movements of the earth around the sun.
Take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. A unique feature about Hawa Mahal is that it does not stand on a foundation, the tallest such building in the world. Since there is no foundation, the structure stands at a leaning position at 87 degrees. Its best view is from outside because that is how you get to admire its magnitude and imperialism.
Visit Laxmi Narayan temple or Birla temple devoted to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Birla Mandir is considered as one of the finest temples in India. The 3 domes of the temple signify the 3 religions that originated in this country.
Evening free for leisure to explore the local markets of Pink City and enjoy the sumptuous Rajasthani cuisine. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Elephant Ride at Amer Fort is available only from 9:30AM to 1PM
Laxmi Narayan Temple is closed from 12PM to 4PM everyday
City Palace Museum & Jantar Mantar timings are 9.30AM to 5PM. Last entry closes at 4PM
City Palace Museum a vast complex and takes around 2-3Hours to complete. So good walking shoes or flat footwear are preferred.
Entry Charges for City Palace Museum - Indian National Adult - Rs 130/- ; Child - Rs 50/-
Entry Charges for Jantar Mantar - Indian National Adult - Rs 50/- ; Child - Rs 15/-
Entry Charges for Hawa Mahal - Indian National Adult - Rs 50/- ; Child - Rs 5/-
Entry Charges for Amer Fort - Indian National Adult - Rs 100/- ; Child - Rs 10/-
Day 5: Departure From Jaipur
After breakfast check out from your hotel and proceed towards airport for your onward journey. Tour ends and memories begin.