Jodhpur is a charming city situated in desert state of Rajasthan. A historic city, Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD as the new capital of Marwar state. On Jodhpur tour, you will be greeted by the massive Mehrangarh Fort, located at the outskirts of the city. Besides Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur holiday packages take you to a number of interesting structures including havelis, temples and a cenotaph.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Jodhpur - Transfer To Jaisalmer
Arrive at Jodhpur Railway Station / Airport & transfer to Jaisalmer (290Kms/5Hrs). Check-in to your hotel or desert camp. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 2: Full Day Jaisalmer Local Sightseeing
Post breakfast proceed for full day local sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli, Salim singh-ki-Haveli & Gadisar lake.
Jaisalmer Fort is considered as the glory of Jaisalmer and it is located in the center of the city. It is also known as 'Sonar Kila' or 'Golden Fort' because this yellow sandstone fort shines like gold at sunset. Inside the fort complex, tourists can find several architectural buildings which include palaces, houses and temples all made up of soft yellow sandstone. The most visited places of this fort are the Raj Mahal, The Jain temple, Laxmikanth Temples, Tazia tower, Jawahar Palace etc. The Jain Temple is a must see as these are distinctive architectural style, beautifully carved and completely made up of yellow sandstone.
Patwon Ki Haveli-: The Haveli of Patwon is situated near the Patwa campus and is Jaisalmer's first mansion. There are five havelis in the entire complex, which was built by Guman Chand Patwa in 1805 for their five sons. It took 50 years to build this yellow sandstone building. The Havelis are dipped in an enchanting shade of gold and famous for its exquisite carvings, fine wall paintings, beautiful jharokhas (balconies), archways and gateways.
Nathmal Ki Haveli -: Nathmalji's haveli is located in the center of Jaisalmer city. It is famous for its architectural style, which is the fusion of Rajput and Mughal design. This mansion was built by Maharajal Barisal in the form of residence of Diwan Mohata Nathal. In the attractive temple of the building, shapes of birds, elephants, flowers, bicycles, steam engines and soldiers were made. Tourists can see many emerging images of cattle, horses, and flowers on the building's walls.
Gadsisar lake -: A man-made water reservoir, the Gadisar Lake was once the only source of water in Jaisalmer. Constructed by the first ruler of Jaisalmer, Raja Rawal Jaisal, it is surrounded by temples and ghats (banks). Spend some peaceful time in the serene surroundings of the lake or choose to go boating as well. One can also see many migratory birds on the lake.
Sam Sand Dunes - 40Kms from Jaisalmer City, Sam sand dunes offer the most unique way of experiencing Rajasthan. This place offers a plethora of activities like Camel Safari, Jeep Safari, Camping in tents with live music, folk dance performances and mouth watering Rajasthani cuisine in the tranquility of the Desert. Both Sunrise & Sunset are worth watching.
Overnight stay in Jaisalmer hotel or desert camp.
It takes 2-3Hrs to cover the entire Jaisalmer Fort and is open till 5PM (all days).
Jain Temples located inside Jaisalmer Fort entry closes at 12PM.
Entry Charges for Patwon ki Haveli (9AM to 5:30PM) - Adult Rs 100/- & Child Rs 60/-
Entry Charges for Salim Singh ki Haveli (9AM to 5:30PM) - Adult Rs 50/- & Child Rs 50/-
Entry Charges for Gadisar Lake (6AM to 7PM) - Adult Rs 20/- & Child Rs 20/-
Entry Charges for Maharaja Palace Museum (9AM to 5:30PM) - Adult Rs 100/- & Child Rs 50/-
Entry Charges for Jain Temple (7:30AM to 12PM) - Adult Rs 50/- & Child Rs 30/-
Day 3: Transfer From Jaisalmer To Jodhpur
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur (330 kms / 6 hrs). On arrival check in to your hotel and relax. Evening free for own activity. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Travel from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Day 4: 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/-