Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. This city was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, and is India's first planned city. Jaipur was the capital of former Kachwaha rulers and it so presents itself as a versatile tourist destination. This royal place is rich in heritage, culture and architecture. With splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis; Jaipur turns out to be an ideal tourist destination.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Udaipur
Arrive at Udaipur Airport / Ralway Station, beautiful lake city of Rajasthan. Get assistance and transfer to hotel. Check-in to your hotel and relax . In the evening take a breathtaking boat tour over the picturesque Lake Pichola (at your own cost) to admire the royal buildings around the Lake and enjoy the scenic sunset view. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 2: Full Day Udaipur Sightseeing Tour
Post breakfast proceed for full day Udaipur city tour. Visit Udaipur City Palace, the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and former home of the Kings. The Palace is now an assortment of Mahals, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms and hanging gardens. Prime attractions of City Palace are Amar Vilas, Fateprakash Palace, Krishna Vilas, Manak Mahal, Mor Chowk, Sheesh Mahal, Zenana Mahal & Rang Bhawan. See the ancient paintings, Royal attire and souvenirs from historic battles. Visit Jagdish Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Visit Vintage Car Museum: located just a few kilometers away from the magnificent City Palace Vintage Car Museum is an awesome place for automobile and car lovers., Fateh Sagar Lake: one of the major tourist spots in the city surrounded by the Aravalli Hills, it is the second largest artificial lake in the city and is known for its scenic beauty, take a photo stop at Nehru Garden: Constructed in an Island at the heart of Fateh Sagar Lake, major attraction of the garden is a floating restaurant, in a boat shape, Maharana Pratap Memorial: a marvelous bronze statue of Maharana Pratap sitting on his faithful horse Chetak overlooking the Fateh sagar lake. & Gulab Bagh. Proceed to Sahelion-KI-Bari -also known as the Garden or the Courtyard of Maiden. Saheliyon Ki Bari was the gardens set below the embankment of the Fateh Sagar Lake. It has beautiful lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant- shaped fountains. Drive pass Sukhadia Circle. Visit Bhartiya Lok kala Museum - a museum of folk and art, it displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls. In the evening take a breathtaking boat tour over the picturesque Lake Pichola (at your own cost) to admire the royal buildings around the Lake and enjoy the scenic sunset view. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Entry charges for City Palace & Museum (9:30am to 5:30pm) - Adult Rs 300/- ; Child Rs 100/-
Entry charges for Vintage Car Museum (9am to 9pm) - Adult Rs 250/- ; Child Rs 150/-
Entry charges for Crystal Gallery (9:30am to 6:30pm) - Adult Rs 300/- ; Child Rs 100/-
Entry charges for Bagore ki Haveli (9:30am to 5:30pm) - Adult Rs 50/- ; Child Rs 25/-
Puppet Show Charges at Lok Kala Mandal - Adult Rs 40/- & Child Rs 20/-
Day 3: Transfer From Udaipur To Mount Abu
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Mount Abu (200 kms /4 hrs) - one and only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. On arrival check-in to your hotel and relax. In the evening, enjoy the sunset from Sunset view point in Mount Abu. Overnight stay at Mount Abu.
Travel from Udaipur to Mount Abu
Day 4: Full Day Local Sightseeing Tour Of Mount Abu
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing of Mt Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan covering Prajapita Brahmakumari, Adhar Devi Temple, Achalgarh, Guru Sikhar, Dilwara Jain Temple, Honeymoon Point & Art Gallery.
Dilwara Temple is the most famous pilgrimage site for the Jains. Its a perfect exemplar of architectural marvel with opulent use of marble and intricate carvings on every hook and corner. The main attraction of the temple is 'Ranga Mandapa' which is a dome-shaped ceiling. It has a chandelier like structure in the middle of the roof, and sixteen idols of Vidyadevi, goddess of knowledge, made of stone surrounds it. The other designs of carvings include lotuses, gods and abstract patterns.
Guru Shikhar is the highest peak of the Aravalli Range and lies about 15 kilometres from Mount Abu. The peak also resides the Mt. Abu Observatory and a cave temple of Guru Dattatreya devoted to Lord Vishnu. The Observatory has a 1.2 m infrared telescope.The observatory is situated here due to favourable cloud conditions.
Achalgarh is a picturesque village in Mount Abu which is famous for the Achalgarh fort and Achleshwar temple. The fortress Achalgarh is situated at the top of a mountain peak. The Achleshwar houses Nandi which is said to be made of 5 metals, fold, silver, copper, brass and zinc.
Adhar Devi Temple is an ancient Durga temple chiseled out of a huge rock. The place offers excellent views of Mount Abu. Visitors have to climb 365 steep stairs to reach up to the temple.
Art Gallery has rich collection of archaeological excavations dating back to 8th-12th century A.D. Jain bronze carvings and brass works displayed in the museum are worth seeing.
Honeymoon point also known as Anadara Point is a scenic location and is considered to be an ideal spot to unwind after a long day of travel and sightseeing. The beauty lies in the backdrop of the gorgeous Nakki Lake and the Old gateway to Mount Abu.
Evening visit Nakki Lake and enjoy boating (at own cost). Over night stay at Mt Abu.
Dilwara Jain Temple opens 12pm to 5pm everyday & Entry is free
Day 5: Transfer From Mount Abu To Udaipur - Departure From Udaipur
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Udaipur Railway station or Airport (186Kms/4.5Hrs) for your onward journey. Tour ends with lifetime memories.