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 Jaipur
Arrive at Sanganer International Airport in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan - popularly known as the “Pink City”. Our representative shall assist you and transfer to hotel. Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: 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 3: Transfer From Jaipur To Jodhpur
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Jodhpur (336 Km /6 hrs). On arrival check into your hotel and relax. Evening free for own activity. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Travel from Jaipur 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/-
Day 5: Transfer From Jodhpur To Udaipur Via Ranakpur
Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Udaipur (250Kms/5Hrs). Enroute visit the famous Ranakpur Jain Temple. These 15th-century marble temples have been superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. There are four subsidiary shrines, 24 pillared halls and 1,444 columns in all, which are intricately carved yet no two of them are alike. Upon arrival at Udaipur, check-in to your hotel. 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.
Travel from Jodhpur to Udaipur
Day 6: 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 7: Departure From Udaipur
After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Udaipur Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey.