Beside shimmering Lake Pichola, with the ochre and purple ridges of the wooded Aravalli Hills stretching away in every direction, Udaipur has a romance of setting unmatched in Rajasthan and arguably in all India. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow, crooked, colourful streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charms.
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 Ranthambore National Park
After breakfast transfer to Ranthambore(155kms/3Hrs). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Visit Ranthambore Fort built in 994 A.D. atop high creek 200 meters above sea level. If time permits enjoy an afternoon canter safari (at own cost) to spot tigers. Overnight stay at Ranthambore.
Travel from Jaipur to Ranthambhore National Park
Day 4: Ranthambhore Wildlife Safari Tour - Morning & Afternoon
Ranthambore- one of the most renowned national parks in Northern India. Ranthambore has finest tiger reserves of India and considered as the best place to spot a tiger in his own natural habitat. Vehicles used for safari in Ranthambore National Park - Canter (20 Seater) OR Jeep (6 Seater). Timings for entry into, and exit from, the park vary according to the season. In winters, due to the shorter duration of daylight hours, the morning entry time is delayed and evening exit time is preponed. Morning Safari timings - 7AM to 10:30AM & Afternoon Safari timings are 2PM to 5:30PM.
Early morning visit Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve which is the best among the other Tiger Reserves of the Country for jungle safari by Jeep / Canter (at your own cost). Return to hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast proceed to visit Ranthambhore Fort & Lord Ganesh Temple. In the afternoon take one more ride (at your own cost) to the National Park in different zone to catch tigers in your camera. Evening free for own activity. Overnight stay at Ranthambore
There are a limited number of vehicles allowed into the park, a maximum of 40 vehicles, 17 jeeps for tourist and 3 jeeps for VIP and 20 Canters at any one time.
Preferred safari zones are subject to availability until the drive.
Identity proof is must before entry into the park. Either Passport / Driving license / Pan Card / Voter Identity card / School ID / Government ID.
Day 5: Transfer From Ranthambore To Jaipur - Departure From Jaipur
Early morning proceed for Jungle Safari (at your own cost). On completion return to hotel. Get transferred to Jaipur Airport / Railway Station (155Kms/3Hrs) for your onwards journey.