is famous for its glorious past, colourful customs and culture, art and
architecture, royal trend of medieval living, forts palaces and citadel and
above all for its camel safaris. A Trip to Rajasthan is essential to unwind
the hidden treasure of this colourful land. Rajasthan tours and travels give
a visitor the complete experience of royal life. 06 Nights / 07 DayDay
Arrive at Jaipur. Check in at the Jai Mahal and experience Rajput
hospitality at its best. Evening visit to Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village
resort. The vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children
dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women,
festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock
carts offer joy rides. A traditional Rajasthani dinner will be served.
Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 2
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and leave for a half-day sightseeing
tour to the hilltop fortress at Amber. Ascend the imposing fort on a painted
elephant. In the afternoon, tour the old walled city of Jaipur. Founded by
Maharaja Jai Singh II, this 'pink city' is meticulously constructed on the
lines of the Shilpa-Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.
Visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory situated in the heart of the
city. Built in the 1700's, it still looks futuristic. Nearby is the ornate
Hawa Mahal (the palace of winds). The old City Palace & its museum
display a rare fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare
collection of paintings, Rajput armoury and costumes. Return to the hotel
for dinner. Day 3
Breakfast at the
hotel, Day free at leisure, enjoy recreation facilities at hotel or visit
the Jaipur city center ( car can be provided at an extra charge of Rs 850/-
net ) & stroll around the bustling bazaars for indigenous handicrafts.
The elegantly constructed buildings, within the crenellated city walls
reflect an old world charm with their arched entrances, cupolas &
courtyards. Early evening set off for a train journey to the 'Sun City' of
Jodhpur. Arrive in Jodhpur & check-in at the Taj Hari Mahal.
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of the
erstwhile Marwar capital. From the imposing Mehrangarh fort to the delicate
wrought jharokhas of the havelis, the citadel has some of the finest
examples of Rajput masonry. At the foot of the fort, lies the Jaswanth
Thada, a richly carved white marble cenotaph. Take an afternoon jeep safari
to the picturesque Bishnoi villages to experience rustic Rajasthani life.
The drive through the countryside abounds with black bucks and chinkaras
grazing serenely and migratory birds dot the skies. Dinner & overnight
After breakfast leave for Udaipur. En route visit the Jain
temples of Ranakpura, famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures.
Dating back to the 15th century, the temple's 29 halls are supported by 1444
pillars, none of which are similar. (Optional - lunch in the temple or at
Maharani Bagh, Ranakpur at extra charge). Arrive at the enchanting, medieval
city of Udaipur and check-in at the Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur. Built
over two and a half centuries ago by Maharana Jagat Singh II, this fairytale
palace is probably one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Enjoy a
leisurely late afternoon cruise on the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola.
Walk around the fountain pavilions and cobbled gardens of the famous Jag
Mandir Island Palace. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Let the glorious sunrise dazzle you at breakfast. Morning
excursion to the famous temple complex of Eklingji & Nagda, which
enshrines the deity of the Mahranas of Mewar. Spend the rest of the day
exploring this charming lake city by car. Wander through the opulent City
Palace grounds and the museum, which are a testament to the valour and
chivalry of the Mewar rulers. Visit the Jagdish temple on the shores of Lake
Pichola. The Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir is a treasure house of Rajasthani folk
culture. The breathtaking beauty of the lakes- Pichola & Fateh Sagar
truly make Udaipur an oasis in the desert. Return to hotel after city drive.
Dinner & overnight at hotel. Day 7
breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport/station for your journey