Exotic Rajasthan (Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur, Rohet, Jodhpur, Pushkar & Jaipur)
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The exotic Rajasthan tour will begin with pick up from Udaipur airport and include visits to Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur, Rohet, Bishnoi Village, Jodhpur, Pushkar & Jaipur in its itinerary. You will visit many forts, palaces, museums, temples and villages in the remote locations of Rajasthan. Explore the cities that narrate the success stories of bravery of the soil and the delicacy of the stonework and the might of the forts. Private air-conditioned transport, English speaking guide, and entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.
Day 1: Arrive Udaipur
On arrival at Udaipur airport assistance and transfer to hotel.
Evening enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola. Pichola Lake is an artificial fresh water lake created in the year 1362 and named after the nearby village. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments. There are four islands inside the lake and they are developed with several beautiful palaces where are the ideal spots with breathtaking views of the lake. Pichola Lake is an artificial fresh water lake created in the year 1362 and named after the nearby village. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments. There are four islands inside the lake and they are developed with several beautiful palaces where are the ideal spots with breathtaking views of the lake. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Udaipur located around azure water lakes and is hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravallis. The famous Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur. It is also home to Jaisamand Lake, claimed to be the second largest man-made sweet water lake in Asia. The beautiful City Palace and Monsoon Palace add to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city. Solar observatory in Lake Fateh Sagar is the only observatory in India located on an island and has been made on the pattern of Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Visit City Palace & Museum, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bada Mahal, Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, Ahar Cenotaphs & Bharatiya Lok kala Museum. Explore Hathi Pol Bazar, Bada Bazar, Chetak Circle & Shilpgram a craftsmens village.
Evening watch folk dance show Dharohar at Bagore ki Haveli. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh (85kms)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Kumbhalgarh check in at hotel.
Later visit Kumbhalgarh Fort an important citadel built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. It is the birthplace of Mewar`s legendary king Maharana Pratap. The fort`s massive wall stretches some 36 kms with a width enough to take eight horses abreast. There are magnificent array of temples built and palaces of which the most picturesque place is the Badal Mahal or the palace of the clouds. The fort also offers a superb bird`s eye view of the surroundings. The fort`s large compound has very interesting ruins and a walk around it can be very educative.
The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary encircles the massive fort of Kumbhalgarh. Whether you are a wild-life lover or just someone who wants to commune with nature, the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary has the perfect setting for it. Spread across parts of the Aravali range as well, the sanctuary is home to a number of endangered species. It offers you the chance to catch a glimpse of jungle cats, hyenas, jackals, leopards, sloth bears, nilgai, sambhar, chausingha, chinkara, hares, etc. You can even follow wolves around and see them engaged in their activities. Apart from the animals, you can also gaze at a number of birds at the sanctuary. Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is blessed with a variety of flora that includes a number of trees and plants that exhibit herbal properties.
Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Kumbhalgarh – Ranakpur - Rohet (165kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Rohet via Ranakpur. Visit The Ranakpur Temple complex comprises of 1444 intricately carved pillars, 24 pillared halls accompanied by 80 domes which are borne by 400 columns. The apogee of this entire temple architecture is the fact that no two pillars in here are the same! The temple structure has five spires, each of which houses a shrine underneath, and it is under the largest spire in the axis of the main entrance (Chaumukha Shrine) that one can locate the 6 feet tall statue of Lord Adinath. Another exquisite aspect that has also earned the temple its name is the carving of the four-headed image of Adinath, sheltered by a 108-headed snake with numerous tails. The four heads face four directions, suggesting the pursuit of the Tirthankaras. The entire ceiling of this temple complex is bedecked with geometric designs and scrollwork. However, it is the carvings of the nymphs and celestial maidens playing musical instruments, at the height of nearly 45 feet that really draws the eye.
Continue drive to Rohet check in at hotel. Later, visit Rohetgarh and enjoy safari’s (Jeep, Camel & Horse) organized by the hotel itself to the village of Bishnoi’s and Craftsmen’s. Half day Jeep/ Camel/ Horse Safari could be a 2hr ride in the morning or evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Rohet – Jodhpur (45kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Jodhpur via Guda. Guda is a Bishnoi village, a home to a vivid range of exotic wildlife and nature. It is a habitat for thousands of migratory birds in the area. One can often catch the Demoiselle crane frolicking at the lake. Antelopes and black bucks can also be spotted by the pond. This place is a must-visit for nature lovers. The Bishnoi community inhabits the village. The villagers are staunch worshippers of nature in all its forms, specially the sanctity of plant and animal life. They even pray to the green trees and animals that inhabit their land and make every effort to conserve the environment. Another fact about the Bishnoi tribals is that they worship Lord Vishnu and are vegetarians. It is the perfect place to experience the traditions and customs of tribal life. It is a place caught in a delightful time warp, where life still goes on like the days of the past.
Thereafter drive to Jodhpur check in at hotel. Later excursion to Mandore, the ancient capital of Marwar. This area is of major historical importance where you will find the cenotaphs of Jodhpur’s former rulers. Unlike the original chhatri-shaped cenotaphs that are typical patterns of Rajasthan architecture, these are built along the lines of Hindu temples. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jodhpur – Pushkar (190kms)
Breakfast at hotel city tour of Jodhpur, popularly known as the Blue City. The name is clearly befitting as most of the architecture – forts, palaces, temples, havelis and even houses are built in vivid shades of blue. The strapping forts that tower this magnificent city sum up to a spectacle you would not want to miss. The mammoth, imposing fortress of Mehrangarh has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with the eight gates leading out of the fortress. Jodhpur marks its origin back to the year of 1459 AD. Rao Jodha, the chief of Rathore Clan is credited with the origin of Jodhpur. Visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Mandore Temples, Gardens & Cenotaphs.
Afternoon drive to Pushkar check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Pushkar - Jaipur (145kms)
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Pushkar, one of the oldest cities in India surrounded by hillocks on three sides. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city. The city of Pushkar is home to the only active temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. Visit Pushkar Lake one of the holiest lake in the country having 52 bathing ghats, Brahma & Savitri Temple. In nearby city Ajmer visit Nasiyan Jain Temple an architecturally rich Jain temple built between 1864-95. Khwaja Dargah E Sharif, tomb of the revered Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda one of the oldest mosques in India, and the oldest surviving monument in Ajmer and Anasagar Lake built by Arnoraja, the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1135 -1150 AD.
After sightseeing drive to Jaipur check in at hotel. Optionally visit Albert Hall Museum located in the Ram Niwas Garden, outside the city wall. The museum displays a wide range of metal objects, wood crafts, carpets, stone and metal sculptures, arms and weapons, natural stones and ivory goods. It also houses a large collection of miniatures from Bundi, Kota, Kishangarh, Udaipur and Jaipur schools of art. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Jaipur the first planned city of India. Established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the king of Amber when he shifted his capital from Amber to the new city because of the rapidly-growing population and an increasing water scarcity. Noted architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya used the established principles of Vastu Shastra to build the city. In 1876, the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur and the entire Jaipur city was painted in pink the symbolic colors of hospitality to welcome him. Jaipur rises up majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Garh Ganesh Temple.
In morning visit Amber Fort followed by Jaigarh Fort. Later visit City Palace, Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Sisodia Rani Garden & Birla temple. Explore the famous bazaars of Pink City with its rich history and heritage exudes an amazing mix of royalty and art. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Jaipur - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination. (Standard hotel check out time 11 AM).
Assistance on arrival at airport.
8 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 8 nights accommodation
Udaipur x 2 nights
3* - Jaiwana Haveli/ Hotel Amar Kothi
4* - Hotel Lakend/ Amet Haveli
5* - Aurika, Udaipur - Luxury by Lemon Tree Hotels/ Trident Udaipur
Kumbhalgarh x 1 nights
3* - Aranyawas/ Kumbhal Palace
4*/5* - Maharani Bagh Orchard / The Kumbha Bagh
Rohet x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - Rohetgarh/ Wilderness Camp
Jodhpur x 1 nights
3* - Devi Bhawan/ Pal Haveli
4* - The Ummed/ Ranbanka Place
5* - Welcome Hotel/ Ajit Bhawan
Pushkar x 1 nights
3* - Dera Masooda/ Pushkar Fort
4* - Pushkar Palace/ Jagat Palace
5* - The Gateway Resort/ Ananta Spa Resort
Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.