Rajasthan Thar Desert and Exotic Royal Cities
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The Thar Desert and Exotic Cities of Rajasthan private tour by Agora Holiday will begin with your arrival in Jaisalmer, a city in the heart of the Thar Desert, known for its sprawling hilltop citadel, intricately carved Jain temples and mansions. Next head to Jodhpur via visiting Pokhran Fort. While in Jodhpur visit 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, walled city monuments and Mandore a historical town. On the way to Udaipur visit Ranakpur Jain Temple or Kumbhalgarh Fort. In Udaipur visit City Palace, a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics. At the end of the tour, we will drop you off at Udaipur airport.
Day 1: Jaisalmer - Desert Camp near Jaisalmer (30/45kms)
On arrival at Jaisalmer airport meet with your driver, assistance and direct transfer to Sam/ Khuri/ Kanoi desert near Jaisalmer, check in at camp.
Evening witnessing the unparalleled views of sunset, enjoying the music & dance performances, satisfying your taste buds with the delicious, authentic local cuisine & camel safari in the desert. Dinner and o/n at Camp.
Day 2: Desert Camp - Jaisalmer
After breakfast at camp drive to Jaisalmer check in at hotel. Later visit Jaisalmer Fort and monuments inside the fort. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Jaisalmer
City tour of Jaisalmer the Golden City founded in 12th century. It was in 1156 when Rawal Jaisal constructed a mud fort, named it Jaisalmer after himself and declared it his capital. The city most prominent landmark is the Jaisalmer Fort. It houses shops, hotels and ancient havelis (homes) where generations continue to live. If geology interests you, then The Wood Fossil Park is located about 15 kilometres away from the city. Here one can discover and trace geologic tragedies that occurred in the Thar Desert 180 million years ago. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Ji Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Mandir Palace, Bada Bagh, Thar Heritage Museum, Kuldhara abandoned village and Gadi Sagar Lake. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (265kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Jodhpur enroute visit Pokhran Fort & Palaces built in the 14th century. The monument stands in the middle of the Thar Desert, historically situated on an old trade route through which spices, salt and silk were exported to Persia and other countries. There is a museum in the fort displaying the royal collection of weapons, clothes, paintings and handicrafts. On arrival check in at hotel, rest time free and easy for personal activities and relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Jodhpur
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Jodhpur popularly known as the Blue City. The name is clearly befitting as most of the architectures, forts, palaces, temples, havelis and even houses are built in vivid shades of blue. The mammoth, imposing fortress of Mehrangarh has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with 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. Mandore, the ancient capital of Marwar is a major historical sites lying just 10kms out from Jodhpur where you will find the cenotaphs of Jodhpur`s former rulers built along the lines of Hindu temples. Visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Museum, Toorji Ka Jhalra, Mahamandir fantastically carved 84 pillars big temple, Rai ka Baag Palace, Mandore Temples, Gardens & Cenotaphs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (265kms)
Drive to Udaipur enroute visit Ranakpur Jain Temple. The 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 entire ceiling of this temple complex is bedecked with geometric designs and scrollwork. Continue drive to Udaipur check in at hotel. Evening enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Udaipur
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 8: Udaipur - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. As per your flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance at airport.
7 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels.
1 Dinner during the stay in Tent.
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.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Any flight fare.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.