Udaipur, Mount Abu, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh & Jodhpur
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Udaipur, Mount Abu, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh and Jodhpur tour will begin with pick up from Udaipur airport. Explore Udaipur fort, palace, museum, temples, gardens and enjoy boating on Lake. Then head to Mount Abu the only hill station of Rajasthan embraced by lush green hills of the Aravalli range hosting a Wildlife Sanctuary. Next drive to Ranakpur & visit Ranakpur Temple complex comprises of 1444 intricately carved pillars, 24 pillared halls accompanied by 80 domes which are borne by 400 columns. Further drive to Kumbhalgarh to visit the massive Kumbhalgarh Fort the most important citadel built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. Also explore the The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Aravali Ranges on jeep safari. Continue to Jodhpur via visiting Bishnoi Tribal Village a home to vivid range of exotic wildlife and nature. In Jodhpur visit the architecture forts, palaces, temples, havelis. At the end we will drop you off at Udaipur airport.
Day 1: Arrive Udaipur
On arrival at Udaipur airport assistance and transfer to hotel.
In the evening watch "Dharohar" folk dance show at Bagore-ki-Haveli. A gorgeous 18th century haveli that has been converted into a museum showcasing Mewar art and architecture. The haveli puts on one of the best Rajasthani folk dance shows in Rajasthan. For an hour, performers dance to Rajasthani folk music wearing bright coloured ethnic dresses. The dances are varied and demonstrate the tradition and culture of Rajasthani folklore. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Udaipur. The city of lakes is 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 Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace) add to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city. The city is also known for its profusion of zinc and marble. 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, Eklingji & Nagda Temple. Evening Boat Ride at Lake Pichola.
Evening enjoy boat cruise on Lake Pichola, see the ghats along the lake and the interesting buildings on the banks. The view of the city palace from the lake is spectacular. Lake Pichola, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking water and irrigation needs of the city and its neighborhood. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Udaipur – Mount Abu (165kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Mount Abu check in at hotel.
Mount Abu is Rajasthan only hill station at a height of 1722 metres above sea level, and is embraced by lush green hills of the Aravalli range. Studded with a colourful mix of rustic abodes of tribal communities and posh houses inclusive of British style bungalows and royal holiday lodges, Mount Abu appears to be no less than a wonder in this dessert state. Covered in vast stretches of green forests, serene lakes, and effusive waterfalls, this region allows you to revel amidst panoramic vistas, all year round. Other than its scenic beauty, Mount Abu is also popular as a seat of religious importance for Jains.
Visit Dilwara Jain Temples, Guru Shikhar, Trevors Tank, Toad Rock, Adhar Devi Temple, Shri Raghunath Temple, The Achleshwar Mahadev Temple, Achalgarh Fort and Nakki Lake. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Mount Abu – Ranakpur (160kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel excursion to visit Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary (30kms from Mount Abu). Covering 288 square kilometres of area, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the subtropical forest in this region. Containing rich flora and fauna, this sanctuary allows you to come close to some rare and exotic species of wild animals, including the Indian fox, pangolin, grey jungle fowl, striped hyena, and also Indian leopard, the apex predator here.
Thereafter drive to Ranakpur check in at hotel.
Later 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.
Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh - Jodhpur (165kms/ 3hrs)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Jodhpur via visiting Kumbhalgarh Fort & Guda Bishnoi Village.
Kumbhalgarh Fort the most important citadel cradled in the Aravali Ranges built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. The inaccessibility and hostility of the topography lends a semblance of invincibility to the fort. It served the rulers of Mewar as a refuge in times of strife. The fort also served as refuge to King Udai of Mewar in his early childhood when Banbir killed Vikramaditya and usurped the throne. It is of immense sentimental significance for the people being the birthplace of Mewar's legendary king Maharana Pratap. The fort is self-contained in all respect to withstand a protracted siege. Its defences could be breached only once by the combined armies of the Mughal and of Amber primarily for scarcity of drinking water. There is a magnificent array of temples built by the Mauryas 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 massive wall stretches some 36 kms with a width enough to take eight horses abreast. Maharana Fateh Singh renovated the fort in the 19th century. The fort's large compound has very interesting ruins and a walk around it can be very educative.
Continue drive to Guda Bishnoi Village - Jeep Safari. Guda village, a Bishnoi village, is 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. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jodhpur
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. 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. 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.
Visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Mandore Temples, Gardens & Cenotaphs.
Rest time free and easy to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Jodhpur - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
6 Nights accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
Daily Breakfast at hotel
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
Bottled drinking water in car
Monument entrance fees & activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Applicable GST (government taxes).
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
Mount Abu x 1 nights
3* - Hotel Maganji's / Krishna Niwas
4*/5* - Connaught House/ Bikaner House
Ranakpur/ Kumbhalgarh x 1 nights
3* - Aranyawas/ Kumbhal Palace
4*/5* - Maharani Bagh Orchard / The Kumbha Bagh
Jodhpur x 2 nights
3* - Devi Bhawan/ Pal Haveli
4* - The Ummed/ Ranbanka Place
5* - Welcome Hotel/ Ajit Bhawan
Any flight ticket
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.