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Rajasthan Routes and Trails

Overview

The capital of Rajasthan Jaipur - popularly known as the “Pink City” as the Pink sandstone was used to construct the buildings in the old walled city. The architect who formalised the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimity of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times. The city was painted pink in 1853 in honour of the visit by Prince Albert. Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars, and buses, little seems to have changed. Jaipur is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Plan a trip to the prominent cities in the Land of Royal Rajasthan.

Itinerary - 10 Nights 11 Days

Once you arrive at Jaipur, one of our representatives will receive and assist for your smooth check in at the hotel. Relax for the rest of the day and you can opt for exploring the area around at your own pace.Overnight stay in Jaipur

This day, you will be on a full day city tour of Jaipur, the Pink City listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start your visit with Amber Fort, the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The entire fort is built with white marble and red sandstone with Maote Lake as the beautiful backdrop. The sprawling complex of courtyards and huge halls can be explored with a well informed guide who can take you deep into the history.

Later, proceed to visit City Palace, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. After visiting City Palace, proceed to Jantar Mantar, the astronomical Observatory. Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise. Most of the bazaars are in an old city with a wide range of things to buy, from jewellery (precious and semi-precious stones and handcrafted silver) to textiles to handicrafts and antiques.Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Mount Abu. This will take at least Four hours to croPost breakfast, check out from the hotel and start your drive to Bikaner. This drive will be for nearly seven hours. Reach Bikaner and check into the hotel. Relax for a while and later part of the day will be for sight seeing tour of Bikaner. Visit Junagarh Fort, one of the most interesting forts in Rajasthan, with its sumptuously decorated interiors. its rugged sandstone bastions and graceful pavilions and balconies are silhouetted against the sky.Overnight stay in Bikaner.

This day, you will drive to Jaisalmer which will take approximately Seven years. Reach Jaisalmer and check into the hotel. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80-meter-high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of colour and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, and blankets, antique, silver jewellery,Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

This day, you will drive to Jaisalmer which will take approximately Seven years. Reach Jaisalmer and check into the hotel. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80-meter-high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of colour and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, and blankets, antique, silver jewellery,Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

Post breakfast,check out from the hotel and proceed to Jodhpur which you can reach in Six hours drive. Check into the hotel and relax for a while. An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is popular among the tourists for magnificent Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture,.

PLater proceed for half day city tour of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. The palace houses Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal speak about the glorious past. Visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts.Overnight stay in Jodhpur

After breakfast drive to Mount Abu enroute visiting Ranakpur which is the largest Jain temple complex in Indiadating back to 15th century. The main temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankar. There are 1444 ornately carved marble pillars in the complex where no one resembles others. (Temples open only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed)

Later continue to drive to Mount Abu; Arrive Mount Abu and transfer to your hotel Mount Abu is the highest point in the Aravalli Mountain Range. Besides being a hill station to entertain the adventurer in you, Mount Abu is a center of Pilgrimage for Jains on account of the Dilwara temples. There are interesting treks and picnic spots, romantic royal retreats of various erstwhile royal families, and some relics of the Raj period. The complex consists of five temples built between the eleventh and thirteenth century. The intricate ornamental carvings here represent the great heights reached in stone decoration. Also visit Nakki Lake and see the strange rock formations around it including Toad Rock. The Achalgarh fort has the famous Achaleshwar temple and provides superb views of the area.Overnight stay in Mount Abu

After breakfast drive to Udaipur; arrive Udaipur and transfer to your hotel. Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. This fairy – tale city, with its marble palaces and lakes surrounded by a ring of hills, is dominated by massive City Palace, which overlooks Lake Pichola with its romantic island palaces. Picturesque havelis, ghats, and temples line the lake front, with the lively bazaars of the old walled city stretching behind them.Overnight stay in Udaipur

This day you will be on a Full day sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Start with City Palace and Museum. Also visit Jagdish Temple. Go around the Fatejhsagar Lake. Later, visit the Bharathiya Lok Kala Mandir or the Folk Art Museum.Relalx and later in the evening, take a boat ride (on direct payment) on the wide Lake Pichola. Visit the Jag Mandir Island with its exquisite Gul Mahal Pavilion.Overnight stay in Udaipur.

This day you will be traveling to Ranthambore with an en-route stop at Chittorgarh, popular for the remnants of the magnificent palaces. Resume your journey to reach Ranthambore. Check into the hotel and relax for a while. Ranthambore National Park is one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in India attracting large number of tourists nature lovers and adventure seekers. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is sprawling across a large area extending between Aravalli and Vindhya mountain range. Relax for a while in the hotel and start exploring the region to spot various animals like sloth bear, crested serpent eagle, spur fowl, jungle fowl and other wide varieties besides the tigers. Your post lunch session can include a Game Drive on Direct Payment Basis. Please note Ranthambore National Park will be closed between 01st July to 20th September every year. Overnight stay in Ranthambore

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and start your drive to Jaipur. From there, you will be assisted to resume your return journey to your homeland based on your schedule. Tour Ends with beautiful memories !

• Arrival and Departure assistance at the Airport/Railway station
• Daily Buffet Breakfast at Hotels
• Air conditioned Vehicles for all Transfers & Sight seeing as per the itinerary
• Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis
• All expenses related to vehicle inclusive of Toll, fuel, parking.
• All government related taxes

• Flight / Train Fare / Darshan tickets
• Guide and Entrance Fee at the monuments and sight seeing sight seeing
• Lunch & Dinner at all destinations
• Any personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills etc
• Any additional activities
• Package price does not include Gala dinner charges applicable on Christmas and New Year\'s Eve


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