Rajasthan’s imposing palaces, massive forts, and precisely engraved temples make this royal state a proud abode of some of India’s best architectural work. But these splendid buildings aren’t only the reason behind Rajasthan’s prosperous and glorious past. There are many things that make Rajasthan the most exotic place to explore. Stay in wonderful and charming havelis, and explore colourful side of Rajasthan through this 8-days journey.
Welcome to Jaipur, capital city of the princely state of India. On arrival at Jaipur Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to the pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to do with as you wish. The city is full of magnificent palaces, vibrant markets and chic cafes which you’ll explore on second day of the tour which you’ll explore on the second day of your tour. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
Morning Visit to Amber Fort Time: 1-2 Hours
Proceed for an early morning visit to Amber Fort. Demonstrating grandeur glimpse of royal Rajputana and elegant Muslim styles in its architectural ornamentation, Amber Fort is the part of Hill Forts of Rajasthan, the UNESCO world heritage site. Experience the royal prestige while enjoying elephant safari to pass up the fort's entrance. Later, drive back to the hotel while enjoying royal glimpse of Jaipur's star attractions, Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal- the honeycomb palace painted in pink.
Explore City’s Other Attractions: Time: 2-3 Hours
Relax in the hotel for some time, have breakfast & later proceed to explore architectural beauties of the Pink City. Visit the legendary City Palace and the museum. Representing an unmatched fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural reflections, City Palace is accolades for being the center attraction of the Old City. After sightseeing views of this ornate palace, rest for some time to have lunch, and then walk to the adjacent UNESCO world heritage site, Jantar Mantar for an undefined astronomical observatory.
Time: 6-7 Hours; 395 km (approx.)
After early breakfast, you will be driven to the next destination, Udaipur in Rajasthan. Udaipur is India's most romantic city. If on one side, the Aravali Hills hug the city, then on other side its tumbling, white-washed mansions locate besides the shimmering Pichola Lake. So, cover this 395 km on-road journey to immerse yourself in Udaipur's distinctive architecture and arts and crafts. On your way to Udaipur, stop at local eatery to have lunch, and then continue to drive back.
On arrival, get your guide’s assistance to complete check-in formalities. The rest of the day is at leisure. So, relax and enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner served at the hotel before going to bed.
Enjoy Serenity of Royal Palaces Time: 4-5 Hours
After breakfast, get ready to take a half-day to see ‘The City of Lakes’. Begin today’s excursion with the City Palace with its mirrored walls and ivory doors, coloured glass windows and inlaid marble balconies. After this, walk to the adjacent Fateh Prakesh Palace to explore portraiture collection of Rajput maharajas displayed at Crystal Gallery. After exploring this beauty, stop en-route for lunch and move to the famous garden Sahelion Ki Bari for an afternoon at leisure.
Sunset Views at Lake Pichola Time: 3-4 Hours
In the evening, enjoy sunset views riding a boat on the calm waters of Lake Pichola. Sail across the picturesque ghats of this beautiful lake, and then stop at Jag Mandir. Here, spend some time at leisure to explore its magnificent beauty of this beautiful island. Later, return back for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Time: 4-5 Hours; 250 km (approx.)
After early breakfast, you’ll be escorted to Jodhpur- the beautiful blue city. On arrival, receive cordial salutations from the hotel staff, and then get your guide assistance to complete hotel check-in formalities to rest for some time. Later, step out of your hotel to explore maze-like lanes and colourful markets of the blue city.
Get Glittering Glimpse of Jodhpur’s Bazaar Time: 1-2 Hours
See one of the famous markets of Jodhpur, Tripola Bazaar, Clock Market, or the Sardar Bazzar. These bazaars are full of Jodhpur’s specialties, be its’ tie-dye textiles, mojri footwear, and traditional Indian handicrafts. After this, return back and join your fellows for delicious dinner at hotel.
Explore the Blue City Time: 1-2 Hours
Have breakfast, and get ready to discover wonders of this Blue City. Start your Jodhpur city tour by first exploring architectural marvels of mighty Mehrangarh Fort. This chivalric fort houses some of the royal mansions and their vintage museums preserving priceless treasures of Rajputana’s valiance. After this visit, have lunch and enjoy drive passing other attractions of this epic fort, i.e; Pearl Palace and Mirror Palace.
Enjoy Exotic Jeep Ride Time: 4-5 Hours
After lunch, enjoy open jeep drive to the village Bishnoi, where you’ll get a chance to discover tribal culture and lifestyle strewn within this small village. See mud and thatch huts inhabited by the locals; get a glimpse of traditional craftwork exhibited by the local potters; also admire the classic pattern work of tribal weavers. After this tribal excursion, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay at leisure.
Time: 4-5 Hours; 285 km (approx)
Get ready for morning check-out after having light breakfast at hotel. Now, leave for Rajasthan’s golden city, Jaisalmer. This on-road journey will take roughly four to five hours to reach Jaisalmer, the heart of Great Indian Thar Desert.
Evening Camel Safari Time: 1-2 Hours
Later, in the afternoon, enjoy exciting camel safari in the dim light of Sam Sand Dunes. Moreover, enjoy regional dishes served in the dinner at sand dune site with traditional live performances. Later, return to your hotel and rest overnight.
After early breakfast, your guide will take you to explore royal Jaisalmer Fort, and city’s attractions lying within the golden city of Jaisalmer. Visit the royal palace, and its attractions including Raj Mahal, Laxminath Temple and Jain temple. After this excursion, you’ll be transferred to the Jaisalmer airport to board flight for onward journey.