Delhi – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Delhi
7 Nights / 8 Days
01 Sep 19- 15 Dec 2019 £1050.00
Travel throughout beautiful northern India city designed such way that covers maximum sightseeing and destination with no hectic schedule and value for money.
Best of India catered with diversity with different taste and explore wonders like Tajmahal, City of Maharaja Jaipur, oldest living city and seat of culture like Varanasi and great structures of Khajuraho. This combination of enchanting destinations however, displays the richness of India’s history, heritage, rural and culture very beautifully in shortest time possible.
Arrive at Delhi (H Nizamuddin) Railway Station to board your Mewar Express train to Udaipur (Departure – 19:00 Hrs / Arrival – 07:15 Hrs, Next Day). Overnight stay in Train.
This morning you will arrive at Udaipur Railway Station where our representative will welcome you and then assist you in transfer to your hotel in Udaipur. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax.
Later in the afternoon, proceed to visit Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Courtyard or Garden of the Maidens), an ornamental garden built in the 18th century as a gift to the royal ladies for recreational purpose. The garden features fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool, and marble elephants (each carved out of single piece of stone). Also visit Vintage car museum, a museum with astonishing collection of cars that belonged to the Maharajas of Mewar. The museum is one of the best ways to get a glimpse of the glamorous lifestyle of the Kings. Each one of the heritage vehicles, some of them 70 years old, has been painstakingly restored so that they are in working order. Afterward, take a trip to Lok Kala Mandal, a cultural institution with a museum, which exhibits collection of folk art items like folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening from 1800 to 1900 in an adjacent open air theatre. The tour finally ends after a pleasurable evening Boat Ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Special Activity - Boating at Lake Pichola
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, set out on a day of exploration of Udaipur city. Begin at City Palace, which overlooks the dreamy Lake Pichola. The palace is a fine example of the splendour of rulers of the Mewar dynasty (Mewar is the ancient region under the rule of the Rajput Kings). Its construction started in 1553, and the additions made to it by successive Maharajas gradually evolved it to become the largest royal complexes of Rajasthan. The palace is an assortment of attractions such as Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Next, Monsoon Palace - a hilltop palatial residence in Udaipur city named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh (reigned 1874-1884) of the Mewar Dynasty, who built it in 1884. One can enjoy panoramic view of the city's lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside from the palace. The palace was built mainly to watch the monsoon clouds, hence its popular name Monsoon Palace. Then to Shilpgram, a traditional rural arts & crafts complex where lifestyle of the tribal and folk people of Rajasthan can be witnessed. The ethnographic museum complex is located in a beautiful setting surrounded by the lush Aravalli Hills.
In the evening, enjoy some time at the bank of Fateh Sagar Lake, where you can also sample local food. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Special Activity - Hire a “Tuk Tuk”
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel & drive to Pushkar – the Holy City of Rajasthan.
En route visit the city of Ajmer and visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Dargah Sharif that marks the grave of the revered Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. The 13th century shrine displays fine Muslim architecture. People of all faith throng at this holy site to get their wishes fulfilled.
Later, continue your pleasant drive to Pushkar. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. After freshening up, we will be visiting the famous Brahma Temple, which is situated on the banks of the sacred Pushkar Lake. The temple is the only temple in the world dedicated to Hindu God Brahma. Overnight stay at hotel in Pushkar.
Special Activity - Camel Cart Ride
This morning after breakfast, drive to the Jodhpur - the Blue City of Rajasthan. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and relax.
After getting freshened up, embark on a sightseeing tour with first visit to Mehrangarh Fort, the landmark of Jodhpur and also a popular historical attraction. Explore the 15th century fort with several palaces featuring expansive courtyards, a museum, various galleries and the Chamunda Mataji Temple. The impressive fort is situated at an altitude of about 125 meters, is spread over an area of 5 sq. Km, and it has seven gates. Now proceed to visit Jaswant Thada, a stunning white marble monument, located close to Mehrangarh fort. It is a 19th century cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by genius artisans.
Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Special Activity - Zipline at Flying Fox
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and driver to Golden City of India – Jaisalmer. En route take a tour of Osian Town, an oasis in the Thar Desert. A drive to this ancient township, Osian, known as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan”, will take through gorgeous ruins of Jain and Brahmanical temples dating to 8th and 11th centuries. Of these, the most outstanding ones are the earlier Surya or Sun Temple and the later Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira.
Now continue drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaisalmer.
Special Activity - N/A
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the Golden Fort is a World Heritage Site. It was built in 1156 Ad and stands at the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consists of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples. Also visit Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon-Ki-Haveli - two beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breath-taking intricacy. Now venture towards the outskirts of the city and arrive at Gadisar Lake, which is but an ancient water reservoir from the 14th century. An artificial lake surrounded by artistically carved chattris (umbrellas; dome shaped pavilions), temples, shrines, and Ghats (embankments near water bodies with steps leading to the waters).
Later after lunch, drive to Sam Sand Dunes. En route visit the ancient temples of Lodhruva, Amar Sagar - a lake cum oasis adjacent to the 17th century Amar Singh Palace, and the 1815 year built Mool Sagar complex that is surrounded with numerous wells, chattris, temples and a beautiful summer palace.
It is said that no visit to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip to the picturesque dunes of Sam. On arrival at Sam Dunes, enjoy a camel safari to discover the various sights and sounds, villages, the ruins and the temples in and around Jaisalmer. After the safari, in an authentic and leisurely fashion, get entertained by folk performers with music, ballads and dance.
In the evening, we will drive to Jaisalmer. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaisalmer.
Special Activity - Jeep Safari at Dunes
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and we will provide transfer to Jaisalmer Airport to board the Spice Jet Flight to depart to Delhi (Dep. – 12:20 Hrs / Arr. – 14:05 Hrs). On arrival, get welcomed at the Domestic Airport and get escorted to Delhi International Airport to board your onward flight.