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Rajasthan is a land of rich history and culture, offering an exciting and immersive experience. This 11-day, 10-night tour package is an excellent way to explore the rustic beauty of the desert. From the luxurious palaces of Udaipur to the towering forts of Jodhpur, and the charming havelis of Jaisalmer to the wildlife safari at Amber Fort in Jaipur, this package has something fascinating to offer to everyone. You will also be captivated by the traditional folk dance and music performances. With our thoughtfully designed package, you can brush with history and return with pleasurable memories.
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be warmly welcomed by a Vimla India Tours representative who will escort you to your hotel. They will brief you about the tour and hand over the travel documents. The rest of the day is free for you to relax. Overnight stay at your hotel.
The morning is free for your own activities. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the local market for shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.
After breakfast, visit the Jagdish Temple - the largest temple in Udaipur devoted to Lord Vishnu, known as the preserver of the universe. The temple is an excellent example of Indo-Aryan style of architecture and is three-storied.
Next, visit the City Palace, one of Rajasthan's architectural marvels, situated on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic palace complex is the largest in Rajasthan and a must-visit attraction in Udaipur. Later, visit the Saheliyon Ki Bari, one of the most beautiful gardens and a popular tourist destination in Udaipur, famous for its lush green lawns, marble art, and fountains. The English translation of Saheliyon Ki Bari is "Garden of Maids," and it is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, providing a green retreat in the dry lands of Rajasthan.
Maharana Pratap Memorial, located at the top of Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, is a historic site dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap. The memorial overlooks Fateh Sagar Lake and was constructed with the initiative taken by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar with the help of a public trust. Finally, enjoy a boat ride at Lake Pichola.
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive to Jodhpur, famously known as "The Sun City". Founded by Rao Jodha in 1459, Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan and is divided into the old city and the new city, separated by a 10 km long wall surrounding it. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure to unwind and explore the city.
On Day 5, after enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. Your first stop will be the impressive Mehrangarh Fort, which is one of the largest forts in India and towers 400 feet above the city. From the top of the fort, you will be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.
Next, you will visit the stunning white marble memorial of Jaswant Thada, which was built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. This architectural landmark is known for its intricate carvings and peaceful atmosphere.
Afterward, you will visit the grand Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is one of the world's largest private residences. Built between 1928 and 1943, the palace has 347 rooms and is now partially managed by Taj Hotels. The palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the grandfather of the present owners of the palace, and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family.
In the afternoon, you will depart for Jaisalmer, also known as the golden city of India, and check-in at your hotel upon arrival. Here, you can relax and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
After a delicious breakfast, immerse yourself in the beauty of Jaisalmer with a full-day sightseeing tour. You will begin with a visit to the iconic Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the Golden Fort, which is one of the largest forts in the world. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, after whom the city is named. You will also get to explore Manak Chowk, Havelis, and the colorful markets in the vicinity.
The next stop on your itinerary is the serene Gadisar Lake, one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. Its charm lies in the fact that it was the only source of water for the city in the olden days. The peaceful ambiance of the lake, coupled with the intricate architecture of the temples and buildings surrounding it, makes for a memorable experience.
In the afternoon, you will embark on an excursion to the Sam Sand Dunes, where you will witness the beauty of the Thar Desert. You can take a camel safari and enjoy the sunset at the sand dunes, an experience that will stay with you forever.
As the day comes to an end, you will return to Jaisalmer and retire to your comfortable hotel room. Jaisalmer was founded by Prince Jaisal Bhatti, and the town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort that contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples.
Centuries ago, Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel train routes brought its locals enormous wealth, which they spent in building intricately carved palaces and temples in golden-yellow sandstone. These fortresses of Jaisalmer, also known as Havelis of Jaisalmer, are like a mirage in the barren Thar Desert. On either side of the narrow lanes of Jaisalmer are the sandstone havelis, made up of stone carvings, screen windows, delicate pavilions, and balconies, giving you a glimpse into the rich history and architecture of the city.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive to Bikaner. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the city on your own. Bikaner, founded in 1488, is a charming desert city located in north-western Rajasthan. It was built by Rao Bika with the help of Nehra Jats and was well-protected from its enemies by the harsh deserts. It was also a major trade center as it was located on the ancient caravan route that linked Central Asia and North India with Gujarat seaports.
After a hearty breakfast, begin your half-day tour of Bikaner by visiting the magnificent Bikaner Fort, originally called Chintamani, and renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. Next, you will visit the stunning Lalgarh Palace, built between 1902 and 1926, incorporating Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles. Finally, visit the Deshnok Temple, also known as Karni Mata Temple, which is dedicated to Karni Mata, considered as an incarnation of Goddess Durga who lived here in the fourteenth century and performed many miracles. In the afternoon, you will drive to Nawalgarh and upon arrival, check-in at your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
To kick off the day, start with a delicious breakfast, and then embark on a walking sightseeing tour of Nawalgarh Havelis, including Poddar Haveli, AathHaveli, Morarka Haveli, and Bala Qila. These impressive and ornate buildings are a true reflection of the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
Take your time exploring these stunning havelis, admiring the intricate architecture, and learning about their historical and cultural significance. As you wander through the streets of Nawalgarh, you'll be transported back in time to a bygone era of royal splendor and opulence.
After the walking tour, it's time to hit the road and make your way to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. The drive to Jaipur is scenic and offers glimpses of rural life in Rajasthan. On arrival in Jaipur, check-in at your hotel and unwind after a long day of sightseeing.
Your overnight stay at the hotel promises to be a comfortable and rejuvenating experience, ensuring you're well-rested and ready to explore the Pink City of Jaipur the following day.
After a hearty breakfast, set out on a full day sightseeing tour that promises to be both exciting and enlightening.
Your first stop of the day will be at the iconic Hawa Mahal, also known as the Wind Palace. This stunning five-story palace was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is a true architectural marvel. Take in the intricate details of this unique structure and capture some memorable photographs before proceeding to your next stop.
Next up, it's time to visit the magnificent Amber Fort, also known as the Amber Palace. Located on a hill in Amer, Rajasthan, this fort offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Built by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century, the fort boasts a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, with red sandstone and white marble used in its construction. To reach the fort, enjoy a thrilling short jeep ride that adds to the overall excitement of the visit.
After soaking in the beauty of the Amber Fort, head over to the City Palace, another architectural gem of Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, this palace complex is a stunning fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Still home to the last ruling royal family of Jaipur, the palace also houses a museum that showcases an extensive collection of artefacts and royal memorabilia.
The last stop on your Jaipur sightseeing tour is the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century. This unique collection of nineteen astronomical instruments is a testament to the scientific and mathematical prowess of the Rajputs. The site also features the world's largest stone sundial, making it a must-visit for astronomy enthusiasts. After a day of exploring the wonders of Jaipur, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay, ready to take on the next adventure in Rajasthan.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you will begin your drive back to Delhi. Upon your arrival in Delhi, you will be dropped off at the airport to connect with your onward flight.