Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, for both domestic and international tourists. Rajasthan attracts tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture with its slogan “Padharo mhare desh’ , now its changed . Every third foreign tourist visiting India travels to Rajasthan as it is part of the Golden Triangle for tourists visiting India.The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destinations of many tourists, Indian and foreign. Tourism accounts for eight percent of the state’s domestic product. Many old and neglected palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels.It is the most beautiful place in India with heritage of old buildings build up years ago by Maharaja’s of different castes.
Rajasthan best time to visit:
Tourists visit Rajasthan throughout the year but the best time to visit Rajasthan is during winter months of November to February, when the temperature is not too high. During December and January, there can be a severe variation in temperatures during the day and the night.
Day 1-Arrival JaipurUpon arrival check in at the hotel, relax and later proceed to visit the City Palace in the afternoon, which is still the formal residence of the royal family. Also visit Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum that has the private collection of Jaipur Maharajas. We also visit Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, which is the largest of Jai Singh’s five remarkable observatories. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 2-After breakfast we proceed to visit the Amber Fort, located 11 kilometers away from Jaipur. En-route, visit the Hawa Mahal. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachawaha dynasty before Jai Singh founded Jaipur. Ride an elephant to reach the gates of the fort. In the afternoon take a walk through the colorful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work, which is a specialty of Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit Laxmi Narayan Mandir- a Hindu temple built in white marble. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 3-Jaipur to Bikaner (335 kms /6.5 hrs):Check out & today continue on your journey to Bikaner. On arrival at Bikaner, we will check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the area. We will then visit the Shiv Bari Temple. Located 6 km away from the Bikaner city, the Shiv Bari Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. It was built in 9th century by Maharaja Doongar Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. Further, we will visit Jain Havelis.The havelis are the ancient houses of the Kings representing the symbol of their wealth and prosperity of powerful people of the town who are known for their lavish lifestyle. Bikaner is blessed with many such beautiful Havelis. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4-Bikaner -Jaisalmer (335 kms. /5.5 hour drive):Checkout & After breakfast, we will visit the Lalgarh Palace. The Lalgarh Palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in 1902 in the memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. It is a stunning Redstone building and an architectural wonder designed by Sir Swinton Jacob. Proceed to Jaisalmer Today your journey continues into the heart of the Thar Desert, to the citadel of Jaisalmer, where on arrival you will check into your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.Over night stay at hotel.
Day 5-Jaisalmer:This morning, you will visit the impregnable Jaisalmer Fort situated on top of the Trikuta Hill, enclosed by 99 bastions. In the evening, you will drive to Sam to visit the Sand Dunes.Over night stay at hotel.
Day 6-Jaisalmer – Jodhpur(285 kms. /5 hour drive):Today, you will drive to the Marwar capital city of Jodhpur The evening is free to explore the textile and antique markets.Over night stay at hotel.
Day 7-Jodhpur – Udaipur : (250 kms. / 5 hour drive):Checkout & visit the imposing Meherangarh Fort.Explore the various museums that house the finest artifacts of the Royal family of Jodhpur. continue on your journey to Udaipur. En-route enjoy a visit to the beautifully Shrinathji Temple in Nathdwara. Arrive into Udaipur and check in to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8-Udaipur:Today, you will visit the sprawling City Palace complex along the shores of the Lake Pichola. Visit the exotic palaces and pleasure gardens. Continue to the Saheliyon ki Badi – the Garden of the Maids of Honour for the Royal Ladies of Mewar. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure or you may enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque Lake Pichola, cruising past the spectacular City Palace, Jag Mandir Island and the famous Jag Niwas Island.Over night stay at hotel.
Day 9-Udaipur:Morning after breakfast drop at the Udaipur Railway station or the airport.