Early this morning you will be transferred by road to the pink city of Jaipur, enroute you will visit Fatehpur Sikri. Proceed to your hotel with an Evening at leisure or take an OPTIONAL TOUR of the ethnic Rajasthani village of CHOKHI DHANI / SAMODE PALACE. (HOTELS IN JAIPUR)
Day 3 : Jaipur to Ranthambore (160 kms South of Jaipur / 2.5 hr)
This morning visit the Amber fort and enjoy an elephant ride up to the fort. Followed by visiting City Palace and Museum, walk to the nearby adjacent Jantar Mantar Observatory, driving past Hawa Mahal. Enjoy a stroll / shopping in the Bazaars of Jaipur. Evening proceed to Swaimadhopur. For an overnight stay.
Ranthambore is a beautiful expanse of dense forest spread over 400 sq km, lakes and virgin bushland. Visit the park by open sided Jeeps driven by ranger in the early morning before dusk and try your luck spotting tigers Depart for Deogarh after breakfast. Deogarh Mahal - in the Aravalli Hills dominates the town and also overlooks a lake, is noted for its Mewari style of architecture. A 20 Km ride on local train is worth enjoying. Ranthambhore Tours, Ranthambhore National Park Jaipur
Arrive Udaipur by afternoon. Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar, basks in a romantic ambience. The Jagdish Temple stands near to the striking City Palace complex, where carved gateways draw you on to a lavish fantasy of chandeliers, mirrors and mosaics. Part museum and part part hotel, its upper terraces gaze across the Pichola Lake. Perfect for a sunset cruise, the celebrated Lake Palace rises from its glittering waters in a display of sheer opulence. Boat rides are popular throughout the day with visitors enjoying the scenic expanse of the City Palace from the lake and watching rare birds nestling in the sanctuary on the western ridge. Also visit Sahelion Ki Bari, Garden of the Maids of honour and Shilpgram, a craft village three km west of Fateh Sagar. It`s an interesting place with traditional houses from the states - Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa and Maharasthra - and there are daily demonstrations by musicians, dancers or artisans. Solar Boat Udaipur, Craft Village Udaipur (SOLAR BOAT Udaipur made history in the early 1990 when the first solar boat in the world was introduced on Lake Pichola. Solar boats are available for the eco-conscious in Udaipur.)
Early this morning you will drive to Jodhpur and check into hotel on arrival. In the afternoon, visit Mehrangarh fort, sprawled across a 125 meter high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in fort - studded Rajasthan, continue to Jaswant Thada a cluster of Royal cenotaphs built in 1899. [Optional - Jeep Safari To Bishnoi Village, Extension Rohetgarh]
Golden City Of The Desert- Jaisalmer is hailed as the last outpost in one of the remotest parts of India. Vist the Sonar Kila - The Golden Fort, walk around to see Manak Chowk, Nathmaji Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli and Salim Singh Ki Havel. Later in the evening you will visit the Sand Dunes to witness the spectacular sunset. Click here to know more about Best of Rajasthan Tours
Perched on the edge of the great Thar desert, the fort at Khimsar has battle scarred walls and turrets revealing its eventful past. Full day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of desert and also visit the town of Nagaur noted for its fort and mosque, or the temples at Osian.
Depart for the 18TH century town of Mandawa enroute visiting Bikaner- A Rose in the Desert. It is not just a romantic longin for the British Raj but the search for the truly authentic Indian experience that brings celebrities, heritage lovers and ordinary folks to Bikaner. Visit Junagarh Fort and Lalgarh Palace. Proceed to Mandawa, The Mandawa Fort dominates the town and is an ideal place to unwind yourself and see the finest painted havelis in the region. Overnight at Mandwa. Extensions Dundold Fort / Kuchaman Fort / Mukandgarh Fort.