Day 01: Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur, the rose pink capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur, filled with frenetic crowds, Rajasthan's chaotic, dusky - pink capital is a place of wild contrasts, bombarding the senses at every turn. The city owes its name, foundation and careful planning to the great warrior -astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693 - 1743). On arrival in Jaipur, we check into our Hotel.
Day 02: Jaipur
A royal experience awaits us as we take an elephant ride uphill to the intriguing Amber Palace, a distinguished example of 17th Century Rajput architecture. After the tour and enjoying a panoramic view, we check in our Palace hotel called the Rambagh Palace. Later we visit the old astronomical observatory built by the founder of the city, Jai Singh. We also visit the majestic Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art, and the colorful bazaar. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and stone setting. Most of the buildings in the old city are made of pink sandstone and one of the most beautiful is Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal harem used to watch the city from behind the intricately carved facade. Evening is free to enjoy both shopping and a cultural experience in the bazaars of Jaipur.
Day 03: Jaipur - Pushkar - Jodhpur
Early morning proceed to Pushkar, Visit the Brahma temple, Followed by Dargarh of Moin-ud-din chisti at Ajmer. Post Lunch proceed to Jodhpur. Arrive by evening and check into hotel
Day 04: Jodhpur
Our experience of Jodhpur starts with a visit to Mehrangarh fort, built in 1459 A.D by Rao Jodha, rises steeply from a rocky scrap winds Up to the massive gateway with immense portals and enter through the Gate of victory - Jai Pole and Loha Pole Marked with palm prints of - Sati- (Rajput Ladies immolated themselves on funeral fire of their Husband). Inside the fort there is a series of courtyards and palaces, a deep - terracotta latticed network. They house a museum, with a splendid collection of the trappings of Indian royalty, including some amazing elephant- s howdahs (essential for glittering processions), miniature paintings and the inevitable Rajput armory and ephemera from ivory inlaid ladies dumbbells to camel bone carpet weights. Later we visit Jaswant Thada This milky - white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II is a peaceful array of whimsical domes, about 1 km from the fort. The royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs that stand nearby followed the Cenotaph, built in 1899. We will also visit the beautifully landscaped Mandore Gardens. Later in the noon we take a Village Safari tour of Bishnoi village with Packed Lunches. A memorable day outing in Jeeps , we visit various traditional villages , seeing local Handicrafts, viz shoe makers , pottery hand weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver jewellery.
Day 05: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
After the Jodhpur experience we get a different feel of Rajasthan as we drive to Jaisalmer, the ancient capital of the Yadav as in the heart of the Thar Desert. What could have induced Jaisal, a Bhatti prince, to settle right in the heart of a desolate desert, that too in the 12th century? In the narrow, cobbled alleys of Jaisalmer - no wider than a stretched arm - cluster the havelis or the mansions of the rich, with stone carving and latticed work of breathtaking intricacy. On arrival in Jaisalmer we check in our hotel. Later in the evening we take a small excursion to village SAM, which has a cluster of Sand Dunes. These Dunes are large extent of Shifting Sands, the wind heaps the sand into hills or deep hollow scopes vary from Size 3 to 15 Km. We enjoy a camel ride in the evening and enjoy the Sun Set with Changing Colors in the desert. Overnight
Day 06: Jaisalmer
After breakfast we leave for city tour of Jaisalmer visiting the fort built by Maharawal (Maharaja) Jaisal in 1156 AD- One of the 2nd oldest in Rajasthan situated on triangular Mound 76 meters above ground level. Like a giant sandcastle, the golden fort thrusts skywards out of the surrounding barren landscape. Dubbed the - Golden City- because of its honey color, it is the place that should exist only in the imagination. For years Jaisalmer remained untouched by the outside influences. The rise of shipping trade and the port of Mumbai saw the decline of Jaisalmer. But the desert fortress, that seems to be straight out of the - Tales of the Arabian Nights- still enchants. The life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval majesty visible in its narrow lanes strewn with magnificent palace, havelis, temples and of course skilled artisans and ubiquitous camels. The setting sun turning Jaisalmer into a beautiful golden brown is a spectacular sight. We also visit the Jain temple of the 11th century BC, Gadisar Tank - A scenic rainwater lake with numerous beautiful shrines around and a spectacular avian variety. The lake is an idyllic spot for outings. Folk Museum- Jaisalmer is the museum-city of India and one of the last princely bastions, Patwan ki Haveli - The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis. It has exquisitely carved pillars and extensive corridors and chambers. One of the apartments of this five storey high haveli is painted with beautiful murals, Badal Vilas Palace.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohet
After breakfast leave for Rohet Village After arrival in Rohet remaining time for relaxing at Swimming-Pool Side. Time permitting you can take an optional Jeep safari tour of Bishnoi Desert village.
Day 08: Rohet - Mount Abu
After breakfast leave for Mount Abu (Hill Station of Rajasthan), After Arrival in Mt. Abu the remaining time is to explore the World Famous Delwara Jain-Temple Complex and Around. Dinner and overnight at Hotel
Day 10: Mt Abu - Udaipur
Today we leave for lake city - Udaipur. No city in Rajasthan is quite as romantic as Udaipur. The City of Dawn, surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. Eight marble porticos mark the spot where the Mewar sovereigns were weighed in gold, the equivalent value of which was then distributed to the poor. The most memorable parts of Udaipur are its lake palaces, shimmering like jewels on Lake Pichola. Jag Mandir, the other island palace with a marble dome, is a marvel in red sandstone. It was a refuge for the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan when he was in exile following a quarrel with his father, Emperor Jehangir. On arrival in Udaipur we check in our hotel, Rest of the time at leisure
Day 11: Udaipur
Our tour Udaipur starts by visiting the City Palace, Saheliyon Ke Bari or the Garden of Maids; and the folklore museum where we can see a presentation of the string puppet show typical to this area. We end our tour with a leisurely boat ride at Lake Pichola (Depending upon the water level)