Meet our representative upon arrival in Jaipur and proceed to the hotel. Jaipur is a gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. In the evening, take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Sightseeing of Jaipur
Proceed for a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. The city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, a state famous for its colourful culture, forts, palaces and lakes. Jaipur owes its name to the founder of the city, warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II. Visit the Amber Fort. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Prominent structures inside the fort are the Diwan-i-Aam, adorned with latticed galleries, the Ganesh Pol, with a beautiful painted image of Lord Ganesh, and the stunning Sheesh Mahal, a hall decorated with thousands of tiny mirrors.
Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds. This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows was designed so the ladies of the palace could look out onto the streets unobserved. Later you will visit the City Palace. This palace is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The museums here showcase rare and ancient manuscripts, arms dating back to the 15th century, and costumes of erstwhile royalty. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory which houses geometric devices for measuring time and tracking stars in their orbits. Overnight in Jaipur.
Jaipur - Jodhpur (340 kms / approx. 6.5 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Jodhpur. Arrive in Jodhpur and check in at your hotel. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Sightseeing of Jodhpur
After breakfast, proceed for a half-day sightseeing trip of Jodhpur, which is the second-largest city in Rajasthan. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort. This spectacular fort made from red sandstone stands on a perpendicular cliff above the skyline of Jodhpur. The foundations of this fort were laid in 1459; today, it houses a museum with a fine collection of arms, costumes, paintings and even a collection of palanquins.
Also visit Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays dance across their surface. Later, drive past the Mandore Garden, a historical site featuring cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers; instead of the usual umbrella-shaped cenotaphs, these are built along the lines of a Hindu temple. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Jodhpur - Udaipur (270 kms / approx. 6 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Udaipur. En route, visit the Ranakpur Temples, acclaimed worldwide for their intricate and superb architectural style. These temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jains. Arrive in Udaipur, check in at your hotel and relax. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.
Sightseeing of Udaipur
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, standing on the east bank of Lake
Pichola. The complex is a massive series of palaces built at different times since 1559. The balconies of the palace
provide panoramic views of the Lake Palace Hotel and Jag Mandir on one side, and the city of Udaipur on the other.
The paintings, mosaics, intricately carved 'chhatris' and the architecturally brilliant façade all contribute to making
your visit to the City Palace a truly memorable experience.
Thereafter, visit a picturesque garden, Sahelion ki Bari. You will also visit Jagdish Temple, which is raised on a tall
terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches a double-storey mandapa (hall) to a double-storey saandhara (with a
covered ambulatory) sanctum. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola (depending on the water level of
lake), which is an artificial freshwater lake, built in the year 1362. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Udaipur
Departure from Udaipur
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Udaipur airport for your return flight back home.