Exotic Rajasthan

Exotic Rajasthan

Day 01:  Arrive Udaipur
Day 02:  Udaipur Sightseeing
Day 03:  Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh
Afternoon Kumbhalgarh Sightseeing
Day 04:  Kumbhalgarh to Korta (95 Km / 01 and Half Hrs Drive)
Day 05:  Korta (Village Tour)
Day 06:  Korta to Jodhpur (02 & Halh Hrs Drive)
Day 07:  Morning Jodhpur Sightseeing. Afternoon enjoy Jeep Safari
at Bishnoi Village.
Day 08:  Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (05 Hrs Drive)
 Day 09:  Jaisalmer Sightseeing. Evening Camel Ride at Sam Sand
Dunes.
Day 10:  Jaisalmer to Bikaner (06 Hrs Drive).
Afternoon Half Day Sightseeing of Bikaner
Day 11:  Bikaner to Mandawa. Afternoon Half Day Sightseeing of Mandawa.
Day 12:  Mandawa to Jaipur. Evening enjoy Sound & Light Show.
Day 13:  Jaipur Sightseeing.
Day 1
Delhi To Udaipur By Flight

Udaipur – the ‘City of Lakes’. It is the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, one of the oldest surviving dynasties in the world and was established around 1567 A.D. The chequered history of Mewar is showcased in the city of Udaipur, which is akin to an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan. It is a rich and beguiling tapestry of lakeside palaces, forts, temples, havelis and gardens, reflecting the varied influences of the centuries.

Also called ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is located in the Aravalli ranges of the royal state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by ancient mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, it is a beautiful old city with narrow lanes meandering through it.

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Udaipur
Day 2
Udaipur

After breakfast you will proceed on a city tour. Commence your tour with a visit to the City Palace which stands on a hill on the banks of Lake Pichola, surrounded by crenulated walls. Built in 1567, it is composed of 4 major palaces and several minor palaces that form a single façade. Its main entrance is through a triple arched gate, the Tripolia, built in 1725. The gate leads to a series of courtyards, corridors and gardens.

Continue on to Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Garden of the maids of honour), a small ornamental garden which was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiselled kiosks and marble elephants.

Evening Boatride at Lake Pichola {Subject to water level}.

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Udaipur
Day 3
Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh - 95 Km / 02 Hrs Drive

Arrive at Kumbalgarh On arrival Visit  famous Kumbalgarh Fort built in 1458 AD as  a last stand for the forces of Mewar. The Palace is encircled by a true example of Rajput fighting Fort and has survived many battles remaining the only  unconquered Fort.

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Kumbhalgarh
Day 4
Kumbhalgarh – Korta (treaking)

After breakfast, walk down through Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary to Crocodile Dam (Thandi Beri). Pack lunch on way or late lunch at Forest House. Continue to road (3kms walk) and then drive to KORTA. Arrival ,check in rest, getting the
feel of the place meeting the host family . As it is a 27 acre farmWith horses, stables, dairy and ranch poultry.EVENING FOLLOWED BYCOCTAILS AND DINNER.

Korta escape set amidst the peaceful aravali range of mountains and surrounded By serene farmlands and small villages allows you to experience rural rajasthan In a very unique way. The villa cottages here are equipped with all the modern Amenties and are based on various local themes to give our guest the best of Mystic rajasthan. The food here is delicious and organic and prepared by the Ladies of our host family and great care is taken to adjust the taste of western
Guests.

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Korta
Day 5
Korta

After b.fast move to the village*Cultural tour to village- A visit to the village, meeting the local tribes of shepherd in their houses. and understand the culture of different tribes. Coming back to Korta escape for Lunch.. and rest . In the evening we visit to the farm lands to see How different crops grow , meet the farmer family in their farm house see some wild Life and antelopes around . we have our tea or coffee at the dunes with the sun set. Come back for drinks LATER ON SIT WITH Your host family with all your queries . around a bonfire to enjoy dinner.
O/N AT KORTAESCAPE

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Korta
Day 6
Korta To Jodhpur (07 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Enroure visit Ranakpur, , the famous Jam Temple the most impressive in India Built in 1439, the main temple has 29 halls suspended by 1444 pillars each sculptured with unique designs.

Jodhpur, also called the ‘Blue City’ located on the edge of the Thar Desert was once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar state founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Flanked on its western side by the Mehrangarh Fort, and on the eastern side by the stately sandstone Palace of Umaid Bhawan; the monuments temples and gardens of Jodhpur depict a multi-faceted grandeur.

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Jodhpur
Day 7
Jodhpur

After breakfast, you will proceed on a visit to magnificent Mehrangarh, one of Rajasthan’s finest forts, which looks down protectively over the city, from the hilltop. Still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, this 5 km long majestic fort on a 125 metre high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures. There are seven gates that lead into the fort. Inside the fort is a series of courtyards and palaces. The palace apartments with marvellously carved panels, latticed windows have evocative names such as Sukh Mahal (Pleasure Palace), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), the Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). These palaces house a fabulous collection of trappings of Indian royalty including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs (used when the Maharajas rode their elephants in processions), miniature paintings, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. The Chamunda Devi Temple, dedicated to goddess Durga, stands on the southern end of the fort.

After lunch Proceed for  Jeep safari / village safari which allows guests the opportunity to visit small villages including the bishnoi tribe, famous as the earliest environmentalists. Also, visit the local weavers, potters and gypsy tribes in their homes, who would be as curious about the visitor as the visitor is about them. En route view the wildlife of this region, like black buck, blue bull and spotted deer.

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Jodhpur
Day 8
Jodhpur – Jaisalmer 275 Km / 05 Hrs Drive

Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer founded by Rao Jaisal. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with all its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city. The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. Famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli, Sand dunes, and ideal for camel rides and safaris.

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Jaisalmer
Day 9
Jaisalmer

After buffet breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Jaisalmer. You will walk up to the Fort, which dominates the town. Built in 1156, it is one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan. About a quarter of the old city’s population resides within the fort walls, which have 99 bastions around the circumference. Within the fort are a fine group of Jain temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries, many containing ancient manuscripts. Walk through Jaisalmer’s narrow streets dotted with ornately decorated Hindu and Jain temples.

Walk around this desert city, its fort emerging from the flat dry sands, abounding in ancient palaces, temples and delicately sculpted havelis – all witness to the emergence of this Rajput state into a market center for traders.

Evening proceed to Sam Sand Dunes and enjoy camel ride at Dunes.

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Jaisalmer
Day 10
Jaisalmer – Bikaner 350 Km / 06 Hrs Drive

Lying in the north of the desert state of Rajasthan, the city of Bikaner is dotted with many sand dunes. More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding
camels in the world. Bikaner’s forts, palaces and temples are magnificent creations in red and yellow sandstone and are living manifestations of its rich6historical and architectural legacy.

Afternooon Bikaner Sightseeeing. Visit Junagarh Fort, one of the most interesting forts in Rajasthan, with its sumptuously decorated interiors. Built in 1588 by Raja Rai Singh it is unusual in the sense that it was one of the few major forts of Rajasthan that was not built on a hilltop. Instead, it was built on the desert plains; its rugged sandstone bastions and graceful pavilions and balconies are silhouetted against the sky.

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Bikaner
Day 11
Bikaner – Mandawa ( 05 Hrs Drive)

This morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check in to Hotel.

In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is the beautiful small town of Mandawa, known throughout the state for its forts and havelis. The structures of this place are a reminder of the cultural and social hotspot this place used to be in the bygone era. Founded in the mid 18th Century, Mandawa’s skyline today is dominated by an imposing mirage like fort, now turned into a hotel. A painted archway decorated with Lord Krishna and his cowherds leads to the bazaar. The terrace of castle Mandawa offers a panoramic view of the town. The Mandawa family’s collection includes ceremonial costumes and precious arms with handles of jade.

Morning proceed for Half Day Sightseeing of Mandwa. This small town has many Havelis and temples. The terrace of the rugged fort provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescos on the walls of the houses.

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Mandawa
Day 12
Mandawa To Jaipur (04 Hrs Drive)

This morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and Check in to Hotel. Evening enjoy Sound & Light Show at Amber Fort.

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Jaipur
Day 13
Jaipur

The vibrant capital of Rajasthan renowned for its forts and palaces is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink-colour buildings in its old city. An ideal base for touring the royal state, the city has the distinction of being the third jewel of India’s “Golden Triangle”. Its main claim to fame is that it is India’s first ‘planned’ city built by the famous 18th century astronomer King Sawai Jai Singh II.

Jaipur is not only the gateway to the state; it is also the most natural place to begin a discovery of Rajasthan’s multifaceted attractions. Its beautiful buildings including the City Palace, Amer Fort and the landmark Hawa Mahal are truly worth seeing. Browsing through the markets in Jaipur, where skilled craftsmen display jewellery, paintings, carvings and colourful textiles, is an enjoyable experience for tourists.

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Jaipur
Day 14
Jaipur

In this morning drive to the ancient capital of Amer to see the fabulous Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area.

At the foot of the hill you will board jeeps to transfer you up to the main gate. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace, famous for the excellence of its design and decoration. Within the complex is Ganesh Pol, an imposing gateway painted with the images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. The merging of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles is captured in the Sukh Niwas and Jas Mandir apartments, and the Charbagh garden with its perfectly proportioned landscaping. Pierced screen windows offer views from different vantage points and shimmering mirrors encrust the walls of Sheesh Mahal

Thereafter half day tour of Jaipur city visiting – City Palace, Jantar Mantar and also enjoy photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Following your visit to Amber, enjoy a tour of the Pink City, an “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. An overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways, the Palace also houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles. The art gallery showcases an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Carry onwards to the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century.

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  • Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast Basis in Standard Category of the Room.
  • Transportation by 01 Ac Toyota Etios.
  • Driver Allowance, Toll, Parking, Fuel Expenses, Inter State Taxes etc.
  • English speaking guide in respective cities as per itinerary.
  • Assistance on arrival / departure at Airport / Railway Station.
  • 01 Bottle Mineral Water Per Person / Per Day basis in vehicle.
  • Sound & Light Show at Amer Fort, Jaipur.
  • Folk Dance at Bagor Ki Haveli, Udaipur
  • Boat Ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur.