Rajasthan 4N5D- Jodhpur & Jaisalmer

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December 16, 2018

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Rajasthan is a Northern-west state of India. Popularly known as “Land of Rajputana”, “Royal Palaces”, a perfect romantic India wrapped in traditional Outfits. It is surrounded by Aravalis – India’s oldest mountain range and some part is covered by Thar Desert.

Handicrafts, Royal palaces, Wild Life, Bird sanctuaries, puppet shows, traditional art and culture, prominent structures that represent the architectural heritage, Havelis, Forts & Palaces, Temples , Nomads Banjara’s i.e. the travelling tradesmen and artisans, Food preparations by ‘Khansamas’ (the royal cooks) inside the State palaces are some of the center of attractions in Rajasthan. Gateway to Rajasthan is the capital city Jaipur, also known as the pink city.

How to reach Rajasthan by Airways: International and Domestic Airports:

  • Sanganer Airport (Jaipur) : International / Domestic – 14 Km from Jaipur Railway station [city]
  • Civil Airport Jodhpur (Jodhpur) : Domestic – 6 Km from Jodhpur Railway station [city]
  • Maharana Pratap Airport (Udaipur) : Domestic – 23 Km from City Bus Station Udaipur [city]
  • Kota Airport (Kota) : Domestic – 8 Km from Kota Junction, Railway station [city]
  • Jaisalmer Airport (Jaisalmer) : Domestic – 8 Km from Jaisalmer Railway station [city]
  • Nal Airport (Bikaner) : Domestic – 20 Km from Bikaner Junction Railway station [city]

How to reach Rajasthan by Roadways:

  • Strong connectivity by Buses and Taxis from all parts of the country.
  • Rajasthan is directly connected by road to Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat.
  • National Highways NH 11, NH 3, NH 11B, NH 11A, NH 14, NH 12, NH 65, NH 15, NH 79, NH 76, NH 89, NH 79A, NH 112, NH 90, NH 113, NH 116, and NH 114 are the major highways connecting Rajasthan to the rest of the country.
  • Taxis are easily available from Delhi to Jaipur.
  • For local transportation within cities/ bazaars: Auto’s or rikshaws are much useful.

How to reach Rajasthan by Railways:

  • Rajasthan is well connected to major cities of India via strong rail network.
  • Abu Road, Ajmer Junction, Alwar, Bandikui Junction, Barmer, Bharatpur Junction, Bhilwara, Bikaner Junction, Chirawa, Chittaurgarh, Churu, Dausa, Falna, Gandhinagar JPR, Gangapur City, Hanumangarh Junction, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur Junction, Kota Junction, Makrana, Marwar Junction, Nohar, Pali Marwar, Rajgarh, Sawai Madhopur Junction are some of the bigger Railway Junctions in Rajasthan
  • For more details about trains please check at site http://www.indianrail.gov.in/

Distance By Road:

  • Jaipur to Delhi – 250 Km Approx
  • Mandawa to Delhi – 260 Km Approx
  • Bikaner to Delhi – 450 Km Approx
  • Jaisalmer to Delhi – 780 Km Approx
  • Jodhpur to Delhi – 600 Km Approx
  • Mount Abu to Delhi – 750 Km Approx
  • Pushkar to Delhi – 410 Km Approx

Major attractions in and around Jaipur: City Palace, S.M.S. II MUSEUM, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jalmahal, Jaigarh FORT, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Central Museum, Birla Planetarium, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, Moti Doongri Temple, Kishanpol Bazaar, Khazana Walon ka Rasta, Nehru Bazaar, Johari Bazaar,Bapu Bazaar,Tripolia Bazaar, Badi Chaupar, Bhindon ka Rasta, Chameli Bazaar, Chandpol, Chora Rasta, Chhoti Chaupar, Johari Bazar:- Textiles(Lehariam Bandini, Zari, Gota, Mukesh and Embroideries), Gold, Precious Stones (Loose), Semi-Precious Stones (Loose), Contemporary, Precious Enamel Work and Jaipur Speciality Namkins (Snacks), Panner Ghewar at (LMB Sweets)

Major attractions in and around Bikaner: The Junagarh Fort, Lal Garh Palace, Sun Gate, The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Deshnoke Temple, Shri Sadul Museum, Fort Museum, Gajner Palace

Major attractions in and around Jaisalmer: Manak Chowk and Havelis, Gadsisar Lake, Tazia Tower, Havelis, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Patwon -ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Gyan Bhandar, Jain Temple, Khuri Sand Dunes, Gadi Sagar, Sam Sand Dunes, Bhatia Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Gandhi Darshan, Markets in the fort, Rajasthani Government Shop, Barmer Embroidery House, Bhatia Bazaar, Khadi Gramudyog Bhavan, Seema Gram, Pansari Bazaar, Sonaron Ka Bass Manak Chowk and Sunset Point.

Major attractions in and around Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Garden & Zoo, Takhat vilas Palace, Kaylana Lake, Maha Mandir Temple, Girdikot & Sardarkot Market

Major attractions in and around Mount Abu: Dilwara Marble Temples, Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, AchalGarh, GuruShikhar, Adhar Devi, Trevor’s Crocodile Park, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Gaumukh, Doodh Baori

Major attractions in and around Udaipur: Kumbalgarh Fort, Jaisamand Lake, Rajsamand Lake, Nagda, Haldighati, Nathdwara and Ranakpur Jain Temples, camel riding, Marwarhi dishes and snacks, especially dal-baati-churma, Lake Palace, City Palace, Jag Mandir, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, Fateh Saga Lake

Major attractions in and around Pushkar: Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake, Savitri Templ, Rangji or Rangnath Temple, Varah Temple, exciting camel safari, Pushkar Fair, Apteshwar Temple, Dargah Shariff of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chisht, Ajmer.

Languages spoken: Almost 90% people of Rajasthan Understands and speaks Hindi with touch of Rajasthani primary dialects – Marwari, Mewari, Dhundhari, Mewati and Harauti. In big cities Local people can converse in English as well.

Inclusions
  • Transfers and movement to monuments.
  • Breakfast and Taxes.
  • Dinner at Jaisalmer camps.
  • Complimentary camel safari once at Jaisalmer camps.
  • AC Car
  • Toll Tax and Parking.
  • Driver Allowance.
Exclusions
  • Monument Fees.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Guide Charges.
  • Air/Rail/Bus Fair.
  • Personal Expenses in Hotel.
  • Camera Charges.
  • Anything not mentioned except Inclusions.
Itinerary

Day 1Jodhpur Arrival

Arrive at Jodhpur Airport/ Railway Station, pickup and transfers to hotel. In the evening, explore the local market and day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2Jodhpur city tour

After breakfast, set out to explore the sun city of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is divided into two parts- old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a 10km long wall. The new city however is outside the walled city. Known as the blue city, Jodhpur is actually blue. You will get to know this when you would be in the buzzling and glittering old city of Jodhpur. Some say that the on the orders of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha, the city was painted blue. Others say that the blue houses belong to the brahmins where other non brahmins too got involved in the act. There is yet another theory that says blue tint repels insects.
Here stands the mighty and muscular Mehrangarh- a formidable and impressive hilltop fort. A series of gates lead to the Fort “”Jayapol”” built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806 and the “”Fatehpol”” or ‘Victory Gate’, erected by Maharaja Ajit Singh to celebrate his victory over the Mughals. The main gate is the “”Lahapol””, an iron gate besides which there are 15 hand prints which are the ‘Sati Marks’ of Maharaja Man Singh’s widows who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, visit the palaces “”Moti Mahal”” or ‘Pearl Palace’, the “”Sukh Mahal”” or ‘Pleasure Palace’ and the “”Phool Mahal”” or ‘Flower Palace’. Continue the tour to visit the ‘Jaswant Thada’, a marble cenotaph built in 1899 as a memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. In the evening, stroll around in the vibrant markets of Jodhpur, to take back home antiques, bandhini, footwears, Mathaniyas red chillies and more.

Day 3Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (285 Km / 6 hrs)

After breakfast, transfers to the Golden city of Jaisalmer. On arrival check-in to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4Jaisalmer city tour

After breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is made by unique Golden Lime stone, hence also known as Golden Fort or Sonar Qilla. After that visit Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli. Salim singh-ki-Haveli. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings. In the evening, proceed for camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes. Take the camel safari and immerse in the spirit of Rajasthan all through the night by staying in the mud-huts, meeting warm and rustic people of Rajasthan and have a touch of their culture with their lively music, folk dance, singing performances and other cultural programs. Overnight at Jaisalmer camps.

Day 5Jaisalmer drop at Railway Station

After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfers to Railway Station with memories of A Trip.

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