7N8D- Jaipur, Mount Abu & Udaipur

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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.
  • Accommodation on single/ twin/ triple sharing as applicable.
  • Breakfast and Taxes.
  • AC Car
  • Toll Tax and Parking.
  • Driver Allowance.
  • GST of 3.50%
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 1Jaipur Arrival, overnight at Jaipur

Upon your arrival in Jaipur, your driver will greet you at Jaipur Airport/Railway Station and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and after some rest, if time permits,proceed to visit Chokhi Dhani-the traditional ethnic village. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 2 Jaipur city tour

After breakfast proceed to visit city attractions covering Amber Fort. Enjoy Feel like a maharaja from the past as you ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant outfitted with traditional Indian draperies. Later visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3Jaipur Ajmer / Pushkar Sightseeing (145 Km / 2 ½ hrs)

After breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to Ajmer. Visit Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara, Ana Sagar Lake & drive to Pushkar (14 kms). Later travel to Pushkar, check in to your hotel and after some rest, visit the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. You might like to take a dip in the holy lake and visit few more temples around. Overnight stay at Pushkar.

Day 4 Ajmer / Pushkar to Udaipur via Nathdwara & Eklingji (260 Km / 5 hrs)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Udaipur- one of the most romantic cities in India popular for shimmering lake pichola, marvellous palaces, tempting shops and never-ending colorful streets. En-route visit Nathdwara and Eklingji. Nathdwara, that means gateway to the Lord, is famous for its temple of Krishna which houses the idol of Shrinathji, a 14th-century, 7-year-old incarnation of Krishna. The Hindu devotees throng in large numbers here on festivals like Janamashtmi and Holi. The temple complexes at Eklingji are one of the most famous, magnificient and celebrated temples of the state. The 108 temples here are enclosed by high walls and has a pyramidical roof composed of hundreds of knobs. On arrival at Udaipur check-in at your hotel. In the evening, explore the countryside on wheels, feet or horse and take a breathtaking boat ride over the lake (at your own cost) admiring the perfect sunset view. Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 5 Udaipur city tour

After breakfast, proceed for a city tour. Begin your tour with a visit to the City Palace. Once here, marvel the rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, windows with colored glasses, the beautiful marble balconies and the peacock courtyard. Then visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) gardens, Jagdish Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh and dedicated to Lord Vishnu & Gulab Bagh. Then visit Bhartiya Lok kala Museum – a museum of folk and art that displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks and dolls. Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 6Udaipur to Mount Abu via Ambaji (180 kms/ 4 hrs)

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and proceed towards MountAbu- the only hill station of Rajasthan with pleasant temperature round the year and famed getaway for Jain Dilwara Temples that are world famous for their stunning use of marbles. You can plan for a 50 kms of detour to Ambaji Temple(optional tour) enroute. On arrival, check in to your hotel and in the evening enjoy boat ride at popular Nakki lake. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. Overnight stay at hotel in Mount Abu.

Day 7Mount Abu city tour

After breakfast begin for city tour of Mt. Abu. Visit Jain temples at Dilwara, popular for its exemplary marble work. Prajapita Brahmakumari- from where they say the knowledge of Raja Yoga is disseminated. Adhar Devi Temple- dedicated to Goddess Durga, got its name because the legend has it that “Adhar” of the Goddess deity fell here. Achalgarh- its one of the many beautiful medieval monuments in Mount Abu thats surrounded by massive battlement walls and is situated at the top of a mountain peak and offers picturesque views all year round. Guru Shikhar-is the highest point in Rajasthan and is home to the temple of Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Honeymoon Point- is an attractive point for the visitors for it being in the natural creation in the shape of a man and a women, pretty attractive during sunset. Overnight stay at Mt. Abu.

Day 8Mount Abu drop at Railway Station

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfers to Railway Station/ bus stand for your onward journey with memories of ALifetimeTrip.

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