Ethnic Rajasthan

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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 to Bikaner (330 Km / 6 hrs)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfers to Bikaner. Enroute visit Asia’s biggest Camel breeding farm to watch different breeds of Camels. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Bikaner.

Day 3Bikaner Half day sightseeing to Jaisalmer (330 kms/ 5 hrs)

With rippling sands and abundant sunshine, the walled city of Bikaner is popular for its sky touching forts, camel safaris and camel festival. The famous fort of Junagarh was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1593. This is the fort of the Bikaner royal family. The fort houses old palaces, temples and mosque. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. Har Mandir temple here was the royal chapel i.e. private temple of the royal family, where they celebrated festivals and other family functions. Fort also includes Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum. Lalgarh is another fort of the Rajputana family here. You might like to visit the prestigious camel breeding farm later(closed on Sundays). Sightseeing points shall be covered as the time permits. Transfers to Jaisalmer, check in at hotel and retire for the day. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer 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 stay at Jaisalmer camps.

Day 5Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (285 kms/5 hrs)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Jodhpur, check-in at hotel, rest of the day to relax. You might like to visit the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6Jodhpur - Mount Abu (280 kms/ 5 hrs)

After breakfast, hit the road to the only hill station of Rajasthan. You would see loads of Rajasthani, Gujarati and foreign tourists here in the city, all to escape from the scorching heat of the state. Check in to your hotel and after some rest, proceed to spend the evening on a boat ride at Nakki lake- fringed with lovely trees and cool breeze. Explore the Mall road and later be back to hotel for overnight stay.

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 MountAbu 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 the hotel and transfers to Railway Station/ bus stand for your onward journey with memories of ALifetimeTrip.

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